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    iPhone 6S+ 64GB Silver *MINT*

    Sold Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    System Update

    Blocking root is foolish on their part. Android is a Linux based OS that the manufacturers are commercializing. If you have ever used a computer with Linux on it, obtaining "root" or superuser permission is a way of life. My Note 8 will probably be my last android from Sammy because they are being this way. In my situation I haven't taken the update they are pushing because I haven't rooted yet because of the only being able to charge the battery to 80% once rooted but Sammy will only let you delay an update for so much time before it will just force the update through. At some point I will decide to root it and after a little digging I think I found a way to keep the old version of android until I do decide to go that route. There are apps called package disablers which allow you to disable BS on your phone without having root. The ones I found on the play store are paid apps and I chose the BK one in particular because it has a good rating. The system packages can be dangerous to disable but the app does give you the ability to do so. It also shows you what is safe to disable like bloatware. After some digging I found the necessary packages in the system file to disable to prevent the OTA Sammy update and so far so good. The update pop-up is gone. Now on to disabling some bloatware. Sorry about the long post but I just wanted to share with you guys. Maybe some of you are in a similar boat. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    data roaming deal

    Last I was at the company store, they said the cap was up to 600MB, and that the company was experimenting with lifting the cap entirely on select accounts to see just how much additional usage it would incur. Maybe the cap will go away one of these days. No indication WHEN that might happen.
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    Moto X4 compatible with U.S. Cellular

    I have the purchased version of FiSwitch. An app from the play store. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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    iPhone 6S+ 64GB Silver *MINT*

    That is a hell of a deal. Too bad A} I don't need a phone or know anyone who does and 2} don't want an iPhone. But I'll ask around to all the people I know in real life Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point

    Black Friday 2017

    What happened to the good old black Friday deals and not rip offs...
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    Black Friday 2017

    I looked into these so called deals. Must be on the unlimited plan, which would be an additional $10 for me. Must have device protection at another $9.99. so take the initial $10 plus the additional $10 and $9.99 you are up to $29.99 for the device. Not sure of the savings there. Might have to look at the buyout price.
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    Pixel 32gb

    Sold Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    Moto X4 compatible with U.S. Cellular

    According to a conversation I had recently with US Cellular Tech support, they need to test the X4 before they will allow it to be activated. Although Google FI uses their towers, the signal is processed (voice, data, and messaging) by Google servers and not by US Cellular servers. Apparently they have had issues with changes being made in phone software which caused problems with this processing on their own servers. (That probably also explains why software updates are slower with android phones, as the carriers have to ensure that the changes won't mess up their data/voice/messaging processing). If FI had better coverage in the areas I need, I would consider using it. But, for example, at my home in Maine, FI only has 2G coverage, even though USC has 3G and 4GLTE coverage. Like someone else, I don't like the size of the Z2Pure. But my MotoX2 is getting old, and has limited memory. I'm hoping they will test and approve the X4 sometime soon.
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    Phone to buy for ~$150-$200?

    Since I moved to smart phones I had nothing but Samsung. Decided to give the LG G5 a try, moving from an S5. I was reluctant and not sure I'd like it, but wanted something new and didn't want to spend the coin on a S8. On my Sammys, I had rooted and custom ROMs. Haven't done any of that on the G5. I like it a lot. I know there are better phones, but it does everything I need. I wouldn't be affraid of it if I were you. Had it about 9 months now and no issues, with the exception of broken camera lens. My wife and I both cracked ours within a week of each other. Both have protective cases.
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    OnePlus 5T or Razer Compatible?

    I think the problem you'll run into is that neither phone has the necessary CDMA bands to make them compatible. (This is just a guess though, someone with more knowledge might add in)
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    Hardware Problems Worth Fixing?

    I would steer clear of the 6p's and 5x's... they are known for bootloops and battery issues. Mine is doing ok, but it does have the early shutdown issue if it gets cold. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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    Hardware Problems Worth Fixing?

    Have you considered the Nexus 6P? You can get one on swappa for $200,and if the battery fails it sounds like you have the technical ability to replace it. It's a great phone, and I'm pretty sure you'll have no issue activating it Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk