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  1. 5 points
    snodrog742

    Farewell!

    Well, I guess every good book has it's ending. This book has that ending as well. Effective today I will be turning over all site ownership to Jon, @iR1O, due to some work commitments. Jon has already been in charge of most day to day operations as you all have seen I'm sure and with more and more things happening in my life as well as work, I simply don't have the time to put in that this place deserves. I can't thank everyone enough for the amazing journey this has been and the support along the way. Feel free to hit me up on Hangouts if you ever want to just say "Hi!" and show Jon the support you all have shown me over the years. And remember, keep it family friendly. - Adam
  2. 4 points
    mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    You'd have to work at getting to 22gb at the 1.5 pace. Patience I do not have Haha
  3. 4 points
    mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    There in lies the problem. We have to assume....no facts or cut definitions.
  4. 3 points
    BoгИX

    [How To] GSM unlock S6

    You should probably contact Tracfone about this. This forum is for US Cellular devices and US Cellular service. While the topic of this thread is about using USCC hardware on non-USCC networks, we don't know how to troubleshoot your problem since you're not on USCC's network.
  5. 3 points
    yes, the regular sim slot. only carrier that uses the esim is FI. That was only for the original pixel/xl with 7.1.0 sold by verizon. If it was ever updated to 7.1.1 then the bootloader could not be unlocked. the Google play store version can always be unlocked regardless.... In other words... just by it directly from google, better warranty/rma from them also, especially with the whole 6p/5x fiasco.
  6. 3 points
    BoгИX

    s8 unlocked

    Yeah, you can't just pop a SIM into a phone with USCC and have it work. You have to either call or go to a store and have them put your IMEI/MEID and SIM ID # into their system.
  7. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I am LOVING their choice of terminology. "Optimized". LMAO. I actually laughed out loud. Optimized. Holy crap, that's rich. That's on the same level of when Nancy Pelosi said "we have to pass the bill to see what's in it" - that's how bat****, bold faced, and incredibly dumb it is for them to say that. Ok, so it's optimized, right, UACC? For the 2nd time (3rd time?) I'mma Google that - and let's just see. ...well ok. It means "to make the best use of" - which, if you're a moron is technically what they are doing, optimizing your data for streaming 144p without buffer. They're basically giving you a 1440p TV but only letting you watch pre-2000 programming. And they said 1.5mbps for SD (SD is defined as 480p) YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu themselves all have descriptions​ of bandwidth required for specified stream quality - which I posted earlier, and there isn't a streaming service that says 1.5mbps is recommended for SD. ...I should stop. They obviously know what they're doing. They just hope people get so sick of the runaround that they cave or leave. Which isn't fair to the ones paying the bill. I'm sorry you guys are experiencing this, I just hope there's enough public outcry to force their hand. Vote with your wallet, people, that's how s*** gets done in this world. ADD moment: if I were getting 1.5mbps I would expect to be PAYING for 1.5mbps (and in the US, average 1.5mbps DSL is available for ~$27/mo without any data cap of any kind) JUST... SAYING.... Lastly, my comments about speeds and NASA crafts built and launched 4 decades ago, fact check me uscc. I dare ya. 2017 and you're giving your PAYING CUSTOMERS "LTE" that is, at best, a joke. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I did the math out of curiosity. At 1.5Mbps it would take 32 hours 30 minutes 28 seconds to use 22GB. Thats if you were pulling 1.5Mbps the entire time continuously. For additional info, that's the same as T1 or DSL, it's also the data transfer rate of the original Mars Curiosity Rover on a good day (maxes out at 2Mbps) We can send data 33.9 Million miles at a faster rate than USCC allows it's users. Let that sink in, then realize that once you manage to hit 22GB you're speeds are the same as Voyager 2, which launched in 1977. Yup... Wow. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  9. 3 points
    technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Exactly! I used to refer people all the time saying that us cellular did me right and usually worked to fix things, but now I tell them to go elsewhere. When you post on facebook and literally 5mins have passed and they delete it, or they have some crazy ex att employee running around trying to counter everything that is posted negative about the unlimited plan, or when they lie straight to your face about throttling. Those are all negatives for me and are grounds for termination as a wireless choice. I'll gladly tell people to go elsewhere now, and probably next year I'll leave too. They're worse than my ex-girlfriend.... Lie...lie...lie Their fine print doesn't even say anything about a plus unlimited plan. And at that throttling rate it would be near impossible to actually use 22gb of data cause it's so slow. Who has the patience for that mess lol.?
  10. 3 points
    Kimber45

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Spent 2hrs of my evening on the phone with customer reps and tech reps, both of which had absolutely no clue about hd vs sd, they both said it was only video streaming that should be affected, the tech rep finally figured out that sd was " throttled" ( my words) he said that "feature" was only for the "sd" and we agreed it wasn't a feature. He was informed that the hd plan should not be throttled so I called back and asked the rep what plan I was on and she said the unlimited plus( hd ) and told me the speeds I was getting, 1.5-1.9 down ,on all my lines including an iPhone,was the best I could expect. Told her it's time to find a new carrier after 12yrs cause that is [emoji470] dudu!! Sorry for the rant but am extremely upset especially since they obviously where telling all their reps the wrong definition of the "sd" vs "hd". Talk about misleading, bet their employee turn over is horrindous and management can't figure out why, tippicle corporate business. End Rant.....For today[emoji16] Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  11. 3 points
    mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    My verizon Sims will be here Friday. Been burned by them changing the rules so many times since 1999. I was going to Verizon when they announced unlimited but of course gave USCC a chance when they followed suit (kindof). Have been out of contract for a bit now and the big V is strong in the Cedar Falls area now. PS, not one rep in my corporate store knows anything about the HD option. They are steaming amongst themselves for moving to the plan also. Openly complaining about it in front of customers....
  12. 3 points
    BoгИX

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Wow. I'm astounded by how not surprised I am! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  13. 3 points
    BoгИX

    Is it legit yet?

    So get this: I got a N6P last week. I called in to activate, and the lady acted like I'd called in a bomb threat. I hung up and called back. Mark was very pleased that I knew what both an IMEI and SIM number were, and that I'd written them down and powered off both devices. (I got extra points for knowing how to *228!) But he had a very hard time. I waited on hold for ~30 seconds and this all took nearly an hour. Instead of lying and calling it a Nexus 6 like I had considered, I believed that they had all the kinks worked out. But Mark could not activate it as a Huawei Nexus 6P. But good news: there's a Google Nexus 6P code! "Just a couple more minutes, the system is slow today," he said, and we both had a good laugh about how "it was a day that ends with "Y". I told him about the 5X trick, and after a few minutes of that awkward phone support silence he decided to buck the system and try my idea. It didn't work. I told him about the Moto Nexus 6 trick. Still nothing. At this point the guy is determined to complete this task. He tried a few other phone models while I sat on hold for a few more minutes. When he came back on the line, he said he'd finally gotten a model code to work and that my phone was on the network, it's time to boot up and *228. USCC's completely incompetent system believes that my brand new Nexus 6P is actually a Galaxy S4, and wouldn't let me on their top of the line network that seems to be stuck in 2009 . FFS. I'm switching to Fi next week, and I recommend it highly. Fi is some for real next gen stuff. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points
    I've been asked recently how I hacked my phone, I'd like to post a guide with all the links here for reference. Please let me know if you see something wrong or have better suggestions! ** obviously this is only for a Galaxy S5 G900R4 model from US Cellular ** To start, using Windows, you need a Samsung USB driver: http://developer.samsung.com/common/download/check.do?actId=698 install the driver and then plug your phone into the USB of your PC. You should be able to browse your phones files. you also need ODIN (the program to flash software), I use version 3.12.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2711451 There are two other ways of booting your phone from power off, these instructions are for later: to boot into download mode: press and hold volume down button, press and hold the home button, and finally press and hold the power button for about a second - it should vibrate and show it booting into download mode. You can release the buttons after it vibrates. If that doesn't work, shut it off again and try again, no big deal. to get out of download mode, if you didn't actually download anything - pull the battery to power off. to boot into recovery mode: same as download mode but use the volume up button instead, so use vol up+home+power and wait for the vibration, it should show recovery mode booting. Now I highly suggest you do a full system update to the latest stock ROM as this will update all the hidden partitions (with the LTE firmware and stuff): QC2 - http://upload.teamuscellular.com/484 ~ 1.5Gb While NOT connected to the PC, put phone in download mode (see above), run ODIN. press the AP button in ODIN and select the MD5 file you just downloaded. Plug in the phone and ODIN should see it and say ready. press start and watch it load the stock ROM. The phone will reboot, you can disconnect the USB cable now and let it set up. Next to install TWRP, a custom recovery: I use version 3.1.1 download the .tar file to your PC - https://dl.twrp.me/klte/ shut down and boot phone back into download mode. Start ODIN again and load the TWRP file into the "AP slot" again (press the AP button connect the cable, wait for ODIN to say ready. press start on ODIN and watch it load the custom recovery. Disconnect cable, boot back into the stock rom. Next select a custom rom known to work with you device, I use LineageOS 14.1 ATM from here: info: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s5/unified-development/rom-cyanogenmod-14-0-galaxy-s5-android-t3476433 rom: https://download.lineageos.org/klte (download the latest nightly/weekly TO YOUR PHONE) root (totally optional, but I use it. Can be installed/uninstalled later): https://mirrorbits.lineageos.org/su/addonsu-14.1-arm-signed.zip Also download an OpenGapps version TO YOUR PHONE if you want to be able to download apps from the play store: http://opengapps.org/ platform arm, android 7.1, select a version (I use a customized version of super, many other suggest micro or nano). I'd probably say micro if I was forced to choose. Please make sure your phone is fully charged for the next steps, then unplug your phone. (I've had issues with the phone being plugged in while I tried to flash roms). shut down and boot into TWRP (recovery mode). Slide right at the first screen. do a factory reset: select wipe, then slide right. when complete, hit the little home button in TWRP. If this is your first ROM, I'd suggest a data wipe also - select wipe, then data, then type yes. press install and browse to the download folder of your phone - select the lineage ROM zip file. load the su addon zip at the same time, and also add the opengapps zip. When all are ready to go start the install. wait for it to finish all. when it's done I always press the "wipe cache & dalvik" button for that, then press the reboot into system button. ** wait a LONG time maybe 10-15 minutes even for everything to be set up. This is the worse wait in my opinion, hoping all goes well. hopefully you can now add your goggle account info. You should also be able download all the apps you previously had on your phone or use it as excuse for a fresh start. more roms are here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s5/unified-development make sure they are for g900r4 (klte)!! You can "dirty flash" a new version of the same rom by just selecting it in TWRP and writing over the older version, then wipe cache&dalvik. I also overwrite with a newer version of opengapps at the same time. make use of TWRPs backup feature, you can back up, install a different rom, try that for a while and then restore to your previous version. Nice! So thats it, hope it all works for you.
  15. 2 points
    Coolasice

    Werid Display Issue

    Factory reset? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    BoгИX

    Oreo Updates

    Never forget Samsung's motto: "We give you last year's OS and you pay us!" I came up with an analogy (all by myself!): Samsung is to software as Apple is to hardware. Current enough for the average consumer, but excruciatingly outdated for power users. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  17. 2 points
    dBuster

    Countdown - 10k

    1 No actually 9984. Still a long way to go! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  18. 2 points
    BoгИX

    Roaming issue

    That would not work. Flashing a ROM to a device will not change its model number, and will not affect network connection either. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  19. 2 points
    slim2none4u

    Roaming issue

    I don't know much about LG but are you sure you have the model for the us cellular network? Maybe it's Verizon or Sprint out something. Which of is the case, you would have a similar issue. Did you buy the phone new or used? What's the model number? Start there. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    BoгИX

    [How To] GSM unlock S6

    Congratulations. Would you like to share your solution? Or are you just telling us that it's fixed for no reason? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  21. 2 points
    iR1O

    iPhone 6S+ 64GB Silver *MINT*

    Sold Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  22. 2 points
    mweba

    Pixel 32gb

    Google phone but it's been on Verizon, Fi and USCC. The bootloader is not unlocked if that is what you're wondering.
  23. 2 points
    phalkon30

    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
  24. 2 points
    Doesn't work... Have to unlock bootloader to flash firmware Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    brianinmaine

    ROM 8.0.0 KLTE Lineage 15.0

    Glad to see "they" are working on it - be a awhile before we can make it a daily driver though. People weren't sure the S5 would get Nougat, now it's getting Oreo?
  26. 2 points
    BoгИX

    ROM 8.0.0 KLTE Lineage 15.0

    I tried to click "Like" on all of your posts, because that's awesome. But for some reason there is no "Like" button.... I'm using the website on my laptop. Likes work on Tapatalk though... wtf is going on?!?!?!?! I used to be able to "Like" my own posts on here (I'm not that kind of person, but I do appreciate the freedom), and they took that away. Now I can't even "Like" other peoples' posts? Hey @iR1O, what's going on with this "Like" situation?
  27. 2 points
    iR1O

    To switch or not

    In total truth - it seems to be a pretty impressive device. All around. The camera, storage, os, etc... Only major exception is the screen resolution, that's pretty garbage IMO for >$1000 - that alone would convince me to skip it. The Galaxy S3 had a higher resolution on a smaller screen. If that isn't important, then there is no other reason it wouldn't be a totally pleasing device. I'm not an iOS fan, either, but given the Android options I'm also somewhat considering iOS. There is only really the Pixel 2, and the price tag on that is not exactly on par with 2017 device spec expectations - meaning there's better devices with lower prices but you sacrifice all the freedom that comes with Pixel. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  28. 2 points
    Others have tried it with different phones and it worked. Not sure which phones though Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  29. 2 points
    iR1O

    COE credit is not automatic

    pinned to forum so others can see it, thank you for the heads up!
  30. 2 points
    Zenzr

    How to root?

    There shouldn't be any way you have a warranty on a Note 4 anyway. It's a 3 almost 4 year old device. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  31. 2 points
    iR1O

    iPhones "preferred" on the network?

    It's more the way the hardware holds on to the signal I think. How powerful the transmitter in the device is, more than anything. Preferential treatment? I can't honestly say for sure, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised since VoLTE was initially only on iPhones (shortly later on S7). Not saying they do, but it wouldn't be the least bit unexpected if iPhones were given priority over everything else, I just don't really know if/how that applies in low signal areas. To me, that's hardware, not network. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  32. 2 points
    Md0600

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    After being on USCC since 2001 I decided to switch to Verizon due to the unlimited data speeds and the lack of Network upgrades. So far I'm really enjoying the speeds and coverage. Most of all traveling and not being limited to 500mb of usage that is go e in a day. I assume USCC will be bought up soon by someone else and maybe they will make them better but for now ✌🏾️.
  33. 2 points
    iR1O

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    It's so BS that they prioritize certain devices when nearly all of them are VoLTE capable. Just my initial thought. Stupid, and somewhat pointless to launch something when you weren't DONE MAKING IT WORK. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  34. 2 points
    If you go to the s7 development forum the guide to rooting usc variant is in there Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  35. 2 points
    Updated OP link with June's Security Factory boot-new.img, n6f27e.
  36. 2 points
    dudleyfj40

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Well, I did make the swap to the big red. So far it's been hit and miss. I was nice to find out that I get a military discount for being a Vet, 15% off data on the unlimited plan. So price wise it's closer than it has ever been with US Cell. I have found that I drop to 3G in some locations that I frequent, like the school ball field and home, which is frustrating. I have a strong wifi router at home, but, if I venture to far out to my neighbors garage it goes to 3G. I did call in and the rep said I should get between 5 and 12 down. So this statement makes me think that Verizon has a cap on their download also. So far it's been between 1.5 and 11.5 down. I have never seen any hiccups with US Cell unlimited tethering Netflix on my tablet. But I did with Verizon at first, but within minutes it fixed it's self. I was able to move all of my MotoX PE's over with out any fuss, so I again have no contract with a Cell company. That is the way I like it.
  37. 2 points
    technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    But it is and they do think we're all idiots and apparently they were right in thinking that cause many people who have been throttled don't know it and don't care, and are just buying the general jargon that they are getting the possible "optimization" without any throttling. You speak with your wallet to these companies and they (uscc) probably haven't noticed a big drop in revenue to care about making it right to all of those people who signed up for the unlimited plan from day one. And especially those android users how are all being throttled.
  38. 2 points
    dudleyfj40

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    WOW! I like that speed, I'm gonna do the same with my five lines. US Cell bill is $20 more than they said it was gonna be. The price was the only thing keeping me for so long.
  39. 2 points
    technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Wow! With speeds like that who needs U.S. Cellulars unlimited b.s.? I'm still with them for now I'll probably jump once my device is paid off.
  40. 2 points
    iR1O

    Note 5 Stock Firmware

    Google is your friend (you dont need a kernel i don't think) Odin TWRP SuperSU use the same method as every single samsung, ever. Took 5 minutes to find all of it. If the original method doesnt work, then idk. The links are to the newest and most up to date versions available.
  41. 2 points
    GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    So, yeah, that's YouTube themselves saying that, if youre on the HD plan and getting 1.5, that isnt HD. lol Plus, those are the MINIMUM to get that quality, so 8mbps 1080p (unless it's x265) will look like CRAP Haha. You should send this to USCC. Makes sense though. I know ATT is throttling their standard plan at 3mbps, which looks like is where you should be for SD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 2 points
    mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Bunch of customers posted speed test pics on their Facebook page after reps denied that throttling was occurring. Those comments and pics have been removed.
  43. 2 points
    zoodski

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I think he was referring to the USCC Facebook page. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  44. 2 points
    technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  45. 2 points
    Root and everything you need can be found with a simple search here in this forum. Check here for root https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%253A%252F%252Fteamuscellular%252Ecom%252FForum%252Findex%252Ephp%253F%252Fforum%252F413-Galaxy%252BS5%252BGuides-Tutorials&share_sfid=413&share_fid=30802&share_type=sf Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  46. 2 points
    fatboysh

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Unlimited hd is $20 per line extra.. Might switch to the 6 gb plan. That is hd Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
  47. 2 points
    GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Exactly. If USCC would have been clear from the get go, we could all complain about how crappy a plan it is, but at least we could have made an informed choice. By not being clear that SD data was all data and not just streaming and not telling us what speed to expect upfront, people have a right to feel cheated. What makes this worse is it took them almost two months to start throttling. Also, I feel bad for the frontline reps. It seems clear they were not properly trained on this and now they are the ones that will catch all the crap from customers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 2 points
    GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I've sent tips to several tech blogs with links to this thread and to the sub-reddit. Hopefully somebody will run with this and they start getting some heat in the press. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 2 points
    barndawg76

    Is it legit yet?

    That's why I'm ordering a pixel and just getting away from USCC altogether. Fi, here I come! Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  50. 2 points
    HikingMoose

    Is it legit yet?

    Holy heck. Mine was activated in 5 minutes by someone from b here that works for uscc. We did it over Hangouts. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk