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  1. 6 points
    iR1O

    Prepaid Question

    On devices you ALREADY OWN! Nope. That's why USCC won't get me back... A contract for the service, when I already have phones? No thanks. Nobody else does that. Sorry - I'm bitter about that stupid policy. /rant. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 4 points
    mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    There in lies the problem. We have to assume....no facts or cut definitions.
  5. 4 points
    brianinmaine

    [ODIN] STOCK TAR FILES

    New firmware file: http://upload.teamuscellular.com/482 based on QB2 which is out now. Flash at your own risk of course, but this is the same way I did it before in the previous link. I didn't try it yet either. Good luck! ps: anyone know if it's possible to flash this kind of file with TWRP or do we have to use ODIN? I know TWRP can do zips AND images? Think this counts as an image?
  6. 4 points
    BoгИX

    Hello

    Hello @sean19661, welcome to TeamUSCellular! Please use the search feature and read through the forums before posting a new question, oftentimes the answer is already right in front of you! See this post: Click here Also, we don't have any safestrap recovery for the Galaxy S5. US Cellular did not lock the bootloader for the GS5, so we can use normal custom recoveries.
  7. 4 points
    Ace3166

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    The throttling that is being spoken of is the unlimited states it's supposed to be standard definition speed only. People are running high definition with no issues. 4G speed is good until 22GB, throttled to 2G after that. Remember these plans are only a week old. Just because you are seeing high def now, doesn't mean that you won't see it in a month once they get it figured out. OR It is possible they are using it as a disclaimer. maybe they will allow high def as long as the network isn't congested, in which case they would end up throttling the speed. if they had to. OR Maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about..lol
  8. 4 points
    mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Manscaping eh
  9. 4 points
    Still had both on my computer, here are current links: Blur_Version.222.26.1.ghost_usc.USC.en.US-TWRP_flashable.zip - https://mega.nz/#!i5YSGTxb!bJyjD1Ny7M3uODdTw8_FddbWo-ti-roq866XTriSj2s Blur_Version.222.26.1.ghost_usc.USC.en.US.zip - https://mega.nz/#!jtxCwKIa!ce01YHmeX_Zny1lrP6o5HxzUfNCRLn2Tr1ISIyHGNtI
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.?
  16. 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
  17. 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....
  18. 3 points
    BoгИX

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Wow. I'm astounded by how not surprised I am! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  19. 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
  20. 3 points
    barndawg76

    Data during phone calls

    That is correct dBuster. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  21. 3 points
    Coolasice

    Data during phone calls

    S5 has separate LTE and CDMA antennas allowing lte data while on calls. The S7 has a combined antenna so without volte it drops Data to make calls. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  22. 3 points
    BoгИX

    [ODIN] STOCK TAR FILES

    ...or 4 hours lol. Got busy. OP updated with download link!
  23. 3 points
    brianinmaine

    [ODIN] STOCK TAR FILES

    Interesting (to me at least) is that one CAN use a linux tool called Heimdall instead of Odin. I don't see any benefit unless you don't have access to Windows somewhere - I dual boot for as long as I can remember... It looks like I could flash all the custom firmware files with a gui or command-line, the phone needs to be put into download mode then flashed. Very simple. Just a FYI as I was exploring alternative ways to flash these files. Have fun!
  24. 3 points
    The Samsung website says for us carrier versions you have to go to the carrier. If us cellular won't do anything... And neither will Samsung... I don't know. You could always try shaming them on facebook, but if they dog in and don't want to refund because of the imei mismatch... There are tutorials online for changing the imei number in software, can you try that and make it match the physical device? This is not strictly legal, but what have you got to lose, and you're not in the USA anyway Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  25. 3 points
    Didn't they recall all the Note 7s, even the ones that had gotten battery replacements? It'll be extra impossible to get any customer service on a US regional phone that was supposed to be returned and is not even on the market. Sent from my thingyding straight to your eyeholes using Crapatalk.
  26. 3 points
    I mean, I wish you all the best, but I don't know that there's much I can think of for you to try. You bought a local regional US phone and are using it internationally. I really doubt that Samsung, or even US Cellular, are going to honor any "warranty" on said phone because you bought a regional US phone, not international. I really doubt anything is going to come from it. I obviously feel bad for you because it sucks to lose money, but since a regional phone was taken internationally I doubt you're going to get much luck past asking Samsung/US Cellular nicely and hoping you get a rep on a good day.
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    BoгИX

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    There has to be a catch. Like they've got a trick up their sleeve or something. I smell a rat. Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk
  29. 3 points
    Kimber45

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    It all depends if I gotta shave or not[emoji6]. On a serious note all speed tests I have run show exactly the same as before the upgrading to the new plan. Have not tested while tethering, as I don't do much tethering. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  30. 3 points
    Ace3166

    Anyone have a Moto G4 Plus?

    Well finally pulled the trigger on the G4 plus after reading and watching a crap ton of reviews. I'm not as much into phones like i used to be, not a heavy user, so I think it will be fine for me. Really wanted the LG V20, but I couldn't justify paying $600 for it. Should have it Friday and will be activating over the weekend. A guy at work just had one activated, so I don't see any problems.
  31. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Archiving for future reference.
  32. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Yes. 4x 40 = 160 3x 20 = 60 160+60=220 At least in normal math - common core might say different. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  33. 3 points
    Special_opps

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Just put unlimited on 2 of our 3 lines and the bill went down about $60. Pretty cool. Sent from my SHIELD Tablet using Tapatalk
  34. 3 points
    Coolasice

    SD card recommendation

    Adorable storage... How cute Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  35. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Well, my family (not me, but my parents) are switching to unlimited from a shared 10G plan - I'll so 5 speed tests BEFORE the switch to get an average, then I'll do 5 more AFTER the switch to the "standard" unlimited plan. We shall see just what kind of noose these things put on users. I should have that all done by noon today.
  36. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    CORRECTION Just got confirmation that it's 22GB PER LINE on the unlimited - NOT shared.
  37. 3 points
    iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I think (personally) that it's BS you dont get to combine the employer and military discounts... I mean... You work there and you served, as far as I'm concerned, you earned that extra bit of financial relief. Just a thought. /add moment
  38. 3 points
    Zenzr

    Verizon Variant on USC?

    Because of SafteyNet (Google's "Verification" check) checks for root and also an unlocked bootloader. There are ways to get around it, but of course, that would derail this thread of the original purpose.
  39. 3 points
    BoгИX

    Verizon Variant on USC?

    Call customer support. Tell them you need to activate a Galaxy S7 Edge. Give them the IMEI and SIM numbers. Don't mention that it's a Verizon phone. Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk
  40. 3 points
    iR1O

    Verizon Variant on USC?

    http://teamuscellular.com/Forum/topic/8422-mega-list-of-can-i-gsmsim-unlock-my-insert-phone-name-threads/ Look at the google sheet of confirmed devices at the top. Short answer - as long as the IMEI isn't blacklisted, yes.
  41. 3 points
    barndawg76

    S7 edge root

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I ran the SU root.bat through adb again and I'm rooted! Xposed is installed and everything is up and running beautifully! For anyone else who may have issues while doing this: - OEM unlock doesn't matter - If root doesn't stick after the first try, run the root.bat file through adb again and it should stick. A third, or even more attempts may even be required, it's finicky. - If BusyBox won't install in the default location, install it in /system/bin/ - Having fingerprint or other secure locks on during this process has caused some issues for others. Not your usual Sammy rooting, that's for sure. Thank you to those who replied to my request for assistance. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  42. 3 points
    Yep. Sent from my XT1055 using Tapatalk
  43. 3 points
    Until someone leaks the info on pastebin or something, which they wont for a LONG time, we cant know if they got that info, also - if they did, is that included in the sale? - again, USCC would have to come clean about it. The underworld isnt about to talk.
  44. 3 points
    I have 1/22 unofficial installed now and used opengapps mini from 1/22 also to dirty flash - no issues at all. Ive dirty flashed the past 4? 5? upgrades and always update gapps the same time/same day. I saw on xda people having trouble, I just haven't had any. I'm just waiting for root then ill do the official version. edit: VERY SOON! https://download.lineageos.org/extras edit2: INSTALLED! 1. running unofficial 1/22, already had latest gapps 1/25 installed, did a complete backup. 2. installed 1/25 experimental from TWRP, wipe cache and reboot 3. back to twrp, installed nightly 1/25 AND root zip together, wiped cache and reboot. 4. prayer 5. all came up - connected to LTE, open Maps and had GPS, opened the play store and updated an app. All seems good! Good luck! Works for me!
  45. 3 points
    Both are approved in the Downloads section now as well. Sorry didn't get to look at it yesterday. Rough day at work.
  46. 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
  47. 2 points
    Latest April 2017 images for boot-new.img posted in OP for the 3 builds.
  48. 2 points
    BoгИX

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    It would actually be $50 each for the 3 unlimited lines, you'd have to get a 4th unlimited line to get $40 each. $40 for 4+ lines, $50 for 3 lines, $55 for 2 lines. Also there's a disclaimer - ***Get this special introductory pricing when you choose Unlimited for EVERY LINE and enroll in Auto Pay & Paperless Billing.*** Emphasis added. So best case scenario it would be $50 x 3 for the three unlimiteds, unless the "EVERY LINE must be Unlimited" part nullifies that when adding the 2GB lines. Also, it seems the $10 discount for autopay / paperless can NOT be applied to these $40/$50/$55 promo prices. This makes me think that you can't mix and match since the autopay/paperless is built in like that but it IS applied to the regular pricing. So 3 unlimiteds @$50 and 3 2GBs @$20: $150 + $60 + $26.59 = $236.59 And if the $10 autopay/paperless discount applies, it's $226.59 But that's only if the catch isn't that ALL LINES have to be unlimited. If they do, then my original quote would stand. And if that's the case, then just make all of them unlimited: $40 x 6 = $240 ~$26 for fees (rounding) =$266. Might as well do that, IMO. Twenty extra dollars for unlimited on EVERY line. Another option could be to make one of the 2GB lines unlimited (if my assumption about EVERY LINE having to be unlimited in order to get the promo pricing is incorrect): $40 x 4 = 160 $20 x 2 = 40 $9.34 FUSF $16.32 other fees = $224.68 and then maybe a $10 discount??? but don't hold your breath... = $214.68 That's the one I'd try to do. But again, it all depends on whether you can mix and match Unlimited plans with the 2 and 6GB data buckets and still get the promo pricing for unlimited. Otherwise the price will be the original quote I proposed, or spend $20 extra per month and make them all unlimited.
  49. 2 points
    mweba

    Pixel launcher questions..

    I'm sorry, please don't ban me.
  50. 2 points
    iR1O

    Verizon Variant on USC?

    ^^ Store employees are sometimes morons. The vast majority are there for a paycheck, not to think and keep up with 2015 FCC laws. Lol It will work. Do what BorNX said and you'll be up and running in less than 5 minutes. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk