iR1O

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  1. It's 2 generations behind, it won't get anything new. Same with the N5/N4. They're both on 6.0/5.1 Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  2. You can try it, if it doesnt work it wouldnt hurt anything (i dont think) - it would just fail and you'd reboot.
  3. Right, but for some reason I had somehow forgotten that - and I'm not sure/cant remember if i was looking at the account usage as a whole or just one line.
  4. Now I can't remember if that was total on the account, or on any one line... I'll have to look sometime tomorrow - but you might be right, and that would make me look stupid. Good point!
  5. I am not on this plan, but my family is, and they use less than 22GB/month between the 5 of them. Well, they used to when they shared 8GB. Anyway, they're at 22.7GB used right now (as reported by USCC's site) and I tried to watch netflix in 1080p on a Nexus 6P, an S7, and an S6 - all of them played it no problem, the stream started in 480p, but I was able to manually select the higher resolution and it worked like nothing happened. So, even after the 22GB it seems the speeds are still perfectly capable? I didnt stream a whole episode or anything, I just started it, let it play a few seconds and then changed the resolution - let it play for like 45 seconds, no hiccups at all. IDK. I suppose it might be different if I were to try to stream a whole show or something.
  6. ^^ If you want to do that, that IS illegal - we cant really have any in depth discussion in how to do it, but ill concur, it CAN be done. And if i were in your shoes, I'd consider doing it...
  7. ^^ yup, if it's a 2014 phone but purchased 2 days ago, its warrantied until 2019. ADD thought can you get "extended" warranties on phones/tabs and the like? I never thought of that.
  8. I have to agree, Google Assistant CANT be a 6GB standalone app. That sounds ridiculously huge. Not impossible, but still crazy huge.
  9. Yup. That's how it goes. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  10. In my testing this was proven mostly incorrect. The way they describe it is strange and idk exactly what they do behind the scenes to either one but in my experience they're essentially identical as far as how the network performed. The speeds on either one were the same and HD playback was achieved on both plans. No issues at all. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  11. It's not. Reporting now. No feedback and a phone at >$400 off real value? No-Fing-way Nah. It's a scam. 106 sold and 0 feedback... What a POS. Everyone should report this idiot. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  12. Archiving for future reference.
  13. Wait, which part? The pricing or the no contract thing? They pulled that BS before. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  14. Just chiming in to say my 6P's signal has been superb - on par with or potentially better than Moto's, no issues at all. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  15. I doubt the 4 lines for 160 will last longer than maybe 2-3 weeks. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  16. That's my understanding, too. When streaming video, and video only, would it potentially throttle. It didn't throttle when I manually picked HD, it defaults to SD, but speeds were identical HD or SD unlimited - so...Idk Music still streams at you're preference - low/med/high (128/256/320) for Google music. My conclusion is that it isn't throttled at all - on either plan, just that one defaults the stream to max 480p (but plays 1080p if you ask it to) vs defaulting to 1080p and you don't have to touch it. The speeds were absolutely the same either way. For reference I tested this on 2 phones on the same account, one got SD, one got HD for +$20, both tested very similar speeds both before and after changing the plan. Only thing I noticed was that the S7 on SD defaults to 144p on YT and 480p on Netflix, whereas the Nexus 6P defaulted to 1080p right away - but both played 1080p no problem, no buffering. The S7 also played "high" quality Google play music without issue, or at least I didn't hear about it for the rest of the day (owner uses it all day in the shop) Hadn't thought to test that, but didn't figure they would involve that... Good idea. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  17. COE is the same price. You just don't have retail installments. The only "discount" is military or auto pay. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  18. 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
  19. ^^ The man with the plan - that's actually way better thought out than what the store would likely have done for ya. (imo) Kudos BorNX, that is seriously an amazing post.
  20. There's a discount right now, the first 4 lines are $40 each instead of the 70/55/45 that it will be after the promo is over. so 3 unlimited would be 40 + 40 + 40 = 120 3x 2GB 20 + 20 + 20 = 60 $180 for 6 lines. Plus tax/fees (using BornX's fees) 26.59 Total 206.59 IF theyll let you use that plan... idk - it would be worth asking since you have 6? I would push for it. My family has 5 lines, all unlimited, 3 with device payments, and device protection, after everything it was $290.75 Breakdown was just that - lines 1-4 were $40, and line 5 was also $40, +fees, -$10 auto pay
  21. I tried and they straight up dodged the question - the store manager (known him for years) said that they kinda sidestepped him when he asked exactly that. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  22. I just tested it and it let me choose the quality. It defaulted to 144p, but i chose 1080p and it played just fine, no lag or buffering. idk, seems to work just fine at 1080p on YT. Maybe it would be a more dramatic difference on Netflix or the like? Or maybe the default 144p is what people likely wont change (or know how to change) - but imo, 480p/720p/1080p arent going to look THAT different on a 5" screen. I mean, to a younger person, like me or you guys, we would likely be able to tell 720 from 1080, but my 60 year old folks cant/wont and 144p is just horrible so it was very noticeable.
  23. Ok ladies and gents - got my fam switched to the STANDARD unlimited - which, may/may not be permanently throttled to low quality speeds. Here's the results - It actually surprised me: BEFORE the switch to unlimited (shared 10GB plan) AFTER switching to unlimited "standard definition" plan: Results (as far as I can tell) - the "standard" unlimited had the exact same speeds as the plan where there was no "definition" applied to it and was (afaik) unthrottled entirely. So... idk. The "Plus" plan costs $20/line more and i havent yet tested a device to see if it gets faster than that? I have a hard time believing it would be faster than a plan where it wasnt even part of the unlimited deal, even my Fi phone on uscc was getting the same speeds. I'll let you guys decide. I see no definitive difference.
  24. 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.
  25. They're not throttled in any way. They're whatever they are without artificial caps. So current plans aren't throttled other than the tower having X bandwidth and X is free you get whatever it can deliver at that time. In this instance on the new unlimited plans you would be capped to a certain amount regardless of the congestion of Any Given Tower. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk