Evil John

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  1. Get AppleCare?

    Got my son a new iPhone 7 today. They wanted to sell me the device protection plan, and tried to explain how it worked with AppleCare. Just made it more confusing. I have had some less than great experiences with the USC Device Protection plan, so I normally turn it down, and I turned it down again for this. But I am considering getting AppleCare for it, since I have had good experiences with AppleCare in the past. Can anyone explain how they work together, if it is worth getting both, or if it is worth getting AppleCare. Thanks, John.
  2. Get AppleCare?

    iR10, thanks for that, but it doesn't tell me the advantage of getting "device protection" from usc, or specifically "device Protection+" Even this page is confusing. The googling you recommend compares AppleCare+ to standard AppleCare So my casual research has found that device protection + would be $12 per month (so $360 for the 30 month term), plus $99 for major damage. Applecare+ would be $129, and $99 per replacement (can be done twice) for two years. The difference I saw was that the device protection+ plan includes theft replacement. Seems like Applecare+ is the more affordable option.
  3. May Software Update

    Downloaded and installed a software update this evening. Besides security, anyone know of anything interesting in this build?
  4. LG V20

    I have had mine for a while. I found it handy to get one of the pop sockets to help in the handling of the larger phone.
  5. Well this might be of interest. https://www.hackread.com/hacker-selling-126-million-us-cellular-customers-data/
  6. Well, the article says they are only asking $500 for the whole thing. We could take up a collection.
  7. Second Charger

    This is my first USB-C phone, and I read all this stuff about bad cords/chargers destroying phones. What have people bought for a second charger/cord for their V20?
  8. Second Charger

    Thanks for the resources. So it sounds like getting the right cable is key. Any advice on the power supply?
  9. Someone on their Facebook page asked about it. Got this response: We are aware of these claims and investigating them. We always take our customers’ privacy seriously, and your trust is very important to U.S. Cellular. ^Andria
  10. LG V20

    Thanks, both of us appreciate it :-)
  11. LG V20

    No worries. Took this long to notice. It will just be for like two people anyway :-)
  12. LG V20

    Not sure why they never created a forum for the V20. I've had one since November 2016. No concerns, holds up well. Running the Quad audio feature does seem to hit the battery harder than I would prefer, but other than that it has remained solid in performance and features so far. FWIW, I'm running it stock, so I can't speak to how well it responds to different roms.
  13. Black Friday 2016

    Too soon? Any hints on this year's Black Friday?
  14. LG V20

    Looks like we are getting the LG V20: http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-v20/preview/
  15. LG V20

    Got mine Monday. So far so good. You can blame USC on the updates as much as LG.
  16. LG V20

    They had one at the AT&T store. Feels nice, not as unwieldy as the 6P. Got my local agent store setting one aside for me when they get them.
  17. LG V20

    Early Ordering available on web site Terms for Current Customer renewal: $21.60 for 30 months comes to $648 (Cheaper than the Samsung GS7 which is 22.40 for 30 months comes to $672) Still want to hold it. I thought I wanted the original Nexus 6, until I held it and realized it was just too big for my comfort.
  18. LG V20

    Anyone seen this in a store (not necessarily USCC store)?
  19. LG V20

    Price not announced yet for USCC. According to Engadget, T-Mobile has it for $769, and AT&T has it for $830.
  20. G5 - Anyone Got One

    OK, the Pixel is too $$$ for my blood. I'm coming from a LG G3. Couple LG G5 question for owners out there. How is the Battery life treating you? The 'ambient display', does it just show the time, or does it show any other notifications. Anyone using the 'smart cover' with the window to see the ambient display when closed?
  21. Available phones not sold by us cellular

    Screen grab of my conversation with someone from USCC on Facebook:
  22. Available phones not sold by us cellular

    I checked with USC on FB and they said they would NOT activate an unlocked G5.
  23. Available phones not sold by us cellular

    Wouldn't the LG G5 also be on that list? B&H always have sweet deals, and I'm considering buying one from them and bringing it to USCC.
  24. Which new phone?

    Here is a question, If I buy an unlocked phone, say a 6P or LG G5 from somewhere like Best Buy or Amazon, and I bring it to USC, they should be able to activate it (YMMV), BUT where do the updates come from? I assume I wouldn't get an OTA from USC, because it isn't their build. Does it then come from the manufacturer, or do I have to side load it the hard way?
  25. Crazy Rebate Terms

    So I saw the deal they are running with a 50% rebate on the G5. For net cost of $225, seemed like a pretty nice deal, and with the price of the Nexus apparently creeping upward, I thought I would look into it. Then I saw the fine print "Rebate fulfilled in the form of a U.S. Cellular® Promotional Card issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Valid only for purchases at U.S. Cellular stores and uscellular.com." Really? I know of nothing I would spend $225 on at US Cellular. I don't recall this as the rebate practice in the past. What a crazy offer.