BoгИX

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  1. Thanks. It just got better! Clicking on the little "i" on the promotional pricing, I found this: "4 lines Unlimited Plan for $40/line: $160/mo = $210 plan fees less $40 Unlimited Plan Promotional discount and $10 Auto Pay & Paperless Billing enrollment discount." This means that you're simply getting 4 lines at the regular prices: $70 + 55 + 45 + 40 = $210 $210 minus the "$40 Unlimited Plan Promotional discount" is $170, minus $10 autopay is $160. That's how they get "$40 per line". 4 or more Unlimited lines gives you a $40 discount off regular pricing. Then autopay gives you $10 more. For 3 lines @ $50 you only get a $10 promo discount and then the $10 autopay discount: $70 + 55 + 45 = $170, minus $20 = $150, or $50/line. For 2 lines @ $55 you only get a $5 promo discount and then the $10 autopay discount: $70 + $55 = $125, minus $15 = $110, or $55/line. So it may be possible to mix and match here. Look at it this way: 3 unlimited, 3 x 2gb: $70 + 55 + 45 + 20 + 20 + 20 = $230 minus "3 lines promo discount" from above, or $10 off = $220 minus autopay discount = $210 plus fees $25ish = $235 4 unlimited, 2 x 2gb: $70 + 55 + 45 + 40 + 20 + 20 = $250 minus "4 or more lines promo discount" from above, or $40 off = $210 minus autopay discount = $200 plus fees (25ish) = $225 6 unlimited: $70 + 55 + 45 + 40 + 40 + 40 = $290 minus "4 or more lines promo discount" from above, or $40 off = $250 minus autopay discount = $240 plus fees (25ish) = $265 So it's actually cheaper to get 4 unlimiteds and 2 x 2GB lines, by $10. That's because it's only $20 more to upgrade your 4th line to Unlimted from 2GB, and you get an extra $30 promotional discount. And it's only $10 extra for each line if you wanted to upgrade them to Unlimited, as 6 unlimited lines is only $30 more than 3 unlimited and 3 x 2GB would be. Funny: 6 unlimited lines is the same price as 3 unlimiteds and 3 x 6GB.
  2. 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.
  3. I mean, if you only need the extra storage for media and not for application data, you're better off using your external SD as Portable Storage instead of adoptable storage (formatting as internal). The only advantage to adoptable storage is that you can put apps on it. I've got like 38GB of apps (huge >10GB libs on some tools I need), and it's a nice feature for my 32GB phone and 32GB SD card. It's also GREAT on my Nvidia Shield TV, which only has 16GB of internal storage, which is now 136GB now that I adopted a super fast USB3 SSD to it. If I were just using it for pics and music and stuff it would definitely not be worth the hassle for me, especially not being able to pop out the SD and use it in a computer. Which raises a question: have you removed the SD card since you set it up as internal storage?
  4. 3 unlimited = 70 + 55 + 45 = 170 3 2gb = 20 + 20 + 20 = 60 = 230 And there's a $10 discount for paperless billing / autopay, so it should be: $220 plus fees (but tell me again about how there are no hidden fees on these new plans?), which I estimate: $4.20 for E911 and T.R.S. (this one is NC only, so YMMV) $10.27 for Federal USF (it's 4.67% of your service charge, $220) $12.12 for regulatory cost recovery fee ($2.02 per line) ---------this is some BS. We have to pay extra because USCC loses money from people who can't or won't pay?!? = $26.59 fees So the grand total for the plan (if you're in NC) should be: $246.59 per month.
  5. Can someone please clarify with a USCC rep about this throttling? Everything I've read and also the general trend in the industry is to throttle ONLY video streaming. Regular downloads and bandwidth apply for anything that is NOT streaming. This is how I'd expect it to be, but then again we're talking about US Cellular here. Their complete and utter lack of details about these new plans makes me wonder what the catch is.
  6. When you put in the new SD card, format it as portable storage instead of internal. Then I new like a normal SD card. What file explorer are you using? It sounds like the issue is that it doesn't understand how adorable storage works. It functions just fine for me.
  7. Do you mean Mbps or MBps?
  8. Most likely. Full unlimited data plan details can't be fully confirmed until its release tomorrow. Sent from my thingyding straight to your eyeholes using Crapatalk.
  9. True. If it's a VZW version the bootloader is not unlockable, so no root or recovery or anything like that. If it's a Google version it can be unlocked and tinkered with. And there's no way to know which version it is unless you bought it directly from either Google or Verizon yourself, except to try to unlock it. They both have the exact same model number. Pretty evil if you asked me.
  10. Use the "Bootloader unlock and root" thread in the Moto X Pure Edition 2015 Development section, but skip the BL unlock part and don't worry about the supersu part. It's got a link to the TWRP img file and instructions for the fastboot command to install it.
  11. Oops, that may have been my fault. I adamantly believed and loudly proclaimed that the VZW Pixels wouldn't work on USCC, but I was wrong. Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk
  12. They've never charged me to activate a phone on an existing line... I've had 3 since I paid to activate my S3 back in 2012. That's some BS!
  13. Call customer service and tell them you need nano Sims to keep using their service with your new devices and they should overnight them to you. Don't give them any reason to doubt you. They are only human, which is more than can be said about the people at the stores. Sent from my thingyding straight to your eyeholes using Crapatalk.
  14. You've got a 5x and it's not rooted?!?!? Sent from my thingyding straight to your eyeholes using Crapatalk.
  15. Also, root is great on the MXPE. Using the app Naptime to more aggressively Doze the phone has given me amazing battery life. I also use an app called Trimmer (fstrim) to clean up the internal memory. It's scheduled to run once a day, and the increased responsiveness is impressive. Every now and again I open the app and manually trim Cache, Data and System (the auto-trim won't trim /system) and it makes more of a difference in killing lag than a reboot does.