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  1. To switch or not

    Well I never went to the corporate store. The so called promotion is only a rip off for existing customers. Looks like once they get their teeth in you they don't care about you. Topics business in today's society. The Z2 force is a nice phone too... Oh well looks like this will be my last device unless I start carrier hopping to get a new phone. Regarding my appointment with the VA, well let's just say I had my eyes opened. May take up to a year for the disability to get final. But in the mean time I learned when I was at camp Lejuene NC back in 86-87 the drinking water was contaminated with the same chemicals as agent orange and blue and green, etc. But since I was only there for training it wasn't in my records so now we get my training documents to show and I will start getting screened for everything that could be related and it might speed up the process. Talk about eye opening.. Yes so I have been looking at the pixel 2xl any major bugs with that device? I heard of them having problems at first but I would think that was resolved by now.
  2. To switch or not

    To switch to the new iPhone 8 or not? Any input? I don't see any Android devices going anywhere except Samsung and I refuse to go that route again. Right now we can upgrade for $12 a month to get the iPhone 8. Well there be anything better for promotions? We won't know will we.. I guessed if we switch to another carrier we could get free ones but why go through that hassle. So the iPhone 8 or not. Is it a good device? We are not rooters or modders just wanting good devices.
  3. To switch or not

    No more Samsung in this household. Not a fan of their ui and the bloat it forced Samsung apps... Leaning now towards the z2 force. Plan on stopping at the corporate store here tomorrow after my disability appointment with the veterans administration rep. Wish me luck at that appointment... Especially after my insurance is denying any further treatments my doctor's wasn't to try to help with the debilitating pain...
  4. To switch or not

    Okay the new promos are out. iPhone 8 or Z2 force is $10.00 month... The 8 plus I believe is $13 and change a month.. So now the z2 force with it's 4 year guarantee to be free of damage is quite enticing. Plus it is lighter than the others. But seriously the switch to iPhone... On the fence still. Have all my Android apps and they would load to the z2 force whereas I would have to find equivalents on an iPhone... I think I will go check out the z2 force. I liked how thin and supposedly durable it is. Now to find out if Diztronic has a case for it.
  5. Black Friday 2017

    What happened to the good old black Friday deals and not rip offs...
  6. Black Friday 2017

    I looked into these so called deals. Must be on the unlimited plan, which would be an additional $10 for me. Must have device protection at another $9.99. so take the initial $10 plus the additional $10 and $9.99 you are up to $29.99 for the device. Not sure of the savings there. Might have to look at the buyout price.
  7. My device is downloading nougat now. Will see what happens when it is done. Well let you know what happens if anything....
  8. To switch or not

    So here is the fine print they don't print regarding the cheap price... From Facebook U.S. Cellular Hi David. The qualifying phones for the iPhone upgrade offer include iPhone 6 or better, Galaxy 6 or better and LG G6 or better. Without a qualifying phone, the cost would be $23.30 per month for 30 months. ^Jeff 5 hours ago ยท
  9. Upgrading plan online

    You might want to ask that in their Facebook page. We may have employees here but the majority of us are not employees but rather enthusiasts. I get a similar message with our account so I think it is something to do with the USCellular website
  10. To switch or not

    With our son in second grade now using iPads at school, and having an iPad here at home, only makes sense in some weird way of thinking to keep with one type or variety of OS. Hell, I am even thinking of ditching the Microsoft Windows 10 laptop as every time we go to use it we wait for updates to apply before we can do anything. Going with an apple laptop as well. Back to the iPhone 8, ya I read about the screen resolution but you know I don't watch much 4k video on a portable device so would it be a show stopper... I don't think so. My major thing now pay the extra to go with 256gb or just 64gb... I do have the 1tb cloud storage now so photos and videos would upload there and not take up space on the device. As far as the screens being cluttered I could organize in folders or move all but the most used to the other screens, if it is like the iPad we have. Plus right now the plus 64gb is only $12 a month and the 256gb is $15 and change. Way cheaper than the iPhone 7... Only thing that stinks is because we have xpe's we would have to go in to a store as the online doesn't register the xpe's so it doesn't register upgrade capability. Silly web portal.
  11. Farewell!

    Okay so who was given that bad if magic candy? Adam, did you pass that along as well? Thanks for everything you have done here! It wouldn't be what it is without you! Stop in and share a cold frosty one from time to time. Oh and do you still have the Apple hookup?
  12. Okay I searched, maybe I didn't do that well. Do we have a sticky thread that lists all the unlocked devices out there like the pixel phones that we can take to another carrier? All brands list?
  13. That looks close but hard to understand
  14. there are some missing such as the moto G I believe.... maybe I was searching for something more simpler.... I wasn't looking for something " Can-I-GSM/Sim-Unlock-my " I was looking for just a sticky list of phones that are known to already be unlocked and use able on the USCellular network... If that is the list you provided then great. I am talking un-modified, right out of the box unlocked and ready for any network.
  15. Has anyone seen what you tube channel "project mayhem" has been doing to these scammers?
  16. Prepaid Question

    They really need to train everyone. When I went in they confirmed that call forwarding is not available with prepaid. Works out cheaper for us the way I ended up doing it. Have the number forwarded to my Google voice number and then that rings on my normal device. I have the texts forwarded as well. Just now to figure out how to reply to either and have the third line number shown to others... Text and calls.. without having to carry two devices
  17. Prepaid Question

    Got the prepaid with a number I was satisfied with. Problem with prepaid, no features like call forwarding!! So I had prepaid for a whole 2 days then we went in and made it the third line on our account and at the same time they wouldn't do it as we had a shared data plan and supposedly they are obsolete so we had to go on one of these new plans. Not to happy about it but we will see.
  18. Prepaid Question

    So I can take one of our old phones in, activate it on a prepaid plan then the next day port it over to Google voice? That would be so awesome. Wonder of there was a way to check a numbers availability without having to go in... Hmmf
  19. Prepaid Question

    I have a prepaid question... How long do you need to keep a prepaid plan before you can port that number out? Why am I asking... well.. I am wanting to get a local number and then port that to my google voice. or is there another provider that I can do this with that may be cheaper than USCellular.... google voice doesn't have any local numbers and I am the new commander at my american legion post and I would like to have a local number for contact purposes for legion business....
  20. Unlimited on US Celluar

    I wish Verizon has a way for you to trial with a Sim to test signal in say a days travel without actually changing over to them....
  21. Unlimited on US Celluar

    Ouch!!!!! We pay $126 for two lines on a shared plan now. The same at Verizon will run us $104... Well at least two months ago it would have. Not sure with the rip offs happening now..
  22. Unlimited on US Celluar

    Is that with USCellular or Verizon? With all this crap with USCellular misleading so called unlimited plans that are best suited for those who don't use data we will never switch to it. Now our plans for Verizon also do not include unlimited data. Just to much crap with it. Now put all the fine print out first and don't go back on anything well then that might turn us. Funny how partner discount supposedly is only applied on the data part but now with unlimited data you can't use that discount.. another garbage play by either company. I know switching our current plan to the same equivalent plan at Verizon would drop our bill by just over $20.00.... just the silly contract or phone bs with USCellular is keeping us from leaving now.
  23. Unlimited on US Celluar

    USCellular also has a military/veterans discount which is also 15% the last time I checked. But for us we can't piggy back discounts so my wife's 17% partner discount it is. When we make the big red switch my work has a 22% partner discount with big red so we will be using that.
  24. Galaxy S8

    I saw one of those new s8's yesterday. The first thing that came to mind, Apple clone... Narrow bodied device like iPhones, fingerprint reader like iPhone, on and on.. Not impressed.
  25. Unlimited on US Celluar

    Could the iPhones not being throttled be that they are iPhones? Back when uscc was blocking tethering they couldn't stop iPhones from tethering, only the Android devices. Maybe this inability to throttle the iPhones is similar? Just thinking out loud