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  1. On my bill, by partner discount($18) is only applied to the "monthly service charge" for the base plan service($90 for Shared Connect 10GB), not the individual monthly phone fees($128 for my 5 lines). If that makes it any easier to understand.
  2. technologically inhibited Have a few coworkers who could care less about learning anything that has to do with advanced technology. They would rather have a rotary phone on the wall, or better yet a party line..... lol
  3. Found the answer to my question.....
  4. You might do some google research on "Samsung USB JIG" for entering forced download mode/unbricking. It is discussed on the XDA forums, as well a quite a few U-tube vids. I've not used one, don't have one, pursue at your own risk.
  5. Well, nothing different since last month or last March...... 3G
  6. I'll be in MD this coming weekend, wonder what I'll get out there.......
  7. Ok, update... Got the card today, put it in the phone to format it, all is well so far...... Once I realized I needed to install the exfat app's(ie drivers), I was able to load the card with all the info from the old one as well as the extra movie videos. Re-installed the card in the phone, phone reads it a-ok, movies play just fine and the camera can write to it, so all is good. I got a Samsung 64Gb class10 from Amazon for $25(on sale), only to see that it's now $20(more sale).....oh well not going to fret over $5.....
  8. Haven't recieved it yet..... will let you know how it turns out.
  9. Thanks Rub, that's kind of what I thougth.
  10. I know what is said about opinions, and I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question but.................................. I purchased a new 64Gb class 10 micro sd card to use in my S4, I want to give it a fresh format before I use it. My thought process is to format it in the phone as that is where it will be used... as opposed to formatting it with my computer and card reader. Any advantage one way or the other? I will put the card in my laptop reader to actually transfer the data from the existing card to the new one, as well as adding the new data to put on it. Thanks, Scott.
  11. We just came back from 5 days in Baltimore and obviously were roaming the entire time, burned thru about 1Gb(both reg and tethered) at 3g before I really noticed any slowdown.
  12. It will significantly increase your chances of a successful unlock. By bringing it without the UICC, the only way the agent can verify if it's clean is through RIM, which means they have to create a dummy line just to run the MEID. Also what phone are you trying to get unlocked? Sammies before the S6/S6 Edge will only work with other LTE/CDMA carriers, they'll also work on T-Mobile but voice won't work, only LTE data. IIRC from page 1 he's working with a Note 4.
  13. Nothing is permanent........... remember "one and done"..... just sayin..
  14. I found this interesting from the article above..... and I quote.. "Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to: 1.comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2.protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3.operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement." Sounds like they have written themselves in a "back door" to access your entire machine. I truly can't believe that any commercial business/government would agree to those terms, and maybe they have different terms for the pro version, it wasn't discussed in the article. Law enforcement can do all that now with a warrant and physically take your machine, so now MS can do it by remote......... Yes there are some Opt-Out options, but it is all Opt-In by default unless you go looking for the settings on purpose.
  15. I still haven't made my mind up as yet if I am going to install Win10 or not. I'm not sold on the "Win10 is free" issue. MS has to satisfy stockholders, they cannot give away software and make profit at the same time.......they have to sell something, sometime, and I don't think that the on-line Office software will quite cut it. They have to have something up their sleeve as a "gotchya" for the Win10 OS. I have 2 legit win7 installs(main desktop and a dual-booted laptop with Linux) that could qualify for upgrade, so I may download the ISO to a TD to have for the future. In the mean time I'm going to have a 'watch and see' attitude with MS.