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    Galaxy S4 Pixel 2 XL

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  1. I've also made the change to a Pixel 2 XL(64Gb). I can say the it is a vast improvement from my S4... I'm also using the Google FI service at this time with it, I'm wanting to evaluate how well the FI service is for me. If I like what I see/hear/pay(and I am so far.....especially with the rebate) I'll get a Pixel 2 for my wife, port both our existing #'s and give USC the heave ho.....
  2. COE credit is not automatic

    Just a word to the wise, as your phones are paid off, upgrade eligible if not bought outright, YOU have to ask for the "customer owned equipment" credit, it is not automatically applied to your account...... Free money for them if you don't catch it......and I didn't for 2yrs... uggg. $700+ lesson learned.... The credit is not what it used to be either. I have one that is 30 and now the one that I missed is only 20.
  3. Shared Connect Plan / "Prepaid Only" Phones

    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.
  4. [Two Word Game]

    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
  5. New Boards?

    Found the answer to my question.....
  6. Samsung Galaxy S 3 Hardbricked..Please help.

    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.
  7. data roaming deal

    Well, nothing different since last month or last March...... 3G
  8. data roaming deal

    I'll be in MD this coming weekend, wonder what I'll get out there.......
  9. Formatting SD card

    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.....
  10. Formatting SD card

    Haven't recieved it yet..... will let you know how it turns out.
  11. Formatting SD card

    Thanks Rub, that's kind of what I thougth.
  12. Formatting SD card

    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.
  13. data roaming deal

    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.
  14. U.S. Cellular 4G LTE SIM card FAQ

    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.
  15. Subsidized pricing on old Belief Plan

    Nothing is permanent........... remember "one and done"..... just sayin..