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Old 04-28-2019, 06:47 PM
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Ok so now I have another question. If I go buy a phone at best buy orelsewhere, would verizon put limits on the avaible function such as wifi hotspot and such? I know I need to call but maybe somebody knows already. Only reason is I just want to pay cash for the phone and verizon store charges 100 bucks over or finance for min. 30 days. I'll skip all that crap and go where I can just buy one.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ole_blue View Post
Ok so now I have another question. If I go buy a phone at best buy orelsewhere, would verizon put limits on the avaible function such as wifi hotspot and such? I know I need to call but maybe somebody knows already. Only reason is I just want to pay cash for the phone and verizon store charges 100 bucks over or finance for min. 30 days. I'll skip all that crap and go where I can just buy one.
The terms of your cellular service come only from your cellular provider, has nothing to do with where you buy your phone.

Wifi hotspot is usually an extra access charge, maybe T Mobile or Sprint offer it?
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
The terms of your cellular service come only from your cellular provider, has nothing to do with where you buy your phone.

Wifi hotspot is usually an extra access charge, maybe T Mobile or Sprint offer it?
Could be wrong but I'm fairly sure it's a standard included feature in Verizon. I use it all the time.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:40 AM
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S10 5G capable at Verizon is only $1299.99, BUT they'll let you pay $54 a month for it . . .




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Old 04-29-2019, 10:04 AM
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I have one but does the same thing as my old phone - call, text, pics, and apps. Core technology hasn't changed on these things since first iPhone in 2007. Just some bells and whistles
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisbtr View Post
I have one but does the same thing as my old phone - call, text, pics, and apps. Core technology hasn't changed on these things since first iPhone in 2007. Just some bells and whistles
That's like saying a commodore 64 is as good as a new laptop because the core technology hasn't changed.

People balk at the price of a new phone, but think about everything it can do:

It's 100x better at GPS than the absolute best Garmin money can buy
The photo quality exceeds what most users could do on a high end DSLR
​​It's basically a tiny supercomputer that fits in your pocket, with some having up to 8 GB of RAM now. That's what my CAD laptop has!

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:14 AM
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OnePlus for the win. Best phones I have owned and I have had them all.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
That's like saying a commodore 64 is as good as a new laptop because the core technology hasn't changed.

People balk at the price of a new phone, but think about everything it can do:

It's 100x better at GPS than the absolute best Garmin money can buy
The photo quality exceeds what most users could do on a high end DSLR
​​It's basically a tiny supercomputer that fits in your pocket, with some having up to 8 GB of RAM now. That's what my CAD laptop has!
I think it really depends on the user. Techies will have a much greater appreciation for the increase in computing speed and power. For the typical user who just regularly uses a dozen different apps, takes some pics, calls, and text they probably see little difference and it doesn't really matter what phone they get these days.
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Originally Posted by chrisbtr View Post
I think it really depends on the user. Techies will have a much greater appreciation for the increase in computing speed and power. For the typical user who just regularly uses a dozen different apps, takes some pics, calls, and text they probably see little difference and it doesn't really matter what phone they get these days.
That is true. My mother was using a 7 year old Samsung...and it was bottom of the line back then.

She just upgraded to the "new" bottom of the line phone last week.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Could be wrong but I'm fairly sure it's a standard included feature in Verizon. I use it all the time.
I'm sure you're right on that, I was trying to say that it depends on your carrier, and overstepped on my current cell phone plan knowledge!
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
I'm sure you're right on that, I was trying to say that it depends on your carrier, and overstepped on my current cell phone plan knowledge!
Gotcha - yeah, no idea on the others. Verizon has only had it as a standard feature fairly recently (maybe 3ish years or so...I think).
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OnePlus for the win. Best phones I have owned and I have had them all.
Shady company though. Phones call home and report back to HQ in Shenzhen, China. Not to mention hidden backdoors pre-installed.
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Originally Posted by ole_blue View Post
Ok so now I have another question. If I go buy a phone at best buy orelsewhere, would verizon put limits on the avaible function such as wifi hotspot and such? I know I need to call but maybe somebody knows already. Only reason is I just want to pay cash for the phone and verizon store charges 100 bucks over or finance for min. 30 days. I'll skip all that crap and go where I can just buy one.
I don't know anywhere that won't allow you to buy a phone cash and carry. Just get an unlocked one and activate it where you want.
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Great topic I'm an ex iPhone user it's been about 8 years and I've have a bunch of galaxys. They seamed to get worse and worse ever time I bought one and the s8 is the biggest piece of crap out of all of them. I bought a Sony xperia from best buy and used it for a little and though this is awesome great phone cheap price. Well that ended quickly and I'm back in the search for a new phone but cheap. Almost bought a s9 because there 200 off but would you guys suggest trying a pixel,? 2 or 3?
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:59 PM
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Ok so I called and talked to a tech on the phone who told me an unlocked phone will work fine but at best buy I was told otherwise. It's the wifi calling that wont work The phrase used was "if it has it it will work", well unlocked phones dont have it. I learned they do rebates and missed one by a day for 200 off so I'll just wait it out to save for the next time.

I appreciate all the feed back and hope this might save somebody some grief
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BST24351 View Post
Great topic I'm an ex iPhone user it's been about 8 years and I've have a bunch of galaxys. They seamed to get worse and worse ever time I bought one and the s8 is the biggest piece of crap out of all of them. I bought a Sony xperia from best buy and used it for a little and though this is awesome great phone cheap price. Well that ended quickly and I'm back in the search for a new phone but cheap. Almost bought a s9 because there 200 off but would you guys suggest trying a pixel,? 2 or 3?
We've got 2 pixel (1s), 2 pixel 2s, and one 3, so 2.5, and 1.5 years old for the 1st 2. They all run about the same except that the batteries on the older ones only last about half a day of heavy use. Not much can be done about that unless new battery gets installed. Take a hard look at them... just plain android and no other crap.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:49 PM
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Who in their right mind would pay over a grand for a phone? If you do it you have more money then brains! Are you a doctor or a big businessman? The average person only needs to call and text or take some pictures.SMFH
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Who in their right mind would pay over a grand for a phone? If you do it you have more money then brains! Are you a doctor or a big businessman? The average person only needs to call and text or take some pictures.SMFH
I'm not a big social media person, but still use my phone extensively. At this point, losing my phone would be a much bigger deal than losing my wallet in terms of hassle.

To minimize commute time, waze will tell me which way has the shortest wait time.
When I fly, I use flightview to track all of my flights.
I keep my phone synced with my work calendar so I know where I need to go next.
About half of my emails are read and responded to from my phone.
Most two factor authentication is done through soft tokens on my phone.

So yes, my phone matters to me.

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Originally Posted by catmandoo1 View Post
Who in their right mind would pay over a grand for a phone? If you do it you have more money then brains! Are you a doctor or a big businessman? The average person only needs to call and text or take some pictures.SMFH
If all you use a smartphone for is a phone, then yes, you wouldn't be smart to pay a grand... for a phone.
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Originally Posted by ole_blue View Post
Ok so I called and talked to a tech on the phone who told me an unlocked phone will work fine but at best buy I was told otherwise. It's the wifi calling that wont work The phrase used was "if it has it it will work", well unlocked phones dont have it. I learned they do rebates and missed one by a day for 200 off so I'll just wait it out to save for the next time.

I appreciate all the feed back and hope this might save somebody some grief
If the unlocked phone has WiFi calling your carrier will most likely disable it.

Att does this with all the unlocked phones unless it's an att branded one, and I think their is only 1 POS phone that is unlocked and branded.

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