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jefbal99 last won the day on October 28 2016

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About jefbal99

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    The guy from Portland...
  • Birthday 07/10/1980

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    Pixel 2 XL - Galaxy Tab E (wifi only) - MagicBox Gen2 - Novatel MiFi 500
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  1. I had this texting my mom once. If I remember correctly, I did a reboot, PRL update, network services update, and a few airplane mode cycles. Then it started working again.
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    Moto G6 etc Omnithread

    After my Moto X Pure Edition experience with software updates falling off the map, I think I'll be sticking to Google devices. At least I know what support I'm getting and for how long. My buddy is still using my Moto X Pure, so the hardware is good. Hopefully these can last for a couple cycles.
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    Huawei Nexus 6P (was [Rumor] Huawei Nexus phone?)

    I've got a new Nexus 6p glass screen protector that I'll gladly mail to anyone who can use it. Just cover the shipping cost. It was a two pack, I only used one of them. Omotion from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014SL8BWU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=donations09-20 PM me if you'd like this.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I think the fastest I've gotten is right around 70
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    Note 9 rumor thread.

    If Google and Sammy can ever get together on the "Google Play Edition" phones again, I'd buy a Note with AOSP in a heart beat.
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    I've had the phone for 6hrs and just wow. This thing is fast as hell and so responsive. I haven't played with the camera yet. Very impressed with Google's transferring setup in Oreo. I put a glass screen protector on it and hopefully my Live Case will be here on Tuesday!
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    Note 9 rumor thread.

    Seeing as I just got my Pixel 2 XL today, it'll be a couple years before I upgrade again. By that time, the tech for screen fingerprint reader will be in all the phones.
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    Note 9 rumor thread.

    Apparently the rumors on the note 9 are slim to none
  9. Due to no High Speed Internet Offerings in my area (outside of the major carriers), I jumped on the $50/month unlimited hotspot offering in December. I'm running a Mifi500, connected to a repeater with a single ethernet jack, that feeds the WAN port on my wireless router. This is providing Wifi for my home and connectivity for Nest, 5 Echos, generic smart plugs, 3 Kindle Fire, 1 Kindle reader, and other devices. I do have a Magic Box and the HotSpot loves being connected to it.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Honestly, reach out to Executive Support via twitter. Tweet at Marcelo and they will reply, that's typically the only way to resolve one off or oddball issues like this.
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    The S4GRU BYOD Sim Compatibility Chart

    Thanks for this, I was able to help telesales send me the correct SIM for my phone!
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    My buddy is using my old Moto X Pure right now and he went thru that same hoopla. He went to a third party store and got sold the wrong SIM, ended up at a Corp store to get it working. I remember when the MXPE first came out, the pain to get the correct SIM for that...
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Ugh, Sprint is quicker than Google. SIM card will be delivered today, phone isn't scheduled for delivery until Saturday. Feel like a kid on Winter break, waiting for Christmas to come
  14. I dusted off my Novatel Mifi 500 in December and hopped on the $50/month unlimited hotspot data offering. Still don't have any reliable HSI where I live except the major mobile providers, so this has been a revelation. Running all my smart home devices and the kids kindles is great. It does lag occasionally as its Sprint's LTE, but its been a great three months so far. It loves the MagicBox for the most part. I've had to reboot it a few times when it gets stuck on B26 or the device hangs on the main menu. Can't believe I've had this thing 4 1/2 yrs and its still kicking strong.
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    SignalCheck Beta Crew Forum

    Mike, will you be utilizing new pre-Alpha/Beta 100 user testing channel announced yesterday? https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/20/google-play-lets-developers-set-internal-test-channel-100-trusted-users-paid-apps-free/