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2 years 1 week ago #29856 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
It is finally, finally time for me to get done with using TF on my one, unlocked GSM phone !!

Some time ago I got the Redpocket 1 year deal & put it aside for when this day would arrive.
Also had a minimally allotted Twigby number that has barely gotten any usage, so:
Activated the 'new' services as well as a port-in from Twigby late last night.

1st thing today confirmations arrived from both places that it is all completed.

This may be the smoothest, easiest processing I've ever gone through !!

Now I may even bother to set up CN so as to collect credits to keep the Redpocket services going - that is, if CN is actually working...about which I have my doubts all the time seeing what a bumpy road others report about it & the lack of active responses here from Tom & company for such a long time...

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2 years 1 week ago #29858 by realLexusl21
Many of us have yearly redpocket plan through cellnuvo.

Paying monthly was a pain for me

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2 years 1 week ago #29866 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
All the recent things I see about CN seem to point at it not crediting well & nobody from there shows up here either...not encouraging IMO.

When the Redpocket yearly deal goes on sale again it is easy enough to grab it again & it is very affordable when at the lowest price for a whole year of services.

I've always wished that some service provider would offer a super cheap voice & text only plan that'll work around here.
Until that happens (if ever) we'll stay with Twigby for their great VZ backup & also whatever GSM provider is cheapest for those times that we're in an area which has no VZ coverage.

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2 years 1 week ago - 2 years 1 week ago #29869 by Isamorph

Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: All the recent things I see about CN seem to point at it not crediting well & nobody from there shows up here either...not encouraging IMO.

When the Redpocket yearly deal goes on sale again it is easy enough to grab it again & it is very affordable when at the lowest price for a whole year of services.

I've always wished that some service provider would offer a super cheap voice & text only plan that'll work around here.
Until that happens (if ever) we'll stay with Twigby for their great VZ backup & also whatever GSM provider is cheapest for those times that we're in an area which has no VZ coverage.


Hi E_Z,----Have you looked at what "FreeUp Mobile" has to offer on the AT&T cellular network? @Frasier says one can knock off $7 from the monthly $20 unlimited T&T and 1GB data by spending a minute or less per day printing one 25 cent crediting coupon from the FU site, and there are other ways to reduce the monthly cost. FU also offers a $10 starter plan providing 500 min. or texts and 100mb of data. Might be worth a look for AT&T service.

www.freeupmobile.com/
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2 years 1 week ago #29870 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Thanks for the reminder Isamorph !!
I did check them out & seeing as they're so new it was my thought to wait a while & see if they stick around...
Now also, since my need for GSM services is covered for a year there's no hurry for that.

In our immediate area we mostly use Twigby because...it works and, it is the cheapest of all.
The only thing I could imagine beating that would be some sort of VZ deal for voice & SMS only, which I've not seen or heard of.

It is confusing to discuss our usages because we have no choice other than to have the cheapest possible coverage from both providers in our area or we risk getting stuck in the boonies someplace in an old car with no means to call for any help - and that possibility just scares my partner to bits, so we do it this way for her ease & comfort.
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2 years 1 week ago #29876 by PEW

Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Until that happens (if ever) we'll stay with Twigby for their great VZ backup & also whatever GSM provider is cheapest for those times that we're in an area which has no VZ coverage.


Just a heads up. Risk is that VZ is roaming, so if you end up using it mostly, you are at risk of having your plan terminated.
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2 years 1 week ago #29886 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
It's been more than a year since we got on Twigby's services - no variances in our rather low usages - and:
Zero troubles, no complaints, and very fair rates.
Seems to me that if our usage of that 'roaming' would pose any problem, it would have shown up by now.
Thanks for the info all the same - it'll either remain OK...or not - nothing to be done about it either way.

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2 years 1 day ago - 2 years 1 day ago #30057 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
A bump in the road, for which I am hoping someone here knows the 'cure':
My newly activated RP phone is set as a forwarding number from my 'main' GV number, which is also my chosen VM provider.

I keep the cellular powered off when I'm home, and now all the calls to the 'main' number are getting waylaid after 1 ring to a bogus message telling callers that my VM is not set up....grrrr !!

I've opened a ticket at RP and I'm hoping very much that someone here can tell me how to just shut off the doggone RP VM, please ?!?

Thanks.

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2 years 1 day ago #30059 by realLexusl21
Why not use the chat feature? It is faster or can they not help?

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2 years 1 day ago #30062 by woo_24
I suspect the issue will be dependent on which vendor's services you're using. We have an AT&T line through RedPocket, never set up the VM, and also use our Google Voice # as our primary line for calls/texts. We've had it off before and the forwarding works fine to the other phones (or GV picks up VM) without it going to AT&T's VM service.

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