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Jul 2, 2014, 8:44 PM

Emergency alerts on Kitkat 4.4.2

Ever since my Note 3 got this update I can't find where it's been moved to? Not in messages anymore, at least on my Note 3...any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Jul 11, 2013, 11:55 PM

Verizon overcharging on 3G4G Hot Spot devices

I have a Verizon 3G/4G wireless Hot Spot device as there is no Comcast or DSL where I live (Northern California Coast). The problem with the Verizon Hot Spot card is that Verizon doesn't advise you in any of their literature that the device must be turned off when it's not being used or you will be continually sent data (that you haven't requested) and will be billed for it.

I learned this after the first two months of using this card. I only use it for emails and minor web surfing. No youtube or any other video downloads, no internet radio live feeds... just marginal data usage.

I have a 5 gb monthly plan that runs $50, and never exceed this usage unless there is heavy fog. I live 7 miles from the Verizon tower and there are hi...
8 replies

Jun 24, 2014, 2:20 PM

a00000442ce4f9 Listed lost or stolen, but is brand new out of the package???? HELP!!!

The MEID is a00000442ce4f9 and is listed lost or stolen out of the package, just bought brand new? How can this happen be fixed thanks
2 replies

Jun 3, 2014, 4:56 PM

verizons prepaid service

Anyone know anything about this? is it worth using? I am using TMO prepaid right now and its aweful, but I only pay 50 a month for unlimited everything.
3 replies
android garmin link

Jun 16, 2014, 9:41 AM

andriod and garmin smartphone link

I have Verizon, and currently have 10 months left with my Samsung galaxy nexus phone. I use garmins smartphone link with my GPS. What phones should I be looking at in the meantime that have great Bluetooth links for this feature? I don'tcare that much about games.

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May 30, 2014, 9:31 PM

sms setting

1: what is "smswriteuicc" parameter of phone
2: how do you change the parameter "smswriteuicc" using DM Tool
3: how do you set the "smswriteuicc" value to "ON", make that the MO/MT 3GPP2/3GPP SMS will be stored in the (UICC)USIM.
1 reply

May 29, 2014, 9:46 PM

Why is Phone Scoop always so slow to show new phones?

When the Samsung Galaxy S5 came out it took them a week to add the phone like it didn't exist yet.

Now that the LG G3 is out it will probably take them a week or so to mention it.

No wonder Phone Arena is so far ahead.
2 replies

May 8, 2014, 4:24 AM


Well, I am looking to replace my HTC Incredible. I would go for the Iphone if it were capable of simultaneous voice and data like every other 4GLTE phone on Verizon. It looks lite either the Samsung Galaxy 5 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
6 replies

May 11, 2014, 2:35 PM

iPhone 5S unlock question

I have an ATT iPhone 5S that I unlocked, same model number of the Verizon iPhone 5S. But when I go to activate it it says 'No Service' and it won't allow me to activate online either. I'm just swapping my nano SIM from my Droid Maxx to the iPhone 5S, I figured it should work. Thought that was the point of the iPhone 5S being the same across most carriers here in the US.
3 replies

May 11, 2014, 4:47 PM

Verizon reception

I've been with Verizon but I drop calls when I am on my phone inside stores like publix, best buy, target and reception isn't that good sometimes and thinking aboutsw itching to At&t has anyone else have this problem
6 replies

Apr 28, 2014, 11:57 AM


I have two NOTE2's under a 2 year Contact that I am about 5 months into. One of my NOTES got dropped and shattered the glass. The LCD works fine, but I am too lazy to replace the glass.

I was looking at $200 ~$300 UNLOCKED phone option. I would totally go with a NEXUS 4 or NEXUS 5, but they are not CDMA, only GSM.

I don't want to pay $599 for a new Phone from Verizon so I am looking for options to ride out my contact or a new phone I love comes around.

I have seen the Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 No Contract Verizon Cell Phone on AMAZON.

Is that the only NEXUS phone option?

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May 12, 2014, 5:30 PM


Help, my father has this old phone that he wants me to pull a ringtone off for him. When I connect to my Windows 8.1 computer, it does not recognize the device. Is there any software that is available (without spyware) that will help this phone get recognized? THANK YOU!!
1 reply

Apr 20, 2014, 11:56 PM


Would you all tell me which phones allow one to talk and surf on Verizon's network. Thank you...
4 replies

Apr 18, 2014, 12:30 PM

Verizon's & iPhone Limitations

Now that I use my iPhone for business and I talk more on it than ever I have made some findings about Verizon and my iPhone that discuss me.
1. I can't disconnect the second caller of a conference call without disconnecting the first caller. This isn't good for business.
2. My iPhone 5 won't allow me to view my call history when I'm on an active call. Really? This is a simple task that my $600 phone won't perform.

4 replies

Mar 6, 2014, 12:22 PM

Android v.s apple

I think Android will have run it's course and no longer be with us by 2016.
8 replies

Feb 15, 2014, 3:40 PM

Best non-smartphone for Verizon

I went through 2 flip phones from Verizon within the past year and they both broke on me and have bad call quality. Is there a different phone I can buy on like eBay or a 3rd party site that will work with Verizon and is reliable (will last at least 2 years without malfunctioning or degrading in quality) with good call quality?
4 replies

Dec 11, 2013, 1:04 AM

verizon employees

who loves their as much as I do!!!!!
5 replies

Mar 2, 2014, 9:32 PM

Verizon Edge availability

Ok...looks like we are going to switch to more everything and use unlimited data...phones are just too darn pricey otherwise.

Question: my wife and I have 2 lines both eligible for upgrade in June.

Are we able to renew our contract, switch to more everything and upgrade with Verizon Edge prior to June? Do we have any options prior to June? Our current phones are not even 2 years old and freeze even after reset....awful.

I tried to chat with Verizon online but was not working

1 reply
Wireless Consultant

Feb 18, 2014, 10:19 AM

International texting

I have a question about the new International texting that was just introduced. The ad says unlimited outgoig text to other countries. Do you have to be on a certin plan or is this a feature and what is the cost for incoming text?
5 replies

Dec 10, 2013, 3:31 AM

Upgrade/Switch Device

Once upon a time, things were simple. If I chose to upgrade online it was easy. I just logged into My Verizon, ordered a phone and when it arrived, i merely called the phone number and chose option two to accept the contract terms but activate the phone later. It's not so easy these days. I call the activation line and there is no option for activation later. I was given the option to activate the phone on the line I upgraded or another line on my account however. This is really a pain.
3 replies
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