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Nov 20, 2013, 9:36 AM

$50 Play Store Credit to Galaxy Note 3 Owners

Samsung is offering a $50 Play Store credit for all the current and new owners of Galaxy Note 3 in the US. The promotion should help maintain the strong performance of the company’s phablet flagship during the holiday season.

All the Galaxy Note 3 owners, who purchase their device on or before January 6, will be eligible to claim the offer. You have to register your phone number, IMEI and a few other details with Samsung, before you redeem your $50 credit. With the Play Store credit you can download apps, movies, music, games, books, magazines and TV shows without having to pay anything.

If you are one of the existing Galaxy Note 3 users, then head on to the offer link below to claim your voucher.

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Apr 16, 2011, 2:23 AM

Umm,....what the heck is this? Droid Bionic is cancelled?!!!?

Boy is this shocking! Well, it's up to you guys if you believe this. Supposedly the Bionic will be replaced with a smartphone that is being to having similar specs as the Bionic except it will be called the Targa. Kind of a strange name. ... »
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Jun 21, 2013, 1:31 PM

Account disconnected

So since I been out of work, I was unable to pay my cellphone bill. They disconnected my account which is understandable. Does that mean I lose my cellphone number that I've had since I was able to have a cellphone (Talking being with Cingular wireless)?

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Oct 23, 2013, 2:44 PM

Customer Service very lacking

My wife and I, have 20 yrs tenure with VZ, as bought up with a Alltel by up.
We upgraded in Jan of this year to Droid Razr for her and myself. We got a Droid Razr Maxx for her Pops and had started him a line in Dec of last year.
He recently became ill and passed away a little over a month ago. VZ did drop the line without issue when he did, so there is no issue that way.

I issue comes like this. When he became sick, he had given us the Maxx back, but with a broken screen and didnt want the service anylonger. So I sold my Razr, a mistake I wish I could take back. And simply activated the Maxx on my line, it was returned to us with a cracked screen though.
Its a hairline crack, you dont feel it with your finger, ...
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Oct 20, 2013, 3:53 PM

More Options for Basic Phones?


I currently have a smart phone on a family plan with Verizon. I want to downgrade to a basic phone because I hardly use my smartphone. I am up for renewal, but I want to know if I can buy basic phones outside of the actual Verizon store and use it for my family plan.

How would I go about doing this? Where can legit basic phones be purchased online and used for Verizon plans? What are someone the best basic phones out there? I need something with reliable talk/text. A good camera would be an optional bonus.

Thank you.
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Sep 25, 2013, 11:36 AM


why have 2 different Verizon sales person try to talk me out of buy a iphone the last 2 smartphones I bought, is it the commission or something else?
6 replies

Oct 12, 2013, 9:10 AM

do not disturb mode for metro 4G

looking for a timeout for a few hours/day anybody know an app or how to...not be disturbed?

Oct 7, 2013, 6:01 PM

sending pictures

how do i send pictures from my cell phone w 385 model to my web site ?
3 replies

Sep 22, 2013, 12:22 PM


Finally paid my balance. Does that mean Verizon will reactivate my service with the same number?

Anyone know?
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Jul 15, 2013, 9:53 AM

Extended warranty vs Insurance

I know there are several Verizon employees on this forum, so I'm hoping one of you can explain something to me. Here's the situation:
My son's phone is an iphone 4S. For whatever reason, it has decided that it will no longer charge (tried everything). I have been paying for the insurance as well as the extended warranty. I just called Verizon to see what we need to do and this is basically what I was told.
If the phone failed because of damage (like water) then it will be something like $169 deductable for a replacement phone. If it failed because of faulty equipment, it would be a free replacement thru warranty. Ok..fair enough. BUT, here's the part I don't get. He said that if we submit it as a warranty claim, but they determi...
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Sep 5, 2013, 9:04 AM

Anyway to port a number out and get new number but keep plan

I have a unlimited everything plan on my account is there anyway to let my friend port his number out and get a new number on the line he ported out? I'm not trying to lose the unlimited data plan I just want him to keep his number and let me keep the plan. I know that typically when porting out it kills the line but I'm not wanting to lose the line and data. Thanks in advance
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Sep 4, 2013, 7:13 PM

Indiana Surcharge Increase

Can we cancel without a termination fee because of this?
Thanks in advance!
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May 25, 2013, 12:20 PM

Verizon or Sprint

Hey everyone. Just a quick question. I have had Verizon for over 10 years now, and my wife is considering switching to Sprint. She switched jobs and her company phone/personal phone will be disconnected at the end of May. We are thinking of getting a shared unlimited plan with Sprint. I have a Verizon plan that has unlimited data on it, but as most VZW customers know they no longer offer unlimited data plans. If I upgrade any part of my plan I lose unlimited data. That is a huge deal to me since I average 4.0 GB per month data. To purchase that data plan per month from VZW is highway robbery!!!! So I ask is it worth switching? I am happy with Verizon, but if I ever do want to upgrade my VZW phone I have to purchase it full retail or eBay it ...
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Aug 29, 2013, 1:09 AM

Me again...switching sides...

Those of you who have followed this board for any length of time know that I spent 7 years working as a Verizon call center rep and over 2 years implementing super-cool antenna systems on military aircraft for Predators drones and stuff like that, but I've moved on again.

Earlier this year, just before graduating with my Electrical Engineering degree with a telecom emphasis. I accepted a Management level career with AT&T (landline) monitoring features on the coast-to-coast fiber optic network.

So I'll still be around phonescoop, but my biases have changed. I just thought I should get that out in the open ( and it's company policy that Managers have to disclose their company affiliation on public web forums).

I'm not quite working o...
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Scott Herman

Aug 15, 2013, 6:04 PM

The newest best phone in the WORLD is soon upon us!!!

Are you as excited as I for the soon to be announcement release for the IPhone 5S!!!!!?!!!!! a continuation of the best phone in the world!

What do you hope to see in this next spectacular release from Apple? I can't wait to hold this marvel of engineering in my hands!


Your buddy

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Jul 16, 2013, 3:21 PM


Seen a lot of comments on losing the unlimited data but here is a secret for all of you.. . I CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO KEEP IT.

look me up on twitter @phoneman07 and I will tell you how
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Jun 24, 2013, 12:36 PM

I really need a phone today

Long time VZW customer and have never even considered switching till now. I am out of contract and my phone is completely shot. I love the Samsung Charge that I have been using for almost two years but it is no longer functioning.

Like a lot of people I would really like to stay but I do not want to give up my unlimited data, I use about 5-6 GBs per month.

Any suggestions? I really need a functional phone with in the next day or so.
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Aug 7, 2013, 2:48 AM

Accessing Simultaneous Voice and Data on iPhone 5

Just wanted to address some false information that is being spread out there, especially with what has been in my experience, a common theme with employees at the Apple Store:

The iPhone 5 cannot access simultaneous voice and data coverage using Verizon's LTE network NOT because the carrier doesn't allow it, but because the iPhone 5 lacks the internal hardware needed to support this capability.

There are many other phones sold for Verizon that contain the hardware needed to allow this functionality.

Although this is old news for most of us in the forums, hopefully it will be useful to a few.

Jul 11, 2013, 5:38 PM

Goggle navigation

What happened to the old navigation on my Galaxy S3 it's gone it's been updated with a new one that's terrible.
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