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Tech Talk / Re: Straight Talk
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:05:36 PM »
What would be the best smart phone to use with straight talk on the version network? (looking to spend around $300).
I found on ebay unlocked version Galaxy S3, I called straight talk to ask if it would work and they told me that they canít know until I provide them with the serial no. anyone had any experience with this?
Thanks in advance.
Nexus 5. $350 direct from Google. Get an AT&T SIM from ST, which will give you 2.5GB LTE. Best phone on the planet at the moment IMHO, and according to many tech blogs.

Tech Talk / Re: Straight Talk
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:00:59 PM »
Keep in mind that Straight Talk doesn't have LTE data, only HSPA+. Its perfectly fine for basic web browsing, but not too great for heavy streaming.
Just to update, Straight Talk now offers LTE through ATT (there may be no mention of it, but it is). I've been on it for a few weeks on my Nexus 5, it is way faster and more consistent than the previous HSPA+. Note that if your ST SIM is more than a few months old and using the att.mvno APN, you will need to buy a new SIM using tfdata APN in order to use LTE.

Credit Cards / Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:07:36 AM »
A Chase rep once told me she too has no idea how they track it down, but somehow they mange to do it
What's especially interesting is what happens when there are multiple people with same name, do they all get the history?

Credit Cards / Re: Alaska Airlines 50k bonus miles card
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:04:37 PM »
If not done at the same time, the second will be flagged as a duplicate.
That's what it seems. I only saw this thread after I applied. Hope it ends up as one pull.

Credit Cards / Re: Alaska Airlines 50k bonus miles card
« on: December 16, 2013, 03:47:10 PM »
Applied this morning, instantly approved. Applied again an hour ago, said under review. Called recon, lady said 2nd app had been auto rejected for duplicate. She was skeptical about needing 2nd card, so I explained that I need 2 cards for pers./biz., also threw in that I am switching to Alaska's program instead of Delta (which is true, I don't condone lying). That did the trick. She confirmed some info about my balances at other banks, then approved me, and confirmed bonus.

Thanks Dan and this thread for the tips.

Up In The Air / Re: how to save united mileage from expiring
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:38:43 PM »
Any method (besides payment) of reinstating United miles that expired on 12/1? Or if I try calling anything in particular I can say?

Taxes+Fees: $53
Phone reservation (required for CX): $25
Total: $78

Add'l fee for award reservation within 21 days: $75

Thanks, I'll call and update with the info.

Anyone know the taxes+fees for an AA award on CX JFK-YVR round trip? BA is $110. doesn't show CX awards.

Searched around but couldn't find.

Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:30:48 AM »
No different than the 4
Then I'm even more flabbergasted that they didn't make it simpler in the 5. For a frequent traveller its a real annoyance, trying to switch SIMs while on a plane or in an airport is incredibly difficult.

Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: July 05, 2013, 06:05:55 PM »
Just curious, does anyone else think its ridiculous how difficult it is to switch SIM cards in the iphone 5?

Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 05, 2013, 06:03:09 PM »
A friend of mine just got a 3,000shek bill from Orange.
Nice. Though by Verizon standards that's chump change, there have been many cases with more than that amount, and with a dollar sign.

Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus Tips And Tricks
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »
I noticed recently that my phone is getting a little sluggish. Sometimes when going to the home-screen it stays blank for like 5 seconds before I can see the apps. Is there a way to see what's causing that?
I've been experiencing this for the past few months as well. I'm afraid that the G-Nex is struggling to keep up with the newest Jelly Bean updates. After all, it is an ancient phone at this point (in tech years). I think I'll reluctantly have to grab the X when it comes out.

Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:49:47 PM »
Downgrade??? Or did you mean to say upgrade
Are you saying that Golan is better than Orange? Because that would be more than "decent," I've never had issues with Orange anywhere.

Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:04:09 PM »
Have you used Orange in the past, and if so, is it a big downgrade?

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