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How many people do think were shut down? Is it more than 15?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #141 on: November 16, 2016, 01:24:22 PM »
How many people do think were shut down? Is it more than 15?
I think so.
We can ask the wholesaler how many people bought for him.
But I had 2 accounts shut. 1 was insignificant, the other was my regular backup account.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #143 on: November 16, 2016, 01:33:43 PM »
How many people do think were shut down? Is it more than 15?
Over 100 maybe 500

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #144 on: November 16, 2016, 01:37:50 PM »
Unless it's a Yahoo, aol, etc.
Who else do we have to choose from?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #145 on: November 16, 2016, 01:40:41 PM »
How many people do think were shut down? Is it more than 15?
i personally know of more (and there is a lot more)
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #146 on: November 16, 2016, 01:41:23 PM »
So, interesting update, when I filled out the disabled form for my secondary e-mail (albeit a work e-mail address) the response I received was basically "sorry, your account is not eligible for reinstatement." My spouses e-mail (their primary) the e-mail back stated "we are looking into your request and we've found that there is already a pending appeal on your account..." Has anyone here received the second appeals e-mail? Just curious

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« Reply #147 on: November 16, 2016, 01:44:21 PM »
So, interesting update, when I filled out the disabled form for my secondary e-mail (albeit a work e-mail address) the response I received was basically "sorry, your account is not eligible for reinstatement." My spouses e-mail (their primary) the e-mail back stated "we are looking into your request and we've found that there is already a pending appeal on your account..." Has anyone here received the second appeals e-mail? Just curious
i filled out a request and haven't received anything
(i only filled on the 2 more important ones )
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #148 on: November 16, 2016, 01:46:32 PM »
Wow! Thank Gd I was not involved in this. I cannot imagine being without my gmail account. I feel bad for everyone affected.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #149 on: November 16, 2016, 01:47:43 PM »
i filled out a request and haven't received anything
(i only filled on the 2 more important ones )

I think that is a good sign, my spouses didn't either, filled out one today and that is the response we received today (about the appeal).

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« Reply #150 on: November 16, 2016, 01:48:53 PM »
Over 100 maybe 500

Are you serious? Are you sure?

On the one hand, that gives us more leverage (power in numbers), on the other, it gives us less (more potential harm wrought on Google).

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« Reply #151 on: November 16, 2016, 01:51:10 PM »
So, interesting update, when I filled out the disabled form for my secondary e-mail (albeit a work e-mail address) the response I received was basically "sorry, your account is not eligible for reinstatement." My spouses e-mail (their primary) the e-mail back stated "we are looking into your request and we've found that there is already a pending appeal on your account..." Has anyone here received the second appeals e-mail? Just curious

They already responded to your reinstatement request? First I've heard.

When I tried to supplement my reinstatement request for my account with more information, I got an email back saying
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We've looked into your request and we've found that there is already a pending appeal for your account. Please wait for the result of your current appeal.
  Not sure why you would have gotten an email saying there is already an appeal pending on an account no appeal was made. Odd.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #152 on: November 16, 2016, 01:59:03 PM »
Are you serious? Are you sure?

On the one hand, that gives us more leverage (power in numbers), on the other, it gives us less (more potential harm wrought on Google).
I'm sure it's over 100.
I know personally 20 accounts that got shut down.


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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #153 on: November 16, 2016, 01:59:50 PM »
Over 100 maybe 500
not Sure about ppl, but fure sure accounts is possible to be that number,
Most ppl probably don't know yet that they lost there account
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #154 on: November 16, 2016, 02:00:34 PM »
Unless it's a Yahoo, aol, etc.
Who else do we have to choose from?

How does Google shut down a Yahoo account?
For me, the main crisis would be my drive/photos /gv /linked apps, than the actual emails.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #155 on: November 16, 2016, 02:03:57 PM »
Out of pure curiosity. What was everyone doing? Buying the phone for a dealer out of the country? Is it that much cheaper  here?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #156 on: November 16, 2016, 02:05:16 PM »
Wow! Thank Gd I was not involved in this. I cannot imagine being without my gmail account. I feel bad for everyone affected.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #157 on: November 16, 2016, 02:08:40 PM »
Out of pure curiosity. What was everyone doing? Buying the phone for a dealer out of the country? Is it that much cheaper  here?
Buying phones for dealers in the country, that have you ship to their fulfillment center (or rented office) in a state that doesn't charge sales tax. Then they sell the phones to international brokers/contacts. Same system (probably same buyers/brokers) as the iPhone deals every September.

Problem is, Google picked up on orders equaling thousands of phones being shipped to the same few addresses.

Each company releases phones in batches all around the world.
Example: This phone might not be released for another 6 months in Australia and people there may want it already and are willing to pay a premium to get it imported from the US.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #158 on: November 16, 2016, 02:25:17 PM »
If I lost my google account I'd feel like I lost part of my identity.
In some ways it's part of who I am. Someone wants to reach out to me to say hi or wants to do business, they send me an email.

Gone.

Let me check my vacation photos that I stored in the cloud.

Gone.

How about my spreadsheets and work documents I backed up on Drive?

Also gone.

Maybe it's time that companies give us more rights. Imagine USPS stopped delivering your mail because you didn't put enough stamps on an envelope?

Google, you wanna suspend me? Give me 30 days to export my data and notify my contacts of the change.

Remember, services like Gmail, Drive, despite not having an upfront cost, are not free.
We are the product, and google profits very much off our data. We deserve to be treated like any paying customer.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #159 on: November 16, 2016, 02:26:02 PM »
Please blame this on the phone brokers. I had a dozen brokers reach out to me for iPhone resales and eventually turned them all down a few years in a row, losing a ton of cash each time, all for the reason that I read Apple T&C and saw it was prohibited and when done on such a mass scale even if they didn't do anything before they might and are entitled to make an exception if the wanted to.
Why the need to blame anyone? Do you think the dealers anticipated this? I don't understand why you (and often Dan) need to turn everyone's pain into your gain for "foreseeing this". People lost their primary google account that is a big deal. No need to mention here when the pain is raw how you knew better and denied their "ads". Sorry for being rough, it's just your post hits a raw nerve in me.