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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #80 on: November 15, 2016, 11:42:31 AM »
+1 apparently they are only support for Google play and there isn't any Gmail reps
So tell them to unlock you google play account!

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #81 on: November 15, 2016, 12:13:28 PM »
So tell them to unlock you google play account!
In fact, that's why the accounts were closed - abuse in purchasing Google play phones.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2016, 12:16:52 PM »
In fact, that's why the accounts were closed - abuse in purchasing Google play phones.
please tell me what was abused exactly, we are convincing ourselves that we did something wrong
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« Reply #83 on: November 15, 2016, 12:26:27 PM »
please tell me what was abused exactly, we are convincing ourselves that we did something wrong
Are you being thick?
Everyone shipped the phones to one place. Of course they're going to investigate what's going on!
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #84 on: November 15, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
was there some very good deal going on? why did ppl order so many?

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« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2016, 12:35:56 PM »
Are you being thick?
Everyone shipped the phones to one place. Of course they're going to investigate what's going on!
if Google would not have taken the action that they did,
And In 5 months time, we would have a discussion if we violated any T&C, I honestly don't think the overall opinion will be that we did,
Am I allowed to buy the max amount of phones they allow me to? Even if I re sell it?
So just because we all sent it to NH, cuz it's cheaper, does not make that a violation of T&C, unless they specifically stated shipping address limitations,
Which last I checked, there is no public T&C regarding this, it's just what the system was set up for
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« Reply #86 on: November 15, 2016, 12:45:10 PM »
if Google would not have taken the action that they did,
And In 5 months time, we would have a discussion if we violated any T&C, I honestly don't think the overall opinion will be that we did,
Am I allowed to buy the max amount of phones they allow me to? Even if I re sell it?
So just because we all sent it to NH, cuz it's cheaper, does not make that a violation of T&C, unless they specifically stated shipping address limitations,
Which last I checked, there is no public T&C regarding this, it's just what the system was set up for
Did you read the full T&C?

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Did you read the full T&C?

no, as the arnt any
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #88 on: November 15, 2016, 12:49:58 PM »
no, as the arnt any
Wow, really?


How about the terms you agreed to when you bought the phones specifically "You may only purchase Devices for your personal use." https://store.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/device-terms.html

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #89 on: November 15, 2016, 12:53:18 PM »
Wow, really?


How about the terms you agreed to when you bought the phones specifically "You may only purchase Devices for your personal use." https://store.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/device-terms.html
as per project fi (which is who we bought the phones from) said yesterday, via a chat conversation, that there are no public T&C as of last night
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2016, 12:55:53 PM »
as per project fi (which is who we bought the phones from) said yesterday, via a chat conversation, that there are no public T&C as of last night
Lol, DROPR!!!

Terms say clearly "You may only purchase Devices for your personal use. You may not commercially resell any Device"

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2016, 12:57:23 PM »
as per project fi (which is who we bought the phones from) said yesterday, via a chat conversation, that there are no public T&C as of last night
DROPR

So you talked to a dumb rep, what's that have to do with agreeing to Google's terms of service when you buy their phones?

Look on the project fi homepage, under legal it says you agree to googles terms of service...

ETA: Project Fi terms of service also say it is only for personal use. Just look on their site.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2016, 01:48:27 PM »
I did not chat, so not sure how the conversation went,
But when you ask for the T&C and they respond, that it's not public, I wouldn't think not to rely..
But I don't want to read it, cuz if I do, I can't pull ignorance ;)
Stam, I did not loose any important accounts (I'll just get less spam now ;) )
But I know someone who got scamed into paying a 'security company' to protect him, cuz this company told him he was hacked,
That's why I'm really bothered..
And 90% of the ppl who bought, had zero thoughts that they are doing something wrong..
I just hope it will work itself out
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2016, 02:03:24 PM »
I was on the phone with google for an hour this morning. The rep was trying to figure out what was going on. She called many different departments, spoke to different people and now one had any answers. She sent me the disabled account form again and just advised that in "additional information" I add verifying information about me (dob, cc used, billing address, email password) and to see what happens. 

Honestly, if I lose my account it's not the end of the world, but I need to get my spouses primary account back! We have important information on google drive that we can't afford to lose. Yes, I'm an idiot for doing this, but sheesh :(

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« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2016, 02:11:24 PM »
I did not chat, so not sure how the conversation went,
But when you ask for the T&C and they respond, that it's not public, I wouldn't think not to rely..
But I don't want to read it, cuz if I do, I can't pull ignorance ;)
You can't plead ignorance anyways, it's not their fault if you clicked "I agree" without actually reading the T&C's.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2016, 02:15:09 PM »
You can't plead ignorance anyways, it's not their fault if you clicked "I agree" without actually reading the T&C's.
lol lol
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« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2016, 02:16:00 PM »
lol lol
I wasn't trying to be funny.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
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Honestly, if I lose my account it's not the end of the world, but I need to get my spouses primary account back! We have important information on google drive that we can't afford to lose. Yes, I'm an idiot for doing this, but sheesh :(
If your drive account is also on a PC, stuff may be saved locally


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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #98 on: November 15, 2016, 02:23:40 PM »


Honestly, if I lose my account it's not the end of the world, but I need to get my spouses primary account back! We have important information on google drive that we can't afford to lose. Yes, I'm an idiot for doing this, but sheesh :(
Do you still have access to Google.com/takeout?

If not, can they let you access that at least?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #99 on: November 15, 2016, 03:09:08 PM »
Lets cut to the chase with a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, we will make this the biggest court case in history and end up making millions of google for Making up terms and conditions and linking it to our personal email accounts which have nothing to do with what we purchased in the first place ,