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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #75 on: November 15, 2016, 11:05:52 AM »
I tried calling that number twice pressed 0 numerous times and got a rep and both reps said the same thing, that they cant help with gmail accounts and that it must be done via email.  Any other numbers to try?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #76 on: November 15, 2016, 11:11:39 AM »
I tried calling that number twice pressed 0 numerous times and got a rep and both reps said the same thing, that they cant help with gmail accounts and that it must be done via email.  Any other numbers to try?

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+1 apparently they are only support for Google play and there isn't any Gmail reps

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2016, 11:26:47 AM »
Lesson learned is don't mess around with companies that you can't afford to pi** off.
Also known as "Don't S#!t  where you eat"

For all those slightly paranoid people here, you can backup all your Google info here: Google.com/takeout

If you were shutdown, maybe try asking at least for access to that page so you can get your data back.

Come to think of it, people don't usually "back up" stuff that is in the cloud, because the cloud doesn't fail... This is a bitter reminder that it's never really safe unless your have a copy as well.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2016, 11:36:05 AM »
is it just email or is the entire google account blocked?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2016, 11:38:00 AM »
is it just email or is the entire google account blocked?
entire account
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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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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« 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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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« 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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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #87 on: November 15, 2016, 12:47:50 PM »
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
What's your plan for yud shvat?