Got the call yesterday Donta

This is just so I can remind him when he gets older that yesterday I got a call from his mom about him surfing “adult” content on the web. Now you are 10 years old now it’s its “about” the rite age. You’re mom and grandma don’t think so..lol

Project Fi

I got a Google Project Fi phone and sim card for testing about a month ago, with a phone I had so Google just opened it to more people. For a quick rundown it means a lower cell phone bill and more data. And it works overseas just like it works in the states at no extra charge. Verizon $10 per day charge is killing me and they limit the data you can use, it use to be whatever you had on your plan data wise you could use when traveling.

Long story short I’m going to be using the Google phone ( and number ) for the next month or so to see if the bill is lower. So if you need to contact me via text it might be delayed.

Update as of Sep 10th 2018…

Well I dropped my wife line off Verizon and got her the Moto G phone like I have and ported her number over to it . Now the real test is ou trip to Mexico. Now the only difference between the phones we have is mine was bought from Amazon hers wa bought via Google Fi . I had a small issue getting connected on the Amazon version of the phone but a reboot seem to have fixed that. For the most part the phone was working and when we got to the resort I had a connection and could share the connection. I saw a few days later my wifes phone the one bought from Google Fi had a LTE connection where mine just said “H” whatever that is.

I contacted Amazon and Motorola about this and Moto said there are just some “differances”in nphones depending on who they are being built for. Well that sucks.

Amazon was nice enough to give me refund on the phone because of what Motorola said and I ordered another one from Google.

Trump demands FCC put tracking app on all Americans phones

With the end of net neutrality in sight the FCC chairman Agit Pai is getting pressure from the White House ( more from Pres. Trump ) to put a tracking and info grabbing app on your phone. The law would be mandatory for all US citizens¬†not only people with visa’s visiting the US.

The FCC referred to phone-tracking in another case and its been talked about by White House staff for everyone. At this time there was no response from the large cell providers , but since they are tracking and selling Americans data it would not be hard for them to just flip a switch and hand Trump all the info he wants.

More info coming as it becomes available.

Moto G5 Plus

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I bought this with the thought it was going to be a cheap phone but at least it had an updated O/S . Going from O/S 6. Android to 7.0 was important for security reasons. I was playing with a Galaxy S5 and this was my switch off phone to keep the Iphone 6 Plus I have alive just a little longer. The Iphone 6 Plus is a wonderful phone with battery life most people would die for. With as often as I use the data on the phone I can get 3 days of battery life out of it if needed.

The G5 Plus feels so nice in your hand its has the weight you need to keep from dropping it, the screen is large enough I don’t have to squint to see it. I switch to it on the weekends and I found myself wanting to use it more and more, looking forward to the switch. For an under $200 phone I’m impressed and am still wondering if I should stay with Apple for phones.

I picked up the G5 plus after a full 24 hours of being on and I still have 2 days of battery left. And now with Cortana on Android I can send and receive text messages on my computer also.