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RE: Smart phone - Which service & which phone?

One thing to remember about Straight Talk Verizon service. It doesn't use partner towers so you won't get the exact same service Verizon customers get. At least that's the way it was last year. This is usually true for most prepaid services. In town the service will be about the same. Start roaming in remote areas and you may not have the exact service as post paid. I would avoid T-Mobile. Unless there is solid wifi at all locations you will not be satisfied. I have been to one place where AT&T out performed my Verizon. All other locations Verizon easily worked the best. Part of this is the network. The other part is the 3G tecnology. Look up CDMA vs GSM if you want. Verizon is CDMA. The differences are not as striking as they used to be. Do you want a small screen? Medium Screen? Large screen? Best signal? Easy to use? Best screen? Apple Iphones are great for people that don't want to change anything. They also have a great ecosystem. All fingerprint readers can be hacked. However, the Iphone fingerprint reader does work great. Avoid the Iphone 6plus. It's too big for most people. Easily bent too. The Iphone 6 or 5plus has modern internals with decent screen. Most Iphones have a decent camera. Avoid anything older than the 5plus. The Samsung S5 is water resistant. Screen is great with decent camera. Also supports wireless charging. As a new user I recommend avoiding the Note series. The internals are top notch. It's too big for most. The LG G3 has the best screen. Battery power suffers because of it. Odd button arrangement that some appreciate. Decent camera. Most Motorolas have excellent radios. This means slightly better signal in the boonies. Motorolas on average have sub par cameras. The Moto X is a good phone. Go for the newer version if you have a choice. HTC makes a nice looking phone. Cameras are also sub par. For 2014 they tried some camera gimmick called mega pixels. Rumor is the upcoming 2015 will overcome this shortfall. Sony Experia Z3 might be available on Verizon? Not sure. It was rumored to be very delayed on Verizon. Some like the Sony, others don't. I have not used a Sony phone yet. These are my opinions. I didn't go into detail on everything.
wcjeep 01/28/15 06:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone access while traveling

Can't say enough good things about the Wilson Sleek. Be sure to get the 4g unit. It does carrier specific 4g, plus all 3g and all 1x.
wcjeep 01/28/15 05:49pm Full-time RVing
RE: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Doesn't the hybrid reduce cargo capacity? We are looking at the 2015 Highlander, Ford Edge or 2016 Mazda CX 5. The extra cost of the Hybrid vs mileage gain doesn't really compute for me. Hybrid Camry might make sense.
wcjeep 01/28/15 05:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Android Data Compression SW

Google Chrome now has data compression built in. Just need to turn it on.
wcjeep 01/26/15 07:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon vs AT&T

Regardless of carrier, highly recommend a cell phone booster. They are not magic. They will extend coverage area. Wilson Sleek
wcjeep 01/24/15 10:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Using a Stable Lift on a truck camper

I've seen them in the wild. Every owner but one was very happy with the system. The one exception bought the camper with system previously installed incorrectly. The incorrectly installed system failed and the camper ended up on its side. It was not Stablelift's fault. I only mention it to be sure your prospective future system is installed correctly. Stablelift was willing to work with the owner even though it wasn't their fault and the system was older. They had great customer service. In the end the owner went with manual jacks due to cost.
wcjeep 01/23/15 05:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Would air bags help any?

Does Torklift make Stableloads for your truck? If so, I'd start with them. One version they make are quick disconnect style. They would engage the stock suspension sooner for heavy loads and disconnect for stock empty load. I carry a different type of load than you. The Stableloads work great.
wcjeep 01/23/15 05:29pm Towing
RE: Piped in sound via the stereo

Are you guys serious? OEMs are piping engine sounds through the stereo? Seems like a lot of technology and expense that doesn't really add any value.... I think they are aiming for perceived value. When I test drive a new or used car the first thing I do is turn off the stereo while testing.
wcjeep 01/20/15 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want to replace incandescent by bed on Arctic Fox

I have an older Artic Fox. I bought my LEDs from Ledtrailerlights.com Led Trailer Lights
wcjeep 01/20/15 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: Posting from NOKIA Windows Phone Issues

Does Windows Nokia phones have access to a different browser? Rv.net looks fine on multiple Android devices. I use Chrome.
wcjeep 01/19/15 11:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford won't start

As mentioned earlier, the battery could have an intermittent short. As batteries age they tend to shed. The internal metal that normally lies on the bottom of the battery can make contact to one of the cells. Moving them around can temporarily break the short. They can also test great. How old are the batteries?
wcjeep 01/15/15 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Braking system for 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Do you have the tech package? The 2014 Cherokee with tech package has accident mitigation. Not sure if it makes a difference.
wcjeep 01/15/15 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoDiesel vs 2.7L EcoBoost vs Chevy

While I agree. They are both Chrysler/Fiat vehicles. Wife has made a decision. It's never my job to argue with her. I work within her stated parameters. Our Trailhawk problems have been ongoing for some time. We currently have a non repairable cooling system problem. Ouch... What's not repairable about a cooling system? My wife decided she wanted a new vehicle and initially gravitated towards the Grand Cherokee. So we test drove both a Grand Cherokee and the Cherokee just for kicks. Right after we drove off the Jeep lot she commented that her '11 Ford Edge with 76k miles drove and felt so much better than both of the brand new Jeeps so that got us back to the Ford dealer looking at vehicles. She ended up picking a '14 Ford Edge Sport and this thing with 305hp will scoot. I've heard Ford is working on a product to safely clean the soot. It only leaks antifreeze as a vapor. I don't work on anything with a car payment. I buy new cars to spend more time with the family. While I have my theory for what's wrong. It's a dealer/manufacturer problem, not mine. I also live close to the dealer. Not too much trouble to drop off in exchange for a loaner. The Cherokee also had various Hvac issues and poorly machined driver rear knuckle. We had 1.5wks where everything worked good. It's time to move on. Too bad. The heated seats and steering wheel are great. It also has adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
wcjeep 01/14/15 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Topper for Truck

They are heavy if you are planning to take on/off frequently. They are very convenient for quick, dry storage.
wcjeep 01/14/15 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: EcoDiesel vs 2.7L EcoBoost vs Chevy

While I agree. They are both Chrysler/Fiat vehicles. Wife has made a decision. It's never my job to argue with her. I work within her stated parameters. Our Trailhawk problems have been ongoing for some time. We currently have a non repairable cooling system problem.
wcjeep 01/14/15 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoDiesel vs 2.7L EcoBoost vs Chevy

Already in process of Lemon Law with a Jeep Cherokee. Wife wants a break from Chrysler.
wcjeep 01/14/15 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel trucks

Depends on truck, year and engine. Some years have significant advantages. Some engines should absolutely be avoided. 2003,early 2004 Dodge Cummins would be a great buy.
wcjeep 01/14/15 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoDiesel vs 2.7L EcoBoost vs Chevy

Our Lemon Law applied to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. We are looking at many vehicles to replace the Jeep. One is the new 2015 Ford Edge. Waiting to see the new infotainment system. V6 is an option. Honda ruined the Crv. They added direct injection and CVT. Looks like Subaru has excessive oil consumption and CVT. Mazda infotainment system also appears to be second class. Will never own a GM vehicle again. Toyota Highlander looks promising. Rav4 too.
wcjeep 01/14/15 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoDiesel vs 2.7L EcoBoost vs Chevy

I was researching EcoBoost the other day. One thing I came across. There appears to be no Ford approved induction cleaning on gas turbo engines. If the head has carbon buildup from direct injection the heads are repaired by replacement. Not sure if true. There's quite a bit of that on the web (talk of problems with carbon build up), but I'm not sure how widespread it is in the real world. Agreed. We just Lemon Law'd wife's vehicle. Now shopping for reliable SUV. Eco boost looks good on paper. Not sure. Also waiting to check out the new BlackBerry driven Ford infotainment system.
wcjeep 01/14/15 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoDiesel vs 2.7L EcoBoost vs Chevy

I was researching EcoBoost the other day. One thing I came across. There appears to be no Ford approved induction cleaning on gas turbo engines. If the head has carbon buildup from direct injection the heads are repaired by replacement. Not sure if true.
wcjeep 01/13/15 10:55pm Tow Vehicles
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