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AT&T discouraging the use of credit card, wishes you to pay via debit/checking account

For my AT&T cell phone bill, my bill payment due date is usually 15 days from the bill closing date. For example, if the bill period is 12/14 to 1/13, my payment due date would 2/2. They now changed it … Continue reading

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How to get MD5 checksum or SHA1, SHA256, SHA512 of a file on Windows

Windows comes with a built-in command to get MD5 checksum of file 1. To get MD5 certutil -hashfile <filename> MD5 2. To get sha1 certutil -hashfile <filename> SHA1 3. To get sha256 certutil -hashfile <filename> SHA256 4. To get sha512 … Continue reading

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Port Vonage to Google Voice via T-Mobile Prepaid

Vonage has been my landline phone for almost 15 years now. At some point the price of landline is too much to swallow for not much of usage. Sometimes I wanted to cancel it but we all are used to … Continue reading

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Windows 10 clone hard drive to SSD

I had Dell Inspiron laptop that came with a 5400 RPM. I know before hand its going to be slow. I thought that if it is too slow then I can migrate to an SSD. In the beginning, it was … Continue reading

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American Coradius International LLC Paypal Credit Account Letter

Recently my wife received a letter from American Coradius International LLC regarding a Paypal Credit account that she never had. So I called the phone number on the letter and they would not give any details unless we provided the … Continue reading

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Google Project Fi, port your number after trying it

You may have heard that Google became cell phone service provider like straight talk. Google uses bandwidth from T-Mobile and Sprint and your cell phone would automatically switch between Wi-Fi, T-Mobile and Sprint depending on your coverage location and etc. … Continue reading

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2015 Acura MDX real world mileage on a weekend

Recently on a weekend one hour drive to Germantown, Md gave me above 30MPG. Following is the snap shot. 31.2MPG to Germantown and 36 MPG on the way back.

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Port from Straight Talk (with at&t network) to AT&T

Recently I ported from Straight Talk BYOD SIM with AT&T network to AT&T. You need to two pieces of information to migrate to AT&T. 1. Last 15 digits of your SIM card number 2. PIN Before you start the porting … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 on Straight Talk (AT&T Network)

Previously I purchased no-contract T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 from Newegg and after few months T-Mobile unlocked it. Lumia 925 has a nice camera and has all the bands for AT&T including LTE bands. So I wanted to test it for … Continue reading

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Buying new or used smartphones on swappa or ebay or craigslist ?

Are you planning to buy new smartphones or used smartphones on the internet or craigslist or ebay or swappa ? Beaware there is lot of fraud happening these days. Sellers often sell their new phones. Swappa does a good job … Continue reading

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