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    That would be interesting if that turns out to be the case. I had an interesting conversation with the guy at Batteries Plus. He says that in his time working there, the phone brand that people have bought in the most has been LG.

    The battery didn't work (he tried 2), and it's a hardware failure so the search is on right now. Idealistically something that I can get by tomorrow... (today would be awesome though). She needs a phone.
    Sorry to hear that. I figured it was a charging port issue, not a battery issue, once you started to describe it.

    Depends on what she likes, and what brand she's comfortable with and how much you want to spend.

    Hope it works out for you.
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    09-21-2017 03:31 PM
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    I feel for you.
    It's a damn train wreck.
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    09-21-2017 03:32 PM
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    Battery life has been impressive in standby with this new windows update. I may use the XL a bit more just to test it.
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    09-21-2017 04:03 PM
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    Sorry to hear that. I figured it was a charging port issue, not a battery issue, once you started to describe it.

    Depends on what she likes, and what brand she's comfortable with and how much you want to spend.

    Hope it works out for you.
    Yeah, you might be right. The guy tried it with their charger too and no luck. She doesn't have much experience outside of Alcatel (which she didn't like the speaker volume) and LG.

    I decided on a Moto G5 Plus. It will be different but since I tried the phone myself and it was solid, I feel like I can stand behind this. I'll see how she likes it and we'll go from there. I wanted a T-Mobile phone for her for support just in case but everything fell short. She's not going to be a fan of the LG G6 display, and the G5 seems okay but has less battery life. For someone like her, if she likes it, I can see the phone lasting.
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    09-21-2017 04:10 PM
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    Yeah, you might be right. The guy tried it with their charger too and no luck. She doesn't have much experience outside of Alcatel (which she didn't like the speaker volume) and LG.

    I decided on a Moto G5 Plus. It will be different but since I tried the phone myself and it was solid, I feel like I can stand behind this. I'll see how she likes it and we'll go from there. I wanted a T-Mobile phone for her for support just in case but everything fell short. She's not going to be a fan of the LG G6 display, and the G5 seems okay but has less battery life. For someone like her, if she likes it, I can see the phone lasting.
    The G5 has abysmal battery life especially after the update to Nougat. The speakers are ok and the camera is one of the better ones out there.
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    09-21-2017 05:19 PM
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    The G5 has abysmal battery life especially after the update to Nougat. The speakers are ok and the camera is one of the better ones out there.
    That's good to know. I feel like I made the right decision now. Having to make one under time constraints sucks.
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    09-21-2017 06:08 PM
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    Yeah, you might be right. The guy tried it with their charger too and no luck. She doesn't have much experience outside of Alcatel (which she didn't like the speaker volume) and LG.

    I decided on a Moto G5 Plus. It will be different but since I tried the phone myself and it was solid, I feel like I can stand behind this. I'll see how she likes it and we'll go from there. I wanted a T-Mobile phone for her for support just in case but everything fell short. She's not going to be a fan of the LG G6 display, and the G5 seems okay but has less battery life. For someone like her, if she likes it, I can see the phone lasting.
    That's a good call. Especially since the loudspeaker is in the earpiece, so it'll point in her face if she uses the loudspeaker a lot.
    09-21-2017 06:25 PM
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    That's good to know. I feel like I made the right decision now. Having to make one under time constraints sucks.
    We had confidence in your ability to choose under pressure...
    09-21-2017 06:25 PM
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    We had confidence in your ability to choose under pressure...
    Ha, thanks for the confidence. I hope she likes it. I realized after the fact that she needs her sim to be changed out because she has a micro sim. Unlike me, she has essentially had the same sim for years. lol
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    09-21-2017 06:53 PM
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    Ha, thanks for the confidence. I hope she likes it. I realized after the fact that she needs her sim to be changed out because she has a micro sim. Unlike me, she has essentially had the same sim for years. lol
    That's always the bugbaboo when changing phone formats like that. Let's hope she likes it.
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    09-21-2017 06:57 PM
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    God, the Essential phone frustrates me. I love, love the design...the compact in-hand feel is superb. And yet the camera and value for money makes me want to hurl...
    09-21-2017 06:58 PM
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    God, the Essential phone frustrates me. I love, love the design...the compact in-hand feel is superb. And yet the camera and value for money makes me want to hurl...
    Right? So unfortunate. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if it is one of the few phones that are both compact and mostly screen.
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    09-21-2017 07:03 PM
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    Right? So unfortunate. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if it is one of the few phones that are both compact and mostly screen.
    That's EXACTLY what it is on both points...compact and mostly screen. I do want to try one though...just not at that current price point.
    09-21-2017 07:36 PM
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    Ah my mom told me that her friend who has a Samsung phone found a Samsung stand to repair her phone for free so there should be a LG stand (which I know doesn't exist). She quickly said that I should find one so I could return the G5 plus that I just bought her. I see a possible repair shop but that's probably not going to be free.

    It makes me sad to tell her that it doesn't exist...
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    09-21-2017 08:52 PM
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    Ah my mom told me that her friend who has a Samsung phone found a Samsung stand to repair her phone for free so there should be a LG stand (which I know doesn't exist). She quickly said that I should find one so I could return the G5 plus that I just bought her. I see a possible repair shop but that's probably not going to be free.

    It makes me sad to tell her that it doesn't exist...
    Now you feel her pain when she had to tell you Santa Claus didn't exist either. 🤣

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    09-21-2017 09:00 PM
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    Now you feel her pain when she had to tell you Santa Claus didn't exist either.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    LOL! I can't remember how I felt about that, but I believe it was my sister that told me that isn't real.
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    09-21-2017 09:27 PM
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    Now you feel her pain when she had to tell you Santa Claus didn't exist either. 🤣

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    I knew Santa didn't exist because if he came into 'da hood to deliver presents:

    1) He may get shot for breaking and entering - cannot come through no chimeys so the windows are his best bet

    2) He may find the sleigh on a pair of concrete blocks with the runners, seat, paint, bag of toys and reindeer missing

    But hey, I digress...
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    09-21-2017 09:40 PM
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    Morning folks. Sadly, my salty levels are much higher today than yesterday. I will try to contain it, but will not guarantee that it won't be rough for the recipient if it dies come out...
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    09-22-2017 06:43 AM
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    What features are important to me in a phone at this point?

    That's a question I'm really thinking about recently. I can justify any phone purchase and make the features fit, but are they the features that truly work for me? That's the issue...
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    09-22-2017 06:45 AM
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    What features are important to me in a phone at this point?

    That's a question I'm really thinking about recently. I can justify any phone purchase and make the features fit, but are they the features that truly work for me? That's the issue...
    That's a great question. With the phones you like having different additional features, it can be challenging to figure this out.
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    09-22-2017 07:28 AM
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    Morning folks. Sadly, my salty levels are much higher today than yesterday. I will try to contain it, but will not guarantee that it won't be rough for the recipient if it dies come out...
    At least you gave a heads up, which helps.
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    09-22-2017 07:30 AM
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    That's a great question. With the phones you like having different additional features, it can be challenging to figure this out.
    I know what's on my list and what I like. I'm really just deciding if those shortcomings can really be offset by the features I like.
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    09-22-2017 07:35 AM
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    At least you gave a heads up, which helps.
    Apparently my salty analogies aren't fit for a NSFW thread such as this, so I have to give a heads up. Oh well...we will see how the day plays out.
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    09-22-2017 07:50 AM
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    I know what's on my list and what I like. I'm really just deciding if those shortcomings can really be offset by the features I like.
    Gotcha. That is challenging for sure. I can relate with my 3 phones that I would use as a phone. Sad to say, I'll probably never use the Lumia 650 as one because battery life on it is terrible.

    That's something I can't compromise with...
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    09-22-2017 08:23 AM
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    Finally got my "thank you for submitting your application" email this morning. That is weird that it is delayed but I think it's probably this way because it is manually done? I'm surprised by this actually.
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    09-22-2017 08:24 AM
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