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  1. I'm pretty sure he means that by downloading the manuals he doesn't need to have internet access when he needs them.
  2. The user guides for almost any possible device you own can be found online and downloaded. Just Google "user manual for [brand name and model]" and you'll probably find it.
  3. That might be too strong a statement. Yes, they are geo-locked but you can get online and change your address. You aren't assured that any arbitrary address will be accepted but many will. What you can't get do is use the receiver in a mobile vehicle if you plan on going outside your approved geographic "cell". I presume that inside your cell you could strap it to your roof if you were so inclined. 😁
  4. That's an excellent summary of what to expect with Windows 11. Because this community of users tends to retain its hardware longer than most commercial users, I want to re-emphasize the fact that there will be a significant percentage of users who won't be able to upgrade to Windows 11 because their hardware isn't compatible with it. That's not the end of the world since there are plenty of people already running older versions of Windows and it can be assumed that Microsoft will support Windows 10 for a number of more years but, it is fair to say that, software development going forward will be based on the Windows 11 platform and, at some time in the future, your older system running on Windows 10 may not be able to run the latest version of some piece software. That may or may not be a big deal to you depending on how you use your computer.
  5. Our home base location doesn't have access to wired internet of any kind. Therefore, Starlink will be a nice alternative to at least one of our current cellular connections.
  6. I don't use cellular phone accounts for hotspot data because of the ever-present caps. I currently have multiple hotspot accounts with each of the major carriers. I have an AT&T unlimited account through MIllenicom, a grandfathered prepaid unlimited Verizon account, and two of the T-Mobile 100GB/mo accounts. The cost of each of these is $50-100/mo. That's, of course, in addition to the postpaid accounts I have for my Verizon phones and they are grandfathered onto a old unlimited plan.
  7. Like most cellular providers it appears that the "unlimited" data is only for "on phone" use. Hotspot data is separate and limited to specific caps.
  8. I maintain a $10/mo account with MyFax; I've been using them for >10 years. I find I use it a couple of times a month usually for things like health insurance forms. I like having a fixed number that people can use to send faxes to me even though that might only be used a couple of times a year. More and more places will accept scanned and emailed documents but not all do. Furthermore, I like having the "receipt" that a fax was sent and received.
  9. I haven't driven the NJ Turnpike in a number of years but it's always been a place where you paid when you exited. I'm puzzled by the reference to paying upon entry?
  10. I agree with the recommendation but the site you want is this one: Mobile Internet Resource Center
  11. Personally, I think it's attitude not age. I suspect I'm equally as old as you, but I enjoy working for a high tech company and giving customers half my age assistance with today's evolving technology.
  12. With all due respect, there is no such thing as a suite of fully developed apps. Even the best phone apps are updated multiple times a year to improve performance and add features. I'm sure that TV apps aren't all that different. In fact, I know that there have been multiple updates to the YouTube TV app in the past year. There's no incentive for a TV manufacturer to update apps used in TVs from previous model years and I seriously doubt that they bother. In fact, you are more likely to want to buy a new TV if they don't bother.
  13. Built-in apps on "smart TVs" are not always better and often are less useful than using a Roku or Firestick. Do some research and you'll find plenty of people who agree with this statement. The problem is that TV apps are rarely updated by the manufacturer after the TV is ~a year old. By comparison updates to Roku and Firestick firmware is done continuously and automatically. We switched from satellite to streaming nearly two years ago. We have several internet connections with the three major carriers and subscribe to YouTube TV and several other streaming services.
  14. We've always left some things on the counter while traveling. Most don't go anywhere. However, ask me how I know not leave the coffee grinder out! 😁
  15. With all due respect, I doubt this issue relates to your Plan G Medical Supplement. It probably relates to managed care plans which UHC runs. Medicare benefits are fixed and are determined by Medicare. The "carrier" that write your Supplemental policy has no say as to what gets paid or how much.
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