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by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I have last year’s Pixel and love it and its size. Fits into my pant pockets and feels great in my hand. When I am at home, I have an iPad with a 9.7” screen. I won’t get this year’s Pixel. There is nothing wrong with my current device. It’s updating itself to Oreo as I write this... You have the s...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

G12 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:56 pm
I bought a Galaxy S8 with 64GB and 5.8" screen new a few months ago for $420 at Best Buy.
How did you get it so cheap? You don't mind the placement of the fingerprint sensor?
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I just read this article pointing out problems with the google pixel 2 xl's screen: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/18/16489756/google-pixel-2xl-awful-lg-oled-screen This is not the first I've read of this. And I've seen the same complaints about the LG V30--LG being the maker of the...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

JimmyD wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Killer phone. I would have opted for the new, smaller Pixel, but you can't beat free. Google's (and Project FI's) customer service is the best!
Just curious, for what reason(s) would you downsize in terms of the screen size?
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

mptfan wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 pm
I have the Pixel XL. It's the best phone I have ever had.
Oh that's good to hear. Anything in particular you like about it?
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I lucked out and got one of the 4/64GB versions on sale at Newegg for $299. A killer deal! :moneybag The phone is definitely a great deal. I wouldn't rule it out per se....But I've had 2 motorolas in a row now, and I find their cameras are very average compared to the rest of the field. Plus the sl...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

mptfan wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 pm
I am planning on getting the Pixel 2 XL.
what are you coming from?
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I typically buy one generation prior. Bugs are worked out and price is better. How was the old Pixel? I never had the old one but it got consistently solid reviews. I was considering doing that based on your same logic, but they really aren't (yet) bringing down the price of the old one yet. I'm af...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

The Pixel 2 XL isn't that gigantic. The screen is large at 6.0 inches, but the bezels are small so that the overall size is about the same as a typical 5.5-5.7" phones. If you check the dimensions I bet it's the same size as your current 5.7" phone. Yeah I put my current phone (without a case) next...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

How about a new Moto G5S Plus? 5.5 inch screen, $349 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. I did look at this one online, definitely a good buy for sure. But I find that unlocked Motorola phones are very slow to get updates. I'm still on android 6.0 and my last security patch was a year ago. I wonder how ...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1671

Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I currently have a 2-year-old Motorola w/a 5.7” screen. I looked at the Pixel 2/2XL in person as well as the old pixels. I’m a bit torn. IMO, all of them are overpriced, but that aside, I ideally don’t want to use a smaller screen, especially since I use my phone as my GPS. I cannot use my current p...
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken
Replies: 54
Views: 4552

Re: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken

Kenkat wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:17 pm
I have an R6400; when I checked for updates, none were found. I had previously updated the firmware a few months ago -I wonder if this vulnerability was addressed then?
I had an update 2 days ago for the R6400 but it didn't provide any details on what. The current version is V1.0.1.26_1.0.19
by DiggleRex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Conflicting information about Experian pin
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Conflicting information about Experian pin

I spoke to someone else this morning. They said their system leads with zeros whether it was an assigned pin or chosen one, but they said to ignore them. Thanks.
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advanced protection for Google accounts (Gmail and Drive)
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Advanced protection for Google accounts (Gmail and Drive)

jebmke wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:02 pm
I only store sensitive info on a Google Drive if it is previously encrypted.
Like a password protected pdf or word document etc?
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Conflicting information about Experian pin
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Conflicting information about Experian pin

HueyLD wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 pm
My PIN has 10 numbers with no leading zero's.
Hmm that's interesting. And you received it via the mail and/or did the freeze by phone?
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Conflicting information about Experian pin
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Conflicting information about Experian pin

I haven't called back but I noticed that on the page for a lift (https://www.experian.com/ncaconline/removefreeze), the pin field only lets you enter a total of 10 digits anyway, so it would seem I would have no choice but to ignore the first 5 zeros. I can only assume (although I hate assuming) tha...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Conflicting information about Experian pin
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Conflicting information about Experian pin

I received my Experian freeze pin in the mail from doing the freeze over the phone. I was expecting (assuming) I'd receive a 10 digit number. It's a 15 digit number with the first 5 numbers being zero. I just called and received confusing information about whether I’m supposed to ignore the first 5 ...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Issue freezing credit reports with 2 out of 3 credit reporters. Help????
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Issue freezing credit reports with 2 out of 3 credit reporters. Help????

There's a number for TransUnion where you can do the freeze by phone automated (no person). Some people have reported much better success with this method.
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken
Replies: 54
Views: 4552

Re: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken

[*]Netgear and many other router manufacturers have firmware updates. https://kb.netgear.com/000049498/Security-Advisory-for-WPA-2-Vulnerabilities-PSV-2017-2826-PSV-2017-2836-PSV-2017-2837 Does anyone know why the netgear R6400 is missing from that list? It seems to be just about the only model mis...
by DiggleRex
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question for those with free experian creditworks basic membership
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Question for those with free experian creditworks basic membership

Update: I finally got through to someone in membership. However, they are not able to view soft pulls in their department. Additionally, she said that she never heard of soft pulls being done in relation to creating an account. The address related to all of the above-mentioned pulls are either 475 A...
by DiggleRex
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question for those with free experian creditworks basic membership
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Question for those with free experian creditworks basic membership

I recently created a free account in order to get the credit report that updates every 30 days. I noticed on my recent credit report, there are a bunch of soft pulls: ECS/Right Offer Marketpl (this one appeared twice) CIC Experian Consumer SE CIC Experian Creditworks ECS/Credit basics All these pull...
by DiggleRex
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

Call your auto insurance company. It varies from state to state whether credit scores are used in determining premiums. I will have to call Travelers when I get a chance and see if they can provide some info about this. Hopefully I'll be okay for a while because the policy renewed within the past w...
by DiggleRex
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime - Decline in Delivery Service?
Replies: 51
Views: 3597

Re: Amazon Prime - Decline in Delivery Service?

This has been happening to me for over a year. I would say at least 60%+ of my orders are at least a day late. I've called and complained at least 3-4 times saying that the word "guaranteed" really isn't open to interpretation. They just make excuses or apologize. The most they've ever done is exten...
by DiggleRex
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

I had read somewhere (since the Equifax breach) that having frozen credit might cause insurance companies to not let you keep the customary discounts. But I thought companies you already do business with can still access your credit even if it's frozen? Anyone have insights on this, especially thos...
by DiggleRex
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

harmony wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:36 am
I had read somewhere (since the Equifax breach) that having frozen credit might cause insurance companies to not let you keep the customary discounts.
But I thought companies you already do business with can still access your credit even if it's frozen?
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driver's License Number in regards to Equifax Breach
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Driver's License Number in regards to Equifax Breach

The credit agencies already have all of the information on you. They collect this information from their various customers when providing credit reports to companies wishing to provide you credit. We as a consumer are not the customer target of the credit agencies. We are their data that they are a...
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can't freeze credit at Experian?
Replies: 72
Views: 32011

Re: Can't freeze credit at Experian?

After several failed attempts to place a FREEZE online with Experian (yes, with multiple pending credit card charges), I phoned and got the automated system which also failed; i.e. I was directed to send my information via mail and hope it didn't get misused or improperly discarded. I wasn't happy ...
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driver's License Number in regards to Equifax Breach
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Driver's License Number in regards to Equifax Breach

I know I never had to file any disputes with the credit bureaus but I can't remember if I ever gave them my driver license number to prove my identity. :( One thing I don't understand is why these companies aren't implementing a form of two factor, instead of asking for more sensitive info that non...
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driver's License Number in regards to Equifax Breach
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Driver's License Number in regards to Equifax Breach

I'm not 100% sure about this but I read in 1 or 2 articles, that driver license #s are (potentially) an issue for people who specifically gave that info to Equifax as part of trying to resolve a dispute or prove their identity, etc, which is why it may be 11 million out of 145 million. One example: ...
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

This last time I tried to get one of my reports, however, I was told I could not get it online and would have to apply for it through snail mail. Now I'm wondering if the companies are tightening up. (Or maybe figure they have found a way to make a few bucks from the free credit report requirement ...
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Problems obtaining a free annual Equifax credit report online
Replies: 30
Views: 2134

Re: Can't get Equifax report from Annual Credit Report site

cas wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:37 pm
My (recently implemented) security freeze was noted on the credit report.
Was your freeze in place prior to trying the automated phone method for ordering your free report?
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

Can someone clarify this: I've seen some articles/people say that if you have freezes, it prevents anyone from accessing your credit report-- even you . It's the "even you" part I'd like clarity on. If you have freezes in place, should you still be able to get your reports from annualcreditreport.co...
by DiggleRex
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why is TransUnion pushing True Identity vs credit freeze?
Replies: 28
Views: 9953

Re: Why is TransUnion pushing True Identity vs credit freeze?

I recently created a freeze account with TU & placed the freeze. I have some questions about their free TrueIdenity service. I assume even if one has a freeze account, they have to create a separate account with TrueIdentity (it’s a different URL)? Would one even be able to create a TrueIdentity acc...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What specific changes have you made post-Equifax?
Replies: 51
Views: 3703

Re: What specific changes have you made post-Equifax?

FWIW, you can edit the account names in Google Authenticator. It seems to me like a bad idea to have it actually list the full name of the account. How?? I have it installed on an android phone and see no way to do this. Thanks. Edit* I just figured it out! I didn't even know it's possible, thank y...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Problems obtaining a free annual Equifax credit report online
Replies: 30
Views: 2134

Re: Can't get Equifax report from Annual Credit Report site

And there was absolutely nothing amiss on the credit report, so it was definitely entirely Equifax's problem that they asked me security questions that were 100% about loans that aren't mine, have never been mine, and that I know nothing about. I'm glad to hear that you received your report and tha...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can't freeze credit at Experian?
Replies: 72
Views: 32011

Re: Can't freeze credit at Experian?

Thanks, Yes I checked my card online. I had two failed attempts freezing Experian online and like others I was charged the $10 anyways right away both times. They were "pending" and have dropped off as they should... but still no charge has shown up for my phone freeze which supposedly was successf...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What specific changes have you made post-Equifax?
Replies: 51
Views: 3703

Re: What specific changes have you made post-Equifax?

letsgobobby wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:44 pm
- all passwords long and random using password manager, which exists only on my desktop
Just curious, which password manager, and how to ensure it exists only on desktop?
by DiggleRex
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

remomnyc wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:20 pm
I did in fact notify all three credit agencies when I moved. I'm not sure if I had to, but it was on my to do list along with post office, electric, cable, etc.
Do you happen to remember by what means/process you contacted them?
by DiggleRex
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can't freeze credit at Experian?
Replies: 72
Views: 32011

Re: Can't freeze credit at Experian?

So here's my experience this morning: I tried the online freeze at Experian. It failed and brought me to a page that says, "We were unable to honor your request. If you entered your credit card information, we did not charge you." I did get charged, but like others said, hopefully it'll drop off. I ...
by DiggleRex
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why is TransUnion pushing True Identity vs credit freeze?
Replies: 28
Views: 9953

Re: Why is TransUnion pushing True Identity vs credit freeze?

So far I've frozen my credit at Experian (took 5 minutes, wasn't charged a fee, and got to choose my pin). Equifax keeps telling me to try again later. I think it's safe to assume that anytime one of these companies is pushing one thing over another, that it's in their interest and not ours. If the...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

I just signed up for the TransUnion Freeze Account online and I'm feeling slightly sick about it. I successfully placed the freeze but I just noticed that it stores the credit card info by default that you used to place the freeze, and if you go to "update your account" it shows the full CC number (...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

Experian, I signed up. Transunion, I have an acct from when I froze it initially. Equifax... I'm still scared to click anything related to it. With Experian, did you sign up for the free plan (lets you view a simplified version of the report and refreshes every month)? I tried to sign up online and...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

It has never been a problem to go online, unfreeze the accounts at the necessary agency, and allow it to refreeze at the appropriate time. gasdoc Of the three, which do you have actual accounts with (like log in credentials)? The reason I ask is because it seems Equifax & Experian don't require any...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

Well besides signing up for the free 1 year of trusted ID equifax is offering (a real irony trusting them to monitor things), I don't see any type of general "create an account" on equifax's website anywhere. On TransUnion, you can sign up for some "free" TrueIdentity service, but I'm wondering if t...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

It felt like a good idea to make a member account on each company's website since it facilitated lifting the freeze. Better me than someone else with my name and SS#. Ugly business in any case. Does anyone have any opinions on this? I signed up for Experian's free monthly credit report just to keep...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

I didn't... is it that easy? I did it online. For experian specifically, one of the options on this page (https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html) is to remove or lift a security freeze. I don't believe having an account (or not) has anything to do with this; you just need to provide some info ...
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Credit Freeze - Temporarily Lifting, Restoring and Monitoring

Did you try the automated phone system to do the temporary lift or you only tried online?
by DiggleRex
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can't freeze credit at Experian?
Replies: 72
Views: 32011

Re: Can't freeze credit at Experian?

mhalley wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:21 pm
What I am wondering is how come the phone option is easier than online? Is it because they can see the phone number I am calling from is listed with them? Or is there some other reason that they make it easier over the phone.
Did you ever find out any answers to this?
by DiggleRex
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

Your current address is part of your identity so the credit agencies insist that you update your records with your current address. Thank you for your response but I admit I'm not 100% clear. The credit bureaus already have pretty much every address I lived at despite the fact that I never gave the...
by DiggleRex
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Circumstances in which a freeze needs to be lifted

My credit has been frozen for over a decade. During that time, we sold our home and moved into a rental. So I get that you had to unfreeze your credit for this, but did you--or did you have to--go through some type of formal process contacting each credit bureau you had freezes with to let them kno...