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Went to the game today with tickets purchased on NFL ticket exchange. Our phones couldn’t connect to the internet near the gates to pull up the tickets. The employees at the gates were zero help...and several people had the same issue as screenshots of tickets are no longer allowed. We literally just snuck in and found our seats. How they don’t have some other system in place for when the internet is slow is maddening. 

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Yeah....I hate this mobile ticket only bull####. If you want to go mobile that's fine, but you should also have the option of using a paper ticket. 

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2 minutes ago, 1ManRaid said:

I just load up the tickets on my phone BEFORE I go.  It's that simple.

So you just leave the browser window open for hours? I used to screenshot them. Super annoyed with the experience either way but if that’s the way it’s gonna be they should let people know.

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1 minute ago, The Firebaugh Kid said:

So you just leave the browser window open for hours? I used to screenshot them. Super annoyed with the experience either way but if that’s the way it’s gonna be they should let people know.

Well I use the Ticketmaster app, but I guess you could just leave the browser up too.  It's even less hassle than having to waste ink printing stuff.

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1 minute ago, BrycePaup4ever said:

Ya keep the browser open and as a backup go ahead and download another browser like Chrome and load them up on there as well 

Gotcha. Apple wallet is apparently another way to save them. I’m an android guy so....idk. 

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I dont think it will time out for you but try to load the browsers at the last possible moment...maybe after you park the car.

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6 minutes ago, RaoulDuke79 said:

Yeah....I hate this mobile ticket only bull####. If you want to go mobile that's fine, but you should also have the option of using a paper ticket. 

 

You do in NYS.  The law is that they must provide paper alternate when asked but they do not limit how much they can charge.

 

My understand is Bills ticket office will print them out for $5 each and this proves this is not security or anything else but way to get extra money and try to redirect them to vendors who give them kickbacks and advertise on NFL.

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1 minute ago, 1ManRaid said:

Well I use the Ticketmaster app, but I guess you could just leave the browser up too.  It's even less hassle than having to waste ink printing stuff.

I think that’s the solution. I didn’t have the app and was trying to access the Ticketmaster website. Lots of other people were too so just tryin to let y’all know to be more prepared than I was.

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Just now, BrycePaup4ever said:

I dont think it will time out for you but try to load the browsers at the last possible moment...maybe after you park the car.

I come over from Canada and I load the tickets before I get to the border.  It's fine, nothing to BEWARE of.

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Just now, 1ManRaid said:

I come over from Canada and I load the tickets before I get to the border.  It's fine, nothing to BEWARE of.

Me as well. Those roaming data charges are awful.

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Just now, 1ManRaid said:

I come over from Canada and I load the tickets before I get to the border.  It's fine, nothing to BEWARE of.

How about “be aware of” then 

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14 minutes ago, The Firebaugh Kid said:

Went to the game today with tickets purchased on NFL ticket exchange. Our phones couldn’t connect to the internet near the gates to pull up the tickets. The employees at the gates were zero help...and several people had the same issue as screenshots of tickets are no longer allowed. We literally just snuck in and found our seats. How they don’t have some other system in place for when the internet is slow is maddening. 

Maybe blame your carrier for having crappy and overloaded service near the stadium gates. ;)

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is that why it took a freaking half hour for us to enter thru Gate 4??? (lined up at 12:15 PM)

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3 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

You do in NYS.  The law is that they must provide paper alternate when asked but they do not limit how much they can charge.

 

My understand is Bills ticket office will print them out for $5 each and this proves this is not security or anything else but way to get extra money and try to redirect them to vendors who give them kickbacks and advertise on NFL.

I'm buying tickets to Pitt/Hurricanes college game. It specifically says not to print tickets, which I think is complete bull####. There's no reason a paper ticket shouldn't be accepted. 

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Point being it’s 2019. Didn’t appreciate missing the Pancho tribute. It should be simple and efficient. Guest services told us “geez...idk....lots of people are trying to use the internet”. Lol

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21 minutes ago, The Firebaugh Kid said:

Went to the game today with tickets purchased on NFL ticket exchange. Our phones couldn’t connect to the internet near the gates to pull up the tickets. The employees at the gates were zero help...and several people had the same issue as screenshots of tickets are no longer allowed. We literally just snuck in and found our seats. How they don’t have some other system in place for when the internet is slow is maddening. 

 

Screenshots...the way of the future

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I got a warning that screenshots would not be accepted and the codes change every 10 mins. Just FYI. No issues but we used paper today. 

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Just now, RaoulDuke79 said:

I'm buying tickets to Pitt/Hurricanes college game. It specifically says not to print tickets, which I think is complete bull####. There's no reason a paper ticket shouldn't be accepted. 

 

The only way it stops if people refuse to accept this and it hurts ticket sales which it may already.

 

I was in grocery store and all of the self checkout lines were open but they only had one cashier who had 7 people in line. A manager came over and said self checkout lines are available (like I could not see) and I stated "Sorry but they do not except store discount coupons. Open some more lines."  He said "I see no reason to do so at this time."  My reply "Yes you will need to have staff do restocking."  He said "Restocking?"  I replied "Yes, my cart. Not shopping today, if it happens again I stop shopping here."  and left line to leave.  Manager tried to get me to come back saying he would do line. "Next time I said, you have now more than 9 in line and it is YOUR store policy that those coupons need to be rang thru cashier." and left.

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why would a screenshot not be allowed?  Don't they just scan them at the gate?

 

Screenshot is same as wallet.

 

I always screenshot tickemaster event tickets.  never a problem anywhere else

 

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Never ever use the phone, always my issued cards. They're foolproof. 

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18 minutes ago, 1ManRaid said:

Well I use the Ticketmaster app, but I guess you could just leave the browser up too.  It's even less hassle than having to waste ink printing stuff.

 

If you have an iPhone put them in your Apple wallet. You don’t need an internet connection to access them there.

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Gotta love the people that tell you they were fine so....

 

you are either a liar or a moron....

 

 

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20 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

Maybe blame your carrier for having crappy and overloaded service near the stadium gates. ;)

When you have 70,000 people in a place that doesnt normally have 70,000 people, the cell service gets shot. Everybody is either pulling up their tickets, checking their fantasy team, or posting selfies online. I wish they'd have non-mobile gate lines available since i have season ticket card.

8 minutes ago, MDH said:

 

If you have an iPhone put them in your Apple wallet. You don’t need an internet connection to access them there.

But how does that help me get through the line when everybody in front of me didnt do that?

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