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Re: Yawn
Tuesday, 11:15 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros Rollover Data, Called Data Stash forum

This means if you purchased it you can keep it for a year. This is good. Some months are light data months and other months I use the whole 6GB. Perhaps this mean I won't have to worry about throttling any longer.

Right
Dec 12, 2014, 8:30 AM
in the Article: Iowa May Offer Smartphone-Based Driver's License In 2015 forum

I'm going to be in a big hurry to hand over my phone at a traffic stop - NOT.

Re: Windows 9?
Oct 1, 2014, 11:13 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

Perhaps they went to Windows 10 because they are porting the successor to Nokia Belle to all those platforms and wanted a clear numeric break to go with the "new" OS ;). They bought out the Nokia handset business for a reason and it wasn't for the cool clasping hands splash screen.

Re: Nice gesture but..... What?
Apr 8, 2014, 10:09 AM
in the Article: Nokia Intros Pocket Magnifier for Visually Impaired forum

Unless you carry a separate calculator, a separate phone, a separate camera, a separate address book with you do not begrudge someone with vision issues a built-in magnifier, especially one that does the tricks this one does. With the larger screened Lumias this is a huge help to those with vision issues. I downloaded it yesterday for use in my special education classroom. When the district's vision specialist comes around I'll show her so she can add it to ...

Re: 512MB RAM
Mar 24, 2014, 10:04 AM
in the Article: Nokia Makes Refocus Available to More Lumias forum

Someone with a Lumia 620 will have to wander over to the store and see if it will download and post back the result.

Re: This patent IS essential and important
Feb 5, 2014, 3:18 PM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

My understanding is they patented the precise chamfer plus the addition of a small quantity of "go grease" to allow it move more quickly. No doubt their method for removing traces of the go grease from the atmosphere is also patented and they are waiting to have their legal team file suit against God, at the Vatican Courts, the next time it rains. :wink:

Re: Nice.
Jan 29, 2014, 10:57 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros Mobile Money Service forum

Sometimes free does not mean without cost. Here it will cost privacy rather than ducats. Unless you pay cash the bank also can, if it feels the desire, "know its customer". There are some, on the far end of the control freak spectrum, who might propose that a bank not tracking client purchases was negligent in the war on terror. :paranoid:

Re: Different?
Jan 23, 2014, 11:46 AM
in the Article: Supreme Court Will Weigh In On Police Cell Phone Searches forum

Classic Centralized State behavior. Patriot Act and all it has, along with the NSA, all predate the incumbent. There is enough blame to go around. Limiting your revulsion on this issue to the current president is myopic, at best.

Re: Nice.
Jan 23, 2014, 11:41 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros Mobile Money Service forum

This could be a real help to the "unbanked" folks among us. Being able to keep an entire paycheck instead of having to pay to get it cashed will be significant for those on minimum wage or near minimum wage incomes. Good way to build customer loyalty.

Re: Different?
Jan 21, 2014, 10:24 AM
in the Article: Supreme Court Will Weigh In On Police Cell Phone Searches forum

A better question to ask is "How is a cell phone different from a dairy, day planner and travel log? Are warrants required for searches of those paper item? If so why would their electronic equivalents not require a warrant?

Re: can anyone point out..
Jan 7, 2014, 12:05 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Will Sell Sony Xperia Z1S Flagship Phone forum

"Rockstar is jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony." http://www.forbes.com/sites/timwors tall/2013/11/01/this-is-serious-googles-being -sued-over-search-patents-not-just-android-or -smartphone-ones/ Perhaps since Sony is one of the owners of Rockstar using the patent on Sony devices might not present the infringement issue that using the patent on a Motorola device presents.

Re: AWESOME
Jan 7, 2014, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Asus PadFone X to Reach U.S. Consumers Thanks to AT&T forum

I like the concept. Mating something that is handable, like 4 - 5 inch screen mobile, to a larger tablet makes much sense. My experience with Android is it places too much wear and tear on the battery cover to be useable.

Re: THE SUSPENSE
Dec 13, 2013, 1:45 PM
in the Article: Carriers Agree to Make Unlocking Phones Easier, Eventually forum

If only that were how it works now. Now it is, "I need a SIM restriction removal code." "What is that" "I need to unlock my phone." "That is handled exclusively through the unlock portal on the web site. Is there anything else I can handle for you today?" "No." The portal always returns an error message.

Re: A Solution in Search of a Problem
Dec 13, 2013, 1:37 PM
in the Article: Carriers Agree to Make Unlocking Phones Easier, Eventually forum

AT&T is refusing to unlock a paid full price for device. I've used my longstanding and always active GoPhone account and I've used my fully up to date and long standing business account. This device is not available unocked. To pretend this is a solution without a problem is showing a understanding at some distance from the facts.

Re: Another Point Made.
Nov 25, 2013, 11:16 AM
in the Article: Samsung Debuts Grand 2 Mid-Range Phablet forum

The Nokia Lumia 1520 appears to be a somewhat high end device. It has microSD capability but no removable battery. The Jolla device has "The Other Half" to allow for mating to the device anything from an additional battery to a Cuisinart, as long as it has the same I2C interface. It also has a microSD slot and a user replaceable battery.The Jolla device appears to be somewhat high end. The market is moving and, if looking, one can find a ...

Wireless charging
Nov 21, 2013, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Review: Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T forum

The review mentions this device will charge wirelessly. Does it do that out of the box? What standard does it support? My 1020 and my son's Nokia 810 both have Qi charging backs. I'm hoping I do not have to buy an additional non-Qi charge plate to charge this when it arrives.

Re: Its a Shame
Nov 20, 2013, 1:34 PM
in the Article: Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Buyout forum

Owning an Android phone is not on the top of this Nokia phone buyer's list. People hold up Samsung as what made Android. Most of the people I know with Samsung devices running Android are pulling the battery once, twice or more a day simply to be able to make and take phone calls. I have a Windows phone by Nokia and have had to reset it exactly once since September, and that was at the request of a ...

Re: Lumia 620
Oct 14, 2013, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Brings 1080p HD Support to Windows Phone forum

The improved support for 1080p displays will apply to devices released with displays that support that resolution. It will not take a 640 x 800 display and magically make it able to display more pixels. :o I mention this in case the person with the Lumia 620 was hoping to get a better display on their device when they updated.

About lack of expandable storage
Sep 20, 2013, 11:06 AM
in the Nokia Lumia 1020 forum

I've had mine for a little over a month. I unlocked it and use it on T-Mobile. After futzing with the APN I was able to get MMS and E-Mail to cooperate. The internal storage seems to be adequate. I synch it with my computer about one a week unless there is a pressing project that requires the images sooner. I'm sitting on 14.8 GB free space at the moment and will not be synching it until later this ...

Nokia C7 big brother?
Sep 20, 2013, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S III Mini forum

From the front this looks a lot like the Nokia C7 (Astound on T-Mobile). Obviously the specs are different with a bigger, higher resolution screen, LTE and more processor.

Connectivity Nightmare
May 29, 2013, 11:03 AM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

:x Has Nokia come up with the fix for the "I have full bars but get "No Network Coverage" when I phone out and the incoming calls go directly to VM and no SMS or MMS received issue? I have the mailer ready to go to send it in to Nokia Care but really do not want to send it if they are going to flash it, send it back and have me go through the same hell. I can ...

Not enough information
May 20, 2013, 12:30 PM
in the Article: Jolla Introduces Its First Sailfish Smartphone forum

It would ne nice to have a breakdown of which bands and what schemes are going to be covered by this device. It's hard to pre-order when it is impossible to know if it is going to do any better than GSM/GPRS with a particular carrier. I love my N900, which runs on Maemo, a predecessor of the Sailfish OS so I'm interested but Band IV AWS WCDMA has to be covered to help me since I am on ...

Directed Information
May 17, 2013, 9:59 AM
in the Article: Nokia's Xpress Now Focuses on Content Discovery forum

I remember when I was on AOL, when they had 2,000,000 users and the Internet was new, having information served up or suggested was helpful. I like that at least part of what is shown is going to be based on crowd sourcing with the "Most Liked" category. The "You May Also Like" offerings are always a concern for me as it implies Nokia tracks my viewing. I always wonder how anonymous and how persistent that information is. "What is Hot" may ...

Re: Thanks
Mar 26, 2013, 2:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's iPhone Is Unique Variant of AT&T's Model forum

The clarification helps a lot. It can get complicated with different encoding schemes and multiple bands and some overlapping.

Re: I am really angry about this.
Feb 8, 2013, 2:40 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710 Will Not Receive Windows Phone 7.8 forum

Google 7.8 manual update. xda has links and instructions. This leaves me two devices in a row where T-Mobile has determined to end of life my device before the manufacturer did. My Nokia Astound was not updated to Nokia Belle when every other C7 variant on the planet was. It will take, perhaps, one more of these customerr service fails for me to jump ship. I love Nokia hardware but really dislike T-Mobile's lackluster support for it. The last Nokia ...

The Start or the end?
Feb 1, 2013, 1:36 PM
in the Article: FTC Publishes Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Devices forum

Mobile device privacy as addressed by the FTC could be the last word in this or it could be the opening salvo. Some of the outcome of this is dependent upon how the legitimate players behave and part is going to depend upon how much the bad actors of data theft ramp up their game. We could go along with this for several years if the good guys play nice and the bad guys take a vacation. I can ...

Re: view..
Dec 25, 2012, 12:59 PM
in the Article: FCC Approves ZTE Grand X for T-Mobile USA forum

"Baby's Got Back" is going to be their launch party theme song. 8O

Demographic Marketing
Dec 10, 2012, 11:24 AM
in the Article: Consumer Cellular Intros Doro PhoneEasy 618 forum

It is interesting that a phone aimed at an older group would be marketed at Sears. I don't have any inside info but they fits well with my impression of Sears shoppers.

Orphaned 3G Devices
Nov 26, 2012, 11:19 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering 3G Service to iPhones in 10 New Cities forum

T-Mobile has been in the practice of releasing devices that have WCDMA ability only on Band IV. When the GSM faucet is shut off on 1900 and LTE appears on Band IV folks are going to have a non-functional T-Mobile device on their hands.

AT&T Dips Its Oar In
Nov 16, 2012, 4:27 PM
in the Article: Sprint Asks FCC for Permission to Sell Itself to Softbank forum

Nice of AT&T to be watching out for the US consumer that way. By golly, they are such a consumer oriented bunch of guys there trying to make sure OUR spectrum is not controlled by a foreign power. Of course AT&T misses the point. No company controls spectrum in the US, companies buy the rights to use it eitrher directly from the government is an auction or on the secondary market. Control of it is ultimately in the hands ...

Re: I'm excited.
Nov 6, 2012, 1:39 PM
in the Nokia Lumia 810 forum

I'm less excited. The screen resolution is identical to my 2009 Nokia N900. I was hoping for HD display. I like the microSD slot. Really would like a QWERTY keyboard as well.

Re: Misleading Claim
Nov 4, 2012, 10:56 AM
in the Article: New Power Amp Tech May Double Cell Phone Battery Life forum

So, you believe that lower consumption during standby would not leave more power for the periods when your are hammering your phone? Where is it going then? :roll:

Re: Don't know what to make of this
Nov 3, 2012, 12:03 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Served with Lawsuit Over Live Tiles forum

What is non-obvious is having the design element reveal information that is not static. As far stealing the idea being impossible because it hadn't come to market - That would be true only in the universe where patents are not available for public scrutiny. Inability to create a viable product with your innovation does not in any way diminish your rights in that innovation during the limited term of your patent. Failure to assert your rights under ...

Re: It's A Bad Law
Nov 2, 2012, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Verizon and MetroPCS Accuse FCC of Violating Free Speech forum

T Bone said: Seriously, the equivalent would be a law saying that the US Postal Service cannot charge more than the cost of a first class stamp for any shipment, no matter bulky or heavy it might be.....it's economic foolishness. No, it would be like the law saying you can't say whatever you want in your letter they are delivering. Charging more to deliver one type of content over another type of content is irrational. A packet of data is a ...

Re: If MS calls them "windows" instead of "tiles"...
Nov 1, 2012, 12:37 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Served with Lawsuit Over Live Tiles forum

Show us where you patented the idea of a sequel and then go get your lawyer. I would have thought a mathematician would have a bit more rigorous thinking going into their replies. The idea of owning something allows you to control the use. Sometimes that control includes withholding it from market. Reference the way Disney meters out its owned materials or read Dune. What was patented, if you read it you'd know, was an innovation in displaying information on a ...

Re: If MS calls them "windows" instead of "tiles"...
Oct 31, 2012, 12:21 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Served with Lawsuit Over Live Tiles forum

Here is the link to the patent involved. Read it. These guys have a point. http://www.surfcast.com/images/pdfs /US6724403.pdf

Re: If MS calls them "windows" instead of "tiles"...
Oct 31, 2012, 12:19 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Served with Lawsuit Over Live Tiles forum

Protecting your intellectual property does not make you a patent troll, it makes you a prudent inventor. Clowns like the guy who sued Facebook using forged documents - they need to go away.

How nice
Oct 26, 2012, 1:28 PM
in the Article: Library of Congress Updates Jailbreaking and Unlocking Rules forum

I'm glad the government has decided what "enough unlocked phones" in the market means. Of course those are 2g/3g GSM/WCDMA/CDMA unlocked phones as we proceed into the LTE era. That's like telling us we can't hook our electric cars up to the grid because there are enough gasoline cars out there already. Elections are coming up. Be sure to vote.

Is this good for children?
Oct 23, 2012, 11:09 AM
in the Article: Yip Yap Debuts Pipsqueak 'Phone' for Young Kids forum

I totally understand the desire of adults to protect their devices from the ravages of little kids. I do not understand providing a cell phone analog to a kid not old enough to handle the real thing. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this is no different from the Fisher-Price work bench with plastic tools. Maybe this is no worse than a pedal car, but I suspect it is. We all know that as adults these children will be using mobile devices and ...

Why The AT&T - T-Mobile Deal Fall Through Was Good
Oct 7, 2012, 10:29 AM
in the Article: AT&T Chopping Device Return Policy to 14 Days forum

He is another example of doing "what is right for the consumer". Reduced return times now, who knows what else in the future. I know how they have handled their pre-pay customers over the years has gone from fair to poor. The loss of the unlimited data per month several years back is another example of the squeeze-the-consumer mindset that rules at that company.

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