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Perfect...
May 31, 2014, 12:16 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto E forum

...for plans like AT&T's 'Next' program. Bring your own phone.

Maybe--
May 29, 2014, 10:27 PM
in the Article: Google Optimizes Play Store Web Site for Mobile Devices forum

--I'll start using this instead of the Play app on my M8--it's been WAY too buggy, laggy, and overall horrid as of late.

Good to see...
May 29, 2014, 10:19 PM
in the Article: GreatCall Debuts Jitterbug 5 forum

...there're still phones like this available for folks who just don't need the added complexity of a smartphone and all its accoutrements.

Re: 4.3 Update
Oct 23, 2013, 3:16 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Pushing Android 4.3 to HTC One forum

joep1984 said: This update cannot be downloaded OTA. You are required to be connected to wifi due to the size (around 560mb). While trying to download it at work, I was told (it wasn't a suggestion) to connect to wifi before it would begin. Yeah. And?

Re: Page Plus
Oct 23, 2013, 3:11 AM
in the Article: Page Plus Attempting to Resolve Network Outage forum

Mark_S said: The facebook page is inundated with negative comments berating the company. Technology is not flawless by any means and far from perfect. One pays for a service and expects a service. Understandable. On those rare occasions when problems occur, some patience is needed. Alternative means can be found be the effort made to communicate until the issue is resolved. Humans are quite adaptable. That is how we got as far as we did in the past 30 years with ...

Re: And where
Sep 29, 2013, 9:46 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile to Sell iPhone 5s and 5c October 1 forum

WhySoBluePandaBear said: Genius advice - must have been really taxing to think of such a wondrous and brilliant combination of words - too bad he's not concerned that VM is selling a product, rather that they're robbing Sprint of precious inventory, when they should be DEAD last on the priority list. Post-paid customers > prepaid. Aw, man--you fed the troll! Now he's never going to go away.

Re: $299 for this phone is an absolute steal
Sep 20, 2013, 8:38 PM
in the Article: Republic Wireless to Sell Moto X for $299 forum

WhySoBluePandaBear said: Even if it's a CDMA based device, it's VERY quick and has a ton of features for what it is - yes it's a dual core, but when looking at benchmarks and general perception, those 1.7Ghz dual cores are ALWAYS running at full capacity; ready to go - versus the GS4 which is always stepping itself down to save power. I really liked the Moto X when I was using it. So, great phone--but sketchy service over Wi-Fi and ...

Re: Mostly marketing fluff
Sep 14, 2013, 11:06 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People forum

DarkStar said: Don't you understand. LTE isn't true 4G either. LTE is just a stop-gap to true 4G as well. Geezus. I give up. Enjoy your 3.5G.

Re: Mostly marketing fluff
Sep 14, 2013, 9:43 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People forum

DarkStar said: According to the ITU LTE and Wimax and HSPA+ are 4G So they CHANGED the definition--I don't give a crap what they call it. HSPA+ was just a stop-gap to true 4G.

Re: Mostly marketing fluff
Sep 14, 2013, 9:42 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People forum

DarkStar said: According to the ITU LTE and Wimax and HSPA+ are 4G http://www.phonearena.com/news/ITU-says -LTE-WiMax-and-HSPA-are-now-officially-4G_id1 5435 So they CHANGED the definition--I don't give a crap what they call it. HSPA+ was just a stop-gap to true 4G.

Re: Mostly marketing fluff
Sep 14, 2013, 12:12 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People forum

DarkStar said: Uh no. HSPA is 3G. HSPA+ is 4G. Look up the ITU. They are who determines what is 4G and what is not. "HSPA+ is an evolution of HSPA that upgrades the existing 3G network and provides a method for telecom operators to migrate towards 4G speeds without deploying a new radio interface." It's nothing more than '3.5G' at best.

Re: Mostly marketing fluff
Sep 13, 2013, 8:33 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People forum

DarkStar said: Well I guess we need to start at the basics. What is 4G to you? And then what is the actual definition of 4G and who determines it? You're posting on these forums and you don't know what 4G is? Geezus. 4G as in 'Fourth Generation'. HSPA+ is a Third Generation tech--hence the '3G' moniker.

Re: Apple isn't a wireless carrier!
Aug 26, 2013, 5:06 PM
in the Article: Apple Not a Fan of FCC's 700MHz Interoperability Plan forum

Jarahawk said: Apple can set ANY price it desires for its iphone. Period. This isn't about profits. It's about control. It's as simple as that. They want to sue everyone and yet when they get sued Obama bails them out. Well...can't have it two ways, bub. It's time to pay the piper. I'm not even a fan of this proposed policy. The objections should be coming from AT&T and Verizon however---NOT ...

Re: Apple isn't a wireless carrier!
Aug 26, 2013, 12:39 AM
in the Article: Apple Not a Fan of FCC's 700MHz Interoperability Plan forum

Jarahawk said: That's garbage. Not if it were your company.

Re: Apple isn't a wireless carrier!
Aug 24, 2013, 11:21 PM
in the Article: Apple Not a Fan of FCC's 700MHz Interoperability Plan forum

Jayshmay said: This is none of Apple's business! Spectrum is an issue between the FCC and wireless carriers, NOT manufacturers. I swear, Apple is like the North Korea of the technology world. You completely missed the point--which is that Apple doesn't want to bake in any more tech that supports other bands. It would cost them money and eat into their profits.

facepalm
Jun 17, 2013, 7:38 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Begins Selling First HSPA+ Phones forum

exibitsman said: The LG l9 is a HSPA+21 capable device is does not support LTE. Good thing you read the article in such a clear and concise manner.

Re: 2002?
May 7, 2013, 1:16 AM
in the Article: Verizon Signs Smartphone Content Deal with AOL forum

johnhr2 said: 2002 called and wants it stuff back Verizon. Seriously who still uses AOL? Why do you care who uses AOL as their news portal? Have you been to AOL's site? It's perfectly fine for any type of news, video, etc... If it's functional and usable, what's not to like?

MetroPCS, Cricket, Virgin, or Boost...
Mar 21, 2013, 3:55 AM
in the Article: The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting forum

...yeah, you'll save a boatload of money. I did by going with Virgin and paying just $149 for an LG Optimus Elite. But then you get what you pay for--which is to say, not much, as Virgin's coverage and data are absolutely dreadful. I'm currently trying to figure out if I'm going to sign up with AT&T.

Re: Cell reception issues...
Mar 18, 2013, 3:00 AM
in the Virgin Mobile forum

marinecrafter said: Hey ppl! Ok, so Im having an issue... I have had virgin mobil before, and I actually really did like it alot. I just canceled my verizon service for my area, because I barely got any service at my house, and it was too much for too little. Besides, their customer service was horrible... Anyways, I love my new virgin phone, but at my house it is still a bad service area, and I cant ...

Re: Vote Virgin for Virgins!
Mar 18, 2013, 2:57 AM
in the Virgin Mobile forum

Drunk said: I'm honestly thinking about going with el Virgin but I hate Richard Branson. I hate his beard and hate his hair and hate how 'posh' he is. I'm really turned on by the cheap rates and that one android phone with 3D. I wouldn't do it. I've been on Virgin for about 7 or 8 months now. Sprint's network is horrible. The only reasons I haven't dumped them are because they're dirt cheap, I'm not exactly a power user, and ...

Re: carriers
Mar 16, 2013, 1:28 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Sprint forum

Rich Brome said: I couldn't agree more. There are a decent number of people working for the manufacturers who feel the same way. The issue, as far as I can tell, is the carriers. They seem to think that's what their customers want. That, and/or they find it easy to sell phones with bigger numbers on the spec sheets. There are some other explanations. Subsidies are a part of it. Really, I think it's a complex web of distortions in the ...

Re: AWE
Mar 14, 2013, 12:12 AM
in the Article: Solavei Drops BlackBerry Z10 Price to $689 Sans Contract forum

6667779311 said: Just what I need. An expensive phone on a limited coverage network. Tmobile coverage sucks where I live. Good thing you've informed us it sucks where you live.

Re: Presto! Hocus Pocus
Mar 7, 2013, 12:35 AM
in the Article: WebKit-based Opera Browser for Android Available forum

Eric M. Zeman said: Have you checked it out? I got to see it in Barcelona last week and was impressed with the custom UI stuff for personalization. It was fast on the demo devices I saw, but that doesn't necessarily translate to real-world behavior. I installed the Opera Beta on my Optimus Elite--hooray!, the mobile Facebook site finally displays correctly!

Just go away
Mar 2, 2013, 3:37 AM
in the Article: Yahoo to Cut More Services, Including BlackBerry App forum

JoelMikel said: they don't have a BB app.... never have. Misleading article aimed at further discrediting Blacbkerry. No surprise, really, considering Mayer's unfounded contempt for the company. Yahoo is a terrible company with terrible products...Blackberry should send them a Thank You note for doing this public service Yeah, that's right--because Phonescoop, which has been around for 12 years, would just make up a story about Yahoo products for Blackberry. Quit spreading misinformation--or better yet, just quit posting altogether.

Rich--
Feb 26, 2013, 2:47 AM
in the Article: LTE Comes To Virgin, Boost forum

--do you know if Sprint has lit up LTE in South Florida, yet? I haven't really found anything online that's definitive in that regard.

Re: 2005 called............
Feb 17, 2013, 9:27 PM
in the Article: Samsung Shows Off S275G Flip for TracFone forum

gloopey1 said: Not to mention that most "smartphones" fail at the basic task for which they were created...making and receiving phone calls. Poor battery life, reception, and lackluster durability are just a few things plaguing most modern tablet phones. Bingo. And don't forget the earpiece volume on smartphones--just horrible.

Re: 2005 called............
Feb 17, 2013, 8:44 PM
in the Article: Samsung Shows Off S275G Flip for TracFone forum

jmac32here said: There are still a lot of people who refuse to get a smart phone.. Some even still cannot due to their jobs. (Jobs may discourage mobile phone usage or have certain mobile phone requirements.) I know for a fact employees at Boeing have not been allowed to even have phones with Cameras, this is especially true of those employees who work on Boeing's Government Contracts. Careful. All this rational thought might cause all the 'This phonez sucksz!' posters ...

Re: 2005 called............
Feb 17, 2013, 8:43 PM
in the Article: Samsung Shows Off S275G Flip for TracFone forum

acdc1a said: Smart phones still only have a 60% market penetration. 40% is still a lot of people to serve. Exactly. Nice post.

Yeesh!
Feb 12, 2013, 12:34 AM
in the Article: Solavei Offering BlackBerry Z10 for $999 forum

I think I'll take the $145 Nokia 500 Fate I see on the same page.

Re: ZTE=Fail
Jan 31, 2013, 12:55 AM
in the Article: ZTE Teases Firefox Phone forum

6667779311 said: What ever chance Firefox had at being successful went out the door when they signed with ZTE. Thank God we have you to rely on, oh great Nostradamus. I think I'll wait and let events play out.

Re: Smart Move
Jan 10, 2013, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Windows Live Messenger to Go Dark March 15 forum

Vmac39 said: Never used Google's chat feature. Never really had a reason to, and I've always used Live on my computer. Now that the FB freature had been intergrated and I have a WP8, there's just no need for me to use Google. Not that I wouldn't. I'm sure I probably would, if Google would actually stop being asses and make quality app for WP. By that, I mean actually make apps for WP and Windows 8. If Windows Phone manages to ...

Re: Smart Move
Jan 10, 2013, 6:42 PM
in the Article: Windows Live Messenger to Go Dark March 15 forum

Vmac39 said: The funny thing is, it wasn't that long ago, people did. The introduction of Google Chat on Android phones changed that. Before that, you either used Live or Yahoo. I used MSN Messenger or Live Messenger for years before Gmail came along--then *poof*, just used the chat client in Gmail from there on out. I also text quite a bit from my Gmail chat client--that's a great feature.

Re: LG Optimus Elite?
Jan 5, 2013, 9:43 PM
in the Article: Sprint Confirms Prepaid Service to Launch January 25 forum

bobc74 said: Well, you could always go back to Boost and buy their Galaxy SII that's been out for over a year. Or go to Virgin and buy a 2 and a half year old iPhone 4! :lol: I'm already with Virgin using my Optimus Elite--which is a good solid phone...but Gingerbread is certainly dated. And now Sprint is just going to re-release it on their prepaid service.

LG Optimus Elite?
Jan 4, 2013, 8:34 PM
in the Article: Sprint Confirms Prepaid Service to Launch January 25 forum

Way to start with a phone that's been on the market for, oh, 8 or 9 months. And I bet it'll be foisted upon us with Android 2.3, too.

Great on the desktop...
Nov 24, 2012, 11:22 PM
in the Article: Firefox Browser Now Works on Older Android Phones forum

...but not nearly as intuitive on Android. I've tried to like FF for Android a few times--but I keep going to back to UC Browser.

Re: with metro...
Nov 15, 2012, 6:24 AM
in the Article: Review: Windows Phone 8 forum

bob a said: microsoft has made it impossible for me to continue to use windows Why? Just use it as you would Windows 7. Geezus, people--just read up on something before you comment.

I use Gingerbread--
Nov 10, 2012, 2:29 AM
in the Article: Sony Selling Ruggedized Xperia Advance Unlocked in U.S. forum

--but I'd never buy a phone today with Gingerbread installed. You just never know if you'll get an upgrade to ICS.

Re: Why The AT&T - T-Mobile Deal Fall Through Was Good
Oct 8, 2012, 1:29 PM
in the Article: AT&T Chopping Device Return Policy to 14 Days forum

ChrisSmith2002 said: Thanks for pointing that out- I now use Verizon. As a matter of fact, I just paid a $ 500.00 bill from AT&T to get out of my contract and switch to Verizon. If that doesn't tell you how bad my EDGE service was then I don't know what would. Woof--ouch.

Re: Compared to what?
Oct 8, 2012, 2:14 AM
in the Article: Congress Brands Huawei and ZTE as Security Threats forum

Mektah said: 100 bucks say the person who made this report just happens to have stock in those 'other' companies. Sooooooooo--he's trying to crash his own stock in Huawei and ZTE, or he's got stock in American competitors?

Re: Why The AT&T - T-Mobile Deal Fall Through Was Good
Oct 8, 2012, 12:34 AM
in the Article: AT&T Chopping Device Return Policy to 14 Days forum

ChrisSmith2002 said: I understand the whole thing that "other carriers are doing it." However that doesn't mean AT&T has to be just as evil. It's so ridiculous that carriers can't differentiate themselves from the others. God forbid someone actually deliver a great product at a reasonable price. AT&T should offer a better return policy and lower prices in my area cause their service is sub-par at best. Why are you using ATT if they're 'sub-par at best' in your area?

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