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Next device for sure
May 30, 2017, 1:28 PM
in the Article: Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods forum

This device looks amazing. I've already reserved mine.

Re: Non-Removable Battery
Apr 5, 2017, 8:28 AM
in the Article: Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details forum

You can keep your solution, and your 4 year old phone. Phones don't have removable batteries for a variety of reasons. 1. Design 2. Waterproofing 3. Battery life is longer than most people keep the phones anyways Just to name a few.

Re: So.. the same as the Moto Atrix?
Apr 5, 2017, 8:17 AM
in the Article: Samsung DeX Turns Galaxy S8 Into an Android Desktop forum

The same, except you know, it will work. Motorola had great ideas, they just ALWAYS had issue making them work in the real world. That's why they don't exist as anything other than a name anymore in mobile. On a side note, I've never been a fan of trying to turn my under powered cellphone into a desk top. Even on Microsoft's continuum it doesn't work well.

Re: I don't get it and I never will
Sep 7, 2014, 7:49 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha forum

That's the funniest thing though. They've ONLY gotten bashed by the " analysts " . The average person whom is actually going to buy Samsung products are, in droves. Samsung is and has been making money hand over fist while the " analyst" keep whining about metal frames and plastic backs. Its the same thing as critics bashing Transformers movies while they make a billion dollars worldwide. The target audience still loves them and pays for them. I don't ...

Re: Why do I have to repeat myself
Aug 22, 2014, 7:49 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

"It's generous of phonescoop to allow such uninformed opinions in these forums." I couldn't agree more zpike. Starting with your uninformed drivel. You are correct in stating that customers who are sold " unlimited" data should be able to use as much as they want. And since the data plans in question were sold as " unlimited 4g " then they should get that. Unlimited 4g data for as long as they are customers. What your wrong about is that ...

Re: You should really stop now
Aug 22, 2014, 6:28 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

I think it's actually unfortunate for you. Because I must be the only person that sees the word infinite IN THE DEFINITION OF UNLIMITED!!! Man you're one dense idiot. Unlimited and infinite mean the same thing. LITERALLY. They both mean " without end or limits" to put it in lay person. Can you really not comprehend that? I mean it is right in front of you in black in white of your own post. Either way you're not rebutting ...

Re: I don't get it.
Aug 22, 2014, 4:08 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

in·fi·nite ˈinfənit/ adjective 1. lim itless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate. "the infinite mercy of God" synonyms: boundless, unbounded, unlimited, limitless, never-ending, interminable; More antonyms: limited, small very great in amount or degree. "he bathed the wound with infinite care" MATHEMATICS greater than any assignable quantity or countable number. MATHEMATICS (of a series) able to be continued indefinitely. I know that's a lot for your to read, but the important parts are " able to be continued indefinitely" and " limitless in space, extent or size, impossible to calculate" ...

Re: I don't get it.
Aug 20, 2014, 1:07 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

I wasn't aware either of us said we were talking about infinite data. We were however talking about the difference in " unlimited" and what carriers actually provide. And just so you know infinite means without end forever. So by putting a time constraint of a 30 day billing cycle you are in fact limiting something that's supposed to go on forever. That's why nobody would ever use the word infinite. But I hope your grasp of the English ...

Re: Includes $70 Unlimited Data
Aug 19, 2014, 3:04 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

There in lies the issue though. Most people haven't been around the wireless industry for 20 years like you or I. What they expect is exactly what they are told. If they want to still market as. " unlimited" they should say no overages. Meaning that you can only use a certain amount of 4g but the good news is you'll never be charged an overage because after you've used your cap you just slow down to 2g or ...

Re: Includes $70 Unlimited Data
Aug 19, 2014, 2:08 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

The onus is on the race track to make sure the customer understands the speed limit. Which is the same reason here are speed limit signs on the interstate. Wireless companies get around this by drafting agreements with fine print and only advertising the parts they want people to know. Also they change the terms of the agreement while the customer is in it and claim that they have the right to do it because the original agreement said ...

Re: Includes $70 Unlimited Data
Aug 19, 2014, 11:27 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

The analogy is still valid because the point is not in dispute. They are trying to limit something which was advertised as limitless. Your analogy though does bring up the folly in offering something as limitless which clearly has a limit. It's like if I gave you a car that tips out at 200 mph. And then told you go as fast as you want. Well what if I want to go 210? I can't because the limit on ...

Re: Includes $70 Unlimited Data
Aug 19, 2014, 7:46 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

I am going to have to agree with Jarahawk. Wireless companies in this country advertise things like " unlimited" data and then in the fine print try to LIMIT how you can use the data. If it really was " unlimited" tethering and file sharing shouldn't matter. However they put these things into agreements ( nobody in wireless sales has been trained to say contract in 15 years) to avoid having to provide the very thing they are selling ...

Re: I hope soon.
Dec 9, 2013, 2:18 AM
in the Article: Google Now Pushing Android 4.4.1 to Nexus 5 forum

I haven't got mine either. Been checking all day every day since these guys and other sites started reporting it was rolling out. Haven't run into anyone that's got it yet though. Love my N5 though.

Where have I seen this before? LoL
Dec 5, 2013, 10:35 AM
in the Article: AT&T Carves Subsidies Out of Monthly Plans forum

Thank you T-Mobile for changing the way carriers do business in the U.S. It's amazing to me the way the big two acted when T-Mobile started it's uncarrier pitch only to be following suit. And don't reply with " Verizon isn't doing it yet"...they will. Consumers want it. They want more transparent and fair practices from their providers. This is the way they've been doing it over seas forever. Now they just need to let you get rid of ...

Re: People still think
Dec 5, 2013, 9:54 AM
in the Article: Review: Google Nexus 5 forum

I disagree with your statement that the Nexus line isn't supposed to be premium. I've owned every single nexus phone and with the exception of the Nexus S which was a joke they all were premium. The Nexus 5 is the best yet. People have this idea that premium means aluminum or millions of software features your not going to use. And trust me I had the S4 for a month. I NEVER used most of the stuff they ...

Tired of biased reviews from Eric
Nov 14, 2013, 5:34 PM
in the Article: Review: Google Nexus 5 forum

I know the reviewer is an apple fanboy and all, but couldn't he at least have included a review of the phones software and processors? I mean he spent so much time telling us how cheap and ugly it is I'd like to at least know if its fast and nice to use. Because that is after all...what matters. I couldn't care less if my phone is anodized aluminum and perfectly weighted like fanboys like to say about ...

Re: What where's all the hating trolls?
Oct 21, 2013, 3:25 PM
in the Article: AT&T Strikes $4.85B Cell Tower Deal with Crown Castle forum

T Bone said: T Mobile's okay if you have coverage.....but I don't....and neither does a significant portion of the country. The truth is the only carriers with truly national coverage are at&t and Verizon. That's only true if you're only counting native coverage, which we both know nobody does because the coverage maps don't only show native coverage. I live in northern Maine, and travel all over the northeast for work. I can say hands down my coverage with ...

Re: Not to be rude, but this is flat out false
Oct 10, 2013, 10:30 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Available Nationwide forum

Someone needs to tell Tmo they forgot Maine when they did the upgrade/ roll out. Cause I get GPRS in 90% of the state. The only place I would get 4g is 2.5 hours south near the NH border. Lol so nationwide it's not. Hell I'd settle for HSDPA coverage at least. Lol crap even 3G would be nice.

Re: I wonder
Oct 6, 2013, 4:15 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G2 for AT&T forum

You said there was no physical camera button, however you can use the down volume button on the back to snap pics too. Its even on the commercials lol

Re: That's really sugar coating it
Jul 30, 2013, 11:00 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Payment System Upgrade Runs Into Trouble forum

My girlfriend and I went in Friday afternoon to switch from Verizon. We live in Maine. We were in the store for 4 hours all together Friday. We had to go back Saturday because the phones and ports didn't go through. We were there another 2 1/2 hours Saturday with no resolution. We didn't bother going back Sunday. Finally Monday evening my phone started to make calls but not receive. This afternoon my phone was FINALLY fully activated as ...

Re: Someone with power needs to...
Jun 11, 2012, 7:50 AM
in the Article: Apple Moves to Block Samsung Galaxy S III forum

Bwahahahaha. All apple did was popularize touchscreen only phones. Ill be the first to say the iPhone 1 was innovative and different and awesome. But they haven't innovated since. Which is common practice for apple. Android perfected the OS side. And if you don't think its possible that a manufacturer can " create" something and then be bested and stifled. Talk to Ford about the automobile. Thanks.

Re: Hmmm
Nov 7, 2011, 1:52 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Passes On the iPhone, Tiered Plans Coming forum

you know i remember " big bad red" passing on the iphone for 4 years for this same reason when i worked there. and didnt decide to get it until " little blue" was killing them with iphone sales even though red had a better network. I now work for usc and i can tell you that although i would love to be able to offer an iphone to customers that think adroid is too technical i dont want ...

Customizability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 20, 2011, 12:58 AM
in the Article: The Most Over-Hyped Features forum

Im not sure this is a iphone vs android article. Although i do get the feeling he had a pretty glass iphone in his pocket when he wrote it. lol one feature that i know is under-hyped is the ability to customize your phone. Both through software and hardware. This is something that android FAR and away beats all its competitors at. Especially the iphone which hasnt had a major software change since the original. And no folders and ...

Re: Well, let's see...
Jan 13, 2010, 11:26 PM
in the Article: Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary forum

Not every phone is having this issue. Also we are still assuming this is a Google issue and not a T-mobile issue. Either is possible. Also a college grad here as well. I dont necessarily know that it means you or i have an innate understanding based solely on that fact though.

Re: Some Food for Though... Be Gentle
Jan 13, 2010, 11:24 PM
in the Article: Verizon Wireless: Unlimited Data Not 'Sustainable' forum

I agree with a small portion of what you are saying.However isnt that what the $30.00 a month is for? I mean thats the whole difference between $9.99 and $30.00 right? Because the smartphones users, get this USE DATA!! I know its a news flash. Thats why they pay the additional cost because they are using additional bandwith. If thats not the case then explain to me what is.Ive worked in wireless for nearly 15 years and I just cant ...

Re: Man Up. Stop crying. And look at the facts people.
Jan 13, 2010, 10:48 PM
in the Article: Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary forum

But the point is its not Google charging you the ETF. they are charging you the ERF. They are totally different and for different reasons.

Re: Man Up. Stop crying. And look at the facts people.
Jan 13, 2010, 10:44 PM
in the Article: Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary forum

Wow this is getting ridiculous. Google is the authorized dealer agent. They get a commision from T-mobile for signing you up for service. If you cancel before 120 days they lose that. Now i already said i dont agree with T-mobile getting to charge the dealer back AND getting a ETF from the customer. although, you did break a contract and just like if you break your lease on your car or apartment the person you had that agreement ...

Re: Man Up. Stop crying. And look at the facts people.
Jan 13, 2010, 10:40 PM
in the Article: Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary forum

Thats because, apple isnt acting as an authorized dealer for ATT. they are simply selling you hardware. same as any mac book or ipod. Thats the difference. why cant people get that part of it.Google is not acting as the manufacturer because they arent HTC is. Google is the authorized dealer for T-mobile.

Re: Think about what you just said...
Jan 13, 2010, 9:52 PM
in the Article: Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary forum

Whats really funny to me is the amount of people posting on this that obviously have never worked for a authorized dealer in the wireless industry.The ETF is different than the ERF.T-mobile charges you an ETF if you break your two year agreement with them to continue wireless service. Now this is the part people cant seem to get or just plain dont understand. Google is acting as an authorized dealer for T-mobile in this scenario.They are selling you ...

Re: Well, let's see...
Jan 13, 2010, 12:38 AM
in the Article: Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary forum

Mine connects to 3G just fine. As with any new device or service there will be hiccups. Lest we forget when the Iphone first came out all the issues that customers had getting them activated when you had to buy it at apple and get it activated through att.As for the ERF this is a very common practice among wireless dealers.I work for a national T-mobile dealer in Maine and everytime a customer signs up for service we take ...

Re: deposits
Mar 24, 2009, 1:08 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Sell Contractless iPhones for $400 Premium forum

thats fine, but if they both have a presence in my experience the difference in signal reception is negligible at best. I've worked for both companys and had both services and i can honestly say there wasnt a huge difference in my reception. obviously handset differences have to be taken into account but i never have been a place that i could get a t-mo signal that i couldnt also use a att phone roaming or not.which is the ...

Re: deposits
Mar 22, 2009, 11:50 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Sell Contractless iPhones for $400 Premium forum

you know what seems funny about this cconversation? in 99.9% of the cases if you can pick up an at&t signal you can also pick up a T-mo signal. because they are heavy roaming partners. Which really renders this whole thing pointless.

Re: Downloads work over EDGE, too
Jan 6, 2009, 5:24 PM
in the Article: Apple Enables iTunes Music Downloads Over 3G forum

did u have to do a software update or something cause im in using edge right now and it wont even open the store. still tels me i have to be on wifi?!

Re: FINALLY!!!
Jan 6, 2009, 5:15 PM
in the Article: Apple Enables iTunes Music Downloads Over 3G forum

still screwing the 2g crowd. why wont they allow over 2g? other carreirs do. we pay 400 bucks for these phones and they screw us over. i cant even upgrade for another 9 months. i guess its still wifi for us.

Re: CECT P168+
Jul 13, 2008, 12:46 AM
in the AT&T forum

hi sorry to intrude i have the 168+ and have att and i get fine service on the 850 band. the version that doesnt have the 850 is the 168 but the 168+ has it along with some other upgrades. its a great phone and a much cheaper way to get a full touch screen phone. it also is able to do some things the iphone cant. like video record, send mms,send pics to emails. and it has a ...

Re: Perspective from an RCC employee
Aug 3, 2007, 6:22 PM
in the Article: Verizon Expands Coverage With Purchase of Rural Cellular forum

well then ihope youdo fine, however i dont know that i agree that they have no structure in place because in maine theyhave portland, lewiston augusta and biddiferd. but i know they are gaining alot. i just have abone to pick with unicels polices and few of their management team in bangor.i think if they had leadership with a clue they would be rising just as fast as uscc insteadof selling. i mean think of two local carriers that ...

Re: Perspective from an RCC employee
Aug 2, 2007, 6:29 PM
in the Article: Verizon Expands Coverage With Purchase of Rural Cellular forum

all thats not entirely true there jdig, thereis also a 50.00dollar restocking fee if acertain amount of minutes are used on the handset in the first thitry days. as well as if a certain soon to be out of a job district manager doesnt like you cough cough sherri keef cough cough!! unicel is local while the rest of the inustry is worldwide. i hope a few people make it through this ok like charles kimball and ...

Re: UNICEL IN MAINE
Aug 1, 2007, 4:53 PM
in the Article: Verizon Expands Coverage With Purchase of Rural Cellular forum

yeah your phonesmight actually work in maine..haha store manager where? i bet i know

Re: Perspective from an RCC employee
Aug 1, 2007, 4:52 PM
in the Article: Verizon Expands Coverage With Purchase of Rural Cellular forum

local identity my arse. wireless the way it should be? how bout a $50.00restocking fee for switching a phone out in the 30 day satisfaction period if they let you switch it out at all!!! how bout selling last gen phones as if they were the now? p4300 while the p4350 is sitting in tmobile and at@t stores? an as for the corporate culture you can have those bunch of numb skulls. in 2004 they were "upgrading" to gsm ...

Re: wow
Aug 1, 2007, 4:42 PM
in the Article: Verizon Expands Coverage With Purchase of Rural Cellular forum

lol... boston? your thinkin small time kalli start thinking nyc baby!!! oh by the way capanappyho

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