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Re: Other Carriers...
Sep 20, 2014, 6:35 PM
in the Article: Verizon's VoLTE Service Live for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus forum

T-Mobile enabled HD Voice across its HSPA and HSPA+ networks. In this case, BOTH the calling party and the called party will need an HD Voice compatible device. Over VoLTE, the HD codec is part of the standard. HD Voice is not intercarrier compatible however, because Sprint uses a different codec than T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. It remains to be seen if Sprint will convert their codecs to the standard other carriers use, especially if they want to ensure ...

Re: Other Carriers...
Sep 20, 2014, 3:25 PM
in the Article: Verizon's VoLTE Service Live for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus forum

Doubtful, since VoLTE enables HD calling, and is a set standard, it has specific codecs and the like. The only thing that one company may do over another is what Verizon is doing with Advanced Calling features, where video calling may be enabled, or something like instant screen sharing, like LG does in their devices called Vue. VoLTE may not work while ROAMING on another carrier, so in this sense it is not "interoperable" but the implementation is a basic ...

Other Carriers...
Sep 20, 2014, 10:46 AM
in the Article: Verizon's VoLTE Service Live for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus forum

Where as T-Mobile allows VoLTE calls from one handset to any other handset or carrier. Just dial a number, and that call is routed over VoLTE on T-Mobile's end.

Re: Good start
Aug 29, 2014, 1:28 AM
in the Article: Sprint Gives Samsung GS4 International Wi-Fi Calling forum

The Nexus 5 is a Spark device, and it does not have WiFi Calling. So not all Spark devices have it.

Includes $70 Unlimited Data
Aug 14, 2014, 11:59 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

This also included users of the $70 Simple Choice plan with Unlimited 4G High Speed Data as well. That add-on to the original $50 base plan is $20, which gives the $70 price. Grandfathered customers are still subject to T&C regarding network management which has been written into all contracts including month to month contracts for the last decade or so. Nothing new here, just TMobile tightening up the ship.

Re: What people don't realize
Jul 27, 2014, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

Just because WiFi is everywhere doesnt mean that you have to or are obligated to use it. If you have an unlimited data plan, it is expected, you are going to use it, even if WiFi is present, otherwise, why not just not have phone/tablet data at all? I live in SF, and yes, every street is covered in WiFi in some aspect in some way, but keep in mind, 99% of WiFi is locked down and not able to ...

Meaningfully Participate?
Jul 9, 2014, 4:28 PM
in the Article: Dish Says It Will Bid On 600MHz Spectrum forum

Does that mean that Dish was not really participating before and was just trying to be a hinderance to other carriers to overpay for oh, say, I don't know, Sprint perhaps... And to say this now makes them look like Vodafone with AT&T and Cingular were in acquisition stages in 2004.. The stipulation should be placed on Dish, if they want to participate, they have to show reasonable effort and usage of deployment of current spectrum owned, or they can ...

Re: So I guess that would leave them...
Jun 29, 2014, 9:51 PM
in the Article: Facebook Home Seemingly Abandoned forum

BUAHAHAHAHHA.... However, being a Bay Area based company, and knowing the SF Bay Area has a massive homeless problem, it's not really funny. Well, in context it is, but not really.

Re: What carrier will be next?
Jun 12, 2014, 1:33 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

If AT&T is doing it, I can guarantee Verizon will be next, followed by Sprint. Sprint is generally the last to follow suit, but the Duopoly are always quick after another.

Re: Nothing but a scam.
Jun 12, 2014, 1:31 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

When the reality, should be, that since carriers want you locked into a contract, they should WAIVE the fee, and only charge those who are month-to-month...why you ask...so that way those who are willing to stay longer get the benefit of a discount and perks of staying. Now I am not all for contracts by any means, and I believe monthly customers are more volatile, and they should have the best options, but I dont think you want to alienate ...

Re: T-Mobile Charges...
Jun 12, 2014, 1:28 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

When I bought a new device, I still had to pay $10 for a SIM card, even though I had my old one that they transferred the account over to (prepaid to postpaid). I later had to call them and ask for a credit, which I got, but even still, I paid for it, then got a credit. It seems standard regardless if you have a SIM or not.

Pointless
Jun 12, 2014, 11:35 AM
in the Article: Starbucks to Expand Wireless Charging to More Stores forum

Unless you're supporting the more robust built-in Qi standard that is available on most new Android devices (which do not use Powermat or Duracell standard), I fail to see how or why they would think they have a winning standard or spend the time and money to cater to a very very limited niche market.

T-Mobile Charges...
Jun 12, 2014, 11:32 AM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

T-Mobile charges a $10 SIM card fee... Where as other carriers that use them provide them free on activation or upgrading. While much lower, the fact is, this is where they have a fee to start service (Activation) but called something else.

Another reason mergers are bad
Jun 4, 2014, 1:27 PM
in the Article: AT&T's Cricket Brand to Cut Off Lifeline Service forum

The FCC should have wrote this in as a stipulation that lifeline and poor customers who rely on service be migrated.

Re: Hahaha
May 19, 2014, 12:42 PM
in the Article: FCC Dings Sprint $7.5M for Do-Not-Call Violations forum

Buahahahah. Good to know that if I won't get my $400+ in Premium Data Fees refunded, that Sprint pays it out to someone else and has a file charge against them on record. See Sprint..**** over your customers and now you get screwed in the end (pun intended)

Re: It Seems Tmobile...
May 12, 2014, 11:44 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants $1B Break-Up Fee If Sprint Deal Fails forum

You dont understand the point. TMobile has gained some of the low cost customers from the Big 3, but it also has given customers some great benefits that the big carriers dont want to honor, even after a merger. While these customers are not as profitable, T-Mobile has made it seem that there is no reason to not offer these initiatives to all customers - thus, why would the other carriers wanna buy out T-Mobile if these low cost ...

Re: Tmobile about to be richer
May 10, 2014, 9:47 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants $1B Break-Up Fee If Sprint Deal Fails forum

Agreed. Cash helps pay debt, build a network, and can be used to buy more spectrum.

Re: Tmobile about to be richer
May 10, 2014, 9:30 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants $1B Break-Up Fee If Sprint Deal Fails forum

Sprint simply doesn't have $1 Billion laying around on its own, so it could get it from Softbank. Though Softbank already plunked tens of billions into Sprint, and little has been done to be competitive other than more broken promises of 4G (there is LTE everywhere on Sprint now, but it either lacks connectivity to the internet, or the signal is so weak 90% of customers still cant use it), Spark (which now crippled devices so no more Simultaneous ...

Throttled All Customers Already
May 8, 2014, 10:18 AM
in the Article: Sprint Turns to Throttling to Manage Network Congestion forum

With Sprint admitting to me not only verbally, but in writing that they are experiencing capacity issues in San Francisco, I can say, from first hand experience, Sprint is automatically throttling users, and has been, for nearly 4 years. Due to their own network issues, I fail to see how customers, even the Top 5% like I was, could actually use more data and clog the network, when the entire network is clogged from 6AM to 3AM everyday, giving only ...

Re: Sounds like someone's having a temper tantrum
Apr 17, 2014, 11:00 AM
in the Article: AT&T Doesn't Like 600MHz Auction Rules, May Skip It forum

Considering how the FCC has limited AT&T in the past (mergers with T-Mobile, spectrum rules, etc), this is the ONLY way AT&T can make a statement to the FCC...withholding from the auction means other companies are unlikely to meet the reserve price of the spectrum, forcing down the value of it. T-Mobile is the only one I care about winning ANY of it.

No WiFi Only Models
Apr 10, 2014, 11:06 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Ups Free Tablet Data to 1GB for Voice Customers forum

T-Mobile does not sell WiFi only models on their website or in store. Unless I missed any iPad models that may be WiFi only, last time I checked all of them were 3G/4G capable. If they mean selling their 3G/4G tablets for the same price as a store like Google or Best Buy or Apple is selling a WiFi only version of their tablets, then sure, Id be interested in upgrading my Nexus 7 to a new version.

Two Words
Apr 10, 2014, 11:03 AM
in the Article: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Nix Download Booster from GS5 forum

DATA CAPS With all three providers having moved toward, or moving toward data limits and caps on their network, none of these carriers are going to support anything that has the potential to put data on their network in that fashion, but more so, why would they wanna get customers complaining that they downloaded over "WiFi" and found that they went over their data cap - there by forcing the carrier to raise their unrealistic low data allotments? I mean, think ...

Still needs approval
Apr 7, 2014, 5:41 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

Remember, it still needs approval. It may be seen that Verizon is too big with too little competition in that area, divesting may be in order, and TMobile would love the GSM infrastructure most as they need it there most.

Clear Customers Deactivated
Apr 7, 2014, 5:37 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Switch Off WiMax Network By End of 2015 forum

Guess that means people like my parents, who use and rely on Clear Wimax Home Internet service will be screwed. Sprint better upgrade those areas with their crap LTE and offer the same price, same unlimited data for home use or refund the modem fees for people who bought them at full price for sub par service. Sprint - Screwing over millions every year!

Call Costs
Apr 1, 2014, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Boost Intros New Prepaid International Plans forum

Wait, so let me get this straight, it costs LESS to call Malaysia and India, via satellites and or underwater cable, than it does to call our neighbor Mexico to the south, where telephone lines, literally pass over the border? REALLY?! Boost is catering to emerging markets I get that, but Mexico is still emerging as well.

Re: How about something useful...
Mar 26, 2014, 12:10 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Launch HD Voice Nationwide by July forum

In honesty, they dont cover 250 million POPS. Their licenses do but the actual LTE network does not. Right out of the gate, there are only about 1/4th of that number able to actually access LTE on a regular basis without connectivity issues. Major cities, where the bulk of the 250 million POPS they claim reside, are getting connected to an LTE site, only to find that there is no backhaul data connectivity, leaving their devices without service unbeknownst ...

Just being Sprint
Mar 19, 2014, 12:58 PM
in the Article: Boost and Virgin to More Stringently Throttle Data Hogs forum

Sprint is just being Sprint, they know they have a ****ty network and that 256k isnt cutting it anymore, so they lower it by half to 128k. Which means, even if you blew through 2.5GB at "high speed" you still would experience the network as usual, slow, throttled and lazy anyway.

Unlimited Data Now Most Expensive In Industry
Mar 7, 2014, 7:48 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Re-arranges Data Caps on Simple Choice Plans, Adds International Texting forum

T-Mobile's new $30 unlimited data makes it the most expensive in the industry. Sprint is only $20 for unlimited data on its Framily plans. Both carriers offer no contract, both offer device financing, and while Sprint's $20 for unlimited data includes only one annual upgrade for a device, it beats T-Mobile, which would be $30 for the same unlimited data plus $10 for JUMP for a total of $40. Even if you included $11 device insurance on the $20 ...

Re: Next year
Feb 28, 2014, 11:15 PM
in the Article: Boost and Virgin to Sell Samsung Galaxy S5, Too forum

No... Next year Boost/Virgin/Sprint will finally have CSFB enabled so devices like this can actually connect to LTE.

Re: Who would have thought..
Feb 28, 2014, 11:12 PM
in the Article: Sprint Loses Attempt to Skirt $300M Tax Lawsuit forum

Yeah well, Im disappointed that I pay Sprint over $100 every month, for crap service they barely provide if any at all, and then get upset when the government tells them they owe them something? Gimme a break Sprint, you should be paying your customers this money instead. Now they are going to use this as an excuse to slow down their already snail-pace Network Delusion rollout.

Forced Upgrades
Feb 23, 2014, 4:21 PM
in the Article: LG Says Not All Phones Merit OS Upgrades forum

So regardless if Google will support upgrades for 18 months, it seems if a carrier wants to make money by selling the newest device more, by not updating the OS within its previous "latest and greatest" and using the newest version of the OS as an incentive, the consumer will end up paying for it all in the end and contribute to more e-waste, as well as carriers being looked at as more evil. Lovely.

Re: who can blame t-mobile?
Feb 18, 2014, 4:57 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion forum

Who really cares? I mean formerly being a BlackBerry user and loving it and finding that it met my needs for years, I'd love to buy one again...if the specs matched up with offerings from Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG. The apps alone are one reason. I stay away from BlackBerry. The hardware while generally well built lacks form factor that the others have down pat, the UI is nothing to be excited about nor is it intuitive. With ...

Re: Ha.
Feb 14, 2014, 3:02 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Let Customers 'Jump' to New Phones More Often forum

This does not shake up anything more than T-Mobile already shook. In fact, JUMP and the concept of phone upgrades faster than other carriers was T-Mobile's idea. Not only does T-Mobile still offer a great way to upgrade your phone now more often than the original 6 month interval, but unlike all other carriers, JUMP still includes phone insurance. That insurance alone is $7.99, so for $2.01 more you actually get to upgrade your device earlier anyway. Making this ...

Continues to ignore other cities
Jan 30, 2014, 11:32 AM
in the Article: Kansas City Zapped with Sprint Spark forum

Sprint continues to deploy this "Spark" crap in all these other cities, however, still lacks LTE in major cities like Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Spokane, Olympia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City ... I mean if Sprint wants to keep this fiasco up of half-ass deploying new crap to every other city in America, and not focusing on getting 3G working, then deploying 4G LTE properly in its available spectrum bands, THEN overlaying Spark, it only serves to customers ...

Re: Hydrogen on top of buildings?
Jan 29, 2014, 2:22 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Install Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells in Base Stations forum

Spoken and signed like a true Sprint employee... Sprint has the 2nd highest bill price after Verizon, you do realize that right? Network Vision in the areas of California where they claim it is live and complete, are in fact not complete, nor operating as Sprint claims. Further, they also are not performing to the hopes Sprint has for Network Vision. We are talking straight up refarmed Nextel ESMR not getting the coverage or speed as it was originally anticipated. ...

Re: Hydrogen on top of buildings?
Jan 29, 2014, 2:14 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Install Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells in Base Stations forum

Sprint admitted that they waited too long to reavamp their network, they admitted that they let their EVDO network die out and now are trying to rebuild it with any spare parts they have. You should really read more. YAY you have LTE, you must live in Omaha Nebraska, because for the last 16 months San Francisco has been deploying, and "testing" the network (Sprint's words not mine) and the testing has failed 95% of the time. Aside from ...

Re: Hydrogen on top of buildings?
Jan 28, 2014, 2:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Install Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells in Base Stations forum

HAHAHA... Thanks!

Re: Hydrogen on top of buildings?
Jan 28, 2014, 1:56 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Install Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells in Base Stations forum

I can... Hindenburg... See I said it... Now, Sprint does not need to install anymore crap right now. They cant even install LTE properly, get their fiber working and laid out, or even upgrade the 3G equipment for an obsolete and dead technology, so why are they concerned with deploying fuel-cells that are not even viable for this type of use yet? Sprint is like a meth addict...always starting a ton of projects, then getting side tracked, jimmy-rigging things when ...

Re: Cuz we all need to hear annoying phone conversations on a plane?
Dec 12, 2013, 5:55 PM
in the Article: FCC Says Inflight Calls a Go, But DoT Says No forum

Devices do not work on the land based cellular networks over 9000-10,000 feet. Generally at 5,000 feet they give out but some areore robust. How does this work then? There are repeaters on the planes that beam the call to satellite which in turn beams it down to the land stations. Technically you're making a satellite call over a cell network call. Exactly how Airphone worked and the airlines take a cut of the profit of these calls and ...

Re: People seem to forget...
Dec 12, 2013, 5:50 PM
in the Article: FCC Says Inflight Calls a Go, But DoT Says No forum

Yes people seem to forget this. Its not been listed in a single of the many reports I read on this topic. AirPhone in fact also had a $10 add-on plan via Verizon that allowed you to make and receive calls at your seat back phone onboard any flight and used your Verizon minutes. I think texting and emailing and instant messaging should be encouraged over voice calls, however they should not be banned at all as they have ...

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