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Re: This makes no sence
Mar 25, 2016, 2:33 AM
in the Article: Netflix Says It Throttles Video on AT&T and Verizon forum

Your experience is like many (unique in it's own way), you sought and selected a higher quality video stream to be delivered over the entire account. Most people however, leave the quality at AUTO which means Netflix selects, based on the technology and capacity of the network you use, landline or wireless, DSL or Cable, so on and so forth, which speed and quality video is best for delivery. In most cases 600kbps-1.5mbps is fine for 480p to 720p ...

Re: Well, lets be honest...
Mar 1, 2016, 2:56 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

I know from experience, I've been told things by Sprint reps in-store that flatly weren't true. From how their network is, to how other networks are, to which devices are compatible, and which aren't. Even gone so far as told me that certain plans didn't exist, when they did. That Sprint is GSM not CDMA. That their LTE roams onto Verizon when it doesn't. ANYTHING to get you to sign up. The next day when you realize something is ...

Re: Waste Of Money/Resources
Mar 1, 2016, 2:48 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

Except everything said was true, you're just lazy and illiterate.

Waste Of Money/Resources
Feb 29, 2016, 3:14 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

Sprint think that by having nearly 10,000 locations to buy their crap service and devices that it will somehow bring in more customers. The real issue here is that Sprint has lost even more focus than before. Instead of putting the focus on its own O&O stores and really driving the network forward, faster, and with more finances to solidify the user experience, all these added costly stores and partnerships (like the failed one of RadioShack's 1400 stores, not a ...

Nothing said
Feb 22, 2016, 3:46 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says 5G Trials Progressing Nicely forum

So basically they said nothing other than "hey guys we're name dropping technology forms so you feel like we are doing something and we can feel further advanced than we need to be, you know, so we can feel good about ourselves .."

Water Resistance isn't Water Proof
Feb 21, 2016, 2:21 PM
in the Article: Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Are Waterproof forum

There is a difference. The device is water RESISTANT, not water PROOF. One resists water based on pressure of the water (the depth) and/or the length of time water has been on the device, before finally failing. The other completely seals out water and can not, at any reasonable depth or time be breached.

Re: HD calling
Dec 29, 2015, 12:12 PM
in the Article: AT&T Says VoLTE Available to 295 Million Americans forum

Right, but only offered on their EVDO network, not their 1x network, and only worked from a Sprint device TO a Sprint device. Sprint still lacks VoLTE, and inter-carrier HD voice as well.

Re: Even if TMobile Had the Fastest, Largest, and Most Reliable 4G...
Dec 28, 2015, 2:48 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones forum

You realize that Verizon has bought out Alltel, and many other smaller carriers that gave them this coverage. Sprint roams off Verizon and US Cellular to give it coverage. So to complain that T-Mobile, who is in the process of building their network, much faster, and much later than Verizon has been able to do with theirs (via acquisitions), is still impressive. Im sure they will get to those areas or rely on CCA Partners as Sprint does.

Re: Even if TMobile Had the Fastest, Largest, and Most Reliable 4G...
Dec 28, 2015, 2:45 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones forum

The main purpose of any cell phone is not to provide emergency connectivity where it is needed most - thats what call boxes on the highway and rural routes are for. The main purpose of a cell phone is to offer telephony continuity away from home, and since most people rarely travel more than 100 miles from home on an average daily basis, this negates your logic. Their data network is also inclusive of basic cellular service.

Re: Still sucks across my entire state
Dec 28, 2015, 2:41 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones forum

1. What state do you live and travel? 2. Are you a T-Mobile user? Because if you aren't a Tmobile user, then you're just here to complain about something you dont even use, which is asinine. If you are a T-Mobile user, perhaps you should switch to the partner network and have native coverage if you are so unhappy.

Alcatel Tablet
Nov 18, 2015, 12:35 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Reward Existing Customers with Free Tablet forum

It's the Alcatel Pixi 7 Tablet.

Nov 2, 2015, 1:20 PM
in the Article: Sprint Signs Roaming Deal with Cuban Carrier forum

Kinda worthless since Americans arent able to go to Cuba on a regular basis just yet.

Re: i guess Costco forgot to tell you
Oct 13, 2015, 1:11 PM
in the Article: Starbucks to Support Apple Pay Next Year forum

Samsung Pay will work almost anywhere because it uses two transmission types. NFC and MST. NFC Near Field Communication is what Apple Pay, Android Pay/Google Wallet and Samsung Pay all use based off the Mastercard PayPass or "Tap To Pay" method. A little radio frequency ID chip in the device, and the terminal both speak to each other. It's like Android Beam but for payments. MST however is different, it uses an electromagnet in your device to send a low ...

Cost Cutting?
Oct 13, 2015, 1:05 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches More than 30 New Cities forum

For a company that seems to be strapped for cash, laying off a ton of its employees, and raising prices left and right and cant even deploy the network plans they had years ago... They sure are spending a lot for Fiat 500's, gasoline costs, and employees driving from one end of a city to another to gain a few customers. To date, I've not known or heard of any single person using this method of gaining Sprint access, ...

Oh the irony..
Sep 27, 2015, 12:27 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Skip 600MHz Incentive Auction forum

The ironic part here is that Sprint REALLY needs penetration. Their PCS G network isn't cutting it. Not for in building penetration, not for speed, not for capacity. Their 2.5Ghz Clearwire LTE isn't going to work in any building, period, ever, no matter how much the "densify" the network, unless those antennas are put inside buildings and homes, which I doubt they are able to do. They kinda need the 600Mhz to balance it out, offer in building coverage, can ...

Agreement NOT of Good Faith
Sep 25, 2015, 12:52 PM
in the Article: Apple Upgrade Program Requires $129 AppleCare+ Purchase forum

The agreement presented has a clear statement that Apple Care is inclusive of the deal. The agreement becomes tacit when reading it and seeing that What happens is the whole agreement falls apart and becomes a bait and switch, when customers realize they must pay $129 for something that is advertised as inclusive, and in fact is not, and should be optional. That is false advertising and is lacking good faith toward customers.

Re: Valuation
Aug 19, 2015, 10:08 AM
in the Article: SoftBank Invests Another $73 Million in Sprint forum

$160 million, manipulating the stock shares, raising said stock shares, and owning MORE of the debt filled company so when it goes under they really have a poo storm on their hands when they lose way more than the $160M but also have to explain to shareholders who saw a $6B valuation drop. Let's not forget that many investors may even sell off their stakes soon, dropping the share price and leaving Softbank with an investment that got no ...

Re: And people complain about Sprint now....
Aug 12, 2015, 11:19 AM
in the Article: Sprint Woes Weigh on SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son forum

I hate Sprint so much and no apologies were ever made to me regarding crap service, lack of customer care, and continued arrogance from them and the "just be patient" line for years while stealing my money for services not rendered at all sometimes for weeks at a time. If they went under I'd throw a party to all 57 million Sprint users, cake would be served.

What happens to other plans?
Aug 7, 2015, 11:12 AM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

What happens to 15, 20, 50 GB plans? What happens to inclusive unlimited international texts? Hello!! Back to square one with screwing customers.

Except TMUS
Jun 30, 2015, 9:25 AM
in the Article: European Union to Ban Roaming Charges forum

T-Mobile US doesn't charge roaming fees other than voice, which is $0.20 per minute but if you are on WiFi Calling the charge of calls TO and FROM the USA are $0.00 And we can probably roam in more than just 28 countries in the region too ;)

Yet Another "Plan"
Jun 3, 2015, 12:25 PM
in the Article: Sprint Parent Greenlights Network Plan forum

Wasn't Network Vision supposed to be the plan? Wasn't their 800Mhz network supposed to be the saving grace of coverage in-building and connect the gaps between coverage? I sit here and think of Sprint much like a meth addict, starting so many new projects and never finishing the ones before, and if they do finish them, they are haphazard, rushed, and lacking substance, the easy road out.

Convoluted 2+Year Contract
Jun 1, 2015, 11:38 AM
in the Article: AT&T's Newest Next Plan Asks for 30% Downpayment forum

While not quite as bad as Verizon and its EDGE plan of a straight no upgrade possibility 2-year long phone financing... It still isn't as simple as T-Mobile, who offered $0 down and down payment plans in the same EIP financing option. While T-Mobile requires you to pay off the device if you wish to upgrade without JUMP, you have the option to get JUMP and upgrade anytime once 50% of the device cost is paid. Or if you are ...

Re: Why???
May 26, 2015, 10:00 PM
in the Article: Verizon Now Requires Edge Customers to Pay Off Phone forum

So... 2-Year Contract, Discount Pricing on Device, $10 more in plan costs per month. Upgrade new device at 22 Months. Pay $300 ETF 2-Year EDGE, No discount pricing on device. $10 less in plan costs per month. Upgrade new device at 24 months. Pay UP TO $700 ETF. I see the contract on Verizon being the better deal. What this says to me is that Verizon not only ISN'T or CAN'T resell used devices to customers at the rate they want, which ironically, ...

May 15, 2015, 1:01 PM
in the Article: Dish's Designated Entities Under Attack forum

What I am saying, I find it rather coincidental and that oh so perfect timing for say, the NAN and NAACP to complain and moan about yet another black entity unfairly treated. I mean, its all over the media today on how unfair the world is, because blacks didnt get this, didnt do that, cant say this, wont do that. Sorry, but unless the NAACP or NAN was planning on purchasing the spectrum or can come up with the names ...

Re: Idaho & Montana
May 15, 2015, 12:54 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

On top of the fact, that they got spectrum in 850Mhz 25+ years ago to have not only be the ONLY two companies to deploy anything in that area, but also have 25+ years worth of building. Sprint and T-Mobile both have only had half that time with newly acquired spectrum to be able to do it, but like you said, what would the point be to put that to use, if only a few people are using it, ...

Re: Here's a quarter call...
May 15, 2015, 12:50 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

I think the fact that you are missing, is that a lot of people complained that Sprint and T-Mobile were primarily urban carriers, and lacked rural coverage. Now that both are giving people what they want, and requested, people are still quick to shame them for expanding rural coverage. Sure it may not be as big as AT&T (which by the way, isn't all that big in rural areas either), or Verizon, but they are getting there. The main ...

May 13, 2015, 11:40 AM
in the Article: Dish's Designated Entities Under Attack forum

Is this a joke? What the hell does the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Al Sharpton's National Action Network have ANYTHING to do with spectrum that Dish buys? What kind of agenda are they trying to push here? I see zero issue of this being their concern in the slightest. But if we know anything about Al Sharpton, the man will open his mouth if a buck is to be made, and turn any benevolent issue ...

Re: Starting to feel some PAIN
Apr 25, 2015, 3:24 PM
in the Article: Verizon Once Again Offering 10GB and 15GB Plans forum

They said: 1. They wont compete on price, yet just undercut AT&T - hell for that matter, as well as Sprint. 2. They don't care that customers leave for a better value in price. yet just lowered their larger data plans as well as EDGE/No-Contract access fees. 3. They want to remain the larger carrier and dominant network, so they lowered the plans to keep customers that will pay more, rather than hemorrhage them all. Not sure what their goal ...

Re: What is the overage charge?
Apr 25, 2015, 3:20 PM
in the Article: Verizon Once Again Offering 10GB and 15GB Plans forum


Bad Idea
Mar 29, 2015, 1:19 PM
in the Article: Sprint Hopes 600MHz Auction Permits Joint Bidding forum

Anyone who teams up with Sprint will find two things working against them. 1. Sprint doesnt have capital to put into bidding for an appropriate amount of spectrum, or building it out. Just look at their own network that they barely finance, and have done a piss poor job of boosting the signal, let alone building out what they did have prior to their merger with Softbank, and look how bad it got AFTER the merger. Teaming up with ...

Decent Deal, but..
Mar 16, 2015, 3:44 PM
in the Article: Sprint Pitching Galaxy S5, Tab 4 Combo for $100 forum

The costs of the overages on the 2GB tablet is extremely high, Sprint charges PER MB overage, not PER GB overage. The $100 price plan for both devices, and service is great. But the network quality is horrendous that using the tablet over 2GB likely wont happen at all, and if it does, it will be one sided requests for page refreshes that never happen, exhausting your data plan before you even get usable data to the device. Lets ...

Ridiculous Prices
Mar 9, 2015, 2:40 PM
in the Article: iOS 8.2 Includes Apple Watch App and Bug Fixes forum

These prices are laughable at best. I mean, $349 and $399 to start? Okay, I get it, its Apple, but c'mon! The regular standard is $500 - $1000!? Are you kidding me? And a gold one for $10,000, they aren't Rolex!

Re: I'm seeing these everywhere
Mar 6, 2015, 2:49 PM
in the Article: AT&T No Longer Targeting 40,000 Small Cells This Year forum

T-Mobile has one of those by my house - they claim they don't yet, they just updated it and the old housing on the telephone pole said "T-Mobile West" and now just says "T-Mobile" on it. I know Verizon has been doing a ton of these on lamps in SF, where I live, which are more of an eye sore as they look funky on a plan old streetlight, bulges everywhere all random, but the T-Mo ones are on ...

Major Cities Lacking
Feb 19, 2015, 3:34 PM
in the Article: Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow forum

Nice of you to "promise" San Francisco some LTE coverage yet again Sprint. You been promising this for 3+ years already. On top of this, 5 years ago you promised that we would have WiMAX working in my neighborhood - it still doesn't work. So I have a really hard time believing the "promises" at this point. I mean at the end of the day, your 1900 LTE network doesnt work in my district, your 2.5 WiMAX doesnt work in ...

Hard To Justify..
Feb 19, 2015, 3:22 PM
in the Article: Sprint Raising More Capital for Network Expansion forum

Hard to justify giving Sprint more money, when they are not only backed by Softbank, and their billions of dollars, and lack of investment in the network, as well as lack of interest in anything about Sprint except yelling at them to make money...but really hard to justify giving Sprint anything when they so blatantly spent money buying a bad investment in RadioShack stores. I mean, that money there could have gone toward network improvements, as well as customer service ...

Re: Broken record
Feb 19, 2015, 1:33 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

It is not just up to DT, they own 73% or so of the company, but the other 27% of the company benefits from the spectrum grab, and isnt kicking in a dime either. Also of note, DT wants OUT of the US game, they do not want to put MORE into it, and want to take the money out of it, let it be self-sustaining, licensed name of T-Mobile, and use the money made from selling it, or spinning ...

Re: Broken record
Feb 19, 2015, 1:30 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum


Re: Broken record
Feb 19, 2015, 1:29 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

Spoken like a true AT&T employee.

Re: Hard to take him seriously when he's trying to sell us off
Feb 19, 2015, 1:28 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

That may be the case, but the fact of the matter remains - the big two have a lot of spectrum, and so does Sprint for that matter. AT&T and Verizon have a lot more that is user-network friendly, and the fact that T-Mobile lacks that is disturbing. The point I think he is trying to make is that the big two claim to not have any spectrum, yet when you look at their FCC papers you see that ...

Re: Here we go again...
Feb 19, 2015, 1:08 AM
in the Article: Samsung to Acquire LoopPay In Bid to Battle Apple forum

The technology is not quite proprietary - much like Google Wallet, Softcard and Apple Pay is not. Those are NFC technologies, and while the software that runs them is proprietary the actual technology of NFC is not, and as long as one is accepted, the other companies likely will be as well. In the case of LoopPay, the software and technology will be proprietary to Samsung for the time being, but you never know, Samsung my license out, the software ...

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