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Re: Why???
Tuesday, 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, ...

Re: NAACP/NAN?
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 ...

NAACP/NAN?
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

OH NO HE DIDNT!!

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

BINGO!

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 ...

Re: Wrong Again
Feb 7, 2015, 11:27 AM
in the Article: Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum forum

The acquisition of the company Clearwire was wrong, it was in debt, was providing not only limited service areas, but on top of that, the WiMAX technology itself was limited in what it was able to do over LTE (There is fixed and mobile WiMAX, Clearwire used fixed, when reality was Sprint and Clearwire needed mobile for what they were trying to do), and after plunking in billions of dollars per year, wasted away, it seemed buying Clearwire as ...

Re: Raise Prices, Lock Out Small Carriers
Feb 7, 2015, 11:21 AM
in the Article: FCC's 2016 Reverse Auction Sees Opening Bids Set forum

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I was not sure how it wall worked, and this in-depth post made it a bit more clear for me. Thanks again!

Raise Prices, Lock Out Small Carriers
Feb 6, 2015, 2:16 PM
in the Article: FCC's 2016 Reverse Auction Sees Opening Bids Set forum

Okay, so there are not many smaller carriers, but raising the prices on the spectrum, locks out, or severely limits smaller companies that need spectrum, or is hoping to get a discount on them. Way to go FCC!

Re: A Convenient Way To Skirt FiOS Deployment
Feb 6, 2015, 8:19 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion forum

Which is funny - because Frontier also added copy protect to programs, and a lot of people who have them now over Verizon are extremely unhappy. The part I never understood is why does the copper wire need to be ripped out to run a fiber line into the house? Cable companies and phone companies can install additional lines separate from the main one, why cant they do that with the fiber line? Oh, I know why, to make ...

A Convenient Way To Skirt FiOS Deployment
Feb 5, 2015, 4:58 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion forum

With Comcast in their pocket, Verizon is looking to kill off FiOS and all land based communication as quickly as possible so they can fight in the mobile world against Title II regulations I am sure.

Re: 20GB for $155 with Verizon or $55 with Cricket (AT&T)?
Feb 5, 2015, 4:55 PM
in the Article: Verizon Juggles Data Plan Options Again forum

Cricket is not an MVNO, they are fully owned and operated by AT&T under a brand name of Cricket, on the AT&T network. Both AT&T and T-Mobile artificially cap the data speed for prepaid, as to give postpaid better data speeds as they are paying more. Like giving First Class free booze, and Economy Class just free sodas. Get what you pay for. In my experience using Cricket (for a month) I found that the capped 8mbps speed is ...

Re: 20GB for $155 with Verizon or $55 with Cricket (AT&T)?
Feb 5, 2015, 4:52 PM
in the Article: Verizon Juggles Data Plan Options Again forum

I use T-Mobile and live in SF. I used to use Sprint. For me, I stay in the Bay Area and the Los Angeles, San Diego markets mostly. Sprint had terrible service and coverage and plenty of dropped calls in all these areas. On vacation in Tahoe for 3 months (yes, a 3 month vacation) they were roaming on Verizon anyway most of the time, and I still had dropped calls, slow data, and the like. While I was ...

Re: Not smart
Feb 5, 2015, 4:42 PM
in the Article: Sprint May Scoop Up Half of RadioShack's Stores forum

The issues with Sprint started with Nextel - at first I was in denial, since Telus (CDMA at the time) and Mike (iDen) merged in Canada, I had faith. Telus/Mike did it differently, Telus was marketed as consumer, Mike for construction workers, never overlapping networks or technologies until both decommissioned when both were upgraded to HSPA. Sprint tried to merge the two, unsuccessfully multiple times. They should have just killed off Nextel and converted it over to Sprint immediately, recycled ...

Re: Not smart
Feb 5, 2015, 4:37 PM
in the Article: Sprint May Scoop Up Half of RadioShack's Stores forum

Sprint has closed stores in San Francisco, in high traffic areas, and moved to cheaper, less obvious areas that are not as simple to get to by car or bus. In the meantime, T-Mobile has not closed nor opened locations in SF, and stuck to the more high traffic areas, and put themselves within 1-2 blocks of an AT&T or Verizon or both stores. In one instance, T-Mobile is directly across the street from an AT&T store. Conveniently located ...

Re: Not smart
Feb 5, 2015, 4:31 PM
in the Article: Sprint May Scoop Up Half of RadioShack's Stores forum

Yes and no. They planned to buy T-Mobile which runs HSPA and LTE, and by T-Mobile being a bigger native network than Sprint, faster, and more capacity built in per Mhz over Sprint (excluding their barely deployed 2.5Mhz non-voice compatible LTE network), they were going to have to convert anyway. It makes no sense to keep CDMA running against HSPA. Now, Telus and Bell in Canada moved from CDMA to HSPA, and did it quickly. It resolved a few ...

Re: No LTE in
Feb 5, 2015, 4:22 PM
in the Article: Sprint Touts Network Progress forum

Not to fret, San Francisco has such limited LTE that works, its not even worth mentioning.

Re: Not smart
Feb 2, 2015, 10:12 PM
in the Article: Sprint May Scoop Up Half of RadioShack's Stores forum

Sprint should have done what every other CDMA carrier worldwide has done, and ditched EVDO and CDMA all together and moved to HSPA+. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil all have or are doing so, Japan, Korea all in the process of moving from CDMA directly to LTE. Then killed the roaming agreements of CDMA with Verizon and kindled them with GSM/HSPA through T-Mo and AT&T. Not only would they have a more robust network for speed, but a major ...

More Worthless Investments
Feb 2, 2015, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint May Scoop Up Half of RadioShack's Stores forum

Just one more thing Sprint DOES NOT NEED or should invest in.

Welcome To The 21st Century
Feb 1, 2015, 4:03 AM
in the Article: Chicago to Install LTE 4G Throughout Subway System forum

Welcome Chicago - To The 21st Century. We have been enjoying 4G LTE in our subways (BART) for 18 months or longer already.

Re: Duopoly gets bigger
Feb 1, 2015, 3:54 AM
in the Article: AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Over, Bids Total $44.89 Billion forum

I think you should research more about the parent companies of both Sprint and T-Mobile before assuming both are going to invest billions into them. AT&T and Verizon both have a plethora of spectrum that if used properly in aggregation could be used to increase the speed and capacity of their networks. Instead, they are going to be inefficient by not aggregating the spectrum, and claiming they are still in a crunch for more - the reality is they ...

Re: Small Carriers
Feb 1, 2015, 3:49 AM
in the Article: AT&T, Verizon Dominate AWS-3 Auction forum

I think its a balancing act. AT&T and Verizon are known for buying their customers though mergers and acquisitions. Sprint is trying to stave off the T-Mobile uncarrier moves, which yes, is also buying customers, but not in the sense that one thinks. The initiatives are getting rid of overages, giving international options for less price than others, letting customers roll over data plans and making it easier to get out of contracts from other carriers - all that ...

Re: Small Carriers
Feb 1, 2015, 3:42 AM
in the Article: AT&T, Verizon Dominate AWS-3 Auction forum

Lets be honest, Deutsche Telekom is not investing in T-Mobile US. They want out of the deal, even though TMUS is the fastest growing, most profitable branch in their wireless subsidiaries. If DT had intent to stay, they would have invested a lot more than $1.8 billion (which didnt come from them at all, it came from TMUS books itself), for the AWS-3 spectrum they just bought. Softbank can put all the money they want where their mouth is, ...

Re: Fool me twice, shame on me
Feb 1, 2015, 3:36 AM
in the Article: HTC Says Lollipop Rollout Going Slower Than Hoped forum

Cyanogen is being bought by Microsoft, so I wouldn't expect those updates to last too much longer, and One Plus using a different UI soon.

Re: With HTC
Feb 1, 2015, 3:35 AM
in the Article: HTC Says Lollipop Rollout Going Slower Than Hoped forum

Remember just a few years ago HTC was the leader in upgrading software, and Samsung was the slowest, the tables turned, and now Samsung and LG are the fastest, and HTC makes promises it knew it couldnt keep. Here is an idea, ditch all the bloatware UI of Sense.

Re: I hope so
Jan 30, 2015, 5:44 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Buy Second Mexico Carrier for $1.875B forum

This is AT&T we are talking about, not T-Mobile, why would they let anyone make free anything anywhere on their network?

Re: We Live In America
Jan 30, 2015, 5:42 AM
in the Article: FCC Fines Verizon $5 Million for Failed Rural Calls forum

That already happened, then the FCC and DOJ let the major carriers buy them out. Alltel was one of the big ones, Cellular One, Dobson, etc and so on.

Re: Throttled is still unlimited
Jan 30, 2015, 5:39 AM
in the Article: FTC Nails TracFone for $40M Over False Advertising forum

Incorrect - Unlimited implies, NO LIMITS - not limits with stipulations or under certain conditions, this includes speed restrictions. To be fair, companies need to stop marketing "Unlimited Web" as part of the deal, they need to say, "Unlimited Web Access" then state how much of it will be at higher speeds and how much at lower speeds. Access to the internet is unlimited as in you can access and pull up as many web pages as you would like ...

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