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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 ...

Only took how many years?
Dec 10, 2013, 3:55 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says Chicago-Area Network Improved forum

Chicago was one of the very first WiMAX and very first LTE cities announced, this was nearly half a decade ago... So if Chicago is the ONLY city being announced to be fully completed with upgrades, this means Sprint is 10+ years behind on Network Vision, and it will not be completed by 2014-2015 as they claimed. From my understanding as well, customers in Chicago are still having a plethora of issues with data speed, dropped calls, and diminished coverage ...

AboutFace
Dec 10, 2013, 1:02 PM
in the Article: AT&T: Device Subsidies Likely to Go Away forum

Oh coming from the carrier that once thought T-Mobile was crazy for no-subsidy pricing. ALL service should be the same features, plans and cost. The only difference between Prepaid and Postpaid is a deposit. If you want no deposit, pay up front for device and service, if you want to pay once you get a bill and finance the handset, pay a deposit equal to three months rate plan charge but not to exceed $200. Rather than fold prepaid into ...

Who Is This For?
Nov 30, 2013, 12:17 PM
in the Article: CTIA Says Stolen Phone Database Is Complete forum

Is this wireless data base for the consumer or for the protection of the carrier? Ironically, CDMA already blocks and bans ESN/MEIDs from being activated on their networks if they are not "branded" devices, deactivated by the carrier, lost, stolen, or the account they were attached to never had the ETF paid off (even if the account is 10+ years old and written off). As for GSM, European carriers already have done this for a decade or more anyway. ...

Why Not Nexus 5?
Nov 26, 2013, 1:29 PM
in the Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2013 forum

For AT&T and T-Mobile, MetroPCS and even Sprint users, having the Nexus 5 is not only a great device in the mid-high end, but also can hold its own against flagship without the price being too high. Additionally, for people like me, who are mid-contract or using no-contract services it also fits a great price, for a great phone, or back up, or replacement. I dont see this offered in your gift guide. And it should be!

Bad Move
Nov 12, 2013, 1:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Won't Bid for H Block Spectrum forum

This would be a bad move on T-Mobile's part. If T-Mobile wants to stick to only urban areas, and remain a lower carrier, fine, but if they want to expand and offer services that really can rival AT&T, and continue to support their growth, they really need lower frequency spectrum. They need better indoor coverage that competitors like AT&T and Verizon both offer. Capacity because they only have a limited amount of PCS and AWS spectrum. Just those two ...

Carriers Are Screwed
Nov 8, 2013, 6:27 PM
in the Article: FCC Ready to Demo Mobile Broadband Speed Test App forum

Sprint is definitely screwed and will have regulation after regulation put on them in terms of pricing and service contracts. They have been lowering their advertisement from "Fastest Network" and "Up to 3.1mbps" to "Up to 2.5mbps" to "600kbps" to now "300kbps for 3G speed" and "3-6mbps 4G speed" Which as we all know, NONE of this is 3G or 4G speed. T-Mobile will also be hit, because while their network is FAST, it sure isnt as fast as ...

Re: High Frequency first?
Oct 30, 2013, 12:20 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offers LTE Progress Report forum

Nextel coverage and tower placement covered more area than WiMAX did yes, but the Clearwire spectrum licences are nationwide, every single state, every single market, it was a blanket block that was for the whole nation. If Sprint wanted to, they could deploy in Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota, even Montana on that new Clearwire spectrum, but it is not cost efficient, so Nextel's old lower frequency will have to do. But technically, Sprint, like Verizon, has a ...

Deadline = Other Carriers Advantage
Oct 30, 2013, 12:18 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offers LTE Progress Report forum

Sprint's own deadline of Mid-2014 for PCS LTE is terrible. Do they mean D-Block PCS which is already running poorly, with limited coverage, limited signal strength, low data speeds and proves to be worthless, often times slower than EVDO data....or do they mean as a whole, all blocks of PCS spectrum they own? Mid-2014 is also the time when T-Mobile and Verizon have set to start deploying LTE-Advanced features (maybe not the full set of standard, but most of ...

Re: High Frequency first?
Oct 30, 2013, 12:03 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offers LTE Progress Report forum

Sprint does things backward, that is why. Sprint is so focused on providing the highest speed possible, and in the 2.5Ghz frequency, it not only has a higher data speed but more capacity - they also have 120Mhz of spectrum in that band to use versus 10Mhz in the 1900 PCS D-Block and 10Mhz to use in the 800 ESMR band. While 1900 PCS bands from A through D will open up in the future on Sprint, right now ...

Still Lacking Major Cities..
Oct 29, 2013, 12:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches 45 New LTE Markets, Totals 230 forum

San Francisco... San Jose... Sacramento... San Diego... Just to name the biggest cities in California STILL without LTE and without working 3G. On top of this, Los Angeles, the ONLY official market in California in a major city, has some of the worst speeds seen on an LTE network worldwide.

Re: Sprint LTE
Oct 29, 2013, 12:29 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches 45 New LTE Markets, Totals 230 forum

There is service in San Diego, but it is extremely limited. They are hoping to stall us who have already suffered years without LTE in the major cities, cause they dont want to finish deploying PCS LTE, they want to deploy major cities on the ClearWire spectrum that no devices can use, hope we upgrade and get suckered into bad service again as that frequency ClearWire uses cant penetrate walls, while the PCS can but is crappy for service. Move ...

Re: Sprint LTE
Oct 29, 2013, 12:27 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches 45 New LTE Markets, Totals 230 forum

They have extremely limited service in Iowa. What part of Iowa are you in? I am going there in February, Des Moines, Grinnell, that area myself... And I keep looking at maps and seeing a whole lot of nothing and a whole lot of bad 3G speeds.

Another Worthless App
Oct 14, 2013, 11:54 AM
in the Article: Sprint Debuts Messaging Plus for Smartphones forum

Another worthless chat app that no one wants or needs. Lets be honest here. Sprint should stick to rate plans and deploying LTE and fixing their obsolete CDMA network. Creating and marketing another chat app that no one is going to use, no one wants, and ironically isnt even in the Play Store (nope, I checked), is not going to really win any customers or get us to subscribe to it. With WhatsApp and iMessage being the biggest messaging apps ...

Official Word For Throttle
Sep 30, 2013, 5:11 PM
in the Article: TracFone Comes Straight on StraightTalk Throttling forum

Now that there is an official word on throttling, I hope they address how many customers have been throttled at 1GB, 1.5GB and 2GB and those customers who have been throttled not only for the remainder of the month, but for as long as they had service. TracFone brands have a history of terrible customer service toward people who go over the allotted high speed data by telling them it will reset, they have to pay again, once they ...

Babying Customers?
Sep 12, 2013, 12:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon Total Mobile Protection Adds Device Coaching forum

Okay, so I look at this as being a hybrid of Sprint Ready Now (which to date, not a single Sprint employee ever offered to give me Ready Now service), and T-Mobile JUMP. Either way, I find it insulting and condescending that they are offering a plan, a plan one must pay for, to have a tech support person baby you into how to take care of your device and what not to download. As we all know, Verizon is ...

Why Bother?
Sep 5, 2013, 3:33 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Moto X Goes On Sale Friday for $199 forum

A $200 price tag on a device Google, Motorola and analysts have all stated will soon be $100 in weeks... combined with the WORST NETWORK in the Western Hemisphere is just a bad combination. Who would want this mix? Why bother?

Galaxy S4 Extra Large
Sep 4, 2013, 1:16 PM
in the Article: Samsung Note 3 Offers Bigger Screen, Smaller Footprint, Updated S Pen forum

So essentially a larger Galaxy S4 and not anything special. Disappointed in Samsung this round. Pathetic.

Except KitKat Isnt Made By Nestle
Sep 4, 2013, 1:44 AM
in the Article: Android 4.4 Named "KitKat" forum

... In the USA, it is made by Hershey, under license. So... being that Nestle and Google teamed up, I can assume that the promotion will ONLY run in nations Nestle markets KitKat (worldwide EXCEPT the USA), while we get stuck with nothing since it is not a branding with Nestle AND Hershey...

Again, limited major city launch
Jul 30, 2013, 11:48 AM
in the Article: Sprint Launches LTE in 41 New Markets forum

Still, Sprint is focusing its efforts on the smallest of the larger cities. Of all the cities launched, Oakland is the largest this round, and even then, the signal is so weak, the speed so limited, and the coverage so terrible, I cant help but honestly say that Sprint is only doing the bare minimum to claim a launch when it is in fact nowhere remotely close to offering anything compared to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or MetroPCS in that ...

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