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No 4G Data
Dec 23, 2013, 10:58 AM
in the Article: GoSmart to Offer Free Mobile Facebook Access forum

The issue with most MVNOs on T-Mobile and AT&T is that they do not allow access to the carriers 4G networks, or if they do they throttle down to 3G speeds. I'd prefer to pay more to the carriers to get the data speed.

I always thought it was odd...
Dec 19, 2013, 9:07 AM
in the Article: Verizon and T-Mobile to Swap Spectrum forum

... that Verizon was purchasing AWS licenses when it was obvious they were not planning on deploying service in that spectrum.

I was just thinking of this...
Dec 13, 2013, 9:18 AM
in the Article: Pebble Updated with Do Not Disturb Mode forum

... as I heard my Pebble vibrate from incoming mail and SMS messages all bloody night (grin).

People seem to forget...
Dec 12, 2013, 5:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Says Inflight Calls a Go, But DoT Says No forum

... that once upon a time, you could make phone calls on a plane. The service was Airfone, a division of Verizon (at the time). It was prohibitively expensive (up to $5/min) but I remember using it at least once when I was travelling (to relay changes in my itinerary to my family). I think that the technical decision should be separated from the etiquette decision. Both the FCC and DoT are technical bodies, and should define their roles as ...

Why do I suddenly hear Queen...
Nov 20, 2013, 1:38 PM
in the Article: Google Dumps Currents, Touts Play Newsstand Instead forum

Another one bites the dust.

Re: Wow.
Nov 20, 2013, 8:50 AM
in the Article: FreedomPop Expands Compatibility to More Sprint Phones forum

$99 for a phone, plus: - 200 voice minutes a month - 500gb 4G data (including hotspot access) a month - Unlimited SMS every month for as long as FreedomPop partners with Sprint and the WiMax network is operational-- which will probably be a few years. This is an ideal plan for people with limited use-- the elderly looking for a phone to carry for emergencies, a first phone for a child or teenager. It's cheaper than the best prepaid plan (which is T-Mobile-- ...

Re: Gsm
Nov 14, 2013, 1:58 PM
in the LG G2 (Sprint) forum

Gb239 said: Is it GSM ? Yes, but as another poster stated that might not be the question you need to ask. The phone by default will support Sprint's CDMA and LTE networks, but may not support GSM out of the box (and if it does, it may be restricted to European frequencies). You would need to contact Sprint to ask about unlocking the phone if you want to use it on GSM networks. And, to be honest, this model would not be ...

Re: Gsm
Nov 14, 2013, 1:49 PM
in the LG G2 (Sprint) forum

It supports GSM, CDMA, WCDMA and LTE. So, yes, it does support GSM.

Re: Perhaps they should produce phones for other firms
Oct 24, 2013, 11:08 AM
in the Article: HTC Might Outsource Smartphone Production forum

They did for a number of years-- most carrier branded phones were made by HTC, and they made phones for HP as well.

It's not there now...
Oct 18, 2013, 7:12 AM
in the Article: Nexus 5 Appears in Google Play Store for $349 forum

:(

Only 2G Data is free...
Oct 10, 2013, 8:02 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering Free Overseas Data and Messaging forum

... according to the T-Mobile website. (sigh) So close, and yet so far.

Re: Whose network is used
Oct 10, 2013, 8:00 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering Free Overseas Data and Messaging forum

It appears to be all of T-Mobile's roaming partners, not just their native networks.

Re: Not to be rude, but this is flat out false
Oct 10, 2013, 7:52 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Available Nationwide forum

I do not believe the press release is flat out false, but it is as true as any other carriers claims. My personal experience is that T-Mobile high speed coverage is spotty at best, even in large metropolitan areas like NYC. Integration with MetroPCS helps, but only if your in a covered area (and have a SIM with the MetroPCS networks enabled). I get LTE in my office and at the theater I volunteer at regularly But at my house I ...

Re: Disappointing
Sep 10, 2013, 1:19 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor forum

With a smaller screen, fewer processors, non-expandable memory and a non-replaceable battery. Pretty much every high-end Android manufacturer has better, more versatile and expandable hardware. The only feature they're lacking that the 5S has is a 64bit processor (cool but not necessary) and fingerprint security (very cool but again not necessary).

Re: Should be $99 with a contract
Aug 5, 2013, 8:11 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: MOTO X forum

Actually, it should be $99 off contract :p I was surprised at the specs, which are nearly identical to the N4 (which has been out for almost a year). If Moto had S4 / HTC One specs on this device, it would have been worth the hype. Now, not so much...

Re: METRO BOUGHT TMO
Jun 14, 2013, 3:42 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Accepting Unlocked GSM Phones in Some Markets forum

I respectfully request that you provide supporting information. I agree that a wiki can be incorrect, but I read on several reliable business websites that: - MetroPCS stake in the company is less than 33% - Only two of the 11 board members are from MetroPCS. I will provide links if requested.

Re: METRO BOUGHT TMO
Jun 12, 2013, 3:01 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Accepting Unlocked GSM Phones in Some Markets forum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetroPCS#Merger_ with_T-Mobile_USA "MetroPCS shareholders would hold a 26% stake in the merged company." Although the term "merger" assumes a more or less equal arrangement, MetroPCS has a minority stake of the company. In addition, the majority of the new T-Mobile management is from T-Mobile. Only two board members came in from MetroPCS, compared to nine from T-Mobile.

I have to agree...
Jan 11, 2013, 8:48 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Moving Quickly To Launch LTE forum

... with the previous two posters. T-Mobile is honest about how phone subsidies work, and if you have the ability to pay up front for your phone you can save a significant amount of money over the lifetime of a contract (or potentially go contract free for a similar price point). Insurance is not bundled with other carriers-- if I did not pay for insurance on my AT&T or Sprint phone I'm in the same boat as a T-Mobile customer. And ...

Re: Blazing
Jan 10, 2013, 10:35 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Moving Quickly To Launch LTE forum

I was a long time T-Mobile customer who switched to AT&T a number of years ago. T-Mobile had surprisingly solid 2G coverage throughout Connecticut, with the only dead spots being areas of the Litchfield hills.I cannot comment on their HSPA+ network because my current phones do not support AWS. It should be noted that as of today T-Mobile has not refarmed any of their HSPA+ network to the cellular / PCS bands in CT, the first step to having LTE ...

Re: Still no LTE in Hartford
Dec 3, 2012, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Three More Markets Gain AT&T LTE Coverage forum

I've never had issues with Sprint, but then again I have a SERO plan that is pretty sweet-- AND they have decent 4G coverage in the areas I travel (NYC, Boston and most of Connecticut). The only thing that is keeping me from cancelling the Sprint line is AT&Ts lack of 4G where I live and work. FWIW I tested AT&Ts 4G in NYC and New Haven and I was getting better data rates from Sprint 4G. When I was in ...

Re: Still no LTE in Hartford
Dec 3, 2012, 1:30 PM
in the Article: Three More Markets Gain AT&T LTE Coverage forum

That is true, but it's disappointing that there is LTE service in five of the six largest cities in Connecticut but not the largest one.

Still no LTE in Hartford
Dec 3, 2012, 9:08 AM
in the Article: Three More Markets Gain AT&T LTE Coverage forum

You would think with the number of insurance companies based in the capital city, they would have deployed here already. Sorry, just venting my frustration that pretty much every carrier EXCEPT AT&T has 4G service where I live and work. Even Sprint (mind you, it's WiMax, but still).

Data speeds
Nov 19, 2012, 9:09 AM
in the Article: AT&T's LTE Covers 150 Million POPs in 103 Markets forum

Has anyone compared data speeds on the LTE network (compared to the HSPA+ network). I was in Boston and New Haven CT over the summer and had phenomenal speeds, but last week down in New York City I was getting speeds slower than HSPA+ (and yes, both times the LTE icon was displayed on the phone).

Re: HSPA+ on all bands?
Jun 29, 2012, 7:10 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) forum

From the T-Mobile website: UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band V (850) http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/ cell-phone-detail.aspx?cell-phone=Samsung-Gal axy-S-III-Pebble-Blue-16GB

Re: Planned availability
Jun 29, 2012, 7:07 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) forum

Now it's when hell freezes over. Sorry, just frustrated that AT&T / Samsung missed two delivery dates in a row. But the local T-Mobile stores have it, maybe it's time to change carriers.

Re: Planned availability
Jun 25, 2012, 3:00 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) forum

Now it's June 28th,

Re: HSPA+ on all bands?
Jun 25, 2012, 1:55 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) forum

Bad news... the specs are wrong: UMTS 850 / AWS / 2100 So if you're in an AT&T area with HSPA+ in the PCS band you're SOL.

HSPA+ on all bands?
Jun 20, 2012, 9:45 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) forum

Does anyone know if HSPA+ is available on all bands? I am considering buying this phone full price from T-Mobile, unlocking it and using it on AT&T until I can get off-contract.

Planned availability
Jun 19, 2012, 8:18 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) forum

June 21st for people who have pre-ordered the phone, June 24th for the general public.

Re: Only the 16Gb version...
Jun 6, 2012, 3:13 AM
in the Article: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Preorder June 6 forum

Actually both. If at&t had LTE in my area, I'd live without the extra 16mb (although the choice to not carry the 32gb version seems arbitrary). If the phone has 32gb, I'd live without the LTE since I know it will eventually be available. My Sprint line is up for renewal in September, and the local Rep thinks that LTE may be up by then around here (which is doubtful, but I'll take her at her word). I'll proabaly wait.

Re: Only the 16Gb version...
Jun 5, 2012, 8:30 AM
in the Article: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Preorder June 6 forum

Agreed. Right now, Verizon has LTE coverage in my area (home, office) and Sprint has WiMax. Nearest AT&T LTE is 15 miles south of me. I desperately want to get down to a single phone for voice and data, but although I love my EVO the battery life leave a lot to be desired (and is the main reason I won't buy a data-centric phone without a removable battery). If Sprint LTE was available here I'd jump in a heartbeat, close down ...

Re: No 64GB version?
Jun 4, 2012, 8:39 PM
in the Article: Galaxy S III Hits Sprint and T-Mobile USA June 21 forum

I use my android phone as a storage device for work. I was hoping to do 64gb + 64gb SD card. I really have files that large that I transfer between work and home.

Re: Only the 16Gb version...
Jun 4, 2012, 8:29 PM
in the Article: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Preorder June 6 forum

My backup phone is on Sprint, but without LTE the Sprint S3 would just be a toy. I may go back to T-Mobile at this point or (gasp) big red.

Re: The silence from Big Blue is deafening...
Jun 4, 2012, 4:32 PM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Major US Carriers Starting this Month forum

Last one out of the gate, and they're only offering the 16Gb version.

Only the 16Gb version...
Jun 4, 2012, 4:31 PM
in the Article: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Preorder June 6 forum

... they are kidding, right? I need to get out of contract so that I can move to a carrier that actually has 4G in my area, and doesn't do things half arse.

The silence from Big Blue is deafening...
Jun 4, 2012, 12:55 PM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Major US Carriers Starting this Month forum

Four of the five major carriers have announced their release date for the S3. The only holdout... AT&T. I wonder if they think they can sneak in a product change, like removing NFC, or up the price without anyone noticing.

Re: No 64GB version?
Jun 4, 2012, 8:49 AM
in the Article: Galaxy S III Hits Sprint and T-Mobile USA June 21 forum

The quad core processor, although the dual core processor scores better than the quad core in real world testing. I suspect the 64gb version is in the cards, since it could be used as a leverage point between the S3 and the iPhone 4S.

Re: Samsung, smart, very smart!
Jun 4, 2012, 8:27 AM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Major US Carriers Starting this Month forum

Well the One X was released in the US not long after the European versions. I'm still getting the Galaxy S3 because I think it's optimistic for a high-powered phone to have a battery last two years.

Re: All with the same name?
Jun 4, 2012, 8:16 AM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Major US Carriers Starting this Month forum

I suspect there will be two basic versions-- CDMA/LTE and GSM/LTE. The CDMA/LTE version will be used by Verizon and Sprint, the GSM/LTE version will be used by AT&T and T-Mobile.

Re: Metro uses AWS for LTE right?
May 18, 2012, 8:10 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Would Allow Unlocked LTE iPhone On Its Network forum

I think three of the four largest US carriers have some AWS spectrum-- the only hold-out would be Sprint, who is using 800/850/1900 for their LTE network. Now wouldn't it be nice for us consumers if: - The LTE carriers developed networks using a common spectrum - Instituted roaming agreements It would allow all carriers to build out over time, lowering their roaming costs as they build out their own networks.

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