These are the most recent forum messages posted by carmodboy99:
Re: Just curious
I'm gonna have to nitpick a little too... Virgin has its own 3G network now?? When did that happen?
Re: They DO realize
No, that would just become "Obama hates business, Obama taking away business' rights"... you know how the story goes...
Re: They DO realize
AAAAAAAAAAARGHH!!! OBAMA DID NOT INTERVENE!!!!!!!! This is exactly what I meant... That irresponsible headline did its damage already, now its all but fact that Obama himself signed the veto with 13 pens (NOT THE CASE AT ALL, DID NOT HAPPEN!), SMH.
Troper, you're spelling it wrong, that's why. It's AMURRIKA
Re: More fixes
netboy said: Who are you? Who are you to judge how people should write on the internet? Are you the one that makes the rules on how people should write on the internet? :) Go be an English teacher if you want to teach people how to write correctly. :)
Re: More fixes
I said exactly what I was "trying" to say... nowhere did it encompass Obama's direct feelings for or against anything, just his involvement. He's also not involved in the height of the grass at the Residency, though I'm sure if asked, he could find it in himself to give his opinion, however irrelevant. what's with the FOOL! at the beginning of every message? Obama signed no veto on this matter, idiot. Read the actual brief before sticking ...
Re: More fixes
In regard to your somewhat illiterate and unrelated rant, im going to try and apply some logic to your thought process. In that case the headline did not read "Roy Crock pays millions for hot coffee". It blamed McDonald's as an entity for the issue, just as in this case "the office of the president" saves older iphones from ITC ban" should have been how it read. Instead, the headline blames the man himself, not TOOTP, ...
Eric, I know you were just regurgitating news here, but I do feel that it's somewhat important to point out that "Obama" probably had no part in this whatsoever, other than hiring, and thus empowering the man who wrote and signed this "veto". Sure, it's a power granted to "The Office Of The President", but not one granted solely to the president himself. It was assigned to a member of his staff, and that member in his ...
Re: Totally ridiculous...
Sprint has a policy (that started with the iphone4) of NOT unlocking your phone unless you're at a certain point in your contract. This does not include phones out of contract... Sprint does not willingly unlock phones out of contract on their network, ever. I had to fight my way through 3 managers and eventually call to Overland Park to have my full price purchased iphone 5 unlocked, and now i'm going through the same song and ...
Re: Individual savings
I'm glad I wasn't the only one that got lost.
I guess to an extent I might be jaded... I've watched the company make the same moves with the same formula over and over again to no avail. First in 4G? was there a reason to head down that dead end? Only buying 56% of clearwire just to shovel cash at them at every turn, the justification at the time was "limited liability" in case Xohm failed.. um, yea. so when the latest ...
Re: METRO BOUGHT TMO
User input with wiki is wrong on this one... the last time Eric posted an article saying that TMO bought metro I posted a couple sources regarding the terms of the reverse merger... this time I just don't care even half as much. People are going to believe what seems simple. DT will recieve payments until Metro completely buys them out, and over that time as metro has more shares of the merger, they will replace board ...
Sprint does not get a pat on the back for having decided to catch up late in the game. While I understand that Sprint is rebuilding its network with the future in mind, it wasn't because they just chose not to "bolt on" like the big 3 did. They needed to make a monumental effort to catch up, and like with most of their failed efforts at innovation, they decided to overshoot the mark with network vision. ...
METRO BOUGHT TMO
Even if it only matters for the sake of being technical, its wrong to report misinformation, even when - ESPECIALLY when its not the main focus of the piece, and thus gets passed on as though its well known fact.
Considering that ive been a Sprint customer for 16 years, sold and promoted Sprint, and continue to stay on top of the companies overall activities, I would venture to say that my opinion might be far more "informed" than yours. Today alone I've been on the phone with Kansas City 4 times because their network vision that you allege to be "progressing quite well" has been non stop outages in north San Diego county since they started ...
"The companies together believe that reworking the finances is a win for Sprint's shareholders and reflects Sprint's Network Vision progress and profitability improvements." So, I could just be horrendous at math, but it seems to me that if you cut a $4.9 billion dollar investment by $3 billion, to instead give that money to shareholders in cash, reducing the investment in Sprint to $1.9 billion, is JUST a win for shareholders, and not so much a reflection on Network Vision ...
Not for long!!!! :lol:
LOL as opposed to China? Get over yourself. Apple is thought up in the US and built in China, that hardly makes it American in my view, sorry.
Interestingly enough, I recently found out that outside of the US (like so many things that really should be called "worldwide") schools teach that the "Americas" are one continent, and Australia is actually considered part of Antarctica ( its called Oceania)... not speaking in terms of nations, but continents. Just like they tolerate our system of measurements but use a more universal one, they tolerate us claiming there to be 7 continents while teaching 5, lol. Just ...
Justice has been served. :lol:
Re: T-Mobile DID NOT ACQUIRE METROPCS!!!!!
Here’s how it works: MetroPCS will declare a 1-for-2 reverse split. The company will pay holders $1.5 billion in cash, about $4.09 a share before the reverse split. MetroPCS will acquire all of T-Mobile USA’s stock in exchange for a 74% stake in MetroPCS. DT will roll existing inter-company debt into new $15 billion senior unsecured notes of the combined company, provide the combined company with a $500 million unsecured revolving credit facility and provide a $5.5 billion “backstop commitment” for certain MetroPCS ...
T-Mobile DID NOT ACQUIRE METROPCS!!!!!
How many times do we need to go through this... It was a reverse merger, which albeit is a little more complicated, but basically means DT essentially "gave" MetroPCS TMO on credit, and over time Metro will be making payments to gradually "own" TMO. It's probably easier to write up the other way around, but not at all accurate.
Re: So what?
Difference is, Google does not own those apps, and therefore has no liability with what is performed via those apps (copyright infringement, piracy). Youtube they do own, and so if youre downloading videos directly from a youtube app, then its their problem.
Re: New Bogeyman
Theyre supposed to announce a slew of new markets in June. LTE here in San Diego County has been up and down for about a month and a half, but they never even announced a soft launch.
Isn't this a little biased?
Instead of paying them 4 million, they're still PAYING TO Motorola nearly 2 million... how is it a victory for Microsoft that the judge ordered them to pay Motorola? I mean, yes, I get that they managed to lower the payments, but really... they still lost. :?
Still no mention of SD
Its been up here for about a month now, but maybe its better this way, right now I can pull 24Mbps near work and 12Mbps near home, on Sprint!!! Once they announce it, im sure they'll throttle it down to 6-8Mbps, The lamest speeds of all LTE networks.
It seems like Samsung ended up with a ton of old galaxy 2 parts, and decided not to let them go to waste... the new version of the Galaxy SII, these 2 phones... not exactly low end as far as smartphones go at all, but the specs seem dated... Aside from the enormous screen, of course.
Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean sometime in the future? Where have I heard this before? Click XT? Photon/Electrify 4G? Yea, Motorola is developing quite a track record with their lies, and yes I'm bitter about it. DO NOT BUY A MOTOROLA HOPING FOR AN OS UPGRADE IN THE FUTURE. Hope is irrational. - Huey Freeman
Re: Thanks Verizon
Hahah... I love "I heard" statements, followed by judgement. Sprint's LTE is up and running solid in a handful of cities, and available in a lot more on a prelaunch basis while they work out the bugs before announcing service. Last I checked, "delayed" insinuates that there will be no service until a future yet to be determined date.
There may yet be life after death for PTT. The major drawback of all the other PTT apps in the Play Store is that you can only communicate with others that have downloaded it. Being able to connect with what's left of the Nextel community (albeit tattered at this point) may actually be a benefit to choosing Sprint without having to go with the fashion challenged Nextel handsets... And once its available to all of Android, even ...
Re: Uh oh...
They have a segment of their subscriber base that they convinced to go with a phone (VoLTE unit) that didn't even have coverage across their existing footprint on the promise that it would soon. those customers could have gone with the more versatile CDMA units, but they didn't for a reason. To not only break the promise of future coverage but also stop supporting their phones altogether is bound to leave some with a bad taste, I ...
Re: A sign of what's to come.
Nope, not the same phone, but a new GSM/HSPA+ or LTE phone is the plan. No one is supposed to be upgraded to CDMA, they are leaving the network live so that anyone that upgrades the day that the deal is closed will have coverage for at least 2 years, at which point they go to a LTE or GSM/HSPA+ handset.
A sign of what's to come.
CDMA flip phone release in the midst of merger negotiations that immediately halt CDMA sales should they go through? How does this begin to make sense? I understand that you don't want to limit your income potential on the possibility hat the deal doesn't go through, but I don'y imagine even Metro customers beating down doors for this phone... what was the point of its release?
Re: Uh oh...
The point is that Metro HAS gone to VoLTE, whatever their reason for doing so was, its a done deal. They have VoLTE handsets that they're pushing. So then to scrap the concept ( even if it was necessity based from the start) and the customers who use it currently will result in that much more alienation of their subscriber base. No upgrade path for your current device/service never inspires warm fuzzy feelings about your carrier. Srich27 ...
Re: My major post-merger concern...
well, you know, just about everything Sprint has ever touched has turned to crap, lol. I guess they figured "lets touch this crap for a change, and hopefully it will have the reverse effect!"
Re: Hey Eric
In all presentation documents they just refer to it as NewCo.
Re: Hey Eric
hmm... Metro Buys TMO and retains usage of the TMO name... Kinda like Sprint bought Nextel, and retained usage of the name. Does not mean the new company was or is called Nextel. So that didn't answer my question.
Re: Uh oh...
Right, though its not as though LTE isn't mentioned either, they mentioned the LTE data coverage they will gain without so much as a whisper toward VoLTE. As customers upgrade in the short run, the idea is to immediately and exclusively sell them GSM/HSPA+ model phones offered via TMO. Again, not specified, but I imagine that they continue to sell the VoLTE MetroPCS models as well, though with no immediate coverage map growth, who's gonna buy those?? ...
I've been salivating over this phone for about a month now, and im super STOKED that Sprint is going to carry the 13MP version, I just hope they dont gut the rest of the goodies, we'll see. incidentally, I've been playing with an Optimus L7 ( I believe it just launched in the US as the Intuition) here in Mexico, and its quite an impressive device as far as speed and capability, though Telcel gutted a lot of ...
Where did you get the information that the new company would run under the TMO name? Everything I've seen reports them running as 2 separate companies, or at least customer bases, and talks of the expansion of the MetroPCS brand into TMO markets...
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