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Re: If you have a router you already have this.
Sep 17, 2014, 10:38 PM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

Probably 90% of routers out there that are being used are only Wireless G. Even if you already have a router, you can still gain all the benefits of Wireless AC. Benefits of Wireless AC over Wireless G or even Wireless N include faster speeds (1 Gbps+), less crowded wireless bands, much wider range, and better wall penetration. If you already have a $200+ router, then yes you can already do everything this one does. But, if you're 90% of the ...

Re: confused.....
Sep 17, 2014, 10:35 PM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

Not many routers out there are Wireless AC. The most common router that people are using are Wireless G. So even if you have a router, you can possibly gain 1+ Gbps wireless connections, greater wall penetration, a less noisy wireless band, among many other things.

Re: Haven't they been doing this for years?
Sep 17, 2014, 10:33 PM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

On T-Mobile's website, the $25 is a deposit that you get back when you return the router. I imagine the only instance where you wouldn't get the deposit back is if you somehow cause irreparable damage to the router or you cancel service and do not return the router. Either way you get a great router, that you get to use as much as you want, and you're only short $25 temporarily.

Re: Keep your money!
Sep 17, 2014, 10:52 AM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

Keep your money... unless you don't have a router better than the ASUS Dark Knight. For $25 you get a $200 router. Almost every can benefit from just that.

Re: Haven't they been doing this for years?
Sep 17, 2014, 10:51 AM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

$25 gets you a $200 router. Look up ASUS Dark Knight for more info.

Re: Break up fees
Aug 5, 2014, 7:32 PM
in the Article: Sprint Uninterested In the Uncarrier, Will Abandon Merger forum

I don't think they're ready to get into a bidding war with Iliad, if they decide to come back with a better offer.

They must have a solid argument if everyone is paying up
Apr 24, 2013, 1:47 PM
in the Article: ZTE to Pay Microsoft for Every Android Phone It Makes forum

That or they can't afford to fight it. Either way, Motorola/Google holding out is likely the only one that could lead to court. The outcome is either definitively all Android manufacturers should pay Motorola, or it would nullify all current agreements if they are deemed invalid. I'm grabbing my popcorn, here we go again.

Doesn't Sprint fluff their numbers with their MVNOs?
Apr 24, 2013, 1:44 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Shareholders Approve T-Mobile Deal forum

Not that the MVNOs are all that popular, but I'm sure a lot of Sprint customers don't even know they have Sprint.

Re: 4.1/4.2 nomenclature
Nov 12, 2012, 8:06 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 4 forum

From what I've seen of 4.2, it seems like what Jellybean should have been when it came out. 4.1 only included mostly speed improvements (aka project butter) and the initial releases of some features like Google Now, and enhanced notifications. It's likely that some of the features weren't ready when Google wanted to release Jellybean by, so they were pushed back until now. Also, Google wants to only release new major versions (as in new codename) on a yearly cycle.

Re: And of course T-Mobile can't just let us CHOOSE which apps to install
Nov 2, 2012, 1:25 PM
in the Article: No Wi-Fi Calling in T-Mobile's Nexus 4 forum

Will people do it themselves? As far as I know, no one has been able to port WiFi calling to the Galaxy nexus on T-Mobile. So why would this be any different?

Re: the legacy adapter looks ugly
Sep 13, 2012, 2:13 PM
in the Article: Apple to Offer Lightning-to-MicroUSB Adapter forum

Not if it affects the height.

Re: the legacy adapter looks ugly
Sep 13, 2012, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Apple to Offer Lightning-to-MicroUSB Adapter forum

That's if they will fit. Some docks shell the iPhone, and it will be too tall with the adapter.

Great job Apple, more technological waste!
Sep 13, 2012, 10:30 AM
in the Article: Apple to Offer Lightning-to-MicroUSB Adapter forum

There was no reason they couldn't have just made the iPhone 5 microUSB. They're both using USB 2.0 so they will both have the same limitations on speed. The only advantage is that lightning is reversible, which is very nice, but unfortunately not the industry standard. They're contributing to technological waste, have instantly made thousands of docks and adapters mostly useless (the legacy adapter looks ugly). I understand they are a business, and they want to do what's right for their ...

Re: Does it have NFC?
Sep 13, 2012, 10:25 AM
in the Article: Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE forum

They can't add everything all at once. That'll come next year in the iPhone 5s.

Re: screen size
Sep 13, 2012, 10:23 AM
in the Article: Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE forum

I highly doubt Apple will struggle to maintain their presence in the smartphone market. I think they're losing % to lower tier customers who would not have bought an iDevice anyway, and only slightly to higher tier customers who actually prefer alternatives. Apple phones appeal mostly to the non-techie majority who are satisfied with an operating system that is nothing more than a glorified app launcher. Innovation and hardware specs are for people that actually understand what the different processors/chips are, ...

You're speaking from inexperience
Sep 13, 2012, 10:18 AM
in the Article: Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE forum

I bought my mother a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and she loves that thing. I got myself and my girlfriend a Nexus 7, and I'm literally on it constantly. The portability of the 7" form factor allows me to comfortably take and use my tablet in places that I would never bring a 10". I can hold it, with a firm grip, in just one hand.

Solution
Sep 13, 2012, 10:15 AM
in the Article: Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE forum

Get bigger pockets, duh!

*chirp *chirp
Sep 13, 2012, 10:11 AM
in the Article: Cricket Wireless to Sell iPhone 5 Sept. 28 forum

That's the sound of all the customers rushing to buy an iPhone 5 on a 3G regional carrier...

Don't forget
Sep 13, 2012, 10:09 AM
in the Apple iPhone 5 (CDMA / global) forum

They also added another row of icons! Now you can have 20 icons on one screen instead of just 16!

Re: Isn't this a bit of a walkback by Apple?
Sep 12, 2012, 3:32 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE forum

I can't tell if that's sarcastic. There are quite a few examples of Apple being the follower from the 3GS on, and we'll be saying that again next year when they add NFC support.

Re: Introduced in 2009
Sep 12, 2012, 3:30 PM
in the Article: iPhone 4 Now Free, iPhone 3GS Discontinued forum

Is it full support though? Historically, they have excluded key features in updates to previous models (like Siri, and voice-enabled navigation). I've heard this might be a fully-supported update.

Re: Apple Maps?
Sep 12, 2012, 3:27 PM
in the Article: iOS 6 Available Starting September 19 forum

It's not that they weren't supporting Maps, it's that as features were being added to Google Maps for Android, the iOS version was being ignored. I don't know what went down behind the scenes, but it did seem like Navigation was a huge selling point for Android when it was launched, and it continues to be right now.

Panorama and Buddy Photo Share looks cool
Sep 12, 2012, 3:06 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE forum

I'm really excited that they announced those two great new features that Apple will surely be suing Samsung over for stealing them a year before they were announced.

Re: Apple Maps?
Sep 12, 2012, 3:04 PM
in the Article: iOS 6 Available Starting September 19 forum

Google Maps has been tried and true on Android, which they clearly favored over iOS for obvious reasons. At least now Apple can improve the Maps app independently from Google.

What difference does it make?
Jul 10, 2012, 7:45 PM
in the Article: Samsung Outs Verizon Developer Edition Galaxy S III forum

If the bootloader is unlocked, does that mean flashing ROMs will be covered by the warranty? AFAIK, flashing any ROM voids the manufacturer's warranty regardless of the bootloader being locked or not. Anyone who would benefit from this developer device can probably hack their way around the GSIII's locked bootloader anyway.

Re: This is why we need Net Neutrality for mobile services...
Apr 4, 2012, 6:57 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Refreshes Data Plans and Throttling Practices forum

Rhapsody usually costs $10/month for subscription, but the $60 plan includes Rhapsody for free. The data used on Rhapsody still counts against the caps, but it is unlimited due to data is throttled after 5GB.

Re: what' with this BS??
Mar 22, 2012, 8:17 PM
in the Article: Google Integrates 'Voice' with Native Android Voicemail forum

Google added some features to the 4.0 API that allowed them some of the features on the new apps. AFAIK, it was only 4.0 that can support all the new features of Voice/Chrome.

LOL!
Mar 22, 2012, 8:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile USA Call Center Consolidations Nix 1,900 Jobs forum

I'm saving this comment for future reference! Proof that Tofuchong is just another T-Mobile corporate shill.

Re: VoLTE
Mar 14, 2012, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Only LTE-Capable Phones For Rest of the Year forum

Depending on the LTE connection, VoLTE should have higher bandwidth and lower latency. That should mean better quality calls and fewer dropped calls.

Re: FCC=Cosumer Advocacy
Mar 10, 2012, 1:06 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

This is exactly what I was trying to say, you just convey it much better than I could.

Re: Roaming Agreements is the only solution that works
Mar 8, 2012, 11:34 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

I agree that roaming agreements shouldn't be mandated, or at least shouldn't be mandated to benefit any specific company, but only given the condition that the bigger companies will, on their own, do what's best for consumers. The problem I see now is that, one carrier tends to offer the only decent coverage for a given area, and, as a consumer it is my only choice if I want to get good service where I live/work. There just needs to be ...

Re: Possibly
Mar 8, 2012, 11:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

I completely agree with your statement. My point was mostly to the fact that, at this point, the regulation they're trying to enforce doesn't seem too unreasonable. I do think, however, that there must be some regulation of the FCC as well to ensure roaming agreements aren't unfairly benefiting any particular company as dlmjr pointed out. Whatever ends up happening should be beneficial not only to the consumers, but to the carriers on both ends of the roaming agreements. No company should ...

Re: Roaming Agreements is the only solution that works
Mar 8, 2012, 4:53 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

That makes sense, but to alleviate that, all they would have to do is make sure the roaming agreements are priced fairly to account for things like maintaining the towers. I don't know how it works, but aren't the carriers who own the towers paid for use of them? I'd assume this is the case, and if so, overhead costs should already be a factor in pricing. As long as it is a source of revenue for the company who own ...

Re: Possibly
Mar 8, 2012, 4:37 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

Somewhere I must have said something the elicited your asshole response, or else you wouldn't have responded like such a dick? Ok, I checked. No I didn't. You're a dick. Try again. Find some one else to troll. I made a valid point in response to your valid point, there's no need to be a complete douche-bag about it.

Re: Possibly
Mar 8, 2012, 4:21 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

Some things have to be regulated, especially if they are a finite resource. Would you rather one company owns the licenses to all spectrum, and every other company goes bankrupt because they lack the ability to compete. A capitalism can only strive if competition exists in the market. If the only companies who were allowed to be successful were AT&T and Verizon, and they continued to mirror each others price hikes, we would essentially have a monopoly.

Roaming Agreements is the only solution that works
Mar 8, 2012, 4:18 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

Verizon and AT&T want to license so much spectrum, but it's not infinite. If Verizon and AT&T own the majority of spectrum, it leaves no room for any other company to grow into. How else are we supposed to compromise? Spectrum has to be regulated in some way, otherwise we would end up with a monopoly (or duopoly). The way Verizon or AT&T would have it is that they would own all the spectrum, and not have to share any of ...

It's a start
Mar 6, 2012, 7:40 PM
in the Article: Apple Attempting to Settle Patent Fights with Licensing Terms forum

If courts can determine which Apple patents are valid and enforceable (ie no prior art), then it makes sense for Apple to be able to license them out. I don't want to comment on which ones should/shouldn't be legal, but I just want this patent war to end so that we can start focusing on what matters which is getting the best product out to the customers.

How kind of AT&T to give an extra 1GB of "unthrottled" unimited data
Mar 2, 2012, 3:23 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

Previously, it seemed like the majority of people were getting throttled at only 2GB of data. They are such a great and generous company to give an extra 1GB of unlimited data for no additional charge!

Re: Upgrade Fee
Feb 11, 2012, 4:26 PM
in the Article: AT&T Confirms Device Upgrade Fee Rising to $36 forum

So, if I want to upgrade, but I don't want all of your help, can you waive it for me? I appreciate the offer, but I'd rather you just click the button to put the phone on my account, and save me the 3 hours, thanks.

Re: You have no idea what trolling is
Feb 11, 2012, 3:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Confirms Device Upgrade Fee Rising to $36 forum

Because your criticism of the etiquette of this forum just creates more problem. Instead of making a pointless comment calling out "AT&T Bashing" (which the majority of the time is good/healthy productive discussion), why don't you write something productive or just don't bother leaving a comment at all.

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