These are the most recent forum messages posted by crood:
Re: We will make it!
I've had mixed results with the upgrade. I get LTE outside, but I can no longer get any service at my desk at work. I reupped for another two years a few months back, since the math worked out cheaper to be on a contract than go no contract and pay for the phone. I'm now thinking about Tmobile's latest offer. If I can go with SIM only on the two lines I don't really need right ...
Profit isn't the only way businesses make money. In fact, in many cases, growth is more important. Growth is what increases the value of a company as a whole. If you increase the value of what a company is worth in a sale, that translates to stock price. It also gives them more borrowing power to expand fast and to negotiate lower interest rates.
Re: government needs to stay out
Yeah, I don't really like it, but this seems like it should be up to the individual airlines to set their own policies. Just being annoying shouldn't be a reason to make something a legal offense. By that definition, children should be banned from flights.
Actually, the promotion is only good until 9/30/2014. The 01/02/2016 is when the data drops to 1Gb per line.
Nice Job To Have
... considering they haven't really changed the design in years.
It lacks a lot of basic features. Looks like it only shoots 4x3, not 16x9. Can't save to SD card.
Looks like a concept image, not a photo. I'd wait to see what it really looks like.
So what happens when...
...they come up with something better? There's talk of a future usb connector that will be reversible like Apple's lightning connector. Will they have to wait until the EU Parliment permits the switch and then wait for member government approve it or will they have to include an adapter in perpetuity?
Re: Big Mistake
Yeah, it's probably less of a deal for Yahoo since they've been in the game for a long time and probably have a huge number of users that log in with their Yahoo account, anyway. Remember, they were offering free webmail before Google or Facebook existed.
Good place for batteries
It's pretty much the only brick and mortar place to find those odd size batteries.
FRiends + fAMILY.
Can we please...
...get these plans available without having to schlep down to a Sprint store?
Yes, but that would require actual work on their part. It's much easier to gain votes by passing laws they think the pubic wants, but have to be carried out by others.
Re: Hydrogen on top of buildings?
There are even theories that it was the paint used on the outer shell that ignited first.
Wouldn't that require...
...a different tuner to decode the signal?
Re: right there with ya
They don't make the contracts, the providers do? You the a 1 year warranty. That's all they guarantee. They make no money from updating phones that are passed end of life. They know most of the people who bought the phone in 2012 will be changing phones in the next year, anyway. Maybe if people didn't insist on new phones every two years, manufacturers would be more willing to keep models on the market longer and ...
The court's job is not to make things "fair". Their job is to interpret the law and make decisions based on it. This is a situation that should be handled by Congress and the President, which is how our Constitution says such things should be handled. It's amazing how people are willing to give up so much legislative and punitive authority to non-elected bureaucrats.
Reminds me off..
The wrist communicators from the first Star Trek movie.
Re: this is messed up
Yes, time and technology march on. Would it make you feel better if they slapped a different name on it?
Re: Kill switch concerns
Yes, because the government NEVER makes BIG HUGE MISTAKES.
I do not think it means what the FCC thinks it means.
Transitions Take Time
Couldn't AT&T simply use the expiration date of the contract as their drop dead date for transitioning Leap customers? No need to pay Sprint in one lump sum if you're going to need to keep the MVNO agreement in place for some time.
Re: Why Limit To Phones?
My wife would have the receipt for hers. I wouldn't for mine. She keeps everything, but then, again, she's the type to buy 5 items and then return 4 of them. I avoid returns/exchanges like the plague. However, my real point is that cell phones are the one item that can actually be made unusable if lost or stolen. Most other items can't, so why focus on phones.
Why Limit To Phones?
What's so special about phones when compared to other stolen merchandise? In fact, it's easier to disable a stolen phone than a stolen television.
It's a nitpick I know, but there's no such thing as a guilty verdict in a civil suit. The verdict is either for the plaintiff or for the defense.
Re: One Way?
But my point is that even wired cable companies are pushing On-Demand, which requires a two way stream for ordering. This just seems like a too little too late service.
Does this make sense when we seem to be heading towards video on demand being the norm. I get that broadcast still probably has decades to go, but it seems spending years on a one way broadcast platform seems like a waste of time.
Not available online
"Coming to sprint.com and other channels soon. " They dropped the price from a contract by $15 which makes the math for a new line on a 16GB iPhone 5s look like this. I'm assuming they'll keep the $100 Bring Your Number Discount Unlimited My Way Phone - $100 Plan - $80 for ulimited talk, text, data (x24) = 1920 Total - 2020 One Up Phone - $550 Plan - $65 for unlimited talk text, data (x24) = 1560 Total - 2110
Re: Babying Customers?
Then it's not for you. Do you do all your own auto repairs too? What about your refrigerator? The fact is most people have neither the time nor inclination to learn how every piece of technology they use works and how to fix it when something goes wrong.
Re: I argued with you last time, but
No. The FCC (executive branch) enacting Net Neutrality without going through Congress to actually pass the law is the United States without the Constitution.
Let's not forget 4th of July Fireworks displays. There was a time I was driving over the Throgs Neck Bridge when you could see several displays simultaneously. That was pretty distracting.
Re: bad idea
Studies have pretty much concluded that hands free does little to nothing to reduce distraction.
Re: Without lowering the plan price, you are being double charged for the handset. ..
If you leave, you have to pay off what you owe for the phone. It really has nothing to do with his point. You've paid the full price of the phone, plus the amount that covers the subsidy for however many months you maintain service.
Re: Alarming this must be
In reality, they don't look much different from their current plans if you do the math. Essentially, they're the base price of the 450 min individual and 1500 minute Family plan, but with nights starting 7 and any mobile any time, those plans are virtually unlimited minute plans for many. I'd even venture to guess that's what most of their customers choose, which is why they chose those price points. It's when you add lines, that it increases. ...
Re: Individual savings
Current Simply Everything is $109.99. On the new plan, the same plan would be $80 or for a penny more you get 5GB of tethered data that you don't have today. Looking at how the price points are, I think it's clear most Sprint customers are currently opting for the lower minute plans as those match the prices of the new plans (450 Simply Everything - $79.99).
Yes it does and so does Tmobile's Press Release. Read the whole article before telling someone else to read.
On the one hand it says: "...It offers the freedom to upgrade to a new device more affordably and protects against malfunction, damage, loss or theft" and then on the other, it says: "...Simply trade in an eligible T-Mobile phone in good working condition at a participating store location. Any remaining EIP payments will be eliminated, and current customers can purchase new phones for the same upfront pricing as new customers, with device financing and Simple Choice Plan, a no-annual-service contract. With ...
Re: 4K Video is a useless tech
Unfortunately, your living room is unlikely to quadruple in size.
Re: What a shame
It's not like it's something they really advertised. I'd hazard to guess that most of the people who knew about it and used it have already switched to a smartphone.
Re: Wireless Home Phone
Tell that to people who went through Superstorm Sandy. It took about 2 weeks to get reliable cell service, because there was no power to the towers. In a real emergency like a natural disaster, the most reliable phone is the old fashioned princess or wall phone where all you need is a phone jack. Not a cordless phone. No answering machine. When the power goes out, a 30 year old phone is the ...
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