These are the most recent forum messages posted by crood:
These streaming cable/satellite alternatives are really a moving target. Not always easy to pin down price, number of channels offered, simultaneous streams, app compatibility, etc. RIght now, they need to be re-reviewed monthly.
I was going to GUESS Motorola...
...but then I read it would be the X4 on another site. My guess was base on the fact that the G4 and G5 Plus have had the radios for all U.S. carriers, so it would just be a software update to make them compatible with Fi. Still doesn't provide much incentive to switch since unlimited is currently back in vogue with the big 4.
Re: The End of Cable/Satellite TV Is Near
You are misinterpreting what YouTube TV is. It's basically the same thing that cable does, just without the hardware and streamed over the internet. They still do packages. At present, they are just smaller due to not having deals in place with all of the providers. Eventually YouTube, Sling, Playstation VUE, etc. will be like cable, with hundreds of channels. They all offer slates of channels in packages Even Hulu is continually making deals with providers to ...
Re: HD Calling
Ask thousands of businesses all over the world "who makes phone calls anymore?" The answer is millions of partners and customers. The fact that people under 20 don't make calls to their dozen or so friends doesn't change how the majority of people who do actual work and business use phone calls, both mobile and land line.
Amazon, eBay, and Target makes sense. I can't imagine it's convenient to shop on a small watch face, so what does it get them. They can tell where sales are generated from and if the app isn't covering the cost of development, it's going to cease to exist. There's a reason Fitbit is doing better than any of the phone makers. They understand that the bells and whistles don't always make sense on a device like this.
Two Types of Ads Bug Me
I don't really object much to ads since they can usually be ignored. If a video I'm watching has an ad before, or even during, I can deal with that. It's the ones that play in a separate box on the page, that I hate most. I'm trying to watch the actual content and the other audio stream steps on it. The other thing I hate are the "delayd popups". You get to the site and start reading, ...
As I always ask with such services. How many simultaneous streams? I'm really waiting for one of the services to truly replicate what a cable/sattelite provider gives. I don't want 5 different monthly subscriptions to replicate what I get now. It's why I don't really believe cord cutting really pays unless you're single or married w/o kids.
Hangouts Seriously, I presume the difference is this would work over the voice network as well as over data.
Cord Cutting Myth
I've always felt cord cutting was a bit of myth. By the time you sign up for all different services to get the same content are you really saving much, if any money. Also, each service has a limit to how many simultaneous streams you are allowed. This is where I've noted that most people who write articles about the benefits of cord cutting rarely mention children. Most seem to be either single or fairly ...
I've tried Google's Messenger as my SMS client in the past wasn't happy with it. MMS messages if they didn't download on first try. I work in a basement of a building where Sprint coverage is bad, so I often have to download messages later when I'm outside.
Considered this for my son...
..until I saw they were all 16GB. Can get an unlocked refurbished 64GB 5s for 279.99 on Groupon. 16GB is almost useless.
But then you might miss an ad. Can't have that, can we?
Re: Is it still considered high def?
The screen size is irrelevant until the data arrives at the device and translates it to the screen. The amount of data is the same.
Re: Oh my god.
Not always. In my past upgrade periods, I did the math every time and renewing the contract was always cheaper than making payments. There were a number of reasons. One is with the subsidy, you are only paying tax on the subsidized price, not full price. In my case, there was also the issue of having to change plans which would have drastically reduced my corporate discount since on the newer plans, it only applied to the ...
Not really about the encryption argument, but...
...does the good Senator not realize the United States was set up so that different states, counties, towns, etc CAN have different rules?
They can't keep giving away the farm without getting something back for it. If you cost per customer keeps going up, adding more customers just costs more money.
Re: And the rest of carriers will follow
But the article says T-Mobile is imitating AT&T.
Re: Not okay
You do realize that Verizon and AT&T could easily have done the same thing if they chose to, don't you?
... at least violate the spirit of Net Neutrality? I'm presuming T-Mobile isn't doing this out of the goodness of their hearts or because they think Facebook is so awesome. Aren't they essentially throttling other social media sites once the 1G is exceeded. Now I personally have no real objections to companies negotiating deals and creating preferred relationships, but let's call it what it is.
Re: Yet Another "Plan"
You could look at it in a couple of ways. Vision and Spark were began before the Softbank merger, so this is the new regime's plan. It's a case of not standing still and trying to get ahead of the game. By not waiting for existing initiatives to end before planning new ones, you keep up with technology. I'm not saying I have faith that Sprint will accomplish their stated goals, but it's clear that standing still or just waiting for ...
Re: Convoluted 2+Year Contract
Yes and no. What it comes down to is what you are paying once the phone is paid off or the contract ends. With phone financing, you can just keep the phone you have and your monthly bill will decrease by the payment amount. With the old style contract, you continue to pay the full bill whether you get a new phone or not. Phones are beginning to reach the point where unless you are a hardcore early adopter, they will ...
Re: Adiós Skype...
I'd hold off and see how it works first. So far, I've found Skype still works better than Google Hangouts, especially on voice quality and drops.
In other words...
...Google will now be collecting interest on your money.
...essentially pulled the farm subsidy loophole. For those who don't know, owners of large farms would legally subdivide their farms into small farms and collect government subsidies for each one. They'd use various friends, relatives, and employees as the titular "owners" of the land, but all the decisions and money would go to the "management company" that the real owners set up. This goes back decades. I remember a 60 Minutes report on one guy who actually ...
Re: A New Entrant In Wifi-First Wireless Service
The thing is unless you are inside, those other free hotspot options don't usually mean much. Optimum has coverage throughout the area, especially if you add in the "CableWiFi" partnership between big cable companies. That will be important since TW is the much bigger NYC provider than Cablevision, who are bigger in the suburbs. The real problem is that despite being widespread, the Optimum Wi-Fi doesn't always work that well. Even with a strong signal, I'll often ...
Re: too much
If you're not replacing those devices, you won't have to. Just keep using the cables you have. This is the first step in a transition. New devices will start coming with the new connectors and, likely there will be cables that have the sold that have the USB-A connector on one end and there will also be adapters available. This will take years and manufacturers know it. Laptops will probably start coming out with both types of ports ...
Re: SUCKER deal !
For the most part all of the carriers' installment/"no-contract" plans can only pay off on the back end if you choose to keep your phone longer than two years an take advantage of the time you're not paying for a phone. Alternately, if you pay full price for the phone, you can distribute the initial outlay over the full term that you own it. My contract was up with Sprint and a number of factors led me to re-up ...
Haven't these kid centric phones failed every time?
I remember a few years back, they tried a kids phone. I think it had 4 buttons, one was 911 and the others could be programmed for the parents and one extra emergency contact. It didn't work then, why would they think a format change will work any better. The problem is a child young enough to use one of these, should be under adult supervision.
In Other News...
...Cows throughout the world are being issued cease and desist orders. OK, apples and oranges I know. Samsung's probably wrong because what does Milk have to do with music, anyway?
"Impact on the consumer will be small.."
More government B.S. They work this by raising a little here and a little there. No one increase is all that much, but add them all together and it takes a big chunk out of people's income. Then they take the revenue and use it to shift other tax revenues to other things. That's how the whole lottery/education thing works. The money from the lottery goes to education, but the tax money that used ...
With the Unlimite OneDrive announcement last week, I can only guess that MS will be buying Dropbox in the near future.
Re: Your Check...
Isn't it great to get a check that isn't even worth the postage used to mail it?
...for $2.80 will be in the mail soon.
Big Mac has cheese by default
Two "all beef" patties Special Sauce Lettuce Cheese Pickles Onions On a Sesame Seed Bun.
...cell phone coverage and internet work so well in the wake of a natural disaster.
Re: "Most WiMax subscribers are upgrade eligible due to the age of their device,"
So by this logic, For should still be manufacturing parts for the Model T because there exists a small number of collectors who still own one? Time marches on. No technology lasts forever. Sprint has given ample warning.
Hispanic is a term for Spanish speaking people who come from Latin America. Primarily, they are descendants of Native Americans, African slaves, and a very few colonists from Spain (mostly soldiers). People native to Spain are primarily Caucasian. It's essentially the equivalent of calling an native if Ireland, Irish-American even if they've never lived here.
All the other countries are Latin American. Spain is in Europe. Is this a case of mistaking Spanish for Hispanic?
Re: Windows 9?
Keep in mind, they pretty much skipped 5 & 6, at least from a marketing standpoint. Windows 3.0 Windows 3.1 Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows NT 3.51 Windows NT 4 Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 And more from Microsoft: XBox XBox 360 Xbox One
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