These are the most recent forum messages posted by crood:
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 ...
Re: "reverse merger"?. . .
Essentially it comes down to MetroPCS is a publicly traded corporation and Tmobile is private and owned by DT. The merged company will be publicly traded with DT as the majority shareholder. Think of it this way, MetroPCS is selling stock to DT in order to buy Tmobile from DT. It's mostly a paper transaction, but it means Tmobile doesn't have to buy out every MetroPCS shareholder in order to take it private as part of ...
Re: No New York?
Yes. It's called size and population density. It takes longer to upgrade a city like New York, with millions of people and lots of tall skyscrapers than smaller cities.
Re: 2005 called............
Not everyone wants or needs a portable computer/gaming/media player that they have to charge every day. Some people just want to make a phone call.
While I agree, it does make sense. Sometimes its wise to pull back and shore up your base. It's like a strategic retreat in the military. It doesn't mean the battle's over, it's a way to fortify yourself before trying again.
Re: Only one problem...
There's more to radio than just music. Sports, News, Politics, etc.
Re: Falling Far Behind
Such surveys don't necessarily account for customer expectations. Like many Sprint customers, I've made conscious decision to sacrifice some coverage and speed for price. As a result I'm satisfied with my service because my expectations are lower. Were I with Verizon or AT&T and had the same coverage and speed as I do with Sprint, I'd be considerably less satisfied because I'd be paying more for it. Satisfaction isn't the same as liking something. It's how ...
What did you expect?
At its heart, Google is a software and services company, not an OEM.
Re: I'd REALLY like to know...
The work is being done by local contractors. They are turning it on when a market hits a certain percentage of completion. Logically, you can get a smaller market up and running faster. That also looks good from a PR perspective since they can then say they have XX number of markets covered.
Because, despite their claims, Google was only ever really interested in the patents owned by Motorola.
Not and Apple Fan, but...
Isn't locking a carrier mandated thing? Does Apple really have a choice in the matter? Locking phones was around well before the iPhone existed.
The OnStar system built into most GM cars uses Verizon CDMA. Most people don't replace their cars as often as their phones.
Re: How sweet
Don't be so trusting. It's just spin from a smaller customer. They need to be more competitive on price and service to make up for what they lack in coverage and speed. I'm a Sprint customer and am only there because of price. Network Vision isn't going to cover the fact they still lack bandwidth in places Verizon and AT&T have it.
How pre-1865 of them.
Re: I didn't have any of these issues
I don't use Google Wallet, but it will be nice to not get the time zone alert several times a day. It's not a major inconvenience, since you just have to click OK and it's only one or two times a day. What I'd really like them to fix is the proximity sensor. The screen won't turn back on when I take the phone away from my face during a call. I have to press the power ...
Re: Here's why you're wrong.
Xerox PARC. Look it up, then tell me Apple doesn't do the same exact thing.
Re: I guess radiation decreased
Considering most studies end with. "...further study (and more research money) is required.", what can they find?
Re: Poor Apple ...
The real fact is that the vast majority of consumers have no idea Apple has anything to do with it. All they know is that Sprint isn't shipping the phone they've ordered and possibly that it's due to US Customs.
Shouldn't they have stopped selling them already?
So someone buys a device in the next few months and then has to get something else in a year?
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