These are the most recent forum messages posted by crood:
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?
In Other News...
...McDonald's wants to put as little meat as possible on the Big Mac and still be able to call it a burger.
Re: So they're really. . .
There's probably more to it than that. Without knowing what jobs are being cut and what jobs are being added, you can't really compare. It could be that they're cutting 900 well paying jobs and hiring 550 minimum wage positions. There's also the nature of the new positions. Are they full time or part time? It they're part time, that reduces or eliminates what they'd pay in benefits.
Re: It's a little ambiguous
It sounds like all plans will be considered "shared". In other words, an individual can add a tablet to their phone and share the data. If you only have one device, you're not sharing, but the plan is the same.
I'm not sure I get this
Are they saying Nokia knowingly lied? If a company just makes some bad calls, is that actionable? Investing involves risk. They invested in a company that's had a shrinking market share for some time that is banking on platform that's been lagging behind the market, as well.
Re: Just curious..
Vodafone is only one company Verizon has to deal with. Verizon Wireless still has to pay them, anyway. This isn't even a case of corporate siblings under a single umbrella. Verizon Wireless is an independent company. These situations don't always make for happy bedfellows. Just look at Sprint and Clear for an example, where price negotiations looked ugly for a bit.
Re: Just curious..
Keep in mind they have to cut deals with carriers in each country. Since most are GSM, Verizon can't offer reciprocity to defray what they need to pay.
This type of thing bugs me.
Just raise the price of the phone if that's what you want to do. Don't advertise it as $199, when it's actually $229. It's like when the government forces the companies to implement something and allow them to charge a "fee" for it instead of being honest and calling it a tax.
Re: it is time for some....
I didn't say they would be. However, to say they'll dominate when they're far behind, will have 2 incompatible 4G Networks to support, and are already losing money is overly optimistic, bordering on fantasy.
Re: it is time for some....
Domination? That's pretty unlikely. They're well behind Verizon & AT&T in deploying LTE and still have to support WiMax for a couple of years, at least. That's going to cost money, as will the LTE buildout.
Re: it is time for some....
The WiMAX network was started over a year before Verizon started deploying LTE. Clearwire ran out of money and Verizon overtook them pretty quickly.
So the two major operators that have the least rural coverage are members of the Rural Carrier Association?
Re: WoW a phone with an ACTUAL keyboard!!!
Even more rare. Is that a "call" button?
Re: Good or bad?
If you peruse the later article regarding the name change for the market, it's clear Google is looking past just selling to Android owners.
Re: 10GB? For Home?
This type of service is geared more to places where cable and telcos don't deliver broadband because the number of potential customers doesnt' warrant the cost of the infrastructure.
The Google name is obvious. They want to sell to more than just people with Android devices, so the Google name makes more sense. Play's a little tougher, but obviously they're looking to push the book, music, video, and game business over the more productivity based apps. I don't know what the market share or profit margin differences are, but it looks like they see more money there.
Suprisingly Realistic Attitude
There was simply no way the changes required could/would be implemented in a time frame that would have allowed Lightsquared to operate. On one level, they were screwed because the whole fiasco should never have been allowed to get this far. Being "technically" right in no way eliminates the realities of the situation. The GPS devices were there first and are of critical importance. Changing them to not bleed over would take time and ...
Another way technology can make people stupider. Maybe next they can make an app so people can walk and chew gum.
Wasn't the whole point..
...of Android to allow developers and manufacturers the freedom to develop how they see fit?
Re: 30 Days.
Their expenses might be higher. As a smaller company, they probably don't have the same power when negotiating prices. In fact, TMobile might be in a better negotiating position if they leverage their parent company's clout.
Re: Sprint should have went with LTE in the first place
They mad a business decision to get a head start on the competition. Unfortunately, Clear didn't have the money to roll out quickly enough and Verizon lapped them. Then Clear just stopped altogether. The problem was more to do the execution than the actual decision.
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