These are the most recent forum messages posted by crood:
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
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.
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