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Nice Job To Have
May 8, 2014, 10:50 AM
in the Article: Samsung Replaces Mobile Design Chief forum

... considering they haven't really changed the design in years.

App Sucks
Apr 17, 2014, 8:57 AM
in the Article: Google Pulls Camera App Out of Android forum

It lacks a lot of basic features. Looks like it only shoots 4x3, not 16x9. Can't save to SD card.

Re: Finally!
Mar 18, 2014, 1:18 PM
in the Article: LG and Motorola Reveal First Android Wear Devices forum

Looks like a concept image, not a photo. I'd wait to see what it really looks like.

So what happens when...
Mar 13, 2014, 10:36 AM
in the Article: Europe Mandates Interoperable Charger for Phones, Tablets forum

...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
Mar 5, 2014, 12:07 PM
in the Article: Yahoo Ditching Facebook and Google Login Support forum

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
Mar 4, 2014, 3:44 PM
in the Article: RadioShack to Shutter As Many As 1,100 Stores forum

It's pretty much the only brick and mortar place to find those odd size batteries.

Re: Framily?
Feb 21, 2014, 9:28 AM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Framily Plans to Small Businesses forum

FRiends + fAMILY.

Can we please...
Feb 20, 2014, 3:48 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Framily Plans to Small Businesses forum

...get these plans available without having to schlep down to a Sprint store?

Re: sigh
Feb 7, 2014, 10:52 AM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

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?
Jan 28, 2014, 4:35 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Install Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells in Base Stations forum

There are even theories that it was the paint used on the outer shell that ignited first.

Wouldn't that require...
Jan 28, 2014, 4:34 PM
in the Article: CTIA to Test Spectrum Sharing Tech with TV Stations forum

...a different tuner to decode the signal?

Re: right there with ya
Jan 14, 2014, 2:39 PM
in the Article: HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+ forum

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 ...

Re: Ugh.
Jan 14, 2014, 2:33 PM
in the Article: U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Push forum

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..
Jan 9, 2014, 10:00 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the LG Lifeband Touch forum

The wrist communicators from the first Star Trek movie.

Re: this is messed up
Dec 11, 2013, 9:21 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell New Spark-Compatible Galaxy S4 forum

Yes, time and technology march on. Would it make you feel better if they slapped a different name on it?

Re: Kill switch concerns
Nov 19, 2013, 4:20 PM
in the Article: Carriers Nix Cell Phone Kill Switch Over Profit Fears forum

Yes, because the government NEVER makes BIG HUGE MISTAKES.

Voluntary
Nov 15, 2013, 9:14 AM
in the Article: FCC to CTIA: Time To Fix Phone Locking Policies forum

I do not think it means what the FCC thinks it means.

Transitions Take Time
Nov 12, 2013, 3:06 PM
in the Article: AT&T Could Owe Sprint Millions Thanks to Leap Contract forum

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?
Oct 21, 2013, 9:44 AM
in the Article: New York Takes Another Step to Curb Phone Theft forum

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?
Oct 18, 2013, 8:54 AM
in the Article: New York Takes Another Step to Curb Phone Theft forum

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.

Inaccurate Title
Oct 11, 2013, 8:31 AM
in the Article: Google Escapes Guilty Verdict in Safari Case forum

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?
Sep 25, 2013, 10:34 AM
in the Article: AT&T Prepping LTE-Broadcast Network for Video forum

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.

One Way?
Sep 24, 2013, 2:01 PM
in the Article: AT&T Prepping LTE-Broadcast Network for Video forum

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
Sep 20, 2013, 8:36 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros One Up Upgrade Program forum

"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?
Sep 13, 2013, 1:35 PM
in the Article: Verizon Total Mobile Protection Adds Device Coaching forum

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
Sep 10, 2013, 1:23 PM
in the Article: Court 'Concerned' Over FCC Regulations forum

No. The FCC (executive branch) enacting Net Neutrality without going through Congress to actually pass the law is the United States without the Constitution.

Re: Really?
Aug 30, 2013, 10:14 AM
in the Article: Texting a Driver in NJ May Make People Liable for Accidents forum

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
Aug 30, 2013, 10:11 AM
in the Article: Texting a Driver in NJ May Make People Liable for Accidents forum

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. ..
Jul 19, 2013, 9:52 AM
in the Article: Verizon Edge Upgrade Program Goes Live August 25 forum

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
Jul 11, 2013, 7:51 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches New Unlimited Plans forum

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
Jul 11, 2013, 3:56 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches New Unlimited Plans forum

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).

Re: Confused
Jul 11, 2013, 8:34 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Debuts Its Bold Moves, Including Upgrade Program forum

Yes it does and so does Tmobile's Press Release. Read the whole article before telling someone else to read.

Confused
Jul 10, 2013, 2:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Debuts Its Bold Moves, Including Upgrade Program forum

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
Jun 19, 2013, 8:30 PM
in the Article: Wi-Fi Alliance Kicks Off A/C Certification Program forum

Unfortunately, your living room is unlikely to quadruple in size.

Re: What a shame
May 14, 2013, 9:32 AM
in the Article: Google Says Curt Goodbye to SMS Search forum

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
Mar 20, 2013, 1:42 PM
in the Article: AT&T Drops Contract Requirement for Home Phone Service forum

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"?. . .
Mar 13, 2013, 10:12 AM
in the Article: FCC Approves T-Mobile/MetroPCS Acquisition forum

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?
Mar 4, 2013, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Sprint's LTE Goes Live in Nine New Markets forum

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............
Feb 18, 2013, 10:54 AM
in the Article: Samsung Shows Off S275G Flip for TracFone forum

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.

Re: damn
Feb 7, 2013, 3:48 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Cease Sales In Japan forum

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.

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