These are the most recent forum messages posted by crood:
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.
Re: this is messed up
Yes, time and technology march on. Would it make you feel better if they slapped a different name on it?
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.
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