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So Dish...
Feb 2, 2015, 11:39 AM
in the Article: FCC Commish Calls to Question Dish's Auction Discounts forum

...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
Jan 26, 2015, 10:23 AM
in the Article: Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone forum

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
Jan 6, 2015, 11:57 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the New USB Plug forum

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 !
Dec 2, 2014, 1:55 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Woo AT&T and Verizon Customers with Halved Rates forum

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?
Nov 25, 2014, 1:56 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell LG GizmoPal Connected Wearable forum

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...
Nov 25, 2014, 12:30 PM
in the Article: Milk Studios Sues Samsung for Trademark Violation forum

...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.."
Nov 17, 2014, 12:05 PM
in the Article: School Internet Plan Would Raise Phone Taxes 17.2% forum

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 ...

Prediction Time...
Nov 4, 2014, 11:43 AM
in the Article: Microsoft and Dropbox Announce Collaboration forum

With the Unlimite OneDrive announcement last week, I can only guess that MS will be buying Dropbox in the near future.

Re: Your Check...
Oct 30, 2014, 3:08 PM
in the Article: Verizon Dinged $64M for Decade-Old Transgressions forum

Isn't it great to get a check that isn't even worth the postage used to mail it?

Your Check...
Oct 30, 2014, 1:41 PM
in the Article: Verizon Dinged $64M for Decade-Old Transgressions forum

...for $2.80 will be in the mail soon.

Big Mac has cheese by default
Oct 28, 2014, 10:37 AM
in the Article: Softcard Now Buys a Big Mac with Cheese forum

Two "all beef" patties Special Sauce Lettuce Cheese Pickles Onions On a Sesame Seed Bun.

Oct 16, 2014, 9:50 AM
in the Article: Facebook Debuts 'Im Safe' Tool for Natural Disasters forum

...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,"
Oct 9, 2014, 10:29 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015 forum

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.

Re: Spain?
Oct 3, 2014, 3:15 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

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.

Oct 3, 2014, 11:36 AM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

All the other countries are Latin American. Spain is in Europe. Is this a case of mistaking Spanish for Hispanic?

Re: Windows 9?
Sep 30, 2014, 3:08 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

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!
Aug 15, 2014, 10:52 AM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

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 ...

Re: Honestly
Aug 15, 2014, 10:40 AM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

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
Aug 4, 2014, 9:01 AM
in the Article: US Gov Leaning Towards Blocking In-Flight Calls forum

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.

Fine Print
Jul 28, 2014, 9:00 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Drops the Cost of Family Plans to $100 forum

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
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.

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.

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