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Re: Disappointed.
Friday, 3:57 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

I'm going to be perfectly honest here Victor. I have had so little problems with SD cards or memory in general, that I should be one of the people claiming that we don't need the cards. However, it would be hypocritical of me to waiver on my staunch consumer advocacy. I stand by my views that I don't care if one person uses something and another does not. At $900+, I expect the device to incorporate the most flexibility as ...

Re: Disappointed.
Friday, 11:28 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

I'm all about consumer control. I've been one of the ones fighting to have phones unlocked. The cloud is controlled by another entity which can be subjected to hacks and other unwanted attacks. My fellow worker found pics of some couple doing the nasty on his tablet. He doesn't now these people. The best we figured is that the couple sent it to the cloud and some glitch sent it to my coworker's tablet. What if you run ...

Re: Disappointed.
Thursday, 5:25 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Not to sound offensive here but, you feel it shouldn't be a deal breaker because you simply don't care for the same options as I do? What if the shoe was on the other foot? Let's say they did away with onboard memory to concentrate on SD cards? Knowing your experience with sd cards, how would you feel? I personally feel the SD card has saved my butt more times than I can count fingers on my hands. ...

Re: Oh I see
Tuesday, 8:06 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"Ok so with that being said any device that has an accessible battery and/or SD card slot is a premium device?"--- No. But, neither does having a faster onboard memory or better aesthetics. What makes a device premium is being universally capable. Allowing as many functions, options and performance as possible to coexist with one another in an aesthetically pleasing device whether we all need them or not. Those that don't, simply don't use them, those that do, these things ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 14, 2015, 7:39 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"If i still had one id rather actually use an external hardrive or the cloud works just as well."--- There's absolutely nothing wrong at all with this. I love your choice to utilize what's in front of you. It is this flexibility that encompasses the consumer experience. Just as though I have access to the cloud, I prefer the SD card. A premium phone should allow both us to enjoy it without either one of us sacrificing. John B.

Re: IF
Apr 14, 2015, 7:27 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Well, I'm not sure my consumer knowledge is more than others, but, I am a consumer first and foremost. I could give two craps about the profits the industry is making. I do, however, care how much choice it is taking away from many in order to achieve these profits. People seem to think that those fighting for SD cards and removable batteries are adversaries to those that don't care. This is a fallacy. We have never asked for those ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 14, 2015, 4:26 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Out of warranty is a different story than under warranty, is it not? It is the out of warranty service that makes the profit world go around. The carrier most likely pays double of manufacture cost. Far below retail. The carrier charges the customer full retail. This is the figure for a 2 year expenditure on phone and insurance with only one claim out of warranty. $900.00 phone. $240.00 insurance $200.00 deductible. $100.50 taxes $1440.50. John B.

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 14, 2015, 3:31 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"you gain some, and you lose some. why i like galaxy s6 edge ? it looks hot, and with that s6 edge "clear view" cover, it makes the phone really shinny."--- Well, of anything proves my point about ignoring the virtues of what a premium device should be, you have just become the top, prime example of shallow reasoning. If Samsung stuck nothing in the phone, you would still buy it because it is shiny and sparkly. You seem to put a lot ...

Re: IF
Apr 14, 2015, 3:18 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"I think it's much more likely they found through marketing studies that people have a much more positive user experience with phones with built in memory. Due mostly to the high fail rates of SD cards (especially cheap ones) resulting in lost data that inevitably gets blamed on the phone manufacture rather than the SD card."--- I'm far too busy today to carry on a long conversation about your rebuttal. However, your paragraph above seems to conjure up a contrast. ...

Re: IF
Apr 13, 2015, 10:37 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Absolutely. And as I have continuously stated, these people that complain about locked down phones where they have to jailbreak or root to get what they want out of an expensive phone, are completely satisfied with having even more limitations on them? I seriously have no idea what defines today's tech enthusiasts. John B.

Re: IF
Apr 13, 2015, 8:25 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"Thats where everything seems to be heading. I honestly cannot think of a device I would spend my money on that has a currently has a removable battery and an SD card slot."--- Maybe you can't. But, I certainly can think of many reasons why you should. Seriously here. Is it really all about looks? Does anyone else see how petty this is? I will contend that the manufacturers have the capability to build a premium device that incorporates all the ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 13, 2015, 7:57 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"So sure I bet a majority of people if polled would say that they should keep removable memory. However, I bet many of those same people have, at the same time, blamed Samsung for their lost data due to a bad memory card."--- Since it is definitely proven that polls favor the two options, very few would wish they had something that they can complain about. Augmentation is key to consumer control. Whether you need or want it, is not ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

The word "Premium build" was coined within the wireless industry by Steve Jobs as a marketing tool. However, "Premium" is subjective. I happen to think that only the cheaper phones should be carrier or manufacturer locked. Why should a "Premium" phone be jail broken or rooted to make it perform to optimal standards? My view is that of you are against carriers locking down a $900 phone, you should equally be upset that flexibility is also being taken away. ...

Re: IF
Apr 13, 2015, 4:15 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

I've already been keeping an eye on LG regardless of the Note5 and many of my immediate friends and constitutents are as well. We are the same type of people that left HTC when they decidedly thought bagging the options of these two options. We simply can't support Samsung in any of its phones for going this dierction. And my argument to those that say millions are buying up these type of phones are ignoring the fact that mainstream ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 13, 2015, 4:06 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"It' not about dropping your preferences, there is no other option, you either take what they give you or leave it."--- You're playing right into what the industry wants and you're ok with this reasoning? This is the exact argument that I'm trying very hard to express. Eric claims the industry has been going this way for awhile. For how long of awhile? I peg it at when Apple introduced the iphone. Since Apple has been commanding super high ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 10:52 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Thank you for supporting my views. The views I share are not a shot from the hip. While I see advantages to the elimination of these two options, they are limited. It is easier to accept when something is added that is not necessarily needed as opposed to things that are taken away that were needed. As knowledgeable as some techs on these sites are, it amazes me that an item that has always been the weakest link ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 6:25 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Being on sites like this, I realize I will be subjected to opposing views on this. However, I am also a consumer. In spite of people saying that the majority of people are buying into sealed batteries and no sd cards, paints an illusion. Since polls in and out of tech sites have proved that majority prefer removable batteries and sd cards, it is also understood that people are buying anyways because they feel their choices have become far less ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 5:32 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Complaints about the design, were specifically in regards to the materials used for the body. Show me where these complaints were directed at having removable batteries and SD cards. The only ones that seem to be vocal on this are the gaming individual segment of users. This puts them in the minority. Are you one of these individuals? Frankly, it is the gamers that should be the most vocal in keeping removable batteries relevant due to the load it ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 5:07 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"The industry has been headed this way for a long time. If you think changeable batteries and microSD cards are absolutely necessary for your phone, there are still plenty of options out there. Personally, I don't need them and I don't think I've compromised on anything."--- But, this is my bone of contention. Telling me to just purchase another phone, should not be an option when you've been enjoying what it had been offering. You and I should be able ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 11:39 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Well Netboy, I see you have changed your opinion of Apple. You have been very negative in regards to Apple and its practices. Now Samsung does the same thing to gain profits by curbing manufacturing costs and charge more for a product, and you suddenly become a proponent of a concurrent direction? You're not being hypocritical; are you? John B.

Disappointed.
Apr 10, 2015, 10:09 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

---"Some may be put off by the locked-in battery and lack of memory card, but these are acceptable trade-offs to me to gain such an attractive phone."--- Do people not hear what they're saying when comments are made like this? So being pretty is more important than having flexibility and control over your own device? It's bad enough we have had to deal with locked down handsets where jailbreaking and rooting has to be performed in order to get the most ...

Promising.
Apr 7, 2015, 12:46 PM
in the Article: Scientists Cook Up Quick-Charging Aluminum Battery forum

Out of the all the tech ideas for improving battery stabilization and longevity, this is the most promising and realistic so far. However, just like the oil industry, sales are driven by repeated necessary evils. If the technology is significantly improved upon where no one needs to replace it as regularly as now, sales will diminish to the point of no revenue. I honestly feel this is another development to that answers if it can be done. But, the ...

Re: LG G4 can't wait!
Apr 4, 2015, 10:26 PM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4's QHD Display forum

---"I never take out or need to replace my battery. And if I was to ever have to, then I'll just use my insurance to replace my phone after I store all my images and contacts."--- Using your insurance to pay for something you can do yourself for much cheaper, is more logical. Agreeing to pay the deductibles is why the repair costs of smart phones has increased 52% in the last two years. This is due to the inherent ...

Re: Very Interested.
Apr 4, 2015, 9:57 PM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4's QHD Display forum

It is amazing the amount of people negatively responding to Samsung's own ads and comment section of the new phones. Over 50%. This shows mainstream users DO care about removable batteries and SD cards. While I can agree that Samsung's new phones are better, this equates to across the board from any manufacturer. The next iteration should always be better. But, it shouldn't delete the features that make it inherently flexible. I expect lower grade phones to be cheaper, ...

Re: Very Interested.
Apr 4, 2015, 9:46 PM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4's QHD Display forum

According to Samsung's own ads and comment section, there is an overwhelming amount of people not happy about the omission of removable battery or SD card. More than half. This means most users do notice and ARE displeased with the direction. Why does a phone being "Decently better" constitute taking away the flexibility? My whole point is that if you don't use or need the two options, Don't worry about them. Having them present shouldn't really bother you. What harm ...

Re: Very Interested.
Apr 3, 2015, 11:45 AM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4's QHD Display forum

---"What is wrong with the S6????"--- It doesn't have what I require. A phone that costs $900 should be as flexible as possible and have the accessibility in order to limit useless downtime. The most premium PCs had the most speed, flexibility to augment and accessibility to repair commonly failed components. I expect the same for a premium phone. Instead, Samsung has eliminated these features on the S6. Not saying it's bad device. However, I dont shop on aesthetics or ...

Very Interested.
Apr 3, 2015, 7:42 AM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4's QHD Display forum

LG has caught my attention. I'm very staunch on my needs and wants. I left HTC when they eliminated the crucial accessibility which I require. Samsung has disappointed me with its newly announced S6 and S6Edge. It has limited me to two choices. Either the S5 or defect to the LG3. However, if the LG4 retains my needs, they will immediately gain another customer. John B.

Re: Good
Apr 2, 2015, 4:02 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

I can assure you that my social ethics are far more docile than you take me as. I'm actually quite non-confrontational. My comment was based on a diverse society where people often do restrain themselves in the sake of governing. I am ashamed to admit that several of my friends have the capability to act if not restricted by laws. It doesn't necessarily make them bad people. But, it does show that this is the reason laws and regulations ...

Re: Good
Apr 1, 2015, 6:08 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

Is that what you think of me? That I would intentionally go around and smack people? Is that all you got out of my rebuttal? Let's face it. There has to be one or two people in your lifetime that you just wanted to punch in the throat for being a dbag. Right? John B.

Re: Hell no..
Mar 31, 2015, 7:20 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

This is one of the sweet spots. This forces the larger telecoms to actually work for the consumers. If not, startups and these smaller companies will start witnessing a build in customer adds. John B.

Re: Where's your promised network expansion you cheap ass?
Mar 31, 2015, 7:14 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

---"Where's the apologies from people who claimed that net neutrality would not inhibit network improvements?"--- Personally, I can't think of a reason for apologies. The network providers should always have expansion as their agendas regardless and I have no reason to believe that they would cease this agenda. It's a bluff. Think of all the subscribers that would leave in droves if the providers decided not to advance. And what about those shareholders you spoke of earlier? You ...

Re: Good
Mar 31, 2015, 6:58 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

---"There are more honest caring people out there than you think, and that includes businesses, both big and small."--- I have no doubt there are caring and honest people out there. But, we must also come to the reality that laws and rules often keep people or businesses honest and caring. There are a few people I would love to smack into another dimension if I could. Fortunately, laws prevent me from carrying through with this wish. :) John B.

Re: Expected This
Mar 31, 2015, 6:37 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

Bringing shareholders into view doesn't really help the argument. AT&T and VZW would perfom the same tactics regardless. It's profits and revenue that matter. Who do you think should watch the FCC? How about you as a consumer. If you are a voter, you are a shareholder of the government and its branches. This gives you certain rights to express your concerns to whatever branch oversees whatever industry. John B.

Re: Taken a turn toward the worst...
Mar 30, 2015, 6:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data forum

No need to tell you that the key to marketing, is to get as many people to believe in something and turn it into a sale. Since the weakest link in T-Mobile's portfolio is its network coverage, what better way to provide a skewed picture of coverage. Another "Un-carrier" move by T-Mobile or is it just as guilty of marketing propaganda? My area lists coverage of T-Mobile but a few of my friends with T-Mobile are unable to receive any ...

Expected This
Mar 30, 2015, 6:19 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO Slams FCC, Wants Congress In Charge forum

Pick any two of these largest carriers, and you would be right to guess why these two have a love/hate relationship with the FCC. History has proved time and time again that when the FCC looks favorable on the two, they are treated with kindness and appreciation. But, forbid the FCC should counter in a bold move to oversee a decrease in consumer advocacy. Then the FCC is very bad and evil in the eyes of the the two ...

Re: Bad Idea
Mar 29, 2015, 5:52 PM
in the Article: Sprint Hopes 600MHz Auction Permits Joint Bidding forum

It's difficult to take either of your two examples seriously. They are just incisions to attempt another downplay on Sprint. There was no other useful information to display otherwise. Maybe we should just let AT&T and Verizon snag more prime spectrum. Frankly, I say Sprint should bid as aggressively as possible. You complain that Sprint has enough spectrum but neglect to observe the amount of prime real estate that AT&T and Verizon now have in their possession. I have always ...

Re: Finally....the American consumer wins, GREAT DAY!!!
Mar 1, 2015, 7:41 AM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

I absolutely support fulfilling contracts and I would never stand behind a consumer trying to back out of one for no reason. That is not what the waiver I showed you is about. The waiver changes the folcrum point and favors any corporation that faces class action lawsuits. It proposes the consumer to face individual one on one confrontational dispute. There are advantages to arbitration for the consumer, but so far the interest has lied in favor of a company's ...

Re: Finally....the American consumer wins, GREAT DAY!!!
Feb 27, 2015, 8:03 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

Waiver of the Right to Class Actions in Arbitration Agreements Upheld A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court provides what may prove to be the biggest incentive in the future for companies to favor arbitration over litigation. In AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740; 179 L. Ed. 742; 2011 U.S. LEXIS 3367 (U.S. April 27, 2011), the Court upheld a mandatory arbitration provision, which included a waiver of the right to participate in a class ...

Re: Finally....the American consumer wins, GREAT DAY!!!
Feb 26, 2015, 9:02 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

The agony of this whole debate is that both parties are expecting a perfect scenerio. We need to accept the fact that compromises will be met. I don't expect this ruling to be perfect and I suspect many of the smaller provisions,whatever they are, will most likely not be instituted within the rules. The goal, however, was to play hardball with the ISPs. It was never intended to be a full on assault on these providers. It is understood ...

Re: Finally....the American consumer wins, GREAT DAY!!!
Feb 26, 2015, 7:21 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

The largest win in this ruling is that the FCC now has the authority to investigate damaging claims that are usually ignored by ISPs and beyond the limits of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The claims are estimated to be thousands upon thousands. Class action lawsuits are brought forth but usually settles with pennys on the dollar when distributed amoung the plantiffs. Most will not pursue because of the low return(not worthwhile). Some carriers such as AT&T have succeed in ...

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