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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 ...

Patent Holding Firms.
Feb 25, 2015, 9:52 PM
in the Article: Apple Hit with $533 Million Judgment in Patent Trial forum

Don't like them. It stifles innovation and establishes nothing in the way of jobs. These patents should be granted to people or companies that can and/or will follow through with culminating working embodiments to produce a product for use. However, if an entity legitimately owns a patent, I cannot fathom way a company does not use the R in R&D to verify such a patent before assaulting a full scale production of somebody else's property without licensing it or even ...

Re: Hard To Justify..
Feb 20, 2015, 12:16 AM
in the Article: Sprint Raising More Capital for Network Expansion forum

I'm not going to try and pad a claim in defending Sprint, but what is frustrating, is only having one Sprint store in a major city such as mine. And it is the other side of the city. What most of my VZW and ATT friends love about the two largest, is local convenience. Since Sprint is not purchasing or keeping all Radio Shacks open, at least the perception of having more local stores available can only build on ...

Re: Passing
Feb 16, 2015, 6:43 PM
in the Article: LG's Urbane Smartwatch Swaps Plastic Design for Metal forum

Not knocking tech. I'm a huge tech enthusiast. I'm also realistic in how tech should be used. It should be utilized to make our lives easier; not more complex. Connecting multiple devices to an embilica every night then disconnecting them in the morning seems rather outrageous in time consumption. Realizing each device consumes power differently, I can ascertain that people are going to have to ppssibly reconnect again to a power source multiple times during the day to charge ...

Passing
Feb 16, 2015, 12:40 PM
in the Article: LG's Urbane Smartwatch Swaps Plastic Design for Metal forum

I don't wear a watch anymore. But when I did, it was nice knowing that I could go almost two years on a battery or, even purchase a new watch at 25 bucks. I'm not overly excited to purchase another product that requires charging every night and have problems that require trips to a service center. Do we not have enough of these things? I picture a room that has 14 rechargeable battery products we use daily on a shelf ...

Re: This spectrum is garbage
Feb 9, 2015, 4:56 PM
in the Article: Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum forum

Microcells are the near future advancements in network coverage for city areas. Antennae inside and outside of buildings. No need to worry about building penetration when the antennae are inside. 2.5ghz propogates at a much faster rate. This is ideal for optimal data transmission and processing. John B.

Re: Can't wait...
Feb 4, 2015, 10:56 PM
in the Article: FCC Chief Says Title II Is the Way Forward for Net Neutrality forum

Content providers seems questionable to me. They pay for the deliverance of their products, services, info and etc to consumers. They generally pay the company delivering these goods. The wireless carriers are becoming the main providers of such. I would bet dollars to donuts that content providers would rather not have to pay for higher speed if not necessary. However, this deals more with the carriers getting more money from the providers and then charging the end user more ...

Re: Not smart
Feb 4, 2015, 9:52 PM
in the Article: Sprint May Scoop Up Half of RadioShack's Stores forum

There's some truth to your comment. However, one issue Sprint created several years back, was closing stores that made convience now more of a hassle. There is a VZW and AT&T store on just about every corner. Yet, finding a T-Mobile or Sprint store is almost futile. Only one corporate Sprint store in my city and it's across town. I would welcome at least another option rather than counting on third party or privately owned hubs for answers. Many ...

Re: Can't wait...
Feb 4, 2015, 8:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Chief Says Title II Is the Way Forward for Net Neutrality forum

No doubt government has issues. However, under US law, RF spectrum is deemed public property. "Government" nor private sector holders of spectrum(such as wireless carriers) cannot be in control of these licensed assets. But, government can represent the public interests in properly underlining the licenses and propose regulations by the FCC onto the ISPs to insure fair access without restrictions or biased provisions. Does it not strike you funny that only the carriers seem to be against any regulations ...

Re: Duopoly gets bigger
Feb 1, 2015, 4:38 PM
in the Article: AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Over, Bids Total $44.89 Billion forum

There's more to than just spending money on the spectrum. There's also the obligation to spend additionally more on infrastructure and expansion variances through the towns and villages which are already maxed out on allowed towers and antennae. Honestly, T-Mobile and Sprint can spend every penny they have and never be able to meet the control or the spending power of the big two. It's time to forget about "Parent Companies" for financial solitude, especially Duetche Telekom. I do ...

Re: Duopoly gets bigger
Jan 29, 2015, 5:51 PM
in the Article: AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Over, Bids Total $44.89 Billion forum

Not only will the FCC allow the big two to participate in the 600Mhz auction, it and the owners of said spectrum are counting on it. The spectrum will be the most money generated that only the super financially balanced carriers will be able to afford. And that is what it is all about. However, it is my hope that the FCC will place forfeiture of some of the 700Mhz licenses held by these carriers, allowing the smaller carriers to ...

Re: Two Experts Say 'Everyone is getting it wrong'.
Nov 17, 2014, 11:48 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

---"What we should really be doing is looking for ways we can increase competition among ISPs—ways we can prevent the Comcasts and the AT&Ts from gaining so much power that they can completely control the market for internet bandwidth."--- Hasn't this been my argument all along? You barged into a post I made about AT&T regaining too much power(especially in regards to controlling the web traffic), and turned it into a political debate. I don't entirely like the governement ...

Re: @planethulk
Nov 14, 2014, 7:21 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

---"Free markets would mean that if ATT or any other ISP pulled the nonsense that we have been warned about, then people would be free to dump them on their butts."---- Who would you go to? As it stands every one of these carrier are trying to push the limits as we speak. Tmobile is just trying to attract customers, Sprint is in a position to try even harder. Guess what carriers that hold most of the marketshare, are always ...

Re: @planethulk
Nov 14, 2014, 5:53 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

My guess is to replicate what carriers would be allowed to do if given control of the net. He probably didn't fork over enough money to allow his opinion to be read. But, joking aside, I didn't find anything he said offensive enough to be mediated off. I rather welcomed his point whether I agreed with him or not. John B.

Re: It's All Becomes Clear...
Nov 14, 2014, 3:15 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

First of all, I despise Obama. I didn't vote for him and I would love to see him impeached. However, the imposition on private property is due to how the private sector is handling the ownership of public property. The carriers own the infrastructure but, we own the airwaves and the internet. And the spectrum is leased to the carriers by licensing. We need to keep the control on this as well. Secondly, all the carriers are ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 12, 2014, 1:08 PM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

I would love to plead the fifth but, I can't really disagree with him on this as many of my friends work for the post office and have expressed their discernment of how things have been internally. However, it is basically to prove a point that I remain open to truth whether I disagree with other of his opinions. I explained to him that even not giving full support to the government on every issue, I still recognize ...

It's All Becomes Clear...
Nov 12, 2014, 12:40 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

...of what the motives of the carriers are when the binky gets taken away. Does anyone ever wonder why AT&T is always the most vocal when it can't have its way? There is no way a carrier should be so disgruntled to the point that it would sacrifice expanding its network capabilities at the expense of its customers just because it can't have control over everything. This carrier should've been regulated years ago when it started regrouping itself. People complain that ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 12, 2014, 12:33 AM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

---"The post office is my favorite example of government inefficiency, billions of dollars in losses every year. Some how UPS, FedEx, and DHL managed to make the home delivery business profitable."--- Yes and no. UPS, FedX and DHL are designed around package delivery. The Postal Service is based on mail delivery. Since mail has given way to Electronic mail, the use of postal service has all but killed the game. Customers Email and the vendors use the package delivery ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 11, 2014, 11:27 PM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

Just like every other government limiter in these sites, you are expending too much energy in denouncing government involvement rather than viewing the actual case on how and why this has transpired. These wireless carriers are asked on daily basis by paying customers to explain and fix billing issues that are in question. Unexplained add ons and so forth.When these errors happen on a repetitive basis, without repaired results, the customers have two choices: Leave and hope the next carrier doesn't ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 11, 2014, 7:54 PM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

---"Of course the government said regulation is better, more power and control is the whole reason they run for public office in the first place. And here they are trying to gain more power and control by scaring the public into thinking that internet companies will start charging for access to specific things."--- I'm too old to be scared of the government. However, what is worse? To be scared or ignorant? We are already witnessing the control of the carriers ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 11, 2014, 6:39 AM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

It's not about trying to get everything for free. It's about trying to keep what is free. YouTube, Netflix, Hulu are all things we have access for free on the internet. We pay our ISPs for service but the access here after, becomes accessible without extra charge. Endless information available on the internet has all but eliminated the need for the encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus etc. Allowing the carriers to pick and choose what their consumers have access to unless money ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 10, 2014, 6:54 PM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

Not really off base at all. Before AT&T was dissolved of its monopoly, the government once said a regulated monopoly is better than unregulated competition. Well, the unregulated competition won out and AT&T was split up. Fast forward to today and we find competition is diminishing yet no solid regulations have been put in place to compensate. AT&T will continue to try and throttle unlimited customers in hopes that these consumers will take to tiered plans. Then we ...

Re: Forget you At&t
Nov 10, 2014, 5:17 PM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

---"would be a radical reversal of course that would in and of itself threaten great harm to an open internet, competition and innovation"--- The purpose of net neutrality is to preserve the open content of the internet. As usual, AT&T conducts itself to parry info in order to confuse and complicate the actual directive. I really can't stand this carrier. My carrier may not be perfect but, the brutality that AT&T uses with its wealth and size, just turns my stomach. ...

Re: removable battery
Oct 31, 2014, 8:14 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

Yes, in some cases the larger battey does provide more usable time in the case you present. However, most people like a full charge to start the day. This means charging the phone every night. This equates to 365 charges out of the 400-500 a battery is generally good for. Doing the math concurs with my point. The more usable time doesnt necessarily mean more longevity in battery lifespan. It is still the most failed component(other than screen), on ...

Re: "Give me more time, and I'm sure I'll find something to complain about."
Oct 31, 2014, 8:04 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

Thanks for the candid response Rich. However, while I am aware of such type of program, I'm not sure this dismantles my point. Taking time out to venture into a service center and then pay the service center for something that could be done by tye consumer themselves, is still against what I and many others are complaining about. Batteries can be obtained for 35-55 dollars, conservatively, which is 30 dollars cheaper than paying someone to do it for them. ...

Re: "Give me more time, and I'm sure I'll find something to complain about."
Oct 30, 2014, 8:32 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

---"4. Many of our reviews have absolutely dinged Apple for having non-removable batteries."--- I can agree that you and Eric have mentioned that Apple and other handsets don't offer removable batteries. But, I'm not sure if this what you refer to as "dinged." I honestly don't know. And I don't know if you actually convey this info to the manufacturers. These handset manufacturers need more than just dings. I'm tired of seeing my friends having to replace a completely good device ...

Re: The bigger the phone...
Oct 30, 2014, 7:55 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

It's more than just app storage. It has to do with control. Augmenting to needs and security as well. A month ago, a co-worker recieved a photo album on his work tablet from someone he doesn't know. The album consisted of this person's dog, some selfies and some beautiful pics of him and his girl doing the nasty. Obviously, these were meant to be sent to his cloud account. How well do you trust the cloud this soon in ...

Re: removable battery
Oct 30, 2014, 7:25 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

Because the size of screen and processing of the GPU for the screen equally offsets the current consumed from the powersource. It makes sense to have the larger battery because the size of device and that recharging cycles don't change with larger battery. This is equal to smaller screen size and smaller battery. If the battery size didn't change to compensate, for larger screen, you would have to recharge it every 45 min and replace the battery in less ...

Re: "Give me more time, and I'm sure I'll find something to complain about."
Oct 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

I absolutely love the reviews on PS over any other site. For the most part, the editors try to remain unbiased. I do concur to an extent that editors on these sites receive devices on a regular basis and really never experience issues that creep up months down the road. This can lead to a false pretense of user experiences which are always initial launch compositions. One particular area that seems to be overlooked is the reviews claiming how ...

Re: "Give me more time, and I'm sure I'll find something to complain about."
Oct 30, 2014, 5:17 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

---"Not having a removable battery allows the phone to be thinner and just have a nicer looking design in general."--- I argue that thinner can be done with a removable battery. The argument that Apple does great without removable battery is a ghost fallacy. I know many Apple users that have expressed an interest in having a removable battery. Just because people are purchasing the iphone or any other phone with non-removable battery, doesn't mean they don't prefer ...

Re: Awesome!
Oct 28, 2014, 7:11 PM
in the Article: Sprint Lights Up 17 More Spark Markets forum

What speeds are you getting?

Re: This is exactly what they need to do
Oct 28, 2014, 7:09 PM
in the Article: Sprint Lights Up 17 More Spark Markets forum

I can tell you this as I shared once before with everyone. Sprint's transitional period was horrid. Dropped calls and inability to connect at times were a atrocious. Now that my area is 95% complete, it shows they've been spending the money. John B.

Re: Still At A Loss.
Oct 15, 2014, 4:34 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for AT&T forum

---"A Porsche is not equal to a Ford Fiesta - but you pay a premium for a car engineered to higher quality standards and using premium material."--- So, you're saying that a Porche Carrera GT made mostly of hybrid plastic materials, is more premium than the steel that the Ford Fiesta has. Interesting. I also find the ride in my neighbor's Porche seems rather stiff(suspension) vs my Wife's Chevy Impala. The Porshe may offer a better high performance factor, but ...

Re: Still At A Loss.
Oct 15, 2014, 10:50 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for AT&T forum

That is an excuse that most people like to use. But, if I pay top dollar for a device, I want the most functions and options possible whether the company feels I need them or not. Technology changes day by day as well as implemented trends. Near Field Communication is a practice I have been using whether Apple or the market deemed "popular." It is nice knowing my money spent on the available function is well spent. I like ...

Still At A Loss.
Oct 15, 2014, 8:53 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for AT&T forum

I don't get the hype on the materialist nature of what these devices are made of. Before Steve Jobs, no one gave a crap about how mobile phones were made of. This includes editors of tech sites. I understand that these are handheld products and how they "feel" plays a certain part in purchases by some people. But, in the same principle, they are also mobile devices that are subject to almost unlimited elements of destruction and 95% ...

Understandable But,
Oct 10, 2014, 8:15 AM
in the Article: Sprint, T-Mobile Want FCC to Eye AT&T's Spectrum Spree forum

Last known info has Sprint sitting out of this auction. I can understand the arguments placed in front of the FCC and recognize the theory behind the opposing views. However, while T-Mobile is looking to the FCC to have a fair shake at bidding for the this auction, Sprint should be concentrating on getting the ducks in order for the 600mhz auction. Again, I do believe AT&T and VZW have their fair share of low band spectrum and the ...

Too Bad.
Oct 9, 2014, 8:45 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One (E8) for Sprint forum

I, for one, prefer plastic over metal due to battery accessibility that is available with many plastic devices. HTC failed in not making this version with battery removable option. As a tech enthusiast for over 40 years, it absolutely irks me that many of today's fellow enthusiasts are so uninformed of the nature in why manufacturers are doing this. I have 3 friends that work in phone sales and each have expressed their experience that a phone may come in ...

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