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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 ...

Re: Or....
Oct 2, 2014, 7:18 PM
in the Article: Apple Responds to Bent iPhone Issue forum

Yes. But, how easily it can bend, break or come apart under seemingly normal use, is quite different. For the sake of argument, many people put their phones in their front and rear pockets. Common sense would say this isn't entirely a great idea. However, nonetheless, it is a trend many people follow. A manufacturer should also use common sense to realize this. It is part of research and development. Example: A user puts the phone in their front pocket. ...

Re: Verizon??
Oct 2, 2014, 5:12 PM
in the Article: Verizon Bags Plan to Throttle Heaviest Users forum

It is a win for the consumer. However, the heat was that Verizon would've suffered extreme backlash from its long time legacy customers. The intent remains. It was to squeeze more dollars as possible from this loyal group. John B.

Re: Verizon??
Oct 2, 2014, 5:06 PM
in the Article: Verizon Bags Plan to Throttle Heaviest Users forum

Truly national or native coverage? Sprint has every part of the US covered through roaming agreements. This, in essence, makes it truly national. Never once have I been without Sprint service in this respect and I'm saving more than $60 a month. Much more than $15. Even then, what harm does it do to roam on occasion? Why do people have this fear of roaming? Is it pride? I roam maybe 15% of the time in my travels and ...

Re: counterpoint
Sep 30, 2014, 11:32 AM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus for AT&T forum

I am shocked as all hell that a consumer would not care that a $1000 product designed not to bend is, in fact, doing so. Whether you like Apple or not, your opinion is absolutely the worst enemy of consumer advocacy I have ever heard in my 53 years. Defending a product because you find the experience "Superior", is in all reality, a subjective statement that is not entirely echoed with even Apple fans. Many of my friends and colleagues ...

Re: "...consumers have no reason to worry"
Sep 26, 2014, 6:46 PM
in the Article: Apple Responds to Bent iPhone Issue forum

---"well it should be common sense to not sit on a $700 phone"--- It should also be common sense to the manufacturers that even when not an accident, these phones do not sit on shelves or in displays all day. These are products that are highly interacted with on a daily basis. As I just posted in another thread, I have never had a problem with plastic phones in over 27 years of owning cellphones. My guess is you didn't ...

Re: Why put it in your back pocket...
Sep 26, 2014, 5:53 PM
in the Article: Apple Responds to Bent iPhone Issue forum

Whether people shouldn't put phones in their rear pockets, front pockets, shirt pockets Etc, isn't a fair question. The fact that society adopts certain trends should be condusive to how manufacturers design their products. Yes, accidents happen but: Cellphone manufacturers, in general, shouldn't be trying to design their products as if it's fine crystal. These phones are held or in possession of their users, in countless ways an average of 16 hours a day. They should be designed with that ...

Re: I read the thread
Sep 24, 2014, 7:15 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus for AT&T forum

I think you're forgetting that Apple has patented a new technology from the liquid metal company they acquired. The new technology is called Tailored Formation. The iphone and its metal is optimized to manipulate itself and conform to a person's ass. No two asses are alike and Apple has innovated the technology to bend to these characteristics. The instructions are clear and concise: "Thank you for purchasing the most innovative and customizable iphone to date. You are about ...

Re: What willl that do for Verizon's over all service?
Sep 24, 2014, 3:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon Exploring Tower Sale forum

Verizon will still own the antennae and base stations but, will lease the towers from the owners. Selling just the towers will save the company a significant chunk of change in maintenance. Unfortunately, you will not benefit from the cost savings. It's all for big red. John B.

Re: Inconvenienced.
Aug 25, 2014, 5:54 PM
in the Article: Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries forum

The probability of having a battery issue under warranty is around the 8% mark. For you to experuence a battery issue within 12 months, is slim. This is why battery replacement under warranty is no big deal for manufacturers and the few consumers that experience the issues. Low cost to manufacturers and generally free for consumers. That is the reason your perception is real and I won't disagree with your logic. However, after tye warranty, the percentage climbs to ...

Inconvenienced.
Aug 23, 2014, 11:30 AM
in the Article: Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries forum

Here's where I get to rant again. I like to check the battery on my phone every 4-6 months. When I noticed a decrease in the amount of time my phone was holding a charge, I was able to remove it and discovered swelling which is an indication of potential worse scenerios. I went to the store and While out of warranty, I still recieved a free replacement and was in an out of the store within about 5 ...

Re: exactly
Aug 20, 2014, 12:18 PM
in the Article: SoftBank and Sprint Working with Sharp on Edgeless Phone forum

You should've chose the green one. The hallucinations are far more exciting. John B.

Re: exactly
Aug 18, 2014, 2:55 PM
in the Article: SoftBank and Sprint Working with Sharp on Edgeless Phone forum

Maybe your friend should have his phone looked at. I travel to Chicago twice a year and Sprint service has been stellar. Or, Maybe they only turn the towers on when I go there. Choose which one you think is closer to the truth. John B.

Re: You get what you pay for......
Aug 16, 2014, 12:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

Building out an infrastructure is a daunting task as well as very expensive. With a smidgen above a million in total population, it would be very unlikely that Sprint or Tmobile would fork over cash to expand in areas where they would probably acquire only 10% of the customer base that AT&T and Verizon have. To cover the complete state would cost billions. AT&T and VZW acquired the areas by acquistions. If not, they most likely would not have ...

Wheeler Said...
Aug 8, 2014, 2:31 PM
in the Article: FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies forum

.."'All the kids do it' was never something that worked for me when I was growing up." Well, If my friends jumped off a bridge, So did I. It was awesome. Some of us didn't come out alive. The rest of us suffered broken bones and/or permanent memory loss. But,it was a gang thing. We were kids. John B.

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