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Huawei continues streak of offering few phones in US
Sep 2, 2016, 6:39 PM
in the Article: Huawei Drops the Nova and Nova Plus Mid-Rangers forum

Wonderful phones. Great features. Who knows , they may even be reasonably priced - if they sold them in the USA.

Re: Just a faster way to gobble up data
Aug 30, 2016, 2:37 AM
in the Article: Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds forum

This would be true 5 years ago but the OP is correct.

Re: Very nice but...
Jul 21, 2016, 11:24 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Z Droid, Z Force Droid for Verizon Wireless forum

Please , no more 5 inch phones. There are an enormous amount of choices for phones 5 inches and smaller. I hope the trend continues towards bigger phones and more choices in size.

Re: what if....
Jun 11, 2016, 3:43 PM
in the Article: Lenovo Picked USB-C Over Stereo Headphone Jack for Tech and Design Reasons forum

How about Bluetooth?

My new phone
May 31, 2016, 10:46 AM
in the Article: Asus Debuts A Trio of Zenfone 3 Smartphones forum

Zenfone 3 Ultra( I think this is the 6.8 model according to the press release ). Looks like a winner. I hope there are some good cases and accessories for this. Do these phones support microSD cards?

Too big for you , not everyone
Dec 28, 2015, 5:10 PM
in the Article: Samsung Crowns Its Galaxy A Series with a 6-Inch Phablet forum

The overwhelming majority of phones that you have to choose from are smaller than 6 inches. Why comment on this one being too big when you have SOOOOO many more to choose from? I don't care for the smaller phones but there are endless choices if you like the sub 6 inch screens. Have some sympathy for the big screen crowd. Slowly but surely the world has moved to bigger scenes. Check the iPhone. The Note. The Galaxy S ...

I hope this comes to the US
Nov 27, 2015, 2:17 PM
in the Article: Huawei's Mate 8 Uses Custom Kirin Processor forum

I have the Huawei Accend Mate II and it's been very reliable ( after early problems ) with a huge screen and enormous battery. This would be a great follow-up. For some reason , major phone manufacturers seem reluctant to make phones larger than 5.7 inches. An upper level , high spec 6 inch+ phone would be nice to see ( with a microSD slot , sorry Nexus6 2014 )

Re: Sprint Offers 50% OFF T-MOBILE ($200.00 Is Nothing)
Nov 25, 2015, 6:42 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers $200 to Sprint Customers forum

Except for unlimited plans. And Sprint does not do streaming of music and video that won't count against your data allotment. There are more extras that Sprint does not provide versus T-Mobile but these stand out.

Re: Not True
Oct 23, 2015, 7:45 PM
in the Article: Verizon Seeking Permission from FCC for WiFi Calling forum

It's not just Phonescoop that keeps getting it wrong as far as when T-Mobile began offering Wi-Fi calling. Almost every article on other tech sites that brings this up says T-Mobile recently began offering Wi-Fi calling - wrong. And , strangely , no correction from T-Mobile or their very vocal CEO.

Apple , a filthy rich company for a reason !
Sep 25, 2015, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Apple Upgrade Program Requires $129 AppleCare+ Purchase forum

Nothing comes for free. And nothing comes cheap.

I wonder how much of their business is the US government?
Sep 17, 2015, 2:11 PM
in the Article: Verizon Wireless Customers Can Roam In Cuba forum

When you see these prices and wonder : Who would pay that? When there's no competition and your biggest customer is the US government , I guess you can be really unreasonable with your rates.

Apple will give the consumer more choice and Android won't?
Sep 15, 2015, 12:40 PM
in the Article: Apple May Let iPhone Owners Delete Bloatware forum

Windows phone allows removal of bloat (out of the box) , Apple is talking about doing it ,.and Android is ignoring what people have been begging for ( out of the box , no root necessary - not "deactivating" an app ; REMOVAL )

This phone offers a lot , but no Band 12?
Sep 9, 2015, 7:04 AM
in the Article: Blu Products' Pure XL Boasts 6-Inch Quad HD Screen forum

With so many features and the target audience being unlocked device buyers on T-Mobile and AT&T , why no Band 12?

No contracts. No subsides. No value.
Aug 7, 2015, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

Verizon is not showing leadership in the face of competition. T-Mobile started the "no contract" , "payment plan for your device" deals. Now , Verizon is just following along.

Basically , the same as T-Mobiles'
Jun 29, 2015, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Sprint Debuts Best Buy One Family Plan for $100 forum

Two lines , unlimited text , voice and data for $100. T-Mobile limits both lines to 7GB tethering each line. What's Sprint's limit?

Please!!!NO!!!
Jun 17, 2015, 4:01 PM
in the Article: Deutsche Telekom Shopping T-Mobile to Comcast forum

With Comcasts' customer service reputation being so poor , I can't see this being a plus for T-Mobile US.

A Zen Phone One M10 ?
Jun 12, 2015, 10:43 AM
in the Article: Asus On the Fence About HTC Acquisition forum

This would be interesting. Would the combined company be more competitive and innovative?

P8 Lite? Why no regular P8?
Jun 4, 2015, 12:38 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the Huawei P8 Lite forum

Why is the US getting the watered down , weaken version and not the flagship? What gives Huawei?

Looks like a great phone - for the price!
May 18, 2015, 2:05 PM
in the Article: Asus Zenfone 2 Goes On Sale May 19 for $299 forum

This seems to be a great deal - what's the downside?

Re: Followed your link: Price $449.00
Jan 8, 2015, 3:52 PM
in the Article: Amazon Cuts Unlocked Fire Phone to $189 with Prime forum

Thank you.

Followed your link: Price $449.00
Jan 8, 2015, 3:42 AM
in the Article: Amazon Cuts Unlocked Fire Phone to $189 with Prime forum

Tried it January 8 , 2015 3:35am EST - No sale.

You have to root Android to uninstall programs
Dec 20, 2014, 11:57 PM
in the Article: Google Seeks to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android forum

You can disable not uninstall. Be clear. Not the same at all.

I love Android , but the truth hurts
Dec 18, 2014, 1:16 PM
in the Article: Google Seeks to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android forum

On my Windows laptop , or my daughters Windows Phone , I can delete or add programs/apps as much as I would like - without having to root the device. Yes there are default programs , but there is more freedom out of the box than Android.

Will Metro PCS sell the Galaxy Mega 2?
Oct 21, 2014, 6:22 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Sell Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 on Oct. 24 forum

While T-Mobile never sold the Galaxy Mega , Metro PCS did carry this device. Will Metro PCS offer the GM2 as well?

Gethuawei.com website has MAJOR problems
Jul 10, 2014, 8:31 PM
in the Huawei Ascend Mate2 forum

Phone may or may not be a good phone but website has MAJOR problems and if you call the support 800 number they are awful as well.

Removable Battery & Removable Memory = More Sales
Oct 23, 2013, 3:35 PM
in the Article: HTC Might Outsource Smartphone Production forum

It's that simple. People like the build materials and quality is o.k. So close , yet so far away.

Will wifi calling be available?
Mar 27, 2013, 6:46 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile's iPhone Is Unique Variant of AT&T's Model forum

I have read all the info that I can find and see no references to this T-Mobile feature on the updated GSM variant.

It takes time "to evolve into one LTE base"
Mar 27, 2013, 6:41 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile's iPhone Is Unique Variant of AT&T's Model forum

Charles Bigelow said: OK, thanks. I understand. Impractical though then. Why put AWS 1700 and 1900 on the same phone if eventually LTE will be the norm?? Just for now? If AT&T would have merged with T-Mobile, then there would have been no worries in that department. So now they have to start tweaking a whole line of phones for interoperability on a network that is going to evolve into one LTE base in the future? Maybe I am missing something ...

50% of "Big 4" push "unlimited data" hard
Feb 28, 2013, 4:12 PM
in the Article: Pandora Imposes Monthly Limit for Mobile Listening forum

It doesn't look like unlimited data is going south if you look at T-Mobile and Sprint.

Sirrius/XM
Feb 28, 2013, 3:58 PM
in the Article: Pandora Imposes Monthly Limit for Mobile Listening forum

It's garbage to you. What do you do if you are in a place where you get no cell phone signal and you don't want to listen to your library of music? Satellite radio maybe?

T-Mobile
Feb 26, 2013, 3:33 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Rugged CAT B15 forum

This can be uses in areas where the network has been refarmed to 1900mhz.

DUOPOLY.
Jan 25, 2013, 7:47 PM
in the Article: Verizon Selling More 700MHz Airwaves to AT&T forum

Other companies bid at the auctions everytime , but the results don't change. AT&T and Verizon.

DUOPOLY.
Jan 25, 2013, 4:52 PM
in the Article: Verizon Selling More 700MHz Airwaves to AT&T forum

Not good for consumers. Ultimately , not good for business either.

And this helps the consumer how???........
Jan 25, 2013, 12:39 PM
in the Article: Verizon Selling More 700MHz Airwaves to AT&T forum

I guess higher prices , less choices , and a duopoly is a good thing. The bigger the company, the better the lobbyist.

Sprints merger with Nextel has little in common with T-Mobile MetroPCS deal
Nov 20, 2012, 1:39 AM
in the Article: DOJ Hits MetroPCS for More Details Regarding T-Mobile Deal forum

Sprint and Nextel did not share frequencies or technologies. The demographics for their customer bases were very different. Until LTE , Sprint and Nextel had no natural upgrade path and had to run two separate networks. T-Mobile and MetroPCS have a natural upgrade path: LTE. T-Mobile is a GSM/EDGE , UMTS/HSPA network that shares frequencies with MetroPCS. MetroPCS is a CDMA/LTE network. Quotes from Wikipedia: "LTE is the natural upgrade path for carriers with GSM/UMTS networks" and "LTE services were launched ...

Apple tried a music social network : PING
Nov 15, 2012, 5:06 PM
in the Article: Consumer Watchdog Calls on FTC to Break Up Google forum

Apple had to shut that down. Now they are trying their own maps app. But your point is a good one there is plenty of competition for Google products and services.

The phone is sold unlocked .....
Nov 15, 2012, 11:41 AM
in the LG Nexus 4 forum

It's a Nexus.

Go to XDA website .....
Nov 15, 2012, 11:40 AM
in the LG Nexus 4 forum

There is a microUSB workaround that is described very clearly.

With removable memory , you at least have the option of using it or not...
Nov 15, 2012, 11:30 AM
in the Article: Samsung Reveals 64GB Storage Module for Phones forum

You can still have the internal memory and just choose not to use the expandable option. With the direction that manufacturers and Google have been steering Android toward , you'll be forced to use their online storage which is affordable or free now , but what about the future? To me the telecom industry and the entertainment industry wants us to go toward a business model more like the cable industry , where consumers used to record and control their ...

Sales tactics!
Nov 15, 2012, 11:00 AM
in the Article: Samsung Reveals 64GB Storage Module for Phones forum

Release a phone with very limited memory onboard , then after a few months change the color and add some memory and BOOM! You have a "new" version.

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