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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.

Re: Cheaper. Smaller. Faster. No excuse for not including more memory in new phones!
Nov 15, 2012, 10:56 AM
in the Article: Samsung Reveals 64GB Storage Module for Phones forum

Personally , expandable , removable memory was one of the selling points ( along with removable , replaceable batteries ) for Android OS over IOS. A memory card slot is always a benefit in my opinion.

Cheaper. Smaller. Faster. No excuse for not including more memory in new phones!
Nov 15, 2012, 9:48 AM
in the Article: Samsung Reveals 64GB Storage Module for Phones forum

The first phone I mentioned was the Droid DNA. SMH. :?

Cheaper. Smaller. Faster. No excuse for not including more memory in new phones!
Nov 15, 2012, 9:05 AM
in the Article: Samsung Reveals 64GB Storage Module for Phones forum

Recent phones have been disappointing with the lack of memory and/or ability to expand memory. HTC Droid DNA , HTC One X/One X+ , and LG Nexus4.

This is great! Will my Galaxy Note and/or Galaxy S II get updated?
Nov 14, 2012, 4:58 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Delivering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III forum

I'm glad my GSIII received Jelly Bean , now how about the other phones ? Galaxy Note (original) and the GSII ?

Designed specifically to resist purchase
Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 AM
in the Article: Sony Selling Ruggedized Xperia Advance Unlocked in U.S. forum

Rugged , weatherproof , and completely uncompetitive , the Sony Xperia Advance is anything but! Available in an assortment of colors that you wouldn't want.

Ice Cream Sandwich ? Really ?
Nov 9, 2012, 9:59 AM
in the Article: Sony Selling Ruggedized Xperia Advance Unlocked in U.S. forum

Sony , what are you doing ? Free advice : when you release new hardware , do your best to make sure the software is as up to date as possible.

Nice.
Nov 7, 2012, 12:45 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Fires Up 1900MHz HSPA+ in Three More Cities forum

One step closer.

Don't worry......
Nov 7, 2012, 10:33 AM
in the Article: FCC Socks AT&T with $700,000 Fine Over Data Plans forum

We have lobbyist. We will pay them double the fine to get the law changed. ( $1.4 million ) After we get the law changed we will bump you out of your grandfathered plan :twisted: Verizon

Oh noooooo!
Nov 5, 2012, 3:05 PM
in the Article: Verizon Removing Its App Store from All Phones in January forum

Now where will we get original Verizon content? How will I know it's VZW approved? Can I trust an app if it's not preloaded on my phone ?

Sweeeeeet !
Oct 31, 2012, 12:28 PM
in the Article: Jitterbug Announces an Entry-Level Smartphone forum

Wow! This is awesome. What version of Android OS is powering this ? 2.1 , 2.2 , what ? Could it even be 3.0 ?!?!

This makes it worth the wait!
Oct 30, 2012, 10:02 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy Note II (Verizon) forum

Not network connectivity. Not processing power. Not software. Not build quality. Not materials or durability. North battery life. Not even the call quality matters as much as branding. Verizon.

That loud noise is Microsoft shooting itself in the foot
Oct 29, 2012, 6:15 PM
in the Article: Windows Phone 8 Does Not Support MHL or DLNA forum

My laptop running Windows connects to my home network which connects to my Xbox360 , PS3 , Galaxy Note etc. Easy access to my media. Why would I want a device that makes life less convenient?

HSPA+21 or 42?
Oct 29, 2012, 2:18 PM
in the Article: Google Announces the Nexus 4 forum

Eric , could you clarify at which speed this tops out? In T-Mobiles press release it said 42 but in Googles Play store it says 21. Is there a separate version for T-Mobile or is there just a mistake in the information?

A few companies are following the rule sooo let's not enforce it at all
Oct 26, 2012, 8:16 AM
in the Article: Library of Congress Updates Jailbreaking and Unlocking Rules forum

Wow. What is wrong with allowing a person to have control over a device that they purchase? Most tablets are bought OUTRIGHT - NO CONTRACT - But it will not be up to you , the owner , what you do with it. ( at least legally ) Apply this logic to a new car you purchase or a new computer.

First ?
Oct 24, 2012, 12:38 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II Costs $369 forum

Complain about the price if you want , but right now can you get a GNII on another US carrier ? If you go to a T-Mobile forum the complaints are for selection ( premium handsets ) and expanded coverage. As far as price , would you complainers switch to T-Mobile if the price was lower ?

Software unlockable?
Oct 23, 2012, 3:37 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy Note II (GSM) forum

Thank you Rich Brome for the quick response. The reason I asked is because one carrier may sell it cheaper than the other. If you can possibly unlock all of the bands and they have the same radios then you have more choices.

Software unlockable?
Oct 23, 2012, 1:15 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy Note II (GSM) forum

If you have one or the other ( AT&T or T-Mobile ) is it possible to get the missing frequencies through a software unlock ? Or , is it a hardware difference in the radios ?

DCMA is also a basis for the lawsuit , not just the Sherman Act
Oct 22, 2012, 1:24 PM
in the Article: Apple Sued by Consumers Over iPhone Locking Policies forum

The DMCA has a provision that allows handset owners to modify their devices for use on other networks. Read the article and/or the source material.

Sounds complicated.
Oct 11, 2012, 4:41 PM
in the Article: Softbank Eyeing 70% Stake in Sprint; Clearwire Uncertain forum

All of this to increase the amount of leaverage softbank has to purchase equipment?

Re: Konnichiwa Softbank San
Oct 11, 2012, 9:46 AM
in the Article: Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint forum

$2+! You will do well. I believe it was around $13 when Dan took over.

Re: Sprint = $12.8 Billion T-Mobile = $39 Billion What's up with that?
Oct 11, 2012, 8:25 AM
in the Article: Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint forum

All true. You know the old saying : Buy low , sell high. Makes you wonder what potential investors see for Sprint Nextels future. Softbank seems to see good things.

Sprint = $12.8 Billion T-Mobile = $39 Billion What's up with that?
Oct 11, 2012, 8:17 AM
in the Article: Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint forum

You are right , it's talks not a sale. Until a deal is approved by regulators , company boards , shareholders , etc. Just like AT&T and T-Moblie. Just talks of a $39 billion deal. Verizon , now that's a sale of Alltel for $28.1 billion to VZW. Sale- AT&T to Cingular for $41 billion

Sprint = $12.8 Billion T-Mobile = $39 Billion What's up with that?
Oct 11, 2012, 7:41 AM
in the Article: Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint forum

I would like to see the details so that I can understand the difference in the valuation of the deals.

Konnichiwa Softbank San
Oct 11, 2012, 7:23 AM
in the Article: Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint forum

Didn't see this coming. How exactly will this be a positive for either company? Not criticizing , just curious.

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