These are the most recent forum messages posted by dshearn:
as an employee of a Cellphone company.... NO company should be able to attach to your bill.
I hate the concept as a customer and as an employee..... Your cell phone bill should be CLOSED to outside companys.... I cant understand the concept of ALLOWING a company to bill your customers for somehting that MIGHT or might not have been click at the wrong time....
Re: Banana Buy?
Around a million Happy Customers in the South , who pay on average 60 bucks a month for Unlim Calling , TxTing and Data. :-)... :wink:
Cellularsouth $80 unlim Blackberry or Android
Add a second line for 40 bucks. Two Lines unl Mins unl Data unl text 120 per month
Re: First phone capable of Rev A?
no....maybe by patch...but it released as rev 0 the Diamond was the first WTC we carried that was rev A
Re: You mean like
Did not know that.... Weird to think how a company can basically CONTROL information the way Google could be able to.
Would be Funny to see Google Do the same thing... Take Apple out of the Google Search engine...
Yes Its a conflict...... Since apple is in the add bussiness... But its not a threat..... Its a conflict for Apple to help google get ANY LARGER , since that they are rivals for market share. I like this move by apple. Would even be Funnier if Google did the same thing.... and took Apple Products Right out of the Google search Engine....
Re: she has no case
I work in the industry as well.... I get them all day long. I dont think they are THAT sensitive. I have used my phone in the Tub and in the room with a shower...Hell in the swiming pool. Over the last 10 years i have never had a tab turn red.
makes Sense... Since ATT really could only say... WE have the Iphone...and soon so will V
Makes perfect sense.... When they no longer have an exclusive to the Iphone.... What Ad are they going to run then? ATT really really really needs a Kick-ass Nokia or Android.
NOW THAT would be a very intersting lawsuit
What If google.... PULLED all links that went to or about apple computers/phones/ect.... Think...abo ut the weight Google has on information FLOW.
Apple Will want to settle...This is a cash grab
The math behind Patent lawsuits Only around 20% of these cases ever end up in a judgment. Less then 4% of these types of lawsuits go to jury. 81% of what DID go to jury(not bench)ended up in favor of the defendant. What is tricky is if HTC was found not guilty of 15 and found guilty of 5 that is still "in favor" of apple but that would change the landscape as we know it , THAT would indeed hurt ...
Re: heheh changed their tune...
That is what would like to know.... haveing sold/used every manner of phone made...i really dont get that. Android..is the easiest OS i have seen.... infact...it is...anti-clunky what do we want to compare this too? Win 6.x? I love Winmo ( i love flash) but really....
humm...android is growing so fast.... The OS is update all the time , Vendors have to make the hard choice on when to push out updates... I actually like HTML5 on my android....not alot of content out their in HTML5..but it looks great on the android... I do like my HTC flash player it runs fantastic as well , and since I can get alot more content for it I am damn glad i have it. Makes me wonder when Blue ...
Re: Apple isn't abandoning AT&T afterall?
I think that is why we started to hear so much talk about "slates" last year. Somebody probably jumped the gun and tied up the Slate concept.....and Apple is worried about getting sued...
That is a GREAT deal for some people.
That is really really nice. I am not even close to a fan boy... I was beyond happy to get RID of my I phone and go to an android. But this Rocks. Good hardware price considering apples build quality and this being a premium device. Unbeatable wireless data deal..... This is a win-win-win. I love the bar that has been set here. Now i want to see someone launch a comparable Android Device , with a Comparable DATA rate on a network that actually Works ...
Re: here it comes! no more subsidies
Yea..... The cable company has a cable box...the cable box will spit out the format in a form that ANY current TV can use.
There is alot more in play then that. The "service" that is provided all over the nation.....has a price to maintain. There is more then just the money lost at purchase. the company I work for takes 11 months to break even on a r300. Something like a blackberry , were they would have to pay Fees every single month back to blackberry could take even longer.
5 inch screen??
raw size and power
dell Android is going to rock.... THAT is going to be a HEADLINE phone this year
That was a epic landing. Whats going to be funny is watching the Dell Phone sold Side by Side with the Apple and watching anyone other then an "apple head" try and understand why so many people use to buy the Iphone.
THERE IS A SPRINT VERSION (CDMA) coming in fall
I like your example....Now what if THIS happens...
I dont like my Phone...... We have had our phones 6 Days and dont like them Can you please Take back these 3 phones that you will NEVER be able to sell as new again.... And replace them with 3 new phones? Now what I dont like the 3 new phones and I come back 20 times and use up your Customer Reps as they have to re-explain to me over and over the contract that i signed.
Profit at month 23 is not norm
I would bet that is only on some more rare cases that involve Data and blackberry BIS contracts. I am sure they average in a customers use of resources ( IE the customer that comes in once a month becuase he/she does not understand her Blackberry ECT....)
sorry Slam....thats not even close to correct
I see the invoices..... Companys pay a TON for the devices. The price on the phones does not tell the whole story. If a carrier wants a certian Device , lets say a Motorola..... Moto will FORCE them to buy 3 other devices to get The Device they actually want. When the Other Devices DONT sell , they are left with the Money they have to EAT on that device just to move it. Not to mention that data Phones age FASTER then Cars. So the ...
This new ETF is not for the Avg Customer , its for Advance devices
Yea they pay extra for data but every one has to go back and pay Blackberry for the BIS crap. So the 29 bucks has 17 of it going right back out to blackberry PER DEVICE Not to mention how FREAKEN expensive the actual phones are. Its VERY easy to belive that there are cases were they do not break even at 23 months once you factor in HOW MUCH of a time SINK Advance devices are for the Employee base.
On a few phones I bet they could......
When we were given the math in training. When a Customer signs up for our unlimited plan and uses the customer average for mins and recived a free phone at activation If a customer paid their bill on time Every time and NEVER came back in the store for any other reason..... it took 11 months for the company to make a single penny off that contract. That for a 83 dollar(invoice) Nokia not a HTC (689 on invoice)
02 in the UK is $16 usd a month for 150 mins 100 txts
and you have to buy your phone outright At cellularsouth we have 200 mins unlimited texts and unlimited calling from cellularsouth to cellularsouth for 20 usd. You get a free phone or a subsidised phone. This was just the first example i pulled from google
people pay 4.00 a gallon for gas
People will pay per month what they pay for phone service. IF we charged 120 dollars for lg 300s eventually the industry would walk its way back up to around were it is right now. How much do Eurpean phone companies charge per month? I bet you its around what we pay here , and at least the companies here help pay for the phones.
Re: and don't use it?
how is this "good" in any stretch of the imagination. it is at BEST , makeing the most out of the "bad" So ATT does not have a great 3g footprint , but even were they have 3g they have bandwith issues. they want customers to check for wifi before they look something up on thier phone? there is not a snowballs chance in hell , i am going to bounce around and check for hotspots before I do what ever it ...
Re: What an idiot
funny..... The 3g connection on my Hero is faster then the Wi-fi at starbucks..... But... Does not really matter my Company does not brow beat me over my data useage.
what is going ON with ATT
Are we hitting the 2 year mark for the iphone? I have done 38 port ins for ATT since Black friday. of my 54 acts 38 of them are port over from ATT
Re: And this is why Sprint is going to cancel your service....
Thats not allways the case..... Stuff like Voip is in a grey area now. ITs possible , but Sprint is not going to help you figure it out , they dont support Voip. With Thethering , I am sure they would shut you down very fast if they could figure it out. They have unlmited Data , but they are not going to shut you down for your consuption , they are going to shut you down for how you go about ...
Re: And this is why Sprint is going to cancel your service....
Your mixing up Spoorted and possible. When decideing if something can be done.... ask yourself.... is this possible?
Re: I'm sorry, what?
AS some one who deals with this stuff on a daily basis..... They will let you go or Live out your contract. They CANT change the terms of your contract unless you agree to it. Whats going to be Hilarious is the 10 year contracts they have were they sold off Bandwith to re-sellers. Your going to have Joe with "ABC phones" blackbery that has Unlimted Data on his phone and thethering it his laptop sittingr right next to Mike who is watching ...
Multi-media is a bandwith hog... but all the smartphones do that now. I would think the WORST bandwith phone On a 24 hour basis would be the BIS or BES blackberries. Thats non-stop 24 hours a day...... The new Sense Driven HTCs are non stop as well The New htc Androids Sync nonstop all day with Flicker/facebook. So thats nonstop media wether you wanted it or not.
why stop there....
The company I work for only has about a million customers.... We have an APP on all our android phones that lets the Customer Open a chat up with Customer support. We are able to pinpoint the problem location and get it to system support With a push for the button to get a network team out to look in to the issue if need be. The tools exist......
At the end of the day...its still only an Iphone on ATTs sucky ass 3g netowork
Lets face it...... The Iphone is BARELY on par with the "value" Androids like the HTC HERO when you ignore stuff like 3g network avaliblity and batt life. How in the hell is it going to deal with the new Snapdragon powered phones that launch 3rd QTR this year? Hell at the rate android is growing by the summer we are probably going to be looking at Android 3.0
Re: Returned after 1 1/2 Weeks
Yea..... If signing up for Gmail is a problem for you....(30 seconds) or IF you have a problem with Motorola Tsupport on a HTC device.... OR if you think pushing HARDER on a non-pressure based screen will fix the problem..... this really is not the phone for you. Right now I am leaning more towards your email problem being more USER related then OS related .......
HTC Touch pro 2 +skyfire hands down
This is best of the easy to get screens in the USA. High Rez+ skyfire gives you a Laptop like web experience. I do everything from Watch TV to run java/flash based Fantasyfootball sites on the broswer. As soon as Adobe Makes good on the Flash 10.1 for Android promise... Then any number of the GREAT Android phones would be a very solid choice. Platforms like Droid/Hero are going to change how cellphones are used. I own Both the Touch Pro ...
They CAN see you...Does not mean the do
Most phone use Diffrent log-ins to the system for MIPs ITs night and day when a phone does it on our network since It logs in to Data with a diffrent log in to tether. What you want is 1. a PROXY that will use the Base Mobile IP config regardless of data access type 2. know how to edit your Mobile IP config
Re: Mom and Pop Attacks AT&T, Too.
They attack everyone in thier Markets. And kick thier asses..... they Heavly discount thier upfront Phone prices espically on data phones , the trade off is they have been doing $360 dollar ETFs for at least 2 years ( it goes down 15 dollars a month) the coverage is the best by miles , their Data bandwith is outstanding. They have GREAT roaming partners so thier Nation wide coverage is flawless. and Rate prices are insane. You can Have Two Heros ( or tours ...
Re: both are unlikely.
I think its a forgone conclusion that We will see the CDMA Iphone.
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