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Re: Nokia
Yesterday, 10:53 AM
in the Article: Nokia Issues Statement On Handset Plans forum

But the ones you mentioned weren't ever close to being as big as Nokia was. Nokia was the #1 selling phone brand period having over 50% market share of the entire cell phone market and did it for years and years.

Nokia
Sunday, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Nokia Issues Statement On Handset Plans forum

Now that's one company that fell bigger than most any other. At one time, they were THE name in cell phones. Everybody wanted a Nokia-back in the 90's and early 2000s. They even had a short lived "budget" brand in the 90s called Oki. Motorola was its only real competition. Now Nokia isn't even around anymore. Talk about taking a fall. They will be a case study of how a company could ...

Re: Sur Prize, Sur Prize
Thursday, 11:58 AM
in the Article: Republicans to Let NSA Keep Spying On Your Calls forum

It's a game played by both parties. It's "good cop, bad cop." In this case, Obama knew the Republicans are completely on board with the spy state, so Obama asks to tone down the bill a bit (being the good cop) knowing full well it won't happen. The Republicans, being the bad cop, fast track it to push it through full strength to keep spying. Then when a Republican president comes in, he'll want to ...

Re: Having to stop selling because of user error?
Apr 17, 2015, 11:36 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Forced to Halt ZTE Zmax Sales Due to User Errors forum

Maybe these phone manufacturers should stop making non-removable batteries for their phones. People don't want batteries glued in, they want to be able to replace them when needed. Here is another example where consumer demand means nothing. They are going to force you to have cell phones with glued in batteries, no matter how much you don't want it. They know better than you. :evil:

Re: It's A Sad Day
Apr 16, 2015, 11:10 AM
in the Article: Verizon's Note 3 Earns Lollipop Update Today forum

I manually check for software updates periodically and that's how I got it on mine 3 weeks ago.

Re: It's A Sad Day
Apr 15, 2015, 12:42 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Note 3 Earns Lollipop Update Today forum

Rejoice T Bone, AT&T already has rolled it out. I have a Note 3 from AT&T and I have Lollipop that rolled out at least 3 weeks ago. So AT&T did beat Verizon to the punch.

Re: Huh?
Apr 8, 2015, 10:49 PM
in the Article: AT&T Agrees to Pay $25 Million Over Privacy Debacle forum

It's called corrupt. You're right, the victims should be getting a big cut of that fine, but instead it will go to the government coffers. The victims get screwed and AT&T paid a fine that's like $25 to you and me.

Re: Another article source: more info and video
Apr 7, 2015, 12:35 PM
in the Article: Scientists Cook Up Quick-Charging Aluminum Battery forum

Don't get too excited about this battery. It won't be around for probably at least 6 or 7 years at the soonest. Battery manufacturers will milk the Li-ion trend for several years before moving to the next generation. I remember hearing about potassium ion batteries back in the late 90s and how that was the next big thing. It never happened. This aluminum battery might not ever happen either. It might be something ...

Re: Where's the Annual April Fool's Parodies on phone scoop???
Apr 1, 2015, 11:53 PM
in the General forum

I was looking forward to their April Fool's edition. Guess they forgot what today is. :paranoid:

Re: Fingerprint Scanning
Mar 3, 2015, 1:58 AM
in the Article: Hands On with Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner forum

Absolutely. There are many ignorant, gullible, naive sheeple out there that say "duh, the government wouldn't do anything bad" and then you can go look at Germany in the 1930s, Soviet Union in the 1920s, China in the 1950s. Everyone trusted their government and it had disastrous end results. As far as "I have nothing to hide" well how do you know what they are looking for? Maybe you don't think you're doing anything wrong, ...

Re: Memory card and removable battery
Mar 2, 2015, 1:53 PM
in the Article: Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Tout Metal and Glass Designs forum

Say goodbye to keeping Samsung then. They took away both the removable battery and memory card slot. It's the "Applization" of all smart phones. Instead of wanting to differentiate themselves from Apple, these manufacturers are copying or even cloning Apple devices. Apple sets the horrible trends and their competitors copy them. Part of the reason is because these manufacturers have been told by NSA they want everyone's info stored on the cloud where it ...

Fingerprint Scanning
Mar 2, 2015, 12:57 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner forum

This technology would be nice to have if it wasn't for the fact that all this information you share with your smartphone goes to an NSA server in Utah. People are voluntarily sharing private info with their smartphone not realizing it's all being sent off elsewhere. What better way to set up a spy state than to do it through a neat, trendy, and handy device that everybody worships? The government wants to get everybody's fingerprint.....how ...

Re: wow !
Feb 25, 2015, 1:12 PM
in the Article: Ting Delivers On Promise to Add GSM Support forum

Exactly. Most people like being lied to. They enjoy being kept in the dark. That way they can concentrate on football or their drama TV shows. Sprint's coverage is among the worst, but the writer thinks T-Mo is, because they use a realistic coverage map. I wouldn't have Sprint if you paid me. I agree T-Mobile is the least bad of the big 4.

Re: wow !
Feb 24, 2015, 10:51 PM
in the Article: Ting Delivers On Promise to Add GSM Support forum

Can't be any worse than Sprint's coverage. You can thank Sprint for putting the US on a technology course that went against the rest of the world. Sprint initially was GSM back in like 1995 in Washington, DC, but switched to CDMA and the rest is history. Then Verizon jumped on the bandwagon and all the small carriers as well. Now the US is playing catch up with the rest of the world getting on ...

Re: Who Cares?
Feb 20, 2015, 12:46 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile Offering Unlimited Calls to Mexico for $5 forum

I can tell you what it's all about. It's about corporations cashing in on the illegal alien flood that's here. They are actually encouraging and promoting illegal immigration by offering cheap calls back to Mexico. I saw last year Western Union was offering $10 money transfers back to Mexico while transfers within the US had a $40 fee (based on the amount). Another example of American corporations encouraging illegal aliens coming here by giving them ...

Re: Broken record
Feb 18, 2015, 7:31 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

There's a difference between "free market capitalism" and corporatism or more often crony corporatism. The Founding Fathers had no idea that someday giant corporations would be running this country. Corporations didn't even exist in their time. Capitalism is about competition. Corporatism is about one company gobbling up another and another and another until no competition remains. Crony corporatism is about them bribing congressmen (called speech now) to get laws passed in their favor. ...

Qualcomm helps.....
Feb 18, 2015, 12:43 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Intros New Snapdragon CPUs and LTE Modems forum

Buy Qualcomm products, help liberal causes. When you buy their monopolistic products, you indirectly help the Democratic Party through liberal PACs that Irwin Jacobs (founder of Qualcomm) donates too. It's a win win for America (sarcasm). Thanks to Qualcomm, most Americans have CDMA phone technology which is anything but open and competitive and you help further liberalism indirectly. 8O

Re: They may have to unlock phones...
Feb 11, 2015, 10:48 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

CDMA is just too proprietary and locked down for my taste.

Re: They may have to unlock phones...
Feb 11, 2015, 5:40 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

Yes you're right. They do have phone IMEI in their database as they sell the phones, so they have to track them. But with GSM, you can switch phones without carrier intervention. With CDMA you have to call up the carrier and beg them like a serf to let you activate the phone only for them to say no since it's not in their database.

Re: Earlier?
Feb 11, 2015, 5:29 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

They do have firmware. That's what the PRL is all about. It's in the firmware on a ROM chip. You're right about the ESN list as well. However, if you take a Sprint phone and accidentally end up on Verizon's network, then do *228 to update the PRL.....you've bricked the phone and can't override it back to Sprint......and vice versa. Regardless, the US is a very un-competitive country ran by giant corporations who set ...

Re: They may have to unlock phones...
Feb 11, 2015, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

With GSM carriers, they are concerned about the SIM card, not the phone. Your SIM card info is what matches up in their system. That's why you can switch phones without their knowing. Unlike GSM, with CDMA the phone itself holds the subscriber info with an ESN which must match up in the carrier's system. There is an ESN database with that carrier that tells it what phones are allowed on their network. To ...

Re: Earlier?
Feb 11, 2015, 1:26 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

You must be talking about GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile allowing to unlock phones. CDMA carriers have firmware burned into a ROM chip that locks it to that carrier. While all the rest of the world allowed for competition among carriers, not here in the US. Heck even CDMA carriers in Asia use RIM cards that act like SIM cards in that you can switch phones without carrier intervention. Again not here in the ...

Re: "idiots"
Feb 11, 2015, 3:49 AM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

And what's worse is our government gets sold to the highest bidder. It's now called "free speech" but it's really just bribery. He who has the most money, has the most speech. However, money is not speech in most people's book. Our country went down the toilet thanks to lobbyists and PACs. You take away letting corporations bribe congress and give the power back to the people, it would be over for their corporate ...

SEC Investigation
Feb 6, 2015, 12:15 PM
in the Article: SEC Investigating Suspicious BlackBerry Trades forum

I wonder when the SEC is going to investigate the mysterious Wall Street shorting of United and American Airlines stock the week before 9-11? I read that there was something like 1,000 times the normal "puts" on those particular stocks. :o http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/stockputs. html

Re: WOW an Alaska story!
Feb 3, 2015, 1:15 PM
in the Article: Alaska Communications Divests Wireless Business forum

They are leaving the wireless business because there's no future in cellular. Landlines are where it's at! Nobody wants cellular. I'm sure they're asking who was the genius who suggested they get involved the cellular industry. They know rotary dial landlines are the future, not cell phones. In addition, they're unloading their wireless unit to "strengthen their balance sheet." Simply brilliant. 8O

Re: US Cell actions
Dec 12, 2014, 12:26 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell 595 Cell Towers for $159 Million forum

Yeah that's what I was thinking. They've been in a year and a half long death spiral after rolling out that worthless, crappy, TOPS billing system. I've heard from friends that work there how it (used to at least) crash every 10 minutes. That was the beginning of the end for them when they released that billing system that doesn't work.

US Cell actions
Dec 11, 2014, 1:58 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell 595 Cell Towers for $159 Million forum

Seems like they might be gearing up for something. The other day they swapped spectrum with AT&T and now they sell off 595 towers.

Layoffs
Dec 10, 2014, 7:49 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm to Trim Headcount By 600 forum

But hey the economy is booming right? Best economy in over the past 65 years. :roll:

Re: Ironic
Dec 7, 2014, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE forum

You're right, I know it's more efficient. I guess another case I'm talking about is the new "high definition calling" that carriers are offering on certain model phones. Again now in 2014, when hardly anyone talks on their phones anymore, they're rolling out high definition calling. It's also why carriers now offer unlimited minutes-because nobody uses it. It's almost like TV networks now rolling out high definition black and white or technicolor shows. ...

Ironic
Dec 5, 2014, 1:41 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE forum

It's funny how all these carriers are focusing on VOIP now that very few people actually talk on their phones. Had they done this 10 years ago, it would have been big, but most people text and only occasionally call, so it's not that big of a deal. Same thing with home phone systems that these cell carriers are pushing. They should have done it back 10 years ago, but now most people don't want home ...

Re: E Label
Nov 28, 2014, 3:14 AM
in the Article: E-Label Act Passage Means Fewer Stickers on Phones forum

Exactly and it tells me there is some other nefarious reason why they want to e-label your phone. It's certainly not because phones are getting smaller (they're getting bigger). I'm surprised they didn't say it's "for the children" as their big brother excuse.

E Label
Nov 27, 2014, 12:55 PM
in the Article: E-Label Act Passage Means Fewer Stickers on Phones forum

So if you're screen is broken you're out of luck? I mean Apple is the blueprint for this new law. You look at an iPhone and you have no idea how much storage capacity the device has without going into the settings. Personally I like labels on phones to make it easy to identify. Seems like they want to go to the Apple model where you can't tell anything about the phone just looking at ...

Re: Don't get your hopes up
Nov 12, 2014, 12:54 PM
in the Article: Court Says Lost Message Suit Against Apple Can Proceed forum

The American judicial system=best justice money can buy. :?

Re: Go ahead T-bone
Nov 12, 2014, 12:48 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

It's because our government is ran by big corporations. They "donate" or bribe politicians to vote in their favor on laws. AT&T and Verizon are both against net neutrality. Why wouldn't AT&T build out their network either way? Right now net neutrality is currently in effect, so why not build out their network? It's not like it's the other way around where "fast lanes" are the rule and AT&T risks losing those premium fees ...

Re: Super Cookies
Nov 5, 2014, 12:56 PM
in the Article: Verizon, AT&T Using 'Supercookies' to Track Customers forum

What a wonderful spy society we live in. Technology used by government and big corporations to monitor every second of you life. :evil:

Re: Two Different Systems
Oct 27, 2014, 12:33 PM
in the Article: CVS, Rite Aid Shut Out Apple Pay forum

"Apple Pay is simpler to use, as consumers don't even have to wake their phones to make payments." How's that a good thing? Someone can run a payment without you even knowing. Are people really that lazy that it's too much work to take an active role in making payments? We're so lazy that we need to be passive in how we make payments. Ride in on your Segway (because you're too lazy to walk) and ...

Re: Why can't they use the Nokia name?
Oct 21, 2014, 11:33 AM
in the Article: Microsoft to Drop Nokia Brand from Smartphones forum

"They can't use the Nokia name" because they don't want to. Nokia, now that's one brand that fell from grace. In the 90s and early 2000s they were THE brand of cell phone. While Moto was good, they used a DOS like menu with function* to pull up the menu and alt # to pull up the contacts. Nokia was a graphic interface and super easy to use. Now Nokia is all but ...

Back door for FBI
Oct 17, 2014, 11:22 AM
in the Article: FBI Wants Congress to Force Phone Makers to Add Back Door forum

It's not your job to make the cops job easier. You don't need to give up your rights so some law enforcement goons have an easier time spying on you while they're eating doughnuts.

Re: Spain?
Oct 3, 2014, 2:59 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

Umm, maybe, but why? Why Spanish? What's so special about Spanish speaking countries? I notice the Philippines isn't on that list and they speak Spanish. Why not make it attractive to all French or German or Arabic speaking countries? I'll tell you why....it's because people from those speaking countries aren't flooding in here by the millions. We can be naive and gullible and think Sprint just randomly picked Spanish speaking countries to make ...

Re: Really?
Oct 3, 2014, 2:54 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

Yeah really. These same corporations that ship jobs overseas for bigger profits are now cashing in on all the illegal aliens flooding in here. They see an opportunity to make money. I've worked in big business and they are just like pirates with no allegiance to any country. Their only allegiance is to money. You may not understand, but it's okay. You're a victim. A victim of the propaganda of the MSM ...

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