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Re: No surprise
Jul 22, 2015, 11:57 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

Actually your description of corporate goons is pretty accurate. Just look up Monsatan and their pushing GMOs on the masses when the majority of people don't want them. These corporations are extremely politically correct as well-pushing it not only on their employees, but also friend of the court briefs (like gay marriage) on the Supreme Court. There were over 139 corporations sticking their nose in the SCOTUS pushing gay marriage. The stock market is skyrocketing ...

More Proof
Jul 22, 2015, 11:50 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

That there's no inflation. We keep hearing the lies that there is no inflation and I guess this is just more proof. :roll:

Illegal Calling Plan
Jul 15, 2015, 11:39 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Wins Mexico Calling Plan of Its Own forum

I see T-Mobile is cashing in on the illegal alien influx into the US-just like most of these globalist corporations. They now have a plan to call back to Mexico while you're here (illegally) and to use while you're in your home country. Notice Canada isn't in that plan, because there isn't an illegal alien problem with Canada. It's another example of companies cashing in to make a buck. Enablers is what they really are. ...

Re: Well
Jul 2, 2015, 12:06 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Derides T-Mobile's 'Misleading' and 'Fake' Moves forum

Yeah you're right. We would have a network that ranks on the level of Pakistan or Nigeria. It's all part of the lie we Americans we live under. We're constantly told how we're the best, yet we are almost 3rd world in a lot of ways. Our DSL/cable internet is among the slowest in the world. Asia has 1gbs internet speed. Here 20mbs is considered "blazing." The rest of the world has ...

Re: Not so fast....
Jun 29, 2015, 2:39 PM
in the Article: Samsung Researchers Make Battery Breakthrough forum

Very good. You know how these evil globalist corporations work. :twisted: You're exactly right, if they double battery life, they will cut the size of the battery in half so you gain nothing, but charge you 50% more to buy it. I'm betting that this "breakthrough technology" will fizzle into nothing. I remember almost 20 years ago hearing about the "breakthrough" potassium ion battery and how it was going to be a game ...

Re: Wow... Verizon is full of deceit
Jun 12, 2015, 10:57 AM
in the Article: Verizon: T-Mobile's Legere 'Is Simply Wrong' forum

You're right on. Verizon has much deeper pockets to bid on spectrum. They don't even need that spectrum. Verizon can say T-Mobile is welcome to participate all day long, but it doesn't take away from the fact that T-Mobile doesn't have the cash reserves to outbid Verizon. Verizon is greedy and wants more, to shut out competition. Anyone that thinks it's okay for Verizon to compete against T-mobile in auctions just doesn't understand how ...

USA Tyranny Act
Jun 3, 2015, 10:24 AM
in the Article: Senate Passes USA Freedom Act forum

Give it a cool name like Patriot or Freedom Act and that makes it all good. First it started with the "war on drugs" or actually the war on pot. That created these militarized police departments. Now it's the "war on terror" to justify spying on everyone. It doesn't do any good as the Boston bombing happened under that act. It's more being used to keep tabs on political enemies like the Tea Party ...

Re: How to skirt the law
Jun 1, 2015, 1:54 PM
in the Article: Patriot Act Expires, NSA Phone Data Collection Ends forum

Thanks to Rand Paul, this country is a teeny, tiny, microscopic bit freer today. However, big corporations (like Facebook) and the government want to know everything about you, so it will be back, just with a different name. USA Freedom Act (sounds great right?) will just be the Patriot Act all over again with a fresh name like ISIS is the new name for Al Qaeda. I saw on RINO FoxNews their "presidential poll" and they had like ...

Re: 4th Amendment
May 6, 2015, 5:29 PM
in the Article: Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data forum

But that doesn't deal with the fact that the 4th Amendment is dead all under the justification of "making it easier for law enforcement." Well our job isn't to make the cops job easier. The cops job is to follow the Constitution. Also, you think the 1st Amendment is alive and well? Think again. Private corporations in bed with the government like Facebook and Twitter are shutting down "controversial" news web site members like ...

Re: Nokia
Apr 27, 2015, 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
Apr 26, 2015, 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
Apr 23, 2015, 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.

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