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Re: Why can't they use the Nokia name?
Tuesday, 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 ...

Re: Spain?
Oct 3, 2014, 11:44 AM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

Who did the mistaken? I don't see anything about mistaken Spanish for Hispanic. What are you talking about?

Treason
Oct 3, 2014, 11:23 AM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

This is just another example of corporate treason. They see it as a way to cash in to make money. They want to to get in on the bandwagon of all these illegal aliens flooding in here by giving them free calls back to their homeland. Why? To get them to buy phones from their company. These big corporations are all for illegals, look into it. The Chamber of Commerce supports it too. ...

Re: USC Predictions
Sep 18, 2014, 12:37 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

My prediction-done. Nobody wants to pay top dollar for a company bleeding customers left and right. Their stock will eventually go down to the low 20s and that's when one of the big 4 will buy them (just for their spectrum). They missed the boat on selling out back in the mid 2000s when they could have got top dollar. Verizon tried to buy them in early 2008 for $100 per share and TDS (parent ...

Re: And now all the service centers are shutting down
May 22, 2014, 10:07 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Oh I thought you wrote that the call centers were shutting down. I knew the service tech jobs were on life support......just like US Cellular and it was just a matter of time. They did away with the inventory position earlier this year. Any job there can be on the cutting block anymore.

Re: And now all the service centers are shutting down
May 22, 2014, 6:04 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I have not heard about this. What info did you hear and where did you hear it?

Re: USCC=sinking ship
May 13, 2014, 12:52 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

All a person has to do is look at their FB page and see everyday for months and months nothing but complaints from customers. Hundreds, if not thousands, of complaints. What I can't understand is why anyone would sign up for or renew service with such a shoddy, unsavory company? I would stay as far away from that sinking ship as possible. And every response from their FB rep on their site begins with "I'm ...

Re: Verizon acquires U.S. Cellular. Why? Because it can. Read more: The future: Top outrageous wire
Mar 7, 2014, 11:56 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Hello goodbye! My friends who work at US Cellular say this company is just a shell of its former self. They are really cranking down the pressure on sales reps expecting them to fix all the screw ups their overpaid executives made over the past few years. Rather than take any responsibility for their mistakes (like the new billing system), they blame everyone else. Upper management is totally incompetent but won't face up to the ...

Re: The fastest way to flush $9 Billion down the toilet
Feb 4, 2014, 1:05 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

They are so full of crap. SD cards rarely fail. To say you don't get to use one to protect you from a slightly possible failure is a total lie. They want you store your info on the web or cloud so other 3rd parties can access it whenever they want. Try to figure out who that 3rd party is, but the first letter begins with an N. They are doing away with SD ...

Re: Agreed 100%
Feb 3, 2014, 1:48 PM
in the Article: SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to Meet with FCC forum

If Softbank/Sprint gets this deal to go through, it will be Nextel times two since they are incompatible networks. Sprint has proven time and again that they can't run two different networks. They can barely run one by itself. It would be a bad deal for everyone as you would have millions of people leaving Sprint/T-Mo to go to Verizon/ATT as a result of their merger and the big mess Sprint would create trying to merge. ...

Re: Google got what they wanted
Jan 30, 2014, 12:20 AM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

Smart business move maybe if you're Gordon Gekko or Mitt Romney where you buy businesses to harvest like crops. I doubt the folks that got laid off by the Google buyout think it was such a great business move.

Re: Goodbye to an American Institution
Jan 30, 2014, 12:12 AM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

Yes, Motorola has been around since 1928-quite a storied history. Motorola's story is like the story of America itself. We once were a great country, but we shipped all our jobs overseas and many of our famous companies got bought out by foreign corporations (Budweiser, Chrysler, Jim Beam, Sprint and a whole host of others). Gotta love globalism.

Re: Hope So!!!!
Jan 29, 2014, 11:49 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

I think it's become clear Google never intended on keeping the cell phone company they bought to distribute the cell phone operating system they invented. Makes total sense right? That's why they went to other manufacturers to develop new models. It would be like GM buying Firestone and then using Goodyear tires on their cars.

Re: Hope So!!!!
Jan 29, 2014, 11:20 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

Well, the ales I drank were delicious, but almost every phone you mentioned is/was only available on Verizon. What kind of company limits their distribution to just one carrier (Verizon)? Moreover, many of those popular phones you mentioned were sold before Google bought them out. Under Google the only new phone they developed was the X Phone which was just a mid range phone. Motorola was very poorly managed under Google and I think Google never ...

Re: Hope So!!!!
Jan 29, 2014, 6:43 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

Google buying Motorola was a huge flop. Everyone thought some globalist corporation like Google buying them would make Motorola a mega success, but it's been anything but. It's like Google was too inept to run Motorola and had no direction-except to copy Apple with it's X phone. They copied the iPhone from the irremovable battery to no SD storage. Google delayed rolling out pretty much everything and didn't roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to several ...

US Cellular=Epic Fail
Jan 25, 2014, 6:05 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I heard from a couple of friends that the inventory position is going bye bye. This is a company that is on the verge of collapse. The company is barely surviving. Their tagline should be "US Cellular, where failure is always an option" :lol: I've heard nothing but horror stories about their new billing system. Their billing system is an epic failure and from what it sounds like, they are shifting the blame on ...

Re: Corporate Bullying by Sprint
Jan 17, 2014, 12:43 PM
in the Sprint forum

I pray that Sprint doesn't get allowed to merge with T-Mobile. Sprint will F it up just like they did with Nextel. T-Mo uses an entirely different network, just like Nextel, and look how that turned out. Sprint has been a horrible carrier since its inception in 1995 and will bring down T-Mobile if they join. The only way I'd support it is if T would buy Sprint and run things by T-Mobile, not the ...

Re: 5000 points
Dec 31, 2013, 2:22 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I have some friends that still work there. They have told me that their jobs are hell. All the company cares about are new lines. They are way, way understaffed and have absolutely no plans to hire more help. They want to condition customers to accept and get used to waiting 2 to 3 hours before being helped. Current employees are quitting left and right due to the deplorable work environment. From what ...

Re: I just started at us cellular 2 weeks ago and...
Dec 13, 2013, 11:50 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I have a few friends who work for US Cellular and they hate their jobs. They hate every minute of it. They say they are understaffed and over worked. They have lines of people waiting to be helped. Don't expect to make a lot of money with their new system. A billing system is the "brains" of the company. It's what runs just about everything for the customer base. If you have ...

Re: DO NOT WORK FOR THIS PLAce
Oct 19, 2013, 6:26 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

From what I've heard from friends, US Cellular is an awful place to work, especially after their billing system fiasco. Mary Dillion bolted after she destroyed the company. I'm sure she was paid several million by US Cellular as a reward for destroying them too. I was watching the Ohio State vs Iowa game today and noticed both coaches were wearing cell phone carrier branded headsets. Ohio State was AT&T which looked professional. It had a ...

Re: Poetic Justice
Sep 9, 2013, 6:36 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

So you're telling me that this new "out of the box" billing system that is used by other companies besides USCC was several years in the making? It is not a specific billing system, it's a generic one. Why would that take years and years to plan? It would be like saying their McAfee out of the box virus protection was in the planning stage years and years ago. I don't believe it. ...

Poetic Justice
Sep 9, 2013, 2:09 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

So let's look at US Cellular and see what has happened in the last few years. I believe in 2010 the politically correct Carlson family, who owns TDS which owns US Cellular, hired a woman with no experience in wireless to run their cellular business. She had a lot of experience doing commercials for another politically correct corporation-McDonald's and all their "urban/hip hop" geared commercials. That was all she needed to get hired. So she ...

Re: Buyout?
Aug 25, 2013, 2:08 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

You are exactly right. US Cellular is the only option for most rural people in the Midwest and they know it. Bring back contracts, do away with discounts, raise activation fees, etc. If you don't like it, you don't have any other option(s) for a different carrier. Just don't have a phone? Nobody is going to do that nowadays, so they just suck it up and accept it. If Verizon or AT&T actually ...

Re: Anyone think TOPS
Aug 2, 2013, 11:24 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

World's best customer service! lol 8O

Re: Pending changes coming at USCC
Jul 18, 2013, 10:17 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Put a fork in US Cellular......they are done! :paranoid: Not sure how they are even going to try to compete with the big 3's early upgrade program. T-Mobile's Jump, Verizon's Edge and AT&T's Next will just speed up USCC's slow death. US Cellular is still stuck at upgrading customers at 22 months under normal circumstances and 18 months early at best (just like the old days). "Verizon Wireless today announced Edge, its response to T-Mobile's Jump! and AT&T ...

Re: Pending changes coming at USCC
Jul 7, 2013, 6:10 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Belief Plan=Failure Mary Dillon=Epic Failure All that for nothing. :?

Re: Oh Mary.....
Jun 25, 2013, 11:42 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

You mean "thanks for destroying a once fine company" like a plague of locust. Destroy the company, collect your money, and move on to the next target. But don't just blame her. The Carlson family is just as guilty. They gave her their blessings in all her business dealings. The were more interested in political correctness than hiring someone qualified (just like most corporations today). She bailed on them as soon as something better came ...

Re: I feel torn..
May 17, 2013, 2:04 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I agree with you. There were many US Cellular storm troopers for the company that thought the company could do no wrong. And you're right, I've heard associates say the company will say one thing and do another. For example, they want "openness" but if you actually are open with them, you'll be put on a "to go" watch list. They want to hear your opinion, but only if it goes along with what they ...

Re: Layoffs at USCC
May 16, 2013, 11:50 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

From what I've heard from associates, it seems like the company is on the downward slide. Associates seem very stressed at their jobs. I've heard them say their workload has been increasing a lot, but they aren't being compensated for it. Basically their job description now includes business sales, but they aren't paid like how business salespeople were paid in the past. They axed those folks and put the job on the backs of retail ...

Motorola and Verizon
Mar 24, 2013, 2:37 AM
in the Motorola forum

Anyone wonder why Motorola has been exclusive to Verizon as of the past 18 months or so? Sure they make one or two phones for a couple of other carriers, but pretty much 95% of their phones go exclusively to Verizon. Not sure why Google/Moto would want to limit their distribution channel to only one carrier. I would have figured they would focus more on AT&T and T-Mo making GSM phones since they could sell them to the ...

Re: Better?.......really
Mar 20, 2013, 10:05 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Well it looks like the Carlson's are very pleased with her performance. She got a $690,000 bonus for losing all those customers in 2012. http://biz.yahoo.com/e/130319/usm8-k .html Heck I would be willing to work for the Carlson's for half that amount. I would lose 1 million customers for them and only charge them $350,000 for my services. I guess we can see why there is so much distrust in these corporate executives and corporations in general. They want you ...

Re: Nope
Mar 20, 2013, 9:38 PM
in the Article: The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting forum

You're right. Europe and the rest of the world have open networks, meaning you can switch phones between carriers, because of the open GSM standard. The US set up this CDMA island where phones are locked down to a particular carrier through firmware. Heck even in red China CDMA phones use SIM cards (called R-UIM) so you can swap devices without carrier intervention. But in the good old land of the free (USA) these greedy ...

Re: Better?.......really
Mar 19, 2013, 8:31 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Seems like they are deliberately trying to drive customers away as fast as possible. Chrono 2 raised to $70. Upgrade fee raised to $35. Now you can't upgrade more than 4 months early and now it cost 1750 points per month. Originally it was 1000, then raised to 1300, and now 1750 points per month early buyout. Apparently customers weren't leaving fast enough, so they raised it some more. Oh and battery swap ...

Only with
Oct 18, 2012, 10:43 PM
in the MetroPCS forum

You're s serf if you keep service with a CDMA carrier. If you go with a GSM carrier you'll be a little more "free."

Re: You are more like a serf
Oct 16, 2012, 10:10 PM
in the MetroPCS forum

I agree :D

Re: And yet you don't comment
Oct 15, 2012, 12:38 PM
in the MetroPCS forum

Sorry. I didn't know you were asking a question in your above comment. Sounded more like a statement. What I mean about it being monopolistic is the fact that every CDMA carrier's phones are locked to their network unlike GSM. So if you have the same exact phone model made for Verizon, Sprint, Alltel or US Cellular, you can't use that phone between those carriers. These American carriers set it up that way ...

Re: iPhone 5 Coming to USCell!
Oct 11, 2012, 12:32 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Yup that's what I'm saying. US Cellular needs to decide who they want to compete with. Either pick the "big 4" as you competitor or the prepay carriers as your competitor. If you pick the big 4 to go up against, then get the iPhone, get at least 10 different Android devices all with a minimum 1.2GHz dual core processors. Get a better and more upscale phone selection if that's who you're competing against. ...

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