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right there with ya
Jan 14, 2014, 5:04 AM
in the Article: HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+ forum

After owning the AT&T One X(L), I know well that feeling of being screwed. What this announcement amounts to is an unofficial declaration by HTC that they don't intend to support their devices for even the duration of a contract. If you get a year, count yourself lucky. Their behavior with the One X(L) is precisely why I won't buy another HTC product. I simply don't trust them. The GS3 was dropped to 99ยข ...

Re: Has anyone owned an HTC Device and not felled screwed?
Jan 14, 2014, 4:57 AM
in the Article: HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+ forum

While I love my XDA homies, they tend to pride themselves on sometimes half-@$$, barely operating phones. To an XDA-phile, random reboots are considered "normal." Even the most solid of custom roms usually have bugs. I'm running CM10.3 right now because CM11 isn't stable enough on my phone. And even CM 10.3 isn't 100% compatible. I get weird hidden sender messages all the time. Only to discover it's an actual text that ...

Re: Has anyone owned an HTC Device and not felled screwed?
Jan 14, 2014, 4:51 AM
in the Article: HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+ forum

With its completely locked down bootloader, the One was a bitch to root if you didn't get one with the earliest bootloader (1.8, I think it was). The trade was that a LARGE percentage of those early ones were broken (wifi antenna). Hell, even cyanogenmod stopped bothering to develop for it.

Re: MOGA PRO + Note 3 = Retro & current gaming heaven
Dec 17, 2013, 9:48 AM
in the Article: Samsung Debuts GamePad for Android Phones forum

I copied and pasted your link but nothing comes up. what am I missing?

Re: Where have I seen this before? LoL
Dec 6, 2013, 7:58 PM
in the Article: AT&T Carves Subsidies Out of Monthly Plans forum

If you're rooted, you already have hotspot. But that's not a feature I care about. My home Wi-Fi is plenty fast. But they did raise some of their Mobile Share prices, while ELIMINATING ALTOGETHER other plans. You can ONLY get Mobile Share now (unless you're grandfathered), an operator told me earlier today.

It's even more expensive
Dec 6, 2013, 7:55 PM
in the Article: AT&T Intros Mobile Share Value Plans for Less Green forum

for me than their old pricing plans. Me & an AT&T operator did the math today. C-Net sorta agrees: http://m.cnet.com/news/why-at&ts-n ew-pricing-plans-are-only-a-bargain-for-some/ 57614735

Re: Where have I seen this before? LoL
Dec 5, 2013, 9:09 PM
in the Article: AT&T Carves Subsidies Out of Monthly Plans forum

Meh. That's still no incentive to switch from my granddaddy unlimited, despite their draconian throttles. And, if I'm reading this right, you only get the $15 discount if you're on Mobile Share, correct?

Re: Where have I seen this before? LoL
Dec 5, 2013, 4:32 PM
in the Article: AT&T Carves Subsidies Out of Monthly Plans forum

Wait. Did they jack up the cost of adding a device to a Mobile Share plan? It was only $30-35 a month or two ago, wasn't it?

A 15:1 ratio?!?
Oct 30, 2013, 10:04 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Demo Its 2.5GHz Network Technology forum

The article states it takes 12 to 15 2.5 Ghz towers to equal the coverage of one 700 mhz tower. That doesn't sound fiscally plausible.

Re: Sweet...
Oct 6, 2013, 9:09 PM
in the Article: Samsung U.S. Loses Mobile Chief forum

which policy are you referring to?

Re: Hunh? what?
Oct 4, 2013, 9:06 PM
in the Article: Sprint's HTC One to Receive Android 4.3 Today forum

Yeah that's kinda what I thought. Well the day come when we in the States dint get dumbed-down, half-assed versions of their international counterparts?

Hunh? what?
Oct 3, 2013, 11:22 AM
in the Article: Sprint's HTC One to Receive Android 4.3 Today forum

If I'm remembering this wrongly, please correct me, but I thought the One wasn't gonna be carrier-restricted (loaded with bloat & delay upon delay of updates) like the One X and literally every other Android phone. Wasn't that one of its selling points? Why is only the Sprint version getting it?

looks
Sep 8, 2013, 10:20 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: HTC Desire 601 and Accessories forum

Personally, I think all the of these look less gawdy than the actual One, which looks like it was made from a soda can. I can't stress enough how much I dislike the appearance of the One vs the One X. The white Desire 601 looks beautiful. But did I blink? I couldn't find anything about memory or processor in the article.

Re: Poor HTC
Aug 20, 2013, 9:27 AM
in the Article: Beats Audio Wants to Ditch HTC forum

Yeah, I'm gonna totally disagree on the looks of the One. It reminds me strongly of the iPhone 5's front-end with a back-end that feels like my thermos. ugh. And sales are most definitely not strong, as Wal-Mart discounted it by $50 within a month of it's coming out. At one point, one retailer I was at had it and the GS3 at the same price point. That's sad.

Poor HTC
Aug 19, 2013, 11:37 AM
in the Article: Beats Audio Wants to Ditch HTC forum

I feel so bad for them. They came out with an effing BEAUTIFUL phone in the One X (and One XL here stateside), but their software was half-assed and the hardware limitations (1gb of RAM was on the verge of being obsolete even at that point) caused serious lag after the carriers touched it. And the audio/speakers were awesome! I thought the One X was/is the best looking phone ever! I just wish they'd given more concern to the ...

Re: So what?
May 15, 2013, 9:49 PM
in the Article: Google Asks Microsoft to Kill Windows Phone YouTube App forum

Thank you. And that is why Google doesn't make apps for WP8.

Re: If Google made a YouTube app for W8...
May 15, 2013, 9:47 PM
in the Article: Google Asks Microsoft to Kill Windows Phone YouTube App forum

That's silly. The inverse logic that Google would counter with is: if anybody owned a Windows Phone, maybe we would divert resources to making one. In the meantime, if the app does what Google claims it's a clear violation of copyright laws as well. Open. Shut.

Re: The states get a worse processor than the international ?
Mar 20, 2013, 8:48 AM
in the Article: Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Packs Advanced Camera and Gesture Features forum

AT&T had the gs3 refurbished for $30! Hope it's up to its hype. I can't use Navigator or Smart Truck on my phone now. One of HTC's "features" (their words not mine) is they kill apps for you so they can't run in the background. Nav only works in 2d mode now. Common problem on One X, rooted or otherwise. I'm really hoping I like the gs3.

At least they're honest?
Mar 20, 2013, 8:36 AM
in the Article: Microsoft to Support Windows Phone Builds for 18 Months forum

They're not going to support your phone for the life of the contract. So...why would anyone with a brain buy one?

Re: Well that just sucks
Mar 20, 2013, 8:33 AM
in the Article: Component Shortages Force HTC to Delay One Launch forum

They bring a lot on themselves. The One X was a screwjob to consumers, with its' crippling of multitasking, early model hardware problems, and complete lack of support. My GS3 comes in today. Hope I'm happy with it.

The states get a worse processor than the international ?
Mar 18, 2013, 9:16 AM
in the Article: Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Packs Advanced Camera and Gesture Features forum

Why are the States getting a $#;++;er processor than the international version? Did the s3 suffer this fate too? This reminds me of the HTC One X(L) for AT&T. I bought it (the X) because of the RAVE reviews here and elsewhere, and it's been a major disappointment from day 1. Will Samsung release an octacore version in 6 months ala the One X+, thereby screwing consumers who bought their "flagship" device (hello HTC!)? Nah. I'm too burnt by ...

Re: Took them long enough
Mar 9, 2013, 10:40 PM
in the Article: AT&T Pushing Jelly Bean to the HTC One X forum

LOL. Everything IS running great on my phone now...except Google Maps. It's broken. Think I got a bad install. I gotta take it to a AT&T service center to have it reflashed.

Took them long enough
Mar 7, 2013, 10:32 PM
in the Article: AT&T Pushing Jelly Bean to the HTC One X forum

But, it's nice to have it. Noticeably smoother UI, but according to the built-in Task Manager and running apps list, I'm down 50 MB of RAM. This update was only change. I check it regularly throughout the day. I wonder how consuming more RAM has led to a quicker, smoother experience?

Imagine that
Feb 4, 2013, 10:26 AM
in the Article: HTC to Enter Low-Cost Smartphone Market Amidst Sales Slump forum

Sales decline when you gain a reputation for building half-@$$ hardware. Like my HTC One X for AT&T, a "flagship" device, which debuted with tons of hardware problems (wifi), and STILL no JB update, and a whopping 10 gb of available storage! But you pull a bait and switch, and release a jacked-up version (One X) 6 months later!

Re: Sprint must hate windows
Jan 22, 2013, 1:14 PM
in the Article: Geeksphone Intros Firefox OS Developer Phones forum

How is it a shame? No one wants to buy a Windows phone. They're gawdy. Proven? Phonescoop just linked an article a few weeks ago stating Google won't even bother making apps for it (www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=11 642 ), because no one's using it. I can't wait to see what Mozilla comes up with. MORE open source is good,not bad. Unfortunately, since Mozilla is all about an open internet, AT&T would never adopt their phone, unless they could lock the bootloader, OS, ...

Re: Curious
Jan 4, 2013, 4:46 AM
in the Article: Corning to Debut Third-Gen Gorilla Glass Next Week forum

Personally, I haven't seen anything from Gorilla Glass to impress me in relation to impact resistance: a friend dropped his iPhone 4S and it shattered like, well, glass. I've dropped 2 HTC phones--Inspire and a One X--from about 3 feet (bumped off a bench). Both shattered. Both landed on their backs, do the screen wasn't even the point of impact. Scratch resistant, maybe (I don't put keys and my phone in the same pocket), but I've really been disappointed ...

Re: What did you expect?
Dec 20, 2012, 5:21 PM
in the Article: Google Sells Motorola's Set Top Box Business for $2.35B forum

I dunno. I guess I believed Schmidt when he said last year that they were going to produce their own phone and "show Apple how it's done." I think that was Eric. Either way, I just thought that was their game plan.

So, what exactly are they keeping besides the patents?
Dec 20, 2012, 9:02 AM
in the Article: Google Sells Motorola's Set Top Box Business for $2.35B forum

They seem to be shuttering EVERY piece and plant of Motorola. Are they still planning on making phones, or are they just going to license the patents and slap the name on some half@$$ LG POS?

Re: 256kbps?
Dec 19, 2012, 9:54 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

LOL I don't know anyone on boost.

Re: As goes Boost, goes Sprint...
Dec 19, 2012, 9:46 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

this can be deleted. I edited my original reply.

Re: As goes Boost, goes Sprint...
Dec 19, 2012, 9:44 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

That's a nice attitude. We have a right to speak our thoughts, opinions, and feelings on the topic. If you're that sick of it, maybe you should stop reading forums, message boards, newspapers, or anything else. No one's forcing you to.

Re: As goes Boost, goes Sprint...
Dec 19, 2012, 9:40 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

What's amusing to me is, when AT&T throttled its "top 5%" I would hit 20 gb before I got throttled. Now I'm throttled at 5.

As goes Boost, goes Sprint...
Dec 19, 2012, 2:38 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

Look for Sprint to start throttling soon, right? So, if their throttle back is 256 kbps, what's AT&T's? I don't remember.

Re: Give 'em a Boost..
Dec 19, 2012, 2:35 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

What constitutes abuse of unlimited? Rhetorical. Don't bother answering. We've had this fight on Phonescoop a thousand times since AT&T first started throttling. Its always have consumers & people under 40 vs sales trolls & people who miss the days when their BlackBerry was a status symbol.

I should've gotten it instead
Dec 14, 2012, 1:29 PM
in the Article: Motorola Atrix HD Updated to Jelly Bean by AT&T forum

instead of the increasingly disappointing HTC One X

Re: It goes back to the monopoly days
Sep 25, 2012, 7:06 PM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

...it was rhetorical, guys. But, thanks, T Bone, for the history lesson. I liked your response.

Does AT&T not know who to pay off?
Sep 25, 2012, 2:07 PM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

Seems like the FCC really doesn't like them. Maybe they should've donated more to Barry's reelection fund.

Re: Does anyone actually use Facetime?
Sep 18, 2012, 5:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T Taken to Task Over FaceTime Blocking forum

If you had family across the country or further, you'd think differently I'd wager. As a trucker, I use Tango to say goodnight to my daughter. And I don't hold the phone "up to my face." (???)

Re: AT&T might...
Sep 18, 2012, 10:33 AM
in the Article: AT&T Taken to Task Over FaceTime Blocking forum

Personally, I don't think they should be forced to allow FT over cellular. But, isn't it free on their mobile share plans? I mean, don't they not charge data usage on it?

Re: Freedom to switch
Sep 18, 2012, 10:30 AM
in the Article: AT&T Taken to Task Over FaceTime Blocking forum

Right. This isn't like the throttling unlimited customers argument from months back. They should be able to utilize their network how they want (without violating customer agreements). If we don't like it, we should switch. There's 2 companies offering unlimited now.

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