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How are they allowed to promote unlimited wifi??
Nov 2, 2014, 10:23 AM
in the Article: Madstar Mobile Latest Sprint MVNO Looking to Disrupt forum

On some Madstar's plans, it list unlimited wifi (not wifi calling) as a plan feature, when that has nothing to do with anything its provides, as an unactivated phone can connect to wifi for internet. How are companies like this able to advertise unlimited WiFi as something they provide, when the claim is blatantly false and deceptive? This + the ridiculously expensive rate plans makes me hope Madstar doesn't even make it off the ground.

Re: Place Your Bets
Oct 31, 2014, 8:56 PM
in the Article: Madstar Mobile Latest Sprint MVNO Looking to Disrupt forum

my thoughts exactly!

Re: Maybe now they can afford to close those stores...
Oct 4, 2014, 10:05 AM
in the Article: Investors Give RadioShack a Second Chance forum

I find what you said interesting. I am not familiar with the operations of Radio shack. Could you explain in a little more detail the way they handle phone activations and why there are so many returns?

Re: Question?
Apr 15, 2014, 7:39 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

And besides the normal price difference between the 2 carriers, remember, with equip installments, the voice plan is even cheaper because the subsidy was removed from the price of the plan. Calculate that each mo too. There is no way that removing equipment subsidy, removing contracts, etfs, lowering the plan due to no subsidies, but having equipment installments is a worse deal for the consumer.

Re: Question?
Apr 14, 2014, 8:46 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

I hate to get into this, but i couldn't resist when reading the responses. The difference between the traditional contracts and equip installments is very simple: On contracts: I can prepay all i want for the monthly plan, but i still have to keep it for 24 mo or get charged 175-350 etf (even though plan was paid). With equip installments there is no etf. So, if you pay the equip off early, there is no additional fee to pay. Honestly ...

While I dont criticize them for it...
Mar 29, 2014, 10:17 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Do Away with Employer Rate Plan Discounts forum

..I think it is that they no longer could afford giving a monthly discount on the new plans.

Re: I didn't know..
Mar 14, 2014, 4:25 PM
in the Article: Aio Wireless Brand to Be Abandoned in Favor of Cricket forum

I think I would have chosen the new brand over the sullied brand.

I didn't know..
Mar 14, 2014, 12:38 PM
in the Article: Aio Wireless Brand to Be Abandoned in Favor of Cricket forum

..that the Cricket brand was that strong.

Re: Umm... Eric
Nov 22, 2013, 6:45 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Kill Off Premium SMS Programs forum

Did ATT and Sprint also announce this today? Eric did not say that T-Mobile was the only one that stopped supporting premium SMS It was just said that today T-Mobile announced that they stopped...So, really ATT and Sprint aren't even relevant to what is being said, unless they made announcements today too.

Thats a joke..
Nov 19, 2013, 3:56 PM
in the Article: C Spire Offers Yearly Upgrades for $20 Per Month forum

$240 after 1 year just to get 30% off

Identity crisis!
Oct 14, 2013, 11:13 AM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Intros Shared Data Plans forum

All I have to say is US Cellular is a wannabe Verizon clone..It is having an identity crisis!

Re: Possible Class Action Lawsuit???
Sep 15, 2013, 7:31 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Well the reason I ask that is because it seems that this is a little different. It was advertised that customers could sign up for one and done contracts and be able to upgrade w/o contracts in the future., but they never received the benefit from it. To me it is like Sprint saying "we are offering unlimited data for life", and shortly after saying "no more unlimited data, because rates can change w/o notice. To me, ...

Possible Class Action Lawsuit???
Sep 10, 2013, 2:52 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Since US Cellular had the "one and done" plans, but then decided to eliminate it later and go back to contracts, do you think that the customers who signed up because of this will have a class action lawsuit?

Re: No mention of this being in 'response' to anything?
Jul 26, 2013, 10:44 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering All Phones for $0 Down forum

I dont think people were bashing ATT and VZ because their programs were not as cheap as TMo. They were bashing because customers are getting double charged for their devices, but under the disguise that they are good programs for the customers. But for TMo, they actually reduced the price of their plans (Value Plans) to add the phone program. That is the difference. It is not a "who is cheaper?" argument. It is a ...

Re: Not Similar
Jul 25, 2013, 10:49 AM
in the Article: Consumer Cellular Intros EasyPay Financing Program forum

If VZ and ATT lowered their price plans for their device programs (due to subsidy cost being removed), then they would be similar to T-Mo's...but this did not happen.. So customers actually pay more

Re: Without lowering the plan price, you are being double charged for the handset. ..
Jul 19, 2013, 6:12 PM
in the Article: Verizon Edge Upgrade Program Goes Live August 25 forum

Ultimately I agree with where you concluded, as I think the best option is to buy an unlocked phone also... However, I think it is safe to say that T-Mobile's model is more consumer friendly than the others, and even with financing the phone, their plans are still more economical.. The signal part...depends on where you are...some places it does suck and others it is great.. But explain how it is baloney saying that the subsidy is built into the price of ...

Re: Without lowering the plan price, you are being double charged for the handset. ..
Jul 19, 2013, 9:22 AM
in the Article: Verizon Edge Upgrade Program Goes Live August 25 forum

Do you really think that they were losing money before these new handset programs? The point I am making, which I do not think is a hard one to understand, is that their rate plan prices have the cost for the subsidy built in. If they now want you to also pay full price for your device, while keeping the plan the same price, then in reality, they are charging twice for the device... I am explaining it ...

Re: Without lowering the plan price, you are being double charged for the handset. ..
Jul 18, 2013, 1:19 PM
in the Article: Verizon Edge Upgrade Program Goes Live August 25 forum

I understand what you are saying, and I dont disagree with anything that you said. However, Verizon and ATT charging the same plan price for this as they do for plans with subsidized phones, is noticeable to those paying attention. I think they should do what TMo did and lower the plans for ones who are not getting a discount on the devices. So the only thing that I do not like is that the plan prices are ...

Without lowering the plan price, you are being double charged for the handset. ..
Jul 18, 2013, 11:40 AM
in the Article: Verizon Edge Upgrade Program Goes Live August 25 forum

Some are not understanding that the price plan has built into it the cost that allows vz (or att) to subsidize the handset costs..But if the phone isnt being subsidized, the plan should be cheaper (just like tmo's value plans are cheaper than its classic plans). So customers who take advantage of this program are really being double charged for the handsets, since the price plan cost remains the same.

Re: It's a forum.
Jun 10, 2013, 12:12 AM
in the Sprint forum

Well just like there are ones who troll on forums, I expect to be able to call out others for trolling too, on these forums.

Re: Monkey see, Monkey do
Jun 9, 2013, 9:11 PM
in the Article: AT&T Mimics Verizon, Pushes Upgrades to 24 Months forum

I disagree with your whole thing that you said but I will focus specifically on the price fixing part, since I originally brought the topic up. As I said before, while I do not have evidence that it is the case, many times I do wonder if ATT and Verizon attempt to engage in price fixing. They have, by far, the majority of the postpaid customer base, and they constantly raise their prices almost at the same time, to ...

Re: Monkey see, Monkey do
Jun 9, 2013, 5:52 PM
in the Article: AT&T Mimics Verizon, Pushes Upgrades to 24 Months forum

I really do hate ATT for how they always copy everything Verizon does, good or bad (usually bad) And while I do not have any evidence, many times, I honestly wonder if ATT and Verizon are engaged into attempted price fixing, because of how they always mirror each other.

Re: A better question
Jun 8, 2013, 10:05 PM
in the Sprint forum

gloopey1 said: Why do people feel the need to go on these forums to tell everyone they're leaving a certain carrier? WHO FREAKING CARES? Just leave. Now I agree with that

Re: Might be better to know you have no signal
Jun 7, 2013, 1:12 PM
in the Sprint forum

I swear I get tired of cell phone carrier homers..Can you tell me why you care so much to down one wireless provider over another? Seriously, why does it matter to you what works for others?

Re: Ah
May 31, 2013, 10:39 PM
in the Article: Review: Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile forum

My favorite comment from someone who watched the video: (When explaining the tactic that Microsoft used in comparing the 521 to the Galaxy S4, someone said this:...) "I see you're interested in buying that Mercedes S-class, but what if I told you that you can get a Fiat Punto, a lawnmower, and a snowblower, ALL for less than the price of your Mercedes S-class!"

Re: Still limited to 3G?
May 17, 2013, 2:11 PM
in the Article: Verizon Offers More Generous Data Buckets to Prepaid forum

But if I am wrong, and 4G speeds are offered, I might just have to switch to VZ prepaid, when the new data allotments are available. $70 for unlimited talk/text/4GB of 4G data would not be all that bad, especially on Verizon's network

I feel torn..
May 17, 2013, 9:35 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I feel torn about this issue. There is a part of me that feels very badly for the associates, who no doubt went from having good morale and stability in their place of employment, to being very stressed and fearful about their jobs. This is a very unpleasant place to be in, as I personally experienced this myself. On the other hand it is hard for me to feel badly for the associates, particularly the ones who drank heavily the ...

Re: Still limited to 3G?
May 16, 2013, 10:59 PM
in the Article: Verizon Offers More Generous Data Buckets to Prepaid forum

According to its website: yes http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/pre pay/processPrePayRequest.do?&&type=ppmonthSP

Re: It's funny...
May 7, 2013, 5:51 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

I actually have to disagree...While I do not like US Cellular, there coverage has always been good, and they have the majority of their network in 4G. Their plans are expensive though

Re: It's funny...
May 5, 2013, 5:09 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

I think it is a reach to assume that just because Apple's stock has declined, they changed their hard fast rules for the benefit of US Cellular, who is not a big player in the wireless game. Without any other evidence it is just hard to believe that. Being that US Cellular lost 1/2 million customers in a quarter, with the admission from its CEO that the lack of the Iphone was a big reason, it seems more logical ...

Re: It's funny...
May 5, 2013, 1:56 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

Yeah, imagine Apple, who did not cave in to ATT who has 90+ million customers, or Verizon who has 90+ million customers, or Sprint who has 50+ million customers, or T-Mo, who has 40+ millions, decides to cave in to mighty US Cellular, who has a little over 5 million customers. Imagine that!

Re: So.....
May 4, 2013, 11:21 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

While I do not work there (and therefore, do not know for sure), I would say that T-Mo would only allow you to pay 1 phone installment at a time. So, if you were still paying on one and wanted to buy another phone, you would have to buy the 2nd at full price upfront. T-Mo people, am I right?

Re: It's funny...
May 3, 2013, 1:26 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

I personally prefer Android phones and am probably getting the S4 or Note 2. However, I think it was a bad business decision for US Cellular not to carry a phone that was extremely popular...Whether it is a "cult phone" or not is irrelevant in the business world. It is only important if it sells well or not,

It's funny...
May 3, 2013, 9:55 AM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

..to remember how certain US Cellular employees/supporters were so adamant about how it did not need the Iphone, and how US Cellular was so smart in declining it. Well I guess US Cellular finally saw how important a highly popular device really is. Losing 51,000 customers in a quarter (esp being a small company) will do that to you.

Hopefully the End ALL Be ALL to this pricing argument
Apr 23, 2013, 6:53 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

I have been tired of hearing how the phone installments make T-Mobile more expensive than the other postpaid carriers, because people are hung up on the 20.00/mo phone installment. So below is a price comparison of somewhat comparable plans, even though in the case of VZ and ATT, the data is only 1GB, compared to unlimited with T-Mo, Sprint and US Cellular. For me, 1 GB would simply not be enough. Verizon Wireless: 1 line- Unlimited talk/text/ 1 GB ...

Re: T-Mobile Phones (New Rate Plans)
Apr 23, 2013, 6:18 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

The pricing has been discussed in other threads..Perhaps because you are on a loyalty plan, you have no idea how expensive other carriers are...but..Give me an example of how signing a contract with another carrier is cheaper..Just actually do the math..dont look just at the initial phone price, but look at the total that you would be paying for both carriers (even when contract is up)..and look at comparable plans (even though it is difficult, when only T-Mo, Spint, ...

Re: Big Red: hosing you over for another 4 months
Apr 13, 2013, 1:54 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates Device Upgrade Eligibility Practices forum

haha..well I did not even see your original post before you edited it. Anyway, I am curious to see which MVNOs people like from experience

Re: A Tendency that I have seen...
Apr 13, 2013, 1:53 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates Device Upgrade Eligibility Practices forum

For me, my problem with T-Mobile is the severe lack of coverage in my area. However, I know that they have more coverage in other places, and its HSPA+ 42 data speeds are fast enough for me.

Re: Big Red: hosing you over for another 4 months
Apr 12, 2013, 8:30 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates Device Upgrade Eligibility Practices forum

Dont blame you for your decision...Who is the MVNO, by the way?

Re: A Tendency that I have seen...
Apr 12, 2013, 3:31 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates Device Upgrade Eligibility Practices forum

Not the greatest of T-Mobile fan, but how do you figure that it is 20/mo cheaper, when T-Mo's plan for unlimited min and data is $70/mo (50 + 20), and Verizon's starts at 100/mo with only 2 GB of data (40+60)? You say that for Verizon, you only pay 199 for the Iphone, but in reality you are paying the subsidy in your monthly rate. What I do not like is that when the contract is over, a ...

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