These are the most recent forum messages posted by gloopey1:
Re: New Sprint Phones Coming Out Soon In 2015
Does Sprint have any decent basic phones on the horizon? Not all of us want smartphones. :)
I'm Suing Apple
So that I won't be the only one who isn't. I have a rep to protect, after all.
I love it when PhoneScoop publishes an article about Sprint's network expansion, price cuts, or some other good thing they're doing, but someone who hates them will find a bucket of cold water to throw.
...and they want their "Sprint sucks and is going out of business any day now" mantra back. Before you waste mine and everyone else's time with the predictable "I never said Sprint was going out of business, I just said blah, blah, blah," please allow me to defeat that fallacious argument now. If Sprint sells stakes in its company, then the only way it's a bad investment is if the company is going bankrupt or going nowhere. In spite of people ...
Rumkin.com not Working
Has anyone else noticed this? Does anybody know why?
...Has killed forums like this. :(
Something Else for Them to Tax
Just wait -- once our illustrious government manages to gain control over the Net, they'll eventually start taxing its use.
Re: Wrong Again
rwalford79 said: ...Thats the issue most people are saying, I believe, is that they just overspent and underperformed. Most people ridiculed Sprint for buying Clearwire because LTE was "the futrue of 4G." Now, they are sitting on a gold mine of spectrum that no one else was previously willing to "overspend" and purchase. Bet your bottom dollar that any company who purchases it now won't get the same "bad deal" Sprint received. Nextel18 predicted this years ago and was right.
All the idiots who said that Sprint's acquisition of Clearwire was mistake because LTE was the future -- well, now everybody wants what they have.
800 MHZ Voice
My sole interest in Sprint's Network Vision is the deployment of voice calling over 800 MHZ. Here's my question: if the build out is complete, what must one do to use it? My phone always shows that it is connected to a PCS signal, even though it has 800 capability.
While I haven't tried this version of Kyocera's feature phones, I do have the DuraXT with Sprint, and I have found that access and use of basic phone features are WAY better than with the best smartphone. In my opinion, "clunky" best describes a feature that requires a minimum of three key presses to access, then requires a second or two to load. Once you set your shortcuts on phones like these, one button press gains you instant access to ...
The biggest advantage these have is good, predictive text and one-handed operation. My Dura XT only has a 3 Megapixel camera, but it takes very good pictures. This has five!
Re: The Reason That Only Verizon Was Fined
Try using an AT&T phone in Tellico Plains, Tennessee or Bear Paw, North Carolina -- zero coverage.
The Reason That Only Verizon Was Fined
Because AT&T and T-Mobile don't have that problem -- they solved it by simply providing "no calling" in rural areas. :lol: Sprint escaped being fined, but the FCC did instruct them to "get off their damned phones once in a while" so that Verizon customers could make calls, too. :wink:
You Get What You Pay For
The reason that Verizon charges more is simple -- they offer the largest native coverage and most reliable service of the four major carriers. I've had Sprint since 2003, and I stick with them for two reasons: price and roaming. Although their native footprint is similar to TMobile and not as large as AT&T, I can roam and receive the same basic coverage a Verizon customer gets, at a fraction of the price. If I lived in a rural ...
Re: I think
tetherx said: I wouldn't compare AT&T to Walmart or KIA LOL. T-Mobile & Sprint yes but not Big Blue. They are more like Nordstrom & Audi with whom Macy's & BMW DO compete. I find in Montana & Idaho & most of the Pacific Northwest AT&T smokes Verizon. GSM carriers smoke no CDMA carriers anywhere, except maybe metro areas. CDMA covers more than 99% of the country.
Re: I think
If a person never travels to rural areas, AT&T might have an edge where someone works, lives, and uses his phone the most. However, if you live in the boonies, Verizon is probably the only carrier available. My wife and I traveled to Bear Paw, North Carolina for a weekend getaway. Our Sprint phones worked the entire trip, but we roamed on Verizon. The people who rented the cabin to us warned, "We hope you have Verizon, because AT&T loses ...
The Way to Go for Basic Phones in 2015 -- PTT
For those of us who don't care about smartphones, this is a trip back to 2004. Phones like these have decent cameras WITH flash and video capture, MP3 players, basic tools, and good predictive text. It is not necessary to have the PTT service, just the phone. Other "basic" phones in their lineup are missing some of the aforementioned features.
Not for Me
Charmed179 said: I wouldn't take it either, they are twice as much and the service sucks! WOW! Two whole people don't want this deal. Sprint: going bankrupt since 2006, according to PhoneScoop aficionados. :roll:
Re: I wouldn't take that deal
PhoneMan23 said: Sprint costs more where I live and their service is sub-par. Good try Sprint but I don't see many people jumping ships to your service. Sprint is banking on the hope that others will. I guess we'll all see if it works.
Re: who in there right mind???
adams10462 said: I have no problems.. maybe you need glasses.. 8)
Re: who in there right mind???
adams10462 said: No one where i live would trade a working tmobile anything for a crappy Sprint phone. there data at full strength next to Verizons crappy service, let alone the fastest data in the country-tmobile would trade and go to the crappiest company on the planet. Everyone i know who has sprint is either looking to leave or in the proess of leaving…there coverage is weak in there strongest area. Not to mention Sprint still loves to ...
Why would anyone want to pay five bucks per month to access WiFi in places where it's already free? Am I missing something?
Re: And then there were three
B-Sides said: Verizon and AT&T have convinced people that they have better networks, because they do! If both T-Mobile and Sprint had better networks they wouldn't feel the need to fight a price war. Its pretty simple, T-Mobile and Sprint want you to believe they have better networks but the facts are they don't. Sure, in some cities they are solid but overall they just can't compete with the companies that put their networks first and gave the consumer what they ...
And then there were three
I still believe Sprint and TMobile will eventually merge, even though they failed previously. In spite of both companies aggressive pricing, Verizon and AT&T have succeeded in convincing the public that everyone needs native-network coverage everywhere they go.
Re: Good too much Gov't anyway!
"Like," and "+1" to that!
Re: Wi Fi Calling
deltasigmatheta said: Hello, Why does one need Wi fi calling? For international calls? WiFi capability solves the basic issue of indoor reception. Some structures interfere with radio signals from cellphone towers. international calling is dependent upon carrier rate plans rather than your signal source. The best way to avoid international charges is to use a service like Facebook Messenger.
Re: Do yourself an even bigger favor
cellphonesaretools said: Do you use your work-issued Sonim with Sprint Direct Connect? If so, how is SDC + Sonim working for your company overall? Or is your company using a PTT app instead of true SDC? Thanks. Sprint SDC is working very well with the Sonim phones that have the updates. Occasionally, it will still glitch, but it's pretty rare now. I also use Zello's PTT app on my Galaxy Tab 3. Unfortunately, Sprint Direct Connect Now is incompatible with my device -- ...
Do yourself an even bigger favor
...Don't pay any attention to the above opinion. My work-issued Sonim is very rugged and also water resistant. Otterboxes and other covers won't give devices the level of protection that are built in to these phones. Bulky? Yeah, so are all six inch smartphones. If you want small and lightweight, find a Moto V-60 on Ebay.
Government Cannot Create What it Regulates
Perhaps if regulators were required to understand the things they restrict, perhaps they would at least have the moral authority to do so. As it is, we have bureaucrats who tell companies where to put a power button that they have no clue how to activate.
Re: Coverage map misleading
daxdcagain said: What should they have done for you since you already ported back out? Lose money on a charge that you knew about going in? The terms and conditions don't state that restocking fee is waived if you are not satisfied. Don't be ridiculous. There is no incentive to do a favor for non-customers. Don't spew that line of crap about bad mouthing them for the future, because you already made up your mind about that company regardless of ...
...To the faithful few still on Phonescoop.
Re: PTT upstart "OnBeep"
Here's their link: http://zello.com/accessories.htm
Re: Wi Fi Calling
planethulk said: I had nothing but bad experiences with WiFi calling when I had Tmobile. I used to have awesome network coverage with Tmobile but when I moved 3 miles down the road in a well networked suburb, my coverage sucked. I tried WiFi calling for a few months but I dropped calls all the time and had trouble even getting incoming calls. I switched to Verizon and have yet to have any signal issues no matter where I travel ...
First, Verizon needs to build...
...a decent voice network beyond large metropolitan cities. Cellular CDMA is wonderful if your relatives all have the last name "Vader." Maybe VOLTE will be better.
Re: Network Vision Network Flop
When you say, "Sprint's coverage sucks in comparison to AT&T and Verizon," I assume that you are referring to native network and/or 4G coverage. The reason I assume that is their voice coverage, with roaming included, is actually larger. As someone who owns a cellphone for the reason it was originally created, I'm more concerned about having a carrier that allows me access to emergency services if my car is stranded in the middle of nowhere. While Sprint has ...
Verizon's Cellular Network
...Sounds like the muffled, grown-up voices from Charlie Brown. Maybe VOLTE will at least graduate them to PCS quality.
Wi Fi Calling Workaround
Use Google Hangouts or Groove IP. Although I hear you. The seamless transition from outside to inside is superior when it's built-in.
Re: Network Vision Network Flop
Congratulations, you're the 1,000,000th person on here who has made the same prediction about Sprint's inevitable and soon demise, since 2006. Personally, I'd love to be able to use Verizon, but their service blows where I work and live.
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