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Re: Sprint......seriously?
Yesterday, 11:47 PM
in the Sprint forum

smyc2014 said: The new price plans can't save this terrible network! My buddy works for them and he's ready to bail. He says the leadership there is a joke and I believe it! Staying with VZW! Unfortunately, Verizon and AT&T still have coverage issues in some places. If I were to switch to either one, the first thing I'd have to do is buy a femtocell for my house. Where I work, AT&T is solid, but Verizon's signal struggles to penetrate ...

Isn't That the Point?
Yesterday, 5:32 AM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

You'd also run out of time before blowing through 150 gb of data with home internet. You'd also run out of appetite before reaching a ten-plate limit at a buffet. You must be one of those "less is more" kinda guys. The rest of us, who actually pay for our cellphone bills, prefer to get the most bang for our buck.

Dishonestly
Tuesday, 11:08 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

Let's face it - Sprint could give their service away and people on this forum would still complain about prices. When Sprint was cheaper than everyone else, people complained about that.

Re: You get what you pay for......
Tuesday, 11:02 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

Slammer said: Building out an infrastructure is a daunting task as well as very expensive. With a smidgen above a million in total population, it would be very unlikely that Sprint or Tmobile would fork over cash to expand in areas where they would probably acquire only 10% of the customer base that AT&T and Verizon have. To cover the complete state would cost billions. AT&T and VZW acquired the areas by acquistions. If not, they most likely would not ...

Re: Prepaid options
Tuesday, 1:34 PM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

dougm said: Haha - 10 gigs on 4 lines is a lot. Look at what the prepaid options are - Cricket 4 lines for $100 - 2 GB total, same with MetroPCS. That price includes taxes and fees, but still 10 GB for $100 is a bargain in comparison. It's a lot - until you start updating apps, which is an ongoing thing. Unless you have wifi in your home, your app updates will quickly eat away your data ...

Re: Failed Analogy
Tuesday, 1:29 PM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

acdc1a said: It's not a failed analogy. If you can only afford the $5 all you can eat buffet, you probably aren't considering any of the big 4 to begin with. There are plenty of other options out there. Again, goes to my price point discussion. Even those who can afford more suffer the same fate - they pay 100 bucks at the steakhouse for a small meal and leave hungry, whereas they could eat meatloaf to their heart's ...

Failed Analogy
Tuesday, 8:00 AM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

agentpeekaboo said: Sprint's data service is like a food buffet. What's the point of having unlimited data when the network is slow as molasses? That's like a buffet with a cheap price, but nasty food. What good is a meal at the steakhouse if you don't get enough to eat and leave hungry? Ten gigs on four lines is NOTHING these days - who cares how fast it is?

Re: I have hope...
Monday, 7:04 AM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

WhySoBluePandaBear said: 2.) That's all I have to say - the rest seems to be your opinion - and we all know Sprint is run by (for the most part) morons - overpaid morons at that rate. Give that spectrum to a capable carrier and watch them go to TOWN on the rest. Let's see, I think this is now officially the 1,000,000 post stating how poorly managed Sprint is - yet they somehow manage to stay in business - years ...

Re: Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
Aug 15, 2014, 4:31 PM
in the Sprint forum

Well, it looks as if Sprint's new CEO gets what I've said. As I stated before, I was thinking about switching carriers once my contract expires in November, but I'll wait and see what new plans Sprint comes up with.

Re: Wheeler Said...
Aug 10, 2014, 4:24 PM
in the Article: FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies forum

Was your past the inspiration for your username? Did you spend a lot of time behind bars?

So
Aug 10, 2014, 4:19 PM
in the Article: FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies forum

...you're the one playing Minecraft 24/7 that I spoke of in my post? Give it a rest, pal. Your TV is feeling lonesome. :cry:

Another Thing
Aug 10, 2014, 12:44 PM
in the Article: FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies forum

...you don't understand is humor. That's OK, you'll finally get it when you least expect it, then your fits of laughter will be uncontrollable. :wink:

I Can
Aug 8, 2014, 4:52 PM
in the Article: Verizon Adding PTT to Select Phones Via New App forum

Sprint's PTT system, though inferior to Nextel, is still way better than the other carriers. My company has tried all three; Verizon and AT&T are still just as bad as ever. Voxer business, Zello, Tikl provide real PTT service. What good is cheap if it doesn't work correctly? If someone wants cheap, they should buy traditional walkie-talkies.

Explained
Aug 8, 2014, 4:43 PM
in the Article: FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies forum

Dear Mr. Wheeler, Wireless companies throttle their customers so that the families with dopey kids aren't hogging everyone else's bandwidth 24/7 playing Minecraft. Simple ;)

Re: Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
Aug 7, 2014, 5:20 PM
in the Sprint forum

Zello also has a business version. You can have up to five users for free, more than that is extra.

Better Options for PTT Nowadays
Aug 7, 2014, 3:50 PM
in the Article: Verizon Adding PTT to Select Phones Via New App forum

Zello is free and just as fast as Nextel. All the carrier push-to-wait solutions aren't worth the extra cash.

Modern Carrier PTT Solutions
Aug 5, 2014, 6:35 AM
in the Article: AT&T Announces Ruggedized Samsung Rugby 4 forum

Great phone, but a word of advice - don't pay the extra $$$ for PTT. There are better, faster, cheaper, and more reliable alternatives out there. Nextel was the only proprietary cellular PTT that actually worked well. Everyone else, including Sprint, offer only dumbed-down versions. The drawback is that VOIP PTT is hackable, whereas iDEN was nearly impossible to crack. Unless your a business or government employee, Voxer, Zello, or any number of other apps are just as good as ...

Re: Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
Aug 4, 2014, 8:29 PM
in the Sprint forum

Coverage and network performance is about the same as a year ago, before Sprint started tinkering with everything. I have been using Zello to communicate with a friend in Argentina. It's just as fast as Nextel was and very reliable - even sounds the same. I really don't want a pay service when Zello is free. Does Prip have a free version?

Framily = Expensive
Aug 4, 2014, 5:32 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Framily Wall to iPhone Customers forum

What has happened to you, Sprint? Once upon a time, you had the best prices in the industry. Nobody minded much that your network was slow or that most of your coverage was roaming. Your "new network" was merely a belated rollout of 4G. 160 bucks per month for four lines with one gig of data - really? You have rocks in your collective head if you think the wireless masses will migrate to you. Verizon is way better ...

Voice Record
Jul 29, 2014, 10:59 AM
in the Article: Facebook Reminding Users to Download Messenger forum

Does anyone know if the voice record portion of Messenger functions like Voxer? In other words, if both parties have the app open, does the conversation stream live, or do you have to wait and listen to the recording each time, regardless?

Re: Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
Jul 28, 2014, 11:16 PM
in the Sprint forum

I just downloaded Zello on my Galaxy Tab 3. It's about as close to Nextel as it gets.

Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
Jul 21, 2014, 2:34 AM
in the Sprint forum

Once upon a time, Sprint customers had something no one else had: an inexpensive carrier with great coverage and the ability to negotiate even better deals with Customer Care. Fast forward to 2014: no more sweet retention deals, no more fabulous plans, and no easy access to roaming-partner networks when inside a fringe area or metal building. Unless you are able to convince nine other people to go in with you, your monthly bill will be the highest in the industry. ...

Useless
Jul 20, 2014, 11:03 PM
in the Article: GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears forum

Even if this antenna could deliver the range it promises, you still must connect to it via Bluetooth, which typically has a shorter distance than a cordless phone. Get a good set of walkie-talkies for 1/2 the price.

And...
Jun 11, 2014, 9:27 PM
in the Article: Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition forum

Sprint and T-Mobile offer roaming in rural areas. My basic phone, messaging, and data work just fine - no LTE, but still works. Yes, why pay for something you don't need?

Who remembers ralph_on_me?
Apr 12, 2014, 9:02 PM
in the Lounge forum

I remember he hung out in the lounge a lot. He and a couple others used to get into long, drawn-out religious debates all the time.

George Washington & GW Carver
Apr 12, 2014, 8:54 PM
in the Lounge forum

I'd like to arm wrestle both and see who was the strongest.

Verizon 4G - Fail
Mar 13, 2014, 4:51 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

Verizon's 4G is absolute garbage. Forget about using it inside a metal building.

Re: LTE getting better where you are?
Jan 23, 2014, 2:10 AM
in the Sprint forum

I'm more interested in the network rollout of 800 ESMR for voice. Does anyone know when and where this has been turned on?

Who do I need to call...
Jan 7, 2014, 3:46 AM
in the Sprint forum

...and talk to about getting the last 30 minutes of my life back? :roll:

Re: I saw this coming
Jan 4, 2014, 3:16 PM
in the Sprint forum

cellphonesaretools said: I agree, via all of the acquisitions they have too many brand names floating around and should tidy up a bit. It's true that pre-Sprint, Nextel had the highest proportion of business & government customers, but Nextel was synonymous with bulletproof PTT and comparatively secure transmission, not data. So I still don't get why they would be considering slapping the Nextel brand name on a business-oriented high-speed-data service with no mention of PTT (and zero marketing of even ...

Re: Verizon
Jan 3, 2014, 1:08 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

redboy said: A recent article mentioned that Verizon is considering making an offer for TMobile. Sounds like an attempt on AT&T part to erode the base of subscribers I wish that Verizon and Sprint would both forget about TMobile. I say they should both concentrate on obtaining US Cellular because that gets you into more rural markets.

AT&T's network is better than TMO?
Jan 3, 2014, 1:03 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

According to who? AT&T always rank dead last in Consumer Reports almost every single year. Their network is garbage.

I saw this coming
Jan 2, 2014, 9:47 PM
in the Sprint forum

Didn't take Softbank long to figure out Sprint's branding issues. Sprint tanked in Consumer Reports latest poll while their MVNOs fared well. Too many brand names!

800 ESMR Map
Oct 8, 2013, 7:03 PM
in the Sprint forum

Does anyone know if a coverage map exists that displays the 800 ESMR voice and 1X coverage? I cannot find anything on Sprint.com's map.

Re: Multiple networks
Oct 5, 2013, 11:47 PM
in the Sprint forum

Ironically, the areas where Sprint customers are reporting vast improvement are newly activated 800 ESMR locations. LOL! Nextel is still outshining the competition and its own parent company post-mortem.

Re: It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Oct 5, 2013, 4:30 AM
in the Sprint forum

wombough said: Your right about that. But look at the maps. Edison and ATT cover most areas were sprint and T-Mobile hug interstates major highways near cities. Where I live, Sprint offers roaming within areas they have covered - Verizon does not. Going back to my original point, they are claiming Sprint has spotty coverage and your phone won't work. If that's true, it means their network also fails to work as a roaming alternative, thus negating the point.

Re: Multiple networks
Oct 5, 2013, 4:23 AM
in the Sprint forum

vercetti said: you have your facts messed up. Sprints network is CDMA, it use to be CDMA and IDEN. Wimax and LTE are not networks, they are PCI cards in a computer and parts on a CDMA tower, you can hotswap the cards to change technology as part of their new network vision project. They have one network currently, CDMA. Think of LTE like a scope on the gun...you add it, the gun remains the same, just has an add ...

Re: Who let the Logs Out
Sep 29, 2013, 12:47 AM
in the Lounge forum

Riot Jr. said: LMAO :lol: The band member's names are even funnier: Shur Sh*tzalot, Home Tepot, Bugle Butt Gene, and Gladimir Pootin'.

The Commode Aholics
Sep 28, 2013, 11:33 AM
in the Lounge forum

Has anyone here ever heard of this group? I think they are making fun of the Toilet Rockers. Some of their songs are: On the Throne Again, Takin' Care of business, Wipeout, Who let the Logs Out, etc.

Re: It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Sep 14, 2013, 8:11 PM
in the Sprint forum

wombough said: What is dumb is your logic. What does roaming have to do with anything? I will bet sprint roams more then Verizon. At least anywere near were I live. They are talking about their network only not while roaming. I travel all over the south and never roam. My buddy who has sprint roams as soon as we leave the city of Albany or Leesburg GA. I definitely agree about the roaming. Verizon has all but eliminated it ...

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