Phone Scoop

printed February 13, 2016
See this page online at:

Home  ›

User: gloopey1

Info Reviews Forum Msgs. Contact  

These are the most recent forum messages posted by gloopey1:

Re: Liberal policies
Feb 6, 2016, 9:05 AM
in the Lounge forum

In my opinion, the problem in America isn't necessarily liberal or conservative policies; it's the corrupt politicians behind them. Most of our elected officials have been bought and paid for by special-interest groups and lobbyists; therefore, their loyalty belongs to them and not us.

Re: Consolidated Forums
Jan 18, 2016, 4:13 PM
in the forum

My idea is based upon the notion that simpler is better. Moreover, I stay here rather than gravitating toward other phone forums because your overall design is easier to view and navigate. Best of luck in 2016.

Re: The Prophets of Doom Are at It Again
Jan 17, 2016, 12:37 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Relocate Cell Sites In Bid to Cut Costs forum

I see that you're back in black to declare that Sprint isn't. Thank you for making my point for me. I look forward having this conversation next year, the year after, and so forth.

The Prophets of Doom Are at It Again
Jan 16, 2016, 4:24 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Relocate Cell Sites In Bid to Cut Costs forum

"The end is near for Sprint!" LOL! This is at least year ten of the same idiots predicting Sprint's soon demise. "Oh, but it's different THIS time because..." Get a life people.

Consolidated Forums
Jan 9, 2016, 3:59 PM
in the forum

Once again, I make my annual plea to the mods...PLEASE consolidate the prepaid phone forums with their parent companies. Considering the fact that very little forum dialog happens these days, it would definitely help increase discussions that happen here. Specifically, I recommend putting Cricket under AT&T, Metro PCS underneath T-Mobile, Virgin and Boost under Sprint. Come on, guys! This is the year to consider it.

Re: Too big for you , not everyone
Dec 31, 2015, 3:53 PM
in the Article: Samsung Crowns Its Galaxy A Series with a 6-Inch Phablet forum

So here's the question: how big is too big for you? Seven inches? Eight? At what point do you say it is enough? A six-inch phone will fit into cargo pants and suit jackets, but that becomes your entire wardrobe. Unfortunately, clipping that phone to your belt is out of the question.

Too Big!
Dec 25, 2015, 4:46 PM
in the Article: Samsung Crowns Its Galaxy A Series with a 6-Inch Phablet forum

No thanks. A phone should be small and lightweight -- this monstrosity is neither. A four-inch screen is large enough for photos, short videos, and most apps. For those looking to replace the home computer, watch movies, and play games -- buy a tablet! They're cheaper, bigger, and better suited for the aforementioned activities.

Re: Even if TMobile Had the Fastest, Largest, and Most Reliable 4G...
Dec 24, 2015, 1:18 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones forum

"Off Network Roaming" is still coverage. Zero coverage means that TMobile customers have no phone service AT ALL while traveling through those areas. Your "point" about native coverage has no bearing to this discussion. It was obvious to anyone who bothered to read my original post that I was referring to emergency service while driving. Incidentally, both AT&T and TMobile's coverage maps are wrong for Ocoee, TN. This is something that anyone with a phone can easily verify.

Re: Even if TMobile Had the Fastest, Largest, and Most Reliable 4G...
Dec 23, 2015, 6:45 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones forum

Tellico Plains, Ocoee, Delano, Bear Paw, Reliance, etc have zero TMobile coverage. All of these locations do have Verizon and Sprint.

Even if TMobile Had the Fastest, Largest, and Most Reliable 4G...
Dec 23, 2015, 4:04 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Touts Network Milestones forum

...Their basic cellular coverage still sucks. If I have a flat tire in Hooterville, I wouldn't care how much better their data is compared to a carrier that actually covers me with basic service. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF ANY CELLPHONE IS TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY WHERE IT'S NEEDED MOST. I have WiFi at home that is super fast and unlimited.

Re: Need Help with Screen on/off
Dec 18, 2015, 12:02 AM
in the Android forum

I downloaded Apex Launcher and turned off the knock on code that way.

Need Help with Screen on/off
Dec 13, 2015, 9:06 AM
in the Android forum

Does anyone know of an app or setting that will limit screen awakening to the power button? I have an LG G3 and want to limit screen on and off to the power button to prevent accidental activation of the screen when touching the phone.

Re: Unique Direct Connect Number no Longer Available?
Dec 3, 2015, 4:18 PM
in the Sprint forum

I found out after speaking with a Sprint rep that WiFi calling is the feature that won't work simultaneously with Sprint DC. However, it will function at the same time with data browsing over WiFi. Moreover, it also works with LTE. Since my account was credited with free DC for life years ago, I downloaded the app onto my LG 3 and my wife's iPhone 5. It works brilliantly and uses far less battery than my Zello app. Lesson ...

Re: Automobile Web Surfing
Nov 30, 2015, 2:49 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

While traveling from East Tennessee through rural Alabama to Florida, my wife's iPad remained connected to her iPhone the entire trip. We have Sprint, so my guess is that Verizon would provide the same experience.

Re: Unique Direct Connect Number no Longer Available?
Nov 26, 2015, 7:01 PM
in the Sprint forum

I finally broke down and bought a smartphone (LG G3). However, DC won't work with WiFi. Sprint, please fix this issue. We are using Zello for now.

Re: Sprint Offers 50% OFF T-MOBILE ($200.00 Is Nothing)
Nov 26, 2015, 6:58 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers $200 to Sprint Customers forum

Well, they aren't running too far into the hills. Remember, this is TMobile coverage we're talking about.

200 Bucks Could Buy...
Nov 26, 2015, 6:56 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers $200 to Sprint Customers forum

...a backup Tracfone that uses Verizon, which is what most TMobile customers would need for coverage outside cities along the interstate highways.

Re: BSA allows gay leaders
Nov 6, 2015, 10:06 AM
in the Lounge forum

In America, the people who suffer confiscation of wealth and pay the most in taxes are the middle class. Poor people have no money, and the wealthy elite know how to work all of the loopholes. With regard to the Boy Scouts, all I can say is that the organization has just begun phase one of many future social experiments. As Hadouken pointed out, other situations will undoubtedly come to pass that our society currently deems inappropriate. ...

"OK, Facebook..."
Aug 26, 2015, 4:53 PM
in the Article: Facebook Testing Messenger-Based Personal Assistant forum

...Please unfollow Mrs. Olson. If I'm forced to view any more photo studios that she has uploaded, my head will explode!

Re: The Sprint Doom & Gloomers of 2006 Are Still Here
Aug 20, 2015, 3:32 PM
in the Article: SoftBank Invests Another $73 Million in Sprint forum

Up until a couple of years ago, Sprint's network was ranked second among national carriers by Consumer Reports for several years in a row. Their lackluster data network caused them to bottom out because of the smartphone revolution. For those of us who were still using regular phones, we never noticed any difference. With Softbank backing them, they will evolve and thrive...or else!

The Sprint Doom & Gloomers of 2006 Are Still Here
Aug 19, 2015, 1:29 PM
in the Article: SoftBank Invests Another $73 Million in Sprint forum

...And they're still wrongly predicting Sprint's soon and inevitable demise nine years later. Here's a better idea than letting Sprint die: you guys should go and become weather forecasters.

Re: If You're Sprint
Aug 18, 2015, 7:12 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros 'iPhone Forever' Promo forum

If your constantly figure out new ways to be a cheaper version of Sprint because your coverage, plus roaming, only exceeds their old network, Nextel.

Re: Ha
Aug 17, 2015, 3:01 PM
in the Article: Android 'M' Is for Marshmallow, Final Preview Build Released forum

...right after lollipop in 2017.

Re: looking for a stout 4g smartphone
Aug 2, 2015, 12:12 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

If rugged is what you're looking for, forget about smartphones. Even the ones that claim otherwise break much more easily than old-fashioned candy bars and flips. Regardless of which kind you buy and the cover, none can withstand the abuse that real mil-spec phones can handle.

Jul 19, 2015, 2:35 PM
in the Sprint forum

All, Thank you for your help. I was able to change my number this week by going to my local Radio Shack. A former Sprint Store employee, who has been with them since the Nextel days, knew whom to contact within the organization. Although new accounts are not automatically set for either/ or, it's still available for the asking. In my case, they used my MSID number and added the asterisks in between. I'm not sure what would happen if ...

Unique Direct Connect Number no Longer Available?
Jul 10, 2015, 3:54 PM
in the Sprint forum

I recently decided to return to a basic flip phone since I have a laptop and tablet. I chose to carry a Dura XT so that I could rid myself of the burden of carrying two phones. The phone works great; however, Sprint seems to no longer offer the unique DC numbers like before My work cell has a mobile number (123-456-7890) and a DC (987*65432*10). Now, the PTT option seems to be one number only. When I contacted technical ...

Re: What About Infrastructure?
Jun 6, 2015, 12:11 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile and Dish Discussing Possible Merger forum

I seriously doubt that either Sprint or Tmobile will ever expand much beyond cities and towns located near the interstate highways. However, acquiring spectrum accomplishes several things: it bolsters the coverage that they already have, it increases call and data capacity, and it improves the end-user experience and overall quality of their network.

And T-Mobile Will Offer...
May 9, 2015, 10:58 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June forum

...Toshiba high-def DVD/VCR players to all of their CDMA customers they switch over to GSM.

AdiĆ³s Skype...
Apr 28, 2015, 6:54 AM
in the Article: Facebook Brings Free Video Calls to Messenger App forum

...and the six people I know who actually use it. This has been a long time coming, but it's finally here! :)

Re: Has anyone else had problems with the Sprint Direct Connect?
Apr 24, 2015, 1:12 PM
in the Sprint forum

My biggest issue with Sprint DC: too many co-workers calling and bugging me all the time, especially on my days off!

2006 Called
Apr 9, 2015, 11:13 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Open 1,435 RadioShack Stores April 10 forum

And they want their "Sprint will be bankrupt any day now" doomsayers back. If you'll notice, most of those prognosticators are no longer on the forum. It looks as if they went out first! :lol:

All Carriers Will Have This
Apr 9, 2015, 10:07 AM
in the Article: Sprint Updating iPhones with WiFi Calling forum

Spectrum isn't the issue with indoor coverage -- it's frequency. 1900 mhz typically does not penetrate buildings as well as the 850 mhz cellular band. However, the problem with cellular frequencies is the lack of voice clarity. WiFi solves both problems. Carriers aren't forced to degrade their networks to lower frequencies that actually have less spectrum.

Cricket's New Plan Is Guaranteed to Bowl You Over
Apr 8, 2015, 12:32 PM
in the Article: Cricket Offering Free Service to Switchers forum


Phone Color Is Irrelevant to Me
Mar 28, 2015, 6:13 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Because I put my tablets and phones in protective cases, which come in a variety of colors.

Super Mario & Zelda - Coming to a Tablet Near You
Mar 17, 2015, 7:37 AM
in the Article: Nintendo Pushes 'Start' On Mobile Game Development forum

Oh yeah, it's on like Donkey Kong!

Does not Support Some Tablets
Mar 14, 2015, 11:01 PM
in the Article: Android Messenger Updated with GIF Support forum

FYI - This app has limited accessibility.

Re: New Sprint Phones Coming Out Soon In 2015
Mar 4, 2015, 3:16 PM
in the Sprint forum

Does Sprint have any decent basic phones on the horizon? Not all of us want smartphones. :)

I'm Suing Apple
Feb 27, 2015, 12:48 PM
in the Article: Smartflash Sues Apple Again Over Newer iPhones forum

So that I won't be the only one who isn't. I have a rep to protect, after all.

Colonizing Mars?
Feb 21, 2015, 8:40 AM
in the Article: Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow forum

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.

2006 Called....
Feb 19, 2015, 5:52 PM
in the Article: Sprint Raising More Capital for Network Expansion forum

...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 ...

(older messages not shown)

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2016 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.