These are the most recent forum messages posted by gloopey1:
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.
Re: Much as I root for Sprint. . .
...I really don't. :roll:
Network Coverage Versus Roaming
Actually, Sprint's footprint nationwide is larger than either company if roaming is factored, and it has been since about 2003. Granted, 4G coverage is less than either. GSM, on the other hand, is not good if your in the mountains or in the middle of Podunk.
Re: Personal Messages - Suggestion
Use a throwaway email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) for your email address here. Granted, email is a little slower, but there is that workaround to keep you anonymity.
Dear Phonescoop Moderators, Perhaps it's time to consolidate the forums into fewer but larger. In times past, it wouldn't have made sense to do so because of the amount of traffic -- I don't think that is the case any longer. If it were me changing it, I would have Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Tracfone, and US Cellular forums with all of the pre-paids below their parent companies. In addition, I'd add Ting, Smart Talk, and the other new upstarts. I think ...
All those who said that the Internet would make us smarter were wrong.
Re: PTT upstart "OnBeep"
cellphonesaretools said: Although the market for PTT seems to be nearly gone, or at least has become nearly silent, this upstart company (OnBeep) with their "Onyx" PTT device might be of interest to the few who still use PTT for work or family communications: Background info: http://www.onbeep.com/blog/ FAQ: http://www.onbeep.com/faq/ I have no idea if it works as advertised, I just ran across a press release on it several days ago and thought I'd post the links in case someone might be ...
Re: Owings Mills/Reisterstown Maryland
cellphonesaretools said: Again, gloop, you've failed to understand what's been said, and you're running amok casting aspersions. Sigh...if only you could read & comprehend as well as you can jump to erroneous conclusions & hurl insults. Say, how about the latest quarterly results from Sprint? I guess if it's their goal to win the race to the bottom, there's just no stopping them. :lol: I'm disappointed. You waited several days to respond to my post, and that was it? Your answer ...
Re: Owings Mills/Reisterstown Maryland
cellphonesaretools said: You're way out of line. I merely told the OP that when I went online to compare, I was surprised to see that for the plan I mentioned, Sprint & Verizon were very similar. OP already stated he/she went with VZ because it was the most reliable in his/her area, the only problem being VZ's higher price. I merely pointed out that in some cases, VZ & Sprint pricing is similar. No rational person could complain about ...
Re: Owings Mills/Reisterstown Maryland
cellphonesaretools said: Sorry, I can't vouch for Sprint coverage in your locale, but I can say that it might be worth a little of your time to go online, open one browser window to Verizon and one to Sprint, and see how close (or different) the monthly cost is for closely-comparable plans. Spouse & I are both self-employed, so as you mentioned in your post, our mobile phones need to be extremely reliable, because they are our business lines as ...
acdc1a said: You must live in the magic land where only Sprint and T-Mobile work. I use T-Mobile now and I've used Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. I can tell you honestly that there was never anywhere in my vast travels that I had any problems at all with Verizon or AT&T. Sprint and T-Mobile, not so much. That said, I don't travel like I used to and T-Mobile more than meets my needs for now. It's called working and ...
acdc1a said: Why would they offer the same thing as everyone else? No one is going to share 1GB...that's absurd. Their own branded prepaid is a better deal at $35! I don't see how this is going to right the ship. For the same money I'd rather have Verizon or AT&T. Where I live and work, neither is an option. Wireless service is all about where you live and use your phone the most, not who's bigger and badder. ...
Re: Keep this in mind on November 4th
Agreed. I don't trust either party myself, but someone will win, and we must choose between the lesser of two evils. Who do I fear most? Do I fear the person who might raise my taxes, even though he or she promises not to, or do I fear the one who says my taxes will go up?
I understand that law enforcement need the ability to monitor phone calls of suspicious people, but who decides who is "suspicious"? I'm fearful that we are moving closer and closer to a state-controlled regime that watches everything we do and uses that info against us at will.
...And they want their ringtone store back! LOL...what's next?...I suppose replacement antennas that light up.
Re: this is beyond bad
The Victor said: ok but their tv service is decent at best, theres only certain places they can even offer it, and if they can better utilize directv why not, not all monopolies are bad As long as I get the wheel barrow or top hat, I'm good!
Cue the Surfer Dude
"iOS8 is great, and it won't have all the bugs that iOS7 had." :wink:
Re: Anonymous Poster Testimonials Are Also Misleading
Waldoguy said: I am also not a spammer, but a real honest to goodness consumer. I've actually been referring to PhoneScoop since 1999. I've used it as a good reference for phones and carriers. I joined phonescoop as a member for the first time today just so I could contribute to the forum. And where's Waldo? In Ohio. I can do a hundred one-armed pushups in under two minutes, and I'm really being honest, too. After all, can you ...
Anonymous Poster Testimonials Are Also Misleading
Hi, my name is User XYZ and I had a terrible experience with Carrier X. They screwed up my bill, their network dropped my calls, and their support team was worse than any I've ever dealt with. Trust me - I'm certainly not a spammer working for a competitor or a 15-year-old kid who thinks name branding is everything. I've been a Phonescoop member three days now, and you can contact me at email@example.com if you want more valuable info ...
Facebook Messenger already has free calling and IM to any other user - in ANY country for free. Skype also has the same features, plus the added ability to call or text regular phone numbers for a small fee. Both services have larger communities. What advantage does Hangouts have?
Ole Hank Would Be Proud
...And Elvis would, too - 'cause we like our 4G mixed with some small-town blues! 8)
How NOT to Be "Cool" in 2014
Let someone else take your picture. Seriously, I'm so sick and tired of selfies - it has to be the dumbest fad, ever!
Re: So why not just do a solid!
Maybe they lack sufficient changes of underwear?
Welcome to the World...
...of reality, where carriers don't accurately portray coverage on their maps. The good news is that you'll discover that they're also wrong about where they don't have it. That's why the trial period is crucial when determining whether a particular carrier is right for you. Verizon and AT&T show that they provide full bars in my neighborhood, but inside my house both suck.
Other Free Alternatives are Already Available...
...That will work with any smartphone. I use Groove IP. It's free and allows users to call, even from WiFi-only tablets. You can set up this app to work with your existing number, as well, via Google Voice.
Such lack of compliance is unheard of!
Re: I love tmobile
The best thing about T-Mobile is that their competitive pricing has forced everyone else to lower theirs. If T-mobile works for you - great! Don't worry about all the haters here who talk about poor coverage. If if works for you, great, if not, do something else. OK, all you hateraid drinkers, bring on the "yeah, but...yeah, but" posts. 8)
Yeah, but...yeah, but...
My carrier's still better than yours. TMO doesn't have towers in Podunk, Nowheresville, and that's worth the extra moolah I pay - to roam there, that is. ;)
Our lines run $4.00 per user - with phone service included. The company restricts that feature to prevent misuse of our devices. The coverage inside the building where I work is good because Sprint worked very hard to ensure it, but he PTT is mediocre at best. If we switched to AT&T or Verizon, the cost would be significantly higher - only T-Mobile was able to propose a competitive offer. However, our internal WiFi was incapable of maintaining a constant connection ...
The company that I work for still uses it, and many of my work contacts have PTT-only phones.
Re: I'm Saving $30 Per Month Now
Unlimited, My Way.
Yet another yeah, but...yeah, but post
stevelvl said: The term disruptive pricing strictly references to the current market place. The idea being that the plan is so radically different competitors have to change their plans or see an exodus of their customers. So this has nothing to do with your old plan it is only fair to gauge it to current plan pricing in which case once again sprint has over promised and under delivered on the disruptive pricing claim. Of course when you look at ...
I'm Saving $30 Per Month Now
Compared to my old plan.
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?
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.
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