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"OK, Facebook..."
Wednesday, 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 T-Mobile...you 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.

Update
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.

Adiós 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

:lol:

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 ...

Rumkin.com not Working
Feb 12, 2015, 7:24 PM
in the Sprint forum

Has anyone else noticed this? Does anybody know why?

Social Media...
Feb 9, 2015, 8:52 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

...Has killed forums like this. :(

Something Else for Them to Tax
Feb 8, 2015, 9:28 AM
in the Article: Republicans to Battle FCC Broadband Plan forum

Just wait -- once our illustrious government manages to gain control over the Net, they'll eventually start taxing its use.

Re: Wrong Again
Feb 7, 2015, 5:17 PM
in the Article: Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum forum

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.

Wrong Again
Feb 6, 2015, 11:20 AM
in the Article: Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum forum

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
Feb 5, 2015, 11:42 AM
in the Article: Sprint Touts Network Progress forum

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.

Clunky?
Feb 3, 2015, 10:43 PM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraXV for Verizon Wireless forum

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 ...

One-Handed Texting
Jan 28, 2015, 6:14 AM
in the Article: Verizon Now Selling Kyocera's DuraXV Handset forum

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
Jan 27, 2015, 5:13 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines Verizon $5 Million for Failed Rural Calls forum

Try using an AT&T phone in Tellico Plains, Tennessee or Bear Paw, North Carolina -- zero coverage.

The Reason That Only Verizon Was Fined
Jan 27, 2015, 6:00 AM
in the Article: FCC Fines Verizon $5 Million for Failed Rural Calls forum

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
Jan 25, 2015, 12:38 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

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
Jan 24, 2015, 6:45 PM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

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
Jan 24, 2015, 6:41 PM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

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
Jan 24, 2015, 1:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon Now Selling Kyocera's DuraXV Handset forum

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
Jan 24, 2015, 1:03 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering T-Mobile Customers $200 for Trade-Ins forum

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
Jan 23, 2015, 11:21 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering T-Mobile Customers $200 for Trade-Ins forum

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???
Jan 23, 2015, 4:08 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering T-Mobile Customers $200 for Trade-Ins forum

adams10462 said: I have no problems.. maybe you need glasses.. 8)

Re: who in there right mind???
Jan 23, 2015, 3:04 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering T-Mobile Customers $200 for Trade-Ins forum

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 ...

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