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You Get What You Pay For
Yesterday, 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
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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
Friday, 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???
Friday, 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???
Friday, 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 ...

Huh?
Wednesday, 3:22 PM
in the Article: FreedomPop Selling Unlimited WiFi Access for $5 forum

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
Jan 19, 2015, 9:20 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Parent Still Wants To Offload the Uncarrier forum

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
Jan 19, 2015, 4:52 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Parent Still Wants To Offload the Uncarrier forum

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!
Jan 17, 2015, 6:04 PM
in the Article: Republicans Attempt to Defang the FCC forum

"Like," and "+1" to that!

Re: Wi Fi Calling
Jan 14, 2015, 10:32 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

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
Jan 13, 2015, 4:14 PM
in the Article: Gloves-On with the Sonim XP7 & XP6 for AT&T forum

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
Jan 13, 2015, 7:46 AM
in the Article: Gloves-On with the Sonim XP7 & XP6 for AT&T forum

...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
Jan 4, 2015, 11:20 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

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
Jan 2, 2015, 11:50 PM
in the Sprint forum

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 ...

Re: ROLLCALL!!!
Dec 24, 2014, 10:52 PM
in the Lounge forum

Here, here!

Merry Christmas!
Dec 24, 2014, 7:19 AM
in the Lounge forum

...To the faithful few still on Phonescoop.

Re: PTT upstart "OnBeep"
Dec 21, 2014, 9:28 AM
in the Sprint forum

Here's their link: http://zello.com/accessories.htm

Re: Wi Fi Calling
Dec 10, 2014, 6:30 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

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...
Dec 7, 2014, 9:02 AM
in the Article: Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done forum

...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
Dec 7, 2014, 8:56 AM
in the Article: Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done forum

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
Dec 5, 2014, 11:45 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE forum

...Sounds like the muffled, grown-up voices from Charlie Brown. Maybe VOLTE will at least graduate them to PCS quality.

Wi Fi Calling Workaround
Dec 3, 2014, 11:54 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

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
Dec 3, 2014, 1:10 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done forum

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. . .
Dec 3, 2014, 12:57 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done forum

...I really don't. :roll:

Network Coverage Versus Roaming
Dec 3, 2014, 8:02 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Woo AT&T and Verizon Customers with Halved Rates forum

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
Nov 30, 2014, 2:37 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Use a throwaway email address (e.g., abc123@hotmail.com) for your email address here. Granted, email is a little slower, but there is that workaround to keep you anonymity.

Forum Consolidation
Nov 28, 2014, 7:25 AM
in the phonescoop.com forum

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 ...

Proof Positive
Nov 15, 2014, 11:09 PM
in the Lounge forum

All those who said that the Internet would make us smarter were wrong.

Re: PTT upstart "OnBeep"
Nov 15, 2014, 9:34 PM
in the Sprint forum

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
Nov 10, 2014, 11:56 AM
in the Sprint forum

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
Nov 4, 2014, 7:32 PM
in the Sprint forum

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
Nov 3, 2014, 3:32 PM
in the Sprint forum

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 ...

Re: LAME
Oct 25, 2014, 9:22 PM
in the Article: Sprint Improves Its Least-Expensive Data Plan forum

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 ...

Re: LAME
Oct 23, 2014, 10:41 AM
in the Article: Sprint Improves Its Least-Expensive Data Plan forum

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
Oct 22, 2014, 9:16 PM
in the Article: Congress Warns FBI to Leave Peoples' Cell Phones Alone forum

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?

Mixed Feelings
Oct 22, 2014, 7:52 AM
in the Article: Congress Warns FBI to Leave Peoples' Cell Phones Alone forum

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.

2004 Called...
Oct 9, 2014, 5:12 PM
in the Article: Verizon Teams with Slacker for Ringtone Service forum

...And they want their ringtone store back! LOL...what's next?...I suppose replacement antennas that light up.

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