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Re: Anonymous Poster Testimonials Are Also Misleading
Thursday, 6:57 AM
in the Sprint forum

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
Sep 17, 2014, 3:44 PM
in the Sprint forum

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 abc123@hotmail.com if you want more valuable info ...

Better Options
Sep 10, 2014, 2:21 PM
in the Article: Hangouts Gains Free Voice Calls forum

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
Sep 7, 2014, 2:18 PM
in the Article: Sprint Signs 15 More Rural Carriers to LTE Initiative forum

...And Elvis would, too - 'cause we like our 4G mixed with some small-town blues! 8)

How NOT to Be "Cool" in 2014
Sep 4, 2014, 4:28 AM
in the Article: Lumia 735 Tempts the Vain with High-Quality Selfie Cam forum

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!
Sep 3, 2014, 5:10 AM
in the Article: Boost Mobile Drops Prices, Increases Data forum

Maybe they lack sufficient changes of underwear?

Welcome to the World...
Aug 31, 2014, 5:49 AM
in the Sprint forum

...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...
Aug 28, 2014, 4:09 PM
in the Article: Sprint Gives Samsung GS4 International Wi-Fi Calling forum

...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.

What?
Aug 27, 2014, 2:24 PM
in the Article: FCC Finalizes $819,000 Fine Against T-Mobile forum

Such lack of compliance is unheard of!

Re: I love tmobile
Aug 26, 2014, 9:02 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

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...
Aug 25, 2014, 6:13 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Simple Starter Subscribers Gain 2GB of Data for $5 forum

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. ;)

Re: Sprint......seriously?
Aug 25, 2014, 4:14 PM
in the Sprint forum

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 ...

Re: Sprint......seriously?
Aug 24, 2014, 11:27 PM
in the Sprint forum

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
Aug 22, 2014, 10:44 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

Unlimited, My Way.

Yet another yeah, but...yeah, but post
Aug 22, 2014, 10:42 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

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
Aug 22, 2014, 8:55 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

Compared to my old plan.

Re: Sprint......seriously?
Aug 20, 2014, 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?
Aug 20, 2014, 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
Aug 19, 2014, 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......
Aug 19, 2014, 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
Aug 19, 2014, 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
Aug 19, 2014, 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
Aug 19, 2014, 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...
Aug 18, 2014, 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?

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