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My 2¢
Yesterday, 6:12 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Video Optimization Tests Have Customers Crying Foul forum

Buy a Tivo or DVR and record shows when you’re not home, then watch them later. Cellphones should be limited to talk, messaging, and other communication-related applications. People using them to stream entertainment is a waste of bandwidth.

I Deleted My Emoji Keyboard
Monday, 8:54 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals New iOS, MacOS Emoji forum

It took up too much real estate on my tiny iPhone 5S. I’d rather just type symbols instead.

Bring on iOS 11
Jun 29, 2017, 10:12 AM
in the Article: iOS 10.3.3 Beta 5 Appears forum

I'm ready!

The Update Isn't Showing
Jun 26, 2017, 3:39 PM
in the Article: Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 11 forum

I recently signed to be a beta tester, but I'm not seeing availability for this update. 10.3.3 beta was the last one I could download. What time today will the 11.0 beta version be pushed to all tester devices?

The End of Cable/Satellite TV Is Near
Jun 22, 2017, 6:05 PM
in the Article: YouTube TV Expands to More Markets forum

With the advent of Hulu, Netflix, and now YouTube, more and more people will be cutting the cord to traditional pay-for-TV providers. I have Spectrum Internet, but I have no desire whatsoever to add their cable service. 200+ channels of nothing much to watch is what you get.

Marketing Strategy
Jun 21, 2017, 1:20 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier forum

Virgin's move was probably an effort to distinguish itself as a higher-end prepaid service. Along with competition from other MVNOs, Virgin has its cousin Boost to contend with for market share. Striking this deal with Apple gives it visibility in all their stores as well.

Re: I'm Officially Old
Jun 17, 2017, 1:53 PM
in the Article: Review: LifeProof Aquaphonics 10 forum

I have seen low-cost boomboxes that allow bluetooth pairing, thereby accomplishing stereo sound that way. However, I didn't know if high-end single speakers had true left/right channel separation when paired together. Were you saying that some do? I did assume that you could connect more than one at a time, sans stereo.

I'm Officially Old
Jun 17, 2017, 11:37 AM
in the Article: Review: LifeProof Aquaphonics 10 forum

When I was young, nobody wanted A speaker—everyone wanted stereo. Later on, everyone wanted the next level—surround sound. Can today's bluetooth speakers be paired together to create wireless stereo? Mono, regardless of volume or clarity, is a step backward, in my opinion.

Re: Sprint PTT has always been a joke
May 7, 2017, 7:52 PM
in the Article: Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services forum

"...Sprint's network, while still not as good as the other providers', has come a long way since though, especially since they repurposed the iDEN spectrum to deploy reliable 1xADV voice and LTE data so I would expect much improved PTT performance as compared to post-iDEN 2013..." Any CDMA provider with roaming agreements, like Sprint, is going to provide superior coverage when compared to GSM. Regardless of how "good" a GSM network might be, rural coverage is still a huge gap.

Re: Crappy Network
May 3, 2017, 12:41 PM
in the Article: Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage forum

Umm yeah, that was funny—in 2007.

Free HBO?
Mar 20, 2017, 4:39 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Give DirecTV Now Subscribers Free Year of HBO forum

Who watches HBO anymore? They're even less relevant than MTV nowadays.

Re: Nothing But "GOTCHA"
Feb 10, 2017, 11:45 PM
in the Article: Sprint Pitching 5 Lines with Unlimited Everything for $90 forum

By 2018, they'll probably have something else that's better. Since I signed with Sprint in 2003, my monthly bill has only gone down while the services I get have gotten better. In the process, I was able to get rid of my old landline phone about five years ago, eliminating that bill. Before Sprint, I had a sixty-dollar per month landline phone bill, a sixty-dollar per month internet bill, and a crappy Cingular cellphone that cost forty bucks a ...

Last but not Least....
Feb 3, 2017, 2:33 PM
in the Article: 9 Ways to Use Your Phone as an Effective Tool When Protesting forum

...If you don't like the way things are, vote the people out who are causing the problems. Don't become part of it.

Re: Giving a Sprint Rep a HUGE high five
Sep 30, 2016, 4:15 PM
in the Sprint forum

I too have an LG G3, and I have been with Sprint-Nextel for thirteen years. My service has also been great. I purchased the G3 for WiFi calling and the outstanding camera.

Way to Go, Sprint!
Sep 20, 2016, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance forum

I'm enjoying rhe network, prices, and extras I get every month as a subscriber. Keep up the good work.

Re: Who Wants to Wager?
Sep 8, 2016, 6:14 AM
in the Article: Apple to Keep Selling iPhone 6s with More Storage forum

We shall see.

Re: Sending video on lg g4
Sep 7, 2016, 7:15 PM
in the LG forum

Try using a third-party messaging app, like Textra.

Who Wants to Wager?
Sep 7, 2016, 7:11 PM
in the Article: Apple to Keep Selling iPhone 6s with More Storage forum

I'm betting that later models of iPhone 7 will receive the headphone jack. Apple is undoubtedly keeping its older model around until it sees how well their latest offering fares.

Re: These just got announced...
Sep 7, 2016, 7:05 PM
in the Article: Apple Announces Wireless AirPods forum

I was thinking the same thing. I wish that bluetooth headphones/earbuds had a wired option. That way, you could use them the old-fashioned way when near your device and wirelessly when too far.

Re: I still love T-Mobile
Aug 31, 2016, 9:24 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Before Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, we had Phonescoop. At least when fights broke out here, nobody knew who you really were.

Re: Damn where'd everybody go?
Aug 30, 2016, 7:53 PM
in the Lounge forum

You are...a Phonescoop Star...

Re: Damn where'd everybody go?
Aug 30, 2016, 2:31 PM
in the Lounge forum

Facebook killed the forum stars. ...Put the blame on DVRs.

Re: If you can't beat them, copy the &#%@! out of them
Aug 27, 2016, 8:50 AM
in the Article: Sprint Adds High-Quality Video Option to Unlimited Plan forum

Sprint is merely doing what the other three carriers do: match their competitor's prices and/or plans to retain customers. In fact, my current plan through Sprint (10 gigs each line for $100 for a family of four) even has the T-Mobile name attached to it on my billing.

Re: And the Winner Is...
Aug 15, 2016, 3:28 PM
in the Article: Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps forum

Thank you. You made my point very well.

And the Winner Is...
Aug 14, 2016, 8:38 PM
in the Article: Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps forum

The prize goes to all the trolls who love to naysay everything about a carrier or brand they dislike. On the other hand, those of us who use Sprint, either for work or personal, welcome this news because it means better things for us. If you dislike Sprint or some other brand, here is a novel idea: don't purchase their products or services; it's that simple.

Re: Still Awaiting Marshmallow
Jul 2, 2016, 8:02 PM
in the Article: Android N Named Nougat forum

Who said that I'm mad?

Still Awaiting Marshmallow
Jun 30, 2016, 7:40 PM
in the Article: Android N Named Nougat forum

:(

Re: iPhone and Sprint data.
May 26, 2016, 8:54 PM
in the Sprint forum

You can, as long as you are on WiFi or LTE. Talk and surf doesn't work over 3G or 1X because both are CDMA based.

Re: FAIL
May 25, 2016, 5:13 AM
in the Article: AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone forum

Yes, ANY phone being produced nowadays needs LTE capabilities for the reason you've described. Moreover, Android is capable of powering basic phones as well; why not use that OS rather than one with rigid limitations? Even though basic phone buyers typically don't care about features, some people will have them because an employer purchased them for business use.

Re: sprint
May 16, 2016, 7:42 PM
in the Sprint forum

Spoken like an eighth-grade champ!

Re: LOL
May 15, 2016, 10:49 PM
in the Article: Sprint Packages 40GB Shared Plan with Amazon Prime forum

AT&T's basic phone coverage is very poor in rural areas. At least with Sprint, you can roam.

Re: LOL
May 13, 2016, 11:11 PM
in the Article: Sprint Packages 40GB Shared Plan with Amazon Prime forum

Whether they need to or not, the claim has been addressed by Verizon. Their comeback is, "Well, we're consistently fast everywhere." What they don't and can't say is they are the fastest. Unlike you, Verizon tells the truth about their network rather than making opposite statements from reality.

Re: Customer service
May 13, 2016, 8:48 PM
in the Sprint forum

It's called modern life. Nowadays, few entities communicate well internally.

Re: I still love T-Mobile
May 13, 2016, 8:46 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

This is still the best site for news. However, the forums have all but dried up. Social media killed the Internet forum star.

Re: LOL
May 13, 2016, 8:43 PM
in the Article: Sprint Packages 40GB Shared Plan with Amazon Prime forum

If Sprint's network were slow, the other guys would be trouncing them on TV and in the courtroom for claiming otherwise. However, that isn't happening.

SMS Interoperability
Apr 21, 2016, 7:58 AM
in the Article: Facebook Enables Group Calls from Messenger forum

The feature for which I have been waiting is SMS. If Facebook must require us to use a separate app for IM, at least allow us to control all of our messaging in one place. I keep hearing they will do this, but I do not see it happening.

Re: Free Enterprise
Apr 17, 2016, 7:52 PM
in the Article: Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules forum

Really? Would you care to elaborate?

Free Enterprise
Apr 16, 2016, 7:10 AM
in the Article: Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules forum

While I believe that anyone or any group (like the FCC) means well, price controls ultimately are counter productive. The bottom line is that no one is ultimately required to own a business that provides goods or services, especially those that humanity could survive without having. This is why minimum wage and other artificial economic controls don't work. Once an outside player comes along and forces companies to "do the right thing," they, in turn, respond by charging higher ...

Re: I don't know
Apr 9, 2016, 1:37 PM
in the Article: Verizon Now Selling the Samsung Convoy 4 forum

You're paying for ruggedness and moisture resistance.

Re: They are cooked.....
Apr 7, 2016, 5:53 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell Certain Network Assets for $2.2 Billion forum

I wish that Phonescoop reposted false prophecies like the one above to discourage this sort of behavior. It's absolutely disgraceful and stupid.

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