These are the most recent forum messages posted by gloopey1:
I Called This
I previously stated in another post regarding this topic that a merger was inevitable. Neither company can continue competing against the duopoloy of Verizon and AT&T without a massive subscriber base, spectrum, and market strategy. Alone, both companies will be swallowed up by their larger rivals, despite T-Mobile’s recent gains; it’s just a matter of time.
The merger might fall apart this go around, but it will happen sooner or later. Neither company has the assests nor ability to leapfrog ahead its own, and Verizon with AT&T will eventually squeeze their smaller rivals out of the market. My guess is that each side is hoping the other will fail first, and the winner will rush in to scoop up the remains for a song.
Sad but true! I have some beliefs that are liberal, but mostly my values lean right of center. Social media is cracking down on everyone who disagrees with the globalist agenda.
The End of Hangouts?
I wonder if this will eventually replace Hangouts?
What about Map Searches?
Unless you have Google Maps on your iPhone, Google’s search engine won’t open Apple’s map app automatically if you click “directions” (unlike Bing). Instead, your taken to the Google Maps webpage.
When Will it End?
I wonder if they indicated when that feature would cease? Has it already?
Re: My 2¢
"...And no one cares about your 2 cents." Obviously, you care or you wouldn't have responded. Moreover, you can't truly believe that people should keep their opinions to themselves while stating one.
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
It took up too much real estate on my tiny iPhone 5S. I’d rather just type symbols instead.
Bring on iOS 11
The Update Isn't Showing
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
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.
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
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
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
"...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
Umm yeah, that was funny—in 2007.
Who watches HBO anymore? They're even less relevant than MTV nowadays.
Re: Nothing But "GOTCHA"
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....
...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
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!
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?
We shall see.
Re: Sending video on lg g4
Try using a third-party messaging app, like Textra.
Who Wants to Wager?
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...
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
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?
You are...a Phonescoop Star...
Re: Damn where'd everybody go?
Facebook killed the forum stars. ...Put the blame on DVRs.
Re: If you can't beat them, copy the %@! out of them
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...
Thank you. You made my point very well.
And the Winner Is...
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
Who said that I'm mad?
Re: iPhone and Sprint data.
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.
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.
Spoken like an eighth-grade champ!
AT&T's basic phone coverage is very poor in rural areas. At least with Sprint, you can roam.
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
It's called modern life. Nowadays, few entities communicate well internally.
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