User: T Bone
These are the most recent forum messages posted by T Bone:
The iPhone App Store started requiring passwords for every purchase only after being hammered with exactly this kind of lawsuit. It seems obvious 'protect your customers' but many companies are only willing to do that when they are forced to, the lure of making easy money off of stupid people who buy stuff they don't intend, is too hard them for resist.
Re: New Algorithm
it's difficult to tell which Constitutional Amendment the left hates more: the first, the second or the tenth.
Since when did any government agency ever decide that something is outside its jurisdiction and decide not to intervene?
Re: Pandora did not evolve, this is what happens.
What is killing them is the lack of an 'on demand' option, every other music service has one, Pandora is the only one that doesn't. If they can find a way to offer an on-demand option, this alone will be enough to completely turn them around.
Apple Music offers an insanely generous 90-day free trial, I doubt many of those 20 million subscribers are actually paying customers.
That's 'Rein in'
Rein, as in 'restrain, control', not 'reign, as in 'something a king does'.
Tracefone is not a Walmart brand
The Walmart brands are Straight Talk, (which is an MVNO of Verizon, at&t and Sprint) and Walmart Family Mobile (which is an MVNO of T-Mobile).
Re: Verizon is going down the ****ter....
It has nothing to do with anyone getting any kind of bonus, it was done to encourage people on uneconomical (uneconomical for Verizon) unlimited plans to switch to a current plan.
It's not like it can be enforced anyway
Seriously, what do people think the FCC will be able to do to enforce such a ruling? The idea that either the FCC or any government agency anywhere on the planet can possibly police the Internet is a joke. Yeah, the FCC is gonna tell a bunch of Internet sites based in Russia and China what to do, yeah right.
Did you see those specs? This is equivalent to those high-end Android phones like the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S 6, this is not a $499 bargain basement phone.
Re: And here we all were
A Blackberry phone that runs Android? Wow, it really is the end. It's too bad, a world with only two smartphone operating systems is not a world I want to live in,
Google is a monopoly
Google has 68% of the smartphone market in the US and closer to 80% overseas, and they do use their position of dominance to try to squelch competition. There's really no question of that. Windows Phone only has about 2% market share, hardly a monopoly. And they are a monopoly in many other areas besides smartphones. They have a monopoly on search engines (by one estimate more than 90% of ALL internet traffic goes through ...
You can't make rules after the fact. The fact is that what Dish what did was legal under the rules that existed at the time of the auction. Now, the government was to retroactively declare it illegal. That is total BS. You can't change the rules after the game has been played.
It does sound extremely suspicious
Re: Who needs it?
A better way of wording the OP's question would be 'what is the benefit?' and I think the answer is "there isn't one". The only thing that increasing the screen resolution accomplishes is to run down your battery even faster.
Re: Android M
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Re: apple verdict on ebooks
That's the scam of the class action lawsuit. The lawyers become millionaires and the people who actually got the shaft get a coupon for 50 cents off a frappuccino. And when it is the government suing 'on the behalf of the consumer', the ripoff is even worse, the government gets millions, or billions, and the consumers who are the alleged victims don't get even the frappuccino coupon.
Re: That would be like?
The Titanic was a damn fine boat.....it's not as if any other boat could have survived a head-on collision with an iceberg while going more than 100 MPH through dangerous waters because the captain was interested in showing off how fast the ship was.
Of course a 6 digit code is more secure than a 4 digit code! In general, the longer the better.
Well it certainly couldn't get any dumber!
I've never seen anybody use Siri as anything other than as a kind of amusement, thinking of the absolute stupidest and most ridiculous things to ask it and then watch the alleged hilarity as it gives the dumbest possible response. I've certainly never seen anyone do anything remotely useful with it. Siri is the most useless, overblown, overhyped smartphone feature ever.
Re: who cares
And Slacker and Pandora are only $4.99 a month. Moreover, Spotify has been running a promotion recently, which they send me nearly every day, that you can get premium content for only 99 cents a month. This is just a 'me too' service it seems. But I',m sure that there are enough Apple drones out there who will sign up for it just because they don't think Apple has enough money (they do).
Re: It's really all the same
Yes, the requirement to pay off the price of the phone is a kind of backdoor ETF, but the difference is that you freedom under a no contact plan that you don't have under a contract plan. And most no-contract customers pay the full cost of the phone right away or pay it off early. On a no contract plan, you have no upgrade fee, no activation fees and lower monthly charges. Plus, there ...
How is it that you are able to explicitly use profanity, repeatedly, with no repercussions, where when I use a simple abbreviation (BS) I get a reprimand and get banned for a week?
Re: Convoluted 2+Year Contract
It seems like, under the pretense of getting rid of contracts, carriers are just reintroducing contracts under a different name. This, combined with the recent changes to Verizon's Edge program really seem to amount to a kind of backdoor contract.
Re: why not
I was thinking that they should have negotiated a licensing agreement, it would be an extra source of revenue for Blackberry. Just shutting down the company is a lose/lose proposition for everyone.
Re: Their only hope...
But it's not exactly lighting up the best- seller charts though is it? After years using a Blackberry, I'm now using a Galaxy Note 3, but I have a Z10 running 10.3 which has the Amazon App Store, and have had no difficulty finding the apps I want, so I may try the Passport later in the year when it is time to get a new phone. I really don't think becoming one more Android OEM and completely giving up their ...
Re: Their only hope...
I don't think there's any potential benefit to Blackberry walking into an already overcrowded market, where most companies are losing money, and shouting 'me too!'
Re: Their only hope...
The supposed benefit of Android is supposed to be its versatility......but if it is only possible to make money off make high end, $800 smartphones with Android then Android isn't versatile at all, at that point you might as well just buy an iPhone. Certainly Blackberry, which has never released a phone that cost more than $499, is not going to start churning out $800 Android phones.
Re: Under no pressure
And yet the one thing they seem unwilling or unable to do, which totally would turn T-Mobile around is start investing seriously in building out its network. There are tons of people all over the country who would be willing to give T-Mobile a try but are unable to do so because T-Mobile simply has no coverage in their area.
Re: Their only hope...
Android is no more profitable than Blackberry at this point, just look at all the companies that went all in on Android and are now dying....Pantech, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, even Samsung is now feeling the financial pinch. It is becoming increasingly clear that it is not possible to make money off of Android. Besides, Blackberry has its own identity, giving that up to become yet another run of the mill Android OEM is not the road to ...
It has actually been fairly successful, with many reviewers saying that this was the phone that the Kindle Fire Phone should have been.
E-ink is the best electronic reading option, especially for those of us who don't have great eyesight, and who are likely to suffer eyestrain and headaches from reading off an LCD screen This is why I still use my first generation nook and still use my Kindle Paper-White.. For me, a phone with an e-ink screen would be ideal. I don't understand your complaint here. The first generation of this phone has gotten great reviews, and it ...
Contracts are on the way out.
Most customers are better off under a NEXT plan anyway. I know that I am never going to sign another contract unless I have absolutely no choice.
Re: Why Not?
I didn't even realize that AOL was still a thing....
Re: Blackberry was the one that pulled their phones
Blackberry 10.3, which the Blackberry Classic run, has the Amazon App Store on it, In the Amazon app store, one can find the vast majority of apps that are available for Android and iOS. The 'app gap' is now small enough that it is now no longer a factor, unless one wants a very specific, highly specialized app which is exclusive to Android or iOS,, which is something that is true of very few people. Likewise, ...
Re: And T-Mobile Will Offer...
I cannot agree, the sound quality of CDMA is poor, it sounds like the person you are talking to is speaking through a tin can. And CDMA is also older technology than GSM, GSM was first deployed in 1991, while CDMA was developed during World War II.
Re: The Solution to this
The provider is not going to give them information without a warrant.
Re: THIS SHIP HAS SAILED!
Amazon has a long history of supporting apparently failed products until they are successful. Apparently, I am the only one who remembers back when the first generation Kindle was released and it turned out to be a huge failure and everyone was laughing ' the concept of e-books is a joke, it will never catch on', right up until the moment that Amazon finally made a Kindle that people wanted, and now people are talking about the ...
Orwell, wasn't making predictions, he was making veiled commentary on the events of his own day, the reason the book is called '1984' is because he transposed two of the digits in the year '1948' which is when he wrote it.
The Solution to this
Password protect your phone and tell the cops that they can have the password when they get a court order and a proper search warrant.
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