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Re: Windows 9?
Yesterday, 10:01 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

Last year it drove me nuts, people would come in asking if we had X Box One and I would say 'Microsoft hasn't been manufacturing the first generation X Box for years....' and then I would yet again catch myself 'oh right, the X Box One is the newest one....stupid Microsoft calling the third generation 'the one'' That happened like, 6 times every day to me that people would ask for the X Box One and I would forget that, ...

Re: Windows 9?
Tuesday, 10:27 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

Blackberry 7 is really just a re-named Blackberry 6.1

Re: Windows 9?
Tuesday, 4:06 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

Calling the third Xbox the "One" just drives me batty!

Re: Windows 9?
Tuesday, 2:07 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

Well Blackberry went from 6 to 10, and Apple has been stuck at OS X since 200 (ostensibly pronounced 'oh ess ten' even though the previous versions used Arabic numerals and everybody I know pronounces it 'oh ess ex'). Version numbers never make any sense.

Re: They need to
Monday, 3:23 PM
in the Article: RadioShack May Gain Second Life Thanks to Shareholders forum

Often the problem is poor salesman, but just as often the problem is crazy customers. I don't even know how many times I have spent several minutes trying to convince a customer that what he was trying to buy was a bad idea, or it wouldn't work for him, wrong for him, only to have him insist that I didn't know what I was talking about and decided to sell him what he insisted he wanted. ...

Re: Not Terrible...
Monday, 2:51 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offering Double Data on Select Mobile Share Value Plans forum

T Mobile is building out an LTE network, but they aren't expanding coverage in areas where it doesn't exist. I live in the midwest, and the only place that one can get T Mobile is in practically the entire northern plains is Minneapolis. Tha't's just not good enough, almost every week someone comes in to my store asking about T-Mobile and I have to tell them 'sorry, T-Mobile doesn't exist here.' I think they ...

Re: Not Terrible...
Monday, 1:37 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offering Double Data on Select Mobile Share Value Plans forum

And that pretty much explains why at&t and Verizon have a virtual duopoly, they are the only national carriers who are willing to invest to build a truly national network, Sprint and T-Mobile have good plans, but crappy coverage. Most people in the country simply have no choice, wherever they are, their only real choices are likely at&t or Verizon, no one has adequate coverage. If Sprint and T-Mobile want to seriously compete, they need to build ...

Re: I never bought into it anyways
Sunday, 12:37 AM
in the Article: Apple Responds to Bent iPhone Issue forum

So in short, blame the user... 'You're putting it in your pocket wrong'... Apple itself is never to blame, only Apple users.. I learned the hard way to never seek technical support on a Mac from Apple because the only thing an Apple Store 'genius' ever does is look to find non-Apple software on it, and then blame everything on the fact that you weren't being loyal to King Apple..'oh I see you're running Microsoft Office....that is clearly the reason why your ...

Re: bent iPhones are "extremely rare" under normal use
Sep 27, 2014, 12:14 AM
in the Article: Apple Responds to Bent iPhone Issue forum

Well, given the way that Apple people tend to eat up Apple corporate spin and propaganda no matter how preposterous does kind of make one feel contemptuous, to be honest. Only rarely does one encounter an Apple fan who is willing to be honest, to say 'well I like Apple products in general, but Apple is always doing this, that and the other...and it pisses me off'..... You constantly hear that from Microsoft users, from Android users, you name it. ...

Re: Why?
Sep 25, 2014, 6:17 PM
in the Article: Apple Explains How to Revert to iOS 8.0 forum

I don't buy Apple products 8)

Re: this is beyond bad
Sep 25, 2014, 1:20 PM
in the Article: DirecTV Shareholders Approve AT&T Merger forum

Given that U-Verse is only available in 22 states and has fewer subscribers than companies like Shaw Communications, Mediacom and Virgin Media, it can hardly be said that it is big enough to be able to 'eliminate competition' Please don't tell me that just because at&t is a really big company that therefore every service they offer has a huge market share....because that's not even close to true.... U-Verse is barely even 'in the game' so to speak as far as ...

Re: this is beyond bad
Sep 25, 2014, 1:16 PM
in the Article: DirecTV Shareholders Approve AT&T Merger forum

at&t U-verse isn't even available in like 80% of the country, and barely has any subscribers in the areas it does offer service....it is hardly a 'monopoly'......it is smaller than TIme Warner Cable (13 million subscribers), and it is roughly the same size as Charter Communications....in no universe does a U-Verse/Direct TV merger create a monopoly....U-Verse is barely even 'in the game' so to speak...it's a nothing compared to be truly BIG media companies. Combined, U-Verse and Direct TV would ...

Re: Honestly
Sep 25, 2014, 12:34 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Passport for Mobile Pros forum

Last week , I upgraded a Sprint customer to the LG Mach, i had never sold this device before, but when I looked at it I was surprised: it is an Android with a slideout keyboard, I was impressed, an Android with a physical keyboard would be great, but Google has basically banished keyboards, and even physical buttons on its phones. An Android slider is a rare thing indeed.....if someone could release an Android phone with the same ...

Re: Why?
Sep 25, 2014, 10:48 AM
in the Article: Apple Explains How to Revert to iOS 8.0 forum

I always install updates the moment I see that they are offered to me.... Doesn't everybody? Why wait to install it, especially if the update promises bug fixes or new features.

Re: What willl that do for Verizon's over all service?
Sep 25, 2014, 10:18 AM
in the Article: Verizon Exploring Tower Sale forum

Yes, a corporate bureaucracy within a giant corporate bureaucracy is totally going to notice and do something about it quickly, there's totally no problem there, it's not like big bureaucracies have ever lost track of anything. It doesn't really matter how soon they know about it if can take weeks to do anything about it. Seriously, there is no way that they respond at the national level as fast as they can at the local level. That is the ...

Re: What willl that do for Verizon's over all service?
Sep 24, 2014, 2:54 PM
in the Article: Verizon Exploring Tower Sale forum

But there is another issue, which is that it is hard for a big, multinational corporation to maintain towers all over the country, down the local level. I know that when I worked for a&t, what often happened is that you have one tower go down in a small town in rural Pennsylvania or wherever, some place which only has a couple thousand residents, and it could take days, weeks or even months for at&t to ...

Re: Looks like another miss by BB
Sep 24, 2014, 2:01 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Passport for Mobile Pros forum

Actually....I just grabbed my Note 3 and was able to swipe my thumb on the screen and use it in one hand....but it wasn't comfortable....I prefer using two hands....I suppose someone with only slightly bigger hands than mine might be able to do it comfortably....I never even used my Z10, a much smaller phone, in one hand out of fear of dropping it and shattering the screen.

Re: It just works..
Sep 24, 2014, 1:13 PM
in the Article: Apple Publishes, Then Pulls, iOS 8.0.1 Update forum

"Connections to Mobile networks are over-rated anyway. " :lol: For a second I thought you were being serous.... I can only see Steve Jobs explaining the 'bending' You're putting it in your pocket wrong

Re: reading the critics here
Sep 24, 2014, 1:11 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Passport for Mobile Pros forum

Well said..... I wish I could afford to buy this....it would fix all of the problems I had with my Z10 which forced me to start using a Galaxy Note 3,

Re: Looks like another miss by BB
Sep 24, 2014, 1:09 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Passport for Mobile Pros forum

If you can use the Note 3 with one hand you must have gigantic Andre the Giant sized hands. I can barely even hold the Note 3 in one hand, let alone also use it.

Re: Looks like another miss by BB
Sep 24, 2014, 10:20 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Passport for Mobile Pros forum

Trying to use the phone with only one hand is usually what causes people to drop the phone, so maybe that feature is overemphasized. It's a lot harder to drop a phone if you have to hold in both hands to be able to use it.

Re: delay?
Sep 24, 2014, 12:39 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Offering 30GB of OneDrive Storage for Free forum

The article here is a little misleading, if you follow the link to the Microsoft blog it explains that to get the extra 15 GB. You have to sign in and then sign up for the automatic upload of your camera roll...i.e. agree that all the pictures you take will be automatically uploaded to One Drive...this is best done from a mobile device, but can be done from a PC as well if you upload the PC's camera ...

Re: Lack of Apps
Sep 23, 2014, 1:21 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Passport Goes On Sale Weds. for $599 forum

Well, yeah, lack of apps is a big deal....which is why I currently have a Galaxy Note 3 on my line until 10.3 arrives and I can at least get Pandora.....if I could get the apps I need on my Z10 I wouldn't need to use Android at all....which is what I would really prefer

Re: Still doesn't prevent snooping
Sep 23, 2014, 10:06 AM
in the Article: Android L to Have Encryption Turned On By Default forum

It won't prevent it completely,probably nothing will, but it will deter all but the most committed hackers. I mean....if you have a choice of two targets, one which is encrypted and therefore requires some effort to crack, and another which has no encryption at all and can be cracked without effort, which would you choose to go after? And I do agree with you about Google, I feel much the same about them as I do about Apple: like ...

Re: quick settings
Sep 23, 2014, 10:03 AM
in the Article: Review: Apple iOS 8 forum

Hey, I'm just posting to say that as a Star Wars nerd I love your screen name, I don't believe I have seen you here before, if you're new, welcome, this is a fun place to be even though we don't get as much activity here as we used to....my screen name is a Seinfeld reference :)

Re: Verizon
Sep 23, 2014, 10:01 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Passport Goes On Sale Weds. for $599 forum

I would buy one if I could afford it, even though I'm quite happy with my Z1O. I would buy it solely for Blackberry 10.3 with Amazon App Store. I know 10.3 is supposed to come to the Z10, but a&t may never actually send out the update. My only issue with Blackberry right now is the lack of apps, the Amazon App Store would fix that problem completely.

Re: iOS8 iPad support
Sep 18, 2014, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses forum

It is often possible to put newer versions of iOS on older equipment, however this often has the result of making the older equipment basically unusable, like what infamously happened to the iPhone 3G is someone attempted to install iOS 4.0 on it.

Re: Dear Supreme Court
Sep 18, 2014, 10:48 AM
in the Article: Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Have Kill Switch forum

Well the original version of the kill switch legislation that was proposed in California would have made the kill switch irreversible (i.e. permanently bricking the phone) and made it MANDATORY that carriers pull the kill switch whenever a customer reports a phone lost or stolen. That idea is just a disaster in the making. The much milder version they are talking about now is far less odious, mostly useless, and will do nothing to deter theft, ...

Re: Paywall
Sep 18, 2014, 10:40 AM
in the Article: FaceTime Verdict Against Apple Tossed for Now forum

Well, he is right about one thing, Apple DID indeed 'pioneer' the practice of taking open source software which is free to everyone, producing an inferior, proprietary version of it with fewer features, proclaiming it 'better' and then charging up the wazoo for it.

Re: X Marks the Spot
Sep 16, 2014, 3:28 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto X for Verizon Wireless forum

The Moto G is just a ridiculously popular device, we sell at least 5-10 of them everyday, especially for pre-paid, and several people have actually used the Moto G all the way until it couldn't be used anymore and then came in and bought another one.

Re: 3 prepaid services
Sep 16, 2014, 3:05 PM
in the Article: Sprint Prepaid Reworks Plan Pricing forum

I also find it funny how many people don't know that Tracfone and Net 10 are the same company, despite the fact that the phones both have the Tracfone symbol on them.

Re: Caller ID
Sep 16, 2014, 12:50 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

It is not a feature I would reject if it was offered to me free....but it is also not a feature that I feel like I need.

Re: AT&T years
Sep 16, 2014, 12:49 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

It's pretty typical of an iPhone user to blame others for the iPhone's shortcomings.

Re: AT&T years
Sep 13, 2014, 12:22 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

Who cares? Everywhere I go, I have at&t service, so who needs it?

at&t's 'spin' is correct here
Sep 13, 2014, 12:22 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

T-Mobile and Sprint emphasize WiFi calling because their networks suck and there are so many places where their customers can't get service and this feature helps to fill in the gaps in coverage. However, at&t's network is bigger, with fewer dead zones, so the feature is less necessary. As far as it goes, I think this is exactly the correct spin for at&t to adopt.....we're not going to focus on filling in the gaps, we are going to focus ...

Re: Coverage
Sep 11, 2014, 11:39 PM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

Almost every day I look up the coverage maps for customers for both Verizon and at&t and I can clearly see that there is a difference between their post paid and pre-paid networks....there are lots of areas where I can clearly see on the map where they offer post paid service but not pre-paid service, there are even places where you can buy at&t or Verizon post paid phones, but not pre-paid phones.

Re: Good Offer
Sep 11, 2014, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

at&t has purchased Cricket, however the networks have not yet been combined, the Cricket phones being sold in stores today are CDMA phones which will cease to work once the transition to GSM happens.

Coverage
Sep 11, 2014, 1:32 PM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

With post paid service you get a superior network. Let's use at&t as an example (although the same is true other post paid carriers that offer pre-paid service) In areas where at&t has no native coverage, post paid customers can usually get 'partner coverage' (i.e. the right to roam on other GSM networks in the area), pre-paid customers cannot roam.....if there is no native at&t coverage, then pre-paid gets nothing, even when post-paid gets roaming coverage. This is even worse with MVNO's ...

Re: Better Options
Sep 11, 2014, 12:36 PM
in the Article: Hangouts Gains Free Voice Calls forum

Blackberry Messenger also the option of turning a BBM exchange into a phone call over WiFi

Re: How about $200 off on a 64gb.
Sep 11, 2014, 12:35 PM
in the Article: Verizon Offering $200 Credit Towards iPhone 6 forum

16GB is more than enough if you have an SD card slot for external storage. And before anyone says 'I don't need external storage I use the cloud' I am betting that the celebrities who had nude photos that were stored on iCloud leaked are wishing right now that the iPhone had an SD card slot. Sorry, but I don't trust the cloud, and i don't think I ever will.

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