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Re: Throttling vs. Net Neutrality
Yesterday, 10:59 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

>>I can't believe this troubles Wheeler, but he's fine with 'net neutrality'. Net neutrality is a good thing. Wheeler's proposed Net Neutrality legislation was exactly the opposite of Net Neutrality and effectively killed it. He's hardly "ok" with net neutrality. >>As much as cable companies say neutrality would only add a faster access point for those who pay for it (netflix), in reality, it would throttle those services who refuse to pay for access. That's not what net neutrality is. That's exactly ...

Re: Capacity problems on those sites?
Yesterday, 10:53 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

But didn't you know the economy is bad and poor Verizon is really struggling to pay the bills. How could we possibly expect them to add more equipment to accommodate the influx of more customers? It's obviously the fault of those evil customers who are using the service they paid for. Really, isn't Verizon entitled to money without providing anything in exchange? Shouldn't we all just give them money and refuse to use the service we paid for? I'm ...

Re: Throttling
Yesterday, 10:49 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

>>the contract has nothing to do with this, the contract is for the phone Absolutely wrong. Contracts are for service, not for devices. I'm honestly amazed that anyone on this site could get it so wrong. >>verizons already doing this anyways I see. So it was ok for Stalin to kill 20 to 60 million people because he had already been killing lots of people to begin with, correct?

Re: Throttling
Yesterday, 10:46 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

I'm pretty sure they expected Verizon to deliver what they promised - unlimited data at the advertised speed for the advertised price. It's not the customer's problem if Verizon can't deliver its advertised product.

Re: Many Hurdles
Tuesday, 4:57 PM
in the Article: Researchers Claim Lithium Battery Breakthrough forum

It's honestly sad how a broken legislature and patent system which constantly cowers before corporate greed has allowed it to come to this. There's plenty of money to be made from new technologies. It's asinine that government supports business who design stuff to break so they can keep reselling you the same thing. If they allowed true competition prices would go down, innovation would accelerate, and companies would make lots of money. Everyone wins except for the lazy fat ...

Re: Many Hurdles
Tuesday, 4:54 PM
in the Article: Researchers Claim Lithium Battery Breakthrough forum

>>You can have one of these two things 1. cars which are safe 2 cars which get great mileage I guess the guys over at Tesla Motors didn't get the memo.

Re: Apples and Oranges
Tuesday, 3:50 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

>>So what if your rates never went down. That happens all the time and is completely irrelevant to any part of your argument. Then you have failed follow the thread rationally. My original objection was to Tbone's statement that prices always rise due to inflation. That had nothing to do with a contract. Or perhaps you think purchasing a taco involves a contract? I objected that retail prices rise due to inflation, but that prices for using an asset typically fall ...

Re: Apples and Oranges
Tuesday, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

>> you are now able to use newly deployed assets (the LTE network) that did not even exist when you started on your unlimited data plan. So the only way this argument holds water is if you had access to unlimited 3G data (which is what you had at the start of the plan) and no access to the LTE network Not so. I was a Verizon customer for over 10 years and my rates never went down even ...

Tethering must be free with Verizon
Tuesday, 10:57 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

It is illegal for Verizon not to offer free tethering over their 4G network, per the terms of the 700 MHz auction where they won all that spectrum they used for their 4G network. They have already been in trouble with the FCC over this. Feel free to root your phone and tether away. Verizon has no legal grounds to stop you.

Re: Of course it matters...
Tuesday, 10:43 AM
in the Article: Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama forum

>> It should be changed, but at the same time I agree that if the phone isn't "owned" yet then the carrier isn't obligated to unlock it for domestic use. I sell phones so I understand some of the economics of this (some, not all). What you don't understand is the concept of ownership. Every person who buys a subsidized device from a carrier owns the device the day he takes it home. After that what remains is a monetary ...

Re: Or the third alternative
Tuesday, 10:32 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

>>They did fulfill their promise, every single person in America who signed a contract promising unlimited data is now out of contract, those old contracts no longer apply. It's nice that you emphatically state this is so. However, I'm willing to bet there are a plenty of lawyers who disagree with you. If you don't think there's grounds for a class action lawsuit, you're kidding yourself. >>The argument that Verizon should be required to honor the terms of a contract which ...

Re: Apples and Oranges
Tuesday, 10:29 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

>>Neither Verizon nor any other carrier ever promised unlimited access to data at 4G speeds, only at 3G speeds. That's an outright lie. Verizon did promise grandfathered unlimited customers 4G access. I know because I was a Verizon customer at the time, and opted not to hurry up and grab an unlimited plan so I could get grandfathered in. I had already planned to leave Verizon. At the time this happened Verizon had already started rolling out it's LTE network, ...

Re: What people don't realize
Tuesday, 10:12 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

Wow! So many things are wrong with the way you think, I don't even know where to start. You have a terrible disdain for your fellow man and seem to have no sense of ethics and seem to revel in the thought of exploiting him. How sad.

Re: What people don't realize
Monday, 10:39 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

>>do we not forget that free Wi-Fi exists almost everywhere. Not everyone has the privilege of living in one of the few cities blanketed in WiFi. Free WiFi is hardly everywhere. Besides, just because some alternative exists that doesn't justify their failure to deliver on their promises. Let's say you go to a bank and get approved to take out a $300,000 loan to purchase a house. Then when you get to closing the bank only wants to pay $100,000 (they ...

Apples and Oranges
Monday, 10:26 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

Retail prices go up over time. Prices for the use of an asset typically go down once the expense of paying for the asset has been exhausted.

Or the third alternative
Monday, 10:23 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

3. Hold them legally responsible for the promises the made. Lawyers love this kind of stuff. I know you're a schill for the cellular industry and all, but even you should realize that it's illegal to advertise something and not deliver it. >>Expecting mobile carriers to be able to give you a genuinely unlimited amount No one with a brain ever expected that. They expected to be able to access as much data as possible at the speed advertised. That's ...

Re: Of course it matters...
Monday, 10:08 AM
in the Article: Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama forum

>>It doesn't matter because most people use their phones to the point where they no longer work. Most people can't even make a phone last for a full two year contract, let alone keep using after that on another carrier. I avidly disagree. Care to back those statements up with facts? >>I am all for this bill, but it is NOT going to bring about the wireless utopia so many people seem to think it will. No one thinks it will ...

I know I'm knitpicking
Monday, 10:05 AM
in the Article: Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama forum

But MGZ and MGH don't actually mean anything. The abbreviation you're looking for is MHz.

I smell a lawsuit
Jul 25, 2014, 12:01 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

This is hardly the promise Verizon made to its customers when they grandfathered them in. They should be sued for breach of contract.

Good walkie talkies can text.
Jul 23, 2014, 11:08 AM
in the Article: GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears forum

Good walkie talkies can text.

Re: Don't Let Alex Jones hear about this
Jul 23, 2014, 11:06 AM
in the Article: Motorola Debuts Digital Tattoo for Unlocking Moto X forum

It will easily happen. And in many ways already is.

Re: walkie talkie
Jul 22, 2014, 1:06 PM
in the Article: GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears forum

>>It might be difficult to hear a walkie-talkie at a concert or certain festivals. What advantage do cell phones enjoy over walkie talkies in this scenario? >>If I were visiting a majestic forest or canyon and some guy nearby was using a walkie-talkie, I'd find that quite obnoxious. I'd find it equally obnoxious to hear some jerk blabbing on his cellphone in the same scenario. >>So if I have a choice between also carrying a bulky walkie-talkie, or carrying this slim thing, I'd ...

Re: walkie talkie
Jul 22, 2014, 12:38 PM
in the Article: GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears forum

>>. The quoted 50 mile range is only if you have the device 500 feet in the air. If you move the slider to where you'd realistically use the device (4-5 feet off of the ground) the range drops to a more realistic 3.5 mile theoretically. Wait, are you talking about the walkie talkie or the GoTenna. Because I'm pretty certain that quality walkie talkies really do have a 50 mile radius, though I'm admittedly no expert.

Preach it brother
Jul 22, 2014, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G3 for Verizon Wireless forum

Amen Amen Amen.

I'm going to go out on a limb
Jul 18, 2014, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Amazon's Fire Phone for AT&T forum

and disagree. I felt the same way you do about the Kindle Fire, but it is an immensely popular tablet. All of those Kindle Fire customers are potential and easy targets for this device. The only thing I can see that Amazon did wrong was in signing the exclusivity contract with ATT. If anything is going to kill this product, it will be that.

Samsung paving the way
Jul 18, 2014, 1:32 PM
in the Article: LG Mini-fies G3 with G3 s forum

Looks like everyone's imitating Samsung these days.

walkie talkie
Jul 18, 2014, 1:30 PM
in the Article: GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears forum

So, it basically makes your phone into a walkie talkie. Except, at the $150 price point you can find really nice walkie talkies with a 50 mile range, that are ruggedized, submersible, and all around more useful for their stated target market - campers and hikers. If this was $30 I could see the practicality of it. But at $150 (discount price), or even worse $300 (full price) I don't see this being successful with anyone outside of your clueless ...

Interesting but not for me
Jul 17, 2014, 3:47 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Amazon's Fire Phone for AT&T forum

I would think that anyone who prefers a Kindle Fire over a more traditional Android tablet would absolutely love this phone.

more censorship
Jul 16, 2014, 3:56 PM
in the Article: Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store forum

Phonescoop deleted the comments I made on this thread... deleting the useful information about how Google is neutering Android and the issues this presents for the open source community. How sad.

since I'm being censored by phonescoop
Jul 16, 2014, 3:41 PM
in the Article: FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases forum

Let's try this another way. What person in their right mind would be so insensitive as to insist that the people clearly being defrauded by Amazon are at fault for the lack of essential security features that Amazon recklessly failed to implement because it resulted in more sales for Amazon?

Absolutely wrong
Jul 16, 2014, 3:34 PM
in the Article: New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays forum

The resolution of the iPhone 5s screen is 1136-by-640. That's not even 720p. Sorry, but the screen absolutely fails to be HD. Facts are facts.

as if
Jul 15, 2014, 12:28 PM
in the Article: New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays forum

iPhone users will be doing good if the finally get an HD screen... lol :lol:

test drive
Jun 20, 2014, 2:10 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants FCC to Weigh In On Data Roaming forum

I wonder what test driving the T-Mobile network will be like when these agreements with ATT expire. That should be quite telling in regards to all the hype T-Mobile is trying to create.

The neutering of Android continues
Jun 19, 2014, 4:44 PM
in the Article: Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store forum

I could be wrong, but my first guess is that this is but one more piece of core functionality being removed from the open AOSP and into the proprietary GMS.

Thanks
Jun 18, 2014, 1:45 PM
in the Article: AT&T Doesn't See Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Happening forum

Your posts are usually insightful. Thanks.

Wow!
Jun 18, 2014, 1:41 PM
in the Article: Amazon Intros Fire Phone forum

If this thing lives up to they hype, I'm impressed. It's not the device for me, but it certainly sets itself apart from the crowd. I can see anyone who owns a Kindle snapping this up. Apple and Samsung should be worried. I think Amazon nailed it with this phone.

Re: My understanding
Jun 13, 2014, 10:24 AM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

Thanks for clarifying.

They died
Jun 13, 2014, 10:22 AM
in the Article: Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition forum

>>when your on one of those hikes whats happens if on the way theres problem with your car, someone gets hurt, or some type of accident Before the advent of cell phones, I'm pretty sure people just laid down and died. :P

My understanding
Jun 12, 2014, 4:22 PM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

was that they charge the activation regardless, whether you bring your own device or have them finance it. Are you saying that is not the case?

It seems
Jun 12, 2014, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Court Says Warrants Required for Phone Location Data forum

that only in the illiterate South are there any judges who aren't actively flushing all our Constitutional rights down the toilet. Not sure how some backwoods judge in Georgia missed the fact that the Constitution is trash barely usable as toilet paper, but the little guy won one today, even if he does ultimately lose the war.

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