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Re: Sprint & T-Mobile Coverage & Nationwide Data Speeds are ABYSMAL!
Friday, 12:16 PM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

Didn't think so.

Re: Includes $70 Unlimited Data
Friday, 12:13 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators forum

>>people who expect "infinite" anything are simply unreasonable It never fails to amaze me how people want to use "unlimited" and "infinite" interchangeably when it suits them. When someone expects a provider to allow them as much data as they can get in a month at the advertised speed without any throttling, that is unlimited data, not infinite data. And it is not unreasonable to expect just that if that is what the provider advertised. What is unreasonable is for carriers ...

Of course
Aug 14, 2014, 12:15 PM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

Yes, because those on the other side of the fence don't have to choose. They have both.

Whoa there
Aug 14, 2014, 12:14 PM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

Stop with the facts already.

Re: Just for perspective
Aug 14, 2014, 12:13 PM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

>>I love how people can tell all kinds of things about prerelease phones Yea me too. It's awesome when the manufacturers release the specs ahead of time so we can know what to expect. >>like its screen is or is not better than X. The screen was specifically criticized for its resolution. I think we can know if the resolution is better than some existing device or not.... derrrrr. >> than their old cheap crappy plastic backs. Honestly that crappy cheap hand feel ...

Re: Just for perspective
Aug 14, 2014, 12:06 PM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

Hardly.. the GS5 and the Note 3 will compete against the iPhone 6. The GS6 will blow it away once again.

No Wifi???
Aug 13, 2014, 10:29 AM
in the Article: FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies forum

Get with the times brother. Wifi routers are relatively inexpensive these days.

Just for perspective
Aug 13, 2014, 10:26 AM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

Its still better than the screen on the iPhone. So, is an HD screen not important, or are you admitting Apple cheaped out on a part?

Re: Sprint & T-Mobile Coverage & Nationwide Data Speeds are ABYSMAL!
Aug 11, 2014, 10:15 AM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

Nice to say that. Care to explain how its different?

There's a first time for everything
Aug 8, 2014, 10:47 AM
in the Article: Sprint Hangs Up on Dan Hesse, Names New CEO forum

I actually agree with much of what you said there.

Re: Sprint & T-Mobile Coverage & Nationwide Data Speeds are ABYSMAL!
Aug 8, 2014, 10:40 AM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

>>, I really doubt anywould notice a difference between 15 or so mb's down then 30. That all is bragging rights. So, I'm sure that when you're in traffic you don't notice any difference between the lane moving 15 mph and the lane moving 30 mph. The people in the lane moving 30 mph just have bragging rights, but they're not really getting anywhere any faster, right?

Re: Curious
Aug 7, 2014, 3:00 PM
in the Article: Sprint Hangs Up on Dan Hesse, Names New CEO forum

I see. Well, I signed up with Sprint right around Thanksgiving so I could take advantage of Cyber Monday sales on cellphones. Last year I got a GS5 for free and and a note 3 for $99 - substantially less than the normal discount pricing. I'm guessing the framily plan doesn't provide that value.

Re: Curious
Aug 6, 2014, 2:04 PM
in the Article: Sprint Hangs Up on Dan Hesse, Names New CEO forum

Ok, so I have an Everything Data Plan with 2 lines. It currently runs about $150 a month before tax. I also get an employee discount on top of that. If I switch to a framily plan I know I can get 3 Verizon customers to come over. So, with the price reduction on 5 lines, would it cost me more? I figured that if I switched with only 2 lines, I'd be saving 5 bucks a month. But I guess ...

That's right
Aug 6, 2014, 1:52 PM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

That's right. What the cellular industry really needs is some 49er's to come in and crush the Broncos and Seachickens.

Bunch of hypocritical corporate schills
Aug 6, 2014, 10:47 AM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

If that's really the way they feel, why don't they bust up Verizon and ATT. Then real competition would return to the marketplace.

Curious
Aug 6, 2014, 10:45 AM
in the Article: Sprint Hangs Up on Dan Hesse, Names New CEO forum

I would be curious to know what you think is wrong with the Framily plan. Is it just the name, or is there some aspect of the plan which you feel is bad for customers? I've been a Sprint customer for about 3 years and am thinking about switching to a framily plan. It looks like it could lower my bill significantly, while allowing me to keep unlimited data. Am I missing something? What are the drawbacks?

The LAW
Aug 5, 2014, 3:52 PM
in the Article: Verizon Says Throttling Plan Inline within FCC Guidelines forum

doesn't apply to those who write it.

personal preference
Aug 5, 2014, 11:38 AM
in the Article: US Gov Leaning Towards Blocking In-Flight Calls forum

Other than your personal preference, do you see any reason why the government should dictate this is allowed on a bus but not an airplane? Btw, I'm not opposed to the individual airlines adopting their own policies. What I'm addressing specifically is government involvement in the issue.

Re: Great.
Aug 4, 2014, 3:27 PM
in the Article: Unlocking Cell Phones Is Once Again Legal forum

>>If you purchased the phone at a subsidy and it is still under contract, I think it is still, legally, at best an open question whether or not it belongs to you or to the carrier. There is no question of ownership. Possession is 9 tenths of the law. And in this case the other tenth would be covered by the precedent that no carrier has ever attempted to repossess a cell phone. And besides, most people who sign up ...

Re: Government...
Aug 4, 2014, 3:17 PM
in the Article: US Gov Leaning Towards Blocking In-Flight Calls forum

>>No way can we have two hundred passengers holding conversations on an airplane. Total chaos. But I suppose its fine for them to do it on a bus. Care to explain the difference?

Re: Throttling
Aug 1, 2014, 9:59 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

>>Well seeing that nobody has a contract with VZW if they maintained an unlimited plan. Care to prove that statement? Either this thread or a prior one on this topic had an op who was discussing how this would impact his existing contract. Until I see proof otherwise, I'm going to believe him over you. >>So there is no change in terms in a non exisiting contract. Based on what fact is your assumption that no unlimited customer for Verizon has a ...

Re: Throttling
Aug 1, 2014, 9:54 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

>>if the contract is for the service why is it that if you pay full price for the phone your not on a contract? the contract is to make up the difference for the price of the subsidy and the full price of the phone Ok, you're not reasoning this through correctly. The subsidized pricing is the justification given for the contract. But the contract itself is for service. The carrier agrees to sell you a phone at a subsidized ...

Re: Throttling
Aug 1, 2014, 9:44 AM
in the Article: Verizon Defends Throttling Plan forum

I find that highly unlikely. Care to back that up with some facts?

Re: Throttling vs. Net Neutrality
Jul 31, 2014, 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?
Jul 31, 2014, 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
Jul 31, 2014, 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
Jul 31, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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...
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 29, 2014, 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
Jul 28, 2014, 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
Jul 28, 2014, 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
Jul 28, 2014, 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...
Jul 28, 2014, 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 ...

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