These are the most recent forum messages posted by Zpike:
Funny because Dish just cost Sprint a ton of money by driving up the price of Clear Wire. Just shows that both businesses are desperate to expand into new markets.
Or the rest of it
Or Bluetooth, or Satellite, or Infrared, or TV, or Radio?
Re: Kiss my ass!
What he really means is that it's hardly thriving anymore and that people are losing interest. The only reason Facebook can claim that 1.19 BIllion users is because they're counting people like me who have written them off. I never purposely go to their website, but have been too lazy to completely uninstall the app. So, I was still getting the occasional notification. Since I've upgraded my device, I won't be reinstalling it. But then there are the times ...
Blech - there's a reason I left facebook long ago.
Re: A Solution in Search of a Problem
T Bone has a hard time separating himself from ATT's interests and being objective because he used to work there. As a result, much of what he says is insightful. But he's pretty unsympathetic to customers.
Re: exaggerate much?
>>I'm not exaggerating, in 2009, my average monthly bill with at&t was around $96 a month.....today I have more features and better service and I pay only $79 a month....I You know their pricing structure always sucked when I sold their services. I even sat down and did the math on rollover minutes once and the savings weren't justified by the additional cost in most instances. But I really haven't followed their pricing in years, so I guess anything is ...
Re: For all those who think ATT is cutting you a deal
Ok, seriously, did you even read the article I linked to because it contradicts most of what you're saying? >>Let's be realistic....there is no pricing plan which is better for absolutely every customer.... Sprint's pricing plans are better for everyone as opposed to Verizon's and ATT's. >>that should't be any company's goal... Which economics class was it that you failed again? Having the best price for every customer is usually the primary goal of every business in a free market. You're supposedly trying to ...
For all those who think ATT is cutting you a deal
Here's a piece that breaks it down pretty well. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57614 735-94/why-at-ts-new-pricing-plans-are-only-a -bargain-for-some/
Re: I don't see the point of trying to address this issue
Maybe because they never should have been locked in the first place.
Re: What do you get?
No, I have never used a PadFone. It isn't available in the US. But I have owned countless Asus mother boards over decades, currently use an Asus monitor, and have owned Asus laptops. I also have used Asus tablets (think Nexus 7) owned by friends. I have never had a negative experience with any Asus product I have ever touched. Their brand is as high of a quality in electronics as I know of. But apparently you have actually ...
Identity theft is much worse than device theft. And this program will help to deter that kind of theft. Also, if it becomes common place, identity thieves may be less likely to target cell phones. In which case this could work to curb physical device theft as well.
You're conflating the issues. I've seen you rant about this on another thread. What you're talking about are customers who want a free phone outside of the warranty or renewal period, and who complain until they get one. You're also frustrated by ATT's policy of caving to those customers. And it is really that policy which you believe hurts profit margins. Unfortunately, ATT's policy of giving away free stuff whenever a customer demands it has nothing to do with ...
That's exactly what I'm driving at. However, I seriously doubt you'll see it with ATT. What I predict is that overall cost to the customer goes up and we still get the same bloated, locked, ATT phones. I really hope ATT proves me wrong, but forgive me if I don't hold my breath.
That is fact.
I get what you're saying, but you're exaggerating. Sure that stuff was true back in the 80's, or even the 90's. But I was a Verizon customer for over 10 years before switching to Sprint and my bill never went down a single cent. Furthermore, my nights and weekends were still at 9:00 PM. I made the switch just after their 4G service launched. I had called them repetitively to get any indication if they would try to be ...
Re: But lets be realistic
Not if it still costs more money. If device manufacturers follow suit, then maybe ill change my tune.
Re: I also found this line funny
>>Getting rid of device subsidy doesn't mean that you aren't 'growing' or enhancing the network Not my words, but ATT's. Tell that to them. >>Part of maintenance includes system upgrades, so rolling out LTE and LTE-A Hardly. Building out an LTE network is building out a brand new network. It's not the same thing as an upgrade. This would fall under the "growth" phase not the "maintenance" phase >>AT&T just unveiled new plans last week for customers who purchase on the AT&T ...
Re: But lets be realistic
I'll wait until I see actual numbers on what customers are spending on average per year for both device and service. My guess is the price goes up.
Re: No subsidy - No carrier locking
If I'm not in a contract, why should it come locked in the first place? And why should it have carrier bloat on it?
Lots of criticism of this device
But none that is constructive.
Re: What do you get?
What makes you say that?
I also found this line funny
>>"When you're growing the business initially, you have to do aggressive device subsidies to get people on the network," said Stephenson. "But as you approach 90% penetration, you move into maintenance mode. That means more device upgrades. And the model has to change. You can't afford to subsidize devices like that." So, is ATT in maintenance mode or growing the network?Because if they're in maintenance mode, then that means the network has already paid for itself and the price ...
But lets be realistic
This isn't going to lead to reduced costs for consumers. One way or another ATT will be raking in more dough at the expense of its customers.
No subsidy - No carrier locking
If carriers want the customer to be fully responsible for their own device, then they need to stop locking phones. They also need to stop imposing restrictions on what those devices can do on their networks and they should never put any pre-installed bloat on the phones. Furthermore, there should be a "significant" drop in the price of the plan. But as long as they want to muck up good devices to do only what they want them to ...
I have really really been wanting to see this product line come to the US. If they do it right, I will likely never own another Samsung phone.
Nothing worth addressing
You didn't say anything of substance. The points you were trying to make weren't points I was arguing with. I suggest you reread the thread.
Learn to read
Can you read? I opened the thread by talking about how much I liked the design of the device. I already addressed the processor - twice - and won't bother reiterating it for you now. I didn't criticize any of those other features you mentioned. Learn to read.
Meh. Bring it to stores other than your own and then I'll care. As it stands, this is just another manifestation of society's most popular form of self gratification. :twisted:
I hate the status quo
>> This is indistury standard processor specs.. It almost sounds snobby.... Nothing about this phone is "industry standard". It should have the highest end processor available. If not, then why are there high end processors to begin with. People who are happy with the status quo buy iPhones. What excites me are devices that break the mold and deliver on every front. If wanting the best performance possible is snobby, then consider me an elitist. But its better than being ...
>>I remember when companies started marketing internal computer components more directly to consumers; it didn't really become a thing (except, of course, among hobbyists [which will always be a relatively small consumer group]). What kind of crack are you smoking? Changing out internal computer components was HUGE and still is.
Slow is relative
>>1700Mhz x 4 Cores isn't enough for you, eh? Seems like the same / similar processor to the HTC One, which is a blazing fast smartphone. Yea, it's a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor. I received my Note 3 in the mail today and it has a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800. I would want the same in any Premium device. And while you may be impressed by the HTC One, I'm not. >> You must be running some high polygon count apps ...
What an innovative phone
I just looked through the company's website, and I'm impressed. They really put a lot of thought into this device, especially with the touch panel on the back. My only concerns would be that this is from an unknown Chinese manufacturer and the slower processor. I really wish a more established vendor would make a deice like this. It looks amazing.
LG in 2006
LG had it on an awesome handset in 2006 - one of their best for ATT in my opinion. http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/ph one.php?p=951
Re: Another Point Made.
Yes, I see it too. But lets not forget that the Galaxy Note 3 (hands down highest end phone on the market) has a removable battery and SD slot. More companies should take after Samsung's lead instead of Apple's.
The thought that microprocessor people should stop making better processors because the battery people don't make better batteries.
This is easily the most exciting ting that has happened in the mobile devices market in a decade.
Re: Exactly Where
Exactly where do legislators think they can get away with pocketing big corporate dollars and trampling our rights at the behest of greedy corporations? You'll never find anyone who hates government regulation of business as much as I do. But even I can clearly see that if everyone else is going to overstep their bounds, someone needs to look out for the American public. So, when you fix all the corporate cronies in Washington, you can come talk to ...
In case you hadn't noticed.
I couldn't give a flying flip what my phone is made of, and never will. "DESIGN" consists of much much much more than what kind of plastic you use. I'm so sick of people who talk about the aesthetic and artistic qualities of a device as "design". Engineers design things. Marketing departments screw them up with their "art". Art and design are NOT the same thing. The real design of the Note 3 is a superior one. The real ...
Re: Big whoop
Better than than the iPhone in every possible way. So yea, I guess I'm telling you it's definitely not terrible.
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