These are the most recent forum messages posted by Zpike:
You do realize
You do realize that 10 second speed tests don't consume as much data as say streaming a 2hr netflix video, right? It's laughable to think that speed tests are somehow going to use up the bandwidth. but if they did, I would strongly recommend staying away from such a network.
Do you even know what 4G is?
Do you have any idea what 4G is? There is an actual 4G specification, which no current network in the USA lives up to. When these networks finally reach speeds of 100mb/s down, we MIGHT be able to start considering them as truly 4G. Furthermore, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is still just an upgrade to their existing 3rd generation network. It's not a 4th build out of a network. It doesn't meet the definition of 4G by any standard or definition. ...
That's funny. I'm not the most up-to-date on ATT's network, but I'm pretty sure they don't have VOLTE working nationwide. It's going to be kind of hard to just flip a switch where millions of CDMA phones suddenly do their voice calling over a GSM network. And even if they do have blanket VOLTE coverage across the US, I seriously doubt that most cricket phones support it. I imagine that in 3 or 4 years they can have Cricket's ...
I'm pretty sure it can be established that Google maps are far better than Apple maps. Google is King of search after all.
Sony has been pissing on their customers for years. This was inevitable.
I agree with slammer's sentiments below completely. But I do wonder why bluecoyote isn't on here espousing how Apple obviously infringed these patents and should have to pay through the nose as a result. I'm mean I'm sure the guy's an objective writer and all. And in keeping with his avid support of the patent system he should be condemning Apple right now.
What does any of that have to do with how Sprint mismanaged the merger?
Well, not quite
>>Expensive HDMI cables are the biggest scam ever....HDMI connections are a strictly binary thing, either it is connected or its not, there is no such thing as one cable providing a 'better' connection than another. I get what you're saying, but that's not quite the case. First of all, there is this thing called noise. Perhaps you've heard of it? Crappy wires pick it up and can screw with the data transmission. This was more of a problem with ...
Are you retarded?
>> I bet you have people coming in with their "Auntie" or Uncle, or mom, or dad wanting to get 2 or 3 iPhones on a contract and pay with cash and not get accessories or insurance. That is called fraud. Since when is it fraud to pay for anything in the United States of America with US legal tender dollars? Also, when did it become fraud to buy something without purchasing accessories and insurance? Do you work for ...
Yuck! Why would I ever want to integrate my vehicle with Apple Maps. Google Maps integration is the only thing that even makes sense. You can take your proprietary crap and shove it Apple. So, can any auto manufacturers who wants to shove this crap down my throat. Support an open platform that allows me to bring a device of my choosing or lose my business, plain and simple.
Here's what happened
Just before the merger, Nextel was making more profit per customer than Sprint was. After the merger, Sprint hemorrhaged customers for a steady 5 years as it blew tons of cash reserves trying to merge the two networks. When that didn't work Sprint released its own version of PTT, which was inferior to Nextel's. Then Sprint dissolved Nextel and PTT was officially dead. The end result was that Nextel (probably the most profitable carrier in its time) died, leaving ...
I agree with your sentiments that this is a solid device and that there isn't really a big need for a ton of new features. I also agree that its important to start making phones more durable (but watch out people will have stop pining over glass and aluminum bodies for that to happen). But my one curiosity is how you managed to state in the same breath the Samsung fanboys would both hail its lack of new features as ...
You do realize
That you're part of an aggregate study by some group without your consent on a regular basis anyway. Every time you drive over a cable stretched across a street you have participated in an aggregate study. And in many other ways, aggregate data about your behavior is collected and analyzed on a regular, perhaps staggering, basis. Such is the nature of the world we live in.
Re: They can't be serious lol.
I'm pretty sure that any country that has access to blackberry's servers has access to Google's as well. So, as far as security goes you're probably still better off with Blackberry, not that that should be very reassuring or anything.
Methinks you know not to whom you speak. Rare is the bluecoyote post that doesn't turn into an Apple plug. I'm pretty sure he's a covert member of their advertising department, either that or he owns a lot of their stock.
Both awesome and hilarious.
Better late than never
>>You do realize that I said Samsung Galaxy S4. I'm comparing one phone to one other phone. And that's exactly the problem. You're insinuating that Samsung is no different from Apple, by comparing one model phone to one model phone. But the truth is that Samsung makes many models, while Apple only has one. They're as different as possible in that regard. Your statement was at best disingenuous. >>Realistically both ways are the exact same. You touch an icon and it ...
It may be a quandry for the American public though. Utilities (monopolies) aren't exactly cheap. Such a move could actually drive prices up.
Re: I think I agree
Ya, I thought that was a good analogy, except that the beverage market is more polarized. I know the phone market is becoming polarized with Apple and Samsung, but it isn't quite there yet.
hanging on my tree
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's a bogus statistic. I seriously doubt that half of all charging ports break in less than a year. I also seriously doubt that the failure rate for charging ports (though obviously significant) is higher than the failure rate of batteries.
They do exist!????!!!
Wait, an Apple enthusiast who doesn't mind a larger phone if it can be justified with more useful features??? Are you kidding? You're putting me on, right? Next you'll be telling me you wouldn't mind a bigger iPhone if they'd make the screens more usable, the batteries accessible, and include room for expandable storage.
Typical liberal nutbaggery if you ask me. I think the official mantra of the Democrat party is, "Speak to them with a smile, screw them with a smile, laugh all the way to the bank."
Anyone who knows how to flash a phone should also know how to change the IMEI. Crooks aren't exactly going to care that its illegal to do so.
You can bet your bottom dollar that an oppressive regime doesn't instate an oppressive law that would actually make it more difficult to continue being oppressive.
I think I agree
Something certainly stinks. It would be like Walmart suddenly coming out with a campaign to move people away from toys made by Hasbro. Such a move could only have an anti-competitive motive. And so, it seems this one does as well.
too much faith
I think you place too much faith in T-mobile. Just because T-mobiles does it, doesn't make it the right thing to do. Personally, I think alienating a long time vendor for no good reason makes you look like a jackass.
Re: What exactly was the problem with the storm?
>>The point is the the apple products are not overpriced/overrated or overhyped. I vehemently disagree. And for all the reasons I've been espousing on this site for years.
Do you know how retarded that sounds? If the top .001% are redistributing their wealth why do you care? Or you think maybe Microsoft is in the top .001% and Nokia is in the top .002%. Who cares. Without Microsoft, things were looking dismal for Nokia anyway.
So did Sprint when they sucked
I remember when it seemed like JD Power was ranking Sprint #1 every year and I had never met a happy Sprint customer. Their rankings are worthless in my mind. My opinion of ATT is based on my observations of what they are doing in the tech industry, my previous business relationship with them, my personal experience with their customers, the experiences my friends and family have had as their customers, and my own personal experience as a customer. ...
I once went into a restaurant because they advertised all you can eat sirloin tips for 7.99. They were very enthusiastic about bringing out the first 3 plates. And if they hadn't made me wait about 30 min for the 4th plate I would have stopped there. But I stayed until I had consumed 8 plates of sirloin tips. Naturally, when I drove by the next day the sign was gone. But I did get all I could eat. But ...
Really? I sold Sprint plans for years and every phone activation came with a new 2 yr contract. I can remember customers coming in because they lost or broke their phones and wanting to activate a used phone given to them by a family member. As soon as that device activated, their 2 yr agreement restarted on that date. I even remember one customer who lost an unused discount as a result. I remember complaining to BrightPoint and being ...
Why do you continue to play troll?
>>Wait since when does the Samsung Galaxy S4 give you the option of a different screen size? You know good and well that Samsung makes a plethora of devices with different configurations and screen sizes. >>Doesn't Samsung force you to use it Samsung's way? If by, "Samsung's way," you mean, "however best suits you," then, yes. >>Isn't the iPhone 5S just as fast as the S4 with lower specs? Heck, isn't the Moto X just as fast as the S4 with lower specs? Well, ...
>>I don't think Microsoft can be a enterprise and consumer OS. Microsoft isn't an OS, it's company. But it makes an OS called Windows. Microsoft has successfully been catering to both consumer and enterprise markets since the days of DOS, e.g. as long as it has been possible to service both markets with same/similar products. So, whether or not you think they can do both... they always have.
Re: Oh really?
I have Sprint, and typically I get around 1.5 Mb/s on 3G. That's much faster than dial up. Stop exaggerating.
Then name one instance of Sprint capping anyone's unlimited data... ever. Name just one.
Of course they will because ATT is crap
ATT is a greedy piece of crap company with the worst customer service possible. They plan to ruin every thing on their quest to gouge their customers. If you think this little ruse is leading to cheaper prices... just wait. They'll start giving you the data for cheap and then censoring your content. And if you want anything that's not ATT sanctioned they will charge you through the nose for it. ATT has already filed a patent for the ...
Re: But... Android is Linux
>>then theres people who say that its not Linux because its not compatible with any Linux applications. Or rather that it's difficult to run Linux apps. But one user on stackoverflow summed it up well when he said, -------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- "In general, no. Android apps generally run in a sandboxed Java-like virtual machine, so have to be written in Java or some language that compiles to virtual-machine bytecode that use the Android API. However, the virtual machine does run on top of the underlying ...
Does useful spam exist?
Although this reads like a spam post promoting ISIS, I'd say that at least in this case it serves to answer the question, lol.
But... Android is Linux
You guys do realize that Android is Linux right? And thus, that Linux has already taken off in the mobile world, right?
Antenna Gate Wins
Who would have ever thought that selling a majorly defective product to millions of people and then acting like a douche bag when customers complained would be a win for any company? But apparently it was for Apple, as their customers have all accepted the need to wrap their shiny iPhones (bought mostly for aesthetic reasons in the first place) in some sort of a case in order to achieve what should be core functionality. So, now Apple can ...
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