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Re: Android becoming closed?
Wednesday, 2:46 PM
in the Article: Google Pulls Camera App Out of Android forum

Ya, pretty soon everything will be in GMS and AOSP will be little more than a kernel and a shell. I've been on the Android bandwagon since the onset because it was an open project that promised to tie together all my Google services. But now I'm starting to think maybe another variant of Linux is a better option. Perhaps Canonical has the clout to turn the Unbuntu phone into something useful.

Re: confused
Wednesday, 2:29 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

Ok, then you really don't make sense. A 2 year contract "is" a service plan, so it's impossible to talk about a 2 year contract without talking about a service plan. Furthermore, it is also impossible to compare a 2 year contract (service plan) to an installment plan without discussing the elements of the service plan, namely the price. If you don't recognize this, it is utterly impossible for us to have a rational discussion.

Android becoming closed?
Wednesday, 2:21 PM
in the Article: Google Pulls Camera App Out of Android forum

I think it's no big secret that Android is becoming more and more closed as Google moves key parts of Android into GMS. I'm curious if stripping this camera app out of the Android OS is another such move by Google to make Android less open, or if they plan to continue to offer open camera support in Android.

confused
Wednesday, 12:27 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

I'm sorry. I'm sincerely unable to follow what you're saying. I'm not even sure which one you think is better at this point.

Report yourself
Wednesday, 12:16 PM
in the Article: Sprint Announces WeGo Phone for Kids forum

You could always report yourself and probably get your own posts deleted that way.

Re: Good point
Wednesday, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Sprint Announces WeGo Phone for Kids forum

You're very good at ranting, but not so good at making sense or using punctuation and capitalization in a way that clarifies the meaning of your point. Responsible parents don't limit what their children have access to out of spite, but because they have an obligation to protect them and oversee their development. Irresponsible usage of a cellular device could lead a sexual predator right to your unattended child, via GPS. Also, unfettered access to the internet can expose ...

Re: What do you mean?
Wednesday, 10:52 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

>>still has nothing to do with anything when it comes to the difference between a the contract and an angreement That's like saying that you're really concerned about the difference between cars and automobiles. It really doesn't make sense because all cars are by definition automobiles. Likewise, all contracts are by legal definition agreements. However, there are also agreements which are not legally enforceable and which are not legally contracts. But those agreements which are enforceable by law are ...

but you don't know
Wednesday, 10:33 AM
in the Article: Phone Makers, Carriers to Add Anti-Theft Tools to Phones forum

But since the technology hasn't been released yet, you don't know if it will really deter common theft or not do you? I can certainly think of some reasons why I think this is much more bad than good, but we'll have to wait and see what the actual implementation looks like first.

Even more convoluted
Tuesday, 3:37 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

>>Data is the arrangement, not the physical tokens. It does not exist. What are you on about? That doesn't even make sense. You're either being purposefully vague or you really have no idea how basic electronics work. Data can come in a plethora of forms, and every one of them is physical. There may be no predefined determination of its meaning, which I suppose it's what you're hinting at, but even then there is some physical element that decides the ...

What do you mean?
Tuesday, 3:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

Presumably, if I sign up for a service I know before the trial period is up if I want to keep it or not. So, if the total cost of monthly service and device over 2 years is cheaper than the other guy's then it's safe to say that's the cheapest option. But if you want to talk ETF, lets say I find a really good deal that lets me get a $600 phone for $99 with a 2 year ...

Good point
Tuesday, 10:59 AM
in the Article: Sprint Announces WeGo Phone for Kids forum

Yes, I see your point completely. By proxy of being something that didn't exist in some other generation electricity and medicine are no more essential to a child's well being than cell phones. Thus, children should obviously be denied access to electricity and medicine until they are old enough to be responsible with a cell phone.

convoluted
Tuesday, 10:23 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

That's some convoluted logic. I don't think I was able to follow any of it. And what do you mean that data doesn't exist? At some point or another, all data takes on the physical form of bits on the platters of a hard drive, a high or low voltage across an electrical wire, bursts of light, waves of sound, etc. All those things are physical entities which do, in fact, exist.

You're wrong
Tuesday, 10:16 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

It can absolutely be more expensive. If the reduction in plan cost over two years is less than the amount of discount previously given for the phone, then it will be more expensive. The only way to know for sure is to calculate the total cost of plan and device over a 2 year period and compare the two. Then you will know which one is cheaper.

But you're assuming
Apr 10, 2014, 5:08 PM
in the Article: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Nix Download Booster from GS5 forum

That the downloaded content is on the Internet. Which based on how the app in the article works, would be a fair assumption. However, for data transfer over the local network, Shakezula's suggestion could still be viable.

Cowbell
Apr 9, 2014, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Kyocera Delivers A Good Old Fashioned Slider to Sprint forum

I love me some cowbell. What would music be today without cowbell? Nothing more than screeching cats and howling dogs, I say.

troll
Apr 9, 2014, 10:32 AM
in the Article: Kyocera Delivers A Good Old Fashioned Slider to Sprint forum

Wow, what a troll post. No point in pointing out the inherent flaws in all of your points.

typo king
Apr 9, 2014, 10:27 AM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

dang... just reread my own post and typo's galore abound. Sorry if that left anyone scratching their head.

Re: Wait
Apr 9, 2014, 10:25 AM
in the Article: Kyocera Delivers A Good Old Fashioned Slider to Sprint forum

Unfortunately, Blackberry hasn't had a device at the high-end for some time now.

Re: Wait
Apr 8, 2014, 2:32 PM
in the Article: Kyocera Delivers A Good Old Fashioned Slider to Sprint forum

Personally, I don't see how T9 could be any faster than swype (especially considering that you can do T9 with swype) but I would prefer a full keyboard. I just wouldn't have a use for a keyboard on a feature phone. They need to put it on something high end in my opinion.

What I was saying
Apr 8, 2014, 2:23 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data forum

Was that I currently have a device that is capable of doing both voice and data. Would you disagree with that? If not, then I have time before I have to worry about Sprint's current gaffe with Spark.

Advocacy issues
Apr 8, 2014, 2:12 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

John's not advocating for a T-Mobile - Sprint merger, so mach as he is for preventing ATT and Verizaon from establishing a duopoly. I think he would be fine with T-Mobile and Sprint standing on their own in ATT and Verizon were busted up. Where's the great "Trust Buster" when you need him?

You missed the point
Apr 8, 2014, 2:10 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

>>isnt that the point to keep your competition from reaching the front door? Only if your only concern is the well being of Verizon and ATT. No, the real point is for competition to be fair. And the government unfairly allowed Verizon and ATT to get to the size where they can push the other carriers around.

So, by extension
Apr 8, 2014, 2:01 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

Don't you think that it becomes increasingly more difficult for T-Mobile and Sprint to compete every time Big Red and the Evil Empire are allowed to gobble up another small carrier? So, if this continues, your point won't matter, because no one will be able to compete.

What you're missing...
Apr 8, 2014, 1:58 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

Is that in the grand scheme of things T-Mobile is inconsequential. Deutshce Telecom WILL sell it to someone. Someone is going to get T-Mobile and make it into something else, that much is inevitable. But what John is talking about is something that should be really concerning to everyone. If Verizon and ATT are allowed to continue, everyone loses.

Wrong idea
Apr 8, 2014, 1:51 PM
in the Article: Kyocera Delivers A Good Old Fashioned Slider to Sprint forum

Budget smartphones are filling the feature phone gap. Stick that keyboard on a high-end fully featured device, where it will actually be appreciated.

Wait
Apr 8, 2014, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Kyocera Delivers A Good Old Fashioned Slider to Sprint forum

This phone has a full keyboard. So, how is it "a step in the right direction" if you text better with T9 than with a full keyboard? Wouldn't you prefer that they cut out the bulk added by the seemingly useless keyboard?

Re: LOLZ
Apr 3, 2014, 4:56 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data forum

>>Simultaneous voice and data seems like such a big deal to a lot of people and I can't understand why. Can someone please enlighten me? It's not that big of a deal right now. But it will become a bigger deal as technology progresses. Consider having a friend on speaker phone or bluetooth who is giving you directions somewhere, while you double check on google maps. Or maybe for business purposes you want to share a spreadsheet and get the ...

special
Apr 3, 2014, 4:50 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data forum

Sprint does seem to have a special way of screwing up just about everything. Fortunately for me, I just got my Note 3 so it'll be a couple years before I have to worry about Spark or if I can do both data and voice. Also, I don't think I talk and surf very much at all... kinda hard to do that with the phone at your ear. But it is certainly a shortcoming I would like to see ...

Re: Why is it so hard for Samsung to produce something this nice?
Apr 3, 2014, 4:43 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

Just like most other Android devices the Note 3 can be rooted, so who cares if the bootloader is locked. Nice try though.

Why not root then?
Apr 2, 2014, 1:31 PM
in the Article: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Earns KitKat Update forum

I've yet to hear a convincing argument against rooting your device.

Re: Get off the crack pipe
Apr 2, 2014, 1:27 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

>>So you did say that it was 4G. You frickin moron quit spinning what I said because I made it damn clear. I said that LTE constituted a 4G network because it was a 4th buildout of a new network, which HSPA+ is not. You then tried to make HSPA+ comparable to 4G by comparing it to the speeds of LTE, but I have already said that LTE does not meet the technical specification of 4G. So, by way of ...

Re: Much needed product category
Apr 2, 2014, 1:15 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Target CEOs with High-End QWERTY Phones forum

ROFLMAO. Awesome.

bold
Apr 2, 2014, 1:08 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Drops Licensing Fees for Windows Phone forum

Wow, that's a pretty bold move for Microsoft.

Re: Why is it so hard for Samsung to produce something this nice?
Mar 30, 2014, 12:45 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

My Note 3 is hands down the best portable device I have ever handled. Nothing cheap about it. Enjoy your HTC.

Re: Does it?
Mar 30, 2014, 12:42 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

There's always a tredeoff. Many of these battery packs are large cumbersome planks. They're good for several charges, but they are also several times the size of the phone and you still have to wait for them to charge, as opposed to popping in a fully charged battery and being good to go in seconds. The other implementation I've seen is something more like an external case . It adds bulk to the phone (something unthinkable by virtually everyone ...

Re: Get off the crack pipe
Mar 30, 2014, 12:28 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

>>But you said that regular old LTE is 4G. No, I never said that. Infact, I clearly stated in several places that it was not, and also explicitly named the technologies that are. Reread my post. >>And since the standards body who knows more about this then you could ever know declared HSPA+ and regular old LTE 4G then you don't have a leg to stand one. Stop spinning the bullshit. We both know, based on the article that YOU linked, that ...

Re: Much needed product category
Mar 30, 2014, 12:19 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Target CEOs with High-End QWERTY Phones forum

Yea, people said the same thing when phablets hit the market, and look how those are selling. Phones with physical keyboards sold well in the past, and they still would if anyone would put one on a decent device.

Much needed product category
Mar 29, 2014, 1:55 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Target CEOs with High-End QWERTY Phones forum

I'm actually really sick of seeing all these sub par Android devices with keyboards on them, while premium devices run away from physical keyboards like the plague. If they made an Android phablet on par with the Note 3, and having a physical keyboard, I would absolutely have to have it.

Re: Get off the crack pipe
Mar 29, 2014, 1:43 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

So, I read your article. Here's the TLDR version. The ITU still stands by their technical definition but they caved because they couldn't fight the large marketing departments of mega corporations and consumers were already confused. T-Mobile was really glad they caved because they were lying through their teeth and otherwise wouldn't have a leg to stand on if a class action lawsuit arose. In the end T-Mobile and the other lying scum suckers win, while consumers and the ...

You moron
Mar 29, 2014, 1:26 AM
in the Article: AT&T Reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Details forum

What do you think Google+/Hangouts is?

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