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Re: Non-Removable Battery
Mar 31, 2017, 6:21 PM
in the Article: Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details forum

What's wrong with you man? Don't you know that pointless ratings and certifications are far more important than features that actually work and save you time and money? If something goes wrong with your phone you can either : a. Feel really blessed that you bought a very highly rated device and that your problems weren't as notoriously bad as they would have been on an inferior device, and wait patiently for weeks while you pay through the nose for that ...

Ajit Pai
Mar 3, 2017, 4:46 PM
in the Article: FCC Chair Makes Case for Less Regulatory Oversight forum

Is a slimeball douche bag, to say the least. It's great that Republicans have rescued us from the moronic Democrats ruining the country. But do they always have to be complete idiots when it comes to technology? Turning the economy around won't help if they just allow companies like AT&T and Comcast to stifle innovation and run up the price of everything. Republicans are always running around spouting their free-market bull crap, but seem to have no problem with ...

Typo
Mar 3, 2017, 4:30 PM
in the Article: Oppo's 5x Dual Camera Zoom Makes Use of a Periscope forum

"Opponents didn't provide details" I think you meant, "Oppo didn't provide details"

It's a SCAM that this is even a thing
Mar 3, 2017, 4:26 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the LG X power2 forum

If manufacturers were not sealing away their batteries despite obvious consumer preference to the contrary, a consumer would be able to buy the phone of their choice and choose to buy a larger 3rd party battery if they needed or wanted one. They would never even have to weigh the pros and cons of buying a crappy model with a longer battery life. LG has created a false demand by taking something away from their customers only to re-offer ...

Re: No Fines - No enforcement
Feb 9, 2017, 6:37 PM
in the Article: FCC Chairman Insists All Commissioners Vote on Rule Enforcement forum

Yay, for the death of the internet and of anything even resembling fair treatment of the consumer and of free, competitive markets. Yay, for Ajit Pai and Corporate Cronyism.

Re: I suppose
Feb 7, 2017, 12:06 PM
in the Article: 9 Ways to Use Your Phone as an Effective Tool When Protesting forum

I think its a great idea. Some "how to" articles would really be refreshing.

What is the point?
Feb 6, 2017, 3:57 PM
in the Article: FCC Chairman Pai Pledges to Be More Transparent forum

Ajit Pai has already made it clear he prefers the interests of crony-capitalist, government endorsed monopolies over the American people. So, why pretend to be transparent when it's obvious you don't care?

I suppose
Feb 6, 2017, 1:59 PM
in the Article: 9 Ways to Use Your Phone as an Effective Tool When Protesting forum

That this wouldn't come off so much as political activism if phonescoop regularly posted articles about "How to do X" with your phone. But Phonescoop doesn't.

Wow!
Feb 6, 2017, 1:54 PM
in the Article: FCC Ends Zero-Rated Data Inquiry forum

How wonderfully big business and big government work when they're in bed together. If anything was worth keeping from Obama's legacy, it was Net Neutrality. But thinking that Donald Trump understands technology is like thinking Obama understands leadership.

Re: 200GB capped
Jan 11, 2017, 10:53 AM
in the Article: Verizon Installs 200 GB Cap On Unlimited Customers forum

Try taking your own advice. You may be over your limit for asinine opinions on the internet in one day.

Re: 200GB capped
Jan 11, 2017, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Verizon Installs 200 GB Cap On Unlimited Customers forum

There are a platitude of reasons. First it's illegal for Verizon to prevent you from tethering your device. That was a condition of the auction where they bought all their 700 MHz spectrum. So, obviously, I might choose to use Verizon as my primary ISP. Once my PC or laptop is tethered, there are any number of things on the internet which are much larger than 200 GB. Also, there's this little bitty tiny sector of the American workforce ...

Re: Stingrays
Dec 20, 2016, 7:13 PM
in the Article: House Panel Says Stingrays Need Federal Guidelines forum

Are they installed and turned on by default? I always love it when people pretend like you're opting into the loss of your freedom and rights by not spending countless hours every day trying to figure what the government is stealing from you and the new ways to thwart them. How about this? The constitution guarantees me certain freedoms. Government agencies should always take care how they approach my freedoms, period. We have a system of checks and balances ...

Re: good article
Dec 20, 2016, 7:05 PM
in the Article: AT&T and Verizon Bite Back At FCC on Net Neutrality forum

Why? You just love corporate cornyism as an economic policy? Or perhaps you work for ATT or Verizon? Did it ever occur to you that you're using the Internet to promote its destruction?

Or more importantly
Dec 7, 2016, 4:12 PM
in the Article: Samsung Handed Major Victory In Patent Fight with Apple forum

Apple stole most of its design elements from Braun. Ever held one of their calculators up to an iphone? Its scary. So maybe Apple owes Braun all of their profits for every iphone ever made. Honestly, I think Apple is getting off easy by losing this case to Samsung. I'd rather see them fork over all their iphone profits.

WTH?
Dec 5, 2016, 6:27 PM
in the Article: FCC Unhappy with AT&T and Verizon's Zero-Rated Services forum

Considering the amount of public money that went into building out the internet's infrastructure, it ought to be illegal for a company to own internet backbone and last mile access and also distribute internet content, especially if they are giving their own content preferential treatment over everyone else's. If this doesn't violate net neutrality, nothing does. If ATT can deliver its own content with out data caps, then it can also deliver everything else on the internet without data ...

Re: Cortana+headset=safe, hands-free driving
Nov 29, 2016, 7:59 PM
in the Article: DOT Wants to Block Most Phone Apps In Moving Cars forum

Meh, I don't like any of it. I get where you're coming from, but honestly its as asinine as the idea of a hate crime. I could easily make the argument that all crimes are hate crimes, and that some crimes are given unduly harsh or light sentencing based on what is an entirely emotional and subjective label. How about just holding people liable for their mistakes? I don't care if you are texting, watching porn, screaming at your ...

Why stop there?
Nov 28, 2016, 3:31 PM
in the Article: DOT Wants to Block Most Phone Apps In Moving Cars forum

Why don't they require NFC tags on all alcohol and integrated systems in new vehicles that determine the location of your alcohol and ensure it's locked in the trunk. And lets require all manufacturers of bags and purses to have a mechanism that prevents the bag from being unzipped while the car is moving. Likewise, all cosmetics should be required to have a self-locking mechanism in order to prevent the application of makeup while driving. And lets make drive-thru ...

Not surprising but why?
Nov 16, 2016, 3:34 PM
in the Article: Blu Phones Among Those Impacted By Hidden Backdoor forum

THIS is exactly what is wrong with the liberal agenda when it comes to economics. They want tons of regulations that prop up monopolies and businesses that are "too big to fail" and stifle competition on the one hand, but on the other hand they want a free flow of crap from places like China even though its obvious they want to destroy us. Does anyone else think it's a joke that there is no pressure on the FCC ...

Why?
Nov 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
in the Article: Samsung Says Galaxy S8 to Get Its Own Personal Assistant forum

Why link negative comments about the Note 7 to an article about the yet-to-be-announced S8?

No physical keyboard???
Nov 1, 2016, 3:09 PM
in the BlackBerry DTEK60 forum

I don't see the appeal.

What???!!!!!!
Oct 24, 2016, 5:45 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion forum

This is ridiculous and should never be allowed to stand.

Wow
Oct 17, 2016, 3:46 PM
in the HP Elite x3 forum

Wow, this phone is finally out. Where's the review? Will Sprint carry it? Can I finally ditch Samsung and Android for a real phone?

This should be illegal
Oct 17, 2016, 1:10 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Says First MulteFire Connection a Success forum

Cellular carriers should either be barred from using unlicensed spectrum, or forced to greatly reduce their prices and absurd data caps.

Re: Worthless
Oct 7, 2016, 4:25 PM
in the Article: Verizon - Not Google - to Manage Pixel System Updates forum

Dropping the ball is about all Google does these days. I'm losing faith in them.

256 MB of built-in storage
Oct 7, 2016, 4:15 PM
in the Article: Asus' Zenfone 3 Series Goes On Sale This Month forum

Impressive for 30 years ago.

Sprint customers always get the shaft
Oct 7, 2016, 4:07 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Be Exclusive Carrier Selling Google Pixel Phone forum

So I'm not surprised this phone won't be available to us, even via unlocked channels. I'll never understand this phone exclusive bull crap, though. It's a great way for vendors to say in a loud voice, "I REALLY EXPECT THIS TO FAIL," at a product announcement. I guess the saying goes, "If at first you don't succeed, perhaps Google should give it a try."

Re: The Really bad part of this all...
Sep 23, 2016, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless forum

Maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but weren't you in the camp that was against net neutrality?

Re: Half-baked phone.
Sep 21, 2016, 1:49 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 7 forum

Don't you know??? Less is more. So saith Jobs, the great iDiot in the sky.

That's nice and all -
Sep 21, 2016, 1:42 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Claims 5G Tests Reach 12 Gbps forum

The promise of 5G by 2020. But true 4G is 100 Mb/s down. When will they have 4G?

HEY SPRINT
Sep 20, 2016, 6:02 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance forum

How about hiring back some of your network engineers (whom you paid handsomely to leave your company) and improving MY network performance? 4G is virtually nonexistent and 3G is a joke compared to what it was 6 years ago. Hell, I'd settle for just being able to make phone calls on the fricking interstate. When T-Mobile was at its absolute WORST you could ALWAYS make calls on the interstate. Sprint! Your network is pure crap. It's falling to pieces ...

Tick tock
Sep 20, 2016, 5:52 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 7 forum

Ummmmm... "tick tock" is an Intel design strategy, not Apple. Intel coined the term for their processor design strategy long before Apple ever thought of building a phone. If anyone at Apple ever used this terminology, they blatantly stole it from Intel, which wouldn't be surprising considering Apple's history of stealing established terminology and pretending they invented it. The word "app" comes to mind.

Re: Comcast
Sep 20, 2016, 3:01 PM
in the Article: Comcast Targeting Mid-2017 for Wireless Network Launch forum

Competitive pricing means they will sign a contract with all the wireless carriers not to offer services wherever they are offering services and then bribe all the politicians to somehow NOT call this collusion. Then they will charge the same thing their competitor does -whatever they want. That's Comcast's definition of competitive pricing. Also, they will use this as a reason to justify their completely unjustified data caps. Data caps are almost universally accepted in the wireless industry, though hardly ...

Re: Can't wait!
Sep 14, 2016, 3:01 PM
in the Article: Samsung to Formally Recall Galaxy Note7 forum

Wait... Was this post actually about your thoughts on the Note 7? Or was it really a poorly veiled and pathetic attempt to find happiness in bashing a site you supposedly no longer care about? I couldn't tell.

Re: If you're going to put it in a case....
Sep 12, 2016, 2:46 PM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Maybe guys like you really do think they're laminating baseball cards, lol.

Re: One step to solve this issue.
Sep 12, 2016, 2:44 PM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Yes, and it was done quite maliciously. So now I'm holding a grudge. :P

You heard it here first
Sep 9, 2016, 10:41 AM
in the Article: Apple Scores Nintendo Game for iPhone forum

I gave you all time and no one wanted to say it. So here goes. So many things wrong and missing with the new iPhone announcement. I would call the event a mass fail except for the Mario game. What may seem small at first glance is actually a pretty big deal. Mario coming to anything other than a Nintendo device is absolutely unheard of. It's Nintendo's most coveted IP, practically the only thing that drove sales of the flailing ...

Re: Phone Builds
Sep 9, 2016, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Thank you.

Phonescoop, I may have lost the battle but.....
Sep 8, 2016, 10:26 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note7 for T-Mobile forum

did I have to lose the war? It seems like ages ago that I lobbied you guys to start including real performance reviews with benchmarks and in-depth analysis of the hardware. You guys quickly shot me down and insisted that your reviews were intended to be along the lines of the practical experience users would get with normal usage. So, can I please get that? I am soooooooo sick of Android (and especially Samsung) devices. After several years of use ...

Re: One step to solve this issue.
Sep 8, 2016, 8:22 AM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

It's not like you're laminating your baseball cards. It's a frickin phone. It's a bunch of electronics squished together and sealed inside a case. If you need a case to protect the case that's already on the device, that wreaks of crappy design. And if you argue that aesthetics are more important than the functional purpose of the case (protecting the electronics) - then I call bull crap. And here's why. Would YOU buy an iPhone if it came in ...

If you're going to put it in a case....
Sep 7, 2016, 6:07 PM
in the Article: Apple Warns Against 'Micro-abrasions' On Jet Black iPhone 7 forum

Why does it matter what color you get in the first place? The lunacy of Apple fanaticism knows no bounds. The myriad of design problems Apple tries to solve by offering its customers a case also knows no bounds.

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