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Re: After several months of the new format
Yesterday, 4:40 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Actually, after playing with this a bit today I do have one more suggestion. If at all possible it would be nice to see the username beside each comment in the preview.

Re: Shocker...
Yesterday, 4:37 PM
in the Article: Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations forum

Though I really think Apple is getting what they deserve, I agree with you emphatically. If the only choices were to keep things as they are or do away with the patent system entirely, I honestly believe we would be better with no patent system.

Re: Nice!
Yesterday, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Turing Says Sailfish Phone to Include Google Play Store forum

Android is Linux as well. So were a myriad of other failed smartphone OS's. But I do like the prospect of an Android alternative. Just not sure it will take off.

Re: This just in...
Yesterday, 10:29 AM
in the Article: Turing Phone Drops Android for Sailfish OS forum

>> I wouldn't mind using SailOS, but not on a niche product with little chance of viablity. I would argue that anything running Sailfish OS is by definition going to be "a niche product with little chance of viab[i]lity." And though I feel the same way you do, it's really a shame because I am quite sick of Android, and iOS isn't even a consideration. This obstinate opinion that we both share is the very sentiment that will make it ...

Just goes to show
Yesterday, 10:22 AM
in the Article: Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations forum

>>VirnetX claimed Apple used the patent in its iMessage and FaceTime apps, and a Texas jury agreed. Funny how these cases turn out when they're not tried in Apple's hometown. >>VirnetX first won a judgement against Apple for $368 million in 2013, but that award was vacated in 2014. How many people are willing to bet that award was vacated any place in the universe other than Lucy Koh's courtroom? It just goes to show that patent cases should never be tried ...

Re: After several months of the new format
Yesterday, 9:55 AM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Ok, so I tested it on this thread. It works great. I clicked on "show all 10 replies" and the whole thread was there. Then I clicked on your post and it took me right here for the reply. Perfect.

Re: After several months of the new format
Wednesday, 5:56 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Ok, so I found an old article with like 38 posts in the comments. But I didn't see the preview button. Does it only work if an individual thread is long enough? Could it be made so that a particular discussion (page, comments section, or whatever you want to call it) is considered a thread and that all posts count towards the thread length? Even the thread we're on now is becoming problematic. I had trouble navigating back to ...

Re: After several months of the new format
Tuesday, 7:19 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Is the beta still up? I was on some longer threads earlier today and saw the same issues. Maybe I missed the new functionality? I wasn't looking for it as I have only just returned to this thread.

Re: After several months of the new format
Tuesday, 7:18 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Sorry, this thread was the last one I checked today and I don't have time to follow the link. But I'll come back and check it out soon, I promise.

Re: After several months of the new format
Tuesday, 7:17 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Sorry, I've been swamped with work lately. So, I ahven't been around much. >>It sounds like the pain point now is finding the most recent messages. Is that accurate? Yes, Finding the most recent messages and seeing new activity on a thread is a huge pain point. Also, there is a need to balance this with the ability to see the history of the thread. So, pushing new messages to the front while obfuscating the thread history would just create a ...

Re: what a scam
Tuesday, 7:13 PM
in the Article: AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Data for TV Customers forum

I got an idea. How about AT&T take some of those tax dollars they received for building out their network and use them to build more towers with less congestion so that data caps and throttling become a thing of the past. They have the money to do it. But why should they when they can make obscene profits while providing paltry services?

Re: Personally, a good deal
Tuesday, 7:10 PM
in the Article: AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Data for TV Customers forum

>>I was paying about $80 for 450 minutes, unlimited text and data. I believe unlimited minutes brought you to around $100 or slightly more. So, $100 for a phone and unlimited service. That leaves another $100 for directtv. >>So its a fantastic deal if you are already a customer of uverse or directtv. Because......... Uverse or DirectTV is worth $100 a month? I fail to see the value. I have the internet and Netflix. You can't factor in internet cost because I ...

Re: what a scam
Tuesday, 6:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Data for TV Customers forum

>>Unlimited talk for 2 lines years ago was 70.00 + 49.99. Unlimited text was 30.00. First, that was years ago. Furthermore, it was all WAAAAAAY overpriced years ago. Also, once data really took off, people quit caring about text altogether. So, scratch that $30. What we're left with is $119.99 for unlimited talk on 2 lines... ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. Just because their plan is better than THAT horse **** doesn't mean it's not ****. >>Old family plans may have given ...

Re: Are people that lazy
Tuesday, 6:36 PM
in the Article: Apple Addresses WiFi Assist with Data Counter forum

Wifi Assist should be off by default. That's the problem. It's not ethical to add a feature that screws your customer and then complain that they're too lazy to turn it off.

Re: That's always the way with Apple
Tuesday, 6:34 PM
in the Article: Apple Addresses WiFi Assist with Data Counter forum

Riiiiiiiiiight. All those Apple customers who got screwed on their data because of Wifi Assist were just doing it wrong. Typical Apple fanboy response.

Re: That's always the way with Apple
Tuesday, 6:33 PM
in the Article: Apple Addresses WiFi Assist with Data Counter forum

Yea, I'm just gonna pretend you're oblivious to all the outrage over Wifi Assist and how it has been screwing customers.

Re: Total bullshit
Tuesday, 6:27 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Again Accused of Fraud by Consumer Groups forum

Says the T-mobile employee who is unable to refute customers' real world experiences with any facts whatsoever.

Re: ETF Lies
Tuesday, 6:25 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Again Accused of Fraud by Consumer Groups forum

How is that in any way related to the OP's experience? Why not post YOUR experience on a new thread?

Small transactions such as this are common between companies.
Tuesday, 6:18 PM
in the Article: FCC Greenlights AT&T Spectrum Deal forum

ROFLMAO! I just gobbled up all the spectrum, assets, and customers in 11 counties. But that's just a small transaction when I'm a behemoth like AT&T. Of course this transaction doesn't pose any competitive threat. Small carrier 'xyz' was never able to compete with AT&T in the first place. And of course consumers will benefit, because everyone knows that AT&T is bigger and better. And what everyone really needs is just the choice of Verizon or AT&T. So, when ...

That's always the way with Apple
Jan 12, 2016, 6:34 PM
in the Article: Apple Addresses WiFi Assist with Data Counter forum

Do something sleazy that screws the customer over and then brag about how awesome you are when you fix it.

After several months of the new format
Jan 12, 2016, 6:29 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

I've decided that I absolutely hate it. It's almost impossible to follow a thread anymore. The way the site expands comments it hides so much of the dialogue you have to spend several minutes hunting for all the comments. I can remember one thread were there were supposedly 25 or 26 comments and I was never able to find the last comment. I got dizzy trying to count all the comments just to see if I had actually found ...

Re: An Unfortunate End...
Jan 12, 2016, 6:19 PM
in the Article: Motorola Brand To Be Phased Out forum

I agree with you Brad. American companies are mostly to blame for the demise of American companies. If they produced a more compelling product they wouldn't all be tanking. Then there's also the point that American labor has to unfairly compete with slave labor in other parts of the world (here's looking at you China). We shouldn't allow foreign companies that use any form of slave labor to compete in our economy. If they don't provide competitive wages, work ...

Re: Google Shame
Jan 12, 2016, 6:13 PM
in the Article: Motorola Brand To Be Phased Out forum

>>Yeah Conway, this is another example of greedy corporate pirates raiding a company to loot their goods, then sell off the remaining carcass. Yea, I'm sure this fits right in with Google's, "Do no harm" mantra. They're becoming quite the hypocritical company these days.

Re: this is stupid
Jan 12, 2016, 6:07 PM
in the Article: Motorola Brand To Be Phased Out forum

>>Right now? Motorola. Years from now? Will be Lenovo. Not because Lenovo is so much better, but because they are discontinuing the Motorola brand. However, it matters very little. Motorola decided to get out of the handset market. Lenonvo isn't Motorola and never will be. Selling Lenovo devices as Motorola would be deceptive imho. >>Which was more recognized 10 years ago in the cell phone industry? Cingular or AT&T? Cingular. Today? At&T. That's probably the worst argument you could have picked. AT&T ...

Re: Personally, a good deal
Jan 12, 2016, 5:47 PM
in the Article: AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Data for TV Customers forum

If you ignore the caveats and the outrageous price and refuse to compare this plan to the unlimited plans of yesteryear, then yes, this is a fantastic deal. BTW, I have a bridge in Brooklyn which I can also get you a great deal on.

Re: what a scam
Jan 12, 2016, 5:44 PM
in the Article: AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Data for TV Customers forum

I agree it's a big time scam, especially considering that phone subsidies are a thing of the past. For two lines they are going to charge you $140, plus your leased payments on two devices will likely be $60/mo or more. That's over $200/mo plus the mandatory DirectTv contract. This a far worse deal than the unlimited data packages of 5 years ago. So much for the bullshit theory that getting away from phone subsidies was a benefit to ...

This is a bad move
Jan 12, 2016, 5:37 PM
in the Article: Sprint Confirms No More Contracts Starting Today forum

from the entire wireless industry. Customers lose in the long run.

Re: This is a plan to screw over customers
Jan 4, 2016, 6:27 PM
in the Article: AT&T Confirms Plans to Ditch Contracts forum

>>they just raised everyone who isn't on their BS 'Next' plans by $30.00 a month, since it no longer includes a device subsidy. You and I rarely agree. But we certainly agree this time. I've hated the cellular market ever since it started moving away from subsidized devices. Ultimately, we have the un-carrier to thank for this.

Re: Given that what's written here is true
Jan 4, 2016, 6:18 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Fires Back at YouTube Over Throttling Allegations forum

>>so although YouTube is not a part of BingeOn, watching it optimized will allow your data to last 3 times as long. So what. When did T-mobile, or yourself for that matter, become the judge of how best to consume the data that the CUSTOMER paid for. What you "PERCEIVE" as a bonus for the customer might actually be a point of irritation. What if the customer was streaming the sub-par video to his 1080p TV? If he's being ...

Re: Given that what's written here is true
Jan 4, 2016, 6:09 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Fires Back at YouTube Over Throttling Allegations forum

>> They're not favoring any service over the other, they're just lowering the video resolution for members who opted for Binge On service. You gave the definition and then failed to understand it. YouTube is NOT part of binge on. If they lower the resolution without asking the customer, they ARE by definition "favoring or blocking particular products or websites". >>and the second would be lowering the video quality on YouTube's videos when YouTube is not even part of Binge On. Exactly. ...

Ummmm... I don't think so
Jan 4, 2016, 6:01 PM
in the Article: Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android forum

>>Oracle, which developed Java, makes two versions SUN Microsystems developed Java. Several years ago, Oracle bought SUN along with the rights to Java. But just because Oracle owns Java doesn't mean they developed it. That's pretty shoddy reporting, as anyone who knows the first thing about Java should know it was developed by SUN. Furthermore, the notion that someone can copyright an API borders on asinine. Ask any developer who doesn't work for Oracle.

Given that what's written here is true
Dec 30, 2015, 5:00 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Fires Back at YouTube Over Throttling Allegations forum

I'd say it's pretty obvious that T-mobile is in violation of Net Neutrality.

Re: HD calling
Dec 29, 2015, 9:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Says VoLTE Available to 295 Million Americans forum

There are many things about Sprint's service that I hate. HD voice is not one of them. It works REALLY well.

Re: Too big for you , not everyone
Dec 29, 2015, 8:55 PM
in the Article: Samsung Crowns Its Galaxy A Series with a 6-Inch Phablet forum

I agree. I've been pining for a larger phone ever since the day I got my first Note. I loved the size, but quickly realized I would be just fine with a device up to 6.2 or 6.3 inches. I think they should shove all the awesomeness of the Note 5 into a larger device with a 6.0 to 6.3 inch screen, expandable memory, removable battery, and physical keyboard. That monster would be the perfect device for me.

Re: There's a Difference
Dec 28, 2015, 7:36 PM
in the Article: YouTube Claims T-Mobile Is Throttling Video Traffic forum

Net neutrality dictates that you don't screw with the content of the data - period. If an end user agrees to a reduced resolution in order to get unlimited data at that resolution, that's one thing. But that doesn't entitle T-mobile to reduce the resolution of anything it likes. They shouldn't be screwing with content without informing their users. If they are, I hope they get hit with a big fine - and also any of the other carriers ...

Re: There's a Difference
Dec 28, 2015, 7:31 PM
in the Article: YouTube Claims T-Mobile Is Throttling Video Traffic forum

The problem, as I understand it, is that Google is complaining their service is being throttled even though it's not part of the Binge On program. If T-mobile is reducing resolution on or throttling any content without informing the end user - THAT is a big deal. The ability to get unlimited 480p content with some services is awesome. But if I want to get 1080p content and have that count against my data limit, I should be able ...

Is anyone surprised
Dec 28, 2015, 7:24 PM
in the Article: Judge Tosses iMessage Lawsuit forum

that Lucy Koh sided with Apple in a lawsuit? If she's not the epitome of a corrupt judge, there never has been one.

Re: Wow....just wow
Dec 22, 2015, 5:50 PM
in the Article: FCC Queries AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast Over Free Streaming forum

Not that I'd ever vote for him, but what ever gave you any indication Trump would turn off the internet????

Re: This is retarded
Dec 22, 2015, 5:48 PM
in the Article: FCC Queries AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast Over Free Streaming forum

The government often does things I think are retarded. That doesn't make me an anarchist. Net neutrality is good for the internet, for commerce, for competition, for small business, and for consumers in general. Just because I disagree with one decision the FCC makes doesn't dictate that I disagree with their decision to enforce net neutrality, something we desperately need.

This is retarded
Dec 21, 2015, 5:38 PM
in the Article: FCC Queries AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast Over Free Streaming forum

Not counting a service against a data cap has absolutely nothing to do with net neutrality, which seeks to ensure IP packets are delivered fairly and without respect to their contents. That means that we don't throttle one kind of traffic and allow another to continue. It means that we don't do deep packet sniffing to find out if we approve of the content. But it has NOTHING to do with what data counts against a data limit and ...

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