These are the most recent forum messages posted by Kenzin:
I can see why Carriers do not want devices to have a software/feature that deactivates the device entirely. I know through several friends that work for national carriers that most Point of Sales Systems that are being used need an active device on the line in question at all times. If there is a "Kill Switch" this could impact their system. Thoughts everyone?
Re: Identity crisis!
On top of all that Knox said, believe it or not, USCC's network in the Midwest is HUGE and very very concentrated. It would cost, at least some people estimate, $30-50 Billion to purchase out that equipment. Also the few markets they did sell to Sprint and TMobile may seem like major markets, but were under performing so horribly that it was costing $250,000,000 a year in profit.
Re: plastic junk
So my PC went down a flight of steps and fell into a full bath tub and survived. Could it be incidental? I like to think so. Apple DOES cost more for a reason, that reason just so happens to be "Because we can". My Toshiba laptop has an AMD A10 Quad Core CPU, 6GB DDR4 Ram, 1GB GDDR5 GPU, 17" LED Screen, and a 1TB Harddrive....cost me a whopping $650. Comporable Mac is at least $1000-1200. Why? Because ...
Re: Available at Verizon and At&t, but when is it going to coming to other carriers?
USCC will be launching at end of this month.
Re: That's really sugar coating it
Last Sunday - Monday were planned outtages if I remember correctly. You can't go from one Point of Sales System to something completely different over night. Also, my local store was having some slowness of their computers, but there definitely was not an outtage. Though this was just the local store I visited.
...started the same promo January 28th...just sayin.
Re: So much...
You know there are probably people out their that think that! :lol:
Re: So much...
Don't forget the almost half BILLION dollar settlement that Apple made with Nokia to revent legal action!
Re: Sounds great.
Definitely is not water resistant for submersion, but splash proof it totally is. Saw a Motorola Rep pooring bottles of water over one and had absolutely no problems...after about 4-5 bottles of water. Pretty impressive phone I must say.
It's more of a logic thing to me (this is completely my personal thoughts) Why pay more money for a product that is inferior to another product? I do my best to avoid bashing the person personally, but try to focus on the choice itself as ignorant or not.
First off, the S4 doesn't exist yet so it can't rightly be banned. Secondly, do you REALLY think that when Samsung appeals to a judge that the suit will really stand? Especially when Samsung is winning in every other country that this suit is coming up?
Doubled CPU speed? I thought they only increased the Operating Frequency by 200Mhz and the FSB by 55Mhz/Second?
Or you could just get the Galaxy S3 and not have to wait for another inferior Apple product. :)
Re: Another Apple Smash Hit
Yeah if you consider Apple FINALLY building a phone that is on par with higher end phones that launched last year. Though I won't lie, I'm more than certain they'll sell a ton of these. When you're brainwashed you'll buy anything.
Re: Iphone and Galaxy totally different
Dunno about that...Microsoft is still trading above the "sweet line" $30 a share with a rather enormous average volume near 35 millions shares. Microsoft may not be where they were 5 years ago...but they are still in the game.
Re: From a juror in the case.
Beautiful post T Bone!
Re: Is 4G Coming to US Cellular Late 1st Quarter? Any Idea of Phones Being Tested?
I know this is a little late on my part for a reply, but this needed to be done. The Aviator is NOT the GS2 (obviously you know that by now assuming you truly are a USCC Rep) USCC does NOT carry the MiFi, they sell the Samsung LC11 Hotspot. (Which is a superior hotspot anyway)
Re: AWESOME job creation.
I think this has more to do with Apple expanding offices in Texas more than this has to do with politics. And just for the record...Mr. Obama thinks he is too cool for school...but I've got a newsflash for you............he isn't. (If you don't know the movie reference then gtfo)
I totally love competitive industries like these! Great move by T-Mobile!
Re: Loving this!
I was under the impression that having an additional seperate band for data would be much more efficient as it is not "sharing" a single dedicated band for EVDO / LTE. Or am I mistaken?
This is what I love so much about competitive industries! Little guys like Metro-PCS dropping VoLTE before any of the "Big Five". Hell even US Cellular beat everyone else to full Quad Band! Just goes to show you how nice (albeit sometimes unfair) capitalism can be :)
Re: Processor generation
Totally meant S2...thanks for the correction Rich :)
Re: Question for Rich:
It is a 1GHz Single Core S4 Snapdragon. Although it is only Single Core...it is still a surprisingly quick phone. As for your 2nd question, Metro PCS MIGHT get this device later this summer but there is no confirmation on that yet! Hope this helped :)
Re: 41 megapixel?
Yep...41 MP. Which is pointless. Photo quality tends to stop improving somewhere around 14-16MP due to limitations of the human eyes. But yeah...go Nokia lol
Totally understand the point being made. I won't lie that the MIR is an annoyance at best. However, I will say that saying one character is better than another just over have instant vs mail in rebates is a horrible basis for an argument.
You obviously know little about USCC. I submitted a MIR with them for my SGS2....got it back in 3 1/2 weeks. It is kind of petty to compare carriers by something like the MIR process, especially with USCC's track record for service and quality. :) Just my 2 cents.
And people keep saying USCC never carries good devices.
Re: Wow, great
Whereas I do see your point, I don't think USCC's motivations were monetary. They tend to be, from my experience, a company that prides itself on customer service / support. If they can say "Hey customer, here is a list of applications that we have tested and like, and that we think you might like." it saves those customers on wasted time going through the half a million apps available. Which in turn, can save USCC wasted time on customers ...
1 year later...
...look in the list of bankrupt companies for Bluegrass Mobile. How can they afford this deal? Signing a deal with Apple is like signing a deal with the devil for small rural carriers like this!
So which is it?
In an earlier article you say it is water resistant...now it is full blown water proof??? And yes...there is a HUGE difference.
Re: To all the haters...
If Sprint doesn't get its stock prices above $4 a share...it will indeed go away! And it does pain me to say this as I actually like Sprint and Dan!
Re: That's what happens when you sign a deal with the devil
Struggling to keep your stock around $4 a share is totally big trouble. I will say I do like Hesse and how he has handled some of the flak that has come Sprint's way in recent memory, but sadly it was just too much for any one man to handle. Bravo to him for taking the pay cut! There needs to be more CEOs that would willingly do this in order to take responsibility for poor performance!
Re: Since you charge like VZW, why not just have them acquire USC?
How are they still not a great value based carrier? They offer 1 time contracts, a rewards system, overage protection, overage cap, free battery swaps. Yes they are positioning themselves plan-wise like the other carriers, but they are still vastly different. Also, it would cost VZW more money to buy them out than what they pay to lease spectrum / network from USCC in the midwest...just saying...
Re: CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG
One word...greed. That is all.
Re: SMH @ T-Mobile
For a huge carrier like T-Mob, yes this is slightly embaressing. From a competitive technilogical stand point...this is great! It is nice to see some of the smaller guys beating their larger competitors to the punch on things! So can you REALLY say that they are a "stupid regional carrier" in this situation? :)
Re: "could prevent Apple from importing the infringing devices into the U.S."
There is one thing we are all not focusing on is HOW Apple is infringing. If it is something more software related, all it would take would be a simple update to nullify the infringing problems, if however, it is more architectural, Apple may have quite a bit to deal with over the next several months.
Re: What comes around goes around, Apple!
I agree...this could very well change the smartphone industry for awhile!
I figured there would be settlements...but to possibly completely cease importing a bread and butter product to the US could very severely damage Apple...bet their investors aren't going to be happy about this! Also...what does this mean for previous devices already activated and in a customer's hands that is violating this patent? Will they have to be replaced by Apple?!
Re: what could this do to them?!
LOL possibly...does Verizon have enough cash assets to purchase Sprint though I wonder? Or would they just do a hostile takeover?
Re: Ice berg ahead.
Potential greed on both sides. What I will say is that if Sprint's motivation was indeed to "lower bills" to get a one-up over competition, this will hurt their already fragile economic condition! They are already struggling to stay close to $4 a share...what could this do to them?!
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