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My hope...
Feb 4, 2014, 9:11 AM
in the Article: SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to Meet with FCC forum

...is that SoftBank/Sprint do hash out all the details of this proposal--including a hefty breakup fee a la the AT&T/T-Mobile proposal--and move forward with confidence this will gain approval. And when it doesn't, T-Mobile will be laughing all the way to the bank again, and gain an even healthier footing than they had the first time they played this little game. T-Mobile is a dark horse. And I like it.

Re: This guy was for the ATT/Tmo merger!
May 3, 2013, 6:28 AM
in the Article: Obama Nominates Tom Wheeler to Be FCC Chair forum

Tofuchong said: The part that really got me was this quote: "I can attest to Tom's commitment to harness the power of communications technology to improve people's lives, to drive our global competitiveness, and to advance the public interest..." apparently Obama said that "Tom will be a great FCC Chairman, and I urge his swift confirmation," said Genachowski. "I can attest to Tom's commitment to harness the power of communications technology to improve people's lives, to drive our global competitiveness, ...

Re: Columbus, OH
Nov 19, 2012, 12:19 AM
in the Article: AT&T's LTE Covers 150 Million POPs in 103 Markets forum

skywalkershawty said: I've tried it, doesn't work :? It should. As Met said, voice is handled over HSPA which means when you make a phone call your radio automatically switches back over to HSPA when pulling an LTE signal. Try to make a call with LTE turned on and watch the LTE indicator switch to 4G in the status bar. At this point in time, LTE handles data only. So your phone will still be able to do simultaneous voice ...

Portland, ME
Nov 16, 2012, 10:36 AM
in the Article: AT&T's LTE Covers 150 Million POPs in 103 Markets forum

LTE has been up and running since Tuesday here in Portland. Hoping that it's a soft launch and they are still working out the kinks with it though because the speeds are actually consistently SLOWER than the HSPA+ signal. Turning off my LTE radio until this is worked out. Anybody here with similar experiences?

The Rhythm
Jun 24, 2012, 6:26 PM
in the Article: RIM May Split Business Apart forum

...is coming to a halt.

Re: *SIGH*
May 17, 2012, 9:22 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Kill Grandfathered Unlimited Plans forum

To clarify, touchscreen smartphones with full HTML browsing capabilities on AT&T post iPhone did indeed require a data plan. Regardless of WHEN the unlimited data plan requirement was implemented, it still happened. And now that they've driven up the cost, they're going back on their prior justification that unlimited data was "necessary" for such devices just to gouge the customer. Whether it started in 2007 or 2009 is irrelevant.

Re: *SIGH*
May 16, 2012, 4:23 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Kill Grandfathered Unlimited Plans forum

When smartphones began to become mainstream devices for consumers (and not just for business users...i.e. after the introduction of the iPhone on AT&T), carriers only offered one option of $20/$30 unlimited data plans that were REQUIRED for the phone to be purchased. Even though people wanted the phone without the data plan, the carriers said no and pointed to the fact that unlimited data was crucial to the functionality of the phones to justify the high data plan prices. ...

Portland, ME
Apr 17, 2012, 10:01 AM
in the Article: Verizon's LTE 4G Expansion Boosts Coverage to 230 Markets forum

The expansions are creeping closer...hurry up and show Maine's largest city a little LTE love, Verizon!

Not Indiana State
Nov 13, 2011, 10:49 PM
in the Article: Verizon Planning Next LTE Expansion on December 15 forum

The expansion mentioned here is actually expansion into Indiana, Pennsylvania. The surrounding cities are Homer City, White Township, and Blairsville in PA.

Re: Fight the Merger now or pay later
Sep 20, 2011, 1:36 AM
in the Article: Cellular South Sues AT&T to Block T-Mobile Acquisition forum

psycros said: America already has the most expensive and least flexible mobile service on Earth - do you really want to see what happens when there are only two major players? Look at any national election to see how well that works! Have you ever been to Canada? Because by America, I'm assuming you just meant the United States...and our "high" prices pale in comparison to what they are charged north of the border.

Re: " A handful of states have already voiced approval of the deal."
Jul 13, 2011, 2:11 AM
in the Article: AT&T and Sprint Subpoenaed by 9 States Over T-Mobile forum

mycool said: Hmm... I'm going to take a wild guess that those are all red states. :) Actually Arizona and Texas are the only red states listed there.

Ouch.
Jun 12, 2011, 5:35 PM
in the Article: More Interference for LightSquared's Planned Network forum

The future is really starting to look bleak for LightSquared...

Re: Epic fail
Jun 9, 2011, 10:22 AM
in the Article: Apple Details iOS 5 Features for iPhone forum

No thank you.

Re: Epic fail
Jun 7, 2011, 10:38 PM
in the Article: Apple Details iOS 5 Features for iPhone forum

xzavier2008 said: who cares...my HTC Thunderbolt does this already....booorring...They shouldn't call it "Lion" more like Alley Cat... Who said anything about Lion? Do you even know where you are right now?

Re: Epic fail
Jun 6, 2011, 9:56 PM
in the Article: Apple Details iOS 5 Features for iPhone forum

Coming down to technicalities, Google's concept is draggin an item (i.e. the status bar) downward to reveal a drawer while Apple's is a swipe to reveal a new screen akin to swiping left and right between different app menus. So there won't be any lawsuits, even though the two concepts ARE nearly identical. Yayyy patent law!

Re: Theyre going to sue themselves.
Apr 23, 2011, 2:52 PM
in the Article: Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Devices forum

diamondawg35 said: It would hurt Samsung yes, but since they have their own line of products it won't hurt them to badly... Besides I'm sure that part of their partnership is that Apple was the main buyer of the NAND flash chips... Apple is anticipated to spend just under $8 billion on Samsung components this year. You don't think losing $8 billion in sales would hurt Samsung too badly?! /;|

Re: Apple's getting desperate.
Apr 19, 2011, 12:38 AM
in the Article: Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Devices forum

It's kind of silly to consider a fragmented, poorly secured, less stable OS a superior OS. Openness is nice, and Android has its merits...but it still has a long way to go to reach the level of excellence the iOS experience has achieved.

Re: Theyre going to sue themselves.
Apr 19, 2011, 12:35 AM
in the Article: Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Devices forum

evrodude said: If I were the CEO of Samsung, I would dump Apple as a customer. That way Apple will have shot themselves in the foot because Samsung is the only electronics company outside of Japan and China/Taiwan/Thailand who Apple buys parts for their poorly engineered ipods and ipads. Think this through. Apple is doing this because they can. Samsung can't just "dump" the single largest purchaser of their NAND flash chips. That would be Samsung shooting themselves in the foot. ...

How close...
Nov 18, 2010, 3:53 AM
in the Article: AT&T Absorbs Cellular One Customers in San Luis Obispo forum

...does this put AT&T's subscriber numbers to Verizon's? It has got to be nearly neck and neck by now.

Re: another nail
May 22, 2010, 6:53 PM
in the Article: Yota Dumping WiMax for LTE forum

RockTripod said: in WiMax's coffin. Its not that I have an issue with the technology, because that would be about the dumbest stance ever taken. Its just that I saw this coming a while ago. Sputters and fits while rolling out WiMax in the US, and now Russia's plans fall apart. Unfortunately WiMax, despite its advantages, is going to have one helluva uphill climb to be the dominant 4G tech. I like the analogy you chose, because ...

Re: lol no where near sprint and tmobiles totals
May 6, 2010, 8:18 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Slowly Approaching Major Carrier Status forum

My guess is that they're making themselves as appealing as possible for a future sale of the company (and by future I mean several years on out). OR they're getting serious about becoming a national player.

Re: Isn't that sweet?
Nov 18, 2009, 7:40 PM
in the Article: Sony Ericsson to Move Headquarters to Atlanta, Cut Jobs forum

GeeksAreBest said: Technically, Cingular is still the parent company. AT&T was purchased by Cingular and then they just used AT&T's marketing name because it had a better reputation. Cingular was never a parent company to begin with. SBC and Bellsouth were the parent companies. And then SBC absorbed everything in sight and decided that the brand recognition of AT&T was well worth the switch. Anyway, we're straying from the matter at hand.

Re: Isn't that sweet?
Nov 18, 2009, 4:43 PM
in the Article: Sony Ericsson to Move Headquarters to Atlanta, Cut Jobs forum

Jayshmay said: Actually it was Cingular that was HQ'd in Atlanta. AT&T is HQ'd in Tx. AT&T's wireless division, however, is still headquartered out of Atlanta as they operate much of that division independently of the rest. I would imagine that is the key to SE's move.

Re: Unlimited talk, data and messaging with a Razr....*pukes*
Jul 2, 2009, 8:46 PM
in the Article: TracFone Debuts $45 Unlimited Plan Via StraightTalk forum

Actually, "for the longest time" Tracfone was a mixed bag. It really depended on where you purchased a handset...that determined whether you were operating on Verizon's network, or Cingular's. This is the reason that some phones were GSM capable, and some were CDMA capable. I guess since then network coverage has improved enough, and their customer base must have upgraded their handsets often enough to migrate them all over to Verizon's network. It's probably more efficient (and cost effective) to ...

Looks to me like...
Jun 15, 2009, 7:13 PM
in the Article: Senators Target Carrier Exclusivity forum

Looks to me like these congressmen don't like that they can't have an iPhone with their government issued Verizon lines. This is ridiculous...don't these men and woman have anything more important to do? Say...like fixing this broken economy? :roll:

Re: Am I reading this wrong...
Jun 6, 2009, 1:25 AM
in the Article: Pharos' Traveler Can Access T-Mobile 3G Network forum

WiWavelength said:No, you, too, are reading this wrong. The "too" would imply that you were suggesting both previous posters (myself being one of them) had read incorrectly. Moot.

Re: Am I reading this wrong...
Jun 4, 2009, 4:28 PM
in the Article: Pharos' Traveler Can Access T-Mobile 3G Network forum

Yes, and quad-band GSM does not equate to 3G. The headline originally read "Pharos' Traveler Can Access Both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G Networks." So I did not read it incorrectly.

Re: Am I reading this wrong...
Jun 4, 2009, 4:27 PM
in the Article: Pharos' Traveler Can Access T-Mobile 3G Network forum

The headline originally read "Pharos' Traveler Can Access Both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G Networks." So I did not read it incorrectly.

Am I reading this wrong...
Jun 4, 2009, 8:59 AM
in the Article: Pharos' Traveler Can Access T-Mobile 3G Network forum

? It's tri-band 1700/1800/2100 HSPA. Those are not the bands that AT&T's HSDPA network operate on...so how exactly does this have the capability of accessing AT&T'S 3G network?

Re: Jack question
May 16, 2009, 7:07 PM
in the Article: AT&T Gets Jacked Up over Samsung's Latest WinMo Phone forum

How often do you turn off your phone anyway? Personally, I wouldn't care WHERE the power button was placed. As far out of the way as possible is good enough for me. P.S. Most people don't hold their phones in their left hand, you're correct. However, if you pick your phone up in your right, your fingers should be on the left (thumb to the right) of the phone...so the button placement makes sense. Unless you're an alien, of course. ...

Re: Jack question
May 14, 2009, 4:38 PM
in the Article: AT&T Gets Jacked Up over Samsung's Latest WinMo Phone forum

It's actually on the left side of the phone.

Re: BB without 3G???
May 4, 2009, 11:10 AM
in the Article: AT&T Adds BlackBerry Curve 8900 to Roster forum

Jay, you should know better than most that a cheap PDA-style device is exactly what consumers want. And that's what AT&T is delivering. I don't understand why people come onto these forums to complain about a particular model's "shortcomings" when there are obvious alternatives offered by the same carrier. If you need 3G in a device, then don't consider a non-3G handset...no complaints necessary.

Re: What's up ATT?
May 4, 2009, 11:07 AM
in the Article: AT&T Adds BlackBerry Curve 8900 to Roster forum

AT&T had nothing to do with this handset's lack of 3G. Blackberry designed a device without such a capable chipset for use on T-Mobile's network, and now that the design is available AT&T is simply porting what Blackberry already has created over to their network for a cheap PDA choice for consumers. Simply because AT&T still decides to offer cheap alternatives to more pricey 3G handsets has no relevance to owning the fastest 3G network. That fact still remains true...so ...

Wooo!
Mar 26, 2009, 2:46 PM
in the Article: The iPhone Gets a Stylus forum

Let me carry one of these babies around in my pocket. Or not...

Re: Way to go at&t...
Feb 27, 2009, 2:03 PM
in the Article: FEMA Picks AT&T and Verizon as Go-To Carriers forum

Why would "the White House" sign a FIVE year contract with VZW, when a Presidential term is only FOUR years long? That makes little sense to me.

Really...
Nov 12, 2008, 1:07 PM
in the Article: Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1 Headed to U.S. for the Holidays forum

$800 Sony? Really?! Way to kill a great phone before it even launched. There are so many better options out their for a few Gs less...unlocked and all. What makes this phone worth that kind of premium? Talk about dead in the water...

Re: alltel merger delay
Nov 3, 2008, 8:21 PM
in the Article: FCC Delays Spectrum Vote forum

Yes, I believe so.

Re: Several questions...
Oct 29, 2008, 1:27 PM
in the AT&T forum

Thanks for the response Phoneman. I now have one more question in reference to the PPU Media Net. As long as I add that feature (initially) will it actually cost me KB usage to send MMS messages? Or is it just necessary to activate the capability? I have a feeling I'm just going to end up adding the Blackberry Service anyway...

Re: Several questions...
Oct 29, 2008, 1:25 PM
in the AT&T forum

Thanks for the quick response! I appreciate the info. :]

Several questions...
Oct 29, 2008, 11:54 AM
in the AT&T forum

Although I normally am pretty up to date with information in the mobile realm, I've come across a situation that has brought up a few questions where I'm not really finding any definitive answers. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Scenario: I purchased an iPhone in December of '07, and as a result extended my contract two years from it's original signing (to December 5th, 2009). I am currently eligible for a subsidized upgrade. Now I am looking ...

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