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Thursday, 10:12 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Asking $780 for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

They can "ask" all they want. At that price point an alternative is to go on Ebay or Amazon and purchase an unlocked version instead of locking yourself into a contract with monthly payments meanwhile the Galaxy S7 comes out.

Re: Stop. Preloading. Crap.
Mar 23, 2015, 2:11 PM
in the Article: Samsung Agrees to Preload More Microsoft Apps forum

I buy unlocked, root it after updating the software. Then remove all the bloat-ware/crap-ware that will not cause anything not to run correctly. Google puts almost a gigabyte of their own stuff on phones, even the non-carrier ones. It's ridiculous unless you know you will use g-mail, google+, Chrome, and maps.

Moto E 2nd gen
Mar 6, 2015, 10:52 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell Motorola Moto E Across Its Prepaid Brands forum

Really nice phone. Other than the LTE, display and the camera, this phone is practically the same as the Moto G 1st Gen.

Re: T-Mobile Band 2 LTE
Feb 27, 2015, 5:09 PM
in the HTC One (M8) for Windows (GSM) forum

That kind of response merits a :roll:

Re: I'm Suing Apple
Feb 27, 2015, 4:38 PM
in the Article: Smartflash Sues Apple Again Over Newer iPhones forum

Not everybody is out on a witchunt looking to sue apple because the company is filthy rich and prosperous. There are principles to uphold as well and if indeed Apple is exercising bad business practices, they should be held to the same standards as everyone else.

Feb 26, 2015, 4:14 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

Barry Soetoro the wannabe soft-dictator. Thank the lord for term limits.

Re: Moto E or Moto G?
Feb 26, 2015, 1:08 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Motorola Moto E, 2nd Gen. forum

Budget=Moto E G is mainly bigger now with a slightly better display. The E now is on par perfomance-wise with the G just smaller with the display and display quality. So its almost an even handoff now between the two. The E has 4G and if Peru does not have 4G compatiblity with the phone, stick with the Moto E 1st generation. Just a dual-core processor.

Feb 25, 2015, 4:03 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Motorola Moto E, 2nd Gen. forum

The hands on stated no bloatware. Google has thrown their proprietary bloatware all over the Moto E, G, and X. Anything and everything a Google app is on the phones unless you root the phones and then you lose the auto-updates for software. When Google bought Motorolas mobile division, this is when all their bloatware appeared on all the phones.

Re: LTE Bands
Feb 25, 2015, 3:58 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Motorola Moto E, 2nd Gen. forum

AT&T and T-Mobile for the US Version and mainly AT&T compatible in the states for the Global Version. In effect they pushed from a dual to a quad-core and stretched the screen size a little. Still kept the Moto E basics with the display quality. Nice tweaking for a 2nd Gen version. :)

Go Moto!
Feb 25, 2015, 11:32 AM
in the Article: Motorola Updates Moto E with LTE forum

Excellent from dual-core to quad-core for the Moto E. Still waiting for the Moto G 2nd Gen with LTE. These are the most affordable line of really great android phones I have seen along with fantastic performance.

Bon Voyage!
Feb 18, 2015, 3:06 PM
in the Article: Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire forum

Golden Parachutes!!!!! :)

That is why..........
Feb 11, 2015, 3:59 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

I order my phone unlocked and on-line.

Hey Everybody!
Jan 29, 2015, 5:56 PM
in the Article: FTC Nails TracFone for $40M Over False Advertising forum

Carlos Slim can afford it!!!

Simply Simple
Jan 15, 2015, 5:16 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros 'Simply Prepaid' Plans forum

T-Mobile is the biggest 4G Data coverage scam on the market today. If I had a dollar for every time I went off a major road, interstate, or out of a major city and the phone went to EDGE/2G, I could save up enough $$$$$$ to seriously upgrade the network. :roll:

Jan 6, 2015, 11:49 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Lamborghini Phone forum

Shot at further opulence aimed at the frivolous. :roll:

LG G Flex 2
Jan 5, 2015, 12:43 PM
in the Article: LG Shows Off Improved G Flex 2 forum

I am really "bent" on getting this phone! :)

Re: Oh Gee, Can't monopolize in the US so lets change countries.
Dec 29, 2014, 5:49 PM
in the Article: Mexican Regulators Approve AT&T's Iusacell Acquisition forum

Then just go to another website. No one is obligating you to read anything here or yet condescend anyone here. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Ever hear of a forum? Blow your own mind. You apparently love to exercise your already big piehole. :wink:

Re: Oh Gee, Can't monopolize in the US so lets change countries.
Dec 22, 2014, 1:54 PM
in the Article: Mexican Regulators Approve AT&T's Iusacell Acquisition forum

The better of 2 evils???? Gimme a break!!! :roll:

Re: In similar news...Hey!
Dec 17, 2014, 4:02 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the QWERTY-Equipped Classic forum

Could be right. It has come a long way in over 10 years but at least the memories are good. :)

Re: In similar news...Hey!
Dec 17, 2014, 12:50 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the QWERTY-Equipped Classic forum

Those were really great phones!!! I still have a fully functional 3595 and 6010. Though only usable for calls only and the rare text and no data, you can not beat them for durability and reliability. Can not say much on that for modern phones though.

Re: gimmicks
Dec 15, 2014, 4:14 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers Progress Report On Wideband LTE Rollout forum

T-Mobile can keep their network period. Anytime out of a downtown or densely populated area, it's hello EDGE, GPRS, or 2G. Even their voice coverage without roaming is on a par with Sprint.

Preload=Need to Root
Dec 11, 2014, 11:55 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Preload Uber on Most Android Phones forum

More "bloatware". Usually when carriers preload stuff. You cannot uninstall unless you root the phone. Motorola does the same thing with Google stuff.

Eastern Virginia
Dec 2, 2014, 5:27 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Scoop Up Spectrum from nTelos forum

is more or less well covered. Hopefully nTelos spectrum there is outside of major towns and metro areas where T-Mobile severely lacks.

Re: Yeah, And They Have Half The Coverage Too
Dec 2, 2014, 11:02 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Woo AT&T and Verizon Customers with Halved Rates forum

Yes. You are correct. When money is in a pinch though, I guess one has to sacrifice. MVNO's are a great alternative as well.

Re: Affects Fastest LTE Network Ads
Nov 25, 2014, 10:54 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Agrees to Show Customers Real Speed Test Data forum

Sure T-Mobiles LTE network is fast. Just depart from a downtown area or the interstates and hello 2G, EDGE and GPRS. Might as well go with Sprint.

Re: More reason......
Nov 19, 2014, 5:06 PM
in the Article: Starbucks Officially Debuts Wireless Charging in Shops forum

It's a shame. I guess Starbucks figures the more people in the stores, the more it gives them the appearance that they attract paying customers for their products when the majority are there for the Wi-fi and nothing else.

Re: Nice but.........
Nov 19, 2014, 5:04 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Improves International Calling Plans forum

Not on all. There are those out there that let you call without the other party having the same app. Just have to do the research. And they are great sounding as well. I use them all the time. I have used my credit card number and nothing, I mean nothing has happened. These companies are legit and have high-security encryption just like T-Mobile for payments. I pay a "flat" price and no fees like T-Mobile with their billing.

More reason......
Nov 19, 2014, 10:30 AM
in the Article: Starbucks Officially Debuts Wireless Charging in Shops forum

for more freeloaders taking up space in Starbucks and not buying Starbuck products.

Nice but.........
Nov 19, 2014, 10:29 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Improves International Calling Plans forum

Anyone can download 1 of the countless ioS or Android apps that offer this same capability for much cheaper price points.

Oct 29, 2014, 9:49 AM
in the Article: FTC Sues AT&T Over Throttling Practices forum

Best alternative. :)

Oct 15, 2014, 11:45 AM
in the Article: Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet forum

Excellent apps and software. Just remember, with Google absolutely NOTHING is private.

Re: VoIP
Oct 15, 2014, 7:37 AM
in the Article: AT&T Improves International Plans forum

You are all correct yes.... There is a way around that too and it is called a VPN. Some VoIP apps have built in ones and additionally codecs that go through VoIP blocks and as well.

Oct 13, 2014, 9:45 AM
in the Article: AT&T Improves International Plans forum

All the carriers including MVNO's entice you with their international plans. VoIP is the best viable option and much cheaper. If you have android or IOs, you can download one of the many many apps where you can use your phone overseas for cents on the dollar and you pre-pay for the minutes you use and can research the country you are travelling to and the rates. I have used this and it works very very well. No need to ...

Hello Moto
Oct 6, 2014, 9:58 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Sell Moto G with LTE for $180 On Oct. 10 forum

The E, G, and the Moto X are one of the best series of phones I have worked with from Motorola. CDMA has the Droids.

Good Choices
Oct 6, 2014, 9:56 AM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile Adjusts Pricing, Intros $20 No-Data Option forum

The $35 price point and the available options are great. Just a native Sprint only network coverage is the killer.

I almost....
Sep 22, 2014, 3:40 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Says It Now Has Nationwide Footprint forum

burst out laughing..... :lol: Regardless of being a pre-paid version of T-Mobile, the coverage is still somewhat abysmal and the data will be 2G EDGE away from an interstate or major town or urban area.

Keep your money!
Sep 17, 2014, 9:40 AM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

Countless VOiP apps available. No need to use any carrier for that!!!!!

Go Moto
Sep 17, 2014, 9:39 AM
in the Article: Cricket Selling First-Gen Moto G with LTE forum

Great phone, not so great carrier. :(

X Marks the Spot
Sep 16, 2014, 10:01 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto X for Verizon Wireless forum

While an excellent high end Motorola device, the Moto G holds its own quite well at a better price point. With an AMOLED display and a slightly better processor, the Moto X is not that much a great difference from the G.

Re: Great experience?
Sep 12, 2014, 2:24 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

Download a VoIP app there are so so many and they work better than one supplied by any carrier.

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