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Re: Hmmm. Comparsion Shopping..
Jun 14, 2012, 7:14 PM
in the Article: Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28 forum

For the most part I agree with you, but there are a few areas that I don't. 1. The majority (not all) consumers do not need nearly as much data as they think. Many people want unlimited just because it is unlimited and they don't ever go over 2GB. I do think that Verizon needs to have a couple of higher tiers for this structure. Maybe 15GB and 20GB? This would help accomodate both power users that use a lot ...

Re: These plans are not for everyone
Jun 14, 2012, 5:57 PM
in the Article: Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28 forum

I'm not sure how that would be a trick around this policy? You are still doing an upgrade, they will still make you switch to the new plans. They don't care which line you take the upgrade from or which line you use that upgrade on, an upgrade is an upgrade and an upgrade means you have to move to the new plans. If you are talking about the current plans and not the ones coming on June 28th ...

Re: Wait?
Apr 22, 2011, 5:27 PM
in the Article: Google Found Guilty in Android / Linux Patent Case forum

Lol. Yes and same with regular corn (the type you don't pop) Linux is powered by popcorn didn't you know that Jay? On a serious note, the kernal is basically what shows the processor how to use the OS/hardware if you weren't just making a funny comment.

Re: Knew it
Apr 22, 2011, 3:49 PM
in the Article: Android Devices Collect Location Data, Send it to Google forum

With Android you don't even have to read the T&C to know about it. It is literally a checkbox on a dedicated screen during setup that asks if you would like to provide anonymous location data to google. Yes, I believe the box is checked by default but if you go through setup fast enough that you don't read what is next to a checkbox then you have no room to complain about this.

Re: Wait?
Apr 22, 2011, 1:10 PM
in the Article: Google Found Guilty in Android / Linux Patent Case forum

To my understanding it isn't "the" Linux kernal but rather "a" linux kernal, which sounds to be the exact one that Google chose to use. This may have some effect on Android's future, but I don't think it will be anything major, or even something that the users will notice. Based on the knowledge I have gained through rooting my phone, I believe there are many Linux kernals available (I believe this because there are many kernals that you ...

Re: I knew she meant broadband card
Apr 21, 2011, 9:43 PM
in the Shop Talk forum

That works too. Just make sure you pour it into the cd tray to replace 3 meals a day! :lol:

Re: He is one of the more knowledgeable people on this site.
Apr 21, 2011, 7:53 PM
in the General forum

You are free to disagree but that doesn't make you right :wink:

Re: Pricing
Apr 21, 2011, 4:11 PM
in the Article: Samsung Droid Charge Streets April 28 for $299 forum

So not signing a contract is retarded? IMO signing contracts is kind of a stupid idea for phones. Think of the amount of headaches we would save if there were no upgrades to wait for. Plan pricing could be lowered so we could all save money, the money that we saved could then either be put towards purchasing a phone that we want or it could be put towards other things when we are tight on money. This paired ...

Re: DO NOT buy a Samsung
Apr 21, 2011, 2:41 PM
in the General forum

I wasn't trying to say you need to listen to his opinion, but of all the people on this forum he does not deserve disrespect for sharing it.

Re: DO NOT buy a Samsung
Apr 20, 2011, 7:33 PM
in the General forum

Haha... I wouldn't disrespect CellStudent. He is one of the more knowledgeable people on this site.

Re: my givadam is BUSTED!!
Apr 20, 2011, 7:05 PM
in the Shop Talk forum

Lol that scenario just screamed CP. lol. Gotta love it. I'll be so glad when I can hand my badge in and move on!

Re: my givadam is BUSTED!!
Apr 20, 2011, 5:58 PM
in the Shop Talk forum

Do you by chance work for T-Mobile in the Inland Northwest area, specifically Idaho? I think I may be in the same building as you. Lol

Re: DO NOT buy a Samsung
Apr 20, 2011, 5:56 PM
in the General forum

I have heard quite a few people with complaints about the Galaxy S line. I haven't used them much myself other than just fooling with friends phones a little bit and they have all seemed fine to me, but many of the issues I have heard about are not something you would really notice unless you used the phone every day. I love my Eris which is basically what the Incredible was based off of and is also made by ...

Now the question is....
Apr 20, 2011, 5:19 PM
in the Article: iPhone Mapping User Locations Unbeknownst to Them forum

....which apps have been exploiting this the whole time? Well that and where is this data supposed to be going to, and for what purpose? The isheep herder jokes are funny, but this could be very serious. Aside from just apps that could be stealing this data, there could be viruses that are stealing this data from computers (be that windows or mac.) I have a feeling that this is going to effect Apple more than we know. What use ...

Re: another question for phonescoop staff
Apr 20, 2011, 3:57 PM
in the forum

I definitely would like to see tablets here as well. Mainly because this is the only external website that I (and many others in the wireless industry) have access to at work. It is very helpful to be able to compare devices with those of other carriers without having to know every spec of every device, offered by carriers that I neither work for nor use as a service provider, off the top of my head and it would ...

Re: Turning off the internet
Apr 20, 2011, 2:28 PM
in the Rumor Mill forum

As long as you purchase your own device T-Mobile will allow you service on a smartphone without data. You will need to set up an Even More Plus plan to do this which is non contracted. The phone will need to be purchased separately, most likely online but some retailers will allow you to just purchase a phone at retail price without a plan to put it on. You will need to either set up your service with telesales ...

Re: 20+ minutes nothing but 1x data, so what exactly does reliable mean coming from Verizon???
Apr 20, 2011, 2:19 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I am talking on an external level. I know employees can generally find out which towers serve their company but how can a customer determine it (aside of course asking someone who works for the company, who may or may not know.)

Re: Any handsets with faster data than 14.2 Mbps?
Apr 19, 2011, 9:45 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Just adding that the Nexus S is either 7.2 or 10.? Mbps as it is not considered a 4g phone. I'm not sure which one it is though and I am too lazy to check myself.

Re: 20+ minutes nothing but 1x data, so what exactly does reliable mean coming from Verizon???
Apr 19, 2011, 9:42 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I have to ask... How do people know if it is a Verizon tower or if it belongs to another carrier? I have seen a fair amount of cell towers and nothing jumps out to say that it belongs to any particular carrier. Am I missing something, or are these people just assuming?

Re: Manual Install Of Gingerbread
Apr 19, 2011, 8:37 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Yeah makes perfect sense. Assuming that you didn't change the apps that you are using then it sounds like the leaked version has some type of a bug that is draining your battery. I am not quite sure of the process (if there is one) for the Droid X. Have you taken a look on XDA Developers Forum yet? If there is an answer out there it is most likely found on XDA. I would look for you, but ...

Re: To those who work in stores. . .
Apr 19, 2011, 3:40 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Hmm.... That thermonuclear marshmallow shooter may be a great idea.... Although I do see it as pretty dangerous. No one likes taking a flaming hot marshmallow to the face. I want one too as long as it is embedded in my cell phone and shoots the mini marshmallows like I put in my hot chocolate! I suppose then I would need a physical keyboard which has the space bar programmed as the trigger to avoid misfires if I was ...

Re: Manual Install Of Gingerbread
Apr 19, 2011, 2:30 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

We are going to need a lot more information in order to help you here. What phone do you have? What do you mean by "manual install?" If you rooted your phone then what ROM are you using? What else changed on your phone, because in my experience Gingerbread gets better battery life than Froyo (although I know that other's experiences could differ?) Are you using any apps that you weren't using on Froyo, or any new widgets? What ...

Re: T-Mobile Student Discount
Apr 16, 2011, 12:37 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

No problem :) Good luck, hopefully if your school doesn't have a discount the rep that you speak with will be able to find another discount that would apply, there's thousands of them so there is a good chance that you would have some type of a discount.

Re: galaxy s2 release date?
Apr 16, 2011, 11:57 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

I personally haven't heard any dates yet, but I haven't gotten a chance to speak with our Samsung rep. Not saying there couldn't be a date yet just that I haven't heard it.

Re: So what are all you T-Mobile people gonna do...
Apr 16, 2011, 11:47 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

Lol what do these people think is going to happen when it goes through? The FCC says that they can purchase T-Mobile one day and the next day AT&T flips the switch on T-Mo service rendering the phones useless? Haha that is not the way it works. This will be a very long, drawn out process. If you buy a phone now on a 2 year contract I seriously doubt ANYTHING will change within your contract period other than ...

Re: New Phones
Apr 15, 2011, 7:06 PM
in the Article: HTC's Sense 3.0 Destined Only for Newer Hardware forum

I don't think that HTC has pushed an update for Sense to any phones that were currently on the market when they came out with the newer version (I could be wrong here though.) I know they have pushed minor updates for Sense along with OS updates, but not to new version of Sense to my knowledge. I know it definitely sucks that you just got your phone and wont be seeing the update, that is one of my ...

Re: New Phones
Apr 14, 2011, 2:40 PM
in the Article: HTC's Sense 3.0 Destined Only for Newer Hardware forum

I personally really like the look of Sense but with how much it impedes performance (at least in its stock state) I have grown to hate it. Although on a rooted phone with an optimized Sense based ROM it can run very well. Launcher Pro is a nice alternative, I also really like Go Launcher EX. That is what I'm currently using due to some issues that Launcher Pro has with the current ROM I am using (Launcher Pro ...

Re: If it happens...
Apr 14, 2011, 2:17 PM
in the Article: FCC Promises Thorough Review of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger forum

Yeah roughly 2 years is the time frame I am expecting for this to be completed, and I also expect the FCC to say that AT&T can't re purpose the spectrum for a few years which they will probably agree to and then turn around and begin re purposing it in no more than 2 years (with around 1 year from completion more likely in my mind). That is just what I see happening. This is personal speculation only, ...

Re: T-Mobile Student Discount
Apr 12, 2011, 3:54 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Discounts for college/university students range from 0%-15% there are definitely discounts still available for students. Whoever told you that was either lying because they were in consumer sales and didn't want to transfer you to business sales, or the discount for your particular school was discontinued. It isn't a generic discount for all students, it is based on which school you attend. I am in business sales and I know for a fact that there are still student discounts ...

Re: HTC v/s Motorola
Apr 12, 2011, 3:29 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

No they don't have the arrows, but its a touch screen, all you have to do is touch where you want to edit. Its way faster than using arrows to go back 20 characters, just to touch where you want the cursor. In my experience most people do prefer onscreen keyboards once they try them, but I am sure there are some out there that still would like to have a physical keyboard. They really should come out with ...

Re: Hotpot? Awesome!
Apr 9, 2011, 9:59 AM
in the Article: Google Merging Hotpot with Places forum

Lol. the editor definitely dropped the ball on this article. Along with the misspelling of HOTSPOT in the title, in this quote "From now on, it will no longer be referred to as Hotpot, bit will instead become a feature of Google Places." the word but was misspelled as bit. None the less, this sounds pretty cool, I would check it out if I lived in any of the supported cities. Hopefully this expands to cover at least most ...

The pressed the wrong button on purpose
Apr 8, 2011, 8:57 PM
in the Shop Talk forum

Rep: Hi thanks for calling (insert carrier name here.) How are you today? Cust: I pressed the wrong button can you transfer me. Rep: Oh I'm sorry to hear that, what was it that you were looking to do today? Cust: Look! I told you I need to be transfered! Rep: I completely understand (sir or ma'am,) but I need to make sure that you end up in the right department. Cust: Well whatever then, I'll just call back! *Click* Rep: Well have a ...

Re: What runs many apps at once better than Plam Pre WebOS phones?
Apr 7, 2011, 3:03 PM
in the General forum

I highly advise that if you decide on the Atrix that you get a chance to try the dock before you buy it. Every review I have read about the dock says that it has poor build quality and is outrageously priced, I haven't checked it out myself so I can't comment on it. Its just something I would definitely scrutinize before purchasing, it seems like a great idea, but we have all seen great ideas executed poorly. If ...

Re: What does Verizon CHARGE you???!!!!???
Apr 7, 2011, 2:53 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Cool how about you let me put my 2 lines on your account. I'll pay you $100 a month which surely would be more than you would pay for them so you can make some money, and I'll save some money! :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:

Re: looking for new cell phone company
Apr 7, 2011, 1:05 PM
in the General forum

No he is talking about a real plan, just one that hasn't launched quite yet. I believe it is replacing the current Promo plans, remember when they were launched they were called "holiday promotional plans" and it is now well passed the holiday season so it only makes sense that they will get discontinued.

Apr 6, 2011, 5:46 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The Comet is made by Huawei... are they associated with HTC? Besides that, I doubt that he has the money to pay for his Flexpay plan and the retail cost of that phone That would be a minimum of $220 up front. My bet is that he is on MetroPCS.

Re: looking for new cell phone company
Apr 6, 2011, 3:46 PM
in the General forum

That plan hasn't been launched yet, its "coming soon" according to my documents, although if you look around in these forums you can find the launch date. The downside with this plan is that you are throttled after 2GB, and the throttled speeds are pretty painful (I think they throttle you down to edge speeds.) Even with the throttling it is a very good deal for the average user however. Since the average user doesn't go over 2GB very ...

Re: Question about price plan discounts...
Apr 5, 2011, 10:19 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Just to add to that, IMHO I think the current plan is a better deal because you aren't throttled after 2 GB. Of course that depends on whether you use more minutes or more data. I know first hand that the speeds are pretty painful when throttled.

Re: What does Verizon CHARGE you???!!!!???
Apr 2, 2011, 1:57 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I pay about $150 for 2 lines 700 minutes, unlimited in network texts on both, unlimited data on 2 smartphones, and insurance on both phones, but I have a discount through the company I work for (a T-Mobile call center. LOL!) It was $180 after taxes before I added my discount though.

Re: android apps
Apr 2, 2011, 12:12 PM
in the Android forum

If you are rooted then Titanium Backup is all you need. Otherwise with Android 2.2 or 2.3 just move your apps to your SD card. If neither of these apply to you then you are out of luck to my understanding.

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