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Re: XXX-LTE
May 19, 2014, 1:39 PM
in the Article: Verizon Brands Its Dual-Band LTE Markets as 'XLTE' forum

XLTE, spelled az ex-LTE, a former LTE? I wonder how that will play with the public.

Re: Hahaha
May 19, 2014, 1:34 PM
in the Article: FCC Dings Sprint $7.5M for Do-Not-Call Violations forum

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! :lol:

Re: It appears
May 2, 2014, 1:04 PM
in the Article: Antitrust Lawsuit Targets Google Search on Android forum

It appears that another group of parasitic ambulance chasing lawyers are trying to reach into some deep pockets and hope for a settlement. Settlement, because the law suit would have no chance with a jury.

T-Mo must be kidding
Nov 8, 2013, 7:22 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 14 forum

So why would anybody buy N5 from them instead of Google?

Re: Ridiculous
Jun 25, 2013, 7:21 PM
in the Article: Sony Debuts the Z Ultra with 6.4-Inch HD Display forum

This phone makes it unnecessary to buy a tablet as well. Making phone calls with it would probably be best by the use of Bluetooth or wired ear bud instead of holding the phone to your ear. The specs are great though, except the battery capacity.

Re: There is no free lunch
Jun 5, 2013, 9:16 PM
in the Article: FreedomPop Debuts Free Smartphone Plans forum

You should now about ignorance if you have no clue what the prior commenter referred to. Here is a reminder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t pAOwJvTOio

There is no free lunch
Jun 5, 2013, 1:07 PM
in the Article: FreedomPop Debuts Free Smartphone Plans forum

Somebody has to finance this, right? So who, the taxpayers?

Re: Incredible!
Jan 2, 2013, 8:13 PM
in the Article: Ubuntu Reveals One Linux OS for Phones, PCs, and TVs forum

It almost sounds too good to be true.

Re: Next Apple will Sue T-Mo and MPCS
Nov 28, 2012, 1:31 PM
in the Article: DoJ, FBI Want Time to Scrutinize T-Mobile/MetroPCS Deal forum

techalum99 said: I don't want to know more about her. I just want to see more of her. I like the tight leather suit she wears but honestly it just leaves too much to the imagination. A birthday suit would be better. Now that would attract some customers. Just my two cents. Carly's pics are all over the net. What else do you need? http://thechive.com/2011/12/19/t-mobil e-girl-carly-foulkes-can-use-my-anytime-minut es-20-photos/

Re: Next Apple will Sue T-Mo and MPCS
Nov 27, 2012, 8:17 PM
in the Article: DoJ, FBI Want Time to Scrutinize T-Mobile/MetroPCS Deal forum

I wonder if AT&T, with its considerable lobbying power is pushing all this from behind the scenes. I don't see what security concerns FBI might have here. Is MPCS owned by the Chinese gov?

Re: Just wow
Nov 26, 2012, 2:22 PM
in the Article: Apple Seeks to Add Six More Samsung Devices to Lawsuit forum

These law suits on trivial patents are one of the reasons I'd never buy anything from Apple.

What do you expect from a California jury?
Aug 24, 2012, 9:42 PM
in the Article: Samsung Loses Apple Patent Case forum

The result would be the opposite if it was tried in Korea.

Re: How do you know when you are using 1900 HSPA+ ?
Jun 15, 2012, 6:53 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Details HSPA+ and LTE Network Upgrade Progress forum

Buying an iPhone just to find out? Really???

Re: How do you know when you are using 1900 HSPA+ ?
Jun 15, 2012, 6:50 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Details HSPA+ and LTE Network Upgrade Progress forum

Then you can only blame yourself if you had no data on your account, yet would you turn on the data. What did you expect?

Re: How do you know when you are using 1900 HSPA+ ?
Jun 15, 2012, 10:37 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Details HSPA+ and LTE Network Upgrade Progress forum

I would not *NEED* to know, but wouldn't that be nice to know if your phone can really work on that new 1900 band and how well compared to the old AWS? Otherwise how would I know if T-Mo really deployed it in my area or not?

Re: How do you know when you are using 1900 HSPA+ ?
Jun 14, 2012, 11:06 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Details HSPA+ and LTE Network Upgrade Progress forum

I wonder if my phone also works the same way though the manual does not mention a H code: only 2G, 3G or 4G.

How do you know when you are using 1900 HSPA+ ?
Jun 14, 2012, 5:24 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Details HSPA+ and LTE Network Upgrade Progress forum

Suppose you have an unlocked 4G Android phone that right now uses the AWS (1700/2100) bands for HSPA+ but it also has a 1900 MHz band. How would you know when your phone happened to pick up that 1900 Mhz band that T-Mo is testing? My Amaze 4G does not show what band it is using at the moment.

Any FTP service included in that 10 Gig allowance?
Apr 24, 2012, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Google Gives Gmail Users 10GB of Storage forum

That would be nice.

Solved!
Apr 10, 2012, 6:27 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones forum

Following bd8371's example, today I called up T-Mo to unlock my phone and indeed, there was no need for faxing anything as they could tell from my record I was legit and now I am waiting for the email with the unlock code. Cool!

Re: Wow!!!!!!
Apr 8, 2012, 12:31 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones forum

Now that sounds a lot better without all that faxing BS. Thanks.

Re: Wow!!!!!!
Apr 7, 2012, 1:09 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones forum

That is silly. The phone has all kinds of identifying info (IMEI, IMSI #, etc.) that should be enough to ascertain by the carrier if a phone is stolen or not. Why should one keep a receipt for it forever? Luckily though, after some search I did find the original box that the phone came in and the receipt is in it. I hope that would be enough to take to a T-Mo store instead of faxing it somewhere ...

Re: Wow!!!!!!
Apr 7, 2012, 4:01 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones forum

To quote T-Mo: If you paid full retail price for a device, you qualify to have the SIM subsidy unlock code provided if you meet the following requirements: The device must have been purchased at a T-Mobile retail store or authorized T-Mobile retailer. The device must be paid for completely. You must be able to fax the proof of purchase to T-Mobile. ------------ Now I bought my Amaze 4G in a T-Mo store without subsidy last November, on Black Friday, but I don't think ...

Re: Wow!!!!!!
Apr 6, 2012, 1:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones forum

I wonder what's T-Mo policy with off-contract T-Mo branded Android phones.

Re: Good for ya TMO!!!
Feb 23, 2012, 6:13 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Transition 3G from AWS to PCS and Use AWS for LTE forum

Some of the newer 4G phones do have the 1900 band in them once the phone is unlocked.

Re: Good for ya TMO!!!
Feb 23, 2012, 2:37 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Transition 3G from AWS to PCS and Use AWS for LTE forum

Now we just need to hear how T-MO plans to still serve the millions of its customers with recently bought 4G handsets. Not all of them are planning to get rid off them for a few more years.

Re: They did it without the US DOJ approval?
Feb 17, 2012, 1:30 PM
in the Article: Sony Completes Buyout of Ericsson, Launches Sony Mobile forum

I know but still, it is a significant transaction that transferred ownership from one entity (a joined ownership) to another (Sony.) Just watch what EU would be doing in similar situation when American companies would be involved.

They did it without the US DOJ approval?
Feb 16, 2012, 3:14 PM
in the Article: Sony Completes Buyout of Ericsson, Launches Sony Mobile forum

What's going on here? The Google-Motorola merger had to be approved by a bunch of foreign countries but I haven't read any such interference about this buyout.

A cross between a phone and a tablet?
Feb 15, 2012, 7:27 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T forum

Unless I missed it, I didn't see anything in the review that discussed how well this phone would act as a tablet. I wouldn't mind its odd size if I knew that having it could make me forgo a separate tablet purchase.

Why do two US companies need EU approval for merger?
Feb 13, 2012, 7:25 PM
in the Article: Europe Approves Google's Acquisition of Motorola forum

I don't recall any instance of two EU companies needing US approval for their merger.

Re: E.U. ?
Jan 19, 2012, 9:50 PM
in the Article: EU to Decide Motorola-Google Fate Feb 13 forum

I don't recall that the US ever interjected itself into such issues when only EU companies were involved. I think it's high time for the US to stand up to those presumptuous EU regulators and show them the middle finger in such cases. If they then try to retaliate, we can play the same game with them, too. Unfortunately though, our politicians don't have the backbone to do that.

WCDMA bands
Oct 14, 2011, 2:15 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S II / SGH-T989 forum

Phone scoop for this phone shows WCDMA bands 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 as for HTC's Amaze 4G. The T-Mo web site does not indicate the 850 and 1900 MHz bands which are AT&T bands. So I wonder where Phonescoop gets its info and what data bands are really in this phone.

WCDMA bands
Oct 14, 2011, 2:05 PM
in the HTC Amaze 4G forum

Does this T-Mo phone really have the 850 and 1900 MHz WCDMA bands as the specs here indicate? I see different specs depending where I look, even on the T-Mo web sites. The following link, for instance even adds the 900 MHz band: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2 614 On the other hand,the following link http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/cel l-phone-detail.aspx?cell-phone=HTC-Amaze-4G-B lack only shows the usual T-Mo UMTS bands I & IV. So what is it really?

Re: Ehrmz....
Jul 27, 2011, 7:01 PM
in the Article: Activists Want 'Obsolete' Cell Tower Rules Changed forum

Those nuclear reactors in Japan failed because the tsunami flooded the cooling water pumps, not because nuclear power is inherently unsafe. All they need is to protect those pumps better against flooding. More people die in coal mine disasters producing fuel for coal power plants than people associated with nuclear power production.

Re: Full list of new markets
Jun 17, 2011, 2:21 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Doubles HSPA+ Speeds in 42 Markets forum

Versed, live streaming of HD quality videos would look a lot smoother at higher speeds. What do you think why do the carriers push for those higher than 14 Mbps speeds?

Re: merger/buyout?
Jun 17, 2011, 2:17 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Doubles HSPA+ Speeds in 42 Markets forum

Tufuchong, the contracts are there to make it expensive to switch carriers. Besides, T-Mo and AT&T believe that the merger will be approved, so why should either of them worry about a customer switching from one to the other? There is no GSM carrier in the US outside the two of them.

Re: merger/buyout?
Jun 16, 2011, 2:13 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Doubles HSPA+ Speeds in 42 Markets forum

Neurocutie, that's why new handsets should already include the 850 and 1900 Mbps data bands that AT&T uses. Why would somebody buy today an expensive phone that is already deprecated? Not everybody wants to dish out big bucs for new phones every year or so.

Re: Full list of new markets
Jun 16, 2011, 2:07 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Doubles HSPA+ Speeds in 42 Markets forum

Exactly my thoughts, DAntiVirus. What is especially mind-boggling that they still keep releasing much anticipated handsets, like the HTC Sensation 4G that can only do 14 Mbps. I also don't get why Seattle metro area is not yet covered with 42 Mbps when T-Mo's HQ is there.

Re: Finally
May 16, 2011, 6:37 PM
in the Nokia Astound / C7-00 forum

Oops, I've just checked the specs of this phone on T-Mo's web site and they don't list the 1900 Mbps WCDMA band there. So what gives?

Re: Of Course The Government Wants To Save Location Data
May 12, 2011, 2:24 AM
in the Article: Government Wants Carriers to Save Location Data forum

Actually, both Communist and Fascist regimes do it. Those are both totalitarian systems. Though I suspected that the location saving features were probably designed at the urging of government law enforcement agencies, I was hoping I would be proven wrong. However, this latest news in which the government actually admits that it wants those features, makes me wonder. Having watched a lot of TV crime shows, I already knew that law enforcement agencies can obtain cell tower data for ...

Re: The Actual Issue At Hand....
Apr 25, 2011, 10:36 PM
in the Article: Google Found Guilty in Android / Linux Patent Case forum

T Bone said: The company patented the IDEA of using a linked list to perform hashing.... How common is this? I have a programming textbook from 1873 by Donald Knuth in which this is an exercise... Man, you sure sound like the Navy vet I used to program together, but I wouldn't go as far back as 1873. ;-) So the patent suite is about a linked list algorithm? Where did you find that info? I've been looking for the details of ...

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