These are the most recent forum messages posted by en102:
Finger scanner on the back ?
Does anyone that actually makes use of this in their vehicle see a problem with this ? While I do agree that you can pair your device to unlock automatically when paired to a certain BT device like a car, I do have issues with that in general. If I put my phone in its car cradle and want to unlock it... I have 3 options 1. Type in password (ugh) 2. Retina scan (not likely) 3. Touch with finger unlock. Ok ...
After my Nexus 6 grew legs, I needed a replacement - and quick. T-Mo only had LG/Samsung/Apple devices (ugh), which were either expensive or older. Best Buy had the MotoX Pure in their unlocked section, and at $450 it was a better deal than anything T-Mo was peddling. Pros: Awesome 1440x2560 screen (gorilla glass) and VERY bright Fast - much faster than my Nexus 6 Camera - very nice Supports T-Mo HD voice (even though not listed on here) Turbo Charging Loud speakers Cons: Motorola still ...
Re: Still no LTE in Hartford
Still no LTE in half of Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) - + 2Million people
Re: WHAT Costs Will Be Increased?
If the cost of the device has gone up, then that should be reflected in the cost of the device price itself, not a 'device upgrade fee'. If I was to 'upgrade' my iPhone 4 to another iPhone 4, or even 'downgrade' to a 3GS, I would still have to pay an increased fee. This does not make sense. They are effectively tagging 'everyone' an administrative fee of $36, wether you upgrade or even downgrade.
Re: If history has taught us anything...
Weren't they supposed to provide the scanning equipment ?
Re: "Verizon is so confident in the strenght of it's LTE network"
Its because they want money too. Someone has to pay for all of this new 4G network equipment and backhaul.
No VZW LTE or Sprint WiMAX here... AT&T or T-Mo
Since I'm in a suburb of L.A., and there's no LTE or WiMAX available beyond the south half of the San Fernando Valley (L.A.) its all AT&T HSPA or T-Mobile HSPA+ here.
I don't think that people will be lining up for WM7/WP7. I suspect that with all the 'data feeds' that it has, it may be a big battery drain.
Re: I can't take Windows Phone 7 Seriously.....Yet
WinMo 6.1 and 6.5 had multitasking. Looks like a step backwards to me.
Re: WTF is att doing???
Windows 'phone' is Windows 'phone' - it all looks pretty boring (doesn't even look like a smart phone - but just a media device). Yuck - large ugly icons for a home screen - and plugs all Microsoft software - Xbox / MS-Office. Even Apple has some openness compared to this.
Re: ...they make a crappy server OS too.
Not to rag on the 'desktop' OS, but server OS is much more of a 'crappy OS' than the desktop. I suspect that this is more of a 'pick the low fruit hanging from the tree' method, where GSM/WCDMA accounts for +90% of the global devices. http://www.3gamericas.org/index.c fm?fuseaction=page&pageid=565 There appears to be more WCDMA (HSPA) subscribers globally than CDMA 1x/EVDO.
Re: Can't do Skype
Since this is available by all 4 major carriers - pick one that does allow Skype (AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint)
Re: It's not true.
Forcing it to be a requirement is WRONG. Radios can be bought cheaply if people want them. Wireless (Nokia) can add them in, if people want them. This is supply/demand. There's no demand for FM on a cell phone. Eg. I can listen to radio on my iPhone through CBS radio which is 'software' only, and optional. All manufacturers would have to install FM receivers in ALL devices which may not cost a lot, but enough. If ...
Re: how is this different...
Anyone can purchse an unlocked iPhone (yes, they are for sale!), also, even Sprint promotes iPod + MiFi
Re: how is this different...
I agree... I could have purchased an LG ENV2 or something similar from VZW and sued them because I couldn't take it and its functions directly to another carrier. People 'could' actually unlock an iPhone and use it on T-Mobile or another mom-pop (Cinci Bell?) wirless. I personally would expect it to be thrown out. If its 'an app' specific reason (i.e. this app is only on the iPhone), blame it on the application vendor - they can make apps ...
Re: iPhone 4 or HTC EVO 4G for me? My situation...
Find out how well Sprint 3G/4G service is in your area (Portland, OR) from others that have either 3G or 4G service. I personally like the large screen. Device is known to be good... you just have to check on the service itself.
Re: How necessary was this change?
What you pay, many not be what the average consumer is willing to pay. QoS will dictate speeds Business (demand) will dictate price. Consumers will decide on what works for them. I'm more concerned about a service that works reliably than a high priced unstable service that doesn't work where I need it.
Re: lol no where near sprint and tmobiles totals
LTE is where everything but Sprint is heading towards. CDMA 1x/EVDO -> LTE GSM/UMTS -> LTE I suspect they'll sell an IP skype like service. Over WiFi, Skype is ~36/year for unlimited calling. Its much cheaper than circuit switched.. means more profit. Also, since everything is headed LTE, cheaper global phones.
This where VZ promised high speed but never delivered ?
I wonder if this area is there Verizon (landline) promised high speed to many back in the 90's http://text.broadbandreports.com/showne ws/30544 This would be good for consumers there - they can kick VZ for all their BS / broken promises.
Re: It's not about Flash on the iPhone.
Apple isn't taking 'sides' - they're just not making the iPhone an open platform for development. I could go and tell Nokia that I want to write flash for their Nokia 1260 (POS), and bring them to court if they don't comply. While I don't like Apple making the iPhone/iPad/iPod a locked platform (reminds me of Qualcomm's BREW GIN vs. Java), their control of how the device performs has kept it somewhat functional. This brings it to be ...
Re: What a waste...
The only thing that I can think of that 'may' be decent, are their TV's. I still remember many of (Lucky) Goldstar's junky stuff from the 80's/early 90's. I really did not like Lucky Goldstar's early GSM phones either = 'very' cheap/flimsy (C1300, C1500, etc). I'd prefer Samsung.
Re: WiMax is looking better everyday..
8O Can you explain how higher frequencies handle data transfer better than lower ? These are 'RF' frequencies that we're talking about here, not audio.
Re: how would you prosecute?
This reminds me of those 'Car warranty extensions' that were being placed from spoofed numbers (numbers that were not in service), and required you to press '1' to speak to anyone (transfer to an actual person). I actually tried to get their number to call them back ... they immediately hung up on me.
Re: Thank you FCC...NOT!!!
While it is feasible.. AT&T wouldn't gain anything outside of AWS/PCS spectrum. - T-Mobile is in the SAME markets (or less) than AT&T - AT&T runs GSM on 850/1900 and 3G on 850/1900 and has some AWS and some good areas for 700MHz. T-Mobile is GSM 1900 / 3G on AWS. Not a good mix for 3G - no 850/1700/1900 3G handsets.
Re: To all the people who think this is great
and let me guess... you probably think that its OK to drive a vehicle while watching a DVD (this was also made law, if I'm not mistaken), or drinking while impared. If I'm not mistaken, a general rule to which this can be applied already exists in California 'driving distracted', which can apply for just about anything. In SoCal, there's a LOT of poor driving with people still not using hands-free and talking while driving... just look for either ...
Facebook should be using HTTPS, not HTTP + cookies .. bad
AT&T's screw up shows weak security used in Facebooks applet. Using basic cookies as a tracking means, and no SSL is a recipe for security breach.
I thought that the only 'horrible' companies that people complained about were: Sprint (billing, CS) AT&T (iPhone, calls) Verizon (billing)
Re: Let's get the party started!
I tend to agree. Take a look at the US Census stats. 2/3 of the country live in the top 100 MSA (+500,000 people) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_o f_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Area s
Re: They Loose Money Primary Because ....
Their 'loose' spending habits cause them to 'lose' money.
Re: And With Sprint 4G Popping Up Everywhere Now...
Sprint's WiMAX will be a unique product, and as such, in the long term, probably not best suited to the consumer, but probably best for many other uses.
Re: And With Sprint 4G Popping Up Everywhere Now...
What handsets do I have to use on that ... oh wait, there are none. Coverage does not exist in my market (L.A.) so it might as well be a pipe dream.
Re: How coverage is reported:
I can just see 100Mbps RAZR's running WAP. LTE and WiMAX are primarily targeted at high end data use (laptops, and other high end data devices). The average user will probably not be using LTE / WiMAX unless they have a 4G / WiFi router or a laptop.
Re: LAME...and I even like AT&T...
While I'm on 3G, I agree, this is a lame commercial. If anything, AT&T should be showing that the iPhone can do Twitter/Google Maps everywhere from NYC to LA and all parts of the boonies in between (fishing on a lake) even with EDGE.
Not to bicker, but... HSPA 7.2 will beat EVDO REV A That is a FACT (Sprint/VZW have EVDO Rev A) HSPA 21 (T-Mobile) beats HSPA 7.2 (AT&T) however, its nowhere near a national level yet (100 markets the definition?) If anyone would have the claim for fastest 3G, it would be T-Mobile.
Sprint is attempting to buy iPCS because its cheaper to buy them than pay for all of the lawsuits that they have been going through.
Re: Well, to be fair to AT&T...
There is a distinct difference though. 1x = voice (850MHz) EVDO = data (1900MHz) vs. GSM/EDGE = voice/data mixed on 850/1900 3G UMTS/HSPA voice/data mixed on 850/1900 Sure data is only on 1900MHz, but as long as voice and data works, who cares. Voice is typically more sensitive to QoS than data. To the average consumer, it does not matter, as long as it works. 3G voice on 1900MHz only blew chunks because of capacity (only 5MHz) and poor signal. Again, people don't ...
Re: Is it funny or pathetic ATT took down their 3G map?
What do you mean took it down.. Go to http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer z oom into any level and select '3G coverage' on voice. 3G is voice and data.
Re: Even their site does nothing to help their cause
how about you select: http://www.wireless.att.com/covera geviewer zoom in and select the 'show 3G coverage' button vs a 'city by city' list ?
Re: So where's at&t's 3G map that shows the misleading statement
I actually used Nextel BB 7100i for a few years, and had no issues with SMS / Email (why else would I have a BB). Even Google Maps worked on the 7100i over iDEN data. I agree on the out of touch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECF-tBI K6pw That 3g is not necessary to stay in touch, even with Facebook, Twitter.
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