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Re: Yes, it sucks, but...
Sep 26, 2012, 11:22 AM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

It has nothing to do with "rights". It's a simple question of how big of a perq you're being asked to give up by each carrier, and having some perspective about one's reactions to each.

Re: Yes, it sucks, but...
Sep 25, 2012, 5:13 PM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

Huh? Easy on the Kool-Aid, brother.

Re: Yes, it sucks, but...
Sep 25, 2012, 5:12 PM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

Verizon's choice affects one's ability to own the device in the first place, which I consider far worse than curtailing one feature which can still be used over wifi. But this doesn't fit into the narrative carried on by the Internet that Verizon are the "good guys" and AT&T the bad.

Yes, it sucks, but...
Sep 25, 2012, 3:03 PM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

...How is this policy anywhere near as bad as Verizon's policy of not letting people with unlimited plans get subsidized phones? Verizon has all but forced its customers off of older unlimited plans onto mobile share plans by making them pay full price for phones, while AT&T's only move has been to deny them FaceTime over cellular. Yet I didn't see Verizon get torn apart by the internet with nearly as much vitriol.

Put away the pitchforks.
Feb 27, 2012, 3:15 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use forum

This is just an option they may offer that allows app developers to pay the way for their customers. Key word: option. It's a way to allow someone like Netflix, for example, to get more people to use their app by assuming the data costs. But they don't have to if they don't want to. People are really going to act like having this choice is worse than not having this choice, when the absolute worst case scenario for ...

Re: Thank you, RadioShack.
Jul 28, 2011, 10:10 AM
in the Article: RadioShack Spurns T-Mobile, to Sell Verizon Come September forum

Yes, let me tell you, T-Mobile carrier stores are the very paragon of knowledge and skill. My local T-Mobile store would be the same one whose salespeople who tried to scare my customer out of switching by quoting her ETF as $200 per line (it was $50). They're the same people who reversed an upgrade for a different customer six months prior but then failed to file the communication to reset her eligibility date, forcing her to revisit their ...

Re: Why is it cheaper at radioshack?
Jul 26, 2011, 8:25 AM
in the Article: LG Thrill 3D Landing on AT&T Shelves Soon for $99 forum

The Shack seems to beat everyone on prices more often than not, even Best Buy and Walmart. And they have a pretty slick trade-in program for old phones, especially smartphones. You can get an iPhone 4 for something like $30 by trading in a 3Gs. You just have to find a store where the staff actually cares, because some of those stores are rough.

Re: Tmobile Sucks
Jul 26, 2011, 8:17 AM
in the Article: RadioShack Spurns T-Mobile, to Sell Verizon Come September forum

Agreed. The internet is full of nerd rage about the AT&T acquisition. But T-Mobile's coverage just pales in comparison to everyone else's across much of the country (especially outside cities), and they're losing subscribers by the truckload. If AT&T doesn't buy them, they're probably just going to fold anyway. I'm wondering if this news will help tip the scales in AT&T's favor, since losing some 4,000+ retail locations will be a big blow to T-Mobile's future.

Re: The new data plans are all unlimited.
May 23, 2011, 10:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Retools Its Plans forum

The point is, the fact that the limits are not actually hard data caps was not reported in the article. Would you prefer it if they were hard caps?

The new data plans are all unlimited.
May 23, 2011, 11:30 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Retools Its Plans forum

The 200MB, 2GB etc. data plans T-Mo has rolled out are actually throttle points, not strict data caps. After those amounts, your speeds drop, but there are no overages on any of them.

Re: Why??
May 4, 2011, 3:07 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Bold 9900 forum

There are dozens of phones out there like the one you described. Not every smartphone on the market needs to fit into the full-touch-or-side-slider cookie cutter. If they made a BB like the one you want, it would be even worse for them; their phones would in no way distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. At least the phones they're making cater to a fiercely loyal following. And, for the record, the Storm was a POS. I'd take ...

Re: Everyone should buy this phone
May 4, 2011, 2:14 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+ forum

AT&T's 3G speeds are anything but clunky; they're far faster than T-Mo's. As for 4G, yes, T-Mo has beaten them in terms of an earlier rollout, but AT&T is going to have LTE layered on top of HSPA+; in the long term, their 4G speeds are going to be just fine.

Re: Who Cares What T-Mobile Does?
May 4, 2011, 2:10 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+ forum

Spectrum is not the same thing as coverage. Just because the two have service in many of the same areas doesn't mean they are using the same slices of spectrum in those areas; they aren't. They each have their own slice of the radio spectrum, and by adding T-Mobile's slice to their own, it gives AT&T more bandwidth to add services like 4G, including, of course, mostly areas where they already are.

Re: Why??
May 2, 2011, 9:25 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Bold 9900 forum

The small screen is literally the only thing about this phone that's not in line with other top-tier smartphones. And if they gave it a bigger screen, either: - The phone would have to be huge and unwieldy, or - It would have to be a slider, making it the next Torch and not a Bold, or - It would have to have no QWERTY, which would make it a Storm, and therefore it would suck. The Bold 9000 was the best phone ...

Re: Who Cares What T-Mobile Does?
May 2, 2011, 9:18 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+ forum

No, it's not as simple as that. You're trying to tell me that AT&T is so afraid of T-Mobile and their 300,000+ per quarter subscriber losses, that they feel they have to spend $39 billion to acquire them? That makes zero sense. They're buying them for the spectrum.

Re: Why??
May 2, 2011, 3:26 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Bold 9900 forum

You're not understanding. 940x640 is the number of pixels, but they are spread across a 3.5" screen. If you've got a smaller screen, you can achieve similar clarity with a lower number of pixels. iPhone 4 pixel density = 326 pixels per inch Bold 9900 = 287 pixels per inch Motorla Atrix = 275 pixels per inch HTC Inspire = 240 pixels per inch HTC Evo = 217 pixels per inch That makes the Bold 9900 the second-clearest screen on that list of smartphones. So, ...

Re: Who Cares What T-Mobile Does?
May 2, 2011, 3:16 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+ forum

AT&T needs the spectrum, so yes, they're buying it. Verizon did something similar when they purchased spectrum at public auction a couple of years back. Network improvements involve spending money. What I don't understand is the "subtraction by addition" argument. Somehow T-Mobile's smaller network being added to AT&T's larger one is going to result in...an even worse one? It doesn't make sense.

Re: Who Cares What T-Mobile Does?
May 2, 2011, 1:52 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+ forum

I just think it's funny that T-Mobile is hemmorhaging subscribers left and right, is leaking money, and has a coverage footprint that, all said and done, is smaller than those of their three main competitors, AT&T included. Yet, they announce that they're being purchased by AT&T, and suddenly everyone's a huge T-Mobile fan. Maybe more of the complainers should have subscribed to T-Mobile, if they're so great.

Re: Why??
May 2, 2011, 1:47 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Bold 9900 forum

Maybe you missed my post or ignored it, but you're wrong that the resolution on the iPhone and Android phones is better. Their screens are larger, but the pixel density on this new phone is right up there with the iPhone 4. The Bold 9000's resolution was 320x240. The resolution of the new Bold is also much higher than that of the Torch, which does have a larger screen. You're also wrong that they have not upgraded the camera. The ...

Re: I find this very interesting...maybe I'm too much of a "Numbers" guy, but...
May 2, 2011, 12:18 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Commits to BlackBerry Bold 9900 with HSPA+ forum

I think you're thinking of the 8900.

Re: Why??
May 2, 2011, 12:11 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Bold 9900 forum

You're mistaken. 640x480 might be low for a large screen, but it's double what was featured on the Bold 9000, and on a smaller screen it makes the pixel density similar to iPhone 4. The specs are hugely improved over the original: much faster processor, a lot more RAM, built-in memory, and 4G support. If you don't like the form factor anymore, that's different, but personally, I loved the 9000, and this is the Bold update I've been waiting for.

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