These are the most recent forum messages posted by Jellz:
Seriously, this. The mere fact that you have the OPTION of a free data plan is incredible. Remember when the carriers forced you to get a data plan with a smartphone? Back when AT&T and Verizon and everyone sold minute plans, you had to add on the data package to use the smartphone. Now you don't, and you still get some just included in your plan. I'm telling you, all T-Mobile needs to do is step up their coverage ...
Strange price setup
Normally, it would be $140/mo for two lines with unlimited talk/text/data on T-Mobile's current Simple Choice plans, and then it would be an extra $10 for each additional line, plus $30 for each of those lines to have unlimited data too (so $40 per extra line)... so this plan really only offers a discount for the first two lines, the additional lines are the same. Not that I'm complaining, this is a pretty awesome deal, saving $40 over previous ...
Still too expensive.
Re: Verizon feeling that T-mo heat that is coming
That doesn't make sense because T-Mobile will pay off ETFs of up to $350. The proper response would've been to raise the ETF over $350 or double down on their EDGE options... Which they actually made less appealing, recently.
Re: Go ahead T-bone
A little more constructive: Net neutrality says all Internet traffic is treated equally (no fast/slow lanes). Net neutrality IS NOT A LAW. IT IS NOT A REGULATION. IT HAS NOT BEEN PASSED. Right now, the FCC is CONSIDERING net neutrality options, but they tried before and failed on the grounds that they don't have the authority to create and enforce those rules. So the companies with a stake in net neutrality not passing (Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, etc.) are heavily lobbying ...
Well no telling when AT&T will get it. They're just opening up preorders tomorrow.
I was thinking "Oh, I'll get the HTC One W8" or "Well, maybe the Nexus 6 would be good" but they're both getting delayed :x
How long until your Nexus 6 review is up?
Re: What's the point?
You're thinking of T-Mobile's JUMP, I'm pretty sure. That lets you pay the phone down to 50% and then upgrade. And I'm pretty sure Verizon lets you do it after you pay it down to like 75% or some bologna like that.
So what about Google?
When they owned Motorola, wouldn't that mean Google was then in direct competition with all the manufacturers making Android phones? Under that same logic, it seems so.
Re: Factual Reporting: All NFC, Not Just Apple Pay
The first line is "CVS and Rite Aid have disabled the NFC-based payment systems within their stores," it doesn't say they just disabled Apple Pay. Now, it does go on to talk about Apple Pay being disabled, but come on. It was released a week ago and suddenly NFC is being shut off in different stores? A connection begs to be made there.
if they both say they'll beat the others prices...
How does that work? /;|
glad for one thing
Phone subsidies are going the way of the dinosaur. No more free phones. Of course, this could be called a marketing trick: "Our plan is $X" but then you pay $650 for that shiny iPhone you want.
it already does that for the Windows app
And it's very smooth. Gives you a notification in the main app, but when you click it, it takes you to the messenger app. Seems that the main app runs better without having the messenger part in there.
Re: More Memory But Still Not Equal to a MicroSD Card
Second to last. Still Apple. Nokia doesn't put microSD cards in all their phones. Neither does HTC. The Moto E also supports a microSD card.
Re: This has literally been an option for over two years
Not everywhere to start, but for the last several months to a year, yes, it has been. It was available everywhere before the iPhone 5S launch, but disabled for the iPhone 5S because of demand.
Re: Throttled All Customers Already
rwalford79 said: Id rather have TRUE unlimited non-throttled data than be limited to a cap that Sprint deems necessary. Well of course, everyone would RATHER that. That statement doesn't mean much in itself. A better statement: "I'd rather have a cap with overages but on a faster network, than unlimited data that gets throttled on a slower network" or even "I'd rather stab my eye with this ballpoint pen than use this network." Generally, "I'd rather than " statements put two ...
Re: I can already see the lawsuit
OneDrive is a cloud storage service. Xbox One is a gaming console. The entire point of trademarks is that they exist inside their certain arena... so for example, if you name a phone the One, and someone else comes along and names THEIR phone the One, you'd be able to sue on grounds of trademark infringement. Or in another case, T-Mobile trademarked the color magenta. That doesn't mean that other non-wireless companies can't use that color anymore. It just means ...
I can already see the lawsuit
HTC sues OnePlus over the name "One" /;|
It makes perfect sense, if you step back. All it really takes is an agreement with Google Wallet and an updated app to do it this way. To accept tap-and-go payments at the store itself, though, requires investing time and money into buying the tap-and-go hardware and propagating it to all the stores. Launching the app feature first, then rolling it out to the stores makes sense.
Especially the hotspot. Now international visitors who are drawn to AT&T just because it's a big name and works with their GSM phone can get the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. Before, you'd need a billed plan with Mobile Share.
Re: Sounds like someone's having a temper tantrum
And the Illuminati is in on it all, right? 8O
Re: Great review!
I'm reading this as my phone finishes updating. I gotta say that the Word Flow keyboard is what I'm looking forward to most. It's the thing I miss most from Android.
It's pretty important if you use your phone as a hotspot. Think of it like having to unplug the phone to plug in the computer to dial-up... It's also downright useful if you're on a speaker phone and looking for directions or looking up some information. I do agree though, it is an over-hyped feature. I'd tentatively lay the blame at AT&T's feet, as they trumped up the fact that they had the feature and Verizon/Sprint didn't on the iPhone 4/4S ...
Re: Does Anyone Else...
A little similar, The edges look a little sharper to me on this though, giving it a more 'boxy' look. Also, keep in mind that Nokia was in the colorful polycarbonate game before Apple was. When Apple announced the iPhone 5C, Apple responded with a picture that showed all the Lumias with something like "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
I, too, am disappoint
:( Was looking forward to this. Oh well, guess I'll just save to buy the international unlocked version. At least then I'll get Qi charging.
Re: I don't say it often, but
Anyone who isn't blind could tell that they're the same thing, and even a blind person could if you handed both phones to him and had him touch the keyboards.
That would definitely be great. I'd also like a Google Play edition of this. EDIT: D'oh, looking up the news feed for phonescoop, I see it's already been announced.
Re: If I buy it at full retail...
Manufacturers will often--always, from what I've seen--tell you to contact the carrier about unlocking phones. If Samsung is different, I've never heard anything about it.
Re: WiFi data?
"Wi-Fi data" sounds better than "no data." Misleading or not.
Re: Aio to the landfill
Well, the signs and whole brouhaha over the shade of pink/purple they were using can go to the landfill, but otherwise it'll be the same. They're just gonna slap the Cricket brand over what they built with AIO and merge the two.
Re: Who would have thought..
They banned 2 liter bottles of soda? That's silly.
Re: High Expectations
Or maybe you're happy with what you have and don't need a new phone every year just to have the highest number at the end of your phone? :roll:
G Pro 2 is sexy.
I'd love a Google Play version of that.
'mini' phones used to have 3" screens? Pepperidge Farms remembers.
Re: Insane claim
It's obvious a PR claim, but I'm interested to see how well it actually works.
It's meant for markets limited to 3G... so not something we're going to see in the US. Probably only going to see it in developing countries.
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