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Re: Good Luck.
Mar 11, 2014, 9:42 AM
in the Article: SoftBank on T-Mobile: 'We Have to Give It a Shot' forum

I agree. But I also think it is up to us the consumer to take a stand. The price of something is based on the demand and how much the consumer is willing to pay.

Re: Turds and Trolls Out Today
Mar 10, 2014, 2:40 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Re-arranges Data Caps on Simple Choice Plans, Adds International Texting forum

Sounds like you don't live in a congested area and live near a metro area. Congrats on finding the best deal and carrier for you specifically.

Re: Turds and Trolls Out Today
Mar 10, 2014, 2:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Re-arranges Data Caps on Simple Choice Plans, Adds International Texting forum

Definitely not hating on Tmobile. Just stating facts. They have decent coverage in the city. Go outside of the city not even 20 minutes into a rural area and you have edge speeds... go inside your home and have no bars of service need to use Wi-Fi to place a call. How ridiculous is that? but a lot of the Tmo troops out there on this board are right. You get what you pay for. I have Tmobile simply ...

Re: Unlimited Data Now Most Expensive In Industry
Mar 10, 2014, 2:01 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Re-arranges Data Caps on Simple Choice Plans, Adds International Texting forum

Exactly that only happens with TMobile. Also if you were stopped that is because you were abusing your tethering. If you are raking in more than 5GB of hot spot Tmobile will stop it and then charge you if you want to use it again after they have blocked it for excessive usage. Other carriers won't notice unless you are using an excessive amount of data as well. Tethering isn't meant to be your primary source of internet and if ...

Re: SD card
Feb 24, 2014, 5:01 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

From the article. "The rest of the slots for SIM and memory cards are buried under the back cover"

Re: Rochester, N.Y.
Feb 24, 2014, 2:12 PM
in the Article: Sprint Spark Expands to Salt Lake City and Jacksonville forum

Very nice, do you have a Spark Compatible phone? My buddy out here in California is getting around 50mbps on Spark O.O

Re: Rumor says
Feb 24, 2014, 2:07 PM
in the Article: Liveblog of Samsung Unpacked 5 forum

I consider a feature a gimmick if it has no real world application. The Galaxy Series phones has a lot of useful features the only ones that are borderline gimmick are the "Air" features the Smart Play and IR Blaster are no where near gimmick. I do agree that they could do a much better job with the Touch Wiz interface. However, if you are going to provide criticism it would be a good idea to follow up with ...

Re: Eventually...
Feb 21, 2014, 4:43 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

Interesting thought. For your pro point #3... Sprints intention with this feature is to provide you better coverage for domestic use. With Sprint they block your international roaming on your phone to help you avoid unwanted international rates. You must explicitly contact Sprint directly to activate that feature on your phone while you travel. At that time the WiFi feature would work but there will be additional international Roaming rates you must agree to.

Re: Will this work internationally?
Feb 21, 2014, 4:26 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

The feature isn't meant for Roaming outside of the USA is what I am clarifying for you. Also "international calls" implies both calling form the USA to another country and trying to use the feature while traveling. So that there is no confusion this features only purpose is to provide enhanced voice and text messaging coverage in areas inside the USA where you would otherwise have degraded service for w.e reason. If you are Roaming outside the USA or Call ...

Re: Will this work internationally?
Feb 21, 2014, 4:08 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

Article on the Sprint website tagged on this post here on phonescoop clearly states it will charge additional fees for Roaming outside the USA. This feature is intended to improve voice calls indoors where it can be degraded due to building materials and other factors. This is not mean to give you free calls in other countries. I am sure the Tmobile feature works the same way. Except with their recent plan change where they offer some included international ...

Re: Will this work internationally?
Feb 21, 2014, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

This isn't your traditional VOIP feature like Skype it is a third party app that allows you route your Sprint call to your WiFi network so you can have a better indoor signal in case you don't have one. Just like TMobile. Their WiFi calling with Tmo and Sprint isn't designed to give you FREE calling outside of network use. Outside of the USA you would be using another carriers towers which would require an additional charge as the ...

Re: Will this work internationally?
Feb 21, 2014, 1:47 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

Tmobile isn't wiping the floor with anyone. They are a company that is not concerned with their future as they have made it very clear they want to sell their assets to another company. It's a classic case of look good short term and sell high. They are in for a rude awakening as soon as their customers start defaulting on their payments with their no credit check installment options.

Re: Will this work internationally?
Feb 21, 2014, 1:45 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

Its so that you can get a better signal for indoor use. Just like Tmobile and the WiFi calling that is built into their phones.

Re: Will this work internationally?
Feb 21, 2014, 11:27 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

It will work similar to Tmo's WiFi calling in the USA. It will not work outside of the USA.

HUGE
Feb 20, 2014, 12:53 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Framily Plans to Small Businesses forum

Well done Sprint!

Question?
Feb 19, 2014, 11:33 AM
in the Article: Transit Wireless Enters Phase 2 of NYC Subway Project forum

I have seen photos of those hubs and I was wondering (can't google at work); the "hubs" are they going to be spread out by carrier across the stations? Or maybe the better question is would the coverage footprint of all carriers be the same throughout the subway lines and would it cause any kind of interference or degraded coverage since there would be so many people in the subway stations at one time? Curious to see how that ...

Re: Yaaaay?
Feb 18, 2014, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Samsung to Update Wide Range of Galaxy Phones to KitKat forum

Does that mean the Note 2? :3 There are small differences, the most noticeable is how Google now is available from the home screen instead of having to launch the app. However, everything seemed to run smoother. I tried it on the Nexus 5. Liked it but it wasn't a big change from Jelly. It would be most welcome though :D

Re: I hope it Fails
Feb 17, 2014, 11:16 AM
in the Article: Nokia Confident Microsoft Deal Will Close by End of March forum

I was an HTC fan ever since the HTC G1, been purchasing HTC phones until they decided to move away from expandable memory and removable battery. At first I was OK with the battery being embedded but then they got rid of expandable memory and that just killed it for me. Sigh. HTC is still awesome though the HTC One is a good phone overall, I just can't get over the fact it doesn't have what I need .x) Hopefully ...

Re: I hope it Fails
Feb 14, 2014, 5:17 PM
in the Article: Nokia Confident Microsoft Deal Will Close by End of March forum

I imagine the only reason Microsoft is merging with Nokia is for that patent portfolio and manufacturing quality of their devices. This is the best move from both Nokia and Microsoft for Windows 8 to flourish. I see nothing but good things for Windows going forward.

Re: I don't think so...
Feb 13, 2014, 12:58 PM
in the Article: BBM for Android and iOS Gains Voice and Channels forum

I like the app. I have been using it since it first launched however, it lacks some features and they desperately need to take care of that before everyone realizes that what they can't do on BBM they can do on other apps like Whatsapp for example.

Re: Bro's before ho's
Feb 12, 2014, 2:01 PM
in the Article: Google Now Makes It Easier to 'Text My Bro' forum

Google Now will also help users set up these contextual relationships if they haven't already. You can manage that from your Google account settings or one by one by editing it from your Google Contact card.

Re: Super Bowl-EndPhone
Feb 10, 2014, 4:00 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

Hahahahaha!!

Re: Sweet Baby Jesus!
Feb 10, 2014, 3:02 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

WOW. I wonder what kind of specs we will see. I love the quality of Nokia with the Lumia line of phones. :3

Re: Come On, Really?
Feb 10, 2014, 1:33 PM
in the Article: Court Tells Aio Wireless to Pick a Different Color forum

You are very right. Funny that it took this long for the court to make a very obvious ruling on this situation. I wonder what color are they going to chose now? probably light blue? ;P

Hopefully...
Feb 10, 2014, 1:26 PM
in the Article: HTC to Offer Broader Range of Phones This Year forum

They realize that they are not Apple and make phones with removable batteries and expandable memory like their original HTC devices that got them to best phone manufacturer a few years back.

Re: Surprised and Clueless
Feb 10, 2014, 1:12 PM
in the Article: Sprint No Longer Sure About T-Mobile Bid forum

Absolutely. I agree with you. Thank you for providing feedback. Tmobile has got no real competitive future by themselves. All this talk from their CEO sounds nice but when it comes down to it the coverage even in the city is spotty, now that there are more subscribers their "Fastest" 4G LTE claim is all hype. My 4G LTE speeds went from 15-25mbps to 4-6mbps if I am lucky. When I say Lucky I mean if my phone can ...

Hip hip hooray
Feb 7, 2014, 5:14 PM
in the Article: Justice Dept. Ends Samsung Standard Patent Inquiry forum

/;| Another victory for our beautiful justice system. Sigh.

Re: sigh
Feb 7, 2014, 11:54 AM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

HAHAHA. Good one. :P I get what you are saying x)

sigh
Feb 7, 2014, 10:20 AM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

I really wish California would step in and fix a lot of its other more important problems. >_> In my opinion a better and faster public transportation system will greatly benefit and help California's economy the Freeways get more and more congested every year. Its no longer driving, its more or less fighting to not get hit by an idiot.

YES
Feb 5, 2014, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

No way they can weasel out of this one. I hope Apple loses this one. Obama's administration can't save you now mwahahaha :3

Re: Hydrogen on top of buildings?
Jan 29, 2014, 11:35 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Install Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells in Base Stations forum

The funny part is that Sprint doesn't install or have anything to do with those fuel cells. Those are installed and manufactured by other individuals who are licensed to do so. I am happy that Sprint is seeking to lower their carbon footprint. I really appreciate a company that is interested in the well being of this planet. Also in reference to the previous post in areas where Network Vision has been completed with LTE and Sprint Spark ...

Nice.
Jan 22, 2014, 12:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros Mobile Money Service forum

Tackling the pre paid card business now. No more Fees for using a bank card :D

Re: Reading Comprehension is difficult
Jan 21, 2014, 12:15 PM
in the Article: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom Discussing T-Mobile Buyout forum

Yes, read up on Sprint Spark. It is currently available in a handful of markets. I happen to be one of the lucky few that lives in one. I have Tmobile now and compared to my Buddy who has Sprint Spark Capable phone I get smoked... "Sprint Spark, Sprint's new super high-speed capability, can deliver 50-60 Megabits per second peak speeds today. But given our spectrum and technology assets, it is technically feasible over time to deliver more than ...

Re: I hope it happens.
Jan 21, 2014, 11:30 AM
in the Article: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom Discussing T-Mobile Buyout forum

Yes, they have and have already launched HD Voice on compatible devices in 4G LTE coverage areas along with their new technology called Sprint Spark. "Sprint Spark, Sprint's new super high-speed capability, can deliver 50-60 Megabits per second peak speeds today. But given our spectrum and technology assets, it is technically feasible over time to deliver more than 2 Gigabits per second per sector of over-the-air speed This high speed wireless means capacity to greatly improve the performance of video ...

Re: WELL SINCE they got their check book out???
Jan 15, 2014, 2:32 PM
in the Article: Apple to Pay $32.5M to Settle FTC Suit Over App Purchases forum

:twisted:

Re: Why....
Jan 15, 2014, 1:36 PM
in the Article: HP Returns to Smartphone Market with Two Phablets forum

Well the device is currently only being sent to sell in India... do they have 4G there yet? o.O Also if that is the case I doubt they will be bringing this device to the USA with 3G only support and a crappy screen.

Re: Good!
Jan 15, 2014, 1:32 PM
in the Article: Apple to Pay $32.5M to Settle FTC Suit Over App Purchases forum

The funny part about this is that apple made it easy to buy apps and make in app purchases via the device for the consumers convenience... Then it bit them in the butt because irresponsible parents and children purchased "in app" content... Hilarious.

Re: This is what happens...
Jan 14, 2014, 5:20 PM
in the Article: U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Push forum

RIGHT! I mean c'mon :/

Re: Anyone else like box music? This is a nice step i think.
Jan 14, 2014, 4:32 PM
in the Article: XBox Music for Android and iOS Now Supports Offline Playback forum

Never used it. I have it on my PC... I just have other services I prefer using like Spotify x)

Re: Ugh.
Jan 14, 2014, 4:27 PM
in the Article: U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Push forum

It is sad indeed. Their interpretation of the "law" is not in the consumers benefit. I mean I can bring up a number of cases in regards to how our "justice" system interprets the law... My issue here is that with no regulation on that, internet service providers are free to charge you premium data cost for what ever they see "fit". We are back peddling here, the purpose of that regulation was to allow us to progress and ...

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