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54 inch screen!
Oct 27, 2015, 11:30 AM
in the Article: Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Has 'Shatter Shield' forum

DAMN! You know I was only kidding when I said people should be carrying around flat-screen TVs on their shoulders, right?

Cellular Connectivity
Oct 1, 2015, 1:28 PM
in the Article: LG Adds Cellular Radio to Urbane Smartwatch forum

Does anybody know if this watch requires cellular connectivity to function properly, or will it still work when simply paired to a device by Bluetooth if there is no sim in the watch?

This is a flagship phone for 2015/2016?
Sep 30, 2015, 6:07 PM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

Based on the specs, seems more like a 2014/2015 flagship. Where's the 2K screen? 4GB Ram? Lame, Sony. Lame.

Re: 100 Megabits ?
Sep 11, 2015, 10:12 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iPhone 6s Includes Carrier Aggregation forum

I am honestly not sure, I'll do my best to look that up and get back to you. I'm now interested myself, as well.

100 Megabits ?
Sep 11, 2015, 8:45 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iPhone 6s Includes Carrier Aggregation forum

My Galaxy S 4, which does not support carrier aggregation, being used on Virgin Mobile (in Canada) can get 70 Megabits per second. In Canada the laws are different, and cellular tower output is lower than in the United States. Sprint tries so hard, but they can never seen to get it right.

Re: The new mobile hotspots
Sep 8, 2015, 2:18 PM
in the Article: ZTE Mobley Hotspot Plugs Into Car Data Port forum

I very much disagree that this is a good use for that port. All of the car's systems can be monitored through this port. This means that 3rd party data collection, which is prevalent in our society today, may be happening here. Nobody is to say that it isn't. If you only have one 12-volt port, you can easily get an adaptor that turns one of them into two, I have also seen adaptors that ...

Sep 8, 2015, 12:01 PM
in the Article: ZTE Mobley Hotspot Plugs Into Car Data Port forum

I am very curious as to why any non-diagnostic device would plug into the OBD-II port on any car. It almost seems like there is some kind of data collection going on here that the consumer is not being told about. They could have easily made this device plug into the on-board 12-volt outlets. I would personally never plug anything except a scanner into my car's OBD-II port, that's what it's meant for, and that *should* ...

Essential functions?
Aug 26, 2015, 3:18 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone forum

You say it only includes essential functions, yet it has Facebook built in. Last time I checked, social network was not essential.

Less Data?
Aug 14, 2015, 4:32 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Embraces FM Radio In Phones forum

FM Radio uses zero data. Absolute zero. It listens to frequency modulation signals, it doesn't go through cellular, wifi, or any other kind of data connection. My phone has an FM radio in it, and it works with all cellular/wifi/Bluetooth radios turned off and in airplane mode. It also works with the SIM card removed from the phone. Not only does it use less data, it uses none.

Re: Overpriced
Aug 12, 2015, 3:23 PM
in the ZTE Axon Pro / Axon forum

It says right in the article that they support all network frequency bands of AT&T and T-Mobile.

Silent Video
Jul 29, 2015, 4:35 PM
in the Article: Yahoo's New Messaging App Adds Live Video To Your Texts forum

"The app is designed for situations where audio might be inappropriate for one or both parties..." Yeah, as a mute button would just be WAY out of the question!

Re: Overpriced
Jul 27, 2015, 10:22 AM
in the ZTE Axon Pro / Axon forum

There's a Chinese phone out there that has 4GB of RAM?

Re: since when is the BlackBerry Classic mid-range?
Jul 24, 2015, 4:51 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry All But Gives Up On Smartphones forum

The classic is definitely mid-range. The older Z30 is substantially better in all spec categories, including processor, and the Passport is an absolute powerhouse. The Z10 is almost a better phone than the classic, if you aren't too upset about a slightly lower resolution screen. I was hoping for more out of the Classic, it has old internals.

Re: iMessage...?
Jul 22, 2015, 5:54 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging forum

You're most likely correct, no currently released iPhone would ever support this.

Re: iMessage...?
Jul 22, 2015, 3:04 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging forum

The Device has to support RCS for this system to work. From what I understand, there are no plans to include any iPhones, at all. iMessages already closely resembles Advanced Messaging.

Re: It;s Not Free
Jul 13, 2015, 6:00 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Makes It Free to Roam In Canada and Mexico forum

It is $10.00 per line if you have single line plans and are a legacy customer. If you do not want to change your plan due to grandfathers plans / features, T-Mobile will still give you the benefit of Simple Choice North America with a $10.00 add-on to single lines, or $10.00 at the account level for accounts with up to 10 lines on a pooling plan. The new plans that are being released on the 15th have ...

Re: How can they do this?
Jul 10, 2015, 5:14 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Makes It Free to Roam In Canada and Mexico forum

Absolutely right. I don't know about Mexico, but certainly in Canada they had to pay Rogers a substantial amount of money. Rogers is like the Verizon of Canada, they have the best service in most areas, and they don't care if you think they have high prices. Rogers is T-Mobile's LTE roaming partner in Canada, and the most expensive carrier in Canada by far. I can only imagine how much T-Mobile paid them to forge ...

Re: Well
Jul 2, 2015, 5:48 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Derides T-Mobile's 'Misleading' and 'Fake' Moves forum

That sounds like an excuse to me. My girlfriend has a Cat 4 LTE device and can pull 100+ Mbps here in Canada on an MVNO (Virgin Mobile). In the middle of nowhere, in a Hamlet (A town too small to be a town) called Jasper, in the middle of nowheresville, Ontario, I can pull 20 Mbps on Virgin's HSPA+ network.

Re: Well
Jul 2, 2015, 5:38 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Derides T-Mobile's 'Misleading' and 'Fake' Moves forum

I live in Canada, and use Virgin Mobile up here, an MVNO of Bell Mobility. My device is LTE Cat 3, and I pull 65 Mbps inside my house. My girlfriend has an LTE Cat 4 device, and she has gotten nearly 100 Mbps at times. My father, who lives near Naperville (A suburb of Chicago) can't get the internet service he wants because his neighborhood isn't "wired" for it, so he is stuck with slow access. A ...

Re: $70 dollar Unlimited plan (Grandfathered)
Jun 19, 2015, 3:29 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Increases Mobile Hotspot Allowance forum

They actually did. Every single customer that had an Unlimited data feature that had a specific amount of data to be used for Mobile Hotspot had that Hotspot allotment increased by 2GB. The old $20.00 UNL+3GB SMHS is now $20.00 UNL+5GB SMHS.

Re: Google Clock
Jun 18, 2015, 4:47 PM
in the Article: Google Adds Clock App to Play Store forum

What features does this Google Clock offer that your previous clock did not ?

This IS big brother
Jun 8, 2015, 3:29 PM
in the Article: Siri Gets Smarter forum

Why even life your life for yourself at all when Siri is like a digital life coach? This sounds way too intrusive to me, can people not even decide for themselves where they are going to drive? The dependence on devices like this is ludicrous. Society would collapse if the GPS or Cellular network ever stopped working for any length of time. I have a paper map in my car and it has NEVER let ...

Re: Why Not?
May 12, 2015, 2:22 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 billion forum

I didn't even realize Geocities was still a thing, I remember that site back from the 1990s, didn't know it was still alive. I agree with you, however. There is such a thing as too big.

Re: And T-Mobile Will Offer...
May 11, 2015, 12:47 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June forum

Virgin Mobile operates a CDMA network in Canada. From their online management portal, you can change your ESN / IMEI to ANY CDMA device that supports their network. It has nothing to do with the technology, it has everything to do with the carrier.

Re: Having to stop selling because of user error?
Apr 16, 2015, 4:58 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Forced to Halt ZTE Zmax Sales Due to User Errors forum

You're right, it is very dangerous. Have you ever seen what happens to a cell phone battery when it is pierced by a piece of metal? Not a pretty sight.

Re: $780
Mar 26, 2015, 11:35 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Asking $780 for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge forum

Which would be why you go for the Jump! or Score feature, so you can either do a trade in later, or get a discounted new phone.

Re: Would that also include Z3 Compacts?
Jan 27, 2015, 9:36 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Add 700MHz Support to Select Phones forum

No - the Z3 compact is not a T-Mobile phone, and does not support Band 12. All of the previously stated devices that are getting the update already supported Band 12. I'm not sure exactly why this update is necessary, to be honest.

Sprint hates Canada
Oct 3, 2014, 4:07 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Free Calls to Mexico Through 2015 forum

However apparently loves Guatemala and El Salvador. Do these country selections make sense to anybody ?

Selfie camera?
Oct 1, 2014, 8:07 AM
in the Article: LG Debuts the F60, A Budget LTE Smartphone forum

So, the camera facing the user is a "Selfie" camera, but the light is a user facing light? So which is it, is it a User-Facing camera, a Selfie Camera, a User-Facing light, or a Selfie light? The term Selfie Camera is really stupid.

Windows 9?
Sep 30, 2014, 2:00 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices forum

So they are just skipping over the number 9 like it doesn't exist? Unacceptable. I bet they're just upset that the gypsy who has a pad at 34th and Vine wouldn't sell them a bottle of love potion number 9. :roll: Yeah, that's the reason!

Re: blocks
Sep 24, 2014, 2:12 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Hoping to Snag More 700MHz Spectrum forum

It has to be 700Mhz A-block, they only just started releasing devices that support LTE Band 12, if it is another band, it makes no sense, I'm going to have to assume it's Band 12 (a-block)

The phone bends in your pocket
Sep 24, 2014, 2:05 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus for AT&T forum

It's a $1000.00 piece of tin foil, and that's all it'll ever be. I will never, ever consider another apple product after they don't even know how to properly make a phone. A phone that bends from regularly having it in a front pocket? This is a joke!

Re: confused.....
Sep 17, 2014, 8:21 AM
in the Article: T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25 forum

"Personal Cellspot" is just another name for "Generic WiFi router" which is all it is. If you already have a wifi router, yo don't need this. This is pretty much just for people who don't have them, and live outside the service area.

Re: Okey But No 700MHZ A Block???
Sep 13, 2014, 8:36 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Expands Wi-Fi Calling, Partners with GoGo forum

The Galaxy Avant and the upcoming Xperia Z3 support Band 12 - just you wait, when band 12 is launched and good to go, suddenly all the haters will have great coverage indoors, and then at&t + verizon will have nothing on their stupid high prices.

Caller ID
Sep 13, 2014, 8:19 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

Friendcaller lets you link your own phone number to their caller ID using a text message as verification. I would highly recommend it.

Need to work on other things
Sep 9, 2014, 8:41 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Hoping to Forge LTE Roaming Deals forum

Like deploying Band 12 spectrum and releasing more devices that support it, so the days of bad signal can be over.

Aug 18, 2014, 2:52 PM
in the Article: BBM for Windows Phone Leaves Beta forum

I like thats that barelly work, sometimes break, and come through really, really slow. Thats why Sprint is my service provider!

Re: selfie camera
Aug 4, 2014, 12:57 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile and MetroPCS Score Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Life forum

You beat me to it! That was going to be my EXACT post too. Calling the camera a "selfie camera" I agree is really stupid, just like the term "Phablet", and several other terms used to describe smartphones. Just like the term hashtag is ridiculous as well. My "device" has a "Front facing camera" not a "selfie camera" does that mean I can't take a selfie? Of course not. However, I have never, ever, taken a ...

Re: The days of bad T-mo coverage are numbered
Jul 29, 2014, 9:41 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Drops the Cost of Family Plans to $100 forum

I was wrong - every single phone I looked at was Band 17, not 12. Sorry if I got your hopes up. This does surprise me, however.

Re: Question
Jul 28, 2014, 5:44 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Drops the Cost of Family Plans to $100 forum

Minimum number of lines: 4 Maximum number of lines: 5 It will not be available to a 2-line account, unfortunately. ...I have just confirmed. It is NOT available for 1 - 3 lines. Absolute minimum is 4.

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