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Nitpicking time
Jun 21, 2017, 5:52 PM
in the Article: 5 Best Phones to Take On Summer Vacation forum

The U11 will hardly work in Beijing without bands 38-40. This is my life, nitpicking on such insignificant matters. I would have included the new Oneplus 5 simply for the amount of LTE band capability. Or more dual-sim phones. Thks Eric for the write-up.

Looks good
Jun 20, 2017, 3:31 PM
in the Article: OnePlus Reveals the OnePlus 5 with Dual Cameras forum

Please add to new phones as soon as you can, so we can easily compare. The included LTE bands and dual-SIM look like a winner for travelers.

Re: No support for Sprint
May 12, 2017, 9:03 PM
in the Article: Unlocked LG G6 Reaches Amazon and B&H forum

Isn't Sprint's primary band 25? Don't they use 1900 MHz in most places? I don't know but I'm curious too. Pretty stoked that the unlocked L6 has CDMA access at all.

Sent my S8+ back to Samsung today
Apr 28, 2017, 1:52 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S8+ forum

Wanted to leave the Apple ecosystem. Pre ordered the S8+ as my first Android device. Wanted to love it and get rid of my bland boring iPhone. Couldn't do it. The phone is built beautifully, but ended up hating the curved screen. Some apps would have text on the curved part of the screen that was almost illegible due to the curve. Some apps would have menus in the top left or right of the screen that i had ...

Re: Penetration is the key!
Apr 14, 2017, 3:35 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year forum

Agreed. However TMO has a lovely LTE roaming agreement w/ a local carrier that makes the waiting less painful. It would just be nice to be able to activate a phone here, instead of having to travel down south to do so. Additionally - VZW was able to get a network up/running in Alaska really quickly - they launched here in 2013! And remember, ~ 1/2 the year you can't do any installations of any sort because the ...

Penetration is the key!
Apr 13, 2017, 10:32 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year forum

This low frequency will travel much further that the 2.4 Ghz and even the 800 Mhz. They shouldn't need as many antennas to cover similar areas as other carriers which means quicker deployments. At least I think I have that right. What an excellent move for T-Mobile. Plus look at all that lovely pimk in Alaska, where T-Mo has ZERO (native) coverage.

Cool features not available in US market?
Apr 3, 2017, 8:15 PM
in the Article: Sony Xperia XZs Goes On Sale April 5 forum

No Battery Care and no fingerprint sensor for phones sold in USA market? Makes no sense. Looks like a really good phone LTE-band wise (LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,26,28,29,32,38,3 9,40,41) and the crazy megapixeled cameras. Also don't see any documentation about it being a dual-SIM phone - even though it says so on their website, nothing in their White Paper or User Manual confirms. Typical Sony confusion.

Good for Samsung
Mar 29, 2017, 4:00 PM
in the Article: Samsung's Bixby Is Far More than A Voice Assistant for the Galaxy S8 forum

It's distressing to me how Apple just sat on their hands with regards to voice assistance, and let Google and (supposedly) Samsung just zoom by them in this arena. Alexa is so much eaier to use and better sounding than Siri - it gives real answers and not just links to websites - and Bixby appears to be deep-rooted in the OS as well as making the SDK available to developers before launch. To me, Apple really dropped the ...

Great write up Eric - one addition
Feb 14, 2017, 2:16 PM
in the Article: 5 Best Unlocked Smartphones forum

The Oneplus 3T can accept dual SIMs. That is a HUGE plus for a world traveler such as me. One tray holds my world roamer SIM (Truphone or Piranha) and leaves the other for any in-country SIMs that might be a better value. Or you can use two SIMs with different preferred roaming lists - like Piranha and Truphone. Anyway it's a convenience I would not want to travel without.

Fool me seven times
Feb 13, 2017, 1:41 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Resurrect Unlimited Plan for $80 per Month forum

Shame on me

Hmmm
Dec 7, 2016, 3:01 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Looks to Redefine the Phone Number with 'Digits' forum

I have several VoIP apps that do this now.

Haha
Mar 24, 2016, 8:03 PM
in the Article: Netflix Says It Throttles Video on AT&T and Verizon forum

AT&T is unhappy about throttling? That is called IRONY

WOW an Alaska story!
Feb 3, 2015, 12:50 AM
in the Article: Alaska Communications Divests Wireless Business forum

Local news for me! In any event ACS is about to be past tense. Their "broadband business" consists of lousy residential DSL service while GCI is planning Gigabit (cable) Internet later this year. I believe ACS is still the LEC in the big cities (for POTS) but who still has that?

Re: who in there right mind???
Jan 24, 2015, 3:49 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offering T-Mobile Customers $200 for Trade-Ins forum

adams10462 said: I have no problems.. maybe you need glasses.. The irony here is so beautiful. :lol:

Many car makers
Jan 13, 2015, 7:57 PM
in the Article: Verizon Vehicle to Connect the Unconnected Cars forum

expressly suggest you do not plug anything or drive around with things in your OBD port.

Re: VoIP
Oct 14, 2014, 10:33 AM
in the Article: AT&T Improves International Plans forum

Additionally many WiFi operators block VoIP traffic on their access points.

Re: T-Mobile's LTE spreading like a cancer...
Oct 9, 2013, 10:21 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Available Nationwide forum

what's a "jap"?

How does one join this class action?
Nov 7, 2012, 2:45 PM
in the Article: FCC Socks AT&T with $700,000 Fine Over Data Plans forum

They did this to me in 2009 when i was on vacation using data via their AT&T Navigator. Resulted in a $900 phone bill. I paid it and discontinued my service the same day.

Re: Quality
May 9, 2012, 6:36 PM
in the Article: Sprint Reveals Details of HD Voice Service forum

Hey Rich, hope you've been well. So isn't this just really a voice codec change/channel allotment difference? Maybe the equivalent of GSM's EFR codec?

A match made in heaven
Jun 1, 2011, 1:29 PM
in the Article: LightSquared May Ink Network Deal with AT&T forum

Linksquared interferes with GPS, and AT&T interferes with productivity.

Re: NTP - a "patent-holding" company without a website...
Jul 9, 2010, 1:33 PM
in the Article: NTP Sues Mobile Email Providers Again forum

by the way - the patents *do* expire in 2012. Good. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ntp-face s-uphill-battle-against-rich-foes-2010-07-09

NTP - a "patent-holding" company without a website...
Jul 9, 2010, 1:31 PM
in the Article: NTP Sues Mobile Email Providers Again forum

:roll:

Petrocom used to make a fortune off this
Jun 29, 2010, 1:53 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Gains Gulf of Mexico Footprint via Broadpoint forum

Petrocom used to make money hand over fist, charging up to $5/min. roaming over their TDMA-overlaid-to-GSM network.

Read between the lines
Jun 15, 2010, 1:42 PM
in the Article: AT&T: Call Quality Almost There forum

"major effort to improve the quality of its network" = changing the voice codec from AMR to Half Rate. Less compression = better sounding voice. But that's not an upgrade. Just conjecture.

"whatever assets remain at Zer01"?
May 26, 2010, 12:34 PM
in the Article: Zer01 Loses $43 Million Lawsuit to Global Verge forum

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: is this good or bad?
Apr 21, 2010, 4:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Reverses Home Roaming Rules forum

To me, roaming is not the cash cow it once was. In my opinion, there is still encouragement to build a network because it seems to me that carriers make more money off the regular monthly postpaid customers than they do off an occasional roamer. Obviously if most of your minutes are spent roaming the home carrier has the right to shut your service off.

Re: Is Texas One Wireless a scammer?
Dec 18, 2009, 6:02 PM
in the General forum

Guess they were... http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story? section=news/local&id=7178496

Seems to be Quad Band + Tri Band WCDMA
Dec 12, 2009, 12:08 AM
in the Nokia E73 Mode / E72 forum

The Nokia USA website seems to indicate the phone is Quad-band GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 + WCDMA 850/1900/2100 OR WCDMA 900/1900/2100. http://www.nokiausa.com/find-products/pho nes/nokia-e72/specifications That would make the specs on the Info page incorrect. But what do I know? Nokia not having great days here lately. You should see all the complaints about the E72 in Nokia's forum... http://discussions.nokiausa.com/d iscussions/board?board.id=communicators

Re: Differences between E71 and E72?
Dec 8, 2009, 9:51 PM
in the Article: Nokia E72 Now Available In the U.S. for $470 forum

Looks like the E72 has 5 MP camera and the 4 special buttons (mail, calendar, etc.) on the front are a little different. If anyone gets this phone please let us know if Symbian S60 3rd edition Feature Pack 2 comes with threaded messaging.

Differences between E71 and E72?
Dec 8, 2009, 9:36 PM
in the Article: Nokia E72 Now Available In the U.S. for $470 forum

They look the same to me. E71 is nice phone but no threaded SMS - ugh! Hopefully it's on the E72.

This has been the law in Alaska for some time now ...
Dec 3, 2009, 3:41 PM
in the Article: Missouri Moves to Ban All Drivers from Texting forum

... and absolutely no one seems to pay attention to it. At every stop light most people are looking down into their laps. I assume they're not asleep...

Projector sold separately
Nov 30, 2009, 6:38 PM
in the Article: AT&T Exposes LG's eXpo with Pico Projector forum

http://www.lge.com/us/mobile-phones/LG-GW820. jsp

Re: add more 1900 umts instead!!
Aug 11, 2009, 10:50 AM
in the Article: AT&T Fires Up 850MHz 3G In Atlanta forum

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Ugh.
Aug 5, 2009, 2:41 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Posts Guide for Porting iPhone Apps to WinMo 6.5 forum

:roll:

Re: Get a new hand model
Jul 15, 2009, 10:18 AM
in the Article: Review: Sony Ericsson C905a forum

:roll:

Re: It's funny that ...
Jul 14, 2009, 4:28 PM
in the Article: Prison Heads Ask FCC for Permission to Jam Cell Signals forum

Your analogies are way off. Jamming cell phone signals in prisons is not tantamount to x-raying people boarding flights or using DNA in crime situations. It's not even close. Tip from an older guy - analogies rarely make a valid point. It's very difficult to compare apples to mangoes.

It's funny that ...
Jul 14, 2009, 1:23 PM
in the Article: Prison Heads Ask FCC for Permission to Jam Cell Signals forum

... the prisons can't do their job and control what comes in and out of the jails, so (potentially) others (those who live near a prison) will have lousy, or no, cell service. Way to go, prisons! :roll:

Three email clients?
Jul 8, 2009, 3:33 PM
in the Article: HTC Explains What Sets the myTouch 3G Apart forum

Yikes. I'm confused already! 8O

"Highly efficient VoIP technology"?
Jul 1, 2009, 4:34 PM
in the Article: Zer01 Is Now Fully Open for Business forum

Most of it still sounds like poop to me. Also adds another reason for things to go wrong when I press "send". I'll pass.

Who cares???
Jun 17, 2009, 12:50 PM
in the Article: iPhone OS 3.0 Now Available forum

Windows Mobile till I dieeeeeeeeeeee.... :)

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