These are the most recent forum messages posted by willbx718:
Yes I'd agree releasing any phone w/o LTE is kinda crazy. Even a lowend feature phone like this one. But I don't agree wuth companies ditching 3G anytime soon. 3G is still perfectly capable of streaming media and downloading large files in a reasonable amount of time. And it's a great fallback when LTE service are overloaded or down. So I think 3G will be around for at least another 7-10 years.
Yeah 100 KBPS, troll some whwere else please. https://youtu.be/obNvWxkwX78
100 mbps average speeds are pretty much horrendously slow. Sprint gives a year's worth of Amazon Prime and they're desperate. T-Mobile is giving away the farm and not a word is said hmmmm. Anyway that's all I'm gonna add to this discussion, not going to continue to feed the troll.
Re: Who needs it?
Yes agreed. Not saying to slow down the technological process, but rather what's the benefit? The tech is still the same, so what will we gain from a higher resolution screen? Honestly displays are more than sharp enough in today's world. I don't see the merit, especially for a mobile phone.
Re: Eastern Virginia
It should be. They cover western Virgina outside of the cities pretty well from what I saw. Well at least along the highways I must rephrase.
Re: Yeah, And They Have Half The Coverage Too
While their native coverage may not be as big as the Duopoly, with roaming on verizon and other partners it's just as comparable. Also how many times a year are you actually going to travel to these rural areas they may or may not have coverage at? As long as phone service works where you live and work that's just fine. I could careless if my service works in a place I never go to or have intentions of ...
Re: They need to...
Exactly!!! I was recently in Roanoke, VA and was shocked to see zero LTE coverage from nTelos. While the 3G and voice coverage was great it was annoying not to have 4G.
Re: hmm They're stilll trying to sell that POS??? LOL
This has to be one of the worst failures of a phone ever, and they're still trying to get a premium price?? Even for an unlocked device that's way too much for this phone. The most they should sell this phone for is $49-$99 bottom line. I knew this phone would be a failure from it's announcement. The specs were dated, screen size already getting long in the tooth, and 720p resolution was so 2012. The phone never had ...
Re: Promos are good, but....
And you know both Sprint and T-mobile have extensive roaming agreements with both Red and Blue correct? So both T-mobile and Sprint phones will work in these places you mention too. I've traveled cross country quite a few times and have had native Sprint service or roaming 95% of the time. I don't travel away from my city much or live far enough in the sticks to justify paying the prices red and blue charge. For my needs Sprint ...
Re: "Most WiMax subscribers are upgrade eligible due to the age of their device,"
For the past two years they've already said they would decommission the Wimax network, so I dont see any merit for a lawsuit. And they're still supporting the network for yet another cull year. These WiMax people will bemlike thw last iDen people expecting great service with three towers left in their town, one themlast day before network shut off lol.
I use Wi-Fi calling with Sprint on my HTC One Max. What happens when I connect to wifi calling is all cellular signal bars disappear and I get a wi-fi calling icon to indicate I'm connected. When I go to make a call, the onscreen call button has wifi calling in ( )'s. My voice quality and connection then act as if I had full service bars on the cellular network. I use it in my home just to ...
Yes it does to me also. AT&T and Verizon just don't want to admit that there networks don' work everywhere. It's physically impossible to have your cellphone work everywhere. But Wifi can be implemented anywhere. Wifi calling is not only good for using when you have a weak signal in your home or office, but using it abroad to call back to the us for free. Both Sprint and T-mobile offer this feature. Sadly the big two are over ...
It's just fancy VOIP service basically. Both Sprint and T-mobile have it, and it works just as if you were making a phone call over the cellular network. I'm using it right now on my HTC One Max on Sprint. Even though I get great service where I live already with cellular, I choose to use WiFi calling instead for the battery saving advantages, and to insure that I always have a rock solid connection. So instead of connecting ...
Re: Better Options
Facebook messenger can only call other facebook users and skype phone calls cost money.Google voice calls on the other hand are completely free to call an US number. So I'd say either option you mentioned isn't better. I've used the google voice calling option on IOS and it works flawlessly. As long as I have a wifi connection my deactivated iPhone 5 still has the ability to make phone calls.
This only took them a year to release this feature on their own OS. I've been using calling features on the iOS version since last year. Hopefully they also add the 10 second video clips and stickers feature too.
While using voice and data on AT&T it's not LTE voice and LTE Data. It's GSM Voice/ LTE Data. Given the way GSM networks operate this works to their favor with the iPhone. However on a CDMA carrier this isn't possible without two separate radios. And with Apples obsession with thin and light they omitted having two radios in the iphone5/5S. Hopefully with the larger sizes they cram in two radios so Sprint/Verizon iPhone 6/6+'s will have dual voice ...
Re: Catching Up
I've used and iPhone extensively and own apple stock and I'm not impressed by either iphone that's shipping. I'll just continue to use my iPhone 5 along side my HTC One M8. The screen sizes and resolutions have all been done, and are actually on their way out. Each phone manufacturer's flagship phablet devices are releasing with 2K screens going forward. 1080p is so 2012 at this point. And the 6 with barely over a 720p display is shameful. ...
They're regional carriers of course you haven't heard of them, if you don't live in the region. Every carrier has similar deals with other small regional carriers to have nationwide coverage. You really don't believe those maps they show you are 100% native coverage do you? Please tell me you're trolling, and that you didn't drink the kool aide without asking whats in it.
Re: Good start
They should. All spark devices have wi-fi calling enabled, so hopefully it's sooner than later.
Re: Other Free Alternatives are Already Available...
Google no longer allows usage of third party apps to use your google voice number. This is why Talkatone made their own service. Also the quality difference on sprints wi-fi calling oppose to VIOP calling is worlds apart. Also you'll be using your own cellphone number that everyone will recognize. Now I just wish they add this to the HTC One Max and I'll be a happy camper.
If it's not a safety issue then the government has no business in the matter.You being annoyed has no barrings on a new law being needed. Once in a public atmosphere you give up privacy rights. And I'm sure just because people can talk on their phones now, they still aren't going to do it much. Especially since many people don't make many voice calls nowadays anyway. Most people use text messaging and data on their phones. Airlines could ...
Re: Oh good...
I have tried both and don't like either. In any event thanx for the other person being completely ignorant and resorting to Anne calling, how adult it that? I expressed and opinion, I feel BlackBerry is dead, if you disagree you can do it in a mature manner. I have BlackBerry one last chance and I didn't like it. I even have BBM a spin on Android and got other to sign up. Every last person I know stopped ...
Re: it already does that for the Windows app
It already functions like this already on android, if you have the messenger appl installed with the main app. I get a notice on facebook, and can see my message list, once I open a message it opens in the dedicated app.
Re: Oh good...
I wish they'd just go away already. Seriously no one cares what BlackBerry does anymore. They're dead platform and only themselves and the 2 people that bought any of their phones doesn't know this.
Re: Not here yet..?
Play services updated to 5.0.84 on the HTC One Max. "OK Google" now can be activated from any screen. Even with the device off.
Re: No LTE but yet I get HD Voice
I have no idea of what level of service you guys are used to talking on. But I've never experienced as low voice quality over cellular or land line as you guys are talking about. I use Sprint and find the voice quality good enough to have long conversations all the time. I use Verizon FIOS for land line and the voice quality is really good. Not saying HD voice can't improve on these things, but no way has ...
Re: The problem is real
I too had this problem. But only from one person who texted me from an iPhone. None of her texts would reach me on my new android phone. Instead they would send to my deactivated iPhone. The only way to see the messages was to connect my iPhone to my wifi, smdh. As of 2 months ago all has been resolved.
Re: Pretty Much
they only put their chips in a very limited amount of devices, and made it seem like their chips were so exclusive, when they weren't. Most times their chips were sadly much slower than the comp, and any exclusive titles made for their chips could easily be ran on other GPU's.
I too regularly connect over 20mb/s in NYC and use more than 25gb's a month. I know service levels aren't the same everywhere. But in a city of * million plus with tll buildings everywhere I'd say that's a testament to their service. I don't like throttling like anyone else does. But lets not kid ourselves like every other carrier doesn't do it. I'd rather be throttled than to pay huge overages on data.
Re: Good riddance
For the love of me I can;t understand why this service lasted this long. If they've had proper MMS service since 2006, this should've been scrapped long ago. Just like they shut down shortmail, when they got proper sms. Shortmail was also another lousy service
People around here really need to stop it. I've had Sprint for over 12 years and have had barely any issues with reception. My phone works pretty much anywhere I travel. I have also used the other big three carriers, and haven't seen much of a difference in network quality. Some providers simply work better or worst depending on the area.
Really a non-issue to me and more 90% of all subs.
Just like lots of people don't use 30-40gbs a month on their cellular devices, many don't require simultaneous voice and data. And many don't really ever think of doing both. Only the enthusiast and maybe the business sector do, but then again they don;t make up the majority of the subs base either. And given that all other single channel LTE devices can do both voice and data on Sprint accept the iphone 5/5S this is really a non-issue. ...
Re: LOLZ Old News
Must be a slow day for Phonesccop. This has been known since September of last year, but report it in April. Honestly it's not a big deal, I rarely if ever do both at the same time, and whom really actually has long conversations on phones nowadays anyway?. This is a non-issue. I'd much rather have faster data, than to talk and surf at the same time.
Re: Will this work internationally?
I can't see why folks are making such a big deal about this. just either get a cheap sim from the country you're in. Or get a free Google voice number and use it to make wifi calls. No need to even envolve a carrier into the picture. Or iPhone users could just use facetime audio to make calls. There's lots of free wifi calling options, that I can't even phathom why people are crying over sprint not allowing ...
Re: No thanks
According to sensorly.com network maps, Sprint's LTE network is much larger than T-mobile's, just making a point. I have both services and my LTE works in more locations than T-Mobile. Although T-Mobile does have HSPA+ to fall back on when LTE is not available. But latency is way too high on HSPA+ and in many, many areas T-Mobile even falls back to EDGE which is crazy in 2013/2014. And at the same time Sprint has enhanced many of their ...
What where's all the hating trolls?
When Sprint entered into a similar deal to lease their towers the trolls claimed it as the end of the company. Yet AT&T does the same and you can hear the damn crickets lol.
Re: Might as well shut down the rest of the network
With virtually every phone released in the last 2 years on Spirnt and Verizon having GSM roaming capabilities, why bother switching? you could just purchase a local prepaid sim card wherever you travel to and use your phone for much cheaper than any plan can offer.
Re: Are we seriously supposed to be surprised to learn
The amazon App Store is one easy quick sideloaded app which Amazon guides you in the process. Once it's installed you download and install apps like you normally would. And the amazon App Store success comes more from their own kindle fire line of devices. Face it Blackberry is dead. With their OS 10 method you'd have to continually find the APK files online and download to a folder and then use a file explorer to manually install these ...
Re: Are we seriously supposed to be surprised to learn
Exactly the average consumer knows nothing about side loading an android .apk. So with that said the argument than it run android apps perfectly is moot. The average consumer wants to go to a slick looking App Store and just click download and run their favorite apps right away. Since Black Berry World can't provide that at the moment, people lose interest in the platform. They took way too long to bring OS 10 and new devices to market. ...
Re: Limitations of sight
We're pretty much there already. I can barely see the difference in pixel density of my Nexus 2012 and 2013. Even though it has a higher resolution display and higher pixel density, I'm hard pressed to see a night and day difference. At normal viewing distanced of 12 I inches or so all looks good to me. Apple started this pixel density craze and now every other manufactorer has taken the ball and ran with it. After 323 pixel ...
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