These are the most recent forum messages posted by wc4r:
Yes I found the same scenario. It is cheaper for me to buy a phone and be tied up with a 2-year contract than 'finance or lease it'. I certainly don't want to pay $200+ in total monthly payments and not own the device after 2 years. The carriers will have to improve on the offers if they go this route.
This unit needs to be available through the 'top 5' carriers, not just AT&T.
Re: Switch from S 4 to Note 3
Upgrades are fine anytime YOU feel the technological improvements have real value. Improvements will always be right around the corner; it only matters what value you put on those updates. Every other generation jump is usually worth it for most folks.
Re: The screen is lousy
bluecoyote has got to be a troll. Had my GS3 since 1st day out. GF has one too. Many of my friends have the GS2, 3, 4 -- NONE have screen ghosting issues.
AT&T is worried
While I believe the Softbank majority purchase will ultimately go through, this shows the political influence of a wireless business in Washington. AT&T will do what ever it takes to slow, block, interfere with the growth of a competitor. They know this will significantly harm their business due to the enhanced, formidable competition. A big plus for consumers however.
Apple remains non-standard
:x Obviously Apple could have (should have) standardized and went with micro-USB to start. They had the chance. One more irritant to consumers. They made a bad call with the Lightning idea here.The difference adds no value.