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Re: Really????? It's called
Apr 18, 2013, 9:59 PM
in the Article: FCC Says U.S. Carriers Complied with 'Bill Shock' Rules forum

Ken6271 said: Taking responsibility for your own wireless account and using the available self service options that that carrier provides. What kind of world are we living in? Bill shock...what a joke!!! The Senate will pass this but not new gun laws...wow! It's actually more efficient for the carriers to use push service alerts to customers than for customers to continuously poll for current usages. This is a win for the consumer and a win for the carrier (less network strain, ...

Re: Too Late ?
Oct 11, 2012, 1:09 AM
in the Article: RIM Now Accepting BlackBerry 10 Apps forum

T Bone said: Hopefully, RIM has made the process of conversion of apps really easy so that most of the apps will be ready by release date.... Converting your app to work to another device can be easy or difficult depending on what your application was written in. For example, I could adapt most of my C# code to work with iOS and Android (mostly) if I take advantage of the MonoTouch software. RIM Supports the following: * Native C/C++ Code ...

Re: Too Late ?
Oct 10, 2012, 4:47 PM
in the Article: RIM Now Accepting BlackBerry 10 Apps forum

Tofuchong said: I really doubt that 3 - 6 months is enough time for them to build up a "healthy" supply of apps. Everybody will always be comparing them to what is already available - Google Play store and App store. It's a nice step but should have been done much sooner. I'm gonna guess that you're not a developer. Developers aren't going to just now start developing applications... instead, they were probably working on these applications the day the ...

Re: That is one of the worst analogy's ever
Sep 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
in the Article: Study Shows Carriers Often Over- and Undercharge for Data forum

srich27 said: Well, even a 0.001% error can lead to quite a few people getting overcharged. I didn't look very long, so I only grabbed a number from 2008, but back then AT&T had just shy of 100M subscribers. Even at only a 0.001% error rate, that's still 100,000 people with billing errors. Most of those are likely to be negligible, but I'm sure quite a few of those get quite messed up. Of course, that's ...

Re: That is one of the worst analogy's ever
Sep 17, 2012, 11:09 AM
in the Article: Study Shows Carriers Often Over- and Undercharge for Data forum

T Bone said: Well, we are talking about hundreds, maybe even thousands of Terrabytes of data,,,,even a computer can't count that much data perfectly....a margin of error around 5% is reasonable...although I don't want to one of those who gets overcharged..... Actually, no. In the computer world a 5% margin of error is just terrible... it falls under Class 0. The most common acceptable class is Class 4 which yields out a 0.001% margin of error.

Re: That is one of the worst analogy's ever
Sep 16, 2012, 10:31 PM
in the Article: Study Shows Carriers Often Over- and Undercharge for Data forum

T Bone said: It's not the same no, he's not saying that it is exactly the same, he's saying that when you're counting massive amounts of 'stuff' that it is unreasonable to expect that the count will be 100% accurate and that a certain margin of error is expected...and he's right about that... That's how I read it. Though, I agree that the analogy is still poor because when it comes to computers doing what they should be doing (computating) these ...

Re: These plans are not for everyone
Jun 14, 2012, 1:16 PM
in the Article: Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28 forum

dlmjr said: Is Vz going to allow you to circumvent their policy that way? I don't see how they can stop me.

Re: These plans are not for everyone
Jun 13, 2012, 1:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28 forum

I know, but I think the "alternate upgrade" is the trick around it. I use my discount for another line that doesn't have data to begin with, then swap back to the old phone and I have a new smartphone to use on any of my lines :)

Re: These plans are not for everyone
Jun 13, 2012, 7:43 AM
in the Article: Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28 forum

I have two phones, one smartphone and one basic phone on a Nationwide 2000 Family Share Plan: $70 (1400 Shared Minutes) Smartphone - $9.99 Access + $30 Unlimited Data + $10 Text Basic Phone - $9.99 Access Basic Phone - $9.99 Access * I average around 2.5 GB of data (some months I barely use 1 GB, some months I use up to 4 GB). * I have never gone over my texting allotment. * The basic phones incurs maybe 1 or 2 text messages in ...

Unlimited Data
Jun 12, 2012, 9:10 AM
in the Article: Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28 forum

http://solutions.vzwshop.com/shareeverything/ ?intcmp=VZW-VNT-SE-PLANRECMND I have an unlimited data plan on my account. Do I need to change it? You're not required to move to Share Everything but if you do, unlimited data will not be retained on your line. As a Verizon Wireless customer you have choices when you upgrade at discounted pricing. You can choose from a standalone data package starting at $30 for 2GB or a Share Everything Plan. If keeping unlimited is important to you, you can choose to upgrade ...

Re: There's spectrum for them
Apr 11, 2012, 2:00 PM
in the Article: Senators Task FCC to Find Alternate Spectrum for LightSquared forum

Actually, from what I understand (using your analogy), is that they purchased a less expensive piece of property and when they went to go build on it they found out that neighboring businesses had built on part of the land in which they had purchased. Wouldn't you be upset if you purchased a piece of land from someone only to find out that someone had built on the land even though they should not have?

Re: This is why we need Net Neutrality for mobile services...
Apr 4, 2012, 1:10 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Refreshes Data Plans and Throttling Practices forum

acdc1a said: Since they're now counting all data the same, why are you spewing garbage? Unless I misread the article, it says exactly the opposite about counting "all data the same". It specifically said that: $60 buys unlimited talk, text, and 5GB of data (but unlimited access to Rhapsody streaming); The way I read that is that it is saying any amount of binary data from Rhapsody is given preferential treatment in that it does not count against your allotment, as apposed to ...

This is why we need Net Neutrality for mobile services...
Apr 3, 2012, 10:45 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Refreshes Data Plans and Throttling Practices forum

If someone wanted to listen to streaming music, Metro PCS is favoring the packet data of Rhapsody over competing services such as Pandora, SlackerRadio, etc. They're basically saying that 100 MB of Pandora is not equal to 100 MB of Rhapsody. Hell, they're saying 100 MB of Rhapsody is less of an issue than 1 MB of Pandora!

This is just plain old BS
Mar 30, 2012, 5:59 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Stops Short of Calling FCC Action Illegal forum

The FCC is completely wrong in this case. If the GPS industry made the mistake then they need to pony up and fix it. They need to replace every device out there that could potentially cause issues and stay within their designated spectrum band and not bleed over.

Let's play the what if game...
Mar 23, 2012, 3:34 PM
in the Article: AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs forum

What if the merger went through? 1900 jobs would have been cut PLUS an additional 3000. I like my prediction more than AT&Ts because it uses common sense and logic. :)

Does this mean...
Mar 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Only LTE-Capable Phones For Rest of the Year forum

That Verizon will carry a 4G Blackberry (BB10) device by end of year?

Re: FCC=Cosumer Advocacy
Mar 10, 2012, 12:32 AM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

JBlaze74 said: Can I get a show of hands of how many people actually still trust the US Congress? If you don't like how things are going either get in contact with your congressional leaders, vote them out, or if you truly feel there are no good choices run for office yourself! Complaining is OK if you do something about it...

Re: FCC=Cosumer Advocacy
Mar 9, 2012, 5:41 PM
in the Article: FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge forum

JBlaze74 said: i would like to see a balance struck, possibly oversight of the FCC, or a separate appellate body to the FCC to keep the balance. I don't understand how people do not know that this ALREADY exists! "Congressional oversight refers to oversight by the United States Congress of the Executive Branch, including the numerous U.S. federal agencies." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co ngressional_oversight

Re: interesting...
Mar 2, 2012, 3:26 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

dlmjr said: To vote for what? I've never seen anything related to cellular data use on any ballots. You don't even have a say as to who the FCC commissioners are. They are appointed, not elected. Wow, seriously? Did I say anything about voting for a ballot proposal (that does not exist) or for FCC commisioners. Do you honestly think I don't know that the FCC positions are appointed positions? But guess what... I can vote for Congressmen, Senators, a President, etc. ...

Re: interesting...
Mar 2, 2012, 12:53 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

dlmjr said: Given? Really? By whom? This is a business. You have zero say in how they run it unless you have enough stock to effect some sort of change that you want I have something worth more than stock... the ability to vote. :)

Re: how about increase the capacity of their network?
Mar 2, 2012, 12:29 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

whatwhatjbdo said: Its not. They are running low on spectrum at a serious rate. I don't know about that... I'd only be convinced by an independent engineer looking at all the data and coming up with an analysis. All these carriers are the same ones that claimed that LNP was going to break the system, that the Exaflood was coming, and now that there isn't going to be enough spectrum to survive long term.

Re: I would feel better if
Mar 2, 2012, 8:22 AM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

imthebeast said: ... the only way you're going through that much is if you're tethering or streaming video or audio all day, if you can tether and or stream audio or video all day and use it to go through 4.5 to 5 GB ... I use anywhere from 1GB-4GB/month and I don't use any video/audio streaming services (I might view one or two YouTube video every few months). I also don't use my phone as a modem... and I ...

Re: UNLIMITED IS UNLIMITED
Mar 1, 2012, 8:44 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

Versed said: I honestly don't think 5gb during peak over congests their network. If so, how can they propose developers pay for data use? Won't they be upping the stakes on data use? I'm not claiming it does. I actually said 5 Gb/month during offpeak, and that was just an arbitrary number chosen to support my argument that the amount of data is not as important as the time the data is used. The point was that this "solution" ...

Re: UNLIMITED IS UNLIMITED
Mar 1, 2012, 7:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

If, and a big if, throttling was the right solution (which, I clearly feel it isn't), then it can't be simply done with an arbitrary number. Someone who uses 3 GB/month during peak hours is congesting the network more than someone who uses 5 GB/month during non-peak hours. So, there really isn't any way to blanket cover this issue without negatively affecting customers. As someone who owns stock in AT&T I want them to be successful and make a good, honest ...

Re: interesting...
Mar 1, 2012, 5:52 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

dlmjr said: Who gave you the right to dictate to a private company how to run it's business and make demands of it. I have a voice and an opinion. I can state my voice an opinion. You say it like what I suggest must become law, when it is simply my opinion of what a real solution is. dlmjr said: ATT offers a service. If you don't like the service offered, don't buy it. It is very, very simple. It's none of your business how ...

Re: UNLIMITED IS UNLIMITED
Mar 1, 2012, 4:54 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

The problem is who says they are truly congested? The same people who made poor decisions to lead to this faulty network and who use scare tactics like the exaflood that have been debunked. Real evidence is necessary, not just the word of the carriers. Outside of that, it is safer to assume that there is no real issue with network congestion and that this is just a load of B.S.

Re: interesting...
Mar 1, 2012, 4:52 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

216dilbert said: The fairest and smartest thing AT&T can do is throtle only when it needs to and throttle as little as possiable. So if the network can handle it let it, otherwise reduce speed only if it is needed. Simple. I guess we'll agree to disagree. When AT&T has done everything possible and they show evidence that they cannot handle the traffic... real evidence ... then, and only then, should they be given the ability to throttle. But, to throttle because ...

Re: interesting...
Mar 1, 2012, 3:07 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

edzero said: Im not a networking expert as well but I do know that at&t has put a tremendous amount of money into expanding its network. Im not saying what theyre doing is right, but its much better than the vague 5% policy they started with. I also said that this is a step in the right direction. But, I stress again... AT&T should look only at itself to blame for the situation it is in first before chastizing customers. There ...

Re: It's like my laptop and the cable company...
Mar 1, 2012, 2:54 PM
in the Article: Verizon Says Locked Bootloaders Better for the Network forum

T Bone said: The difference is that you don't get your laptop from your ISP, and your laptop doesn't have ISP branding or run software created by the ISP. So, if I purchase a Sony laptop (obviously branded), and it comes preloaded with Sony software (which they often do), then I should come to expect that I can't format my hard drive and load in alternative operating systems? T Bone said: The thing is, when you buy carrier equipment, you don't really own ...

Re: interesting...
Mar 1, 2012, 2:46 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

edzero said: so they should wait until they have nothing left and have their backs against the wall before they do something. Then the response would be "why didnt they do something earlier on when they knew this could be a problem later on". The flaw in your argument is that they are already behaving as if they don't have the available resources. It's one thing to say they truly don't have the available resources and another to create the ...

Re: interesting...
Mar 1, 2012, 2:05 PM
in the Article: AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB forum

Tomdg07 said: not agreeing with throttles, but I do like this better than the top 5% crap... at least the policy is now more black and white and less gray than the previous method. It's definitely a step towards the right direction, but they aren't there yet. This is the outcome of operators attempting to sell services the same way gym's oversell their memberships. And, they are sitting on good spectrum... so until they actually have little to no spectrum left ...

Re: And then What?
Feb 27, 2012, 8:27 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use forum

Versed said: There probably be two versions of the program for just that reason. But, lets be quite honest, if TMO and/or Sprint thought of this, people would be jumping up and down, not quite unlike some special needs individual at a moron festival. Saying what a good idea it is. I'd have the same opinion if it was Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. It just happens to be AT&T, so I just happen to be stating my opinion on ...

Re: More Seriously
Feb 27, 2012, 1:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use forum

Eventually... keep in mind that I work full time as a .NET developer, so the applications I'm exploring right now are all in my spare time, which is already stretched out thin. The time constraint is actually the reason I'm working on a WP7 app first, even though I don't own a WP7 device for personal use. Once I get free time I do want to explore Objective-C (iOS), and yes Android as well (Java). The thing is, I already mentioned ...

Re: More Seriously
Feb 27, 2012, 1:28 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use forum

Microsoft.NET and Java. I am looking to expand on Objective-C to get into iOS dev.

Re: More Seriously
Feb 27, 2012, 12:02 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use forum

T Bone said: "Donovan said that the idea has garnered interest from its developer customers." This is something that developers WANT and are interested in.... I'm a developer and I definitely don't want this. This is just a bad idea.

This is just a terrible idea
Feb 27, 2012, 11:25 AM
in the Article: AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use forum

Basically AT&T wants developers to pay for data usages so that customers will buy their apps. And, to push this AT&T is pointing to the fact that data usage is too much for them to handle, which is why they don't offer unlimited usage plans. Yet, they sit on soooo much spectrum. How about using your spectrum to expand and support your network and stop overselling it. They are attempting to use the same model gyms do when they oversell membership ...

Let's not nitpick...
Feb 22, 2012, 1:16 PM
in the Article: Rural Telecoms Also Petition FCC to Deny Verizon More Spectrum forum

Point is... No carrier, Verizon Wireless included, should be able to horde massive amounts of spectrum as a way to control the market. Spectrum is a limited resource, so who has access to it must be carefully examined and scrutinized.

Re: Do it
Feb 9, 2012, 9:25 PM
in the Article: Sprint, T-Mobile Ask FCC to Delay Verizon's AWS Buy forum

LibtardExposer said: I agree that smaller regional carriers should have tried to by it but my question is why didn't they ? I have not heard the whole story and that is why I am trying to figure this out but what I did a do know is T-mobile does not have a right to complain about this since they were being sold to att at the time and they didn't care about it till now. Kinda comes off as ...

Re: Do it
Feb 9, 2012, 3:46 PM
in the Article: Sprint, T-Mobile Ask FCC to Delay Verizon's AWS Buy forum

LibtardExposer said: T-mobile would have had a chance if they wanted it! They don't even want to run a cellular company here in the US anymore so I really don't see a point to your argument also Verizon has a very solid 3g network and So far really decent 4g network and they are building their network out everyday so I entirely miss your point. Verizon is actually building a network so your post is a complete miss fire. Anyone ...

Re: Ummm...
Jan 3, 2012, 1:18 PM
in the Article: Wilson Electronics Debuts Verizon LTE Signal Booster forum

The same reason people sold those stickers that "boosted signal" for $9.99. Hah!

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