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Re: Good for T-mo
Mar 14, 2014, 12:51 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

I've seen the commercials. Verizon is only comparing the 4G LTE networks of all 4 national carriers. They're not comparing 3G networks, since those are different technologies (Verizon with EVDO, based on CDMA, while T-Mobile uses a variation of W-CDMA, which works along side GSM). T-Mobile will actually have to prove that Verizon is talking about 3G & 4G to have a cease & desist. Otherwise, T-Mobile won't have a case. Since Verizon is ...

Re: Monopolies
Jul 14, 2013, 1:12 AM
in the Article: AT&T To Buy Cricket forum

Have to make a correction on the whole AT&T/Cingular topic. Cingular Wireless was a partnership between SBC & Bell South (both baby bells). The original AT&T was Ma Bell, & they had AT&T Wireless. . Cingular bought out the original AT&T Wireless, & was merged with Cingular. Then SBC bought out Ma Bell, AT&T, then remaned themselves AT&T (or using it in lowercase, at&t). In order to rename Cingular AT&T, SBC had to ...

Re: Stick it to Walmart
Jun 30, 2013, 1:06 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I don't know which markets USCC has sold prepaid phones, but my local Walmart stores in NW Indiana & the entire Chicago market never sold USCC prepaid phones (they're officially out of the Chicago & Northern Indiana markets now). My local Walmart stores only carry the following prepaid phones: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile (both using Sprint's network), Walmart Mobile (using T-Mobile's network), Straight Talk (another Walmart prepaid that uses Verizon's network), Tracfone & Net ...

Re: Stick it to Walmart
Jun 7, 2013, 12:24 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

To my knowledge, USCC has never been in Walmart stores in the Chicago market, since entering Chicago back in 2002. I know my local Walmart stores have not sold USCC. They only sold Sprint, AT&T (when it was originally Cingular) & T-Mobile in the beginning, then Verizon in 2005 or 2006. I have seen some USCC affiliates in some Walmart stores in Wisconsin, but they weren't operated by Walmart. I believe by now, Walmart eliminated ...

Re: Tmobile signal
Jan 12, 2013, 2:02 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

yourvoiceofreason said: Charlie69 blames GSM for the lack of building penetration. But correct me if I am wrong, is it not the frequency that is used the biggest factor in building penetration (not GSM vs CDMA)? Frequency is what really makes a difference. The 800 band usually does better at penetrating buildings than 1900 does or AWS. 1900 takes more towers to cover the same area as 800. The only time 1900 can easily penetrate buildings is ...

Re: What's the hold up in NYC?
Nov 27, 2012, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches LTE in 11 New Markets forum

The Indiana markets mentioned are now owned by Sprint, & not iPCS. Sprint finally bought out iPCS in 2009. Those markets needed major overhaul, as iPCS didn't build out those markets as well as Sprint would have done.

Re: So there may be hope.
Sep 23, 2011, 10:45 PM
in the Article: Feb. 13 to Be AT&T's Day in Court Regarding T-Mobile forum

Kilya said: When a company bids 39 Billion you would think they did their research. So assuming of course they did, the merger is eventually going to happen. However I am not anti-merger, I think it would be great for both companies (as do both companies). T-Mobile has been struggling for years, and their best nitch in the industry is their price point. However when it comes to their network, it always has issues and takes ...

Re: There are others too...
Sep 19, 2011, 12:03 AM
in the Article: 7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal forum

I wouldn't mind seeing Vodafone buying them, so that they would have to sell their share of Verizon Wireless to acquire T-Mobile USA. Vodafone tried to buyout AT&T Wireless, but was outbidded by Cingular Wireless. Cingular Wireless was owned by SBC (who eventually bought the original AT&T, or ma bell) & Bell South. AT&T had to buy out Bell South in order to rename Cingular AT&T, or they would still be named Cingular today.

Re: Fair weather lawsuits
Sep 18, 2011, 11:43 PM
in the Article: 7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal forum

nctruthseeker said: In no way is this even comparable to Verizon's buy out of any of the companies that it has bought. AT&T and tmobile are very large companies and are cell phone carriers nationwide alltel was much smaller and all the other companies that went by the way side were all regional (expect for alltel) the truth is when AT&T buys out tmobile cost will go up I mean look at the current bs we all have to ...

Re: BTW.....
Sep 18, 2011, 11:27 PM
in the Article: 7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal forum

I so far haven't seen anyone mention Vodafone. Sure they have a presence, but only as a 45% stake holder of Verizon Wireless. They were unsuccessful at bidding for the old AT&T Wireless. If they can acquire T-Mobile USA, then they have to sell their stake in Verizon Wireless in order to do so. I would like this partnership to end, as it doesn't benefit Verizon Wireless long-term.

Re: This is precisely why I'm with Verizon
Aug 18, 2011, 8:08 AM
in the Article: Verizon Claims Its LTE Network Covers Half of Americans forum

The Verizon Wireless partnership is 55% Verizon Communications & 45% Vodafone. As for Verizon stock being publicly traded, it's only for Verizon Communications, & not Verizon Wireless, as Verizon Wireless is not publicly traded (at least not yet).

Re: The Fix
Aug 5, 2011, 5:28 AM
in the Article: Clearwire Finally Commits to LTE forum

MileHigh8710 said: But where I was going with the question is, What other spectrum that they own or that is not own by AT&T and Verizon can they use that will penetrate buildings? Now I agree with you that it is a poor signal but its ok/subpar. Now I think they get their advantage from not throttling and offering an unlimited plan against their competitors, oh and no contract perhaps. Those are the things that is keeping me with clear and ...

Re: Do they even have enough spectrum?
Apr 9, 2011, 1:12 PM
in the Article: Huawei May Build U.S. Cellular's LTE Network forum

BodomSlayer said: In laymans terms, what does this mean for those of us in Chicago? Unless they can split up some of their existing PCS spectrum for LTE, Chicago will become one of the last markets to go LTE. They already use their 20mhz of PCS spectrum for 1X & EVDO (probably 10mhz each). AT&T & Sprint hold most of the PCS spectrum for the Chicago market, since VZW holds the other 10mhz they got to keep when they ...

Re: Do they even have enough spectrum?
Apr 7, 2011, 3:09 AM
in the Article: Huawei May Build U.S. Cellular's LTE Network forum

USCC's biggest AWS license is for the Mississippi Valley, & that's 10mhz. That license not only will cover an existing market they have in Tennessee, but it would allow them to enter all of Tennessee if they want to (including Nashville & Memphis), plus most of Alabama & all of Mississippi, & the New Orleans area. The rest of the Mississippi Valley regional license covers existing markets in Missouri & southern Illinois. The smaller licenses cover ...

Re: If they divest markets.....
Apr 1, 2011, 2:09 AM
in the Article: AT&T CEO: Divestitures Likely in Wake of T-Mobile Deal forum

rarodrig26 said: I dont at all want the merger to go thru, but i agree that if it does, Verizon should not be able to scoop up more spectrum. They'd basically be starting their duopoly before the paperwork was even signed. If anyone should be allowed to acquire T-Mobile USA, it should be someone other than AT&T & Verizon. Neither one needs more spectrum. They have plenty in most markets & not using it all. For rural markets, ...

Re: If they divest markets.....
Apr 1, 2011, 2:04 AM
in the Article: AT&T CEO: Divestitures Likely in Wake of T-Mobile Deal forum

I don't know about markets that Alltel might have acquired from AT&T during the Dobson buyout, or even VZW. I know that AT&T refused to honor the Dobson unlimited plans (before the current AT&T offered unlimited calling plans), & let those users out of their contract without penalty. When they were Cingular, they got sued over not honoring the old AT&T Wireless unlimited contracts, but also charged an ETF if they left before the contract was up. ...

Re: I wonder if AT&T will have to divest some markets like Verizon had to do on the Alltel deal.
Mar 25, 2011, 4:00 AM
in the Article: FCC Says No Rubber Stamp for AT&T / T-Mobile Merger forum

boggerscbshop said: I think they should divest some markets where AT&T and T-Mobile overlap. Thats what Verizon had to do. Whats fair is fair. The problem with this merger is that AT&T is in nearly in every market that T-Mobile is in. With that in mind, the buyout doesn't make sense, since it would have to involve divesting everything. If one of the smaller carriers had the money to buyout T-Mobile USA, it would make more sense for them ...

Re: Verizon: bring the awesomeness of LTE to the furthest stretches of the U.S.! ! !
Aug 27, 2010, 11:23 PM
in the Article: Verizon Looking for 700MHz Spectrum in Alaska forum

Jayshmay said: Ok, I read both articles. Verizon still has ATT beat by 30 cities. Even though ATT will have HSPA+ in (however many) markets, and even though ATT also has 700mhz licenses, Verizon will have 700mhz live in 30 markets first. I hope Verizon's LTE rate plans will be reasonable! Have to wait another 5-6wks to find out. AT&T has a disadvantage with their 700 licenses. Unlike Verizon, AT&T chose to focus solely on the B Block, and those licenses mainly ...

Re: Next step
Jul 22, 2010, 6:47 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Looking to Rid Itself of FLO TV forum

CellStudent said: I'll wager $2 that T-mobile or Sprint buys up the FLO spectrum and deploys LTE-TDD. T-mobile is far more likely to do his then Sprint. Unless there's a way to turn that spectrum into 2 way communication, the spectrum is only downstream. So in its current form, this spectrum is of use to any cellphone carrier.

Re: What about the AWS 1700 band?
Jul 3, 2010, 6:12 AM
in the Article: Nokia Siemens and Nokia Make LTE Data Call via 800MHz forum

terryjohnson16 said: AT&T and Verizon both have AWS spectrum, which doesn't compare to the 700MHz spectrum they bought, but still. T-Mobile also has AWS spectrum, and plenty of it. I am not sure if they have enough to do 3G, and LTE at the same time. In most major cities, T-Mobile has around 30mhz to work with. In other markets, they have 20mhz. For markets they couldn't get a 20mhz license based on CMA or EA to supplement the ...

Re: Another reason for dual-sim phones...
Jun 19, 2010, 5:41 AM
in the Article: Courts Rule Employers Can Search Employee Text Messages forum

kingstu said: Keep your personal life and your business life separate and still only carry one device. Who wants to start making dual-sim smart phones? That would great if the company's phone service is AT&T or T-Mobile. That won't work if the company uses Sprint or Verizon Wireless. My last job provided select employees Sprint phones. So those employees would need 2 phones to separate business & personal use.

Re: PUBLICLY ISSUES MOBILE PHONES (only)
Jun 19, 2010, 5:34 AM
in the Article: Courts Rule Employers Can Search Employee Text Messages forum

crood said: All this means is that this ruling referred to public agencies. No ruling either way was made about private ones. Essentially, the best rule of thumb comes down to who paid for the phone and who is paying for the service. Trust me on this one. Private employers will eventually look to this ruling and make their point that they'll have a right to spy on peoples' use of company provided phones. That's why I want to ...

Re: A better use of spectrum....
Jun 4, 2010, 8:58 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm CEO Calls FLO TV A Disappointment forum

I don't know the amount of spectrum for that specific license, but the black of spectrum that Qualcomm holds is one way transmission only. If the licenses were turned in, the FCC would have to figure out how to reallocate the spectrum for cellphone use. I however don't see enough spectrum there to be reallocated for cellphone use, since it used the frequencies for the old channel 55. Another problem Qualcomm had prior to June 12th ...

Re: not really...
Jun 1, 2010, 8:47 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile USA Adds Unlimited Prepaid Plan forum

AndroidRules said: This coming from a Sprint Palm fanboy calling another posters statement "fanboyish" Oh the irony smh... T-Mo's coverage may not be as good as the other big three. But they have coverage where it matters and the so-called lack of it is greatly over-exaggerated. Not everybody lives in a trailer park in the sticks. If you do, too god damn bad. Stop b*tching, move or use Verizon. That's the sacrifice you make for that type of lifestyle. Not everybody ...

Re: Good info.
May 11, 2010, 1:40 AM
in the Article: Clearwire CEO: No LTE Until 2012 forum

If WiMAX is what the OP claims it to be, I could see Sprint supporting both LTE & WiMAX. They could use LTE for their 1.9ghz spectrum and keep WiMAX on their 2.5ghz spectrum. In many markets, there's around 200mhz of 2.5ghz spectrum, & there's more than enough spectrum to handle the traffic they get on WiMAX.

Re: Keyboards: Physical vs Virtual
May 3, 2010, 9:56 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Each person has their preference. I prefer the physical keyboards because I can easily type what I need to type. I find on virtual keyboards (touchscreens) that I either press too soft or too hard. I find that I would most likely break my touchscreen phone because I would be pressing the screen too hard to do any typing.

Re: You're missing the point.
May 3, 2010, 9:45 PM
in the Article: Apple May Face Inquiry Over Flash Compiler Ban forum

This is why I refuse to own a Mac and an iPhone. People always talk about Microsoft having complete control over the operating systems on most computers, while Apple has always gotten a pass Apple lock down their products a lot more than Microsoft does. I see nothing wrong with supporting HTML 5, but there are websites that still use Adobe Flash. Without it, that prevents people from being able to properly view websites that ...

Re: Verizon finally concedes to Apple
Apr 6, 2010, 5:23 PM
in the Article: Verizon CEO: No Merger with Vodafone, We Want iPhone forum

Jayshmay said: This activate phone stuff doesn't make sense to me, with GSM it's the sim card that gets activated, not the phone. So therefore if somebody is an already existing IT&T customer, and already has an active sim card, then they should just be able to get the Iphone, put their already active sim in and badda bing their all set. It's only with CDMA that the actual phone needs to get activated. GSM phones have an IMEI number tied to ...

Re: Goodbye "The Shack"
Mar 26, 2010, 1:27 PM
in the Article: RadioShack Exploring Possible Sale or Merger forum

SprintCC said: For an electronics nerd like me that lives in the middle of nowhere this is BAD news. I'll have to drive 2 hours to get somewhere similar if Radio Shack goes away. I'm assuming you live in a community with a RadioShack franchise. If that's the case, then it could be a bad deal. I know the Ace Hardware in Knox Indiana has a RadioShack inside the Ace Hardware store. So if Best Buy buys out ...

Re: 3G maps: AT&T vs. Verizon
Mar 7, 2010, 7:35 PM
in the AT&T forum

jrfdsf said: Unfortunately for Verizon, the road less traveled has fewer roaming agreements than in times past. Sorry, but I'll take better 911 coverage to better 3G any day. I want to at least have good 2G coverage. For where I travel, T-Mobile has quite a few no service areas. So I won't get their service. AT&T has a few no service areas too for where I travel, but it's small & mostly in a few cornfields that ...

Re: What about rural areas....
Feb 24, 2010, 4:36 PM
in the Article: Sprint Promises WiMax for Major Markets in 2010 forum

flip mode said: all i'm wondering is why not also put 4G in rural areas too especially when there people who live there arent allowed many or any choices next to satellite. or if you're passing thru and you're on a call or using data and now you have to wait until you come back to civilization. i live in detroit and when you go into the burbs there are huge service gaps. I'm in Gary Indiana, and WiMAX isn't even ...

Re: Metro and Leap
Feb 13, 2010, 1:54 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Hires Bank for Possible Leap Acquisition forum

acdc1a said: I can really see this working out. Frankly we need to see some consolidation on the flat unlimited side of things to keep things competitive with the big boys. With little overlap in each others' service areas, I would have preferred to see both services stay around. However, since Leap now wants to put themselves up for sale, MetroPCS makes the best sense. Little overlap in coverage, both have unlimited plans, and with Leaps' regional AWS ...

Re: Metro Coverage area
Feb 13, 2010, 1:46 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Hires Bank for Possible Leap Acquisition forum

wdunn2626 said: If MetroPCS does acquire Leap how big would that network be, and what would the coverage area look like on a nationwide scale? Coverage wise, there would still be plenty of holes in coverage between markets. It would at least allow them to enter markets they don't have licenses now. Acquiring Cricket would give them 2 additional regional licenses (AWS Central E block & Great Lakes D block). Those licenses alone would allow them to enter ...

Re: No AWS?
Feb 11, 2010, 12:02 AM
in the Article: Pulse Intros 7-Band LTE Antenna forum

michael_herc said: AWS' uplink is in the 1700 MHz band. A portion of the AWS band (1700 band uplink) overlaps with the DCS band (1800). So the 1800 band is for Europe & Asia, not for the AWS band. So this chip so far excludes AWS.

Re: US Cellular vs Verizon
Feb 10, 2010, 9:37 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

mobilemadness said: There is no way with "extensive testing" that any Kyocera and most Samsung phones would pass. Those two brands are notorious for getting poor reception. I guess that's unless they are extensively testing something else like how well the keypads light up or press down. That's where an open standard like GSM is better. IF A GSM phone works with one carrier, it will work with any other just as well. With ...

No AWS?
Feb 10, 2010, 9:27 AM
in the Article: Pulse Intros 7-Band LTE Antenna forum

It's nice that almost all the existing & upcoming frequency bands are being put into these new chip. However, the AWS band (1700) isn't included in this list. Did they forget that North America also has the AWS band? Unless the 1700 uplink is tied into the uplink of the 2100 downlink (in the EU, the 1900 uplink is already tied into the 2100 downlink), then Pulse left out the AWS band. That'll be needed ...

Re: Should've remained VoiceStream
Feb 5, 2010, 11:44 AM
in the Article: Deutsche Telekom Considering T-Mobile USA Spin-Off forum

evrodude said: Got my first cellular phone in 1999 from GTE. It later became Verizon. I didn't get my first cellphone until March 2002, and that was with Verizon Wireless. I remember all the cellphone companies that originated in the Chicago market in the late 90's to today. Ameritech Cellular (B Side) - acquired by GTE in 1999 after SBC was forced to divest the wireless side when they acquired Ameritech (I miss Ameritech as they were the better phone company. ...

Re: AT&T or VZW? Not a chance!
Feb 3, 2010, 1:53 AM
in the Article: Leap Seeking Buyer forum

Cricket hold 2 regional AWS licenses (Great Lakes D Block & Central E block), and USCC holds the Regional AWS Mississippi Valley E block. USCC could do some serious expansion with those 3 licenses if they really wanted to. If Metro doesn't get them, USCC would be a better choice. Metro is still the best carrier to acquire Cricket since both carriers are no contract carriers, and have little overlap. If the FCC & DOJ ...

Re: AT&T or VZW? Not a chance!
Feb 2, 2010, 5:32 PM
in the Article: Leap Seeking Buyer forum

phonenerd24 said: it would be nice for us cellular to get all these new areas but from a business standpoint, you are picking up a Large around of consumers that quite frankly us cellular cannot support. Us cellular cannot match the cricket price plans, so everyone would be converted to a new plan that costs more which would make everyone run. i see the beneficial side of gaining more coverage but dont see how the bottom line consumer growth would happen. If US ...

Re: Reading is fundamental. I recommend you do so.
Feb 1, 2010, 11:44 AM
in the AT&T forum

I believe the reason Verizon jumped on LTE had more to do with spectrum. Rev B & C require more spectrum than W-CDMA does. Rev C UMB requires 20mhz of spectrum, and Verizon doesn't have that much in some markets. Prior to Verizon buying out Alltel, Verizon was only a PCS carrier in Tulsa, OK, and only held a 10mhz license. They barely launched EVDO on a 10mhz license alongside CDMA. They now have ...

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