These are the most recent forum messages posted by PhoneMaster:
Not a new concept.
Clearwire tried fixed wireless broadband years ago and it didn’t work out too well. Hopefully this Verizon venture will have better prospects.
Pai is an ideologue who is only concerned with big businesses and their army of lobbyists.
Transparency isn’t worth jack because in most areas you only have one terrestrial broadband provider or two who act in a cartel manner and therefore government regulation is a necessary evil. So now Comcast will rape you ever more over broadband fees, but they’ll do so “transparently”. But whadday’a gonna do? Who else will you get your broadband from? I am willing to give Pai more of the benefit of the doubt in the wireless marketplace because with at least four ...
Re: Inconsistent government.
If that is the real reason then obviously they’ll never admit it since blocking the merger because of this reason would be illegal.
If Comcast was allowed to purchase NBC Universal, why should AT&T be blocked from purchasing Time Warner?
Wassup with the huge chin and forehead on the Pix 2? Someone should call google and tell them it’s not 2015 anymore.
I doubt Apple will go along with this.
I believe for these chips to work you have to use a wired headset which then doubles as an FM radio antenna but Apple has been trying to wean folks off of wired headsets in the past few years.
Re: Breakthrough Potential
Sue the govt.? On what grounds?
These look like nice devices but...
apparently Sony doesn't know that big chins and foreheads on devices are soooo 2016.
Re: Arrgh! Not for Toyota/Lexus owners.
Unfortunately, there are many vehicles where the infotainment system is integrated in such a way that an aftermarket system can't be installed.
Arrgh! Not for Toyota/Lexus owners.
The only major car company which insists on not implementing Android Auto or CarPlay.
If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it didn't really fall?
They can "kick off" as much 600Mhz service as they want but at the end the day it makes no difference whatsoever since there are no devices that can access it, and won't be at least not until around the end of this year, and even then it will only be available on a couple devices, if that.
Looks like a nice device
Too bad there are no current plans to make a US-compatible version.
Seems like a boneheaded move by Sprint
Sprint already severely restricts which devices can go on their networks by whitelisting devices, having various activation rules involving their pre vs. postpaid brands and the overall difference of Sprint's network from their competitors' which makes their devices somewhat unique. They should be aiming to relax these rules as much as possible, not restrict them, moreover so in prepaid brands in order to gain as many customers as they can. It's amazing how many bad decisions after bad decisions ...
There are third party apps but none can forward your carrier's SMSs without having active access to your main device. Here this is a network function and your main device doesn't even have to be on.
Nice, but too big.
This thing is almost a centimeter wider than the Galaxy S8.
Re: No support for Sprint
Yes, it is but it's the most congested also. You'd be missing B26 which is their low band - important for in-building and rural coverage, and B41 - their high-capacity, high-speed band. I suspect the band listing on LG and vendor sites are incorrect but I don't know for sure. It should be noted that Sprint has to whitelist all devices which are allowed to connect to their network. I simply can't see Sprint be willing to allow a new device ...
No support for Sprint
The official specs on LG's site do not show support for LTE bands 26 and 41 in the unlocked model. If that's true then this device will likely perform very poorly on Sprint.
Re: Sprint PTT has always been a joke
The big issue with Sprint vs. iDEN performance at the time was that you went from running PTT on a resilient, truncked, low-band TDMA network great for voice communications to a poor, mid-band CDMA network and a nascent LTE network. Sprint's network, while still not as good as the other providers', has come a long way since though, especially since they repurposed the iDEN spectrum to deploy reliable 1xADV voice and LTE data so I would expect much improved PTT ...
The real news here is the availability of VoLTE to Cricket customers
Until now this has only been available to branded, post-paid AT&T customers and none of their MVNOs. This is important in areas where AT&T only broadcasts LTE on its low band holdings (like in most of NC for example). The one issue I can see though is AT&T's normal insistence on only allowing VoLTE on certain devices (they are much more strict when it comes to VoLTE provisioning as compared to Verizon and T-Mobile).
Here we go again with the meaningless war of words that AT&T is sure to start with the other carrier
T-Mobile has already been doing all of those things AT&T has said they will be doing but it isn't calling their network "5G". Just more meaningless marketing mumbo jumbo from the folks at AT&T.
I would have also included the Galaxy S7 unlocked variant (i.e., the "U" variant). A little expensive but is one of the best unlocked phones there is.
Silly way to express a ratio.
18:9 is more simply expressed as 2:1 Not sure where those guys learned math :)
Wal Mart pay
The article implies that you have to start the transaction as wal mart pay. This is not necessary. You can wait until the end of the check out process. Overall the experience of using it is not too bad and it works fairly quickly. Wal Mart BTW does support Samsung Pay in MST mode (as do most other swipe terminals).
Re: I was there when 2G debuted !
Are you sure about that? I believe they migrated from AMPS to TDMA to GSM. Sprint had the first GSM network in the USA.
Re: Rich and Eric, you guys are missing the real news :)
Phonescoop's system chopped up the URL on me. Copy and paste the URL in my original post but get rid of the space in the word "Search" in the URL before you hit submit in your browser.
Rich and Eric, you guys are missing the real news :)
While AT&T is buying these tiny licenses, T-Mobile has just filed an application for the purchase of A block licenses covering nearly 18 million people: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/ApplicationSe arch/applMain.jsp?applID=9306938 They have also filed several other applications over the past week or so to buy 700Mhz licenses covering about a million POPs with purchases covering about another million or two expected to be filed by T-Mobile over the coming couple of weeks.
They are also going to buy more band 12 licenses!
They announced in the earnings call that they are buying the old Cox 700Mhz licenses. This means band 12 will be coming to Phoenix, San Diego, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Norfolk and other cities.
Re: Looks Promising ..... But
Yeah, you've gotta be a total idiot to buy a brand new phone nowadays for use with in the US without bands 12/17. It having an ancient processor doesn't help either.
This guy doesn't get it!
The FCC didn't use spectrum screens in the past and look where we are today: Two carriers are hogging the majority of low band spectrum while the rest is either laying fallow (Dish) or is being held captive by spectrum squatters. The result of this is higher prices to consumers with less competition. It is perfectly reasonable for the FCC to do something which is in the overall public interest, even if that means a little less revenue to the ...
EDIT: never mind, I had wrong info.
No band 17 or band 12 LTE? Pass.
This is not a viable device in the U.S. Market.
These are very nice indeed, but...
Are they really worth paying twice as much for compared to say the new Moto X or OnePlus 2 which cost about $400 cheaper? With the other manufacturers upping their game on their devices it's becoming harder and harder to justify this sort of pricing.
5.7"? Are they crazy?
Have they learned nothing from the Nexus 6 debacle?
Re: Looks nice but why are companies insisting on making these huge phones?
The issue is that many of the manufacturers are ONLY making huge phones (meaning over 5.2") for their flagships nowadays so there's no way to judge demand since there isn't a smaller, otherwise similarly spec'ed device to compare to sales-wise. The one well-known exception is Apple... and in the US they supposedly sell significantly more iPhone 6 units than 6+ ones. Therefore, at least based on this example, other companies are miscalculating when they decide to make only gigantic phones.
Looks nice but why are companies insisting on making these huge phones?
Hopefully ZTE will also bring the Nubia Z9 (not Max or Mini) to the 'States. That one is sized whereby most folks could handle it one handed (albeit it's a bit on the heavy side).
Really only good for AT&T and even then it's not perfect.
The unlocked model doesn't support CDMA or LTE bands 12, 13, 26 or 41. It also doesn't include any of AT&T's specialized carrier aggregation bands. Motorola needs to hurry up with the 2015 Moto X.
Re: Is Moto really that desperate?
They are probably trying to clear stock in anticipation of the 3rd gen Moto X.
Not just you...
I would say that the vast majority of people couldn't use a 5.5" phone with one hand which is the reason HTC and Samsung stopped increasing the size of their flagships when they reached 5.2" or so. Unfortunately LG didn't get that memo and insists on making behemoths of a phone.
Re: LG G4 Sounds Good But
I completely agree with you. For the vast majority of folks, anything greater than 5.2" cannot be used one-handed and therefore is a no-go from the start. That 5.2" is a pretty well defined demarcation line and a good reason as to why Samsung and HTC haven't crossed it in their flagships despite multiple iterations of those flagships. Everyone insists on comparing the G4 against the S6 and M9 but really these devices are in two different classes. The G4's ...
interesting concept though with significant limitations.
Some observations: It's not all that cheap unless you use just a little bit of data. An equivalent plan on Cricket (AT&T) at say 2.5Gb would cost $10 less with auto pay. I can see this appealing to folks who travel overseas. I am not sure what the deal is with the refund thing. Just charge by the Mb from the get-go and do away with that. I like the concept that you can communicate on multiple plaforms though you can kind of ...
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