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Re: 4.4
Jan 2, 2014, 12:03 AM
in the Motorola Moto X (Sprint) forum

Just saw 60 hrs. on my Moto X updated to Kit Kat OS. 17% of a single charge was remaining.

Re: 4.4
Dec 29, 2013, 8:37 PM
in the Motorola Moto X (Sprint) forum

If you have your app updates on Google Play Store set to automatic several apps may have been updated after the Android Kit Kat 4.4 update and are now running. I'd go into apps and Force Stop non-essential ones. After the first few charge/ discharge cycles following the Kit Kat 4.4 update, I am once again seeing 43 hours on average between charges on the Moto X. As far as "going back" I always thought that Motorola devices don't normally permit a ...

Re: Carriers Are Screwed
Nov 10, 2013, 12:32 PM
in the Article: FCC Ready to Demo Mobile Broadband Speed Test App forum

Here in metro Chicago they have been wallpapering Sprint's bright yellow "10X Faster Than 3G"all over the place. Sales insists NV is completed. Honest Tech Support reps state that Network Vision fiber optic backhaul and new microwave equipment installation will probably not be complete in metro Chicago until mid 2014. The typical speeds I see on 4G LTE in the Northwest Burbs...near OHare...are 4 mb/s downloads, with 60 ms latency. However when capacity is low, during peak hours, I'll often get only 3G ...

Re: So what's the difference?
Oct 4, 2013, 4:51 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola X for Sprint forum

I typically see 42-54 hrs.per charge with admittedly light data use. :) Mostly running LTE here in Chicago, except on the first floor of my house where Sprint's 1900 mHz PCS has a harder time penetrating double masonary walls.

Upgradability of OS
Oct 10, 2012, 8:36 PM
in the ZTE Render forum

I'm curious about this device as a replacement for my HTC TP2 running WM 6.5. Is the ZTE Render's WM 7.5 Tango 2 OS upgradable to the upcoming WM 7.8 release? For that matter is the WM OS in the HTC 7 Pro upgradable to WM 7.8?

Re: Moto Evoke??
Apr 18, 2009, 9:07 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

See this response on the Moto Evoke forum. http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/p_ forum.php?fm=m&ff=1824&fi=2043166 Apparent ly the phone is being readied for a USCC release after all.

Re: USCELL!!
Apr 18, 2009, 9:05 PM
in the Motorola Evoke QA4 forum

Well I was wondering about whether USCC was getting this phone and everyone seemed to rule it out. So I replaced my V3m RAZR with a VE20, and I miss ability to copy organizer entries and I would like a virtual QWERTY board with I -Tap to enter text for the organizer. And you cannot keep organizer entries for more than 1 year after they occur. I have no use for MMS or Browsing. I am just under 2 weeks into ...

Moto Evoke to USCC??
Apr 1, 2009, 9:08 AM
in the Article: Motorola Hopes to Evoke a Reaction with the QA4 forum

Though I've read that the Moto Evoke has previously failed in their testing, is is possible that the Evoke will be offered by USCC?

Moto Evoke??
Mar 31, 2009, 10:38 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Just what I am looking to replace my Razr with. A touch screen "dumb phone" by Moto. Any chance it will come to USCC?

Re: Phones in Testing
Nov 7, 2008, 3:13 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

No Moto Krave?? Lot of us Moto fans who don't need Smartphones ( for e-mailing) are waiting anxiously.

Re: EVO
Oct 31, 2008, 12:15 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Did a *228 PRL update with my Moto Razr V3m today, as I had been dropping calls the past few days (at my office directly across the Kennedy from USCC Corp. HQ at O'Hare). Wouldn't you know it? The EV(DO) red icon lit up. So EVDO has finally made it to Chicago. Trouble is I don't use Easy Edge so what benefit will EVDO provide me?

Re: Can anyone explain this pricing disparity?
May 9, 2008, 7:16 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Further investigation shows that the authorized agent which sells with plans for the Motorola Online Store is LetsTalk. Anyone on this forum ever deal with LetsTalk? They sure do a lot of advertising. Motorola, which is weakening by the day, must sure carry a lot of weight with the carriers to be granted rights by those same carriers to directly offer very competitive prices and plans for all the competing carriers for which they make handsets.

Re: Can anyone explain this pricing disparity?
May 9, 2008, 4:35 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

In answering part of my question I called the Motorola store to get some clarification. They apparently are acting as limited authorized agents for all these competing carriers, with the limitation that they only offer the products to prospective customers who are new to the carrier (or have been without that carrier's service for at least 6 mos.) As to the significant disparity in the MSRPs they were stunned and could offer no explanation. Can anyone venture to guess what ...

Can anyone explain this pricing disparity?
May 9, 2008, 4:16 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

How does US Cellular market phones specd for its service by Motorola at one price on its Website and at a significantly lower price through Motorola's website? That's supposed to represent customer loyalty? BTW I entered my Chicago area zip code for both websites to obtain local promotions. http://www7-mobilephoneplans.m otorola.com/product/browse.htm?pgId=100&servi ceCorpId=566 E.G. Motorola V3m USCC w.s. Best Price (before EE unlimited plan rebate) = $79.95 (Phone price is $249.95 less $170 rebates) Motorola V3m Motorola Store w.s. (before EE unlimited plan rebate) = FREE ...

No Warranty for Battery
Aug 3, 2007, 11:52 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Here's the difference between a Legacy Carrier like Verizon and a regional one like USCC. According to my local USCC repair center the standard issue battery on my Razr v3c isn't holding charge due to overuse. 1500 min per month within my plan. The phone and battery are only 10 months old. One USCC customer service rep stated that as long as the repair center could verify the battery problem the battery would be replaced under warranty. The repair ...

Re: incoming calls
Jan 20, 2006, 12:49 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Since you have already gone to the trouble of obtaining an Order of Protection, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not report this potential violation of the O. P. to the police or State's Attorney. For you to have obtained the O.P. you had to tell a judge, under oath, that you were in fear for your safety based upon the conduct of an individual with whom you had a domestic relation. Orders of Protection only are effective ...

Re: incoming calls
Jan 19, 2006, 1:26 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Depending on the state you reside in, if these telephone calls are repeated and at late hours they may constitute telephone harassment, which in Illinois is a misdemeanor crime. In that case you may contact your local law police department and tell them you have been receiving repeated hand-up calls with blocked information. They should take a report. If they believe that they calls are made with the knowledge or intent to harass, (based on the frequency of the calls, the ...

Re: service in las vegas nevada
Oct 1, 2005, 3:09 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

What if the customer doesn't reach the "right" USCC CS agent who will do the "right thing"? Are the unfortunate ones just supposed to lump it?? It is commendable that YOU and many other USCC agents will do the right thing to keep the customer happy, but I am talking about unfair trade practices on the part of a wireless carrier. Unfortunately the law does not see fair consumer trade practices as a roll of the dice. If the ETF provisions are written ...

Re: service in las vegas nevada
Oct 1, 2005, 12:12 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Actually, you should contact the Attorney General consumer complaint division in the State in which the contract was executed, because that state's law would govern.

Re: service in las vegas nevada
Sep 30, 2005, 10:53 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I would not be so quick to pay the ETF. This issue was addressed ad nauseum in this forum many moths ago. If USCC does not have sufficient service in the area that you are moving to they cannot compel you to maintain an address to prevent invoking the ETF clause. Numerous USCC CS agents agree with this analysis. The provision may be in the USCC contract, however, I would contact the Nevada Attorney General consumer complaints division to request their intervention. It ...

Re: HELP!!
Apr 3, 2005, 10:48 AM
in the Motorola V810 forum

mms, Since the time in the clock is delivered as data in your signal from the local wireless carrier transmitters, it cannot be altered. Since we changed time settings to Daylight Savings early this morning, you should have noticed the correct changed time being displayed on your phone this morning. However, you can change the Time Format on the V810 from 12 hour to 24 hour or "military time". First depress the menu key, (center top), then OK key, then scroll ...

Viewing the time on the V810
Mar 31, 2005, 11:01 PM
in the Motorola V810 forum

Is there any way to view the time on the V810 internal or external display while connected on a call? I know that you can view the call timer, but quite often it would be handy to see the actual time, while on a call. If I am not mistaken, my "old" V60C had that capability.

Re: Verizon Buying US Celluar?
Mar 31, 2005, 10:34 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

bk77 As always you are quite welcome. One thing I have been able to discern about USCC as a new customer is that employees, such as yourself, do create a feeling of being part of a large family in the American heartland. In that respect I hope USCC sticks around for a long time. Besides, I rather like seeing the USCC sign perched atop the Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago HQ. from my office window.

Re: Verizon Buying US Celluar?
Mar 31, 2005, 8:16 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

bk77, Did you see my follow up? You have nothing to regret. A corporate officer's fiduciary duty is an absolute responsibility he has to act in the best interest of the shareholders. Only the Board of Directors of USCC has the power to hire or fire Jack Rooney or any other officer. They pay his salary. His sole job is to make USCC profitable so that the value of USCC shares increases and possibly dividends are paid. By the same token, the ...

Re: Verizon Buying US Celluar?
Mar 30, 2005, 11:28 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Also it would be worth noting more frequent recent speculation about Telephone & Data Systems possible sale of its majority stake in USCC in the Chicago Tribune. See Chicago Tribune Business Section, March 23, 2005 (culled from Bloomberg News) Here's the link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ch i-0503230321mar23,1,7150003.story By the way, from my office in Chicago, I can see the USCC sign atop the Corporate HQ. just across the Kennedy Expressway. Many of the corporate signs on the high rise buildings in the O'Hare Corridor, where ...

Re: Verizon Buying US Celluar?
Mar 30, 2005, 11:07 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I seem to recall John Rooney having been quoted by the Chicago Tribune as having stated that he would do "anything it took" to increase the value of USCC (USM) stock. The article was published some time in early January, if I am not incorrect. (In November, I had just signed up with USCC after 13 satisfied years at Verizon (Ameritech). Mr. Rooney, as the CEO of USCC, has an absolute and foremost duty to USCC shareholders and its ...

Re: Speakphone on V810
Mar 21, 2005, 8:14 PM
in the Motorola V810 forum

I, as well as most other V810 owners, have had this issue with Motorola and USCC regarding the V810. The V810 definitely has a speakerphone feature, in fact one of the best out there. The box that the V810 is shipped in says so. The owner's manual, which is so poorly written, alludes to the speakerphone, on Page 71. It errantly describes the speakerphone as an optional accessory, (unless the Latin American version lacked it). The owner's manual makes the faux pas of ...

v810 photos
Mar 15, 2005, 9:01 PM
in the Motorola V810 forum

I have applied some photos taken with my v810 at high resolution to contacts in the phone book. When I receive an incoming call from a contact with the applied photo, the displayed photo is miniscule and virtually non-discernible. Beneath the tiny photo appears the contact name. I attempted to decrease the photo resolution, and re-apply to the contacts, but the photo detail still states 640x480 kb (high resolution). Nevertheless, contact photo display is still small. My hunch is if it can ...

Re: USCC Controlling States!!!
Mar 12, 2005, 6:44 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I am curious as to how this marketing company surveyed non-verbal infants or the elderly that have dimensia in these states. Most marketing firms survey a representative sample of the population.

Re: ATTENTION ALL CUSTOMERS OF EVERY WIRELESS CARRIER
Mar 12, 2005, 5:21 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

In my opinion, I do not see wireless increasing the price of its services or products in the near future with land-line and upcoming Voice Over Internet Protocol competing for the same market share. In an industry such as telecom, where operational costs are more constant and controllable, and where choices for the consumer are continually increasing, it is more difficult to justify an increase in prices paid by the consumer. The exception to this trend would occur where ...

Re: ATTENTION ALL CUSTOMERS OF EVERY WIRELESS CARRIER
Mar 12, 2005, 3:20 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

A comparison between the wireless products available in Europe and Nrth America is not as simple as you make it to be. Most European carriers did not offer or promote annual or biennial contracts until the last two years. Further, most wireless phones sold in Europe are unlocked so you can take them from carrier to carrier by changing SIM cards. By contrast, in the US, virtually all phones currently offered by carriers (with contract) are locked to ...

NWeb
Mar 9, 2005, 7:11 PM
in the Motorola V810 forum

Received a e-message from a USCC EE CS rep late last week who advised NWeb should be up and running for V810 March 8th (yesterday). Can anyone confirm that they have in fact activated same on their V810?

Re: Unfair Fees
Feb 26, 2005, 10:40 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

The law does not recognize the term "Loop Holes". If by "loop holes" you mean excuse from performance of certain or all conditions of a contract, the law in fact does recognize such excuse from performance. Performance may be excused for the following reasons: 1) Legal or actual impossibility - death of one of the parties, cessation of existence of a legal entity, physical impossibility due to terrain, etc. 2) Statutory - laws prohibiting certain provisions of a contract 3) Certain types of Bankruptcy 4) ...

Re: Athens
Feb 15, 2005, 5:22 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

By the way, I spoke with an in-house attorney for one of the wireless carriers last week. Several of the contributors to this thread apparently work for that carrier. When I advised him of what kind of representations non-lawyer employees of his and other carriers were making on this thread, to say he was concerned is puting things mildly. He asked for the web address for this thread. He did not think that his company's employees giving unauthorized legal advice and opinion ...

Re: Athens
Feb 15, 2005, 5:07 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Lawyers often complain about the uneducated general public who they take as clients. If you read my last response, I cited the Illinois Court of Appeals ruling on a lawsuit filed against Verizon relating to ETFs. That Court did not laugh at the Plaintiff or her attorneys. And that case is likely going to develop into a class action. Why don't you tell the Illinois Appellate justices and the Ninth Circuit U.S. Appellate Justices what you think about the binding nature of ...

Re: Unfair Fees
Feb 10, 2005, 7:15 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Bottom feeding lawyers are what keep this Nation from collapsing. Remember ours is a nation of laws. Keep that in mind the next time you or someone close to you acn't get along with their spouse and feels the compulsions to file for divorce and they still want to see their kids. Or when that lawyer is what stands between that individual's freedom in the open light or being caged like an animal for the rest of his life. Perhaps you would have ...

Re: HEY EVERYONE...LOOK!!
Feb 10, 2005, 7:08 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Ten wrongs do not make a right.

Re: Unfair Fees
Feb 10, 2005, 7:07 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

We are closer to some common ground, but again I think you need to modify your disagreement with my opinion as being wrong to just one you disagree with. As I have said ad nauseum, I do not assert that ETF's are unenforceable. I have repeatedly stated that it is possible that a court might find one enforceable when applied to a situation such as that of my hypothetical. If you remember my hypothetical is the one where the customer ...

Re: Unfair Fees
Feb 10, 2005, 1:26 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

By the way what did you say your qualification was in the area of contract and consumer fraud law? Now I remember, AT&T wireless rep. Salesman. GM redesigned the fuel tanks so that the company would not bleed to death from litigation. Just in the same way that Ford replaced Firestone Tires. That is not a public health issue. Public health issues are medical risks and issues common to the general public such as tobacco smoking. Consumers do not need to have their health or ...

Re: Unfair Fees
Feb 9, 2005, 8:11 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

You have read the contract well. I have the same one. Unfortunately these boilerplate disclaimers, which I often use in contracts I draft for clients, do not legitimize unlawful charges. I am interested in this new duty you have established for reps of carriers, when new customers seek to have their numbers ported to them from their current service provider. How can an employee of a carrier who's training and knowledge is limited to that carrier's policies and restrictions have a duty ...

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