Phone Scoop

printed May 30, 2016
See this page online at:

Home  ›

User: acdc1a

Info Reviews Forum Msgs. Contact  

These are the most recent forum messages posted by acdc1a:

$10 per GB
Wednesday, 8:01 AM
in the Article: AT&T's GoPhone Service Adds More Data to Plans forum

What a bargain...

Re: I still love T-Mobile
May 12, 2016, 12:07 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

But at least you're still here Drunk...

Re: The 21st Century
May 10, 2016, 8:17 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Signs Roaming Deal with Cuban Carrier forum

WiFi is readily available in the hotels albeit not fast or reliable. Typical internet charge is $5 per hour. I was able to make fairly reliable calls on hangouts, but WiFi calling was hit and miss (mostly miss).

Re: 8mps
Apr 20, 2016, 9:47 AM
in the Article: Cricket Debuts Unlimited Plan for $70 forum

I can answer that for you...YES. Also, T-Mobile service is not bad in San Fran. Give it a shot just make sure you've got a new, T-Mobile branded device.

Re: So it's really $500
Apr 8, 2016, 9:45 AM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone SE for AT&T forum

16GB is simply not enough storage unless you're getting an SD capable phone.

$90 Per Month?
Apr 4, 2016, 9:09 AM
in the Article: Cricket Partners with Aaron's to Attract Lease-to-Own Shoppers forum

Why wouldn't you just buy a low end phone for $90? Problem solved!

Not an Upgrade Fee
Mar 31, 2016, 1:40 PM
in the Article: Verizon Confirms Pending $20 Upgrade Fee forum

I've upgraded at T-Mobile many times. They do not charge the $20 fee for the sim card for upgrade phones.

Re: The Prophets of Doom Are at It Again
Jan 17, 2016, 11:31 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Relocate Cell Sites In Bid to Cut Costs forum

It is different this time. Sprint presently has a cash position of $4.97 billion and projected to have $1.7 billion at the end of the next fiscal year. Their credit rating at Moody's is B3 which is highly speculative. If they can't raise funds and continue to burn cash at present rates Sprint has 18 months and it's reflected in their sub $3 stock price.

Re: This is the end
Jan 17, 2016, 10:24 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Relocate Cell Sites In Bid to Cut Costs forum

I'm not sure the brand can be saved at this point. Giving service away at 50% off is the only way they are adding subs. If you lose those because of network quality... Look out below.

Re: Deal?
Jan 9, 2016, 1:48 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Offering 6GB for $40 Per Month forum

Yes, that's right...their site had me all messed up. Not a bad deal if you don't use much data.

Jan 8, 2016, 1:31 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Offering 6GB for $40 Per Month forum

$60+20= $80 for a single line or $100 for 2 lines to share. T-Mobile will give you 2 lines with 6GB each for $100 or a single line for $65. Am I missing something?

Love the Idea of a Flip Phone
Jan 6, 2016, 11:37 AM
in the Article: Hands-On with Freetel's US-Bound Smartphones forum

...They'll make a comeback...just watch.

$349 is Too Much
Jan 5, 2016, 3:49 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Huawei GX8 forum

That's a full $100 higher than Alcatel's Idol series....nope...

Re: OK but........
Dec 3, 2015, 1:06 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers Discounted iPhone to AT&T Customers forum

T-Mobile has done the LTE overlay of nearly 100% of its network. No more edge or GPRS. Why spout lies?

Re: It's moves like this that make me want to switch to T-Mobile
Nov 24, 2015, 8:50 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Gifting Customers with Free Unlimited Data forum

Why not go with the 6GB service for $65 as streaming of audio and video are free?

Wow...77 Whole Markets
Nov 18, 2015, 12:49 PM
in the Article: Sprint Retires 'Spark' and Launches 'LTE Plus' forum

I'd have a lot more respect for Sprint if they didn't over promise and under deliver on everything they've done for the past 10 years.

Re: Another Example
Nov 13, 2015, 8:31 AM
in the Article: AT&T: Free Mobile Roaming in Mexico Starts Friday forum

They don't OWN a carrier in Canada.

Re: Where in Montana??
Oct 29, 2015, 7:42 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile's LTE Network Covers 300 Million People forum

You have to give them time to update their maps and systems.

Re: $700?
Oct 23, 2015, 2:06 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Priv Runs Android, Costs $699, Ships November 6 forum

This is not a Galaxy S6. Even so at T-Mobile the Galaxy S 6 is $529.99, G4 is $479.99. The Moto X Pure Edition is $399. I could go on and on, but $499 certainly isn't out of thin air.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:52 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Priv Runs Android, Costs $699, Ships November 6 forum

This phone is DOA. That's too bad because a $499 price point could have put Blackberry back on the map.

Re: Phoney BS
Oct 8, 2015, 1:20 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Raise Unlimited Data Plan By $20 forum

You don't have to stay...

Re: "Verizon will allow people with these old unlimited plans to purchase devices...
Oct 8, 2015, 1:20 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Raise Unlimited Data Plan By $20 forum

No, it's not the same thing. Don't finance a phone and leave at will. Finance a phone and you will have to pay it off if you want to leave.

Re: Um...No
Sep 25, 2015, 8:01 AM
in the Article: Verizon Announces Annual iPhone Upgrade Plan of Its Own forum

Compared to $1 or $5 it just seems silly to tout that you can keep making $27.50 payments. Verizon and AT&T shouldn't even bother trying to compete with the other two beating each other to the bottom. It ends up making them look stupid.

Re: Not a upgrade
Sep 22, 2015, 7:17 PM
in the Article: ZTE ZMax 2 Headed to GoPhone and TracFone forum

Trust me, that 5.7" display was not well done. It was like talking to a very heavy piece of toast.

Sep 2, 2015, 11:10 AM
in the Article: Huawei Mate S Has Force Touch forum

$727! What are they doing for an encore? Holy crap!

If You're Sprint
Aug 17, 2015, 8:58 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros 'iPhone Forever' Promo forum

You can't just wait to see what T-Mobile does and then put out a cheap copy. You need to innovate on your own. Make customers want to come to you. Sad to watch this company flounder.

Not Quite a Waste
Aug 11, 2015, 8:37 AM
in the Article: Review: ZTE Axon Pro forum

While my first impression is this is a wasted effort by ZTE on further reflection, it's not. This could be a part of a larger push to get flagship phones into the hands of consumers for less money. That said, it doesn't seem like that good of an effort.

Re: What a let down...
Jul 15, 2015, 7:47 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering New Family Plan with 10GB Per Line for $120 forum

For the 4 line family that uses a lot of data but not more than 10GB per line this works out to be $120 vs. $160. You can make 2 of the lines 20GB and still save $20. Unfortunately this would be one of only a few scenarios that are better than the unlimited. For the 4 for $100 customers that go over regularly, this one is a no brainer.

Re: Sounds nice
May 21, 2015, 5:32 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Serving Up Variety of Memorial Day Promos forum

Those pockets of 2G are fewer and farther between. Soon Mark will have to complain about something else.

Exactly Why
May 15, 2015, 9:43 AM
in the Article: Apple, AT&T Seek to Block RadioShack's Sale of Customer Data forum

I don't do business with 3rd parties. Who doesn't have an AT&T store nearby and found it more convenient to use RadioHack? NOBODY. The problem is cheap people. They are the same reason that Wal-Mart is the number 1 retailer in the world. UGH!

Why Not?
May 12, 2015, 7:14 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 billion forum

Why not buy Myspace,, and geocities while they're at it? Is this what happens when a corporation has too much money?

4th Amendment
May 6, 2015, 9:27 AM
in the Article: Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data forum

The 4th Amendment has been dead in this country for years. Unfortunately we keep electing fools who install fools into the court. Fortunately the 1st Amendment is OK for now.

Re: Why not prepaid?
May 1, 2015, 2:44 PM
in the Article: Verizon Prepaid Offering 1GB Data Bonus for Auto-Pay forum

You answered your own question. Verizon especially makes it unappealing by having the worst phone selection. Also, if you're one of those that likes to float the bill by a day or 2 you always lose on prepaid. Autopay could overdraw you and relying on yourself to pay it could cause shutoffs. I use "you" as anyone, not making any assumptions. Verizon is overpriced and I've found a lot of their subscribers to be proud of ...

Re: Horrible!
Apr 29, 2015, 11:22 AM
in the Article: Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro Takes Off with T-Mobile forum

The Galaxy Light is a great entry level handset, especially when compared to this.

Apr 29, 2015, 9:02 AM
in the Article: Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro Takes Off with T-Mobile forum

This phone should be $49.

Crazy Specs
Apr 9, 2015, 9:11 AM
in the Article: Alcatel's Idol 3 Phablet Ships In May for $249 forum

For this price point? These are crazy specs. Too bad it's an Alcatel.

Re: Taken a turn toward the worst...
Mar 31, 2015, 8:46 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data forum

It's very possible, even likely that your T-Mobile friends are on old handsets and/or old software. On my most recent trip north my Galaxy S5 read LTE the vast majority of the way while my wife's Note 2 was reading Edge and even GPRS in some spots. Downloaded the newest software and suddenly the trip back was mostly LTE on her phone. Obviously in the near future we'll need to upgrade our phones to take advantage of ...

Re: Nice but........
Mar 30, 2015, 10:50 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data forum

Unless this is recent it's old news. Most of the old LTE holes have been filled. I 75 from S. Florida to Bay City, MI is nearly all LTE at this point with just a couple of rural spots with Edge.

Mar 18, 2015, 11:41 AM
in the Article: Liveblog of T-Mobile Un-Carrier 9 forum

Could they have made up?

Real Windows
Mar 2, 2015, 7:53 AM
in the Article: Lumia 640 XL Offers More for Phablet Lovers forum

Real Windows (10) on a phablet is a compelling proposition, especially in the business world. If Microsoft doesn't mess this up it could finally be the thing that makes them relevant in mobile.

(older messages not shown)

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2016 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.