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Re: LAME
Thursday, 12:10 PM
in the Article: Sprint Improves Its Least-Expensive Data Plan forum

You must live in the magic land where only Sprint and T-Mobile work. I use T-Mobile now and I've used Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. I can tell you honestly that there was never anywhere in my vast travels that I had any problems at all with Verizon or AT&T. Sprint and T-Mobile, not so much. That said, I don't travel like I used to and T-Mobile more than meets my needs for now.

LAME
Thursday, 9:05 AM
in the Article: Sprint Improves Its Least-Expensive Data Plan forum

Why would they offer the same thing as everyone else? No one is going to share 1GB...that's absurd. Their own branded prepaid is a better deal at $35! I don't see how this is going to right the ship. For the same money I'd rather have Verizon or AT&T.

It Keeps Getting Worse
Oct 17, 2014, 9:00 AM
in the Article: Verizon Changes Terms of Edge Plans forum

I sure wish Verizon customers would put down the Kool-Aid and jump ship. This sure won't win them any new customers.

Re: Still At A Loss.
Oct 15, 2014, 10:35 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for AT&T forum

How much of the price do you feel is derived from the housing?

Re: Now Just Where Have I Seen This Before?
Oct 14, 2014, 8:53 AM
in the Article: Iliad Bails on Attempt to Acquire T-Mobile forum

Only clowns who have no idea what they're talking about. There was no deal, so there was no reason for them to pay any penalty. Same goes for the Sprint deal that was abandoned.

Re: Verizon??
Oct 1, 2014, 8:10 PM
in the Article: Verizon Bags Plan to Throttle Heaviest Users forum

Very few still have this perk. Even so, Verizon plans are extremely overpriced compared to Sprint and T-Mobile. I wish people who don't need the rural coverage would wake up and drop the big 2.

Re: Not Terrible...
Sep 29, 2014, 1:42 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offering Double Data on Select Mobile Share Value Plans forum

T-Mobile keeps investing in 700 MHz spectrum and have been deploying LTE much faster than Sprint. I use T-Mobile now and it works most places for me. As I said though, going into the sticks is no bueno.

Re: Not Terrible...
Sep 29, 2014, 12:25 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offering Double Data on Select Mobile Share Value Plans forum

For me it's not even budget. AT&T and Verizon both have fairly good coverage by me. Sprint is marginal but my wife always liked it because it worked at her place of employment while no others did. T-Mobile blows everyone else out of the water locally until you get into the sticks.

Not Terrible...
Sep 29, 2014, 10:48 AM
in the Article: AT&T Offering Double Data on Select Mobile Share Value Plans forum

If you have 4 or more lines and everyone uses about the same amount of data.

Re: Go Moto
Sep 17, 2014, 11:01 AM
in the Article: Cricket Selling First-Gen Moto G with LTE forum

But for the fact that they're owned by the Death Star, what's wrong with Cricket? Good network, good prices, lack of customer service??

$252
Sep 16, 2014, 9:37 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the ZMax for T-Mobile forum

This seems like a good value. Would you consider this mid range or low end?

Re: X Marks the Spot
Sep 16, 2014, 12:11 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto X for Verizon Wireless forum

It's the LTE that does it for me. With the card slot I'm not worried about internal storage so much.

Re: $299?
Sep 15, 2014, 8:29 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell LG G3 Vigor forum

Maybe it's because I buy last year's flagships. Bought my Note 2 in January for $300 refurbished from T-Mobile. The S4 frequently shows up in the same neighborhood. That said, waiting for the Moto g 2nd gen LTE for my wife's next phone. That should be around $220.

$299?
Sep 15, 2014, 5:43 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell LG G3 Vigor forum

Seems steep for a mid range these days.

Re: 3 prepaid services
Sep 15, 2014, 1:55 PM
in the Article: Sprint Prepaid Reworks Plan Pricing forum

Metro PCS advertises "Riding On The Nationwide T-Mobile Network."

Re: 3 prepaid services
Sep 15, 2014, 12:21 PM
in the Article: Sprint Prepaid Reworks Plan Pricing forum

It used to be Boost for urban markets, Virgin for the youth market, and Sprint for everyone else. Now I guess there's no need but for the fact that the Sprint service doesn't throttle, you just get shut down.

Re: Coverage
Sep 11, 2014, 3:17 PM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

While your statement would have been true 5 years ago and is still true in some instances (I'm looking at you Boost and Virgin) T-Mobile, certain MVNO's, Cricket, Verizon, and Metro PCS all allow for domestic roaming. Check the coverage maps if you feel I'm leading you astray. Also, feel free to look at the story about Republic reducing coverage for roaming. This is a common misconception and it needs to be squashed.

Re: Good Offer
Sep 10, 2014, 8:36 PM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

Everyone over the age of 12 has 2 or more phones. Don't worry though, that extra $45 per month is SO worth it. I hope you have a backup plan for your job.

Re: Good Offer
Sep 10, 2014, 11:39 AM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

Yes the ANY UNLOCKED GSM PHONE selection is terrible. You don't get any more reliability on voice, but you're correct on data speeds at least with Cricket vs AT&T. Cricket caps you at 8Mbps. Considering I can't get an AT&T branded device on the AT&T network to reliably give me more than that, I'll stay stumped.

Re: Good Offer
Sep 10, 2014, 11:13 AM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

I guess I'd have to know why prepaid wouldn't work for someone except for phone subsidies. With phones starting at FREE after $50 mail in rebate I'm stumped.

Re: Good Offer
Sep 10, 2014, 10:54 AM
in the Article: Cricket Doubles Data Buckets forum

Agreed. The real question is why anyone continues to spend the money for AT&T branded service.

What a Promo
Sep 3, 2014, 8:23 AM
in the Article: Boost Mobile Drops Prices, Increases Data forum

I almost wet myself from laughing when I saw how short lived your discount and double data is!

Re: Yeah, but...yeah, but...
Aug 26, 2014, 1:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Simple Starter Subscribers Gain 2GB of Data for $5 forum

I've got a total of 4 lines and I'm thrilled to have T-Mobile. When the plan went from 1GB to 2.5GB per line, all I had to do was make a phone call. Now my line doesn't have the $10 bolt on for added data. Sounds like the AT&T plan works out alright for you. Hopefully the 700 mhz spectrum T-Mobile acquired will change the coverage enough for you to jump ship.

Re: Yeah, but...yeah, but...
Aug 25, 2014, 6:23 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Simple Starter Subscribers Gain 2GB of Data for $5 forum

These clowns dismissing Sprint and T-Mobile irk me. The typical consumer, even someone like me who travels extensively between major cities doesn't need to spend the extra cash on the big 2. Rates would drop like a rock if more people voted with their feet and didn't sign contracts. Rates are only so high because we as consumers allow it.

Re: Looks like
Aug 25, 2014, 11:31 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Simple Starter Subscribers Gain 2GB of Data for $5 forum

Q1 2014, T-Mobile adds 2.4 million. Verizon adds 539K but loses 95K handsets...oops. AT&T adds 625K. Sprint loses 220K. Q2 2014 T-Mobile adds 1.5 million. Verizon adds 1.4 million of which 1.15 million are lower profit tablets. AT&T adds 700K Sprint loses 542K. Put down the pipe. AT&T and Verizon are certainly NOT adding more customers than T-Mobile.

Re: Looks like
Aug 25, 2014, 9:38 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Simple Starter Subscribers Gain 2GB of Data for $5 forum

More adds than the other 3 carriers combined...yup they're sure feeling that sting!

Re: meh
Aug 24, 2014, 4:36 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

Fortunately I'm far removed from this industry. I can only see things as a consumer. Anyone who thinks subsidies are positive doesn't look at the big picture. On a side note, there's going to be some great opportunity in the industry to make some real money before this price war drives profits and thus employee compensation off a cliff.

Re: meh
Aug 24, 2014, 10:11 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

Simple solution, stop buying things you can't afford (without subsidies that is) and save $20+ monthly. Prior year's flagships run $250 refurbished, even less used. If you don't need a flagship, there are insanely good phones at $200 or less. Stop feeding the subsidy model, it's why phones cost as much as they do.

It Just Works!
Aug 24, 2014, 9:05 AM
in the Article: Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries forum

...except when it doesn't. Couldn't help myself. Sorry.

Re: meh
Aug 22, 2014, 1:44 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

$180 for 3 phones is fine? With who? I think I'd like to be a wireless carrier for you. We've gone to buying the prior generation flagship when we upgrade. $250 and done. No contract, nothing preventing me from jumping ship.

Re: I wonder
Aug 22, 2014, 12:20 PM
in the Article: AT&T's Cricket Targets T-Mobile/MetroPCS with $100 Credit forum

Port back...then port back. Seems like it's going to get ugly in this war of carriers.

Re: What about existing customers?
Aug 21, 2014, 2:46 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

$60 plus $60 = $120 so yes it's cheaper. In the FAQ's on the site it says you must be out of contract to take advantage of the new plan. Here's an idea, find someone on T-Mobile to refer you over, get your ETF paid and move back to Sprint if you're displeased. My guess is you'll never look back though.

Re: Effectively a $10/mo discount
Aug 21, 2014, 1:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers Its Customers a Bounty for Converts forum

$50/mo plan and still have unlimited data, with 1GB of tethering in case you need that. This is what I want, right here!

Re: Nice, but hoping for better
Aug 21, 2014, 1:31 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros $60 Unlimited Plan with Hardware Hitch forum

I'd rather see some tiered plans in addition to. Let's knock the competition out and call it $35 for a GB, $45 for 3GB, and $55 for unlimited. This will not right the ship.

Re: Failed Analogy
Aug 19, 2014, 8:42 AM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

It's not a failed analogy. If you can only afford the $5 all you can eat buffet, you probably aren't considering any of the big 4 to begin with. There are plenty of other options out there. Again, goes to my price point discussion.

Re: Fail
Aug 18, 2014, 9:54 PM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

I agree in sentiment, but this isn't even all you can eat...it's like saying you can have dinner at a steakhouse compared to twice as much food at a hospital cafeteria, where would you rather spend your money? Have to break through the price point. 4 lines, 20gb, no overage, $100 indefinitely and we've got something to discuss.

Fail
Aug 18, 2014, 6:40 PM
in the Article: Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack forum

Without addressing price point, these plans will not be disruptive at all.

Re: Honestly
Aug 15, 2014, 8:47 AM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: 'Disruptive' Prices Coming Next Week forum

Price point is not why Sprint is losing money. They're still outlandish. What's killed Sprint's profitability is one dumb business move after another starting with the Nextel merger. If Sprint can have the kind of success adding subscribers that T-Mobile is having, in a couple of years they could have the scale to compete. If they continue to bleed customers due to poor coverage and sub-standard rate plans, they stand no chance at all. Better to ...

Re: This Says It All.....
Aug 6, 2014, 3:01 PM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

Come on John, we know exactly what the adds are, it's called a quarterly statement. 908,000 post paid adds. With Simple Choice plans, there really aren't value destroyers the way there used to be. There's no reason for a merger and we've disagreed on this from the beginning. Dish is just sitting on substantial spectrum albeit high frequency. They would be a better suitor for T-Mobile. Sprint is also sitting on a lot of spectrum. Why aren't they deploying ...

Re: I smell a lawsuit
Jul 25, 2014, 12:28 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users forum

Come on now. They promised unlimited, not any particular speed.

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