These are the most recent forum messages posted by acdc1a:
Re: The Prophets of Doom Are at It Again
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
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.
Yes, that's right...their site had me all messed up. Not a bad deal if you don't use much data.
$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
...They'll make a comeback...just watch.
$349 is Too Much
That's a full $100 higher than Alcatel's Idol series....nope...
Re: OK but........
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
Why not go with the 6GB service for $65 as streaming of audio and video are free?
Wow...77 Whole Markets
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
They don't OWN a carrier in Canada.
Re: Where in Montana??
You have to give them time to update their maps and systems.
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.
This phone is DOA. That's too bad because a $499 price point could have put Blackberry back on the map.
Re: Phoney BS
You don't have to stay...
Re: "Verizon will allow people with these old unlimited plans to purchase devices...
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.
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
Trust me, that 5.7" display was not well done. It was like talking to a very heavy piece of toast.
$727! What are they doing for an encore? Holy crap!
If You're Sprint
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
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...
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
Those pockets of 2G are fewer and farther between. Soon Mark will have to complain about something else.
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 buy Myspace, pets.com, and geocities while they're at it? Is this what happens when a corporation has too much money?
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?
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 ...
The Galaxy Light is a great entry level handset, especially when compared to this.
This phone should be $49.
For this price point? These are crazy specs. Too bad it's an Alcatel.
Re: Taken a turn toward the worst...
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........
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.
Could they have made up?
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.
Re: 20GB for $155 with Verizon or $55 with Cricket (AT&T)?
Smart people don't use either of the big 2 if they can avoid it. T-Mobile works great for me and I travel. I have to imagine it works for most. If you're that worried, get a Page Plus at $10 per quarter. Supporting Cricket only perpetuates the cycle. Go Tmo or Sprint and support competition.
AT&T has been $40 for months while Sprint still hangs out at $36. T-Mobile charges $15 for a sim card if necessary up from $10.
You are right. It's not fair to the sheep and any other farm animal I may use to compare the typical Verizon customer to. Koolaid drinking, gullible, money hating clowns. Is that better or do I run the risk of offending circus performers?
Re: Duopoly gets bigger
This is what happens when you have a finite resource like spectrum and try to run a no rules auction. I like government intervention less than most, but on a government run finite resource auction, they need to have rules to avoid a government sponsored duopoly.
Industry standard my rear end! Verizon finds new ways to squeeze their customers every day...and the best part? The sheep gleefully pay or make excuses like industry standard. Everyone who has a viable alternative should drop Verizon to prove a point. Sadly they won't.
A Cheap Copy
Not even a good copy! Love my T-Mobile service. You want to know how not to bother with rollovers AT&T? How about offer an unlimited plan?
Everyone wants something for nothing. I guess you're included. The Data Stash is for people who BUY additional data so they don't lose it.
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