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Re: Yawn
Dec 16, 2014, 11:20 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros Rollover Data, Called Data Stash forum

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.

Re: Strange price setup
Dec 10, 2014, 7:16 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Brings Back $100 Unlimited Family Plan forum

It's a simple way to drive to revenue. I'm considering swapping my 10gb plan for unlimited. That's $80 more for them, no more getting throttled for us. Brilliant if you ask me.

Re: Much as I root for Sprint. . .
Dec 3, 2014, 5:54 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done forum

I was in downtown Detroit for a Lions game and had full, FAST LTE coverage with T-Mobile while sprint limped along with evdo. Tell me this isn't their finished product...

Anti-Trust
Dec 2, 2014, 9:45 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Woo AT&T and Verizon Customers with Halved Rates forum

This stinks of anti-trust. You can have a promotion, device subsidy, or buyout that targets one or two specific carriers, but an entire rate plan? I won't jump to any conclusions yet, but I think once announced I can.

Re: Affects Fastest LTE Network Ads
Nov 26, 2014, 10:10 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Agrees to Show Customers Real Speed Test Data forum

I don't know where specifically you're talking about, but many areas that read EDGE just last summer where I travel now light up LTE. I've had the pain of Sprint. Never again!

Re: Nice
Nov 20, 2014, 2:49 PM
in the Article: AT&T Adds $45 Option to GoPhone Plans forum

It should be universal. It's a pretty reasonable plan for the customer with a single line. I've got the 4 line promo at T Mobile which works out better.

Nice
Nov 20, 2014, 7:35 AM
in the Article: AT&T Adds $45 Option to GoPhone Plans forum

If you have a single line and don't mind prepaid, this beats T-Mobile by $5. Wonder if the competition will respond.

Another Thing to Consider
Oct 28, 2014, 8:30 PM
in the Article: FTC Sues AT&T Over Throttling Practices forum

Who really pays for these lawsuits?

Re: Hope this makes it to court
Oct 28, 2014, 2:57 PM
in the Article: FTC Sues AT&T Over Throttling Practices forum

It's really simple. This was a material change in the TOS. Everyone who wanted out of their contract could have gotten out of their contract. Those who stayed have only themselves to blame. The government doesn't need to get involved in something like this.

Re: LAME
Oct 23, 2014, 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
Oct 23, 2014, 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.

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