These are the most recent forum messages posted by acdc1a:
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.
Re: Strange price setup
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. . .
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...
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
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!
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.
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
Who really pays for these lawsuits?
Re: Hope this makes it to court
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.
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.
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
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.
How much of the price do you feel is derived from the housing?
Re: Now Just Where Have I Seen This Before?
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.
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...
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...
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.
If you have 4 or more lines and everyone uses about the same amount of data.
Re: Go Moto
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??
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