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NOT quite Unique!
Mar 26, 2013, 8:41 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's iPhone Is Unique Variant of AT&T's Model forum

It's a firmware update. Not even a hardware change. All they did was file a change with the FCC. Same iphone 5, new firmware!! That's all.. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6860/app le-to-ship-updated-a1428-iphone-5-with-aws-wc dma-enabled-for-tmobile-usa But yes, you must buy a new t-mobile iphone 5 to get the AWS HSPA+ support. I'd bet at&t pushed against a firmware update on existing iphones.

Re: 256kbps?
Dec 19, 2012, 6:46 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January forum

It's fairly typical of sprint 3g so he's most likely not!

Re: There's spectrum for them
Apr 12, 2012, 9:43 PM
in the Article: Senators Task FCC to Find Alternate Spectrum for LightSquared forum

It's not a fair analogy. They bough the spectrum KNOWING they could NOT use it for strictly terrestrial service.

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 17, 2012, 4:19 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

Doesn't change the fact they tried to use spectrum meant only for Sat service and try to use it with terrestrial-only service. Epic Fail on Lightsquared part.

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 17, 2012, 4:17 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

The FCC did not give them the spectrum for terrestrial-only service. Lightsquared KNOWINGLY bought spectrum meant for sat service, knowing it was NOT allowed for terrestrial only service. The FCC did NOTHING wrong. The FCC gave them the chance to see if they can make it work and they couldn't and they denied them.

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 17, 2012, 4:14 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

They (aka it's predecessor, Mobile Satellite Ventures) applied for the spectrum back in 2001 for the purpose of "highly innovative and spectrum-efficient combination of spot-beam satellites and terrestrial base stations to substantially improve coverage, capacity, and reliability of mobile communications without using any additional spectrum." aka NOT terrestrial-only service. They f'ed up big time. (they being lightsquared)

Re: good for consumers!!
Mar 14, 2012, 6:44 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants Interoperable 700Mhz LTE forum

That will solve itself in due time when at&t and verizon launch VoLTE.

Re: There doesn't seem to be a downside...
Mar 14, 2012, 6:17 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants Interoperable 700Mhz LTE forum

Huh? What are you talking about. Contrary to what your post says, they want to make phones Interoperable. (Notice how i did NOT include the words "free" "Roaming" cause that isn't what this is about. This will help at&t, verizon, and t-mobile customers alike. NOT just t-mobile. It give the chance for a disgruntled at&t customer the ability to switch to t-mobile or verizon. (in due time.) Nowhere does the words "free" or "roaming" anywhere near this, so quit with the ...

Re: There doesn't seem to be a downside...
Mar 14, 2012, 3:55 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants Interoperable 700Mhz LTE forum

It's public airwaves. The Govt has FULL right to make such demands using the PUBLIC airwaves for PUBLIC interest.

I could dream- i wireless
Sep 3, 2011, 11:05 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Offer to Sell 25% of T-Mobile to Push Deal Through forum

If they had to get rid of 25 percent. It would be nice if i wireless (partly owned by t-mobile and operates in the iowa and surrounding areas) get the midwest t-mobile network and become a regional independent regional operator. i wireless uses t-mobile frequency's now. T-Mobile 3g/4g phones already roam seamlessly on i wireless's 3g network. No new phones required for anybody. Plus, i wireless isn't afraid of building out in rural areas, unlike the current t-mobile.

Re: Deception
Sep 2, 2011, 5:20 PM
in the Article: AT&T May Offer to Sell 25% of T-Mobile to Push Deal Through forum

It wouldn't have been much different that it was with sprint and nextel. They sold both. It was ok. Both sprint and nextel had different advantages. But, in the end, sprint would NOT want to turn off any gsm in this country. Why would they want to lose all potential roaming revenue from overseas visitors? European phones roam on tmobile perfectly fine, at&t most of the time (Not all gsm phones have 850mhz, more common now but not 100%), ...

Re: It IS a big deal
Apr 23, 2011, 2:08 PM
in the Article: Android Devices Collect Location Data, Send it to Google forum

another big difference between apple and android is when you first buy your android phone, the first time you turn it on, it asks you if you want google to use location services. You have to check it to allow this. Apple's iphone and ipad have no such function. I read somewhere that android only keeps a very short log on the device of actual location data and is written over all the time, as you move. This shouldn't ...

Re: This makes me glad I am with T-Mobile....
Mar 18, 2011, 1:19 PM
in the Article: AT&T Notifies Unauthorized Tetherers to Knock It Off forum

They started doing that in november. They detect the useragent of the browser. If it shows a desktop browser like firefox or IE, it blocks it. If it shows a mobile browser, your good. Hit and miss on if they catch you. As usual, there are ways around it.

Re: They simply don't get it
Mar 8, 2011, 12:36 PM
in the Article: Deutsche Telekom May Sell T-Mobile USA to Sprint forum

To be honest, i don't find it incredibly hard. I've seen the map of estimated coverage. All they have to do is colocate on existing towers. (Make a deal with the companies that put up tower for us cellular, sprint, verizon, etc.) Most people don't realize it but the mobile providers commonly don't own all their towers. A different company does it for them. Cheaper that way. They get a deal with the right companies, they can get t-mobile ...

Re: They simply don't get it
Mar 8, 2011, 10:42 AM
in the Article: Deutsche Telekom May Sell T-Mobile USA to Sprint forum

They say they are doing just that. Last month they released a map showing their coverage expansion. They want to cover all the rural areas by 2013.

Re: Anybody in Las Vegas?
Jan 6, 2011, 7:54 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile To Launch HSPA+ 42 Mbps Phones This Year forum

I can hit just under 7Mb around the clock when i was in seattle and most of the time in chicago. Using my HD2 and my 3g dell mini 10. I started reaching 7Mb back around august/sept in the west suburbs of chicago.

Re: I H8 U ITU!
Dec 20, 2010, 12:55 AM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

They where using the term 3.5G back when the max the networks could reach was 3.6Mbps. "and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed" 14.4-21Mb with pings as low as 60ms is a HUGE improvement and a big change in capability over previous 3g technology. When they tested verizon 4g with t-mobile's 4g (aka HSPA+ 21Mb), they where about the same! And verizon ...

Re: I think they should have gone with
Dec 19, 2010, 7:01 PM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

They where advertising smartphones a few years ago with max data speeds of like 3.6Mbps as 3.5G. I don't consider t-mobiles 21Mbps cap the same as 3.6Mbps. Thats where i think it does provide more performance, speed, capacity, and better latency than previous 3g technologies. Because it does!

Re: I H8 U ITU!
Dec 19, 2010, 3:57 AM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

It's no different with t-mobile customers. I have always thought sprint and t-mobile customers got more slack than verizon and att customers. Most of the coverage claims of tmobile not having good coverage has changed. Yet, i still hear "Oh, you have signal here?" when im out in the country/rural areas.

Re: Upon further review
Dec 18, 2010, 10:09 PM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

T-Mobile's 3g/4g network has been in the works for years. I hardly call that a bandaid. They prepared for HSPA+ years ago and when they built their new aws network, they put the equipment in place. Just needed the software update and backhaul. (Att has been rumored to have used older equipment, not capable of anything faster than 14.4Mbps. But they could easily be updating it but i have yet to hear it.) In the end, if t-mobile gets what ...

Re: Annnd what of T-Mobile's claim
Dec 18, 2010, 8:16 PM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

Short of ITU coming to your doorstep, nothing will change your opinion. Your just one of those tmobile haters. Nothing they do right will matter. beat att with 21Mbps down, With equipment to use it! and you'd still find something wrong. Quit with all the hating, it just makes you look like a fool. (And they have been calling phones 3.5G capable for well over a year or two. Hell, 3.6Mbps was considered 3.5G http://www.samsung.com/ph/consumer/mo bile-phone/mobile-phone/business/SGH-I780ZKAX TC/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail I refuse to classify my hd2 ...

Re: Annnd what of T-Mobile's claim
Dec 18, 2010, 8:05 PM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

In both seattle, wa and in chicago, on my 3g hd2 and tmo dell mini netbook, i get 6.8Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up, all the time. And thats only on 3g. I can go a lot more with a HSPA+ data card. When i tested it out, i got 10Mbps-15Mbps down. Debating on getting one for my dell mini after xmas

Re: Shouldn't the title read "LTE, WiMax AND HSPA+"
Dec 18, 2010, 2:01 PM
in the Article: ITU Changes Tune, LTE and WiMax Can Be Called '4G' forum

"and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed" I would say that at&t's current HSPA+ does not provide any substantial level of improvement over its existing 3g network.

Re: Do they have to be purposely confusing?
Dec 16, 2010, 8:10 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile USA Pitching Long Term HSPA Evolution to 3GPP forum

I don't think the majority of people out there can tell the difference between lte and bfe as it is. Let alone gprs, edge, HSPA, UMTS, wcdma, cdma, gsm, 1x, wimax, HSDPA, HSUPA and a few others out there. They just call it 3g and 4g. plain and simple. (Regardless of how much better, worse, indifferent each provider is.)

Re: 4g technologies
Dec 15, 2010, 5:31 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile USA Pitching Long Term HSPA Evolution to 3GPP forum

We will never be the same as europe in regards to phones. The spectrum is already in use vs. what europe uses. If it was that easy, tmobile could have used 2100mhz for their 3g, like europe, but instead had to use aws (1700/2100). It's just not possible. Your only hope is a phone or device that has all the radios that can access all the different networks built inside it. Something the carriers don't usually do.

Re: NoWai
Nov 30, 2010, 4:53 PM
in the Article: Winamp for Android Graduates to 1.0 Release forum

I have the paid version of poweramp and have winamp on my hd2. I prefer winamp so far. I just like the interface better. I'm not going to uninstall poweramp anytime soon though.

The best
Nov 30, 2010, 3:47 PM
in the Article: Winamp for Android Graduates to 1.0 Release forum

I've been using winamp since before aol, and was thrilled when they released an android version. This is a great app now! There is NO ad's or anything on the new version regarding aol. I am not much on aol and was worried aol would ruin winamp but to this day they have not and i give them that much credit.

Re: Coverage in Central Illinois and Rural Areas
Sep 22, 2008, 7:14 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

I lived in an area with 1-2 bars of service and i got 3-4 usually but i currently live in tampa where the maps ays 1-2 bars and they are right! Sometimes they are accurate, sometimes they are not. A phone with good reception will help though. Nokia, sony ericsson, etc usually have good reception.

Re: mp3's set as ringtones
Sep 21, 2008, 4:34 PM
in the Sony Ericsson TM506 forum

I can, yes.

Re: Get out of contract for free??
Jul 2, 2008, 5:22 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Confirms SMS Rate Hike forum

Cancel your messaging plan, wait a few days/week and then try again. LoL.. Worth a shot! In a side note. they are letting some people out of their contracts because of the text message increase. Even a few with the text plans. Your best bet is to try again without a text message plan. But still, i looked at the alternatives, and all the other carriers would cost me a lot more in the end than t-mobile. So, yeah. ...

Re: FINALLY!
Jun 18, 2008, 2:47 PM
in the Article: FCC Spills Details on 3G Clamshell for T-Mobile forum

Even if they did restrict tethering, you know services like davinciteam.com would eventually offer an unbranded firmware for it eventually. They did not restrict the tethering on any of the windows mobile phones. (as far as i know. i used to tether with my dash all the time. Even came with it's own software to do it)

Re: Very misleading. does NOT block text messages. Only email messages.
May 15, 2008, 12:28 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Adds Message Blocking Option forum

The t-mobile page may be wrong, who knows. maybe they allowed phone numbers, so if im wrong, im sorry up front.

Very misleading. does NOT block text messages. Only email messages.
May 15, 2008, 12:25 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Adds Message Blocking Option forum

This has been around for a while but the feature shown at the t-mobile page just blocks emails sent to yourphonenumber@tmomail.net. If joe smith sends you a text message from his verizon phone, it WILL still go through. You cannot block this as of yet. If he send it to the t-mobile sms email address (again, yourphonenumber@tmomail.net. replace yourphonenumber with your actual phone number with area code). It can be stopped. But, who actually uses the email address? This feature, while ...

Re: wifi on the dash
Sep 12, 2007, 7:17 PM
in the HTC Dash / S620 / S621 (Excalibur) forum

No, your not going to be charged from t-mobile. If you go somewhere like mcdonalds or starbucks, you will might have to pay to have wifi access but a regular wifi connection is free. (aka home). If you try to use the data connection instead of wifi, you still will NOT be charged. You just won't be able to get anywhere. They don't charge by the kb like cingular/att. Either you pay for the data connection (edge or gprs) ...

Re: Dash battery
Aug 24, 2007, 8:17 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

They do sell bigger batteries for the dash. http://shop.eten.hu/advanced_search_ result.php?keywords=Dash&osCsid=2dfe72834b2db 1d13770feab97d8f692 The 2400mAh battery is the biggest. Huge improvement im told.

Re: SKYPE... on a Dash
May 2, 2007, 2:24 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

I use it on my dash with the wifi. Works pretty well. If you use the edge connection, it will connect but it is for the most part useless. Long delays and pauses. I would imagine that gprs would be even worse! (edge is faster than gprs).

Re: TMOBILE ROAMING???????
Apr 11, 2007, 2:11 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

But it's extremely rare to hear t-mobile do that. Cingular is known to do that much more than t-mobile. There are quite a few people in places like north carolina with no native t-mobile service that have been roaming for years without a peep from t-mobile.

Re: Tmobile in chicago, IL
Feb 23, 2007, 1:48 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

I have had t-mobile since 2003. I don't have any issues at all. They filled a lot of gaps within the last year or two. I live out in DuPage county. No problem in the downers grove area all the way to the north side. The edge service does not go very far outside the chicagoland metro area. You can see the edge network here: http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/21/ tmodataku6.jpg If you can live with that, i highly recommend it. If your not sure, try ...

Re: The grass isn't always greener
Jan 23, 2007, 9:51 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

True. If you plan on porting. Don't port right away! Get the t-mobile line and see how it works. See if you like it. If you like it, then port the number. You don't have to port asap. That way if you don't like it, disconnect the t-mobile line (or whatever provider you want to try.) A bigger map with new towers for tmobile is available at http://compass.t-mobile.com (pink T's are new towers.)

Re: Tmobile 3g? Evdo? Slingbox?
Jan 23, 2007, 2:56 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

For some reason, i think sprint had the first gsm network in the states with it's "Sprint Spectrum" service. That was in washington dc. They started it back in november 1995. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0B FP/is_2000_Jan_3/ai_58463612 But we are not even talking about gsm here. They are launching a new 3G WCDMA network. It isn't like they flip a switch.

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