User: Eric M. Zeman
These are the most recent forum messages posted by Eric M. Zeman:
Re: Jennifer Lopez ?
Nope. It's just a chain of retail stores that sells Verizon's stuff. MVNO would require Viva Movil to have its own billing, back-end systems, devices, branding, etc.
Re: Jennifer Lopez ?
No. Viva Movil is Jennifer's company. She spent her own money to launch it. Verizon is simply her partner.
That's not me. That's Dan Seifert from The Verge.
Universal Studios, in Florida.
Re: Haha, nice campaign name!
Well, to be fair, the campaign has been around for several years. This year, in particular, they're looking to educate teens 'cause danger will robinson danger.
Zpike - The big thing you're missing here is that Phone Scoop doesn't write reviews for the technological community. We write reviews that average Janes and Joes can understand. Most of the people I know in the real world don't give a rat's a&& about the processor, the memory, and other, under-the-hood hardware considerations such as that. We're talking about people with graduate degrees. They want to know if the screen looks good, if the camera works well, if ...
Re: Price Question
That's the full retail price for the phone.
Re: SIM Card
Yes, it is an international phone, though Sprint hasn't detailed international roaming plans yet. The frequencies are listed on our spec page, here: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/pho ne.php?p=4066 There is a SIM card, battery, and microSD card slot (no card provided) under the battery cover.
Just in Canada and the US.
16GB for $149, NO OTHER OPTIONS
T-Mobile is only going to offer the 16GB model, and will not sell the 32GB or 64GB models.
$249 for 16GB Version
I confirmed it with Sprint. T-Mobile is ONLY offering the 16GB version, won't sell the 32GB model.
Re: How long did you use the phone to judge battery life?
I tested it for 3+ days. I am aware of the indexing behavior. Battery life was worst the third day of testing.
Re: The iPhone 5, for example, will require a $100 downpayment, with $20 monthly installments added
24 months. T-Mobile iPhone 5 costs $99 + ($20 x 24) = $580.
Re: Battery life
After using the One for several weeks, I think I've got the battery broken in nicely. It is a brute. It lasts a whole day under really heavy use with no problem. I often have 30% - 40% battery life left at 11PM. The only caveat I'll offer is that the One I am using is an international version, without LTE, and not optimized for AT&T's network.
Re: AT&T PTT?
The PTT app itself was a little slow to open, but I didn't have any of the problems you mention with call setup times. I'd say they averaged 1 - 2 seconds at most. It's not lightning quick, bu it seemed acceptable to me.
Re: Article neglects to mention Android 4.0+ is required. . .
Uh, did you read the last sentence? It specifically says Ice Cream Sandwich and up.
Re: Wireless Home Phone
It is chiefly for portability. When you move to a different town (let alone a different state), you cannot take your home phone number with you. You are required to get a new home phone number. Some people are *loathe* to change their home phone number. This service lets people keep the same home number with them no matter where they happen to move.
Sorry, guys, my original info was bad. Qualcomm says the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will use a Snapdragon 600 processor. It will have four cores at 1.9GHz per core.
Re: Which Qualcomm processor?
The processor is a Snapdragon S4. Don't know the exact chipset involved yet.
Re: Does that mean
Sorry guys, it's just a banking term, didn't mean to throw anyone for a loop: "A reverse merger is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex process of going public. The transaction typically requires reorganization of capitalization of the acquiring company." T-Mobile USA is a private company (wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, which is headquartered in Germany) and it is acquiring MetroPCS, which is publicly traded ...
Re: "reverse merger"?. . .
Technically, financially, MetroPCS will absorb T-Mobile USA. The combined entity, however, will be called T-Mobile. It has to do with how the stock of the two publicly traded companies is valued and combined.
Re: Presto! Hocus Pocus
Earning its "beta" status, I see. :/
Re: Presto! Hocus Pocus
Have you checked it out? I got to see it in Barcelona last week and was impressed with the custom UI stuff for personalization. It was fast on the demo devices I saw, but that doesn't necessarily translate to real-world behavior.
The problem here is that "software" is involved. And no matter how much we might like to think otherwise, no one person actually "owns" software.
No, Lucas did that a long, long time ago, in movie studio far, far away.
Re: Nothing New
Actually, Pandora had removed the 40-hour limit in early 2011, providing for unlimited listening over the course of the last two years. This is a reversal.
Re: CDMA 800
That information is always available on each phone's spec page. Yes, it does.
Re: Catch up to Pandora?
I think song discoverability and station creation are WAY better in Pandora than Slacker.
With all due respect to Solavei and BlackBerry, only the clinically insane would spend so much money on a phone that doesn't come with gemstones surrounding the display or gold embedded in the chassis.
Re: Z10 and Mac
The new BlackBerry Link app is a piece of garbage. I tried to sync music/photos and never succeeded. I used the BBL software to select about 100 songs (500MB) to sync to the Z10. Only 64 of them transferred, and the process took probably 30 minutes. Worse, the software told me all the music was transferred successfully. Trust me, there were no DRM issues. It's just crummy sync software. Photos would not sync from my Mac to the Z10 at ...
Re: Wonder what's up.
My guess is the Z10 was given to US network operators at the end of October (which RIM widely announced), and the Q10 was given to the carriers later, perhaps in November or December. The carrier approval process takes on average five months. There's really nothing that can be done to speed the approval process up.
Yes, you can BYOD.
It appears to be limited to 3G devices.
Re: Cross-Carrier Phones?
No. This is specifically to see whether or not *any* wireless carrier can operate a network on spectrum that's already being used by the government (1755-1850MHz). This particular plan is a test of these specific airwaves only, and just to make a technological point. If these tests are successful, the FCC will then see what carrier might be able to use those airwaves. This is one of many alternatives being explored by the FCC to see what it can ...
It felt like glass to me.
Re: Thanks for your great reviews
It supports English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese. ;)
Re: Do you have a new BMW Eric?
Loaner car from the dealer while the battery was being replaced on mine. ;)
Re: the war
Actually, Samsung is dropping its EU lawsuits because the EU was investigating it for potentially violating FRAND licensing obligations.
Re: If it's $50 for the 1 GB and $40 PER smartphone...
$50 for the first line and $40 for the second.
Re: Thanks Eric!
Your very welcome.
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