Phone Scoop

printed April 19, 2014
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/account/user_msgs.php?u=97688

Home  ›

User: Globhead

Info Reviews Forum Msgs. Contact  

These are the most recent forum messages posted by Globhead:

Re: convoluted
Tuesday, 11:14 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

Data is the arrangement, not the physical tokens. It does not exist. Data transmissions don't accumulate over time, the transmitted data is not a persistent thing, and it doesn't have to be paid for in the future as Slammer tried to assert as a rule.

Re: Throttled Vs Capped.
Monday, 2:24 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

Slammer said: slower service, data will still be used and someone will end up paying. Once everyone is on a plan, the cost is fixed whether the available system is used or not. Using data is not some expense which must be paid for later because data doesn't really exist. By slowing down the cheap customers and therefore spreading their use over more time, it ensures that more system capacity is available for others at any specific time, which is all the ...

Re: The next apple lawsuit
Apr 10, 2014, 5:09 PM
in the Article: New Universal USB Connector Revealed forum

Hmm... symmetrical, and the corners are rounded. AND it has no keypad! I'm guessing Monday?

Wrong thread
Apr 10, 2014, 12:38 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Ups Free Tablet Data to 1GB for Voice Customers forum

oops

Re: LOLZ
Apr 3, 2014, 11:53 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data forum

I don't ever use both on my phone, but at the office I routinely talk to people on the phone and use the Internet at the same time for related things (both websites and email). If I used my phone for business regularly, I would probably need a phone which could do both. Or else I would end up being the dumb guy in the TV commercials. "What do you mean you don't know if Bob sent you that email ...

Re: T-Mobile insults its partner, so Blackberry insults its users
Apr 2, 2014, 4:23 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Hangs Up On T-Mobile forum

Limiting their options is not good for them. Utter nonsense.

T-Mobile insults its partner, so Blackberry insults its users
Apr 2, 2014, 11:15 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Hangs Up On T-Mobile forum

The T-Mobile ad was clearly unprofessional, inappropriate, insulting, etc/whatever. But all carriers stink. They've all been rats on and off (mostly on), and customers are already stuck picking the lesser evil for their needs. So now Blackberry is throwing a revenge fit in a way which limits the already-crummy selection of carriers for people who want to use Blackberries. Their own users are treated like pawns in the revenge game.

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 24, 2014, 12:26 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

And yes, if you are wondering, your knee-jerk reaction failure to understand the function of a word does make you an Internet hick.

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 24, 2014, 12:25 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

"Hick" was used to refer to backwoods idiots. Invented to refer to a lack of intellectual and cultural development. When I say hick, I mean that. I do not say it to refer to their race now, and that's not why the word was invented. N-word is and was meant explicitly to refer to black people's race in a derogatory way. Sometimes black people now use it amongst them selves in a way which is not racist. You are not ...

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 22, 2014, 2:36 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

Right, the actual history of the word means nothing if you find what you want to be mad about on Urban Dictionary. Also, even if it were true that not a single non-white person were ever called a hick, that does not make it racist. Nobody on Neptune was ever called an idiot, does that mean "idiot" is a racist word for Earthlings. You just aren't a rational person.

Re: Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 21, 2014, 9:10 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

Hicks are usually white, but not always. Race is not the basis of the word. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokel#Origins_ of_.22hick.22

Bunch of dumb hicks
Mar 21, 2014, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

When the Eastern portion of Texas isn't busy lynching and robbing minorities (at the hands of police even), they're relaxing in a court room while a sleazeball lawyer baffles them with strange new words like "Internet".

Re: "can't compete" nonsense
Mar 4, 2014, 6:16 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

Some of those were necessary so that they weren't limited to covering only a few states (especially back when roaming was so expensive). But now they just want more customers in the same areas.

Re: PLEASE GOD NO
Mar 4, 2014, 12:51 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

They will also switch us back to a non-SIM phone standard, which is how they force you to only buy phones they want you to buy (and for an inflated price).

"can't compete" nonsense
Mar 4, 2014, 12:49 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

Somehow the corporate raiders have even convinced laypersons of this garbage excuse. There is no reason why everyone has to be as big as Verizon. It's just a load of arbitrary BS. Also note the backward logic. We have to buy up customers so we can be competitive? It's supposed to work the other way.

Re: poor guys
Mar 4, 2014, 12:45 PM
in the Article: RadioShack to Shutter As Many As 1,100 Stores forum

And what if they said, "Here it is, that will be $40"?

Re: Crooks
Feb 6, 2014, 7:11 PM
in the Article: Wells Fargo Offering Credit to Encourage Isis Use forum

I may have worded that poorly. It was $5/month to have an account at all, although I can't deposit checks without an account, so I guess the original statement is still true. Here's their current offer for a regular checking account, which seems like a good way to rip off poor people for no reason: Monthly service fee The monthly service fee is waived on your Wells Fargo Value Checking account with one of the following: 1. $1,500 minimum ...

This patent IS essential and important
Feb 5, 2014, 12:48 PM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

IPCom made a great discovery for routing emergency calls. The way it works is, they take the 911 call and round off the corners so it can slip past all of the other network traffic easier. Apple cannot be allowed to copy this innovation without fair compensation.

Crooks
Feb 5, 2014, 12:43 PM
in the Article: Wells Fargo Offering Credit to Encourage Isis Use forum

This is the bank which said they have to charge me $5/month to deposit checks because they are oh so poor.

Re: I hope it happens.
Jan 20, 2014, 4:36 AM
in the Article: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom Discussing T-Mobile Buyout forum

I don't care if they are a threat to ATT/VZN. I want to keep my less-awful carrier from getting worse. It won't help me any to reduce ATT's balance if I have an evil phone bundling/hacking/subsidizing carrier too.

Re: Can You Say Disgusting?
Jan 15, 2014, 6:42 PM
in the Article: Moto G Available Directly from Google As Play Edition Phone forum

Yes, you could get the X for a lot more money. 3G works just fine for most people. It's ridiculous and wicked for carriers to play these games with hardware.

Re: Differences?
Jan 15, 2014, 6:39 PM
in the Article: Moto G Available Directly from Google As Play Edition Phone forum

It would be nice if the Play version doesn't have Motorola's stupid start-up cartoons, which are the only thing annoying about it.

Re: Is this some kind of joke?
Jan 7, 2014, 9:02 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros 'Framily Plans' and New Spark Markets forum

And on this day, just a little bit, the world became a better place.

Read Seacrest's comment to CNN
Jan 3, 2014, 6:17 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Goes After Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' Keyboard forum

Interviewer: So it’s the best thing about a BlackBerry, within the iPhone. Ryan Seacrest: That’s kind of how this came to fruition. http://arstechnica.com/tech-poli cy/2014/01/blackberry-sues-ryan-seacrest-firm -over-iphone-case-that-looks-like-a-blackberr y/

Re: They got a point.
Jan 3, 2014, 6:06 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Goes After Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' Keyboard forum

Yeah, I was all set to gripe about blackberry being desperate (they are) and ridiculous (not so much, it turns out), but then I looked at a picture of the Typo. Wow. Not only are the white stripes and zero-edge form copied, but most of the numbers and punctuation alts are in the same place.

Re: Carrier Response
Dec 31, 2013, 12:43 PM
in the Article: Senator Asks Carriers to Explain Kill Switch Decision forum

Yeah, none of this makes sense. How would they lose money? How is phone software their responsibility? Anyone who wants this sort of thing can already get it.

Re: No dude
Dec 27, 2013, 1:23 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Last time was a Nexus, this time Moto G. Before that it was a Samsung Exhibit II (as a prepaid kit). The only drawback on that was about 2 dozen worthless T-Mobile apps which couldn't be killed. I briefly had a Sony Xperia U, which was slick but not compatible with T-Mobile.. Each of these cost me about $200, and were pretty nice at the time.

Re: No dude
Dec 27, 2013, 1:35 AM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

No, you don't. I assure you many people have bought unsubsidized androids for less than $600. I in fact did it a year ago and then again last week.

Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 5:15 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

The great thing about Android is... if you don't want a large phone, you don't have to buy one. You also don't have to pay $600 for most of them.

Re: Notice which Android OEM is conspicuously missing from the list of the oppressed...
Dec 26, 2013, 5:12 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Is there anything specific to suggest that Sony is part of a plot? They very well could be (given the behavior of their corporate siblings), but Sony phones have always been at the lower end of US sales so it is also quite plausible that Apple and Microsoft picked the least-threatening android "partner" to make Rockstar look like it is somehow not just an anti-android plot.

Seems like a bad habit to get into
Dec 16, 2013, 12:08 PM
in the Article: Motorola's Touchless Control App Better with PIN Codes forum

speaking PINs aloud.

Re: Who Is This For?
Dec 2, 2013, 2:22 PM
in the Article: CTIA Says Stolen Phone Database Is Complete forum

Or maybe some swindler reports their phone "stolen" to get a new one (when I worked in a phone store, numerous sociopaths would actually announce their intention to do such things and ask me if it would "work"), and then sells the old one on ebay.

Re: Can someone please tell me
Nov 22, 2013, 1:21 PM
in the Article: Jury Says Samsung Owes Apple Another $290 Million forum

The original trial was covered extensively by Groklaw. Groklaw is now defunct, but the old posts are still there.

Finally!
Nov 21, 2013, 8:23 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Kill Off Premium SMS Programs forum

Awesome. This was always a shady billing model. I can't help but wonder if some cosmic rift caused both this and the death of Sylvia Browne in the same week. Maybe tomorrow the post office will stop offering discount postage for junk mailers.

I think this is not a complete ripoff, just not worded well.
Nov 19, 2013, 7:39 PM
in the Article: C Spire Offers Yearly Upgrades for $20 Per Month forum

First, two observations: 1. Their website has no "real/full" prices, only 2-year contract prices. 2. Also, it takes 10 years of being a customer to get the 30% discount. You start at 10%. I suspect what the $20/month really gets you is the ability to get the UPGRADE PRICE (which is already heavily discounted, probably $200-300 off of MSRP) every 12 months instead of every 24. I think the 10-30% discount is off of the already-subsidized upgrade pricing, and on top of ...

Something is missing here...
Nov 19, 2013, 1:32 PM
in the Article: Carriers Nix Cell Phone Kill Switch Over Profit Fears forum

Insurance replaces your phone, but the original is still in the hands of a thief. A kill switch foils the thief (unless they find a hack), but it doesn't get your phone back. These are completely different things. Maybe someone read something they didn't understand and repeated it incorrectly.

Re: MetroPCS
Nov 13, 2013, 4:24 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell Kyocera Hydro XTRM Via B2B Channel forum

Don't hold your breath. Qualcomm/Kyocera phones (Kyocera owns Qualcomm's former phone business) were always cursed by bad software. Even very basic models were unstable.

Re: Not HTC, Motorola.
Nov 12, 2013, 12:07 AM
in the Article: Review: Google Nexus 5 forum

I wasn't completely impressed with the Nexus 4. It was great for basic use, but I tried running a few intensive apps which didn't work any better than an older Samsung. LG has always had a fundamental issue with app compatibility. They never seem to work as well as similarly-priced competitors.

Re: T-Mo must be kidding
Nov 10, 2013, 3:07 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 14 forum

What do you expect them to do, tell people they can take a $400 phone and run away without paying for it?

Re: T-Mo must be kidding
Nov 10, 2013, 3:06 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 14 forum

You can't possibly be as confused as you pretend to be.

(older messages not shown)

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2014 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
2