These are the most recent forum messages posted by Globhead:
Re: Who Is This For?
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
The original trial was covered extensively by Groklaw. Groklaw is now defunct, but the old posts are still there.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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
You can't possibly be as confused as you pretend to be.
Re: T-Mo must be kidding
Yeah, I can't believe anyone here is missing the whole 2-year loan aspect. It's about as bad as having a typical credit card. If you don't like it, go buy one for full price up front.
Re: Speaker DOES NOT work
I don't recommend buying any popular product the first day it is released. Sometimes they have major defects, and warranty replacement is slow because inventory is sold out. This is not unique to Google Play purchases. I don't recommend LG either. I've had several of their phones, and every one of them was a horrible disaster.
Re: Still say its stupid
phonetekmek said: As a retail store manager, 100% of BB sales we have are due to people who need to use the BBM service Here's the problem: "100% of a sales total which was insufficient to keep the company operating was due to XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX." It doesn't matter what the second half of that sentence is.
T Bone said: Given that they saw BBM as an exclusive, premium feature for Blackberries, why would they make it available for other platforms while they were still interested in making their own hardware? I feel like I am repeating myself, but the answer is because it is delusional to think that people who wanted Blackberry's service wouldn't want any other hardware or any other services not available on Blackberry hardware. And yet they stuck with that belief by insisting ...
Of course, that should have been available years ago. It was really pretty dense and delusional of Blackberry to act as if nobody who wanted their message service could possibly need... anything else.
Drive it into the ground until you own it.
It's not even the same color, you twerps
The idea of a color on its own being a trade mark is kind of shady (omg punz) anyway, but these aren't even the same color.
Re: The Solution is Obvious
Horseypoo. Microsoft wanted to strip the Youtube ads, which is just straight up piracy. I don't know what the current complaint is, but the last time this happened Microsoft was not just trying to make it work, they were trying to hijack the service.
...and yet the best-rated is the $11 HP
They rate the HP charger as better than the apple. Go to Amazon and look at item B0055QYJJM. It sure looks like the same barrel-shaped AC-USB adapter from HP, plus a standard USB cable included (apple offering only the adapter for $10). One of the chargers to tie with the official Apple unit was the Monoprice brand... available on Amazon SOLD BY MONOPRICE FOR $8.81 (B005KBM4KI) with free shipping.
Not that it matters. None of those things is really worth more than $10. Their special offer is that you can buy one for a price which is actually as high as they should ever be instead of their normal total ripoff price.
Selling you a USB cable for a mere $10
Is there no limit to their generosity?
...that anything related to COPYRIGHT was ever applied to criminalize personal use of an object someone bought bought.
Re: I see no commitment.
It doesn't say maybe-possibly, it says: "confirm we’ll make 4.3 available for: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra"
crood said: and then on the other, it says: "...Simply trade in an eligible T-Mobile phone in good working condition Read the whole paragraph. The first sentence says: "Beginning Sunday, July 14, customers can choose to upgrade when they want, not when they’re told with JUMP! Here’s how it works: [....]" That paragraph is clearly about the process for upgrades. It does not claim to offer an explanation of the process for lost or damaged phones.
Oh boy can they moan when the tables are turned
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Adding a noun in front of "store"! Brilliant!
Is any level of sarcasm really enough for this? I invented the book store! I invented the shoe store! Definitely don't open a rectangle store. It all falls flat, really. Apple is its own worst parody.
Re: Nice Choice of Wordz...
Yeah, the statement is supported by facts, and those facts aren't exactly news or secrets so a citation in the article is not completely necessary.
The company which evolved from selling wood pulp to making cell phones is having trouble changing from one OS to another? I don't know what is wrong over there, but something sure has gone bad.
Re: Gimmick Phone.
Yeah, I give this whole "camera" fad another hundred years or so before it dies off. No need to add a phone to these fleeting snap boxes.
The use of a phone does not prove that a person caused the accident. The police should have to first show which driver was at fault based on standard accident investigation, and then they can get a warrant to prove that the guilty party has some enhanced criminal liability due to willful distraction or whatever they might call it. Looking at phone records before concluding a proper investigation is not legally justified and could bias the investigation.
Another ridiculous inversion
This version of GMail moves the message options (delete/archive/new) to the top of the screen. Opera just did this with v14 of their mobile browser (though they later added a setting to move some of the buttons back down to the bottom). Why would anyone want buttons at the top of the screen? If your display is more than a couple inches, you can't do stuff with one hand any more. Unless you are deformed in some ...
Re: Proving it in court
Yeah, that is a good point. At least in the case of non-carrier phones which don't have a record with the carriers of who the original IMEI belongs to.
Law enforcement already has "the tools they need to take action" because stealing stuff is already illegal.
Re: This won't do much
I guess so, but wouldn't those people be crippled just by using screen locks?
Something like that sword in the Blade movies? With the little blades springing out of the sides of the handle and chopping off your fingers if you don't enter the right code fast enough?
This won't do much
They can blacklist the IMEI, but then the thieves just have to plug it in and change the IMEI. And no Mr. Schumer, the thieves don't give a hoot if it is "illegal" to change the IMEI on a phone they stole.
That's a big long excuse for his conversion of a patent lawsuit into an "us vs. them". Sure, he worded it as a nationality, but the gratuity of it makes it obvious. And no, racism is not just about superiority. It's about the insistence that there be a division and conflict along those lines. There are plenty of racists who will admit that they are less concerned with which race is better and primarily concerned that ...
mattrfd said: Nice to see you support Korea. Your statement is really just racism.
The next hacking/IP/whatever crime
This law seems useless because a thief can't change the IMEI until he has already stolen the phone, which is crime enough already. Why would a thief care? Ah, but now the feds have yet another harassment tool. Did you download a phone utility? That's now a tool to commit a crime, if the feds feel like threatening you with another BS charge to bully you into pleading guilty to something else.
Still kind of flaky
Still lots of "failed to transcode" errors and more minor jitters. The only good news is that they added an option to move the menu and navigation buttons back to the bottom of the screen (except for the go/stop button, which is attached to the address box). Opera no longer believes in bookmarks (they want everything dumped on the home screen as a tile now), and apparently they are too stubborn to give you the option to ...
A "predatory monopoly"... on content from its own service?
Uh, yes, they want exclusive control over how content from their own service is distributed. Duh. If the Windows app blocks ads, then it is nothing but piracy. And some uploaders on Youtube don't want their videos to be downloaded and redistributed. Google ought to act to protect that.
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