These are the most recent forum messages posted by Globhead:
Re: "can't compete" nonsense
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
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
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
And what if they said, "Here it is, that will be $40"?
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
And on this day, just a little bit, the world became a better place.
Read Seacrest's comment to CNN
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Re: They got a point.
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
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
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
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
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...
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
speaking PINs aloud.
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.
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