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Verizon Wireless Sued Over V710 Bluetooth Limitations

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Replying to:  Relax and think this one through... by Stevo2k4   Jan 17, 2005, 3:56 PM

Re: Relax and think this one through...

by jramossteel    Jan 17, 2005, 4:20 PM

Stevo2k4 said:
I think the people who post here should relax a seconda and think this one through...

Obviously this is a hot topic with nearly 50 messages on this news article. Why? T-mobile got hacked and secret service files were in the open, but techy nerds (no offense as I'm one of them) have such contempt for VzW, they are more concerned with this class action suit about the features of one particular phone model..?

Let's look at the facts...

"connect to your PC or PDA whenever and wherever you want"

This statement as advertised requires what? The phone to be capable to "connect to your PC or PDA," right? Well, it does...
The only thing that's disabled is OBEX - three bluetooth profiles are enabled, and a PAN is utilized, therefore, the phone is bluetooth... that's all there is to it. How is the statement above false advertising? The answer is: It's not. As many other have stated, people assumed, and assumed incorrectly that all bluetooth profiles would be enabled. They are not, how ufortunate - should have done more research or utilized the 15 day trial period. Like they say - Buyer Beware!

As far as why OBEX is disabled, of course we know, or can reasonably assume it's for purposes of Get-It-Now sales. But listen, Verizon Wireless is a business. Let them run it. Don't like it, don't sign a contract with them. I mean, one day maybe UNICEF will get into the wireless industry, but until then, tens of millions of people think VzW is the place to go.

By the way, statements like this one:
"VZW deserves to be sued. They are cooks, plain and simple, and they exist solely to screw people out of their hard-earned money"
are completely bogus and not intelligent conversation. Verizon Wireless provides outstanding service in many facets to a great many customers. Yes, they're in business to make a profit... aren't all wireless companies? This ridiculous statement that they exist to "screw people" is obviously a rant (most likely from a former customer with a bad experience).

In summation - if you don't expect a company to exist to make a profit WHILE providing a service, perhaps you would be more comfortable living in China, or Korea, or somewhere else that does not have a capitalist system. Don't like the way a company does business? - Take your business elsewhere, that's the beauty of competition - choice.


Nicely put but the point is, there must be some type of a chance there or the suit would not be going through.

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