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Re: Misleading
Sep 20, 2016, 8:15 AM
in the Article: US Government Issues Recall for Samsung Galaxy Note7 forum

As this is a manufacturer's defect, all carriers are at the mercy of how Samsung wants to deal with it.

Re: Roll Call
May 17, 2016, 3:32 PM
in the Lounge forum

Fredd. No alts, just the one name over nine years. Guess I am boring.

Re: Roll Call
May 17, 2016, 3:29 PM
in the Lounge forum

Is there anyone that did not know?

Re: Free Enterprise
Apr 19, 2016, 10:49 AM
in the Article: Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules forum

Perhaps you should have spent more time in Economics classes. As was proven under the Nixon and Ford administrations, and as was predicted by Milton Friedman, wage and price controls are counterproductive to the economy.

Apr 1, 2016, 8:13 AM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Come on, guys. It's April 1 and no April Fool's jokes on the main screen? You're letting us down!

Re: Listen, I get it
Oct 14, 2015, 2:07 PM
in the Article: Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent forum

I fail to understand what you mean by "these people". WARF, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, was established to own patents developed under the research done at the University of Wisconsin and license those patents to others, raising funds for advancement of other research and programs at UW. Probably the best known product they developed was WARFARIN, an anticoagulant which was licensed to drug companies and commonly sold under the brand name Coumadin. Patents do not impede scientific progress, ...

Re: Listen, I get it
Oct 14, 2015, 10:49 AM
in the Article: Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent forum

Pantent? Prodits? Compisation? I fear Phonescoop has been hijacked by the uneducated.

Re: Listen, I get it
Oct 14, 2015, 8:33 AM
in the Article: Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent forum

And, by the way, ON WISCONSIN!

Re: Listen, I get it
Oct 14, 2015, 8:32 AM
in the Article: Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent forum

My brain hurts reading your post. I presume that you meant to use the word PATENT instead of PATIENT, but cannot understand the basic premise of your post. You ask "was anyone going to use that patient for anything massive or significant?". Obviously yes, as a prior suit against Intel was settled out of court - read the Reuters article! And your statement about real scientists/inventors not patenting ideas/inventions, Thomas Edison had over 2000 patents, Nikola Tesla about 300. Are ...

Re: Does The Unlimited Calling To Mexico And Canada Option Apply To The Original Mobile Share Plans?
Aug 17, 2015, 11:36 AM
in the Article: AT&T Tweaks Mobile Share Value Data Buckets forum

There are no automatic plan changes, you have to request the change. Also. plans below the $100/15GB do NOT include the Canada/Mexico calling.

Re: Dumb move
Aug 17, 2015, 11:32 AM
in the Article: AT&T Tweaks Mobile Share Value Data Buckets forum

Talk to a rep, if you really want a plan between these points you may still be able to get the $70 6GB plan. Usage of current tiers is always reviewed before such changes, the 4GB & 6GB plans were minimally requested. The new $100 / 15GB plan also includes unlimited calls to Canada and Mexico - not a big deal for some, but those that have contacts in those countries will love it!

Re: Question about unlimited data
Dec 9, 2013, 1:33 PM
in the AT&T forum

I presume you mean data speed reduction (aka throttling). For customers with a 4G LTE smartphone, who still have an unlimited data plan, data speeds reduce if usage is 5GB or more in a billing cycle. Speeds return to normal at the start of the next billing cycle.

Re: Curious what phone you Like Nokia or motorola?
Nov 18, 2013, 1:20 PM
in the AT&T forum

Yes, AT&T carries the Motorola X, which is an Android-based device. However, original post asked about the Motorola Droid, which is another carrier.'s device.

Re: BlackBerry Bold 9900
Oct 2, 2013, 3:39 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

That is because of inventory issues. We have been advised that a world-wide component shortage is "constraining Blackberry’s ability to supply all partner carriers". This may be worth investigating further.

BlackBerry Bold 9900
Oct 2, 2013, 12:43 PM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Hi, guys! I see that your page for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 shows it as discontinued with T-Mobile and AT&T. https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p =3289 What is your source for that status? Curious as it is showing as active in AT&T.

This reminds me...
Sep 4, 2013, 12:49 PM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Is a Companion for Note 3 forum

of Dick Tracy's wrist radio. Chester Gould's heirs should sue Samsung! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File :Dt2wrr.jpg

Re: And it begins
Sep 4, 2013, 8:38 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

I am not sensing the mania that accompanied the iPhone 5 release last year. There has been very little activity asking for the new version. Perhaps the market perception is that this is not a significant change?

Re: Nestle and Hershey
Sep 3, 2013, 4:21 PM
in the Article: Android 4.4 Named "KitKat" forum

Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection that was created by Rowntree's of York, England, and is now produced worldwide by Nestlé, which acquired Rowntree in 1988, except in the United States where it is made under license by The Hershey Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Kat

Re: Basically
Aug 27, 2013, 8:07 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

Tell me about it! The annual Fleecing of the iSheep is soon to begin!

Black iPhone 4 out of stock
Aug 26, 2013, 10:44 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

The black iPhone 4 is out of stock and off the AT&T equipment grid. First indication of a new iPhone revision coming in September?

Re: If you are selling smartphones to old fogies
Aug 26, 2013, 8:36 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

Now wait a freekin minute! Not all of us old fogies are incapable of using a smartphone!

Re: which is the best?
Jul 5, 2013, 10:32 AM
in the General forum

Peobably the old rotary phone the family had back in the early 1960's. Flawless connection! :lol:

Re: I hate Phoenix
Jun 3, 2013, 8:58 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

It is at times a blessing and a curse. It is a major leap forward from prior systems. My biggest problem is when data features available in PHX do not populate in Rate Plan Viewer making it difficult to be sure you are mirroring prior data plan as closely as possible.

Re: I hate Phoenix
May 31, 2013, 1:55 PM
in the Shop Talk forum

City or the system? If the latter, it is one hell of a damn stretch better than the days of IWOF!

Re: Pre-orders for the Blackberry z10 is on!!!!
May 31, 2013, 1:50 PM
in the AT&T forum

Better than I have had. Ordered one, makes 0.26% of my MTD orders!

Re: adding language
May 28, 2013, 9:01 AM
in the AT&T forum

The Pantech Ease also supports Spanish, but otherwise you are correct. Recommend checking specs on phones next time.

Re: True Story!!!!
May 20, 2013, 8:26 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

You can't cure idiocy!

Re: Lawsuit claims Apple sold iPhone 4 with bad on-off button
May 16, 2013, 12:53 PM
in the iOS forum

I suspect that many mistake the Home button (at the bottom of the screen) with the power button (on the top of the device).

Re: When I do dead air script I sound like Captain Kirk
May 1, 2013, 8:28 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

Do you... include... unnecessary dramatic... pauses? :lol:

Re: My supv lacks diplomacy and is extremely lazy
Apr 26, 2013, 8:19 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

What do you have against jugglers? :lol:

Re: Wow, that's awful
Apr 24, 2013, 3:50 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell Offering HTC One for $299 forum

But they are not the first to offer...

Re: Spectrum. . .
Apr 24, 2013, 11:00 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Shareholders Approve T-Mobile Deal forum

Spectrum may be similar, but technology is significantly different. TMO is 3G, Metro PCS is CDMA. There will be significant device incompatibility for a while, with a conversion project on the horizon!

Re: $639.99?
Apr 17, 2013, 10:50 AM
in the Article: AT&T Lists April 30 as Samsung Galaxy S 4 Ship Date forum

Seems in line for no contract price. HTC One is $649.99 for 64GB, $599.99 for 32GB. I think the Galaxy SIII was similarly priced prior to recent changes.

Apr 4, 2013, 2:28 PM
in the Shop Talk forum

True, I missed that. But I guess the errors are forgivable if she does indeed have Tourette's Syndrome!

Apr 4, 2013, 8:32 AM
in the Shop Talk forum

It is properly spelled "Tourette"

Re: They should buy US Cellular already
Apr 3, 2013, 12:44 PM
in the Article: Verizon Buys Mohave Wireless forum

US Cellular is the sixth largest wireless network in the United States.. They serve about 5.8 million customers in 126 markets in 26 U.S. states - California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. That is much more than just midwest.

Re: They should buy US Cellular already
Apr 3, 2013, 11:52 AM
in the Article: Verizon Buys Mohave Wireless forum

It was actually quite similar, as AT&T was looking to buy only T-Mobile US. T-Mobile US is not a global company. It is the US subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, which uses T-Mobile as their global brand.

Re: Seems legit.
Apr 1, 2013, 2:44 PM
in the Techs & Trends forum

Some people love Christmas, some love New Years. Many have the 4th of July as their favorite day of the year. For me, it is rapidly becoming April 1st!

Kudos on a great April Fools page!
Apr 1, 2013, 9:22 AM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your humor every yeat. This was an especially good one, with the pointed barb at mismanagement - " after HP bought Palm in 2010, mismanaged it entirely, and ran it into the ground." Truth can be very funny!

Re: CoolCellBids
Mar 29, 2013, 9:17 AM
in the General forum

Glad you got it fixed! Those subscriptions can be a pain. If you want to be sure to avoid that in the future, you can have a Purchase Block code added to the line.

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