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Why would anyone pick these expensive plans?!!
Aug 7, 2015, 12:25 PM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

Even Verizon itself has prepaid plans that are a much better value than these (with no silly "access" fees). And there are plenty of reasonably priced phones out there that don't require a payment plan. I really like Verizon's coverage, but personally, I have been on the ATT Gophone plan, $45 per month all-in, 1.5 GB of 4G LTE data, with all the extras (including visual voicemail and hotspot). It goes down to $40 if you set up autopay. ...

Re: I am really angry about this.
Feb 24, 2013, 3:16 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710 Will Not Receive Windows Phone 7.8 forum

I really couldn't believe how easy it was. Again, I was very fearful about turning my phone into a "brick," but then I said what the heck, I'll give it a try. I know...a home screen shouldn't make that much difference, but it is really nice to have more space to organize tiles. I LOVE IT. It's breathed new life into my phone. I love the phone otherwise too. It's a workhorse. I rarely reboot it...something I seemed to be doing ...

Re: I am really angry about this.
Feb 11, 2013, 4:12 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710 Will Not Receive Windows Phone 7.8 forum

Hi there. If you go to the link in my previous message, and click the "seveneighter.zip" link, the instructions are really clear. Believe me, I have been scared to death to try anything like this, but the instructions were very straightforward. Within ten minutes, my Lumia 710 was updated, no problems whatsoever. I love re-sizing tiles. You'd think that would be a minor feature, but it totally makes better use of the home screen and allows you a lot more ...

Re: I am really angry about this.
Feb 8, 2013, 7:11 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710 Will Not Receive Windows Phone 7.8 forum

I couldn't agree with you more about Nokia. I hope it makes a resurgence. I even like the familiar alerts that I used to hear when I had a Nokia phone years ago. It's funny you mention the manual update, because I have been apprehensive about trying it out of fear of bricking my phone. But there are some really good instructions out there and it worked like a charm. It's really like upgrading anything else. SO, my phone ...

I am really angry about this.
Feb 7, 2013, 5:14 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710 Will Not Receive Windows Phone 7.8 forum

I have been waiting for a long time, and now this??? I really like T-Mobile, but this is ridiculous. Can't it follow suit with others who are allowing the 7.8 update? Does anyone know how I could do it manually? I am not into "flashing" my phone, or turning it into a brick. I am pretty technical, but don't want to risk ruining my phone. Is there a way to force it to update through Zune or some other tool? Any ...

Best Phone I Have Ever Owned in My Entire Life!
Oct 29, 2012, 3:32 PM
in the Article: Review: Windows Phone 8 forum

I was partial to Android. Three Android phones later (and also one iPhone later), I decided to take a leap and go with the Lumia 710. I knew it was a low to mid-range Windows 7.5 phone that would not be capable of upgrading to 8, but bought it anyway. Best Buy price matched it to Amazon, so I got a great deal. I was VERY skeptical, and anticipated taking it back, but I was pleasantly surprised. It does not ...

Will Monthly 4G be impacted?
Aug 22, 2012, 8:44 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering Unlimited Data Starting September 5 forum

I have Monthly 4G with T-Mobile and love the service. It would be great if threw us a bone as well. They do have "unlimited" data now, but throttle down depending on plan. Does anyone know if they will be adjusting these plans? Thanks!

Microsoft just needs to buy Nokia
Jun 14, 2012, 11:34 AM
in the Article: Nokia Plans Layoffs, Strategic Change, Exec Change-Up forum

They have a good thing going with Lumia. Consolidate resources, come out with the next version of Windows 8 for tablets, phones, etc., and you have a winning combination. You then have a big three competition, with excellent choices. Apple products, Google/Motorola products, and Microsoft/Nokia products. Let the games begin!

Go T-Mobile!
Dec 21, 2011, 10:35 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says Its Focus Is Unchanged forum

I got the Samsung Exhibit II 4G smartphone from Walmart and absolutely LOVE it. I was forced to change cell phone companies after Hurricane Irene knocked out a Sprint tower close to my home and my phone was virtually useless after that. I stuck it out as long as I could, but after three months later getting the runaround from the local and corporate Sprint, I decided I couldn't stand it any longer. I was hesitant to join T-Mobile at ...

Re: Of course
Dec 2, 2011, 10:32 AM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular's First LTE Devices to Be Smartphone, Tablet forum

Actually, it is coming to the Portland Maine area as it is one of their home areas. They are revealing the LTE coverage on their coverage map already. For someone who lives in this area, it's very exciting. I think they will be the first to offer any kind of true 4G service around here.

How Ridiculous...
Jul 28, 2011, 11:31 AM
in the Article: Skyfire Brings Flash to iOS Devices with VideoQ forum

...to jump through so many hoops just to play a Flash video. Get an Android or WebOS tablet and call it a day! Jeesh.

Re: Apple is feeling threatened
Jul 3, 2011, 9:15 PM
in the Article: Apple Presses Court for Faster Trial vs. Samsung forum

Believe what you want bluecoyote. I actually got the iPad 2 and used it for four months before I got the Samsung Galaxy. I have been testing all the tablets extensively. I really don't care if you believe me or not to be honest. And it sounds to me like Lollipop has been licked one too many times. Get a life.

Re: Apple is feeling threatened
Jul 2, 2011, 10:52 PM
in the Article: Apple Presses Court for Faster Trial vs. Samsung forum

Perhaps you should have read my posting more carefully. If you had, you would see I own an iPad 2. I also own an iPod Touch and two Apple TVs. I actually am testing tablet devices for my job and have looked at all of them out there. Samsung is by far the best. iPad 2 is a great device, it's just too locked down. They are threatened by Samsung, and have chosen this company to sue because of it. There ...

Apple is feeling threatened
Jul 2, 2011, 11:04 AM
in the Article: Apple Presses Court for Faster Trial vs. Samsung forum

I understand why they are suing. Samsung is putting out some quality products. I have both the iPad2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I have to say I am much more enamored with the Samsung tablet. They did a very good job with it. And the fact that it shows up as a drive when you plug it into your computer, so that you can swype files over to it till your heart' content...priceless! I also like the condom ...

Re: Except it's android
Apr 5, 2011, 7:28 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Prevail forum

This may be a stupid question, but does it have swype?

Re: It will cost $179.99 and does not require a contract???
Apr 5, 2011, 4:43 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile and Samsung Announce Galaxy Prevail forum

UGH. If the board moderators are going to swiftly erase a bunch of messages, then remove this one too.

Re: When is a Boost CDMA Android phone coming?
Mar 29, 2011, 6:38 PM
in the Boost Mobile forum

Looks like April 5 we will finally get a new Android CDMA phone...a Samsung! Can't wait.

Re: When is a Boost CDMA Android phone coming?
Mar 15, 2011, 11:05 AM
in the Boost Mobile forum

Cool! That is exciting. Do you have any idea what model they are getting?

When is a Boost CDMA Android phone coming?
Mar 7, 2011, 9:54 AM
in the Boost Mobile forum

Anyone know when a CDMA Android phone will be coming for Boost? I hope soon! Not interested in the Motorola iden phone...out of my price range. Thanks!

I am guessing Boost Mobile/Sprint
Jan 21, 2011, 12:17 PM
in the Article: Samsung Gem Headed to Unknown CDMA Carrier forum

Boost doesn't have an Android CDMA yet...just the IDEN one. Virgin Mobile already has an Android Samsung phone. So it's only a matter of time. Fingers crossed! I have the Boost Blackberry Curve 8530 and love it, but an Android option would be sweet!

Just get the Virgin Mobile mi-fi device instead...
Nov 10, 2010, 12:28 PM
in the Article: ZTE Peel for iPod Touch Lands in Sprint Stores Nov. 14 forum

Instead of having a bulky growth on the back of the phone, and be limited to 1GB of data, get the credit card size Virgin Mobile mi-fi device, throw it in your pocket, and enjoy unlimited data for $40 a month that will work with ANY of your devices (iPad, iPod touch, laptop, etc.) And, oh by the way, have four other connections that you can share with your friends. It's a no brainer! The peel is a nice concept, but ...

Didn't they already launch the 2300 handset?
Oct 20, 2010, 1:48 PM
in the Article: Virgin Debuts New payLo Plan and New Handset forum

This is the Loft, correct? Not a new handset...was launched many months ago. I guess it is new to the PayLo plans, though. Boring! Can't they add a 3G handset? That's when it would get really competitive.

Ditch the crappy ATT iPad "3G" Service
Aug 24, 2010, 12:42 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile's New $40 Broadband Plan Replaces Others forum

This has so much potential as a good deal for so many reasons! 1. I have an iPad and spend $25 per month for AT&T's ultra crappy 3G service. Why not get the mifi on Virgin's service, put it in your pocket, and share with the iPad? Unlimited access, instead of the meager 2GB for AT&T (then another $25). 2. I am considering getting rid of my home broadband through Time Warner. Although it is faster that 3G broadband, I ...

Go prepaid!!!!
May 21, 2010, 2:44 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Boost ETF to $325 forum

While there aren't a lot of smartphones out there on the prepaid market, and the coverage is not QUITE as good (but plenty good for me), why anyone would not consider prepaid is beyond me. The phone is a little more expensive at the start, but the monthly costs are so much better. And, you can change over to a new phone anytime you want without penalty. I just switched to the Boost Mobile $50 plan (and it is ...

Re: Did I read this right?
May 6, 2010, 4:31 PM
in the Article: Sprint Redials Its Pre-Paid Businesses forum

Yes, you read it right. Pretty amazing deal, isn't it...if you don't talk too much. Even $50 per month for the 1200 minutes and unlimited web, text, etc. is a super deal. But, to have a Blackberry with complete data services for $35 per month is very aggressive. Most contract companies charge up the wazoo for data services. I hope they offer these really soon! I have been a Virgin Mobile customer for almost three years and have been very happy ...

New Sanyo phone and "CDMA X"
Apr 22, 2010, 8:32 AM
in the Boost Mobile forum

They have the new Sanyo Juno coming soon! Yay. And it's listed as "CDMA X," where the others are just CDMA. What's the difference, I wonder? I am thinking that it's utilizing high speed for internet access. I am also wondering if it will use Sprint's expanded network (not just Sprint native network, but its roaming capacity). Anyone know? Thanks! -T

Re: huh?
Apr 5, 2010, 9:34 AM
in the Kyocera Loft / Torino S2300 forum

It says "1+" megapixel, which is probably the 1.3 megapixel camera typically found on most messaging phones. I have never depended on a phone for quality pictures anyway...would rather invest in a nice 10 - 12 MP camera for that purpose. I am excited about the form factor of the phone...very blackberry-like and one-handed texting. I am praying that Virgin Mobile gets it. I like my Rumor 2, but would rather have the form factor of the Torino.

Re: Please...
Mar 23, 2010, 7:17 AM
in the Article: Zio M6000 Is Kyocera's First Android Handset forum

I think it will likely go to Virgin Mobile.

Mar 2, 2010, 12:26 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Confirms May 25 Cut-Off forum

Yes, guys, the article is not very well written and a little confusing. It's only for the POSTPAID customers. Virgin purchased Helio, which is a contract service. They are ditching that because it makes no sense to have it. It's only those people who are on that plan. Virgin Mobile is not getting out of the business of prepaid....they are a cash cow for Sprint and a good brand. So don't you guys fret! I love my service. Been ...

Re: I almost got their prepaid service!
Mar 2, 2010, 10:52 AM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Confirms May 25 Cut-Off forum

It's just the postpaid service that is going away...the Helio customers that they bought when they bought the company. The prepaid service will continue as it is now. So no need to worry about losing your number.

Feb 19, 2010, 10:38 AM
in the Virgin Mobile forum

Hi- I called Virgin Mobile the other day and asked what new phones they would be offering. He wouldn't say, but I believe that they are coming out with the Kyocera Torino very soon, and perhaps a higher-end touch screen phone. I have the Rumor2 now and really like it, but I like the form factor of the Torino...more Blackberry-like. Since Boost Mobile has really beefed up its line to include the Blackberry, it's only a matter of time before ...

Re: Give them credit
Dec 16, 2009, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Boost Mobile Expands International Calling Footprint forum

Yes, it sounds like a good deal. I loved the new Motorola text phone too. But I had to take it back. The service was just so unreliable. And the text messages were delayed or didn't arrive at all. It's so too bad. Very competitive price but the service is terrible. I am with Virgin Mobile and have been extremely happy. Extremely reliable service.

I have had two Kyocera phones...
Nov 20, 2009, 8:45 AM
in the Article: Kyocera Intros a Trio of New Handsets forum

...and had great luck with them. They are not extra-full featured phones like the Blackberry or iPhone, but for the price they are fantastic. Great reception, call quality, and they have never malfunctioned. I had the Virgin Mobile Wildcard and now the X-TC. The X-TC for 99.99 (49.99 on Black Friday at Best Buy) is an incredible deal, and it has been a fantastic little phone. And quite a work horse! Highly recommend...

Re: These cell companies just don't get it...
Nov 5, 2009, 11:00 PM
in the Article: Verizon Wireless Confirms $350 ETF for Premium Devices forum

I'll quote a great old saying: "A fool and his money are soon parted."

These cell companies just don't get it...
Nov 5, 2009, 7:58 AM
in the Article: Verizon Wireless Confirms $350 ETF for Premium Devices forum

There are plenty of contract-free options out there now that are priced very competitively, with good service. Unless you need a high-end smartphone, there are several great phones available too. I have been with Virgin Mobile for two years, and I absolutely love it. I have the X-TC, and while not a smartphone, does everything I need it to do...with no contract! Wake up cell companies. Get competitive and stop with the fees.

What's the use?
Oct 7, 2009, 4:07 PM
in the Article: Page Plus Cellular Offering 1200 Minutes for $30 forum

I am not usually negative on here, but their phones are laughable! This is indeed a competitive plan, but I got on their web site and looked at their phones. They all look like they are from 1992. Seriously, get some good, more recent phones! The text option is of no use if they can't have at least a bare bones text phone. Same with web browsing. Pageplus, get a text phone, and then you'll get my attention!

Re: Anyone else having texting problems??
Sep 16, 2009, 9:41 PM
in the Virgin Mobile forum

I don't have the Rumor2, but I have read online that it is experiencing software problems, not just with Virgin but other carriers as well. I have the X-tc with Virgin, and while it doesn't have every bell and whistle, it is extremely reliable and a workhouse. And I have NEVER had an issue with the Virgin Mobile network itself. Been with Virgin almost two years now. Calls and texts always go through, never missed or dropped. So ...

The have it on their web site now...
Aug 31, 2009, 11:06 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile Confirms Rumor 2 Rumor forum

Looks like they are positioning it as a Radio Shack only phone. Interesting idea. I know they have had exclusive deals with Best Buy. I am holding out for the touch screen phone. My money is on another LG...and their touch screens generally are quite good. Here is the link. http://web.virginmobileusa.com/rumor 2

Roaming on Verizon's network?
Aug 27, 2009, 11:58 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile Confirms Rumor 2 Rumor forum

Since Sprint and Helio services already utilize Sprint's native network, as well as the Verizon network, I wonder if the new Rumor 2 will do this as well? That would be an incredible selling point. Coverage would be increased.

Virgin Mobile all the way...
Jul 10, 2009, 11:17 AM
in the Virgin Mobile forum

I have been a Virgin Mobile customer, but decided to trial Boost to see if I could save a little money. I bought the Clutch and tested it for a few days. While I loved the phone and how it was set up, I had a dropped call. I also tested it out for text messaging, because I have another phone. Several texts to and from the phone were never received. I had really high hopes for Boost and ...

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