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Photos on micro SD? Need help
Apr 10, 2009, 9:45 AM
in the Samsung Instinct M800 forum

I can't for the life of me figure out how to copy pictures from the phone to the SD card on this phone. Does anybody know?

Oct 10, 2008, 4:45 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Start Charging Partners for Text Messages forum

That avatar photo is hillarious :lol:

Dropped Calls in Denver?
Sep 11, 2008, 12:12 AM
in the Sprint forum

The past two weeks I've been experiencing dropped calls while driving in areas that I normally never, ever do. Its been pretty frequent and its definitely not an RF issue with my phone. The areas I've been in have been far enough away from downtown that I didn't think would be effected by the DNC. Something going wrong with the tower hand-offs I think but not sure. Anyone in CO experience this too?

Re: 3G Issues in Arlington VA
Sep 3, 2008, 10:32 AM
in the AT&T forum

It is most likely your iphone. A lot of recent reports are stating that the 3G chip in the iphone is a unique design and is failing to perform properly in many units. Apple is supposed to be putting out a software upgrade to help fix this.

What?! 5GB limit?
Aug 22, 2008, 9:05 AM
in the Article: Sprint Drops Phone-As-Modem Charge to $15 forum

I thought with sprint we were immune from this regulation. 8O

Just who is gonna pay for this?
Aug 20, 2008, 4:21 PM
in the Article: FCC Chairman Wants Free Wireless Broadband forum

..because it wont be the carriers. Broadband infrastructure is expensive to deploy. Broadband is something everyone should enjoy for free? Heres a slogan: "America: Where basic health care is a privlidge but broadband is a right!".

More specifically:
Jul 31, 2008, 9:29 AM
in the Article: AT&T: P2P Apps on Mobile Phones, Laptop Cards Not Allowed forum

Just so i'm clear on this, would an example of a P2P application be something like streaming a movie on my netflix? or watching youtube clips?

Existing Spectrum?
Mar 30, 2008, 10:35 AM
in the Article: A Visual Guide to 700 MHz forum

Where can someone go to see what holdings the carrier's have in the existing 1900/850 etc.?

Re: Sprint Call Quality
Mar 16, 2008, 10:04 AM
in the Sprint forum

I've worked for both sprint and att and I found that sprint had overall better call clarity and less interference. At att I also had a higher number of customers complaining about call/coverage problems. Not to say att isn't good. Speaking strictly from the standpoint of call quality, your experience with sprint should be very similar to verizon. In addition, you'll find sprint to be less expensive than the other two as well.

Re: Yet...
Mar 2, 2008, 4:48 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Confirms CDMA/WiMax Handsets This Year forum

Exactly. 1XRTT is considered '2.5G' and in no technical standard is considered 3G. That confusion is common as the terminology is misused. Are you sure US Cellular isn't running EVDO anywhere? I was roaming EVDO in Nebraska and could have sworn it was US Cell when I checked it.

Re: Is this the truth?
Mar 2, 2008, 12:11 AM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Confirms CDMA/WiMax Handsets This Year forum

I would have to agree in general. I wouldn't call wimax 'garbage' per se. From a technical standpoint, it is not the best long-term solution but the company needs an immediate solution and wimax is that. While LTE is the better long-term solution, it is a good 2-3 years out from deployment in the US. That said, existing HSPA networks have theoretical peak rates that will meet or exceed wimax wave 1. And it can be done in smaller ...

Re: just a play...
Feb 26, 2008, 11:57 PM
in the Article: Verizon, Qwest In Talks About Wireless forum

I agree. VZW seems to be doing just fine on its own. I don't see the benefit of letting an MVNO sell a watered down version of its product. Frankly, I think it weakens the brand. What I really don't understand is why Qwest sold their network assets to Sprint in the first place, only to end up renting it back from them. I have a hard time beliving the anylists at Qwest were thinking 'land lines are the ...

Re: Y'know, I actually wondered for a while if. . .
Feb 7, 2008, 1:07 PM
in the Article: Verizon's SharePlan Users Can Add Numbers With Different Area Codes forum

Very well put. Its true that sprint has allowed numbers from different markets to share plans for years now but its actually pretty irrelevant in the big scheme of things when you consider that the company (sprint) is not managed effectively and is failing.

Re: Its not 4G
Feb 6, 2008, 10:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T Stepping Up 3G Network Coverage forum

As posted previously, 4G has not been officially defined. Per 3GPP, LTE does NOT qualify as an official 4G technology. This is a common mistake made, even by phonescoop administrators. As stated by 3GPP, a true 4G network would support downlink speeds upwards of 1GB and extensive interface with fixed IP systems. Nothing official at this point though so that could change.

Re: whats up with mediaFLO?
Feb 4, 2008, 7:10 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for the info. Wikipedia was a little vague.

Re: Dont worry about Verizon winning
Feb 2, 2008, 5:41 PM
in the Article: C Block Hits $4.6 Billion Reserve, Triggers Open Access forum

Is there public information about what spectrum blocks are owned by what company in the existing frequencies (pcs/cellular)? I'd be interested to see where the carriers stand as it is.

whats up with mediaFLO?
Feb 2, 2008, 4:34 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Were getting mediaflo at ATT soon. I'm not real sure exactly how it works from a technical standpoint. I know its broadcast in 700mhz but VZW/ATT don't own any spectrum there(yet). So is it in some unlicensed band in 700? If not, who owns it? Qualcomm? I also fail to see the monetary advantage of carriers using this technology since it requires dedicated handsets, etc.

Re: how to NOT get screwed on a phone.
Feb 1, 2008, 7:03 PM
in the AT&T forum

Avgjoe - I couldn't aggree with you more on the free phone/contract business. Thats dead on. Insurance is a nice option to have but I don't think its the ultimate solution to this omnipresent customer service issue.

Feb 1, 2008, 4:46 PM
in the Sprint forum

I know the plan stays. I mention that because I have seen in the past care changing plans w/o customer authorization. Sounds bad but I've seen it happen.

Feb 1, 2008, 12:30 AM
in the Sprint forum

For the record, as a former employee I've defended this company but its gotten so bad I've got to gripe. I took my phone to the S&R center because it wasn't connecting data: drops connection, drops to 1XRTT even when right next to the tower. After 1.5 hours they tell me its "not the phone" but an "account issue" and I have to call customer care. After I explain to them that I used to WORK in a sprint ...

Re: Strage billing issue. Please help.
Jan 29, 2008, 6:07 PM
in the Sprint forum

Positive. Are you saying that can happen if the account is about to be converted? Because as of now the account is still P2k

Re: Strage billing issue. Please help.
Jan 28, 2008, 12:47 AM
in the Sprint forum

Thanks for the info. That gives me an idea of what might be going on with it now. I'm always reluctant to call in because I'm uncomfortable with the outsourced reps handling my account. About the "WTF", believe me I know. Cursing at reps gets nothing accomplished. Atleast it didn't for people who cursed at me.

Strage billing issue. Please help.
Jan 28, 2008, 12:25 AM
in the Sprint forum

I've never seen this one before: When checking my plan details online it states in my included features "CANCELATION CHARGE". This line was never canceled and is currently active. WTF? The shown balance due is still normal. The account is in P2K. Is it possible its an online glitch or should I expect an invalid ETF on my next bill? I'm not sure if they'res anything I can do proactively on this one before the next bill cuts. What ...

Re: Motorola's problem....
Jan 23, 2008, 4:43 PM
in the Article: Motorola Chooses Qualcomm UMTS Chips, Posts Poor Results forum

Could be. They all look very close to me though and are terrible to use.

Re: Motorola's problem....
Jan 23, 2008, 4:13 PM
in the Article: Motorola Chooses Qualcomm UMTS Chips, Posts Poor Results forum

ATT's UI sucks too. My V9m lets me choose between the moto UI or Sprints (which is good). The UI on the V9 (ATT) is awful by comparison. Havn't had the VZW version but I've heard enough. BTW what made all the V3m models so slow wasn't the UI but underpowered processors. That was MOTO's fault which they've fixed with the RAZR2.

Re: Recoop
Jan 18, 2008, 7:58 PM
in the Article: Sprint Slashes Jobs As Part of Cost-Cutting Actions forum

I don't disagree. Nextel ran a good tight ship. I think the transition of billing systems was blown big time by Sprint.

Re: stupid move =Bonecrusher and his opinions
Jan 18, 2008, 7:50 PM
in the Article: Sprint Slashes Jobs As Part of Cost-Cutting Actions forum

Pfft. That was an intelligent counter argument.

Re: Recoop
Jan 18, 2008, 7:46 PM
in the Article: Sprint Slashes Jobs As Part of Cost-Cutting Actions forum

Correction: spirnts old billing system is p2k. Premier is an access system of it. Retail uses RMS (for both p2k and ensemble). Nextel was known for being stingy with corporate spending. It became common knowledge within the company that Ensemble was cheaper to use than p2k which is why they went with it. Ditto peoplesoft for HR. Its likely not as bad as it seems but Sprint blew it on integrating ensemble into the existing access systems (RMS) which ...

Re: stupid move
Jan 18, 2008, 5:10 PM
in the Article: Sprint Slashes Jobs As Part of Cost-Cutting Actions forum

To my knowledge, Sprint never used TDMA. It used CDMAone in the 90s and upgraded to CDMA1xRTT around 2k. Sprint invested big in the PCS band in the 90s which is why they now have more PCS assets than any carrier in the US. I'm pretty sure about this.

Re: stupid move
Jan 18, 2008, 3:08 PM
in the Article: Sprint Slashes Jobs As Part of Cost-Cutting Actions forum

I AM GOD said: the 850 bandwidth was already auctioned off by the time Sprint started offering wireless service. He's right. Sprint doesn't own ANY 850. The iDEN frequency is a different frequency known as SMR which they are having issues with the federal government for frequency interference.

Re: wait .. one more thing
Jan 10, 2008, 5:09 PM
in the Sprint forum

Anyone ever try to do a port in to replace an existing/temp number in ensemble? ha ha good luck :lol:

Re: CDMA version?
Jan 7, 2008, 6:37 PM
in the Article: Motorola Announces E8 and Z10 forum

So I have to figure initial availability will be for GSM carriers. I just hope for once the CDMA side wont have to wait 8-12 months to get their version. New Sprint CEO promisses to be more aggressive on getting new phones. Here's his chance to prove if he's good on his word. Both phones will be successful.

Re: Sprint switches
Jan 7, 2008, 6:20 PM
in the Sprint forum

I figured so. I wasn't sure if the backhaul was fiber or not so that answers that too. Thanks for the info ac.

Re: Moto Razr2 V9 versus unlocked V8
Jan 5, 2008, 8:37 PM
in the AT&T forum

The WCDMA chip in the V9 is the reason for the poor battery life. Since the V8 is just GSM only, you will have better battery life. You would have to have the phone unlocked to use it on ATTwhich means you may lose some feature functions. Check MOTOs website for unlocked versions. It wont be cheap but this is a very high quality phone in any version.

Sprint switches
Jan 5, 2008, 5:57 PM
in the Sprint forum

When working for Sprint, a few co-workers told me that Sprint doesn't own its own network switches and that VZ/ATT/Qwest pretty much own them all and Sprint pays to use them. Is this true? I havn't been able to confirm this.

Re: 3G Spectrum?
Jan 5, 2008, 5:51 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Thanks. I dug up the AWS archive and checked it out. Hopefully Denver will be one of the initial markets they launch 3G in. ATT people had to wait too long here to get 3G.

Re: 3G Spectrum?
Jan 3, 2008, 11:32 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Speaking of the spectrum, when they say the spectrum that will be used is 1700/2100 does that mean that Tmob bought licenses in both frequency bands? I don't remember 2100 being for sale in the AWS auction. Whats the deal?

Re: Leaving this forum and never coming back >>
Jan 3, 2008, 11:23 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

I agree but to the defense of the jerks on these forums, I think it frustrates any reasonably well informed person here when people ask questions like "how can I make the iPhone work for Sprint". Its hard to dignify questions like these with a serious answer. Especially when its posted almost daily. Still, no one should bag on people for trying to help out the uninformed.

Jan 3, 2008, 10:50 PM
in the Sprint forum

Lol. If only you could tell customers that. Data revenues would skyrocket.

Re: Knock it off Broadcom!
Jan 2, 2008, 12:58 AM
in the Article: Qualcomm Must Stop Selling Some Chips, Can Continue With Others forum

So here you have Qualcomm trying to sue Nokia for stealing WCDMA IPR that it had already stolen from Broadcom..Pretty ironic.

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