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Tuesday, 11:14 AM
in the Article: Microsoft App Brings Spam Filter, AI Sorting to Your Text Messages forum

It's really coincidental that all the videos, screenshots, names, videos and even reviews are all featuring Indian people. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, if it weren't for the abundance of scam calls, texts, emails, and "tech support" portraying themselves as Microsoft, that all come from India. I can't help but immediately be cautious regarding anything that has access to personal information and is tied to Microsoft and India in the same sentence. I've seen the scams plenty. ...

Get Ready
Jul 30, 2019, 1:56 PM
in the Article: Apple Snaps up Intel's Phone Modem Division forum

For some more really crappy performing modems... Intel point blank is slower, less powerful, and less feature rich than Qualcomm modems.

Me too me too
Jul 30, 2019, 1:54 PM
in the Article: Verizon Confirms "Multi-Spectrum" 5G Strategy forum

Is all I hear Verizon saying now....

Re: What are we gaining?
Jul 30, 2019, 1:51 PM
in the Article: Dish Details Deal to Become Fourth National Carrier forum

Not to mention that it will be much cheaper for Dish to pay the FCC the $2+ Billion fine for not building out and relying on TMobile network than to build their own in that time frame. It will cost considerably MORE than $2B, so paying a fine that small gives Dish ZERO incentive. If anything what will happen is Dish will end up selling back the spectrum and prepaid customers to TMobile later on anyway. All this is, ...

Aug 31, 2018, 8:24 PM
in the Article: Sony XZ3 Boasts Bigger Screen, Bigger Battery, Bigger Speakers forum

Why doesn't Sony name their devices something different than "Xperia" and "Z" and "X" and then throw numbers behind it. I honestly avoid Sony all together, while nice phones, simply because the naming of them is so confusing with Xperia Z or ZX or Experia ZX2 or ZX3 - all of them get so lost that I can't help but think its all the same phone, just a naming scheme set up to sucker you into paying for what ...

Re: What Case?
Aug 31, 2018, 8:19 PM
in the Article: AT&T and Cricket Take Phone Traffickers to Court forum

If that is the case, then why does the OEM sell them for the same full retail price to the general public - why are carriers claiming that by merging into a larger company it allows them to get favorable buying rates from OEMs for equipment? Because they buy them at less than retail in bulk. Even still, you bought the device, at the price offered, regardless if you have service or not, unlocking is legal and you're allowed ...

What Case?
Aug 31, 2018, 10:33 AM
in the Article: AT&T and Cricket Take Phone Traffickers to Court forum

What case do they really have here? SIM Unlocking is already been deemed LEGAL in the USA, whether the company selling the device gives permission or not. If you're buying the phone, it is yours to do what you wish. The company sells devices at a lower price (still more than they purchase them from the OEM), in exchange locking the SIM to only use one provider, in hopes that you will spend more with that company who then ...

Re: FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Permits Blocking and Throttling
Jan 5, 2018, 9:37 PM
in the Article: FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Permits Blocking and Throttling forum

You really are ignorant, and blithely unaware of how no new businesses can or will enter a market WITHOUT government intervention. Go back and read the Telecom Act of 1996 and educate yourself on how DSL and broadband only happened when the government FORCED competition. Moron!

More Unnecessary Arbitrary Changes
Nov 23, 2017, 8:23 PM
in the Article: Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment forum

Sprint - Seriously! STOP MAKING CHANGES THAT ARE POINTLESS. "Our company is failing, oh, lets move offices, AGAIN, to see how well this works." It's as asinine and pointless, as that thought of having different presidents in each state or region as they had last year. It also sends a very clear message that Claure is NOT a leader, nor in control as he would like to think, and that his own employees and staff can't do their jobs. ...

Not True
Oct 25, 2017, 10:12 AM
in the Article: Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X forum

How are Powermat chargers upgradable by software? There's no connection to Starbucks wifi or Ethernet to them. In fact they're barely working half the time anyway. They got rid of all the power rings cause no one ever returned them. I fail to see how they're going to upgrade these via software on a whim. They're gonna have to just replace them. PMA was always a crap idea against Qi anyway.

Re: My 2¢
Jul 22, 2017, 11:19 AM
in the Article: Verizon's Video Optimization Tests Have Customers Crying Foul forum

And people should be limited to keeping their opinions to themselves. People who talk out of turn are a waste of space. And no one cares about your 2 cents.

Re: And once
Apr 14, 2017, 1:02 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year forum

Are you daft? Verizon required one to get a new handset to take advantage of their XLTE network as well.

Why Bother?
Apr 10, 2017, 1:09 PM
in the Article: Sprint Lists Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx for $264 forum

So the device loses NFC for Android Pay (which is gaining popularity, and in every other Android device now) and gains an FM Radio instead? Sorry, I'd much rather have a payment option than commercial radio any day. The device is capable of WiFi Calling and VoLTE - but Sprint's network doesn't even support VoLTE, in fact, it may not fully support it for years to come with how they've deployed TDD-FDD-CDMA configuration in multiple carrier aggregate ways that ...

Re: Why AT&T to a lesser degree?
Mar 25, 2017, 5:57 PM
in the Article: FCC Relaxes Rules Governing 800 MHz Spectrum forum

Assuming the reason Sprint was not mentioned because Sprint uses one specific block (one that is only a 5x5Mhz block with 1Mhz guard bands) within that bigger 850 broad spectrum of blocks - this one is omitted from the filing with the FCC. As for Nextel/Sprint having as much spectrum as Verizon in the 850 band, the FCC took some of that away, when Nextel was forced to change frequencies to prevent interference with public safety systems - in ...

Nothing But "GOTCHA"
Feb 10, 2017, 11:34 AM
in the Article: Sprint Pitching 5 Lines with Unlimited Everything for $90 forum

With Sprint, there is always a great sounding price - till you read the "GOTCHA" print that says, the price is an introductory rate. Who are they? Comcast? I mean, offer 5 lines, get customers to sign up, and then charge them double in just a year? You want customers? You gotta keep them? Doubling my price in a year only causes me to leave, and I'm sure millions will do the same.

Re: Greedy bastards
Feb 9, 2017, 12:37 PM
in the Article: iCloud Drops iPhone Activation Lock Search Tool forum

Meaning the devices were still attached to the previous owners account - and while that person may have a new device, some carriers keep their former devices/old devices/previously last used device on the account for easy swapping back and forth. Sprint is well known for doing this. So you need to completely remove the device from the account, not just by swapping to another device, but by letting Sprint know that you request it be cleared and removed from ...

Double Charge
Feb 3, 2017, 3:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T Kicks Off VoLTE Roaming in Japan forum

Knowing AT&T they will likely charge you a per minute fee for voice (which is standard for international roaming), plus charge you data usage per MB as "VoLTE Data Usage" for carrying the call via LTE Data while roaming. I know this isn't how things are done in the USA, or overseas, but AT&T will find a way to do it.

Re: What about increasing data speeds and lowering latency!?
Feb 2, 2017, 5:33 PM
in the Article: Cricket Increases Data Available to Most Plans forum

I dont know what the latency is on Cricket, but the 4mbps HSPA and 8mbps LTE connection is decent, and usually maxes out due to it being so low and easily network sustainable - it would be nice to see them raise it up to 10mbps and 15mbps

Re: Actually a decent deal...
Feb 2, 2017, 4:47 PM
in the Article: Verizon Rolls Out 1 GB Plan for Non-Phones forum

If it's for non-phones, why does it include Unlimited Talk & Text?

Re: Greedy bastards
Feb 2, 2017, 4:43 PM
in the Article: iCloud Drops iPhone Activation Lock Search Tool forum

I was just about to say the same thing. This is one reason I only do my second hand transactions at a carrier store, so I can go through the process of checking the IMEI/ESN - ensuring the device is unlocked and able to be activated - does not have an EIP or other payment that has not been made, additionally, I have the service rep remove and delete anything on the previous account owners device (mine included if ...

More Limited Data
Feb 2, 2017, 4:37 PM
in the Article: AT&T's 'Indigo' 5G to Kick Off In Austin and Indianapolis forum

How much you want to bet that AT&T will only allow limited data options on this new network being tested. I thought LTE was supposed to be one of the drivers for big data, at least have the capacity and speed to allow wireless, and low latency, near real-time transfers that blows 3G out of the water. Now it seems companies are saying 5G will be, yet none of them have said, "this will allow real unlimited use" when ...

Value vs Performance
Jan 5, 2017, 1:38 AM
in the Article: Cricket Customers Won't Benefit from AT&T's LTE Advancements for Now forum

"Cricket CEO John Dwyer told Phonescoop that its customers are more interested in value than performance, and most are satisfied with the experience delivered by 8 Mbps." If this is the case, then why not increase the speeds and give a better "value" and zero rate some of that DirecTV Now data as well. Value isn't just about low performance, low price, just need something to get by - rather the most capable and possible for a low price that's ...

Worked Well For Sprint
Jan 4, 2017, 11:17 AM
in the Article: AT&T Not Waiting for 5G Standard, to Offer Consumer Trials forum

It seemed to work pretty well for Sprint too.. what, deploying a 4G technology and not waiting for finalization of a standard, one that actually is a competing and much more efficient and unifying one over the technology they chose, all so they could avoid waiting and investing in their network because of the explosion of data as well.. but hey, worked out well for them in the end.. ousted CEO's, an acquisition, a massive stock drop, more debt ...

Re: Not worth it...
Dec 30, 2016, 1:42 PM
in the Article: DirecTV Now's $35 Introductory Rate Goes Away Jan 9 forum

These "on the go" services that take TV to a new level by being connected to some form of subscription based cable or satellite company all seem crappy. The UI terrible, the content worthless, and worst of all, more commercials than ever. On top of this, MOST of the programming wont play unless in your own home on the cable company wifi terminal provided to you (XFinity) or wont play at all (DirecTV)

Dec 7, 2016, 1:09 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Looks to Redefine the Phone Number with 'Digits' forum

So basically they just brought back Bobsled with the convenience of Google Voice one number factor? What if you have multiple devices and multiple numbers you want on every device, for them all to work and call each other in a "round robin" "follow me" type of way? You're lucking out with this, as BETA testing only allows you one of two options - One Number Multiple Devices or Multiple Numbers One Device. And since they are separate, you ...

Data Maximizer
Nov 11, 2016, 12:18 PM
in the Article: AT&T's 'Stream Saver' Doesn't Quite Mimic T-Mobile's BingeOn forum

So you really mean AT&T is starting a new Data Maximizer version of their own. BingeOn is separate from Data Maximizer which all accounts and plans have.

Oct 6, 2016, 4:30 PM
in the Article: Verizon - Not Google - to Manage Pixel System Updates forum

Why not just tell users they can also only use the device between 9AM and 5PM as well. When the financing is up I'm sure Verizon doesn't unlock the boot loader, remove any of the bloat ware or fix any of the updates either. Who in their right mind would ever buy this device.

Promoting SJW Culture?
Sep 12, 2016, 12:08 PM
in the Article: Instagram Adds Filter to Comments forum

"We need to promote a culture where everyone feels safe to be themselves without criticism or harassment." No! What we need is to stop perpetuating this social justice warrior culture of snowflakes. This mentality where people believe that they have a right to feel comfortable rather than face discomfort in everyday life, which may or may not contain criticism. Fact - not everyone gets along or appreciates the same things, so instead of dealing with it like adults ...

Re: *also shrugs*
Aug 15, 2016, 11:43 AM
in the Article: Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps forum

Their thought was how T-Mobile was 15 years ago - Deploy the fastest speeds through the most populated urban areas, leave the slower networks in the rural areas and not expand coverage due to the high cost, even though they had national spectrum to do so, they opted not to. Over time T-Mobile sold off some of the unused spectrum, made money off it, and then bought some low band which helped them. Sprint, like T-Mobile did, has a ...

Re: And the Winner Is...
Aug 15, 2016, 11:36 AM
in the Article: Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps forum

Oh, are your feelings hurt because many of us, a whole 15 MILLION of us have been generally screwed over by Sprint, its service, its horrible policies, and lackluster promises of something better? The fact that we bash the hell out of it on a daily basis should say something. Not that we are trolls, but that Sprint has yet to apologize, make it right, or confront let alone address the very real notion that their behaviors, lies, false ...

Meh *shrugs*
Aug 12, 2016, 2:53 PM
in the Article: Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps forum

That's great and all, but lets be real here - unless you are standing next to a 2.5Ghz cell site, outdoors, on a 70F sunny day at Noon in a small town where no one has Sprint, you are likely to rarely ever see speeds like that, or even 1/10th that, or even 1/20th that. Basically Sprint can tout all they want this CA-3 and it won't really make any difference unless they did it all on their PCS ...

Re: Can't Stop Copying T-Mobile
Aug 7, 2016, 2:28 AM
in the Article: Sprint Adds Unlimited Data to Open World Program for Rio Games forum

Competition is about being innovative, offering customers a distinct reason to select your company over another - it means creating a brand and product that is believed to be superior than others. There is a reason why Verizon is looked at as being superior, its their coverage and network stability - there is a reason T-Mobile is highly competitive, its their rate plans being all-inclusive (literally), and Sprint has yet to compete in finding something that is their own. ...

Can't Stop Copying T-Mobile
Aug 1, 2016, 2:25 PM
in the Article: Sprint Adds Unlimited Data to Open World Program for Rio Games forum

For a company that thinks it's name is Verizon and compares itself to Verizon constantly, non stop, with its network, artificial quality, and consumer un-friendly practices, it sure does like to copy a lot of things (rather poorly and half assed at best) from T-Mobile. Not saying that all carriers shouldn't offer free roaming for Olympics, but Sprint announcing it the same day as T-Mobile went live with it seems not only too coincidental, but that they need to ...

Re: This makes no sence
Mar 25, 2016, 2:33 AM
in the Article: Netflix Says It Throttles Video on AT&T and Verizon forum

Your experience is like many (unique in it's own way), you sought and selected a higher quality video stream to be delivered over the entire account. Most people however, leave the quality at AUTO which means Netflix selects, based on the technology and capacity of the network you use, landline or wireless, DSL or Cable, so on and so forth, which speed and quality video is best for delivery. In most cases 600kbps-1.5mbps is fine for 480p to 720p ...

Re: Well, lets be honest...
Mar 1, 2016, 2:56 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

I know from experience, I've been told things by Sprint reps in-store that flatly weren't true. From how their network is, to how other networks are, to which devices are compatible, and which aren't. Even gone so far as told me that certain plans didn't exist, when they did. That Sprint is GSM not CDMA. That their LTE roams onto Verizon when it doesn't. ANYTHING to get you to sign up. The next day when you realize something is ...

Re: Waste Of Money/Resources
Mar 1, 2016, 2:48 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

Except everything said was true, you're just lazy and illiterate.

Waste Of Money/Resources
Feb 29, 2016, 3:14 PM
in the Article: Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores forum

Sprint think that by having nearly 10,000 locations to buy their crap service and devices that it will somehow bring in more customers. The real issue here is that Sprint has lost even more focus than before. Instead of putting the focus on its own O&O stores and really driving the network forward, faster, and with more finances to solidify the user experience, all these added costly stores and partnerships (like the failed one of RadioShack's 1400 stores, not a ...

Nothing said
Feb 22, 2016, 3:46 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says 5G Trials Progressing Nicely forum

So basically they said nothing other than "hey guys we're name dropping technology forms so you feel like we are doing something and we can feel further advanced than we need to be, you know, so we can feel good about ourselves .."

Water Resistance isn't Water Proof
Feb 21, 2016, 2:21 PM
in the Article: Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Are Waterproof forum

There is a difference. The device is water RESISTANT, not water PROOF. One resists water based on pressure of the water (the depth) and/or the length of time water has been on the device, before finally failing. The other completely seals out water and can not, at any reasonable depth or time be breached.

Re: HD calling
Dec 29, 2015, 12:12 PM
in the Article: AT&T Says VoLTE Available to 295 Million Americans forum

Right, but only offered on their EVDO network, not their 1x network, and only worked from a Sprint device TO a Sprint device. Sprint still lacks VoLTE, and inter-carrier HD voice as well.

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