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Oct 24, 2017, 7:29 AM
in the Article: MTA Approves $573M for Contactless Fare System forum

Will they make this compatible with the SmartLink system deployed in NJ PATH? It would make sense for both systems to use a common contactless system.

Re: Let me get this strait?
Jun 15, 2017, 7:43 AM
in the Article: Sprint Offering a Free Year of Service to Those Who Switch forum

Check the list here: https://www.cnet.com/news/sprints-fr ee-year-of-unlimited-data-whats-the-catch/ Some phones are required to be Verizon specific versions. Unfortunately, my current phone (LG G4) does not qualify.

Re: T-Mobile
May 25, 2017, 1:45 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Digits Lets You Call or Text from a Phone, Tablet, PC forum

Google Voice?

No Android Pay
May 12, 2017, 11:05 AM
in the Article: Verizon's Wear24 Android Wear Watch Now Available forum

Several outlets have reported that while the Wear24 has NFC, AndroidPay is not supported.

Re: Feeling BLU?
Oct 2, 2015, 7:28 AM
in the Huawei Nexus 6P forum

Actually, that's true. The Pure XL has a limited set of LTE bands compared to the Nexus 5/6/5X/6P.

Re: Feeling BLU?
Sep 30, 2015, 1:37 PM
in the Huawei Nexus 6P forum

Except if you want support from Sprint, Verizon or their MVNOs.

Re: Moto X Pure Bands
Aug 24, 2015, 11:54 AM
in the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition / Style forum

I am holding off on purchasing the Nexus 6 in favor of this phone (or the LG Nexus 5 2015). Although I love the features of my LG G4, some of the vendor modifications are driving me nuts. Moto X Fi would be wonderful.

Moto X Pure Bands
Jul 29, 2015, 7:24 AM
in the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition / Style forum

I think you are displaying the Moto X Style bands. The bands supported for the Moto X Pure are: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) CDMA (800, 850, 1900 MHz) 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41) Which makes it compatible with Sprint Spark (and potentially Project Fi). Jim

Verizon Frequencies
Jul 2, 2015, 8:15 AM
in the LG G4 (CDMA) forum

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 CDMA: 800/1900 LTE Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/13

Re: Beg to differ
Jun 17, 2015, 7:26 AM
in the Article: Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless forum

Why spend the extra $50 for something you will never see? Plus, all the third party cases I saw explicitly said they will not fit the G4 Leather Editions. I just ordered a few spare batteries and two folio cases to try. Jim

Re: T-Mobile Band 2 LTE
Nov 21, 2014, 9:39 AM
in the HTC One (M8) for Windows (GSM) forum

I'm going off what was posted here: https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/ph one.php?p=4422 Looking at the HTC spec sheet, the T-Mobile version is limited to 700/AWS. The AT&T version supports 1900. http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/ht c-one-m8/ This was confirmed my numerous posts in XDA Developers. If you don't already have the phone, get an AT&T version and get it unlocked. That will give you the bands supported by both AT&T and T-Mobile (including Band 2). If you bought the T-Mobile version, you're SOL.

Re: T-Mobile Band 2 LTE
Nov 20, 2014, 1:33 PM
in the HTC One (M8) for Windows (GSM) forum

To be more helpful than the previous poster... The M8 supports Band 2, although it may be disabled in a carrier-specific version.

Super Cookies
Nov 5, 2014, 11:31 AM
in the Article: Verizon, AT&T Using 'Supercookies' to Track Customers forum

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Re: Hmmm...
Oct 30, 2014, 2:45 PM
in the Article: MCX Goes On the Defensive, Offers New Details forum

Thank you for the clarification-- I was under the assumption that MCX was providing the entire POS system, including the card terminals. It still does not make sense for CVS and RiteAid to invest in tens of thousands of NFC capable terminals that will no longer be used and will likely be replaced (to avoid pissing off Apple Pay and Google Wallet users). What will kill CurrentC is: - Store card and checking only (no credit / debit card support) - Dual barcode ...

Oct 29, 2014, 1:57 PM
in the Article: MCX Goes On the Defensive, Offers New Details forum

> First and foremost, MCX said participation in its > payment service is voluntary. When merchants choose > to work with MCX, they choose to do so exclusively. So CVS and RiteAid chose to use MCX, purchased their terminals and licensed their processing system-- which included NFC-- and then when MCX offers an alternate AS YET UNDEPLOYED solution, MCX has the right to disable functionality their customers paid for. > Importantly, if a merchant decides to stop working with > MCX, ...

But you can't buy diet pills...
Oct 28, 2014, 10:10 AM
in the Article: Softcard Now Buys a Big Mac with Cheese forum

... because CVS/Health and RiteAid blocked NFC on their terminals.

Re: Two Different Systems
Oct 27, 2014, 12:34 PM
in the Article: CVS, Rite Aid Shut Out Apple Pay forum

Touche (grin) I liked Apple's approach to this last year, because they leveraged existing infrastructure (Starbucks and many airlines already used 2D barcode systems). MCX took an existing, working system and disabled it so that they could promote a competing technology that does not exist now and may never exist or be widely used. The only reason I could see for disabling it is if the service was costing them more in interchange fees-- which may be true, since the virtual MasterCard ...

Re: Two Different Systems
Oct 27, 2014, 11:49 AM
in the Article: CVS, Rite Aid Shut Out Apple Pay forum

Google Wallet accepted a limited number of store credit cards on launch, I'm not sure that is still true today. What MCX has effectively done is stalled the adoption of a widely accepted mobile payment solution, possibly damaging the market moving forward. Last week, I could use my phone to pay at thousands of retail stores. Now I cannot, because a company decided to promote their proprietary, competing technology THAT IS NOT EVEN DEPLOYED YET. I will not load the CurrentC app, ...

Re: This, basically, sucks...
Oct 27, 2014, 8:59 AM
in the Article: CVS, Rite Aid Shut Out Apple Pay forum

Joshmo said: simple enough...I just wont shop at those places. Walgreens supports NFC payments, and there is one near my house and my office. Problem solved. http://www.mastercard.us/cardholde r-services/paypass-locator.html

This, basically, sucks...
Oct 27, 2014, 7:53 AM
in the Article: CVS, Rite Aid Shut Out Apple Pay forum

I have been an avid proponent of NFC, and have been using it for years-- first with my Galaxy S3, then with my Nexus 4 and now with my Nexus 5. There are multiple ecosystems supporting NFC-- Google Wallet, Softcard (the system formerly known as ISIS) and now Apple Pay. All supporting a common terminal structure that was multi-vendor. Now MCX is creating a system that requires customers to load yet another proprietary app on their phones, as opposed to using ...

Not ready for prime time
Oct 22, 2014, 7:53 AM
in the Article: Nokia HERE Maps Expands to More Android Handsets forum

Loaded on the phone I use daily for media streaming and GPS in my car. Immediately after loading, Google Maps stopped working (dies with an exception on startup). Turn commands are incomplete compared with Google Maps. Directions to my office called for me to get back on the highway (the building borders the highway but is accessed from a nearby street). Will be uninstalled immediately.

Re: Price...
Oct 19, 2014, 8:53 AM
in the Article: Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet forum

I agree with your comments about previous Nexus phones. But the N6 suffers some of the same issues compared to its competitors: - Camera is 13MP (Galaxy Note 4 is 16MP, LG G3 is also 13MP). - No removable battery. The N4 was the perfect T-Mobile phone (once you loaded the LTE compatible radio), and the N5 is great except for battery life. At the same entry point ($700), I'd take the Galaxy Note 4 over the Nexus 6 in a heartbeat. ...

Oct 16, 2014, 7:15 AM
in the Article: Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet forum

... makes the Nexus 6 a non-starter for me. The advantage of the previous Nexus phones (the N4 and N5 in particular) was that they has top tier specifications at a reasonable price and came unlocked. With a $650 price tag, there is little to distinguish the Nexus 6 from the Galaxy Note 4 or LG G3, besides the "pure Android" experience (which I can get by loading the Google Now launcher). I was looking to upgrade my N5-- I ...

International roaming is a rip-off on most carriers
Oct 13, 2014, 11:05 AM
in the Article: AT&T Improves International Plans forum

If you have a roaming capable phone, it is much less expensive to have your phone unlocked and use a local carriers SIM card and service. T-Mobile is the only US carrier who has this right-- they offer prices competitive to local carriers for roaming and calling home, and even throw in data (albeit 2G).

Re: whew
Sep 25, 2014, 7:33 AM
in the Article: Apple Explains How to Revert to iOS 8.0 forum

its a good thing I didn't buy an iPhone ;) Mind you, I have Android phones and run Cyanogenmod, so I really shouldn't talk.

A day late...
Sep 18, 2014, 2:19 PM
in the Article: Samsung Note 4 Available Oct. 17, Preorders Start Sept. 19 forum

... I need a new phone for an event I'm working out of town starting October 16th. (sigh)

Not really...
Sep 15, 2014, 11:26 AM
in the Apple iPhone 6 Plus forum

... you can get content from Amazon and Google with their platform-specific apps.

Sep 11, 2014, 7:50 AM
in the Apple iPhone 6 Plus forum

And they're only a year behind LG (G3) and Samsung (Note 3). The only advantage I can see with the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus is that we will finally see traction on NFC payment support-- something my other phones have had for over two years.

I'd be disappointed if they bought dumb things...
Aug 15, 2014, 2:59 PM
in the Article: Samsung to Buy SmartThings forum

... just saying ;)

When is the mode device coming out?
Aug 11, 2014, 12:29 PM
in the Article: HTC One (M8) to Add MirrorLink Support for Cars forum


Jun 19, 2014, 10:12 AM
in the Article: Amazon Intros Fire Phone forum

Android, with their custom skin on top.

Re: Anyone heard if you can use it on Tmobile
Jun 15, 2014, 7:32 PM
in the Asus PadFone X forum

The PadPhone X is not a good choice for T-Mobile-- it does not support their WCDMA frequency (WCDMA 1700). If you are in an area where they support LTE 1700 great, but if not...

No 4G Data
Dec 23, 2013, 10:58 AM
in the Article: GoSmart to Offer Free Mobile Facebook Access forum

The issue with most MVNOs on T-Mobile and AT&T is that they do not allow access to the carriers 4G networks, or if they do they throttle down to 3G speeds. I'd prefer to pay more to the carriers to get the data speed.

I always thought it was odd...
Dec 19, 2013, 9:07 AM
in the Article: Verizon and T-Mobile to Swap Spectrum forum

... that Verizon was purchasing AWS licenses when it was obvious they were not planning on deploying service in that spectrum.

I was just thinking of this...
Dec 13, 2013, 9:18 AM
in the Article: Pebble Updated with Do Not Disturb Mode forum

... as I heard my Pebble vibrate from incoming mail and SMS messages all bloody night (grin).

People seem to forget...
Dec 12, 2013, 5:28 PM
in the Article: FCC Says Inflight Calls a Go, But DoT Says No forum

... that once upon a time, you could make phone calls on a plane. The service was Airfone, a division of Verizon (at the time). It was prohibitively expensive (up to $5/min) but I remember using it at least once when I was travelling (to relay changes in my itinerary to my family). I think that the technical decision should be separated from the etiquette decision. Both the FCC and DoT are technical bodies, and should define their roles as ...

Why do I suddenly hear Queen...
Nov 20, 2013, 1:38 PM
in the Article: Google Dumps Currents, Touts Play Newsstand Instead forum

Another one bites the dust.

Re: Wow.
Nov 20, 2013, 8:50 AM
in the Article: FreedomPop Expands Compatibility to More Sprint Phones forum

$99 for a phone, plus: - 200 voice minutes a month - 500gb 4G data (including hotspot access) a month - Unlimited SMS every month for as long as FreedomPop partners with Sprint and the WiMax network is operational-- which will probably be a few years. This is an ideal plan for people with limited use-- the elderly looking for a phone to carry for emergencies, a first phone for a child or teenager. It's cheaper than the best prepaid plan (which is T-Mobile-- ...

Re: Gsm
Nov 14, 2013, 1:58 PM
in the LG G2 (Sprint) forum

Gb239 said: Is it GSM ? Yes, but as another poster stated that might not be the question you need to ask. The phone by default will support Sprint's CDMA and LTE networks, but may not support GSM out of the box (and if it does, it may be restricted to European frequencies). You would need to contact Sprint to ask about unlocking the phone if you want to use it on GSM networks. And, to be honest, this model would not be ...

Re: Gsm
Nov 14, 2013, 1:49 PM
in the LG G2 (Sprint) forum

It supports GSM, CDMA, WCDMA and LTE. So, yes, it does support GSM.

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