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Re: Nothing said
Feb 22, 2016, 12:16 PM
in the Article: Verizon Says 5G Trials Progressing Nicely forum

TMO also recently claimed it was working on "5G" technology. The same carrier that jumped ahead of the definition of 4G. Perhaps VZW is saying "We are too". Without a true definition from the ITU, the claim is most likely to keep shareholders in seats and customers interested. I personally don't understand why the ITU doesn't ask to have fines slapped on carriers that make false perceptions of technology not yet drawn up for conclusion. John B.

Removable Battery
Feb 21, 2016, 1:24 PM
in the Article: LG G5 Adopts Metal Design, Adds Trick Battery Hatch forum

I'm not sure if everyone really understands the simple logic and common sense in regards to removable batteries. People can make excuses for manufacturers eliminating them and for the most part, will rely totally on the sale's pitches that manufacturers use to validate such practice. The bottom line is this: Regardless of price or premium status, the battery is the weakest link across the board. I have contended all along that a premium device should not be rendered useless just ...

Re: Interesting Take
Feb 19, 2016, 10:00 PM
in the Article: US Gov to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone forum

---"There's a saying about this: those who choose security at the cost of freedom deserve neither."--- This was quoted by Ben Franklin. And while this is indeed a great saying, my history seems to think this was skewed in context and not what he intended on a civil level. I believe it was written as more during a self governance standoff. I don't remember for sure. Regardless, I am in agreement with the "possibility" of government wanting more control for ...

Interesting Take
Feb 19, 2016, 7:46 PM
in the Article: US Gov to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone forum

The phone in question is supposedly owned by the government. Issued to the shooters by the county they worked for at the time of incident. Does this mean Apple is unwilling to unlock the owner's phone? However diced, I just don't buy this whole security breach jargon. Both could easily give and receive the info needed without compromising security. Top officials from both the government and Apple in a locked room with the phone(s). But even so, is this ...

Several Questions
Sep 5, 2015, 12:21 PM
in the Article: Hands on with the Marshall London forum

1) Does this phone come with 12AX7 Tubes for the pre amp section? 2) Is the output KT88s or EL34s? 3) Does it have Channel Switching? 4) Does the volume go to 11 as opposed to 10? John B.

Re: I Hope Samsung Reads What I Have To Say.
Aug 3, 2015, 11:02 AM
in the Article: Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge forum

Why not bypass the sd card reader by defaulting to internal memory? In response to memory failures, I haven't seen any evidence that internal memory is anymore durable. I have found that many failures have been due to not screening what is downloaded and stored regardless of internal or SDCard. However, the nice thing about SD card failures, is that it allows easy replacement and be back in business far quicker than having to go to a service center, ...

Re: I Hope Samsung Reads What I Have To Say.
Aug 1, 2015, 7:27 AM
in the Article: Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge forum

Thanks June! Not only have I called Samsung, but, I also commented on its webpage and forwarded my above letter to its management team......with better grammer and all words intact! Lol. Enjoy the G4. This phone is in my line of sight. I have a couple of friends that purchased it and love it. One already realized he might need more memory so he purchased a larger card($12 online). The beauty of expandable memory is not being forced to ...

I Hope Samsung Reads What I Have To Say.
Jul 30, 2015, 10:36 AM
in the Article: Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge forum

Dear Samsung, While I understand handset sales have been decreasing across the board due to saturation almost at peak, the simple thought that removing key elements that many people sought solitude in, was not good a move to embrace those that made the transition to purchase your products. Rather than listen to your loyal customers, Samsung decided in allowing itself to bargain with another handset manufacturer's success. In doing so, you alienated the reason why Samsung aligned itself to greater ...

Re: Con Artist
Jul 21, 2015, 6:09 PM
in the Article: Verizon Might Skip 600MHz Incentive Auction forum

Actually, this move is a threat. What drives up the cost is having rich pockets involved with the auction. I'm taking a guess that VZW is being more vocal at this point vs AT&T about this for two reasons: 1) I believe AT&T is thinking the same as VZW but is keeping quiet as it tries to close the acquisition of DirecTv. It is not going to step on the foot of the FCC until then. 2) The goal for the ...

Re: now
Jul 20, 2015, 7:44 PM
in the Article: FCC Likely to Reject Dish's Auction Discounts forum

When are people going to listen to me? VZW and AT&T have no intentions of allowing anybody to gett close in creating completion for either one. Over the last 10 years, the two descendants of the AT&T monopoly years ago, have worked as a cartel to lock up the industry. If VZW and AT&T felt they could merge, they would do so. This is the next best thing. Money is no option as they have unlimited access to it. ...

Almost There.
Jun 25, 2015, 7:43 PM
in the Article: FCC Keeps Auction Reserve at 30 MHz forum

The duopoly is almost complete. VZW and AT&T have effectively secured the industry leaving T-Mobile, Sprint and the other smaller carriers with no way to build regardless of how much they spend to expand. This was a very important auction and a chance for T-Mobile and Sprint to have a balance allotment of spectrum to offensively compete on a higher level. This essentially plays into the more money for government rather than procreating more diverse consumer choice. John ...

Re: Way to parry words Verizon.
Jun 15, 2015, 7:11 PM
in the Article: Verizon: T-Mobile's Legere 'Is Simply Wrong' forum

This has nothing to do with complaining about money. The way I view this article and at current FCC rules as written, Sprint and T-Mobile could bid just as much or even more than VZW and AT&T yet, only get a chance at maximum 30Mhz while the larger two get the chance at 70Mhz. So, if the two smaller were to finally make the big financial purchase you feel they historically have been laxed at, they still lose. I don't ...

Re: Way to parry words Verizon.
Jun 14, 2015, 12:16 PM
in the Article: Verizon: T-Mobile's Legere 'Is Simply Wrong' forum

The problem is that the property is not carrier owned. The spectrum is publically owned. It is only licensed to the carriers. The FCC should be assuring the public that one or two carriers not monopolize all the low band frequencies for sake of eliminating the competitions' chances for fair offerings. In short, if AT&T and VZW want to hold huge licensing rights to prime 600mhz spectrum, there should be divestures of 700 to allow fair balance to the other ...

Re: Beg to differ
Jun 12, 2015, 5:59 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless forum

The position of tech sites and its editors, is to promote the idea that an expensive device should feel premium. I feel while the point is valiant, it fails to embrace an encompassing user experience. It is easy to make a point of metal vs plastic for marketing and sales. However, service after the sale is often ignored by these sites. What good is a metal device if it is rendered useless due to not being easily serviced? This ...

Way to parry words Verizon.
Jun 12, 2015, 12:36 PM
in the Article: Verizon: T-Mobile's Legere 'Is Simply Wrong' forum

"T-Mobile is more than welcome to participate in any auction the FCC holds. No company can prevent another from participating." Umm, that is not what T-Mobile is complaining about. Tmobile has every intention to bid. The point is that T-Mobile can have all the money in the world and bid its ass off only to receive the maximum of 30mhz. It irks me when VZW and AT&T twist the logic to mask the facts. Is VZW and ATT willing to ...

Re: Doesnt say anything about SD card or removable battery...
Jun 8, 2015, 4:51 PM
in the Article: AT&T Intros the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active forum

It's posts like yours that concern me. A company always looks for ways to save money yet charge the same or more for its products or services. They have R&D personel that read through sites and comment sections to review what people are saying. Posting your opinion on what doesn't matter to you, allows companies to possibly execute deletion of services or options that others may find invaluable. So rather than having something that you may not want or ...

Re: Yet Another "Plan"
Jun 5, 2015, 7:47 AM
in the Article: Sprint Parent Greenlights Network Plan forum

I often wonder why people ignore the positives of some of the moves Sprint made. Nextel helped score Sprint the needed 800Mhz spectrum for its network and going with WiMax allowed Sprint to keep spectrum it would've lost if it had waited for LTE. You can look at a glass half empty or half full. John B.

What About Infrastructure?
Jun 4, 2015, 6:16 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile and Dish Discussing Possible Merger forum

Purchasing all the spectrum in the world will not automatically equate to more coverage. Better in metro areas? Perhaps. However, these carriers can't just say they are going to add a tower here or place antennae there on that stucture. There is much red tape involved with ordinance and code variations that are often handed declined approvals from towns and villages in rural areas, even suburbs. We must keep in mind that VZW and ATT have coverage mostly by ...

Re: Here's a quarter call...
May 15, 2015, 6:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

Depends what you're looking for. Technically, Sprint has more coverage than VZW when you factor in roaming agreements with VZW and other smaller rural carriers around the country. My life style does not require having 4G coverage for every little thing. This means I elect to spend less with Sprint and can actually utilize more coverage without disappointment. If you expect more, expect to spend more. However, I get the coverage I need at a lower price. No complaints from ...

Re: Here's a quarter call...
May 15, 2015, 6:02 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

You are being rather arrogant in supporting vast coverage. There are approximately 104 million people that don't care to have coverage in every nook and cranny of the country. While coverage is a nice selling feature, majority of metropolitan consumers only need metropolitan coverage. As a person that travels on the road, I can safely say that saving a few dollars every month is far more pleasing than paying extra for coverage that I don't need on a regular ...

Really Excited.
Apr 28, 2015, 8:24 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: LG G4 forum

I'm not really a glitz and glamour man. However, I do like nice things but, I don't need a phone to express my tastes. I have my house and cars to do this. My phone must retain the most functionality and self control as possible. After sale services in costs and support is more important than the device itself. Cheap battery replacement without down time and periodic inspections of the batteries are crucial to optimum performance before it's ...

Re: Why? Why the curve?
Apr 23, 2015, 7:34 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G Flex 2 forum

Really Rich? As a fellow musician to Eric, would he accept a wireless guitar system where he couldn't change the battery on the transmitter? How bad would that suck in the middle of a gig in front of a huge packed venue? Just revert back to a 25' cord? So much for stage presence. Or how about a $450-$700 wireless vocal mic that he couldn't change the battery? And you. What if you can't get to the battery on your ...

Apr 23, 2015, 6:18 PM
in the Article: Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body forum

"and a magnetic charger that negates the need for ports." I had to read this twice to make sure I wasn't mistaken. Wireless induction charging and no ports? The worst form of charging today's Li/Po batteries and then no way to even adapt to a backup charging apparatus in case the battery dies? I think not. Yet, there will be people that will just purchase it for looks, because an expensive, nice looking, inoperative device is better than a slightly less attractive, ...

Almost There.
Apr 20, 2015, 7:29 AM
in the Article: Sony Trots Out the Xperia Z4 with Little Fanfare forum

Ok, Sony has designed a smartphone that has a METAL body yet retains an SD card and waterproofing? But,but,but,I thought according to some of today's tech enthusiasts, this wasn't possible. Well, as I've always contended, it is possible. Now I dare any manufacturer step up and do the same while adding removable battery. John B.

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 17, 2015, 3:57 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

I'm going to be perfectly honest here Victor. I have had so little problems with SD cards or memory in general, that I should be one of the people claiming that we don't need the cards. However, it would be hypocritical of me to waiver on my staunch consumer advocacy. I stand by my views that I don't care if one person uses something and another does not. At $900+, I expect the device to incorporate the most flexibility as ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 17, 2015, 11:28 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

I'm all about consumer control. I've been one of the ones fighting to have phones unlocked. The cloud is controlled by another entity which can be subjected to hacks and other unwanted attacks. My fellow worker found pics of some couple doing the nasty on his tablet. He doesn't now these people. The best we figured is that the couple sent it to the cloud and some glitch sent it to my coworker's tablet. What if you run ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 16, 2015, 5:25 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

Not to sound offensive here but, you feel it shouldn't be a deal breaker because you simply don't care for the same options as I do? What if the shoe was on the other foot? Let's say they did away with onboard memory to concentrate on SD cards? Knowing your experience with sd cards, how would you feel? I personally feel the SD card has saved my butt more times than I can count fingers on my hands. ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 14, 2015, 8:06 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"Ok so with that being said any device that has an accessible battery and/or SD card slot is a premium device?"--- No. But, neither does having a faster onboard memory or better aesthetics. What makes a device premium is being universally capable. Allowing as many functions, options and performance as possible to coexist with one another in an aesthetically pleasing device whether we all need them or not. Those that don't, simply don't use them, those that do, these things ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 14, 2015, 7:39 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"If i still had one id rather actually use an external hardrive or the cloud works just as well."--- There's absolutely nothing wrong at all with this. I love your choice to utilize what's in front of you. It is this flexibility that encompasses the consumer experience. Just as though I have access to the cloud, I prefer the SD card. A premium phone should allow both us to enjoy it without either one of us sacrificing. John B.

Re: IF
Apr 14, 2015, 7:27 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

Well, I'm not sure my consumer knowledge is more than others, but, I am a consumer first and foremost. I could give two craps about the profits the industry is making. I do, however, care how much choice it is taking away from many in order to achieve these profits. People seem to think that those fighting for SD cards and removable batteries are adversaries to those that don't care. This is a fallacy. We have never asked for those ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 14, 2015, 4:26 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

Out of warranty is a different story than under warranty, is it not? It is the out of warranty service that makes the profit world go around. The carrier most likely pays double of manufacture cost. Far below retail. The carrier charges the customer full retail. This is the figure for a 2 year expenditure on phone and insurance with only one claim out of warranty. $900.00 phone. $240.00 insurance $200.00 deductible. $100.50 taxes $1440.50. John B.

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 14, 2015, 3:31 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"you gain some, and you lose some. why i like galaxy s6 edge ? it looks hot, and with that s6 edge "clear view" cover, it makes the phone really shinny."--- Well, of anything proves my point about ignoring the virtues of what a premium device should be, you have just become the top, prime example of shallow reasoning. If Samsung stuck nothing in the phone, you would still buy it because it is shiny and sparkly. You seem to put a lot ...

Re: IF
Apr 14, 2015, 3:18 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"I think it's much more likely they found through marketing studies that people have a much more positive user experience with phones with built in memory. Due mostly to the high fail rates of SD cards (especially cheap ones) resulting in lost data that inevitably gets blamed on the phone manufacture rather than the SD card."--- I'm far too busy today to carry on a long conversation about your rebuttal. However, your paragraph above seems to conjure up a contrast. ...

Re: IF
Apr 13, 2015, 10:37 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

Absolutely. And as I have continuously stated, these people that complain about locked down phones where they have to jailbreak or root to get what they want out of an expensive phone, are completely satisfied with having even more limitations on them? I seriously have no idea what defines today's tech enthusiasts. John B.

Re: IF
Apr 13, 2015, 8:25 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"Thats where everything seems to be heading. I honestly cannot think of a device I would spend my money on that has a currently has a removable battery and an SD card slot."--- Maybe you can't. But, I certainly can think of many reasons why you should. Seriously here. Is it really all about looks? Does anyone else see how petty this is? I will contend that the manufacturers have the capability to build a premium device that incorporates all the ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 13, 2015, 7:57 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"So sure I bet a majority of people if polled would say that they should keep removable memory. However, I bet many of those same people have, at the same time, blamed Samsung for their lost data due to a bad memory card."--- Since it is definitely proven that polls favor the two options, very few would wish they had something that they can complain about. Augmentation is key to consumer control. Whether you need or want it, is not ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

The word "Premium build" was coined within the wireless industry by Steve Jobs as a marketing tool. However, "Premium" is subjective. I happen to think that only the cheaper phones should be carrier or manufacturer locked. Why should a "Premium" phone be jail broken or rooted to make it perform to optimal standards? My view is that of you are against carriers locking down a $900 phone, you should equally be upset that flexibility is also being taken away. ...

Re: IF
Apr 13, 2015, 4:15 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

I've already been keeping an eye on LG regardless of the Note5 and many of my immediate friends and constitutents are as well. We are the same type of people that left HTC when they decidedly thought bagging the options of these two options. We simply can't support Samsung in any of its phones for going this dierction. And my argument to those that say millions are buying up these type of phones are ignoring the fact that mainstream ...

Re: Oh I see
Apr 13, 2015, 4:06 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

---"It' not about dropping your preferences, there is no other option, you either take what they give you or leave it."--- You're playing right into what the industry wants and you're ok with this reasoning? This is the exact argument that I'm trying very hard to express. Eric claims the industry has been going this way for awhile. For how long of awhile? I peg it at when Apple introduced the iphone. Since Apple has been commanding super high ...

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 10:52 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

Thank you for supporting my views. The views I share are not a shot from the hip. While I see advantages to the elimination of these two options, they are limited. It is easier to accept when something is added that is not necessarily needed as opposed to things that are taken away that were needed. As knowledgeable as some techs on these sites are, it amazes me that an item that has always been the weakest link ...

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