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Time for an upgrade
Jun 14, 2012, 2:57 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I am looking to upgrade before the end of the next week. I am deciding between the Razr Maxx and the Galaxy S3. My main concern with the Razr is the non removable battery, but I have had great luck with Moto's android offerings thus far. While all the features of the Galaxy S3 look good, have they done anything to improve the radio (reception). In my area (N. Illinois), Samsung in notoriously losing 3G signal, let alone holding ...

Re: Verizon sucks also
Mar 26, 2012, 10:40 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Yes we understand. The same rant was posted in the VZW forum by you

Re: Us cellular Employesss treated poorley
Mar 26, 2012, 10:39 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

It's not a problem of having to work weekends, it's having to work every weekend. When I was with USCC, we used to rotate weekends off among the RWC's. Even though someone chooses to work in a retail/sales enviornment, doesn't mean that from time to time they don't have something to do on the weekends just like the 9 to 5'ers.

Nov 10, 2011, 1:39 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Verizon was profitable and gaining customers even with the IPhone only being available on ATT for all those years. More people choose Android over the IPhone anyways so why wouldn't you want to go for what is more popular. As for the services part, yeah I agree that we are behind on LTE and that hurts our growth. However the IPhone has nothing to do with it. Quit being a fanboy

Nov 10, 2011, 1:35 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

So by your reasoning, the reason USCC is losing customers is due to the lack of the IPhone? That's ludicrous. While I do not know exactly why we are losing customers, my guess would be being behind in the progression of a 4G (LTE) technology. It has nothing to do with the IPhone at all. Adding the IPhone would just delay other more important technological advances.

Nov 7, 2011, 7:12 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

This conversation isn't about LTE. It's been about the IPhone and about alot of people saying that USCC needs the IPhone to succeed. This company was successful before without the IPhone and getting it would actually do more damage than it would help. If you feel you need the IPhone to be successful, then go to VZW or ATT. Not letting Apple rape USCC's bottom line is smart. Do I think the IPhone would sell at USCC, yes. Do ...

Nov 7, 2011, 5:27 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

You are going to have some people who just change carriers to get the IPhone. What I was saying is I have never had someone in the store leave because we did not have the IPhone to sell. If they are in the store, DO YOUR JOB!! RWC's are not clerks, at least not decent ones, who just ring out orders. Quit your b*tching and get better at your job. There is nothing that IPhone can do that android ...

Nov 7, 2011, 11:48 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Personally I have NEVER lost a customer just because we didn't have the IPhone. If the RWC is doing their job and completing a proper needs assessment, then they should be able to uncover what features of the IPhone the customer is interested in and match those needs to a device in our line up. All that was said is that we will not have the IPhone 4 or 4S. That doesn't mean we will never get a future ...

Nov 4, 2011, 3:24 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Passes On the iPhone, Tiered Plans Coming forum

I don't know why so many people see this as bad. It doesn't matter how many IPhones would sell if they are not able to be obtained at a price that would make them profitable. It was never said that they would never carry the IPhone, it WAS said that Apple's "terms were unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint". If you can't make money on it, then it makes NO sense to offer the product.

Re: US Cellular Employees Take Large Paycut!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 11, 2011, 9:24 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Why would you only buy used phones unless you were just trying to stay out a contract? Even though you are on an old plan, you can still upgrade when you are eligible. USCC is not forcing people to move to the belief plan.

Re: Manual Install Of Gingerbread
May 6, 2011, 9:09 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

How did you go back to 2.2? Ever since I installed the 2.3 leak my phone wil power cycle every time I connect it to a charger or data cable

Apr 22, 2011, 10:11 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

That could be the most intelligent thing ever said on phonescoop

Re: Let Us See This Thing for What It Is
Mar 12, 2011, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Cell Tax Ban Proposed Again forum

I agree with what Andrew Jackson said... "The goverment should live within its means." To often the solution for trying to balance the budget (both state and fed) is to raise taxes and fees. Instead how about they look at their own overblown salaries, pensions, and benifits. I for one am sick of paying more of my hard earned money because some idiot wants to act like a teenager with daddys' checkbook.

Re: so i don't add a LINE of service and I'm a MORON!
Feb 18, 2011, 11:21 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I'm in Illinois and generally if you add 18% you can get a fairly accurate estimate on your actual cost. So $9.99 + 18% Tax/Fees = $11.79. That would put your extra cost over two years at $307.96 ($11.79 X 24 months = $282.96, $282.96 + $25 VZW Activation Fee = $307.96)

Gingerbread on Droid X
Feb 17, 2011, 1:37 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Anyone know if gingerbread is going to be pushed to the Droid X anytime soon? Or if there is a rom available yet? Thanks in advance for any info

Re: Have not heard of anything new ...
Feb 10, 2011, 11:06 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I disagree. I have a Droid X, and I can instantly tell the difference. I am not knocking the Mesmorize by any means. It is an amazing device. I am however not aware of any 4.3 inch screen offerings from USCC. There is an LG that is rumored, but it's just a rumor so far.

Re: Insurance on the Iphone? WTF
Feb 7, 2011, 12:10 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Call State Farm. Ask about personal asset insurance. If memory serves me right, it was $55 per year with no deductible when my wife was on the iphone

Re: If Sprint get the iphone 4 with true 4G will you bounce
Jan 21, 2011, 1:04 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

He meant 3.5G :D

Re: Droid X Inventory Issues
Aug 6, 2010, 5:14 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

We have had very little trouble getting them in stock. I work for a premium retailer in Illinois. The corp. stores have all been out of stock, but we have had them pretty consistantly

Re: Short answer: No
Jul 2, 2010, 12:36 PM
in the AT&T forum

Steve Jobs would. Just to try to ruin Christmas. Jobs is the real life Grinch. He must be stopped. LOL

Re: Verizon and iphone?
Jul 2, 2010, 12:34 PM
in the AT&T forum

Both CNN and CBS News had the same report

Re: Scott Herman keep the hope alive brotha!!
Jun 7, 2010, 3:02 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Mr. Jobs has come and gone at WWDC and there is no Verizon IPhone announcement. THANK GOD thats over

Re: IPHONE--Verizon rep says JUNE!?
May 28, 2010, 11:56 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

But we DO have stacks upon stacks of IPhones hiding in the back. Thousands of them ready to go as soon as we are told to sell them. They are in the back hiding behind the loch ness monster, bigfoot, and that earthquake machine.

Re: Casio G'zOne Brigade
Mar 3, 2010, 6:07 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I know your track record epik and that was not directed at you. We get at least 3 people a day that complain about this to us and it just gets old. Like I said, I don't agree with it but it's not going anywhere.

Re: Casio G'zOne Brigade
Mar 2, 2010, 6:58 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

If you don't want the data plan, then choose adifferent phone. I'm so sick of people complaining about this. I don't agree with it, but I also realize it is here to stay. Quit your whining and move on.

Which Nokia? 6350, Mural, or Surge?
Jan 10, 2010, 6:05 PM
in the AT&T forum

My mom is looking for a new Nokia (Brand loyalty I guess). I don't work for at&t anymore and was hoping a few reps could help me out with a suggestion. Antenna strength and call quality are really important. Thanks in advance for anyone who can help.

Re: Good News in Rockford IL
Jan 4, 2010, 11:14 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The mall has not been slow. Every other cellphone kiosk has been putting up better numbers in Cherryvale mall. AT&T is just inferior in this area. Not everywhere, but in this area. Coverage has a lot to do with it. AT&T has dead spots all over Winnebago County. This is just a case of Verizon and USCC having better coverage in a certain area. AT&T bought both agent locations in town to try and absorb some of ...

Re: Good News in Rockford IL
Jan 2, 2010, 12:06 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I can't speak for the entire midwest, but in Rockford AT&T struggles. As the manager of the Verizon indirect that was near the AT&T store at the mall, I can't help but smile a bit when they left. :D

Re: Walmart vs. Verizon Store
Dec 21, 2009, 11:38 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

well said

Re: Go to Verizon
Dec 21, 2009, 11:29 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

:D Bravo Epik. One of the best posts I've read in a while

Re: Can you ever go back from Blackberry?
Nov 16, 2009, 2:47 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Personally, you would have to pry my BB from my hands. I tried to go back to a dumb phone once... I made it 11 hours; but thats me

Re: Need a new phone Advice HELP
Nov 16, 2009, 2:45 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Brigade is a good option if you don't mind waiting. I'd go with EnV 3 though

Re: Best Insurance Options
Nov 15, 2009, 5:08 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I know you can get personal assett insurance through State Farm on some high end phones. I have my Storm 2 and my wifes IPhone on a plan there. It was about $50 a year with no deductable.

Sales People needed ASAP!!!!!
Nov 13, 2009, 5:15 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

We are a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in Northern Illinois (Rockford Area). I am looking to hire around 3-4 sales people immediately. Experience preferred (want everyone trained by Black Friday) If your interested email me at ryan.johns@spirit-wireless.com

Re: Working for AT&T
Nov 10, 2009, 6:34 PM
in the AT&T forum


Re: Working for AT&T
Nov 10, 2009, 6:30 PM
in the AT&T forum

CWA is a joke. LicorShot is right. I left at&t because of the unrealistic wireline quotas. I would crush gross ads EVERY month, yet due to the fact more than half our customer base could not get DSL or Home Phone, it was very difficult to meet those goals... Especially when you have only Direct TV to rely on

Re: AT&T Local Sales Guy Telemarketing To My Cell
Nov 10, 2009, 6:21 PM
in the AT&T forum

I work for Verizon and we do the same thing. Its a common practice. However, I wont call someone if they are not using more than what a plan would cover.

Re: what qualifies a phone as "smart phone" or "dumb phone"???
May 23, 2009, 3:43 PM
in the AT&T forum


Re: AT&T or Sprint???
May 15, 2009, 11:13 AM
in the AT&T forum

The question was clearly AT&T or Sprint. No where was he asking about Verizon. Go away fanboy.

May 9, 2009, 12:26 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

The only time you extend your contract with at&t is if you buy a new handset. Don't drag other carriers into US Cells problems

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