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End of a Legacy
Tuesday, 7:28 PM
in the Article: Verizon Ceases Activating 3G Phones On Its CDMA Network forum

Goodbye to the Verizon network we all knew and loved. Hello to garbage LTE, dropped calls, coverage gaps, and congested internet. Faster isn’t always better, especially when it isn’t always.

Re: The Pink Has to Go
Jun 16, 2018, 9:11 PM
in the Article: Sprint and T-Mobile Filing with the FCC On June 18 forum

Charmed, I’m sure.

The Pink Has to Go
Jun 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
in the Article: Sprint and T-Mobile Filing with the FCC On June 18 forum

OK, I understand that T-Mobile wants to keep its name, but pink is just a bad color. Sprint took Nextel’s black & yellow, and they should do the same.

Re: No Thanks
May 23, 2018, 4:01 PM
in the Article: Boost Founder Wants to See Boost/MetroPCS Divested If Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Goes Through forum

It’s vastly inferior...until you actually attempt to make and hold a phone call, especially in a congested area.

Re: No Thanks
May 22, 2018, 9:23 PM
in the Article: Boost Founder Wants to See Boost/MetroPCS Divested If Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Goes Through forum

Sadly, what will die as a result of the merger is Sprint’s CDMA network and all of the CDMA roaming agreements they have. It will instead be replaced by an LTE time-based cellular technology that has proven to be nothing but crap.

May 21, 2018, 7:40 PM
in the LG G7 ThinQ forum

The bezel wouldn’t be a selling point for me because I always put my phone in a case. Unless it’s a rugged model with gorilla glass, I can’t believe anyone would risk dropping a device for which they paid hundreds of dollars.

Re: I don't know what to say
Apr 29, 2018, 8:29 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile, Sprint On the Verge of Announcing Merger: Reports forum

T-Mobile it is!

Re: I don't know what to say
Apr 29, 2018, 1:53 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile, Sprint On the Verge of Announcing Merger: Reports forum

This merger is inevitable. If not now, sometime soon in the near future. Neither company has the resources alone to battle the AT&T/Verizon juggernaut. I’ve always believed we’d be down to three major telecoms. The more interesting question is which name will the new company retain? If I were them, I’d go with a completely new name — perhaps even reverting back to an older, more proven name from their past, like Nextel.

Re: Not just dropped calls
Apr 17, 2018, 3:06 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Settles FCC's Rural Dropped-Call Complaint for $40M forum

Agreed — although Sprint’s LTE coverage is poor, basic phone services work in most places, so it’s a choice between a hamburger steak (Sprint) or filet mignon (Verizon) as opposed to a junior burger (T-Mobile) or prime sirloin (AT&T). At least with the other three, you get full rather than feeling empty.

Re: Wait, what?
Apr 11, 2018, 5:10 AM
in the Article: FCC Fines Sprint for Building Cell Sites without Proper Review forum

Sprint is damned if they do or don’t. I wonder how many at the FCC have complained about Sprint’s coverage?

The Original iPhone Is Still Best
Mar 28, 2018, 6:41 AM
in the Article: Apple iWork Suite Update Targets Education forum

In my opinion, no smartphone created in the past eleven years surpasses the original iPhone in terms of overall design. Its size, physical button configuration, and interface far exceed today’s oversized, clunky brickbats. I personally have no desire to “upgrade” to the X or any other next-generation phone. I’ll stick with the SE line until it’s discontinued.

Re: Yeah, right...
Feb 27, 2018, 6:50 PM
in the Article: Sprint Names Its First 5G Markets As It Preps Massive MIMO forum

LTE is garbage on any network. I’m glad Sprint never launched it for their voice. Everyone with Verizon now complains about their shoddy integration. CDMA is a far more reliable and superior technology.

What about Current PTT?
Jan 11, 2018, 3:50 PM
in the Article: Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint forum

What about those of us who still own the older QChat-based PTT phones (i.e., Kyocera DuraXT)? Does this new phone support QChat? Is QChat being phased out in favor of Kodiak’s system?

Re: What about the 5s?
Dec 31, 2017, 8:50 AM
in the Article: Apple Lowers Battery Replacement Cost to $29 Immediately forum

Thank you.

What about the 5s?
Dec 30, 2017, 6:24 PM
in the Article: Apple Lowers Battery Replacement Cost to $29 Immediately forum

Does anyone know?

Re: Iphone OS slows older iphones
Dec 21, 2017, 9:17 PM
in the Article: Apple Says It Slows Older iPhones To Manage Battery Performance forum

Well, the best thing about iPhones: they don’t blow up or catch on fire like a certain other brand. I prefer having the latest software versus being stuck with Android 5 or 6 on a phone that’s just a couple of years old.

I Called This
Nov 4, 2017, 8:05 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Hopes to Woo Sprint With a New Tune forum

I previously stated in another post regarding this topic that a merger was inevitable. Neither company can continue competing against the duopoloy of Verizon and AT&T without a massive subscriber base, spectrum, and market strategy. Alone, both companies will be swallowed up by their larger rivals, despite T-Mobile’s recent gains; it’s just a matter of time.

Oct 30, 2017, 4:23 PM
in the Article: SoftBank Pulls Rug Out from Under Sprint / T-Mobile Merger forum

The merger might fall apart this go around, but it will happen sooner or later. Neither company has the assests nor ability to leapfrog ahead its own, and Verizon with AT&T will eventually squeeze their smaller rivals out of the market. My guess is that each side is hoping the other will fail first, and the winner will rush in to scoop up the remains for a song.

Re: Translation......
Oct 18, 2017, 3:25 PM
in the Article: Twitter Vows to Crack Down on Hatred and Violence forum

Sad but true! I have some beliefs that are liberal, but mostly my values lean right of center. Social media is cracking down on everyone who disagrees with the globalist agenda.

The End of Hangouts?
Oct 12, 2017, 12:47 AM
in the Article: Google Merging Video Call Tool Into Phone Dialer forum

I wonder if this will eventually replace Hangouts?

What about Map Searches?
Sep 26, 2017, 7:22 AM
in the Article: Siri Switches From Bing to Google forum

Unless you have Google Maps on your iPhone, Google’s search engine won’t open Apple’s map app automatically if you click “directions” (unlike Bing). Instead, your taken to the Google Maps webpage.

When Will it End?
Jul 27, 2017, 8:59 AM
in the Article: Google Turns Off Instant Search forum

I wonder if they indicated when that feature would cease? Has it already?

Re: My 2¢
Jul 22, 2017, 12:17 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Video Optimization Tests Have Customers Crying Foul forum

"...And no one cares about your 2 cents." Obviously, you care or you wouldn't have responded. Moreover, you can't truly believe that people should keep their opinions to themselves while stating one.

My 2¢
Jul 21, 2017, 6:12 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Video Optimization Tests Have Customers Crying Foul forum

Buy a Tivo or DVR and record shows when you’re not home, then watch them later. Cellphones should be limited to talk, messaging, and other communication-related applications. People using them to stream entertainment is a waste of bandwidth.

I Deleted My Emoji Keyboard
Jul 17, 2017, 8:54 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals New iOS, MacOS Emoji forum

It took up too much real estate on my tiny iPhone 5S. I’d rather just type symbols instead.

Bring on iOS 11
Jun 29, 2017, 10:12 AM
in the Article: iOS 10.3.3 Beta 5 Appears forum

I'm ready!

The Update Isn't Showing
Jun 26, 2017, 3:39 PM
in the Article: Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 11 forum

I recently signed to be a beta tester, but I'm not seeing availability for this update. 10.3.3 beta was the last one I could download. What time today will the 11.0 beta version be pushed to all tester devices?

The End of Cable/Satellite TV Is Near
Jun 22, 2017, 6:05 PM
in the Article: YouTube TV Expands to More Markets forum

With the advent of Hulu, Netflix, and now YouTube, more and more people will be cutting the cord to traditional pay-for-TV providers. I have Spectrum Internet, but I have no desire whatsoever to add their cable service. 200+ channels of nothing much to watch is what you get.

Marketing Strategy
Jun 21, 2017, 1:20 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier forum

Virgin's move was probably an effort to distinguish itself as a higher-end prepaid service. Along with competition from other MVNOs, Virgin has its cousin Boost to contend with for market share. Striking this deal with Apple gives it visibility in all their stores as well.

Re: I'm Officially Old
Jun 17, 2017, 1:53 PM
in the Article: Review: LifeProof Aquaphonics 10 forum

I have seen low-cost boomboxes that allow bluetooth pairing, thereby accomplishing stereo sound that way. However, I didn't know if high-end single speakers had true left/right channel separation when paired together. Were you saying that some do? I did assume that you could connect more than one at a time, sans stereo.

I'm Officially Old
Jun 17, 2017, 11:37 AM
in the Article: Review: LifeProof Aquaphonics 10 forum

When I was young, nobody wanted A speaker—everyone wanted stereo. Later on, everyone wanted the next level—surround sound. Can today's bluetooth speakers be paired together to create wireless stereo? Mono, regardless of volume or clarity, is a step backward, in my opinion.

Re: Sprint PTT has always been a joke
May 7, 2017, 7:52 PM
in the Article: Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services forum

"...Sprint's network, while still not as good as the other providers', has come a long way since though, especially since they repurposed the iDEN spectrum to deploy reliable 1xADV voice and LTE data so I would expect much improved PTT performance as compared to post-iDEN 2013..." Any CDMA provider with roaming agreements, like Sprint, is going to provide superior coverage when compared to GSM. Regardless of how "good" a GSM network might be, rural coverage is still a huge gap.

Re: Crappy Network
May 3, 2017, 12:41 PM
in the Article: Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage forum

Umm yeah, that was funny—in 2007.

Free HBO?
Mar 20, 2017, 4:39 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Give DirecTV Now Subscribers Free Year of HBO forum

Who watches HBO anymore? They're even less relevant than MTV nowadays.

Re: Nothing But "GOTCHA"
Feb 10, 2017, 11:45 PM
in the Article: Sprint Pitching 5 Lines with Unlimited Everything for $90 forum

By 2018, they'll probably have something else that's better. Since I signed with Sprint in 2003, my monthly bill has only gone down while the services I get have gotten better. In the process, I was able to get rid of my old landline phone about five years ago, eliminating that bill. Before Sprint, I had a sixty-dollar per month landline phone bill, a sixty-dollar per month internet bill, and a crappy Cingular cellphone that cost forty bucks a ...

Last but not Least....
Feb 3, 2017, 2:33 PM
in the Article: 9 Ways to Use Your Phone as an Effective Tool When Protesting forum

...If you don't like the way things are, vote the people out who are causing the problems. Don't become part of it.

Re: Giving a Sprint Rep a HUGE high five
Sep 30, 2016, 4:15 PM
in the Sprint forum

I too have an LG G3, and I have been with Sprint-Nextel for thirteen years. My service has also been great. I purchased the G3 for WiFi calling and the outstanding camera.

Way to Go, Sprint!
Sep 20, 2016, 7:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance forum

I'm enjoying rhe network, prices, and extras I get every month as a subscriber. Keep up the good work.

Re: Who Wants to Wager?
Sep 8, 2016, 6:14 AM
in the Article: Apple to Keep Selling iPhone 6s with More Storage forum

We shall see.

Re: Sending video on lg g4
Sep 7, 2016, 7:15 PM
in the LG forum

Try using a third-party messaging app, like Textra.

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