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It’s Actually 12.4 Beta 5
Jun 24, 2019, 4:38 PM
in the Article: Apple Releases iOS 13 Public Beta forum

That is the version Apple has provided for public beta testers today.

Re: Snore
Jun 21, 2019, 1:07 PM
in the Article: PCMag Crowns AT&T Fastest Mobile Network Overall forum

Not to mention, basic coverage (i.e., talk & text) isn’t as good as Verizon or Sprint. Everyone seems to have forgotten why we all bought cellphones in the first place: to be able to make emergency calls in the middle of nowhere.

Prolonging the inevitable
Jun 13, 2019, 7:33 AM
in the Article: State Attorneys General Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger forum

No matter how many legal challenges arise, all they’ll accomplish is delaying the inevitable. Companies like these merge all the time, and proving their joining together will somehow make the marketplace less competitive would be a difficult task, considering one of them (likely Sprint) will go out of business, leaving behind three mega-companies anyway.

Re: 4G First
Jun 3, 2019, 11:51 AM
in the Article: Sprint Details 5G Coverage, Launching Tomorrow forum

I keep my phone in 3G whenever I’m not on WiFi. As long as I do that, it works well, albeit slowly compared to 4G.

4G First
May 31, 2019, 6:34 PM
in the Article: Sprint Details 5G Coverage, Launching Tomorrow forum

As much as I like Sprint, they need to improve their LTE network first. I rarely use it at all; I typically leave it in 3G for reliability.

Re: in Favor of T-Mobile / Sprint Merger
May 21, 2019, 8:47 PM
in the Article: FCC Chair Pai Recommends in Favor of T-Mobile / Sprint Merger forum

Much of T-Mobile’s coverage is roaming agreements with AT&T, and Sprint’s is Verizon. T-Mobile won’t be able to sustain that level of growth for long without a competitive customer base supporting it. A Dish merger wouldn’t add towers or LTE coverage in areas they’re lacking.

Re: in Favor of T-Mobile / Sprint Merger
May 20, 2019, 1:51 PM
in the Article: FCC Chair Pai Recommends in Favor of T-Mobile / Sprint Merger forum

In the interim, they have agreed not to raise prices. Long term might be a different story. However, this merger was necessary to keep at least one company afloat. Eventually, AT&T and Verizon would’ve squeezed both entities out of existence if they continued separately. In 2019, nobody wants to spend hundreds of dollars per month for a second-tier phone company. The MVNOs already have those customers at much better prices.

Modern Automotive Sound Systems
Feb 8, 2019, 7:17 PM
in the Article: Toyota Finally Embraces Android Auto and CarPlay forum

I prefer simplicity over options. Driving is an activity that should garner our full attention; therefore, the fewer in-dash distractions, the better.

I Called This!
Feb 8, 2019, 12:02 PM
in the Article: Sprint Takes AT&T to Court Over "5G E" as False Advertising forum

I knew some group would eventually sue over this claim.

Old School Method for Aiding Hearing Impaired
Feb 5, 2019, 10:20 AM
in the Article: New Google Apps Help Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Communicate forum

https://youtu.be/GwSh0dAaqIA

Red Stealing from Pink
Jan 29, 2019, 9:28 AM
in the Article: US Gov't Indicts Huawei for Stealing Trade Secrets from T-Mobile forum

😄

Re: lol
Jan 16, 2019, 10:44 PM
in the Article: Next RAZR Might be a $1,500 Foldable Smartphone forum

I’m tempted. I loved the RAZR back in the day and Moto phones in general.

4G Plus
Dec 27, 2018, 9:29 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Put Misleading '5G E' Logo on Some 4G Phones forum

AT&T should’ve called it “4G+.” By calling it 5G, they’ve opened themselves up to the possibility of lawsuits from disgruntled customers as well as competitors who might challenge their claim.

Re: Good
Nov 27, 2018, 6:48 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says 5G Smart Hub by HTC Due During First Half of 2019 forum

Arf! Arf!

Sprint - The Best 3G Network
Nov 7, 2018, 12:05 PM
in the Article: Sprint Talks Up Network Gains, Boosts Premium Offerings forum

As a longtime Sprint subscriber (since 2003), I give my honest opinion of their network: it’s dependable, widespread, and the best overall value among the Big Four—if you’re OK with 3G network and speeds. As great as Sprint’s basic network is, their LTE is spotty and very slow at times. In my case, I simply disabled LTE on my phone. I figured unlimited, reliable, 3G with great coverage for what I pay beats more expensive, limited data on a ...

They Won’t Succeed
Sep 15, 2018, 9:47 PM
in the Article: CWA Opposes T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, Asks States to Investigate forum

Just as some companies and individuals attempted to block the Sprint/Nextel merger, this will merely delay the inevitable. TMobile and Sprint will merge into one entity. I suppose those who are trying to blockade know this already; nevertheless, they’re hoping to get some sort of monetary compensation, like iPCS did back in 2005.

Re: You get what you pay for perhaps.
Aug 24, 2018, 10:50 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Tells Customers Their Data Was Hacked forum

If you happen to be a victim of cyber hacking, does it really matter about statistics? I think their point is that you don’t necessarily get what you pay for. In fact, I think I’d feel even worse if I were paying $20—$50 more per month and still got hacked.

You Get What You Pay For
Aug 16, 2018, 10:42 AM
in the Article: Sony Details Which Phones Will Receive Android 9 Pie forum

Whenever someone asks why Apple charges so much for their phones, I simply show them my iPhone 5s, a device made in 2013, which runs the latest version of Apple’s software. My son’s LG G3 is stuck in Android Lollipop land, and will never have any version newer.

End of a Legacy
Jul 17, 2018, 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.

Re: LOL
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.

Inevitable
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?

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