These are the most recent forum messages posted by gloopey1:
End of a Legacy
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
Charmed, I’m sure.
The Pink Has to Go
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
It’s vastly inferior...until you actually attempt to make and hold a phone call, especially in a congested area.
Re: No Thanks
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.
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
T-Mobile it is!
Re: I don't know what to say
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
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?
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
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...
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?
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?
What about the 5s?
Does anyone know?
Re: Iphone OS slows older iphones
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
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.
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.
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?
I wonder if this will eventually replace Hangouts?
What about Map Searches?
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?
I wonder if they indicated when that feature would cease? Has it already?
Re: My 2Â¢
"...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.
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
It took up too much real estate on my tiny iPhone 5S. I’d rather just type symbols instead.
Bring on iOS 11
The Update Isn't Showing
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
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.
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
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
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
"...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
Umm yeah, that was funny—in 2007.
Who watches HBO anymore? They're even less relevant than MTV nowadays.
Re: Nothing But "GOTCHA"
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....
...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
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!
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?
We shall see.
Re: Sending video on lg g4
Try using a third-party messaging app, like Textra.
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