These are the most recent forum messages posted by gloopey1:
It’s Actually 12.4 Beta 5
That is the version Apple has provided for public beta testers today.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
I knew some group would eventually sue over this claim.
Old School Method for Aiding Hearing Impaired
I’m tempted. I loved the RAZR back in the day and Moto phones in general.
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.
Sprint - The Best 3G Network
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
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.
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
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
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?
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