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Re: It goes back to the monopoly days
Sep 25, 2012, 4:50 PM
in the Article: FCC May Review Complaints About AT&T's FaceTime Policy forum

NO..... As one who has experienced AT&T's egregious policies and scorched earth behavior first hand, I can assure you: 1. AT&T has the best government money can buy 2. They HAVE achieved their current oligarchy status by forcing out competitors and putting small inovators and upstarts out of business 3. They are masters at "Astroturfing" public opinion The change in attitude at the FCC is more due to the current Obama administration who is not as (overtly)chummy with at&t in contrast to the previous ...

Re: Be Careful with the "Simultaneous Voice/Data Claims your wrong
Mar 16, 2011, 11:31 AM
in the HTC ThunderBolt forum

Many of us here work in the Wireless Communication/Technology and understand what makes things work. We also watch technology and company product offerings for a living. Trust me.... Verizon tells its employees exactly what it wants people to upsell the latest and greatest. The dual "intenna" (which I assume is a Verizonism for "dual internal antenna") is required for any 3G/4G phone. This is because Verizon's LTE frequencies are in the 700mhz band (UHF TV spectrum taken from the public ...

Be Careful with the "Simultaneous Voice/Data Claims
Mar 15, 2011, 3:52 PM
in the HTC ThunderBolt forum

I've seen a lot of misinformation on this floating around. The Thunderbolt (and all 4G LTE phones for years to come) have multiple radios, one for LTE-4G and one for CDMA. Where LTE is available, you will be able to talk and surf just fine. While 4G is an all-ip technology, Verizon will continue to use the CDMA network for voice at least initially. For those who don't live in areas covered by LTE, or when you can't pick ...

Re: Hows the Verizon iPhone experience?
Feb 11, 2011, 9:21 PM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) forum

The reception is the amazing part. The phone's ability to receive and hang onto a signal is excellent, but the audio quality is the best I've experienced with any CDMA phone. The bluetooth also has excellent range - I am able to walk almost anywhere in the house with no drops. My first day I had it I had to work from home, where I made and received 30+ calls, not one drop or burble or "hello? hello?!"" that ...

Re: What is the Scoop on Reception?
Feb 11, 2011, 9:11 PM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) forum

You wouldn't make that statement if your one RIM phone was the original Blackberry Storm. That was the epitome of "used programmer food." It actually had decent reception,and handled email and messagging well and all that, but was dismal failure because invarably, when a call came in it would take 2-3 seconds to register the "answer" button. But that wasn't the best part.... any human would instinctively hit the "answer" several times in vain, like people do to make an ...

Re: what can the IPhone do that android cant?
Feb 5, 2011, 4:13 PM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) forum

Manuafacturer's claims for battery power are calculated based on power draw and battery capacity - and are not based on actual long term use in actual locations. Anyone who has owned several phones knows these talk/standby don't have much bearing on real life, use of phone and typical usage. While the power used by the RF sections may be roughly the same in a lab, it is how they operate in use, seeking signals from towers ...

Re: what can the IPhone do that android cant?
Feb 3, 2011, 4:11 PM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) forum

A caveat here....all else being equal, CDMA radios always drain more power than GSM. Apple is years ahead of anyone else in battery engineering/charging technology, but I bet that people who switch from AT&T to Verizon might be disappointed with this difference: dropped calls are replaced with dropped battery life.

Re: what can the IPhone do that android cant?
Feb 3, 2011, 12:24 PM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) forum

I will know in a week or so and post my comparisons, I've carried two phones for years (personal vs business) and I am keeping my Samsung Fascinate. It might be more a question of "What it can't" The IPhone doesn't have a card slot, and you can't remove or swap the battery. You also can't customize the OS but neither can the carrier or manufacturer and the later might be the key to Apple's unlikely success vs Android. The Fascinate ...

Re: Ordered my iPhone!!!
Feb 3, 2011, 10:51 AM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) forum

I got on at 12:02 and the site was already excruciatingly S-L-O-W taking at least 30 seconds per page. I thought I might be out of luck... but it worked.

improved - I'm sold
Aug 12, 2010, 4:26 AM
in the Motorola Droid 2 forum

This phone is launching in the stores today. I had an opportunity to play with one for about an hour. I talked a manager into showing me one (I knew they had to be in the back) and he got distracted and forgot I had it so I ran through all the menus and compared it to the original Droid. First Impressions: Faster CPU - noticeable at once, less lag Usable keyboard - the biggest improvement Froyo / Android 2.2 slightly lighter weight more rounded ...

Re: Will Verizon push O/S 5 to the Storm(1)
Dec 20, 2009, 1:41 PM
in the BlackBerry Storm 9530 forum

While some changes are pushed OTA, the process updating to O/S 5 is too extensive to perform over the air. I periodically checked OTA and no update was available, although I would notice changes in icons. Then one day I finally loaded up the Device Manager and the major update was available. My phone rebooted several times and took over an hour to update.

Re: Officially Peeved....
Dec 12, 2005, 11:57 PM
in the Samsung SGH-T809 / SGH-D820 forum

:D Perhaps Samsung forgot this is a T-Mobile phone and not Verizon! :D

Re: VZW???
Oct 30, 2004, 4:03 PM
in the Palm Treo 650 (CDMA) forum

hightechadrian said: Hi Guys It looks like Verizon as always is left behind. On top of everything else, VZW engineers will need an additional 6-12 months to cripple bluetooth functionality and other features to ensure "get it now" revenue is maximized, then run their extensive testing program which never seems to have any relationship to how real people use their phones. :x

Re: Desktop Charger
Jul 12, 2004, 11:03 AM
in the LG VX-7000 forum

Not true. A desktop charger would use the multi-pin connector at the bottom of the phone that also provides data connections. In fact, the car/travel chargers sold in the "essentials kit" for the phone use the multi-pin connector instead of the narrow plug that the supplied AC charger uses.

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