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Finger scanner on the back ?
Apr 7, 2017, 12:53 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S8+ forum

Does anyone that actually makes use of this in their vehicle see a problem with this ? While I do agree that you can pair your device to unlock automatically when paired to a certain BT device like a car, I do have issues with that in general. If I put my phone in its car cradle and want to unlock it... I have 3 options 1. Type in password (ugh) 2. Retina scan (not likely) 3. Touch with finger unlock. Ok ...

Awesome device!
Jan 23, 2016, 6:36 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto X Pure Edition forum

After my Nexus 6 grew legs, I needed a replacement - and quick. T-Mo only had LG/Samsung/Apple devices (ugh), which were either expensive or older. Best Buy had the MotoX Pure in their unlocked section, and at $450 it was a better deal than anything T-Mo was peddling. Pros: Awesome 1440x2560 screen (gorilla glass) and VERY bright Fast - much faster than my Nexus 6 Camera - very nice Supports T-Mo HD voice (even though not listed on here) Turbo Charging Loud speakers Cons: Motorola still ...

Re: Still no LTE in Hartford
Dec 3, 2012, 12:27 PM
in the Article: Three More Markets Gain AT&T LTE Coverage forum

Still no LTE in half of Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) - + 2Million people

Re: WHAT Costs Will Be Increased?
Feb 12, 2012, 4:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Confirms Device Upgrade Fee Rising to $36 forum

If the cost of the device has gone up, then that should be reflected in the cost of the device price itself, not a 'device upgrade fee'. If I was to 'upgrade' my iPhone 4 to another iPhone 4, or even 'downgrade' to a 3GS, I would still have to pay an increased fee. This does not make sense. They are effectively tagging 'everyone' an administrative fee of $36, wether you upgrade or even downgrade.

Re: If history has taught us anything...
Feb 25, 2011, 7:20 PM
in the Article: Huawei to U.S. Gov: Investigate Us forum

Weren't they supposed to provide the scanning equipment ?

Re: "Verizon is so confident in the strenght of it's LTE network"
Feb 16, 2011, 10:40 AM
in the Article: Verizon Wants Lots and Lots of LTE Apps forum

Its because they want money too. Someone has to pay for all of this new 4G network equipment and backhaul.

No VZW LTE or Sprint WiMAX here... AT&T or T-Mo
Dec 16, 2010, 7:22 PM
in the Article: The Fastest Networks forum

Since I'm in a suburb of L.A., and there's no LTE or WiMAX available beyond the south half of the San Fernando Valley (L.A.) its all AT&T HSPA or T-Mobile HSPA+ here.

Re: JERKS!!!
Oct 28, 2010, 11:48 AM
in the Article: Samsung Focus, HTC Surround Hit AT&T Stores Nov. 8 forum

I don't think that people will be lining up for WM7/WP7. I suspect that with all the 'data feeds' that it has, it may be a big battery drain.

Re: I can't take Windows Phone 7 Seriously.....Yet
Oct 13, 2010, 5:07 PM
in the Article: Windows Phone 7: Hands-On forum

WinMo 6.1 and 6.5 had multitasking. Looks like a step backwards to me.

Re: WTF is att doing???
Oct 11, 2010, 2:52 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Launches Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 forum

Windows 'phone' is Windows 'phone' - it all looks pretty boring (doesn't even look like a smart phone - but just a media device). Yuck - large ugly icons for a home screen - and plugs all Microsoft software - Xbox / MS-Office. Even Apple has some openness compared to this.

Re: ...they make a crappy server OS too.
Sep 17, 2010, 10:14 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Clarifies Windows Phone 7 Availability for CDMA forum

Not to rag on the 'desktop' OS, but server OS is much more of a 'crappy OS' than the desktop. I suspect that this is more of a 'pick the low fruit hanging from the tree' method, where GSM/WCDMA accounts for +90% of the global devices. http://www.3gamericas.org/index.c fm?fuseaction=page&pageid=565 There appears to be more WCDMA (HSPA) subscribers globally than CDMA 1x/EVDO.

Re: Can't do Skype
Sep 17, 2010, 10:06 AM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy Tab Launch forum

Since this is available by all 4 major carriers - pick one that does allow Skype (AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint)

Re: It's not true.
Aug 28, 2010, 1:09 PM
in the Article: NAB Says FM Radios No 'Burden' to Cell Makers forum

Forcing it to be a requirement is WRONG. Radios can be bought cheaply if people want them. Wireless (Nokia) can add them in, if people want them. This is supply/demand. There's no demand for FM on a cell phone. Eg. I can listen to radio on my iPhone through CBS radio which is 'software' only, and optional. All manufacturers would have to install FM receivers in ALL devices which may not cost a lot, but enough. If ...

Re: how is this different...
Jul 11, 2010, 5:42 PM
in the Article: Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Exclusivity Certified forum

Anyone can purchse an unlocked iPhone (yes, they are for sale!), also, even Sprint promotes iPod + MiFi

Re: how is this different...
Jul 10, 2010, 9:39 PM
in the Article: Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Exclusivity Certified forum

I agree... I could have purchased an LG ENV2 or something similar from VZW and sued them because I couldn't take it and its functions directly to another carrier. People 'could' actually unlock an iPhone and use it on T-Mobile or another mom-pop (Cinci Bell?) wirless. I personally would expect it to be thrown out. If its 'an app' specific reason (i.e. this app is only on the iPhone), blame it on the application vendor - they can make apps ...

Re: iPhone 4 or HTC EVO 4G for me? My situation...
Jun 11, 2010, 4:57 PM
in the Apple iPhone 4 (GSM) forum

Find out how well Sprint 3G/4G service is in your area (Portland, OR) from others that have either 3G or 4G service. I personally like the large screen. Device is known to be good... you just have to check on the service itself.

Re: How necessary was this change?
May 6, 2010, 10:36 PM
in the Article: Clearwire Further Opens the Door to LTE Switch forum

What you pay, many not be what the average consumer is willing to pay. QoS will dictate speeds Business (demand) will dictate price. Consumers will decide on what works for them. I'm more concerned about a service that works reliably than a high priced unstable service that doesn't work where I need it.

Re: lol no where near sprint and tmobiles totals
May 6, 2010, 10:32 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Slowly Approaching Major Carrier Status forum

LTE is where everything but Sprint is heading towards. CDMA 1x/EVDO -> LTE GSM/UMTS -> LTE I suspect they'll sell an IP skype like service. Over WiFi, Skype is ~36/year for unlimited calling. Its much cheaper than circuit switched.. means more profit. Also, since everything is headed LTE, cheaper global phones.

This where VZ promised high speed but never delivered ?
May 3, 2010, 5:22 PM
in the Article: Handful of Pennsylvania Markets Bestowed with WiMax forum

I wonder if this area is there Verizon (landline) promised high speed to many back in the 90's http://text.broadbandreports.com/showne ws/30544 This would be good for consumers there - they can kick VZ for all their BS / broken promises.

Re: It's not about Flash on the iPhone.
May 3, 2010, 5:16 PM
in the Article: Apple May Face Inquiry Over Flash Compiler Ban forum

Apple isn't taking 'sides' - they're just not making the iPhone an open platform for development. I could go and tell Nokia that I want to write flash for their Nokia 1260 (POS), and bring them to court if they don't comply. While I don't like Apple making the iPhone/iPad/iPod a locked platform (reminds me of Qualcomm's BREW GIN vs. Java), their control of how the device performs has kept it somewhat functional. This brings it to be ...

Re: What a waste...
May 3, 2010, 5:01 PM
in the Article: LG's First Android Phone Will Be Iron Man's Ally forum

The only thing that I can think of that 'may' be decent, are their TV's. I still remember many of (Lucky) Goldstar's junky stuff from the 80's/early 90's. I really did not like Lucky Goldstar's early GSM phones either = 'very' cheap/flimsy (C1300, C1500, etc). I'd prefer Samsung.

Re: WiMax is looking better everyday..
Apr 22, 2010, 3:07 PM
in the Article: AT&T CFO Sees Tiered Pricing Future for Carriers forum

8O Can you explain how higher frequencies handle data transfer better than lower ? These are 'RF' frequencies that we're talking about here, not audio.

Re: how would you prosecute?
Apr 14, 2010, 9:56 PM
in the Article: Congress Moves to Outlaw Caller ID Spoofing forum

This reminds me of those 'Car warranty extensions' that were being placed from spoofed numbers (numbers that were not in service), and required you to press '1' to speak to anyone (transfer to an actual person). I actually tried to get their number to call them back ... they immediately hung up on me.

Re: Thank you FCC...NOT!!!
Feb 5, 2010, 1:09 AM
in the Article: Deutsche Telekom Considering T-Mobile USA Spin-Off forum

While it is feasible.. AT&T wouldn't gain anything outside of AWS/PCS spectrum. - T-Mobile is in the SAME markets (or less) than AT&T - AT&T runs GSM on 850/1900 and 3G on 850/1900 and has some AWS and some good areas for 700MHz. T-Mobile is GSM 1900 / 3G on AWS. Not a good mix for 3G - no 850/1700/1900 3G handsets.

Re: To all the people who think this is great
Jan 26, 2010, 8:03 PM
in the Article: U.S. Gov Bans Truckers from Texting forum

and let me guess... you probably think that its OK to drive a vehicle while watching a DVD (this was also made law, if I'm not mistaken), or drinking while impared. If I'm not mistaken, a general rule to which this can be applied already exists in California 'driving distracted', which can apply for just about anything. In SoCal, there's a LOT of poor driving with people still not using hands-free and talking while driving... just look for either ...

Facebook should be using HTTPS, not HTTP + cookies .. bad
Jan 19, 2010, 11:07 AM
in the Article: AT&T Network Goof Causes Erroneous Facebook Logins forum

AT&T's screw up shows weak security used in Facebooks applet. Using basic cookies as a tracking means, and no SSL is a recipe for security breach.

Jan 11, 2010, 6:32 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Confirms 3G Issues for Google Nexus One forum

I thought that the only 'horrible' companies that people complained about were: Sprint (billing, CS) AT&T (iPhone, calls) Verizon (billing)

Re: Let's get the party started!
Jan 11, 2010, 6:30 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Confirms 3G Issues for Google Nexus One forum

I tend to agree. Take a look at the US Census stats. 2/3 of the country live in the top 100 MSA (+500,000 people) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_o f_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Area s

Re: They Loose Money Primary Because ....
Dec 19, 2009, 2:05 PM
in the Article: Verizon Responds to FCC On ETFs and Data Fees forum

Their 'loose' spending habits cause them to 'lose' money.

Re: And With Sprint 4G Popping Up Everywhere Now...
Nov 24, 2009, 10:57 PM
in the Article: Verizon Challenges Sprint's 'Most Dependable' Ad Claims forum

Sprint's WiMAX will be a unique product, and as such, in the long term, probably not best suited to the consumer, but probably best for many other uses.

Re: And With Sprint 4G Popping Up Everywhere Now...
Nov 24, 2009, 10:55 PM
in the Article: Verizon Challenges Sprint's 'Most Dependable' Ad Claims forum

What handsets do I have to use on that ... oh wait, there are none. Coverage does not exist in my market (L.A.) so it might as well be a pipe dream.

Re: Talk and Surf.... I am doing it right now on my CDMA phone
Nov 19, 2009, 5:02 PM
in the Article: AT&T Airs Attack Ad of Its Own forum

LOL ... WiFi.

Re: How coverage is reported:
Nov 19, 2009, 5:01 PM
in the Article: AT&T Airs Attack Ad of Its Own forum

I can just see 100Mbps RAZR's running WAP. LTE and WiMAX are primarily targeted at high end data use (laptops, and other high end data devices). The average user will probably not be using LTE / WiMAX unless they have a 4G / WiFi router or a laptop.

Re: LAME...and I even like AT&T...
Nov 18, 2009, 9:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Airs Attack Ad of Its Own forum

While I'm on 3G, I agree, this is a lame commercial. If anything, AT&T should be showing that the iPhone can do Twitter/Google Maps everywhere from NYC to LA and all parts of the boonies in between (fishing on a lake) even with EDGE.

Re: FAIL!!!
Nov 18, 2009, 8:57 PM
in the Article: AT&T Airs Attack Ad of Its Own forum

Not to bicker, but... HSPA 7.2 will beat EVDO REV A That is a FACT (Sprint/VZW have EVDO Rev A) HSPA 21 (T-Mobile) beats HSPA 7.2 (AT&T) however, its nowhere near a national level yet (100 markets the definition?) If anyone would have the claim for fastest 3G, it would be T-Mobile.

Re: UGH!
Nov 17, 2009, 6:38 PM
in the Article: iPCS Shareholder Group Opposes Sprint Acquisition forum

Sprint is attempting to buy iPCS because its cheaper to buy them than pay for all of the lawsuits that they have been going through.

Re: Well, to be fair to AT&T...
Nov 16, 2009, 11:27 PM
in the Article: Verizon Responds to AT&T Suit, Calls It 'Meritless' forum

There is a distinct difference though. 1x = voice (850MHz) EVDO = data (1900MHz) vs. GSM/EDGE = voice/data mixed on 850/1900 3G UMTS/HSPA voice/data mixed on 850/1900 Sure data is only on 1900MHz, but as long as voice and data works, who cares. Voice is typically more sensitive to QoS than data. To the average consumer, it does not matter, as long as it works. 3G voice on 1900MHz only blew chunks because of capacity (only 5MHz) and poor signal. Again, people don't ...

Re: Is it funny or pathetic ATT took down their 3G map?
Nov 16, 2009, 2:49 PM
in the Article: AT&T Publishes Public Letter Refuting Verizon Wireless Ads forum

What do you mean took it down.. Go to http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer z oom into any level and select '3G coverage' on voice. 3G is voice and data.

Re: Even their site does nothing to help their cause
Nov 16, 2009, 2:47 PM
in the Article: AT&T Publishes Public Letter Refuting Verizon Wireless Ads forum

how about you select: http://www.wireless.att.com/covera geviewer zoom in and select the 'show 3G coverage' button vs a 'city by city' list ?

Re: So where's at&t's 3G map that shows the misleading statement
Nov 16, 2009, 2:45 PM
in the Article: AT&T Publishes Public Letter Refuting Verizon Wireless Ads forum

I actually used Nextel BB 7100i for a few years, and had no issues with SMS / Email (why else would I have a BB). Even Google Maps worked on the 7100i over iDEN data. I agree on the out of touch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECF-tBI K6pw That 3g is not necessary to stay in touch, even with Facebook, Twitter.

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