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Re: What if my device only has US LTE band 2 4 and 12?
Jun 24, 2016, 2:51 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kicks Off Summer with Free LTE In Europe forum

You would need a phone that supports bands 1 (Europe's 2100 band), 3 (1800, or DCS), 7 (2600), & 8 (900) in Europe. T-Mobile/MetroPCS exclusive phones are less likely to support these bands for 3G or 4G LTE. It would essentially require a phone that's made for multiple carriers, & list these bands. Luckily, my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ supports nearly every band out there, including Band 13 (exclusively a Verizon band on the mainland and ...

Why only 8GB of internal memory?
Jun 16, 2016, 9:02 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Sell Samsung Galaxy On5 forum

I'm not against Samsung making some budget handsets, but why are they only offering 8GB of internal memory in these newest handsets? The Samsung Galaxy Avant offered 16GB of internal memory. Despite having a memory card slot, apps don't completely offload to the memory card (it keeps a certain amount of the app program in the internal memory). I found out the hard way when I bought the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, & it only offers ...

Re: verizon prepaid
May 12, 2016, 1:14 PM
in the Article: Verizon Changes Up Prepaid Plans forum

I'll be surprised if Verizon extends this to existing customers. They already offered the $45 2GB plan & $60 5GB plan since February, but were only offering it to new customers, claiming that it was only a promotion, but the website didn't say it was. Verizon refused to offer the new plans to me, that I ported out, & they let me, saying that I will be back on their service. I went to T-Mobile, and ...

Re: Bands?
Jul 25, 2015, 9:15 AM
in the Article: Verizon Adding Carrier Aggregation to 20x20MHz Channels forum

In markets where Verizon has plenty of PCS spectrum, they'll be using some of their PCS spectrum for LTE as well. For much of the Midwest, they only have 5x5 of PCS spectrum to work with, & won't touch that immediately. Since VoLTE isn't widely available, they won't touch their 850 spectrum (not even in markets where they have both 850 licenses), until VoLTE is available on all of their LTE network, & works with non-Verizon users ...

Re: Almost There.
Jun 29, 2015, 1:42 PM
in the Article: FCC Keeps Auction Reserve at 30 MHz forum

I'd like to see how this will work out in areas bordering Mexico Canada, where they have no plans to shrink their UHF band again. Most of Mexico hasn't even gone digital yet, & in Canada, they already stated that their UHF band will remain at channel 51. So for a place like Detroit & Albany New York, certain licenses won't be able to be used, if there are stations in Canada broadcasting on, or near ...

Forgot Wisconsin
Jun 29, 2015, 1:32 PM
in the Article: Cricket Scores Distribution Deal with Meijer Stores forum

The person doing this story didn't do enough research on the company. They have 2 stores in the Milwaukee market of Wisconsin as we speak (Kenosha & Grafton), with Greenfield & Wauwautosa opening later this year. Since AT&T is in that market, they're not going to exclude Meijer Wisconsin stores from the distribution deal. As for Meijer, good for them for adding another MVNO to the list of available services to buy from Meijer. Meijer ...

Re: non-Verizon, non-CDMA phone w/LTE 700/1700?
Jun 20, 2015, 3:02 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

frankinbahia said: Sorry - I guess I'm missing something. You say that if the phone has bands 4 & 13 "it can be used on Verizon", but then say, "You just won't be able to make phone calls on that phone." Are these LTE bands data only? At this time, LTE is data only. You can only use LTE for browsing the internet & any apps that use data. Some Verizon phones have VoLTE (Voice over LTE), but for now, ...

Re: non-Verizon, non-CDMA phone w/LTE 700/1700?
Jun 15, 2015, 11:48 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I thought only Verizon phones had Band 13 on them, since in the US on the mainland & Hawaii, it's a Verizon exclusive band. Unless the phone is from Canada, where Band 13 might be used, then I doubt the unlocked phone has Band 13 on it. Also, if the phone is from Europe, more than likely, it wouldn't include Band 4 either (European & Asian phones are slow to add newer North American bands to their ...

Re: Sounds nice
May 21, 2015, 1:51 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Serving Up Variety of Memorial Day Promos forum

I have not come across any edge or gprs areas in densely populated areas near my home. I don't know about other areas though. If I come across any EDGE or GPRS areas, would be any rural areas that have had any buildout at all, & not upgraded since the original buildout. Even that is slowly becoming rare to find in parts of Indiana. I also agree with you that they need to slow down ...

Re: Why not prepaid?
May 4, 2015, 2:52 PM
in the Article: Verizon Prepaid Offering 1GB Data Bonus for Auto-Pay forum

Verizon does not restrict its own users to specific towers that are Verizon. If they did, they wouldn't have much of a prepaid userbase. Verizon might do that with Sprint, USCC, & other users in markets that neither carrier is in. I know in SW Michigan, before Verizon bought out Alltel, I could not access certain towers, due to roaming on Alltel. In 2006, Verizon built out a PCS network to cover the areas that ...

Re: Why not prepaid?
May 3, 2015, 2:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon Prepaid Offering 1GB Data Bonus for Auto-Pay forum

For what prepaid costs, vs their postpaid plans, is why I didn't go back to postpaid. I only went to prepaid back in 2010, just to keep my service on. I had planned to go back to postpaid, once my finances were stable enough to upgrade. Since 2012, the plans offered for smartphones on postpaid kept me away. I refused to get a prepaid smartphone at that time, until late last year, due to the ...

Re: Switched Sim Card and activated phone myself. Bad Idea?
Mar 2, 2015, 2:44 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Unless you unscrew the phone, Motorola phones have the SIM card slot on the side of the phone. The OP didn't even mention anything about accessing the battery on the phone. As for swapping out phones, the only time Verizon has to be notified, is when you have to call in to activate a phone with an ESN or MEID number. New Verizon phones now use the same standard as GSM phones, by using a SIM card. ...

Verizon will grab new spectrum
Feb 17, 2015, 3:47 PM
in the Article: Verizon Sees No More Big Spectrum Grabs In Its Future forum

Verizon says that they won't acquire new spectrum. You know that whenever the 600 auction ever takes place, they'll grab as much as they can, in order to slow down T-Mobile's aggressive expansion. I'm sure for the lower 700 A licenses that they had, that maybe they should have kept them for themselves. I'm still curious who might have the A license that was originally sold to Leap Wireless (Cricket) for the Chicago market, before being ...

Re: A Convenient Way To Skirt FiOS Deployment
Feb 9, 2015, 1:50 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion forum

I'm waiting to see if Frontier buys AT&T's landline service in my area. For areas of Indiana that Verizon served, that was sold to Frontier a few years ago (former GTE territory). I don't know if Frontier has expanded the fiber network or not. I know AT&T wants to sell off their landline business as well, so they can focus on wireless. I have UVerse, & it's not all that it's cracked up to be. ...

Re: Walmart Family Mobile...
Dec 29, 2014, 4:59 AM
in the ZTE ZMax forum

Someone on T-Mobile bought that phone from Walmart, & left a review on the phone. The phone does not have 4G disabled at all, as it's a T-Mobile phone. It's just that Walmart Family Mobile doesn't have access to T-Mobile's 4G network at this time, & only using 3G. Even with 3G, I have found it faster than 3G from Sprint & Verizon. So it's safe to say that you can buy the Walmart Family ...

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE bands
Dec 21, 2014, 3:18 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

I looked at Samsung's website, & it shows that it has LTE Band 12. So maybe T-Mobile forgot to list it on their website, or the phone originally didn't come with that part of the 700 band at initial release. I don't know if the part on the frequencies are still hardware based, or software based now. If it's software based, it would have to be flashed to include Band 12. Otherwise, if the phones ...

Re: manufacturing
Oct 31, 2014, 2:15 AM
in the Article: Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola forum

Motorola already has some manufacturing in China, as I had the W755, & it was made in China, & not in the USA. So that's irrelevant. It'll be up to Lenovo whether they want to keep any manufacturing in the USA. I'm not even sure which models are assembled here, vs. overseas.

Re: The days of bad T-mo coverage are numbered
Jul 29, 2014, 2:43 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Drops the Cost of Family Plans to $100 forum

How about they learn how to build out a good network with the spectrum they already have. If Sprint, Verizon, & AT&T can do it, then why is T-Mobile having that much trouble building out a network that will work for most people? Out of all carriers in my area, only T-Mobile has not done a good job at building a good network. It seems that they're not really trying anymore, since Deutsche Telekom has been ...

Re: Save 1/3 the cost, for 1/3 the coverage
Jul 29, 2014, 2:23 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Drops the Cost of Family Plans to $100 forum

I have T-Mobile prepaid, & in NW Indiana, T-Mobile has yet to make their coverage better than AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Even when USCC had service in my area, they were on par with Verizon. I understand that T-Mobile at the moment uses only higher frequencies in the bulk of their markets (a few markets have 850, but not many), but if Verizon & Sprint can build out good networks in higher frequencies (regardless of band), then ...

Re: Good for T-mo
Mar 14, 2014, 12:51 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

I've seen the commercials. Verizon is only comparing the 4G LTE networks of all 4 national carriers. They're not comparing 3G networks, since those are different technologies (Verizon with EVDO, based on CDMA, while T-Mobile uses a variation of W-CDMA, which works along side GSM). T-Mobile will actually have to prove that Verizon is talking about 3G & 4G to have a cease & desist. Otherwise, T-Mobile won't have a case. Since Verizon is ...

Re: Monopolies
Jul 14, 2013, 1:12 AM
in the Article: AT&T To Buy Cricket forum

Have to make a correction on the whole AT&T/Cingular topic. Cingular Wireless was a partnership between SBC & Bell South (both baby bells). The original AT&T was Ma Bell, & they had AT&T Wireless. . Cingular bought out the original AT&T Wireless, & was merged with Cingular. Then SBC bought out Ma Bell, AT&T, then remaned themselves AT&T (or using it in lowercase, at&t). In order to rename Cingular AT&T, SBC had to ...

Re: Stick it to Walmart
Jun 30, 2013, 1:06 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I don't know which markets USCC has sold prepaid phones, but my local Walmart stores in NW Indiana & the entire Chicago market never sold USCC prepaid phones (they're officially out of the Chicago & Northern Indiana markets now). My local Walmart stores only carry the following prepaid phones: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile (both using Sprint's network), Walmart Mobile (using T-Mobile's network), Straight Talk (another Walmart prepaid that uses Verizon's network), Tracfone & Net ...

Re: Stick it to Walmart
Jun 7, 2013, 12:24 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

To my knowledge, USCC has never been in Walmart stores in the Chicago market, since entering Chicago back in 2002. I know my local Walmart stores have not sold USCC. They only sold Sprint, AT&T (when it was originally Cingular) & T-Mobile in the beginning, then Verizon in 2005 or 2006. I have seen some USCC affiliates in some Walmart stores in Wisconsin, but they weren't operated by Walmart. I believe by now, Walmart eliminated ...

Re: Tmobile signal
Jan 12, 2013, 2:02 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

yourvoiceofreason said: Charlie69 blames GSM for the lack of building penetration. But correct me if I am wrong, is it not the frequency that is used the biggest factor in building penetration (not GSM vs CDMA)? Frequency is what really makes a difference. The 800 band usually does better at penetrating buildings than 1900 does or AWS. 1900 takes more towers to cover the same area as 800. The only time 1900 can easily penetrate buildings is ...

Re: What's the hold up in NYC?
Nov 27, 2012, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches LTE in 11 New Markets forum

The Indiana markets mentioned are now owned by Sprint, & not iPCS. Sprint finally bought out iPCS in 2009. Those markets needed major overhaul, as iPCS didn't build out those markets as well as Sprint would have done.

Re: So there may be hope.
Sep 23, 2011, 10:45 PM
in the Article: Feb. 13 to Be AT&T's Day in Court Regarding T-Mobile forum

Kilya said: When a company bids 39 Billion you would think they did their research. So assuming of course they did, the merger is eventually going to happen. However I am not anti-merger, I think it would be great for both companies (as do both companies). T-Mobile has been struggling for years, and their best nitch in the industry is their price point. However when it comes to their network, it always has issues and takes ...

Re: There are others too...
Sep 19, 2011, 12:03 AM
in the Article: 7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal forum

I wouldn't mind seeing Vodafone buying them, so that they would have to sell their share of Verizon Wireless to acquire T-Mobile USA. Vodafone tried to buyout AT&T Wireless, but was outbidded by Cingular Wireless. Cingular Wireless was owned by SBC (who eventually bought the original AT&T, or ma bell) & Bell South. AT&T had to buy out Bell South in order to rename Cingular AT&T, or they would still be named Cingular today.

Re: Fair weather lawsuits
Sep 18, 2011, 11:43 PM
in the Article: 7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal forum

nctruthseeker said: In no way is this even comparable to Verizon's buy out of any of the companies that it has bought. AT&T and tmobile are very large companies and are cell phone carriers nationwide alltel was much smaller and all the other companies that went by the way side were all regional (expect for alltel) the truth is when AT&T buys out tmobile cost will go up I mean look at the current bs we all have to ...

Re: BTW.....
Sep 18, 2011, 11:27 PM
in the Article: 7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal forum

I so far haven't seen anyone mention Vodafone. Sure they have a presence, but only as a 45% stake holder of Verizon Wireless. They were unsuccessful at bidding for the old AT&T Wireless. If they can acquire T-Mobile USA, then they have to sell their stake in Verizon Wireless in order to do so. I would like this partnership to end, as it doesn't benefit Verizon Wireless long-term.

Re: This is precisely why I'm with Verizon
Aug 18, 2011, 8:08 AM
in the Article: Verizon Claims Its LTE Network Covers Half of Americans forum

The Verizon Wireless partnership is 55% Verizon Communications & 45% Vodafone. As for Verizon stock being publicly traded, it's only for Verizon Communications, & not Verizon Wireless, as Verizon Wireless is not publicly traded (at least not yet).

Re: The Fix
Aug 5, 2011, 5:28 AM
in the Article: Clearwire Finally Commits to LTE forum

MileHigh8710 said: But where I was going with the question is, What other spectrum that they own or that is not own by AT&T and Verizon can they use that will penetrate buildings? Now I agree with you that it is a poor signal but its ok/subpar. Now I think they get their advantage from not throttling and offering an unlimited plan against their competitors, oh and no contract perhaps. Those are the things that is keeping me with clear and ...

Re: Do they even have enough spectrum?
Apr 9, 2011, 1:12 PM
in the Article: Huawei May Build U.S. Cellular's LTE Network forum

BodomSlayer said: In laymans terms, what does this mean for those of us in Chicago? Unless they can split up some of their existing PCS spectrum for LTE, Chicago will become one of the last markets to go LTE. They already use their 20mhz of PCS spectrum for 1X & EVDO (probably 10mhz each). AT&T & Sprint hold most of the PCS spectrum for the Chicago market, since VZW holds the other 10mhz they got to keep when they ...

Re: Do they even have enough spectrum?
Apr 7, 2011, 3:09 AM
in the Article: Huawei May Build U.S. Cellular's LTE Network forum

USCC's biggest AWS license is for the Mississippi Valley, & that's 10mhz. That license not only will cover an existing market they have in Tennessee, but it would allow them to enter all of Tennessee if they want to (including Nashville & Memphis), plus most of Alabama & all of Mississippi, & the New Orleans area. The rest of the Mississippi Valley regional license covers existing markets in Missouri & southern Illinois. The smaller licenses cover ...

Re: If they divest markets.....
Apr 1, 2011, 2:09 AM
in the Article: AT&T CEO: Divestitures Likely in Wake of T-Mobile Deal forum

rarodrig26 said: I dont at all want the merger to go thru, but i agree that if it does, Verizon should not be able to scoop up more spectrum. They'd basically be starting their duopoly before the paperwork was even signed. If anyone should be allowed to acquire T-Mobile USA, it should be someone other than AT&T & Verizon. Neither one needs more spectrum. They have plenty in most markets & not using it all. For rural markets, ...

Re: If they divest markets.....
Apr 1, 2011, 2:04 AM
in the Article: AT&T CEO: Divestitures Likely in Wake of T-Mobile Deal forum

I don't know about markets that Alltel might have acquired from AT&T during the Dobson buyout, or even VZW. I know that AT&T refused to honor the Dobson unlimited plans (before the current AT&T offered unlimited calling plans), & let those users out of their contract without penalty. When they were Cingular, they got sued over not honoring the old AT&T Wireless unlimited contracts, but also charged an ETF if they left before the contract was up. ...

Re: I wonder if AT&T will have to divest some markets like Verizon had to do on the Alltel deal.
Mar 25, 2011, 4:00 AM
in the Article: FCC Says No Rubber Stamp for AT&T / T-Mobile Merger forum

boggerscbshop said: I think they should divest some markets where AT&T and T-Mobile overlap. Thats what Verizon had to do. Whats fair is fair. The problem with this merger is that AT&T is in nearly in every market that T-Mobile is in. With that in mind, the buyout doesn't make sense, since it would have to involve divesting everything. If one of the smaller carriers had the money to buyout T-Mobile USA, it would make more sense for them ...

Re: Verizon: bring the awesomeness of LTE to the furthest stretches of the U.S.! ! !
Aug 27, 2010, 11:23 PM
in the Article: Verizon Looking for 700MHz Spectrum in Alaska forum

Jayshmay said: Ok, I read both articles. Verizon still has ATT beat by 30 cities. Even though ATT will have HSPA+ in (however many) markets, and even though ATT also has 700mhz licenses, Verizon will have 700mhz live in 30 markets first. I hope Verizon's LTE rate plans will be reasonable! Have to wait another 5-6wks to find out. AT&T has a disadvantage with their 700 licenses. Unlike Verizon, AT&T chose to focus solely on the B Block, and those licenses mainly ...

Re: Next step
Jul 22, 2010, 6:47 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Looking to Rid Itself of FLO TV forum

CellStudent said: I'll wager $2 that T-mobile or Sprint buys up the FLO spectrum and deploys LTE-TDD. T-mobile is far more likely to do his then Sprint. Unless there's a way to turn that spectrum into 2 way communication, the spectrum is only downstream. So in its current form, this spectrum is of use to any cellphone carrier.

Re: What about the AWS 1700 band?
Jul 3, 2010, 6:12 AM
in the Article: Nokia Siemens and Nokia Make LTE Data Call via 800MHz forum

terryjohnson16 said: AT&T and Verizon both have AWS spectrum, which doesn't compare to the 700MHz spectrum they bought, but still. T-Mobile also has AWS spectrum, and plenty of it. I am not sure if they have enough to do 3G, and LTE at the same time. In most major cities, T-Mobile has around 30mhz to work with. In other markets, they have 20mhz. For markets they couldn't get a 20mhz license based on CMA or EA to supplement the ...

Re: Another reason for dual-sim phones...
Jun 19, 2010, 5:41 AM
in the Article: Courts Rule Employers Can Search Employee Text Messages forum

kingstu said: Keep your personal life and your business life separate and still only carry one device. Who wants to start making dual-sim smart phones? That would great if the company's phone service is AT&T or T-Mobile. That won't work if the company uses Sprint or Verizon Wireless. My last job provided select employees Sprint phones. So those employees would need 2 phones to separate business & personal use.

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