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Re: Good alternative to MetroPCS only if....
Jun 4, 2014, 11:58 AM
in the Article: AT&T Folds Aio Wireless Into Cricket, Launches Anew forum

Verizon does not let prepaid use LTE

Re: Interesting.
Feb 11, 2014, 9:39 PM
in the Article: AT&T Looking to Buy AWS Spectrum from Stelera forum

bobc74 said: While Verizon and at&t continue to gobble up spectrum from smaller and/or now defunct regional players with the full blessing of the FCC, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger is getting the cold shoulder. Seems to point to the possibility the FCC would rather only have a duopoly instead of 4 carriers, doesn't it? I think you are mislead about current totals of specturm each carrier posses. T-Mobile has MetroPCS's specturm now and Sprint-Nextel has Clearwire. When that is added to ...

Re: Which demonstrates...
Jan 25, 2013, 1:38 PM
in the Article: Verizon Selling More 700MHz Airwaves to AT&T forum

Jarahawk said: ...that Verizon never should have been allowed to purchase A and B block in the first place. They never intended to use it. They were simply hoarding it. Finally, someone with sense and integrity in posting. You have made my day mate!!!

Re: Just what AT&T needs
Jan 23, 2013, 11:32 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Acquire Alltel Assets for $780 Million forum

Tofuchong said: Yes! I love that Idea - Spectrum is appointed or allotted, or auctioned based on your actual customer base for any given area, and for ACTUAL needs only. If they could somehow test and for certain determine - This many Mhz serves this many people, then your idea with this system would probably be best. I mean right now the big issue is wasted spectrum. At&t has tonnes of 2.3Ghz spectrum ( I think that's the ...

Re: About time
Dec 6, 2012, 8:19 PM
in the Article: Cell Service to Expand to 30 NYC Subway Stations Next Year forum

Mark_S said: That is technically correct. We also need to take into account that.... NYC's commuters brain capacity system was never officially inaugurated by the NY City dept. of mental health. I love you for this comment!!!!!!!!

Re: Needed
Nov 19, 2012, 2:44 PM
in the Article: Cell Service to Expand to 30 NYC Subway Stations Next Year forum

Tofuchong said: He has a point there. If you are so clumbsy, so uncaring, and just so totally oblivious that you could let a 4" piece of plastic and glass distract you to a degree that you fall in front of a Train, I'll just go ahead and say it - You deserve what you get 100% and have nobody to blame but yourself. Well, at least their bodies will not be attacked by rodents since so many of said rodents ...

Re: Needed
Nov 19, 2012, 1:37 PM
in the Article: Cell Service to Expand to 30 NYC Subway Stations Next Year forum


Re: About time
Nov 19, 2012, 1:37 PM
in the Article: Cell Service to Expand to 30 NYC Subway Stations Next Year forum

NYC's subway system was inaugurated on October 27, 1904. DC's WMATA Metro is only 36. It is safe to say that the older system could not anticipate the coming technological advances.

Re: Columbus, OH
Nov 18, 2012, 4:31 PM
in the Article: AT&T's LTE Covers 150 Million POPs in 103 Markets forum

skywalkershawty said: We finally have LTE and it's lightening fast here. Our HSPA signal is amazing here too so for me to say the difference is really noticeable is something. Most thought it wouldn't be too much faster than HSPA, anyway although it may be fast we cannot talk and surf the web using it like HSPA. I don't like that. Anyone else feeling the same way? You can continue to talk and surf simultaneously. Voice is handled over the HSPA ...

Re: Honestly
Sep 28, 2012, 6:08 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Victek said: How often do people need to talk and surf at the same time? I've had an Incredible 2 on Verizon for over a year and I can't think of a single situation where I needed to do this. I'm sure some people sometimes need it, but is this considered a primary feature that people would switch carriers for? It is handy now that I use my iPhone for mobile field visits. I can confirm information pulled from ...

Re: Bold Face Liar...
Jun 14, 2012, 11:05 AM
in the Article: AT&T Would Love to Buy Verizon's 700MHz Spectrum forum

MadFatMan said: If AT&T were to aquire the lower A and B blocks of the 700MHz spectrum they would not put it to use within 60 days. They would make some lame operations excuse as to why it could not be utilized at this time and keep it inactive under their control simply to keep it out of the hands of any potential competition. Is this an IQ test? Are we really supposed to not only ignore AT&T's ...

Re: A look at the future
May 5, 2012, 6:09 PM
in the Article: AT&T CEO Warns of Higher Prices in Wake of T-Mobile Failure forum

Ummmmm. Group Hug? LOL

Re: Ralph De La Vega
May 5, 2012, 6:05 PM
in the Article: AT&T CEO Warns of Higher Prices in Wake of T-Mobile Failure forum

Mark_S said: Should put on his swimming trunks and do the back-stroke back to Cuba. Actually, Raplh's position is not what you think. The structure changed when the bells got back together. This new at&t is far too much of Randall and fare too less of Stan and Ralph. I miss Stan Sigman... Sigh.

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 24, 2012, 9:13 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

dlmjr said: Why are people saying the GPS industry is infringing on the LS spectrum? They aren't. The problem is the FCC has kept terrestrial use of adjacent spectrum for the GPS sats vacant to keep any bleed from affecting GPS. LS thought they could bully their way into that area with terrestrial transmitters and it didn't work. The GPS sats are owned and operated by the United States Air Force and their signals do not interfere with the LS spectrum. For LS to use ...

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 24, 2012, 9:10 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

djdanska said: The FCC did not give them the spectrum for terrestrial-only service. Lightsquared KNOWINGLY bought spectrum meant for sat service, knowing it was NOT allowed for terrestrial only service. The FCC did NOTHING wrong. The FCC gave them the chance to see if they can make it work and they couldn't and they denied them. They BOUGHT spectrum. The only issue here is that this PURCHASED spectrum has some illegal users on the purchased frequencies.

Re: FCC Strikes Back
Mar 24, 2012, 9:07 PM
in the Article: AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs forum

Food for thought... If your job is sold to another company, you have to apply with no guarantee of getting it right? http://www.bizjournals.com/kansasci ty/stories/2009/07/06/daily41.html http:// www.contactcenter2011.com/files/Sprint-Merced Systems-Case%20Study.pdf "Sprint cut 20,000 jobs in the past four years and sent much of that work overseas. During that same period, Sprint closed 30 U.S. based call centers. Despite this record of job destruction, Sprint wants to get credit for a pledge to bring a mere 600 offshored jobs back to the United States." http://eyeonsprint.org/2011/09/sp rint-where-are-your-jobs4america/

Re: FCC Strikes Back
Mar 24, 2012, 8:54 PM
in the Article: AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs forum

Sprint is the most vocal Carrier but has anybody really looked at Sprint? They directly employ about 40,000. However, the numbers they outsource are hidden. Why is that? http://eyeonsprint.org/fact-check/

Re: shame on you, at&t
Mar 24, 2012, 8:40 PM
in the Article: AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs forum

bobc74 said: I searched for Cingular job losses on Google. Guess what I found? An article from 2004 where the CEO of Cingular details 7,000 jobs being cut due to the MERGER of Cingular and at&t!! So, yeah, 2 can play at the what if game. 2700 of those jobs were slated to be cut but Cingular had them delay it until the acquisition was complete. www.cwalocal4250.org/.../Project%2 0Pinnacle%20on%20Hold.pdf Also, do you recall how AT&T Wireless was almost at the point of collapse and then ...

Re: It's Very Simple
Mar 24, 2012, 8:31 PM
in the Article: AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs forum

A hiring move that big would only be required if a very large amount of new subs came in.

Re: It's Very Simple
Mar 24, 2012, 8:29 PM
in the Article: AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs forum

planethulk said: I agree. Think objectively. So ATT is basically upset that they weren't allowed to fire these people themselves. Let's be real here. If ATT would have bought Tmobile, they would have only postponed this layoff and ATT's layoff numbers would probably be higher as they have shed many more jobs than this during previous buyout/merger processes. The FCC cited this as one of the reasons that ATT should not buy Tmobile. Because the layoffs would be greater than if ...

Re: Does Verizon have designs on the whold company eventually?
Mar 17, 2012, 1:41 PM
in the Article: Verizon Finalizes Purchase of Cellular One in Pennsylvania forum

T Bone said: I thought that at&t had already bought Cellular One actually....or at least when I was an at&t employee there was a whole section of company policy telling us what to do with a 'former Dobson Communications or Cellular One customer'. In 1977, the American Radio Telephone Service and Motorola formed Cellular One to offer service to the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area. From there through acquisitions, the name bounced to around 16 different owners to its current owners Trilogy Partners.

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 17, 2012, 1:33 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

Versed said: 1. How long has the GPS system been in place? 2. When did LightSquared decide to use this? 1. Does not matter how long the GPS system has been in place. It is designed to use frequencies which companies must pay to license. The industry is just making equipment without ensuring it is using ONLY the frequencies it has permission to use. 2. LightSquared BOUGHT spectrum that is supposed to be vacant. They didn't decide to use, they bought a ...

Re: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
Mar 17, 2012, 1:25 PM
in the Article: LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum forum

Globhead said: I have never heard that claim before. Not a claim. A fact. The FCC strictly monitors the frequencies that cell phones use but for some reason, the strict monitoring did not happen for the GPS industry. The fault is with both, the GPS manufacturers and the FCC. The FCC sold something to a company knowing the frequencies sold had activity on it. The real shame is that the FCC talks about acting responsibly and fairness but this blunder gives ...

Re: So you lied?
Mar 13, 2012, 1:19 PM
in the Article: AT&T: 12 More LTE Markets Launching Soon forum

terryjohnson16 said: AT&T, you said you needed T-Mobile to even come close to what Verizon is offering currently, yet, you said by the end of 2013, you will have nearly 200 pops covered? Shame on you? We didn't know you were such a blue liar. They didn't lie. VZW has twice the amount of spectrum compared to AT&T. It is like put a Pitbull against and Chiwawah

Re: Dear AT&T Reps
Feb 17, 2012, 11:15 AM
in the AT&T forum

Quipbw said: ??? No there is no such thing as an upgrade on a go phone. Except for the fact that you keep your same number. You can purchase a new phone for yourself at any time at whatever discounts they currently have on non-contracted devices, or full retail on there contracted line up. Actually, there is. Look at the samsung solstice at full retail on a contract. Then look at the samsung solstice for a go phone. No Commitment ...

Re: Hmm?
Jan 20, 2012, 11:47 AM
in the Article: AT&T Bumps Up Pricing and Limits for Data Plans forum

Vmac39 said: I still have my unlimited for now, at least. Although, I would like to see them implement a throttled plan with the option of paying extra $10 per gig, if the customer chooses and wants to maintain full internet access for videos, music and app downloads. The 10 extra a gig is still present... After you have used the 3GB

Jan 20, 2012, 10:39 AM
in the Article: FCC Sets Deadline for Opposers of Verizon's Spectrum Grabs forum

No one is putting up nasty comments yet and it has been almost 24 hours!!! 8O

Re: Sprint: Rules the South?
Jan 6, 2012, 11:45 AM
in the Article: Sprint Names Its First LTE Markets forum

Just like WiMax LOL... Now to LTE... LOL

Re: 30 Days.
Jan 6, 2012, 11:43 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Stop Sending LightSquared Money for Now forum

And don't forget that Sprint is playing catch up on maintenance an overhaul of their network (CDMA).

Re: Clarifying!
Dec 29, 2011, 1:29 PM
in the AT&T forum

Jellz said: I use the word 'upgrading' interchangeably with 'replacing' here. So if someone comes in and is all "I want a new GoPhone, what can you do for me?" pretty much. Online, we're told that we can't suggest that they order GoPhones online since it's "phantom churn" and they count as a new customer when doing that and it messes up AT&T's numbers or something, yet I get people from stores pointing people to get new GoPhones online. So I'm ...

Re: Plan A now C
Dec 29, 2011, 1:08 PM
in the Article: AT&T Allowed to Buy Qualcomm's 700MHz Spectrum, Says FCC forum

Mark_S said: When AT&T buys a brain, then they can work on the harder stuff. Their Customer service, voice-network is more than lacking. Fix that first. Makes more sense. No one needs to see all that spectrum numbers BS. Does not impress. People skills and building on what there is already and making it better first would be a smarter move. :) An increase in spectrum actually does help improve the quality of service for the end user. More spectrum allows the network to ...

Re: Text messaging and call restrictions
Dec 23, 2011, 5:41 PM
in the AT&T forum

Lord Azrael said: I'm trying to find out how do they work in AT&T, and what the conditions were. Sprint has pretty simple steps, but I've heard that for this carrier it's more complicated. Very broad question. Send me a PM with a more focused question and I will be able to better answer you. As for the generic answer, on most smart phones, it is device based. Non-smart phones you can restrict calls on them. The text restriction is a ...

T-Mobile USA
Dec 17, 2011, 3:02 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Did it ever occur to you that, Deut. Telecom could abandon the US wireless division and put you in the hands of a hedge-fund investor out only to make a dollar? You think the investor is thinking about you or the bottom line?

Re: ATT is going to lay everyone off!!!
Dec 17, 2011, 2:47 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Such lies spread about. I encourage you to look at the history of Cingular. This culture is actually behind the current at&t not the AT&T of our youth.

Re: T-Mobile Contract. Merger?
Dec 17, 2011, 2:45 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

rocksockblockbasedgod said: i have a tmobile even more plus 4 line family plan and the kids free deal that they had a few months ago. if i sign a contract what will happen with my unlimited data when at&t and tmoble merge? can they change my plan but still force me to pay it if im under contract? or will it go void because the company switched? or what ? ty i want it for my kid cause ...

Re: Apathy...
Dec 17, 2011, 2:43 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

The most secure jobs in a merger is the call center and sales staff (with the new at&t, formerly Cingular at least). Next is Network Ops. When Cingular bought failing AT&T and called it a merger, everyone was offered a new spot in the new at&t. About 87% of employees remained. The others moved on to new jobs. Former CEO Stan Sigman was an awesome guy with great ethics. That spirit lives on in Ralph De La Vega. Cingular ...

Dec 17, 2011, 2:23 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

euroboy002 said: I will be going to school in Grenada (West Indies) my current contract is up with verizon and before I got a "world phone". I wanted to see if i could use tmobile prepaid in this other country. Please educated/experienced responses only. I tried calling t-mobile today, but for WHATEVER reason there was a 30 minute hold.... I regret that you can not roam with a prepaid phone in that location. Only postpaid subs with the roaming feature approved can ...

Re: Seriously...No One Knows?
Dec 17, 2011, 1:49 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Did you get your question answered?

Dec 17, 2011, 1:45 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Buy AWS Spectrum from Cox for $315 Million forum

superide said: Wow!!! no one person has nothing to say about Verizon buying out COX wireless, but you blow up the world if AT&T buys out T-Mobile,LMAO..this country is a trip. Not just this transaction but, "Verizon Wireless announced that it has agreed to purchase 122 Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licenses covering 259 million POPs for $3.6 billion from SpectrumCo". It is funny how politics seem to have taken over everyday living... SMH

Re: Galaxy S II is great
Dec 17, 2011, 1:39 PM
in the AT&T forum

acdc1a said: And how often will you be talking and surfing the net? Mark this post. AT&T will not have your market live in 2012. Anytime I am driving and using GPS for guidance...

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