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Re: Dumb move
Aug 14, 2015, 5:21 PM
in the Article: AT&T Tweaks Mobile Share Value Data Buckets forum

I'm sorry but your comment makes no sense? "TMobile and Sprint may have inferior networks compared to the big 2, but their efforts to bring in consumers is commendable" So what you're saying is that you would rather pay less for a less dependable product? Have you ever thought that a more reliable product might cost more? The reason both AT&T and Verizon cost more is because they invest more into their networks and don't want to be known as ...

Re: employee
Jul 25, 2015, 9:48 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

But see it from the company's perspective, the customer is using their network! You pay fee's with other industries so this is really nothing new. Banks charge people monthly fee's to hold their money all while they are making money for holding it. It's all relative when you step back and see it from both sides. I have always try to see it from both and although I might not like the fee's in this instance, I do like ...

Re: employee
Jul 22, 2015, 5:27 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

As one of your loyal customers but also one that works for a large corporation I understand what AT&T is doing. To me they should make no excuses for what they charge! They offer a solid network with a strong portfolio of products for both business and consumer and should charge what they believe to be a fair price. You don't walk into a Mercedes dealership and expect to pay Honda's prices!

Re: No surprise
Jul 22, 2015, 5:21 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees forum

You hit the nail right on the head Brad! Even though AT&T makes billions in profits, do you really think they aren't going to flinch when hit with a $100 million fine? They are doing what any other company would do and that would be to pass it on to the consumer! What cracks me up is that the FCC is fining AT&T $100 million for throttling speeds but NONE of it is going back to the consumers who were ...

Re: Almost There.
Jun 27, 2015, 9:33 AM
in the Article: FCC Keeps Auction Reserve at 30 MHz forum

Mike you hit the nail right on the head when you said "They have the means to bid on the spectrum". Both TMo and Sprint have the means and ability to compete in the spectrum bids but that would mean they have to make sacrifices in other areas. And those sacrifices would most likely come at their customers expense! Both companies are fighting a pricing war right now and unfortunately when you do this you lose the ability to ...

Re: Except consumers WERE informed.. Here's the proof.
Jun 20, 2015, 7:12 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

I completely understand I was just making an analogy that pokes fun of how the government makes moves with simple money grabs in mind instead of the consumers well being. It simply wouldn't surprise me if they did what I said! What I think nobody really grasps is that the wireless companies don't have the ability to handle the load of traffic on their networks if they still offered unlimited data. Just look at what happened when the iPhone launched ...

Re: Except consumers WERE informed.. Here's the proof.
Jun 20, 2015, 9:47 AM
in the Article: FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices forum

What I find most amusing is that the fines will go directly to the US Treasury! Consumers are merely a pawn in this game of the US government V AT&T. What I can't understand is why the lawsuit was filed in the first place? They didn't shut off their data they simply slowed it down. What's next, are they going to go after Ford for putting speedometers in their vehicles that go up to 180 mph when in reality ...

Re: Exactly Why
May 19, 2015, 7:04 AM
in the Article: Apple, AT&T Seek to Block RadioShack's Sale of Customer Data forum

Did you just respond to my post by saying "You don't know as much as you think you do in that regard, you're also not the fact fairy"??? If so that's pretty funny. Next time just say Na, Na, A, Boo, Boo stick your head in Doo Doo! I could really care less if you have a political agenda on this topic because there is nothing political about it. AT&T and Apple are fighting to protect the sale of THEIR ...

Re: Exactly Why
May 17, 2015, 3:51 PM
in the Article: Apple, AT&T Seek to Block RadioShack's Sale of Customer Data forum

Another non factual statement! Sounds to me that you just hate AT&T for some reason or another? I think its funny that both AT&T and Apple are doing what's best for their customers, yet all you want to do is bash them by making false accusations! I've had both AT&T and Apple for over 5 years now and I have been very happy with both companies. I feel that the high level of service I receive from both is ...

Re: Uh.......No!
May 7, 2015, 7:58 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Courting Verizon Customers with Two-Week Trial forum

My buddy found this out the hard way on our way to a golf trip in Myrtle. He and his wife decided to give TMo a try when their Verizon contract ran out and everything was good until he traveled. They take a few road trips a year and the first was a major disappointment. He had to borrow my AT&T phone a few times during the trip as it didn't work in places that you would think they ...

Re: Small Carriers
Jan 31, 2015, 9:49 AM
in the Article: AT&T, Verizon Dominate AWS-3 Auction forum

You hit the nail right on the head! Its funny because both Sprint and T-Mobile want to play the role of the "David" against the larger US carriers "Goliath". But in truth David never had a FREAKING huge army backing him up with tons of resources! If Sprint and T-Mobile want to get in the game they have to put their resources towards other avenues instead of buying customers which raises their cost of acquisition through the roof! Their ...

Re: I think
Jan 26, 2015, 7:58 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

T-Bone hit the nail on the head! No carrier has complete coverage of the US but both AT&T and Verizon have the largest network. If you want an example of poor network on Verizon go to Alta, Utah where AT&T works great and Verizon, not so much. Or go to Snowshoe WV's website and go under FAQ. They specifically call out AT&T as the best option there for service and say the other carriers are welcome to fix their ...

Re: There You Have It
Jan 23, 2015, 9:18 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

So you're saying you would rather have your company stand back and not give you any options??? If that's how you want them to "have your back" they're doing a pretty darn good job of it! I am a pretty big supporter of at&t having had them for 5 years now after many years with Verizon. I can tell you that the customer service I receive is 10x better than anything I got with Verizon. I love that they are ...

Re: I think
Jan 23, 2015, 9:12 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

I wouldn't say they are blind morons, more like they believe perception to be reality. The perception is they are the largest wireless carrier and nobody is even close to what they offer. Whereas in reality, you can do what I did and switch to at&t and get just as good if not better in a lot of places (Alta, Utah, Snowshoe WV for my fellow skiers) but have much better customer service and believe that when you signed ...

Re: There You Have It
Jan 23, 2015, 9:07 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

This is where AT&T will have the advantage as they venture out into other avenues for connected devices. The Directv purchase, Digital Life home security (which I absolutely love!) Connected Car, ect... I switched to AT&T years ago because I felt Verizon nickel and dimed their customers. When I did they took more of a consultative role in my needs and from there on kept me in the loop on products that might serve my needs better. Verizon sold me ...

Re: Talk about sheeple.
Jan 23, 2015, 8:58 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says No Data Rollover Programs In Its Future forum

But to argue your point, lets say you do drop down and everything is great until you have a heavy data month and go a little over. Wouldn't it be nice not to have any overage charges as your plan carried enough data over for you to use? The point of rollover data is both T-Mobile and AT&T are telling their customers that they are never stopping their efforts to try and improve the customer experience on their networks. Verizon ...

In other words...
Jan 19, 2015, 6:19 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Parent Still Wants To Offload the Uncarrier forum

He is basically saying that they can't continue to fight a price war. They are buying their customers now and this is a good short term solution but hand cuffs their potential for network enhancements which in turn causes customers to leave. Its simply a short term solution that is destined for failure.

Re: And then there were three
Jan 19, 2015, 6:15 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Parent Still Wants To Offload the Uncarrier forum

Verizon and AT&T have convinced people that they have better networks, because they do! If both T-Mobile and Sprint had better networks they wouldn't feel the need to fight a price war. Its pretty simple, T-Mobile and Sprint want you to believe they have better networks but the facts are they don't. Sure, in some cities they are solid but overall they just can't compete with the companies that put their networks first and gave the consumer what they truly ...

$31 Billion!!!
Nov 21, 2014, 2:13 PM
in the Article: FCC Auction Tops $31B as FCC Looks to 2016 forum

Wow that's a lot of money!!! I'm sure that it will go to helping our wounded soldiers and veterans returning home. Maybe, just maybe, if they have any left they can put it to use by upgrading our schools?? Whatever they do I'm absolutely sure that the money will go to the right places instead of padding the pockets of elected officials! (in case you didn't pick up on it I laid the sarcasm on pretty thick)

Thats a LOT of $$$
Nov 18, 2014, 8:18 PM
in the Article: FCC Says AWS-3 Bidding Reaches $12 Billion forum

I'm sure it'll ALL go to good use!

Re: For the first time
Nov 15, 2014, 9:40 AM
in the Article: White House Asks FCC to Classify Internet as a Utility forum

If the only thing they were trying to accomplish was keeping the ISP's from restricting access or charging more for certain sites then I would be ok with this. But when you read more into it and then go back and use common sense, NOBODY in Washington lifts a finger if there is NO money involved! And just because its a utility doesn't mean its going to be a "good deal". I laugh every month when I get my ...

Re: Challenge is good
Nov 15, 2014, 9:32 AM
in the Article: FCC Chairman May Diss Obama On Net Neutrality forum

Yeah I tend to agree that allowing the government to control the internet and its content is not a good thing! I would rather take my chances with multiple carriers and companies vying for my business than being told what I can and can not access! Not to mention giving them another avenue to access my search history/preferences. Now that being said, I doubt they'll be interested in ESPN, MMQB, Woot, ect...

Re: Uhhh?
Nov 15, 2014, 9:20 AM
in the Article: Verizon Makes It Pricer to Break Contracts forum

But if they have no intention of paying their bill and keeping their service, don't you think they also have no intention of paying the early termination fee??? I personally think that the reason Verizon did this was to put greater emphasis on their Edge plans which put the total handset costs in the customers hands instead of the carrier. I looked into their Edge plan a couple days ago when a family member who is on their service was ...

Re: Promos are good, but....
Nov 1, 2014, 9:16 AM
in the Article: Verizon Responds to AT&T's Data Promo with Its Own forum

Yeah I think you are a little, scratch that, A LOT off with the slaves comment! Slaves didn't have a choice, YOU DO! What nobody fails to ever comment on is the network of both Verizon and AT&T and how they dwarf their competitors. Sure T-Mobile and Sprint work well in metropolitan areas and in some rural but they're not even close to the network you get with Red and Blue. Which brings me to my point, you want ...

Re: Verizon??
Oct 1, 2014, 8:10 PM
in the Article: Verizon Bags Plan to Throttle Heaviest Users forum

Well he was kinda right. The article mentions that VZ won't throttle data on those using the grandfathered unlimited data plans. The only problem with this is that VZ doesn't allow you to upgrade at promotional price or go on their Edge plan if you are on the unlimited plan. This has made many of their customers mad especially when AT&T is allowing their customers to keep their unlimited plans and get promotional price! Like I said, he was kinda ...

Re: this is beyond bad
Sep 26, 2014, 8:29 AM
in the Article: DirecTV Shareholders Approve AT&T Merger forum

You are 100% correct T! We are using both at&t smartphones and recently signed up for their digital life service. I have been completely satisfied with not only their service but their customer service. Unfortunately in our area we only have access to Insight for cable and internet and both Satellite providers. We signed up for Directv and Insight for internet and were very happy. We were burned by TW time after time and when we thought that ...

Re: at&t's 'spin' is correct here
Sep 15, 2014, 8:23 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling forum

I agree T. It really comes down to Sprint and T-Mobile NEED to implement wifi calling to assist their inferior network whereas AT&T and Verizon don't have these issues. Lets all not forget that T-Mobile still has a huge FOR SALE sign on their door and they are doing anything they can to make their company look more competitive. The next couple years are going to be make or break years for T-Mobile as they will need more spectrum ...

Re: Bravo!
Sep 12, 2014, 8:11 AM
in the Article: FCC Dubious On Future Wireless Mergers forum

Unfortunately T-Mobile still has a big "FOR SALE" sign on their door so I doubt its the last we hear of this. In fact, with all the $$$ they are throwing at new customers I wonder how long they can keep their margins and still be considered a good buy? Only time will tell I guess.

Nice phone for a nice price!
Aug 28, 2014, 6:46 AM
in the Article: HTC Intros Desire 510, A Low-Cost LTE Phone forum

I just picked one of these up at Target for $200 to replace my sons phone he broke over the weekend. We are both pleasantly surprised with this phone! I didn't want to do another contract or the next plan on my son's line and this device gave us a great option. I would highly recommend anyone on or wanting to switch to at&t check out this phone. You can buy it without a contract and sign up for ...

Re: Another Win For VZW And AT&T.
Aug 4, 2014, 8:27 PM
in the Article: FCC Won't Allow Joint Bids in Spectrum Auction forum

Mike I agree 100% with your statement! But I think its to both Sprint and T-Mobiles advantage that companies are not allowed to line up and purchase spectrum together. If this was the case both AT&T and Verizon could drive the prices WAY up and cause even more problems for the rest! IMO, T-Mobile and Sprint love to play the "poor me" role but in reality they are funded by companies with very deep pockets! Very similar to Verizon when ...

Re: They want their cake and eat it too!
Jun 23, 2014, 10:13 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants FCC to Weigh In On Data Roaming forum

I agree, my point is simply that T-Mobile wants everything and cries when they don't get it! I said in a different post that this could backfire on them because AT&T doesn't have to renew their agreements with them even "if" the FCC steps in to regulate prices...which they did back in 2011.

Re: test drive
Jun 23, 2014, 9:23 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants FCC to Weigh In On Data Roaming forum

Good point! Their network is only as good as their roaming agreements! I just wonder if AT&T is going to decline their business when their agreement expires with them? This could and probably will backfire on T-Mobile. If the government steps in and sets acceptable roaming rates this doesn't mean that the carrier (AT&T) has to sign an agreement with them! They can look to another company for the business and leave T-Mobile hanging out to dry!

They want their cake and eat it too!
Jun 23, 2014, 8:45 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants FCC to Weigh In On Data Roaming forum

T-Mobile will bash their competitors every chance they get then go and cry to the FCC when they don't get their way??? Hey T-Mobile, It's called "Business" and right now you have "no business" telling your competitors what they can or can not charge to use THEIR network!!!

Re: Let us discuss the reason behind this further.....
Jun 15, 2014, 10:55 AM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

I love the girl analogy!!! But everything you wrote is true! I have AT&T and I am really impressed with not only their network but their customer service. I had Verizon for about 9 years before switching and although their network was good, it just wasn't that good where I lived and traveled. Their customer service was decent but not like what I am experiencing now with AT&T. I love that we as consumers have many choices for wireless ...

Re: And...
Jun 14, 2014, 8:51 AM
in the Article: Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition forum

But the problem is John, until T-Mobile and Sprint start CONSISTENTLY ranking number 1 or 2 then they really aren't a viable option for the majority of people in this country! Using the car comparison, its would be like choosing between a car that works well all over the US to a model that works well in your home city but not so well around the country! Most people would choose the model that works all over even though it ...

Non Story!
Jun 14, 2014, 8:41 AM
in the Article: AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40 forum

I am on the next program with all my devices and they don't charge fee's! I completely understand why they charge for these though, when it comes to subsidizing the cost of the phone the carriers don't immediately make $ so they try and get as much as they can up front. The Next program has afforded them AND US the ability to get what we want. They want to make $ off us faster and we don't want ...

Re: Just Called AT&T.
May 26, 2014, 6:38 AM
in the Article: AT&T Will Let You Insure Non-Connected Devices forum

That joke is still under construction! Better luck next time

Re: 2007 called
May 25, 2014, 9:50 AM
in the Article: AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe forum

I like how you tell people to do their research when you haven't done yours! If you would put just a little bit of thought into why they are selling it you would see that there is a need for this. For example; parents who don't want their kids to have access to full internet like Instagram, KIK, ect. This saves them $ and lets them have the peace of mind that their wireless bills won't get out of ...

Re: Wow this stinks
May 20, 2014, 6:04 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion forum

I'm your Huckleberry!

Re: Wow this stinks
May 20, 2014, 6:39 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion forum

John I've been reading your "Conspiracy theory" crap for months now, are you ever satisfied with anything? John goes to the pump "Damn Exxon! John goes to the supermarket "$3.95 for Coco Crispies, LUDICROUS!!!" John goes to church "What? Donations???" John goes to bed "Hey baby how about a nightcap?" "WHAT! $1.99 a minute? BLASPHEMY! I've had ALL 4 major carriers since 97', for my money AT&T works the best and gives me what I want, VALUE and QUALITY! You can complain ...

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