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Mar 30, 2015, 9:13 PM
in the Article: Apple Offering Credit for Some Android, Windows Phones forum

I'd rather have my old Android than the current iPhone.

Re: Honesty. Thank you.
Mar 30, 2015, 1:03 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data forum

At least in my area, T-Mobile/Voicestream has always had more accurate maps than others. I checked it in several areas, and the map's depiction of varied signal strength was accurate within probably 100 feet. Others usually had better overall coverage (with Verizon being especially good), but no good way to know if your specific home or job was covered well. Verizon basically lied by filling in large areas as fully covered when I knew that to be false. When AT&T first ...

Re: Yet another Intellectroll Ventures suit.
Mar 27, 2015, 12:49 PM
in the Article: Motorola Found to Infringe on MMS Patent forum

Ridiculous. It sounds a lot like Apple's patent on the process of selecting an item from a list and using it. Must have cost them millions in research dollars, I hope they recover their costs!

Re: This ****er - yeah, hear me out....
Mar 19, 2015, 5:03 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Makes New Promises to Consumers forum

BUT their rate plans are no longer padded to pay for those costs and subsidies.

Mar 18, 2015, 5:29 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Makes New Promises to Consumers forum

You can't promise permanent ANYTHING if your goal is to sell off the company as soon as possible. And why should we be happy that Johnny boy is vowing to hand over hundreds of dollars to competitors for each new T-Mobile customer? He keeps doing that and then using it as an excuse for why we need to be sold off to make a profit.

Re: Doesen't Make Sense
Mar 1, 2015, 12:29 AM
in the Article: Ericsson Sues Apple Over Telecom Patents forum

I think they meant to say "importing" and selling.

Re: I don't get it...
Feb 26, 2015, 4:29 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

Unless the rules have sneaky unnecessary bits (haven't read the whole thing, can't say), it's a good thing. Not having this rule essentially allows billing two parties for the same thing. The carriers have all already decided to have different service levels sold to consumers for different service speeds. But, having sold you a top-speed service for a premium price, they want to also block/slow your access to Internet services if the website hasn't also paid for the high ...

Re: Hard to take him seriously when he's trying to sell us off
Feb 19, 2015, 1:00 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

That's mostly true as far as the basic facts go, but my point is that he presents this as a defense of competition when in fact he's looking to eventually cash out by reducing competition.

Hard to take him seriously when he's trying to sell us off
Feb 18, 2015, 6:50 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

Everything this guy does seems like a stunt now.

"forced to use Google's apps in lieu of..."
Dec 19, 2014, 11:26 AM
in the Article: Google Fails to Have Lawsuit Dismissed forum

That's just false. Nothing stops you from using other services, even if the Google apps were permanent (they can be disabled though). .

Re: Right
Dec 15, 2014, 2:15 PM
in the Article: Iowa May Offer Smartphone-Based Driver's License In 2015 forum

No kidding. An excuse to get their hands on it, and quite a hindrance to recording them.

I don't care what anyone says...
Dec 8, 2014, 1:51 PM
in the Article: AT&T Selling Samsung's Virtual Reality Headset forum

I can drive just fine with one of these things on.

Re: hmm.
Nov 26, 2014, 8:50 PM
in the Article: Amazon Slashes Unlocked Fire Phone to $199 forum


Forget about the %
Nov 17, 2014, 2:08 PM
in the Article: School Internet Plan Would Raise Phone Taxes 17.2% forum

Why are federal agencies trying to decide what local schools spend? And why are phones simultaneously excise-taxed as a luxury item while subsidized for poor people as a necessity of life?

What about SD cards? Broken as expected?
Nov 11, 2014, 6:24 PM
in the Article: Review: Android 5.0 Lollipop forum

kind of a big deal.

Re: Way late....
Nov 10, 2014, 1:29 AM
in the Article: Apple Releases Tool to Remove Numbers from iMessage forum

No kidding. What an unbelievable farce.

Re: Okay I'll be the one to say it
Oct 24, 2014, 4:33 PM
in the Article: Apple Vindicated in Another Patent Troll Lawsuit forum

Yup. In a "negotiation" with Samsung, Apple wanted money to give Samsung permission to use touch screens (at all, not some specific design or implementation). One of their patents was for selecting items in a list (again, not any unique method, literally just selecting one item from a list). Then of course their rubber band patent was shown in court to exist on an older non-Apple device, but they still want money for it.

Re: Funny...
Oct 20, 2014, 11:41 AM
in the Article: Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK forum

Other people have on the most recent Kitkat updates. Not all phone manufacturers implemented it.

Waiting for someone to tell me if SD cards are still crippled
Oct 17, 2014, 6:04 PM
in the Article: Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK forum

No clear info out there yet. Unless fixed, the planned behavior was no edit/delete access to the SD card for any apps not included in the OS (ie, 3rd-party photo editor can't edit/save/rename files), and the OS will delete files it considers related to any apps you uninstall without notifying you (ie, save a photo with a photo editor and it remains trapped in a section which will be deleted if the app is uninstalled).

Re: $149 at Cricket ??
Oct 7, 2014, 5:14 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Sell Moto G with LTE for $180 On Oct. 10 forum

Phones have always been a profit source for post-paid customers (since, historically anyway, you would be trapped in a contract). For prepaid customers, the phones have always had competitive pricing without a guarantee that the carrier will recover any major loss. Therefore, while there was no enormous subsidy as you would get with a postpaid contract, prices tended to range from a very minor profit down to a slight (but not enormous) loss compared to the postpaid unsubsidized prices being ...

Re: They need to
Sep 26, 2014, 5:11 PM
in the Article: RadioShack May Gain Second Life Thanks to Shareholders forum

> Lower the prices of their products as > their quality or lack of it, doesn't justify their higher prices. You can't just lower prices at a convenience-store-style business. They need to get exclusive products, even just with minor-yet-intelligent feature choices, to make people pay a little more. They used to do this for decades. > Find a way to subsidise phones even more > so and make it easier for lower income folks > to have nice phones. Feel free to ...

Heathkit phone
Sep 24, 2014, 2:48 PM
in the Article: Apple Publishes, Then Pulls, iOS 8.0.1 Update forum

How cool would that be?

"Does it have a unique shape?"
Sep 24, 2014, 2:47 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Passport for Mobile Pros forum

"No... not less square is unique to ya."

15 minutes was crazy
Sep 12, 2014, 4:54 PM
in the Article: Google Gives App Buyers Two Hours to Return Apps forum

Especially when you buy an app and then it has to download 200+ megabytes of extra files before you can use it..

Re: that sucks
Sep 11, 2014, 5:44 PM
in the Article: RadioShack Weighing Bankruptcy forum

Long time coming. Continuous degradation of parts/accessories availability, loosening training requirements (in the old days, you actually had to learn stuff to work there), dumbing-down of the target market (used to appeal to moderate tinkerers, but they never sold unlocked phones). They tried dumping low-profit services and items, but the problem is that leaves people with no reason to enter your store. Upper management had a fantasy of everyone in the world coming in for high-profit phone activations without ...

Re: ugly...
Sep 9, 2014, 4:30 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the Apple Watch forum

I wouldn't call it "ugly". More like goofy or childish, which I am sometimes OK with. But it looks like a $10 watch.

Re: Mini-Browsers
Sep 9, 2014, 4:29 PM
in the Article: Opera Makes Mini Browser Available to Windows Phone forum

And it won't be getting any better, since they fired most of the programmers who made it. However, I am not sure what they are presenting as Mini for the Windows phones. On iPhones, I think they are now using the full Chromium browser and calling it Mini, with "off-road" enabled.

Installing from unknown sources...
Sep 9, 2014, 12:35 PM
in the Article: Amazon Makes Prime Video Available to Android Phones forum

Turning this option on is somewhat of a security risk in that it allows you to install stuff not vetted by Google's lame standards. However, you can turn it off again after you install the one non-PlayStore app you need to install.

Re: Stop making phones bigger, you jerks!
Sep 6, 2014, 2:27 AM
in the Article: Moto G Goes Full-Size forum

But there are ALREADY larger phones, from the same manufacturers. "People want large phones" is not a reason to make the small model larger. And you are at least partly wrong, because many people chose the smaller models.

Why don't they just change their name?
Sep 5, 2014, 11:08 AM
in the Article: TwitPic to Shut Down Sept. 25 forum

It's weird for Twitter to do this after so many years, but in general it's not surprising that a company does not want others making modifications/trunks of its name and using it for their own.

Can you access the SD card with 3rd-party file managers?
Sep 5, 2014, 11:04 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the new Moto G forum

Access, and of course modify/delete?

Stop making phones bigger, you jerks!
Sep 5, 2014, 11:02 AM
in the Article: Moto G Goes Full-Size forum

Seriously, they just keep getting bigger, you can't operate them with one hand or fit them in pockets.

Re: Apple Lawsuit
Aug 12, 2014, 4:07 PM
in the Article: New, Reversible USB Connector Finalized forum

Brad K said: In 3... 2... 1... ...Koh!

Re: The reason why Verizon Wireless and AT&T are so large today:
Aug 9, 2014, 9:00 PM
in the Article: FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid forum

Big difference between buying up competitors in areas you already serve and buying up non-competitors in areas you don't. Most of those large mergers in the past required the buyer to sell off redundant properties. It was not just a competitor buyout like Sprint was aiming for (or AT&T when they recently tried to do the same). As of now, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon have little need to add more area.

Oh good...
Jul 29, 2014, 10:50 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Buy Encryption Company forum

Another possibly crumbling company which probably now owns important patents.

Re: Doesn't matter
Jul 25, 2014, 2:43 PM
in the Article: Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama forum

That statement is dumb in at least 2 ways.

Thanks, FTC...
Jul 1, 2014, 2:09 PM
in the Article: FTC Drops Cram-Hammer On T-Mobile forum

For filing a complaint in 2014 over things which happened in 2012 and T-Mobile announced they would refund in 2013. And which, for all we know, other carriers are still doing.

Re: Ridiculous...
Jun 25, 2014, 11:38 AM
in the Article: Congress Gives Unlocking Bill Another Shot forum

Unlocking usually isn't difficult, but if you are not the original customer of the carrier, they often won't do it. If the carrier doesn't want to play nice, you can usually find a way to unlock a phone elsewhere. But it doesn't always work and sometimes costs money even though you own the phone. It shouldn't be a gamble when you buy a phone. The whole concept of locking phones is a shady monopolistic attempt at bundling and manipulating users as ...

Jun 25, 2014, 11:28 AM
in the Article: Congress Gives Unlocking Bill Another Shot forum

To the degree that a carrier does try to do that arbitrarily, it's another problem which needs to be fixed. We fixed it with crooked landline carriers like ATT, we can do it with Sprint's wireless shenanigans as well. Compatibility CAN be an issue, but that's a silly argument. There are plenty of phones which work on multiple carriers.

Re: The neutering of Android continues
Jun 19, 2014, 11:59 PM
in the Article: Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store forum

This is how it should be. Email clients, browsers, document viewers should not be locked into the core of the OS. If you think you like it the other way, wait until you get your next Android phone. Google is making file browsing a core function exclusively, and 3rd-party file managers won't have access to your memory card. Only special google-provided apps will be able to do it.

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