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12-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #91
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You should give Windows Phone a go

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You should give Windows Phone a go
If their phones are anything like their operating systems, no thanks!
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Dayum! That phone looks like it was made from the sole of someone's shoes!
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If their phones are anything like their operating systems, no thanks!
Let me guess, you figured out how to connect your abacus to the 'net!

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Let me guess, you figured out how to connect your abacus to the 'net!
You bet!

12-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #96
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That's OK, when you're all sick of them, RML will have one! *posing with cell phone.* Look, Ma, I'm kind of a yuppie, now!

Ah, for the good old days when there were rotary-pulse shoephones. Steampunk before its time. Or after. Exactly as planned.
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I still like my Sanyo SCP-7050. Built like a tank. Probably been dropped over 100 times since I got it a few years ago. Rock solid. It can even handle one hour phone conversation without any problems. Great phone. I told the salesperson I need a rugged phone and they steered me in the right direction. Not even a camera on the little beast.
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I still like my Sanyo SCP-7050. Built like a tank. Probably been dropped over 100 times since I got it a few years ago. Rock solid. It can even handle one hour phone conversation without any problems. Great phone. I told the salesperson I need a rugged phone and they steered me in the right direction. Not even a camera on the little beast.
That's the phone for me! It's got proper buttons, no stupid touch screen crap that doesn't work when I'm up to my armpits in oil and grease, I'm not interested in the camera, the video and the f********* app's!
All I want is a phone, if I want to take pictures I use a camera, and what the hell is an 'app' anyway?

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I hate to dredge up an old thread, but this makes me mad.

I live in a fairly rural area, but we have a nice shiny new cell tower within eyesight of my home as I've mentioned before. The only antenna mounted was a US Cellular. I have Verizon which finds some very weak signal from who knows where. Well, Verizon finally mounted an antenna on this tower and I've been waiting patiently for it to go online. According to the Verizon coverage map, it already has. 4G LTE!!. Problem. I have an Iphone 4 now which apparently does not connect to this new 4g antenna? Am I correct to assume that I cannot use this shiny new antenna? Nothing has changed for me. I still can barely make or receive calls and my data is painful to use.

4g LTE being a data only technology doesn't help me one bit. I guess talk/voice isn't important anymore. Unless someone could tell me that this isn't the way it will be, I may as well switch to US Cellular. It seems pointless to have a phone that I can't talk on.

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The Verizon antenna will most probably support your iphone 4 by offerring older 3G and HSPA technologies as well, they'd be daft not to!
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The Verizon antenna will most probably support your iphone 4 by offerring older 3G and HSPA technologies as well, they'd be daft not to!
That would make sense. Why would they spend the money to put up a 4g only antenna? I've learned not to totally trust coverage maps but in my area it shows wall to wall 4g now which was not there last month, but the basic voice and data map has not changed..
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QuoteOriginally posted by larryinlc Quote
I hate to dredge up an old thread, but this makes me mad.

I live in a fairly rural area, but we have a nice shiny new cell tower within eyesight of my home as I've mentioned before. The only antenna mounted was a US Cellular. I have Verizon which finds some very weak signal from who knows where. Well, Verizon finally mounted an antenna on this tower and I've been waiting patiently for it to go online. According to the Verizon coverage map, it already has. 4G LTE!!. Problem. I have an Iphone 4 now which apparently does not connect to this new 4g antenna? Am I correct to assume that I cannot use this shiny new antenna? Nothing has changed for me. I still can barely make or receive calls and my data is painful to use.

4g LTE being a data only technology doesn't help me one bit. I guess talk/voice isn't important anymore. Unless someone could tell me that this isn't the way it will be, I may as well switch to US Cellular. It seems pointless to have a phone that I can't talk on.

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Shouldn't cell phone systems be backwards compatible?
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Shouldn't cell phone systems be backwards compatible?
Not if the provider subscribes to the regiment of planned obsolescence.
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Not if the provider subscribes to the regiment of planned obsolescence.
That concept is just wrong. Remember when things could be serviced or repaired? Now just about everything is designed so that it cannot be repaired or serviced, and needs replaced in a year or so.

We are already having trouble disposing of our garbage. Now we are creating more garbage at a rate that doubles or even triples every day.
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