• Your Daily News Round-up for Tuesday, August 15th, 2017



    From The Web:

    Qualcomm Spectra 2nd Generation Announced for 2018 Phone Cameras

    Saygus V˛ smartphone gets FCC approval… if you still care

    $550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

    Public Mobile wants select customers to join Koodo with $50/5GB promo

    The nine wearable tech types you’ve probably met

    From The Forums:

    Phone plan for my kid

    LTE phones on Verizon MVNO's

    Can LTE Phones Be Used With Local SIM Cards Out Of the USA?

    Quick tower-switching

    Red Pocket -trouble connecting to an outgoing number or other Verizon MVNO too?

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    Comments 4 Comments
    1. DRNewcomb's Avatar
      DRNewcomb -
      Typical review of a Chinese smartphone. Only concerned with the screen, camera and speakers. If it will even work with any of the North American carriers is not even mentioned.
    1. caqz's Avatar
      caqz -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
      Typical review of a Chinese smartphone. Only concerned with the screen, camera and speakers. If it will even work with any of the North American carriers is not even mentioned.
      I looked at it on Amazon and they have a disclaimer to make sure it works on your carriers bands.
      Needless to say, it won't work on T-Mobile.

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      DRNewcomb -
      Quote Originally Posted by caqz View Post
      I looked at it on Amazon and they have a disclaimer to make sure it works on your carriers bands.
      Needless to say, it won't work on T-Mobile. ...
      Understood. Complaint isn't about the phone. It's about someone who reviews a phone and never even asks if (or how well) it will work on any carriers the viewer might use. In the case of this phone, in the US it appears to work only on GSM 850 & 1900 and UMTS 1900. In Canadian cities it should get LTE band 7. No LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12/17 or 66 used by US carriers. This is the first, most basic, question that should be asked and answered before any others.
    1. caqz's Avatar
      caqz -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
      Understood. Complaint isn't about the phone. It's about someone who reviews a phone and never even asks if (or how well) it will work on any carriers the viewer might use. In the case of this phone, in the US it appears to work only on GSM 850 & 1900 and UMTS 1900. In Canadian cities it should get LTE band 7. No LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12/17 or 66 used by US carriers. This is the first, most basic, question that should be asked and answered before any others.
      I was just throwing that out there for anyone that might be remotely interested but you're right.... seems like anymore they push the mp specs of the selfie cam or attachments for the camera. Don't know why anyone mentions speakers... as if they're trying to compare it to a Bose Wave radio Sad to say though, there are some that will drop $200 on it, start taking pics, then realize they have to wait forever on a 3G connection or connect to wifi to share it.