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    Well, the other side of the cable being a...

    Well, the other side of the cable being a standard USB plug is only half the reason I think they're USB cables. The other half is that most of the devices I own that have the non-standard plugs on...
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    Thanks for the reply. I did find a cable for it...

    Thanks for the reply. I did find a cable for it on eBay, with the search you suggested.

    WRT whether it's a USB cable or not, I suppose that depends on how you look at it. I think if one end...
  3. IANAL, but it seems that the company could be...

    IANAL, but it seems that the company could be letting themselves in for major legal problems by doing that. After all, if someone buys a phone, it's theirs. For the seller to later disable it would...
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    I suppose there are people who like those things,...

    I suppose there are people who like those things, but I'd hate to have to try to talk to a machine. After all, that's why I use about 10x as many text messages as phone calls.
  5. Yeah, I think somebody needs to get a life :-)

    Yeah, I think somebody needs to get a life :-)
  6. Why would I ever resell a phone? I'll use mine...

    Why would I ever resell a phone? I'll use mine until it either breaks, or AT&T phases out 3g service. And If I did try to sell it, who would buy an obsolete phone?

    Much the same is true of my...
  7. I'm probably on the low end of spending. Phone...

    I'm probably on the low end of spending. Phone cost under $30, I'm still using the T61 Thinkpad I bought years ago as my main machine - it does editing, compiling, email & web browsing, and...
  8. Well, fans are fans, whether they're Apple fans,...

    Well, fans are fans, whether they're Apple fans, Android fans, football fans, fans of singers, actors, other sorts of 'celebrities', whatever. They'll spend what most of us would think are outragous...
  9. On the other side, why do people care? To me a...

    On the other side, why do people care? To me a phone is a tool, not a fashion accessory. If mine lets me make calls, send & receive texts, and so on, I don't care what it looks like.
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    I've done it as well - 2g phone to 3g feature...

    I've done it as well - 2g phone to 3g feature phone. Had to do part of the process via chat with CS, though, as I couldn't get the on-line process to complete. Was quite simple in chat.
  11. Have you actually read the manual? Or the...

    Have you actually read the manual? Or the threads here? Because you're flat out wrong in your original assertation that "Seems Tracfone has this stupid way of not letting any of their phones...
  12. Might not be a TracFone problem, as I transferred...

    Might not be a TracFone problem, as I transferred contacts from my old 2g phone to new-to-me 3g one, via Bluetooth, with no problem.
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    Well, that kinda depends on where in the US...

    Well, that kinda depends on where in the US they'd be drawing their US-based customer support people from. I've certainly had a few experiences of US support people who don't speak anything like the...
  14. Don't all three of your reasons boil down to not...

    Don't all three of your reasons boil down to not knowing much of anything about the hardware?

    In any case, what exactly do you expect as backing up the claim? If I claim that the sun rises in the...
  15. Seems to me the real problem is that most (I'm...

    Seems to me the real problem is that most (I'm tempted to say virtually all :-)) people who buy Apple stuff do so because they believe that Apple stuff is 'cool', not because it's better, or better...
  16. That's a good analogue: think Pike's Peak, for...

    That's a good analogue: think Pike's Peak, for instance, where you can drive to the top or take the cog railway (or could some years ago, when I lived there). Likewise any number of mountains in...
  17. I didn't think it was really competitive. in the...

    I didn't think it was really competitive. in the sense that a player could gain anything but the satisfaction of playing the game. Sort of like hiking & biking for me, or climbing mountains: the...
  18. Don't quite see how cheating would cost them...

    Don't quite see how cheating would cost them revenue, though I admit I don't know anything about their business model. Or care, really. But I'd think blocking out potential players would cost them...
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    Only problem I've had is with minutes not...

    Only problem I've had is with minutes not tripling (on previous phone), requiring a chat to fix. I think that problem is fixed now that I'm on BYOP - at least my last 90 day/60 minute auto refill...
  20. So what does that have to do with selling...

    So what does that have to do with selling products? Especially electronic stuff that's mostly made in China, anyway :-) Why doesn't e.g. WalMart Canada just order a bunch of the same phones that...
  21. I know Canada is smaller (population-wise, of...

    I know Canada is smaller (population-wise, of course): my question is why it's different, why the same goods sold in the US wouldn't be sold in Canada? (Or why people couldn't just go across the...
  22. Just curious, but why should Canadian tech be any...

    Just curious, but why should Canadian tech be any different that US tech?
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    No, I don't. But perhaps we're meaning different...

    No, I don't. But perhaps we're meaning different things by the term "desktop environment". To me a "desktop" is a faux-Windoze display like KDE or Gnome, with icons, task bars, and such. I don't...
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    Huh? Pretty much all *nix GUIs have been built...

    Huh? Pretty much all *nix GUIs have been built on top of X, which AFAIK had little or nothing to do with GNU (or Stallman, even though both were at MIT).
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    I have to point out that years before the FSF was...

    I have to point out that years before the FSF was founded, Bell Labs would send a copy of the Unix OS (on mag tape!) to any educational institution (and perhaps others) that asked for it. The...
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