Search:

Type: Posts; User: bobdevnul

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.10 seconds.

  1. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,168

    Yeah, that Verizon and AT&T having some huge...

    Yeah, that Verizon and AT&T having some huge amount of spectrum more than a combined T-Mo and Sprint is a big red herring. It is true, but the percentage on its own is meaningless because of the...
  2. I started seeing the same thing on a phone and...

    I started seeing the same thing on a phone and tablets in Easton, Md at about 1pm EDT. Now that I have tried it on a Win 7 computer at 8xx pm, it shows not connected to the Internet.

    Mine is just...
  3. Replies
    49
    Views
    1,550

    Haha, yeah, those came up in some CS college...

    Haha, yeah, those came up in some CS college course, probably about the history of storage - core and beyond, etc. I never saw one, but hard disks were referred to as Winchester drives early on even...
  4. Replies
    49
    Views
    1,550

    Yes, voice is heading for VoLTE. Verizon plans to...

    Yes, voice is heading for VoLTE. Verizon plans to shutdown CDMA voice at the end of 2019. I hear that T-Mo uses VoLTE extensively and AT&T has it. Sprint is going to have to get to VoLTE if they want...
  5. Replies
    49
    Views
    1,550

    There are some carrier agnostic phones, and not...

    There are some carrier agnostic phones, and not all of them are real expensive. But the switching between carriers is not automatic. You have to change to the other carrier (activated and paid for)...
  6. I was just kidding. I still listen occasionally...

    I was just kidding. I still listen occasionally for news, traffic and weather. We have a station around here that has weather and traffic every ten minutes. That is very useful.
  7. Right, it gets complicated. The carriers trade...

    Right, it gets complicated. The carriers trade between bandwidth used, satisfaction with sound quality, and what phones it will work on. I was not trying give a complete discussion of the subject in...
  8. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,106

    It is very interesting that mm-wave macro tower...

    It is very interesting that mm-wave macro tower may be able to service a 10 km radius. One or a few could service a small town and the surrounding rural area without conflicting with handset cell...
  9. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,106

    Thanks for the references. A ripping good read,...

    Thanks for the references. A ripping good read, no doubt. That mm-waves may propagate better in rural areas is very good news. There is a lot of nonsense posted here about 5G and mm-waves and what...
  10. Replies
    10
    Views
    612

    That's just mean to mention back to school in the...

    That's just mean to mention back to school in the middle of July. ;~>

    School should not be thought of or mentioned until Labor Day weekend.

    A Christmas in July sale would be ok.
  11. I am not up to date on that. How much? There is...

    I am not up to date on that. How much? There is still a very real limit to how much is available that is not allocated to other services. Haha, they could shut down the AM and FM broadcast bands and...
  12. Been waiting for T-Mo since about 2005. Still no...

    Been waiting for T-Mo since about 2005. Still no good here and I don't live anywhere like Northern Nevada.

    Don't care really. I have other options.
  13. Absolutely. It all comes down to the data rate,...

    Absolutely. It all comes down to the data rate, and both ends of the channel have to use the same lowest common denominator CODEC. The CD sampling rate will allow a max frequency of 20.5 KHz - the...
  14. TL;DR on the topic subject: When pigs fly. I...

    TL;DR on the topic subject: When pigs fly.

    I expect the situation to be different in a few years too, but there are still real limits on the capacity of economically deployable low and mid-band...
  15. At one time the FP app was reported to be a...

    At one time the FP app was reported to be a customized CSIPSimple app. I don't know if that is still true.

    The sound quality of all the VOIP services and apps depends on the CODEC they use. The...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,322

    Tell us the model numbers and we can probably...

    Tell us the model numbers and we can probably figure out if they are prepaid ones. If they are low end phones they are probably prepaid.

    You can also get an eligible, but broken phone off eBay for...
  17. It probably depends on how many use the service...

    It probably depends on how many use the service to a point that AT&T considers excessive. AT&T is not known for their generosity or doing anything that loses money. Unlimited is Unlimited, but recall...
  18. If I find a Velocity for ~$12 I will buy and try...

    If I find a Velocity for ~$12 I will buy and try it. I checked Walmart and Brickseek - not in stock. Even $60 is more than I want to spend for something I don't really need.

    Now if my Mobley dies,...
  19. Because I don't want to spend ~$200 on another...

    Because I don't want to spend ~$200 on another hotspot. The Mobley works well enough for what I need. I'm not using it for full-time home Internet.
  20. That ~$46 FP yearly plan could be good for some...

    That ~$46 FP yearly plan could be good for some where it meets their needs. VOIP calling just doesn't work well enough in my area. I have tried all four carriers and LTE and other mobile data is just...
  21. Yeah, my good window faces East and gets to 130F....

    Yeah, my good window faces East and gets to 130F. A white 5x7 card on the window knocks the temp down to 90F at the Mobley.

    That said, the Mobley is meant to be left in a car indefinitely where it...
  22. Interesting. I just assumed that a window would...

    Interesting. I just assumed that a window would be the best. I have not tried wandering around the house and checking signal level. RF propagation is weird (and wonderful).
  23. Yeah, I can understand how they may feel abused,...

    Yeah, I can understand how they may feel abused, but when you put a sign on your back that says, "Kick Me", you should expect to get kicked and not cry abuse. We did not abuse FP. We followed their...
  24. Thread: NOOB Hatred.

    by bobdevnul
    Replies
    3
    Views
    207

    I have not noticed any hatred or disdain of...

    I have not noticed any hatred or disdain of newbies here.

    If you are trying to get help, it would help if you learn how to compose a post. Walls of ranting text with no paragraphs are frequently...
  25. Yeah, as I pointed out yesterday, the Rootmetric...

    Yeah, as I pointed out yesterday, the Rootmetric scores are only for the 125 metro areas they surveyed, and Root says that they have no meaning outside those specific areas.

    Misstating...
Results 1 to 25 of 250
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4