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    Do you ever get tired moving the goalposts...

    Do you ever get tired moving the goalposts between your postings here?

    You insinuated I was unfair calling out T-Mo for calling their HSDPA network "4G" because the ITU had sanctioned the use of...
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    In his magenta-tinted world, T-Mo can do no...

    In his magenta-tinted world, T-Mo can do no wrong, and any criticism of them is unfounded.

    As I've pointed out here many times, I'm a (mostly) happy T-Mo customer of nearly 20 years. (I signed up...
  3. I used Three UK SIMs when I visited Europe with...

    I used Three UK SIMs when I visited Europe with the kids back in June. Bought them on eBay and Amazon. I bought three (3) Three UK SIMs, each from a different vendor who claimed they could be...
  4. They include "free WiFi" the same way they also...

    They include "free WiFi" the same way they also include "free oxygen" to breathe while using their service.

    They don't provide any WiFi- they mean since you get no cellular data in the free plan,...
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    Compelling argument... ...except that T-Mo...

    Compelling argument...

    ...except that T-Mo labeled their faux G network *before* the ITU retconned the use of the term 4G to include HSDPA, WiMax, et al... (In actuality, it was the ITU's former...
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    Looks like "a few rural areas" to me. T-Mo'll...

    Looks like "a few rural areas" to me. T-Mo'll probably have all those gaps filled in by Wednesday. Thursday morning at the latest... [emoji846]

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
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    Good point. Just like us "sad T-Mobile customers"...

    Good point. Just like us "sad T-Mobile customers" who were told 3G HSDPA was "4G" because it was faster than than their previous 3G network.

    I guess AT&T learned from the best... [emoji848]


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  8. I've always joked that I've never owned a pickup...

    I've always joked that I've never owned a pickup truck because I didn't want to be stuck with a big uncomfortable vehicle the 363 days a year I didn't need one, and would just rent a truck the few...
  9. Ah, missed it was TracFone, sorry. Before I...

    Ah, missed it was TracFone, sorry.

    Before I had a Digits-compatible account (my old grandfathered T-Mo plan didn't support Digits before I "upgraded" to a newer plan) my alternative was to...
  10. In the "so crazy it just might work" department,...

    In the "so crazy it just might work" department, when I'm using a non-VoLTE or non-WiFi Calling phone on T-Mo, I use the T-Mo Digits app to access calls and texts over data.

    I've noticed that T-Mo...
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    I've been with T-Mo for 18 years, and my...

    I've been with T-Mo for 18 years, and my experiences with them have mostly been positive. But the fanboyism on this board from a few individuals here is so incredible it's actually entertaining.
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    I'd like to suggest to any other states looking...

    I'd like to suggest to any other states looking to settle this lawsuit, that in addition to jobs, rates, and coverage guarantees, they get T-Mo to commit to better offers on T-Mo Tuesday! The last...
  13. I might do both- thanks for finding the deal, and...

    I might do both- thanks for finding the deal, and a flip o' the bird for making me spend $100 on yet another phone line I don't need! :)


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    I'm assuming "XM" is Xfinity Mobile? I moved...

    I'm assuming "XM" is Xfinity Mobile?

    I moved the SIM from my Xfinity-provided LG XCharge phone to a direct-from-Motorola Moto G4 (compatible with Verizon but has never been activated on Verizon or...
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    Wireless is a long game. An extremely long game....

    Wireless is a long game. An extremely long game. Whether T-Mo delays deploying 5G in a given market for a few weeks or months will mean as little in 10 years as anyone's EDGE deployment schedule...
  16. Agreed. My only thought (based on how SMS backup...

    Agreed. My only thought (based on how SMS backup and restore apps work) is that the app that writes to the device SMS database has to be the default SMS app on the device. This means that whatever...
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    Perhaps, but a slow death spiral for Sprint (and...

    Perhaps, but a slow death spiral for Sprint (and anyone who doesn't think Sprint's eventual downfall would be slow and painful is also being naive!) may keep more jobs longer than the quicker cuts...
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    Agreed. I don't think NY and CA are looking to...

    Agreed. I don't think NY and CA are looking to "win" and stop the merger. They want jobs guarantees more than anything, I suspect. The potential jobs losses in those two states from the closing of...
  19. I don't have to imagine how- I used to live it;...

    I don't have to imagine how- I used to live it; Microsoft's Windows Phones did this every day.

    Any phones logged into the same Microsoft account had the option to sync messages. I was able to pop...
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    I don't know why you'd think California or New...

    I don't know why you'd think California or New York could care less whether Nevada or South Dakota or whoever comes along for the ride.

    California and New York combined represent over 1/6 of the...
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    Any phone will snap in half if you apply too much...

    Any phone will snap in half if you apply too much pressure.

    Are you suggesting that less pressure is too much for a Pixel compared to other phones?

    My wife has a Pixel 3a, and I'm pretty...
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    Agreed. As a happy T-Mo user, I accept comparably...

    Agreed. As a happy T-Mo user, I accept comparably inferior service in return for a lower price (which, again, is also one of the reasons why I'm anti-merger! I *like* that a lower quality/lower price...
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    Not to speak for my sparring partner, but I don't...

    Not to speak for my sparring partner, but I don't think anyone said 600MHz was preferable to 700MHz for range. The particular chunk of 700MHz (C block) Verizon purchased was saddled with an "open...
  24. And if Sievert needs assistance, I'm sure...

    And if Sievert needs assistance, I'm sure Marcello will have a lot of free time on his hands... [emoji848]

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    If I'm mistaken, I apologize to you and Verizon....

    If I'm mistaken, I apologize to you and Verizon. :)

    The way I remember it, (though I definitely could be mistaken!) before Verizon applied for the exception, they shipped and sold locked phones,...
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