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Jan 10 2011, 08:51 PM (Post #1)
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Better signal, better call quality, better choice...possibly unlimited data?
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Jan 13 2011, 05:05 AM (Post #16)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jan 11 2011, 08:02 PM)
You an iPhone fanboy or something?
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I <3 Apple.
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Jan 13 2011, 08:11 AM (Post #17)
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QUOTE (Jodi Gajadar @ Jan 12 2011, 10:04 PM)
I said that because AT&T and Verizon (specifically AT&T) pay for all/most of the infrastructure, all the R&D therein, and make all the deals and developments with phone manufacturers—Sprint and T-Mobile just fight over the scraps.

Of course, Sprint is rebounding strongly (it's on my stock list), but it will never be a powerhouse.

And I know you hate corporate profit, but the "pathetic infrastructure" particularly considering 3G/4G is actually f*cking amazing.
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I'm hoping Sprint stays where it is, to be honest. The iPhone on my network would totally drive me away.
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Mar 21 2011, 06:15 PM (Post #18)
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So AT&T's buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom, which will give them about a 20 million subscriber advantage over Verizon in the U.S.

Will AT&T's supposedly bad service (I've had about 1 minor connection problem in 5 years) get worse?

Will AT&T become a monopoly again? and does it count if it's just wireless?
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Mar 21 2011, 09:19 PM (Post #19)
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ATT and T-mobile are on slightly incompatible technologies. I think they merged to save money on the costs of investing in a 4G network.
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Mar 21 2011, 09:38 PM (Post #20)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Mar 21 2011, 04:19 PM)
ATT and T-mobile are on slightly incompatible technologies. I think they merged to save money on the costs of investing in a 4G network.
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Hmm. Maybe.

They didn't merge, btw; AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile. Reporters think "merger" sounds better or like bigger news, but it's not as if they are combining forces. Big fish is swallowing small fish, and getting a little fatter.
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Mar 21 2011, 11:19 PM (Post #21)
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QUOTE (Jodi Gajadar @ Mar 21 2011, 01:38 PM)
Hmm. Maybe.

They didn't merge, btw; AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile. Reporters think "merger" sounds better or like bigger news, but it's not as if they are combining forces. Big fish is swallowing small fish, and getting a little fatter.
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Mergers and acquisitions are the same thing in concept—the only differences are the terms. For example, T-Mobile now owns a portion of ATT (because ATT bought in shares + cash). So it is a merge (and acquisition).
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Mar 22 2011, 02:11 AM (Post #22)
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I'm not sure the merger will get accepted. It basically creates two large networks in the US with 70% market share.

and this: http://gigaom.com/2011/03/21/what-att-and-...for-innovation/
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Mar 22 2011, 04:48 AM (Post #23)
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In principle the merger should get accepted, but there needs to be structural changes to the industry to make the most of the synergy
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Mar 22 2011, 04:24 PM (Post #24)
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I got AT&T's flavor. There is more AT&T service where I live and I love the fact that you can call and surf the internet at the same time.
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Mar 22 2011, 05:11 PM (Post #25)
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QUOTE (Dancing Fool @ Mar 22 2011, 11:24 AM)
I got AT&T's flavor.  There is more AT&T service where I live and I love the fact that you can call and surf the internet at the same time.
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Except in Capresso of course. For whatever reason that little stream of buildings is a dead zone for all cell phone service
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Apr 11 2011, 04:39 PM (Post #26)
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I'll be sticking to Blackberry. Can't beat a physical keyboard.
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Apr 11 2011, 05:40 PM (Post #27)
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QUOTE (Angel @ Apr 11 2011, 11:39 AM)
I'll be sticking to Blackberry. Can't beat a physical keyboard.
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I think touch screens are much better on the hands.
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Apr 11 2011, 11:18 PM (Post #28)
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QUOTE (Jodi PowerNToughness Gajadar @ Apr 11 2011, 12:40 PM)
I think touch screens are much better on the hands.
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I have a small phone (Samsung intercept) so the onscreen keyboard is difficult to use. i need onscreen buttons to be roughly the width of my index finger, otherwise i keep hitting the wrong key accidentally. If you get a bigger phone with SWYPE, then it's much better than a physical keyboard.
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Apr 12 2011, 07:14 AM (Post #29)
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QUOTE (Angel @ Apr 11 2011, 09:39 AM)
I'll be sticking to Blackberry. Can't beat a physical keyboard.
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IMO, RIM is kind of falling behind. Maybe the Playbook will save them. Maybe.
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Apr 14 2011, 10:00 PM (Post #30)
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RIM may be behind in what is perceived as the popular sector, and certainly in terms of flashiness, but business people by and large, excluding in certain sectors of the technology industry itself, just plain use blackberries and will for the foreseeable future.

Edit: Grabbed some google stats-- there's around 120 million BB users, iPhone recently sold its 50 millionth.

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