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Old 04-02-2008, 03:19 AM
Jar-Jar Binks
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Default Re: Sprint shows off iPhone lookalike

Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network. That is
really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.

Jar-Jar

"Dutch" <buryit@blackholespam.net> wrote in message
news:trsjt2tdq47y$.dlg@blackholespam.net...
> "Sprint Nextel showed off a new iPhone look-alike from Samsung on
> Tuesday at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas that the operator says
> allows much faster data access then the Apple phone."
>
> "The Instinct, co-developed by Sprint and Samsung, looks similar to the
> iPhone, including a touch screen. Unlike the iPhone, however, it
> includes GPS (Global Positioning System) and runs on SprintĘs high-speed
> EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) Revision A network. SprintĘs network
> offers an average data download rate as high as 1.4Mbps. By contrast,
> EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution), which the iPhone operates
> on via AT&TĘs network, usually offers less than 200k bps throughput."
>
> [more]
> http://www.macworld.com/article/1327...ne_sprint.html
>
> --
> Dutch




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Old 04-02-2008, 03:23 AM
Larry
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Default Re: Sprint shows off iPhone lookalike

"Jar-Jar Binks" <jarjar@nospam.com> wrote in
news:kXCIj.11519$yD6.4009@newsfe08.phx:

> Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network.
> That is really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.
>
>


Patience, my son, patience!
http://xohm.com/
The biggest OPEN SOURCE cellphone company on the planet comes to the
rescue....from far North in Finland....

WiMax WILL happen, even in Sellphone-controlled America....




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Old 04-02-2008, 09:17 AM
Jar-Jar Binks
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Amen bro! WiMax will rule!

"Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9A73F1944DF11noonehomecom@208.49.80.253...
> "Jar-Jar Binks" <jarjar@nospam.com> wrote in
> news:kXCIj.11519$yD6.4009@newsfe08.phx:
>
>> Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network.
>> That is really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.
>>
>>

>
> Patience, my son, patience!
> http://xohm.com/
> The biggest OPEN SOURCE cellphone company on the planet comes to the
> rescue....from far North in Finland....
>
> WiMax WILL happen, even in Sellphone-controlled America....
>
>
>




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Old 04-02-2008, 12:29 PM
Ron
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Default Re: Sprint shows off iPhone lookalike

On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:19:44 -0700, "Jar-Jar Binks" <jarjar@nospam.com>
wrote:

>Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network. That is
>really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.
>
>Jar-Jar
>
>"Dutch" <buryit@blackholespam.net> wrote in message
>news:trsjt2tdq47y$.dlg@blackholespam.net...
>> "Sprint Nextel showed off a new iPhone look-alike from Samsung on
>> Tuesday at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas that the operator says
>> allows much faster data access then the Apple phone."
>>
>> "The Instinct, co-developed by Sprint and Samsung, looks similar to the
>> iPhone, including a touch screen. Unlike the iPhone, however, it
>> includes GPS (Global Positioning System) and runs on SprintĘs high-speed
>> EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) Revision A network. SprintĘs network
>> offers an average data download rate as high as 1.4Mbps. By contrast,
>> EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution), which the iPhone operates
>> on via AT&TĘs network, usually offers less than 200k bps throughput."
>>
>> [more]
>> http://www.macworld.com/article/1327...ne_sprint.html
>>
>> --
>> Dutch

>



Look-alike? Wouldn't it be nice if it also had the same performance
and specifications; and wasn't stuck using the Spint 1900 MHz Network
with more Network dead zones, and poor building penetration; not to
mention the abysmal SprintPCS customer Service that creates the
highest churn, both of Customers and CSRs.

No wonder they keep firing their CEOs. The only thing Sprint does well
is run Nextel into the ground.

The Everything for $100 model that Sprint is pushing now won't fly
with 90% of America that needs a family plan. Most folks can't afford
$350 +/month for their 4 family members; and with the current Bush
recession, many folks are learning to do without cell phones again.

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:40 PM
The Bob
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Default Re: Sprint shows off iPhone lookalike

Ron <ron.clifford@peoplepc.com> amazed us all with the following in
news:6ou6v3519rgcppg3sce5ju0ic3l6r92up4@4ax.com:

> On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:19:44 -0700, "Jar-Jar Binks" <jarjar@nospam.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network.
>>That is really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.
>>
>>Jar-Jar
>>
>>"Dutch" <buryit@blackholespam.net> wrote in message
>>news:trsjt2tdq47y$.dlg@blackholespam.net...
>>> "Sprint Nextel showed off a new iPhone look-alike from Samsung on
>>> Tuesday at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas that the operator says
>>> allows much faster data access then the Apple phone."
>>>
>>> "The Instinct, co-developed by Sprint and Samsung, looks similar to
>>> the iPhone, including a touch screen. Unlike the iPhone, however, it
>>> includes GPS (Global Positioning System) and runs on SprintĘs
>>> high-speed EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) Revision A network.
>>> SprintĘs network offers an average data download rate as high as
>>> 1.4Mbps. By contrast, EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution),
>>> which the iPhone operates on via AT&TĘs network, usually offers less
>>> than 200k bps throughput."
>>>
>>> [more]
>>> http://www.macworld.com/article/1327...ne_sprint.html
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dutch

>>

>
>
> Look-alike? Wouldn't it be nice if it also had the same performance
> and specifications; and wasn't stuck using the Spint 1900 MHz Network
> with more Network dead zones, and poor building penetration; not to
> mention the abysmal SprintPCS customer Service that creates the
> highest churn, both of Customers and CSRs.
>
> No wonder they keep firing their CEOs. The only thing Sprint does well
> is run Nextel into the ground.
>
> The Everything for $100 model that Sprint is pushing now won't fly
> with 90% of America that needs a family plan. Most folks can't afford
> $350 +/month for their 4 family members; and with the current Bush
> recession, many folks are learning to do without cell phones again.
>


Poor little troll- so mouthy yet so uneducated. I see nothing's changed
excpet that you are now a blatent liar.

The $100 plan is simply the tip of the iceberg and the most expensive of
the Simply Everything plans.

BTW- I don't see unlimited family plans being offered by anyone else.

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Old 04-03-2008, 12:16 PM
Ron
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Default Re: Sprint shows off iPhone lookalike

On Wed, 02 Apr 2008 18:40:09 -0500, The Bob <nospam@bob.com> wrote:

>Ron <ron.clifford@peoplepc.com> amazed us all with the following in
>news:6ou6v3519rgcppg3sce5ju0ic3l6r92up4@4ax.com :
>
>> On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:19:44 -0700, "Jar-Jar Binks" <jarjar@nospam.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network.
>>>That is really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.
>>>
>>>Jar-Jar
>>>
>>>"Dutch" <buryit@blackholespam.net> wrote in message
>>>news:trsjt2tdq47y$.dlg@blackholespam.net...
>>>> "Sprint Nextel showed off a new iPhone look-alike from Samsung on
>>>> Tuesday at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas that the operator says
>>>> allows much faster data access then the Apple phone."
>>>>
>>>> "The Instinct, co-developed by Sprint and Samsung, looks similar to
>>>> the iPhone, including a touch screen. Unlike the iPhone, however, it
>>>> includes GPS (Global Positioning System) and runs on SprintĘs
>>>> high-speed EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) Revision A network.
>>>> SprintĘs network offers an average data download rate as high as
>>>> 1.4Mbps. By contrast, EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution),
>>>> which the iPhone operates on via AT&TĘs network, usually offers less
>>>> than 200k bps throughput."
>>>>
>>>> [more]
>>>> http://www.macworld.com/article/1327...ne_sprint.html
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Dutch
>>>

>>
>>
>> Look-alike? Wouldn't it be nice if it also had the same performance
>> and specifications; and wasn't stuck using the Spint 1900 MHz Network
>> with more Network dead zones, and poor building penetration; not to
>> mention the abysmal SprintPCS customer Service that creates the
>> highest churn, both of Customers and CSRs.
>>


The lame look-alike also lacks WiFi and has a smaller screen.

>> No wonder they keep firing their CEOs. The only thing Sprint does well
>> is run Nextel into the ground.
>>
>> The Everything for $100 model that Sprint is pushing now won't fly
>> with 90% of America that needs a family plan. Most folks can't afford
>> $350 +/month for their 4 family members; and with the current Bush
>> recession, many folks are learning to do without cell phones again.
>>

>
>Poor little troll- so mouthy yet so uneducated. I see nothing's changed
>excpet that you are now a blatent liar.
>
>The $100 plan is simply the tip of the iceberg and the most expensive of
>the Simply Everything plans.
>
>BTW- I don't see unlimited family plans being offered by anyone else.


Exactly why Sprint should consider one. They need to do something
before they have to put themselves up for sale.

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Old 04-03-2008, 02:31 PM
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"Ron" <ron.clifford@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
news:fhi9v3h7n2vi4bt9fcc6hfn7qp5t2ulffl@4ax.com...
>>BTW- I don't see unlimited family plans being offered by anyone else.

>
> Exactly why Sprint should consider one.


How in God's name could you administer an unlimited family plan? The
possibility of fraud (account splitting by non-"families") would be huge.
The only reason family plans "work" for cell carriers now is because each
user is sharing the same pool of minutes with the other users. I wouldn't
share my 1000 minute family plan with, say, a couple of buddies, because the
possibility of overages is too great- with unlimited that goes away-
suddenly co-workers, frat buddies, neighbors, etc. would be "families."

> They need to do something
> before they have to put themselves up for sale.


Give Hesse some time- I suspect he'll get Sprint back on course given a
little time and patience. Sprint hasn't hit the iceberg yet.






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Old 04-03-2008, 08:58 PM
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"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AmericaOnLine.com> wrote in
news:wT5Jj.1393$ED4.531@fe105.usenetserver.com:

> How in God's name could you administer an unlimited family plan? The
> possibility of fraud (account splitting by non-"families") would be
> huge. The only reason family plans "work" for cell carriers now is
> because each user is sharing the same pool of minutes with the other
> users. I wouldn't share my 1000 minute family plan with, say, a
> couple of buddies, because the possibility of overages is too great-
> with unlimited that goes away- suddenly co-workers, frat buddies,
> neighbors, etc. would be "families."
>
>


The idea of a sellphone "commune" has always intrigued me. We get a group
of friends together...say 500. We make a deal with the sellphone ********s
for a 500-phone unlimited nationwide business plan, with all the toys and
data, which everyone with any brains KNOWS is much cheaper than 500
individual user accounts cost....then, go get our phones and pay ONE bill
to the sellphone ********s!

Whatever the costs, we simply divide by 500 using some really heavy
hardware/software and there's your monthly bill.

I bet a corp with a 500 unit sellphone account even gets them to work in
Europe!

A commune corp costs us $500 in Delaware, where all the crap corps go.

If we have trouble, a 500 unit account speaks with a LOT more noise than a
1 or 2 unit account in a churning environment. They treat IBM differently
than us.

I bet the XYZ Corporation with 500 units DOESN'T get nasty letters *****ing
at them for using too much data, don't you think?


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Old 04-03-2008, 11:39 PM
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Default iPhone Clone Innovation is 'Positively Listles'

On Apr 1, 11:19 pm, "Jar-Jar Binks" <jar...@nospam.com> wrote:
> Sprint is the BOMB! They have the best phones and the best network. That is
> really fast data especially if you use the phone as a modem.
>

Gizmodo Guy: iPhone Clone Innovation is 'Positively Listles'
Today, April 03, 2008, 19 hours ago
Despite next-gen networks and haptics tech continuing to break on
through to the realistic side, the year's big cellphone trade show
disappointed Gizmodo's man on the floor because, well, the iPhone's
still just too good.

http://digg.com/apple/Gizmodo_Guy_iP...tively_Listles

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Old 04-04-2008, 12:26 PM
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On Thu, 3 Apr 2008 08:31:42 -0600, "Todd Allcock"
<elecconnec@AmericaOnLine.com> wrote:

>
>"Ron" <ron.clifford@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
>news:fhi9v3h7n2vi4bt9fcc6hfn7qp5t2ulffl@4ax.com.. .
>>>BTW- I don't see unlimited family plans being offered by anyone else.

>>
>> Exactly why Sprint should consider one.

>
>How in God's name could you administer an unlimited family plan? The
>possibility of fraud (account splitting by non-"families") would be huge.
>The only reason family plans "work" for cell carriers now is because each
>user is sharing the same pool of minutes with the other users. I wouldn't
>share my 1000 minute family plan with, say, a couple of buddies, because the
>possibility of overages is too great- with unlimited that goes away-
>suddenly co-workers, frat buddies, neighbors, etc. would be "families."
>
>> They need to do something
>> before they have to put themselves up for sale.

>
>Give Hesse some time- I suspect he'll get Sprint back on course given a
>little time and patience. Sprint hasn't hit the iceberg yet.



It most certainly has. The Iceberg even has a name. Nextel.

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