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  1. Okay really video will stream just fine with great quality for a phone screen at even less than 1 Mbps. If they can do those types of things to reduce congestion then that's smart. And if it makes no perceptable impact to the experience then it's just as unlimited as ever. The only real downside is it won't let it buffer far ahead meaning it will have to keep the connection active the whole time you're watching.
  2. So idk if I missed it in here but if you compare the new plans to the old Simply Everything plan they've gone way down. Old: $410 for 4 lines New: $260 for 4 lines So while it's $50 more compared to the lowest minute allotment Everything Data… Old: $210 for 4 lines It's still substantionally reduced for unlimited everything (even if discounts are calculated differently) and seems like a good move to me. Considering unlimited talk & text are standard at AT&T, Verizon, and T-mobile now. And I often see comparisons between carriers use Sprint's Simply Everything rate so from a media standpoint this looks very good. The Verge is reporting that they've reduced rates, even if it's slightly higher than the old limited minute plans.
  3. RT @cryptocatapp: This #July4th I stand by the 4th Amendment and against the #NSA's unconstitutional surveillance of Internet users. http:/…


    #iOS7 #iOS7Beta2 Ugh why did they change the Notes & Reminders app to use fake paper? Seriously I thought they were moving past that?

  5. Making this thread for discussion about the new AT&T MVNO Aio Wireless. Curious to see what anybody has to say that's tried them. What kind of speeds you get (also pings), coverage (especially in larger buildings), and whatever else. Had a response from a person in another thread who said they got longer pings (100-200 ms) than normal for AT&T LTE (attributed it to a Aio proxy) so if anybody else has seen the same it would be interesting to know. Also if anyone has used both Aio (or AT&T) and Sprint LTE and can provide some comparison that'd be cool especially since this is a Sprint forum. Also any comments about AT&T's network (HSPA+, LTE, 2G) would be great.
  6. Hey thanks for the info. I wonder if they'll improve the ping time eventually and also where their prices will end up. Anyways you're right don't want to veer off topic. Might make a thread to see what anybody else on here has to say about them.
  7. AIO has three plans, that give you 250 MB, 2 GB, or 7 GB of full-speed data and once you reach that amount each month they throttle you to slower speeds although they don't specify they just say slower.
  8. Kind of random to this topic but how are you liking AIO? I've been really interested in them. Wondering how AT&T's coverage is, in general and indoors, and what kind of speeds you're seeing. Also curious if you've hit your data limit and if so what speeds you get when you're throttled. They don't specify on the site.
  9. That's interesting. I don't think I've ever seen any like that around here. Seems so cheap though.
  10. There's such thing as a wooden cell tower?
  11. So I would imagine you both see pretty good reception in larger buildings?
  12. I've seen various times around the site that Verizon's 700 Mhz LTE site spacing is rather large and they don't have it deployed on all the towers they have EVDO, whereas Sprint is going to deploy 800 Mhz LTE on most (I think I've seen 85%?) of their sites. Meaning for in-building coverage Sprint would have a better set-up. Has AT&T done the same thing as Verizon and used the fact that 700 has a large range and deployed it to just achieve coverage? I haven't really seen a lot of mention of AT&T's LTE on this site and was curious how Sprint's 800 Mhz will likely compare to theirs once completed in an area.
  13. That is actually not what I would've thought. I would've thought a data hoog would just get slowed down to an equal portion. Also just to be clear I'm hypothetical asking, I'm good I promise!
  14. For the record I'm actually a Virgin Mobile customer, I already live with a 2.5 GB soft cap. (well I would if they actually tracked usage, that's coming eventually...) On slow 3G I never get anywhere near it and on NV 3G or LTE I think it would fine, especially for $30. My point really is, is that bandwidth, from my understanding, would be evenly divided among everyone on the tower so you can only really "abuse" service by being on it excessively not by what you do while you're on it, and if the tower your using isn't near its capacity it doesn't really matter.
  15. If a group of people are all connected to the same tower, the speed they're going to get is going to be roughly equal right? It'll be faster the less people connected and slower with more. So can one really use a disproportionate share of the service? If I'm being wild and tethering my house to my smartphone and using oceans of data, that only works if the tower I connect to at home can give me fast speeds and if it's giving me good speeds, then it's giving everyone else using it good speeds too, leaving out factors like signal strength / distance from tower. So really isn't it inherently equal? At least to some degree. The less everyone uses their connection the less the connection is being divided up at any given moment but still. Just another thing to add, right now where I live Sprint's 3G in most places delivers really slow speeds, but I would think that has more to do with too many Sprint subscribers in the city for the network to handle than it does with too many people "abusing" their data connection. How can any "abuse" occur at <.20 Mbps? It's not "abuse" that's causing this problem.
  16. So 1) I feel so cool for making a "hot" post 2) avoiding the Apple / Android battle 3) So AWS is disabled for W-CDMA, but does the original A1248 support T-Mobile LTE? Yes? No? We don't know?
  17. Both those make it seem like the original A1248 isn't compatible with T-Mobile LTE. But I think maybe a Verge article has mentioned the "benefits of being able to fall back to HSPA+ on T-Mobile instead of 3G" misconception so what do they know about mobile networks.
  18. That would make sense about the HSPA+ except this article seems to disagree. http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/3/26/4150856/bringing-your-iphone-to-t-mobile-better-think-twice Here's the other one I read that says AWS is disabled in the original A1248 model. It doesn't say AWS LTE or HSPA+. http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthickey/2013/03/26/t-mobiles-iphone-5-is-atts-iphone-5-but-its-not/
  19. It does seem like either Apple or AT&T did it just to make sure people would have to buy new ones to go to T-Mobile and get LTE. But honestly if you already have an unlocked iPhone 5, I think their HSPA+ 42 would be just fine.
  20. So this isn't Sprint related but maybe someone on here could answer this. The iPhone 5 for AT&T has always listed support for LTE band class 4, which is AWS (1700/2100), since it was released. T-Mobile's LTE is band class 4, I believe. Which would make it seem that it's been compatible this whole time. But they have a new model for T-mobile and going forward for AT&T as well. And the original A1248 AT&T model isn't compatible with T-Mobile LTE, you will need this revised A1248 model. Why has the old model stated AWS compatibilty if it doesn't really have it? Or if it has had it but it's been hardware disabled why put it in the spec sheet? Also doesn't AT&T use AWS in some areas right now anyways?
  21. If you're going to compare T-Mobile's near future plans to Sprint's, then wouldn't a huge point be the 800 mHz LTE Sprint will have? I could care less if a carrier offers me 10 Mbps versus 50+ Mbps average downloads if they have far better in-building reception.
  22. I love Dropbox because of the automatic picture uploading. http://t.co/gRHqQsinFd

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