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Comments on news posted 2012-11-21 19:10:49: • Half of internet users uncertain of the legality of online content [broadband-finder.co.uk] • Dish Network Wants Wireless, Just Not On FCC’s Terms [redorbit. ..



IowaCowboy
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MVNOs

The nice thing about tier 1 carriers (I have Verizon) is they have a thing called customer service (and they answer their phones stateside) is they can easily address network and device issues. Try getting that from an MVNO.

I had a problem with the 3G connection on my iPhone 4. A quick call to CS determined that it was damage to their network from Sandy (even though our area did not get hit that bad) and not my device.


jmn1207
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A quick call to customer service? I suppose with every storm of the millennium we can expect an automatic message placing blame on it for service disruptions.

Network Guy
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reply to IowaCowboy
Generally in my experience, an MVNO works very well or doesn't work at all. And any outages affecting MVNOs are probably also affecting the so-called Tier 1 carrier as well.

To each their own I suppose. The savings with using an MVNO are substantial, the quality just as great, and I personally don't need any hand-holding or pampering from customer service.

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Half of internet users uncertain of the legality of online c

To be honest, I often wonder if just going to a site is a threat to my legal safety and has nothing to do with downloading anything at all.

I like anime for instance, and do on occasion wonder, 'is just watching some of these totally ordinary totally legal, aired over the TV in some cases shows' a danger to me?

To look at the attitude of some out there, I'd be less at risk being caught jacking off to outrageous porn than I would be getting caught watching publicly aired anime.

Society has simply become too full of crap for it's own good.

I have come to a point where I have just decided to tune out a lot of the hysterical rantings of those that seem only dedicated to futile efforts based on 20th century thinking.