| |Brianv5Low Level FunctionaryPremium
Don't see features mattering much At the end of the day, I think the bulk of people just want reliable service. Who's watching video or downloading music on a phone? That's what I have a computer for.
Its not a bug.. Its a "feature"
Re: Don't see features mattering much Agreed I don't want more services. I want it cheaper and more reliable.
| |RadioDocYeah, like it matters.Premium,ExMod 2000-03Reviews:
La Grange, IL
Re: Don't see features mattering much Ya know what would really be news? A phone that sounded better than a kid's toy and didn't have a quarter second of processing delay and 100% distortion. Or put another way, a phone which concentrated on quality phone service first and the toys second.
Why do people put up with it?
Toolmaster of La Grange.
| |tapeloopNot bad at all, really.Premium
Re: Don't see features mattering much Can't argue with that.
Do you think that the so-called "reduction" in network traffic would result in better quality calls? I would imagine that a great many people would have to sign up for the UMA in order to make a dent on the GSM side.
I cannot stand demagoguery. If you disagree with my stance, you're a blithering twit. You're not a twit, are you?
| |said by Brianv5:While I'll admit I don't often use it, having broadband speed capability thru a USB cable has helped me gain internet access when I was faced with tough times. I also enjoy watching the news on my phone at 6am when I'm at work waiting for a call. More services mean more bandwidth, which means faster broadband speeds for phones. It won't be too long before cellular internet will be up there with cable and dsl. It's very possible, look at China.
At the end of the day, I think the bulk of people just want reliable service. Who's watching video or downloading music on a phone? That's what I have a computer for.
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| || UMA offer much more then broadband access. GSM enabled phones have more issues with signal quality and connectivity. In-doors, like my house, provides little to no signal. UMA would allow my phone to operate over my wi-fi service to provide me service. The same applys to being out and about. Take a trip to the local mall. The reception in the lower level offers no reception. Cingular, my carrier, does not have any reception even through the mall. The end result for the technology is to provide custmors better quality service, and at a lower cost. This is win-win. I just wish they would hurry up.|
| |sivranOpera convertPremium
Re: Don't see features mattering much Cingular sounds horrible. T-Mobile is the only provider out of the three I've tried (Verizon, Sprint, and Cingular) where I've had more than one bar inside my house. My T-Mo gets full reception in my house, which is a good thing considering it's almost always closer to me than my actual house phone, which I often don't hear ringing.
Think outside the fox...Seamonkey
I think this is really useful The user who has a home WiFi network effectively gets to use his/her cellphone at home w/o using up minutes. Plus when travelling (especially overseas) one can utilize the WiFi connection to makes calls back into the USA.
Most of all it makes the POTS phone much less necessary as you have both the cell network and home WiFi network to fall back upon.
Panama City, FL
Re: I think this is really useful I agree! Now, if Cingular catches on and offers similar products, I'm going to do a happy dance!
Does anyone know where we can get this trial? I am very very interested in this because I have T-Mobile and I dont get service at my house. I would love it if I could get in on this trial. Does anyone know how to go about doing that?