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FJ 2012/05/27 05:05:59
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  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/03 05:02:36
    Yay
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    I've been with Verizon since cell phones were as big as a brick with telescoping antennas. Love their service and coverage. I also bundle up the aircard package which works great for me.
  • lucythetooth 2012/05/27 23:27:11
    Yay
    lucythetooth
    +1
    I've been with them for almost a decade and I've never had a problem.
  • MadAsHEck 2012/05/27 17:40:47
    Yay
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    For over 15 years, and counting. I have found that all carriers are about the same in pricing, and Verizon seems to have the best coverage.
  • niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20 2012/05/27 17:10:43
    Nay
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    Pretty soon open source will make them obsolete.
  • MadAsHEck niviong... 2012/05/27 17:41:47
    MadAsHEck
    Open Source??? Please elucidate.
  • niviong... MadAsHEck 2012/05/28 01:26:14
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    You allready can watch cable and satellite TV for free.
    All these bits of info are in the airwaves which by law are free.
    Companies simply encrypt the signal and sell de equipment to break the encryption.
    There are Free software programs in the web based on open source (software programs done by well intentioned programers that abhor business principles and pòst those programs to download for free, no royalties)).
    It is just a matter of some jerry rigging electronics and downloading the proper programs.
  • MadAsHEck niviong... 2012/05/28 02:26:27
    MadAsHEck
    +2
    Which is illegal and can land you in jail.

    And I tried the so called free Satelite etc, it sux. Just a way to sell crappy software to those that are suckers.
  • niviong... MadAsHEck 2012/05/28 03:20:58
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    Access to the airwaves is free.
    Access to branded channels and equipment is for a fee. It is ilegal to tamper with branded equipment or steal the signal.
    It is legal to get the airwaves in your devices without paying a cent. Off course you have to know some things to make it work. Open, Free source has all that is needed.
    If you paid for something open sourced, you got ripped off.
    Open source is totally gratis, but you have a whole bunch of jerks making money with it.
  • MadAsHEck niviong... 2012/05/28 17:21:50 (edited)
    MadAsHEck
    +2
    It takes hardware to recieve the signals, and software convert them to what ever technology you are outputting to. So what you think is free, will cost you in time and Money to decipher.

    I've been in Electronics since the 70's. So know a bit about it.

    You might be able to jury rig something that would work, but you will need some special talents. Like working at Machine Level programing to make the MP's work. And the final results will not be satisfactory.

    Voice which usually is carried on 1-2 channels is a lot easier than Video which typically uses as much as 5-7 channels of information to decode and process and a separate carrier for each channel.

    My Radio Control System uses 12 separate channels of data, impressed on the carrier which uniquely ties the Transmitter and Reciever together at 2.4 GHZ while hopping over every one of the thousands of GUIDs that are out there.
  • niviong... MadAsHEck 2012/05/28 22:27:01
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    I know when I must recognize superior knowledge and that is the case here.
    You are way up in the stratosphere in these topics.
    My intention was just to get to have free Tv with off the self stuff and I got that; is not commercial quality TV but you get movies and news legally for free after some due diligence. The need surfaced after my frequent travels to the boondocks where no technology existed. In the city, I do have wireless paid service TV which is much nicer as you pointed out.
    Thanks for the info. My apologies if I came across as arrogant.
  • MadAsHEck niviong... 2012/05/28 22:44:58
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    I do get Free TV Sorta. I can use my Computer and HULU on the Internet. But it is somewhat limited.

    I also can get Free TV on Comcast, and it is very high quality, and in HD for some shows.
  • niviong... MadAsHEck 2012/05/29 00:06:42
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    Thanks. No comcast in this neck of the woods.

    I do get HULU and an inmense amount of multilanguage channels from all over. Off course, quality leaves a lot to be desire but not bad for a free and legal reception.
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/05/27 16:18:31
    Yay
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +2
    That is the phone service ai am with, seems alright!
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/27 16:17:42
  • Rebecca 2012/05/27 12:56:05
    Yay
    Rebecca
    +1
    I have a love/hate relationship with Verizon.
  • Peewee ... Rebecca 2012/06/03 05:05:48
  • clasact 2012/05/27 11:58:49
    Nay
    clasact
    I get the same service for a whole lot less and dont have to put up with their attitude
  • MadAsHEck clasact 2012/05/27 17:42:49
    MadAsHEck
    Do you get coverage in Death Valley????
  • clasact MadAsHEck 2012/05/27 18:54:59
    clasact
    +1
    aint found a place yet that I dont but then I havent been there with the carrier I have now
  • MadAsHEck clasact 2012/05/27 19:07:51 (edited)
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    Every carrier provides a coverage map. Look it up. We did get a weak signal, and dropped calls in the middle of Death valley, But it improved as we got closer to Scotty's Castle.

    verizon


    My son has T-Mobile and gets a very weak signal, and dropped calls when he is here at my house at the base of the mountains. Verizon is 4 bars all the time.
  • clasact MadAsHEck 2012/05/27 19:51:54
    clasact
    +1
    good for them when I and a freind were running MT and WY alot he had Verison and had no signal had to use my phone to call home.There are place here in Pa that the coverage map say I shouldnt get but I do besides im not much of a fan of over price verison
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/05/27 10:07:12
    Nay
    nothingbutthetruth
    +1
    Metro PCs is the best!(:
  • Dweezle 2012/05/27 06:14:16
    Nay
    Dweezle
    Antiquated overpriced phone services and major Unfair to their labor force!
  • psiEnergos 2012/05/27 06:13:30
    Yay
    psiEnergos
    Overpriced, but good service overall (for phone at least)
  • starguide 2012/05/27 05:56:03 (edited)
    Yay
    starguide
    +1
    im very happy with verizon on my mobile,,,, fios, no thank u
  • Paige 2012/05/27 05:54:35
    Yay
    Paige
    Sure.......
  • Nay
    Jersey Roze ♥Jwon's Cyar'ika ♥
    +1
    Internet and tv sucks, seriously. As a phone service, they aren't too bad ;D...
  • starguide Jersey ... 2012/05/27 05:58:09
    starguide
    +1
    fios is like that here too,, im happy with my mobile

    i use cable for tv, internet and landline
  • Jersey ... starguide 2012/05/27 06:02:05
    Jersey Roze ♥Jwon's Cyar'ika ♥
    +1
    The same here ;D...
  • MadAsHEck starguide 2012/05/27 17:48:04
    MadAsHEck
    +2
    I used their Modem for my Laptop when I was travelling for work. It was great. Get internet anywhere, anytime. And with the Magicjack I had Phone coverage anywhere anytime for $20 a year.

    Now that I don't travel and use my computer at for internet, use a Cable Modem, but still use the Magicjack for landline.
  • starguide MadAsHEck 2012/05/28 02:45:01
    starguide
    if i call overseas.. do they have to have a magicjack too?
  • MadAsHEck starguide 2012/05/28 17:26:41
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    Overseas calls are at an extra charge. But the MJ works like any phone. Phone is plugged into it, and you just pick up the phone and dial.

    Go the Magicjack.com. Its a pretty neat system. and $30 a year is a lot better than your local landline phone biill. Mine used to be $45 a month.
  • starguide MadAsHEck 2012/05/28 17:46:06
    starguide
    thanks for the reply
  • Simmering Frog 2012/05/27 05:21:57
    Yay
    Simmering Frog
    Yay but overpriced.
  • stevmackey 2012/05/27 05:10:52
    Nay
    stevmackey
    +1
    Sprint.
  • OddPlatano 2012/05/27 05:09:42
    Yay
    OddPlatano
    +2
    I have a verizon and it's awesome! XD

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