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  • DOJ approves merger of T-Mobile & Sprint, but states' lawsuit awaits [u]

    Years ago when the merger was on the table I was totally against it—I switched to T-Mobile from Sprint because Sprint had astoundingly deceptive customer policies and T-Mobile had astoundingly good ones.

    Back when I used Sprint they not only refused to unlock paid off iPhone 4s’s (they still won’t...!), they constantly and deliberately lied and misled their customers who were trying to get them unlocked—there were forums after forums with Sprint representatives saying the same lies, with customers reporting the same deceptive tactics while talking to customer service (I had the exact same experiences). I’ve never seen such blatant dishonesty from a company in my life.

    I didn’t want T-Mobile to be anything like Sprint. I became less bothered about the merger when I heard that John Legere would lead the company, but it still makes me feel unsettled. T-Mobile has completely shaken up the industry for the better, lower prices, more data, actual device payments instead of an inflated monthly contract, etc.
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  • ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

    Probably a good call. 
  • Foxconn's Wisconsin factory starting production in May 2020 with just 1,500 jobs

    Sometimes things don’t work out as planned. As long as they’re serious about it then give them time to make it happen. 
  • FCC re-examining iPhone RF levels after controversial report

    maestro64 said:
    I said this before when this topic keeps coming up. Before you freak out about radio waves from phone, keep in mind every day just walking outside your are bombarded with radio waves from DC to light and you are hit with all levels of intensity. Just living every day you are at risk of being hit with radiation. There are lots of sources of radiation which will not go away.
    I’m not saying radio waves from phones are bad, but science is not on anyone’s side since no conclusive studies have been presented either way. There have been plenty of things even in recent history which ‘common sense’ have said are fine which end up not being fine because we learned new things. 

    Naturally occurring radio waves are fine in proper doses, but that doesn’t automatically mean that ‘artificially’ produced radio waves are benign, especially at relatively close proximity.
  • Apple's iPhone credited with saving life in Manchester bombing

    Soli said:
    bestkeptsecret said:
    All in the name of "jihad".
    All in the name of a radical ideology by sick individual(s). Full stop.
    It is, but these guys are not too different from others. Just because someone thinks blowing up a bomb in a crowd is sick doesn't mean they won't hurt someone in a more 'civilised' way (as one of countless examples ... those who brought a lawsuit against the baker who wouldn't bake a cake for a homosexual wedding). People are not basically good, we all act on self-serving purposes most of the time, and we all step on other people to accomplish our goals. While blowing people up with a bomb is certainly far worse than something small like cutting in front of others who are waiting, it comes from the same heart.