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Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:58 pm

It's the same damn thing with apartments - these loser slumlords put all this crap into the lease to screw you any way they can - they put a "you must be out on your last month by..." time of noon on the last day even though you're paying them for the full day. They should have to pro-rate that half a day. Fair is fair. If you're paying for it, then it should be yours. I don't really care about their need to rent to the next chump to step up and get bent -that's their problem, not yours. Likewise the way they lock you into paying utilities through the term of the lease what a bending that is.


I'm getting sick of every business that thinks they are "owed" a living on our dime to be honest. I have come to not see these people as the patriotic heroes of our republic they claim to be but just a bunch of crooked bloodsuckers who are out to sponge us all dry. It's one thing to do a great job and earn a great living by providing great service and another to just want to guarantee suckers will pay you no matter how lousy you are.


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Postby darkguy2 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:29 pm

lobbythis wrote:I just want you to take a looksy right here my friend: $200 ETF Fee

http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3235#etf

Feel free to also search Google and see tons of complaints. Even when you go through checkout, it mentions this in fine print. All of that on top of taxes and higher priced plans than what you would pay on prepaid.

I pay $45/month with LTE, unilimited text/calls and 3GB of data (StraightTalk on AT&T), same as their $60 Simple Choice plan. That will be more than $15/month plus tax for crappier coverage and network. Add that to the $609 cost of a Galaxy S5 for example over a 2 year period.

Some significant difference there and you wanna slap that $200 ETF fee if you decide to take your phone elsewhere?

So many snakes in the grass.


That is for people who still have a contract plan through T-Mobile. You do not sign a service contract with them when you sign up. My father tried T-Mobile and decided he did not want it so he paid for the phone and first month and service and went back to AT&T.
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Postby lobbythis » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:30 pm

Ok, and you can cancel in your first month with no penalties with practically all carriers as well.

Google the complaints. It is real and it's there when you checkout online.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:48 pm

You know, maybe it's time to just get a cheap ass PHONE, avoid this smartphone crap which is mostly useless anyway to be totally honest, go prepaid, and say I'm all done getting raped financially by these jokers.


I honestly miss my old Motorola RAZR best damn PHONE I ever had. I have a tablet (Kindle) and a computer, I don't really need a smartphone and I'm starting to feel like I don't even want one. That's what these companies prey on is people falling in love with the geeky technology and being willing to pay anything to have it.


I'm done being their victim. If I can't avoid that, I'll just buy a PHONE and go prepaid and use the thing as it was meant to be used - as a PHONE. What a novel concept.

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Postby lobbythis » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:07 pm

Ha, I still have a RAZR. Works awesome.


That's what these companies prey on is people falling in love with the geeky technology and being willing to pay anything to have it.


You figured out Apple and Samsung's strategy! Sony has been even worse over the past year and a half. They have been releasing a flagship every 6 months just to get people to constantly be upgrading. I love Sony products, but that's ridiculous.

I remember before iPhones existed, companies took time to release a flagships around every 2 years, partly because of contract cycles here in the US. It's been interesting to watch people morph into zombies willing to buy ANYTHING that's "new", even if the tech inside is old.

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Postby supercoolman » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:37 pm

lobbythis wrote:Ha, I still have a RAZR. Works awesome.

You figured out Apple and Samsung's strategy! Sony has been even worse over the past year and a half. They have been releasing a flagship every 6 months just to get people to constantly be upgrading. I love Sony products, but that's ridiculous.

I remember before iPhones existed, companies took time to release a flagships around every 2 years, partly because of contract cycles here in the US. It's been interesting to watch people morph into zombies willing to buy ANYTHING that's "new", even if the tech inside is old.


better do your research before you make that statement. Sony release flagship so frequently because Japanese carriers are demanding it or Sony will be left out of Japanese carriers

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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:46 pm

supercoolman wrote:better do your research before you make that statement. Sony release flagship so frequently because Japanese carriers are demanding it or Sony will be left out of Japanese carriers


Shhh you are interrupting the circle-jerk going on in this thread. Don't you know that all big companies are pure evil and all acts made by them are designed to screw the consumer? Get out of here with that reasoned logic and facts!
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Postby lobbythis » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:51 pm

supercoolman wrote:better do your research before you make that statement. Sony release flagship so frequently because Japanese carriers are demanding it or Sony will be left out of Japanese carriers


Then I feel sorry they are strangled to their own home market. Unfortunately, it has done absolutely nothing for them elsewhere. A bit of relevancy at best. T-Mobile is the only one willing to even push 1 or 2 of their products. But, I would never invest in a phone for $700-$800 knowing they are just being pumped out with little innovation.

darkguy2, I'm sorry this conversation didn't work out for you and you feel the need to resort to acting like a child.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:43 am

darkguy2 wrote:Shhh you are interrupting the circle-jerk going on in this thread. Don't you know that all big companies are pure evil and all acts made by them are designed to screw the consumer? Get out of here with that reasoned logic and facts!




Ya know, buddy, if you want to lock yourself into a contract with a company like a Verizon and pay through the nose for mediocre service and put up with all the gotchas they come up with in addition to an outrageous monthly fee, then by all means, be my guest. But I'm going to say flat out, that YES they do screw you this way. You have to sign the contract and allow it, so if you do then you deserve that porking and trust me they will pork the living hell out of you if you let them.


If you wanna believe they are all saints and looking out for you, all I can say is best of luck to you and you have a HUGE learning curve ahead of you, and don't be surprised if they pick your wallet clean. It's business and their business is to make as much as they possibly can - they don't give a damn about you, only your money.


But I'll leave you to your delusions to learn that life's lesson the hard way. It's easy to be naïve when you're in school and have no experience in the real world where they kick you in the balls just because they enjoy that sort of thing.

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Postby Vattené » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:03 am

Since I've had my Sony phone the reaction of most people has been, "Wow, I didn't even know Sony MADE phones."
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