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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #195 on: December 29, 2009, 03:18:47 PM »

Anyone who wants to protect their iPod gets a rubbery protector cover, like the Speck
... but if you do that, the damn thing won't plug into any of the fuxking docking stations

Yeah, and it means it doesn't slide easily into a pocket or purse.  I went rubber for a while and then went back to plastic/metal. 
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« Reply #196 on: December 29, 2009, 05:18:04 PM »

I have one of the hard plastic snap on cases for my sansa and it works fine with all of my accessories...
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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #197 on: December 29, 2009, 06:30:17 PM »

My cell contract is expiring in the upcoming year, and that iPhone sure is alluring.  Especially since the 3G is so cheap now.  It's the iPod touch part of it that I want though.  I just don't know if it's worth it!

I was thinking of that too. But right now I kind of don't trust AT&T. They are currently my provider, but I'm looking at how they are trying to get users to use LESS data. That's disgusting thinking. I can't stand the idea of a business saying "use less of my product because I don't have enough to go around". They are acting like losers. I wouldn't want to get into any new commitment with them.

My plan right now (since my contract is expired) is that I might transfer to one of those super-cheap Wal-Mart or Metro PCS type plans with no contract and watch and see what shakes out after Google's unlocked android comes out and we see what iPhone does once their exclusive deal with AT&T ends.

I thought they were giving priority data usage to iPhone users, which is piss poor for the rest of us.
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« Reply #198 on: December 30, 2009, 03:28:17 AM »

My cell contract is expiring in the upcoming year, and that iPhone sure is alluring.  Especially since the 3G is so cheap now.  It's the iPod touch part of it that I want though.  I just don't know if it's worth it!

I was thinking of that too. But right now I kind of don't trust AT&T. They are currently my provider, but I'm looking at how they are trying to get users to use LESS data. That's disgusting thinking. I can't stand the idea of a business saying "use less of my product because I don't have enough to go around". They are acting like losers. I wouldn't want to get into any new commitment with them.

My plan right now (since my contract is expired) is that I might transfer to one of those super-cheap Wal-Mart or Metro PCS type plans with no contract and watch and see what shakes out after Google's unlocked android comes out and we see what iPhone does once their exclusive deal with AT&T ends.

I thought they were giving priority data usage to iPhone users, which is piss poor for the rest of us.

No.  All the business stuff i read, ATTs really doing a piss-poor job with their data and towers.  They're the laughing stock of the cellphone world.  Their competitors commercials, where ATTs map looks like it has chickenpox?  They're being nice about it.  Commercials where everybody is ROFLing would be more appropriate.  

In a year or two, this is really gonna cripple 'em.  Thats why the iPhone is exclusive, it was cheaper to pay Apple whatever the fuck Apple wanted  than to fix their infrastructure.  ATT needed a reason for people to flock to 'em.  
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« Reply #199 on: December 30, 2009, 07:17:01 AM »

Get the Zune HD.  It can sync over wifi...even better than the iPod touch :)

As far as the iPhone goes, it is a neat device.  I probably wouldn't mind having one if it wasn't for iTunes and Apple trying to invade and take over my computer with every software update.  The "Droid" phones seem like a good alternative...possibly even a better one.  I've seen one in action and they have some pretty neat features.
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« Reply #200 on: December 30, 2009, 11:50:35 AM »

IPOD SERVICE? I DONT HAVE NO FUCKIN IPOD!
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« Reply #201 on: December 30, 2009, 02:52:11 PM »

IPOD SERVICE? I DONT HAVE NO FUCKIN IPOD!
How do you expect to ever be an hero?
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« Reply #202 on: January 10, 2010, 03:22:28 PM »

IPOD SERVICE? I DONT HAVE NO FUCKIN IPOD!
How do you expect to ever be an hero?

BJ, you forgot to switch to your forumtroll account for the capslocking.


I am not in ATT's coverage. http://www.deadcellzones.com/att.html
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« Reply #203 on: January 11, 2010, 01:26:32 PM »

I suspect that map is full of lies. 

Look right over Jacksonville FL, that patchy area. Thats I-95.  If they can't have full coverage over the most traveled interstate in the nation, they can't possibly be covering rural Texas, the middle of nowhere in New Mexico, half of Nebraska, the Louisiana Bayou, the woods of Northern Michigan...  etc.  And thats just a few mentioned off the top of my head. 

I've traveled each of those places (except the Bayou), and spent hours zoomed in on Goog Maps, looking at little towns and rural villages, checking the populations in Wiki.  In those places, there is literally nothing.  It would take an hour by car to get even close to a place where it would make sense to provide coverage - yet they color it orange.   

I call bullshit on that whole map. 

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« Reply #204 on: January 11, 2010, 01:42:42 PM »

That was the best body-snatchers ever.
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« Reply #205 on: January 11, 2010, 06:12:24 PM »

I suspect that map is full of lies. 

Look right over Jacksonville FL, that patchy area. Thats I-95.  If they can't have full coverage over the most traveled interstate in the nation, they can't possibly be covering rural Texas, the middle of nowhere in New Mexico, half of Nebraska, the Louisiana Bayou, the woods of Northern Michigan...  etc.  And thats just a few mentioned off the top of my head. 

I've traveled each of those places (except the Bayou), and spent hours zoomed in on Goog Maps, looking at little towns and rural villages, checking the populations in Wiki.  In those places, there is literally nothing.  It would take an hour by car to get even close to a place where it would make sense to provide coverage - yet they color it orange.   

I call bullshit on that whole map. 


I dunno, it might be easier to get full coverage over the relatively flat plains of Texas.  I don't trust the map entirely either, but I will tell you that I have Verizon and often have service when my AT&T friends do not.
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« Reply #206 on: January 11, 2010, 11:09:18 PM »

I suspect that map is full of lies. 

Look right over Jacksonville FL, that patchy area. Thats I-95.  If they can't have full coverage over the most traveled interstate in the nation, they can't possibly be covering rural Texas, the middle of nowhere in New Mexico, half of Nebraska, the Louisiana Bayou, the woods of Northern Michigan...  etc.  And thats just a few mentioned off the top of my head. 

I've traveled each of those places (except the Bayou), and spent hours zoomed in on Goog Maps, looking at little towns and rural villages, checking the populations in Wiki.  In those places, there is literally nothing.  It would take an hour by car to get even close to a place where it would make sense to provide coverage - yet they color it orange.   

I call bullshit on that whole map. 



I dunno, it might be easier to get full coverage over the relatively flat plains of Texas.  I don't trust the map entirely either, but I will tell you that I have Verizon and often have service when my AT&T friends do not.


Maybe. 

Still doesn't explain why they're not  covering the #2 most heavily traveled area on the eastern seaboard, in spitting distance from Kings Bay training facility. 


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« Reply #207 on: January 13, 2010, 05:36:21 PM »

Who says anything about Zune?  Theres lots of alternatives.  My Sony works like a champ, and holds a charge for weeks. 

:D I use iTunes, but love my E-Series walkman.


I could be biased through*.


*(even through I bought every single ipod from the original -> touch,.... and only the Original didn't suffer from battery failures)
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« Reply #208 on: January 13, 2010, 05:40:21 PM »

Who says anything about Zune?  Theres lots of alternatives.  My Sony works like a champ, and holds a charge for weeks. 

:D I use iTunes, but love my E-Series walkman.


I could be biased through*.


*(even through I bought every single ipod from the original -> touch,.... and only the Original didn't suffer from battery failures)

Wow...I've never experienced a battery issue, and I've been using my current iPod daily for something like four years...
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« Reply #209 on: January 13, 2010, 05:42:25 PM »

Wow...I've never experienced a battery issue, and I've been using my current iPod daily for something like four years...

Well, I used to work for Apple a while back, hence why I bought each and every single model. The 4th gen (click-wheel) in particular had lots of battery problems.
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