TECHNOLOGY: AT&T reneges on its 5G commitment to older phones while still continuing to sell the older phones

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/no-at-t-wont-let-older-phones-tap-into-its-full-5g-network-after-all/#ftag=CAD590a51e

No, AT&T Won’t Let Older Phones Tap Into Its Full 5G Network After All

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t buy an iPhone 12, iPhone 13 or any non-2022 5G phone on an AT&T installment plan.

Eli Blumenthal — Sept. 8, 2022 12:43 p.m. PT

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This seems to be a consumer fraud issue.

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TECHNOLOGY: Texting sucks

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Texts have been really screwed up on the TMobile network.  All sort of weird crap going on.  Texts to and from TMobile are just going into the bitbucket.

My work around is just to use the damn phone as a voice call.

All communications protocols SHOUD BE authenticated and error-resistant!

Argh!

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RANT: On hold — updated

I just spent an hour on hold with AT&T.

Reminds me of an quote from The Big Bang Theory. #TBBT

Sheldon said something like: “I once spent an hour on hold with Customer Support at Hewitt Packard just to complain about their Customer Service.”

Argh!

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Conclusion: 4 hours and 3 minutes.

I must be <synonym for the act of procreation in real time> nuts!!!!

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HARDWARE: AT&T MIFI Sierra Wireless “UNITE” problem

New AT&T MIFI Sierra Wireless “UNITE”

MTTF about a week.

LOCKED in “shutting down”.

Not easy to get access to the battery. Pulled it and reinserted. Problem solved.

Then, I had to fix what I messed up floundering around.

I popped the SIM thinking that might break the “shutting down” lock. 

No dice. 

I guess when I put it back in I didn’t ram it home. Afraid of breaking it. 

So when it came back up, it whined about “no sim card”.

Easy fix. 

But strike one!

Argh!

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SERVICE: LEGACY improves

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dignitymemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=paul-wolkenberg&pid=150386134&eid=lc_dm_gbexpire

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This Guest Book has been kept open until 4/16/2012 by Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. After that date, it will remain available for viewing-only, unless sponsored.

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LEGACY, the obituary site, has new level of “service”.

Before, Guest books disappeared unless sponsored. Now there appears to be a third alternative — probably a deal struck with the funeral homes for free advertising — the guest book remains readable, but not updateable. Big win for LEGACY. Puts a LOT of pressure on folks to eternalize.

Hmmm?

All in all I think it is progress.

Which all “services” would improve their offerings! Are you listening PAYTRUST, YAHOO, MICROSOFT, 1AND1, Verizon, and AT&T? Just a quick top o’ the head list incomplete and in no particular order. Argh!

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