Tag Archives: Phone Carriers

The epic fail of Microsoft, Verizon and dead on arrival Lumia 950/950XL

It’s Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 and in the United States, we still have this stupid arrangement within the mobile phone industry with infrastructure cartels also known as carriers. On the other end of the mobile industry is the mobile phone manufacturers. Somewhere the two meet and that’s where consumers get the “privilege” to live – in this contorted hell between carriers and manufacturers. From mid-2013 to December 2015, I was a Microsoft Lumia 928 user. The 928 is a phone which is specific only to Verizon (just because they’re Continue reading →

Why I won’t buy any Android phones

I really want to like Android phones. The new Samsung S3 is very impressive and Android seems to be making more and more progress with each release but the carriers absolutely kill me. According to this article from ArsTechnica, it appears that Motorola won’t be updating their Atrix 4G phone to ICS. Well, I guess I won’t be buying any Android phones in the near future. I fail to see how one of the major selling points of Android phones is that they’re able to Continue reading →