LiveBrianD, on 09 December 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:
I didn't even know you had a Galaxy Nexus, but anyway, the lack of carrier crap in my case had been nothing but helpful. For instance, I'm typing this with Swype right not, which you won't have for a while due to the messed up updates. (a handy feature, I might add) And, you won't have the lock screen widgets for a while either. (another useful feature, particularly for the camera) Hey, i welcome cool useful features being added later. And for that matter, who knows what they're doing to the updates before deploying then, particularly involving privacy? I wouldn't write off the possibility, knowing them. And if you think this is OK in the name of network security, would you be OK with your home ISP having to approve every device you connect to their network, and have to approve the OS you use and the updates you install, for that reason? (with a 3 month lag minimum) I wouldn't.
I love it when you spout off without thinking. Yes I do have Swype, Yes I do have lock widgets. And no, you apparently don't know what you are talking about. It is funny that you are hell bent on pointing out that Verizon may be invading your privacy in ways they don't tell you about, and yet want to defend T-Mobile based on they haven't told you anything about them. Bit of a double standard?
Now, I'm not saying T-Mobile, or any carrier for that matter, isn't tracking. However, Verizon has shown a vested interest in doing so for MARKETING purposes, and I don't like that one bit. Add in much more expensive service than the competitors in most cases, and I'm REALLY intolerant of crap.
Oh, and what do you say about the inability to get out of that program later? Or the opt-out program I mentioned above? Or for that matter, the intent behind the patent mentioned in the article we're commenting on here? Sounds like you have a vested interest in supporting them or something...
They ALL have an interest in making more money from their customers. They are in business to make money. Can you show me any point where Tmobile is a give-away program? How about a Non-Profit entity?
You haven't mentioned any opt-out program, with the exception of cell tracking. Be happy Verizon allows you to opt out. For all you know, T-Mobile is tracking you, selling that information, and doesn't have the balls to tell you. Which is worse? Being up front and honest, with a means to get out of the tracking, or not telling you anything?
The only interest I have right now, is getting you to open your eyes. If you want to go through life blinded by some fallacy of loyalty, that defines you as a trolling fan-boy, no different than blind Apple followers.
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-- Isaac Asimov
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