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Comment Re:Geeks, get to work. (Score 1) 413

Well, Metro is a big point of contention, but that aside, the UI looks like a mess. Preference of Aero or not; the classic theme was also removed. The Windows Store is of trivial usefulness. They removed stock ability to play DVDs. XP mode was removed. The ribbon interface in explorer is annoying. The start menu was removed; replaced with a full screen interface that wastes a lot of space per item and while it might be decent on a tablet, really doesn't make a whole lot of sense on a regular PC.

There is other things, but these are personally my reasons for preferring "Windows 6.1" over "Windows 6.2"

Comment Re:Not the entire story... (Score 1) 798

It would charge more than that. On non-data plans, you get charged a surcharge just to start using data that day. It's a couple bucks a day, plus a rather exorbitant amount per megabyte of data. If gone unchecked, it could easily go beyond the $30/month data plan cost just by letting small amounts of data trickle through each day during the month activating the daily data surcharge. Just on surcharges to activate the daily data mode, a month of service could be between $50-$90 a month.

Comment Re:Which carriers might these be? (Score 1) 798

He's also wrong, as T-Mobile won't force you into a data plan automatically if you use a smartphone. In fact, when I first activated my smartphone, I intended to use only wifi. I disabled 3G but part of the old 2G stuff wasn't disabled proper, so a tiny amount of data was leaking out as part of how Android does its business, and it incurred charges against me. After talking with T-Mobile and making my data intentions known, they wiped the $15 or so I'd already incurred (there's like a $3/day data usage fee if you don't have a data plan or something), and that was the end of any trouble I had.

Comment Re:Sleepy day, huh? (Score 1) 798

T-Mobile does not do this. I have a smartphone without a data plan through T-Mobile. The only mention of a data plan was a notice on the phone's specs suggesting a data plan. As long as you disable data capabilities on the phone, you will never incur a charge nor have your plan upgraded against your will.

Comment Re:Over a year ago, I complained to the FCC (Score 1) 798

It's not a case of affordability. It's a case of not wanting to pay for something you have no intention on using. Just because you have a phone that can technically do something doesn't mean you want to do it. Thankfully, T-Mobile understands this and doesn't do this bullshit.

Comment Re:Choice (Score 1) 798

I recently got a smartphone without a data plan from T-mobile replacing my old razr2 (am in a contract with them so it was a free upgrade), and all T-Mobile did was tell me on their site that if I want to use data at a reasonable price, I needed a data plan. The first thing I did was disable data capabilities on my phone outside of direct Wifi. I made a mistake, because there was a special setting you need to flip to disable all data completely, so I ended up with an extra $15 in charges the first month, which T-Mobile was happy to remove after I explained the situation and my intent not to use data. Now my phone is essentially a dumbphone unless I'm home or at a coffee shop or something. Perfect for my uses.

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