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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 17, 2011, 08:25:06 PM »
Just got my Nexus! After 2.5 years on BB, its entering a new world. I'm also curious about battery life, but extended battery from VZW.com is on sale now for $25. Think its worth it?

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 15, 2011, 03:39:56 PM »
BTW, if you pay the upgrade price with Amex why would the warranty benefits not kick in?
I believe phones are excluded in the T&C.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 15, 2011, 09:48:36 AM »
How does square trade compare
Much more expensive and no loss/theft coverage.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 15, 2011, 09:36:58 AM »
What will $499 do for me?  VZW sells it for $649 for month to month.
They want $149 for $649 of coverage, less 10%=$134.
VZW wants $5.18 for WPP, or $124 over 2 years.
You're forgetting a crucial point. Verizon insurance sends you a (simetimes poorly) refurbished replacement, which you can just as well buy online for $300-400. Whereas Securranty will send you a check for $499. There's no comparison here, Securranty is by so far and away a better deal that I grimace anytime someone tells me they pay for their carriers exorbitant insurance.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:41:23 AM »
Business account pricing: $249.99, plus $75 bill credit for new 2 year.
Total $174.99
:D
What is involved in converting a consumer family plan to a business account?

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:36:34 AM »
Should I get TEP or WPP insurance?
Don't get either of them. Buy a policy from Securranty. Put in the Item Price as 499.99 and premium will be $89 for 2 years coverage which includes Extended Warranty + Damage (incl. water) + Loss/Theft with $50 deductible and up to 3 claims per year. Promo code SEC10PUR knocks an additional 10% off.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon Galaxy Nexus
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:33:26 PM »
Lets talk (http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/14/galaxy-nexus-available-from-lets-talk-for-as-low-as-155-for-new-customers-175-for-upgrades/) will have it discounted if you can wait for it to be shipped.
Wow there you go what a deal! BTW seemingly you can get 10% off your monthly charges if you use studentrate.com links, no verification needed. Instructions are here.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:23:52 PM »
Do they heavily discount the upgrade price?
Also I'm not sure if I can upgrade via Amazon or a 3rd party as its a corporate liable account.
Upgrade prices are discounted but not as much. Case in point: Droid RAZR current price on amazon is 170 for new account, 210 for add-a-line, and 230 for upgrade. So with my $30 Verizon upgrade discount its not much of a difference. Thanks Dan for pointing this out.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 14, 2011, 09:45:55 PM »
I'll find out tomorrow.  For now my name is on 4 of them.
Dan if I can be so invasive as to pry your reasoning, why wouldn't you wait a week or 2 (or could be no wait at all) for amazon/wirefly to heavily discount it? As I recall, Droid RAZR was offered by amazon for $111.11 on its release day!

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 14, 2011, 08:19:40 PM »
You're paying the full $299 price?

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:54:56 PM »
About time!!!!!

Worst handled phone release in history.

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"If AMR stock is worthless then why is it trading at $0.38? One reason why AMR stock is not at 0 is because it was a very heavily shorted stock prior to the bankruptcy filing. Market participants who shorted AMR stock must buy the stock back to cover their shorts. This short covering game can go on for some time, but in the end the stock will go to 0. As an example of how stocks trade post bankruptcy, let's consider the old GM (GM) stock. After the bankruptcy, GM stock hovered between 20 cents and 80 cents for a period of many moths before ultimately becoming worthless."
I don't believe the writer of this SA article is correct. Short sellers would have covered their positions immediately after the bankruptcy news, as they risk being caught in a short squeeze. The true reason why the shares still have value is the possibility of shareholders receiving warrants in the new company. See this MarketWatch article.

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet filters
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:36:29 PM »
But how does OpenDNS work? You set the DNS resolvers on your router? Then all that does is provide defaults to the clients. If the client overrides with its own resolver addresses then it wont ask OpenDNS to resolve the domain anymore... Can't see why it wouldn't get around it, but I will try it at home later.
Many advanced routers let you lock the DNS resolver.

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Tech Talk / Re: Verizon 4G/LTE Smartphones
« on: December 10, 2011, 06:54:19 PM »
Google Wallet.

The most unbelievable part is that Samsung removed the display units they had put in their NYC showcase shop.

Something is going on between Verizon and Google and it looks nasty.

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Tech Talk / Re: How to cut 40% off your Cablevision bill
« on: November 30, 2011, 12:08:57 AM »
All I had to do was forward her my confirmation emails from DTV and Verizon.
Didn't they wonder why you are installing 2 different providers?

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