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Old 07-19-2008, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Walking through the mall, the guy at the tmo kiosk asked me what service I have and if I'm happy with my plan. I told him my plan, he says oh, that's pretty good, but then asked if I knew that in December, Verizon was abandoning CDMA and moving to gsm. I said, uh, no they aren't. He said gsm was so much better, faster, more dependable. I asked him if he knew the data rates for cdma evdo vs. gsm. He said no. I asked him if he knew what HSDPA was. He said no. I asked him if he knew what FTE was, he said no. Then suddenly, the other tmo guy standing right behind him came up to him and said "dude, it's your first day here, you can't go making stuff up like that."

Just a funny story, thought I'd share...
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hahaha, I think his bro works for Sprint, has been visiting the forum here.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did he just transfer from Sprint? This sounds familiar.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did he just transfer from Sprint? This sounds familiar.
I think he just transferred from the 9th grade.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I recently applied for a job @ tmobile. Take it from me they have no clue. the manager actually admitted they do blackberry activations wrong..lol
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats hilarious. Kiosk people crack me up. But hey, its their job, dont hate the player...
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow...that kinda just makes my night. I work for VZW and I haven't heard of a switch to GSM any time in the future, lol!
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yea, cuz it would only take a couple of months to replace the ENTIRE Verizon network cabling and towers from CDMA to GSM.

Better yet, they can just flip the switch from CDMA to GSM. Every carrier has one of those switches, right?
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (off to see the wizard)

That is priceless
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lol
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think he just transferred from the 9th grade.
Really? I think if a 6th grade education is good enough for Jethro Bodine, it should be good enough for TMobile!

For all of you youngsters, Jethro was a character on a TV show called The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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he probably meant to say that verizon picked LTE for their 4g network which is kind of the gsm 4g tech. instead of the "regular" cdma 4g tech. they are supposedly rolling it out starting in 2009ish? so he is kinda sort-of-ish right

Verizon chooses LTE for 4G network, hell freezes over - Engadget Mobile
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lol! Great story.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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he probably meant to say that verizon picked LTE for their 4g network which is kind of the gsm 4g tech. instead of the "regular" cdma 4g tech. they are supposedly rolling it out starting in 2009ish? so he is kinda sort-of-ish right

Verizon chooses LTE for 4G network, hell freezes over - Engadget Mobile
only cause of the whole qualcomm suit which they lost :P
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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he probably meant to say that verizon picked LTE for their 4g network which is kind of the gsm 4g tech. instead of the "regular" cdma 4g tech. they are supposedly rolling it out starting in 2009ish? so he is kinda sort-of-ish right

Verizon chooses LTE for 4G network, hell freezes over - Engadget Mobile
I think he was just nervous, trying to sell something. He had no idea what LTE was. He probably knew as much about cell technologies as Kojak knew about hair products.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah, he probably thinks everyone in the mall is ignorant. Way to put it to him!
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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sometimes they are horrible, when i got my phone there were 3 guys there at the kiosk, 2 of them knew what they were doing, but the third guy just stood there
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