The older I get the more I fail to understand why Australia doesn't understand the need for more than 2 big cities and 5 country towns.
Until we realize that Canberra, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Nowra etc etc MUST be allowed to expand into fully fledged cities with self sustaining industry and jobs we are stuck in a vicious cycle of trying to squeeze more and more people into an expensive situation in Sydney and Melbourne.
Well we got the KILL ALL code push text message today.
.....very interesting that EFF/ACLU/Consumer rights groups are mute here.
Basically when Tmobile pushed out the 60% charging update I was like ok……and used a custom cyanogen ROM to restore my rights but after this current announcement for the 19th of Dec deadline where all Note 7’s will be prevented from charging…..wtf??
Basically I’m over it and placed the order for the Huawei Mate 9- http://amzn.to/2hdvx2l and am done with Samsung, screw it. As someone who currently has 2 samsung tv’s, 3 monitors, 2 blu ray players and 2 Note 7’s……I’m unlikely to ever purchase Samsung again for a very very long time. Put that in your cost model and tell me how it works out for you.
I guess I come down on the side of....."fortune favours the brave" and the current tenants could have purchased in 2008 in the downturn......and saying now that things are rosy......they want to buy in at 2008 depressed prices....or continue renting at depressed 2008 prices doesn't help with reality.
As for Ireland missing out on their taxes.....this is why we need to be in a consumption based tax economy, its the spending point that is taxable not the back end profits when you can incorporate anywhere else in the world and sub out profits (one of the reasons I'm strongly for stamp duty in NSW property purchases even though it hurts personally every time we buy).
I am kind of curious to know whether phones running Cyanogen mods if T-Mobile can still push the update through to brick your phone.
It brings up a really interesting question for consumers as we move into an IOT pervasive world……when after the sale do the rights belong to the consumer? When do you have a situation where a vendor can “reach in” and withdraw a consumers rights??
Where is the ACLU when you need it :)
and yes in case you are wondering what i'm replacing my Note 7 with.....I ordered the Huawei Mate 9 through Amazon where they are selling the unlocked international dual sim version with 6gb ram and 128gb rom for only $899 - http://amzn.to/2hdvx2l
The real question is do I dump Tmobile once this unlocked "fully paid for" phone arrives.