Greg Helledy on 25 Nov 2015 10:29:04 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Update: Update: Off-topic: Cell Phone Call Quality

1. It was my understanding that quality of voice and data service is likely to be lower on plans provided by the resellers/piggybackers than on plans from the four network owners (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile). The big 4 may have a different marketing name for their prepaid plans, which are of the same quality as their postpaid/flagship plans, but any reseller will involve a quality tradeoff.

Am I wrong on that?

I am very happy with the quality of signal I get from T-Mobile, and the price I pay. BUT, it works for me because I spend nearly all my time in built-up/metro areas. Coverage seems to be weak in rural areas (northern Bucks County, the Poconos).

2. Android's built-in email app (at least in Android 4) is terrible compared to K-9 Mail.

3. Who's got a favorite calendaring app? I need to be able to connect via CalDAV to servers I've set up, so something that just works with Google Calendar isn't useful for me. Right now I have SolCalendar ( which is ok. One thing I cannot get it to do is ignore alerts from one calendar, while providing them with another. That is, you choose what type of alert notification you want (beep, vibrate, on-screen notification) but the choice is systemwide, not per-calendar.

Greg Helledy
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