Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. nick_white

    nick_white Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So you don't have charging problems anymore?
    Did you use a separate cable too?

    Is anyone still having problems (the dreaded "plugged in, not charging") with third party chargers & cables after the latest firmware updates?
     
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    jvloyola Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I still do every now and then...

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    jvloyola Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I still do every now and then...

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  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Well, now the Android universe is drooling over the $599 64gb Pixel C "productivity" tablet with a $149 aluminum keyboard (its one true advantage), and yummy Android Marshmallow (don't you just LOVE their cutesy names). For the SAME PRICE you can have a 128gb Surface 3, with 128gb mSDXC capable slot and a REAL desktop OS in Windows 10. The Android word is just as INSANE as the Apple reality distortion crowd!
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    The keyboard is BT. I prefer a direct connection. The BT that I used with my Slate 500 and M80TA would have connection issues at times. I can't imagine liking the KB more than I like my Surface 3 KB. I have never really liked Android tablets. The Samsung 8" Note was the only tablet that tempted me to try it.
     
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    FYI. I purchased an Unlocked Surface LTE from the Microsoft Store. I was able to use my existing activated AT&T SIM from another device without a problem. Tried to use my existing activated Verizon SIM from another device and it would not connect. I contacted Verizon. They refused to activate it and told me the device is not compatible with their network.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @Bronsky I can't even begin to fathom the value proposition of the Pixel C - insane compared to what you get with the Surface 3, and I didn't even go into the fact that $59 gets you a top notched writing and drawing tablet to boot. NO ONE is competing with the Surface line - NO ONE!

    @zeek Verizon - the scourge of all carriers - I don't care if they have the best coverage - they are the Comcast of the wireless industry.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Funny, I have Verizon Phones and Verizon Wireless with my firm and Comcast home cable. I guess I'm getting it every-which-a-way. BTW, I though the CDMA protocol didn't matter if you had a LTE device. http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/1...cdma-from-phones-in-2014-in-favor-of-pure-lte No?

    @zeek Have you tried talking to a Verizon tech in a regional company store (not a franchise store). They have worked wonders for me in the past
     
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    You nailed that! Android and Apple are not products, there are a religion.

    Jim
     
  10. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    AT&T & T-Mobile ==> GSM (Uses a Sim Card Authentication System)
    Verizon & Sprint ==> CDMA (Uses Server-based Authentication, so not a Sim Card system)

    LTE ==> Based on variant of CDMA. (Not sure how the authentication works, but would assume that it is server based... maybe...)

    A very brief primer is here:

    http://geekbeat.tv/a-guide-to-cellular-radios/

    Note that the technical basis for LTE seems to be presented differently than above. However, to the best of my knowledge, my statement is correct in a very generic way! The whole cell phone radio field is fraught with complications...!
     
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