- 04-17-2007, 10:36 PM #1LarryGuest
I had the 25 channels of Alltel Axcess TV, their rebranded MobiTV channel
set for almost a month. Even on 1X, it does play acceptably well on all
the channels. However, as I mentioned before, Alltel chose to harrass
the customers by stopping the TV client every 10 minutes and asking
"Continue Watching TV?", to which you have to press YES, wait up to 2
minutes for it to reconnect to data, reconnect the client to MobiTV's
server, download the data into the cache, then restart playing what's
cached from the stream...after, of course, what you wanted to watch is
LONG GONE from the stream, like that Fox News Alert of Armagheddon that
just started playing when you got dumped....dammit!
Close to home, a waitress I've known for years and her boyfriend opened a
new diner in a little shopping center with free wifi throughout, intense
signal from somewhere. As I intend to eat their a lot, I signed up for a
trial subscription to CNN Pipeline this morning, to replace the crappy
Axcess TV on my cellphone.
What a pleasure to have a 15.4" screen of uninterrupted, COMMERCIAL-FREE,
whole group of TV news channels to choose from at breakfast...or out in
my stepvan in the yard while doing paperwork in my business. There
wasn't any button to get full-screen video, but I found if you
doubleclicked on one of the moving-video-thumbnails of the various
channels it pops up to full screen...wide screen, if you have it.
Looking for mobile news? THIS is MUCH better than MobiTV on a tiny
screen...even if it didn't DUMP YOU EVERY 10 MINUTES, ALLTEL, DAMMIT!
and.....NO COMMERCIALS! Even has weather so don't need Weather Channel's
NOT $20/month (with unlimited data on Alltel), but only $25/YEAR!
CNN Pipeline doesn't care where you connect from, it seems, either.
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