Re: WJOB AM 1230, Hammond, IN
Posted by PhilJSmith on July 29, 2020, 4:47 pm, in reply to "Re: WJOB AM 1230, Hammond, IN"
I *had* unlimited data, but only up through 3G because my ancient, grandfathered plan was technically a "data enhanced non-smartphone plan". These carriers will always find ways to phase out excessively lucrative plans. So, now I have 4G but there is a cap, and I confirmed that 5G will require a new plan. |
But that's not my big problem.
I live near a forest preserve -- there are zero cell towers there, and you can bet that won't change with 5G. It's just No G. The forest preserve isn't going anywhere.
When I drive through there or any other dead spots, any app I have ever used requires some type of interaction to resume, with the only exception being pre-downloaded podcasts, or pre-downloaded content on Spotify or Amazon Music. I prefer not to deal with that. I don't want to plan out what I'm going to listen to before I hit the road. Even on crappy ol' AM when I lose a station under power lines it just comes back, always, no touching anything. It just works. Changing stations is one knob or button. My phone has to be unlocked after a few minutes, which requires more interaction than a button on the wheel or dash. My wife is not a fan of terrestrial radio anymore, with the exception of WVLI Kankakee's morning show. She listens to music online at home all the time, but in the car it's Sirius/XM because it's easy and it works. She doesn't analyze any of this, she just finds the path of least resistance.