One thing I like about OTA is that it is less of a delay in my market than Cable/Satellite – when watching the Dolphins game via OTA HD I can call my friends and they get quite annoyed when I react to a TD or INT before it shows on their screen. Using satellite in South Florida an OTA antenna is very handy – but I also notice that there is less compression via OTA than Satellite (Dish Network). OTA HD is very good if you are in range…is PBS the only network that cannot consider this option or are all networks capable of going this route? It would seem that whole government funded OTA tuner voucher program would be a big waste of money if OTA ceases to exist.
My main problem with WhatsApp is that its tied to your number, so when traveling and changing out SIMs you need to create a new temporary contact like ChrisLondon and the contacts you meet in London have that # as your default and then get confused when you whatsapp them with your regular number – I prefer the Apple system (if they can get these iCloud bugs worked out) where its tied to your email and the history and chat logs are stored no matter which device/number. Voxer works this way as well.
Yes, IF that one time authentication-check is debunked…it is not NEARLY as bad as always-on but you do have a small segment of users who just don’t have access to the internet. The one time authentication will definitely be better for users like me who travel, use a portable screen accessory, go to their grandmother’s house, etc. I can validate FIFA one time and not worry about getting “kicked off” on a local multiplayer match when I don’t have an internet connection (of course if EA decides not to implement the always-on feature).