Originally Posted by undacova
It may well be worth it in LTE land wherever the hell that is, I don't even travel to an LTE zone on a 6 month basis. Personally right now I'm getting sick of paying 45 bux a month for 1x, and all the bad sprint ever did to me does not equal giving me an android smart-phone on 1x data(WTF did I do to deserve this? LOL). Right now I wish I had my old Samsung dumb-phone in real evdo speed. It played fluid streaming video, pandora worked flawlessly with out 30 seconds of buffer between songs, it even took great pics. Only thing my android has on it is the ability to view full web pages, and at 1x speed I'd rather see the mobile version...
Metro just sucks where I live. No LTE, No ability to flash phones, No 3g and I have to sit on my porch to make a phone call, and I live in an effing city not out in farm land.
And WOW @ the 230 for an optimus. That is outrageous. If you paid that much for one I can see how you would have little hesitation for the esteem for 250. I picked up 2 of them like new off craigslist for 175 in May, You always pay a huge premium to be the first on the bandwagon...
Yeah, early adopters always get stung in some way. I'm not really complaining though. Some people pay way more than that to go to school to learn some of the shit I've learned for the 10-11 months I've had this phone on this site alone. And I feel you on the coverage, I've been with metro for a while and I remember having to walk two blocks away from my house to get a signal lol. But, the lte overlay should be complete by the end of the year (at least thats what I've heard.)
Oh yeah, I just got 3g yesterday. Haven't done any speed tests yet but, just from using it I can tell it's way faster than the 1x I've been putting up with all this time!