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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #151 (permalink)
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s'up? welcome back.. (didt know you left :P )

you had 3GS, 4, and 4S?? in such a short time? why?

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Old July 4th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #152 (permalink)
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s'up? welcome back.. (didt know you left :P )

you had 3GS, 4, and 4S?? in such a short time? why?
Well, if you know me... I go through phones and phone screens like crazy. Otter boxes and any cases drive me crazy. I went in with a 3G from my brother and bought the 4S days after (the release date) and acquired a 4 eventually through swapping around old phones. I managed to play hack and learn the ins an outs and differences of all just honestly for my own knowledge. I love mobile phones and stuff like this as a hobby. I've been through prob 20 phones in the last 4-5 years just to play and hack. I kept my Evo 4G and 3D the longest and still have a cracked screen 3D at the house lol.

I have a buddy who is purely apple addicted and he is in the IT world so after years of debates I decided to prove him wrong bc he isn't as open minded as me and would never buy an android.. He still won't listen but I've managed to give him am Evo 4G for tinkering and he's coming around bc of my example to Atleast try out the other brand. I'm as loyal as a dog but it was for better understanding and now I can shut down all his major points of disagreement bc I have experienced both and know the pros and cons. He will be an android fan soon. He's starting to see the light. I guess I should buy a Samsung phone soon. I've been playing with Windows that my cousin has so... Lol
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Well, today is my LTEvo upgrade day round 2. The first unit arrived Tuesday from Amazon. When I opened the sealed box, the phone was on, very warm, the screen was lit and showing a pixelated solid white screen. The screen wouldn't auto dim/turn off either till I did a hard reset, thought it would still show nothing but that pixelated white screen after that. Though the outer box showed no sign of damage, I'm assuming that whatever broke the screen connection internally happened in the UPS truck or this thing has even more amazing battery life than I thought. I would have had the replacement yesterday had it not been a holiday and Amazon gave me a $20 gift card for my troubles bringing the price down to $130. Crossing my fingers that unit 2 will be perfect. I already have someone lined up to buy my old Evo for ~$100 more.
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Finally! LTEvo arrived and is activated. The box was crushed and the device had 0 charge which made me nervous, but all appears to be well. Can't wait for the case to arrive, this phone is too slim for my ham hands!
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Sorry to hear of your troubles. But, that's exactly why I chose to pay a bit extra and buy directly from the Sprint store. Unfortunately I can't be without a phone for a few days while Amazon or Wirefly have me shipping back and forth for the savings. So, I bucked up and went in and snagged two of these phones (1 for my sone) whereas they offered a $100 credit on his since it was a port over from T-Mobile. Then they purchased both our old phones for about $110 (his was an original Nexus One). So realistically we got a pretty good deal and the comfort that if something's wrong then I merely walk in and get another one.

First impressions of this phone:

1) Awesome!
2) Smooth as butta!
3) The display is great!
4) Fast!
5) Sense 4.0 is much better than 3.0!
6) Love the way it handles the customizing of your screens. SO much easier!
7) Awesome ways to access notifications and other stuff right from the lock screen!
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I bought directly from the Sprint store, and am not having a good experience. Signal reception is really bad, even when friends with older EVOs and other phones are sitting next to me with great signal and fast speeds. I'm hoping it will just be a defective unit but can't take it back til tomorrow.

I HIGHLY recommend that you have them check your signal reception and do a speed test to compare side-by-side with your current phone before you make the switch. I wish I had. The last few days with a new but marginally-working phone have not been fun. I'm really hoping it's a defective phone, but there are a lot of people with the same issue so I'm wondering... surely HTC would tell us if they released a bunch of defective phones?
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They sometimes own up to problems when there are enough complaints and it gets bad press.

What all the makers have done is kind of short sighted, and it goes like this -

Crank them out in assembly, do minimal QA defined by statistics. Expect to ship bad ones because taking returns for them is cheaper than deep inspection of every unit. Saves money, lowers prices to us, at the expense of some of us getting headaches.

But where do you return it? The store and they don't have a vested interest in playing that game.

So, to really check properly, you have to go to a corporate Sprint store and get a proper test - RF test in this case. If you bought from Sprint, they'll replace the bad one. Last year I had the same symptoms on my new phone from Radioshack. It was bad, so they sent me on my way with a note. I presented it to my Radioshack store, they said no problem and swapped me out with a good one.

Because the phone was bad, there was no charge even though I bought it elsewhere. Had it been good, I would have owed for an hour of shop time because I bought elsewhere. Had I bought from them, it would have been free regardless.

I got it done easily by dialing *2, talking to a rep, and having them set up the RF test appointment. When I walked into the store, there were no silly arguments because corporate had scheduled me, end of discussion.

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Knock on wood, but so far my experience has been very positive. I haven't traveled widely yet, but reception seems solid. GPS locks fast. No wifi cut outs as of yet. Still getting used to ics/sense4 and will eventually (later tonight?) root. About the only mildly significant issue I've had so far is that the capacitive button back light shut off and wouldn't light back up for a short while. Don't know why they went out or why they lit back up.

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I bought directly from the Sprint store, and am not having a good experience. Signal reception is really bad, even when friends with older EVOs and other phones are sitting next to me with great signal and fast speeds. I'm hoping it will just be a defective unit but can't take it back til tomorrow.
FYI if you call the Sprint number there's still a recording saying they're aware of problems with making & receiving calls, data connections, etc. and are working to correct the problem. Whatever is going on isn't just with our phone - my daughter has an iphone with Sprint and has been having problems too (texts not going through, dropped calls, calls going direct to voicemail, losing internet connection). I didn't stay on the line with Sprint to ask what the source of the problem is because my phone is working pretty well - but there is apparently an issue with the Sprint network right now since they've acknowledged it themselves. No idea why, but it doesn't seem to affect everyone.
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Personally, I can't wait to add this to my EVO collection - I'm definitely keeping the HTC EVO family alive in my household.

One of two reasons why I'm not buying this phone yet, is mainly because of the fact that there isn't any LTE available in New York City as yet -- which simply defeat the whole purpose of having an LTE phone.
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I guess you folks can disregard my post above.

I went ahead and won a one month old pre-used EVO 4G LTE off Ebay. I got it for $187 plus S/H $5.45.

There was a bunch of folks trying to get their hands on this bad boy. I guess I had the best timing.

Note: Make sure to place your highest amount @ 12 seconds before the bidding ends. Lmbo!

I hope this is the beginning of a special bond for my EVO 4g LTE and I.
I'm sticking with my EVO family.
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