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Old February 9th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #51 (permalink)
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My phone dropped it no go boom. Lol good thing my case is on the way just in case.
I'm afraid of dropping mine.
Got used to the LG Esteem which is built like a brick. LOL

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Got used to the LG Esteem which is built like a brick. LOL
Same with my Optimus m/s/v
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yes it did, I got it from a metro authorized dealer. I've been all over and no one has the Spirit dock yet. Not even the metro corporate store
Funny thing, my local corp store had the dock the day after the Spirit was released, but not the Spirit. Go figure.
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Same with my Optimus m/s/v
Sammyz, before I got the case for my OM, I had dropped it several times (including a couple of times the day I got it) and every time I dropped it, the back popped off and battery came out.
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Sammyz, before I got the case for my OM, I had dropped it several times (including a couple of times the day I got it) and every time I dropped it, the back popped off and battery came out.
Same here, but it never broke plastic screens >
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I got the LG Spirit and have yet to look back. While I took a pretty hefty hit when selling off the LG Motion I previously had, I have no regrets thus far. To those of you talking about how delicate it is/feels, I counter that this phone begs to be handled with care and delicacy. I want to take great care that I never drop it ever.

I also bought a case for it that came with a better screen protector. Whatever it is, it's made the whole touch thing work very smoothly. And the size is just right. To me, I couldn't be any happier if this was the Samsung Galaxy SIII itself.

And while it's a bit on the expensive side, if you're able to afford it, then I recommend getting it. And even though it doesn't have Jelly Bean, it at least has Ice Cream Sandwich, and personally I feel it still has some in-the-now life to it yet.

In short, I'm very happy with this phone. It does everything I want it to and then some. Just make sure to get MetroGuard. In this case, it'll likely be worth it.
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Like a brick? I threw it at a mugger and took his head off.. not really
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Funny thing, my local corp store had the dock the day after the Spirit was released, but not the Spirit. Go figure.

buy it and send it to me.... I'll send you the case i bought..
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My only real complaint out of the box is the power button placement. Its really freaking annoying. I'm constantly hitting the thing.
Right now this is the only thing i find wrong with it as well. Mostly b/c i hold it sideways for most of my games.
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I noticed on one of the Fleabay ads for a Spirit case last night that it said, "compatible with the ZTE Avid". I wonder if the reverse is true too?
Umm, close... I think you would notice the almost 1/4" difference in height though.

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I like custom molded snug fitting cases, if any at all. I usually go for the Invisi-shield from Zagg. That thing is freaking awesome, but they don't have a custom cut yet for the Spirit. Don't think I'll be getting the back from Zagg for it, the Spirit is textured, so I don't think it will adhere that well.

The rubber/gel cases annoy me because they always stick to the inside of my pocket. Anyone seen anything where it's a hard smooth case on the outside and still provide some drop protection?

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The rubber/gel cases annoy me because they always stick to the inside of my pocket. Anyone seen anything where it's a hard smooth case on the outside and still provide some drop protection?

This is the one I have on my Motion. I'd be REALLY happy to see them come out with one like it for the Spirit. The top pieces back is perfed for better grip but just the corners and sides are the grippy Silicone. Sooo, it doesn't stick in a pocket for me.

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Right now this is the only thing i find wrong with it as well. Mostly b/c i hold it sideways for most of my games.
I hold my phone in my left hand, that's one reason i keep hitting it, also taking it out of the holster the button keeps hitting the side. also weird having the volume on the left side. Every Phone I've had has it on the right
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I hold my phone in my left hand, that's one reason i keep hitting it, also taking it out of the holster the button keeps hitting the side. also weird having the volume on the left side. Every Phone I've had has it on the right
A lot of the phones that Metro has, have the volume on the left; SGS3, any of the LG's, even the Google LG Nexus 4 has the volume on the left (yes, I know this isn't a Metro phone).
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Right now this is the only thing i find wrong with it as well. Mostly b/c i hold it sideways for most of my games.

To me the layout makes sense, hold the phone on palm of your hand, index finger can easily access the volume rocker, thumb has access to power button without repositioning phone. Had the power been on top some users would find themselves reaching for it or reposition the phone. Just imo.
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To me the layout makes sense, hold the phone on palm of your hand, index finger can easily access the volume rocker, thumb has access to power button without repositioning phone. Had the power been on top some users would find themselves reaching for it or reposition the phone. Just imo.
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I Agree... I can use the phone more comfortably with one hand without repositioning. I can also take a screen shot by holding down power with thumb and volume down with index. This comes in handy when I'm on the move and 1 hand is occupied.

I can also see how this layout is not for everyone.
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studies show most people hold their phone in their left hand, using their right hand to swipe the screen.
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To me the layout makes sense, hold the phone on palm of your hand, index finger can easily access the volume rocker, thumb has access to power button without repositioning phone. Had the power been on top some users would find themselves reaching for it or reposition the phone. Just imo.

To each their own, use it how you like lol. It doesn't work for me, I like the power button on the top being that I'm not lazy, and don't use my phone while driving.
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To me the layout makes sense, hold the phone on palm of your hand, index finger can easily access the volume rocker, thumb has access to power button without repositioning phone. Had the power been on top some users would find themselves reaching for it or reposition the phone. Just imo.

the way you describe the supposed reasoning for the layout sounds like you work for LG haha, trying to convince us you can't be wrong I kid I kid
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studies show most people hold their phone in their left hand, using their right hand to swipe the screen.
More often than not, I will have the phone testing on the 4 fingers of my right hand, with the thumb and index finger of my left holdng the upper left and bottom right corners for stability. I will then use my right thumb to do the scrolling, tapping, Swyping, etc.
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studies show most people hold their phone in their left hand, using their right hand to swipe the screen.
I use my phones with one hand...I Swype with my thumb, I use index for volume, and I use thumb for power
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you all lie, you know you use your left hand to hold the phone. I've seen you do it .........
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Sorry Guys
Just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention just in case it could be of help.

http://androidforums.com/spirit-4g-metro-pcs-all-things-root/686370-i-tried-lg-motion-root.html#post5529249
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PhoneDog did a review on it pretty nice that they did this phone since they've barely done any prepaid phones lately
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So is it worth waiting to see if the GS3 goes down price or just get the Spirit while the rebate is still good?
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The smartest option I've seen so far would be to get the Spirit now from Wirefly for $240 shipped, then send in for the rebate. One poster here has done that with another phone anyway. I'd triple check the rebate form to be sure it didn't say Metro sales only but assuming this works, that would get you a Spirit for about $170.

That's such a good deal I may have to do it myself.

[EDIT] Regardless of what any prior poster said was done for another earlier phone, it does not look good for this to work for the Spirit or Motion this go around. Here is a blow up of the meeseprint from the Metro rebate form.



About the 4th line down it says offer only good at authorized Metro dealers or MetroPCS Dealer stores. Now even if you say Wirefly is an authorized dealer, the next to last line Clearly says "your *MetroPCS sales receipt*. " That seems to exclude Wirefly sales to me. Sure would be worth a phone call to the rebate office. (For whatever door of hell that would be...)

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The smartest option I've seen so far would be to get the Spirit now from Wirefly for $240 shipped, then send in for the rebate. One poster here has done that with another phone anyway. I'd triple check the rebate form to be sure it didn't say Metro sales only but assuming this works, that would get you a Spirit for about $170.

That's such a good deal I may have to do it myself.

[EDIT] Regardless of what any prior poster said was done for another earlier phone, it does not look good for this to work for the Spirit or Motion this go around. Here is a blow up of the meeseprint from the Metro rebate form.



About the 4th line down it says offer only good at authorized Metro dealers or MetroPCS Dealer stores. Now even if you say Wirefly is an authorized dealer, the next to last line Clearly says "your *MetroPCS sales receipt*. " That seems to exclude Wirefly sales to me. Sure would be worth a phone call to the rebate office. (For whatever door of hell that would be...)

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I thought about the samething, getting it at Wirefly and trying the rebate out too...but now reading the *fine print i'm afraid it wont work.

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Even if i dont get the rebate throu Wirefly, i was calculating the numbers and it comes out ruffly the same price as getting it at Metropcs+tax+$15activation-rebate...about a $5 diference
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I am no expert but that is exactly why I don't think the Spirit price is going to change any time soon.

Metro most often just kills the new phone rebate and keeps the price the same for awhile. Also, at the current Wirefly price, you are saving over a full percent more money with the Spirit than the Motion relative to Metro's pricing. (Before Sale) No reason for Wirefly to go any lower now.

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My sales receipt for the Spirit reads... $304.95 with 6% sales tax & $15 service included, which will be offset to $234.95 after I receive the $70 rebate. This phone was worth every penny, even without the rebate.
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Just got the spirit a few days ago and its great! This phone is running the same system as the motion but with a bigger screen and higher resolution . Playing black ops zombies and it runs like butter. I upgraded from the motion and i can definitely am happy and impressed. Dont get me wrong i love the motion but the spirit helps me type faster and just has a much better display.
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Is it just me, or has MetroPCS drastically improved over the last couple of years? My last "true" MetroPCS phone was a Huawei Ascend. Not only was the phone junky, The service was terrible. That always confused me because I live in Metro's HQ town (Dallas). The call quality was terrible and my text messages were often delayed and/or repeated.

...and don't get me started on 1x.

I was definitely skeptical of MetroPCS when I considered coming back to it. I was unsure if they finally got 3G, and I didn't hear good things about Metro's 4G LTE speeds. Now, I'm glad to be proven wrong. Not only does Metro have a solid line-up now, they're 4G (and 3G) speeds are very respectable. I get good data and call service everywhere I go. The call quality is great and my texts come and go promptly. This may have to do with the Spirit being a great phone.

I love my Spirit. It's fast, light, well-built and has a great display. Coming back to Android from Windows Phone was a huge step-up. I worry more about Metro's service more than I do the phone, because I love the phone. Definitely worth what I paid for it.
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*UPDATE

I just finished talking to the "DuDe" (more like an airhead from the way he talks & answers) from the Metropcs Rebate Dep., he explained that "The rebate form states exactly where you CANT buy it from, and it only shows two places if you read it: Walmart & BestBuy.....wich means.." (even thou i realy dont think he had AAAANY idea where he was even standing) ..."you CAN..thats right..CAN buy it from Wirefly and recieve the rebate!!!"
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I just finished talking to the "DuDe" (more like an airhead from the way he talks & answers) from the Metropcs Rebate Dep., he explained that "The rebate form states exactly where you CANT buy it from, and it only shows two places if you read it: Walmart & BestBuy.....wich means.." (even thou i realy dont think he had AAAANY idea where he was even standing) ..."you CAN..thats right..CAN buy it from Wirefly and recieve the rebate!!!"
Since he sounds as dumb as a mule, I would call again to see if I could get someone brighter on the phone. Wouldn't want to lose out on the rebate.
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My sales receipt for the Spirit reads... $304.95 with 6% sales tax & $15 service included, which will be offset to $234.95 after I receive the $70 rebate. This phone was worth every penny, even without the rebate.

I'm using my rebate to get the charging dock. I normally hate mail in rebates "i think its stupid that I the buyer have to jump through a hoop to get money back" When all metro has to do is just give the money offf right when you buy the phone. But the dealer i bought my phone from did everything for me right down to giving me an envelope with the mailing rebate address already printed on it. all i had to do was buy a stamp stick it on and drop the envelope in the mailbox.

Now i just wait 6months and see what excuse metro comes up with so they don't have to give the money back lol joking
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My sales receipt for the Spirit reads... $304.95 with 6% sales tax & $15 service included, which will be offset to $234.95 after I receive the $70 rebate. This phone was worth every penny, even without the rebate.

Exactly, even if the rebate don't work throu Wirefly the most i'll lose would be like $5, so i'll just get it today from there...but I'm still gonna give the rebate peeps a couple calls to get a real solid answer. It'll be sweeeet if it works!!!
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I just finished talking to the "DuDe" (more like an airhead from the way he talks & answers) from the Metropcs Rebate Dep., he explained that "The rebate form states exactly where you CANT buy it from, and it only shows two places if you read it: Walmart & BestBuy.....wich means.." (even thou i realy dont think he had AAAANY idea where he was even standing) ..."you CAN..thats right..CAN buy it from Wirefly and recieve the rebate!!!"
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Since he sounds as dumb as a mule, I would call again to see if I could get someone brighter on the phone. Wouldn't want to lose out on the rebate.
Go back up to my post above, click on the attachment banner to make it a little larger and call back and ask DuDe how he proposes that you get the Wirefly receipt to say MetroPCS on it as the next to last line in the mouseprint on the rebate form in clear, unbroken Engleese says return your MetroPCS receipt.

On about the 4th line it says good at Metro dealers or stores only.

I'd be sure and get employee ID #s for WHEN they turn your rebate down...

[EDIT] I have the question in to them on their Faceplant. Will report back what I hear if anything.

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Like i said...if i buy from Wirefly and the rebate doesn't go through the worse thing that could hapend is I lose $5. But IF it DOES go through its a gain of $70

From $235 to $165!!

Think about it...
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I got the LG Spirit and have yet to look back. While I took a pretty hefty hit when selling off the LG Motion I previously had, I have no regrets thus far. To those of you talking about how delicate it is/feels, I counter that this phone begs to be handled with care and delicacy. I want to take great care that I never drop it ever.

I also bought a case for it that came with a better screen protector. Whatever it is, it's made the whole touch thing work very smoothly. And the size is just right. To me, I couldn't be any happier if this was the Samsung Galaxy SIII itself.

And while it's a bit on the expensive side, if you're able to afford it, then I recommend getting it. And even though it doesn't have Jelly Bean, it at least has Ice Cream Sandwich, and personally I feel it still has some in-the-now life to it yet.

In short, I'm very happy with this phone. It does everything I want it to and then some. Just make sure to get MetroGuard. In this case, it'll likely be worth it.
Is the speakerphone on the Spirit as loud and clear as the Motion-

I like the loud speakerphone on Motion ,also really good for playing Internet Radio.

Is the Spirit as good for this ?
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