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Old August 25th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I've been spoiled...now I'm stuck waiting

I've been with AT&T for years, and I picked up a Captivate with my upgrade last month. It was my first android phone and except for the flakey GPS it was a great phone. Awesome screen, snappy interface, and in low usage times, I was getting 2+ days between charges.

But, then I found out that I can get 20% off Verizon through my company, AND Verizon is now offering a special rate plan (like a test market) for central Texas customers only. It's umlimited talk and text to any mobile number (on any carrier) + 700 minutes for landline numbers for $99 for 2 phone. So, shoot, I figured, I'd switch to Verizon. So, I took back my Captivate.

And now off to Verizon!!! .... and....well.... no Galaxy S here.....

So, I'm stuck trying to decide if I want to wait for it to come out, or just suck it up and jump on the DInc bandwagon.

Grrr....

Ok, I'm done venting.

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Is there an actual release date for the phone?
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I've been with AT&T for years, and I picked up a Captivate with my upgrade last month. It was my first android phone and except for the flakey GPS it was a great phone. Awesome screen, snappy interface, and in low usage times, I was getting 2+ days between charges.

But, then I found out that I can get 20% off Verizon through my company, AND Verizon is now offering a special rate plan (like a test market) for central Texas customers only. It's umlimited talk and text to any mobile number (on any carrier) + 700 minutes for landline numbers for $99 for 2 phone. So, shoot, I figured, I'd switch to Verizon. So, I took back my Captivate.

And now off to Verizon!!! .... and....well.... no Galaxy S here.....

So, I'm stuck trying to decide if I want to wait for it to come out, or just suck it up and jump on the DInc bandwagon.

Grrr....

Ok, I'm done venting.
I would wait! The Incredible is great, but the Fascinate will be better, from everything I've researched, including friends who one a Galaxy S variant on another carrier. Don't sell yourself short!

I let a skillful saleswoman convince me to get the Eris about 40 days before the Incredible came out. Big mistake. I knew the Incredible on Verizon was coming down the pipe, but my impatience landed me a phone that has been a nightmare. I'm on my third one.

And many of the Incredibles are getting stuck with LCDs rather than AMOLED screens. I would wait for Samsung. I really hope we don't have to wait much longer!!!



PLEASE be sooner rather than lateR!!!
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I would wait. The inc is a geat phone but i think youll like the fascinate better.
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And many of the Incredibles are getting stuck with LCDs rather than AMOLED screens. I would wait for Samsung. I really hope we don't have to wait much longer!!!
I wasn't aware of that. When did that start?

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I've never been on Verizon. So, does anyone have a junk just-a-phone that I could use in the meantime? What did Verizon call it? Customer Provided Handset, I think. That way I would at least get on the new plan, start with Verizon now, and then wait for the Fascinate in a month or two and lock in my contract then. (Edit: Wow, people on craigslist want TOO much money for their used Verizon phones. Welcome to the Cricket/Pocket re-flash effect.)

BTW, was there ever a definitive answer if the Fascinate will have dual LED flashes with the camera?
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If you want a VZW phone, i would go post in the classifieds (free or not) or go buy a go phone.

I picked up a used Eris for $100, rooted it and put KaosFroyo on it. Makes it very usable.
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Check out at&t premier. I am getting a 18% discount on my basic minute plan, 18% off the data portion, but I still have to pay the full text messaging portion.

https://www.wireless.att.com/business/authenticate/
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Check out at&t premier. I am getting a 18% discount on my basic minute plan, 18% off the data portion, but I still have to pay the full text messaging portion.

https://www.wireless.att.com/business/authenticate/
You can get that with verizon also i get 18% off my bill and data plan
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You can get that with verizon also i get 18% off my bill and data plan
the captivate is one cent also from amazon
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Why not get the Incredible now and return it when the Fascinate comes out? Should come out in less than your 30-day return period.
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Why not get the Incredible now and return it when the Fascinate comes out? Should come out in less than your 30-day return period.
This would be my suggestion.
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Why not get the Incredible now and return it when the Fascinate comes out? Should come out in less than your 30-day return period.
'Tis what I am doing!
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