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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say all that. the Photon is Sprint's BEST Phone hands down. It beats the EVO D easily.
Maybe in battery life. Thats about it though.

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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Hmm. I wasn't aware HTC, Samsung, Motorola and the others offered instructions on how to root the phone...oh wait they don't...those companies are actively seeking ways to lock down the bootloader to stop rooting.

How is Rooting a Android device any different than Jailbreaking an iPhone?
As stated by AndroidPCS, HTC currently has instructions posted on how to unlock their most recent releases and have promised in the future to deliver unlocked devices when they are able. Google has bought Motorola and it's widely believed google will not be releasing locked phones. Samsung is lagging. And to reiterate my other point we are talking about multiple manufactueres and multiple phones, not 1 phone every 18 months or so.
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..and while samasung may be lacking they did send a gs2 to the cyanogenmod team so they could dev with it before release and they were the manufacturer of the last nexus phone.
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..and while samasung may be lacking they did send a gs2 to the cyanogenmod team so they could dev with it before release and they were the manufacturer of the last nexus phone.
Totally slipped my mind. They've also hired that developer or at least that's what I've read.
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BestBuy doc's showing iPhone 5 on Sprint:
Best Buy prepping for Sprint iPhone 5 in the first week of October? | PhoneDog
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Cool So Everyone is talking about the iphone5 today

being finally unveiled on oct 4th and i have had every iphone that has ever came out and i must say i really must say i could care less i am so happy with my epic touch 4g
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being finally unveiled on oct 4th and i have had every iphone that has ever came out and i must say i really must say i could care less i am so happy with my epic touch 4g
Bunch of bullsh*t with this iphone crap, having the iphone seems guaranteed to bring about crap like this.

Sprint reportedly capping its mobile hotspot plans October 2nd -- Engadget



the last bastion of unlimited data, gone. On the phone unlimited is preserved, but even PAYING an extra 30 dollars limits the data to their relatively bandwidth rich spectrum with 4g with a cap of 5 GB? REALLY?

REALLY ?!???!?!?!?!?!?!


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I wonder if they will start sniffing packets to try and tease out whether a user is using a tethering app with a rooted phone and auto upgrade them to the capped data plan. Either way, the iphone is POISON for lovers.

I went with the lowest minutes used plan for sprint, I mainly care about the data, that was the WHOLE point.
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I'm an andriod fan, period. Personally I could give a hoot about the eye phone. LOL
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I have, and will skip over every tech blog post or article that mentions the iPhone and Sprint. I find it very coincidental that all these changes are being made shortly after news of the Sprint iPhone... It is too annoying for me.

I will however look at its specs when they are released.
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what's an iphone
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I heard it's not even going to be an iPhone 5, it's going to be an iPhone 4S. I bet it was going to be the iPhone 5, but they knew it was going to fail so they just called it what it was... An upgraded iPhone 4.
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I heard it's not even going to be an iPhone 5, it's going to be an iPhone 4S. I bet it was going to be the iPhone 5, but they knew it was going to fail so they just called it what it was... An upgraded iPhone 4.
I thought there were rumors of both an iphone 4s and a iphone 5. The iphone 4s was rumored to be just an cheaper iphone 4 basically.

Either way it is going to sell millions on just being released.
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prediction on iphone 4s:
same body deminsions...
bigger screen..4 inch screen (which Steve said no-one would ever want or need)
more RAM
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I thought there were rumors of both an iphone 4s and a iphone 5. The iphone 4s was rumored to be just an cheaper iphone 4 basically.

Either way it is going to sell millions on just being released.

I'm not too sure but I heard they're pushing the iPhone 5 out next year. Don't quote me on this.
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Network congestion. They're basing that assumption that Sprint would kill unlimited data based on the hit AT&T's network took when the iPhone launched. That was crazy bad, yo.
this is a good explanation but not longer appropriate for the times... when the iPhone launched on AT&T, there were NO other phones truly capable of surfing the web and using data on SUCH A LARGE scale as we commonly see today... the iPhone NOW sucks up no more data than an EVO 4g, EVO 3d, Epic 4g, epic touch 4g, nexus s 4g and so on... if Sprint network can handle all of these high data phones currently available there is NO need to re adjust data usage because of an iPhone launch. if you asked this a few years ago i would have agreed because the network had not proven to handle such a load, but if it can handle the wide variety of High End data intensive phones currently available, it will be fine.

also part of the reason the AT&T network suffered when the iPhone originally launched was mostly due to a sub-par network for the number of users they had (they still have this problem), sprint does not have this problem. their network is capable of the users they currently have as well as many more.
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sprint may have the necessary bandwidth on paper...

but as for my butt in seat.... it is slow.. and needs help.
which I truely hope the Vision upgrade will make it better.. I dont expect faster than LTE.. just much better than it is.

because ATT and Verizon have much higher plans for service... i think sprint may attract a lot of new users.. that want iphones with better service pricing... this will of course use more of the available bandwidth.. and we all should feel the effects from that.
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this is a good explanation but not longer appropriate for the times... when the iPhone launched on AT&T, there were NO other phones truly capable of surfing the web and using data on SUCH A LARGE scale as we commonly see today... the iPhone NOW sucks up no more data than an EVO 4g, EVO 3d, Epic 4g, epic touch 4g, nexus s 4g and so on... if Sprint network can handle all of these high data phones currently available there is NO need to re adjust data usage because of an iPhone launch. if you asked this a few years ago i would have agreed because the network had not proven to handle such a load, but if it can handle the wide variety of High End data intensive phones currently available, it will be fine.

also part of the reason the AT&T network suffered when the iPhone originally launched was mostly due to a sub-par network for the number of users they had (they still have this problem), sprint does not have this problem. their network is capable of the users they currently have as well as many more.
There is amble reason for us to be concerned. Sprint's network can currently handel our data useage, but all of the Apply fanboys that come out of the wodwork could screw us. We will need tojust wait and see how popular the Sprint iPhone is and tak eit from there.
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I knew this day would eventually come when rotten fruit would dump on our network stinking up the place worse than it already is. I wish Sprint could have kept the stinky rotten fruit away but business is business. Rotten fruit fanboys flock wherever the stench goes. Too bad the stench has started to permeate Sprint. So much for being an innovative independent network.
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I knew this day would eventually come when rotten fruit would dump on our network stinking up the place worse than it already is. I wish Sprint could have kept the stinky rotten fruit away but business is business. Rotten fruit fanboys flock wherever the stench goes. Too bad the stench has started to permeate Sprint. So much for being an innovative independent network.
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This is what you'll be getting for the next iOS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-e0getf4M&feature=player_embedded
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Where ever the iphone goes, changes occur. Sprint no longer doing one year contracts. We already seen changes to the premier program and hotspots. All that is left is unlimited data plan. Soon sprint plans will be just like everyone else.
 
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Where ever the iphone goes, changes occur. Sprint no longer doing one year contracts. We already seen changes to the premier program and hotspots. All that is left is unlimited data plan. Soon sprint plans will be just like everyone else.

I say we have AT LEAST 1 or 2 years before Sprint gets rid of the unlimited data. It would be suicide for them either way.
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I say we have AT LEAST 1 or 2 years before Sprint gets rid of the unlimited data. It would be suicide for them either way.
It's true. By that time, maybe there will be another option. Who knows?
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I say we have AT LEAST 1 or 2 years before Sprint gets rid of the unlimited data. It would be suicide for them either way.

At the rate everything else is disappearing with Sprint, I would bet that we see unlimited data go away sooner rather than later. They have made some fairly major changes already, and once the bushels of iFruit users move over to Sprint and realize just how much roaming data is being used with the iFruit, I am willing to bet we see it axed shortly after that.

If they don't axe the unlimited data, I woulnd't be surprised to see the "allowable amount" of roaming data each month be substantially reduced.
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I'd say at least another year (maybe two) before we have to worry about losing unlimited data, even if Sprint gets the iPhone. Several reports seem to agree.. Sprint even says they'll keep unlimited data for the foreseeable future. They'll want to make their iPhone look better than the rest, at least initially.
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I dont think their is a question about a Sprint iPhone anymore.. but the article suggests the iPhone 5 may be a Sprint exclusive (others settling for iPhone 4s for the time being). ...should find out tomorrow.

Apple: Sprint Paid $20 Billion To Get iPhone? Is It Exclusive? - Tech Trader Daily - Barrons.com
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I dont think their is a question about a Sprint iPhone anymore.. but the article suggests the iPhone 5 may be a Sprint exclusive (others settling for iPhone 4s for the time being). ...should find out tomorrow.

Apple: Sprint Paid $20 Billion To Get iPhone? Is It Exclusive? - Tech Trader Daily - Barrons.com
30.5 million units of that piece of crap? ughhhhhhh

Sprint is out of their minds. They barely have over 50 million customers now. They can't possibly expect to sell that many, especially with better, cheaper Android devices on sale right now.
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Unbelievable.http://http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/03/sprint-iphone-5_n_992736.html.
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30.5 million units of that piece of crap? ughhhhhhh

Sprint is out of their minds. They barely have over 50 million customers now. They can't possibly expect to sell that many, especially with better, cheaper Android devices on sale right now.

I have it from reliable sources that the iPhone 5 will cure cancer and AIDS and most important will make the iPhone 6 and 7 obsolete!

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Well if they get the exclusive and maintain the unlimited plan, I can see all the isheeps flocking over to to sprint. New customers have been a problem for sprint.
 
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First of all, your link is malformed. Second, who are you to question their business decisions? And what perks are you even talking about? Are you implying that had Sprint not invested that money it would have somehow been placed in your pocket?


EDIT: This post was made in another thread, and a moderator merged it into this thread. It is out of context and has nothing to do with anyone in this thread.
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Sprint Reportedly Makes Huge Gamble On IPhone 5: WSJ

thats the correct link
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First of all, your link is malformed. Second, who are you to question their business decisions? And what perks are you even talking about? Are you implying that had Sprint not invested that money it would have somehow been placed in your pocket?
Seriously relax dude, and mlb I read that same story earlier, and if this is true I really dont think this was a cool move by Sprint. To screw over loyal customers just to be another one of Apple's b*tch#s.
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Sprint paid over 20 billion dollars for access to new iPhones through 2015. As part of that deal, they have agreed to buy 30.5 million iPhones from Apple, regardless of whether or not they are able to sell them, which works out to Sprint subsidizing each handset by $500.
That is quite an investment on the part of Sprint. My gut tells me this will not work out for Sprint and will ultimately bring about their demise. And no, I am not an iPhone hater...I think it's an excellent product for most people. I just think Sprint overpaid so they can get in on the iPhone "money-train". I assume AT&T and Verizon will continue to carry the iPhone so that's some stiff competition and Sprint's overzealous buy-in may end up being rash.
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First of all, your link is malformed. Second, who are you to question their business decisions? And what perks are you even talking about? Are you implying that had Sprint not invested that money it would have somehow been placed in your pocket?
Who am I? I'm a somewhat happy Sprint customer for over 10 years and give them money every month. I hate to see them go down the toilet. On seconnd thought I'm not gonna waste my time. Thanks for your input.
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The point I made here already is that iphone is better for some and Android is clearly better for us here.

Yes I love Android and that is what I use. But there are tons of people out there that love the iphone. It is a lot easier to use by default, there are countless of older people/and young kids that can use an ipod/ipad/iphone. This is great for them, a lot of people don't like to tinker with their phones, they just want it to work for them.

There is nothing wrong with this, for people like that, the iphone is the way to go. Also generally the iphone gets better battery life, this is for a few reasons. It doesn't have true multitasking like Android. No widgets or live wallpapers either. So this helps it battery life. Also ios has a lot less lag than a lot of the android phones, with each update android is getting better, but there is so much more going on with it that it is acceptable to me and hardly noticeable nowadays.

I personally like widgets and live wallpapers. I love tinkering with my phone all the time. Clearly I am all for android.

But no should be saying the iphone is crap, it is a great device, just not my taste. Clearly us on androidforums are going to favor android for the most part.
This is probably the most true of any statements in this thread. How can people say Sprint is not being loyal to its customers by acquiring the single most popular piece of cellular equipment? The small number of enthusiasts on this board pale in comparison to the number of "sheeple" who want their one stop shopping the iPhone provides. I don't foresee Sprint having a problem selling the iPhones, and in fact might lure back previous customers.

If Google really wants to be serious about killing the iPhone. Circle the wagons with Motorola as the defacto Android phone. Then make Amazon your partner for multimedia content, because if the Amazon Fire takes off like it might do, and dents Apple's hold on the tablet market with a closed Android system. I'm pretty confident it might try the same thing with cell phones too.

It's not always about specs and performance. Sometimes ease of use is the deciding factor.
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If the iPhone deal is true, there is bound to be more to the story.

Is Sprint crazy enough to dump $20 billion into a 3G only without some type of assurance or Apple?

I don't know. It's risky, but sometimes when you are backed into a corner you have to punch back as hard as you can. Better to fight hard than lay there and stare at a slow bleed.
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none of us know why big corporations do things. at the onset, it may look like a foolish move in the short term, but do realize these big corporations have a roadmap and they are looking months even years ahead for their TODAY plans to benefit them downstream. they dont "live in the moment" like many of us do. they may take a loss or a hit (like amazon taking a loss with their tablet in order to secure more business down the road) but in the end it benefits.

so if all of this is true, lets revisit this later next year and see how sprint have improved (or not) by this rumored deal.
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Apple unveils the iPhone 4S, adds Sprint as carrier

No iPhone 5 this year but iPhone 4S is coming to Sprint October 14th. It is a rehashed iPhone 4 with 8 mp cam, A5 chip, and iOS 5. Same design. Same small screen. No 4G. Lots of stolen Android features. I watched the keynotes for the conference and it was the most disappointing thing I've ever watched. There are already several phones better than this! Apple has failed.... Again!

P.S. the only cool feauture of the phone is "Siri"
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After watching the most disappointing conference ever, I can happily announce the rehash known as the iPhone 4S is coming to Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T on October 14. No 4G. Looks exactly the same as the iPhone 4 just with iOS 5, 8 mp camera and A5 chip. As i expected, there are already Android phones better than this. Apple has failed again!

P.S. the only cool feature of the phone is "Siri"
I think you may be selling the camera short, it looks pretty damn good for a phone camera. We won't really know how it performs until people get their grubby hands on it and start snapping away. Otherwise, outside of Siri, I agree that this only brings Apple up to par with current Android offerings.

Oh, and I'm dubious about Apple's speed claims. And I really don't care to have my phone talk to me unless I'm driving and it's telling me where to go. I think Siri, while a cool concept, will be relegated to novelty level for most people. Fun to show off, but are you really going to use it every day?
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iphone 4s....



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Sounds like the general consensus is that people think Sprint will raise their prices when they get the iPhone. Any one think that other carriers might drop their prices to match Sprint in fear of losing customers?
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The ipad2 is a beast in terms of raw performance. The 4S should be even more powerful. More powerful than the GS2 even...on paper...

However, there is no doubt at all that android has completely leapfrogged Apple in the smartphone arena.

On sprint especially. The E4GT rapes the 4S. The screen alone makes the 4S look like an entry level HTC hero
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Default Well it looks as if Sprint is going to Join the Iwagon.

I was checking out my facebook and Sprint announced that they are going to be offering the Iphone I'm not sure when this will start but you can read some info here:
Apple - Press Info - Apple Launches iPhone 4S, iOS 5 & iCloud

Pay attention to the Pricing & Availability. Sprint is supposed to announce more sometime soon I guess.

Not sure how I feel about it. However I will not give up my ANDROID.
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Well, of course they are getting on the I-wagon... Its a huge piece of the market, and some I-sheep will never abandon their perfect crapples.

Personally... I think apple makes some of the best hardware on the market, even their software is good, I just dont like the fact that you can only use apps approved by apple, and the fact that it cant be customized like android.

I do also own an Ipad... The wife uses it mostly, but compared to other tablets I have used, I gotta say, it may have less function than some of the droid tablets, but it does what it does well, and the batt life on that thing is absolutely amazing... wife streams music all day, does facebook, browsing, et... and we get 2-3 days out of a charge, and its really good for teaching the kids, our 2 year old has no problem finding and playing her games,and sprout online...

I still think android is the better phone, but the Ipad in my opinion, is still the best tablet.
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Wow, talk about anticlimactic. Looks like the EVO remains in the stable until the 5 drops. Although Apple did the same exact thing when they dropped the 3GS instead of the 4. And look how well the 3GS did. I'm not so certain Sprint will be as successful now as they would have been had it been the iPhone5.
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