EVO V 4G Price ReducedTips


  1. lEquin0xl

    lEquin0xl Well-Known Member

    In reality I was due for an upgrade when I was with At&t, I told my dad I would buy the phone if he continued paying for it. So at the time I hated Android OS for no apparent reason except "i dont like how it looks". I really really hated the OS for that reason lol. So I decided to get the iPhone or a WP7. Plans changed and my dad told me to get a Boost, VM phone. I was disappointed but happy since I was leaving the non-smartphone I had. In the end I got this phone and I love it!
  2. magohn

    magohn Well-Known Member

    Good choice as it is a good phone. Especially if you like to play around with ROMS etc. I have had a lot of fun with mine. Keeps me occupied for hours :)
  3. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Having used a BlackBerry for 7 years I finally saw a VM ad on tv talking about the $25 a month plan, at the time I was paying AT&T over $100 more a month for a single line, at the time the intercept was the only prepaid Android available, fortunately I found some great devs over at SDX who were able to make a sh*tty phone into something usable and so I was able to see just how easily modifiable Android really was, while I was able to hack the BlackBerry to use OS updates from other carriers it was in no way comparable. I paid $275 for that phone 2 years ago, compare that to the Evo and it's laughable, since then I got the Wildfire S, then the Triumph and now the Evo V, all for about the same price. Truly amazing, one tidbit, as far as I know, that piece of crap Intercept is still the only Android phone that has gotten an OS update on Virgin, go figure. If you like to play with technology then take it from someone who's done it all, Palm WebOS, Symbian, WP, BlackBerry, IOS and now Android, none have been as fun, challenging and educational as Android and at least for me, this phone in particular.
  4. amk2795

    amk2795 Well-Known Member

    I bought my Evo for $300 when it came out, so, crap.
    Looking into the iPhone again now that the price is reduced.
    Love my big screen though...we'll see what happens if they release the 5.
    Actually no, it'll be like $800
  5. brandonhun

    brandonhun Member

    That would be me. I just bought mine for 274.99 at Radioshack last Thursday. I might end up swapping for the SII but they have a 30 day guarantee that you will have the lowest price so I'm hoping that somebody has the Evo on sale so I can get some money back.
  6. medmansri

    medmansri Well-Known Member

    I posted in another thread...
    Wirefly has this phone for $148.88. They said it was brand new and didn't know how long it would last.

    Wirefly.com
  7. EazySteve

    EazySteve Well-Known Member

    Now I'm really pissed, but it says with new Virgin service?
  8. euphan1555

    euphan1555 Well-Known Member

    they always so that but you dont need to get new service.the only thing i will suggest is if anyone buys one from wirefly pay for the 2 day shipping.they dont ship pre paid as fast as post paid with the free shipping.
  9. softtech

    softtech Well-Known Member

    Seriously, you don't have WiFi access to the net where you want to sync? Yes, you can designate songs as being stored on your SD Card or have them stream. It's pretty damned cool.
  10. magohn

    magohn Well-Known Member

    But your missing the point. Your library is not stored locally in the Google Play Music app. You have to upload all 16gbs (or whatever) of YOUR music files to Google servers. Not only is this a pain while your home net connection is choked for a few days (Im on DSL) your also trusting Google with all your music collection. Google then has the legal right to scan those music files and determine if ANY of your files are pirated. They also have the right to contact the RIAA and report you for being in possession of illegal copyright files, if applicable. In this world of your digital footprint never being forgotten, this can come back to bite a user many years after as legal terms change. I want to keep MY files private - how about you?

    I dont have any illegal copyright material but I know people who have used the service and 'chanced it' - good luck with that. :)
  11. bill deburg

    bill deburg Member

    I just picked this up for my son at wirefly.com. Be aware that they don't tell you until AFTER charging your credit card that it's not in stock and they have no idea when it will ship: "One or more of the items you ordered may have a slight delay in shipping. Please see below for more information."

    It's great price, but I feel it's deceptive not to let customers know prior to purchasing that the item is out of stock.
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  12. Leslie Ann

    Leslie Ann Well-Known Member

    Sorry. No.

    Iphone 4s and Ipad 2 or 3, when you upgrade from IOS 5 to 6 it BROKE wifi on a lot of phone/router combinations.

    It has yet to be fixed.
    In fact, it is so bad, that Apple has had to replace a lot of the phones.
  13. richking34

    richking34 Well-Known Member

    Apple broke maps
  14. rivethead23

    rivethead23 Active Member

    Lol I was in line with a guy for black friday.. he was buying an IPhone 4S on VM. He pulled out his EVO and the screen was all smashed up.. I asked him what happened to his phone.. he said he accidently left it in the road for 4-5 hours and came back and found it.. it was still working. he said he thought it had been run over numerous times. I was impressed. Sure the screen was smashed but it still worked he actually made a call on it while standing in line. Made me proud of my evo. If he can go through that it'll last the way I baby it.
  15. New_droid

    New_droid Active Member

    149.99 on virginmoileusa
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  16. veg-0-matic

    veg-0-matic Well-Known Member

    Well, typical bad timing on my part! Ordered this last week when it was $199. Haven't even received it yet!
    So I just went ahead and ordered another one at the $149 price, because fifty bucks is fifty bucks. I thought (briefly) about calling Virgin and seeing if they would give me a price adjustment, but the thought of trying to explain that to one of their support people just gave me a headache.
    So I get my phone a few days later but save a decent amount of scratch. Seems like a good tradeoff.
  17. softtech

    softtech Well-Known Member

    Look, I'm sure that it sucks to get your internet via two tin cans and a string (what are the data rates? 12 bytes per second?), but Google Play Music is pretty damned cool. You really think that Apple doesn't pay any attention whatsoever to the data that they have available to them in iTunes?

    What makes you think that Google has these rights and why would it make any sense for them to contact the RIAA and alienate customers (note: I haven't read the terms of service; is that really in there?).

    Yeah, I have a massive CD collection. If they want to come nosing around they're welcome to waste their time and do so. No big deal.
  18. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    One, Google has absolutely no incentive to hunt down whatever you have stored in the cloud, Two, how would they possibly be expected to know what's pirated and what isn't? Merely matching your files to a digital fingerprint doesn't mean that you don't own the original source.
  19. magohn

    magohn Well-Known Member

    Very easily. If you and I both upload the same pirated copy of a song they will be identical in every way (same source). This can only happen if one of us (or both) has a pirated version. If you and I rip a song from our two individual legal CDs they will be different - MD5 tags etc. Like files are flagged when GMusic scans your tracks to create playlists etc. They use the same technology as on YouTube. Try adding background music to your video and see how quickly it gets flagged.

    Seems GM is presently only deleting suspected files but who knows what the future holds. If the RIAA applies pressure would you bet your future on Google holding strong? I wouldnt :D

    Google Music Might Not Let You Store Copyright-Infringing Music In the Cloud
  20. magohn

    magohn Well-Known Member

    Keep drinking the kool-aid. You gave up many of your privacy rights when you used the google service. Ever wondered why in google mail the coincidental advert appears for bicycle accessories after you've told your buddy about your new bike via email? Its legal because you agreed to it in the TOS when signing up.

    Apple has zero access to my files and I maintain my privacy because, again, ITS STORED LOCALLY.
  21. softtech

    softtech Well-Known Member

    I asked you a specific question in essence. Please show me where in the Terms of Service Google has this right.

    I never wondered about this and fully understood it. Clever, aren't they?

    You really think that the catalog that iTunes builds doesn't look in any way at the files? Now who's drinking kool-aid??
  22. magohn

    magohn Well-Known Member

    https://www.google.it/intl/en/policies/privacy/


    • For legal reasons
      We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
      • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
      • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
      • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
      • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
    Lots of 'wiggle room' for the RIAA lawyers to work with. :)


    https://www.google.it/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.html

    Privacy and Copyright Protection

    Google’s
    privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Google can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.
    We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
    We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online.



    http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1304609

    Automatic scanning and filtering technology is at the heart of Gmail. Gmail scans and processes all messages using fully automated systems in order to do useful and innovative stuff like filter spam, detect viruses and malware, show relevant ads, and develop and deliver new features across your Google experience.

    http://www.apple.com/privacy/

    ITUNES:

    We also collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.


    I recommend that you dumb-down to my speed internet (the two cans and a string comment) so that you have more time to research before blindly trusting corporations with all your private files and data. With great speed comes great responsibility.

    Have fun out there! :)
  23. softtech

    softtech Well-Known Member

    As I said, the songs I have in Google Music are all licensed. I have nothing to fear. And clearly your lack of bandwidth hasn't slowed you down.

    Thanks for doing the legwork for me.

    I do wonder about whether you have taken some of this out of context. The Apple "We also collect non-personal information" certainly leaves me to believe that prior to that was an explanation of how they collect some information and this is "other" information that they are collecting in addition.

    Any chance you missed it?
  24. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Again Google doesn't go out hunting for pirates, the documents quoted are pretty much legal boiler plate to maintain compliance with the DMCA, nowhere have I ever even heard Google of being accused of reporting user data to anyone without a legitimate take down notice which they are legally obligated to comply with. In the interest of transparency Google reports all such notices to the Chilling Effects Organization for publication on their website. If you're not actively sharing copy written materials there is nothing to fear, Google isn't going to remove your data let alone report you because of matching ID3 tags on some of your files. Commercial ripping software routinely use the same services such as Gracenote to auto populate the tags.
  25. Leslie Ann

    Leslie Ann Well-Known Member

    Well said.
    Besides, doing it, would mean Google is doing their work for them, uncompensated, only to have to do even more work if anything is found.

    It's not in their best interest, not to mention the entertainment industry is a thorn in Google's side as it is. Why ask for more problems.
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