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    rcs8104 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am trying to choice between an epic 4g and the g2. I will be coming from a blackberry. I have heard good and bad stories about t-mobiles coverage in north florida. I have a couple of questions. How is the service with t-mobile especially in north florida. I need to get emails from exchange, how well does exchange work with the g2. Did you have to buy a third party app like touchdown to make it work. Do you get your emails instantly as you do on blackberry. Also if someone could tell me why they feel the g2 is better than the epic 4g. I appreciate any help that can be provided.
     

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    "North Florida" is a pretty big area. Why don't you try being a little more specific? What is it, about 350 miles from Pensacola to J'ville?
     
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    rcs8104 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I live in the Jacksonville area
     
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    I'd suggest looking at the coverage maps for both Sprint and T-Mobile and enter the addresses where you are most frequently. That way, you can at least get an idea of whether you have 3G or "4G" in these spots and if one carrier is going to be worse than the other.
     
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    maps of coverage only give you 50% of the picture for quality of service.

    You need to ask friends, coworkers, and neighbors.

    IMO...
    G2 has froyo and should be going to Gingerbread with carrier support. EPIC is struggling to get to Froyo, for get Gingerbread.

    G2 has a lot of potential... with overclocking and HTC and Developer support.

    G2 has a good GPS that is reliable.

    EPIC has the better screen.


    in the end... you have to choose the better quality service provider in your area.
     
  6. Gwanatu

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    Honestly I would disagree about the screen. I'd say they are comparable, with the Epic having better contrast ratio but giving everything a blue tint. The brightness levels are pretty equivalent, as is the usage in direct sunlight. The G2 is a better phone hands down, there really isn't any competition, and Samsung's lackluster support only helps push things in the G2 direction. The only exception to this is going to be the Nexus S, but that's because it's a "Google" phone rather than a pure Samsung phone.
     
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    Nexus S incredibly has no HSPA support, and Epic still only runs 2.1 - G2 is the winner!
     
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    I've had the epic since launch and just recently got the g2 in the past week. The epic is an amazing phone, there is no doubt about that. However, it does have some quirks that make it a pain in the ass. The GPS is not very reliable, and also Samsung's touchwiz software isn't so great either. The keyboard on the epic is much bigger and spacious, but i found it harder to type on because it is in a block format -- the keys aren't staggered as they are on what is found on the g2 or any other regular keyboard. the learning curve to type on the epic took longer than i thought it would. Next, the network on sprint is better than tmobile, but in my opinion hspa+ is much better than 4g because it's more reliable and it works indoors unliek sprint's 4g. I personally like the g2 better because of the better HTC built quality... the epic is all plastic. also, the g2 overclocked is faster than the epic and plus cyanogenmod is available.

    hope this helps... sorry for the run on sentences and poor grammar.. i'm ridiculously tired.
     
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    ok.. that is what i would think of the 2...

    what about the screen difference
    size and techdifference
    how did you feel about that?
     
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    Hi, I'm with Verizon now and has been member on this forum couple months. But I'm newbie to any GSM phone thread like this. Though I am happy with Verizon so far overall, I'm concerned with their 4G LTE plan in terms of cost and coverage.

    So please forgive me if this is stupid question for you with T-mobile or AT&T. Does HSPA+ phones have the antenna compatible with both HSPA+ and HSPA? And does 3G HSPA phones work fine in the HSPA+ covered area with just lower speed? I know that Sprint 4G WiMax requires separate antenna in the phones like EVO, Epic and it should be separately turned on. Looks like 4G LTE from Verizon seems to work in the similar fashion and would require separate antenna. I heard that turning on WiMax in Evo drains battery like crazy. So I'm considering switch to GSM carrier for 4G service in the future if they don't suffer such problem. I would appreciate your feedbacks.
     
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    i wish i had sprint because the epic 4g is just an all around great phone
     
  13. No_Nickname90

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    Nexus S ? The new Android phone from Google

    Since when does the Nexus S not have HSPA support? The phone would be dead before it even started if it didn't have HSPA support. That link is the google website, so if it says so there, it has it. Spreading yo web of lies on the web of net. The nerve of some people. LoL!!
     
  14. No_Nickname90

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    Basically, the G2 for Tmo has HSPA, so it can have 4g(HSPA and HSPA+) 3g, 2g(edge) and 1g :( I used that before while traveling and it was no point in trying to get on the internet. And also, if you were to leave 4g coverage area, the phone would switch to the lower connection automatically, but the phone may try to find 3g/4g and don't switch if you're at like the edge of the coverage, so you may need to manually go to settings and check the box '2g only' if it doesn't switch.

    A 3g only phone would get greater speeds in an HSPA covered area. They won't be as fast as the other 4g phones, but you will get faster download speeds. And same thing applies, they get 3g, 2g, and 1g :(

    And the 4g does not significantly drain your battery. I leave my G2 on 4g all the time, and after playing apps here and there, browsing the web, texting, downloading hourly updates, by the end of the day I'd have between 20-40% battery remaining. And this is on about a 12-hour day. Oh and I leave bluetooth and GPS on.

    And BTW, your question wasn't stupid. I don't know anything about Verizon and Sprint's way of doing things.

    And another good thing about Tmo and AT&T is that the phones are interchangeable with each other. So you can get a Tmo phone and use it on AT&T and vice-versa, of course, you'd need to get it unlocked and all that, but yea. I stated that so if you want an AT&T phone, but don't want to pay an AT&T bill. And getting a new phone is as simple as buying the phone and putting your SIM card in the new phone. You can even move your contacts to the SIM card. I mean, don't you need to go to the Verizon or Sprint store to change phones?
     

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