Goodbye Hero; Goodbye Android


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  1. FADviral

    FADviral Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Like many of you, I had intermittent reception problems with my first HTC Hero which was otherwise the perfect handset. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of replacing it to see if I could get one with better reception, and not only was the reception worse, but a couple of pixels were clearly dead the moment I switched it on, light was leaking *severely* through the top four hard keys (you could see it in daylight, whereas you could barely see it at night-time under the power key on the original handset), and when I took it to France over the weekend, a whole bunch more pixels decided to get 'stuck' on the screen. To say I was annoyed at such an expensive handset going titsup on me while I was overseas is understatement of the year. So, while I think Android is the best smartphone OS I've used to date (I'm a former SymbianOS user), I've decided to give up on the HTC Hero, and thus, give up on Android and related forums for now. Thanks for having me. You've got a great community here, and I'm sure I'll be back in 12-18 months when better Android handsets are on the market. :)
     

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  2. mcmonkiez

    mcmonkiez Well-Known Member

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    take care!

    Wish you all the best with new handset hunting..! :)
    between.

    my reception on HTC HERO Orange its fantastic no problem at all.
     
  3. brittas

    brittas Well-Known Member

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    What are you getting as a replacement?
     
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    Same with my G2 on T-Mobile except that it drops the data connection from time to time. I reconnects after about a minute. Hopefully the anticipated SW update will fix this.
     
  5. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    If Orange don't sort my data issues out, I am going to move to t-mobile. Can I PM you with a few questions thebrit?
     
  6. TheBrit

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    Yeah go for it. :)

    I'll do my best to answer. I'm new to T-Mobile and Android having being a long time WM user with Orange.
     
  7. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. How are Tmobile treating you, and how is the network coverage?

    Is the data fast/reliable?
    Any restrictions?
    Any perks?
     
  8. stupendo

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    Reception on my Orange Hero is definitely not as good as my last phone which was a Ipaq but its certainly usable.

    My experience of T Mobile's reception is bad, have just moved away my 100 handsets at work because of it. Having said that their customer services is fantastic.
     
  9. TheBrit

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    T-Mobile have been fine so far. No problems as yet.

    1. The data is fast most of the time but I'm suffering from the odd drop out. Hopefully the upcoming rumoured SW update will sort this. I've been pleasantly surprised at the places I can get an HSDPA connection.
    2. No restrictions. None at all as far as I can tell.
    3. Perks? Better deal than Orange. I pushed Orange retentions hard but they still would not match T-Mobile. Very odd but there you go.
     
  10. nafe

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    Have a look at this thread:

    Let's all speedtest! - xda-developers

    Doesn't look like T-Mobile are very fast for data at all.
     
  11. TheBrit

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    I've seen that thread on XDA but have not bothered with the speed test. Speed has not been a problem for me so much as continuity sometimes.
     
  12. trick202

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    I always felt that Orange were one of the best out there. No real reason for this, other than most people I know who are with them have been loyal for many years.
    I tried three for a while, and found the coverage good - just don't bother calling customer services!
    02 have been OK. No network issues. Not a great choice of handsets though, and 3g coverage is pants (in my experience)
    Never been with t-mobile. May have to give them a try to complete the set! lol
     
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    You fancy giving that speed test a try and letting the good folks at androidforums know how you got on? I couldn't find anyone on T-Mobile on that thread with speeds over a megabit, though I only skimmed it.
     
  14. TheBrit

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    Watch this space. ;)
     
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    OK here we go...this is in HSDPA with 1 bar signal strength.

    Download speed 936.6 Kbps
    Upload speed 84.3 Kbps

    I will have another go tomorrow if I'm in a better signal area.

    This probably deserves its own thread.
     
  16. TheBrit

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    Another test: 2 bar signal this time:

    Download 1539.9 Kbps
    Upload 202.2 Kbps

    Better :)
     
  17. mcmonkiez

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    the best thing is if go to the following link on ur htc hero .

    Namesco BroadbandMax ADSL Broadband Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL Broadband connection speed

    as htc hero support flash support u should be able to run test on this and this is more accurate then any speed test apps out there on apple app store or in google market.


    when i do my home broadband speed test using the Namesco BroadbandMax ADSL Broadband Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL Broadband connection speed

    i get upto 10meg speed which is right as thats is my package.

    and on htc hero i am on orange i always get more then 2meg download speed. thats with only 2 bars using HSPDA.

    how can i take screen shot on my htc hero ?

    i get full 5 bars at my work never test there yet will do tomorrow.

    but again


    i dont have wifi problem at all, no signal issue ....looks like update just around the corner.
     
  18. NiceCupOfTea

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    OP, I sympathise with you.

    I did a lot of research before I got my Hero and after having it for 5 days or so I have concluded that Android is head and shoulders above the other mobile OSes out there. I absolutely love it and wouldn't want anything else.

    However, I am having more problems than I have had with any other phone before.

    - Missing SMSes (both sent and received)
    - Charging irregularities (fully charged overnight, nothing running and down to 60% by 11am)
    - Weather widget inconsistent and not working properly
    - Contact photos look really blocky when enlarged
    - OS is laggy
    - Problems with HTC Sync
    - Notification bar not working while on phone - it does on my brother's

    All you have to do is have a look through the first couple of pages of topics on here and you can see lots of people having these same problems along with others such as:

    - Poor reception
    - Silent alarm
    - LEDs/headphone socket stopping working
    - Problem with Facebook photos overwriting contact photos

    So what to do? I have 2 days before I am stuck with it. Do I send it back? What do I replace it with? Or do I wait for this update and hope it fixes it? Why are we expected to do HTC's beta testing for them?

    I can't have a phone that randomly loses sms messages going both ways - that could well cost me work!
     
  19. TheBrit

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    Silent Alarm is caused by killing the clock process.

    The only significant problem I have is the internet connection dropping from time to time but it does reconnect itself after a couple of minutes. Hoping the SW update will fix.
     

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