Lost my Hero...buy another one?


Buy another Hero?

  1. Stick with the Hero!

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  2. Hero is nice but Nexus One would be better

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  3. Go another route and get another phone

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  1. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I lost my Hero over the weekend and I thought it would show up by now but no such luck. My problem is that I'm not sure if the Hero is worth the $480. I mean I had very little problems with my Hero; I loved the Sense UI but it was slow and we all now the Hero is slow.

    My question is basically what would you do? Would you purchase another Hero for full retail price? Or possibly get a Nexus One or other option?
     

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  2. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

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    if u have insurance isnt it only 100 bux
     
  3. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    No idea...didn't purchase insurance, didn't want to spend the extra $7-10/mo... although I do have renter's insurance...wonder if that falls under that.
     
  4. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

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    without insurance i think your stuck paying full price....
     
  5. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Sherlock, I know I have to pay full price...that's not the question at hand here. Question is, is the Hero worth the full retail price.
     
  6. Bigjohn

    Bigjohn Well-Known Member

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    Reactivate your old phone, if available.
    Look on Ebay for phones... with clean ESN's.
     
  7. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

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    well genius, insurance on an expensive phone should be a no brainer....:rolleyes:
    and no its not worth the $400+ price tag
     
  8. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    ^ I completely disagree about insurance...

    Op - It's not worth the cost of the new phone. Check renters insurance. If you can get out of ETF it may be worth. switching. Play the number game and see what you come up with.
     
  9. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    No phone is worth a $400+ price tag (N1 included)
     
  10. nick325i

    nick325i Well-Known Member

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    I've carried insurance since my treo 650. When it broke they gave me a 700p. When that broke they gave me a 755p. I upgrade after my two years rebate and got a touch pro, keyboard stopped working they replaced it, bricked it up and it wouldn't place or recieve calls, they replaced it, Key board stopped working again and they replaced it. Lets add this up. 500, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500. hmmm thats like 3 grand in phone replacements for 7$ a month. I have never paid $50 or $100 or anything like that for a replacement either.

    Get the insurance, it pays!
     
  11. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks everyone for you input!
     
  12. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

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    you have a pm....selling mine....
     
  13. thefley

    thefley Well-Known Member

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    they have apps that is supose to help you find it if it is lost, I take it you didn't get one of these? they are supose to turn you GPS on and SMS or email you the location.
     
  14. DFRESH

    DFRESH Well-Known Member

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    My friend lost his Hero a couple of weeks ago, I told him to install the Lookout app from the market store. And he logged onto it from his laptop and guess what? We located the phone in another city, the girl who had found it forgot to turn it off and since the phone was locked. We was able to track it....he got it back!

    I have to say if you do have a hero, install Lookout from the market and if you ever lose it. GPS it...
     
  15. Droidone

    Droidone Well-Known Member

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    CRAIGSLIST. Best place to save money. Sometimes saves you even more that ebay. I like to hold the phone I am going to buy.
     
  16. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah that Lookout app def sounds like something I wish I would have known about before and will def put on my new phone.

    But I keep calling my phone and it goes straight to voicemail so I guess that means it's out of batteries or maybe someone already swapped it over to their line? Who knows.
     
  17. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

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    If you dont wanna buy my hero, i have an og instinct that works fine with extra batteries and cases i'll sell cheap.
     
  18. DFRESH

    DFRESH Well-Known Member

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    If your phone was lost/stolen ...you can have Sprint block the S/N in case someone tries to use it to open a line or you can have Sprint track it for you as well.
     
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    Instamapper supports remote activation (and deactivation) of their package via SMS (GPS_TRACKER_START/STOP your_key_number) . Very cool and very free. Hopefully, they can find a way push a hook to start the GPS receiver if GPS is disabled - otherwise your location is cell site specific.

    InstaMapper - Free Real-Time GPS Tracking
     
  20. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    I guess it all depends. I've owned a NEW phone every 2 months since '98, so for me it's useless. I have also never lost or dropped my phone and any issue I've had has been covered by the 1 year manufacturer warranty.
     
  21. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

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    How have you managed to pull that off?
     
  22. thefley

    thefley Well-Known Member

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    just installed lookout on my phone. hope I never need it
     
  23. khaag27

    khaag27 Well-Known Member

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    I like wave secure much better ;)
     
  24. DFRESH

    DFRESH Well-Known Member

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    how's wavesecure though?

    Lookout a pretty good app IMO....
     
  25. khaag27

    khaag27 Well-Known Member

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    It does the same thing it think. You can wipe your entire phone and track it as well. You can even set it so a custom message come up to the phone when its locked. And you can put in your contact info.
     

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