Not Happy$$$$

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sgtmarkins, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. sgtmarkins

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    Ok... I've been a Sprint customer for some time now. I know this is no fault of their own... But the Samsung Epic 4G has let me down.
    My wife has the HTC EVO and I just recieved the Epic two days ago. The initial problem was with setting up app's. It (Epic) kept telling me I had to be a Sprint user...??? The fallowing day I was dropping texts and calls?
    Today I took the two phones, sat them side by side and witnessed no connectivity on the Samsung, while the HTC had at least 2-3 bars and was running fine..
    Do I need a Phone that does not, first and foremost work as one ( a communication divice)???
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    Would it be possible to repeat the test and get the signal strength from both the Evo and the Epic (probably under Settings>About Phone)?

    FWIW, CDMA is a little different than GSM phones. 1 bar of service will provide just as crisp and clear sounds as 6 bars of service.


    These definitely are some problems though!
     
  3. MissJennell

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    Could it be that it wasn't programmed right?
     
  4. sgtmarkins

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    Not at this time. But I will say this, The Epic would time out and not load any speed test while the Evo would would Hmmm along like nothing was holding it back..
     
  5. sgtmarkins

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    Believe me I want to like this phone. But its letting me down in the communications aspect.
     
  6. gme109

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    That's interesting. Because 1 bar on the Epic in the basement, has better reception than 4 bars on my AT&T phone.
     
  7. sgtmarkins

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    And my phones are on the same network(Sprint), Htc Evo and Samsung Epic..
     
  8. Kelmar

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    I agree, very interesting. This is one of the reasons I switched to Sprint from AT&T.

    Keep in mind that phone antennas, hardware, etc all play a part as well :)



    OP - Have you tried getting Sprint to replace your Epic to see if the problems continue?
     
  9. scrufton

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    I have to say that I have been seeing better signal with the epic than I did with my hero. My hero would go in and out of coverage at my workplace. Today my epic had 1 to 2 bars all day and never lost a 3G connection. From everything I was reading I was expecting the epic to be worse but was happy to see it is better than my hero.
     
  10. Araliss

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    Even pulling a pathethic 9.9 kB/s on Epic with Sprint, I was faster then AT&T. But, I didn't have drop calls, it was their data that sucked. Sprint, I'm getting dropped calls left and right where my husband's Evo isn't.

    Replacing it doesn't help, I had my Epic replaced yesterday and 3G is still 2 to 3 times slower then Evo. :(
     
  11. sgtmarkins

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    No replacements to be had around here...:eek:
     
  12. infamousjax

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    3G data speed here is just as fast if not faster than the Evo I used to have.
     
  13. mannyhernz

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    most likelly you have a bad handset....my phone is workin' just fine...had the evo for a while....but decided to go with the better phone.
     
  14. Kelmar

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    Try having them call other stores and having it shipped to you (or the store) :thinking:

    No reason to stay with a problematic device!
     

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