officialy done with this phoneGeneral

  1. matt0590

    matt0590 Active Member

    i dont know how to say this without bashing the phone and not that any of you care, but i switched back to my dare yesterday...the eris had potential and i really wanted an android based phone...this phone has horrible battery life even when i did all the tips to perfection, i still had to charge my phone 2 times a day...the glitches on this phone are so frustrating at times i felt like throwing it against the so mad that i wasted my upgrade on this POS phone...for those of you who do like this phone more power to you...hopefully i can upgrade soon enough to get something better in the months to come

  2. whitewallman

    whitewallman Well-Known Member

    If you went back to your dare, you can request your upgrade status be restored. The Eris really grew on
    me. I'm on the road most days and I must say I never had battery issues since, from my blackberry days, I've been trained to slap it on the car charger after I slam the door. I seldom see my battery meter below 25%. I'm disappointed with some things but they are more Android related than Eris (bluetooth handsfree operation for example). That was nearly grounds for divorce for me, but I compromised and am glad I did! For me, the benefits far outweigh the costs.
    Best of luck finding a new handset.
  3. xAusTiN

    xAusTiN Well-Known Member

    My battery is honestly not that bad, turn mobile off when not using it, same with GPS, Wifi, etc....

    But it's your life and if you don't like it then so be it, but honestly, I would never want to go from an Eris to a Dare, it's like picking a girl up on the rebound, it will never be as good as the one you had before....
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  4. i VTAK

    i VTAK Well-Known Member

    It's more like he left "the girl next door" for a supermodel, only to find out she was a freak, so went back to the trusty "girl next door".

    My brother switched to the Eris a few weeks ago and is thinking of dropping it too. He's on his second unit and says he has all sorts of problems with it. I've offered to try and help him work the issues out but he doesn't seem interested. He'll be switching back to a dumbphone too, IDK which one though.
  5. gruss

    gruss Well-Known Member

    I like the phone, did you send it back in the 30 days? If so like was mentioned above you can try something new, or sell it on CL or ebay or whatever. Or if you still have it wait for 2.1 to drop, re-activate, update and see if that fixes it?

    Not the end of the world, sucks you don't like it, but something way cooler will be out soon enough.
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Are you certain that the meter indication has been anything near the true charge condition left in the battery?

    It took me about five charge cycles to notice that two things were happening; 1., that the battery was gaining in usage capacity throughout the day, and 2., that the phone itself was calibrating to the battery.

    At the very beginning I was finding that the phone would still work for hours after showing the yellowish/orange/red low battery indicator.. then it would finally really run down.

    Several charge cycles into owning it changed all that.

    Incidentally, Lithium-Ion batteries are never to be drained completely; that shortens their life in the long run, unlike Ni-Cad old batteries that needed to be drained regularly in order to be able to be charged fully without developing the dreaded "memory" in partial charges.
  7. Unheard

    Unheard Member

    You can always send it to me.
  8. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member

    Sorry it didn't work out for you. This phone is great for many but not for everybody. I hope that you can get a phone that you like.
  9. truelove79

    truelove79 Well-Known Member

    I totally understand where the OP is coming from. The Eris can be a pain in the neck for someone who just wants a phone to work with no hiccups. The Eris takes a bit of patience sometimes. I personally love it, but I'm a very forgiving person. But I would also trade it in a heartbeat for a Nexus or Incredible or something (duh). It can be the cause of much rage and frustration though. Just this week my wife and I were late to a house showing so we were looking up directions using Google maps and just as my wife was figuring out where to go her phone locked up and rebooted all on it's own.

    I'm really hoping the phone is more stable and less glitchy when the OTA 2.1 hits.
  10. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    I understand as well, Im just waiting for a better OS version to arrive or getting the Incredible, No Im not overly impressed just putting up with it for now.
  11. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

    I understand the problems , honestly I had the droid didn't like it got the eris and the first 5 days wanted to break it . But I was determined to make it work. Now I love the damn thing , even when it has some minor issues I can deal with it. I also like the OP had a Dare which I loved had the my 1st Dare for almost a year and it worked flawlessly then had a minor issue exchanged it under warrenty then I was going to Verizon for a new dare 1-4 times a month before they finally just gave me an early upgrade.

    But yeah this phone can be a very long learning curve... Plus coming from a Dare (which battery was amazing on) I can understand the battery problem completely my dare would sometimes last 3 or 4 days without a charge now I get 1-1.5 days on my Eris
  12. nomunk

    nomunk Well-Known Member

    even though I took my Eris back i must say I didnt have any of the problems u guys were having, I only took it back because Sprint came out with the $69.99 plan unlimited mobile to mobile and text and data, i couldnt resist that deal, if only Verizon had some type of plan to match that deal i would have stayed with the big red without a doubt
  13. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

    As long as you got a Hero
  14. i VTAK

    i VTAK Well-Known Member

    You got a Hero then? It's not quite as pretty as the Eris, but you can't beat the plan price!
  15. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Well, as long as it is official. :rolleyes:
  16. graywolferis1

    graywolferis1 Well-Known Member

    I don't use sense anymore, I can last 2 days on one charge.
  17. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Is that from turning of Sense or turning off 3G?
  18. matt0590

    matt0590 Active Member

    i had the phone for almost three months, im not sure if they will restore my upgrade, thanks for the positive post

    yeah when i first got my phone i did not charge it till it was dead, did a full charge for about the first week till it was dead and then i thought it would be broken in...i was only running two widgets sports tap and a battery meter widget and when i was not doing anything on the phone for about 2 hours my battery was around 73%...i also was not running any task killers because i had read here they are not necessary and to just let the apps run on their own

    thank you very much...this phone had potential for me but as it was my first ever smartphone, it was too much for me to handle and getting used not a patient person and this phone just sent me over the top lol

    sorry to hear that, deff. should not be happening with this phone
    exactly, it was a learning experience for me, atleast i am now familiar with the android software for some future phones that i may buy...and to be honest i think us dare to android users got a little spoiled with the battery life...the dare is an excellent multi media phone with perfect battery life

    this is a great community, thanks for all your input guys
  19. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

    Awww I remember my Dare. I had one last Jan...

    I hated the phone but it was cute.

    I'd think going from a dare to an eris would be a somewhat easy transition.
    Because they have the same form factor and battery life on my dare was just as horrid.

    But it sucks that you don't like it...but CL it. That's what I do with my phones now. It Might not fix the upgrade date but it's money in your pocket :)
  20. irishpride

    irishpride Well-Known Member

    Are you running 1.5 or 2.1? Although I haven't noticed much of a difference, I've heard people say that they are getting more life from their battery with the newest 2.1 leak.
  21. matt0590

    matt0590 Active Member

    haha the dare has awsome battery life!!! yes the dare and eris are very alike with the hard buttons and all touch screen but for some reason i was just not feeling the eris :[ CL sounds like a good idea but im not to familiar with it and im not sure people are going to be willing to buy my eris when so many other phones are coming out :[

    when i was running 1.5 for a while my battery life was improving by the week without any task killers as a matter of fact, it would probably go a day and a half without being charged and i would of been totally fine with that, then i did the upgrade to 2.1 and it was fine for a while, then after i say two weeks with the 2.1 the battery went down the crapper
  22. R1OT

    R1OT Well-Known Member

    I learned to like a Omnia for a year. So going to the Eris was a breath of fresh air for me. The only thing that I miss so far from the Omnia is Orb. Other then that more then happy with my decision.
  23. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

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    matt0590 Active Member

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    carmendiva Well-Known Member

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