Post your "I have my Xoom" posts here...


  1. vcarvega

    vcarvega Member

    The same... there is a lag when typing in this forum for me too... not a long one, but its there. This is the only site I've had that problem w/ today tho.
  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member

  3. kencrudup

    kencrudup Well-Known Member

    Got mine from Costco today! 90 days return time (which I thought I'd needed, 'till I took it home and used it!) was a lot better feeling than the 14 at VZ/BBY, plus they're rebating my activation fee.

    Only issue I've got is you can't register on MyVerizon 'cause they wanna send you a text message to validate your account, and we can't get one. There's a thread about it on the VZ forums, turns out they gotta send you a PW via Snail Mail, which blows chunks- can't believe they screwed that up at Big Red.
  4. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    there is a workaround that involves calling tech support and having them temporarily add a phone to your account so you can send the message to them. they will read the message over the phone. i am a new vzw customer and that is how i did it and my account is working proper:

    http://androidforums.com/2346798-post42.html

    get it setup now. i had mine setup on launch day.


  5. dwboston

    dwboston Active Member

    No one else seems to be having luck getting a VZW tech support person to do this. There are threads about this at Android Central and the VZW forum. The only solution being offered up to people is snail mail.
  6. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    the tech must be lazy then. the tech i spoke with did not waste any time. she went got a test phone and took care of it. its just a couple mouse clicks on their terminal. there really is no excuse for them not to do it. these techs (sprint does i know) are supposed to have phones around them to test out text messaging, mms, etc. so they must be too lazy or just ignorant on how to do it..

    it literally took this woman 5 minutes from phone call of me explaining to me hitting send to me hearing her test phone chirp... call back, get someone else in tech support and explain to them its been done. hell go into the store.. bring an old verizon phone if you have one and have them do a temp swap right there...
  7. whippintegra

    whippintegra Well-Known Member

    I went to best buy and they were sold out, then went over to the verizon store down the road and I got the first one sold from the store. Go figure :cool:
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  8. treyatl2006

    treyatl2006 New Member

    Went to 3 different best buy and finally got one yesterday...
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  9. BuTbKa

    BuTbKa Well-Known Member

    Got one from costco today. This thing is awesome ;)
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  10. kencrudup

    kencrudup Well-Known Member

    Well, nobody could get MarcTronixx' workaround going at VZ, so I just gave up and waited for my PW, which showed up today, and I was able to finally validate my account.

    Thing is, the upcoming VZ iPad2 won't be able to get the SMS validation message either- and I cynically wonder if they're going to work any harder to rectify this issue once they start getting those into customer hands?
  11. dbldwn02

    dbldwn02 Active Member

    Probably...since it's an IPad and IPad users are usually not patient or as tech savy as us real tablet users. Haha. I'm just playing, but no really.

    P.S. I got one at Verizon after one store told me I had to activate it. Bull honky!
  12. coreymcl

    coreymcl Well-Known Member

  13. BlackGreekGod

    BlackGreekGod Member

    Got my Xoom about 5hrs ago...havent set it down yet LoL
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  14. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    Well after playing with the iPad 2 for a couple of days now I came to the conclusion that it was not for me. To me it felt like a blown up iPod Touch. I have a 32gb iPod Touch (3rd Gen) and while the iPad 2 is bigger and the screen looks better, it felt like I was using my iPod Touch. I took it back to BestBuy and got a Xoom (No Activation Fee and No Data Plan Required, happy about that). I will test out this unit until Mar 27 and if I like it I will return it and get the WiFi only model and save $200 (I have a 30 day window as a return). I hope the MicroSd, USB and Flash is all up and working correctly by then. I have a Rooted HTC EVO and really enjoy Android. I love Rooting and doing what I want with MY device. Now I will say the iPad 2 is very nice but just did not grab me. The thing that is important to me is USB, Expandable Memory and Flash as the iPad 2 does not have any of those items (I thought I would be fine with that BUT the Geek PC Enthusiasts in me could not get over that). Hopefully the Xoom will fit my needs.
  15. XoomON

    XoomON Member

    This is not my first Android device (have an Incredible), but I have to say that my first impressions of the Xoom are very good. This is my first posting on this site and I wanted to make it from my new tablet. I love the fact that when I first synced my device, Google noticed and allowed my to install apps I already paid for in the market. Okay, back to playing with the Xoom!
  16. pwscott

    pwscott Active Member

    Def pickup the Tapatalk app if you plan to use the forums it's so worth it....I have may be ten forums set as faves in it. Also know that you may get some non-tablet versions of apps when the store downloads the apps you had on your previous Droid...you can uninstall and go get again and you'll get the right version. That happened to me as my phone is Droid X (which I love)....and I didn't get a couple of tablet-optimized versions until I reloaded those few apps. This can happen with Youtube where you don;t get the 3D wall experience sometimes.
  17. XoomON

    XoomON Member

    Yes, agreed. I have Touchdown for all of my Exchange mail on my DINC and noticed that I need to grab the tablet version from the marketplace. I will have to checkout Tapatalk, thanks for the heads up!
  18. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

    I did. It think this forum was on tapatalk anymore.I am missing tons of of apps that I have on my nexus s. They didnt switch over and I can't find them in the market.. luckily mlb at bat transfer ed over or I would be super pissed
  19. lava9611

    lava9611 Active Member

    I was sceptical picking up the XOOM and fully accepted that that I may return it. But after using it for 24 hours I have absolutely no regrets! The device is exactly what I expected. It is just plain fun!!

    For those who have spent time crticizing the XOOM, spend some quality time with it rather than having a knee jerk reaction.
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  20. Larkin Vain

    Larkin Vain New Member

    I picked the wifi one up yesterday morning and I love it!
  21. XoomON

    XoomON Member


    I absolutely agree!

    So far I have had only one issue. Mine doesn't always come back out of sleep and I need to reboot it. I just sat it down on my desk and it just went to sleep. All of a sudden it rebooted itself. Any ideas? I don't have any funky apps loaded....
  22. lava9611

    lava9611 Active Member

    After a dispute with Staples Online, I picked my WiFi XOOM yesterday morning. And I love it. App devlopers need to get with it and update their apps. Most work ok, but look weird (looking at you Phandroid *snicker*). Make sure to download CNN and Pulse to see what the tablet is capable of.
  23. Rootmepls

    Rootmepls Well-Known Member

    Grabbed one yesterday just getting around to using it today. Had a dinner I had to attend last night. So far I'm loving it.
  24. Web Raven

    Web Raven Member

    Picked mine up first thing Sunday morning at Staples. My company gets a discount at Staples, so I saved $50!

    I don't think I put it down all day until I went to bed last night. After reading various reviews and whatnot for the past month, I was a little worried about what to expect... but honestly, aside from a few force closes on one or two insignificant apps, it has worked flawlessly!

    I have it set up to control my Dish Network DVR and my Google TV already and even installed Citrix so I can access my PC at work through it.

    BTW... HI. I'm new. ;)
  25. I guess I'll join in. Just got mine.

    I need to use it to work... so I'm going to be back here asking about VPN/Citrix very soon.

    But for everything else it's cool as hell. Sega emulators are what I've been spending my time on (Shning Force is the raddest game ever).

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