Thank u evo v 4g forum but I'm moving on up to the east side!General

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  1. dg61981

    dg61981 Well-Known Member

    So I know starting these kinds of threads is trite and all but I just had to say thank u to all the devs and trolls (I say that as a term of endearment lol) on this forum. U guys have made my short 2yr tenure with vmob tolerable. But that tmoble free nexus 4 deal was too good to pass up. Now let's see how long I can stay with a contract carrier. I think at least 2yrs is a safe bet lol. Thanks again guys. Love u long time!

  2. EazySteve

    EazySteve Well-Known Member

    Good luck. If you don't mind me asking how much you paying a month now?
  3. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    Moving on up to the East Side you say?

  4. dg61981

    dg61981 Well-Known Member

    Well I've effectively almost doubled my cell phone bill. Went from 86 bucks to around 150. But we were able to make cuts in other areas to justify the purchase. Plus we were just tired of the dropped calls and not delivered text messages all of the time. Also my wife will be happy that I'm not spending $300 on a new cell phone every 6mos lol
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  5. EazySteve

    EazySteve Well-Known Member

    You got one of the best phones with first dibs on updates. You should be good for 2 years hopefully
  6. coco3133

    coco3133 Well-Known Member

  7. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

  8. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    I can't even imagine being limited to 16GB. I don't buy phones that have internal only memory, and I don't buy phones with non-removable batteries. I hope the trend isn't towards this model :rolleyes:

    My Music folder alone is pushing 7GB, and my ROMs and NANDs are another 4GB.

    On my 32GB SD card, I have less than 10GB available.
  9. m-cman

    m-cman Well-Known Member

    I totally agree! At some point when everything is on the cloud and there is no longer any internal storage (not just on phones but on computers and all other devices), what will keep the companies from pricing cloud storage at whatever they want? We will have no recourse as nothing will have internal storage! This seems to be the way every company is headed...

    Also, what about security? All my computer/phone data out there for any hacker to see is not secure!!
  10. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    I don't believe in cloud storage. I mean, I believe that it exists, but i don't plan on using it ever. I have 5GB with amazon...and the only thing in there is music that I've purchased from them in the past.

    I would NEVER put any of my personal information into a cloud storage device. In fact, putting MP3s in cloud storage still means you gotta have a good connection to listen to them. I could have just stayed with Rhapsody if I have to stream everything.

    I read some of Google's comments about the Nexus 4 not having SD card, and they are trying to spin it as a good thing. They made it out like having an SD card confuses the customer, and that's the "old way" of doing it. Screw that nonsense. What happens when I brick my phone, and I haven't backed up my content? Normally, I could just remove the SD card, and put it in the next phone. But with internal memory, you can't. Perhaps you can pay someone to extract it...or perhaps you can go 100% cloud so it's saved offsite. Again, this model DOESN'T suit me one bit.
  11. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Cell phones go kaput way too often to rely on internal storage. Give me my SD card all day, every day. If you don't have a physical copy of all that music, you only have access to it until some company says you don't.
  12. Leslie Ann

    Leslie Ann Well-Known Member Developer

    Odds are you were not spending $300 every 6 months on a phone, however, let's run the numbers.

    Ignoring all other factors...
    $64 (price difference) x 6months (service) = $384

    Your wife should have let you keep spending $300 every 6 months, you were saving money.

    Nice "free" phone.

    Oh, and Google is right, sdcards are the old way, but until they put decent amounts of storage (which is entirely overpriced), it's the only good option. The cloud is a complete joke, and cards are cheap. On the other hand, give me a phone with 64gigs internal storage, and I still will put a 32 or 64gig card on it if I can. You can never have too much storage.
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  13. Ranhead

    Ranhead Well-Known Member

    I almost fell off my chair laughing at that ...... and I agree. I'm never buying a phone that I cannot put a SD card into.
  14. m-cman

    m-cman Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, there may come a time when we don't have that choice... :mad:
  15. dg61981

    dg61981 Well-Known Member I'm reading thru this thread and now my feelings about making this move have greatly deteriorated. U guys stole my gusto! My phone will be here tomorrow, tmob has already ported my number and I've already sold my evo. Should I just repack the nexus 4 and send it right back?! I'm kinda screwed now huh?
  16. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    Don't say that. Don't you EVER say that :( :mad:
  17. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    Pretty much, however, you can always test out T-Mo for a few months and then port back to virgin when the S3 drops. I think you said you signed a contract though. If you can get out of the contract (within 30 days perhaps?) you could go on T-mo prepaid to see how you like their service.
  18. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    You could be right. I think all these phone manufacturers are looking hard at the apple "walled garden" approach. However, phones like the Note 2 (targeting the work demographic) will probably continue to offer removable storage. It makes sense as a way to keep work files physically separate from personal stuff.
  19. xstefen

    xstefen Well-Known Member

    I like my removable SD card, helps with soft bricks and firmware updates. No thanks on internal only/non-removable batteries
  20. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    I used to think that you vote with your wallet, and while that may still be true, if the masses don't really care about SD cards, and manufacturers can continue to sell phones without them, then we may see them disappear from the phone world.

    So even though us hardcore phone users will avoid the ones without SD cards, our numbers may not be enough feedback to the manufacturers to convince them to keep making them to good old fashioned way.

    I'll continue to buy ONLY phones with removable batteries as well as SD cards until I no longer can. If there ends up being one company (please don't let it be Huawei) selling them like that in the future, then that's where my money will go.

    I'd prefer to stick with HTC or Samsung. LG and Motorola are backups to these brands. Everyone else isn't a serious consideration for this is kinda important.
  21. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    I am very much with you on that. Like I mentioned, I think the Galaxy Note line of phones will continue to offer micro SD storage options but I suspect the "S" line will probably switch to internal. I think HTC is already switching, their flagships, which sucks. I would actually consider signing a contract if that was the only way to stick with a phone that has micro SD available.
  22. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    Well, that's it then. Screw them all. Back to the flip phone for me :(

    In all seriousness...I don't trust the whole idea of holding down the power button forever in order to simulate a battery pull. Non-removable batteries may work for iPhones, but on Android, I think it just sets up more service tickets and is a hindrance to the customer.

    Are they moving towards phones that can't be rooted? Or more specifically, how do you format all partitions without erasing the ("SD" data) when it's all one big drive? This has been tackled already I am sure...what are the Nexus guys doing? Also, how do you delete the porn from your phone before sending it in for service? Or what about those top secret documents that you have? How do you service a phone with sensitive information on it? I'll tell you how...REMOVE THE SD CARD.

    Have you guys seen those Hitler parodies on youtube? I feel like making one where Hitler discovers that Android phones are all going to be sold with internal batteries and non-removable SD cards.
  23. DannySihapanya

    DannySihapanya Well-Known Member

    I just arrived to the evo 4 g forum(sale at radio shack) and you're leaving? :(

    Enjoy your new phone.

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