Walked in with my hero, out with my free EVO!


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  1. Matterof8th

    Matterof8th Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow. This weekend the back button on my Hero stopped clicking, it would still send you back, but it didnt have that reassuring 'click' anymore. I take it into the best-buy mobile where I bought it and ask to have it replaced, I had the sprint insurance. They said sure, I qualified, no problem...but then they couldnt find a Hero. They called all over town, no one had a Hero, apparently the clerk thinks they're being 'phased out'. They offer me a few other phones that are supposed to be 'comparable' to the Hero, but I dont like any of them and I tell him so. He sighs, and says "Well, I guess it's got to be equal or greater value, and the only thing else we have is the Evo".

    So, long story not that shortened, I ended up getting a free Evo because my back button wasnt working. Giggety.

    Let me tell ya, the speed and smoothness of this thing is what I thought the Hero was going to be like. goodbye lag, I mean seriously...there is zero lag, this seems like what our phone was supposed to be.
    Plus I live in Raleigh, we have 4G here so that extra ten bucks is at least being spend ON something.
    The only con so far is that it's ****ing huge, a bit unweildy in my hands, i'm guessing it will take a bit of time before I have a good 'grasp' on how to hold it.
     

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  2. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

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    You lucky bastard... but congradulations! LoL
     
  3. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you can do that if you have BBs Geek Squad black tie protection too.
     
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Nice!
     
  5. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    Nice job! I am debating, as the EVO is HUGE! But the big screen....hmmm...decisions, decisions! I have just about a month before I can upgrade, although I won't walk out with a free EVO.
     
  6. nodrogkam

    nodrogkam Well-Known Member

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    you now have to pay an extra $10 a month. so i guess it's a sweet deal with a bit of salt. tho u do have 4g in your area.
     
  7. kimknapp

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    Am I the only one that thinks that you did not get such a good deal?
    My wife has the EVO and although I think it is very nice, I would not trade my Hero for one. Too big!
    Of course, my Hero is still on 1.5, runs fast and works well! I like the size, the way it works, etc. I am not too fond of the pictures my wife's EVO takes (although I have not tried it since the 2.2 update) and we don't have 4G here (which admittedly is not your case). Unlike some on the forum, I like the trackball for navigating around at certain times.
    It is sad that Sprint has a good device, screws it up with a bad update and then drops it instead of fixing it.
    Still, sure wish they would either fix the 2.1 update or bring out 2.2!!
     
  8. Zinja

    Zinja Well-Known Member

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    ...but now you'll have to customize all the pockets in your pants to get the phone to fit!

    just kidding...

    but seriously, now you'll have to be careful not to drop it on your foot and have to head to the ER.

    just kidding...

    no but, seriously, now your boss is going to be like, dude, your productivity levels suck! and you'll be like, dude, it's an EVO! It has a damn kickstand! I can't shake it!

    just kidding...
     
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  9. Mrstish79

    Mrstish79 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Funny I have the same issue with my hero, none clicking back button and I have Best Buy insurance, but there's nothing they have that I want yet. I like my hero to much and that Evo is just uuge, yes its so big for a phone that is's uuge not huge and it won't fit in any of my cute side pockets on my purses or any of my pants pockets, not cute.

    But you enjoy.
     
  10. JD_from_da_80s

    JD_from_da_80s Well-Known Member

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    is moving to Raleigh :D
     
  11. wallyy

    wallyy Well-Known Member

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    No lag ... until you fill it up with widgets!!!!!!!!111

    Good deal though!
     
  12. sactowngamer

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    I would happily pay the extra 10 bucks a month for the evo
     
  13. androidtp

    androidtp Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  14. Brandito

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    this post makes me sick!

    best buy has much better customer service than the sprint store it appears. took my phone to the sprint store twice before i got a used hero!

    lucky lucky bastage!
     
  15. SprintFan

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    I agree, some sprint customer service people are well........ you get the point
     
  16. MadBrown

    MadBrown Well-Known Member

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    I was a little turned off by the EVO's huge screen too, since I carry my phone in my pocket. Rooted Hero, here I come.
     
  17. artex101

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    Sprints customer service??? HA! My wifes Moment wont receive phone calls or emails whenever it feels like it, tried 4! (FOUR) times to get a CHEAPER non-android phone in its place or resolve the issue... nada. She is sick and tired of the Moment and I dont blame her for not having them "take a look at it" or giving us another POS Moment. One tech guy was helpful tho; asked me if I took out the battery.... oh yeah, and I got hung up by a manager on 2! (TWO) separate occasions. No call back or anything- just a "click". needless to say we are taking our money to VW; Droid 2 and X are arriving in two days.

    F**k Sprint!!
     
  18. MrMattux

    MrMattux Well-Known Member

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    this is so win
     
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    Rangerlt_x New Member

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    can you get BB Geek Squad Protection on a Hero that you didnt get from BB?
     
  20. Brandito

    Brandito Well-Known Member

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    if you really want to ditch the hero early, complain to sprint about it and complain often.

    after 3-4 months of steady complaints about the phones general crappiness they finally allowed me to upgrade early to an evo. still had to sign another 2 year and pay the price on the site for the evo, but it beats carrying around the hero until next july.
     
  21. wilcox99

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    Lag on the Hero? Mine has zero lag. Zilch. None. Zippo.
     
  22. Brandito

    Brandito Well-Known Member

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    be happy you're satisfied. 2 phones, multiple resets, rooting, overclocking, custom roms, kernals, and everything under the sun and i was not impressed, especially after seeing a puny aria with similar specs operate so smoothly with sense.
     
  23. MahaloCat

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    Sense BLOWS.....No lag on sense -BLAZING fast on AOSP
    WOOT - Im LOVIN MY HERO
     
  24. Brandito

    Brandito Well-Known Member

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    informative, thought provoking and overall witty response.
     
  25. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

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    Yes not Unlike your anti sprint/hero responses above.
    but thanks for your input - :rolleyes:
     

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