We'll be saying goodbye to Evo for Thunderbolt

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  1. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I noticed the double post as well

  2. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Well-Known Member

    Are you sure you're going to get 3G from Verizon in the same situation? My parent's house in the sticks only has Verizon or AT&T available yet I roam onto the VZ 3G network with my EVO when I'm visiting them. Not as fast as native Sprint 3G but definitely faster than my old phone which would not roam onto the VZ 3G network.
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  3. I was about to post the same thing. I guess he didn't feel he got enough attention from one thread?

    Maybe we can organize one big Thunderbolt e-cookie to give the guy.

    I get it. Sprint sucks in his area, Verizon doesn't. The device needs to be able to perform the minimum expectations of a smartphone to be considered and 3G data is one of them. I would have switched, too, albeit with a little less fanfare.
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  4. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    why didn't he just flash the evo with a verizon prl????

    I have looked at the thunderbolt briefly...those lte speeds are pretty insane ...but I imagine my house lacks lte just as it does wimax

    hrmmmm...just looked it up and my home addy shows to actually have lte...so does work ( I get no sprint 3g or 4g at work)

    very interesting
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  5. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Wait, can this be done? I was always under the impression that Verizon wouldn't let Sprint phones onto their network due to the ESN?
  6. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    You are only forcing it to roam.. but it may force sprint to end your contact
  7. longshot

    longshot Well-Known Member

    At least alot of you can get wireless at home and have other high speed options like 4g here in the 20 year behind on technology state of WV I have to pedal a bike to generate enuff power to even charge my phone. LOL! Actually the 3g is the only high speed I can get here where I live, besides the dish option and their little F.A.P sucks!
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  8. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    With no etf ;) and you get a clean esn. Hello metro hehe
  9. calvinrw

    calvinrw Well-Known Member

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  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    why ?

    it dont belong there. what does your post have to do with root?
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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Agree, root thread closed.
  12. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    no issues, just gave me a lil chuckle is all... i still think that you can keep the evo on the vzw prl(until sprint boots ya that is LoL)
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  13. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    rabid naked bunny kernel? WOAH!!! i hope it doesnt bite you, i hear that you need like 12 shots in the stomache to cure that!! ok, all kidding aside, is that a real kernel? i guess i could look too...
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  14. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    is it this kernel? [Kernel]netarchy-toastmod, Stable: 4.3.1 Beta: 4.3.4 (17-Mar-2011) Now With HDMwIn
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It's from the changelog of the netarchy kernel. ;)

    I listed it that way to advertise that some of us do read the changelogs, and that if you don't, maybe you'll want to. :D

    I'm running an older release of the Evo rom and a kernel that matches it. I'm perfectly content, and awaiting Gingerbread or my next phone, under the theory that after a certain point, I don't fix what isn't broken. (That kernel does limit still camera megapixels, tho - and - that's another don't-care for me.)
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  16. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    LoL gotcha, yeah thats what i found from my google search... too funny man:) im kinda at the same point, cm7 and tiamat 3.3.7 work.... period lol so why attempt to fix what aint broke?
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  17. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    Indeed...the carrier comes first...then choose the phone. I may be moving to Verizon when my Sprint contract is up. I have more issues than anticipated with Sprint's 3G coverage. Also, by the time my contract is up, most of the places I go will finally have saturated LTE coverage. I'll probably pay an extra $20/mo though...
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  18. If you have a Sprint phone you can roam on Verizons network. If you have taken road trips using navigationyour phone has to be out of Sprint Only for roaming purposes. If you don't have access to 3G, navigation won't work. This means you are using Verizon towers for data.
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  19. evos4life

    evos4life Member

    So aside from the carrier, what's the difference?
  20. sleepy3103

    sleepy3103 Active Member

    4G and 3G speeds all depend on your area. 4G is still super spotty and inconsistent. I just did a speed test in the parking lot at mcdonalds. 3G was 1.2 mbs down and 900kbs up. Switched to 4G and got 6.2 mbs up and 2.2 mbs down.

    Just figured is throw that out there. I'm in Cleveland Ohio by the way.
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  21. This should be comparing the EVO 3D vs the Thunderbolt. The EVO 3D kills the Thunderbolt on every level.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It's more about needing to move to Verizon, where the 3vo won't work either.
  23. devinEVO

    devinEVO Well-Known Member

    my speeds arnt too bad even in roaming situations. still better ping times than my home internet (wildblue) because i literally live in the middle of nowhere... and spend a month at a time without service lol but i still throw my 94 bucks a month at "the man" and am completely satisfied with what ever service i do recieve from them
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  24. evos4life

    evos4life Member

    How do you flash the prl to roam in verizons network?

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