General Whos's getting a Fonepad?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 8 corez, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. 8 corez

    8 corez Active Member
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    I would be lying if I said I'm not intrigued by the Fonepad... Especially at that 250 dollar price! True it might look a little funny holding a 7" tablet up to ones ear but IDK... It might just be the future of smartphones... What do you all think?
     

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  2. 8 corez

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  3. bob60626

    bob60626 Well-Known Member
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    If it will work on TMobile (mechanically and carrier allowed) I'm getting it.
     
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  4. RabbiEli

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    I just got one and it works on T-Mobile. Now, we need root.
     
  5. bob60626

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    Nice! On the aws bands or just the refarmed?

    How do you like it so far?
     
  6. SevenW

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    I bought one as a tab, must say pretty impressed it's definitely on par with a Nexus 7, only one downside and thats not holding it to your ear, but there are no silicone cases available for it well atleast I can't find any.
     
  7. xiaokai

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    I already got one recently :)
    I am very happy and impressed by it.

    Im very egger for someone to Root it
     
  8. SevenW

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    After 6 days use, something very strange started to happen, after charging it to 100% then switching it off, 2hrs later I turn it on battery is 57%. Next day again charged to 100%, 1 minutes use equates to 1% battery, I literally watched the battery level drop. Even just with the screen on with no apps in the background.

    I thought it was a dodgy app so I did a reset. Nope no such luck, I took the fonepad back to Asus and now have to wait 3-5days for service.

    Not a great start.
     
  9. AndroidExplrr

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    I'm facing a similar problem with my Fonepad which is just a few weeks old.. only that the problem has compounded to a state that the Fonepad is not powering-up at all. Any luck with the Asus service? What was their finding??
     
  10. SevenW

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    Sorry I was totally disappointed by their service, I left my less than 2 week old machine with them for 2 weeks while they replaced my battery and motherboard, I did however did get an upgrade from 8Gb to 16Gb.

    I've been using it pretty heavily since getting it back and so far all's well.
    But their service has left me with a bad taste, I would seriously have to consider buying any Asus product again.
     
  11. mythuat24h

    mythuat24h New Member
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    I am using asus fonepad 7 and it is good for me.
     
  12. bobm2014

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    Has anyone got their fonepad (or similar, like nexus 7-I) to work on a lan,
    with the bobjgear wotsit or similar usb dongle? This would clinch it for me,
    I would think of getting it. The requirement is 'to be enabled with ethernet'
     
  13. anzilone

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    I'm using Asus Fone Pad 7, its a good tablet and got price around $200. There are 2 SIM card slots on the device. I'm from India,so far i'm a happy customer with Fone Pad...
     
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