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  1. J & J Speed Shop

    J & J Speed Shop New Member This Topic's Starter

    Jan 9, 2010
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    Just activated my Samsung Moment on Sprint last night and I personally love the phone and the interface. However I have some issues that I would like help with or an alternative. I am coming from the HTC Mogul with WM6.5 loaded on it. I have had Windows Mobile phones for the past 6 years or so and gotten so used to them.

    1. Contacts list - I was wondering if there is another good contact program or am I stuck with what is loaded on my phone. The only real problem I have with the contacts list is how people and businesses are listed. On my windows mobile phone I could enter both a person's name and the business and I could choose how I wanted the contact to appear in the list. Like I could have the company listed (ie. Widgets Inc.) or have the person and company listed and vice versa (ie. Widgets Inc. (John Smith))

    2. Roaming ONLY choice - on my windows mobile phone I could edit the registry to allow me to pick either Sprint only, Automatic, or Roaming Only. This is very useful for me because in my shop with the metal roof I can't send or receive calls reliably.

    3. Tethering - I used my WM phone along with my netbook and would bridge the wired connection to use my credit card terminal to process payments. I see there is no internat sharing app on the Moment. Any suggestions?

    I really like the phone, but if I can't find solutions to these problems I will have to bit the bullet and get the HTC Touch Pro2. Part of me doesn't want to do this but I need to have service at my shop to answer business calls and I need to process credit card payments

    Thanks Everyone

  2. meangene

    meangene Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2010
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    I also just switched from the Mogul and had some of the same questions. Here's a few suggestions:

    1. There are quite a few contacts apps in the app store; do a search and you may find what your looking for.

    2. Go to System Settings > Wireless Controls > Mobile Networks and play with the roaming options in there--the system select might be what your looking for. You could also just power down the phone at work.

    3. I used wmwifirouter on the Mogul all the time and they have (sort of) announced that their working on an android version. I think I saw some other tethering options on these forums using PDAnet or something like that.

    Overall, I highly suggest you stick with Android; smart phones have come a long way and I think this is going to be the standard OS in the not so distant future.
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Dec 2, 2009
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    You will need the paid version of pdanet for cc transactions... but its worth it. It works incredibly fast. And its really easy to use.

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