Would you get the EVO if it was on AT&T?


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  1. danielg

    danielg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just had another thought.

    For me, the switch was mainly about going to a provider that actually worked. i.e. no dropped calls, better service, more uptime etc. Obviously the EVO was a big plus to coming back to sprint - and the slightly lower monthly service charge didnt hurt either...

    But then I thought - Would I buy the EVO if it was on ATT? Probably not. I'd probably head over to verizon and pick up the incredible, or wait for the another phone on sprint or something. Hell, the dell mini 5 looks pretty good, just really big (that's what she said) but it's on AT&T, and i do NOT want to go back to poor quality of service.

    So, that said, I just wanted to check with you guys. Would you purchase the EVO if it was on another carrier? Was the purchase about the device? or was it about the service? Both?
     

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  2. dave31175

    dave31175 Well-Known Member

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    Given AT&T has no service within 5 miles of my house, AT&T is not an option, period.
     
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  3. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    no for the fact that ATT sucks, i would wait a bit longer for the moment 2 on sprint or the galaxy S if headed this way
     
  4. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    oh.. awww...

    HELL To the NO...

    I am on Sprint because of the saving on their plan...
    Had to deal with below par phone offerings and higher cost for the same phones.

    In the Long run... I saved money with thier plans.

    I would just wait for the next best phone on sprint.
    Otherwise I would have the iphone 3GS... last year.

    Finally Sprint has the best PHONE!!! but.. I have to wait till December to get the EVO... Mabye Maybe Maybe.. there will be a better phone in Dec.... :D
     
  5. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    dan i can almost guarantee there will be another 4g android phone by then, not sure if it will blow the EVO out of the water but it will be impressive i bet
     
  6. legacy

    legacy Well-Known Member

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    Nope. I switched for a great phone on a lower priced, better carrier.
     
  7. Shawnz

    Shawnz Well-Known Member

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    Heck I was seriously concidering a Backflip!

    I would have...

    Happy as heck to be goign with sprint. Excellent bang for the buck. If the EVO doesnt' work out for me I'll probably be suffering the new AT&T data plan with a N1.

    I get a nice discount with VZW and it's just STUPID expensive. It make AT&T look inexpensive. lol.

    AT&T generally works just fine for me (not on iphone). I have notied the data network going to crap in the last year or so. More smart phones / new iphone isn't going to help that any.
     
  8. gowcaizer1978

    gowcaizer1978 Well-Known Member

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    att sucks so not a chance in hell.
     
  9. raqball

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    I just left AT$T and the iPhone... I didn't leave because of the device....
     
  10. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

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    I will not go to AT&T for ANY phone!
     
  11. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, I'll take the counterpoint and say "maybe". Given the 3G issues with the N1, possible issues with the DInc, flaky signal with the Fuze, TP2, and Pure, I'd say no to HTC before AT&T...as always, YMMV.

    That said, in the Mid-Atlantic/NE, I've had no reception issues with a Moto Q, and get reception inside elevators in DC/Philly area. Coming from recent stints on VZ, where I had to make an antenna mod for my Droid, and poor reception inside "some" buildings on T-Mo with N900, I just reactivated my 2nd line on my AT&T family plan, in hopes of a decent Android slider device and sling mobile support.

    Aside from the coverage area(s), I think AT&T got "more" of a bad rep due to reception issues with the iphone. I generally had fewer issues, in the same areas, than my co-workers with iphones, and reports of iPhone issues in other countries/carriers, lead me to think that poor reception was hardware related...just a thought.
     
  12. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member

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    All my iPhone addict friends love their hardware but hate AT&T as the sole carrier. The device sucks as a phone but makes up for it as a wireless device thanks to wi-fi and not to AT&T's service.
     
  13. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any friends with other smartphone devices on AT&T who are also having reception issues?
     
  14. Sherman901

    Sherman901 Well-Known Member

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    No. I just came from AT&T. I love having service and a low monthly bill plus an awesome phone.
     
  15. IXIShogunR1

    IXIShogunR1 Well-Known Member

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    nope..... been off ATT for almost 3 years now... plan to stay that way
     
  16. awayne

    awayne Well-Known Member

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    Nope, would not even think of going to AT&T for ANY phone....

    All carriers have there issues and I have had my share of problems with Sprint but I have pretty much always gotten things fixed even though I have had to waste alot of my time doing so.
     
  17. hjoneshjones

    hjoneshjones Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely not....I have ATT now and they have no idea I'm leaving them by the end of this week. I just have to make sure I have phone numbers and Google Talk info for all of my BBM friends and I'm gone. ATT service is too expensive...I'm going to try to sell my iphone this week...probably won't get much for it. But between my iphone and BB i'm sure i will get my $200 back from buying the EVO.
     
  18. dan330

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    ssshhhshhhhh.. not to loud...
    the walls have ears...
    they might find out!
     
  19. ryohei47

    ryohei47 Well-Known Member

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    although i switched from att, no. att has poor coverage, especially at my house. plus im not a fan of the 2gb/$25 plan
     
  20. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member

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    You know, maybe the hardware does have something to do with it. I have friends with AT&T Blackberry's on corporate accounts and I never hear them them complain. Could be because the company Blackberry is free and they use it more for texting (delayed transmissions)? But then I have friends who have AT&T for wireless phone service only and boy do they complain. Beats me why they're still with AT&T. AT&T pretty much sucked even when it was known as Cingular in the S.F. Bay Area.
     
  21. csreborn

    csreborn Well-Known Member

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    I've used every carrier, and unlike 95% of most people I actually travel out of the near by state and country. AT&T is fine, their customer service is fine, and so is their network. The sheep hate against them is cute though.
     
  22. clambert1273

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    good for you... most people here have had AT&T previously including myself... Once I couldn't make a phone call out of my own house and always dropped the calls.. then I dropped them. I am not paying for something I can't use..

    If it wasn't Sprint that I happened to be with I wouldn't care. I almost didn't go back to them either - I just couldn't fathom paying the extreme prices of Verizon. I hadn't heard too much about TMobile but my Mother-n-law has them now and her service is crappy...

    Sprint and Verizon seems to be the only ones that get real service here..
     
  23. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. I recently signed up with T-Mobile, and again, their coverage is good "in my area". However there are a few weak spots here and there. Someone posted that he was able to get reception in a local store, with a BBerry 9700. where my signal was marginal/non-existant with N900. From what I've read, BBerry's are fairly decent with reception, regardless of carrier...as always, YMMV. That said, I do have problems with an older Moto V365 on AT&T however that runs on 2G, and seems more susceptible to interference.
     
  24. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    Carrier coverage/service is all relative...its all about who works best for you, "with your given device". People swear by Verizon, but I get 0 bars at my mom's house (she also has low/no signal with LG flip phone), and get multiple signal drops in the middle of the DC/Balt corridor, an area with:

    - (6) Verizon stores in a 5 mile radius
    - Both our houses (2) miles from (2) of those stores (which are a mile
    apart from each other)
    - Verizon CO a block from the entrance of my development
    - (3) Verizon corporate offices/call centers within 10 miles
    - One of the first areas in the state to get FiOS

    ...but again, this was only with the Droid, and the replacement I got, in an attempt to resolve the spotty reception.

    The one interesting post was that in the thread about 4G reception with an EVO vs. USB stick. Seems like the EVO has weaker reception in the same area, where the USB stick has proven "solid" for the past year or so.
     
  25. Ms_Kady

    Ms_Kady Well-Known Member

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    Nope. I left the iPhone & ATT because I was tired of paying too much money for crappy service.
     

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