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Do you like the Hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LastFrontierLabs, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. LastFrontierLabs

    LastFrontierLabs Well-Known Member
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    I live in Alaska and our local wireless service (Alaska Communication Systems) gets phones about 6 months or later than the lower 48. We have just this week been offered the Hero (Sprint version)...first Android phone sold locally. My spouse and 3 teens have iPhones, but we've already been to a couple of spots in AK where they didn't have service.
    Do you like your Heros??? If you had the chance at a different phone would you choose something other than the Hero? Why?

    Thanks for your input,
    sherri
     

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  2. jmorse

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    I moved from the Palm Pre and am very happy with my choice. The Hero is a fantastic device.
     
  3. tatonka_Hero

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    love the thing. I don't put it down. it doesn't get quite as good of service as my old p.o.s. razr did, but that doesn't surprise me. those things got service everywhere lol. I literally don't put the thing down though. I'm on my laptop now, but playing poker on my hero as well. When I'm in class, the Hero's a lifesaver at keeping me from being bored. I could use my laptop, but the hero's a little less obvious when no one else is using laptops this semester.

    Oddly enough, last semester i didn't get much service at school, at least not in the buildings. Now this semester I get amazing service, 4 or 5 bars everywhere.
     
  4. Bnice

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    This is a good phone,its my first Android device and I'm not looking back.
     
  5. jackwhite75

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    I just got my Hero this weekend and love it! I had a BlackBerry Curve 8330 and was worried about losing the physical keyboard, but have adjusted and can text just as fast on as I used to. It has so many apps and the customization on the phone is superior to my BlackBerry. My wife has a Palm Pre and is jealous of my Hero and my friends who have an iPhone are very impressed with the phone as well.
     
  6. nick325i

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    Got it on launch day.

    Love my hero!
     
  7. Kelmar

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    Thus is the only phone I've loved since my first phone in 98/99.
     
  8. bmwboyee

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    I love it much more since i rooted and rom'd it!
     
  9. Fighton

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    I had a blackberry tour before getting a Hero. The Hero is better in almost every way.
     
  10. D1rhino

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    I've had my Hero for 3 weeks and I am loving it. How is sprint service up there? I maybe moving to Anchorage.
     
  11. stinky

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    I like my Hero over WinMo anyday. My brother switched to th Hero from an iPhone but doesnt like it since its not as "snappy" as the iPhone, but he likes the better coverage and cheaper bill though.
     
  12. LastFrontierLabs

    LastFrontierLabs Well-Known Member
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    Sprint does not have service here. ACS (Alaska Communication System) and GCI are offering the Hero. I think ACS is partnered with Verizon and GCI is partnered with Sprint or T-Mobile.

    ACS has the best service in Alaska.
     
  13. LastFrontierLabs

    LastFrontierLabs Well-Known Member
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    The price would be about the same. Coverage would be better with the service offering the Hero. I really wanted the Hero, but after reading several post here, it seems the apps can be really buggy....I am certainly not up to dealing with phone issues. So still undecided.
     
  14. dan330

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    Every day I find a new reason to love this phone more!

    Well I question your reason to ask that question here in this forum .
    I predict 99% will say positive opinions!

    I recommend you read reviews and YouTube videos so that you might have a more unbias feedback

    That said ....... get the hero ! You will be satisfied
     
  15. tatonka_Hero

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    Some apps can be buggy, yes. But that's why you read the reviews of the apps before you download them. If there's a whole bunch of bad reviews, then don't download it (obviously).
     
  16. toomuchgame441

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    Had my Hero since launch day and it was a great buy. I can't really put it down, from music to the GREAT web browsing, to the thousands of apps, theres so much to keep you busy with.
     
  17. twospirits

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    As great as the Sprint Hero is (I love mine), it really doesn't amount to a hill of beans if you do not have good sprint service where you are at. Although you have at least 30 days to check it out before returning it if it doesn't work out for you.

    TS out
     
  18. aclark414

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    Came from a long line of blackberries. Would not ever go back.
     
  19. LastFrontierLabs

    LastFrontierLabs Well-Known Member
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    As stated before, this phone wasn't offered by Sprint in Alaska. It is offered by Alaska Communications Systems who is partnered with Verizon. I will have excellent coverage.....
    I got my Hero last night. :)
     
  20. PrO1210

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    I love my HERO...just one thing though,how can I blank the screen while on a call?
     
  21. mich0020

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    "proximity sensor" from the market
     
  22. NoNeck

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    I really loved it when I bought it and I fell in love with it all over again after I rooted it. Make your spouse and kids jealous.
     
  23. twospirits

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    opps, i stand corrected.

    Enjoy your Hero.

    TS
     
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