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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Monkey, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Monkey

    Monkey Well-Known Member
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    Good Evening All,
    I`m getting Restless now waiting for my Hero
    to come tomorrow and after reading on here and elsewhere
    about when I get to start the phone up the first time I will be
    asked for my Google account.
    Now as I don't have one how do I go about acquiring one of these?
    Is it really important to using the phone online ie:getting Apps?
    I already have my e-mail account which I have used for a few
    years now and am happy with my ISP, is this what I am being asked
    about, G-Mail or something Separate?

    Peace
    Andrew.
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Android Expert
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    Hey Monkey :D

    1) You can Acquire one by simply going signing up to a Gmail , But Don't worry you can also easily to sign up to one on the Phone when you get it. It's easy , Free and only takes 2 minutes.

    2) it's not 100% Necessary to have the Internet on all the time {for example if you just wanted to use it to make calls etc}. But You have to have some sort of internet connection to Retrieve Emails , Browse the Web , download apps etc.

    3) You have to use a Gmail account as It's necessary for using the Market , So you must sign into a Google account.

    However , you can quite easily set up your phone to retrieve emails from your existing Email provider so Its delivered to the phone ;)

    Carl C
     
  3. Monkey

    Monkey Well-Known Member
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    Hi Carl, thank you Mate I appreciate your help. :)
    Roll on Tomorrow.

    Peace,
    Andrew.




     
  4. Carl C

    Carl C Android Expert
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    It's 22:10 , Not long Now! :D
     
  5. mariscalcus

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    I bought my Hero a couple of weeks ago on a T Mobile Solo 20 deal. Be warned - T Mobile will not tell you this but if you have an android phone they charge you an extra #5 a month for email including GMail. This despite the sales guy assuring me that the deal was all-inclusive with no additional charges for unlimited internet. I only found this out when my phone refused to sync either POP3 or Gmail giving me an error saying that my SIM card was not correctly configured. I do not know if this applies to other UK providers.
     
  6. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast
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    I dont get charged that. I have the unlimited data plan. WIth T-mo for 4 years.
     
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