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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mzaur, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. mzaur

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    I've been pretty set on getting the Atrix 2. Amazon has all phones at $0.01 right now, so now I'm considering the GS2. I went to an AT&T store to play with it and only found the Skyrocket. An AT&T sales rep told me that the GS2 was EOL'd and currently only sold online. Wtf? Didn't this phone only come out last month?

    Given a choice between GS2 and Skyrocket, I think the GS2 is a better choice for me due to the smaller screen and better battery life. For shame, AT&T, for shame.
     

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    Go to bestbuy or target, I never buy from carriers anymore.
     
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    If it's eol I assume it won't be getting ics or any updates?
     
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    I think it just means AT&T stops selling it. I'm just surprised since it just came out..
     
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    I don't know where you guys live, but I just bought an S2 at an AT&T store on Sunday. All over the store they had posters advertising the price, which said something like, "Price good until January 15." So if they're advertising it, they've gotta keep stocking it.
     
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    Went to an AT&T store today and saw only the Skyrocket. Would rather have the 4.3" GS2 with Exynos than 4.5" with Snapdragon.
     
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    Just order from AT&T online.
     
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    Meh. Gonna go with the Atrix 2 instead. I want an LED notification light :D
     
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    Meh was thinking of picking one up at sams club on black friday but if it's eol'ed and gps was never properly fixed i guess I can wait for something else to come around
     
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    Not sure on end of life but if it is, I'm ok with that as long as ICS comes out for it ;)
    2 local AT&T Store had the GS2 in stock and on display for $199, I ended up buying a GS2 from Amazon for $0.01, with free 2 day shipping.
     
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    If one is worried about a phone being EOL'd then best to go with Apple. Android platform is a continuously changing and evolving platform both in hardware and software. What is new and cool today is old news next month.
    I considered switching to skyrocket (I had several days left when it came out) because I wanted the LTE (Dallas guy) but in the end I decided it was hard enough to get my GS2 with a case in my shirt pocket now, much less a larger phone.
     
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    I had the same experience at another AT&T corporate store here in Long Island, NY. When I posted the same message, the forum members did NOT receive it well at all. So I took it up with another corporate store and spoke with the manager there. This is what he said:

    1. It's not EOL, it's up to the individual store mgr to decide if he/she will stock the phone.
    2. Sales people were told to *PUSH* the Skyrocket even in NON LTE stores, so some might be a little over *zealous* and over stating that a phone has been EOL. When in reality it was a local managerial decision.
    3. He also said that IF AT&T *corporate HQ* gets serious with LTE, the *AGGRESIVENESS from some existing salespeople now will then BECOME corporate mantra (at least for AT&T)

    Bottomline, Samsung is NOT discontinuing this phone rather it's AT&T marketing trying to PUMP up the number of LTE handsets for a successful LTE rollout to compete against T-Mobile & Sprint (remember T-mobile is NOT yet a part of AT&T...) Disclaimer - No I don't work for AT&T and have no affiliation and this LAST paragraph is IMHO... Take what I said with a grain of salt... :)
     
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    Agreed with alyone. My local store is still selling both and in talking with the reps they actually prefer the I777 so I know it's not going anywhere too soon.
     
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    Dude, it's not EOL and there is no GPS issue...?!?? The only issues I've seen with GPS was due to CASES (Aluminum) that blocks radio reception for GPS signal. Case removed, NO GPS issues...

    So go wait online at Sam's Club on black friday and join the GS2 club, the water's warm! :)
     
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    Hmm OK my captivate I starting to get really laggy really need to update haha. Can't really beat 96 cents to upgrade to an sgs2
     
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    international diplomat, cia spy
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    what is eol? is it like lol?

    also, the flagship at&t corporate store in los angeles said they would not be selling the sgs2 a month ago when i got my sgs2, and it would only be sold on the at&t web. they may have changed their policy since then.
     
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    While I'm sure Samsung will still come out with an upgrade to ICS at some point (probably well after we would like), it will be available on rooted phones at any time. Rooting is not for everyone but if you want something bad enough.....
     
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    I'm in Atlanta (LTE city) and have been to 2 corporate stores and they both carry the Rocket & the GSII. I'm going for the GSII from Sam's ... can't justifiy .96 vs $249.:)
     
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    EOL = End of Life
     
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    Actually it's Life
     
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    That's what I meant to type. LOL.
     
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    End of the line for you buckaroo!
     
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    From my understanding, and it is a little more than just casual knowledge, the phone is not EOL! A decsion was made that in certain markets in the country, the GS2 and some other phones, would not be sold in company owned stores. The phone is available on line and in stores like Best Buy etc even in those markets.
     
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    Ended up ordering a GS2 yesterday from Amazon :D
     
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    Most stores didn't have the S2 in store even weeks before the Skyrocket came out, as far as I saw personally/heard from others...
     

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