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If you don't sell your current Evo, how will you use it if upgrading?

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  1. AM2

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    I think I'll let my wife use it on wifi in the house.(she currently has an intercept and I'm sure she will appreciate the same tasks so much better on the evo)

    It will also be an additional media device for traveling. Perhaps I'll load up the movies I don't want on the 3d.

    I'll also use it as a guinea pig in all my rooting exploits. Perfect way to test things out before doing them on the 3d.

    What might you do with yours?
     

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    If I upgrade, this will become my media player. My ipod is nice, but it's too old to run the latest software. Plus this can handle everything. Music, movies, email, web, streaming, ... Plus, it would be a good backup in case anything happens to the upgrade. I wanted to use my old BB as my media player, but a family member needed it as a phone.

    Plus the evo has voice over IP capabilities, that I would love to dabble in. So my upgrade would handle calls / txts, and have 3g / 4g / wifi off, and my evo would be for emails and voip calls. I am actually quite excited to use this phone for these purposes in the future.
     
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    considering my new phone would have to do all the evo does and more....i would have no real reason to keep it. definitely would be passed on to my son to replace his aria or to a lucky ebayer.

    i have actually been looking at some phones on att lately...since the other half has a fam plan over there.

    nothing sprint has slated for release has really intrigued me yet
     
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    Not upgrading but if I was. I would just keep my evo and not get insurance on the new one. It would become an alarm clock and be kept safe for awhile in case of need.
     
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    I'd probably hand the other one down to family, sell it at a decent price to someone, or even (if I'm feeling good that day) sell it to a friend for dirt cheap (<$75)
     
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    I believe my Evo would go to my fiance, the LG Optimus she has is ok hut she's getting a bit bored with it. I think the evo would perfect for her when she wants to do some light browsing, watch shows are do her facebook thing. The Evo 3D will give me the power I need to take all of that to the next level :p
     
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    I'm gonna give my Evo to my girlfriends 14 yr old son. He still has the old LG env 2 but he is wanting an iphone. I think a lot of that kid and I dont want that to change. I'll buy him a new Android and keep my Evo a while longer if that's what it takes.
     
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    I would keep my Evo and use it for Wifi around the house. My 7 year old son loves to play angry birds and now he could use it anywhere. I would also play with a lot of ROM's for it.
     
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    give it to my 7 daughter for game / wifi / music player..
    to replace the Hero i gave her ....
    sell the hero for $50.

    The old EVO would also be my .. backup.. no insurance!
     
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    I'm about like you. I'm planning on giving it to my little brother to use as an "iPod Touch" with Android ;) lol cheap I know, but eh, it's a $499 iPod Touch for crying out loud! Wifi doesn't hurt either.
     
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    I'm locked into getting $150 from the Sprint buyback program, hopefully I can get that in the Sprint store when I pick up my Evo 3D.
     
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    Giving it to my 12 year old son.
     
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    My lady friend will be using it as a replacement for her Moment (ugh).
     
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    giving it to my niece. I made a deal with her last year that if she stays on the deans list for the whole school year, i will gladly upgrade her blackberry tour. So she will rocking the evo in the 8th grade.
     
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    Ill be using it to test new roms and tweaks. Plus it will be a backup.
     
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    To test rooting, as a GPS, as an MP3 player, and a brick.
     
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    I'll be keeping my Evo for the time being. Wife will be trading her Nexus for the E3D, I'll give her my Nexus and take the E3D. She feels the EVO and probably the E3D are too big for her.

    Oh, and I'll be grabbing a SGS2 when it drops as well
     
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    I think I've got a novel idea I can toss out here for you to chew over.
    Given the phones WiFi capabilities already and, since the Linux OS is there is very flexible. I think I'll be on the lookout for an app, that will allow it to become just another, but, radically full featured POTS (Plain Old Telephone System), household "wireless" phone.

    There's already VOIP set ups like, Skype & Nettalk (dial? what ever) etc, out there. The only thing I don't see so far, is how to get the system, to ring into the phone, from the house phone system, if used? There's even security apps available for totally private wireless communications already in the market, to block anyone who mite try to snoop.

    I don't think it's too far fetched to get something going, like Magic Jack setup with a dumb terminal computer, that dedicated, so, it can be on 24/7, to talk to say an old Apache, ERIS, or any of our other old obsolete phones. It's would just be re-tasking them as the hurtle to cross, for them to become strictly house phones.

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    There are dozens of worthy places out there. For example.

    Any battered women shelter will take a old cellphone. You can donate your cellphone for soldiers. For the elderly. For the sick.

    Where I live, there is a program that takes old cellphones and gives them to low income families with sick children. I gave all my phones to that program.

    Bottom line, just find a program locally, that you trust. Do some research and let your phone make a difference in someone else life.
     
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    Just use GrooveIP with Google voice. Use it in WiFi mode as WiFi phone.

    If and when I upgrade and decide to keep my EVO I would use it in this method.

    I already use GrooveIP and it works very well.
     
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    Just my two cents....

    The company I work for will be shutting down their BES server at the end of the year, so I am going to have to replace my current Blackberry that I use for work.

    So, I have decided that I will upgrade my personal phone to an LTEVO (the new EVO) phone, and then use my current OG EVO as my work phone.
     
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    Gonna mount it in my truck for a permanent Torque setup... My EVO is gonna be fast and furious...lol
     
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    I plan on using it as an MP3 player in my truck. Or if it is possible, as the radio. Just connect it to the amp and see what happens.
     
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    Question, could the old EVO 4g (rooted) still be used as a wifi hot spot wiithout being on any plan? I like having my own wifi hot spot when traveling and would keep it just for this if possible.
     
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