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Lost my Hero...buy another one?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sir_knoxalot, Jan 12, 2010.


Buy another Hero?

  1. Stick with the Hero!

    14 vote(s)
  2. Hero is nice but Nexus One would be better

    8 vote(s)
  3. Go another route and get another phone

    3 vote(s)
  1. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I lost my Hero over the weekend and I thought it would show up by now but no such luck. My problem is that I'm not sure if the Hero is worth the $480. I mean I had very little problems with my Hero; I loved the Sense UI but it was slow and we all now the Hero is slow.

    My question is basically what would you do? Would you purchase another Hero for full retail price? Or possibly get a Nexus One or other option?

  2. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

    if u have insurance isnt it only 100 bux
  3. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No idea...didn't purchase insurance, didn't want to spend the extra $7-10/mo... although I do have renter's insurance...wonder if that falls under that.
  4. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

    without insurance i think your stuck paying full price....
  5. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Sherlock, I know I have to pay full price...that's not the question at hand here. Question is, is the Hero worth the full retail price.
  6. Bigjohn

    Bigjohn Member

    Reactivate your old phone, if available.
    Look on Ebay for phones... with clean ESN's.
  7. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

    well genius, insurance on an expensive phone should be a no brainer....:rolleyes:
    and no its not worth the $400+ price tag
  8. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    ^ I completely disagree about insurance...

    Op - It's not worth the cost of the new phone. Check renters insurance. If you can get out of ETF it may be worth. switching. Play the number game and see what you come up with.
  9. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    No phone is worth a $400+ price tag (N1 included)
  10. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    I've carried insurance since my treo 650. When it broke they gave me a 700p. When that broke they gave me a 755p. I upgrade after my two years rebate and got a touch pro, keyboard stopped working they replaced it, bricked it up and it wouldn't place or recieve calls, they replaced it, Key board stopped working again and they replaced it. Lets add this up. 500, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500. hmmm thats like 3 grand in phone replacements for 7$ a month. I have never paid $50 or $100 or anything like that for a replacement either.

    Get the insurance, it pays!
  11. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone for you input!
  12. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

    you have a pm....selling mine....
  13. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    they have apps that is supose to help you find it if it is lost, I take it you didn't get one of these? they are supose to turn you GPS on and SMS or email you the location.
  14. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    My friend lost his Hero a couple of weeks ago, I told him to install the Lookout app from the market store. And he logged onto it from his laptop and guess what? We located the phone in another city, the girl who had found it forgot to turn it off and since the phone was locked. We was able to track it....he got it back!

    I have to say if you do have a hero, install Lookout from the market and if you ever lose it. GPS it...
  15. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    CRAIGSLIST. Best place to save money. Sometimes saves you even more that ebay. I like to hold the phone I am going to buy.
  16. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah that Lookout app def sounds like something I wish I would have known about before and will def put on my new phone.

    But I keep calling my phone and it goes straight to voicemail so I guess that means it's out of batteries or maybe someone already swapped it over to their line? Who knows.
  17. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

    If you dont wanna buy my hero, i have an og instinct that works fine with extra batteries and cases i'll sell cheap.
  18. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    If your phone was lost/stolen ...you can have Sprint block the S/N in case someone tries to use it to open a line or you can have Sprint track it for you as well.
  19. n0gik

    n0gik Member

    Instamapper supports remote activation (and deactivation) of their package via SMS (GPS_TRACKER_START/STOP your_key_number) . Very cool and very free. Hopefully, they can find a way push a hook to start the GPS receiver if GPS is disabled - otherwise your location is cell site specific.

    InstaMapper - Free Real-Time GPS Tracking
  20. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    I guess it all depends. I've owned a NEW phone every 2 months since '98, so for me it's useless. I have also never lost or dropped my phone and any issue I've had has been covered by the 1 year manufacturer warranty.
  21. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

    How have you managed to pull that off?
  22. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    just installed lookout on my phone. hope I never need it
  23. khaag27

    khaag27 Android Enthusiast

    I like wave secure much better ;)
  24. DFRESH

    DFRESH Android Enthusiast

    how's wavesecure though?

    Lookout a pretty good app IMO....
  25. khaag27

    khaag27 Android Enthusiast

    It does the same thing it think. You can wipe your entire phone and track it as well. You can even set it so a custom message come up to the phone when its locked. And you can put in your contact info.

HTC Hero Forum

The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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