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New to me Vibrant

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mide, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Mide

    Mide Guest
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    Hi everyone, just bought a Vibrant off of CL. I got it unlocked and it seems to be running well off of AT&T. I had a few questions though.

    1) Whenever it is in the sleep/standby mode it will randomly flash on. I won't get any new emails or txt messages but it does stay on for a while until the screen timeout period ends

    2) It does display a "Refreshing SIM data" message at the bottomish area every few minutes. Is this normal or is this an AT&T thing...

    3) I was able to reset everything from going to the Settings>privacy>factory data reset but the instructions for a hard reset of "turning on the phone while holding down the volume down button" did not work. Has anyone been able to pull this off?

    All in all I'm pretty jazzed about the phone. I like the Swype typing a lot as well as the overall speed and app installs. I'm coming from a work iPhone and an old school bar phone that could only call and txt. My wife has a iPhone4 and even though the facetime feature is nice I still don't like the restrictiveness of Apple products <-----PC IT guy here.
     

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  2. robo21

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    Mide, welcome to the forum. I've never seen any of the anomalies you have mentioned with my Vibrant on Tmobile. It has been many years since I have been with ATT so can't help you there. You may be right it might be an ATT thing.

    I too am happy with the Vibrant. It will only get better with Froyo and the upcoming updates from Samsung. If you are a PC guy I think you will enjoy the November issue of Maximum PC. There is an excellent article about Android vs Apple vs Blackberry deathmatch. Check it out.

    Enjoy. :)
     
  3. Mide

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    Thank you Robo. Yeah I also have my money on AT&T as the cause of some of the odd issues that appear. It's all worth it though...I do like the phone a lot. I have a case coming my way as well.

    One of the few subscriptions that I get are MaximumPC and CPU :) Thanks for that heads up...I'll look forward to the article.
     
  4. robo21

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    Hint: I think we all know which OS wins! ;)
     
  5. wrxpirate

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    I've been using mine for a month and this issue is just popping up now. Mine is waking from sleep to my lock screen and saying "refreshing SIM data" its quite annoying since I have my phone set to a longer time out.
     
  6. Mide

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    Good to hear that I'm not the only one. But sucks to hear that it might be a at&t issue.
     
  7. BigCiX

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    A for that sim refreshing it might be because your using an unlocked vibrant on an at&t network. I have the captivate and never experienced this. As for the screen going off randomly.....it happens to me. I think it's one of your apps using data to refresh. Like a weather widget
     

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