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Returning my *2nd* Evo and switching to AT&T

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pgeist, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. pgeist

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    First off I would like to say that I have been using HTC devices on Sprint since the original Touch Pro.

    The Touch Pro was *so bad* that they gave people who had it a FREE Touch Pro 2, which is what I upgraded to the Evo from.

    The Evo on paper seemed like a dream come true to me. All those flashy stats and even a freakin' kickstand!

    Unfortunately reality has kicked back in and I now realize how inferior my shiny new Evo really is. Don't get me wrong I love the pricing of the plan and unlimited data is hard to beat, but what good is that unlimited data when there are so many issues with the phone that it's almost a wonder how far Android has come.

    Build quality on the phone seems great at first glance and it does feel good in the hand, but as we all know it's a ticking time bomb with light leaks and general disregard for quality.

    The only real reason I took another chance with Sprint is so I could stream radio with no data cap to my car. Even this simple task is too much for the almighty Evo, or should I say Android in general.

    You would think a multi billion dollar company like google could fix a simple codec issue with AAC that prevents *horrible* sounding audio quality on 20-30% of every song I listen to over streaming 3G. Nope.

    I am not a fanboy of Apple, hell i've never owned anything made by them. In fact I don't even want to migrate to AT&T for fear of their *reputation* with dropped calls and coverage shortcomings.

    So I'm left with sticking it out with my Touch Pro 2 which I'm sad to say is better in my eyes than the Evo, switching to the iPhone and capping at 2GB *or pay $10 for an extra gig here and there*, or just waiting it out for the next big thing.

    Fact is, that as much as I don't want to see Apple's new iPhone succeed after being so hyped about the Evo and 4G, I most likely will be getting an iPhone 4 simply because of Apple's dedication to build and sell quality products (AT&T service aside).

    Sorry for the Rant - I will miss you Evo.
     

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  2. raqball

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    Ever heard of iPhone's cracking in the back? Build quality??? Ehhh, iPhones are built in a Chinese suicide shop....
     
  3. sagedil

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    Laid off....sigh
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    Goodbye.
     
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    kthxbye
     
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  5. ap3604

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    Sorry to see you go but glad your doing the right thing for yourself! :)
     
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  6. Droidone

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    Good luck with At&t. I went through hell with them when I cancelled my contract a while back. That data cap will make your problems with the Evo look very small in comparison. Also don't forget about that $385 cancellation fee that they just put in place. I hope there giving out wedding rings with the iphone because you will be married to AT&T for a long time.
     
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  7. Oridus

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    later
     
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  8. beano52

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    Uh, i went from the Touch also....

    I LOVE my EVO ! couldn't even imagine going back !
     
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  9. shawheim_a

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    ive never had a problem streaming music over 3G, as a matter of fact i have been doing it every morning since i got my hero in november and continued when i got my evo 2 weeks ago. i think you got a bad phone or your sprint coverage where u live is sh!tty. have fun with crap at&t and a high a$$ phone bill. once you make your switch, how much you wanna sell your TP2 for????
     
  10. SprintFun

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    Hope you have a better experience wherever you end up.
     
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  12. chris44gw

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    lata, peace
     
  13. pgeist

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    This is my second Evo. It is a known issue with the codec that streaming audio uses. 40kbps AAC+ or something like that. It just crackles and pops on certain songs and just plain sucks.

    TP2 for $100.. has some tiny scratches.. lol
     
  14. AJ_EVO

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    Worst rant I have read to date. Download a different app to stream with. Works wonderfully.
     
  15. evotitans

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    If in any way you think the Touch Pro 2 is better than the EVO....you never deserved to have an EVO in the first place.
     
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  17. DUBious

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    I dont wanna sound like an ass but would it be too much trouble for you to post a pic of your evo? having only 7 posts.
     
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  18. apocalypse_later

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    Are you using Pandora? From what I can tell the new version of Pandora for Android is a little messed up. It hasn't worked right for me since I upgraded from the version I downloaded last monday. Songs skipping, voice search coming up by itself, etc.

    I'm not sure if its Android or Pandora, but it looks like Pandora's problem to me.
     
  19. HTCeasar

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    Some people aren't ready for true technology. IPhone an ATT are a HUGE step backwards. At least you'll finally have homescreen wallpapers after 4 years. Congrats. See what I mean.
     
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  20. AJ_EVO

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    But you can make video calls! Oh wait, that only works over WiFi...lol.
     
  21. pgeist

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    Tried Pandora on HQ, Slacker, last.FM, Rhapsody, and Xiia..

    Only one that works is Xiia because it's a 128kbs MP3 stream from shoutcast but I can't skip songs.

    All the others use 40kbps AAC, so basically phone is useless for audio streaming.

    Let me google that for you
     
  22. Tommydaniel

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    I use my Moment to stream radio all the time and have never had an issue with distortion.
     
  23. pgeist

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    If it could take a picture of itself I would. :D
     
  24. d3on

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    peace out / no problems here works great in my car.
     
  25. highwayman1224

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    Goodyear Az
    See ya. Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you.
     
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