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  1. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member
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    i just couldnt be happy enough with the G2 and my wife wasnt diggin it either after using the vibrant so we used the buyers remourse.

    I was getting a bit sick of samsung phones and t-mo so i went to verizon and got the Droid X.

    Thus far i quite like it but I'm hoping (if its real) that the droid incredible HD comes out on the 23rd of november because its basically the HTC desire HD!! so heres hoping.
     

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  2. wildblue

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    Like a lot of marriages it's all hot love at first. Eventually things cool off, and finally you fall for some other flashy looking thing that catches your eye... :)

    The never ending story of technology.

    Good luck.
     
  3. SamsungVibrant

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    Ghost I may be joining you in your move to Verizon. Are you still keeping your Vibrant on T-mo and just moving your wife to verizon or both of you are moving over to verizon?
     
  4. HadouGhost

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    just me to verizon.

    where im employed verizon also gives me 16% off of my monthly bill.. on top of that i get 20% off the data plan aswell. so their 450 talk and text with $30 web (thats 90 per month) now costs 70
     
  5. SamsungVibrant

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    Yes, Verizon gives me a larger discount too. T-Mobile is not only more expensive these days, their coverage is horrible, and their HSPA+ network is a joke, they sprinkle 3G towers sparingly and call Los Angeles an HSPA+ city. Most of the time I'm running edge in one of the largest cities in the world. That is not acceptable.

    What are you doing with your Vibrant, and your ETF? They waiving it for you and letting you keep your phone?
     
  6. HadouGhost

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    Yeah the family plan got reverted back to the single plan and what not.

    Besides, the family plan would have cost me 140 per month.

    Me going to verizion and keeping the wife on the t-mo will only cost me about the same, yet i get more minutes over all.
     
  7. SamsungVibrant

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    If you switch your entire family to verizon, you can qualify for one of their plans that includes 10 unlimited calls to 10 numbers including landlines, anytime, anyday!
     
  8. IOWA

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    >.> Yet last week you were trumpeting HSPA+ like it was God's gift to mobile.:thinking::thinking:
     
  9. HadouGhost

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    looks like im going to have to exchange the X for another X...the accelerometer in this particular phone pulles to the left so bad that any game or app that requires use of the sensor is almost not useable / unplayable
     
  10. LickTheEnvelope

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    Is this a G2 thing or a Tmobile thing? :)
     
  11. SamsungVibrant

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    It would be, if T-mobile didn't sparcely sprinkle 3G towers amongst a sea of Edge, and then call the entire city HSPA+

    Ya when I am in a 3G HSPA+ zone, my Vibrant kicks ass, even though the Vibrant isn't HSPA+
    However, I find it criminal that T-mobile is sparingly sprinkling these towers sparsely amongst a sea of Edge towers, and calling the Los Angeles area an HSPA+ city. Same shit happend when I went home recently to Silicon Valley. I got mostly Edge service, yet T-mobile proudly boasts that Silicon Valley, and the rest of the San Jose San Francisco bay area is HSPA+
    BULLSHIT T-Mobile, you put up 3G towers amongst a sea of Edge towers and call silicon valley HSPA+ ? TOTAL CRAP.

    If they stopped their shenanigans, and put 3G towers everywhere, and stopped cheating us, then ya HSPA+ does kick ass. Kicks sprints ass that's for sure.

    This kind of service is deceptive and should be regulated. For example, you should be only be permitted to call a city HSPA+, 3G, or 4G if you have a certain density of such towers to give consistent service. Also, T-Mobile and Sprint SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED to call their networks 4G. Neither Sprint nor T-Mobiles HSPA+ is 4G. This should be controlled by the FCC or someone, I don't know who, and they should be fined for misleading the consumer.
     
  12. SamsungVibrant

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    You got the Droid X?

    You know what is funny, you were the Biggest Samsung Vibrant advocate, now you aren't. lol

    I was the same, I LOVED the Vibrant first few days, then started noticing all the shit. Then T-mobile and Samsung first tried to deny any GPS problems, and now Froyo is delayed, next the JIT issue, blah blah blah...the rest is history.
     
  13. IOWA

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    Sprint can legally call it 4G because it is a certified 4G technology.

    And T-Mo's 3G has always sucked ass, where have you been?

    Meanwhile I'll just enjoy my 8mbps WiMax.

    ALL OVER CHICAGO.
     
  14. dan330

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    yeah.. but.. but... but...
    you cant decided between EVO or EPIC...
     
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    Yeah, I was a bit of a Samsung Zealot, wasnt i? lol. Though at the end of it all I was just let down by Samsung, for a second time. First the Behold 2 and now the Vibrant. No 2.2 out of the box, rediculously slow on delivering 2.2 as it is now, messed up crappy I/O system (some say its acient in the way it works). I couldnt stand it any more. Great phone but let down by its creator. I do hope you forgive me, sammyv. Seeing as through it all youre one of the few who still speak the truth. I am honored...to call you an android user and....friend *chokes up*

    the Droid X feels a little more polished. Its not as ''motoblur'' as i thought it was going to be. coming from the G2 which was straight up vanilla 2.2, the DX is damn near vanilla 2.2.

    Heres hoping the DX exchange i get tomorrow doesnt have as bad a calibration issue, and that maybe the camera doesnt have as much haze/halo to dark pictures.

    I am sad that i cant be on the phone and use the web at the same time but i knew that going in to a CDMA service. But i also knew verizon's 4g/lte was coming out. though i dont know if the DX will support it, or what phones will.
     
  18. clutchy

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    i like motorola phones i wish they weren't cocks and you could get them on other networks and without the efuse....

    i refuse to get on verizon and their garbage CDMA...
     
  19. Thefoodman52

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    Actually, for voice calls, CDMA is much better.

    For data, GSM has an edge, however this isn't the case coming soon as 4G spreads around.
     
  20. HadouGhost

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    so i exchanged my x...this one has a much better accelerometer..however it has two dead pixels....ugh..back to bestbuy tomorrow for yet another exchange!
     
  21. clutchy

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    i've found that CDMA and GSM don't get along very well and they sound funny when they're connected.

    i was mostly talking about the carrier having the power when you don't have a SIM card. I have no interest in asking them to activate a phone for me... gives them too much power. I buy cell service from them, doesn't matter what phone i use, they shouldn't be able to say no.
     
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  22. IOWA

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    Actually no, GSM Data is limited to EDGE, so no advantage there. THe 3G Data GSM carriers use is actually a CDMA Variant.
     
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  23. Demache

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    Yeah I noticed that too. On my Nokia, calling Verizon customers made them sound like total crap, but calling other GSM carriers sounded just like they were on a landline. And this was 2G GSM, none of that fancy 3G. What's up with that?
     
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  24. HadouGhost

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    So bestbuy gave me sh*t about swapping out the Droid X even though it clearly had some dead pixels and other problems...so i just had them cancel my 4 day old verizon plan and refund my money for the phone and all that jazz.

    So it looks like im a freelancer again, wondering what phone will catch my eye next. I do hope the ''Droid Incredible HD" (aka the desire hd) comes out to verizon on the 23rd because i would love to have that phone.
     

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