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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gmash, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Gaanjaa

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    Well, I've been charging for three hours now, and it's still on 90%, which it's been at for an hour now it seems. I think I'm going to go ahead and just boot it up.
     

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    My tip is to ditch the Huawei launcher and put Go Launcher on asap. Try out the "cylinder" screen transition effect and marvel at how smoothly it runs. The Ascend would cry and run home to Mommy when you tried it on that phone lol. Welcome, guys. I made the same upgrade from the Ascend, and now I don't know how I lived with that thing so long!
     
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    this mercury is a badazz phone . especially compared to my ascend (my first smartphone). i have no complaints so far. just wish for an easier root method for us cpu savyless folks!
     
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    I agree on all counts. I miss my Ad Free Android the most.
     
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    Can this phone be used as a wifi hotspot. I read somewhere in one if these forums that this phone is can do it. Is that true and how?
     
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    It's under the settings for wireless & networks. I've read that Cricket has been blocking it for some people, though, so ymmv.
     
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    Thanks gmash! That's crickets M.O. Once I get this badboy rooted I shalt worry no more!
     
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    I heard they charge extra when its used.
     
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    If you use the AC adapter that comes with the phone it should charge much faster than using USB via computer. At least thats how it is for me. (charges about 3x faster using the AC adapter).
     
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    I use the hotspot function frequently and have not been charged extra.
     
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    I was just now trying to get on the internet and I got a notice from Cricket saying I was trying to tether and it wouldn't let me get on the internet until I restarted my phone. I wasn't even trying to tether, I'm at work. I've only ever used the tethering for a few minutes to try it out on my PS3. I guess they are trying to charge $10a month according to the page I got stuck on. Does anybody know if that includes any extra data, or does that just come out of the 1GB that doesn't ever last the whole month already? It might be worth $10 if there was some extra data involved. If they just want to charge $10 to let me use the data I already paid for, Cricket can suck it!!!
     
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    Cosidering I use my hotspot alot (my girlfriends laptop) I'm surprised I have not recieved any sort of message or charges. I can only hope it's an area location thing. Right now my free hotspot is one of the best things about the phone and if I ever recieve a message about wanting to charge me,they can screw them selves.
     
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    I don't know if this is the way the phone works but the back of my phone gets pretty hot after minimal use. Has anybody else experienced this?
     
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    Mine gets pretty hot, I wouldn't say with minimal use. It depends what you're doing, but a single core clocked this fast will put off some heat when it's working hard. That's another reason I don't like using a case. A case holds in more heat, and heat is bad for batteries. Another thing I've noticed is it seems to get hotter when I use it while it's plugged in.
     
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    having some issues with my clocks. the one at the lock screen, and the one at the top in the toolbar, don't want to change time. the lock screen clock will say 12:45, while the clock in the toolbar at the top will say 12:22. and when i unlock the phone, i find that neither of these are right, and that the weather clock on my home screen is right. what is going on??
     
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    also does anyone know how to turn off the sound at start up? i really don't like it and i know i was able to do it on my samsung indulge but i can't find how to do it on the mercury.
     
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    Shameless bump!

    New members introduce yourselves and welcome!
     
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    There is a root method thats easy as hell. Its through the cricket users site. As far as the hotspot, i never tried it when my phone wasnt rooted but since rooting, i downloaded an app for it. Pretty quick. After two months with this thing Im definitely still pleased. Especially coming from the crappy Zio.
     
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    Just bought the Huawei Mercury bout a week ago n LOVE IT! Well worth $250, very pleased. My only complaint is not about tht Mercury but rather with Cricket and their 1 gb data cap, very annoying especially since there is no wifi options where i am n im not about to sit at a mcdonalds to watch some youtube videos. Blah blah blah.... anyways the Huawei Mercury is top of the line, very responsive, great camera and damn decent processor. Huawei M886 Mercury - Full phone specifications
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Agreed about the Cricket data cap, but at least its still usable after throttling except for streaming video mainly. I've had my Mercury since December, and still liking it. Best of luck with yours!
     
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    People complaining about data throttling, Imagine how slow your phone would get how many dropped or not negotiable calls would happen. If there WERE NO CAPS . its all about protecting the integrity of there NETWORK For all.I wish we all had unlimited data but its not a reality in the real world.. resource management is part of the IT WORLD WELCOME TO IT ..
     
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    True, but 1 GB is not very much. I would be happy with 2 GB, or at least have the option to pay a little more for more data.
     
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    I had this issue a few months ago. A restart seemed to clear it up, but I think it happend 2 or 3 times. Anyhow, the problem went away, and hasn't happened in months. I think Cricket may have fixed the glitch with an update.
     
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    bought this phone 1.5 months ago... it was a bit pricey & would recommend any prospects to wait until price goes down.. i luv the phone by the way.. aside from the price, have no other complaints...
     
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    Yep! Me too.
     

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