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  1. bigbadwulff

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    I ask this in here because I've come to know and trust the old DX owners for their knowledge and straightforward opinion.
    I do basically no music so forget that idea.

    Verizon as the carrier.
    Galaxy SIII
    Razor M, HD, HD Maxx(please comment on non-replaceable battery) That bothers me although I'd want to have a Motorola.
    HTC DNA
     

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    I think you should go to the Verizon store and HANDLE the phones you are interested in. See which one(s) "feels" the best to you. We are all different. That's the reason there are so many options from which to choose. The one I pick might not be the one you will like.

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    I hate him.....he sounds like................. ME!
     
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    S3, though I can't comment on reception in our area
     
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    So I go to other phone forums to start reading about the phones. When I came to this forum 2 years ago people were talking about rooting and ROMing and technical stuff and I thought I was some dummy. In the other forums they're referring to tethering as "WiFi" and asking real basic stuff that someone should know by now after having a smartphone for one week. Like not knowing what SMS is. Yikes.
    The good times, they are ......................gone? :eek:
     
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    Glad you chimed in. Hey I tried out Mobile Nation and it works great here. Had an SII and it got great reception. Can't do the plan because my kids are in college out of town and MN admitted the local carrier whom they partner with might knock them off service because it is not their home tower. It worked fine here, along I-40 and Memphis. Kept service(1X) in rural Arkansas. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Nice, good to know! Might try it out, but still love my unlimited data...
     
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    It IS unlimited data!
     
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    hmmm, they have a 4G connection? who's towers do they use?
     
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    3G only but the SII was pretty fast on it. I think they piggy back Verizon locally and who-knows-whom elsewhere. You will lose 3G in rural areas however. I went to Heber Springs,Ar and the GPS worked the whole way. Never a glitch even though it got down low on 1X in places. But even with real low 1X signal, calls were crystal clear and you could download apps albeit pretty slow. Never did lose at least 1X service.
    In places where 3G was present(Jackson, I-40, Memphis, Searcy, Ar.), the signal was equal to the DX.
    For $50 a month it ain't bad at all.
    I'm gonna turn the phone in today but if you want to meet for lunch you can check the phone speed out if you wish.
     
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    Doh, totally missed this until now! Next time for sure!
     
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    Got a Razr M. Fast as crap!
     
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    Would you think about possibly donating your DX for development purposes?
     
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    I might could. It is on the latest update though. Let me think about it. It's nice to have a back up phone.
     
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    You can do phone other than voice calls or data through the tower.

    It is an excellent place for experimentation. If you never tried root-ing the deactivated phone is a great place to try it out.

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    The DX was rooted and I ran Liberty for a short time. Then when I got the last GB OTA, that was the end of that. sbf'd once too.
    Maybe I'll save my one and only(?) battery on the new RazrM by using the DX at home with WiFi.
     
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    I hear ya m8. Just let me know either way :)
    The reason I ask in the first place is because I use my dx as my primary phone (and this is my 2nd dx - I borked my first one developing, so I already had to purchase another one), so that kind of holds me back from full development, because at the end of the day I always need to revert so I have a working phone for the next day. :-\

    Cheers
     

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