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Why not just get an S3?
Jun 13, 2013, 9:50 AM
in the Article: Review: ZTE Vital for Sprint forum

I have to say I'm not a huge fan of this phone. It looks nice, it is a budget phone compared to the flagship devices, but with the poor call quality what is the point? That should be one of the most important aspects of a phone is how it performs with calls. When did you guys start adding the "Our Ratings" at the end of each phone review? I just noticed this so it must be a fairly new ...

Re: Reply
May 9, 2013, 11:05 AM
in the Sprint forum

Wow that probably explains a lot of your issues with SDC connection failures in your area is the low bandwidth you get on 3G. I just did a speed test on my phone and I consistently get around 500kbps - 800kbps down with 3 bars of 3G. The Madison area might have more towers to balance the load better than your area or the backhaul fiber network in your area might be lacking as well. Hopefully they can bring ...

Re: I'll miss IDEN
May 7, 2013, 10:19 AM
in the Article: Sprint Provides 60-Day Notice for iDEN Shutdown forum

I will surely miss ye olde PTT on Nextel. She had a good run. You bring up a lot of excellent points, and I find myself commenting on a lot of the stuff that you post on here because I too am a fan of the iDEN technology. Although I don't find myself using it nearly as often as in the past it definitely has its place. I also supplement DC with Voxer PTT app. Not nearly as fluid ...

Re: It's amazing
Mar 11, 2013, 12:49 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Intrinsically Safe Phone forum

I can see you replacing your i365 with this no? I know the original Sonim phone Sprint had to offer for DC was crap for audio quality, I wonder if this one is built any differently from the first one that will make it any better. If it is IS, one can assume it has better internals, different antenna design, different speaker and mic, etc.

Oh and Apple isn't?
Nov 15, 2012, 4:42 PM
in the Article: Consumer Watchdog Calls on FTC to Break Up Google forum

So they are saying that Google needs to be broken up but not other mega corps like Apple that has 3 times the revenue of Google? On that premise they should just break up Microsoft too for having an all-encompassing ecosystem of apps, services, OS, and hardware products as well.

Re: Touché, Sprint.
Oct 25, 2012, 1:46 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offers PTT to Android Phones Via New App forum

It will certainly be nice to broaden the appeal of PTT services to those without ruggedized handsets such as those on the Samsung GSIII and Evo's and other smartphones. Business users now more than ever need email and internet and need to be connected to everything corporate all the time. I can see this being successful is Sprint can fix their PTT problems and properly market the product for use by everyone, not just business users. You are right, ...

Re: Finally a match for the old Moto iDEN phones?
Jul 30, 2012, 2:17 PM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraXT for Sprint forum

With any luck they will have even better phone options by next summer for you as fast as this industry moves :D

Finally a match for the old Moto iDEN phones?
Jul 27, 2012, 12:52 PM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraXT for Sprint forum

It sounds like this phone gets better reception and better audio quality and louder speaker than its predecessors. I know the first few Kyocera Sprint DC phones didn't have the greatest voice quality. Glad to see Sprint is upping their game for those die-hard iDEN users who won't give up their old Motorola bricks. I know I had a hard time giving up my i530! Looks like this would be a decent replacement. Especially now that the iDEN network ...

Can we expect a review
Jun 11, 2012, 2:24 PM
in the Article: Kyocera DuraXT Arrives at Sprint as Rugged Direct Connect Clamshell forum

Since this is a replacement / improvement to the Duramax, can we expect to see a review of this in the future to see if the complaints of the previous generation phone have been addressed? Primarily voice quality and voice volume were issues with the Duramax. Would like to see if these are finally coming up to part with the Motorola iDEN phones and older Sanyo phones in terms of voice and call quality.

The end of an era
Jun 6, 2012, 1:59 PM
in the Article: Sprint No Longer Selling iDEN-Based Phones forum

As a long time customer of Sprint, I will miss the Nextel iDEN network. It was great for its time (late 90's - 2000's) and had a lot of unique features and indestructible phones. I just recently gave up my old Motorola i530 that I held on to dearly forever and made the switch to a Motorola Admiral. I must say, I do like the Sprint PTT service just as well. Now if only Moto builds some decent phones ...

Thunderbolt update
May 25, 2012, 9:24 AM
in the Article: HTC's Android 4.0 Timeline Filled In with More Dates forum

I'm actually surprised HTC and Verizon hasn't completely forgotten about this handset yet! On a side note, my Thunderbolt started doing an update the other day and I thought that it was for ICS already. As it turns out, it just rebooted the phone after a 65MB update, went to the bootloader and wasn't able to reboot until I pulled the battery a couple of times. Way to go Verizon.

Just what Sprint needs to keep DC alive
May 22, 2012, 9:36 AM
in the Article: Sprint Putting Direct Connect In Android App Form forum

I have been thinking this to myself for years since Android phones were first available on Sprint. I have always used direct connect on my i530 and absolutely loved it with the few people remaining who still use DC. I recently upgraded to the Motorola Admiral, a Sprint Direct Connect Android phone, and DC works just as well on CDMA EVDO RevA as it did on iDEN network. The only problem with Direct Connect is that as people are moving ...

Re: DuraPlus sound
Apr 2, 2012, 11:53 AM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint forum

Yeah I believe you are correct about the 14 days. It used to be Sprint gave you 30 but they changed that recently. What you gonna do /;| Speakerphone is actually quite good on the Admiral. Voices sound a bit "tinny" and don't sound as full or as warm as on the i530, but the volume seems to be plenty loud for me. I usually never have to crank it up to max. At the highest volume setting ...

Re: Bad parking jobs?
Apr 2, 2012, 11:16 AM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint forum

Eric, great review of this phone! I would like to see your take on the Motorola Admiral as I just picked one up a few days ago to replace my aging (but still awesome) i530. I thought I remember you driving an Audi A4 before the BMW? You trade that in for this car?

Re: DuraPlus sound
Apr 2, 2012, 11:11 AM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint forum

Also, I second your request for Sprint to duplicate the i365 to CDMA. Like I said in my previous post, even the sound quality of the NEW Motorola Sprint DC phones have good sound quality. Thanks Eric for posting this review, you should see if you can get your hands on a Motorola Admiral for review as well! I would like to see phonescoop's take on it!

Re: DuraPlus sound
Apr 2, 2012, 11:05 AM
in the Article: Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint forum

Kind of disappointed that the sound quality isn't as good as it should be. I'm really hoping Sprint fixes this with a firmware update of some kind. I actually just decided to FINALLY replace my old i530 (solid as a brick wall) with a new Motorola Admiral with Sprint DC PTT. I must say, the voice quality and signal quality of that phone is as good as any other Motorola, I get 3 bars in my basement! PTT quality is ...

Re: A knockoff of the Moto i365
Feb 2, 2012, 5:18 PM
in the Article: Kyocera DuraPlus Brings Durability to Sprint forum

I actually have high hopes for this new phone. To tell you the truth, I haven't had any experience with the new Kyocera phones, not since Kyocera bought out Sanyo's phone division. Back when Sprint sold Sanyo phones, pretty much all of those phones were rock solid and built like tanks. I'm hoping this phone comes straight out of the Sanyo division at Kyocera with the same build quality as the old Sanyos. Time will tell I guess. But you ...

Re: My phone has Snake...
Jul 26, 2011, 11:54 AM
in the Article: Sprint Announces First CDMA Direct Connect Phones forum

I will miss my Nextel service when they kill off iDEN. I will miss my i530 brick. I'm really hoping Sprint executes this plan properly and rolls out a decent nationwide PTT network with 3G data speeds. Don't mess this up again Sprint! Make good use of that extra 800MHz spectrum!

Re: What happened to all the iDen Fan boyz?
Oct 27, 2010, 3:38 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: iDEN Network to Be Shuttered forum

Wouldn't necessarily call myself a fanboy, but their network is seriously the best in my area. And I mean the best, I have an AT&T Curve8900 and my friends on Verizon can't make calls at my house and Sprint CDMA network doesn't work either. I just like them because it actually works for its intended purposes. Data is pathetic though. See my rant in this thread. http://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm =m&ff=6871&fi=2565956

Am I the only one?
Oct 27, 2010, 3:17 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: iDEN Network to Be Shuttered forum

Am I the only one who is sad to see iDEN go? Let me explain myself. I have been a Sprint customer for about 5 years now and have used many different CDMA handsets through the years. Recently for some reason I have had many signal issues around my house and at work and Sprint has not fixed the issues I have complained about yet. They sent me an Airave, and that gave me signal, but it drops calls ...

Re: Hasn't Nextel done that for years?
Oct 24, 2010, 11:57 AM
in the Article: Roamware Debuts Two Numbers Per SIM Service forum

Yep. This sounds EXACTLY like what Nextel has already offered for so long. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Re: DOA
Oct 19, 2010, 1:44 PM
in the Article: HP Announces Pre 2 with webOS 2.0 for Verizon Wireless forum

Agreed. I am unimpressed by this announcement. Its practically the same as the original Pre aside from higher res screen and camera and a bit faster processor. I was excited when the first Pre came out and when I got it a week after it came out. This one is just....meh...marginally better.

Re: My 6th Palm Pre is already a refurb
Oct 16, 2010, 7:37 AM
in the Article: Sprint Selling Certified Pre-Owned Phones forum

Don't get me wrong, I love WebOS I think its a great OS. I just had a lot of weird hardware issues. GPS never working, keys on the keyboard getting stuck and repeating constantly, sliding open keyboard would cause phone to reboot, and one replacement I got was not able to acquire any cellular signal. All the phones I've used have never been abused or used roughly. Just my luck I guess. My Blackberry I also have has been ...

My 6th Palm Pre is already a refurb
Oct 11, 2010, 4:41 PM
in the Article: Sprint Selling Certified Pre-Owned Phones forum

Don't think I'll notice the difference if I were to buy a refurb phone. Sprint keeps sending me refurb replacements for my Pre and as long as you have TEP on your plan you are safe with whatever phone you get if it breaks. Hell my last 5 phones were all refurbs! All Pre's. :roll:

Re: So.
Oct 9, 2010, 8:39 AM
in the Nextel forum

So I just dumped my Sprint Palm Pre because I was having so many issues with signal and performance at my new house. My friend had a Nextel phone he was using in my house and it showed a full 4/4 bars of signal. Sprint phone had maybe 1 bar and sometimes none. This was pulling signal from the same tower location as well! I just switched over to an old Nextel phone and I have been completely happy ...

Re: Another Agenda For Control
Sep 30, 2010, 7:27 AM
in the Article: Study Suggests Total Ban on Cell Phones While Driving forum

I also agree. Where will it end? There is no hard evidence that proves that a cell phone or the use of a cell phone is the main cause of an accident it was involved in. If someone runs through an intersection and slams into your car and you were talking on the phone you would be at fault even though you had the right of way. Its like they are saying talking or texting is more dangerous than ...

Re: Verizon is all on Sprints nuts!
Aug 14, 2010, 9:52 AM
in the Article: Verizon Testing the Unlimited Plan Waters in Gulf States forum

What a bunch of posers! Sprint is first to Any Mobile, now Verizon is trying to catch up. I'm keeping my Sprint plan thank you much!

Re: Wondering if Pre will accept Exchange Policies
May 22, 2009, 8:31 PM
in the Palm Pre (CDMA) forum

yes it will definitely support exchange push for email, contacts, tasks, etc sync. Engadget.com posted specs and details about what the WebOS is capable of and it is supposed to have support for Exchange. So this will also be yet another contender in the business marketplace. I am using Windows Mobile 6.1 specifically for Exchange support. Once the Pre comes out i'm on-board with it!

Re: um, no.
Jan 27, 2009, 3:53 PM
in the Article: Boost Mobile Confirms CDMA Phase Out forum

Actually, Qchat has had real world tests and the response times are actually on par with iden because Qchat relies specifically on CDMA Rev A, not Rev 0, so the Rev A gets much lower latency and faster speeds. So between Qchat on Sprint's CDMA EVDO Rev A network and the iden network using direct connect, the response times aren't even noticeably different. Around a second.

Re: Attention.
May 14, 2008, 2:06 PM
in the Article: Losses Mounting, Sprint Weighs Options forum

Agreeing with sprintreptx2008, all wireless providers have their pros and cons. From what I have seen, each wireless provider will have different coverage in different parts of the country and every company may fit people's needs differently (thats a given). Living in the midwest in Wisconsin, I have used Verizon, At&t, Sprint, and US Cellular. Regional carriers having very good coverage and excellent customer service since they have a much smaller customer base. For me, Verizon just didn't work ...

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