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Re: Any other DINC1 users still out there?
Sep 23, 2011, 10:41 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I have a dinc1 as well. 2.3.4 is the newest you can get (outside of nexus devices) and VERY few phones that came out last year actually got it. We're at the creme of the crop there. I'd suggest doing a factory reset. Anything on SD card will be safe, but it will reset your OS back to baseline. I know they say that you can OTA without a reset.. I don't believe them.

Re: OK, here's the deal...
Aug 31, 2011, 9:51 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

So you never need data on your phone, but if you have to pay for data, you want an advanced feature that most users didn't know existed before ATT started running their commercials? The sticking point is the CDMA radio they used in the iphone isn't capable of it. The radio in the Thunderbolt is. But if you don't want data, then get an ipod touch, and a flip/texting phone.

Re: Will this even matter?
Jul 20, 2011, 10:20 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile's New Plans Replace Phone Subsidy With "Equipment Installment Plan" forum

Yep, these plans will be the first thing to go. Existing customers will be able to keep the plans, but when they get a new phone (or if they want to switch plans) they'll have to change. Plans like this are another reason I'll be really sad to see Tmobile go

Re: Droid X getting glitchy
Jun 13, 2011, 3:40 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

ATK is EVIL. Chances are good this is causing some of your issues, especially if you use it a lot. http://www.phonecan.com/index.php/2010/10/1 7/task-killers-and-you As for backup, go into your settings in location and security and make sure any options about backing up your data are selected. Anything on your SD card or linked to your google account (calender, email, etc) will be saved. A factory wipe will make you lose: -Your applications (you can redownload) -phone/sms history (contacts should be saved) -how your homescreen is ...

Re: Droid X getting glitchy
Jun 13, 2011, 1:35 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Back up all your information and try a factory reset. Yes, I know this is annoying, but the one thing I've notices with OTA's (specifically on skinned versions of android) is that they don't always place nice with currently installed apps. Also, blur (at least the froyo blur) was horrible when it came to bugs. my brother has a Droid2 and he had to do a reset to get it to work properly again. You never used a task killer right? ...

They do listen to "small man's voice"
Jun 11, 2011, 12:09 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

But they typically don't listen to the type of "small man" that is prone to complain on a forum online because those customers are in the EXTREME minority of users. It is NOT good business sense for Verizon (or any company) to spend a lot of money making sure these extreme minorities are happy. Law of diminishing returns comes into play. You want them to "Listen to apple" Fine. Then you have ONE phone choice, period. You don't like ...

Re: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU VERIZON?
Jun 10, 2011, 12:25 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

no.. EDGE IS THE FUTURE! ..yes, 3D.. :(

Re: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU VERIZON?
Jun 6, 2011, 10:12 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

3g is still a "wow factor" tech, with very few real world applications. IMO, there are two phones others have that I want Verizon to have: HTC Sensation (Tmobile) Samsung Galaxy S 2 (Tmobile)

Re: The LG Clout was also retailer only
May 14, 2011, 10:57 PM
in the Article: HTC Merge Available from Verizon's Retail Partners forum

I have an incredible and I still love the phone. I actually bought the incredible because I got tired of waiting for the merge. I won't get the merge now simply because I'm saving for a Asus Transformer, but this thing felt insanely good in the hand, and it was really fast. I'm going to hold out though. I might be moving this year, again. And if I do, I'm going to seriously look at picking ...

Re: STOP GIVING**** AWAY!
May 14, 2011, 10:39 AM
in the Article: Sprint Offering Up to $175 to Customers Who Switch Carriers forum

A $125 loss for thousands of dollars of revenue isn't a bad trade, and if Sprint's lucky enough to get them to renew, then the loss is even better. This is actually a really smart move. You wouldn't believe the number of customers who expect a new carrier to help them pay their old carrier's ETF. Granted, this has the chance of backfiring (Sprint getting only entitlement customers) but it could net them a lot of decent customers too. There are ...

The LG Clout was also retailer only
May 14, 2011, 10:36 AM
in the Article: HTC Merge Available from Verizon's Retail Partners forum

And that was an amazing phone. As long as this is a similar device to the one I played with months ago, this is easily one of the best non-4g devices out there. (this and Incredible2)

Re: Video Chat
May 11, 2011, 8:40 PM
in the Article: Google Announces Android Ice Cream Sandwich forum

I suspect the tracking feature will be more useful with things like tablets. and for Google TV, it would bring kinect like functionality to the games.

Re: biased much?
May 11, 2011, 8:34 PM
in the Article: Government Wants Carriers to Save Location Data forum

Android and Apple were BOTH called to this conference. Your irrational use of the "bias" tag does a disservice to everyone. And yes, I'm an Android Fanboy, and I'm still telling you that.

Re: Video Chat
May 11, 2011, 8:10 PM
in the Article: Google Announces Android Ice Cream Sandwich forum

So facetime on your iphone will adjust the frame, zoom, etc of your video chat simply when someone else starts talking? This isn't "Face detection" this is more like traditional webcams for PC's, that can adjust their focus no matter where you go in the room.

Video Chat
May 10, 2011, 10:25 PM
in the Article: Google Announces Android Ice Cream Sandwich forum

You and your friend are using video chat on your tablet to talk to another friend. The camera focuses on you when you're speaking, and then focuses on your friend when they speak. This is the demo they showed at the event itself.

Re: Manual Install Of Gingerbread
May 2, 2011, 12:24 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

It depends on how Motorola/Verizon run it. If it's an official test build, it should get overwritten, but if whoever leaked it messed with it too much (like rooted it) the update most likely won't push through. Now,in either case, it's a good idea for you to look up (and find files for) how to manually restore your phone via sbf. It's really not that complicated (once you have the files). You just have to plug your ...

If he's not bright, you're Bedrock
May 2, 2011, 12:03 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Put Location Warning Labels on Phones forum

Location services can be TURNED OFF. This makes them OPT IN services. In fact, in most phones, they're turned off by default. If they're turned on, you're prompted with an OPT OUT before you can actually use the device. You can argue to your hearts content that your phone tracking you is a bad thing. That's your right. But if someone wants OPT IN to that location tracking because they feel the benefits are worth it, then ...

Re: Manual Install Of Gingerbread
Apr 14, 2011, 6:38 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Did you take the jump to rooting or did you install a non-rooted leak?

Re: HTC Thunderbolt Headphone Jack
Apr 4, 2011, 8:06 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Because you didn't buy the phone anyway. And the battery issue was known before the phone was commercially available, and it's only a factor if you live in a 4G area (and you can disable 4g if you really want to)

Re: WAIT
Apr 4, 2011, 8:03 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

What's really amazing is that he said 150 to me earlier. I'm pretty sure this guy has a HTC Comet on Tmobile

Re: " You call this a reputable, honest site????"
Mar 31, 2011, 11:40 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

EDIT 2.. wrong person. Sorry, It's Philip Berne who left. I need more coffee. What happened to me is I got fired, and I'm hunting for a new job.

Re: Yay. Got my Thunderbolt the first day for $150
Mar 31, 2011, 11:38 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

He's lying Jay. He most likely doesn't even have Verizon.

EDIT
Mar 31, 2011, 11:37 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I guess he still posts here from time to time, but it's my understanding he doesn't take part in day to day.

Re: " You call this a reputable, honest site????"
Mar 31, 2011, 11:37 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Rich works for samsung, he doesn't post for this site anymore.

Re: Has AT&T given up on BlackBerry?
Mar 23, 2011, 3:27 PM
in the AT&T forum

Blackberry's given up on blackberry. Dont get me wrong, what blackberry's do, they do VERY well. But they can't compete with the feature set of android/iOS/winmo, so carriers arn't willing to give them the money for exclusives like they once were. The biggest problem blackberry has is that their playbook UI looks AMAZING, and they said they're bringing it to phones, but all they do is keep updating 6.0

Re: Black people in the civil rights movement, womens sufferage, slaves, the original colonists
Mar 22, 2011, 12:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Notifies Unauthorized Tetherers to Knock It Off forum

Sprint wants you to pay for tethering as well (30 a month, though it IS unlimited) The problem is that a very small percentage of users consume a ton of the total bandwidth of the network. In some of the articles referencing this change, the number was 3% of users consumed 40% of the TOTAL data in a month. Getting emails is one thing, but there are people who use their devices as a replacement for ...

Re: what footprint
Mar 22, 2011, 10:48 AM
in the Article: Verizon Wireless Announces LTE Footprint Expansion forum

You're right, 100 million covered (since december) isn't a noticeable footprint.

Re: 4G coverage map
Mar 19, 2011, 12:15 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

They aim to have all their current 3g covered by LTE by the end of 2013.. Right now they're in 30 markets (give or take). by the end of the year, they hope to be in over 150.

If they sold you unlimited, they sold it unlimited on the HANDSET
Mar 19, 2011, 12:04 PM
in the Article: AT&T Notifies Unauthorized Tetherers to Knock It Off forum

It's pretty clear. You didn't purchase a data "bucket" you purchased data for your device. (ATT doesn't offer data buckets yet). Now I agree, if someone is already capped with their data (the new 2GB plan) making them pay MORE for tethering, even if it adds an extra 2gigs, is stupid. If data is limited, than the type of data consumed shouldn't matter. But if you're on a grandfathered UNLIMITED plan for your handset, you bought that with your ...

Re: Verizon...
Mar 19, 2011, 11:36 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

For cases, the Otterbox ones are top notch IMO. Downside is they don't work with the normal extended battery. If you're ok going third party, Sedio makes a 3500mh battery and they make an otterbox style case that's compatible with it. Right now I'm using the OEM extended battery and a Smartphone Experts leather pouch.

Re: Verizon...
Mar 18, 2011, 11:18 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Not sure how the feature works. Haven't talked to Epik about it, or the other's I know in the industry. I'm just going off the wording I've read in press releases and the like. Honestly, It wouldn't surprise me if it had the cost listed on the bill, and then a credit. So: TBOLT LTE TETHER PROMO: $20 TBOLT LTE TETHER CREDIT: ($20) Something like that. But I don't know. I'm happy enough with ...

Re: Verizon...
Mar 18, 2011, 10:51 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Are you talking about the tethering app? It's like when they offered free media streaming for the NFL network. They're not "Signing you up for a feature" more than they are offering it on promotion, like they've done for YEARS with VzNav

Re: Passing up on the HTC Thunderbolt, what phones will be coming out and better?
Mar 17, 2011, 2:40 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

by then he'll be getting free service, wait! they'll be paying HIM for the honor of being an asshole to their customer service reps and racking up credits he has no business handling. It's like watching a kid who got caught in a lie try and bury it with another lie.

Re: The iPhone 4 Already supports HSUPA upload speeds
Mar 14, 2011, 8:46 PM
in the Article: AT&T Confirms Atrix 4G Uploads Are Slow ... For Now forum

The issue clearly isn't the phone. I can't speak for the atrix specifically, but the Inspire is also having similar upload issues however they're all tied to the carrier radio. You flash a non-throttled radio and the speeds are a lot better. ATT DID do something to these phones to kill their speeds. I know you can't think outside of the "Apple good, Android Evil" black/white, but you should try it sometime.

Re: Anyone who doesn't think Sprint is next...
Mar 14, 2011, 8:38 PM
in the Article: Customers Sue Clearwire Over Throttling, False Advertising forum

Verizon's LTE purchases cover more than their current 3g footprint. Roaming won't be an issue. And sprint's spectrum makes it inefficient to build out 4g (wimax or LTE) in areas of lower population densities, meaning their network will struggle to expand past cities.

Re: Cheaper for the carrier...NOT the consumer.
Mar 14, 2011, 8:35 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I actually think it will make calling plans really cheap (and texting) where they will make their money are data buckets. All they need to do is convince mr and mrs jones to get their son an LTE device that he uses for next gen gaming, and they make a ton of money, even though their "listed" costs are all lower.

Re: Failed at marketing?
Mar 14, 2011, 8:32 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Sorry, but you're lying through your teeth. With the plan you claim to have, you're a net loss for the company, and they would've cut all of your lines months ago.

I wouldn't use Twitter without Tweetdeck and Plume
Mar 14, 2011, 8:31 PM
in the Article: Twitter to Devs: No More Twitter Clients, Please forum

I know I'm not the only one. Twitter's native apps suck, and I don't like the way their normal website works. Twitter is a really useful tool, but only because the third party apps let it be.

Re: Anyone who doesn't think Sprint is next...
Mar 10, 2011, 5:12 PM
in the Article: Customers Sue Clearwire Over Throttling, False Advertising forum

But the problem is that there's no idea what "Abusive" means.

Re: SO
Mar 5, 2011, 6:00 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Not really. It's more like the Evo2 -Second gen processor (same clock speed, but better at battery and better at multitasking, by a wide margin) -Improved Camera, design, etc. -Improved Screen technology (new LCD screen meant to give brighter colors and crisper text) The Evo was the first gen of this tech, the Thunderbolt (and similar phones) are the second gen. I'm not trying to defend the pricing, whatever it is. But the "It's just an Evo" argument is a misleading one.

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