These are the most recent forum messages posted by ReschDMD:
I basically flipped a coin for the 5T vs the Essential phone. My Nexus 6p lost its ability to hold a charge and after 2 years I decided to buy something new vice doing a battery swap. A good buddy has the PH-1 and loves it, recommended it, etc but I also saw plenty of strong reviews for the 5T and I wanted to give OP a shot. In the end it boiled down to the OS. PH-1 is ...
OP 5T notification light
I have had my OP 5T for a few weeks now and I really like it (coming from a Nexus 6p), but I wanted to clarify something on the notification light from the review. With OxygenOS you can pick one of 8 colors for notifications and opt to turn on or off per app (e.g. you want SMS to flash, but not weather channel), but it is just one color. The review makes it sound like you can pick colors ...
Re: What about a Compact?
I bought my Z3 Compact directly from Sony back in the Fall and I love it. I am using AT&T but I assume it would be just as good on T-Mobile. As for no US carrier selling them...well, they all seem to be switching their business model away from subsidized phones, so it's not unreasonable to just buy the phone outright from the manufacturer or a company like Expansys. An added bonus of doing it that way is an unlocked/unbranded phone ...
Vibrate- other user feedback?
The Phone Scoop reviewer gave the vibrate a so-so review with the caveat that he missed a few texts. Does anyone who owns this have anything to add? I am coming from a Galaxy Nexus, which had plenty of vibrate power for me. I actually bought a Nexus 4 last week but the vibrate is pathetic (otherwise a great phone though). I like to keep the phone on vibrate at work and when out and about, so having ...
Re: Data Connectivity Issues?
I decided to get a Galaxy Nexus instead..sure it cost 3x as much and isn't LTE on at&t, but I wanted a shiny new toy. So far it is great, although a few apps do not work perfectly with it due to Ice Cream Sandwich being new. I could finally retire my Nexus One and not go back to it after a week!
Re: Data Connectivity Issues?
I worked with both the store and the business account tech support people and they independently verified my SIM was provisioned properly. I have seen several reviews comparing the Skyrocket and Vivid and it seems that a majority are saying the Vivid is consistently getting better/faster connections when tested side by side, so I have to think that it is a hardware issue with the Skyrocket. I'm glad it's working for you..I decided to pre-order a Galaxy Nexus instead. I do ...
Re: Data Connectivity Issues?
Looks like Engadget experienced some of the same issues in their test. Multiple hard resets and difficulty with SIM provisioning. I'm thinking it is a design flaw :(
Sorry HTC Vivid, not Vigor.
Data Connectivity Issues?
So did anybody else get this on release day and end up with major data issues? I got the phone about 1pm and thankfully decided to eat lunch in the same plaza, as I realized the data was not connecting, despite showing 4/5 bars and "4G LTE" I went back to the store and explained the issue. They played with the phone and admitted it was not working right. They swapped the SIM, still nothing. They swapped the phone, ...
I just tested at work (Silver Spring MD, about 3 miles from DC limit): 22 Down 13 up...BUT then at the same time, most websites won't load on the browser..MSN opened, but ESPN wouldn't. Neither facebook mobile or the app load at all. Went back to speed test app and got 15/15. Seems like it connects for data for speedtest and not much else. Tried Miren Browser and it works much better but Google maps and facebook app are clearly ...
I broke down and got one too- are you having any connection issues with the data? I went through 2 phones and 3 SIMs trying to get it to stay connected. A guy upgrading from the GSII to Skyrocket had the same issue. Would connect to a site, super fast, but then next site may not load at all, or do the partial load where to progress bar stops mid-way. The only reason I kept it was they waived the ...
Does anyone know if Samsung and/or at&t will allow you to actively chose which bands you want to use on this? I have read that it will default to HSPA+ if LTE is not available but does that mean it is always searching for LTE (and thus burning a little battery) or would I be able to turn it to only use GSM bands? Likewise- I get a stronger signal in my house on edge for whatever reason and force ...
Re: Tmobile Sucks
my contract with at&t is up in September and just out of curiosity, I got a pre-paid t-mobile account and bought a used phone off a friend so I could test their network and see if it was worth considering a switch (regardless of the buy out stuff)...while in a lot of places I have tested it, t-mobile works well and is actually a little faster (less traffic on the network maybe?), over all the signal is a mess. Without ...
I did the update last night via SD (but yeah I saw reports from several posts that people could do it OTA) and it went ok, but not without a hitch. My first reboot after loading the file locked up, but a simple battery pull resolved the issue. After that it loaded normally (will be slow- stayed on the at&t "rethinking possibility" screen for several minutes) and so far everything works well. I also have a Nexus One and the Blur-skinned version ...
Re: Android is more accessible--
I was really impressed by Symbian and after not touching a Nokia since 2004 I was really used to Symbian after a day or so. Maybe it is just how my brain works, but I found it very intuitive. I would definitely give it another shot when it gets the major revamp this fall.
Re: Somewhat of a fair review
To be totally honest, I am sort of found of the chaotic, different sized widgets..there is something about the asymmetry that catches my eye. I dislike how iOS is just a bunch of tiles and really hate how webOS and BlackBerry waste so much screen space with a theme photo and only have a little launch bar at the bottom. Symbian is not as bad as so many ppl make it out to be. I played with an N8 for ...
While I realize that the Astound is also running Symbian^3 and Mr Zeman reviewed both the N8 and the Astound, I really get the impression that he cut and pasted a lot of the N8s review into this one. Sure they deserve similar write-ups but come on- rephrase things a little bit more: The only way I was able to sync my vast contact database with the N8 was to set up an Ovi account and use Nokia's account sync ...
Re: Hi, I'm J.G. Picklesworth
"I have a data package and I want to log on now!"
Re: How they know:
That makes sense..I had always wondered that, even from the pre-3G days. Thanks!
How do they know?
I apologize for asking if this is common knowledge to most people who post here, but how do they even know if you are tethering? Do they just assume "high volume=connected to a computer" or is there a way to tell? I barely use my "unlimited data"- read emails (rarely compose replies), light facebook, and movie times- so I barely use my data, but honestly if someone wants to pay $600 for an unsubsidized phone with tethering as part of ...
Browsing on the N series
Hey- has anyone ever used a N series phone to browse the web? I have heard nothing but good things about these phones and I like Nokia products, but it just seems like it would be hard to surf without a QWERTY keypad. I used T9 for years for texts and I know it is pretty practical, but I still have my doubts. a 160 character text vs emailing all day via T9 are 2 different things. If I ever ...
So is the S730 ever going to make it to the market? I have been reading about this phone for it seems like a year now and so far it does not seem to exist. HTC lists it on their website as if it is available and not "coming soon" but I have pretty much written it off, as now they are mentioning the S740 too. has anyone "in the know" ever seen any proof this phone exists? I know HTC makes ...
Haha that is exactly what I was thinking. I live in Lexington, KY so it is only a medium-sized market, but I travel enough and I still never came across a Palm Store..
Do you guys know of a way to change the contacts menu to hide and/or push down the SIM contacts? When I had WM5 (i bought my 750 early) all of the SIM contacts were just at the end of the phone list and that was fine by me...but with WM6, they are intermixed with the phone's contacts. I hate that- it looks messy and very redundant. I cannot figure out any way to change that and cannot remember if ...
Re: Home Screen with Icons
I am not sure there is a way to do that with the Treo 750 as it uses WM Professional.. i think that line of icons across the top is only for WM for Smartphones. That is how my old BlackJack's main screen looked. I could be wrong, but I have not seen that as an option on WM5 or 6 for touchscreen devices
Browsing on the N95
I have seen nothing but positive reviews on the N95, but have yet to see anybody comment on the ease (or lack thereof) in browsing with just a standard keypad. I would assume there is a very good "auto-complete" function when typing words, but still- I would like to get some feedback from actual users. So anyone actually own this phone, or get to play with one long enough to comment on what it was like to surf the web? ...
Am I missing something on the menus? Whenever I add a new contact to my phone, it automatically files it on the contact list as Last Name, First. I have not been able to find a menu item that lists "file as" which I know exists on some versions of MS Mobile. I can always rearrange the contact on my PC and then sync it back, but that seems like a redundant step. So is there a menu option for ...
SMS automatically saving to SIM??
Tonight my phone started saving all incoming text messages to the SIM card. Is there any reason why it would do this? The memory was not full, and it is empty now anyway, and I did not change a single setting. This is very annoying for one, and I cannot find *any* setting to reverse this. I have gone through Samsung's FAQ, the owner's manual, and every possible setting and nothing hints at changing that feature. Please help!
Hey- thanks that worked. I was downloading right off Samsung's page, but what you linked me to worked right away. I appreciate it!
Ever get an answer
DQ- you ever figure out the problem? I am getting the same error with the USB and BlueTooth. Nothing seems to work and I tried tweaking every setting I could..sucks! Let me know if you ever solved the problem
I meant PC Studio- been using Sony-Ericssons too long..
Same problem, but I meant PC Studio!
PC Suite not working
Has anyone else had problems with using PC Suite? I downloaded the latest version, am using a genuine Samsung USB cable, and followed the directions to the letter, but the software does not seem to work. It will read as "connected" on my PC, the phone will be charging, and the PC Suite will be open, but when I try to select the contact manager or file manager, it freezes up and gives an error message like "PC Suite is ...
Editing T9 dictionary
I obviously know how to add words to the T9 dictionary, but does anyone know of a way to edit it/remove words from it? I have searched the instructions up and down and cannot find a way to do that. I have some words that pop up as defaults and it really pisses me off (example- it wants to say '86' instead of 'to'). I hate having to scroll to get to the default word. Any suggestions other than ...
Re: Maximum Memory Question
Thanks for the tip. I will give it a shot. I assume you mean the screen brightness level. I had it cranked up to 90% so i will knock it back some and see what happens. I do not know anyone with a 2GB MS ProDuo, so I never did find out if the phone can handle 2GB, so I stick with my 1GB and it works out just fine.
Maximum Memory Question
Hi- I was wondering if someone could tell me what the maximum memory possible on the p910 is. Sony's site says up to 1GB with MS Pro Duo, but I have seen some people say they used a 2GB without problem. Any info you could give me would be great. Thanks!
Re: motorola pebl and slvr
I am surprised your V600 still works, esp a Cingular model. My ATT V600 died after 2 months and I believe Cingular actually pulled their version off the market because of so many problems. I pretty much swore off Motos after all of that nonsense.
Re: Any major or minor problems found??
Hi- this is a minor problem, but occasionally my phone does not ring or vibrate when someone calls me. The screen will light and I can see a call, but under no circumstances will any sounds work. When this happens you can try to play MP3s or ringtones from the menu and they also will not play. It requires me to turn off the phone and then back on- that works 95% of the time, but a few times ...
Re: Good Site for Themes, Rings, etc
Oh sorry- I go there via computer, download what I want for free and then either Bluetooth it to my phone, or drag the files to the Memory Stick and load them on the phone.
Phone not ringing or vibrating??
Does anyone else have this problem- every so often my phone simply does not ring or vibrate. I will pick it up and just check on a whim and see that multiple calls or text messages have come through while it was sitting in front of me, and I know it didn't ring. Also I can test it with a friend's phone and call myself and it shows the incoming call, but with no ring tone or vibration. Typically I ...
Need to Reboot for Ringer/Vibrate?
Has anyone else ever had problems with the phone not ringing or vibrating, even though it is in normal (not silent) mode? This has happened to me 2 times in the month that I have owned the phone. The phone works, as you can see the screen telling you that a call is coming in, just any audible message is dead. Likewise the text message tone doesnt work. Turning the phone off and off solves it right away, but it ...
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