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Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T

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ReschDMD

Nov 7, 2011, 6:58 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

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, now spotty at best but still freezing, so they tried yet another SIM. While this is going on, a guy comes in to exchange his SGII for the Skyrocket and his initial use is showing the same issues.
I asked for a refund, and they are going to give it to me, but they asked me to keep it a few days and they'd waive any re-stocking fe...
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i am having the same problem in north new jersey Twisted Evil
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It's completely normal from this to happend due it's a new model it has to have his failures but, about the question of the LTE speed its not the default data speed the default data speed it's the HSPDA+ and not the LTE, be cause the LTE does not admi...
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BigRed75

Nov 4, 2011, 12:31 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Can't anybody get it right!!!!!

HTC gets the battery wrong with a measly 1620mAh battery but gets the resolution right with qHD. Samsung gets the battery right with 1800mAh but gets the resolution with 800x480 a 4.5" display!!! SMFH!! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
CONCLUSION:

There is NO perfect phone out there, yet.
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mysportcraft

Apr 24, 2012, 2:50 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Using the Skyrocket as a GPS

Hi.
Does anyone have physical expierence using the Skyrocket as a stand-alone GPS.?? I hope to go exploring some mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and other Rural areas where there is No Cell phone coverage from any carriers. Does this phone allow you to utilize it as a stand-alone GPS, when you are way out-of range of cell towers.??
Thanks,
Now, I may be wrong here because there may be a way to download and have Google maps on your phone to have the navigator pull from, but I don't think you can do what you're asking. When you use the maps, it's locating you by gps, but I believe that is...
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Shasta-Lake

Jan 19, 2012, 6:10 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Voice dialing

Purchased the Skyrocket a month ago and have been trying to2 get it to voice dial over blue tooth. The ATT store said it didn't have that feature and to use the BlueAnt Q2 which incorperates that feature. After purchasing it I found it didn't work. Called tech support and they said that the phone supports voice command dialing but it is blocked by ATT which will sell the service. In this day an age it should be mandatory for hands free driving. I feel as if I have been had
Try using Vlingo
xtiano77

Jan 22, 2012, 12:39 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

DM initialization is not ready. Check network or SIM

I purchased this phone on January 2nd, and it worked fine. About 1 1/2 weeks ago it began showing the "DM initialization is not ready. Check network or SIM" whenever I tried to check for a software update. I took it to the AT&T store today and they replaced the SIM card with a 4G LTE SIM card; however, when I tried to check for a software update a few minutes ago, it gave me the same message so I had to restart the phone in order to complete the process. Does anyone have a clue what could be causing this error? The phone is not rooted.

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MelanieDoll

Dec 6, 2011, 7:16 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Turning off 4G?

Has anyone found a way to disable 4g from being on constantly and sucking the life out of the battery? Are there any decent apps out there that will do the trick?
LTE is automatically off if you're not in an LTE area, there's no real way to turn the HSPA+ off though since it's on the same antenna as 3G. It's a pity you can't, too. I'd like greater control over which one is active, switching to 2G when the phone...
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MelanieDoll

Dec 4, 2011, 1:33 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Rebooting Issue?

Hi everyone,

I just recently purchased this phone for my boyfriend and we have been experiencing random rebooting with it. Has anyone else had this issue? I tried to take it back to ATT and they gave me some problems which I don't want to get into because it's a complicated situation, so before things get even messier with trying to exchange the phone, I was wondering if anyone had any solutions to this problem?

Thanks!!
Jellz

Nov 23, 2011, 6:49 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Phone just updated to Android 2.3.6

So update Phonescoop!
Jellz

Nov 3, 2011, 8:21 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

LTE 700 / 1700

Does this lead anyone else to believe that an AT&T/MetroPCS LTE roaming deal is in the works?

I know I posted in the AT&T forum about this, but this is relevant here as well D:
I think its more the proposed merger with TMO and the use of their AWS spectrum on LTE.
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What? No. AT&T has AWS (1700) spectrum.
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fastwidget

Nov 8, 2011, 9:50 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

Can anyone verify if Speakerphone is half or full duplex?

Phone scoop lists the speaker phone as only "half;duplex," but lists the speaker phone for the galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) as "full-duplex." Can anyone verify what the Skyrockets (SGH-i727) phone is? I am not sure I trust the information on Phone Scoop when I can't verify this anywhere else.

Thanks!
We tried it on our actual review unit, and it seems to be half-duplex.
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ReschDMD

Nov 3, 2011, 8:58 PM

2G/3G/4G toggle?

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 my Nexus One to 2G. Does anyone with a GSII have any feedback on if you can toggle that? (I know at&t takes that function out of many phones)

Anyone know the range on market size? I live 7 miles out of DC and work 3 miles from the limit. Would LTE in DC reach me?
The current GSII can't toggle which it connects to by default, but I'm willing to bet you can toggle LTE on or off on the new one. It would seem kind of pointless to constantly have it on.
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Have the phone in hand now, there's no toggle to turn LTE off.
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Jellz

Nov 3, 2011, 12:19 PM

Hey Eric

Would you say it would be worth the extra $50 plus a $35 restock fee to go from the current GSII to the Skyrocket?
Maybe going with the HTC Vivid and only paying the restocking fee would be smarter? O.o
Tough call, man. Do you live in one of the five LTE markets already? Or one of the four that will be lit up next week? If so, then perhaps, as you'll have the whole LTE network to yourself.

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i wouldn't - the camera on the Galaxy S II is noticeably better. It's confusing, as they both have an 8mp camera - but i've used both, and the Galaxy S II camera consistently takes better photos.
Versed

Nov 3, 2011, 5:41 PM

How Much?

I wonder how much this phone as well as the Vivid will be if one wishes to buy it unsubsidized?
The current GSII is $549.99, so I'm guessing the Vivid will probably be the same and this one will be $599.99.
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