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Whatev, it's no Instinct!

japhy

Jul 14, 2008, 5:28 PM
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maokh

Jul 14, 2008, 5:50 PM
...and the instinct is no iPhone.
i'll take capacitive multi-touch with safari over resistive crap browser any day of the week.
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retrolike

Jul 14, 2008, 7:07 PM
I 2nd that!
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imtrickedout

Jul 14, 2008, 7:46 PM
ill take lot better plan save some money with better nation wide service hella of a lot better data service with a good phone for the price with a desent browser over and expensive phone that has ok service expensive a$$ plan and ok data and not to many features better then the instinct any day Smile
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PDXMatt

Jul 14, 2008, 7:24 PM
and so it begins.
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iamajim

Jul 17, 2008, 11:18 PM
I couldn't agree more. These pissing contests are getting real old (like me hahahaha).
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hitekdude

Jul 14, 2008, 9:00 PM
how many people lined up for the instinct??? 1?, 2?, ha this guy... People started camping outside my store at 5:30 pm on July 10th . Did anyone see campers outside any sprint stores for the instintc??? Laughing
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imtrickedout

Jul 14, 2008, 9:53 PM
didnt say any one did line up for the instinct just saying i would pick that over the iphone for those reasons and another question how many people returned theres for problems compared to the instinct a hell of alot more
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rufus99

Jul 14, 2008, 11:45 PM
I second that the instinct is a great phone with a way cheaper plan and unlimited everything and data sure the browser may not be the greatest but it works for me and im paying way less then those outrageous i phone plans and hey guess what i can send mms with my instinct can the super i phone 3g do that lol i think not point proven !
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hitekdude

Jul 15, 2008, 11:21 AM
have you placed a call with that instintc??? If you have than you know that the call quality wasn't so hot cool phone and all but compareing it to the iphone haha... You get what you pay for I sold tons of iPhones and maybe got 2 returns that was the first one haven't seen any 3g iPhones come back.. I'm gonna stop hatin on the instintc though I'll let you guys hate... Enjoy your stacked web browsing.. Hey just down load operamini you surfing experiance might get a little better:-) I think that I ported 7 or 8 customers this week alone from sprints great plans and service that's just adding to the 700,000 sprint lost to us last year... Get on our level
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subliminal2drum

Jul 22, 2008, 7:07 PM
ya its crazy that the iphone does not work with mms....i guess apple has more work to do
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deepc185

Jul 14, 2008, 11:57 PM
Actually, there were quite a few people lined up for the Instinct. Most stores sold out in less than 2 hours the first day.
Also, majority of Instinct purchases were activated in less than 10 minutes, whereas iPhones took more than 4 hrs! Laughing
Personally, I've never understood Apple fans. One guy told me that he wanted the iPhone bc Apple was opening their software up to 3rd party developers. WOW! How utterly fantastic! Of course, HTC and Palm have been doing that for years! Embarassed
Apple is one of the most proprietary companies in existence. How Microsoft got targeted for unfair trade practices, when Apple is a thousand times worse, is beyond me.
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mock5

Jul 15, 2008, 10:35 PM
LOL!..Someone doesn't know how apples techs work, they give you a replacement iphone, while the other one is off being repaired. I've gone through the process. I'm sorry Sprint, Verizon etc. can keep coming up with these suppossed iphone killers but they miss the key thing that sells this device and that's the simplicity of use of the device with the UI, phones like the dare, vu, voyager and instinkT (yes you put a K in there instead of a c) dont measure up.
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babycat

Jul 15, 2008, 6:56 AM
i dont know but maybe 2 weeks allowance for the order is a good sign that theres a lot of people buying the instinct
as a telemarketer i am closing about 5-10 instincts a day, but thats just me. we are thousand here averaging more than what im selling. and no returns and replacement happening so far... Very Happy Smile
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mock5

Jul 15, 2008, 10:38 PM
The orders for the iphone 3G are now up to 21 business days now because of all of the demand and as an at&t rep we're closing about 10-20 iphone 3G orders a day per rep. I'm sorry Sprint employees and fans the instinkt does not measure up to the third party features you can get for the iphone 3G and the software in general. You can all stop hating now.
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robmd17

Jul 15, 2008, 8:20 AM
I work for Sprint. There was a waiting list for the Instinct and the store sold out in less than a hour. And the Instinct is on back order as of now, So it looks like they are selling to me.
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MotoMan_VZW

Jul 15, 2008, 9:03 AM
"Sprint" - is that supposed to be some cell service provider? It sounds more like a sinking ship and the instinct is their latest scotch tape on that ship... give it up Sprint, just roll over and die already. #1 - VZW ("LG DARE")
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rmcnamee

Jul 18, 2008, 9:02 PM
Assuming PhoneScoop users know their stuff, the reviews speak for both the companies and the phones. Right now, the reviews say VZW/Dare is the best.

Dare: 70 reviews, rating of 4.26
Instinct: 53 reviews, rating of 4.13
iPhone 3G: 45 reviews, rating of 2.49

It's early yet, but from what I've seen not many phones get over a 4 on PhoneScoop for user ratings. Cool
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zaxxx33

Jul 15, 2008, 8:38 AM
and how many cities does att have a 3g network? not many, whats the purpose of having a 3g browser when you wont get the service in more than half the US. nice try att. work on your 3g network not the phones.
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hitekdude

Jul 15, 2008, 11:26 AM
380 by the end of the year 250 right now 4 g in 2010 just have to turn in the towers we will dominate don't hate
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mock5

Jul 15, 2008, 10:42 PM
LOL, then people wonder why Sprints a sinking ship, running multiple networks iden,cdma and soon to be wimax if you guys focused on your customer serivice as much as your converting old service towers into 3G zones you might actually be a contender.
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sprintsavyguru

Jul 17, 2008, 5:59 PM
Ok sprints 3g network was completed 3 years ago. all of our new phones are evdo and that is complete now. sprint is so far ahead of all the carriers with there data speeds.
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subliminal2drum

Jul 22, 2008, 5:25 PM
sprint might be ahead on there internet serv but they are way behind on anything and everything else!!!!!
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imtrickedout

Jul 22, 2008, 8:18 PM
like what??? they got the best data best plans second in nation wide coverage just cause they have a history of bad customer service doesn't mean they suck at everything else and thats not really sprint it selfs fault its the people who wanna come to work with ****ty attitudes and the only thing at&t has is the iphone which to me is not all that of a phone yes it does have good Internet browsing and some good software but other then that its any other touch screen phone yes a good phone but not anything to be making you guys go crazy over it and why every one hating on sprint like every company dont have its flaws cause every company has a bunch of positives and some flaws no matter which company it is
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PhoneGuy9922

Jul 17, 2008, 5:43 PM
And how many of those people that camped out actually got that phone to work that night? If I recall the news was about 0. And you know hat I'll give you this the iPhone is cool, when you can use them, Sprints 3G network is about 5X the size of AT&T or Cingular whoever you are this week. Nuff Said
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japhy

Jul 15, 2008, 9:53 AM
The instinct is a great phone - no one should question this. It does have a number of features that the iPhone doesn't (removable battery among the most significant) as well as some features (touchscreen, carrier) that are much more subjective. Both the iPhone & Instinct are steeped in proprietary restriction, so there's not a lot of difference in terms of choice. There's plenty of ways in which the Instict could be considered by an individual a superior phone.

But let's be realistic - the Instinct is a Zune.

It's an imitation of an innovative & popular product, copying a number of the features, adding some others, but ultimately bringing nothing new. The Instinct will be remembered next year as "last year's phone" by most, standi...
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deepc185

Jul 15, 2008, 4:18 PM
japhy said:
The Instinct will be remembered next year as "last year's phone" by most.



As opposed to the iPhone that Apple slashed by $200 6 weeks after its initial launch, and then released a "new" version with barely any upgrades a year later? You can't tell me that Apple didn't purposely do that bc they plan on releasing another "new and improved" version same time next year! Laughing
Gotta love Steve Jobs! Rolling Eyes
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mock5

Jul 15, 2008, 10:46 PM
I am not going to hate on apple or steve jobs. I am sorry instinkt fans they have a very good product and the innovative touch screen phone with breakthrough internet features has set sail if samsung and LG are smart they will come up with their own innovative type of phone. Apple is a very smart manufacturer and I am sure 5+ years from now sprint if they are still around will get their own wimax version of the iphone possibly and then you'll be on the same bandwagon as the rest of the fanbase here.
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subliminal2drum

Jul 22, 2008, 7:09 PM
how come with all of the iphone and the instinct talk the new dare has not come up are you guys running with you tail between your legs thinking about it>?????
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Viral

Jul 16, 2008, 10:13 AM
Ok, so let me start by saying I'm the furthest thing from an Apple fanboy. Never owned a Mac, not even an Ipod... until 1 month ago. More on that in a bit.

When the first Iphone came out last June, I was pretty excited. Not because I planned on wasting money on any overpriced, over-hyped product with an Apple logo on it. Because I recognized it as a game changer in the cell phone industry. As soon as I watched the demo I said to myself, "This is it - this is the device that will make all other cell phone makers kick their R&D groups into high gear and churn out much better products." I expected by Christmas last year, I'd have my pick of "iphone killer" clones from LG, moto, samsung, nokia, whatever. The hardest part would be choosing wh...
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deepc185

Jul 16, 2008, 4:49 PM
I actually did buy my fiance an iPod Touch for her birthday in April. And I do have to admit, it is a pretty cool device. Embarassed This coming from someone who has NEVER liked Apple products. I only bought it for her because she desperately wanted one, so against my own personal opinions, I bought it. It is VERY cool for an iPod.
Having said that, however, as a phone, the iPhone (which her father has the new 3G model) is severly lacking in features that I personally consider to be necessary, or at least expected, in a high model device. MMS, and video are important to me, as the father of two small children. Also, with the amount of driving my fiance does, a true GPS navigation service is much more convenient than a simple map showing your ...
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TMobile-Best

Jul 17, 2008, 2:25 PM
I work for T-Mobile, and knowing that we have no cell phones to compare to the Dare Instinct or iPhone, you could say that I have neutral stance on the matter. Lets face the facts. iPhone 3G dominates. No other phone has ever put up a fight against it.
And to say the Instinct is a "better phone" because of the price is retarded. That's like saying that a Honda Civic is a better car than a Ferrari Enzo. Whoops. A better decision for your budget, sure. A better car, shut up!
You heard it from Mr T-Mobile!

LONG LIVE THE SIDEKICK!! just kidding
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subliminal2drum

Jul 22, 2008, 7:11 PM
i think personaly the i phone is horrible and has nothing on the dare!!!! but sooon the microsoft surface will be with t mobile and will have the best touch tone phone out
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Lovedr

Jul 17, 2008, 4:25 PM
Viral said:
Ok, so let me start by saying I'm the furthest thing from an Apple fanboy. Never owned a Mac, not even an Ipod... until 1 month ago. More on that in a bit.

When the first Iphone came out last June, I was pretty excited. Not because I planned on wasting money on any overpriced, over-hyped product with an Apple logo on it. Because I recognized it as a game changer in the cell phone industry. As soon as I watched the demo I said to myself, "This is it - this is the device that will make all other cell phone makers kick their R&D groups into high gear and churn out much better products." I expected by Christmas last year, I'd have my pick of "iphone killer" clones from LG, moto, samsung, nokia, whatever. The h
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RoyalLush

Jul 18, 2008, 11:55 PM
iPhone is far from best phone on the market. Take a look at Nokia's N-Series or E-Series. Or even Sony Ericsson's Xperia.

These newer devices beat iPhone in all areas except browsing experience. Nokia's S60 Browser is just as capable - it is developed off Apple Safari's Web Kit, but with Flash Lite support (unlike Safari). However, iPhone just has a better user experience with touch screen. Main disadvantages of iPhone that most people don't know are...
- Apple locks this device to iTunes. You can't download all those cool freebies floating around in Cyberspace (vids, walls, tones, podcasts, e-books, etc.).
- No Video Capture and poor camera - Nokia N95 does 30fps VGA video (almost dvd quality)
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rmcnamee

Jul 19, 2008, 1:02 AM
RoyalLush said:
iPhone is far from best phone on the market.
These newer devices beat iPhone in all areas except browsing experience. ...iPhone just has a better user experience with touch screen.
-RoyalLush


No one said the iPhone was the best on the market, and browsing and user experience is one of the top reasons to get an iPhone. The Nokias don't even compete in those categories - at least not yet. When Nokia comes out with some more user-friendly devices (in the U.S.), i.e. at least partially touch screen, more people will be talking about them and more people will want them.
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rmcnamee

Jul 18, 2008, 9:24 PM
The 3 phones that stick out to me are the iPhone 3G, Dare and Instinct. I also closely scrutinize the new touch phones, but I'm curious, why do you say the Dare and Instinct bust? I would like to hear your rationale for this.
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RoyalLush

Jul 19, 2008, 12:07 AM
Try iPhone vs. N-95 NAM 8Gb.
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rmcnamee

Jul 19, 2008, 12:53 AM
EDGE data and no touch screen really defeats the purpose for this discussion. It's not even offered by anyone yet in the U.S.
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Viral

Jul 19, 2008, 11:34 AM
rmcnamee said:
but I'm curious, why do you say the Dare and Instinct bust? I would like to hear your rationale for this.

I think it really boils down to three things:

1) screen size, resolution and brightness.
When you're watching a video or surfing the web, the screen makes all the difference in the world. The iPhone seems to add just enough real estate and resolution to make both of these functions much more enjoyable than on the other two devices.

2) Capacitive vs Resistive touchscreens.
I have NO idea why every other phone continues to use the CLEARLY inferior resistive touchscreen technology. This makes the ENTIRE functionality of a touch phone feel cheap. It's simply no fun having a phone whose...
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rmcnamee

Jul 19, 2008, 4:05 PM
Thank you so much! My fiancee has an iPod Touch and the browser is basically the only thing she (or I) even use. I haven't played with the Dare or the Instinct enough to become familiar with their browsers; I just assumed they were similar to the Touch/iPhone. The capacitive screen is another concern of mine, but it's not a deal-breaker for me.

Again, thanks for the response; now I'll know what to look for in future phones (Thunder Smile )
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