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Aug 3, 2013, 9:50 AM

HTC One vs. Galaxy S4 -- Please Advise

Hi Everyone,

I currently have an HTC EVO Design 4G. I have had it for two years and am ready to upgrade. I am considering the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. They are the same price.

I use my phone for texts, email, web (mainly checking the news and Google searches), photos, calls, and calendar (pretty much in that order). I occasionally watch videos on Youtube.

I loved my current phone because it was a fairly easy transition for me to a smartphone. Not too big, not too bulky, and easy to learn.

I would really like opinions on which phone would be the best for me given what I use it for. Thanks in advance!!!

2 replies

Aug 8, 2013, 11:14 PM

Direct Talk battery life

We've been putting our old Nextel phones to good use around the homestead via Direct Talk. It seems to me that the phones use more battery in Direct Talk mode than they did in iDEN network mode. Anyone else using Direct Talk notice less battery life compared to when they were still running on the IDEN network?
1 replies

Jul 27, 2013, 11:40 PM

How can Sprint provide better service in Little Rock, AR than St. Louis, MO

I live in suburban St. Louis, MO. I recently have been to Little Rock, AR on a business trip. My Sprint phone worked MUCH BETTER in Little Rock, compared to my home town of St. Louis. How can that be?!

Jul 16, 2013, 7:30 PM

Prip (new PTT app from NII + Motorola)

Just curious, has anyone out there tried "Prip" yet? »

I pasted the link to the Prip "introduction" page above because it gives some background on why Prip came about and who is involved (NII & Motorola). Interestingly, Prip was apparently born in Reston, VA (the former Nextel corporate HQ).

I'm looking for real-world feedback, because our Sprint Direct Connect service works so poorly where we live. The Airave Sprint gave us actually turns DC off, so we had to turn off the Airave, and Prip claims they can use any data connection with any carrier (3G, 4G or WiFi).

If Prip works as advertised, it might be a decent alternative for the many people who have had poor results with Sprint Di...
1 replies

Jul 19, 2013, 2:01 PM

samsung galaxy 4g epic touch

Does anyone know what file format the galaxy 4G epic saves the phone voice recordings in by default?

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Jun 24, 2013, 4:39 PM

S4 or HTC One...

and why... upgrade in about 10 days or so... I have played with both...I have an S2...I used to have a Hero
2 replies

May 25, 2013, 12:20 PM

Verizon or Sprint

Hey everyone. Just a quick question. I have had Verizon for over 10 years now, and my wife is considering switching to Sprint. She switched jobs and her company phone/personal phone will be disconnected at the end of May. We are thinking of getting a shared unlimited plan with Sprint. I have a Verizon plan that has unlimited data on it, but as most VZW customers know they no longer offer unlimited data plans. If I upgrade any part of my plan I lose unlimited data. That is a huge deal to me since I average 4.0 GB per month data. To purchase that data plan per month from VZW is highway robbery!!!! So I ask is it worth switching? I am happy with Verizon, but if I ever do want to upgrade my VZW phone I have to purchase it full retail or eBay it ...
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Jun 4, 2013, 9:43 AM

Windows Phone 8 - When is this releasing?

I've heard that Sprint is likely getting a Samsung as well as HTC WP8 device during the Summer months but can anyone pinpoint a narrower timeframe for me please? What about for BB Z10/Q10?
2 replies

Jul 6, 2013, 4:03 PM

anyone else having issues with the Sprint service at Busch Stadium

I have noticed that for the last few years while watching a baseball game at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, I always have trouble using my Sprint cell phone: especially sending pictures and using my data 3G connection. (Currently Sprint does not offer 4GLTE in metro St. Louis, so I am stuck using 3G). Is this an issue of over-capacity and Sprint not wanting to upgrade their systems in the St. Louis area? Is this a question of time? Money that Sprint does not want to spend? To be honest, I see this a lot of times with my Sprint service if I am in a area of St. Louis that is well populated and there are many people in one general location.
2 replies

Jun 28, 2013, 12:07 AM

NextMail re-launched as pdvConnect

As I've posted before, as a NextMail user since 2003/2004 or so, I find it a very productive tool. As part of the shutdown of Nextel, Sprint & PDV (Pacific DataVision) have re-branded the former NextMail service as "pdvConnect" (which is also available with AT&T's PTT now). ... »

Note that pdvConnect is not limited to PTT phones, it is just as easily & productively used with non-PTT phones by installing the pdvConnect ("NextMail") app. I've used the Android version, and it works very well.

Jun 4, 2013, 5:51 PM

So long Sprint :D

Paid the 350 to cancel service and couldn't be happier. Just couldn't deal with not being able to use my phone due to their painfully slow network, and waiting over a year and still not having LTE. Now I'm with T-mo and still get unlimited data that I can actually use.
10 replies

Jun 11, 2013, 12:42 AM

PTT on iPhone for AT&T

Phonescoop's article: »
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AT&T's announcement: ... »
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Jun 3, 2013, 12:02 AM

Planning to leave Sprint, any advice?

Ok, this isn't one of those hate on Sprint things. I like Sprint, I really do.

Unfortunately I live in an area not covered by Sprint. On their maps it's a huge white hole. I've got by with an Airave for the past 3 years (that they made me pay for) but I just can't handle it anymore. I have 4 lines total, the other 3 live a couple of hours from me. They at least have voice service and even though it's green on Sprint's map data crawls at 0.01kbps.

In the past, every time I've talked to Sprint about this they've said they will let me out ETF free. What's the best way to ensure this is done properly. Also is there any best time relative to my billing cycle? I want to do it in the middle of this month and my cycle runs I believe ...
7 replies

Apr 30, 2013, 1:14 PM

Get Galaxy S IV or wait for Galaxy Note III?

What would you all do? I have 2 lines ready to upgrade in July and August (1 each month basically). I am debating whether to go for the Galaxy S IV now or wait for Late Q3 to early Q4 to upgrade to the upcoming Note III? I am currently using a Motorola Photon (NOT THE Q) that I had since December 2011, which IMHO, totally sucks inspite of Moto's decision to treat customers like bastard stepkids and not give them at the minimum ICS for what was a recent phone enough for the timeframe when they were supposed to have updated them to 4.0.x atleast. And please don't anyone jump on here trying to convince me to go Photon Q. Not after this farse they pulled! Hell with Moto!
10 replies

May 21, 2013, 11:40 PM

Sprint CS recognition

I'm not yet happy with the network, but I must say that all of my recent dealings with Sprint Customer Service have been positive, the agents have all been very pleasant & helpful, they are really trying to get it right, and their follow-up has been good. ... »

May 20, 2013, 10:48 AM

Sprint Chicago/Southside reception -USCC USER

With the sprint/us cellular agreement, i am exploring other cellular services; however, i am tempted by the credits id receive for being a uscc user and my company discount.

Who on this form can speak about the service sprint provides? good reception? bad??

Can anyone give me some insight and would you consider making the move to sprint?

May 6, 2013, 11:14 PM

Direct Connect Call Alert Suggestion

Since Sprint DC still retains the same minor deficiency as Nextel DC, I recommend Sprint make a minor modification to its Call Alert system.

I propose call alerts send a standard SMS text message that will go through even if the other party is on a phone call. Sprint used to do that with its picture mail service. Although it wasn't possible to view the picture while on an active call, you at least knew you had one.

I believe this would be a useful feature. I liked it on my old ic602.
6 replies

Mar 26, 2013, 12:34 AM

Torque issues

Switched from Nextel iDEN to Sprint CDMA, got a great deal on the new Kyocera Torque, which so far has ALMOST been a great phone.

While otherwise extremely nice phones, both Torques had these deal-breaker issues:
1) In speakerphone mode, I can hear other caller fine, they can't hear me unless I take it out of speakerphone mode & hold phone to my head.
2) Both phones randomly froze up and/or rebooted themselves out of the blue. Two phones, four days, total of eight lockups/random self-reboots.

Took to Sprint store, tech tried for an hour, gave up and swapped them for two brand new Torques. Guess what? Both of the new phones have the exact same defect: Microphone does not work properly when on a regular voice call in speakerphone mode....
12 replies

Apr 4, 2013, 8:49 PM

Forum tools and their useless advice

Hey, my username is xyz and I just want to let everyone know how terrible my experience was with this carrier. I experienced frequent dropped calls, poor coverage, slow data speeds, and nobody ever helped me in customer service.

I finally changed to my current carrier and couldn't be happier! Everyone should listen to me even though you don't know who I am or if I ever even had the service I claimed to.

In fact, I'm probably some spoiled teenager who stumbled across this forum by accident. My only objective in life is to own the latest and coolest phone while trashing on others I deem less worthy. I measure the success of a company by how much money they make and Internet forums rather than on what well-established consumer agencies re...
42 replies

Apr 29, 2013, 7:03 PM

Is this legal?

I would like to know why and how U. S. Cellular representatives have talked customers such as myself into upgrading and purchasing new phones from them, knowing full well that these devices were going to be useless in a few short months? I've purchased 2 new phones from us cellular in the last 5 months... I had heard rumors of the future sprint buyout and spoke with the us cellular agent about it... She confirmed the rumors with me.... Yet still sold me 2 new galaxy's... Never mentioning the the devices weren't going to be compatible with Sprint... and I basically handed us cellular a good amount of money for nothing! Maybe that was my own fault for not researching the facts more before the purchase... However I do think any merchandise sale...
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