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cellphonesaretools

Oct 17, 2012, 9:51 AM
over in the "Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors " discussion:

Cell-phone assist for seniors

This is a good idea, at least in principle, but it's a matter of detail & execution as to whether it will be actually useful to seniors.

Hopefully Sprint also incorporated things like:

(1) Large font, vastly simplified interface design (i.e. the number, size & legibility of icons & text on each screen),

(2) Rubbery, grippy cases (the iPhone could never be a serious phone for seniors, because of the ridiculously stupid slick-backed case Jobs insisted on).

(3) A convenient way to carry their phones on a lanyard the seniors can hang around their necks if they wish (phone is less likely to get lost/misplaced, it's closer to their ears so they will actually hear the phone ring/beep, they can get to it quickly so they can answer it bef...
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Tofuchong

Oct 16, 2012, 9:59 AM
over in the "Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors " discussion:

iD pack for Cool Seniors

My grandfather couldn't even begin to know what a smartphone is, let alone use one. Give him a flip phone, however, even a slide-out with a keyboard, and hes good to go. Does sprint really think that seniors want to use any of those Smartphones they named support this ?
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MadFatMan

Aug 27, 2012, 4:25 PM
over in the "Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones" discussion:

Who Let This Happen?

As being an old phone dog myself and being in the wireless industry for a better portion of my adult life... I remember when 99.9% of cell phones were "candy bar" style and Motorola attempted to claim that the flip form and factor was their patent ... The absurdity of this claim was laughed out of litigation and was never taken seriously by the courts.... And now this happens?
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bluecoyote

Aug 28, 2012, 12:37 AM
over in the "Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones" discussion:

Why Apple winning is good news for Android

1) Handset makers who are actually innovating get more attention. Aside from Samsung, every other handset manufacturer is suffering, yet they're the ones spending a lot of money on R&D to distinguish themselves.

2) Samsung will have to improve the quality of their devices, as it's no longer acceptable to make creaky cheap plastic knockoffs of the iPhone, slap on a iOS-mixed-with-typical-Samsung-bad-taste skin, and call it 'obvious.'

2) Android, which has already been veering away from iOS for a couple years now in terms of UI conventions, now has to remain fully committed to its own course (which I think it will be much stronger for.) Think about how much better 'Holo' apps looks now than the cruddy ones we saw back 2 years ago.
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sp_5015

Aug 27, 2012, 3:12 PM
over in the "Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones" discussion:

Apple has...

declining likeability
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BigRed75

May 14, 2012, 10:59 AM
over in the "Voyager Mobile Launching May 15 with $19 Pre-Paid Plan" discussion:

So what is this Sprints 500th MVNO?

Oh lord... I can't anymore. I can't. Sprint makes it too easy smfh
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stevereenie

May 14, 2012, 1:26 PM
over in the "Voyager Mobile Launching May 15 with $19 Pre-Paid Plan" discussion:

Can you convert Sprint Phones to this plan????

Can you convert an existing Sprint Phone and phone number to this plan if it isn't under a Sprint contract???
hsoto14

Aug 2, 2011, 1:46 PM
over in the "ITC Agrees to Hear Apple's Complaints Against Samsung" discussion:

Go Apple

Shocked
Yeah Samsung Watch out........ Freaking copy cats!!!!
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clutchxp66

Jul 10, 2011, 12:22 PM

Samsung Epic 4G Battery Issue?

I have a friend who has a Samsung Epic 4G and he is having issues with the phone malfunctioning. He thinks the reason the phone is misbehaving is because of the battery. Some of the things the phone does are the following:

- He will pick the phone up to use it or answer a call and the phone answers by itself

- The phone shuts itself off

- The camera does not work

- The capacitive buttons do not always respond

- The battery meter, which is supposed to go from red (low battery) to blue (fully charged), it will go to blue and then switch to red and stay that way.

Can the battery be purchased from the Sprint store online?
jmichael

Jun 21, 2011, 12:53 AM

Gingerbread for the Epic?

Does anyone know when the release date for Gingerbread on the Samsung Epic 4G?
rocky5689

Dec 6, 2010, 3:33 PM

Epic Vs EVO

Just got the EVO now as I read the reviews here Epic seems more and more tempting. Has anyone had the evo and returned it for Epic.

Want to know what things you like about Epic that Evo doesn't has.
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bmrsnrfan

Feb 14, 2011, 3:11 PM

Samsung EPIC new Android software anytime soon?

Anyone have rumor info when the Epic is going to be "eligible" to update to the new software?
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beejmeister

Sep 5, 2010, 2:04 PM

EPIC is epic... But the Battery is an EPIC FAIL

I have to say that it sucks to walk into my local SPRINT store, where I know them as I've been doing business with them for 10 years or so, and, when I mentioned that I had a battery that was dying fast, have them ask me if I had my BT shut off.... Really? I have to disable a critical function of the phone in order to be able to use it? That makes NO SENSE!

Also. And I find this most laughable... everyone is saying to make sure that the 4G is off... So... Is it rude for me to notice the elephant in the room called SPRINT's advertising of 4G as the Second Coming, but also point out that we're being told not to use 4G?

The solutions out on all of the web sites is to add software that disables data communications when the phone screen ...
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holdenmichael

Dec 2, 2010, 8:27 PM

Does the Epic 4g play all/most/some/no Flash games w/Froyo (Android 2.2)?

I'm choosing beween an Epic 4G, EVO 4G, iPhone 4, and Samsung Focus as my next device.

Being able to use the Epic 4G's keyboard to play Flash games would be an important factor if it has that capability.

Has anyone here taken the plunge and updated to the unofficial (right?) release of Android 2.2?
montestl

Nov 8, 2010, 7:35 PM

Unistalling sprints pre loaded apps...

Im not sure how to get in to my ROM and unistall certain sprint apps and also keep other apps to only open when I need them. I have a task killer but i get sick of killing them every 15-30 min. any help would be great. thx Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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robertb1012

Sep 29, 2010, 10:59 PM

facebook

i do not get any facebook notifications no matter what and i have the settings set to recieve.... any one know how to fix this ....and is there a new uptaded out?
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sweagle02

Oct 10, 2010, 1:52 PM

Speakerphone Quality?

Has any one else had any issues with the call quality of the speakerphone? The people I'm calling on the other end says it sounds horrible and extremely muffled. Any one else have this issue?
sweagle02

Oct 10, 2010, 1:51 PM

What case do you own for the Epic?

I'm guessing the majority of you Epic owners have phone cases, including myself. My Epic arrived today along with the Seidio Innocase I ordered. IMO the only case from a reputable company out with a case for the Epic now. It does not feel as snug as the Innocase for my Treo Pro but it will have to do until someone else develops a case.

Share the cases you guys have as I'm curious to know as there are not many to begin with.
rios19999

Sep 28, 2010, 8:28 PM

New phone

Just got the Epic looking to use it's HD screen any suggestions to show off it's capabilities ?
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MOKLA40

Sep 23, 2010, 2:00 PM

LED flashng and notification tones

I have the "flash continuously" box checked off but the red LED doesn't seem to flash continuously for unread messages once he screen goes to sleep. If I press the pwr button to wake up the device the the LED starts flashing again but that defeats the purpose.

Also, any way to get different notification tones for different events lie SMS vs Email vs Calendar?

Thanks

-Marc
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