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Feb 1, 2016, 7:50 PM
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help me

ay have motorola I1 locked network how to find this code

Mar 26, 2014, 1:14 PM
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Even though iDEN is gone... on Sprint, it makes a decent 2 way

Even though iDEN is gone on the Sprint network, this phone makes a decent 2 way walkie talkie. Off network direct connect thankfully doesn't require a cellular connection. At least it isn't a total waste of money.
$30-$40 for an android powered long distance walkie talkie ain't too bad.

Nov 3, 2010, 3:30 AM
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Download addresses into smartphone???

Can anyone help me get my Outlook addresses to my I1 phone such that they are fully usable??? I bought this phone assuming I could download my Outlook addresses into a smartphone. The DejaOffice app did that, but it doesn't allow me to do much (i.e., it sets up a very weak seperate app that as far as I can tell, can't text more than one person at a time, can't search by just typing in a name, and can't use the voice function to find anything). In other words, by switching to Deja Office, I lose most of the functionality of a decent smartphone. So then I turned to google, which supposedly has a relationship with Boost Mobile. I downloaded my entire address book to google (which isn't my first choice, as I know that it exposes me to a wor...
Sorry I can't help - all I can do is add other related problems.
I got an i1 to replace my Blackberry 8350i which took a bath in a swimming pool. I thought I was upgrading but I wish I had just purchased another BB. I had the BB contacts all sync'd...

Jul 17, 2010, 9:19 PM
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Watch Youtube??

Im capable to go to youtube on my i1 but when I try waqtching a video im not able or it doesnt show up...anyone know if the i1 is capable of watching youtube vids
It is not.

Mar 23, 2011, 9:56 PM
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Question about boost mobile and android.

I would like to know with boost mobile do you have to pay extra for the android data plan or any data than the 50 dollars unlimited plan they already have?? Thank you..

Mar 10, 2011, 10:25 PM
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android update avail??

was curious if this phone has gotten any updates from android? might need iden for work; was hoping...
My phone told me there was an update for it today. I was very excited that I was finally getting a newer version of the Android OS as version 1.5 isn't cutting it. There are allot of apps I want to run that doesn't run on 1.5.

Will it be 1.6, will...

Sep 18, 2010, 5:54 PM
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How much are these currently running for with Boost?

Sep 3, 2010, 9:36 PM
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qik video chat

does anyone know if you can use qik video the way you can on sprints 4g phones?

Mar 26, 2010, 8:37 AM
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nice phone but.....

whats going on with the battery life?
seems ok to me... about the same as other android phones. I just want a release date and price....
back on topic of battery life the battery life is low do to the technology used in the iden dc and by that i mean is that it constantly is contacting the tower for a dc signal/information that is why the dc is soo fast at least when i talked to a Moto...

Jun 22, 2010, 12:47 AM
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Confused about the rugged part....

This may sound trivial, but it is important to me.

I know this phone is going to be a boon for Nextel, Southernlinc and Boost Mobile. But here is the thing.

How in God's name can you call a phone Rugged when it has a ton of Glass real estate? Is the glass shatter proof? I would be scared of having the damn thing on a holster or in my pocket in the chance and if I drop it the glass would spiderweb...
I know it's a little late but the glass is designed to be basically bullet proof. I've heard it can take a man jumping up and down on it so I'm sure it's tough

Aug 2, 2010, 8:11 PM

I just don't understand the purpose of this phone--

--yes, it's 'ruggedized', but why buy it if you want an Android device? It's useless with iDen data.
muchdrama said:
--yes, it's 'ruggedized', but why buy it if you want an Android device? It's useless with iDen data.

I agree. It totally defeats the purpose. Would it be even possible to build a phone with iDEN and ...
For those "stuck" with iDEN as a company requirement, who want a smartphone, this is a Godsend.

It's not for people with a choice of networks.
This phone is the answer to a lot of people's fervent prayers.

People who are already using Nextel know data is lousy. The fact that this phone has wifi is great.

And as soon as cdma/evdo/gsm can chirp as fast as Nextel, maybe y'all should just ...

Aug 10, 2010, 10:31 AM

another fair and balanced review!

Thank you.

This phone has been anticipated for a long time, at least in a strong Nextel market like the one I live and work in.

Thanks for pointing out the pros and cons honestly!

~ miss chris

Aug 2, 2010, 3:46 PM

Boo To You To

I'm not one bit surprised it seems this phone will be outdated out of the box. It's Sprint & Motorola pretty much the things I hate & dread as a consumer. Buyer beware as this would only be worth free for a two year contract even if that.

Jul 15, 2010, 8:28 AM
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Why Boostmobile only sales trash phones? When the customers will have a decent Phone???

Apr 7, 2010, 1:13 PM
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Latest version of Android?

More of a generic comment than phone-specific, but why isn't any newly-released Android phone running the latest version of Android? This might help with the battery life issues.
With this specific phone, from what I've been told in training, it will NOT be getting an update beyond MAYBE 1.6. But for the most part with other phones its simply because the updates arent ready yet! They have to go from google to the manufacture...
Unfortunately it looks like this phone or more correctly radio.... is DOA...

"Limited to OS 1.5"

http://community.developer.motorola.com/t5/Android-A ... »

With no hope of...
I am a Boost Mobile Authorized dealer, I have spoken to my Representative and a few people from Motorola. There are plans to upgrade the software to 2.0 and then 2.2. The reason I shipped with 1.6 is because they wanted to make sure the Push to Talk...

May 13, 2010, 12:22 PM
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No 3G? No 4G? Might as well call it the Motorola GIMP.

I have to ask, "WTF, Sprint?" Why have you not done ANYTHING with Nextel since picking up the network?

If Nextel was still independent, they would have developed their own 3G/4G network by now. Sprint, on the other hand, has done absolutely nothing with Nextel. They seem embarrassed by it.

The 3G/iDEN "hybrid" phones did work, BTW. My ic902 has been a great phone and it works better than any other Sprint phone out there. I just wish they would list the complaints that people had with the technology.

In short, if the phone is not at least 3G, then Sprint might as well NOT RELEASE it. Keep your junk, and offer us something that works, Sprint!!!
I'm guessing what Sprint hoped when they bought Nextel was to move Nextel customers to Sprint's CDMA network, then sell off the iDEN network. But since they were many issues to that (and we still have a lot of customers with iDEN handsets), they still...
If wishes were horsed we would all be eating steak. From everything I have read and heard, Motorola has been working on a 3G add on for iDEN, but it would be a complete overhaul of the iDEN network. iDEN is based on TDMA, which is 2G. They do have WiD...

Mar 28, 2010, 6:00 AM
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PTT Android on VZW

For the Nextel fans this phone seems pretty cool, I mean a PTT iDEN Android phone was one of the last things I thought would come out.

But I don't think iDEN and Android will be good for each other data speed wise. Correct me if I'm wrong. If you really want to have lots of 3G coverage on an Android phone you can get one on Verizon.

But what about PTT? You can download an app for PTT that runs over 3G. No it doesn't work like iDEN it works like a regular walkie-talkie. Anyone that's on the same channel as you can hear you, even if they're overseas. Newer updates seem like the developer is trying to go in the direction of personal channels and the like. The paid version will let you use the camera button as a dedicatd PTT butto...
With Sprint having PowerSource phones, I would recommend getting into one of those if you need good 3g data coverage & real PTT iDen svcs - I'm sure its just a matter of time before an Android PowerSource phone is available - currently there is a Blac...
I did not know that such an application existed...That is good to know! 😎
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