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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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Aug 28, 2012, 7:14 AM
over in the "Samsung Willing to Modify Phones to Avert Ban" discussion:

and EVEN modify its devices?

"Well, if we can't win in court, yeah I guess we'll change a little bit..."
2 replies

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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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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Jul 10, 2012, 10:33 AM
over in the "AT&T Pushes Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II Skyrocket" discussion:

So I upgraded... and need some help?

Right, my phone updated and now it's not letting me do anything. I followed the steps on the Samsung site and everything seemed to go fine, but now I can't select any apps or anything. The touch screen only responds for switching home screens, and it barely does that. Every minute, the screen goes black (everything except the battery meter and the time), then comes back with the 'no service' symbol, which is replaced after a couple seconds with the bars. Restarting didn't help.

What the hell is going on?
9 replies

Nov 7, 2011, 6:58 AM

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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Nov 4, 2011, 12:31 AM

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!! 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄
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Apr 24, 2012, 2:50 PM

Using the Skyrocket as a GPS

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.??
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Jan 19, 2012, 6:10 PM

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
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Jan 22, 2012, 12:39 AM

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.

Dec 6, 2011, 7:16 PM

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?
2 replies

Dec 4, 2011, 1:33 PM

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?


Nov 23, 2011, 6:49 PM

Phone just updated to Android 2.3.6

So update Phonescoop!

Nov 3, 2011, 8:21 PM

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:
5 replies

Nov 8, 2011, 9:50 AM

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.

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Nov 3, 2011, 8:58 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T" discussion:

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?
8 replies

Nov 3, 2011, 12:19 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T" discussion:

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?
8 replies

Nov 3, 2011, 5:41 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T" discussion:

How Much?

I wonder how much this phone as well as the Vivid will be if one wishes to buy it unsubsidized?
3 replies

Feb 15, 2011, 5:11 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Packs 21Mbps HSPA+ , Gingerbread" discussion:


i agree samsung as a manufacturer sucks,their efforts are always halfassed and their implementations always have something missing in them ...they are good at marketing though, and putting "face-value" to their products..this is one good example..i must agree this phone looks really really good...physically and specwise but still leaves a lot to doubt.

Feb 13, 2011, 8:01 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S II Packs 21Mbps HSPA+ , Gingerbread" discussion:

No thanks SamSUCK

You won't pull me in with your fancy SAMOLED screens. You don't support your devices and you do things wrong like using your own file system (RFS = Retarded File System) which gives your Android phones lag. Then you pathetically try to copy iOS by implementing TouchPISS which is ugly and patronizing. If I wanted a phucking iPhone I'd buy one a-holes!

Last but not least, you always somehow seem to phuck something up by always falling short. Like not include a feature such as a camera flash, or take away 720p video recording. You always phuck up somewhere. Not to mention the signature SamSUCK cheap plasticky build quality.
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