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RATINGS DROPPING ON THIS PHONE DAILY

stevensocal

Jun 25, 2008, 12:34 PM
Ok, lets see , most of the people here that bought this phone couldn't wait to come here and start to say how great this phone is... Well lets BE REAL. How can anyone rate a phone owning it for all of 1 day or even 1 week that its been out. If you have notice the rating's are dropping on a daily bases on this phone, I wonder why ? LOL.
I don't look at ratings on this site for a phone until at least 6 months from when it's released. That is when the reality sets in on a phone. Why do you think carrier's give you 30 days ? If you going to start posting ratings on a phone, wait till the phone has been out, to be able to accurately RATE THE PHONE....
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evilhomer

Jun 25, 2008, 3:10 PM
I agree. I don't see how you can use a device for one or two days and write a honest review about a device. I love the ones that start out like:

"I just got my _____________ and hour ago and I have to tell you it's the most AWSOME device ever! Haven't had the chance to test out the GPS yet and not sure how long the battery will last cause it's still on the charger... But it's the BEST phone ever! Of course in that hour I haven't had a chance to see how the reception is at most of the places that I travel... work... family and friends house... buy hey, it's the BEST phone EVER!"

And I also love the posts that rate a device as FIVE stars but give you list of half a dozen cons in the review like:

Battery life sucks
Screen unreadable i...
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Sgvette67

Jun 25, 2008, 4:13 PM
Have you noticed the last last few BAD reviews were from people that don't even own the phone?

Furthermore, there will be pros and cons about every phone. Not even the iPhone is perfect. Far from it, actually (and I happen to like the iPhone, and many other Apple products for that matter).

I understand what you are all saying about waiting 6 months to really see how people feel about a phone. But if we all wait 6 months to buy the Instinct, by that time, there will be some other exciting phone out that everyone will want to buy.

So people rate the phone a 5, who cares? It's all personal opinion anyway. Anyone who says this phone is the best phone ever is off in their thinking. Anyone who says this phone is terrible is also o...
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evilhomer

Jun 25, 2008, 4:38 PM
Sgvette67 said:
Have you noticed the last last few BAD reviews were from people that don't even own the phone?


Out of the nine bad reviews (3 stars or less) I only counted only ONE that admitted not owning the phone. The term "few" indicates three or more and I don't see them.

If you will look at the reviews of AT&T's Motorola Q9 Global, it's been out for at least 6 months and still has some fairly recent reviews and it's rating was well over 4 stars last I looked. I think that was the point of looking at something longer term than the 4 days the Instinct has been out.
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monkeyracer

Jun 25, 2008, 7:33 PM
Ok, I filtered some of the reviews and found this (usernames shortened so they are not being directly addressed):

mav*****96 - at&t fanboy, look at recent posts. Highly unlikely this person has the phone or any real experience with it.

jmp****en - probably a sprint customer, likely has the phone, but sparse review, and may be better off with a basic camera phone instead.

ka*te - should own a PDA, that is what they think this phone is. It's not, go get a PDA.

ga**en - lives in a poor area, so they weren't able to test a lot of the features, most of their bad experiences are due to location rather than device.

au******er - also thinks this is a PDA. it's a multimedia phone, rate it for what it's for, not what you thought it woul...
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evilhomer

Jun 25, 2008, 8:27 PM
monkeyracer said:
Ok, I filtered some of the reviews and found this (usernames shortened so they are not being directly addressed):

mav*****96 - at&t fanboy, look at recent posts. Highly unlikely this person has the phone or any real experience with it.

jmp****en - probably a sprint customer, likely has the phone, but sparse review, and may be better off with a basic camera phone instead.

ka*te - should own a PDA, that is what they think this phone is. It's not, go get a PDA.

ga**en - lives in a poor area, so they weren't able to test a lot of the features, most of their bad experiences are due to location rather than device.

au******er - also thinks this is a PDA. it's a multimedia phone, rate it for what
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ojdidit84

Jun 26, 2008, 12:48 PM
Well, I'm not a Sprint employee nor a fanboy. I got the Instinct on the first day it was out and boy did I have some issues with it the first couple of days just like my roommate had issues with his iPhone. Of course people are gonna give their reviews of the phone in the first few days after having it. Later on down the line I'm sure that people are gonna post some different reviews than the reviews that they've posted within the last few days. Software updates are gonna come out. 3rd party software is gonna be made available and they're gonna work out the kinks just as they did with the iPhone. I find it funny how you, evilhomer, and others come here to bash the phone and talk about people giving their reviews "too early" when you ha...
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evilhomer

Jun 26, 2008, 1:05 PM
Funny how I get singled out in posts for "bashing" this phone. I never bashed that phone. The only experience that I posted was that when I tried to use the Sprint reps Instinct in a Best Buy store, it crashed immediately when i went to the menu for viewing games. It was totally locked and the guy said that was the 2nd time that day it had done it.

The only negs I've posted about the device is that it's the iPhone killer that Sprint touted it to be and, in fact, is NOT a PDA phone as I believe many were lead to believe by pitting it against an actual PDA (iPhone).

I have read several positive reviews on the Instinct from those who do get paid for it and although they like it, I've read none who have said it's better than an iPhone or...
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gooshjkc

Jun 26, 2008, 2:37 PM
I have the Instinct and I have only one thing to say. It's not the phone itself that's bad - It's the service. I live in Atlanta and the reception on the phone would fluctuate even when I'm standing still. Admit it, there's never going to be a phone that everyone is going to love. There's many out there that hate the iPhone, which is also the case here with the Instinct. Overall, I like this phone. The only thing I wish that Samsung would have done is to make the inputting of words for email or text easier. The T9 format has always worked for them, I don't know why they didn't incorporate into this phone. Many people say that Sprint's CS sucks. Tell me one cell phone company where the CS is excellent? I bet no one will be able to. ...
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evilhomer

Jun 26, 2008, 2:59 PM
gooshjkc said:
Sorry to say, Apple actually asked Verizon first, but they declined because they didn't want to be a pawn to Apple. Apple then went to at&t because they were willing to do anything Apple told them to do and at&t had the money to invest in their infrastuctor.


Old news. And Verizon's ego got in the way of of that deal too. VZW didn't want anyone but THEMSELVES to do CS for any device they carry. Not to mention Verizon wasn't going to share it's revenues with anyone. I guess because they charge so little for their service the profit margins were just too thin. 🙄

However, that was a mistake because you asked for a company that delivers good customer service; that's Apple. I haven't s...
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gooshjkc

Jun 27, 2008, 8:22 AM
I'm not disagreeing with you on the points you made, but when I meant CS I didn't mean the cell phone maker. I meant the CS of a cell phone provider. I have been with every cell phone provider here in the States and overseas, as well, and they have all let me down once or twice. However, there's nothing you really can do. If you want service you have to use one of them. I just wish they would listen to their customers instead of listening to their bing counters.
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evilhomer

Jun 27, 2008, 8:28 AM
I agree too. They all lack in CS areas. At least with the iPhone, I don't have to deal with AT&T too much unless there is a billing issue. Apple has been so good to deal with. I never had issues with my phone but my wife actually dropped hers down a flight of concrete stairs in the mall and cracked the screen. We went to the Apple store to buy her another and they just replaced that one for free. We didn't even have the Apple care on it at the time but we did buy it if nothing more than a thank you to Apple.

I will tell you that I like GSM, but if the iPhone were on VZW, I'd be on VZW. Probably even Sprint if that were the case. Because at least for the most part, I could deal with Apple.
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willv

Jul 1, 2008, 4:27 PM
the service is bad in a major city like atl? i thought even t-mobile had good coverage in major cities
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lc6980

Jul 6, 2008, 9:44 AM
Excuse me but an IPhone is not a PDA either it is a multimedia phone. People are confused.
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evilhomer

Jul 6, 2008, 9:55 AM
lc6980 said:
Excuse me but an IPhone is not a PDA either it is a multimedia phone. People are confused.


You could not be more wrong. Please tell me what the iPhone is missing that does not qualify it as a smartphone.

PUSH Email (Exchange thru IMAP now, wireless Exchange Active Sync Fri)

Contacts Sync

Calendar Sync

(REAL) HTML web access

Document handling (Reads Excel, Word and PDF and will do PowerPoint on Fri)

3rd party applications (Fri)

I don't know what YOUR definition of a smartphone is but as the IT manager of a bank who manages both Blackberry and Exchange servers, and several types of Smartphone devices for our staff, I think I know what is and is NOT a smartphone.

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dad2

Jul 3, 2008, 7:37 PM
because people who are mostly pissed off are the ones you hear from. Most people, like myself, who are happy with it, have no reason to come to a forum. It's like that everywhere. It only takes a few people to bitch about something for something to be done. And the people who are happy with things the way they are, have no need to come to a forum such as this.
You might be asking why I'm here. Well, I'm looking for some tip and tricks for the instinct. It can do alot of things, and I'm wondering what I've missed.
P.S.
I really like this phone. Does it have downsides? Sure. It's not lightning fast on the internet, but then again, IT'S A FRIGGIN PHONE! lol
Not a computer.
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lc6980

Jul 6, 2008, 9:39 AM
I agree with you on that, I was hesitant on buying it the day it came out. Although so far I haven't had any real issues w/ it. The quality of the videos still kinda ****ty but I can't expect it to be perfect. Mobile TV- I never had so I was expecting more shows on it but I enjoy it. I love the fact that it comes w/ two batteries, so if one dies I have the other one already charged. I was so suprised to all that comes w/ it. I have always had regular phones that only come w/ a charger, battery and the phone and user guide. I love my phone.
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Omagus

Jun 26, 2008, 1:17 PM
Why can't they rate the phone after a week? You think sites like Phonescoop or Engadget have devices for that long before they start rating them?

Besides, it looks like a significant amount of the negative reviews are by people who don't what they are doing. You're going to give an all touch device a low ranking because you want to be able to text faster? Stick with a BlackBerry. If you're going to complain about battery life then give us an idea of your location and how this new device compares to previous ones from Sprint. Not all the reviews are like that but enough of them are.

I don't own an Instinct. I haven't even played around with one. But I do want to see honest and fair reviews. And a weeks is plenty enough time to g...
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HandH

Jun 26, 2008, 7:40 PM
These are supposed to be reviews; instead, most of them are worthless, 5-star fanboy one-liners -- and many are probably duplicates from the same person using a different account/login.

The only place I've been able to get some feel from real users with real issues and concerns is from this thread over on sprintusers. Interesting to note that the Instinct 'problem' thread is alreday approaching 300 posts.

Give it up Instinct fanboys, this is not 'the best phone ever'.

http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16 ... »
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johnnj2003

Jun 27, 2008, 11:46 AM
JUST GET AN I-PHONE 3G
Sprints coverage stinks anyway.
unless you never leave the city of course.
but in real life, people travel.
if you move you lose your call.
I pity Sprint customers. having been one myself previously.

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evilhomer

Jul 1, 2008, 4:36 PM
johnnj2003 said:
JUST GET AN I-PHONE 3G
Sprints coverage stinks anyway.
unless you never leave the city of course.
but in real life, people travel.
if you move you lose your call.
I pity Sprint customers. having been one myself previously.

COME TO THE DARKSIDE, COME TO VERIZON.......


Makes no sense. You tell people to get an iPhone 3G and to come over to Verizon for service. Does VZW have a magic CDMA radio they can slip in that iPhone to make it work on their network? 👀
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willv

Jul 1, 2008, 5:30 PM
lol thats what i was thinking 🙂
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johnnj2003

Jul 2, 2008, 6:16 AM
Your right to point this out, but it was not my intent to say verizon would ever come out with the iPhone.

DOH !! (smacks self in forehead with palm) 🤤
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stevensocal

Jul 3, 2008, 9:49 AM
Whatever idiot here posted that about this phone under my name is really a moron. You have been reported and I can't believe you have no life that you have to hack into someones name and write *ullshit. It's been reported. Makes that person look like an idiot . Cause most know I think spint sucks.
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johnnj2003

Jul 3, 2008, 9:55 AM
I hope you dont mean me directly, but simply tagged this onto the end of my last post.

But I hear ya dude.
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stephenl65

Jul 3, 2008, 3:17 PM
That is the funniest thing I think I have ever read! 🤣
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