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Old 08-12-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Anyone else here like their Android and want to brag about it? I just upgraded from a POS HTC Snap to a HTC Evo 3D and love the Android experience. Never had an iPhone, but after playing with my phone for a couple weeks and comparing it to an iPod Touch, I much prefer Android.

Any games and apps recommendations?
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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Searchlight..its a flashlight app that uses the flash led of the camera on my Droid X. I have the Smugmug mobile app as well and its pretty cool.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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I just bought a slightly used Droid 2 global, rooted and flashed it last night with hexxen, signed up with Page Plus Cellular and have 1200 minutes 2000 texts and 100 mbsfor$ 30/mo. Sprint and blackberry can kiss my ass.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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I just bought a slightly used Droid 2 global, rooted and flashed it last night with hexxen, signed up with Page Plus Cellular and have 1200 minutes 2000 texts and 100 mbsfor$ 30/mo. Sprint and blackberry can kiss my ass.
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You have experience with Page Plus? I'm shopping service right now and checked their site. Looks like great coverage for my area, both voice and EVDO Data (fancy acronym for all data access??).

Price looks pretty good.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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You have experience with Page Plus? I'm shopping service right now and checked their site. Looks like great coverage for my area, both voice and EVDO Data (fancy acronym for all data access??).

Price looks pretty good.

1st day, so far so good. They are using Verizon's network so coverage is good. My phone says it's using 3G, not sure about that but plenty good for pulling up maps and forum surfing.
Getting a live service rep was easy too.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:48 AM   #6
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You have experience with Page Plus? I'm shopping service right now and checked their site. Looks like great coverage for my area, both voice and EVDO Data (fancy acronym for all data access??).

Price looks pretty good.
I've been with Page Plus for about 3 years. No complaints. If you can get access to Verizon's network without the dickery of 2 year contracts, it's a good thing.
I haven't ported a smart phone with them and when I asked which ones worked on their network answers were vague.
If you Google Howard Forum you should be able to find out which smart phones are successfully using PP. If you call them during peak times you could be in for a long wait. Other times, none at all.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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I've been with Page Plus for about 3 years. No complaints. If you can get access to Verizon's network without the dickery of 2 year contracts, it's a good thing.
I haven't ported a smart phone with them and when I asked which ones worked on their network answers were vague.
If you Google Howard Forum you should be able to find out which smart phones are successfully using PP. If you call them during peak times you could be in for a long wait. Other times, none at all.
FWIW, when I called, the lady was pretty matter of fact when making it sound that any Verizon phone would work
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #8
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I just bought a slightly used Droid 2 global, rooted and flashed it last night with hexxen, signed up with Page Plus Cellular and have 1200 minutes 2000 texts and 100 mbsfor$ 30/mo. Sprint and blackberry can kiss my ass.
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I'm very interested in this. A lot of the reviews I read talk about turning off data on your phone, except when needed, so as to not exceed the plan mbs. Can I have a phone that gets emails when I receive them, surf forums for 10 minutes a day, and stay under that limit?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:22 PM   #9
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I'm very interested in this. A lot of the reviews I read talk about turning off data on your phone, except when needed, so as to not exceed the plan mbs. Can I have a phone that gets emails when I receive them, surf forums for 10 minutes a day, and stay under that limit?
I don't know yet. I'm using it just like you. The big selling point for Page Plus was that overage is only $.15/mb. Compared to Sprint, the only data option other than $80/month "Unlimited" is a pay as you use....at $.15/kb. I got nailed for $75 extra last month and did little more than look at a few websites...all month... and forgot to turn data off a few times.
I would feel a little more comfortable if they offered more data options.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:47 PM   #10
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I don't know yet. I'm using it just like you. The big selling point for Page Plus was that overage is only $.15/mb. Compared to Sprint, the only data option other than $80/month "Unlimited" is a pay as you use....at $.15/kb. I got nailed for $75 extra last month and did little more than look at a few websites...all month... and forgot to turn data off a few times.
I would feel a little more comfortable if they offered more data options.
Maybe I have an old plan, or maybe it's because my phone isn't really a smartphone- right now my wife and I share a sprint plan, 1300 minutes, unlimited email/data for me (on an old LG lotus), comes to $90 a month, with a few texts at $0.20 each. We're pretty light users. But if I could get her a plan with email, and end up at $60 a month for both of us, I'd jump on it- I've been trying to figure out a way to cut costs- $40 for DSL plus $90 for cell phone per month just seems out of line with how much we use that stuff.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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Maybe I have an old plan, or maybe it's because my phone isn't really a smartphone- right now my wife and I share a sprint plan, 1300 minutes, unlimited email/data for me (on an old LG lotus), comes to $90 a month, with a few texts at $0.20 each. We're pretty light users. But if I could get her a plan with email, and end up at $60 a month for both of us, I'd jump on it- I've been trying to figure out a way to cut costs- $40 for DSL plus $90 for cell phone per month just seems out of line with how much we use that stuff.
I double checked and there are some other data options at Sprint but now I remember that for my total voice and text usage, they all pretty much ended up close that $80 I was trying to avoid. Besides that, last contract they told me I had tethering, then after 2 months or so, they said I didn't, and oh, that will be an extra $15/month per line please...
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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So my girl is getting a new phone...I'm doing the research and of course have to ask the inmates:

Droid Charge VS LG Revolution, is the Droid Charge worth 100 more and what are the big differences?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:25 PM   #13
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Fwiw the droid bionic comes out on sept the eighth....dual core 4g with two cameras!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:03 PM   #14
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I just got a new (original first generation) Droid that replaced the one I had that died. Every hour or so, it says, "DROID" which I find obnoxious. My first Droid did this too, but I eventually got it to STFU. Can't remember how though. Any ideas?

edit: The original died after all of the battery fluid leaked out and fried the internals. Left a stain on my counter top too.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:05 PM   #15
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I literally just bought a Motorola ATRIX 4g and I'm LOVING it. It's like a little mini computer. I used to have a HTC DROID eris which was one of the first DROID phones to come out and loved that as well but this new one is on a whole new level.
Never had the urge to get an ipod. Something about how cultish apple users seemed kinda turned me off of them.
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