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Old 02-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #136
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Just picked up the Droid 4

Now I just need an hour or 2 to customize it
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #137
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I have gotten addicted to Otterbox cases. I put one on my HD2 and have dropped my phone from the cab of a big rig to the asphalt, approx a 6' fall. The case wasn't even damaged! My phone looks pristine like the day I got it. I have one coming for my hand me down iPhone 3gs for less than $10 from Amazon.

Otterbox cases are good, however keep in mind that they (like most cases) are not waterproof, and depending on the model, they tend not to slide in and out of pockets very easily. I had one for my Motorola Atrix that I ended up returning because of the pocket issue. I ended up going with a Seidio Surface case.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #138
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4G LTE in my room is.....

24.5 Mbps down
7.237 Mbps up



For comparison my FIOS off the Verizon wireless router is:

21.54 Mbps down
15.44 Mbps up
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #139
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I wish I had access to either one of those services!!!

What is the ping on the LTE service. You should be able to go to pingtest.net to find out (same company as speedtest.net)

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4G LTE in my room is.....

24.5 Mbps down
7.237 Mbps up



For comparison my FIOS off the Verizon wireless router is:

21.54 Mbps down
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #140
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I wish I had access to either one of those services!!!

What is the ping on the LTE service. You should be able to go to pingtest.net to find out (same company as speedtest.net)
It's accessing a server all the way out in NYC but the ping is 46ms and now the upload is 14.6 Mbps
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #141
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Fuck. Just shattered the screen on my galaxy S2. I'm gonna guess my best bet is going to bepay the early termination fee and go back to a stupid phone.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #142
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HAHA! I could put your phone into wireless access point mode, and hook up the xbox to it, and still have better network performance than my home internet!

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It's accessing a server all the way out in NYC but the ping is 46ms and now the upload is 14.6 Mbps
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #143
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Fuck. Just shattered the screen on my galaxy S2. I'm gonna guess my best bet is going to bepay the early termination fee and go back to a stupid phone.
i don't get it- why pay the early termination fee? if you're going to switch to another phone, just stay on the same carrier and switch phones...
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #144
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i get my home mail on the android and recently a crap trojan email made it thru the spam filter. an email from somebody i've never heard of -re: check this out followed by a website in france. so if i open it in windows i get attacked. but what happens if I open it on my phone? nothing? or phooked? i'm not going to open it. i'm just curious if android would be boogered by a windows virus..
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #145
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Android isn't windows.

It's like opening a "bad" webpage on a Mac (actually, more like Linux).

Android viruses are out there... a lot harder to "catch" one of those than on windows. You've gotta download and install a bad app before it can do anything... read the reviews and check the permissions before you go installing anything.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #146
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i don't get it- why pay the early termination fee? if you're going to switch to another phone, just stay on the same carrier and switch phones...
I was thinking of just going back to my old flip phone and it doesn't require the same plan as this did. It would be cheaper to just pay the ETF and go to a pay as you go plan.


I could find a used smartphone already on the sprint network and just switch it to that I guess. Or, switch to another carrier who is willing to pay my early termination fee and get the same thing on their network for about $150.
Wife and kids plan ends next month, then I was going to upgrade this plan and get all four phones on sprint.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #147
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #148
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Fuck. Just shattered the screen on my galaxy S2. I'm gonna guess my best bet is going to bepay the early termination fee and go back to a stupid phone.
How much is early termination? Looks like getting a new screen installed is a bit over $200. That's steep, but I guess that's how it goes with new phones. A new screen for my droid is around $18. . . . . . but ya get what ya pay for, I guess.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #149
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did you get just a little too angry with the birds? or put it in your back pocket with a crescent wrench?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #150
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Swapped half a day's pay for an old HTC HD2 from the company I casual for (who've just gone to Iphone 4s') to replace my own Nokia "semi-smart" phone - dumped the WinMo6.5 crap OS and flashed Android 2.3.7 onto it. It's gone from a useless, confusing and difficult to use pocket weight into a brilliant device full of useful apps and surprises. What a great swap. Never done any phone reprogramming before but followed a few online guides without bricking the unit. Really glad I took the risk. Found some really great apps (Angry Birds is going to waste a lot of free time, along with Google Maps/Earth). Has anyone found a really good Wi-Fi management App, to make finding/using wi-fi hotspots easy, or isn't it necessary?
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