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Old 02-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #151
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Why Sprint?
It's the only service that works at the house. I got tired of walking up the hill to talk on verizon.


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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.
$350. New screen for $200, or buy a used one for $250 off craigslist. Now I'm leaning towards an older smartphone off craigslist, say $50, and put it on this account. In two months when the wife and kids contract with verizon runs out, give it to the kid and get me another latest and greatest.

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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?
Fell out of my shirt pocket when I bent over to pick up a screwdriver. Landed perfectly flat on its face on the concrete floor. Supposedly it's the second most popular smartphone in the world, yet otterbox doesn't make a case for it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #152
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Supposedly it's the second most popular smartphone in the world, yet otterbox doesn't make a case for it.
Love them or hate them, that's one thing that the iPhone has going for it. There are almost an embarrasing amount of cases, accessories and gizmo's available for them.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:28 AM   #153
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samsung galaxy note

Pre-ordered the note last weekend. Reviews online are pretty decent. 5.3 inch 720p amoled screen, dual core snapdragon processor, 1 gb ram, and microsd slot. Battery life is good for the international version, not sure about the LTE version I ordered. Should arrive Friday, really anxious to see it. Played with a pre production model, and love the screen and functionality. Anyone else order one?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:36 PM   #154
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If I was not in love with my Nexus, I would be all over that Note. Specs are great and the stylus is a nice bonus if you ever need it. I am going to recommend to my construction clients.

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Pre-ordered the note last weekend. Reviews online are pretty decent. 5.3 inch 720p amoled screen, dual core snapdragon processor, 1 gb ram, and microsd slot. Battery life is good for the international version, not sure about the LTE version I ordered. Should arrive Friday, really anxious to see it. Played with a pre production model, and love the screen and functionality. Anyone else order one?
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:42 AM   #155
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I don't know how people can function with limited data plans on a 4G phone.

I decided to download all the podcasts I like and since I have unlimited data I said fuck it let's see what 4G can do.....and in no time I had 1.27 GB of them
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #156
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Because I have wifi at home and at work?

Which leaves the only time I really use cellular data being when i'm out on the road. Streaming music, occasional websites, look up a phone number, maybe some google maps use...

In a "normal" month, streaming music for an hour or two a day, occasional tethering, and the usual email downloads all add up to about half a gig. If I really try to kill it I can; stream music all day, turn off wifi at work (don't get shit for service at home), browse toxic britney or ride reports on it.... I've gotten the 1.8GB/2.0GB message alert. But man, you've really gotta try to kill that data.

We'll see how I do this month; travelling the next two weeks with limited wifi service so I suspect I'll be doing a fair amount of tethering.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #157
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what is "tethering?"
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #158
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what is "tethering?"
Using your phone for an internet connection for your computer.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #159
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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.
why not get a crappy flip phone and switch your plan? or do the contracts now specify that you need to stay on a smartphone plan for the length of your contract?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #160
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why not get a crappy flip phone and switch your plan? or do the contracts now specify that you need to stay on a smartphone plan for the length of your contract?
yep.

New plan- buy a used galaxy to replace this, then sell it as is with damaged screen. Should be able to pull it off for $100 total.
And when kids plan is up in April, she inherits this, and I get that note.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #161
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Our contracts are up in a week. I'll be phone shopping. Suggestions? Remember, I ride a KLR.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #162
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Our contracts are up in a week. I'll be phone shopping. Suggestions? Remember, I ride a KLR.
I think you should get a secure phone. This fits the bill nicely:

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Old 02-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #163
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Just picked up the Droid 4

Now I just need an hour or 2 to customize it
Any idea if/when it can be upgraded from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:32 AM   #164
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Any idea if/when it can be upgraded from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich?
No but it should be soonish simce the razr is basically the same phone but I would rather they get it right and i stay on gingerbread for another month.

Also I'm overseas right now and the Android market is saying text plus isn't available here. Any idea on other wifi to text type apps that are free?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #165
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