How many of you own a droid?

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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:00 am

It never did it with my iPhone though. Maybe its a HSPA 4G thing though. But I feel like (on ATT) that if I cant get 4G then I cant get anything. No 3G, no Edge.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby the wicked child on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:19 am

I've seen that network drop quite a few times on my galaxy s3... Though usually it only happens when I'm at my parents' house so I'll just connect to their wifi.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:13 am

Happens with my Droid4 as well.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:25 am

I think it may even be related to a power-saving feature on the phone to turn off the radio when not in use.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:20 pm

go into settings -> wireless & networks, turn mobile network off, then back on. quicker than turning the whole thing on and off
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:13 pm

my thunderbolt has been shutting off randomly lately. and the battery sucks, so when it comes back on it's practically dead. went into verizon 3 days ago, lady told me take the battery out and put it back in. didn't work. went in two days ago, factory reset, didn't work. went in yesterday, overnighted a new phone (but no battery)....didn't work, so obviously the battery is the problem. went straight in after i got home from work and tried to activate it, and they tried selling me an extended battery for half off. Guy was pretty cool and said he'll get his manager because he feels bad. Manager comes out and offers me the half off deal again. Mind you, I'm not looking for free stuff, or a new phone, just the same one, but one that works. Crazy huh? I turned down putting more money into this thing. I said I have an extended warranty and insurance. Apparently those don't apply to the battery, just the phone. Asked when my contract is up, he said November, and I said that is when I will be going to AT&T and left. Got nothing out of this and I don't have a working phone but it's unreal. A $300 phone, extended warranty, and insurance, and I can't get a working phone. Ugh.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:48 pm

I've been debating a Windows 8 phone for a while but broke down and bought an HTC One S today - free until September 30th on Tmobile.

So far one word - frustrating. The phone doesnt have a menu button like my old Android phone did, so I am having a terrible time navigating it. Also the lack of a real keyboard (something I mentioned in the iphone thread being terrified of) is so difficult. I can't type to save my life.

I was interested to learn the sim card in my old phone was only a 2G sim - that I've been getting ripped off on speed for the last two+ years.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:57 pm

ulf wrote:my thunderbolt has been shutting off randomly lately. and the battery sucks, so when it comes back on it's practically dead. went into verizon 3 days ago, lady told me take the battery out and put it back in. didn't work. went in two days ago, factory reset, didn't work. went in yesterday, overnighted a new phone (but no battery)....didn't work, so obviously the battery is the problem. went straight in after i got home from work and tried to activate it, and they tried selling me an extended battery for half off. Guy was pretty cool and said he'll get his manager because he feels bad. Manager comes out and offers me the half off deal again. Mind you, I'm not looking for free stuff, or a new phone, just the same one, but one that works. Crazy huh? I turned down putting more money into this thing. I said I have an extended warranty and insurance. Apparently those don't apply to the battery, just the phone. Asked when my contract is up, he said November, and I said that is when I will be going to AT&T and left. Got nothing out of this and I don't have a working phone but it's unreal. A $300 phone, extended warranty, and insurance, and I can't get a working phone. Ugh.


Pretty similar to Bumper to bumper warranty that doesn't cover brakes and tires. The phone is still good, just needs a new battery. If you like the phone, take the half price deal. Normal wear and tear.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:35 pm

i hate the phone in a way that words can't describe, and i'm not giving verizon another cent to support this phone. i'll get by using it only with a charger around until my contracts up
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:00 pm

My coworker that has a Thunderbolt has said equally bad things about it.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby knives of ice on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:11 pm

ulf wrote:i hate the phone in a way that words can't describe, and i'm not giving verizon another cent to support this phone. i'll get by using it only with a charger around until my contracts up



um, you know you can get a new battery on ebay for around $3 shipped.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby count2infinity on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:14 pm

any of you guys have friends that use group texting and all own Iphones? how does your phone handle the group messaging?
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby knives of ice on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:32 pm

count2infinity wrote:any of you guys have friends that use group texting and all own Iphones? how does your phone handle the group messaging?



just don't use the stock messaging app. use go sms or handcent - so many more features.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:36 pm

Yup I use handcent and it handles them just fine. I get them as an MMS if a group message is sent from an iPhone but when I reply it doesnt automatically reply all.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby count2infinity on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:37 pm

i use handcent... it groups the texts together, but it has to download them, move them, and they're usually way out of order, they take forever for me to get them and it sometimes freezes up the whole app.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:37 pm

Same thing happens with android messenger for me so I switched to hand cent.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby IrishEyes on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:02 pm

Bumping this thread. I need to get a new phone soon. Mine works okay, but I have T Mobile, which has crap service in the Johnstown area. Their plans are relatively cheap (90 bucks for 500 talk, unlimited text and data), which is why I went with them to begin with.

I have an HTC Wildfire S. It's only 3G capable (not that there's 3G in this area, anyway). I can upgrade to a HTC One X for $380 with another 2 years through T-mobile. Or I can pay the $200 early termination fee and get the same phone through AT&T (who has great service here) for 99.99. I guess my question is, how are AT&T's plans as far as price?
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:05 pm

I dont know how much it's changed but we have unlimited text and unlimited data (which you couldnt get now I don't think) and 550 minutes on a family line w/ 2 4G LTE smartphones and we pay $150 a month.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:02 pm

I just got a system update on my phone this morning (Droid Bionic), and it totally changed the phone to where it feels like I have a new one (for example, it is much faster than it was before).
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:11 pm

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:I just got a system update on my phone this morning (Droid Bionic), and it totally changed the phone to where it feels like I have a new one (for example, it is much faster than it was before).


Same here.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Was it ICS? I've had some version of that for a month. So smooth
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:59 pm

My USB charging port got some moisture and has crapped the bed. Damnit. Should I change the USB flex wire ribbon, or just continue to swap batteries with a battery only charger? I ordered 3 batteries and 2 chargers off ebay, so I can cycle through them, its just a pain.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:17 pm

got the Galaxy S III, love this thing.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:39 pm

ulf wrote:got the Galaxy S III, love this thing.


I hope you didn't pay more than 96 cents for it, as that's the black Friday price.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby ulf on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:44 pm

i might throw up
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