[SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations
gbear14275 at gmail.com
gbear14275 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 17:37:56 CDT 2011
The only thing I will say (from my personal experience) is stay away from
Verizon. There network is good but their customer service is appalling!
They are also VERY hack-UN-friendly. They are notorious for locking down
phone features and then trying to sell them back to you. I recently
switched to T-Mobile and it has been fantastic. Great speeds and network so
My two cents I guess would be go with Sprint or T-Mobile. Verizon is
expensive, greedy and draconian... I've heard the same about AT&T.
On Jul 16, 2011 1:45pm, David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> On 07/16/2011 04:45 AM, Geoff Edmonson wrote:
> > On 07/15/2011 08:01 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> >> It looks like it's time for my wife & I to replace our cell phones.
> >> I've been holding off getting one of the smart phones until the prices
> >> came down, and it looks like they're a bit more reasonable now. The
> >> only real question at this point is, which one?
> >> For reasons that should be obvious for THIS group, I want to go with
> >> an Android, but what kind of experiences have you had? Do they all
> >> generally connect with desktop PCs pretty readily, of are there some
> >> hoops you have to jump through to get them to connect? What about the
> >> differences between a Windows PC & a Linux system?
> >> Any insight you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks.
> > There's been a lot of good information given, Alan.
> > From a Spring HTC Evo4G owner, I will say that if you get a phone with a
> > touch screen, get a blue-tooth device. Avoid holding the thing up to
> > your head. Not that I'm worried about cancer, but the touch-screen, at
> > least it's been my experience, when it gets wet with sweat from holding
> > the thing to your ear for more than a few minutes at a time, the
> > remaining DNA that remains on the touch-screen causes the phone to go
> > -nuts-. That's been my only bitch about a touch-screen phone.
> I cannot say that I've ever had that problem with my Evo.
> > I prefer the Evo, but the Blackberry has some advantages... and I guess
> > it's my personal preference, but in -some- cases, NOT having the
> > touch-screen is sometimes advantageous.
> I have used the EVO and I now have an EVO Shift, both rooted, and both
> work well. The Epic 4G doesn't work so well, the wife didn't like it.
> The EVO and EVO shift are both easily rootable, the shift has a slightly
> better Sense UI, and it has a physical keyboard.
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)
> Comment: Using GnuPG with Fedora - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
> -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
> SATLUG mailing list
> SATLUG at satlug.org
> http://alamo.satlug.org/mailman/listinfo/satlug to manage/unsubscribe
> Powered by Rackspace (www.rackspace.com)
More information about the SATLUG