[SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations

gbear14275 at gmail.com gbear14275 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 18:06:55 CDT 2011


Just saw this... one example:  
http://www.techdirt.com/blog/wireless/articles/20110715/02212815101/verizon-tells-customer-to-get-lawyer-subpoena-to-get-itemized-bill.shtml

On Jul 16, 2011 5:37pm, gbear14275 at gmail.com wrote:
> 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 far.

> 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.

> --Garrett

> On Jul 16, 2011 1:45pm, David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:
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> > On 07/16/2011 04:45 AM, Geoff Edmonson wrote:
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> > > On 07/15/2011 08:01 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
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> > >> 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?
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> > >>
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> > >> Any insight you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks.
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> > > There's been a lot of good information given, Alan.
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> > > 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.
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> >
> > I cannot say that I've ever had that problem with my Evo.
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> >
> > > 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.
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> > 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.
> >
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> > The EVO and EVO shift are both easily rootable, the shift has a slightly
> >
> > better Sense UI, and it has a physical keyboard.
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> > David
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