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Mentat
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join:2001-02-25
Sugar Land, TX
reply to thegeek

Re: Galaxy S3

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Well, my little Droid Charge started fucking up yesterday. I lost my unlimited data plan but I got a GS3, not a bad trade off I guess.

Loving it so far.


trparky
Apple... YUM
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join:2000-05-24
Cleveland, OH
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Could've gotten a used one off of swappa.com.


Mentat
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join:2001-02-25
Sugar Land, TX
Could have, but then I'd be the owner of a used piece of electronics.


trparky
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Nothing wrong with used. My Galaxy Nexus was used and I bought it used because I didn't have an upgrade available to me and I wasn't at all wanting to pay full price.


Mentat
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Sugar Land, TX
I just couldn't dig a used phone, it would be like a pair of used underwear. Someone else's mouth, hands and porn have been on this device, now I'm going to use it in perpetuity?

No way bro.


thegeek
Premium
join:2008-02-21
right here
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Could have paid full price. But I take it you did the smart thing and calculated your potential data usage for the next few years and determined that full price for the phone would be more than data fees over the same time frame?


Mentat
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Sugar Land, TX
Absolutely. I don't even come close to the 4gb cap as it is now, it was more the principal that made me not want to switch.


thegeek
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I could probably be OK with a limited plan, but my wife and kids all stream music and videos practically nonstop and use 10's of GBs of data a month. I'd be paying through the ass without grandfathered unlimited.


Mentat
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Sugar Land, TX

1 recommendation

5 kids VS no kids, brah.

tcope
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join:2003-05-07
Sandy, UT
kudos:2
reply to Mentat
said by Mentat:

I just couldn't dig a used phone, it would be like a pair of used underwear. Someone else's mouth, hands and porn have been on this device, now I'm going to use it in perpetuity?

No way bro.

I take it you never stayed in a hotel or touched a public door knob, correct? Same thing (actually worse).


bobjohnson
Premium
join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·T-Mobile US
reply to thegeek
It's kinda quirky and is not a great voice phone. But if you don't talk on the phone alot (speakerphone is kinda weak, ringer is not very loud, signal is ok compared to my photon) it does everything else pretty well. »[Review] Nokia Lumia 710


Mentat
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join:2001-02-25
Sugar Land, TX
reply to tcope
said by tcope:

said by Mentat:

I just couldn't dig a used phone, it would be like a pair of used underwear. Someone else's mouth, hands and porn have been on this device, now I'm going to use it in perpetuity?

No way bro.

I take it you never stayed in a hotel or touched a public door knob, correct? Same thing (actually worse).

Nope, never.
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Steimes
I make internets
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join:2002-01-08
Belle Vernon, PA
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reply to tcope
Those are things you can't avoid. For a small amount more you can get something new. Everyone is different.
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Making procrastination an art form since Pluto was still a planet.


bobjohnson
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join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL
reply to mromero
said by mromero:

yep for example

r:5-}

Or on anything else...
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Steimes
I make internets
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Belle Vernon, PA
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Reviews:
·Comcast
said by bobjohnson:

said by mromero:

yep for example

r:5-}

Or on anything else...

It must have something to do with the characters in that password... good to know it causes problems though. The 64 character password I was using was just alphanumeric.
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Making procrastination an art form since Pluto was still a planet.


thegeek
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reply to bobjohnson
said by bobjohnson:

It's kinda quirky and is not a great voice phone. But if you don't talk on the phone alot (speakerphone is kinda weak, ringer is not very loud, signal is ok compared to my photon) it does everything else pretty well. »[Review] Nokia Lumia 710

Really? My previous phone was the Thunderbolt and I think calls are a lot clearer especially on speakerphone, the ringer is plenty loud (though I do have it on silent most of the time), and I get a great steady signal.


AVD
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Onion, NJ
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said by thegeek:

said by bobjohnson:

It's kinda quirky and is not a great voice phone. But if you don't talk on the phone alot (speakerphone is kinda weak, ringer is not very loud, signal is ok compared to my photon) it does everything else pretty well. »[Review] Nokia Lumia 710

Really? My previous phone was the Thunderbolt and I think calls are a lot clearer especially on speakerphone, the ringer is plenty loud (though I do have it on silent most of the time), and I get a great steady signal.

I think the speaker is small. It being on the back is also problematic as the sound is directed away from the user.
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bobjohnson
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join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL
reply to thegeek
I also have Sprint... That could be a big difference I suppose. I liked my Motorola Photon better though..


mromero
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join:2000-12-07
The O.C.
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reply to bobjohnson
my wifi password has those types of symbols and it works with AOKP. I use this to generate the passwords ....
»www.grc.com/passwords.htm


smunro622
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join:2006-02-15
Madison Heights, MI
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..
reply to thegeek
geek i would agree with you, the radios are better in HTC. This is my only complaint about the S3. I did go to rootzwiki and get the updated this has helped

»rootzwiki.com/topic/34053-offici···ashable/

i am using the VRLHD this has also fixed my GPS issue


Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
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join:2000-09-20
DFW
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reply to thegeek
I picked up an S3 yesterday. This thing is far better than the Motorola Droid Razr that I had.




thegeek
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right here
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Now do yourself a favor and at the very least install a custom launcher. Better if you just install a custom ROM though. AOKP is the bee's knees.


trparky
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Personally speaking, Apex Launcher is a great alternative. But yes, AOKP is great. Been running it for over a month and a half on a GNex.

If you want a ROM built from the latest source, I can get one compiled up in about an hour.
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Tom
Boycott AT&T uVerse! | Tom's Android Blog | AOKP (The Android Open Kang Project)


trparky
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If anyone wants it, here it is. A new build of AOKP for the Verizon Galaxy SIII, hot off the compiling box. Built from the latest source code from the AOKP Github.
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Tom
Boycott AT&T uVerse! | Tom's Android Blog | AOKP (The Android Open Kang Project)


mromero
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The O.C.
kudos:1
reply to mromero
bunch of horse shit!

»www.theverge.com/2012/10/17/3516···g-months

glad I rooted and flashed the unlocked bootloader


Steimes
I make internets
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Belle Vernon, PA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
This is the major flaw with Android in general. The software needs customized for each phone, then each launcher needs updated, then the carries dictate it further by adding and optimizing the bloatware. Almost six months after the release of it, how many phones are actually running it officially on US carriers?

I was content waiting for the official release, but it is getting silly now. I was talking to a friend asking if he was excited for JellyBean on his device, he has no idea what I was talking about though... even though he is pretty tech literate. Maybe the carriers know it is not that big of a selling point to have the latest version?
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AVD
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Onion, NJ
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android is open for carriers, not users.
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trparky
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No, Android is open for users as well... that is, if you are willing to take the plunge and get into the whole root and ROM scene. Which I have and I'll say that it's great being able to run any distro of Android I can get my hands on.
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Tom
Boycott AT&T uVerse! | Tom's Android Blog | AOKP (The Android Open Kang Project)


mromero
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join:2000-12-07
The O.C.
kudos:1
reply to mromero
Key Lime Pie will be out by the time Samsung releases Jelly Bean at this rate.


Post Op
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join:2001-11-06
inside out
I don't know if it's Samsung or the individual carriers that are responsible for getting out OTA updates at a snail's pace. It took forever for frozen yogurt and gingerbread for my epic 4g and there will be no more official updates which is why I rooted and installed CM9 Ice cream sandwich. If you want the latest on a Samsung product you'll have to go to xda developers and root and custom ROM your S3.
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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.