View Poll Results: Did a store rep install and/or recommend a Task Manager?
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Yes they did.
No but they advised that I do so.
No they did not.
Did a store rep install a task manager when you purchased your phone?
There are plenty of threads discussing the pros & cons of Task Killers. This is not one of them. I have 2 simple questions I'd like you to answer.
1) If you purchased your phone at the store, which of the 4 major carriers did you buy your phone from: Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile or AT&T?
2.) Did the store employee install and/or strongly recommend a task manager before you left the store?
Please post the answer to both questions here, and check the applicable checkboxes in the poll.
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Sprint HTC Evo 4G and maybe they would have if I would have given them the chance but as soon as the phone was programmed I snatched it from the rep and said "great let's wrap this up I can handle the rest". He started to give me some speech about "Ready Now" but I told him I walked in the door ready and that I wanted to finish my purchase now.
- 10-19-2010, 02:04 PM #9
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Verizon, Droid Incredible, Bought online did not have one istalled but i later went to the local verizon store to check out accessories. Rep asked to see my phone and then preceeded to install Advance Task Killer. Btw the Rep is a personal friend so it wasn't weird when he took my phone from me without telling me what he was doing.
- 10-19-2010, 02:13 PM #10
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Epic at a Sprint store. I didn't have a store rep suggest or install a task killer but I sell batteries for a living and have customers come in looking for extended life batteries for smart phones a lot and have come across a few where a store rep had placed a task killer on their phones.
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Samsung fascinate, verizon store
They did not. They did not even mention it or made any other suggestion. The only thing they told me was that I was the first customer to pick up fascinate. I did install Atk. I did not root it until recently and installed autokiller after rooting, thus crippling my phone... before I came to my senses and got rid of the pest.
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With my Fascinate, the guy said he "never installs anything", he just activates the phone bc he doesn't want to be held responsible for any problems. But all of my droids and my D2 all got Task Killers, whether I wanted them or not. So annoying.My Smartphone Journey on Big Red:
Motorola Droid --> Motorola Droid 2 --> Samsung Fascinate --> iPhone 4S --> Samsung Galaxy S4
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- 10-19-2010, 02:46 PM #24
Did not receive any advice to install a task killer, however, since I was new to the OS, I installed one. Quickly found this site, saw the thread and just as quickly uninstalled the task killer. Now I'm as happy as a lark.
I do use a system monitor program, but don't run it all the time. Only load it up when I'm looking for problems.
If Google and the many smart folks on this board say don't use one, well I'm not a smart man, momma always said, stupid is as stupid does.
- 10-19-2010, 02:46 PM #25