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  1. Mercury81's Avatar
    I use FM radio at least several times a week.:beer::thumbup:

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    11-17-2012 02:00 PM
  2. John Reynolds's Avatar
    As much as Albuquerque sucks, it does have a fair number of radio stations. If you include the ones carrying garbage from south of the border, it has a lot of stations. I don't want to stream music because I have limited bandwidth, and radio is free and doesn't necessarily have to be digital. I like switching through stations until I find something I haven't heard before. Then if I like it, I get the MP3. So yes, I do still use FM. The question now is can I get it working on my Galaxy Note II?
    01-11-2013 04:56 PM
  3. Charles_F_Sylvan's Avatar
    FM Radio app cam on a NeoBox smart phone. great app. when tv, internet, wireless and cells go down in bad wx only radio fm or am RADIO can help keep you informed and safe. wish it had am since fm has shorter range.
    Would like to find the apk to install on all my android devices.
    TuneIn is great streaming radio. lots of choices but streaming is useless in power emergencies. radio stations are required to have back up power so they are on 24/7 regardless of WX.
    FCC should require am/fm tuners in ALL phones. Like 911 calls on all phones regardless of service.
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    01-14-2013 05:48 PM
  4. TonyLibations's Avatar
    FM Radio app cam on a NeoBox smart phone. great app. when tv, internet, wireless and cells go down in bad wx only radio fm or am RADIO can help keep you informed and safe. wish it had am since fm has shorter range.
    Would like to find the apk to install on all my android devices.
    TuneIn is great streaming radio. lots of choices but streaming is useless in power emergencies. radio stations are required to have back up power so they are on 24/7 regardless of WX.
    FCC should require am/fm tuners in ALL phones. Like 911 calls on all phones regardless of service.
    Here you are, sir.

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    Sent from my EVO L(a)TE using Android Central Forums.
    01-14-2013 08:56 PM
  5. mlbbch's Avatar
    SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE NO CLUE TO THIS CONCEPT.
    The antenna is your headset cord, its a true rf FM radio,I loved it on my old HTC and no internet required. I could see a use in emergency etc... I miss it, guess it depends on where you live and if you have a local station you like?
    02-14-2013 10:56 PM
  6. axllebeer's Avatar
    Yes indeed I do use it. It was broken for me after the 4.1 update bit then the bug fix update a few weeks ago fixed it. Glad to have it back.
    02-17-2013 12:31 AM
  7. Barcley's Avatar
    Everything one changes over to cost money. It may be stone age buy it still selling advertising and many people still use radio as it was known in our stone age. Just like no one liked vinyl, it is still the second best formate next to original tape. Just recorded better detail that has been lost over the ages in computer restructure. While it is faster it is not better. Vinyl still sounds better when you have the perfect set up to listen to music. Radio FM still has a place unless you have the money to be forking out to listen to just music. The advertising buyers pay for FM radio and hope to get listeners to buy their product. In reality we all pay in the products so you pay for them as well for the stone age stations when you buy products anywhere! Digital FM will be here for some time and analog radio still here also. Do you realize how many people are in this country that have not converted. MIllions!!! They are still breaking stones.
    02-23-2013 01:55 AM
  8. Richard Manson1's Avatar
    I still use my FM tuner. Seams some of the stations have lowered their transmit power to save money so they don't come in as clear as they used to. But is comes in handy for many reasons other than what has been said already such as emergencies, and such but do like to listen to MPR and sports while not using data. A lot of people don't have unlimited data or unlimited high speed data even now in 2015 and you could easily burn through your limit using streaming Tune-In or Slacker Radio or any online streaming app. Many stations still don't have a streaming contract or server and don't stream their station. I some times like to keep listening to a talk show or MPR or some other radio show uninterrupted while walking in my house from the car. I found myself sitting in my car longer than I wanted at times when I didn't have my headset to continue listening.

    I also listen to seminar programs that transmit the program over FM and allows you to keep listening while in the restroom or anywhere on campus without having to be sitting in the auditorium. I also recommended to my local library that they stream their TV over FM since they are always playing CNN on the monitor and the audio is always off, being a library and such. I would rather listen to news events I am interested in while working on my laptop without diverting my attention to the on-screen CC that I don't really have any interest in having my eyes glued to it spending the time reading.

    So, yes I use mine still. Am having trouble finding a replacement phone that still has one and am disappointed in Samsung new phones that removed it. How much space does a tuner chip use up anyway and how much could it cost to keep it in phones. They are already more costly than most all tablets and latops while being smaller.
    04-24-2015 02:02 PM
  9. Garras Porgratix's Avatar
    I certainly use it. It's just one more thing I can use this object for since I do not use it for its intended purpose as a cell phone. Funny thing though that the only 2 fm radio apps on googlplay claimed this HTC evo 3d did not have a tuner and would crash.
    05-08-2015 08:40 AM
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