View Poll Results: Happy with your Evo?
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- 06-04-2010, 07:07 PM #26
- 06-04-2010, 07:21 PM #27
I get it and I got it and I know its good.
No lines, very little traffic at all. There were employees waiting the whole time with no customers. Fast and easy.
So far it seems like a great phone. Oh, wait, I don't think I have made a phone call yet. Have to check on that !
- 06-04-2010, 08:04 PM #28
- 06-04-2010, 08:58 PM #29
- 06-04-2010, 09:11 PM #30
- 06-04-2010, 09:35 PM #31
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First of all, I freaking love my EVO, but I did NOT love my day. I woke up at 5:00am to get to Radio Shack by 6:00 so that I could be first in line for my pre-order pickup. Everything went smooth as butter. The phone provisioned immediately, and I was home by 7:00am to start playing with it.
At 11:00am after moving around widgets, setting up contacts and email, and familiarizing myself with Android (I migrated from a PalmOS Centro) disaster struck. I pushed in the power button to unlock the screen and it STAYED IN. Now, I've been treating this thing like a newborn - even going so far as to keep it on a microfiber cloth - so I know I didn't do anything to harm it, I just got very unlucky with that particular piece of hardware.
I raced back to Radio Shack and they all agreed it was defective, but it's not exactly like you can just go get another EVO today! This poor woman helping me must have called 15 to 20 stores and even got 2 different district managers involved to help. Fortunately, all her hard work paid off and she found one at another store 1/2 hour away. I greatly appreciate all the help and excellent customer service, but I still spent nearly 4 hours in various Radio Shack stores today and my second EVO, while working great now, took over an hour to provision because of the congestion on Sprint.
And by the way, I was reluctant to return the first phone since I had already managed to load a bunch of personal data onto it, and you never know exactly what happens to a device that goes back to the store. I found a tutorial on the net about how to reset the EVO to factory settings, but of course it required pressing the volume down button and the power button while rebooting it which was a no-go as my power button was busted.
Fortunately, I was able to factory reset the phone by dialing ##RTN# and then "menu," "reset," and entering my EVO's MSL number which I got by calling Sprint and explaining my situation. I also reformated the MicroSDHC card just in case it stores data from email accounts or other places.
I need a drink.
- 06-04-2010, 10:25 PM #32
- 06-05-2010, 12:05 AM #33
- 06-05-2010, 12:19 AM #34
- 5 Posts
I'm a Sprint Care Rep and from talking to fellow co-workers, very happy I am off until Monday. As far as the one guy who is unhappy about his EVO, I had thought this thread was entitled "EVO Owner Reviews"? If he's not an owner of an EVO, why is he voting? I also chuckle when a caller calls in and says he just ported in from V company for the better plan pricing and quickly discovers that their new phone still works in the exact same areas his old phone used to!
- 06-05-2010, 01:51 AM #35
- 06-05-2010, 03:33 AM #36
- 06-05-2010, 04:29 AM #37
- 06-05-2010, 08:22 AM #38
- 1 Posts
Awesome and they already pushed the fix for the sd card justupdate your phone. Was very surprised when I found out they they launced 4g in the dc arlington area already when i was told they didnt, awsome speeds. speed test showing about 9mb down 2mb up going to replace my comcrap! awesome phone!!!!!!!!! ditched verizon moto droid for it.
- 06-05-2010, 08:49 AM #39
- 06-05-2010, 10:01 AM #40
- 06-05-2010, 10:12 AM #41
Other than launch day network congestion I have no complaints. Makes my old Hero look like a child's toy.
It's fast, there's zero lag and the power/standby button isn't the problem a lot of the bloggers were reporting.
My only complaint is that I have some light leakage on the bottom of the phone under the search button. A friend has zero light leakage. BB has put me on their 2nd pre-order list to get me a replacement.
- 06-05-2010, 10:29 AM #42
- 06-05-2010, 10:40 AM #43
- 25 Posts
I got this phone for my wife and she really loves it. She started with the Pre and didnt like it so she got the Hero and was upset it wasnt as fast as my Moto Droid. Now with the Evo she is walking around with a chip on her shoulder. For what little time she let me play with it i would have gotten one but sprint sucks where i work so i gotta stick with vzw for now, maybe ill go with the Droid shadow/xtreme since they're pretty much the same. I must admit i am a little jealouse of all you EVO owners
- 06-05-2010, 10:41 AM #44
- 06-05-2010, 11:13 AM #45
- 854 Posts
I love it so far! a little hard texting and emailing coming from my BB Curve but Im good on my second day. I miss my Black Berry Messenger but the EVO is everything I thought it would be and more. when I bought the phone I had RS install a Zagg screen protector, I totally hated it. I just removed the protector and I love the phone even more.
- 06-05-2010, 11:41 AM #46
- 06-05-2010, 02:03 PM #47
- 32 Posts
This isn't a complaint, because I'm coming from a Pre, and I know most of you say that your battery life is amazing. However, I'm not having your luck. Maybe it's because of the fact that I can't put Emo down, but I'm going through a full battery in about 6 hours. Maybe if I could just stop touching it...
It will probably be much better when I get over the "newness" factor and iron out some settings.
Pictures and the ability to edit them with the Photoshop application is awesome! I haven't taken video yet, but I have tried video chat with Fring using Skype and the person on the other end couldn't see me... I'm not sure if that's because they weren't using their video cameras or what... more testing on that soon.
I'm also having a bit of trouble with setting up a couple of email addresses that I normally check, but the Gmail is working flawlessly. *shrugs* I'll be working on that eventually today.
Overall, I am the happiest person in the world. I am simply in love with Android as an OS. I'm still getting used to not being able to swipe applications closed or switching to them easily, but that is getting better with every moment.
- 06-05-2010, 02:36 PM #48
I love mine. Still learning it of course coming from the Pre. I never really liked all that swiping business on the Pre, being as slow as it is, you never really knew if the damn thing responded to your swipe or not and landed up doing it twice and landing up where I didn't want to be. So much easier just to press a button.
The Pre feels like a POS after coming from the Evo. I hooked the Pre up to my wifi and left the Evo on just 3G, I loaded the phonearena website from both phones with the browser already open, and I did let the Evo load flash. The Evo won! 'nuff said!
One thing I noticed I don't like on the Evo, when the phone is plugged in, the charging LED takes priority over anything else, meaning, you don't know whether you have a message or not just by looking on the phone sitting there charging. Also, the Pre used to light up when a message came in, the Evo doesn't seem to do that unless I missed a setting somewhere.
- 06-05-2010, 03:02 PM #49
- 06-05-2010, 05:14 PM #50