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    Default May need to leave Sprint...which phone would you go for?

    I love my Evo but am sick of it not working in my neighborhood. I have an airave for the house...but if I go for a walk or am out with the kids...no service

    I am pretty sure Verizon works here. And AT&T (but not sure I want to go with them).
    So I am curious....any other phones out there that will live up to the Evo????

    It kills me to give up the great Sprint plan. But I need service!
    I wonder how much will it cost me to break my contract?
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    contract is prorated per month(s) served so far

    Verizon I'd go Droid X
    Att probably Atrix 4G or HTC inspire (if you like sense).

    I'd stay away from the samsung ones for obvious OTA issues and update frequencies.
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    I would double check Verizon working in your area because I would expect your EVO go into roaming if it had no signal (it's not uncommon for Sprint phones to roam on Verizon).

    Do you have any friends on AT&T or Verizon that you can get to come over to your place at the same time and do a signal strength test?
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    If Verizon does work, I would go with the Thunderbolt coming out in a day or two. In talking to my buddy who works for Verizon, its very similar to the Evo with about 6 months worth of technology advancments
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    I would go with the thunderbolt it is basically verizons EVO, its from HTC so it has sense. I know it might be tempting to wait for more dual-core phones and such, but getting the thunderbolt now will get you unlimited data including for LTE for 30$ a month, and we all know that offer is gaurenteed to go away soon as LTE coverage grows.
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    I am pretty sure Verizon works here. And AT&T (but not sure I want to go with them).
    If Verizon works for you... then the T-bolt would be perfect(the equivalent to the Evo).

    There are a few ways of getting the early termination fee waived.
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    Thunderbolt for sure. Basically an Evo but with more memory (728 vs 512), more internal storage (8GB vs 1GB) and a bigger micro SD card OOTB (32GB vs 8GB).

    I know several people picking them up Thursday.
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    If i had to i would go thunderbolt.
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    If Verizon works, your Evo should work since Sprint roams on Verizons towers.
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    Have you checked your roaming settings? If Verizon has service then you should be kicking over to roaming

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    If you have to leave, i'd go VzW and Thunderbolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreudSlipped View Post
    Have you checked your roaming settings? If Verizon has service then you should be kicking over to roaming

    My roaming setting is "automatic". Is that what it should be?
    It never seems to be on roam.
    I do have a friend with Verizon and her phone works here. That wouldn't be because of the Airave would it?
    Not sure...does the Airrave work for non-sprint phones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by briallie View Post
    My roaming setting is "automatic". Is that what it should be?
    It never seems to be on roam.
    I do have a friend with Verizon and her phone works here. That wouldn't be because of the Airave would it?
    Not sure...does the Airrave work for non-sprint phones?
    Yeah, if you are a very fringe area it will not consistently roam. If it picks up the least bit of Sprint signal it will keep trying to connect to that and not just switch over to a roaming connect.

    I came from the Pre and I must admit that is one thing that I definitely miss -- they had a patch that would leave you with only roaming. That way if you were in these fringe areas you could force your phone to ignore the Sprint signal and just plain go with roaming.
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    forgot all about the Thunderbolt. Best option on VZ if you love the evo for sure. A little jealous of that 8gb as well.
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    Like a lot of people said, I would diffidently check to see if Verizon does have service in your area.

    On Verizon I would go with the Thunderbolt
    At&t (would be my very last choice) maybe the atrix or inspire. Haven't seen the atrix in action yet but a guy I work with has an inspire. Seems nice and all but I haven't been able to test it yet.
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    Correct me if im wrong but i do believe theres a mod to make ur Evo work off of Verizons towers...
    Please thank me if I have helped!

    Current Phone - Sprint GS3

    Previous Phone - Evo 3D - Evo 4G
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    Quote Originally Posted by briallie View Post
    My roaming setting is "automatic". Is that what it should be?
    It never seems to be on roam.
    I do have a friend with Verizon and her phone works here. That wouldn't be because of the Airave would it?
    Not sure...does the Airrave work for non-sprint phones?

    Since you are looking at leaving anyway, why not try rooting your phone. There is an app in the market that is called Roam Control. It requires a rooted phone.




    There is plenty of info on rooting EVO's here in the forums. I particularly like Rooting For Dummies. LOL

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    Go to the XDA site. There is a hack for the rooted EVO to make it use Verizons 3G all the time instead of just roaming on verizon. This could solve your problem and save you the money of switching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksuntzu View Post
    Go to the XDA site. There is a hack for the rooted EVO to make it use Verizons 3G all the time instead of just roaming on verizon. This could solve your problem and save you the money of switching.
    That hack depends on area. In some areas you can not call as Verizon will not recognize ur phone. You can use data down though.

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using
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    T-Mobile - G2, mytouch 4g, or Nexus s

    Verizon - thunderbolt

    Att - Insprire 4g or atrix

    Take your pick, they all match or exceed the evo IMO.
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    honestly i would stay away from samsung because of update issues and motorola because motoblur is ugly as hell..

    if i had to leave sprint i would go to att because i already have u-verse and ill get a discount if i went with them.

    on att i would go to the inspire. its very nice and if u like your evo there no reason why you shouldnt like that.. but you do lose the kickstand

    i would get a thunderbolt on verizon or the incredible s..

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