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?
- 03-16-2011, 10:31 AM #2
- 03-16-2011, 10:43 AM #3
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?
- 03-16-2011, 11:00 AM #4
- 03-16-2011, 11:12 AM #5
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.
- 03-16-2011, 11:17 AM #6
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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.
- 03-16-2011, 12:46 PM #14
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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.
- 03-16-2011, 06:12 PM #16
- 03-16-2011, 06:18 PM #17
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
ROOTING For Dummies - Android Forums
- 03-17-2011, 08:03 AM #18
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- 03-18-2011, 07:14 PM #21
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..