- 11-29-2010, 12:19 AM #2
I haven't been able to get it to work, and that will keep WhatsApp from working, right? Did you register the Tab with Samsung? I haven't been able to get them to accept my AT&T IMEI yet, and that $50 Media Hub credit is hanging out there unclaimed so far.
- 11-29-2010, 12:55 AM #3
- 11-29-2010, 07:51 AM #4
The inability to install non-third party apps, no texting, the IMEI issues, however, are outweighed by the built in 16G of memory and data plan flexibility.
- 11-29-2010, 10:12 AM #5
I'm not giving up with the credit yet. The agent I spoke to on Friday said that they needed to complete some database updates because my IMEI was showing up as a Euro-model cell phone. And that $50 will put it back on price-par with everyone else.
I've also been pleasantly surprised with the battery life. I've been using it quite a bit, and I never have a problem getting through a day. And it will charge on USB, just slowly, but not lugging that charger internationally will be a big help.
@Jahntassa: I suppose the hub credit is just AT&T, but it requires registration with Samsung to activate.
- 11-29-2010, 10:31 AM #6
- 11-29-2010, 10:58 AM #7
- 11-29-2010, 12:54 PM #8
I probably won't ever go to any of those places so its not an issue.
The Sprint version also has like 4 bloat apps. Sprint zone, sprint tether, 'free games' and think office.
If it wasn't for the fact that CDMA versions can't be hacked like GSM versions to make calls I'd say it offers the most for the money to the average user.
If MMS wasn't included it's really not worth the money.
Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Tab
- 11-29-2010, 01:27 PM #9
I am able to make calls and send SMS/MMS from my, um, phone. No plans to hack a GSM Tab to make calls. But I'll be really happy to drop a local SIM in the Tab to use the web and apps outside of the U.S. without having to change the SIM in my phone and lose my U.S. number.
Sent from my desktop computer
- 11-29-2010, 01:43 PM #10
- 11-29-2010, 10:13 PM #11
Why do nice threads always turn in to arguments?
I personally dont care if your Sprint can beat up my AT&T Galaxy Tab (however, I really doubt that it could : )).
What I care about is if anyone HAS been able to obtain their $50 registration Movie credit from AT&T?
- 11-29-2010, 10:23 PM #12
I had troubles with my Sprint Tab which doesn't have an IMEI. But after some research I got it.
See here: Fun thing, has anyone been able to register their tab at the samsung site? - xda-developers
- 12-01-2010, 10:17 AM #13
- 12-02-2010, 09:05 PM #14
Got registered tonight. This time, I logged in and went to the registration page. It didn't work.
So, I went to the AT&T Tab page, selected the "I Own This" box, and then selected the "Register Now" box on that page. It pre-populated the registration form with the correct model information, and when I entered my IMEI, it pulled up the manufactured date like it's supposed to. I thought I was in. But no...
When I clicked "Submit", it asked me to enter my phone number. So I had to go back to my profile page, enter phone numbers, and then re-do the process described above.
It took my registration, sent me an email with a Media Hub code, and that code worked. $50.00 rental credit that expires on 2/1/11.
- 12-03-2010, 08:07 AM #15
- 12-03-2010, 08:26 AM #16
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Great tip on the I own this device. I at least got it to enter my info in the sub catagories, though, my SN still shows up as invalid. Samsung says they will enter it today. Sigh.... I love my tab. My only option in Alaska is ATT and if they let me put it on my post paid account, I would love it even more. Not being able to SMS is a bit of a problem for me, over came with Google Voice, but still I would prefer a simple SMS process. Stinks they advertise on ATT website, the superior contact and SMS capability of the device, but dont offer text plans.
- 12-05-2010, 10:55 AM #18