I must be a fool, but I think I am staying...here me out and hold the pitchforks
As much as I **** and moan about my distaste for some of Sprint's ways(mainly the stores and my tendecy to lose my patience whenever I try and be reasonable), but I am considering staying because of two conditions:
1. I like my phone even though I haven't rooted it(pointless and risky) since it's still awesome and I can think of all kinds of clever ways to use it. I spent a lot of time trying to learn and save for the phone, counting days down and stuff. Plus I sleep with it, jk there But seriously, it has helped me out in numerous ways that I can't even imagine. I think I actually used an app to save a buck fifty on a bag of chips, but it's the principle. Plus, the level of bloatware isn't too bad(I'd like to kill that NOVA app ASAP though)
2. Everyone's killing unlimited data plans. Verizon supposed to in the summer and T-Mobile supposed to in like two weeks according to phonearena. I don't use that much data, but bull****. I want to watch YT videos every now and then. Plus, some apps don't stop running irregardless and that's a risk I can't take even if it's a 2GB cap and 2GB is hard to reach unless you're using the crappy Pandora app or Netflix. Hell, when is the gov't going to step in since they like wasting money on bullcrap?
That being said, I am probably going to get some backlash but there's a difference between what is right and what is easy.
Now unless I don't get royally screwed and even retentions can't help, then I don't see many alternatives. The Big Red looks tempting and so does T-Mobile(only for the Nexus S) but that's about it.
Like I said, I'm a business type guy and well I rather allocate my resources effiecitently.
- 05-21-2011, 09:49 AM #2
There are androids on other carriers......
Switch to vzw before the change and you can have unlimited data.... Plus it isn't financially efficient to pay for data that you aren't using.....
Sprint has the Nexus S now......
Time is a resource that you seem to allocate to pissing and moaning about sprint. Not realy efficient if you're staying.....
- 05-21-2011, 11:57 AM #3
And as for other Android devices, Verizon is known to load theirs up with crapware and I hear moto Android phones are locked.
- 05-21-2011, 03:08 PM #5
And my name isn't Jenn. It is Jennell.
If I want to enjoy Netflix while sitting somewhere rather than being bored, then I would like to that. And Sprint would probably beg me to stay.
Just because you want to play their game doesn't mean I want to.
- 05-21-2011, 03:37 PM #7
- 05-21-2011, 04:31 PM #8Retired Moderator
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I'd just like to point out the rooting is far from "Risky and Pointless". Don't appreciate bashing on topics that you arent educated on, it scares people away from a world of good things. In fact rooting can get rid of the NOVA app.
Now that your staying with sprint, maybe we can we a little less negative around here?
I want to root since I've used a Pre and remember how much Preware opened up the Pre to more customization. Considering using Cyanogen.
I don't really have any gripes with Sprint right now, but they aren't perfect. But I want bash them as much as I did before. Though I will still voice my disagreements from time to time
- 05-21-2011, 05:04 PM #10
dont use FB as a widget , use it as a shortcut on your screen then there is no worries about data drawn. The point of having it as a widget is for it to scan and keep you constantly updated.
Besides the HTC thunderbolt i have helped , ill go out on a limb and say thousands of people root and i have yet to see a full brick. Even the TB i have been able to help recovery from soft brick and TB is probably the most involved in my opinion.
Well, I am going to give it a try. But do you need to be on a plan to root a phone? I was maybe considering canceling my contract and redoing it with Sprint so I can get the Nexus and a cheaper rate(don't ask) and maybe used my Evo to try and root.
But to be easier, what about Cyanonimod(did I spell that right)? I seems pretty much to the point and user friendly.
oh an igotsmeanevo:
I got a feeling this has something to do with the movie industry, but just thought i'd refer to my earlier point
- 05-22-2011, 02:38 AM #12Retired Moderator
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Cleaned. Really guys how old are we? Infractions for this non-sense next time.
Anyways, rooting is not as dangerous as you think. If you follow the guides to the letter, you have a 99.9% chance to not brick. Its not like rolling dice when your getting root.
Just an fyi, android rooting is not much alike to anything you've mentioned. Also that example is 100% from the movie contracts, Google doesn't lock nexus' for a reason.
Lol I don't know why, but we always seem to be at each others throats.
But anyhow, I'm not surprised that it's the movie industy who's at the root(no pun intended).
So, for starters, what exactly is a ROM? Whenever I see the term, I keep thinking of software, particulary the "illegal" kind if you know what I mean.
I've looked around AC's for the Evo, but there's so many links and guides that I sometimes get a little lost.
- 05-22-2011, 03:36 AM #14
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- 05-22-2011, 12:20 PM #16
I only use about 2gb of data but im with the miz i dont want to have to watch how much data I use monthly and most app are updating even if they are not a widget. I just dont like the fact that companies are going tiered and most ppl dont know what a megabyte or gigabyte is. Also, i know you all see what going on with att reporting more data than the customer actually used and tiered data may help some but its going to hurt alot more ppl with higher than normal bills. Sprint isnt the best cell company in the world but it works for me.
Can universal rooting apps be used over going through a step by step process?
And yeah, AT&T's coming under fire lately for overcharging people with data and reporting users using more data than they claim to use.
- 05-22-2011, 02:52 PM #18
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- 05-22-2011, 04:43 PM #21
If heavy usage is a problem they should just go after the people that are using their wireless connection on thier phones to torrent and download warez instead of making everyone suffer because they cant contain the people that are abusing the network. Im not a heavy user (I used about 2gb a month surfing and listening to pandora) but i dont like having to watch my data usage. Just like i dont monitor how many minutes i use because i have any mobile any time and i barely talk to people that has landlines.
Whatever happened to "what works for you" ideal? Why change opinions when the scenario changes? If you want to live with a carrier telling you how much data you can use on your own plan, then fine. But me, I rather be safe than sorry.
- 05-22-2011, 05:16 PM #23
And I assure you my reading comprehension is quite acute btw.
- 05-22-2011, 06:04 PM #25
dang you beat me to the punch unlimited data is exactly what they are wanting to get rid of..... im pretty sure when the tiered data is rolled out unlimited will not be a tier that is offered. instead they are rolling out tiered plans and is betting that the customer goes over the allotted us and get charged $10/gb