Hi all. I am thinking of getting off my family plan and getting my own plan. Right now I am using an epic 4g, and was considering switcing from sprint to tmo. Good reception and hspa+ in my region.
What do you all think?
Sprint or tmobile?
And would the G2 or Epic be better?
- 10-18-2010, 12:09 AM #2
- 10-18-2010, 07:52 PM #3
T-Mobile has some pretty meh coverage where I live, but so did Sprint, so in the end it was Evo 4g? Or G2? I chose the G2 for the amazing keyboard and stock Froyo, I have some regrets but I am sure that if this hinge gives way, HTC best replace it.
Sent from my T-Mobile G2Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 10-18-2010, 09:56 PM #4
I would recommend it but only after you consider these things.
Is your device going to reboot on you when it shoudlnt?
Example: Lets say you are doing something important, oops reboot!
Are you okay with not being able to hack it and remove the bloatware that keeps popping up?
Example: I take a sensitive picture of something and photobucket out of no where pops up and says do you want to upload this? **** NO GET OFF MY PHONE. What if i accidently hit yes? (granted i havent filled out the account infomration but you can see how tihs can be deadly)
If those things are not going to bother you then the phone is great.
- 10-19-2010, 01:22 AM #7
I'm sort of on the fence. Physically the G2 is beautiful. The construction is top notch, probably the most beautiful phone I've seen period. The keyboard is great. However, I did have a couple of strange reboots which seemed to coincide with prolonged use of navigation and in certain areas it would lose signal and change from HSPA to EDGE or lose the data signal completely. I travel a lot so I was able to put it through its paces and on a scale of 1-10 would probably give it a 7. I just never experienced these signal issues with my EVO or Nexus, and while not debilitating because it was fairly random, it was enough to cause me to raise my eyebrow. Now when everything is working properly, which is most of the time, the processor felt faster than both the Nexus and EVO and HSPA seemed to be just as fast as Sprints 4G. Even in light of some of the issues, if you frequent areas with a strong T-mobile signal I would say you definitely need to try this phone even if its only for the trial period.
- 10-19-2010, 07:33 AM #8
- 10-19-2010, 07:45 AM #9
I have had no soft reboots since I got it in september, some phones have had this problem, MANY phones don't . You can also turn off the photobucket app so it stops asking for uploading. Personally I love this phone, but if you want to wait a month and see if the few bugs get ironed out and the developers manage to root this thing nobody would blame you. Solid phone though
- 10-19-2010, 08:16 AM #10
- 10-22-2010, 01:47 AM #11
- 10-26-2010, 03:48 PM #12
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Hey, everyone. I recently started with Sprint on an Epic. Was considering switching to G2/TMo because of a deal at a local retailer which would save me some money. But Tmo seems spottier (nationwide-speaking) than Sprint, and while I dig HTC, the only real advantages I can see with the G2 other than saving money are that it's likely to get more OS updates, and sooner, andthat I could probably swap in a pe-paid SIM for international travel/use. I'm also concerned about reported issues with G2 reception, rebooting, and speaker quality, as well as cautious about TMoble's network.
On the flip, the pro-Epic items:
probably better network overall
Probably faster than most anything when it gets 2.2 update
Video/Audio/Photo capture is tops on android right now
screen size, quality, SuperAMOLED (it does rock even in direct sunlight)
Front Facing camera with video chatting/calling/etc.
More likely to be and stay rootable, if I ever went there...
I'd be really interested to hear your opinions on these things. I'm guessing this camp is going to be mostly pro-G2 and down with TMo, which is fine & great--your realistic, objective comments would be really helpful, especially your own real-world experience with TMo and the G2 (esp if you've also rocked the Epic).