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  1. Mikewired's Avatar
    I could not take the garbled audio during a phone conversation anymore!!!!! I went to the vzw store and tried 2 of their display handsets, same thing. The TBolt had the best sound after making dozens of test calls. Don't get me wrong I really like the Charge but its got to be a phone first. No I will have to see if I can keep the battery inline on the Tbolt.
    06-29-2011 08:57 AM
  2. Bravozero's Avatar
    Have you tried switching the Vocoder to EVRC-B? I did that and enabled Noise Reduction under Call Settings and the audio quality is great on my end and people could hear me just fine.
    06-29-2011 09:09 AM
  3. Mikewired's Avatar
    Yes did that, sound improved on my end but got worse for the other party.
    06-29-2011 09:18 AM
  4. mcbrett's Avatar
    Mike- the issue is.. your particular phone. This is not a Droid Charge issue. Thanks for sharing your trials and tribulations however.

    If it was a Charge issue- we would all know about it- like we all know the Thunderbolt has a horrible battery.
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    06-29-2011 10:25 AM
  5. Bravozero's Avatar
    ^ Exactly. Just like the last time I owned a Charge, I had screen issues and so did some of the demo models. I got a new one from Costco and it is perfect.

    Not all phones are created equal. I would try to exchange it for a new one if you're still in your 14-day timeframe.
    06-29-2011 10:28 AM
  6. Ted#WP's Avatar
    I could not take the garbled audio during a phone conversation anymore!!!!! I went to the vzw store and tried 2 of their display handsets, same thing. The TBolt had the best sound after making dozens of test calls. Don't get me wrong I really like the Charge but its got to be a phone first. No I will have to see if I can keep the battery inline on the Tbolt.
    I had similar bad experience trying out the sound on "display" handset. Especially the speakerphone. Those units have been banged around so much. Especially the rear cover where the security cable is attached to (and yanked from all the time), it rattles causing the speakerphone speaker to sound "garbled".
    06-29-2011 11:08 AM
  7. Halcyon's Avatar
    Dont forget to purchase a few extra batteries and some chargers. You are going to need them with the Bolt.
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    06-29-2011 01:17 PM
  8. s14tat's Avatar
    esp with all the random reboots you might get.
    06-29-2011 04:39 PM
  9. Bravozero's Avatar
    Not to mention the crappy screen quality compared to the Charge. It's more beautiful than my HDTV.
    06-29-2011 05:44 PM
  10. youngzayiles's Avatar
    Wow there is some serious hating on the thunderbolt going on in here.. I say try to exchange your charge and get another one and if its still screwed up get the thunderbolt.. You can always get a extended battery.. But a speaker problem just sucks lol..
    06-29-2011 05:47 PM
  11. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Wow there is some serious hating on the thunderbolt going on in here.. I say try to exchange your charge and get another one and if its still screwed up get the thunderbolt.. You can always get a extended battery.. But a speaker problem just sucks lol..
    FWIW, I own a thunderbolt and love it. Been unplugged since 9am and still have 75% battery left, and I've been using it all day. Also, the majority of folks with reboot issues are those that owned one with the original software and installed the last OTA update. Your chances are much better if you get phone factory flashed with the latest software. (Or even better if you root it!).
    06-29-2011 05:58 PM
  12. dflores's Avatar
    FWIW, I own a thunderbolt and love it. Been unplugged since 9am and still have 75% battery left, and I've been using it all day. Also, the majority of folks with reboot issues are those that owned one with the original software and installed the last OTA update. Your chances are much better if you get phone factory flashed with the latest software. (Or even better if you root it!).
    I don't know about that. On my Thunderbolt, I have the 4G radio turned off, replaced the Sense home with ADW, and manually killed all the Sense background processes... and still barely get by on some days.
    06-29-2011 09:20 PM
  13. Droid800's Avatar
    The choice of Thunderbolt is confusing at best. Even the Revolution, saddled with Bing, is better than the Bolt. Trust me, you're going to regret getting the Bolt, especially when your battery runs out after 6 hours.
    06-29-2011 10:07 PM
  14. mc21's Avatar
    i feel that the hating on the tb is because a fair share of charge owners are previous tb owners and that includes me. i dont hate it per say but there was a reason i returned it.
    06-29-2011 11:28 PM
  15. Moreno's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any speaker problems with my Droid Charge. Like many others mentioned, no two devices are the same. One may have a problem, another may not. I would try it another time, if not. Good luck with your HTC Thunderbolt.
    06-30-2011 12:36 AM
  16. dubge's Avatar
    ya that is a bit much, it is better but the TB screen is not BAD

    I have owned both and I found the call quality better on the charge over the TB

    I also had the original software and never got any reboots, I also had days like posted above (with the extended battery) but what got me is I could run the phone heavy for 2 days no problem and then all of a sudden one day run the extended battery down in 6 hours.

    The phone does have some bugs as they all do but the TB had to many that directly effected me, like when it deleted a couple of my contacts from the phone and in turn removed them from my google account and from what I read this was rare but enough for me to ditch it
    06-30-2011 12:44 AM
  17. nat72sherman's Avatar
    Dont own any samsung phones that is remotely new, but i had a few samsung flip phones back in the day, and the call quality was always horrible. As far as the Thunderbolt, the only issue that affect me is the battery.
    06-30-2011 06:52 AM
  18. Bravozero's Avatar
    Laugh out loooooordd.
    Give me a break troll. The Thunderbolt screen is a nice screen. Not as good as charge, but not crappy.
    Talk about hyperbole
    Troll? Really?

    The screen on my previous Droid X was much better than the washed out screen on the Thunderbolt, and this is comparing to not only demo models, but models that are owned by people I know. So that tells you something.

    In the end it's all personal preference anyway. If you people like the Thunderbolt screen, good for you. Whatever makes you happy.
    06-30-2011 06:57 AM
  19. abejenaru73's Avatar
    Tbolt is a nice screen.....if youre always used to watching a standard def tv.
    The second you've had an hdtv, that old sdtv will never look as good again.
    Best analogy to describe the screen
    06-30-2011 07:20 AM
  20. waterfrontmgmt's Avatar
    forget the screen, the reboots and the battery....i could live with those....but the tbolt is a brick. i almost bought a second one for my other pocket just so i clould walk balanced.

    but it was cheaper just to exchange it for the charge
    hazelgreen likes this.
    06-30-2011 07:39 AM
  21. dyslexicbunny's Avatar
    I actually left my charge too. It just wasn't heavy enough for my tastes. So I made some calls and got myself a new phone.



    I'm kidding. I love my charge.
    06-30-2011 07:48 AM
  22. Halcyon's Avatar
    i feel that the hating on the tb is because a fair share of charge owners are previous tb owners and that includes me. i dont hate it per say but there was a reason i returned it.
    What he said. Also from my experiance the Bolt has a slight hiss when I would use the phone. The Charge is crystal clear. So for me the Charge has better voice quality. And better battery.
    06-30-2011 08:15 AM
  23. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    I could not take the garbled audio during a phone conversation anymore!!!!! I went to the vzw store and tried 2 of their display handsets, same thing. The TBolt had the best sound after making dozens of test calls. Don't get me wrong I really like the Charge but its got to be a phone first. No I will have to see if I can keep the battery inline on the Tbolt.
    The Thunderbolt will not cure the garbage sounding audio I own both and both have this same issue. Its a Verizon network issue not the handsets. I also find it worse when talking to someone using a Blackberry.
    06-30-2011 09:24 AM
  24. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Laugh out loooooordd.
    Give me a break troll. The Thunderbolt screen is a nice screen. Not as good as charge, but not crappy.
    Talk about hyperbole
    Let's stop the name calling.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    06-30-2011 10:18 AM
  25. Mikewired's Avatar
    I started this thread and funny thing is vzw wants to give me another 15 days on my trial period and come back to the Charge......
    06-30-2011 12:20 PM
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