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    Default Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    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.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    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.
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    Yes did that, sound improved on my end but got worse for the other party.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    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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    ^ 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.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikewired View Post
    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".
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    Dont forget to purchase a few extra batteries and some chargers. You are going to need them with the Bolt.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    esp with all the random reboots you might get.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    Not to mention the crappy screen quality compared to the Charge. It's more beautiful than my HDTV.
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    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..
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngzayiles View Post
    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!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    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
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    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.
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Devinhfox View Post
    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.
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    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
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    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
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    Default Re: Goodbye Charge... going to TBolt.....

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mc21 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikewired View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinhfox View Post
    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.

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    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......
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