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im really excited for this phone because i plan to leave att soon for verizon, and this phone is supposed to be on said network. im nervous about the networks quality because it WILL be verizons 1st 4G phone and i dont want to get screwed over because im going for the best phone available right now as opposed to waiting longer for a better phone? so should i get the Thunderbolt or wait for a later device? and how do you think the networks quality will be?
- 12-29-2010, 01:44 AM #2
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So pay attention to CES and see what people say, check out the hardware specs.
- 12-29-2010, 09:02 AM #4
Ive had Alltel->Tmo->VZW verizon has had the best service, even in my buddys mobile home when sprint, Tmo, Cricket, had zero bars I was gettin calls, text, an data.
I think the thing thats takin so long for LTE to roll out is VZW doesn't want any SNAFU's so Id expect when it is available it'll be crisp fast an reliable.Im T rop per and I approve this message
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- 12-29-2010, 09:42 AM #5
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I remember reading the Verizon's LTE handsets were going to have both 4G and 3G radio's inside but that to use 4G you were going to have to slide in an LTE "SIM card".So even if you didn't want to pay for a LTE data plan now you could always add it later and in the meantime still use your LTE-equipped device on EVDO Rev.A. Does that sound right?
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- 12-29-2010, 11:17 AM #10Panda Motherfrinkin King
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All details concerning customers who do not have 4g coverage areas an if they are required to pay for service will be answered on Jan 6th at CES.. I will however remind those of sprints policy. If you are in a wimax area or not, you are required to pay that extra 10 bucks for "advanced service"
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- 12-29-2010, 12:00 PM #13Panda Motherfrinkin King
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I had to clear up what I was typing. Half sleep when I posted. I was saying that with alot of these 4g services (tmo doesnt count as 4g imho) you are paying for them regardless of your area or not... just something to keep in mind.
- 12-29-2010, 12:00 PM #14
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- 12-29-2010, 02:42 PM #15
Which would be a shame I want an lte device but I doubt I will have lte in my area before the end of 2011. I will not pay extra for a service that I have to drive an hour away to use
Now if I don't have to pay until lte is in and around my house ill be cool with that just give me more than 5gigs unlimited or 15gigsRooted for life
- 12-29-2010, 09:03 PM #16
I think they might make you pay, but on the other end, LTE USB modems are less per month then 3g so maybe you might not. Maybe it might not be an added $10 like Sprint and part of your internet package.
I would be in line to get this. This is pretty much VZW's version of the EVO. Just with a different radio so I don't see why not get it when it comes out.-Droid RAZR MAXX (Artic 2.2)
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- 12-29-2010, 09:38 PM #17
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Verizon plans to roll it out, they need to sell phones that use it and pay for the further buildout. I see 3G/4G radios being in devices for quite sometime, and likely the divide will be low end smartphones & feature phones will go 3G and higher end smartphones and modems will go 4G.
Either way so long as I can move between network coverage maps and get the phone I want at a reasonable data plan I'm cool with it.
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- 12-29-2010, 09:44 PM #18
Ok well to throw my 2cents in here, anyone that's really read up on things(not sayin people don't here) knows that the handoff between LTE & CDMA is horrendous....a 2min or more delay is possible. Plus this phone is in a way outdated & yes I know the rapid succession of phones makes it hard to keep up.....but yet in still i'd wait another yr for a multitude of reasons besides what I already said. WiMax is a happy medium between CDMA, GSM, & LTE that's why when sprint does get into LTE it will be an easier transition then verzion is undertaking. I know it sounds silly to say but there will be some exceptional devices this yr & 4G LTE with verizon should be waited on just another 370+ days. It makes more sense money wise & for them to work out the kinks. I hope this was semi-informational lol
- 12-29-2010, 10:47 PM #19
I know about the hand off issue but I want the device shoot by the time you get a tegra2 device its already outdated by the fact that the tegra3 is ready and waiting in the wings. I'm so over trying to keep up with the newest and greatest I want something that will work for me. Now I'm hoping blackmanx wasn't saying the camera sucks on this or the wait continuesRooted for life
- 12-29-2010, 11:32 PM #20
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- 12-30-2010, 02:19 AM #22
Ya well let's just be honest the handoff issue is still there I have friend who field tests devices & let's just say its a concern. The LTE will no doubt improve batt life once its only that & not having to switch back & forth. Plus ya I know phones are outdated as soon as they come out but the 2nd gen snapdragon is still not up to par with the omap's or humminbirds. Don't get me wrong I love the processor, the sense UI, & its very efficient but still lacks quality in a lot of areas us tech people enjoy. Let's not forget that the iWhatevs uses basically the same thing as a galaxy s phone as its based off of samsung specs.....they are outdated too but outperform a lot of android phones out there with some exceptions. Not to sound negative by any means just this phone shoulda already been out in Nov not jan or feb. My best friends evo is a beast but even my old mans vibrant smokes it in many ways even the lame 5mp camera has better pix, I'm just sayin in general to kinda wait it out a lil longer to see what's out there & how the network really perfoms. Shoot CTIA will be upon us in no time with another slew of handsets & who know verzon may have the kinks really streamed out. I'm a consumer & as one id hope my voice as small as it maybe can heard to not spend those hard earned bucks just yet. I'm still on the OG Droid & can upgrade @ any point being outta contract and as bad as I want to I'm grippin my extra cash till I see what's worth it. Thnx all for hearing me out.
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I totally agree with that, unfair to launch something that isn't usable or not in the area & expect people to not buy it. Yes its compatible but CDMA is more difficult to handshake/handoff with than GSM as LTE is in a way a newer version of it hense the use of SIM cards. Silly yes I know, I hope to be in Vegas next week to see LTE & this device though as the new world standard will have some awesome things ahead of it with voice/data being better than its ever been. *Fingers Crossed*Victory Is Mine!!
- 12-30-2010, 09:36 AM #25