Today I bought a phone through t-mobile. Gonna go with the prepaid$50 dollar plan. It has better coverage for me and No more trips without service for over 90 miles of a 150 mile trip. My biggest issue was coverage of service with Virgin. No matter what you cant force coverage if its not available and several times a month I have to travel in a area with absolutely no coverage. Sometimes its just passing through others it is spending a day there.
I probably will still roam these forums just to keep people in line. I will miss the community here that is for sure.
- 02-01-2012, 07:04 PM #2Daydream Believer
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Hope you have as much fun with it, and it's forums, as you did here!
- 02-01-2012, 07:32 PM #3
gotta do whatcha gotta do.
I went from socal to norcal, and my VM service was top notch. 2.5MB speeds and no drops! it was so awesome. streamed pandora and youtube most of the way. wish i got that speed at home.
i might move to tmobile with a G2x but im loving the triumph too much to even think about it yet. gotta see what virgins doin soon. I want to see what phone they bring next.
- 02-01-2012, 08:01 PM #4
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- 02-01-2012, 08:16 PM #5
Good Luck, Eollie!
I can't really blame you one bit, I may still end up doing similar.
Thanks for all you have done here, you helped a lot of people.
As for me... I gave up, I still have the OV (which I am convinced the Sdcard slot is dying or may be dead at this point), but I also have an Evo 4g being set up. The OV looks and feels ancient next to it.
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- 02-01-2012, 10:30 PM #7
ahh.. the vibrant..
I had one for a long time.
god, it was an awesome phone but samsung locked it down.
I believe the last thing I read was that cyanogen dropped it from official support becuase of an error calling 911 that they couldnt fix. that was the final straw for me and away it went while it was still worth a couple hundred bucks.
the music player was my favorite feature of it, but the media player in MIUI bests it any day of the week on my triumph.
I remember the screen had a weird look to it compared to LCDs. not as clear. really blurry and the text looked awful. sure the blacks are black but whats the point if the rest of it is somewhat off.
whats the ROM progress on it now? I have an opportunity to grab one of these for pocket change. i hope it gets a nexus S ICS port.
ps, the audio jack on the Galaxy S Vibrant is also a Video out port if you have a 1/8th inch to Composite adapter. (like DV videocameras use)
its SD video, and mirrors everything on the screen. pretty cool little-known feature
Its actually the Galaxy S 4G not that it matters too much but what Ive seen is the regular SGS roms will not work.
I did some research and that phone seems to be the best deal for the money. I searched ebay and a couple other sites but I would have spent atleast 60 bucks more and not really had that much of a greater phone.
As for roms there are some CM hybrids and GB roms currently. I think I seen somebody talking about a ICS port but not sure.
- 02-01-2012, 11:46 PM #9
The Galaxy should have at least a decent community, though I suspect many moved on to the S2 or Galaxy Nexus. I almost went that way, but too expensive still and I like the Evo more.
- 02-01-2012, 11:55 PM #10
As soon as I find a new triumph for less than 200 locally, I'm jumping ship too, I know "don't buy the triumph blah blah" there is nothing else coming out soon, and from what I read its a decent phone when rom'd, I really want target to have a good deal, they have a 90 day return policy so if something better comes out I can trade it in.
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- 02-02-2012, 12:07 AM #11
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- 02-02-2012, 06:27 AM #13
Last year when I started looking for a prepaid plan that had a smartphone that was rootable and of decent quality I found the Optimus. Ive had mine since late Feb of 2011. LeslieAnn, Jerry and a couple others are some of the oldest members of the dev community here. They have yet to jump ship for whatever reason.
The life span of most devs on a particular device is about six months. I follow several devs of roms and themes and on average I see them moving to a new device every six months or so.
- 02-02-2012, 08:14 AM #15Hipster Retro Jelly Bean
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- 02-02-2012, 05:00 PM #19
But the SGS4G sub forum is a freaking mess at xda. If somebody asks a question that have been answered the typical response is use search dumbass. Then five to ten posts flaming each other for being a *********. My fav a dev telling somebody reading is fundamental and that had he followed the directions he would know certain things needed to be wiped. Only thing the person is using a new GUI the dev is using to flash his rom. Once you select flash zip in CWM it starts this cool GUI that honestly makes it so simple and less likely to mess up. Anyway the dev told him to read the op and follow directions and he would not have the problem. However the dev doesnt update he re-writes the op. Deletes all old information and posts the new stuff. Changelogs....same thing Instead of using code formatting and leaving the old change log posted so people will know what all has changed he changes the post to reflect the most curent version changes. There is not real way to know what he changed unless you rip a rom apart and find the changelog buried in there.
Jerry, LeslieAnn, Bob, MGR, Blarf and anybody Im missing you guys rock. Optimus V community IMO the best phone community Ive been a part of.
- 02-07-2012, 05:36 AM #21
- 02-07-2012, 05:50 AM #22
Wow I just posted thr same thing twice :embarressed:
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- 02-07-2012, 06:26 AM #23
That's XDA for you.
They expect everyone to be a dev just like them and if not, R.T.F.M. and stop being a noob. It's a great resource and there are some smart as heck people there, and there are some other good sites as well that I frequent, but I made this the home of Harmonia and Aphrodite for the exact reasons you mentioned.
It seems some phones are worse than others, as are boards. Higher end Androids are probably worse, the more geek, the worse it will likely be. Get a phone that a few women are active with.
- 02-07-2012, 10:44 AM #24
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I had to meet someone in Hawthorne Nevada a few months ago. It's a fair size town with a military base. When we couldn't find the person to meet we tried calling on our VM voice phone. No coverage. No working pay phone either. We had to pay a mini-mart clerk to use their phone.
Since then I got an OV and probably could have used the wifi at the McDonalds to make a Skype call. BTW, the person we were meeting had great reception (AT&T IIRC).
- 02-07-2012, 03:41 PM #25