View Poll Results: Did a store rep install and/or recommend a Task Manager?

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  • Yes they did.

    282 29.28%
  • No but they advised that I do so.

    166 17.24%
  • No they did not.

    518 53.79%
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  1. smccloud's Avatar
    one of my co-workers just got a samsung intercept at BB and the loaded it for her. I uninstalled it for her today.
    01-10-2011 02:20 PM
  2. MacGuyInNC's Avatar
    I do tech support at work. One of my users showed up with a new Droid X today, and what do I see? Advanced Task Killer Froyo. :rolleyes:

    I asked her if she put it on her phone, or if the store did it for her. Salesman did it.

    Promptly uninstalled.
    01-10-2011 05:18 PM
  3. digitallove's Avatar
    when my mom got her optimus, they installed ringdroid for her (which was pointless; she uses her ipod for audiobooks and has always had an actual phone ringing noise as a ringtone on her phones), but they actually strongly advised her against downloading an appkiller. this was sprint.

    when I got my phone (at the same sprint store), they just activated the phone and gave it to me and that was that.
    01-15-2011 11:30 PM
  4. MaXXimus's Avatar
    Best Buy, Sprint, LG Optimus S. The rep didn't suggest a task killer, but I specifically told him not to install anything after activating. Since this is my first android device, I had friends and family tell me that task killers were essential. I had one installed for a day and then did some research and promptly uninstalled.
    01-19-2011 04:21 PM
  5. laney12186's Avatar
    I bought mine at uscellular (I know not one if the four major ones on the first post) and they installed one on there before I left. I installed it the next day.
    01-22-2011 09:52 PM
  6. beandon's Avatar
    T-Mob

    The rep advised me that I should definitely get one with my Vibrant purchase, after discussing the OS with him and realizing he did not know what he was talking about and/or anything about the OS and how it worked, I just opted not to.
    Best choice ever, only had problems with previous devices and task killers.
    01-24-2011 06:23 PM
  7. lirwin's Avatar
    Best Buy - Samsung Epic 4G. The sales rep installed ATK and Paper Toss on my husband's phone. I warned him they would suggest he install ATK but didn't know they'd actually have the nerve to install it on his phone...along with a game! After he read the message boards, he promptly uninstalled.
    02-15-2011 08:22 AM
  8. BiffTirkle's Avatar
    HTC EVO 4g shift, bestbuy online. Picked it up at the store and wouldn't let them open the box.

    I had to go to the Sprint store to activate, a rep there installed task killer and told me a bit about it. I didn't mind.
    02-20-2011 10:47 AM
  9. crump84's Avatar
    Sprint EVO Shift via best buy - no task killer, never gave them a chance. Once it was activated I did a snatch and grab and was out the door.
    02-21-2011 08:41 AM
  10. robomav's Avatar
    Sprint EVO Shift via best buy - no task killer, never gave them a chance. Once it was activated I did a snatch and grab and was out the door.
    same here but i have an Epic that i got at a sprint store
    02-21-2011 12:07 PM
  11. blopez24's Avatar
    atrix att store and no just activated put on screen protector and that was it.
    02-23-2011 12:40 PM
  12. moosc's Avatar
    was at VZW yesterday and guess what every Android phone on display had a task killer running and dam they had a task killer on a xoom. I got on a sales rep.face when they tried to put one.on a customer xoom I jumped in explaining why you don't need it the rep was.po
    02-27-2011 10:21 AM
  13. Soul_Berry's Avatar
    T-mobile MyTouch 4g

    Never mentioned it or installed it. The rep just put the clock widget on the home screen as well as the google search bar.

    I believe it's just a ploy to have you come back and buy extra batteries from them... lol
    02-27-2011 12:06 PM
  14. rabare's Avatar
    1) Verizon
    2) Purchased online
    3) No task killer
    03-06-2011 10:54 AM
  15. nyry's Avatar
    1. Verizon

    2. mentioned if the battery life was starting to get bad, try using the built in touchwiz task manager.
    03-06-2011 01:33 PM
  16. smccloud's Avatar
    Verizon store, bought the wife a droid x (waiting for my droid r2d2). Store rep suggest advanced task killer.

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    03-07-2011 10:20 AM
  17. jim302's Avatar
    Phone purchased at a Verizon corporate owned store

    They did not install or suggest a task manager.
    03-20-2011 08:10 PM
  18. badcat's Avatar
    I have a Sprint Evo and the rep at the store "suggested" I install a task manager. I tried a couple and ended uninstalling them and going without.
    03-21-2011 06:29 PM
  19. brotherswing's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile, purchased at Radio Shack. The store rep did nothing other than activate my phone, and said nothing about any apps whatsoever.
    03-24-2011 12:47 PM
  20. HiPower's Avatar
    1. VZW
    2. No mention of a task manager.
    03-24-2011 04:31 PM
  21. TimsAndroid315's Avatar
    After doing research for like a year and deliberating jumping networks, here's what I decided on:

    Samsung Transform w/ Android 2.1 (Eclair)...now upgraded to 2.2 FroYo
    When I bought it, Advanced Task Killer was discussed but not installed. I later installed a Task Killer on my own,
    03-25-2011 08:31 PM
  22. G00GLE's Avatar
    No they Did not
    03-26-2011 04:16 PM
  23. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Task killers shouldnt be used for the most part so its good if they didnt put it on or suggest it
    03-26-2011 04:22 PM
  24. kalel114's Avatar
    When I bought my Sprint Hero (my first Android device) the Sprint Store salesman said I needed to DL ATK and did it for me before he even handed me the phone. When I upgraded to my Evo though, the salesman (different guy) made it a point to tell me not to use one. I already knew not to this time, but still..
    03-28-2011 02:27 PM
  25. Bailarge's Avatar
    My mother bought a Samsung for T-Mobile. Whatever their Android is (I'm Verizon so I don't really know). She bought it at Sam's Club. She said they installed Advanced Task Killer and they told her she needed to let the battery go all the way to the end without charging and let it recharge in order to get battery life. I told he she needs to call me from now on if she has issues first, since the Task Killer isn't really good for the battery in the long-run and that it's bad to fully discharge Li-Ion batteries. The rep must have been thinking of the NiMH batteries.
    03-30-2011 09:43 AM
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