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. zothes's Avatar
    Sprint, nope...
    04-10-2011 02:56 AM
  2. jcrawford777's Avatar
    Verizon and yeas they said ATK or something like it is a must. Hate being told what to do so I researched first and didn't install
    04-28-2011 09:24 PM
  3. anon(3653)'s Avatar
    I have gone to Best Buy and Verizon with friends and clients (and for my personal phones). Each time they have either attempted to put it on or suggested it.
    04-30-2011 08:16 PM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I dont understand why they do this are they trained that way
    04-30-2011 08:22 PM
  5. lto15's Avatar
    verizon did for me i don't get why they push it so hard onto their customers
    05-07-2011 10:24 AM
  6. moosc's Avatar
    another sad day went into a Best Buy to play with a Xoom. dam thing was frozen no one new how to get it to work. so I soft booted it waited then started messing and there it was ATK in its glory on a freaking xoom. the store rep was po I deleted it. he swears that atk is a life saver and installs it on all Android stuff he sells. I had to walk away and laugh at that poor sole.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    05-09-2011 04:23 PM
  7. R3asonableDoubt's Avatar
    Purchased my phone from a Verizon store. The rep recommended that I download a task manager then proceeded to go ahead and download a task manager for me.
    05-17-2011 01:57 PM
  8. tjp419's Avatar
    verizon, bought in store, yes installed task killer and said that i "needed" to have one installed...
    is this bad? should i not use one?
    05-19-2011 07:23 AM
  9. kmf1's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S Mesmerize (US Cellular) Not sure...I believe that my phone came with a stock Task Manager, which I do use from time-to-time. Is there some sort of conspiracy regarding this issue?
    05-25-2011 06:43 PM
  10. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S Mesmerize (US Cellular) Not sure...I believe that my phone came with a stock Task Manager, which I do use from time-to-time. Is there some sort of conspiracy regarding this issue?
    samsung task manager is not the issue, its the 3rd party app killers that cause problems and this is what they are referring to in this thread
    05-25-2011 06:46 PM
  11. beng9810's Avatar
    Sprint HTC Evo 4G and maybe they would have if I would have given them the chance but as soon as the phone was programmed I snatched it from the rep and said "great let's wrap this up I can handle the rest". He started to give me some speech about "Ready Now" but I told him I walked in the door ready and that I wanted to finish my purchase now.

    P4trick H.
    You sound like a huge *****. You do realize that when you go into the store the reps are there to help you. You could just order your phone online if you didn't want to talk to anyone. If you go into a store and want someone to sell you something, guess what you.. You kinda have to listen to what they say. Or at least be nice to them and say, "hey, I really know everything that you are going to tell me, so there really isn't any need". Not just snatch the phone and be all rude to the guy. I have worked in retail for a long time and it makes for a really long day when you have customers come in like you and treat you like crap just because they feel they have the right to.
    05-28-2011 03:53 PM
  12. BoJangles's Avatar
    Evo at radio shack

    No they didn't since I work there. At my store we let them know that there are some arguments over using a task killer and its up to them.
    06-09-2011 12:05 AM
  13. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Bought my infuse today from a corporate AT&T store. They didn't even mention a task killer the entire visit.
    07-02-2011 03:59 AM
  14. camf3xu's Avatar
    5. Virgin mobile
    And no mention of task killer
    07-04-2011 08:19 PM
  15. pruitt801's Avatar

    Yes, the rep actually installed a task manager. I didn't know any better so I didn't object.
    07-23-2011 03:53 PM
  16. emilyj's Avatar
    nop the store rep did not install a task manager. what difference does it make?


    Property Finder App
    08-04-2011 05:42 AM
  17. enik's Avatar
    1) Verizon
    2) nope

    1) sprint
    2) nope (but in fairness I bought my phone through a friend That works at sprint so he knew I didn't really need that explained)

    From Nexus with love
    08-04-2011 06:19 AM
  18. JesseMT4G's Avatar
    T mobile store, no mention of a task killer/manager.

    I do however have one.
    08-08-2011 05:06 PM
  19. Progenitor42's Avatar
    DInc2 purchased at a Verizon corporate store. No, they did not install ATK nor was I advised to install.
    08-08-2011 11:22 PM
  20. imiller913's Avatar
    I had to get my 3d swapped are sprint and the guy advised me to install ATK and something called zdbox. I told him I would look into it but didn't think I needed them.
    09-02-2011 08:00 PM
  21. ANDROID__JUNKIE's Avatar
    There are plenty of threads discussing the pros & cons of Task Killers. This is not one of them. I have 2 simple questions I'd like you to answer.

    1) If you purchased your phone at the store, which of the 4 major carriers did you buy your phone from: Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile or AT&T?

    2.) Did the store employee install and/or strongly recommend a task manager before you left the store?

    Please post the answer to both questions here, and check the applicable checkboxes in the poll.
    1. Sprint (corporate)
    2. No, as the Epic 4G comes with a task manager baked in from Samsung. He didn't make any recommendations to use it or even tell me about a task killer.
    09-05-2011 01:48 PM
  22. PFCLand's Avatar
    Cellphones stores online sprint HTC EVO 4g no mention of task killer

    Sent From my Evoled HTC EVO using Tapatalk
    09-05-2011 01:53 PM
  23. goldkear's Avatar
    I bought my Droid incredible from best buy. They made no mention, though I think they had a sense (ha, accidental pun) I knew what I was up, down, and sideways. They basically just activated it and handed it to me (took over an hour on launch day....)
    09-10-2011 04:27 AM
  24. Eric Gunther's Avatar
    Many of my friends have recently shifted to android but to my knowledge none of them had been asked that question. So i guess there may be a difference of the carrier instead.
    09-14-2011 10:49 AM
  25. Meiji's Avatar
    This is interesting.. I'll do a recap for all the phones I've had:

    Xperia X10
    1) AT&T? (Not really, none of those companies are directly here, just affiliations, and the carrier where I bought it is affiliated to AT&T, so..)
    2) Nope, not a word.

    Galaxy S
    1) Same..
    2) Nothing.

    Galaxy S II
    1) Same..
    2) Noup =P

    Optimus One
    1) Same..
    2) Yes! He did install Advanced Task Manager (I let him because he was installing the paid version for free), and when he was showing me how to use it I was like: "Stop doing that you b!tch!!!!"
    09-18-2011 01:02 PM
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