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. bipoler#AC's Avatar
    Lmao!! Haha

    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.


    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk
    10-21-2010 12:59 AM
  2. Garett85's Avatar
    I work for Sprint and ALWAYS advise against ATK and any other Task Killer Program. I have been doing my best to tell as many employees as I can to advise against it also.

    The issue is that Sprint as a company advises customers to install ATK. It's in the "Getting Started" brochures and many other official documents.

    It's not going to stop until people get smart with Android and realize that it's just breaking their phone and draining battery more than it would without.
    10-21-2010 11:48 AM
  3. rackermike's Avatar
    1. Verizon Store

    2. No install, not even a mention of it with our two Fascinates
    10-21-2010 02:28 PM
  4. jeffnucci's Avatar
    Verizon

    Said it would help save battery life and to "just let it do it's thing"
    10-22-2010 04:52 AM
  5. pmas's Avatar
    Verizon Corporate Store. No they did not install or even mention it when I bought my Incredible, nor did they install or mention it when I bought my Moto Droid last year.
    10-22-2010 05:32 AM
  6. blooper's Avatar
    TMO and no, not even a mention.
    10-22-2010 05:48 PM
  7. myswagsblue'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.
    lmao!

    but any who

    1. Sprint Hero
    2. No but my friend recommended ATK and i use that now
    10-23-2010 12:01 AM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Bought my Epic at the sprint store. They told my do not load one as the one that comes on the Epic is good. I have never had a problem with battery life so far..... It always seems to make it to bed time and that is all that matters to me.
    10-23-2010 09:37 AM
  9. kyleamorgan's Avatar
    Some best buy mobile stores are still installing a task killer with every android handset.
    10-23-2010 12:02 PM
  10. Lestah_613's Avatar
    HTC Evo with Sprint. They told me I should. I still dont understand why Google allows for so many apps to just start on their own. It's completely stupid. Phone does start to lag if I dont kill them. I use Advance Task Killer. ****in love it. dont use auto kill though.

    also, can someone PLEASE post a thread and say why we should not use it? use actual facts and not just opinions.
    10-24-2010 07:07 PM
  11. Sublym1's Avatar
    Purchased my Fascinate from a Food & New Product Show here. Verizon Rep didn't mention anything about ATK. Another customer at the booth told me about it though. Found out about ATK on here and haven't installed it.
    10-25-2010 05:38 AM
  12. AnnDroid's Avatar
    Sprint EVO and AT&T Captivate. Neither suggested task killers.
    10-25-2010 09:28 AM
  13. goliath602's Avatar
    Verizon.
    No mention of task killer.
    10-25-2010 01:34 PM
  14. pauldroidr2d2'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.
    Yes, they did. Of which I uninstalled in front of the sales rep that I purchased the phone with.

    1) Verizon
    2) Store installed it.

    With our newer phones, task managers do not provide that much benefit. I was kind of bothered by them taking the liberty without my permission to install anything on my phone with my permission. A cell phone in my opinion are really personal items. Each of us I think personalize our phones to satisfy our needs, desires, and etc.

    The representative claimed the task killer would help with battery efficiency and prevent the phone from having force closures. I purchased a Droid X.
    10-25-2010 02:21 PM
  15. snippet#AC's Avatar
    Sprint store (got a Transform)

    No, didn't mention it at all. Did mention Angry Birds. go figure

    I did install ATK when I started searching for good apps.
    10-25-2010 07:05 PM
  16. King Detrick's Avatar
    Sprint
    Yes they did
    10-26-2010 10:27 AM
  17. King Detrick's Avatar
    And it was strongly recommended might I add.
    10-26-2010 10:28 AM
  18. Hooligan76's Avatar
    1. Sprint
    2. No...
    10-26-2010 08:16 PM
  19. hodge73's Avatar
    Posted last week on this thread. Then went to BestBuy yesterday to exchange my daughters Samsung intercept for an Evo and salesman was about to install a task killer and I said no, we don't want one installed. I got an eyebrow raising from him, and he questioned why I would not use one. I told him first off my daughter would not know what to kill and what not to kill, and I said I could use watchdog to moniter if anything going awry. He seemed to want to argue but must have realized he would not sway me
    10-29-2010 02:01 PM
  20. mungera's Avatar
    Got two free droid 2's as part of best buys free phone fridays. New seasonal employee helped us and recommend we get ATK from the market. I just stared blankly and told my fiance to not even think about getting it. All the employees there were either installing it or suggesting it.
    10-29-2010 02:46 PM
  21. deetis's Avatar
    Verizon - Yes - Advanced Task Killer
    10-30-2010 12:34 PM
  22. MAX_POWERS#AC's Avatar
    Bestbuy Evo
    No mention of task killer
    10-31-2010 06:41 PM
  23. gabbott'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

    2: No, they made no mention of one when I bought my EVO
    10-31-2010 06:59 PM
  24. ectoren's Avatar
    Small update.

    My wife has the G2 @ TMob. She was having issues with youtube video freezing. Sale rep goes "Hmmm. Ok. Let me look.......ok....we need to install two apps to protect your phone." The dude installs ATK *and* Doctor Web.
    11-02-2010 11:16 AM
  25. hattrick1965#AC's Avatar
    Salesman at the El Paso TX started to install one, but I stopped him and kindly explained why not to do that
    11-02-2010 06:27 PM
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