01-22-2015 12:27 PM
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  1. tlacour's Avatar
    It does have a "reset" feature.

    Press and hold the power button for 10+sec. This will power down and automatically power back on.

    Same as Samsung reset option.

    I tried it side by side with my wife's S4. The Turbo is back up and running about 3sec faster from the first press of power button.
    01-21-2015 10:47 AM
  2. tlacour's Avatar
    What is the double tap feature?
    01-21-2015 10:56 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    What is the double tap feature?
    As I said, I think it's the accessibility magnification option, and it's triple tap, not double tap. Of course you can double tap within some apps to zoom, like in Chrome for desktop Web sites, but that's different from the magnification gesture.
    01-21-2015 11:09 AM
  4. tlacour's Avatar
    As I said, I think it's the accessibility magnification option, and it's triple tap, not double tap. Of course you can double tap within some apps to zoom, like in Chrome for desktop Web sites, but that's different from the magnification gesture.
    I just found it. I think you're right. It even has the blue outline when magnified. Another triple tap pans back out. It doesn't allow you to move around much when zoomed, but it doesn't lock up on mine.

    I had to enable it myself. Default is in off position.
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    01-21-2015 11:27 AM
  5. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Curious why you would think Edge is a ripoff. You know going in you have to pay off a certain amount of the full price to edge up. If you pay the phone off in full, you keep it anyhow. Just do that and sell it. You only don't get to keep it if you just pay the percentage. Compared to signing a 2 year contract, there is no disadvantage to Edge.
    01-21-2015 01:15 PM
  6. sharkita's Avatar
    It's not Motorola that's removed stuff from Android - it's Samsung that's added stuff that's not in standard android.
    I agree. I honestly can't remember ever having a phone that had a restart option, but then I haven't had a Samsung since my early flip phone days. Regardless I didn't think the newer phones needed to be restarted that often, so I don't see what's so bad about powering off and then powering on when needed. The last phone I had that needed a restart on a regular basis was my Atrix.
    01-21-2015 03:40 PM
  7. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Curious why you would think Edge is a ripoff. You know going in you have to pay off a certain amount of the full price to edge up. If you pay the phone off in full, you keep it anyhow. Just do that and sell it. You only don't get to keep it if you just pay the percentage. Compared to signing a 2 year contract, there is no disadvantage to Edge.
    In fact, there is an advantage. Supposing you pay off your phone in the 24 months allotted time and decide to keep it. Going forward your monthly bill is reduced by your phone payment amount. In my case, with 4 family members on Edge, that means in Dec. 2016, my monthly bill will be reduced by $102 a month. That's a serious chunk of change. Had I bought the Turbos on the subsidized price my bill would not be reduced. I don't think the Turbos will be obsolete by then.
    01-21-2015 05:32 PM
  8. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I agree. I honestly can't remember ever having a phone that had a restart option, but then I haven't had a Samsung since my early flip phone days. Regardless I didn't think the newer phones needed to be restarted that often, so I don't see what's so bad about powering off and then powering on when needed. The last phone I had that needed a restart on a regular basis was my Atrix.
    IIRC my HTC Dinc 1&2, Rezound, and my Samsung Galaxy S3 all had a restart option when powering down. I only tried using it a couple times on my HTC devices, and it screwed things up. Otherwise I honestly never wanted or needed that feature. In fact, coming from an S3 to a Droid Maxx and then the Turbo, the only Samsung feature I ever missed was the one in the call history page where you swipe sideways on a contact one way to call, and swipe the opposite direction to text. I never used things like smart stay (screen stays on as long as you're looking at it) because I tend to look away frequently, tilt phone to zoom in/out, etc.

    I really wish Samsung would go stock android and make Touchwiz a separate launcher, and their features be separate apps as well. Motorola has done this, and HTC is starting to. I think doing this will lead not only to the device running quicker and more efficiently, but also speed up updates as well.
    01-22-2015 01:01 AM
  9. kjjb0204's Avatar
    In fact, there is an advantage. Supposing you pay off your phone in the 24 months allotted time and decide to keep it. Going forward your monthly bill is reduced by your phone payment amount. In my case, with 4 family members on Edge, that means in Dec. 2016, my monthly bill will be reduced by $102 a month. That's a serious chunk of change. Had I bought the Turbos on the subsidized price my bill would not be reduced. I don't think the Turbos will be obsolete by then.
    You get the $25 credit either way. If you're not on contract, you get the discount. I have two of five lines that were both 2 year agreements and I get the credit for both lines since the 2 year agreements have expired. I had to call to get it put on the account, but it applies to any month-to-month.
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    01-22-2015 10:48 AM
  10. vzwuser76's Avatar
    You get the $25 credit either way. If you're not on contract, you get the discount. I have two of five lines that were both 2 year agreements and I get the credit for both lines since the 2 year agreements have expired. I had to call to get it put on the account, but it applies to any month-to-month.
    When you say you're not on contract, you also mean that you're buying through EDGE, correct? Because I was considering switching to a newer plan due to many on our share plan needing a new device and not wanting to pay full retail up front. When I asked about my line, where I'd already bought the Turbo full retail, I was told I wasn't eligible for the discount, and that I had to be on an EDGE plan to qualify. They said I could get a new Turbo through EDGE and sell my old one and I'd be eligible for the discount. We ended up buying used phones off eBay and stayed with our current plan because of that.

    It could very well be that the CSR just wanted another commission even if he had to screw me out of money. Wouldn't surprise me with Verizon being how they normally are. I would've thought they'd have been happy enough to get me off of a UDP, but apparently they're not happy unless they thoroughly screw over their customers.
    01-22-2015 12:06 PM
  11. kjjb0204's Avatar
    When you say you're not on contract, you also mean that you're buying through EDGE, correct? Because I was considering switching to a newer plan due to many on our share plan needing a new device and not wanting to pay full retail up front. When I asked about my line, where I'd already bought the Turbo full retail, I was told I wasn't eligible for the discount, and that I had to be on an EDGE plan to qualify. They said I could get a new Turbo through EDGE and sell my old one and I'd be eligible for the discount. We ended up buying used phones off eBay and stayed with our current plan because of that.

    It could very well be that the CSR just wanted another commission even if he had to screw me out of money. Wouldn't surprise me with Verizon being how they normally are. I would've thought they'd have been happy enough to get me off of a UDP, but apparently they're not happy unless they thoroughly screw over their customers.
    Call them again and insist. My own line was on a 2yr until last September and the day it was out of contract I called and had the discount applied. Another of our 5 lines hasn't been under contract since last April, and the moment it was eligible, I called and have had it since. Neither were on Edge. If you paid full retail and are not under contract, you get the discount. The purpose of edge is to spread that payment over the 2 years. If you've already paid for it, you shouldn't have to pay twice. Definitely call to insist on it. 10GB share or higher gets $25.

    http://m.androidcentral.com/verizon-...ontract-phones


    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=69_fa7Rc


    From the vzw faq:
    Discounts on the monthly line access charge are available if you have a smartphone with Verizon Edge or are on a month-to-month agreement.

    You'll receive $25 off the monthly line access charge if you meet the following requirements:

    You have a smartphone with Verizon Edge or you re on a month to month agreement
    Your data allowance is 10 GB or greater

    You'll receive $15 off the monthly line access charge if you meet the following requirements:

    You have a smartphone with Verizon Edge or you're on a month to month agreement
    Your data allowance is 500 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB
    Note: Existing and qualifying Edge customers on The MORE Everything Plan automatically receive the discounts.
    01-22-2015 12:27 PM
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