10-05-2011 09:10 AM
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  1. Orcares's Avatar
    I have a Charge. I like most things about it, but I've been having data connectivity issues with it. They have offered me pretty much any other device besides the Bionic for a free replacement. I would prefer to stay with a 4g phone, but I'll consider something else if you feel it is simply that amazing.

    So, the question is...

    If you could leave the Charge for anything besides a Bionic, would you? What would you get if so? If not, what about it makes you love it so much that you'd stay with it?

    Thanks! Greatly appreciate the opinions.
    09-13-2011 07:04 PM
  2. soulsurvives's Avatar
    I have the same connectivity issues....has not ticked me off too much yet....I'm so addicted to the screen on my charge like I was to my fascinate I don't think I would take any other phone at the moment...however if I had to I guess I would try the revolution or Inc2.....but I do love this phone....most of the time lol....
    09-13-2011 07:27 PM
  3. piizzadude's Avatar
    I wouldnt. I dont like the tft on the revolution....maybe an inc but I already said no when I came from the fassy....
    09-13-2011 08:17 PM
  4. Orcares's Avatar
    The other problem with the Revo, in my opinion, Is that it just isn't a sexy phone AT ALL. When I see it, I think its design is absolutely boring and plain.

    In short, it's like a super nerd who's wearing taped together glasses. Damn good at math though!

    The only thing that might keep me holding on to the Charge is that today a tech finally told me that it has become more of a "known issue". Hopefully that means it's getting some attention for a fix.
    09-13-2011 08:48 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    have you put the new modem on and given it a tryout?
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    09-13-2011 09:10 PM
  6. brucedbr's Avatar
    I"m another one that wouldn't leave the Charge for any of the other phones. If VZW had gotten the Galaxy SII, then....maybe. But right now, the only other phone I'd consider dumping my Charge for would be the Bionic. I've not had the Data Connectivity issues you and a few others have said though.
    09-13-2011 09:38 PM
  7. mkoronka's Avatar
    Its the screen- I have not seen better. Some crank down the brightness to save battery life. Myself on the other hand keep the screen cranked up and show it off. I have a spare battery and use it. My data connectivity issues seems to be after I am done using the phone. After I end my conversation some times when I try to connect to the internet I can't but after a minute or so I can then connect. Nothing I can't deal with. I would and am staying with the Charge.
    09-13-2011 10:04 PM
  8. wayneis's Avatar
    I don't have the connectivity problem but I do have a few others. Mine locks up for no reason that I can figure out, just out of the blue it freezes and locks up on me. Another thing is when I am switching from doing something and try to do something else my screen turns black, sometimes after several minutes it will go where I wanted and sometimes it just stays black until I remove the battery and replace it. Then I have a problem while my email is updating itself I can't open any new emails. I have to wait till the email is fully updated and loaded and then after a few minutes I can open them. I can even live with the battery issue, I bought extra and also recently purchased a 16,000 mAh Portable Power Max so I charge both my Wife and my phone and even my Nook while traveling or camping. I haven't taken it in to Verizon yet but I think that I will soon, this is getting old as I just bought this phone in July. Overall though, if I could get it fixed and then get Gingerbread I would be a very happy camper.
    09-13-2011 10:41 PM
  9. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    I have a Charge. I like most things about it, but I've been having data connectivity issues with it. They have offered me pretty much any other device besides the Bionic for a free replacement. I would prefer to stay with a 4g phone, but I'll consider something else if you feel it is simply that amazing.

    So, the question is...

    If you could leave the Charge for anything besides a Bionic, would you? What would you get if so? If not, what about it makes you love it so much that you'd stay with it?

    Thanks! Greatly appreciate the opinions.
    This is exactly what I was up against with my Charge. I really wanted to like my Charge but the continuous connectivity issues I had with it was just too much to take. Verizon gave me an iPhone to replace the Charge and im very happy. Once IOS 5 appears in October this phone will be near perfect IMO.
    09-14-2011 12:22 AM
  10. Orcares's Avatar
    This is exactly what I was up against with my Charge. I really wanted to like my Charge but the continuous connectivity issues I had with it was just too much to take. Verizon gave me an iPhone to replace the Charge and im very happy. Once IOS 5 appears in October this phone will be near perfect IMO.
    I would NEVER be able to live down going to an iPhone at the office... Besides that, I think I would miss things that even iOS 5 is still not going to have.

    Verizon of course asked me if I wanted a Thunderbolt or a Revolution... The whole 4G to 4G trade. I think the Revolution is ugly, even if people say it runs pretty well. I want my phone to be sexy still.
    The Thunderbolt supposedly has the worst battery life of any of them when used in a 4G area. I am in and out of 4G all the time, so that scares me off from it a bit.

    If Sammy could just get their act together on getting updates out a bit faster, and fix some of these lingering issues (Hi there crappy GPS), then I think I wouldn't have to ask myself if I want something different...
    09-14-2011 02:47 AM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    Don't go with a TB. I know alot of people like it but my experience with it (my daughters actually, but hey I am the family IT department) has been horrible.

    Your right about the battery life plus the screen, which is better than the Bionic, is still no comparison to the Charge. I guess I need to stop using that as a measuring stick but it is what it is. Also, you will need a screen protector with it, it scratches easily. The plus side is that they are getting or have gotten GB soon. Another plus is that most of the major kinks (the reboots they had + others) seems to be fixed.
    09-14-2011 10:01 AM
  12. smtompkins's Avatar
    My biggest issue has been the overheating while on the charger, running GPS; that and battery life. (I love the bright screen, too.) If GB will fix most of that, I'm happy. Besides, there aren't any good options.
    09-14-2011 11:48 AM
  13. GramieDroid's Avatar
    I love my Charge but I also have connectivity issues at times. I think because I live on the fringe. But if I left the Charge I would go back to Blackberry Torch. I miss the simple way to call someone. Press one button on speed dial!
    09-14-2011 12:29 PM
  14. piizzadude's Avatar
    I love my Charge but I also have connectivity issues at times. I think because I live on the fringe. But if I left the Charge I would go back to Blackberry Torch. I miss the simple way to call someone. Press one button on speed dial!
    You can do that on the Charge, set your speed dial, when you want to call them just long press the number or dial the 2 digit speed dial number and hit send

    here is the way to set your speed dials: http://support.vzw.com/clc/devices/k....html?id=42445
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    09-14-2011 12:35 PM
  15. Brian McPhail's Avatar
    I would. I don't hate the phone or anything but I was crow barred into buying it while waiting for the bionic fiasco to pan out, and the suspect timing of Verizon's new (screw you customers) data plans..

    GPS blows. Takes forever to lock on 8/10 attempts

    RAM-- wtflol... damn thing is maxxed out from a fresh power up!

    stupid light sensor.. omg.. you have to angle the phone just so or simply trying to dial (like VM pass) with your right hand results in the screen dimming off...

    I really wanted that dual core chip..

    Battery life is very very meh...
    09-14-2011 08:20 PM
  16. Orcares's Avatar
    Was told by a VZW rep today that the data connectivity is a documented issue, and they have a patch scheduled for the "middle to end of September."

    I asked how confident he was that it would actually happen, and he said when it is documented as it is right now, there's a pretty good shot.
    09-14-2011 08:24 PM
  17. jneusch's Avatar
    I actually had 2 Revos before getting the Charge. I have experienced some of the known issues, but I think I would stay put or wait for the iPhone 5 to see what actual features it has. The latest I have read about the Bionic is that the headphone jack is crap. Since I use my phone as a music player too, this would eliminate the Bionic even if it was a choice.
    09-14-2011 09:29 PM
  18. lomad's Avatar
    yes. For any phone with a functional GPS.
    09-14-2011 10:14 PM
  19. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    yes. For any phone with a functional GPS.
    It works perfectly on the iPhone, I can't understand why the Android phones are having such GPS issues and its not just limited to the Charge either.
    09-15-2011 01:02 AM
  20. brucedbr's Avatar
    GPS works great for me! I'm running the Gingerbread leak. I used it the other day after I flashed that ROM and I was excited to see how quickly it locked and how beautifully it worked!
    09-15-2011 06:24 AM
  21. Rudolphe's Avatar
    Nexus Prime man. As soon as that thing comes out I'm burning my upgrade and tossing my Charge into my box of "old" gadgets.
    09-15-2011 10:37 AM
  22. lomad's Avatar
    It works perfectly on the iPhone, I can't understand why the Android phones are having such GPS issues and its not just limited to the Charge either.
    I know. My 3G android phones (Eris and Inc) were much better for GPS reception; neither (or should I say any of the five, due to multi-replaced Tbolt pre-Charge) 4G/LTE phone has been worth a *&$! when it comes to GPS.

    I admit, at times, I wish I'd gone iPhone...
    09-15-2011 11:26 AM
  23. Rudolphe's Avatar
    I know. My 3G android phones (Eris and Inc) were much better for GPS reception; neither (or should I say any of the five, due to multi-replaced Tbolt pre-Charge) 4G/LTE phone has been worth a *&$! when it comes to GPS.

    I admit, at times, I wish I'd gone iPhone...
    I've been there, it had it's bonuses but the things it couldn't do as well as Android really really frustrated me. Not being able to download from the web is a pretty big one. I think in iOS 5 you can from safari to Dropbox now though.
    09-15-2011 11:38 AM
  24. Orcares's Avatar
    GPS:

    They sent me a certified "like-new" device to see if that fixes my data connectivity issues. Of course, it didn't (hopefully the patch later this month will get it fixed). HOWEVER, my GPS on this replacement device is SMOKING fast... Locks on within a few seconds. The other phone took forever sometimes. So, what changed? Who knows...
    09-15-2011 12:27 PM
  25. frannip's Avatar
    I'm actually already considering it. I think the Charge is a terrible phone. Some of its bells and whistles are "WOW" and others are "Really??? UGH!". Call quality is awful, I have to use a headset to make out the muffled sounds on the other end that are coming through. I go through 2 to 3 batteries in ONE DAY with some mild use. I'm sorry, but I have a smart phone to USE it when and how I want to. If I have to make provisions like carry extra batteries, chargers, etc with me whenever I expect to go to do more than carry my phone with no GPS, WIFI, or Bluetooth connected, then it's way too high a maintenance device for me. It doesn't work with my car's bluetooth. GPS often can't find me accurately (and I'm in NYC and metro area), or can't hold my location and is often "searching" (which sucks the life out of the battery too I might add).

    I may have had some issues with my Blackberry, but none where I was this unhappy. I'm probably going back to BB since all the new touchscreens came out (looking for the Verizon Torch). I'd rather have mediocre across the board with some variation of WOW and UGH's vs the rollercoaster that the Charge gives.

    For those who are quick to think I abandoned my BB for a Droid, I didn't. My full touch BB completely croaked after almost 3 years and there was no BB comparable that was out to replace it. I thought I would try something new since I felt I really had no options. As my 10 year old would say ... this has proven to be an EPIC FAIL.

    Not all phones are for all people. Charge has turned me off to Droids. Sorry
    09-15-2011 01:38 PM
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