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post #151 of 185
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If you have ever read my previous posts when discussing phones and carriers you will see that I am well aware that they will work just not with 3G or whatever faster data connections.
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It's not like you can take the T-Mo N1 and use it on AT&T or vice versa.
Uh huh. Say what you mean next time and we won't have this problem.
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People bought the iPhone cause they really wanted the iPhone and it wasn't available on T-Mobile. However, if you have the exact same phone on the different carriers I think it'd be pretty dumb to switch to another carrier and "suffer" through downgrading your connection and dealing with Edge speeds.
That was a rhetorical question. Up until about a few weeks ago, if you wanted to use a Nexus One on AT&T, you had to "suffer" with 2G speeds. Same difference.
post #152 of 185
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Well... the order is in. I decided to switch to T-Mobile and get the subsidized phone. The monthly plan will also probably work out to be cheaper I think, we'll see how it goes.

Since I switched jobs, I don't think there's as big a risk of me smashing my phone. Otherwise, I'd be really concerned with the slimness and large glass front of the phone. I'll probably be getting some armor for it anyways.
post #153 of 185
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I hope I don't hate the touchscreen keyboard as much as I do the iPhone's. I'm going to experiment with different apps for it. Besides Swype, is there anything else I should be looking at?
post #154 of 185
Dunno. I've never actually used Android.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback on it once you've played with it for a bit. Supposedly there're some issues with the 3G losing signal on T-Mobile. I don't believe it's the same for the N1 on AT&T.
post #155 of 185
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Dunno. I've never actually used Android.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback on it once you've played with it for a bit. Supposedly there're some issues with the 3G losing signal on T-Mobile. I don't believe it's the same for the N1 on AT&T.


The reason I went with T-Mob is that the phone is literally a quarter of the price because it's subsidized. If I don't like the service, or the touchscreen thing sucks, in three months I can get out of my contract for a couple hundred bucks and still be out less than the cost of buying the AT&T version. I also know a lot of people on T-Mob who will probably buy the phone off me because it's probably still better than the MyTouch they are currently using. It just made sense. Seeing as I need a new phone NOW, waiting for the next great thing isn't going to be an option.
post #156 of 185
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The reason I went with T-Mob is that the phone is literally a quarter of the price because it's subsidized. If I don't like the service, or the touchscreen thing sucks, in three months I can get out of my contract for a couple hundred bucks and still be out less than the cost of buying the AT&T version. I also know a lot of people on T-Mob who will probably buy the phone off me because it's probably still better than the MyTouch they are currently using. It just made sense. Seeing as I need a new phone NOW, waiting for the next great thing isn't going to be an option.

I agree with your reasoning. I'd have done the same. Was just commenting on an issue I've seen mentioned since the release of the Nexus One cause I recently read that Google has given up trying to fix it meaning it's likely a hardware issue not a software one.
post #157 of 185
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It's here.

I hope it doesn't take 24 hours to port my number. Going all of tomorrow with a phone that is essentially just a clock would be a killer.
post #158 of 185
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It's here.

I hope it doesn't take 24 hours to port my number. Going all of tomorrow with a phone that is essentially just a clock would be a killer.

Been a couple days. I'm guessing you need some more time to really get a feel for the phone and Android but how are you liking it so far?
post #159 of 185
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Been a couple days. I'm guessing you need some more time to really get a feel for the phone and Android but how are you liking it so far?
Bad ass. I'm loving it. That being said, I have noticed a few random 3G fade outs, but I expected that, so I'm not going to bitch much about it. The screen eats battery for breakfast. The first day, playing around with it and showing it off at work and shit - I killed the battery in 8 hours. Completely dead. Yesterday I turned the screen all the way down (perfectly fine in doors, nearly invisible in the sun), turned the GPS off, turned the Google sync off. Had 24% battery after work. That is with about an hour and a half of streaming Pandora HQ at full volume. Not too bad. I don't like not having a real keyboard, as I anticipated. I am basically relying completely on auto correct, which IMO, is bullshit. At least the auto correct is halfway decent. I just don't like having to make sure my phone thinks I'm typing what I'm actually typing. I'm waiting for SWYPE beta to be turned back on. I think that might make it easier. Maybe. I want to turn auto correct off. Downloaded a shit ton of apps. Speech to text is pretty damn cool.
post #160 of 185
^ Sounds pretty good. Glad you're liking the phone. I think battery life is going to suffer on pretty much all of these large-display devices especially when combined with wireless or a lot of web use.

Keyboard will take some time to get used to and the lack of tactile feedback will always be a con IMO but it will surely get better with more use/practice.
post #161 of 185
I hate the lack of keyboard more with every passing day. I still love the phone though.

LG is releasing something called the Aloha with similar specs as the Nexus One but a slide out keyboard. There's a MyTouch 3G with keyboard on the way too but the screen/proc spec isn't as nice. Sony Ericsson has something called the X10 Mini Pro which looks interesting too.

Goddammit, do they think people don't use their phones for real work or something?
post #162 of 185
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Goddammit, do they think people don't use their phones for real work or something?

No. They're too used to the iPhone crowd.
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post #164 of 185
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I hope I don't hate the touchscreen keyboard as much as I do the iPhone's. I'm going to experiment with different apps for it. Besides Swype, is there anything else I should be looking at?

I'm surprised you feel this way. The iPhone, in my opinion, has the best touchscreen keyboard out there. I've had the Nexus One and truly hated the lack of multi-touch for the keyboard. I think multi-touch is soo key to having a good keyboard.

Swype was amazing and made my android texting experience a lot better. I hope this feature comes to the iPhone soon.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=556

I definitely recommend rooting your Nexus One. It's the jailbreak to the iPhone but BETTER. It changed my experience with my Nexus One when I had it. I went from hating my Nexus One to loving it.
post #165 of 185
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Interesting, but rather pointless for me. (and I can't see how it's relevant to most other people either, maybe someone could enlighten me?)



Was already aware of this, not a big deal to me. Might be to someone else.


Haven't noticed this problem. Will report if it happens.
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