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New phone for me - Motorola Photon 4G

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by larry, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Ok but is there really a server in Tijuana that I would be using? lol
     
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    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    I guess so! It says it is run by Cablemas, whoever that is.
     
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    Re: New phone for me

    Why 2013? Is that when the 2-year contract with your girlfriend expires? :p:p:p:D:D
     
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    I was thinking about getting the Photon until I read about Sprint's future plans today. If they're really going to start rolling out LTE mid 2012, I may just wait. I'm not in a WiMax area (Clear stopped at the border of Queens and Nassu County), so all I'd be getting is a nicer phone and an extra $10/month on my bill.

    My current phone's a little slow, but I could probably reflash it and remove some apps to take car of that. Also, waiting another year would get my wife and I on the same renewal schedule and if we choose to change carriers, we can do so together.
     
  5. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    EvdoA test from a tower 4 miles away from me. It's the best one I've seen yet for 3G

    Test Date: Oct 9, 2011 9:36:42 am
    Connection Type: EvdoA
    Server: Los Angeles, CA
    Download: 1871 kbps
    Upload: 909 kbps
    Ping: 100 ms

    External IP: 66.87.66.128
    Internal IP: 21.3.210.128
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    Longitude: -117.80748
     

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; MB855 Build/4.5.1A-1_SUN-198_6) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

    Well, I got the Photon Thursday night. And enjoying it a lot. It has everything that makes it a Moto, great RF & call quality. :D
     
  7. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Nice! Did you get the latest OTA firmware update that came out last week without any glitches? A lot of people were complaining about problems downloading/installing it or problems with data not working afterward.

    My update worked great but it did take a while for my 3G and 4G data to begin working after the update.
     
  8. budney

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    Oh I had glitch! Couldn't get the update to take, kept failing. Thanks to XDA I was able to flash to a older ROM, and install a prior update OTA. Then the new update OTA went smoothly. :)
     
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    How are you guys liking your Photons after a few weeks?
     
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  10. budney

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    Really liking it! The receiption (including 4G) & call quality are awesome. Menus, OS & apps are very responsive. GPS actually works. So much better then the Epic & Charge I had before. Also if I would of had this phone on my trip to Eugene in May, I would of never switched to Verizon. :)
     
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  11. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Still enjoying mine as well! Like Budney said there's no lag when doing any of the functions which is nice. RF is great too.
     

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