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The Samsung Instinct Thread

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by WonderDude2k, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. WonderDude2k

    WonderDude2k New Member

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    The rumor is that Instinct-compatible SERO plans are coming out July 14. I haven't activated the phone and, since I have 30 days to return it, I'm gonna wait until then to see if those options are any good.

    If not, the Instinct's going back to Sprint!
     
  2. M in LA

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    So much for believing in a Samsung...:rolleyes: And I've been willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one...Oh well.
     
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    well see my Samsung ACE does a really good job in the RF dept. it just seems like the more expensive the phone is with Samsung the better the quality
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Instinct: Mozilla/4.1 (U; BREW 3.1.5; en-US; Teleca/Q05A/INT))

    This thing has been in and out of service and into roam and back to Sprint all day at my desk. sprint is usually flawless here. i think this phone might need to go back
     
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    Well, I bring the thing home and it is performing great this evening. Strange. I only live 3 miles from my office, so maybe Sprint was/is tweaking things today, though I thought most such work was done at night.

    I guess I will see how it performs tomorrow....
     
  6. AnthroMatt

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    Everything seems back to normal again today...so maybe it was a network issue rather than a device issue yesterday?

    The more I consider my alternatives, the more I think this phone is a keeper. Exchange email, real picture mail, visual voicemail, great weight/form factor. Not perfect, but pretty close. :)
     
  7. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    what do you mean about real picture mail???
     
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    Meaning I can send it without having to use the email client like on all the Sprint PDA/smartphones except the Centro
     
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    oh but it's still the separate application that Sprint puts on there......its not like the manufacturers MMS program its still picture mail
     
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    That would be correct.
     
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    ohhhh.......thats the only thing that Verizon had in the CDMA dept. that Sprint doesnt have.....normal MMS......the application can be sooo annoying....at least on my RAZR it was cuz it just made the phone slow when it took up so much memory
     
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    I know it is not a smartphone but can you view PDF's/Word that are either sent via e-mail or available on the web?
     
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    Nope. You can only download the attachments and then transfer them to a computer. Stupid...if you had a ocmputer you wouldn't need the download feature on the phone
     
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    I have been a Treo user for many years and recently switched to the Instinct. I am very unhappy with many things on this phone. The following are things they need to change and/or add: (If they are on the phone please let me know)

    1) Privacy mode for text messages....why does it show the picture, text, and name of person sending the message for all to see????
    2) Ringtone for each contact SMS, not just generic ringtone for all SMS
    3) Calendar needs to be able to have reoccuring events not just daily or weekly i.e. paydays every other friday and you should be able to choose which type of event you are creating i.e. birthday, appointment, etc.
    4) Where the heck does the picture mail go??? Once its sent it disappears and once you open a received picture mail they disappear
    5)There should be a way to delete the recent history on previous emails sent and text messages just like you can delete recent call history and actual text messages.
    6) We pay all this $ for this phone....we dont even get 1 free game? All demos?
    7) No way to block certain people or even blocked numbers or at least a special ringtone for blocked numbers
    8) Who makes a phone that doesnt have a zoom feature on the camera??
    9) Where are the emoticons for text??
    10) Cant delete ringtones once they are downloaded
    11) Although you can scroll through the alphabet on the contacts while holding in down, I would like to just be able to enter a letter to go straight to the contact
    12) Copy and paste needs to be added like yesterday




    As of now Palm software in my opinion has this phone beat. They better hurry up and make some changes.
    :mad:
     
  15. AnthroMatt

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    1. I totally agree with you. You need to be able to disable the pop-up alert.
    2. I never cared for this feature, but then again I have never used a device that could do it, so I didn't feel like I was missing anything.
    3. Totally agree once again...stupid move.
    4. I never had problem viewing old picture mail. Click messages, then the tab at the bottom left is for SMS and the bottom right tab is for picture mail. One folder for sent and received.
    5. You can select specific messages to delete...not the biggest issue for me.
    6. Almost nothing has a free game anymore.
    7. agree.
    8. agree.
    9. A crazy oversight to not include emoticons
    10. i never noticed this issue
    11. agree completely
    12. agree yet again.

    In the end, I ended up returning the phone because it dropped too many calls and missed too many calls. Reception was definitely subpar. And what good is a phone that isn't a good phone?
     
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    Thanks for your input! Unless they make some changes soon I will be switching back to my Treo.
    I just figured out the pic mail thanks!! lol
     
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    I'm going to go check out the Treo 800x tonight. I still have my Instinct in the plastic -- only a few more days left on my return period.
     
  18. AnthroMatt

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    The treo 800 is pretty nice. I was playing with one in a Sprint store today.
     
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    The 800 is a lot smaller than I thought. It'll fit in the 'ol jeans pocket OK. Since it's got lotsa good features, and I get to keep my SERO, I called up sprint telesales and started the return process for the instinct.

    And the big bonus is that the 800w is available through my corporate dicount contact for only $149!
     
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    (Ramdom post) but i feel pretty bad for Sprint, they have been going up and down so much over the past couple of years. :(
     
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