Good deal for Gingerbread with QWERTY, even if the "reviews" on HowardForums are only so-so. I would definitely be picking one up if it allowed a grandfathered $25 plan (I guess it might) AND I didn't recently relocate to an area with lousy VM service. Still, great find.
posted: Aug. 22, 2012 @ 8:05a
I can't help you with your area, but I wouldn't have bothered if it didn't support my grandfathered $25 plan.
We'll see if it really works that way. Any advice on how to do it? Should I activate online or call customer service?
posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 2:05a
What $25 plan?
posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 5:18a
Until maybe a year ago VM offered a $25/mo plan with 300 minutes and unlimited SMS/MMS/data/etc. If you got in at that price, you're grandfathered in even though that plan has since gone up to $35. Of course those of us with that price don't want to lose it by activating a new phone or making any other changes that could trigger the new price...
posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 5:35a
OP can you post the DCPI please
posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 7:56a
schoolee said: OP can you post the DCPI please Don't have it. Sorry
posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 8:35a
Is the DCPI on the price label or receipt? If so, I can look at it when I get home from work.
I added a picture with a close up of the the tag...but there is some flashback.
From the two pics, I read: 080 02 0002
posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 12:51p
Agreed, with the additional picture it resolves more clearly to 8.
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posted: Aug. 23, 2012 @ 6:48p
Almost bought it ( there were at least three in Carson City , NV) but saw that it can only be used with a Beyond Talk plan which is at least $35 if you are not grandfathered. I'll stick with my palm pixi and pageplus.
posted: Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:38a
anyone have this and can vouch for the battery life? i have the Motorola Triumph and that sucker eats through my battery in 4-6 hours. i need something that can last all day.
posted: Aug. 24, 2012 @ 1:42p
I got it and have been playing with it on wifi but haven't activated it yet. If I work it nonstop downloading and running apps, etc, it runs down pretty steeply. It's only been a few days and I haven't really put it to the test but, combined with reviews complaining about the battery, it doesn't inspire confidence. I plan to plug it in at work and keep my 12v usb-micro adapter with me on the road in case I end up away from home/desk all day. Most likely, with my normal usage, I expect to plug it in at night and not need to charge it all day but I'd prefer to have some reserve capacity available.
The hardware keyboard is way too small and the onscreen keyboard is somewhat too small too, but I'm getting used to the onscreen keyboard. I still can't type on it the way I can on my Rumor2's great qwerty.
Sometimes it's a bit slow, but not as bad as reviews say.
The internal storage issue is every bit as bad as reviews say. Too few apps can go on the SD card, and even the ones that do usually take up a bunch of internal memory too. The hack that moves unmovable apps won't work unless somebody can find a USB driver that actually works for this phone...anybody? Bueller? Bueller?
Incompatible apps aren't as common as some reviews say, but I am not very interested in gaming and it seems to be mostly games that suffer from that. I found at least one app that Google Play refused to install but Amazon's Android app store was more than happy to provide and I suspect that the same would work for a lot of others.
The speaker seems much louder than my Rumor2's. I might even be able to hear people while driving (my car is very loud and I often drive with the windows open). With the Rumor2 I set it to speakerphone then hold the speaker to my ear like a regular handset and still can't hear people half the time.
posted: Aug. 29, 2012 @ 12:43a
any way to find out if a local Target has one in stock?
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