bksavings said: Seems like the bumpers are out of stock now. Not a bad thing to be honest. The bumper makes the phone feel a bit chunky (raised bevels) and those raised edges are the only scratch protection to the front/rear. The fact that the headphone port of the bumper prevents my headphones from inserting all the way makes me not enjoy spending $20 on it (it's cut large, but not large enough for my Shures).
Dumb questions FWers. Those who got the phone and have very low data usage away from WiFi, what plans are you picking? In my case, for the most part the phone will be in the vicinity of WiFi most of the time, and all the data intensive usage will happen on wifi. I am looking for $10 or so plan per month. Suggestions?
qube said: If you have sensitive information, why are you using an iOS or Android device? Neither are US Government approved even in the stock state. They either use Blackberry or their own custom Android.
Most governmental agencies have or are in the works of switching to iPhone 5.
The sim is mini sim (2ff), so I suspect I would need to cut it.
I'm still using my H2O minute pay-as-you-go account. 5 cents a minute/5 cents a text/30 cents a mb and you either use or you loaded $ expires at a rate of $10/month during whatever period that dollar amount is good for. They're At&t towers.
I also used the codes from "a slippery deal site" to buy a $50 top-up for platinum tel and get the SIM for $30. I'm going to port my current number to google voice and then start to try out their service with a new number. They'll be good for 5 cents a min/2 cents a text/10 cents a mb but they're Tmobile towers.
It wasn't that hard to trim the SIMs with scissors after I'd found and printed out a template online. You just want to make sure you write down the number first (if you don't have the full sized card) because for some MVNOs like H2O that sim number determines your account number and pin (should you need to port away).
HappyScrappyHeroPup said: mailvips said: I had compared SGS3 and N4 and though SGS3 has some advantages over N4 - SD Card, LTE, replaceable battery, the cost differential(new SGS3 was going for $550 + tax and N4 for $400 for 16 GB) is significant and as I personally don't need additional SD card space or blazing fast LTE as 85% of my time is in wifi area and as its not LTE the 3.5G data for 15% time will use up less battery, I should be OK. The savings will buy 4.5 months of data/voice/text. And allowing me to move away from at&t's bloated bill is priceless...
LTE often uses less battery than HSPA+.
Not that you're going to get good battery life with an N4 either way.
I also moved to Straight Talk from AT&T and in past week and a half I have not seen any difference in using voice or 3G (or actually HSPA+) data as using AT&T. As a side note I actually ported my phone number to Google Voice after I got a new number from ST. Even though that cost me one time $20, I will now not loose my mobile number and can later on move to other prepaid providers if required. The GV integration with N4 is simply superb and the porting and setup went very smoothly and was over in 24 hours (both Google and AT&T portions) with only 15 minutes of my time. As for the data speed, I did a speed test and it came back as 7 MBPS / 1 MBPS which is good for my usage. One thing that struck me was that when I looked at my phone's data usage, there was an threshold line for 2GB - dont know if that from ST or from N4.... ??
I ordered a case from Amazon and am thinking about the orb (its available now in Google Play). Back to saving money @happyscrappy, I will search FW and elsewhere to save money on prepaid.
The 2 GB is just an arbitrary line Android sticks in there.
I've seen some good HSPA+ speeds in NYC -- 24 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up on T-Mobile's $30 monthly4g plan.
If you want an inexpensive wireless charger, do a search for 5WC800 (right now I only see it in stock through eBay sales). It's only $15. It's listed as an iPhone charger, but just throw the iPhone case it comes with away.
In case anyone is tracking shipping times, I ordered the 16GB on the 6th. My estimated ship date was Feb 27th - three weeks, even thought he site said 1-2 when I ordered. I received my shipment notification email earlier today.
It looks like supply is finally catching up with demand. Or demand has dropped as folk begin to wait for whatever is to be announced in May.
The connection between it and your Nexus4 is wireless. Effectively, it forms a stand for your phone, so you place your phone on it, and it starts charging. When you leave, or if the phone rings, you simply pick up the phone and walk away/answer the call, nothing to unplug.
Lvscott said: bulletban said: have a nexus 4 and HTC Droid DNA, once u used the DNA, u would not want to go back to anything that has no 1080P resolutions, its just much more sharper.
HTC Droid DNA is great except for the non-replaceable battery. Why waste making such a great phone only to have it eventually fail due to a non-replaceable battery?
It's like all these technology companies have one stupid guy they call into the meetings after the specs are decided and ask him to come up with one thing to ruin the phone, ie no camera, a camera without a flash, no SD slot, non-replaceable battery etc.
It's all done to achieve other goals in design both internal and external. The vast majority of people do not keep phones until the battery eventually fails anyway (several years).
No microSD slot: that decision it to drive the masses to put more of their personal stuff/ content online. Personally, that's one of the reason why I love the S III and will prob. be getting the S IV as well.
ja15 said: Considering some negative comments, such as no MicroSD slot and non-replaceable battery, I tried to cancel my order, but Google Play said my order (16GB) has been shipped, too late to cancel, they suggested me put a note at door to refuse delivery, so the package will be returned back, and a refund will be issued. I have never done delivery refusal before, does anyone know if I will get a full refund or have to pay shipping cost? emailed Google Play about this question but have not got a reply yet. Any suggestion will be appreciated.
If refused, you should get 100% of your money back. Obviously this means unopened package (UPS/ FedEx won't accept a "refused" package for delivery if opened anyway).
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