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alright guys, im set on my new provider as AT&T has now ticketed me enough of my hard earned money in the last few month for a stupid little iphone.

my current bills of the last 3 month averaged between 149 to 165 dollars (one line per month)

sprint is going to be my new provider as their mobile to mobile (which i use most anyways) is 70 bucks a month -15% military / gov discount... 4 bucks for the international plan (7ct a min to europe/ 9ct to canada), no roaming charges according to the sprint representative and 10 bucks for the evo data plan...

long story short, i was thinking about picking up the sprint HTC Evo 4g, theres no 4g available in my area as of yet, prolly wont be for another year. should i go with this phone, or is there a better choice for my needs which are as follows:
i need:
- imap mail support
- skype / icq / aim / msn / yahoo im support
- would like TS3 support (not a requirement)
- facebook (i log in about every now and then, not constantly using it)
- media support for either avi / mpg and mp3/mp4
- either 16gb space or add-on micro sd / sd cards that can go pretty high
- easy to manage txt application built in, im not to savvy about it.
- decent camera to take some pics of some roadtrips as i never remember to bring my p&s cam wink.gif

that should be it...

anyone got some info to pitch in ?
the swap will be a bit pricy since i got the iphone not too long ago, but i dont care, saves me money in the long run.

should end up somewhere in the 90 bucks ballpark (saving 60+ bucks on average per month / 720 bucks a year, itll be made up real quick)
post #2 of 19
I love the evo. I don't even use my laptop anymore. But don't expect big things out of Sprint customer service.
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by PCnooob;12203710 
I love the evo. I don't even use my laptop anymore. But don't expect big things out of Sprint customer service.

do i need them that often ?

all i use my phone for mostly:
snapping pics, calling / texting and sometimes i play some movies on it smile.gif
post #4 of 19
evo is a pretty good phone, probably going to be the best until dual core phones come out.


it will do all the stuff you discribed (not sure about TS3, as i have never tried it on my droid)

I would go for it if you are dead set on getting out of the iphone.
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The evo will be very flexible for what you need it for and more. If you don't want the iPhone 4, I'm open for $1 shipped smile.gif
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That phone's battery SUCKS i am shocked you had such high bills with att.... anywho how about that new evo the little one maybe thats not such a hog.
    
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I've had to deal with them in the past but with this phone no. I would buy the extended life battery though. I plan to sometime soon.
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There is this app, called juicedefender, basically shuts down stuff while the phone is at idle, and it almost doubled my battery. I hear it works well with the evo too, since the 4G radio sucks a lot of power.
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post #9 of 19
the Evo is a very nice phone! IMO, better than the iPhone out of the box. More customizability, personalization option, custom ringtone from mp3s FOR FREE, good camera/recorder, and wonderful speed.

now, root the evo, and custom rom and kernel, and you have any entirely new device. BLAZING FAST speeds, free wifi hotspot, AMAZING personalization, NO BLOAT-WARE, and a HUGE HUGE increase in battery life( I can go ~around 2 days on one charge), and the list goes on..

It was a hard toss up for me between the iP4, and the Evo, but I want a phone that is mine, truly mine, not like johns, or sandy's, or jim's.. I wanted a UNIQUE phone..
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i love my evo get it root it and custom kernal and you battery wont really be a problem. at least i dont have any issues and i use mine all day run the Calkulin's battery mod script and let it work. yes you will have to charge it every night, but thats a given. only time i run into battery problems is when i'm using the wifi teether. used 22 gigs over sprints network last month and i havent heard a word from them


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also anytime ive had issues with my bill or service a usually quick call to sprint and everything was taken care of
Edited by burksdb - 1/30/11 at 6:26pm
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