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HTC TouchPro 2 & VZW

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by The Merg, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 23, 2009 #61 of 117
    rudeney

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    Correct. Verizon will have no knowledge of your WiFi usage at all. That's between you and whoever owns the hotspot.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2009 #62 of 117
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    I can pretty much second everything rudeney said. Very accurate. For the record, I *am* on an unlimited data plan (and I'll be quite irate if they ever try to enforce a cap on me as there's no such mention of it in any of my documentation but I know some carriers have tried doing it regardless) so there hasn't been much of an impetus to test the WiFi. It's on my list, though.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2009 #63 of 117
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    Verizon has had an unpublished 5GB per month limit on all broadband plans for several years now. They claim they can do this, even on users with plans that specifically state they are unlimited, because using that much bandwidth means the user must have violated the terms of service. Do a web search for "Verizon wireless unlimited data not" and you'll see a lot of info about it.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2009 #64 of 117
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    Oh I know - I've read about it - just haven't been hit with it. And if they really were to give me a hard time, there's over $200/mo that would be lost to them.

    So far, I've had nothing but good service from them. Even when a surprise $800 bill showed up, they were quick to admit fault and kept me posted on how the fix was progressing.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 #65 of 117
    The Merg

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    Darn thing has been sold out for over a week now! I want my HTC TouchPro 2, dang nabbit!

    Sorry needed to vent...

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  6. Oct 1, 2009 #66 of 117
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    not available in stores ?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 #67 of 117
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    I just watched a YouTube presentation where the vlogger replaced TouchFlow with SpbMobile Shell 3.5, and I have to say ... I think I will take that same approach when I finally flip the switch and get the phone.

    I didn't like how TouchFlow didn't have easy access to all programs - it's just an unorganized very long list of icons. The SpbMobile Shell takes care of that, and oh so much more ... Very nice indeed.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 #68 of 117
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    There are two levels to that program list. You can organize the icons in the first screen - one touch brings you to the "all applications" screen where everything is in alphabetical order.

    I didn't think I'd like it at first but it works pretty good for me.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2009 #69 of 117
    rudeney

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    I tried TouchFlo on my HTC Apache and was not very impressed with it. It's "cute", but not very useful. I have no problem using Voice Command to call up an app or just putting it on the launcher.
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 #70 of 117
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    I installed SPB 3.5 on my TP2 and I'm pretty impressed so far. Being able to customize different home screens for your needs is really nice. My only issue so far is it breaks a couple links and soft keys, such as the contacts selections in the phone dial pad.

    I'm really hoping that HTC puts their new version of TouchFlow in the WinMo 6.5 update we all hope to get next week. It has many of the same features SPB 3.5 has, but from what I've seen is more customizable. I love updates....
     
  11. Oct 1, 2009 #71 of 117
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    I hope T-mobile releases the 6.5 update on the offical launch date but i'm sure the service providers are going to take their time and make their customers wait
     
  12. Oct 1, 2009 #72 of 117
    The Merg

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    Nope. On-line only. They don't even have the phone in the stores. If you go in there and want one, they just order it for you off the internet.

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  13. Oct 1, 2009 #73 of 117
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    now that really doesn't make any logical sense especially for new customers & also existing customers who want to upgrade but they could be dealying them because the new ones might have 6.5 pre-installed
     
  14. Oct 1, 2009 #74 of 117
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    Rumor is they don't want them in stores until they have the 6.5 update in the wild. They figure those that are savvy enough to know about the phone, will be able to update the phone to 6.5 themselves. If they had them in stores and on display for the general public, it would be a much bigger nightmare to try to get the phones updated.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2009 #75 of 117
    The Merg

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    Aahhh... Makes sense. When is the release date again for v6.5. I'm guessing it will probably be a few weeks after that before they show up in the stores then although they might show back up on-line a little sooner.

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  16. Oct 1, 2009 #76 of 117
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    10/06 is the release date but if they wait weeks to release it then i'm sure people will have lost interest by then
     
  17. Oct 2, 2009 #77 of 117
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    When the phone first surfaced, early reviews of the unit were all with WinMo 6.5. From the press releases and other articles, it seems Microsoft was the one who asked for the device to be shipped with WinMo 6.1 on it if it was released before 10-6.

    With that said, I believe they have a huge stock of phones already flashed with WinMo 6.5 on them and they are just waiting for 10-6. MS is trying to make this a big coming out party and with the TP2 being one of the most powerful and feature rich WinMo phones, I can't see them leaving it out of the line up for that day.
     
  18. Oct 5, 2009 #78 of 117
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    Well, the phone is still out of stock at VZW, but tomorrow is the release of WM6.5, so we'll see if it magically comes back in stock.

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  19. Oct 5, 2009 #79 of 117
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    Okay, this is interesting...

    I went to the Windows Mobile site and looked up the phones available with VZW. The HTC TouchPro II is not listed. They do list the HTC Imagio, which looks identical from the photos, although it doesn't appear to have a keyboard according to the specs. The Imagio is supposed to be released tomorrow and will come with WM6.5.

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  20. Oct 5, 2009 #80 of 117
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    I just checked after logging in to my VZW account and the HTCPII is listed but marked "out of stock" ... looks like it's quite popular.

    The "Imagio" is not on my page though ...
     

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