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HTC TouchPro 2 & VZW

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

  1. rudeney

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    Oh, yes, I know that - i had 6.5 running on my HTC Apache months ago. Of course that phone was so slow with so little memory it almost wasn't usable.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2009 #102 of 117
    The Merg

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    Just checked this morning and it looks like the HTC TP2 is back in stock at VZW on-line.

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  3. Nov 4, 2009 #103 of 117
    rudeney

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    Some TP2 users (me included) are reporting problems not being able to get 3G network access. It seems the first week I had the phone, it was great, but now all I get is "1X" speed. It's not a network or reception issues as I can put it next to my wife's phone (and my old XV6700) and they are both in EVDO mode, while the TP2 still only says 1X.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2009 #104 of 117
    Drew2k

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    I haven't yet decided if I want the HTC TP2 or the Droid. I want the portability of document access via WinMobile Office apps, but I also want the power and camera on the Droid...

    I'm going to just bide my time I guess.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2009 #105 of 117
    rudeney

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    OK, this is weird. I'm in 3G now. I have it connected both to my personal POP e-mail and my office Exchange server. I received mail on both and the phone started vibrating and wouldn't stop. I finally pressed the END button to make it quit. I read my e-mail but then happened to notice that 3G is on. And I haven't moved from my desk in the last two hours. I wonder if VZW just pushed some sort of update?
     
  6. Nov 5, 2009 #106 of 117
    The Merg

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    And... Out of stock again already... And since I didn't have time to call today, looks like I'm waiting again. I found out that I can't order it on-line as it will not let me do so without picking a data plan, which I do not want.

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  7. Nov 5, 2009 #107 of 117
    rudeney

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    Merg, if you don't want a data plan, then you can't have this phone! :( VZW has a new policy that all smartphones, PDA's, and Blackberries require an unlimited data plan, starting at $29.99/mo. They have a Samsung "pseudo-smartphone" that can use a new $9.99/mo plan, but the old "pay as you go" plan is no longer available. I went through this with them when I upgraded my granddaughter to a Blackberry. All she wanted was the keyboard and the "status". She never used data on her old XV6700 Pocket PC, and won't on the Blackberry, but VZW was adamant, and I even took it up the chain with no luck (though they did give me a nice discount for now having two data plans). Sorry!
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 #108 of 117
    naijai

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    This seems to be the norm across the board with all providers any smartphone purchase requires a dataplan
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 #109 of 117
    The Merg

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    See, I thought I'd be able to the pay as you go option. I don't need the broadband plan. I would just take advantage of Wifi when it was available. Maybe I can get them squeeze me in... Worth a try. If it doesn't work, I guess they don't get a new phone out of me.

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  10. Nov 5, 2009 #110 of 117
    The Merg

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    Right, but VZW used to have a pay-as-you go dataplan that didn't have a monthly cost. That's what I was hoping to use.

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  11. Nov 5, 2009 #111 of 117
    rudeney

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    Yep, it was $1.99 per megabyte or something ridiculous like that. They claim they had to do away with that because these PDA and smartphones are just too likely to get online and customers end up arguing over a big bill. Honestly, I think it's all BS and they are just following suit with AT&T and their data plan requirement for subsidizing the iPhone. Our 14 year old granddaughter had a PDA for a year on the pay-go plan and never racked up one cent worth of charges. And trust me, if anyone was going to do it, it would be her! :)
     
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    naijai

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    With TMO i know that if you were to purchase the phone full price than you arent required to have a data plan nor an agreeement but i don't know if tyhat might be an avenue you want to look into
     
  13. Nov 5, 2009 #113 of 117
    The Merg

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    When I can get the phone for $99 as opposed to over $300? Nah, I'll try to get it without the data plan. I wouldn't even mind the ability to lock out accessing their data network.

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  14. Nov 5, 2009 #114 of 117
    Supramom2000

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    Merg, I just upgraded both my boys' phones for their birthday - same deal as Rudeney. They only wanted cool features and the status of the phones. I argued about the data plan until I was blue in the face. I have had VZ for 6 years. They said the smart phones had to have a data plan. Since I have a Blackberry, I upgraded the data plan to a family one, but I was ticked that my price increased pretty substantiallly.
     
  15. Nov 6, 2009 #115 of 117
    The Merg

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    Ugh. You guys aren't making me feel to good about this. I was so excited that a smartphone came out that I would be interested in using and now it seems like I won't be able to get it. I really can't see spending $20 more a month for a feature I would almost never use.

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  16. Nov 6, 2009 #116 of 117
    Lord Vader

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    They like ME. After all, I got a $4.99 certificate for a PPV reimbursement! :joy:


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  17. Nov 6, 2009 #117 of 117
    rudeney

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    There is one good thing about having a data plan - it gives you 20% off your voice plan. Our voice plan is about $140/mo, and with that 20% discount my data plan is almost free.
     

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