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|09-04-2012 10:35 AM|
I've heard rumors that there's firmware differences between the VM Evo V phones that are branded Sprint and those that are branded generic HTC. I found less people complaining abuot the Call/txt issues with the generic HTC branded ones, so I price matched to Best Buy who had newer stock than Radio Shack, got my reward zone points, and got a generic branded phone.
So far, so good. Some issues with 4G connecting but not responding, but I've only tried it twice so I'm not going to rule out that it could be a fluke. I upgraded from a Triumph and it's a night and day difference so far (as it was when I upgraded from that terrible Optimus V to the Triumph). No random reboots, none of the data connectivity and GPS issues, fairly sharp camera, bright screen, no having to manually kill tasks (like Facebook) because they can't connect to data. Plus, the phone is solid and not cheap like the Triumph (and it's back panel that won't stay on).
Basically, if you're looking for a cut rate phone plan, I can't think of a better option than the Evo V on Virgin. Everything just works, and works smooth at that. Sure, the new phones are twice as fast...but when you're having no lag with applications, why do you need anything more? The only thing keeping this phone from being just as good (from a usability perspective) as the big boys on the market is the lack of an OLED and the camera could be a bit better. And no Jellybean (yet).
|08-31-2012 07:47 AM|
but BEWARE . There is one problem with phone where it goes into a state where you cannot make /receive calls. Have to do a hard reboot. This happens when you switch from wifi to 3G or something like that... Happened to me 4 times in lat 3 weeks. Contacted Virgin and they say they are not aware of this problem.
Did google and there are lot of people reporting similar issue.
So guys, if you want to hold off do that... Wait for a better phone. I am still debating whether to return the phone since i am in 30 days period. Only thing is that it will be difficult to go back to Optimus v
|08-30-2012 09:43 PM|
|08-30-2012 03:38 PM|
My GPS works just great.. and I have had absolutely no problems sending text messages with 4g turned on. Although I did have rado interference problem but it seems to have dissapeared
|08-30-2012 03:31 PM|
|michi098||Great price for the best phone for VM. Still some bugs like crappy GPS and sometimes you can't get text messages with 4G turned on. Well, unless you want to spend $650 for an iPhone...|
|08-30-2012 11:54 AM|
|124nic8||I'd get this if my $25/mo plan was still good with it....but this is an extra $120/year.|
|08-30-2012 11:15 AM|
Virgin Mobile HTC Evo V $229.99 at RadioShack + FS or in store pickup
Radioshack has the HTC EVO V for Virgin Mobile for $229.99
virginmobileusa.com has it for 239.99 so this is $10 less.
amazon.com is for 299.99 and they wont price match, ive tried
good deal for those who want to upgrade their phones. I upgraded from the optimus v to this. great phone overall