How do I transfer existing contacts and text messages from my T-Mobile MyTouch 4G running Android 2.3x to this Virgin CDMA phone?
There are tons of free SMS backup & restore apps for Android phones in Google Play, just make your pick. Also, if you are using a thirdy-party SMS/MMS app (like Go SMS or Handcent) they usually have sms backup/restore features integrated.
As far transferring contacts, nothing could be easier - if your android phone contacts are automatically synced with your gmail accouint then they are always backed up on the cloud and next time you login into that same gmail account on your new android phone they will be synced and transferred during activation. If auto sync is disabled then you just need to manually sync your google account before discarding your old phone and make sure they are transferred to the cloud.
My local Target had just one Event left - they stacked it on the bottom shelf, no price, no nothing and were quite surprised when it rang up $40. I grabbed it to have el cheapo internet radio/mp3 player/remote for my streaming box. They also had VM Samsung Entro pay-lo flip phone for all of $4.99
Virgin Mobile runs on the nationwide Sprint Nextel network. If Sprint gets a good coverage in your area you'll be fine. If not - you won't. Plain and simple.
Personally, I am getting a better voice and data reception with VM than I had with AT&T. I live in Washington/Baltimore area.
To my knowledge (as a VM customer), VM only works on the Sprint digital network. If you go outside the digital zone, there is no roaming to other digital/analog towers. So if you live in ND, SD, Montana, WY, rural CO, rural AZ, rural UT, rural NV, etc....good luck.
btw, I DEFINITELY advice to get a screen protector for this thing - scratches are adding up like ain't no tomorrow lol
Thanks OP. I've ordered a few screen protectors from that front page deal at Xtremeguard. There were no screen protectors for the Event so I went with some for the Rise. They are both 3.5" screens so I'm hoping that it will fit.
The GPS service called "Maps" that came with the phone is usable even if the phone is not activated. So you can still use GPS satellites even if you're phone is unactiviated.
Also, I currently use a GPS app called "Waze"
I simply save the locations that I want to go prior to getting into my car (where I am not in wifi range). The saved locations will still be on the phone and you can use it without wifi.
If anyone uses a GPS app that they recommend without requiring wifi, please do share.
try navigon. they have offline maps that u can dl to the phone. thus it works with gps signal without needs of wifi nor 3g
Yeah, that's what I thought. Its still a recurring monthly fee to keep an active phone and not truly prepaid. With Tracfone I average $7/mo. of about as much voice/data I have use for. But they don't have Android phones. I guess I'm better off getting something like FreedomPop to use with Android phone I have, $35/mo does not sound like a good deal at all for my usage needs.
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