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    Best Verizon Android phone

    In the market for a new phone.
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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    I upgraded to a smart phone for the first time a couple of months ago and went with the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon. I like it, but it's not perfect. The biggest problem is with the battery. With moderate use, you'll be lucky for it to last more than 10-12 hours, depending on signal strength. There are larger batteries available but they are more bulky. The other problems that are becoming more apparent lately are with the apps/operating system. Many of them will force close randomly. Also have had the touch screen quit working until I took the battery out to turn it off and restart it. Sometimes the phone drops calls, not sure if it's the phone or the network. I also sometimes have problems with my voice mail system not recognizing when I have punched in a password, but I just redial voicemail and it works the 2nd try.

    A very useful phone but also seemingly glitchy... Any other Thunderbolt users?



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I upgraded to a smart phone for the first time a couple of months ago and went with the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon. I like it, but it's not perfect. The biggest problem is with the battery. With moderate use, you'll be lucky for it to last more than 10-12 hours, depending on signal strength. There are larger batteries available but they are more bulky. The other problems that are becoming more apparent lately are with the apps/operating system. Many of them will force close randomly. Also have had the touch screen quit working until I took the battery out to turn it off and restart it. Sometimes the phone drops calls, not sure if it's the phone or the network. I also sometimes have problems with my voice mail system not recognizing when I have punched in a password, but I just redial voicemail and it works the 2nd try.

    A very useful phone but also seemingly glitchy... Any other Thunderbolt users?
    The wife and I do not have smart phones, but have been having the same voicemail issues. Must be a network issue right now. Other than that I have nothing else to add because I am being cheap to make the jump.



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    I have a Droid X and it is fantastic. I imagine the Droid X^2 is good as well.



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones26 View Post
    In the market for a new phone.
    Looking to make the jump to the Android operating system.
    Looking for your feedback on which Verizon phone is the most quality.

    Might want to do it before July 7th. Supposedly, that's the cutoff day for unlimited data plans. After that, you'll have to go to a tiered system.


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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I upgraded to a smart phone for the first time a couple of months ago and went with the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon. I like it, but it's not perfect. The biggest problem is with the battery. With moderate use, you'll be lucky for it to last more than 10-12 hours, depending on signal strength. There are larger batteries available but they are more bulky. The other problems that are becoming more apparent lately are with the apps/operating system. Many of them will force close randomly. Also have had the touch screen quit working until I took the battery out to turn it off and restart it. Sometimes the phone drops calls, not sure if it's the phone or the network. I also sometimes have problems with my voice mail system not recognizing when I have punched in a password, but I just redial voicemail and it works the 2nd try.

    A very useful phone but also seemingly glitchy... Any other Thunderbolt users?
    Do you use JuiceDefender?

    I use mine quite a bit and it always lasts an entire day.



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones26 View Post
    In the market for a new phone.
    Looking to make the jump to the Android operating system.
    Looking for your feedback on which Verizon phone is the most quality.
    I've been waiting for the droid bionic. Been waiting for months for them to come up with a launch date. I could have gotten a new phone several months ago, but stubborn enough to at least wait and check it out before deciding I don't like it. I think the verizon store people are tired of me coming in and playing with all the new phones that come out only to walk out without buying anything.

    "Most quality" and opinions on which phone you should buy are going to be probably pretty much all over the place. Plus, it really depends on what you need and what you'll use it for.



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones26 View Post
    In the market for a new phone.
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    Looking for your feedback on which Verizon phone is the most quality.
    2 months ago, my BlackBerry died. I went to get an IPhone and got talked into a HTC Thunderbolt. After a week I took it back as it needed to be charged too often. I replaced it with the Samsung Droid Charge, and really like it. Much better battery life and does everthing I need it to do.



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Any chance we'll be getting 4G in central Iowa any time soon?



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Thunderbolt here. No problems other than battery life under heavy use.



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    Do you use JuiceDefender?

    I use mine quite a bit and it always lasts an entire day.
    No I just use Advanced Task Killer, and adjust screen brightness and WiFi on/off as needed. How do you like JuiceDefender?



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    No I just use Advanced Task Killer, and adjust screen brightness and WiFi on/off as needed. How do you like JuiceDefender?

    I've owned the a black berry, Eris, Droid, Droid2, and a Thunderbolt. If you are worried about battery Root it and control the CPU. If you are not computer savy get an iphone like I told my parents to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    No I just use Advanced Task Killer, and adjust screen brightness and WiFi on/off as needed. How do you like JuiceDefender?
    Task killers will actually use more battery in most cases. What you really want is something like Watchdog that will tell you when a background process(service) is using a high amount of cpu.

    The biggest mistakes I see from my friends that cause battery drain (besides task killers):

    leaving GPS on all the time (turn it off when not using it)
    leaving bluetooth on all the time (ditto)
    syncing tons of accounts in the background that you don't use (facebook, twitter, flickr etc...)



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    Re: Best Verizon Android phone

    From everything I've read, task killers are a mistake.

    I've had a droid X for about 9 months and like it. My wife has the droid 2 and wishes she would have gotten the X. She thought she would use the flip out keyboard but never does. I've got an upgraded battery but it's still a hog. I've been using Tasker to help rememebr to shut down certain things like GPS/bluetooth during the day (when I'm in a basement).



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    I am waiting for the Droid 3.



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