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    Best US Cellular Android phone?

    Rather than hijack the verizon thread,

    I'm looking at upgrading to an Android phone through US Cellular. Their coverage areas suit me better.
    Any recommendations based on experience?

    Does anyone use theirs for teathering to a laptop?

    I currently have a US Cellular phone and a Verizon USB modem for internet. I'd like to get rid of the USB and use a USC smartphone for internet. The modem meets my needs but I'd rather have one, lower bill. I may wait until their new phones come out this fall, but then again I may not.



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    Rather than hijack the verizon thread,

    I'm looking at upgrading to an Android phone through US Cellular. Their coverage areas suit me better.
    Any recommendations based on experience?

    Does anyone use theirs for teathering to a laptop?

    I currently have a US Cellular phone and a Verizon USB modem for internet. I'd like to get rid of the USB and use a USC smartphone for internet. The modem meets my needs but I'd rather have one, lower bill. I may wait until their new phones come out this fall, but then again I may not.
    I'm on Verizon but the US Cellular coverage is awesome in the Midwest. I have to use my sister-in-laws Android phone to tether to my DROID Incredible so I can get a decent download speed when we're at the lake (in Southwest Iowa). Not sure which phone she has. Kinda looks like a Galaxy S but not sure. My mother-in-law has one too and they are very nice phones whatever they are.



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    Rather than hijack the verizon thread,

    I'm looking at upgrading to an Android phone through US Cellular. Their coverage areas suit me better.
    Any recommendations based on experience?

    Does anyone use theirs for teathering to a laptop?

    I currently have a US Cellular phone and a Verizon USB modem for internet. I'd like to get rid of the USB and use a USC smartphone for internet. The modem meets my needs but I'd rather have one, lower bill. I may wait until their new phones come out this fall, but then again I may not.
    I have the Samsung Mesmerize. It's not bad, and probably considered one of the best right now. Depending on your need, I would wait till fall. They have 8 phones coming out, including a HTC, Motorola and maybe 2 or 3 Samsungs. I tether mine fairly often and it works great. You can connect up to 5 devices. The HTC Merge doesn't look bad either. Battery life isn't the best, but it's not terrible either.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I'm on Verizon but the US Cellular coverage is awesome in the Midwest. I have to use my sister-in-laws Android phone to tether to my DROID Incredible so I can get a decent download speed when we're at the lake (in Southwest Iowa). Not sure which phone she has. Kinda looks like a Galaxy S but not sure. My mother-in-law has one too and they are very nice phones whatever they are.
    Mesmerize.



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    I'm not too high on the current crop of phones. If you can wait a bit, they should be getting the Desire 2, a 4" phone (similar to the Motorola Photon), something similar to the LG G2X and a successor to the Mesmerize. If you had to get one right now, I'd say go with the Mesmerize.


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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    I got an HTC Merge last month and have been happy with it.


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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    I got a Samsung Memorize Galaxy from US Cellular in May. I like it a lot.



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    can you get easy tether pro through the uscc android marketplace?



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimDandy View Post
    can you get easy tether pro through the uscc android marketplace?
    it shows up in the Market on my Desire


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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    i have the desire and seems pretty solid.


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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    I also have the desire, I really like it.


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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    I have the Samsung Mesmerize and it is the best phone I have had. They did have issues with it about 4-5 months ago when the update came out updating the Froyo(sp) from 2.1 to 2.2 when I starting missing calls quite a bit. Took US Cellular forever to come out with the fix but it is out so that problem should be resolved. I went on XDA Developers website and found the leaked update about 3 weeks before US Cellular came out with it and fixed it myself because I didn't like the LG android phone they gave me as a loaner.

    I also subscribe to the tethering ($25/month) because my work puts me at a farmers table quite often and I don't have to worry about trying to get hooked up on his internet. It's actually quite a bit faster than I figured it would be so I am impressed with it. I also know it wouldn't take much to root the phone and be able to tether for free but haven't gotten to that point yet. Works great on long trips with the kids too. The wife can cruise the internet on her laptop and the kids can play on their Ipod touch while we are heading down the highway.

    Long story short.....another vote for the mesmerize



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    I have the HTC desire and have not had any issues. I rooted the phone and use the wi fi tethering and it works great!



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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    I have the Samsung Mesmerize and it is the best phone I have had. They did have issues with it about 4-5 months ago when the update came out updating the Froyo(sp) from 2.1 to 2.2 when I starting missing calls quite a bit. Took US Cellular forever to come out with the fix but it is out so that problem should be resolved. I went on XDA Developers website and found the leaked update about 3 weeks before US Cellular came out with it and fixed it myself because I didn't like the LG android phone they gave me as a loaner.

    I also subscribe to the tethering ($25/month) because my work puts me at a farmers table quite often and I don't have to worry about trying to get hooked up on his internet. It's actually quite a bit faster than I figured it would be so I am impressed with it. I also know it wouldn't take much to root the phone and be able to tether for free but haven't gotten to that point yet. Works great on long trips with the kids too. The wife can cruise the internet on her laptop and the kids can play on their Ipod touch while we are heading down the highway.

    Long story short.....another vote for the mesmerize
    I use mobile hot spot. No tethering, no paying. Are you paying for that????



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    The Mesmerize is awesome.


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    Re: Best US Cellular Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    I use mobile hot spot. No tethering, no paying. Are you paying for that????
    By the agreement you signed with USCellular, you are supposed to pay for that (mobile hotspot IS tethering). It ends up being "on your honor", because they don't seem to have any way to track whether you use it or not. Even so, it's still a (stupid!) violation of your agreement. I say it's stupid because they limit your data usage anyway.


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