HTC EVO (sprint)

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    Nov 09, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    Hey.

    I just got a free HTC Evo (for Sprint). A large portion of my friends are telling me to go into the Verizon store and having them switch it to my number but I have a couple questions.

    1.) Isn't it kinda shady to walk in with an EVO that has "Sprint" in the upper left corner and say "Hi I got a new phone can I get this activated". I mean I have done it before with Verizon phones but this seems a little odd.
    2.) do I have to do any sort of "jailbreak". I did a hard reset of the phone when I got it, it had nothing on it thought.

    I currently have a stupid Verizon EnV2 and am waiting for either the iPhone on Spring (January or June both will be in my upgrade every 2) or just getting some sort of Droid at the free upgrade time.

    Thanks,
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    Sell it and wait for your upgrade.

    Getting a Sprint phone to work on Verizon (and vice versa) is nearly impossible. I've heard some people have done it. But it requires phone hacking and tricking the Verizon customer service reps into adding your ESN to your account.

    This is why I prefer GSM phones. Just get the phone unlocked and pop in the SIM of the carrier of your choice.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:33 AM GMT
    I say put it up for sale and get an iPhone. I wouldn't get anything made by the taiwanese. They usually just make cheap replicas of existing technologies.
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    Nov 09, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    Great, that makes my decision then. I was going to just Ebay the whole thing but people made it seem as though it was an easy process especially since I am on the verge of getting some sort of smart phone in January or after.

    Many thanks for the advice.

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    Nov 09, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    "Is it an iPhone?"

    "No"

    "Then why would I want it?"


    "It has an app that will build you an island, and then it fucking transforms into a jet and flies you there"

    "I don't care about any of that"

    hehe, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bcryQUuDwM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    I love my EVO!
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    The Evo is a great phone. Just wish they made a GSM version. Sprint's calling plans are way too pricey.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI say put it up for sale and get an iPhone. I wouldn't get anything made by the taiwanese. They usually just make cheap replicas of existing technologies.


    The iPhone is manufactured by Foxconn in China so based on that criteria is it a fair argument to say one is of better quality than the other? I don't really have an opinion either way...just sayin. I don't have either phone but you'll find plenty of happy customers that have both.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThe Evo is a great phone. Just wish they made a GSM version. Sprint's calling plans are way too pricey.


    Really? For what it includes, I'm VERY happy with what I'm paying.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    Ill buy it off you!
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThe Evo is a great phone. Just wish they made a GSM version. Sprint's calling plans are way too pricey.


    The HD2 is [almost] the sibling phone of the EVO. There are some small technical differences, but they are fairly identical. I know numerous people who have the HD2 that simply rooted and flashed Android. That Snapdragon processor is lightning fast!

    Sprint's data plans are good, its just those darn additional fees that makes the price of the bill sky rocket! Ugh...
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    4 months ago I bought the Droid X and I love it. Follow suit, I tell you.

    droid-x-front-back.jpg
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    Hillie said4 months ago I bought the Droid X and I love it. Follow suit, I tell you.

    droid-x-front-back.jpg



    clunk....
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    rightasrain said
    Hillie said4 months ago I bought the Droid X and I love it. Follow suit, I tell you.

    droid-x-front-back.jpg



    clunk....



    More like Bang for my Buck.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    You must be the asshole who stole my phone a couple weeks ago... icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 11, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    Verizon's 4G phones will use SIMS.

    Both Verizon and Sprint utilize CDMA.
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    Nov 11, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    keepinghealthy said
    AvadaKedavra saidI say put it up for sale and get an iPhone. I wouldn't get anything made by the taiwanese. They usually just make cheap replicas of existing technologies.


    The iPhone is manufactured by Foxconn in China so based on that criteria is it a fair argument to say one is of better quality than the other? I don't really have an opinion either way...just sayin. I don't have either phone but you'll find plenty of happy customers that have both.


    Foxconn used to be my client. Foxconn only manufactures the iPhone and under very strict quality compliance guidelines from Apple. Foxconn does not develop the iPhone design and technology, that is coming from Apple.

    HTC just copies everything and then throw on the Andriod platform which is really a huge reason why people buy their phones.

    I would rather funnel more money to Apple so they will do more research and development to come up with more innovative technology. Plus their products are great. If you give your money to HTC you won't be getting much in return other than a cheap replica. Plus I am more for American businesses... except for cars.
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    Nov 15, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidYou must be the asshole who stole my phone a couple weeks ago... icon_mad.gif

    Well here is the full story.

    I just liked yours too much!

    I reset the device but I doubt that wipes the ESN right (it just cleared the data I assume)? I am sorry for being so tech un-savvvy, but can anyone tell me what I could do to wipe the ESN so that I can sell it easier?

    Thanks,
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    Nov 17, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    U can't the esn is permantely there also call Sprint and check the phone Sprint is good on tracking lost or stolen phones if u try to activate a red flagged phone Sprint will follow it. So call them first and see if irs clean or not because if its flagged only the original owner can release it or clear it
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    Nov 22, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    xrichx saidThe Evo is a great phone. Just wish they made a GSM version. Sprint's calling plans are way too pricey.


    Really? For what it includes, I'm VERY happy with what I'm paying.


    Agreed, I use it for my internet and my phone. With the unlimited data upcharge of ten bucks. I can use 3g/4g for unlimited gigs. Last month I plowed through 38g of data and no extra penalty. Try that with Iphone 4. You'll be sorry!
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    Nov 22, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    shockandAWED said
    OtterJoq said
    xrichx saidThe Evo is a great phone. Just wish they made a GSM version. Sprint's calling plans are way too pricey.


    Really? For what it includes, I'm VERY happy with what I'm paying.


    Agreed, I use it for my internet and my phone. With the unlimited data upcharge of ten bucks. I can use 3g/4g for unlimited gigs. Last month I plowed through 38g of data and no extra penalty. Try that with Iphone 4. You'll be sorry!


    Yep! I REALLY use the internet and gps a LOT on my Evo; a bargain.