TechFan5

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    Electrify
  1. LG G2

    I'd agree so far I agree as well! I had to switch my daughter who moved away to college to Verizon so she would have service. It was all you could do to use the USC phone to make a call. Forget about data. While switching her I got to check out the LG G2. WOW was I blown away. After checking out the reviews and looking at the plan costs, I switched as well and got the G2. It is an amazing phone! Fantastic camera. Fantastic battery life. Fantastic screen. I do not regret leaving at all.
  2. Electrify Email Accounts

    Have you tried K9 Mail? I used it and really enjoyed it. I have tried K9 since you suggested it. It keeps crashing. What time it has been working, I haven't been too crazy about the interface. Some good points, but a lot of bad. Hopefully, someone will know how/if it is possible to do separate notification tones.
  3. I have had the Electrify since switching to USC in March. I use the stock email client for my corporate email exchange and it works for me. I downloaded Maildroid for my personal email client and it seemed to do what I wanted, but a few things were a little awkward, but manageable. For some reason Maildroid is not working for me after the last couple of updates. I have now set up the stock client for my personal email and it is working great. But, here is my question/problem. I can't seem to find a way to make the notification tone different for my personal email account. I really need two distinctive sounds so I will know if it is a work email that I must acknowledge immediately or I can let it go because it it a personal email. Is there a way to do this or do I just have to live with it or download another email program. Thanks for any help and insight!
  4. Would You Rather? Game

    Haircut from Michael J. Fox...hair will grow back...what you say to a crowd unprepared can never be withdrawn. WYR be without cable/satellite/tv for a month or internet access for a month (and no you can not watch tv shows on the internet during this time.
  5. 5 Letter Game

    President Left Under Multiple Predicaments CRIME
  6. 5 Letter Game

    Horrific Ostrich Race Scandal, Emu! ? IDIOM Sent from my CM9 cross-dressed MB855 I Drove It On Monday TUSCC Teaching Under Served Cellular Customers PLAZA
  7. 5 Letter Game

    The Rebooted Electrify Accelerates Tremendously ROBOT Rules Often Belittle Our Threads RANGE
  8. New plans and changes.

    A couple of reasons.... First, I had fantastic service in my home and neighborhood for years. That was up until the April 2011 storms where all the tornadoes swept across Alabama and Tennessee. After that night and for about a month, I had no service. Obviously, we were very understanding and knew about tower problems. I finally got service, but it was a faint roaming signal. This continued for about three months. I finally got Sprint service, but I had to hold the phone out the window and stand exactly the correct way to get it to work. This continued for months. I made several visits to the corporate store and made calls to tech services. Nothing ever changed. They said they had no problems. That was very frustrating! Second, the iPhone! Within in a very short period of time after the iPhone was released on Sprint, service throughout my region began to suffer. Download speeds were NEVER above 50-75 kbs. I have a couple of friends who work for Sprint both in retail and one out of their corp. office in tech. services. I called them both and was given the same response...all the new iPhone activations were dragging down their system. On top of that, customer service got ANGRY! When I would call about the service problems, you could tell they were overwhelmed with angry customers. They were impatient, angry, were not willing to help, etc. They were over loaded with complaints. Up to that point, I had never had a problem with their CS. Then, they started taking away employee discounts. Instead of getting a discount off the monthly service charge, the discount would only apply to the first line. They then added another fee that was small, but an additional fee none the less. So all of that led me to where I'm at today. I took a lot of time to review options and seek out information on picking my new cell phone provider. Had it not been for the service problems caused by the storms and the over loaded system due to the iPhone, I would still be with Sprint. But now, I'm glad I switched. The coverage area has been awesome compared to Sprint. Everything is great with USCC at this moment.
  9. New plans and changes.

    Why do you say that? USC prices are still better then other providers. Sent from my Motorola Razr V3M I'm not sure where you are getting your prices to compare, RWC. Directly from the Sprint web page: Everything Data Plan: 1500 Minutes a month, Unlimited texting, unlimited data, nights and weekends starting at 7p.m., and free mobile to mobile (regardless of cell phone provider) for 5 lines is 272.00 a month plus taxes/fess, etc. When you add the extra fees is comes up to roughly 338.00 a month. Now compare to the new price plans at USCC: 1000 minutes, unlimted texting, free nights and weekends starting at 7p.m., free mobile to mobile for USCC customers, 5 GB data per month per line for 5 lines is 374.00 a month BEFORE taxes, fees, etc. As you can clearly see, there is no way USCC can be cheaper than Sprint when comparing 5 line family plans. On top of that, USCC did away with the 1,500 minute plan. Comparing the two examples above, I would also be out 500 minutes a month. No having said that, I'm glad I made the switch to USCC when I did. I'm extremely happy with the service thus far. As I originally said, if USCC had been out with these new plans/prices when I was shopping around, I would have never even thought about going to USCC. First off, are you sure you really even need 5GB? I know I don't use more then 1.5GB. Also the current 5GB package does come w/ tethering. Sprint's data does not. It's an additional $29.99 per phone, plus they also charge an additional $10 per smartphone. Which is one of their sleezey fine print fee's. Then there are "Sprint Surcharges, Admin. fee's, and a Regulatory Charge...which is stated by sprint "Sprint Surcharges are not taxes or gov't-required charges and are subject to change." USC does not include any of these crazy extra fee's that sprint does not tell you about up front So let's review.... When being compared to our 2GB w/o tethering plan's your talking about: USC: $299.99 - and this is after all government required fees and sales tax vs. Sprint - $341.99 - and this is after their crazy fee's, and all of the government required fees and sales tax around a $40 difference When being compared to the 5GB plan w/ tethering from both carriers USC: $449.99 - again after government required fees and sales tax vs. Sprint: $537.99 - after their crazy fee's and gov. req. fees and sales tax That's around a $88.00 difference Plus w/ USC you have 1-and-done contract, Belief Points, Free Incoming, Free Mobile to Mobile, Free Nights & Weekends starting at 7pm, Award Winning Customer Service, and Award Winning Coverage...of course at no additional charge My source on aditional charges from sprint and USC Sprint: http://shop.sprint.c...6&buyUpSoc=:0.0 USC: http://www.uscellula...disclaimer.html I do this for a living you know... I understand you do this for a living, but you are not looking at the costs as to how I need service for my family: First, you mention the 10.00 fee for smart phones. I included that fee in my original cost estimates. Second, you mention the fees. I added 2.00 per line for the regulatory fee then I added an additional 20% on top of that to get my actual cost. I had Sprint for more than four years so I know that 20% is actually about 3% higher than it really is each month. You mention tethering. I'm not interested in tethering so therefor I will not included it in my costs. You mentioned other benefits of USCC: 7:00 pm. free nights and weekends on USCC. It is the same for Sprint. Free Mobile to Mobile on USCC. That is only true for calls made between USCC customers ONLY (Unless that changed with the new plans that started on May 1). On Sprint, mobile to mobile is free to ANY cell phone provider and it doesn't matter if they are inclong or outgoing calls. That's an advantage for Sprint. Free incoming calls on USCC. Yes, incoming calls on USCC are free, but with the new plans you either have to drop down from their previous 1500 minute plan to the new 1000 plan, or pay more and go up to their 2000 minute plan. To me, that is a wash. What is good for one customer may not be the correct choice for another customer. 1 and done contract on USCC...Great Coverage on USCC...so far excellent! Belief points...waiting to see how they will really work once I have a lot banked! As far as your question "do I really need 5gb?" Yes, I ran a 24 month review of my calls breaking them down to include incoming, outgoing, mobile to mobile, nights and weekends, and data. During the 24 month review, I used on average 4.175 gb a month. My wife used 3.74 gb per month. Daughter 1 used anywhere from 2gb to 4gb depending on if school was in session. Daughter 2 used anywhere between 1.5gb to 2.5gb again depending on school. The fifth line was all over the map (Mother-in-law's phone). one month 500 mb, the next 4 gb, the next 1 gb., the next 100 mb. The best thing about that and being with Sprint, is that I didn't have to monitor my usage because it was unlimited. So yes, the only accurate way to compare my costs on how I use service is to compare each line with 5gb. So I stand by my previous statement that USCC would not have been an option for me based on the new plans. Now having said that, I'm glad we switched. I love the serive so far. My only phone call to customer service was great. Thanks
  10. New plans and changes.

    Why do you say that? USC prices are still better then other providers. Sent from my Motorola Razr V3M I'm not sure where you are getting your prices to compare, RWC. Directly from the Sprint web page: Everything Data Plan: 1500 Minutes a month, Unlimited texting, unlimited data, nights and weekends starting at 7p.m., and free mobile to mobile (regardless of cell phone provider) for 5 lines is 272.00 a month plus taxes/fess, etc. When you add the extra fees is comes up to roughly 338.00 a month. Now compare to the new price plans at USCC: 1000 minutes, unlimted texting, free nights and weekends starting at 7p.m., free mobile to mobile for USCC customers, 5 GB data per month per line for 5 lines is 374.00 a month BEFORE taxes, fees, etc. As you can clearly see, there is no way USCC can be cheaper than Sprint when comparing 5 line family plans. On top of that, USCC did away with the 1,500 minute plan. Comparing the two examples above, I would also be out 500 minutes a month. No having said that, I'm glad I made the switch to USCC when I did. I'm extremely happy with the service thus far. As I originally said, if USCC had been out with these new plans/prices when I was shopping around, I would have never even thought about going to USCC.
  11. New devices on the horizon?

    HTC One V...No Thanks! HTC One X...Now we're talking!
  12. New plans and changes.

    I'm a fairly new USCC customer and I have to say if the new plans had been in place when I switched a couple of months ago, I doubt I would have picked USCC. I'm glad I'm grandfathered in with the older plan! I have to say though, coverage has been nothing short of amazing. Sprint (my previous provider) and Verizon (based on a lot of friends who use them) can't hold a candle to USCC in my area.
  13. Any USCC rumors for 2nd LTE Phone?

    Suggestion: Install go launcher ex then install HTC Sense weather clock and widget (Fancy Widgets v3.5.5 by Android Does). It is nearly identical to the original HTC program that I missed so much when I went with the electrify. The program has the clock, weather, current temp, date, and follows you with updated locations. There are also several flashlight apps that you can download. I use one simply called Flashlight. It was free and has several user defined settings. The one thing about go launcher is that you can customize it any way you wish. I really liked HTC sense so of course I have mine set up to look just like sense, but only better with all the customization features. Good luck.
  14. Please vote!

    Just voted. Will vote from home and work computer again tomorrow! Good Luck Adam!
  15. 5 Letter Game

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