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Old 12-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #61
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Did some reading and I think I can get by perfectly fine with a galaxy s3 and just use Ting for that sweet 25 dollar a month bill.

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Old 12-27-2013, 10:51 PM   #62
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I'm pretty much in the same boat as Roger. Super informative thread.

Anyone use the S4 mini? I prefer a smaller phone so I don't feel **** on me.

edit: my dream phone
This is the company i work for. Smallest phone i've ever held. Sure very low options but if u want just a phone this should do.

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Old 12-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #63
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I was a WebOS aficionado until HP screwed the pooch on that one, then jumped to Android. Got way into ROM flashing and kernels and blah blah on my OG Evo. Was flashing new roms all the time. finally got sick of telling people I missed their call or text because my latest kernel had a bug. Went around the block, searching for AOSP stable roms for the GS2, GS3, Evo LTE, etc.

Last year I bought a Nexus 4 and haven't rooted it. Haven't had the need! Stock Android is perfect.

If you want a smaller phone, go with the Moto X. If you want a larger phone, Nexus 4 used or Nexus 5.

As for the iPhone 5S 64GB... it's a nice phone and all, but I'm sorry, NO PHONE IS WORTH $400 WITH A CONTRACT. that's ballzing ridiculous. Absolutely insane. NO. A 32GB Nexus 5 is $400 WITHOUT a contract. Yes please. They're not any more difficult to use than the iPhone.
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Yeah wouldnt spend even 200 on the phone. Factory unlocked Iphones go for 800 some bucks.. and then people complain they have no money. Well no ****.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:10 PM   #65
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finally got sick of telling people I missed their call or text because my latest kernel had a bug. Went around the block, searching for AOSP stable roms for the GS2, GS3, Evo LTE, etc.
I never had a single problem on Slim dspr
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #66
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I never had a single problem on Slim dspr

Boom, headshot.
What are you using now?

I want a Nexus 5 but just really have no reason to buy one since my 4 still works perfectly. I would like a better camera but that's about the only complaint I have. Plus I think the 4 is prettier than the 5 anyway.
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What are you using now?

I want a Nexus 5 but just really have no reason to buy one since my 4 still works perfectly. I would like a better camera but that's about the only complaint I have. Plus I think the 4 is prettier than the 5 anyway.
D2SPR refurb (GS3) and it's not working right, Samsung is ******* **** up for me. I'm rooted on the OEM ROM suffering through by using Nova Launcher. I ******* hate it. Software update requests every 30 minutes, S-Voice default request every other time I use Swiftkey, multiple Sprint-Zone updates daily, bloatware take-over.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #68
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I know. Samsung blows.

Why not sell your GS3 and pick up a Nexus 5?
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Decided to jump aboard the modern train. Picked up a super mint, pebble blue Galaxy S3 off Swappa for 180 dollars. Used Ting to activate it and port my current number over from at&t. The entire process took maybe 2 hours once the phone arrived in the mail.

I dropped mad skrilla on an Element Eclipse case (black/black) and a HD screen protector (black).

My current phone bill with Ting is 17 dollars, lol.
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Decided to jump aboard the modern train. Picked up a super mint, pebble blue Galaxy S3 off Swappa for 180 dollars.





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I dropped mad skrilla
I have no idea what this means.

Isn't skrilla a shitty DJ?
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Urban Dictionary: skrilla

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-****, even with this job, I need mo' skrilla.
-After working for Sportsman's Warehouse full-time during the summer, he made mad skrilla.
-Imma kick him in his *** if he don't have my skrilla
-Damn shortay I aint gonna roll all the way over souf side unless yous gots sum gas skrilla...recanize!
-After I cash this check, ima have Madd Skrilla
-Get my skrilla or im gonna pop a cap in yo ***
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:36 PM   #72
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I have no idea what this means.

Isn't skrilla a shitty DJ?
close: Skrillex.

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close: Skrillex.



(I've never understood why shitty DJs insist on naming themselves after cookware...)



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If you consider the amount of money required to obtain an "Element Eclipse case (black/black) and a HD screen protector" to constitute "mad skrillex" (wherein I understand "mad" to mean "a lot of" in this context), then you are either a damned fool, or you are as presumptuous as you are poor and Irish.
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goddammit.....I love this site
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand.....****

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I was charging my phone before bed and took it off to bring it across the room and I noticed it had shut off. I tried to restart it and it flashed SAMSUNG once and went black again. I took the battery out, cleaned the contacts with a cotton swab and replaced the battery. It vibrated immediately and flashed SAMSUNG again. Sometimes it will make it to the GALAXY SIII logo, then shut off, or sometimes it will actually make it all the way through the boot and let me check messages, play a song, etc..and then the Restart/Power Off/Airplane mode screen will pop up and then shut down. It will do this without me touching the screen.

I contacted the guy who sold me the phone and asked about the age of the battery. He said it's the same battery that was with the phone when he received it. The phone wasn't holding a great charge to begin with, so my guess is that (hopefully) it's a battery issue.

The phone has not been rooted and, as far as I am concerned, is completely stock. This is a shame as I really, really love the S3. Even though it's only been two days, haha.
I searched around and some threads relating to similar issues. The closest one seemed to something along the lines of the power button being stuck (I think). I'm honestly at a complete loss.

Any help will be greatly appreciative.
Just my luck. Think it's a battery issue?
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Will it run when plugged in and the battery out? I had a sidekick when I was in high school and the battery **** the bed so the phone worked great on the charger but would die as soon as you tried to make a call or access data when unplugged.

Is the battery bulged in the middle?

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I had a sidekick when I was in middle school
Jesus, how young are some of you people?
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Jesus, how young are some of you people?
Old enough that my memory is fading. I think I actually had some $20 walmart pay as you go phone in middle school.
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My first cell phone was a Nokia 5160. I got it my second or third year of college, I think. My older sister had a bag phone, though, back when she was in high school.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand.....****



Just my luck. Think it's a battery issue?
It's cheap to try to find out. You can buy cheap batteries on Amazon, et al for like $4 shipped. Buy one and see if it helps.

My bet: the phone had been water damaged. Biggest problem with used phones. If it's been dropped and broken, easy to tell. But nobody would be able to tell that my wife's phone had been in the toilet until after they activate it and find that it is slloooooowwwwwww
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