MY EFFIN OPINION - A Christmas Rant on a Dream Phone

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  1. resinis

    resinis New Member

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    MY EFFIN OPINION - A Christmas Rant on a Dream Phone

    lets go back two years ago when i had a LG 9800 (the old envy). nice phone, it talked to me. it told me who was calling, i liked it. didnt ever mess up, but it was a simple enough phone so i upgraded.

    blackberry pearl 8100. wasn't sure about this purchase before i got it. looked cool on paper, looked like somewhat like a bitch phone in real life, but it was cool. i had no idea of anything to do with blackberry at the time, i thought blackberrys were for idiots- those phoney hollywood types, right?

    it turned out to be a wonderful phone. i never once got tired of using it, never got frustrated with it and was continually amazed how many things i could do with it. i frequently thought, 'damn, this is the best phone ive ever used, no question'. battery life was awesome, and i could charge it from any old 5v source. never worried about battery life. sound quality was admittedly not strong, but it wasnt bad at all so it was a neutral point. overall, that phone was my buddy.

    then the devil sprint SERO plan came in. $30 a month for unlimited internet, texts and mobile to mobile? 500 anytime with n/w@7pm? sign me up. tmobile phone on sprint network? nope, bye bye pearl. pearl2 on sprint? yes, but for a FORTY DOLLAR PREMIUM A MONTH. so instead of $30 a month it would be $70. worth it? hell no..... i thought at the time

    so this is where the Q9c comes in. my first windows smartphone. cool i can use orb. (sigh)..... snap back to reality, nope nothing works really- that phone is sorta whack but i think youre too far along to take it back.

    why rhyme? because im crazy with frustration with this phone. first of all, the battery life sucks. if the Q was bad with the regular battery... oh my god. maybe it wouldnt be so bad if it didnt take half a day to charge up. OR IF THIS STUPID POS WOULD CHARGE FROM A DEAD BATTERY OFF A LAPTOP.

    yes, lets get into the charging of the q9c. actually, let me just say f u motorola. oh, my blackberry charger wont charge the battery, but it is good enough to run the phone? how does it even know im using a different charger? whatever, all i know is i cant get this phone to charge in my truck or any other way besides in a house with the supplied charger when the battery is totally flat (which occurs often). its just a fuckin usb 5v source, what the hell is wrong with using other brands chargers? if the phone has enough juice to connect to active sync, only THEN will it charge off a laptop. phooey, my blackberry took anything that was 5v, it didnt care. it just charged and charged away.

    alarm. WTF IS IT. thats not an alarm, thats a slide rule calculator what doesnt have a sounding ring. couldnt be more of a pain in the ass to set, it doesnt always work, and it doesnt work when the phone is off. my blackberry would sometimes die during the night, but in the morning it would regain just enough to turn back on by itself and sound the alarm. I NEVER MISSED AN ALARM ON MY PEARL. never. it was always there for me. my q9c is an absolute JOKE in this regard.

    sound quality- amazing. it kills my pearl. best sounding phone i have ever heard. the sound and the keyboard are easily the best features of the phone. they are great.

    volume control, -or volume integration throughout the entire system- if you will. 'what volume am it turning up? did the system volume go down or the program volume? what program isnt working? (oh wait thats another section) froze. wait.....

    wait....

    push buttons, have fun....

    super speed button launcher go! phone runs though everything quickly... getting confsuing

    back to volume control. it would be much better if the side roller acted like a hardware control. god i wish it did, for video porn's sake.

    back charging contacts. my pearl had them. just drop the phone in its cradle on the table and you go no worries. my q? find the cord, find the cord, find the cord, put it in, have a cord dangling from the phone all day because you cant just charge the phone for the few minutes you dont use it between uses... get it? it just adds another never ending burn for the q...

    So im done now my buzz is wearing off. please anyone who wants to debate with my opinions, speak up im always open for discussion. after saying all though, and after a year of having the pearl and comparing it to a plethora of others, i am 100% absolutely convinced that blackberrys are the best phones in america and the motorola q's are pretty damn cool but at the same time very damn lame when you go to use it for everyday tasks (stock admittedly, but there isnt many good free apps either). no doubt no question no debate its almost funny to compare it to a blackberry though. blackberrys are phones that can do smartphone tasks and do them both well. a windows q9c smartphone is a crappy computer that can make voice calls usually.
  2. dabluprint173

    dabluprint173 New Member

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    i stopped reading after the 2 paragraph.. :shocked:
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    you did not get that far..did you? :)
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    Dude, if you want people to take your opinion seriously, you gonna have to do it in a more objective way. I'm sorry that you have such bad experiences with Q9c. This is my first smart phone, I mean it has its flaws but I like it.

    But then again, you did state that this is a rant... so I take it as that.

    Happy holidays!!
  5. rudeboy

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    plain and simple... the Q is not for every one.
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    QFT (Quoted For Truth)
  7. resinis

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    hey at least all of you all recognized i was venting, this is a cool forum. the hell to those couple who dont get it, they must never had a real phone like a blackberry...

    i just wanted to update my masterpiece thread about the mastershitful q9c. yes, mastershitful- i couldnt explain the phone any better way.

    definition- a device so cool that it can bring full cable tv to nearly anywhere in the country while at the same time it makes you believe its a piece of shit without apparent reason. -mastershitful.

    i was half a heartbeat from throwing my q9c at the wall the other day when it wouldnt show the screen it wasnt actually on. sometimes it seems to forget its on the homescreen or something and gets stuck on a program. actually it happens regularly.. better yet is when everything fades to bright white.. mmmm...

    but ill end this with a positive. the sound quality and the keypad are absolutely awesome. other then that this phone can die with the rest of em for all i care. too many things about this phone leave disappointment.. but at least sprint kicks ass and its hard to have a ripoff when youre a sero buddy.
  8. resinis

    resinis New Member

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    just curious, i was comparing the q to other phones the entire post, how could i unobjectionable? i know you were just saying, im just curious if you ment something else that im not getting....
  9. cheri

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    so you are saying that the Q is pinocchio to the pearls Gheppeto?

    If its such a bother why not have exchanged befor the trial period.

    which one has better over all reception again?

    Our family was on sprint for a short time. The customer service was so bad we moved to vzw...gotta say though the phones that sprint had back then had alot more options than vzw...but we are happier where we are.

    My og Q is awsome...my 6 yo tries to swipe it to watch you tube lol
  10. resinis

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    well, as far as reception... tmo said i might not get a steady signal at my house. the pearl ended up getting full strength usually.

    with sprint, their maps show i should easily get three or max strength. my q9c gets two bars if im lucky. didnt think much of it until i tried an LG muziq in my house and it got nearly full strength all the time. thats really my only comparisons though, the q9c still works fine on 1 or two bars
  11. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    heres an idea...

    get rid of it
    stop complaining....if you love the BB so much please go out and get one and stop complaining...do something about it
  12. TarHeelsRule!

    TarHeelsRule! New Member

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    here's another idea....

    find a BB site and trash the Q there....doesn't make much sense to trash the Q on a site dedicated to that particular phone.

    If you don't like it, don't get good reception, feel the BB is a better phone then as hockey said ^ go with it. I understand the need to rant sometimes when frustrated but the original post was almost a month ago. My suggestion is either get over it or go with something else.

    Just my 2 cents and not trying to stir up trouble....just venting.
  13. MBK2

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    @Resinis,

    My daughter has a Blackberry Pearl, and I gotta tell you, it comes nowhere near the capabilities that I am getting on my Q.

    And her battery dies before the end each day without any other use than simply phone and music, and dies much sooner if she does anything more.
    My Q gives me 2 or 3 hours of internet surfing including youtube video streaming and downloading, playing an hour or so of NES Roms on PocketNesterPlus, and then also watching a full blown movie!!, oh and of course, phone use and listening to some songs...

    So my experience with these two phones are completely opposite. Perhaps you got a slightly defective Q??, have you ever tried to return it for a replacement??

    Also, about the slow processing from screen to screen,,, do you ever kill apps when not using them??
    And, about the blank white screen, do you have an older version of TCPMP installed? That's a known issue for older versions of TCPMP.

    Anyways, if you read the numerous fantastic experiences by so, so many members here, you'd probably would have suspected by now that you might have a defective Q.

    Just my 2 cents... :wink:
  14. cheri

    cheri Active Member

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    LOL @ Dr. Phil n99hocky...I was rofl when reading this...so tough love!

    But its true, even though I had issues I still really enjoy my Q. And almost certainly get another when the time comes.
  15. mike250rs

    mike250rs New Member

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    a wiseman(ass) once said the Q is a phone first, PDA second.

    Orb does work on the Q, only had the wite screen 1 time (low battery and didn't exit TCPMP properly).
    If you want better batterrl life, get an extended battery or get a desltop charger. If you hate the Q and only want to complain about it, go back to Sprint and find something different.
  16. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    haha glad i could give you a laugh :laugh2:
  17. mike250rs

    mike250rs New Member

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    when you gona be on Opera? Don't forget to share the freebies she gives out :)
  18. cheri

    cheri Active Member

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    i think you should have your own "get real" reality show....i bet it be better than that dr p guy lol

    cross between Rabbi Schmuley and Dr. Phil...i think Schmuly would win unless Dr P sat on him ;-)
  19. mike250rs

    mike250rs New Member

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    or ate him, dont think Dr. Philsberry misses a meal
  20. cheri

    cheri Active Member

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    i honestly think Dr Phil probably had different morals back in the Oprah days.

    I mean when he has given weight loss advice im like oooookkkkkay...the pot is calling the kettle black.

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