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THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.
Edited by Green2222 on Apr 11, 2011 at 3:22:13 AM

The htc inspire is a big disappointment. One of the biggest problems is the disappointing battery. I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery. I hold htc, at&t accountable for providing such a mediocre oem battery. I will not cut these multi billion dollar corporations any slack for selling  an electronic device with sooo many features and not having the GUMPTION to BACK it up. I equate this to bait and switch. Please give me a break. At least offer to SELL yes SELL a battery with double the amount of power to support your equipment. After all it is useless to have an unlimited data plan with all the other added costs of having such a device if you can not use it. You guys have to be ashamed of your selves. 

The htc inspire is a big disappointment. One of the biggest problems is the disappointing battery. I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery. I hold htc, at&t accountable for providing such a mediocre oem battery. I will not cut these multi billion dollar corporations any slack for selling  an electronic device with sooo many features and not having the GUMPTION to BACK it up. I equate this to bait and switch. Please give me a break. At least offer to SELL yes SELL a battery with double the amount of power to support your equipment. After all it is useless to have an unlimited data plan with all the other added costs of having such a device if you can not use it. You guys have to be ashamed of your selves. 

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I recently read a post on androidcentral.com that pointed out two pieces of AT&T bloatware that were causing a great deal of battery drain and they start by default. I stopped the following two apps and it made a large difference in my battery usage:

 

AT&T Navigator

AT&T Hot Spots

 

The bad part is you have to stop them each time you restart your handset.

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I feel your pain, well to a point. To start a bigger battery in a uni-body phone isn't possible, the size of the body is what it is, just no room. Sure they could have made the body bigger to handle a bigger battery. Now to your battery life, something isn't right. I have power used this phone with many videos playing, using gps, WiFi on, using the network, surfing, I did a lot just see how far the battery would take me. I was able to get at least 6 hours with around 80% screen time for that 6 hours. Yes that still is bad, but my point is, it's heavy use but I did 2x better then you. So my thought is this... You have a bad battery, you did way more then me in power usage ( again I did a lot) or you have your screen on all the time.
I feel your pain, well to a point. To start a bigger battery in a uni-body phone isn't possible, the size of the body is what it is, just no room. Sure they could have made the body bigger to handle a bigger battery. Now to your battery life, something isn't right. I have power used this phone with many videos playing, using gps, WiFi on, using the network, surfing, I did a lot just see how far the battery would take me. I was able to get at least 6 hours with around 80% screen time for that 6 hours. Yes that still is bad, but my point is, it's heavy use but I did 2x better then you. So my thought is this... You have a bad battery, you did way more then me in power usage ( again I did a lot) or you have your screen on all the time.

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I don't think you understand what bait and switch is, as this does not qualify in any way.  If you are unhappy with the battery life, its okay to just say so. 

 

There are tons of ways to extend battery life on Android phones.  The screen is the biggest hog of battery life on smartphones, and even more so with the Inspire's large screen.  The first step is to turn off the auto screen brightness, then reduce brightness to the lowest that you find tolerable for your most common lighting conditions.  The auto setting usually makes the screen far brighter than necessary for indoor conditions.  I have mine turned down to 35%, but its obviously a matter of personal preference to a large degree.  And if you spend a lot of time outside, you will unfortunately need the screen much brighter to make it visible in direct sunlight.

 

Other useful tips, is to turn off WiFi and GPS when not using them.  But use WiFi instead of the cell data when WiFi is present, as this also helps battery life.

 

Of course, there is always the possibility that  you have a defective battery, or other hardware/software defect leading to excessive battery drain.  Try some of the previously mentioned power saving tips, and see how it goes.  If you have no luck, exchange the phone and see if that helps.  If not, then you are probably right, and the battery life of this phone is just very subpar.

I don't think you understand what bait and switch is, as this does not qualify in any way.  If you are unhappy with the battery life, its okay to just say so. 

 

There are tons of ways to extend battery life on Android phones.  The screen is the biggest hog of battery life on smartphones, and even more so with the Inspire's large screen.  The first step is to turn off the auto screen brightness, then reduce brightness to the lowest that you find tolerable for your most common lighting conditions.  The auto setting usually makes the screen far brighter than necessary for indoor conditions.  I have mine turned down to 35%, but its obviously a matter of personal preference to a large degree.  And if you spend a lot of time outside, you will unfortunately need the screen much brighter to make it visible in direct sunlight.

 

Other useful tips, is to turn off WiFi and GPS when not using them.  But use WiFi instead of the cell data when WiFi is present, as this also helps battery life.

 

Of course, there is always the possibility that  you have a defective battery, or other hardware/software defect leading to excessive battery drain.  Try some of the previously mentioned power saving tips, and see how it goes.  If you have no luck, exchange the phone and see if that helps.  If not, then you are probably right, and the battery life of this phone is just very subpar.

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Thanks for the tips. I will give them a try. And report back.
Thanks for the tips. I will give them a try. And report back.

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Just adding on to the battery-saving list, live wallpapers use quite a bit of your battery level, also. When they are enabled, your phone must use extra power to make them move/animate, therefore using more of your battery level. I love having live wallpapers on my phone and as my background, despite that it uses more of my battery than I would prefer it to...

 

If you have a live wallpaper as your background, switching to a regular picture would also save your battery and add more usage to what you can get out of it. It's the little things like that that can go a long way.

 

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Just adding on to the battery-saving list, live wallpapers use quite a bit of your battery level, also. When they are enabled, your phone must use extra power to make them move/animate, therefore using more of your battery level. I love having live wallpapers on my phone and as my background, despite that it uses more of my battery than I would prefer it to...

 

If you have a live wallpaper as your background, switching to a regular picture would also save your battery and add more usage to what you can get out of it. It's the little things like that that can go a long way.

 

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I recently read a post on androidcentral.com that pointed out two pieces of AT&T bloatware that were causing a great deal of battery drain and they start by default. I stopped the following two apps and it made a large difference in my battery usage:

 

AT&T Navigator

AT&T Hot Spots

 

The bad part is you have to stop them each time you restart your handset.

I recently read a post on androidcentral.com that pointed out two pieces of AT&T bloatware that were causing a great deal of battery drain and they start by default. I stopped the following two apps and it made a large difference in my battery usage:

 

AT&T Navigator

AT&T Hot Spots

 

The bad part is you have to stop them each time you restart your handset.

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I would still watch those too applications. They might respawn themselves.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
I would still watch those too applications. They might respawn themselves.
Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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I have been mindful of such issues. Live aquarium wall papers are beautiful I do not use them on a regular basis. I am prioritizing my battery use. Great tips!
I have been mindful of such issues. Live aquarium wall papers are beautiful I do not use them on a regular basis. I am prioritizing my battery use. Great tips!

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I will do that. I have been having some other issues with the Inspire and am considering exchanging it for either the Atrix or Captivate. However, I am partial to HTC Sense and that has me hesitant.

I will do that. I have been having some other issues with the Inspire and am considering exchanging it for either the Atrix or Captivate. However, I am partial to HTC Sense and that has me hesitant.

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Just my two cents, I love my Captivate - great screen, takes great photos, has lots of app to choose from (from the Android Market, like the Inspire). The battery life is okay, but mine probably runs down pretty quickly because I have a live wallpaper (downloaded) as my background, which uses more battery. The Captivate is one phone I will hold on to as long as I can. Smiley Happy Mine does not have the shutdown issue, as others may have reported.

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Just my two cents, I love my Captivate - great screen, takes great photos, has lots of app to choose from (from the Android Market, like the Inspire). The battery life is okay, but mine probably runs down pretty quickly because I have a live wallpaper (downloaded) as my background, which uses more battery. The Captivate is one phone I will hold on to as long as I can. Smiley Happy Mine does not have the shutdown issue, as others may have reported.

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Well I gotta say the Inspire is a great phone love the screen size solid built battery isn't really a issue getting a whole day use out of it and that consistently using it thru out the day. Recommend Quick Setting for a app can control everything at one touch definitely keep your data off when not using web. And keep auto sync off saves a lot of battery. Will wait till At&t takes the reigns off the phone And sends us the update so we can get closer 4G speeds. But it a great phone very happy with purchase and with at&t so far had a minor issue they were helpful in resolving it. So very satisfied.
Well I gotta say the Inspire is a great phone love the screen size solid built battery isn't really a issue getting a whole day use out of it and that consistently using it thru out the day. Recommend Quick Setting for a app can control everything at one touch definitely keep your data off when not using web. And keep auto sync off saves a lot of battery. Will wait till At&t takes the reigns off the phone And sends us the update so we can get closer 4G speeds. But it a great phone very happy with purchase and with at&t so far had a minor issue they were helpful in resolving it. So very satisfied.

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For both battery and signal issues I posted in another forum here but I'll post it here too.

From phone type in *#*#4636#*#* click phone information scroll all the way to the bottom to set preferred network type make sure it set to GSM only. Mine was set to WCDMA preferred and it was constantly searching for a signal I had both crappy signal and crappy battery life because it was constantly searching for a signal. I changed it to GSM only and I get much much better signal and battery life...
For both battery and signal issues I posted in another forum here but I'll post it here too.

From phone type in *#*#4636#*#* click phone information scroll all the way to the bottom to set preferred network type make sure it set to GSM only. Mine was set to WCDMA preferred and it was constantly searching for a signal I had both crappy signal and crappy battery life because it was constantly searching for a signal. I changed it to GSM only and I get much much better signal and battery life...

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slocav wrote:
For both battery and signal issues I posted in another forum here but I'll post it here too.

From phone type in *#*#4636#*#* click phone information scroll all the way to the bottom to set preferred network type make sure it set to GSM only. Mine was set to WCDMA preferred and it was constantly searching for a signal I had both crappy signal and crappy battery life because it was constantly searching for a signal. I changed it to GSM only and I get much much better signal and battery life...

This is only helpful if one knows they are not in a 3G area and want to prevent the phone from searching for one.

 


WCDMA preferred - The GSM phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 3G is favored more.
GSM only - The GSM phone is capable of using only 2G data communication. When the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
WCDMA only - The GSM phone is capable of using only 3G data communication. When the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
GSM auto (PRL) - The GSM phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 2G is favored more.

CDMA auto (PRL) - The CDMA phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 2G is favored more.
CDMA only - The CDMA phone is capable of using only 2G data communication. When the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
EvDo only - The CDMA phone is capable of using only 3G data communication. When the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
GSM/CDMA auto (PRL) - Some phones are equipped with both GSM and CDMA capabilities. This setting appears to just have the phone attempt to stay connected to the data communication type that works the best.

Unknown - If none of the above fit or the phone is acting weird as far as connecting to the carrier, you will see your preferred network type is set to this


slocav wrote:
For both battery and signal issues I posted in another forum here but I'll post it here too.

From phone type in *#*#4636#*#* click phone information scroll all the way to the bottom to set preferred network type make sure it set to GSM only. Mine was set to WCDMA preferred and it was constantly searching for a signal I had both crappy signal and crappy battery life because it was constantly searching for a signal. I changed it to GSM only and I get much much better signal and battery life...

This is only helpful if one knows they are not in a 3G area and want to prevent the phone from searching for one.

 


WCDMA preferred - The GSM phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 3G is favored more.
GSM only - The GSM phone is capable of using only 2G data communication. When the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
WCDMA only - The GSM phone is capable of using only 3G data communication. When the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
GSM auto (PRL) - The GSM phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 2G is favored more.

CDMA auto (PRL) - The CDMA phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 2G is favored more.
CDMA only - The CDMA phone is capable of using only 2G data communication. When the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
EvDo only - The CDMA phone is capable of using only 3G data communication. When the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
GSM/CDMA auto (PRL) - Some phones are equipped with both GSM and CDMA capabilities. This setting appears to just have the phone attempt to stay connected to the data communication type that works the best.

Unknown - If none of the above fit or the phone is acting weird as far as connecting to the carrier, you will see your preferred network type is set to this

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WCDMA is Verizon's 3g

Gsm is ATT's. I switched to gsm only and have had zero issues getting both 3g or edge connections. When I'm in a area that's 3g it is 3g on my phone. When its edge its edge on the phone.

With it in WCDMA preferred it will constantly search for said WCDMA connection which ATT phones will not connect to.
WCDMA is Verizon's 3g

Gsm is ATT's. I switched to gsm only and have had zero issues getting both 3g or edge connections. When I'm in a area that's 3g it is 3g on my phone. When its edge its edge on the phone.

With it in WCDMA preferred it will constantly search for said WCDMA connection which ATT phones will not connect to.

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Wish I had a edit button. ATT will connect WCDMA but I just tried to put it back to WCDMA preferred and no difference but it went straight to 3g with gsm only it went to edge first for a few minutes the went to 3g. So I live in a place that's edge only "not home during this test" and with it to WCDMA preferred it killed my battery daily till I put it on gsm only.
Wish I had a edit button. ATT will connect WCDMA but I just tried to put it back to WCDMA preferred and no difference but it went straight to 3g with gsm only it went to edge first for a few minutes the went to 3g. So I live in a place that's edge only "not home during this test" and with it to WCDMA preferred it killed my battery daily till I put it on gsm only.

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WCDMA is AT&T'S 3G Network.
GSM is their edge network.
GPRS Is the slower than edge network. Not sure what it's called.
CDMA and EVDO is what Verizon and Sprint run on.
I may have the terminology wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's how it rolls in the cellular world.
WCDMA is AT&T'S 3G Network.
GSM is their edge network.
GPRS Is the slower than edge network. Not sure what it's called.
CDMA and EVDO is what Verizon and Sprint run on.
I may have the terminology wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's how it rolls in the cellular world.

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That's what I understand about the differences between GSM and CDMA
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
That's what I understand about the differences between GSM and CDMA
Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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 FYI,

 

 As others have stated above, there are many APPS (applications ie little programs) that can be DOWNLOAD to reduce the number of applications running (ie using up precious battery power) and also appilcations to extend battery usage (life).

 

 If your a serious Techie, check out this forum dedicated to our Inspire4Gs.

 

-->>> http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1015

 FYI,

 

 As others have stated above, there are many APPS (applications ie little programs) that can be DOWNLOAD to reduce the number of applications running (ie using up precious battery power) and also appilcations to extend battery usage (life).

 

 If your a serious Techie, check out this forum dedicated to our Inspire4Gs.

 

-->>> http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1015

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Katmandu2 wrote:

 FYI,

 

 As others have stated above, there are many APPS (applications ie little programs) that can be DOWNLOAD to reduce the number of applications running (ie using up precious battery power)


 

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.

 

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The best way to stop bloatware apps from starting at boot is to root and uninstall the apps.  But there is no way of uninstalling the previously mentioned ATT bloat apps without rooting.  This is becoming a significant complaint about recent ATT Android phones.

 

 


Katmandu2 wrote:

 FYI,

 

 As others have stated above, there are many APPS (applications ie little programs) that can be DOWNLOAD to reduce the number of applications running (ie using up precious battery power)


 

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.

 

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The best way to stop bloatware apps from starting at boot is to root and uninstall the apps.  But there is no way of uninstalling the previously mentioned ATT bloat apps without rooting.  This is becoming a significant complaint about recent ATT Android phones.

 

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Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.

 

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The best way to stop bloatware apps from starting at boot is to root and uninstall the apps.  But there is no way of uninstalling the previously mentioned ATT bloat apps without rooting.  This is becoming a significant complaint about recent ATT Android phones.

 


 

Or all other carriers' android phones.  What would you think if you had one single app weighting in at 131 MB as bloatware on the phone along with other pre-installed applications?

Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy

redpoint73 wrote:

  

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.

 

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The best way to stop bloatware apps from starting at boot is to root and uninstall the apps.  But there is no way of uninstalling the previously mentioned ATT bloat apps without rooting.  This is becoming a significant complaint about recent ATT Android phones.

 


 

Or all other carriers' android phones.  What would you think if you had one single app weighting in at 131 MB as bloatware on the phone along with other pre-installed applications?

Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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Bloatware is lame. You should be able to delete anything in your phone. But what about the fake 4G? What about the terrible upload speeds. The bloatware might be in the fineprint. Wheres the fineprint about the crippled upload speeds or the fake 4G? They didnt tell us about that in all the advertising hype leading up to the release of the Inspire and the Atrix. Not one Inspire/Atrix owner sees HSPA+ in the settings. Only HSDPA. Thats 3G! Uninspiring.

Bloatware is lame. You should be able to delete anything in your phone. But what about the fake 4G? What about the terrible upload speeds. The bloatware might be in the fineprint. Wheres the fineprint about the crippled upload speeds or the fake 4G? They didnt tell us about that in all the advertising hype leading up to the release of the Inspire and the Atrix. Not one Inspire/Atrix owner sees HSPA+ in the settings. Only HSDPA. Thats 3G! Uninspiring.

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Green2222 wrote:

I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery.


It really is because of the bloatware that people already stated, which is AT&T's fault. Root it, and get rid of it. You'll easily surpass current usage (I use 3 hours for entertainment during commute, from simple games to emulating PSX, daily, and still have 60-80% battery life left for the rest of the day).

 

And I don't sacrifice on quality. I use live wallpaper, and medium-low backlight setting.

 


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Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.


This is true. There really isn't a point in having a task killer set to automatic, but there is a point in having a task killer. When you use a one-time program, like a game or camera, and go back to the home screen, the app will still be running in the background. Apps like these can be closed with a task killer, and will not restart, unless you start it up again.

 

Only the apps that are designed/coded to run all the time = restarted. You can put all these on the "ignore" list, and have task killers periodically shut down other apps (like the said game/camera apps), or you can manually kill it all after running the app.

 


BassLine wrote:

But what about the fake 4G? ... Wheres the fineprint about the crippled upload speeds or the fake 4G? ... Not one Inspire/Atrix owner sees HSPA+ in the settings. Only HSDPA.


 

IIRC, HSPA+ is available in very select areas, and may not even be readily usable at all... seeing how that's their main point to the FCC in the acquisition of T-Mobile (AT&T claims that they're the victims of their own success).

 

The phone itself is capable of 4G, and that's not fake advertisement, nor is it for AT&T to claim that they offer 4G (which usually follows the disclaimer that it's not available everywhere).

 


Green2222 wrote:

I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery.


It really is because of the bloatware that people already stated, which is AT&T's fault. Root it, and get rid of it. You'll easily surpass current usage (I use 3 hours for entertainment during commute, from simple games to emulating PSX, daily, and still have 60-80% battery life left for the rest of the day).

 

And I don't sacrifice on quality. I use live wallpaper, and medium-low backlight setting.

 


redpoint73 wrote:

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.


This is true. There really isn't a point in having a task killer set to automatic, but there is a point in having a task killer. When you use a one-time program, like a game or camera, and go back to the home screen, the app will still be running in the background. Apps like these can be closed with a task killer, and will not restart, unless you start it up again.

 

Only the apps that are designed/coded to run all the time = restarted. You can put all these on the "ignore" list, and have task killers periodically shut down other apps (like the said game/camera apps), or you can manually kill it all after running the app.

 


BassLine wrote:

But what about the fake 4G? ... Wheres the fineprint about the crippled upload speeds or the fake 4G? ... Not one Inspire/Atrix owner sees HSPA+ in the settings. Only HSDPA.


 

IIRC, HSPA+ is available in very select areas, and may not even be readily usable at all... seeing how that's their main point to the FCC in the acquisition of T-Mobile (AT&T claims that they're the victims of their own success).

 

The phone itself is capable of 4G, and that's not fake advertisement, nor is it for AT&T to claim that they offer 4G (which usually follows the disclaimer that it's not available everywhere).

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For 14+ years I've been a faithful, patient and loyal BellSouth Mobility ... Cingular ... AT&T customer. Mainly because I travel a 400 mile radius for business and they have had the most extensive coverage areas and descent service, pretty much .... until now. I used to get a good signal in my home and in my office at work on all the mobile phones I've had (Audiovox, Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Now HTC Inspire   4G   2.5E). Now, when I pick up my Inspire at my home (or office) and press the power button the signal indicator shows "H"-3 bars. Before I can unlock it, the indicator shows "H"-1 bar. If I make a call, sometimes, it will stay on "H"-1 bar BUT ....... you let me try ANYTHING with data (on my unlimited data plan) and it immediately streaks past 3G and shows "E"-4 bars. I never see "H" or "G" again until I've put the phone in 'sleep mode' and pick it up again later. Rinse and repeat. 

 

Today was my second grandchild's 1st birthday party. We were outdoors grilling and (7 miles across town from my home) discussing some of the recent destruction from the tornadoes locally and I was asked if I had seen the "YouTube" video from a near-by community. I said no and whipped out my trusty Inspire 2.5G and had an "H"-4 bars signal. I thought to myself ..... 'this is going to be easy." I hit the pre-loaded "YouTube" widget, turned the phone to landscape so I could take full advantage of the beautiful 4.3" SLCD screen and all I got was a buffering wheel and after a couple of minutes returned the phone to the upright portrait view so as to see the signal strength ...... it was "E"-5 bars. In disgust, I put the Inspire 2.5G back in it's protective leather case and proceeded with 2 hot dogs, cole slaw and a very large piece of birthday cake. After a little settling, my son asked if I had been able to see that "YouTube" tornado video. I told him no, but, let's try again. Sure enough, I had "H"-4 bars again and was satisfied that this would be the fastest video download (or stream) ever. Again after a minute or two of foot tapping, I returned the phone, again, to the portrait position and again, .... "E"-5 bars. Rinse and repeat.

 

I like the phone. It's fast offline and on my Wifi at home. I don't even have a problem with the duration of the battery. I have downloaded Market Apps to customize it to my liking. This fake 4G is ...... well, I won't call it false advertising (YET), lets just call it ........ A D*** LIE! 

 

And now for the questions:

1) What is causing the "auto-switch" from "H" to "E", especially for data, and what is the cure?

2) Do you have to be an Iphone owner to get at least a 3G signal?

3) My 30-day return expires in 5 days, can anyone tell me a comparable model from Verizon or Cellular South, because, if this problem isn't resolved by AT&T in 4 days, I'll be a proud new customer of some other company.

For 14+ years I've been a faithful, patient and loyal BellSouth Mobility ... Cingular ... AT&T customer. Mainly because I travel a 400 mile radius for business and they have had the most extensive coverage areas and descent service, pretty much .... until now. I used to get a good signal in my home and in my office at work on all the mobile phones I've had (Audiovox, Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Now HTC Inspire   4G   2.5E). Now, when I pick up my Inspire at my home (or office) and press the power button the signal indicator shows "H"-3 bars. Before I can unlock it, the indicator shows "H"-1 bar. If I make a call, sometimes, it will stay on "H"-1 bar BUT ....... you let me try ANYTHING with data (on my unlimited data plan) and it immediately streaks past 3G and shows "E"-4 bars. I never see "H" or "G" again until I've put the phone in 'sleep mode' and pick it up again later. Rinse and repeat. 

 

Today was my second grandchild's 1st birthday party. We were outdoors grilling and (7 miles across town from my home) discussing some of the recent destruction from the tornadoes locally and I was asked if I had seen the "YouTube" video from a near-by community. I said no and whipped out my trusty Inspire 2.5G and had an "H"-4 bars signal. I thought to myself ..... 'this is going to be easy." I hit the pre-loaded "YouTube" widget, turned the phone to landscape so I could take full advantage of the beautiful 4.3" SLCD screen and all I got was a buffering wheel and after a couple of minutes returned the phone to the upright portrait view so as to see the signal strength ...... it was "E"-5 bars. In disgust, I put the Inspire 2.5G back in it's protective leather case and proceeded with 2 hot dogs, cole slaw and a very large piece of birthday cake. After a little settling, my son asked if I had been able to see that "YouTube" tornado video. I told him no, but, let's try again. Sure enough, I had "H"-4 bars again and was satisfied that this would be the fastest video download (or stream) ever. Again after a minute or two of foot tapping, I returned the phone, again, to the portrait position and again, .... "E"-5 bars. Rinse and repeat.

 

I like the phone. It's fast offline and on my Wifi at home. I don't even have a problem with the duration of the battery. I have downloaded Market Apps to customize it to my liking. This fake 4G is ...... well, I won't call it false advertising (YET), lets just call it ........ A D*** LIE! 

 

And now for the questions:

1) What is causing the "auto-switch" from "H" to "E", especially for data, and what is the cure?

2) Do you have to be an Iphone owner to get at least a 3G signal?

3) My 30-day return expires in 5 days, can anyone tell me a comparable model from Verizon or Cellular South, because, if this problem isn't resolved by AT&T in 4 days, I'll be a proud new customer of some other company.

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Edited by redpoint73 on Apr 25, 2011 at 6:18:22 AM

 

 


Printerscape wrote:

 This is true. There really isn't a point in having a task killer set to automatic, but there is a point in having a task killer. When you use a one-time program, like a game or camera, and go back to the home screen, the app will still be running in the background. Apps like these can be closed with a task killer, and will not restart, unless you start it up again.

 


You can do that right in Android's settings, so again, task killers are pointless.  Don't waste space on your phone on apps that do what the Android OS already does.

 

 

 


Printerscape wrote:

 This is true. There really isn't a point in having a task killer set to automatic, but there is a point in having a task killer. When you use a one-time program, like a game or camera, and go back to the home screen, the app will still be running in the background. Apps like these can be closed with a task killer, and will not restart, unless you start it up again.

 


You can do that right in Android's settings, so again, task killers are pointless.  Don't waste space on your phone on apps that do what the Android OS already does.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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