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Who likes the Samsung Eternity?

I have been reading a lot of good things about the Samsung Eternity and I would like to know who really likes their phone.  I am considering purchasing this device.
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Re: Who likes the Samsung Eternity?

I just bought mine today. After long time considering different phones i chose the Samsung Eternity. I was debating the iphone but a couple things made me not choose it.
1) Insurance is not available on the iphone.
2) Cost.
3) The Eternity has Mobile TV, iphone doesn't.
 
Even though i feel the iphone has a better web browser and the application store it just wasn't enough for me to chose the iphone. I like the fact that the Eternity has the mobile tv and the web browser is i feel better than most of the other phones out there. The touch screen is much improved over the LG VU which is similar in comparison. I like that you can add space with a micro sd card and the texting is easy to use either with the num pad or the qwerty keyboard. It can also rotate from vertical to landscape viewing on certain apps and browsers like the iphone. All in all i'm very satisfied with the phone. I'll let you know again once i've had it for a while how i feel about the phone.
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Scholar

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I am going on week three with my Eternity.  It is the best all around device I have owned.  I have owned the Blackjack, Q9h, Vu, Tilt and the iPhone.  Texting is as good as it gets with a touchscreen QWERTY.  The Bluetooth is perfect and supports all important profiles.  The browser suits my needs as well.  The calls have all been clear and I haven't dropped a call since I started using this phone.  I highly recommend it.
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Teacher

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I have had mine for about 3 weeks and love it! 
 
Ditto what the others said Smiley Happy
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Teacher

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Just bought the Eternity on Sat. and besides some little issues I am in love with this phone. They are coming out with a software update which will fix these little details. texting is so easy go for it
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i  am  on my 4th eternity phone. all of them had the same problem. they would shut down and i would have to take out the battery to turn it on. three different att reps look at the problem. i'm ready to take this one back and get lg vu
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Scholar

Re: Who likes the Samsung Eternity?


rissskey wrote:
i  am  on my 4th eternity phone. all of them had the same problem. they would shut down and i would have to take out the battery to turn it on. three different att reps look at the problem. i'm ready to take this one back and get lg vu

Did they replace the SIM any of those times?  I have not heard of anyone else having your problem.  There was a guy who discovered one of his songs or wallpaper were causing a similar issue.

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Had this problem once, albeit with another phone, replacing the SIM did the trick.

 

I currently own the iPhone. I don't even own the Eternity yet, but from my research since it's come out, I love it. Sure I'll miss the iPhone's apps and maps. Still, I'm planning to make the switch to Eternity as soon as monetarily possible. This forum is a great help. Keep posting your opinions.

Message Edited by Autumnoel on 01-10-2009 02:19:55 PM
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Voyager

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I really Love this phoneSmiley Happy.

Me & my Husband just got Eternity about 2 weeks ago and we're really love this phone. I used Eternity for search web, checked email and also chat with my friend in my beaktime or anywhere., It worked very good for us.

I uploaded the pictures from my computer by cable to the phone. it's amazing, The pictures appeared on my Eternity screen was so clearly and quality same as my laptop.

I made some gif files set as wallpaper and it worked very well, me and my husband we're got a lot of compliments from our friends.I also used my favourite song to created ringtone, the file size is around 295-289 kb it worked great for me so far.

This Samsung Eternity for us is Amazing and such a sweet phone Smiley Happy.

 

 

 

 

Message Edited by bbjezz on 01-11-2009 01:54:31 PM
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I've had the same problem. I got the Eternity a week ago and it worked fine for 4 days. Then it started shutting off when it was idle and the only way i could turn it back on was to remove the battery and try again. I took it to the store and they refunded it (you get one free exchange within 30 days). However, the next night, my brand new phone was doing it again. When it is plugged into the wall it doesn't have this problem. They have replaced my phone, my battery, and my SIM card. And today, and week later after buying the phone originally, it is still shutting off. Another problem i had with it is if i try to keep the screen lit so it won't shut off.. it freezes. I'm blown away. Several of my friends have this phone and none of them have had this problem. The at&t rep i see swears i'm crazy. If anyone finds a solution, please, contact me asap.
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I quickly found out, after I purchased the phone, that it had no speed dial. What? Didn't many of the first cells phones out on the market have this basic feature? Samsung really missed the mark on this one. And voice dial too.....no voice dial on this one. Based on this I was ready to return the phones. I've had it for about 3 weeks. However, the last week I've been playing around with the phone a little more and have actually come to like it. I hate all the hype about Apple products, especially the iphone. I did not want to be bound to a $35 data plan every month. That gets real expensive! So I opted for the Eternity which although I've heard lacks a lot of the free applications of the iphone, it's a pretty neat phone that can become an excellent phone if the following issues are fixed:

 

1. No speed dial

 

2. Call volume is on the low side, if you have some noise around you even in the max volume setting you may still have a hard time hearing

 

3.  When you scroll through your contacts sometimes contacts open up accidentally

 

4. Too many applications for which you have to pay extra per month. This gets WAY too expensive.ButI realize they're in the business to make money.

 

5. Would be nice to have voice speed dial

 

6.  Annoying widgets which you don't use cannot be deleted from your desktop

 

7. The way contacts are stored is by first name, this is kinda weird, maybe I'm just not used to it.

 

8. Wallpaper cannot be customized, can only select from ATTs preset wallpapers which is 4.

 

 

I know I'm being kinda picky but this is not a $50 phone. I can't believe Samsung's product development and focus groups could not point out these problems before the product was produced. I really hope that the update fixes somes of these issues. I've read other posts that Samsung customer service is not good. Anybody know when the update might be out and will that be pushed onto our phones or do we have to keep checking back on Samsung's website?

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Scholar

Re: Who likes the Samsung Eternity?

Any widget you drag on to the desktop can also be dragged back to the touchwiz bar.
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Tutor

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I really like the phone so far. I found a site where I can link to streaming radio and pick the stations I want so didn't really matter if the phone had a radio or not now. I downloaded google maps and they work great. I ended up buying two games from this site, Monopoly is pretty cool to play on the phone. So it doesnt have speed dial? I could care less. I am not that lazy. Just as easy to put numbers I call alot into favorites and can get to it quick enuf for me. The camera is not that great tho. I was disappointed in that but ya can't have everything. I am able to customize wallpapers, ringers. I can get unlimited internet and messaging for 35 a month, not too bad. I downloaded several sites to my browser favorites and can get into the weather quick, twitter etc. I love the phone. Only issue right now is the ringers are ascending even when you mark that you dont want them to be. I hope that will be fixed with an update in the future. Ringers tho are loud enuf for me. Battery life is not real good but then I can't seem to put the thing down so not sure really how good it is yet..haha. Texting is ok too, I love the texting with the accelerometer. Takes a bit to get used to but is fine. The widgets are ok. You can go into the phone and put which widgets you want to use. Hope we can add more widgets later with an update. Not sure yet how the birthday widget works. Scrolling takes a bit to get used to and will accidently open up the wrong number or whatever that I am scrolling for. If that makes sense. Really cool with the flashing lights on the bottom when you get a call or message. You can change the colors. I found a hard rubber case and a silicon case too. Both fit pretty good. The first silicon case felt a little too big but works. Phone hasn't fallen out like I was afraid it would. Cheap cases found on ebay. I hope in the future we can get some games tho that will use the accelerometer. No dropped calls either tho that is probably the network anyway. I paired it up with my Mocha Latte headset fine.
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Contributor

Re: Who likes the Samsung Eternity?


Call volume is on the low side, if you have some noise around you even in the max volume setting you may still have a hard time hearing

 

Annoying widgets which you don't use cannot be deleted from your desktop

 

Wallpaper cannot be customized, can only select from ATTs preset wallpapers which is 4.


i think the call volume is actually perfect.

 

As for the widgets you can go to settings, click on display and light, then widget and just uncheck all the boxes if you don't like the widget bar.

 

And for wallpapers, you can set your own pictures as wallpaper.

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Contributor

Re: Who likes the Samsung Eternity?

like the phone, but a couple of things that bother me.. as mentioned before, no voice dialing sucks especially when you have bluetooth... also... the scrolling with the finger can sometimes get caught and when your scrolling in the address book or pics it will click on something you dont want to... but really what bugs me the most is when your scrolling the address book, me being a righty, i cant see the letters of the address book cause my hand is in the way.. i wish you could switch the scroll to the other side.
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