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    GALAXY S2 Skyrocket is awesome!

    I upgraded to the first version of the Galaxy S2 which is 4g hspa only. I couldn't tell a difference in data speeds from my nexus 1 and was dissapointed. I had numerous issues with it; frequent dropped calls, calls not completing, no data connection or really slow connection (in downtown Houston) when my work iPhone 4s worked perfect on att 3g. After I jumped through hoops with customer care, I finally got them to offer me an early upgrade to the Skyrocket. The best part is that there was a promo for customers upgrading from the regular GS2 and it was a free upgrade.

    I read one review that said the processor was slightly slower despite the 1.5 vs 1.3, but its noticeably better.
    I finally got into LTE coverage and I'm amazed at how fast the data connection is., 18.8Mbs down, 4.3Mbs up.
    Awesome!
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    That's great to hear - this will likely be my next upgrade unless an ICS phone shows up (heard that Skyrocket would get ICS but Samsung/AT&T updates have been terrible).

    Can you verify one thing for me quickly: When you have an alarm set, does the lock screen show the next alarm time? Some phones have it & some don't.

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    hmmm wonder if it was just a bad S2.
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    The lock screen does not show the next alarm.

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    Here is the speed test results
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    What's the point of all that speed when you'll get throttled in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleankutazn View Post
    What's the point of all that speed when you'll get throttled in no time.
    +1

    If you are on LTE, AT&T should NOT be throttling. The advanced backhaul can handle the extra data so keeping the usage "fair" for all users isn't a legitamite excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleankutazn View Post
    What's the point of all that speed when you'll get throttled in no time.
    You aren't throttled on the tiered plans.

    Verizon's 4G network.

    I live in California, not New York. I actually dislike New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjac081 View Post
    The lock screen does not show the next alarm.
    Thanks for confirming for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleankutazn View Post
    What's the point of all that speed when you'll get throttled in no time.
    There are APN's that break the throttling. Granted, they don't work on LTE.
    Have you read the forum rules lately?

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    I just upgraded to the Skyrocket last week, and I agree, this phone is AWESOME, and a BEAST! We don't have LTE up here in Mendocino County yet, from anybody (though AT&T, Verizon and U.S. Cellular all plan on getting it here), but I am getting 8000-9000 down and around 1000 up on HSPA+ w/Enhanced Backhaul, I am LOVING those speeds! By the way, if you are eligible for an upgrade this year, and register by Feb 12th with Best Buy you will get a $50 Gift Card for upgrading through them, I used mine to buy a case with some left over, thanks BB.

    Edit-Just go here and enter your phone number and email address by February 12th-

    https://www-ssl.bestbuy.com/site/ols...&ref=71&loc=02

    No, I am no affiliated with Best Buy in any way, shape or form.

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    How's battery life been on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    How's battery life been on that?
    No problems with battery life on mine. Averaging 15/down and 10/up in downtown Boston.
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    I use the easy battery app with move and I can go two or three days on a charge, much better than juice defender.

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    Hi all: I am interested in upgrading to a LTE phone but still wants to regularly use the sim in non LTE phones. I have heard the sim cards in the LTE phones are different, but I assume these new sim cards will work just fine in non LTE phones for data, is that correct? Thanks.

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