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Everything posted by ermghoti

  1. To be fair, the first thing I tried after a reboot was to press on the exterior where the mike is, having heard some of the internals get loose. After re-reading, I opened the phone and massaged the base and screen separately. That may have been it, or it may have gotten tired of not working, or it may have just been crap reception.
  2. Oops. Lies, it decided to work just now. might be intermittent, might be Verizon.
  3. This is the microphone, not the speakers.
  4. It hasn't worked since 13NOV. I was hoping it would straighten out, but it looks like I'll need to contact F(x)Tec, and get approval to take it apart. My first one drowned, so I took it almost entirely apart and reassembled it, so I'm optimistic I can get at the microphone.
  5. Friday morning, I received a call, everything was normal. Friday evening, I got another call. I could hear the caller clearly, but they could not hear me. They called back, I put them on speakerphone, and we completed the call. Since then, the only way to take a call is on speakerphone. I've tried turing the device off and back on, which completely exhausts my technical expertise. Any pointers?
  6. No real update in my opinions. Curved screens are trash. The number row is crowded. It's physically too slick to safely handle, both the foolishly curved screen and the inexplicably frictionless back. Zero waterproofing. Other than that, they have worked great. I'm open to a better camera software, but the stock takes photos and videos well enough if I have time to tamper with the settings. Keyboard works fine, battery life is excellent. I've had no issue with build quality or calling characteristics on my first, drowned device or the replacement. Once in a blue moon it will refuse to send a t
  7. I tried. 😄 Used Craftcloud, tried ABS with 40% infill, ordered two bumpers and two backs. The bumper went on, but falls off in my pocket. After a couple hours, it no longer stays on at all. The backs were both obviously warped. I broke one trying to straighten it, both were too short to attach even momentarily. Maybe PLA?
  8. That is great news! It's been a long time without an adequate case option.
  9. My nails are chewed halfway to the quick, and have been for almost five decades. No dice.
  10. It's a minor nuisance. The number row of the physical keyboard is very tight to the screen, really the one substantial criticism I have of it. With the keyboard closed, keeping your fingers away from the screen require a precarious basketball-palming grip on the frictionless device, which can be harrowing. I despise curved screens anyway, but so far, have managed to live with it without feeling the need to download a solution.
  11. I gave up fixing it 25MAR. They notified me around 19MAY that replacements would be likely available, I sent it the next day or so. I received the replacement about 03SEP, in retail packaging, with a bit of a finish irregularity under the IMEI sticker, which I couldn't say if it just slipped through QC, if a cosmetic second was selected as a replacement device, or if it was a return. either way, it works correctly. I was told there would be no retail packaging, and they offered a substantial discount for a service replacement that was no fault of theirs whatsoever, so I'm fine with it in any
  12. Googled it up, that's exactly the case.
  13. I'm aware I'm playing a dangerous game on Verizon, LOL. If it comes to it, I'll change carriers. So, if I got a replacement card for my old phone, it would be distinct from the previous one, which would then not work at all?
  14. So, if I got a replacement card from Verizon, put it in the other phone, and never turn on both at once, that wouldn't work?
  15. Well, I'd like the GPS feature as a backup (just got my friend out of nasty fog when his unit went on the fritz; that was the drowning mentioned above), and I suspect calls on a watch wouldn't go well in wind, waves, and possibly motor noise. Worth a thought though.
  16. I'm on Verizon, which seems to have good coverage everywhere but my house, my girlfriend's apartment, and my workplace.🤬 If you mean run the smartwatch from the Pro1, then no. I had a display on a Samsung S4 crushed in my pocket from getting bounced around in a small boat, and then after I fixed it, drowned in my PFD when it got splashy. For all the great things about a Pro1, they are utterly defenseless from pretty much everything, so I won't take it anywhere near water.
  17. Sounds reasonable, I've never looked into it, as I've never heard of anyone using prepaid phones for legal activity. 😆
  18. Massachusetts. So, it's pay-as-you-go? That does make sense.
  19. My first choice. Couldn't gain purchase, but I could sharpen one and try again. I'm definitely concerned about the durability of the hardware. I may have been vague, I'm using the Pro1 90%, and using the tough phone for fishing/boating/kayaking etc. I'm trying to avoid getting another line, but if the choices are trashing the phone or paying $40/month or whatever, then I'll have to eat it or not take a phone anywhere with challenging conditions.
  20. I am going to be swapping my sim card back and forth between my Pro1 for daily use, and a jobsite phone all but impervious to water and impact for when I don't want to risk it. My fingernail will not grip the tray notch. I used a bit of music wire, but it looks like that will damage the door. Anybody have a better solution?
  21. Welp, I bit the bullet, and now have a replacement device. So far it's working on Verizon. I'll probably go for one of the wallet cases until a made-to-order case is available. In the interim, I had gotten a Kyocera Duroforce Pro 2, which isn't much of a performer, but is nearly literally indestructible. I'll swap the sim card back and forth depending on the needs of the day.
  22. I don't know if goodman is coming back, but I'm in for a case, I'd gladly cover the materials and time put into it.
  23. No, there was a need for a screwdriver and a prying tool for what I did. The keyboard is glued, but I didn't feel the need to go into it.
  24. It went together fairly well, the hinges are the worst of it. The spheroid is still a bit of a mystery to me.
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