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Considering a New Smart Phone.
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:05:05 pm »
I have the very first HTC ONE from around 2013 and I am considering getting a new phone. The problem is that this is a pretty new transition for me, considering that I have only ever had one smart phone. Over the years I have saved quite a bit of info, texts, etc and I want to be able to transfer all of that over to my new model.

Regarding transferring my text messages specifically, if I got the HTC Bolt or any of the HTC U models, or the Motorola G5, could I easily and successfully transfer over my previous text messages to the new device?

Thanks.
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    Re: Considering a New Smart Phone.
    « Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 07:22:44 pm »


    Regarding transferring my text messages specifically, if I got the HTC Bolt or any of the HTC U models, or the Motorola G5, could I easily and successfully transfer over my previous text messages to the new device?

    Thanks.
    You should send this query to [email protected]

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    Re: Considering a New Smart Phone.
    « Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 07:39:49 pm »
    I copied and pasted that address and it didn't send. I got a mailer failure notice  :shrug .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Considering a New Smart Phone.
    « Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 08:31:47 pm »
    I copied and pasted that address and it didn't send. I got a mailer failure notice  :shrug .
    Are you being serious?  :scrutiny

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    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 08:40:49 pm »
    Why wouldn't I be serious? He gave an address and I emailed it. I didn't recognise it, but I emailed HTC asking as well.

    Not sure why you're giving rhetorical questions instead of helpful input.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 09:43:43 pm »
    I'm pretty sure he was jokingly suggesting you ask the NSA to help you since "they already have all of your old text messages on file"
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    Re: Considering a New Smart Phone.
    « Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 10:06:09 pm »
    Why wouldn't I be serious? He gave an address and I emailed it. I didn't recognise it, but I emailed HTC asking as well.

    Not sure why you're giving rhetorical questions instead of helpful input.
    Because I actually read out the link he gave you.  :facepalm

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    « Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 10:27:48 pm »
    I have the very first HTC ONE
    I had one too.  Good, solid phone for the day.  I'm on a Galaxy 7 Edge now.  I love it.  Great battery life, awesome screen, fast processor, lots of memory.
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    Re: Considering a New Smart Phone.
    « Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 05:26:16 am »
    We have had horrible luck with Alcatels, and every Samsung I've had, despite being wonderful otherwise, has hated sd cards.
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    « Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 08:08:02 am »
    If you get the phone from a carrier, they should be able to move all your stuff for you at the store without much problem.   It's not that difficult to do yourself either.   

    I usually buy all my phones used on ebay.   If you get something a year or two old,  you can usually get a pretty decent phone for less than $150.   No reason to pay the crazy mark up to get the absolute newest thing out there.   Currently I'm using an LG G4.   Only thing I really dislike about it is the placement of the volume and power buttons.  I'd rather they were on the side instead of on the back next to the camera.   

    I'm not sure which one I'll go to next.  I already had to go without a sliding keyboard since nobody offers those anymore except Blackberry, and those idiots always make them slide vertically instead of horizontally.  The G3 and G4 I've had since my last keyboard phone still have a removable battery,  but that's getting damn hard to find now too.   Now we're at the point where they are removing the headphone jacks.  Of course it's my fault for being a cranky old man and not liking the new technology.   :-\  Yeah, because getting a downgrade in functionality is smart and hip.   :banghead
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    « Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 10:10:32 am »
    I went pure android with a Nexus 4 and have never looked back.  Currently using a Nexus 5X and am torn between a Pixel 2 and the Android One Moto X4.

    As far as moving your text messages: 

    https://www.wikihow.tech/Transfer-SMS-from-Android-to-Android

    This is the top google response.  There are a ton of others.
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    « Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 05:16:53 pm »
    If you get the phone from a carrier, they should be able to move all your stuff for you at the store without much problem.   It's not that difficult to do yourself either.   

    I usually buy all my phones used on ebay.   If you get something a year or two old,  you can usually get a pretty decent phone for less than $150.   No reason to pay the crazy mark up to get the absolute newest thing out there.   Currently I'm using an LG G4.   Only thing I really dislike about it is the placement of the volume and power buttons.  I'd rather they were on the side instead of on the back next to the camera.   

    I'm not sure which one I'll go to next.  I already had to go without a sliding keyboard since nobody offers those anymore except Blackberry, and those idiots always make them slide vertically instead of horizontally.  The G3 and G4 I've had since my last keyboard phone still have a removable battery,  but that's getting damn hard to find now too.   Now we're at the point where they are removing the headphone jacks.  Of course it's my fault for being a cranky old man and not liking the new technology.   :-\  Yeah, because getting a downgrade in functionality is smart and hip.   :banghead
    If you haven't check out swappa.com for your next new used phone. I do the same thing pick up used a few years off the curve for cheaper. Right now I'm running a droid turbo and fairly happy with it. Generally I'm a Motorola guy since the antenna and radio is slightly better. Being I live way in the woods with no other phone it's necessary. Can't use an iPhone here etc Samsung or HTC are quite terrible like can't make a call in my house bad.

    Either way swappa.com is a great alternative I've used it a bunch and you don't have to weed through the junk to find decent non parts phones. Since they won't let you in the main section sell broken phones or cracked screens etc. It's just way better than ebay when it comes down to it for phones.

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    « Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 11:52:21 pm »
    I am also thinking about a newer phone as well.  I should send in my Cat phone and get the broken screen fixed, or just go back to using it.  I want one of the newer Cat phones with a built in thermal camera, but I really don't need one.  I am using my wife's old Iphone right now and hate the stupid thing. 
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    Either way swappa.com is a great alternative I've used it a bunch and you don't have to weed through the junk to find decent non parts phones. Since they won't let you in the main section sell broken phones or cracked screens etc. It's just way better than ebay when it comes down to it for phones.

    I'll give them a try when it is time for my next one.   My current deal with Sprint runs out in a couple of months.  So I might be switching carriers and could need a new phone.   
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    « Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 08:31:17 am »
    I'll give them a try when it is time for my next one.   My current deal with Sprint runs out in a couple of months.  So I might be switching carriers and could need a new phone.
    The last couple times I've switched I've used them and other than one phone being the wrong carrier. It's been a pretty flawless experience. Heck I'd even say grade wise they are way above what I've got on ebay as good or better grades. I sound like a broken record but I've been seriously impressed especially considering with ebay it was such a pain and time suck to dig through all the junk to find the right buy;)

    Only caveat is double check the model in the pictures like eBay sometimes someone will on accident put something in the wrong spot etc. But you can also request pictures of the actual device or different angles too which is awesome.

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    « Reply #15 on: November 07, 2017, 11:00:57 am »
    I have had good luck buying phones off of Amazon.  I bought new old stock, got a new phone I liked at half or a third the cost of whatever junk my carrier had.  My only choices for carrier are GCI, ATT, and Verison.  GCI Alaska local is the only carrier that has an office in my town, but their selection of phones just flat out sucks.  GCI uses a sim card, so it makes buying a phone easy as it does not need to have propitiatory software pre-loaded in to the phone. 
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    Re: Considering a New Smart Phone.
    « Reply #16 on: November 07, 2017, 12:43:41 pm »
    If you just want
    If you get the phone from a carrier, they should be able to move all your stuff for you at the store without much problem.   It's not that difficult to do yourself either.   



    iCloud makes it easy. Or I think most everyone has a "cloud" of some sort now. Microsoft, Google, etc. They're all functionally the same.

    I'm not an Apple snob, I just use my phone for basic text, email, and web so anything would do. But between my phone, multiple iPads, my son's phone, and everything I've accumulated from iTunes over the years I'm kind of stuck. Not really, but I'm too lazy to start over. All my devices sync photos, files and emails, and it's all out there in the iCloud when I get new devices. Pick up right where I left off. It's a good system, Apple makes it really easy for tech dummies like me, but now that all my stuff's set up for it I'm reluctant to abandon it. Which I'm sure is not an accident on Apple's part.
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