The last straw.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by moparharn, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. moparharn

    moparharn Member

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    I give up. I had to forward some attachments from an email to a customer and the Droid does not forward pdf attachments. REALLY?
    Is this thing a toy or a serious business phone? I callled tech support and they called Moto and they both told me that MAYBE in January there will be a fix for this. Poor call quality, unreliable email delivery with battery pulls, poor battery performance, calander stops syncing on its own, random settings changes, poor email file management, battery cover falling off, random shut downs, on and on and on. This is really not much better than my Storm 1 experience . So tomorrow I think I am taking it back. Now what?
    Back to ATT to reactivate my Bold? Buy an Iphone? Or stay with Verizon and reactivate my old BB 8830 and wait for the passion?
    Moto, Verizon and Google should have had this thing further along before they dumped it on the Guinea pigs. It is 2009, they can't intro a phone that has fewer problems than this? I am sorry to quit on this because I really like alot of this phone, but I need a business phone, not a toy.
    BTW- the tech people have no notice of any over the air updates for the Droid on the 11th.
     
  2. keiichi25

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    Sorry to hear that man... At the moment, I really don't consider the Droid to be a business phone quite just yet either, but since I got it as a personal phone more than a business phone, not really seeing it being a problem for now.

    And no, this is not a "Love it or good riddance post."... Just saying that right now, if you bought it for business reasons, it might not be the right tool for it now. All I can say, is check on it later on, and hopefully, like the iPhone it will mature even more than what you saw now.
     
  3. Monstrosity

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    Its not just a brand new phone, its a brand new OS, theres goign to be a lot of fixes needed, so be patient.
     
  4. JayMonster

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    Can't say anything about the unfortunate fact about the attachments. It surprises me, but it is what it is. As for your other problems... they seem more indicitive of a faulty unit. If every unit was as you described with the battery door problems, battery life problems, random shutdowns, etc. The reviews certainly wouldn't be so glowing and this phone certainly wouldn't be garnering the sort of attention it is.

    It is not a Blackberry, that is true. And as I said in another post, if your main goal is sending and receiving e-mails then that may be the best device for you. But the Droid is more powerful than that overall, and yes there may be some issues that need to be worked out (it took the Jesus Phone 2+ years to get MMS, and OS 5.0 for Blackberry still can't draw a reasonable web page in a reasonable amount of time, so every phone has its quirks).

    If the attachment is a showstopper right now, then go back. But if it is because that is a culmination of problem events, then I would return the phone first and get a functional unit, and go from there.
     
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    I have found there are a lot of "duh" problems with this phone. Seems like MOTO has made some things more difficult than they really need to be. I sitll like it but I keep finding more and more "duh" problems. Makes you wonder if they even tested it before they released it!
     
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    Idk if this will help, but maybe try using Astro to send the pdf? i know it will send attachments but idk about pdf.


    You can also just upload it somewhere, and give them that link maybe until a fix?
     
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    Farewell...we want an army here - Not a democracy full of infidels. Good luck in your voyage.
     
  8. atlharry

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    ok, I just forwarded a message with a PDF attachment to one account (from the gmail app... got it fine) sent it to ANOTHER one that uses exchange (got it fine as well)... used touchdown and forwarded it from that account back to the gmail account... got that one fine as well. Maybe it's user error? :unsure:

    Edit - Ok, just realized that I didn't try a POP account. Maybe that's where it doesn't allow it. :rating00:
     
  9. sterdroids

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    Not true. You need TouchDown, D2go to forward for most people. It can be a Business phone but the price goes up by $10 for everything Mot left out.

    I am still in my 30 day but loving it more and more as I make it work and pay to make it work.
     
  10. ggpike

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    Might be user error.

    I have been receiving and forwarding pdf's (art proofs and invoices) since I got my Droid. Haven't had a single issue with forwarding or clients not receiving the attached pdf's.
     
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    through gmail or exchange
     
  12. ggpike

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    we use Google Apps instead of Exchange for our company . . . that could have something to do with it. Not good if it only works for gmail or corporate gmail and not exchange.