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By rahtrip, Senior Member on 1st April 2014, 08:21 AM
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Don't get me wrong I love my phone. But just had to quickly get this off my chest. Minor annoyances.

1. Only the international/developer version gets the HTC Silicone case for the M8 in box. Why not make that standard across all models? This is a beautiful case, my friend works for Verizon Wireless as an Engineer/IT and when we met up a couple of times around January-end to Feb I saw that he had this phone with him trying to test it in real life settings on their network. His case came with the phone in the box. I thought that the case fit well with the phone and the color scheme worked well also. I was praying and hoping that this was the case across US Carriers.



2. No free google drive space for US Carrier phones? Once again international/developer vs US Carrier bias. What gives HTC?

3. I'm fine with Carrier branding on the back, but why that Ugly crookedly placed Phone ID sticker on the back? I know you can take it off, but just include it in the box and leave it as an option to stick on it yourself or save it for warranty purposes.

4. I hope for once in the future Carrier IQ and Bloatware will be optional or taken out completely. This is where iOS and Apple excels in terms of regulating carrier bloatware on their phones. I know Carrier IQ will be on most phones and hard to track sometimes.

5. ATT please include the Sim card that comes with the phone in the shipped box and dont open my phone prior to shipping and put it in there for me. Now I know why the phone was scratched on the corners and by the Sim Door. SMH...

That is all, sorry had to vent. Lol...
 
 
1st April 2014, 08:24 AM |#2  
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Mine came out flawless from the box. My SIM wasn't installed either.....

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1st April 2014, 08:26 AM |#3  
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Mine came out flawless from the box. My SIM wasn't installed either.....

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haha yea same with my friend, his wasnt installed for him prior to shipping. idk y me...fml haha
1st April 2014, 08:27 AM |#4  
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I broke the seals on the box myself. The jerks at best buy wanted to do it and I said NO lol. Mine mine mine

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1st April 2014, 03:12 PM |#5  
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Mine came out flawless from the box. My SIM wasn't installed either.....

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My sim was also pre-installed when it came to me (Shipped direct from AT&T). No scratches/problems with my phone thought, I love it.

I also could care less about the case and Bloat etc... Easy enough to Root and install a ROM without it. Pretty used to this kind of thing by now, not worth fussing over.
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You can still get the Google Drive space. Just call them up.
1st April 2014, 08:33 PM |#7  
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I do not really feel your pain on any these. i dont need a silicone case. my sim was preinstalled but no sign of my box being opened, it was sealed. i was under the impression it was part of HTC process in packaging that they has the att sim card in them already. carrier iq who cares. you can get the extra drive space no matter what phone you have. and the sticker on the back? seriously. thats not branding. its not meant to stay on.
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You can still get the Google Drive space. Just call them up.

Who do we call? Google?

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1st April 2014, 09:25 PM |#9  
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Who do we call? Google?

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Yup. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2698548 See this thread for more info.
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I hate att too
My phone came in perfect condition, but I bought a case for it which ended up scratching it. I would have loved to get this case with it, probably wouldn't be in the position I'm in. Bloatware will continue to be a problem, it's not going away.

AT&T Sucks.

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Yup. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2698548 See this thread for more info.


Contact HTC through their online chat support. They'll send you an activation email.
27th April 2014, 02:53 PM |#11  
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1. My developer version did not come with a case...so this I think is not accurate
2. Developer build didnt accept email address for free space either,Carriers make that decision,they opt out of the offer...
3. Its just the IMEI?Serial stickers, when there was removable batteries they were under the batteries,I understand point but they have to put them on the phones.
4. AT&T and carrieriq/bloatware,wellllll that probably wont happen anytime soon although Ive had discussions with htc higher ups about it and its not htc,its att that insists on putting it on the phones....lol
5. I have both developer and att branded, the att did indeed come with a sim included and was unopened...Guess its just where you get them maybe

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Originally Posted by rahtrip

Don't get me wrong I love my phone. But just had to quickly get this off my chest. Minor annoyances.

1. Only the international/developer version gets the HTC Silicone case for the M8 in box. Why not make that standard across all models? This is a beautiful case, my friend works for Verizon Wireless as an Engineer/IT and when we met up a couple of times around January-end to Feb I saw that he had this phone with him trying to test it in real life settings on their network. His case came with the phone in the box. I thought that the case fit well with the phone and the color scheme worked well also. I was praying and hoping that this was the case across US Carriers.



2. No free google drive space for US Carrier phones? Once again international/developer vs US Carrier bias. What gives HTC?

3. I'm fine with Carrier branding on the back, but why that Ugly crookedly placed Phone ID sticker on the back? I know you can take it off, but just include it in the box and leave it as an option to stick on it yourself or save it for warranty purposes.

4. I hope for once in the future Carrier IQ and Bloatware will be optional or taken out completely. This is where iOS and Apple excels in terms of regulating carrier bloatware on their phones. I know Carrier IQ will be on most phones and hard to track sometimes.

5. ATT please include the Sim card that comes with the phone in the shipped box and dont open my phone prior to shipping and put it in there for me. Now I know why the phone was scratched on the corners and by the Sim Door. SMH...

That is all, sorry had to vent. Lol...

Last edited by Wonders_Never_Cease; 27th April 2014 at 02:58 PM.

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