update... contacted Tmobile within the last hour and apparently this rep said this is a known issue. She contacted Samsung and Google (could be blowing smoke up you know what) but she came back and said they are very aware of the issues and are vigorously working on a fix and your informations will be one of the first ones to get it. She was saying 4.4 (kitkat) screwed up a lot of Samsung devices. BTW she was also having the same problems. All replacement phones will come with 4.4 so exchanging is out of the question.
Regarding the power saving thing ill give it a shot. It was on before the master reset. Noticed it was off when i went in. On now so ill try then.
Current: Samsung GN III (wht) Again waited in Line! Yes there was no one there.
Old: (Wife) Samsung GN II (wht) Waited in line when there was none.
HTC Amaze (wht) sold CL
HTC MT4G (wht) sold CL
HTC MT3G (wht) sold CL