Advice for your new phone.
Over the last few months I have been jumping from phone to phone and I have learned a few things along the way. This is mainly directed at people who plan on getting the Epic4G or any new phone soon.
Keep the box unmolested.
This is useful if you need to return the item or plan on selling it in the future. People like to have the original box with all the manuals and extras when they buy a phone.
Do not put on a screen protector for 30 days.
Again if you need to return the phone, you pretty much ruin the screen protector you place on it. Assuming you are careful with the phone there shouldn't be any issues, they are pretty scratch resistant. Also try applying it in the bathroom with the shower on with hot water. The extra humidity will help get the dust/fibers out of the air. Nothing will bug you more than dust stuck under a screen protector.
Wait on getting a case
Like the issue with the screen protector, if you return the phone you will end up down $20-$30 for a case that you cannot use. Also normally at launch the selection of cases is limited as time goes by you will see more and more case options become available.
The battery will suck at first
As with most new devices. The batteries will need some ramp up time before it is working at its peak, do not get discouraged, as it can take a few charge cycles before you can see normal operation.
Start transferring your contacts over to Gmail.
If you do not have a gmail account, you will need one. If you are new to Android you will find a lot of the services revolve around your Google account. If you are hesitant to make the jump, I can assure you that you will not regret it. If you have the account and contacts ready to go before you get the phone you will be in a good position when you do get it. On booting the phone it will ask you to log in, and 10 seconds later it will have all your contacts available.
Get a Google Voice account
Even if you do not plan on giving out the Google Voice number for people to call, it has other uses. One of the uses of Google Voice is visual voice mail. Yes Sprint includes this feature for free, but Google Voice is better and can be accessed from the phone, or any web browser. The Google Voice app (download required) makes the integration seamless.
If I think of more I will add them later. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Phone: Galaxy Note LTE, Epic 4G, EVO 4G, DROID Incredible, HD2, AT&T Tilt2, AT&T Tilt