G1 email troubles plaguing early adopters??

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For the G1, word on the street and in the hands of the users has been a fairly positive user experience, until they tried the email. Recent reports have pop3/imap accounts on the G1 plagued with troubles, while gmail is of course working just peachy. Between connection errors, messages not sending/receiving and other errors, email problems are plaguing users everywhere.

While early reports focus on comcast users, the troubles don’t seem to be specific to any email provider and don’t differ depending on the email account While the “official” word from T-mobile shows this problem being researched with the highest priority, that doesn’t do much in the way to solve the immediate problem. Early adopters are the bread and butter of phone launches now and as word leaks out about such early difficulties especially something so monumentally wrong as email usage it could turn off those who had planned to pick up the phone in the near future. I suppose the flip side to all this is to get the problems out of the way quickly and let future buyers, the less geeky and the less savvy enjoy the phones without the early buying headaches.

Via the official T-mobile forums, no relation to us of course, the Administrator had this to say:

“We used to see similar errors and symptoms with the old MyEmail service and the new Consumer Email Client.  Those are found on regular phones, but do encounter issues when there are more than 100 e-mails on the POP server or when there are emails with relatively large attachments.””

They are asking for anyone with troubles to report the nature of their problem in an effort to help T-mobile solve this problem sooner rather than later. Users report that deleting and re-adding the account has not worked nor has dropping the email count below 100 on the server. So for the moment, thou must endure and hopefully a fix is right around the corner.

Sound off in the comments…how is your email working?

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  • danny

    sucks really i wanted buy the g1 but i see the hardware i dont like much i see like more better the wing and can support flash player for see video onlyne with wifi i want that

  • SinCity

    I have noticed these problems with the email as well with the IM app. Aim and yahoo are extremely glitchy but I haven’t run into a single problem with google. Sounds a little funny to me…

  • T1 Connect

    my email works just fine i got 4 external email setup two from my cable co one from my site and one for yahoo plus. haven’t had any problems with any except failure to notify me of a new message thats it. no bugs glitches or whatever people are complaining about. just remember when you setup your email there are two parts incomming and outgoing. contact your provider if you do not know how to setup your email or for your correct server addresses.

  • DanKind

    yeah… waiting for G2…

  • Macho

    This is not good i don’t have my g1 yet its on its way (ups taking forever) but this is very discouraging making me think twice about keeping it i may just send it back but I’m not I’m going to give the g1 a chance I’m sure the email will be fix

  • T1 Connect

    macho dont worry about what people say. you’re gonna love it. all these little things are not worth complaining about.

  • tmofan12

    I can’t set up my msn account. Bothered me at first but as ong as I gget it fixed.. this phone is great but it does make it look bad.. how’s everyone loving there g1? I can’t stay off of mine!

  • crazyme

    have a pop and an imap account set up. So far working perfectly fine.

  • rajr89

    I’ve had no problems with my IMAP email. Everything seems to be working fine. Only problem I’ve had is that AIM does log me off every once in a while but I dont use it enough to really care.

  • T1 Connect

    @tmofan12 follow this msn, live and hotmail is a web based email theres no pop. in order for you to use msn you must go to mobile.msn.com login from there and bookmark your msn logged in and put it on one of your desktops. voila done.

  • Brandon Jadotte

    dey are ok with me with recieving but i never tried sending

  • Thelazzyone

    I am not having any issue with non Gmail accounts. I am using IMAP to connect to the accounts. My set up when very easy with the G1.

  • tmofan12

    @t1 thanks. That will be a temp solution. It was convinient on dash to hhave push mail but this will do for now.. what do u think so far of the g1?

  • T1 Connect

    Yea would have been nice to have windows live like winmo and blackberry but guess that’s gonna have to do right now. Tmofan12 this phone is like crack I just can’t put it down had it 6 days and still going nuts over it.

  • Macho

    @t1 i feel you i aint sending it back i can’t wait to get my g1 man i wanted to ask you how do you shut off a Program? And also over all what’s the cool things you done with it bro holla back BX in the Building !!! LOL

  • byost83

    as far as i’m concerned, no matter what new phone you get, there’s always problems. There will always be something you don’t like and something that drives you crazy. But that’s just what happens, no phone will ever be perfect. My wife and I both have the G1 and have never had a more entertaining, complete phone! With brand new phones, espicially first models, you can always almost count on something being wrong. This phoone also has a huge hurdle to jump being the first android os. Knowing this, if you were that worried about it, you shouldn’t have even ordered it! As for the rest of us, enjoy!

  • @david

    Viva la G1 Revolution !!!

  • @david

    no but seriously.

    first gen of the first Android Os device on a sleek easy to use all in one entertainment device. apple folks are just jealous that they are not as special anymore. until now the only phones that were competative never measured up. the andriod os has room to improve but with open OS we can expect great improvments made quickly by 3rd party programers.

  • Sun.NY

    My emails have been working Flawlessly
    Onglitches my phone has had is with the sd Card

    Sometimes the phone doesnt recognise it.
    Its all good though,

    Has anyone created a Videorecorder app yet?

  • Andréa

    I can’t complain I have had a gmail acount since around 2004, it blew my yahoo and hotmail acounts out of the water…I have never used an email address from the internet company… thats like relying on your work provided life insurance to catch you if something happens. BUT I AM SOOO FREAKING HAPPY ^________^ this phone is great!!!!!!!!!

  • buck

    My G1 has been having problems keeping me logged onto AIM, mail has been coming sporadically, and I have had a time getting used to the keyboard setup. Portion where buttons are makes it awkward to type. However, it never locked up up while switching programs and surfing the net. OS is awesome. Don’t know if I’ll be keeping it. May go back to a BB. I’m still working with it. Great phone with a few glitches.

  • tmofan12

    @t1 ya dude i fall asleep playing with my phone.. my girl hates it cuz she says i dont pay attention to her anymore.. haha.. but im looking forward to the updates.. again every new phone has issues, but the thing about the G1 is its open source meaning we can fix these with updates and add ons.. all my friends with there iphones kept saying there’s were better.. after they saw what the G! could do they shut up and said the iphone set the bar thats why the g1 cameout.. lol

  • Persia

    I DON’T GET EMAIL NOTIFICATION WHEN I GET A NEW EMAIL. WHY OH WHY. STILL I LOVES THE G1.

  • Mack

    Mine works with Yahoo and Aol without problems. I’m loving it!!!! I have 2 iPhones and a Curve, G1 way better.

  • T1 Connect

    No disrespect to tmonews but where do people come up with these problems. Cause I don’t see what these people that’s reporting this(not tmonews) are talking about

  • JD

    Aim and yahoo IM are seriously buggin logging me out constantly and Tmobile has no explanation as to what’s going on. Only google works. If anyone else is experiencing this please report it to Tmobile. Has anyone tried forwarding an email through Gmail??? It doesn’t let you edit the body of the message. That sucks, peoples email addresses are exposed this way.

  • JD

    Aim and yahoo IM are seriously buggin logging me out constantly and Tmobile has no explanation as to what’s going on. Only google works. If anyone else is experiencing this please report it to Tmobile. Has anyone tried forwarding an email through Gmail??? It doesn’t let you edit the body of the message. That s*cks, peoples email addresses are exposed to whomever you forward your message to.

  • Persia

    @t1
    im having those email problems stated. it may not be everyone but it is definatly effecting somepeople, me included.

  • tmo tech

    I’m a t-mobile blackberry and PDA tech support rep and just wanted to let you know that there are going to be numerous OTA updates to be released to everyone’s G1’s that will be fixing the current email issues and any other issues that need to be addressed…thanks for your time!

  • tato22

    G1 for life cheaa lol let the haters hate lol

  • T1 Connect

    @persia give me details let me see if I can help

  • D

    My G1 works great.If anyone wants aim sound notification all you have to do is copy and paste the sound from your AIM on the pc to your sd card and set it using extended rings.Has anyone found a way to stream mms:// url yet like thestreamcenter.com stations?I wish tcpmp would make an android player for me to stream my live radio.

  • Mags

    @persia I had the same issue happen to me today. My only solution was to power off & power back on the G1. My notifications are working perfectly again.

  • Fujitsujeff

    I have to agree with TI Connect. Some people are really going off the deep end on these issues. My External Email Account is not suffering from connection issues. It happenned one time, and I just removed the account and reinstalled it and i havent had a single problem since.

    So far I have only come across 3 problems with the G1.

    1) It is unclear how to select multiple emails and delete them all

    2) my computer is too old so it won’t allow me to drag and copy files onto my G1

    3) Instant Messaging is not as good as it is on the LX, and no notepad/document apps available yet

  • Backalley

    I’m so glad I waited for all of you early adopters to report in with your experiences. It looks like I’ll just wait on revised and updated model and wait until the app store has more available apps.

  • tvphil

    I’m a comcast customer and my pop mail has been fine from day one.

  • Macho

    I don’t think there’s a better IM then the LX one but the G1’s I’M service is good enough

  • NYer

    Just because you are not experiencing the problem does not mean they are not real for other people. I am a long term TMobile customer and advance ordered 2 G1s – one for myself and one for my son. I own a small business and am dependent upon receiving email in a timely fashion. I received my G1 last Monday and experienced substantial problems with receiving emails from my AOL accounts.

    I switched from a Blackberry and had been anxiously awaiting my G1. While I am not a techie, I am not a novice either. I set up my Gmail account in anticipation of getting the phone and followed prior posts about getting my contacts from Outlook onto Gmail. I had nothing but problems once I received my G1 with getting my contacts correct on the G1 and in receiving my emails.

    After going through the appropriate steps, I had all my contacts transfer onto the G1 but also had over 100 contacts with only telephone numbers and no additional information. I tried setting up my three AOL email accounts and none of them ever worked properly. The emails never became resident on the phone, disappeared each time I went out of email, I had to repeatedly go through the set up for each account and never once received a notification that I received any emails despite receiving dozens of emails over the first several days.

    To me, the most frustrating part was the lack of support from Tmobile customer service. I have found their customer service to be outstanding in the past but when I contacted them for support, they knew less about the G1 than me. I spoke with the PDA support group and even spoke to a supervisor who supposedly knew the most out of the group. In a nutshell, their answer to my problems were to tell me that they did not have adequate training on the G1s, that they did not know how to help me and told me to look online and/or ask for help online from some of the blogs.

    While there were many good aspects to the G1 (and my son loves it as a more recreational user), I believe that they rushed to release the G1 without working out the kinks and clearly without proper training for cusomer support. One customer service rep told me that they had one unit for the entire section he worked in and they had to pass it around to try and assist customers. In addition, I found the battery to be woefully inadequate. Unfortunately, I returned my G1 and went back to my BB. My son kept his.

    When people make a post to this site, for the most part, they are looking for help and insight — not a post belittling their comments. Similarly, posting that “it didn’t happen to me” does nothing to help people correct their problems or to guide TMobile (which I hope reads comments from their real customers on this site or gets feedback from them) in how to better serve their customers.

  • scoop34

    I have my school email set up on mine. I use my email all the time emailing back and fourth with professors and advisers and I have not had any problems at all.

  • Paidro

    I love the G1 however i have been experiencing some of the problems as well…I got the phone 10/21 and had absolutely no problems, till this morning that is(10/25). For the past 5 days, i had been texting like a mad man…to be alarmed that i could receive text but not send them….to anyone on any network was kind of wierd, but i just thought it was a glich and rebooted…tried again and again to send text still no luck…

    So, about a few hours later, to my dismay, i broke down and called customer service…had me do 2 soft resets…those didnt take….then about 3 hard resets…still no luck…told me to send it in for replacement…what to do????

  • cmgts1

    @NYer: I can definitely understand your frustration. If the support staff didn’t have an adequate number of units to really learn how to use it, I’m horrified. 10 years ago I was the lead tech support for the Palm VII project. We had extensive training with the unit and each techsupport rep had one to take home and use. This was true of the beta and after rollout. I’m horrified to hear of the issues you faced, it would not have bothered me if it was marketed as a a beta (test before open sales, usually for free or at least a substantial discount).
    Can’t help but wonder about 2 things:
    1) I have a curve but don’t use any emails but web based (been using Gmail since I first had access before it went public and love it, as well as excite and yahoo). I haven’t researched it (no need to) but don’t think aol is directly accessible via blackberry. If that is true how was the g1 worse?
    2) 3 aol accounts? Did you try accessing directly via your gmail account? (import into your gmail, then access gmail thru G1).

    For all those who are aghast at a curve not being used with pop or exchange mail, I don’t have a data plan either. I bought it because it was the only respectable, affordable option tmo had to my treo 270 after that went south (4 years old). If not for the G1 I was seriously thinking about jumping ship to get a centro, but no uma (wifi and uma is what I use the curve for). Would love to have a G1 but $25/mo for data for 2 years ($600)that I could just as easily get via wifi when I truly need it is too step for me. I did get one for my son in college thinking how he could really benefit, for me it would have been a nice frill.

  • fujitsujeff

    Well, I will agree with Nyer, T-mobile did not give their reps enough training to prepare for all the questions the release of this phone would cause. I admit, when I had my problem, T-mo CSR was no help and I had to solve problem on my own. I must admit, w/o androidcommunity.com, I would not have been prepared to navigate the G1 …

  • Victor Woodroffe

    I am very disapointed with this phone. It was designed to compete with the Apple Giant, though it was not given the feature set to compete. I am also sad that tmobile has embraced the industry practice of treating their existing customers like idiots, charging them extra for data services that could be provided under the existing $19.99 plan. Tmobile is telling me that I must pay an additional $24.99, on top of the $19.99 that I am already paying for data services. They report this is because the G1 uses its own data connectivity package (Even though it operates on the exact same band as the rest of their 3g phones). Existing customers beware, for your next bill may be very interesting.How can they justify this, when the entire point of a sim card is to switch between multiple devices?

  • HTC batteries are not good just have to get extended one if they have it

  • iwantflash4g1

    Yes I get connection errors all the time, not 100 percent of the time probably only 40 percent of the time. The g1 works fine and I also have a problem with it reading my sd card as well. Here are three vital issues that need to be fixed – Flash capabilities – duh – being able to save apps to your memory card duh, and better more comprehensive 3g service. A video recorder would be nice but comon all video taken from a phone is crap.

  • D

    @All complainers.
    1st of I use all functions alot and I haven’t had any problems with connections or anything yet.Obviously those 3 thingz are Flash4G1 mentioned are needs and they’ll come soon.According to reports there will be a camera feature coming. There is already a touch qwerty pad being released in Jan. And as for saving apps to sd cards,that’ll be out soon i’d guess.Google isn’t allowing apps creators to upload em till monday so from next week we should all see a new side to the already exciting G1.Just because ur having issues it doesn’t mean the phone sucks.Give it time.There is not 1 flashy electrical device that has been released without issues or a recall including the “almighty IPhone”.Also try restarting you phone cuzz I’ve heard it helps.

  • slothloveschunk

    Gmail is fine of course, all my other emails are web based anyway so its no problem jumping on the web and checking them that way. I just figured that windows live integration will be eventual.

    Besides, there are all kinds of tricks you can do like have email auto-forwarede to your gmail acct and then using google labels to sort it. Its not that serious.

    Would like to see some exchange support to get work email directly or pushed, but using web-base is not an inconvenience until then.

    And I just posted this via my G1 :) this phone is badass. If youre t-mo loyal and don’t want to jump carriers, then this is the ‘it’ phone for sure.

  • Kevman420

    The problem I have had with POP email is when I delete the mail goes to trash well when I empty trash all deleted mail shows back up within 5 minutes. I have called tmo and they said a tech would be calling me and thanks for loggin it. NO CALL been 3 days. She said let me see if I can delete them from server here. Then came back on the line and said a tech would call me. Does this app import my mail to a google server then send it to me? I really dont want my POP mail being filtered through google servers.
    Anyway not sure on that one.
    I stopped using mail client temp and its a big problem cause I come from a blackbery that had no mail issues and I am kind of used to getting my mail on phone. Hope this is fixed as I may have to sell G1 if I continue to have issues.
    Sorry G1 I dont have time for email issues!!!
    I need my email to work correctly.
    Not like I can just tell everyone to use my new google account.
    I had my optonline account for 8 years… YIKES!!!

  • JD

    The G1 is without a doubt a very good phone, however, I do agree with people…you should not have some many inconveniences for a phone that A LOT of us paid $300 for. I mean I’ve seen people say “smack the phone to get it to read your SD card or make the compass work” or accepting the fact that AIM and Yahoo instant messenger sign you off and only Google IM works fine (with the exception that it erases your entire convo at random times w/o reason) That’s a bit far fetched…there’s no reason people should have to perform ridiculous tactics in order for the phone to function as it SHOULD in the 1st place. So I do understand everyones frustrations. And Tmobile has been of little help when contacting customer care. The best everyone can do is make sure that Tmobile is aware of everything.

    These issues are always expected with a 1st release, but probably a little more than we all bargained for or have patience for.

    Some of you may not be experiencing problems or maybe you’re just reluctant to admit it or maybe its not that big of deal to you. However $180- $300 is more than enough money and people just simply want what they paid for. With that said either deal with your issues until they are fixed or send back the phone.

    Me personally, I just sent it back today. I’ll purchase it again once these issues have been resolved. I’m sure most will be resolved but not all. Til then, back to my sidekick. G1 still rocks. Just not as much as I hoped.

  • pdrescher2318

    Why doesn’t everyone just forward their emails from other accounts to their gmail account???

  • MagentaGlasses

    @kevman- same thing, I delete it and it shows right back. Kind of sucks….

  • whatev

    I love it when people say they’re not a techie but they’re not a noob and then go on to mention something about their AOL account. Let me explain something to you: if you have an AOL account, you ARE a noob! Plain and simple.

    Here’s my suggestion: pay a techie to fix your problem for you and be done with it. You wouldn’t perform surgery on your child or even your pet if you weren’t a surgeon. You wouldn’t try to fix your car if you weren’t mechanically inclined. Why would you try to fix your computer if you’re not a techie? That’s exactly what the G1 is. It’s a sophisticated computer and it doesn’t run Windoze. Get some professional help, NYer. Oh, and then hire a techie to fix your G1 too. ;-)

  • Boston

    I’m a Comcast customer and use Apple Mail App for my email. Comcast mail fails to connect on a regular basis.

  • T1 Connect

    Kevman u have to go to the mail setup for that specific account and check delete from server when u delete from ur phone

    Also its real irritating to hear a bunch of adults complain about these minor problems that will be addressed NOTHING IS PERFECT and for a system that’s a week old it does its job fine. All of us who switched fron windows mobile should be loving the fact you have no problems right now. Serously all the complaints said in this post sounds like a bunch of big babies. None of you have highligted any good parts of the phone its like your looking for problems to complain about.

  • NYer

    Whatev — If you just went and bought a new car and it did not go in reverse or bought a new TV and the sound did not work, would you be fine with hiring someone and paying more money to get your NEW item fixed? I don’t think so. The fact that I have AOL email accounts may be a function of age. I have the same email accounts for many, many years with a large number of contacts that regularly reach me with those addresses. Why would I want to go through the heacache of changing them when they are free?

    T1 Connect — I am not sure what it is you expect from a service provider but if you are spending $200+/month for a family plan with several data plans attached, I don’t think it is unreasonable for that service provider to be able to assist you to get your product working properly. I am not sure what you are using the G1 for (play or work), but I don’t believe not receiving email is a minor problem.

    I am not sure why people take constructive criticism of TMobile personally. As I originally stated, I am a loyal Tmobile customer who is simply disappointed with how they handled the rollout of a new product. Is that personally insulting to you? I know if I treated my clients in such a manner they would not be clients for very long.

  • RockTripod

    I really wish they had nailed down this e-mail problem. Apparently this is not exclusive to the G1. T-Mo’s crappy in-house e-mail client bites on all our handsets. I’m holding out a tiny, tiny bit of hope for Thunderbird sometime making it to the Android platform. Someone will develop something. Sooner would be better.

  • pseudonatural

    I read in a lot of g1 reviews that the pop/imap client was very poor and has a lot of problems. So I knew that going in. I pretty much only use gmail and that works great.

    The IM client is not very good if you are not using gtalk. AIM, yahoo, and msn support is spotty. But reviews have been consistently saying that too so not really any surprise.

  • T1 Connect

    @nyer I’m not gonna complain about the phone because I don’t have. Any problems with the phone I have 5 friends with this phone in ny and we haven’t had any problems with the phone that includes people using pop on time warner and cablevision the batt dies quick that’s it and you’re here with us in ny really do you have any 3g issues cause we don’t. I’m not gonna knock custmer service about knowledge because its not their fault but ill knock tmo corporate. Remember everything has problems and again give the phone a chance to flourish before we knock it. This is from the mouth of a loyal tmo customer as well. Remember winmo 5 problems problems problems. Still has problems but working better now. Can do almost anything. And soon the g1 will be the same one again STOP KNOCKING THE PHONE AND GIVE IT A BREAK ITS A REALLY GOOD PHONE WITH A GOOD OS.

  • Macho

    T1 how long does the battery life actually last give or take ?

  • diirtyboii

    0ok 0ok I need an honst opinion what do u think I should do I just got a sidekick 08 2 weeks ago and I was wondering should I keep it or take it back to t-mobile and get the g1 or the blackberry pearl 8120? Plz help me

  • T1 Connect

    @macho 40 mins at max

    @dirtyboil sorry dude compare and make that decision yourself that’s the best I can tell u

  • ACE

    Works great, I have been IMAPing several accuonts without a hitch. Love this phone.

  • CJ

    I absolutely love this phone. I waited for months reading about it and then pre-ordering it and while it’s not perfect, it’s surely one of the best I’ve ever had.

    I come from a Blackberry Pearl and then Curve which I really liked (just switched it to a second line and still use it), but this phone beats it by far, at least in my opinion.

    I have had small email issues, but nothing major. My Comcast account got email normally the first day when I set it up, but nothing since at all. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, but nothing. My AOL addresses and other POP3 addresses work flawlessly.

    I’m not big on IM’s, so I haven’t tried it to see if/how it works.

    The battery life was horrible at first, but got much better after letting it fully discharge and then charge overnight for several days. I’m not in a 3G area, so that probably helps. I keep wi-fi and bluetooth off unless actually using it. Yesterday I took my phone off the charger at 11am and it didn’t die til 1am this morning…with pretty moderate usage.

    Overall, I’m happy with my G1 and looking forward to new apps to download once they start coming out.

  • D

    I just finished testing the battery life.I left WIFI,bluetooth,AIM,Windows Live,Browaer and and the screen on while having a couple of conversation in calls and it lasted 5hrs 3min and 15 sec.I no the exact time cause I used a stop watch. I’d have to say the battery lasted pretty long under pressure lol.If it lasted that long with all those things running then it should last a while without em running.

  • tmofan12

    Why do people in here get mad when g1 users say they have prob with this phone? They might be looking for support. But don’t jump all over people cuz they’re frustrated. I have a lot of the e mail issues but I knew that coming in so I can tolerate it. People don’t take it as a personal attack. Remember a lot of people that have iphone had tons of issues and for those of us that hate the I phone we were glad people had issues. Lol. So let’s support our own. If some one is that un happy have them return it. I learned from retail service some times its not work the headache. Everyone have a g1 day!

  • G1 owner here.
    IMAP works ok.
    GMail works perfect.
    POP3 support totally sucks: bunch of errors & other issues. I’ve tried everything but nothing works
    Moreover if I charge the phone through USB, when I disconnect it, it doesn’t recognize the SD card very well (I can access stuff, but the camera won’t take pictures).
    I still haven’t received the OTA upgrade yet.

  • Kevman420

    @T!
    I am sorry Bro but I got problems wiith mine
    My mail will not delete and I am well aware of all settings and parameters I assure you.

    I cannot even connect ALOT of times.

    My mail ALWYAS shows up as unread when I read it all..

    It will then go back to showing unread…

    May sound petty but its a pain when you get alot of mail.

    I have gotten warnings about running out of space.

    I even deleted all the CRAP applications I put on.

    I am gonna say sumthin here

    I like tha G1 alot… a real lot…

    But when I see a Sprint phone come out for 139 bucks that pretty nice and WORKS, I gotta say

    GIVE ME A PATCH SOON FOR ANDROID OR I AM GONNA PUT IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IF THEY DONT TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!

    I Have called TMOBILE TO NO AVAIL!!!

    They say someone will get back to me

    WHEN!!!

    Thats all i have to say…

    I PAID $300.00 DOLLARS FOR THIS CRAP!!!

  • Caseybea

    My POP mail works pretty well, but IMAP is bogus. Even though I have it configured to check in my server hourly, no such luck- emails ONLY show up if I enter the email app, and even then, I only get mail sometimes– other times it just sits there like a log. I really don’t want to flood my gmail account with email from my office– That’s why you have separate email accounts– one for work, one for personal– etc. My g1 should be able to handle it.

    I am torn between dealing with it and “hoping it gets fixed with future updates”, or tossing in the towel and realizing that this just isn’t QUITE ready for prime-time yet?

    The g1 is a nice toy– and it does a lot of things well.

    Like I said, I’m on the fence. I still have a week in my remorse period to decide. When’s the first major update supposed to come? I thought it was a day or so ago.

  • T1 Connect

    Save your data and reset the phone I’m not gonna disagree with anyone on your problems mine works fine tho. When I first got the phone and I changed the sd card I had problems then I reset after I formatted my sd card to fat32 loadded it had no problems after that. Maybe that’s just what eveyone needs. I love my phoneit works smooth and it beautiful and just because of mail issues doesn’t me we have to knock the entire phone ITS A GOOD PHONE. Out of how many people got this phone someone was bound to have problems. Yes its messed up we can’t get any help with phone problems from tmo, but we can only blame corporate for that if I upset anyone I apologize for that but I’m gonna stand by what I say its a good phone. Beautiful!

  • Kevman420

    @T1
    its all good Im just upset and they even told me a patch was coming? I mean TMO told me before I read it here. Where is the patch? Any word on it?
    I am hanging in there believe me but when TMO don’t know anything and you cannot call google I mean they are just leaving us here to dry with no answers.
    Anyway.
    Sad but true!
    I have wiped it once and it did nothing.
    I have cleaned all mail from my desktop client
    Still don’t work right.
    Now I tried to re set it up after days of not useing and it won’t connect. Cleint won’t connect when setting up outbound.
    Another restart coming.
    Oh and the battery is really bad and I shut everything off.
    The patch should have some kinda dynamic powermanagement feature to control and powerdown and power up things not in use automatically to conserve power.
    I cannot go a long time without pluggin in somewhere and I even drained battery to 1% and left it charge for 8 hours overnight. Still drains like no tomorrow.
    Oh well
    Wish I did not have to write all this.
    I love the G1
    I really do.

  • Kevman420

    BTW
    Its more than just email for me
    msm text messages I delete showed up 5 times today.
    5 TIMES AFTER I DELETED!!

    Come on..
    I also have gotten complaints from people I am texting them pages of dots…
    That is unacceptable

    I am texting comments and they are recieving dots..

    And get this..
    Someone told me I called them at 2:30 in the morning when I never dialed the phone.

  • T1 Connect

    Yo kev I had the same problrm with the outbound server for optimum (I know you have optimum) and I fugured that out the username and password field in the outgoing setup had to be unchecked and do not select delete from server when setting up worked fine for me. Try it.

  • Kevman420

    @T1 just tried still no go BUT,
    get this why I was waiting for it to connect forever I turned on wifi, and it connected immediatly
    I am testing again to see if all me mail shows back up after deleting.
    also my phone is forever switching between 3g and edge while sitting still
    more to follow

  • Kevman420

    im gonna shut 3g off and wifi and see how it does with mail
    i will try anything
    btw just checked and all mail showed up again after deleting
    this bites
    gotta forward my mail through gmail
    didnt want to do that…

  • Kevman420

    No luck, removed account.
    Mail stinks
    this is horrible

  • mrs EB

    Overall my. G1 is pretty good. I have 2 issues. My battery life (maybe cause I’m always on it lol) and for some strange reason my aim knocks me off. This is kinda frustrating but overall I’m happy. And I am a loyal bb babe, but the switch is good with me so far!!

  • USCmed

    i gotta say, love the phone and having no problems except one which may not be a problem but may just be me wishing the perfect phone but sometimes the OS is decently sluggish. for instance, the notification bar lags pretty badly when i drag it down, working with the text messaging software and also when i press the home button the home screen will show up but with no icons and it will take a several seconds to pop back up. wondering if this is just a RAM usage issue and whether there will be an actual task manager app to monitor and manage the RAM usage. thats it though.

  • Lance Romance

    email works here

  • USCmed

    i rescind my last comment, i was searching through the settings, apps, etc. and then found my sim card to be full, deleted everything and now Android is working flawlessly. not sure why this worked but stoked. rock on!

  • Macho

    T1 are you saying that the battery life is 40 mins max? That’s horrible bro

  • D

    People People calm down.Based on the complaints it seems the email problem is more with comcast.My AOL works perfect and so does my gmail.My AIM also works perfect.Like i said b4,everything will be fixed soon.It takes time.Also like my previous blog,Google wasnt allowing apps creators to upload apps till 2day and so i said from 2day the G1 would get more exciting and look..there are 3 new apps already.See it takes time.Also b4 you guys some(not all) of you start bashing the G1 you should read real articles and not blogs.its how i new bout the new apps and remember there’s a camera function coming soon and a touch keypad coming in Jan according to a REAL article.Last of all the battery Last me 5hrs with full use(I timed it with stop watch) so 45 minutes is BS unless someone just got unlucky.

  • D

    For those who love to make there own ringtones then you’ll love the app called Ringdroid.It’s a must have if you have mp3’s on your sd card or download music fron Amazon.I’ve already used it and its simple and great.I love the G1.

  • Nick

    Just setup your other emails through GMail and let it check adn foward the messages to your phone, you can even respond to your emails and it looks like it came from whatever account they sent to. Works great, love the phone.

  • Macho

    I can’t wait for mine to come

  • Macho

    @nick how do you do that?

  • Caseybea

    @nick: That only works IF the email account you have is accessible via POP. My office email is accessible via imap only; so I’m stuck using the imap client. So far, it’s fair at best.

    Looks like google spent all their time and effort on gmail, and nothing else. I am somewhat hopeful this will be improved.

  • dat chyk

    @Kev – Your phone may just need to be replaced. Unfortunately, not all phones will work perfectly out of the box, but yours sounds like it may need to just be replaced altogether. I let my battery completely die on Sunday (yesterday) where it shut off in the middle of a call (that’s the died I’m talking about 0% batt life). I recharged it to 100% and from 5pm until 7am (when I got up this morning) my batt life was at 78%! That was with placing and receiving calls, texts, emails from 2 accounts and 3G (no wifi or bluetooth…I turn those on when needed) until late last night.

    I love my G1 and I am sorry to hear that some of you have had so many problems. My G1 is pretty smooth and has worked awesome! Even though the battery appeared to be slipping away fast in the beginning, I noticed that when it turned orange (about 28%) it seemed like that status didn’t change for hours! LOL, I tried to let it die one night before and it didn’t! Even on Sunday it took it 6 hours to die completely and I turned on EVERYTHING (GPS, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth the whole 9) made calls, texted, emailed…did everything I could to get it to die yesterday! LOL…seems like it worked!

    @D – I saw that app last night but I noticed someone made a comment that you cant hear the edit…is that true. Cause if it works good, then I need to get that one…I would love to start my ringtone on the part of the song I want.

  • dat chyk

    side note ** – It took 6 hrs because it was on Edge for a while (with nothing else on) before I turned everything on to let it die.

  • Kevman420

    just called tmo
    they claim updates are going out
    also cant be pushed even for people having problems.
    just have to wait
    what a response
    said he has been working G1 queue al morning.
    nice to know G1 has its own support queue…
    Boy its popular!!!

  • D

    @Dat Chyk
    Yes u can hear what you edited.its not like cutting out a song.All u do is chose ur length and u get the touch drag from where u start and end.u can play what u edited and it saves seperately so ur not losing the real song.Also,my battery lasted me 5hrs with wifi,browser,IM,and had a couple phone calls in between.There are now 3 more new apps since my last blog.The gmote looks usefull as u can control your pc from your G1(just watching videos and playing mp3’s).I’m at work but I’ll try it when I get home.G1 is getting more and more exciting.

  • Nick

    Macho, go into your gmail account and under settings add the email there.

  • sam

    well i think my email works fine, but i haven’t been able to recieve a picture message and i don’t know why. i can send them and people get them but when people try and send them to me, i never get them. anyone else having this problem?

  • Macho

    O ok thanks nick

  • buck

    Hey, does anyone know why gmail contacts would not put addresses in my contacts when I uploaded them from Outlook? Also, will G1 be able to open Word and pdf files? Thanks.

  • did some one say 40 mins on the battery that’s crazy you might want to do a few full cycles

  • T1 Connect

    no i said the battery takes 40 mins to charge not the life. peter chou would have to meet me under the oak tree after school for 40 mins of battery time.

  • T1 Connect

    solitaire is now in the market along with 14 new apps since last night.

  • Kevman420

    Might as well keep g1 plugged in all the time too.
    God forbid you work an 8 hour day.
    This thing needs a nuclear powered battery.
    And I am not supposed to complain for $300 bucks
    Give me a break
    What good is all these great things if phone shuts down when you need it.
    Go ahead people yell at me for telling truth go ahead…

  • D

    Lol nuclear powered battery.We’ll ur phone needs to be exchanged but i have not had any problems yet.See what happens with patients people.There are 17 new apps since yesterday.And it will be piling up cause like my previous blogs,as of today apps creators and now upload there apps.idk how good they’ll get since google is charging them $25 to register but i’d say by Nov 1st there will be 100 apps or more.I bet we will see more positive blogs then an more haters buying the G1..Im not saying no names lol

  • T1 Connect

    @kevman aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i yelled at you!lol but d cant wait to see what those apps are i trying every single one to see what it can do for me.

  • WheresMyG1

    I’m with Kevman on this. A $300 phone…I’m pissed right along with you…let’s see what happens. If not…these G1’s are gonna start being returned in huge numbers.

  • D

    @kevman
    Please don’t be like that.If your saying your not supposed to be complaining for $300 then your crazy because the 1st IPhone cost twice as much and look ho many problems they had.Apple even had a recall so unless your some important person(no offense) stop the stupidity and give things a chance.Every1 wants to compare the G1 to the IPhone but there will never be a G1 like the Iphone cause the G1 is the G1 with it own OS and it can be similar or better but stop the comparing.If you wanna use the Iphone as a comparison then compare how the 1st Iphone had by far more issues when it was released and it took months to deal with em.The G1 has less issues and because any1 can create apps the issues will be fixed in half the time.I’m 100% certain about this.Also it took forever for the Iphone to get a video recorder and the G1 will have 1 by the end of Jan I bet.

  • T1 Connect

    ok kev you have a mail and battery issue and your 14 days send it back son.

  • sean

    @D
    I’ve been reading just about everybody’s comments and I don’t remember where Kevman was comparing the IPhone to the G1. He has a valid complaint that “HIS” G1 is not working as it should. Whether it will be fixed quicker than the IPhone is irrelevant because it shouldn’t have those problems in the first place. I don’t have my G1 just yet, but I certainly don’t want these problems…and whether someone pays $300 or $200 for this phone it should work and you shouldn’t knock him for reporting that its not working.

    The G1 has nothing to do with nor should it be compared with the IPhone and its initial problems. I am absolutely no Apple fanboy, but the IPhone shouldn’t have had those problems either. The complaints are valid if the problems are real.

  • T1 Connect

    android market just added 6 new apps since 12pm est

  • Kevman420

    Does anyone know if battery is any good in new sidekick.
    I am sending mine back.
    I cant even use it right I mean come on.
    I charged it twice today already.
    New sidekcik got real web browsing and all.
    Either that or back to blackberry
    Sorry I tried and I really like it but if it don’t work it gotta go back
    Period
    Peace all!!!!
    Sorry g1 your going back
    I am very sad and today is a bad day trust me it stinks….
    I was biggest g1 fan trust me but it let me down…

  • GSM User

    I’m having a problem with my SMS threading. I got an SMS notification from my bank in the form of an email and now every SMS I send or receive shows as coming from that address even if I delete the thread. I guess another bug! Anyone else seen a similar problem?

  • D

    Piece out kev.Enjoy your sidekick or black berry.

  • Kevman420

    Btw I just called tmo and rep tells me I ain’t only one sending it back. Sad but true. I am heading to tmo store for look at other phones.
    I have to add new phone to line so I am not without a phone since they say only way is to send it back and I sold my crackberry to friend so I have no backup.
    Rep says loads coming back. Sorry folks don’t shoot messenger…

  • T1 Connect

    ok my son but at least your still a tmobile customer. now you know what might be funny google might come out with a update in a week to fix these problems and your gonna wish you never bought it back. or call tmo and ask for another battery.keep both of them charge one and keep one in the phone.

  • D

    Lmao..kev every phone to come out including stupid phones like the razr has refunds from technical issues.Let’s be serious though..you and all the other returners equal realistically 15% or less of how many phones were sold so i’d say the G1 is more a success and your G1 was just unlucky.Hope you enjoy your sidekick or blackberry.

  • NYer

    Kevman420 — I sent my G1 back last week also. I could not wait to have problems fixed because I needed email for my business. Luckily I still have my BB. Rep’s hinted at new BBs coming out before the Holidays. I would love to see a 3G BB at TMobile. You may want to wait and see what’s coming before using your upgrade and get something used for cheap for now.

  • Kevman420

    Maybe I see if Tmobile sends me new battery I can at least use it.
    Otherwise I am trading for BB Flip.
    It has everything I need.
    Huh, I even made fun of that phone in the past. Seems nice after all and I bet the MAIL works!!!
    Claims to have FULL Internet Browsing as well.
    Gonna be without my scanning feature but I can live without it as long as everything else works.
    Seems to have nice camera with flash too…AND Video taking as well.
    Sorry but I gotta do it.
    I dont have alot of money to THROW away!!!
    If I did I would keep it… BUT I DONT!!!

  • Kevman420

    Look also note.
    I have called and was told a patch was coming DAYS ago..
    Almost a WEEK ago.
    Still no patch.
    How am I supposed to trust that one is gonna fix wwhat I need when NO one can even give me time an update will come.
    The rep I just talked to knew NOTHINg about an update. The one this moring told me TODAY.
    I was told that DAYS ago…
    I am a liitle concerend that TMO is gonna blame google and google is gonna blame TMO..
    Its a valid concern since they are the ones making me think this way!!!
    PERIOD!!!

  • Kevman420

    meanwhile my 14 days runs out and i am stuck

    i am sorry

    not good at all

  • T1 Connect

    @nyer you are not a fair person dude heres why i say that…. how can you send your phone back last week? it came out last week. and you shouldn’t be telling anyone to return thier phones, let the man make up his own mind if he wants to return it let him if he doesn’t they hey. i understand why you did it. because of your email and i can relate to that especially in the business world. remember when the jobsphone first came out(yes i went there)problems galore people were bashing it on att but i never heared one of them say im sending my phone back they stuck through it and is still sticking though it(loyalty)and the one email and battery was worst than what the g1 is experiencing with more problems on top of that, but yet the g1 is a peice of crap so much of a piece of crap it went back in the same week. you said your son has one dont be surprised if you see him pushing exchange mail faster than you in a couple of weeks of even days.

  • T1 Connect

    kev do what you feel is right. if you have to and want to then by all means, do what you think is the right thing.

  • Kevman420

    The freaking phone already has its OWN support queue so many people are calling in with issues…
    For those of you with no issues…
    GOOD FOR YOU,I WISH YOU NO ILL WILL!!!
    For us telling you like it is what can I do…
    Talk about denial…of a product being BAD!!!
    Not what it MAY do down the road..
    GET WHAT YOU HAVE WORKING GOOGLE!!!
    YIKES,, EMAIL ISSUES,, COME ON…
    GOOGLE MAIL WORKS FINE…
    WHAT DID THEY THINK EVERYONE WAS GONNA MIGRATE OVERNIGHT!!!
    OR A FLOCK OF NEWCOMERS WERE GONNA TEST A NEW PHONE…AND SIGN UP WITH GOOGLE ONLY..
    I SAY THEY GOOFED!!!
    SO BE IT!!!

  • Kevman420

    ttyl

  • T1 Connect

    i saw the patch thing on the tmobile forums they said its coming and it might fix your problem and polk around and see what you see(but come back here this is your world)http://forums.t-mobile.com/tmbl/board/message?board.id=87&message.id=8855&query.id=84280#M8855

  • T1 Connect

    ok now im convinced that theres not gonna be any divice that comes out that doesnt have or will have problems. like agent smith said IT IS INEVITABLE.

  • NYer

    T1 — I got it Monday and tried working with CS all week and ended up spending more time trying to get G1 to operate as advertised versus trying to make sure I can pay the mortgage (and my Tmobile bill) on time. After 5 days of not a single new email being sent to the G1, on Friday I gave up and sent it back. If you don’t think that is fair, I guess we have a different standard of what we expect from a service provider.

    As I said previously, I have nothing against TMobile or the G1. I have never before had problems with their customer service and I actually like the G1 hardware (except for the battery). I think it is nicely designed and feels solid. The touch screen is very responsive and I already miss the the resposive 3G connection. I also believe that corporate rushed the product to market without giving their CSRs proper training and support.

    All I am saying is that it may not be right for everyone at this time. I did not tell anyone else to send back theirs. Kevman said he was already sending his back. I assume we are all adults and can make up our own minds.

  • g willi

    From what I can see from these messages, there are two very vocal people who have a problem setting up their G1 with a third party email system. And a lot of others who are not having problems. I myself am not having issues with email on my G1 either.

    Is this Google’s fault? I say no. Is the G1 broken because of this? I say no. There are always going to be issues with connecting to third-party systems. Google can only write their apps to support the majority of systems. Same with Apple and RIM. Just because YOU can’t get it to work with YOUR email provider’s proprietary system doesn’t mean the G1 is broken. Most likely it means you just need to contact your email provider’s support and ask them help you set it up properly.

    So, both Kevman and NYer sent their G1 back. No big deal, that’s why we have a choice of phones at TMo. Move along.

  • T1 Connect

    well nyer you did what you had to do to make sure you were comfortable. nothing wrong with that, were human but it looks like the update to rc28 from 19 is gonna fix most of those problems. spoke to a tsr and he said he got the update already and his problems are all gone he just wishes he could save apps to the card from the market which is the same thing i want but i’m willing to stick by the g1 and wait for that to come.

  • USCmed

    @ T1, did he tell when the OTA update was gonna happen?

  • T1 Connect

    this is probably why we had to wait a month to recieve the phone and why theres a update to resolve the same problems that some of us are experiencing.

  • T1 Connect

    @uscmed i read another article on the same blog from some bigwig at tmo that said, if we dont recive it by the 26th wait it will be there by the 31st and they said new customers will get it in 2-3 days of activation (probably to keep them around)and regular customers but they are difinetly comming.

  • D

    Wow there are now tons of apps in the market compared to the last few days . I’m glad my G1 has no issues yet.I can’t wait for the Biowallet app to come out though.

  • Greven

    Still no problems with either gmail or Imap for me. Checks every 30 mins and notifies me like clockwork. This phone will only get better.

  • T1 Connect

    sice 2pm got 5 more

  • Macho

    @ D what’s biowallet

  • T1 Connect

    macho when are u supposed to get ur g1

  • Kevman420

    More good news releaased today folk.. Please dont bash me for sharing this with you all…

    Security expert Charlie Miller leverages a flaw within an SDK component of Google’s open-source Android operating system. The buffer overrun flaw lets hackers hijack the Web browser on a user’s T-Mobile G1 smart phone, which is Google’s first big entry into the mobile and wireless game to deliver users mobile Web services. Miller bought a G1 early from a T-Mobile employee on eBay to test his exploit. Google said it is working with T-Mobile on delivering a fix to the device.

  • D

    @macho
    Biowallet is an phone lock software in which you lock and unlock the phone via the camera reading you iris like in the movies.

  • Kevman420

    Google Scrambles to Patch Buffer Overrun Exploit in Android G1

  • D

    @kevman420
    Of course there’s gonna be ways to hijack internet.Any phone with internet including the IPhone can be hijacked.This is not new.I’ve been hacking WIFI forever…shhh lol.That’s not a real issue plus that was mentioned b4 the phone even had a release date.I think you just tryna play spoiler and I actually think your keeping your G1.If your not keeping it and dislike its features then why are you still here wasting your time?

  • Kevman420

    Look I love the G1.
    I sure dont want to bash it.
    I have been reading even more today and I am gonna bite the bullet and wait.
    I LIKE IT ALOT BUT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND MY ANGER!!!
    PERIOD!!!
    I will give them time to send me update. But any issue after that then I am past my 14 days and it goes on ebay.
    I am stuck here since I sold my old phone.
    Come on. I am with you guys on lioving this thing. Really I am..
    But I am also very upset….

  • T1 Connect

    yea kev i saw it on sat but i dont think it was a big deal at least not to the dude who reported it and google got mad at him for that.
    http://androidcommunity.com/t-mobile-g1-browser-security-flaws-revealed-20081025/

  • Macho

    @d that sounds fucking awesome do you know when that is suppose to be released? @t1 it suppose to come on wednesday I’m hoping it comes today or tomorrow I’m beasting i want my phone already ..also how’s the gps on it? And the turn by turn as well

  • Kevman420

    @g willi
    I also have sms text issues
    I text someone an they keep replying back to stop sending them all periods in my texts.

    All they get are periods in SMS text..

    Whats that got to do with my Email client.
    Its messgaing errors too.
    I only hope the patch comes to me sooner.
    And why cant they push it out to people who call in and are are having REAL issues.

    Now I am begging for an update…

  • T1 Connect

    thats not the phone homie its either the network combined with google’s server equals error.

  • Kevman420

    I am gonna reset mine again. Maybe it will trigger the update down faster???

  • Kevman420

    @T1
    we are guessing and I really appreciate it believe me.
    I mean I have called and no one can fix it at this point so I hope patch will fix it…cant say I aont trying to hang tight
    here but we shall see…
    wiping G1 now
    maybe trigger update by new setup who nows…

  • T1 Connect

    let me know what happends.

  • D

    @Macho
    the biowallet was supposed to be out on release date as so was 100z more but as ican see they’ve only been overflowing 2day so im not sure.its created already so just a release is needed.i hope it comes out by months end.
    @kevman420
    ok i understand your anger see i would feel somewhat the same in ur situation but im not so lets agree on this.no more bad talking the G1 till after the update.If its still not right then your free to bad mouth it.i wont be bad mouthing it cuzz i havent had any problems yet.
    @Every1
    Everytime i go on to the market theres like 3 more new apps.Now they’ve added 6 more.Woo Woo..Love this phone.

  • D

    Wow who woulda thought my G1 can be a flashlight.I love this app.Its not bright as a real flash light but its bright enough to see things in the dark within 2ft.I just tried it and it actually works.puts ur phone on bright mode and screen goes all white.Very usefull when tryna open a door in the dark.I feel like this phone was made just for me lol.

  • D

    I bet iphone apps market was piling up like this on the 6th day.
    I bet black berry rim device and sidekick was like this..OH WAIT.. black berry rim devices haven’t released there official apps store yet have they.NOOOO and sidekick doesn’t even have a good browser like the G1,iphone and WM phones so what makes you think they’d have an apps store.open base apps from anyone was a genius idea.Now we can custom make our phones.

  • Macho

    I currently have a sidekick lx and i’ll be the first to say that this web browser is no where near like the G1/iphone those to have the best browsers sidekick browser sucks ass you don’t even the actual website you get the mobile version can’t wait for my g1 to come taking forever

  • Sean

    I don’t have my phone yet, but I’ve been looking at the app market at http://www.android.com/market/ and I don’t see any new apps. Is it the app market the phone goes directly to? If so, will someone post that site up so I can check it out?

  • T1 Connect

    oh there there and flowing like water

  • D

    @macho
    your gonna love the G1.Yesss they just released a task/note pad in the market and i love it.It even has 3 themes for backgrounds.See everyone.The basics are coming faster and faster so only the 6th day and problems are being solve.Also the update may be here by Nov. 1st so by Nov 1st we should have and almost complete G1.i say almost because the touch qwerty pad is being released in jan as of now and i’d assume by then the video recording will be out cuzz they alrteady have an app that gives more camera options coming out soon..And HURRY UP WITH MY DARN BIOWALLET LOL.

  • D

    @sean
    The market is built into the phone as an app so I can’t give a web site but there’s about 100 apps now atleast.
    @Every1
    Not to start any rumors but it seems another sidekick may be out by the end of next year because they have a 3G data plan for sidekicks on the new tmonews article.Or I could’ve seen wrong.

  • T1 Connect

    just added 4 more finally a rss reader yeaaaaa.

  • David

    Guys, if you are going to have a conversation, please take it to the forum!

  • T1 Connect

    where

  • Macho

    T1 what’s a rss reader?

  • Kevman420

    TMO Forums stating patch WILL NOT fix POP mail issues.
    EGADS!!!
    WTF?????

  • Kevman420

    NO ONE GONNA READ THIS BUT IF THEY DO I READ THEY ARE WAITING FOR A THIRD PARTY EMAIL CLIENT TO BE CREATED!!!

    OMG!!

    THAST WHY WHEN YOU CALL THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM TELLIN YOU TO SEND IT BACK IF YOU DONT LIKE IT!!!

    THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A FIX FOR MAIL CLIENT PEOPLE!!!

    NO FIX!!

    ONLY THIRD PARTY EMAIL APP!!

    WHEN WILL THAT SHOW UP IN MARKETPLACE AND HOW MUCH $$$$$

  • Kevman420

    For all those out there still waiting on the OTA Update, please keep waiting. The updates are being sent randomly. I keep seeing threads and PMs from folks saying “I got my G1 on [insert date] and I still haven’t received it. What do I do?” As I said, please keep waiting. I’ve had my G1 since October 3rd and I don’t have it myself.

    Now, for what everyone wants to know: What does the Update do/include/fix?

    I said I’d get you a list and I have. One caveat to this post: No questions please. I am posting the information I have and that is honestly all that I have. I don’t have the update myself so I can’t speak to any of the fixes/changes. Some items on the list have descriptions. Others do not. Again, this is all I have.

    Here’s the list:

    Wrong field is focused when keyboard is openend in Messaging application: Now when the keyboard is opened, the focus will default to the compose (text entry) field.
    Cannot associate with WiFi access point using shared WEP key: Should now be able to associate to access points with a shared WEP key.
    Google Contacts/Calendar Sync (endless loop).
    USB storage: Now a USB notification will appear in the notifications area when connected via USB. Users must select to use USB Storage if desired.
    Email notification doesn’t disappear when the Email has been read (POP/IMAP Email client).
    New Email notifications not received (POP/IMAP Email client).
    Browser does not launch YouTube video when Settings > Enable Javascript is unchecked.
    WiFi & Bluetooth occasionally disconnect while charging.
    Support silencing of Email notifications (POP/IMAP Email client)
    Amazon MP3 fix for files with underscores (_) in the filenames

  • Kevman420

    THAT CAME FROM TMO FORUM WILL!!!

  • Kevman420

    K9 Mail Client in Market NOW!!!

  • D

    Donno if anyones been reading engaget but they are reporeting that although the R28 update has not been provenly received by anyone,there are 2 T-Mobile customers that has received an R29 update.There are pictures of how the phone looks when the update is done and pictures of how it looks when you check you software version.Also a blogger just reported he/she got the R29 update after 8am this morning so that’s now 3 confirmed customers to receive the R29 but still no R28.I don’t buy mp3’s from amazon an my G1 is perfect so i’d rather get thw R29 1st since there guessing it fixes security and email issues.I haven’t had any problems yet but and update like that wouldn’t hurt to reassure my G1’s safety an sweetness..What happened to all the bloggers.Kevman420 just disappeared after the new k-9 email app.So much for his anger huh…lol

  • Macho

    I’m suppose to get my G1 today hopefully UPS doesn’t fuck up

  • D

    If you go to androidcommunity.com there are now double digits in people who received R28 and also R29.I also read that T-Mobile is also claim that the official release date for the update is now Nov.2nd but all of a sudden as of last night there’s been tons of people getting them so idk.I’m not sure if the R29 replaced the R28 because someone said they got both and then some just got the R29.Why can’t I get mine now.GRRRRR….

  • D

    @macho
    You will get urs 2day I’m certain.Congrats.
    I must admit that I’ve finally found something annoying bout the G1 and it needs to be fixed.The GPS is of by the next zip code closest to me and its annoying now.I read its with all G1 GPS so I can live with it for 6 months atmost but then they gotta fix it.
    There is a new caller ID app and I love it although its gps data base is off to but slightly.It let’s you no if the person calling is on a landline or cell phone along with there current location and u can use gps to view it.doesn’t work with blocked calls but if someone is calling froma weird # then its usefull.
    @macho
    Your so lucky your getting the G1 2day.Now you don’t really have to wait for as many apps as we did.

  • Macho

    @D thank man I’m hyped my g1 is home I’m dying to leave work that new caller I’D is very usefull if you wanna know where a certain person is actually at lol i want that biowallet to come out soon too can’t wait to go home!!!

  • Macho

    Also you know whats good a case for the G1 cuz that pouch won’t be good enough after a while

  • Email setup can be complex on any mobile device. We’ve just launched an interactive G1 simulator and self-help site. It covers step-by-step email setup.

    http://www.wdsglobal.com/android08/G1

    The site will only be open until end of November 2008!

  • D

    @macho
    I’m using the pouch for now.I’ve been so hooked on apps that I haven’t really done my accessories homework.I no there’s cases but I think the all the prices started from $25 since its a new phone which isn’t really worth it to me right now.i’d wait till december if I was you and by then you should get em for $10 on ebay and if your in NYC like me then you’ll find em on the streets for $5.

  • T1 Connect

    use your wing of dash case

  • D

    @macho
    T1 is just kidding unless he doesn’t have the G1.I have the wing and the wing leather case does not carry the G1 because the G1 is longer by half and inch or so. Idk bout the dash but the wing case will definitely not work…plus the G1 has the bent design on the bottom part of the phone so its not a straight phone.

  • Kevman420

    @D
    RC28 was stopped on Friday.
    RC29 is now in its place. We should be getting them whenever.
    They stink I will say that.
    Oh and make sure your WIFI is TURNED OFF as your data plan shuts off when in WIFI mode and you will be waiting FOREVER for patch!!! Trust me I am unemployed and have way too much time on my hands. I have been reading EVERYTHING!!!

  • Kevman420

    @TIM DELUCA SMITH
    Thanks BUT, I wish it was as easy as a MISCONFIGURATION that was the issue.
    Its wide spread and not just dummys who have not configured it correct.
    Thanks much though for sure for your effort.

  • Kevman420

    @ TIM DELUCA SMITH
    AGAIN REAL NICE JOB THOUGH JUST CHECKED IT OUT FULLY!!!

  • T1 Connect

    @d and macho no joke fellas I have the case fot the wing and dash and the g1 fits try it I wouldn’t say that unless I’ve tried it

  • Kevman420

    Does anyone know the BEST Blackberry out there that TMO has available?
    I really think I’m gonna get a new Blackberry at this point.
    Please no funny replies just tell me Best Blackberry TMO has tight now. Thanks

  • T1 Connect

    It probably requires a one stretching give it like 2hrs after putting it in it fits perfect after that

  • Kevman420

    @T1
    I was at the TMO store and the case your talking about DOES FIT THE G1!!!

  • T1 Connect

    Kev did u get the update yet

  • T1 Connect

    I wish I could take a picture of this and show you guys I’m serious I got on me right now but I’m on the 2 train

  • Kevman420

    No update but had my phone plugged in with wi/fi enabled all night like a dummy.
    The phone won’t get the push update without DATA connected.
    I mean HOW CAN IT? And when wi/fi is on you go to settings and you have NO DATA CONNECTION. So if anyone is sitting on their sofa with wifi enablesd like I was waiting for update you gonna be waiting a long time.
    WI/FI MUST BE OFF. What the heck are they doing and why can’t they put the update in Market or allow download.
    GIVE ME A BREAK HERE PLEASE!!!
    COME ON GOOGLE!!!

  • T1 Connect

    That’s very true my friend I keep mine off

  • T1 Connect

    Switching fron edge to 3g is good enough for me to keep wifi off cause network data is very sensitive and important in this phone for some reason

  • D

    @kev
    You were right I just tried it and it fits in the wing case but I’m gonna probably stick to the G1 pouch.Are you sure you have to keep WIFI off for the update to go through?

  • Kevman420

    From what I can figure out the push will be done through Data Network not same as what Phone call signal comes through. And also you would think you would get a simple text telling you to click a link or so to get the update and it would not matter if you were on wi/fi cause you would use your Internet connection.
    But from what I have researched the patch is PUSHED through the Data Network we pay that extra money to use. I AM NO SPECIALIST in Cell Phone communications.
    But anyway when you use Wi/Fi it disables the Data connection you use. Go out of wi/fi and it kicks in. So if you leave it in wifi area the push don’t come.
    You go to edge or 3g and it comes.
    NOT SURE HOW TRUE IT IS BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT MAKES SENSE…

  • Kevman420

    Do also keep in mind RC28 was on hold since friday. And new RC29 is coming now… also…

  • Kevman420

    @ T1 CONNECT OR ANYONE WHO CAN HELP
    Ok I have figured out that if I try to configure the Email using 3G I CAN cannect when it checks incoming settings but cannot when it does SMTP outgoing check. If I enable WIFI It WILL connect to SMTP server.

    What would stop me from connecting to optonline.net smtp through 3g or EDGE but not on WIFI?

  • T1 Connect

    Kev I had the same issue when I set mine up but once I disconnected from the wifi and jumped back on the network it worked so that’s done. I was thinking hey maybe the network was slow but I thought hmmmm the wing uses edge so what’s the deal with this. Eventually I said hey it works so just leave it alone.

  • Kevman420

    @ T1 Connect
    Why is it I finally figure it out on my own and I call TMOBILE and they tell me I have not been setup correct from the beginning.???? CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT I AM TYPPING AFTER ALL I BEEN THROUGH!!!
    THEY TELL ME MY PLAN WAS STILL SET FOR BLACLBERRY AND GIRL CHANGED IT TO CORRECT PLAN. SYAS IT WILL NEVER WORK RIGHT.
    DO THEY REALIZE HOW MANY PEOPLE THIS IS HAPPENING TOO….
    Everytime I called no one checked my Data plan and the girl tells me it will all work right now within 2to4 hours.
    THE WRONG DATA PLAN!!!!!!
    I have more to say but you would never believe it!!!

  • Kevman420

    THEY HAD ME ON WRONG PLAN ANYONE STILL HAVING ISSUES CALL THEM DUMMYS BACK!!! We will see though in a few hours…

  • D

    Seems like you may have been bad talking the G1 for no reason KEV
    APOLOGIZE lol

  • macho

    Sup fellas talkin from the g1 don’t know why my network is completely up but the tmobile rep said it takes about 24hrs for everything to be up so I’m currently using my wifi

  • T1 Connect

    @kev WHAT!!!!! That’s crazy. Only one thing that comes to mind spazzzzz spazzzz spazzzzz.lol just kiddind but that’s really messed up kid. Did they compensate you for a weeks worth of problems if not they should.

    @macho welcome. How do u like it. Pretty nice right. By the way I had a g1/iphone battle today, sadly the iphone just didn’t make it the g1 with its 528mhz processor killed the iphone’s 600mhz + processor at loading the app store the browser maps unlock and downloading music and app install

  • macho

    So far I like it I’m having some issues with aim but no big deal currently downloading pacman btw how do you copy and paste bro?

  • macho

    I’m trying to download pacman but its just saying “starting download”

  • David

    @Kevman,

    Kevin…in an effort to approve the comments I won’t be approving any more comments which have multiple lines of caps lock, that’s just annoying to everyone! Please try and limit what you write in caps lock!

  • Kevman420

    David real sorry I was just so excited about what alot of people are having trouble with and waiting for patch for.
    Sorry but to have that mail connect after doing for a week was pretty exciting.
    I mean why does client use port 25 on desktop and not for G1.
    Thats an issue with TMO right? By freak I tried port 587 since I use that with another account I have. And its working. Still the same delete issues but RC29 will fix and its working off of wifi.
    Sorry bout caps!!!

  • Kevman420

    Can you at least let others know to try port 587
    This is a big issue with Alot of people with port 25 no connection for email…

  • David

    @Kevman just keep the comments professional and clean and show as much excitement as you want!

  • macho

    have the g1 and I’m loving it !!! Thus far no issues let’s hope it stays that way I haven’t recived my ota yet and the aim is a little off but again no big deal

  • T1 Connect

    @kev who told you about port 587 cablevision

  • Kevman420

    port 587 stopped working.
    who knows
    i got a few off and it stopped.
    anyway
    after very long day today with support and them telling me the reason s I posted plus
    saying since tmo is not on optonline and such that its different than Blackberry.
    Its a spam feature that accepts trusted SMTP like Blackberry.

    Anyway after being told everything including I think Elvis is still alive,

    I am just forwarding mail to google account.

    Why try and fix what I cant fix?

    I forward to google like they said on the first few posts would have save a few hairs from turning gray.
    Oh wait they fell out… haha
    Anyway
    Using G1 in FULL capacity without DIRECT pop access.
    Till someone fixes it this will do.

    Sorry I know you guys told me this 100 comments ago but I thought we all could figure it out.
    We can only do so much without direct access to TMO network… :-)
    Amyway, FYI The battery sticker everyone is saying is RED and damaged is supposed to be red.

    The sticker inside the Phone on lifet little circle should be WHITE to indicate NO water damage.
    The battery however WILL be red and white. It turns all red I believe if there is an issue with that!!!

    PEACE

    “Friends, don’t let friends Blog Drunk!”

  • D

    Hey guys im back I had no internet all day till now.
    @Kev
    It seems that data plan issue you had was not a mistake as when i called about my internet not working they said it’s because the 1st 7 days everyone got it free as a G1 pre sale special and the data plans we picked wasnt official so we had to call em back.They just added me back and now im back up and running.So does this mean your sticking with the G1 Kev?
    @macho
    How you like the G1 so far.
    @Everyone
    Has anyone received the RC29 update yet?

  • I would add my other email accounts to my gmail account but I don’t want to. The phone should function the way it is supposed to function and not require the user to use a Google email account. Isn’t it enough that we have to use the Google contacts to easily load our contacts? Moreover, to have the emails only be checked at X amount time, is ridiculous. As a longtime BB user, my email came to me instantly, often before it reached my Outlook. This needs to be fixed or I’m going to kick it to the curb.

  • D

    Ok i have a Question.Can some walk me through on how to get my msn mail forwarded to my phone through gmail?i set it as my default account on gmail but thats as far as i no.Whats next?

  • Jackie

    Only issues are the ones already talked about with the email. For Comcast I just keep all in the inbox and delete from server when done. For GoDaddy, I use their mobile webmail instead.

    No one ever talks about how bad the camera is on this phone, my first phone where my pkg allows me to send photos and can’t take one worth saving let alone sending. My razor faired muched better….

  • Jackie

    Oh, I should add to my previous comment how I really enjoy and love the G1 phone. They did a great job and will continue to improve, I am sure.

  • Jackie

    Well, I had a chance to test out the Google maps on the G1 today, and WOW am I impressed. It found my location and kept with it and instant directions as well as street views. I purchased a car mount for it which makes it all the more fun to use. It also has voice recognition with my blue tooth head set that I am loving. I downloaded PacMan (free, may I add) that is truely incredible on the phone (not that I am a gamer by any means). I have never used an I Phone but have no desire to now.

  • rosa

    Its a nice phone, but can’t get my optonline email to work. I tried having gmail retrieve my messages, but when replying it uses the gmail email address. g1 has the option to select a default email address, but it doesn’t work. I have my optonline email as default and still uses the email. using the gmail icon to retrieve my message is a nice feature but has to be set to auto-sync and that kills the battery super fast. Also tried setting up the gmail acct through the email setup so it refreshes from the web help save battery, but replies still using gmail.

  • The only email issue I have is that the email count is wrong. If if delete emails … it doesn’t reset the count. One account thinks I have 200+ but there are only 3.
    I s there a way to clear the count? I can find nothing in the settings except for resetting/clearing all information.
    If you know of a solution, please email me at: jeffburton@burton-hvac.com

    Thanks.