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HTC EVO 4G: Sprint Users Finally Get Qik Fix

When the HTC EVO 4G was released, Sprint users were jubilant that they could make two-way video calls with a little program called Qik. But as most found out, the joy was short lived and numerous issues plagued Qik which made the whole thing pretty pointless.

Overloaded servers, the video call quality was awful, and even trying to get the thing to work was a chore. But if we move on to the present time, Qik has finally come to the rescue and provided us with an update to the service with version 3.54.

Qik now promises that connectivity issues have been ironed out. This means that you will no longer have to wait ages to be connected and start a chat session. You will also get better performance in low network conditions. Meaning that when the network bandwidth went below a certain point the video would not flow both ways.

SMS verification has gone out the window, so just update and you will be set. Qik video chats are also not automatically archived to your Qik account as they will be adding additional user controls in subsequent releases.

It seems that Qik have really upped their game, and want to make to-way video chatting a plesant experience rather than just a feature that is there, but does not work.

How are you finding the new version of Qik? Will you be using it more often now?

Source: IntoMobile via Qik

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Personally, I think Sprint is doing a superb job at coming back from the dead and the htc evo is just another thing to help them with their comeback. I picked up an evo the first week they came out and haven't looked back. I know everyone is all hyped on the iphone, but I find the evo's larger screen and faster network to be superior. Also, Sprint has won me over as a loyal wireless customer thanks to their unmatched discounts. Verizon and AT&T can get ridiculously pricey. I am an adjunct professor and found out from my students… Read more »

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WARNING!!! WARNING!!! I just found out you have to pay an additional $29.99/month for 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. Because it is listed as a feature in the phone I didn't think they would charge for that. Then they also charge $10 for the 4G stuff. Well, I just changed my mind. $110.00/mo and $1320.00/year really sucks. And here I thought I could get away with $69.99 450 mins and unlimited data plan. HA!!! Big time bummer.

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I just saw a video of the Video Phone call on Youtube and it didn't look very good.
I do hope this fix gives the video calls better images as I am planning to get this
nice phone.

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