I don't know if anyone else noticed, but Google Wallet updated their app yesterday and you can now add any credit card. Once I updated, it already had my card on there from my Google account that I use to buy apps in the app store. I used it today to grab a couple drinks at the gas station and it works great! Also, I can confirm that you do not need a data connection for the transactions to go through.
I noticed the update and new colored layout, but I just noticed my debit card is on there now. Awesome that they take Visa now.
The only thing I miss about my One V compared to my Elite, is the battery life. I worked 8 hour shift today and my Elite was dead after 6, even with wifi, sync, and gps off.
My battery life was dropping like crazy the other day so I checked to see what it was being used for. Turned out to be Groupon which I had set up to look for some deals. 1/3 of my battery usage was just that app.
Check your phone to see what is the highest usage. In most cases, it should be cell standby. If you are turning off the screen, wireless, bluetooth, and GPS, there isn't much else mandatory stuff to use battery.
I don't use the Elite a lot, but it lasts me 1.5 days usually. If I am running around town burning up the phone with Foursquare or Gas Buddy, that is another matter.
Thanks I finally swapped to optimus elite.
While activating it wants to download essentail id and keep getting failed....tried multple time even restarted by phone. No luck.
Any way to fix this? What is it, do I even need it?
Just a crap id pack from sprint made to hog more memory. It will just change your wallpaper and install some apps. There is no other use of. The reason it failed might be that you weren't connected to 3g. You can't download the pack from wifi. Just try not to download it.