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Bells and whistles aside, which is the better phone? 6100 vs 9900?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Tink, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Tink

    Tink Guest

    any opinions/experience would be appreciated. not really concerned about
    camera or screen image quality. what i really want is a reliable phone with
    the best signal and call/voice quality.

    must have(s):
    analog capability w/ good coverage in remote areas
    speakerphone

    got the 6100 last week, but it's dropped a few calls. only have a fews days
    left, but i don't want to exchange it for the 9900 unless that is a more
    reliable phone (assuming the retail store has any).

    and, are they going to fix the volume bug in the LG phone? wassup with that?
    i think one of the dropped calls was someone calling, and me saying 'hello?
    hello?'.

    TIA
     



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  2. Julie Ruin

    Julie Ruin Guest

    Youre answer is the LG VX3200.

    http://cellphones.about.com/library/bl-pp-lg-vx3200.htm


    "Tink" <nospam@sonic.net> wrote in message
    news:10orggabfeck8dc@corp.supernews.com...
    > any opinions/experience would be appreciated. not really concerned about
    > camera or screen image quality. what i really want is a reliable phone
    > with
    > the best signal and call/voice quality.
    >
    > must have(s):
    > analog capability w/ good coverage in remote areas
    > speakerphone
    >
    > got the 6100 last week, but it's dropped a few calls. only have a fews
    > days
    > left, but i don't want to exchange it for the 9900 unless that is a more
    > reliable phone (assuming the retail store has any).
    >
    > and, are they going to fix the volume bug in the LG phone? wassup with
    > that?
    > i think one of the dropped calls was someone calling, and me saying
    > 'hello?
    > hello?'.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >
     
  3. David L

    David L Guest

    "Tink" <nospam@sonic.net> wrote in message news:<10orggabfeck8dc@corp.supernews.com>...
    > any opinions/experience would be appreciated. not really concerned about
    > camera or screen image quality. what i really want is a reliable phone with
    > the best signal and call/voice quality.
    >
    > must have(s):
    > analog capability w/ good coverage in remote areas
    > speakerphone
    >
    > got the 6100 last week, but it's dropped a few calls. only have a fews days
    > left, but i don't want to exchange it for the 9900 unless that is a more
    > reliable phone (assuming the retail store has any).
    >
    > and, are they going to fix the volume bug in the LG phone? wassup with that?
    > i think one of the dropped calls was someone calling, and me saying 'hello?
    > hello?'.
    >
    > TIA


    The LG vx 3200 appears to have a stub only antenna. Every phone that
    lacks an extendable antenna has comprimised signal performance in
    fringe areas, in my experience.
    The best performing Verizon phones for fringe areas include the Nokia
    3589i(recomended top cheap digital performer, though analog is not so
    great and there is no external antenna connector), Motv710 (best
    performer but lots of bells and whistles), the MotV60s (with an
    extendable v60i antenna added, is a definite contender). The new
    Nokias may be worth a look, but I haven't seen a revue yet.

    The Audiovox 9900 is reported to be a decent perfomer.
    Getting a phone that allows an external antenna connection and using a
    mag mount antenna on the car roof is another option.

    Top older phones. LG 4400, Audiovox 9500 and V60i.
    Some guys have recomended the current Samsung performance (650/670?
    forgot model #). No personal experience.

    -
    David
     
  4. Teddeli

    Teddeli Guest

    On 8 Nov 2004 19:08:45 -0800, davidlind@my-deja.com (David L) wrote:

    >"Tink" <nospam@sonic.net> wrote in message news:<10orggabfeck8dc@corp.supernews.com>...
    >> any opinions/experience would be appreciated. not really concerned about
    >> camera or screen image quality. what i really want is a reliable phone with
    >> the best signal and call/voice quality.
    >>
    >> must have(s):
    >> analog capability w/ good coverage in remote areas
    >> speakerphone
    >>
    >> got the 6100 last week, but it's dropped a few calls. only have a fews days
    >> left, but i don't want to exchange it for the 9900 unless that is a more
    >> reliable phone (assuming the retail store has any).
    >>
    >> and, are they going to fix the volume bug in the LG phone? wassup with that?
    >> i think one of the dropped calls was someone calling, and me saying 'hello?
    >> hello?'.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    >The LG vx 3200 appears to have a stub only antenna. Every phone that
    >lacks an extendable antenna has comprimised signal performance in
    >fringe areas, in my experience.
    >The best performing Verizon phones for fringe areas include the Nokia
    >3589i(recomended top cheap digital performer, though analog is not so
    >great and there is no external antenna connector), Motv710 (best
    >performer but lots of bells and whistles), the MotV60s (with an
    >extendable v60i antenna added, is a definite contender). The new
    >Nokias may be worth a look, but I haven't seen a revue yet.
    >
    >The Audiovox 9900 is reported to be a decent perfomer.
    >Getting a phone that allows an external antenna connection and using a
    >mag mount antenna on the car roof is another option.
    >
    >Top older phones. LG 4400, Audiovox 9500 and V60i.
    >Some guys have recomended the current Samsung performance (650/670?
    >forgot model #). No personal experience.
    >
    >-
    >David


    That has been my experience as well with extendable antennas. I can
    also vouch for the performance of the Audiovox 9900. A great value and
    good performer.
     
  5. Barbara

    Barbara Guest

    On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 03:08:45 UTC, davidlind@my-deja.com (David L)
    wrote:

    >
    > The Audiovox 9900 is reported to be a decent perfomer.
    > Getting a phone that allows an external antenna connection and using a
    > mag mount antenna on the car roof is another option.
    >


    Does the Audiovox 9900 have a socket (port/plug, whatever) for an
    easily connected external antenna?

    My old Audiovox 9155gpx did not, and I had a dickens of a time making
    an adapted charging cable that allowed an external antenna attachment
    through the flat multi-pin plug on the bottom of the phone. I did it,
    but it wasn't easy.

    Your statement above almost suggests "Getting a phone (... other than
    9900...) that allows an external antenna..."

    --
    Barbara
     

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