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Best Verizon Speakerphone?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by gyrobob, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 20:37:13 -0500, The Ghost of General Lee
    <ghost@general.lee> wrote:

    >On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:13:50 GMT, nospam@home.com (Larry W4CSC) wrote:
    >
    >>On 12 Dec 2003 04:22:14 -0800, rwrominger@yahoo.com (gyrobob) wrote:
    >>
    >>>Which Verizon phone has the best speakerphone?
    >>>

    >>The TX200 bagphone. Hell, the speaker in the handle of the handset is
    >>larger than your whole toyphone. I can even hear the guy I'm talking
    >>to in my noisy stepvan!....(c;

    >
    >And when Larry turns it up to full volume, I can hear it all the way
    >up in Greenville.:)
    >

    DANGER - RF RADIATION HAZARD - STAND BACK WHILE IN USE!

    Larry W4CSC

    NNNN



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  2. N9WOS

    N9WOS Guest

    > DANGER - RF RADIATION HAZARD - STAND BACK WHILE IN USE!

    Hhehhheheh...............

    That is like the warning sticker on the soft pak Motorola bag phone I just
    got.

    I scanned it and here is the picture

    http://home.att.net/~n9wos/unsafe.jpg

    I wonder how you stay 10 feet away from the phone
    while using it?
  3. Verizon will not sell you a V60p unless you sign up for PTT. The V60p is the
    only good speakerphone they offer.

    The best option is a 270C, if you can find one. You have to get it activated
    before December 31. After December 31 they will no longer activate them on
    new accounts. The 270C has become a cult phone, and commands high prices,
    both new and used. See: http://store.yahoo.com/cellpoint/mottim27cdma.html
    and http://shop.store.yahoo.com/letsgodigital/timeport270c.html Also look at
    eBay.

    There are no other good speakerphones on Verizon.

    BTW, Verizon coverage is great in Anchorage, roaming on someone, but I
    believe that Anchorage was removed from America's Choice coverage, so
    roaming is now at high rates. So you may want to get National Single Rate
    rather than America's Choice.

    I was at the Anchorage airport witnessing a very upset Nextel customer who
    had no coverage, and whose phone would not even let him access the phone
    book without a signal (though I was later told by someone, that after a few
    minutes with no signal, the phone book is accessible).


    "gyrobob" <rwrominger@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:481a5b17.0312120422.17c985c0@posting.google.com...
    > Which Verizon phone has the best speakerphone?
    >
    > Right now I am using a Moto i1000 on Nextel that has a room-filling
    > speakerphone capability, but I have to get rid of it because we are
    > switching to Verizon to get coverage in Anchorage, AK when we visit
    > the kids/grandkids. We live in the Atlanta area.
    >
    > I really like having a strong speakerphone because of the safety
    > factor of just laying it on the seat beside me when driving -- not
    > having to hold the damn thing while trying to shift.
    >
    > Also, a while back I read of study where it was much more distracting
    > to drive with a phone held to your head than it was with a
    > speakerphone -- something about the psychological effect of having the
    > voice in your ear rather than in the "room." Someone please let me
    > know of that study.
    >
    > So, I really need to know which phone is compatible with Verizon and
    > has the best speakerphone capability.
    >
    > Thanks.
  4. Teddeli

    Teddeli Guest

    On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 04:43:36 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:

    >On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 23:25:49 GMT, "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> posted in
    >alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    >>No, I don't work for Verizon. I am an indirect agent that reps for them.
    >>Only thing I know about the v60s is that its basically just the v60i with
    >>speakerphone, 1x and E911 added on.

    >
    >Or is it a V60P without PTT? Or are they the same thing? (I don't
    >know the V60i.)



    I don't have a v60p but have seen and held them The battery and cover
    on my v60i are thinner.
  5. Arcy

    Arcy Guest

    "gyrobob" <rwrominger@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:481a5b17.0312120422.17c985c0@posting.google.com...
    > Which Verizon phone has the best speakerphone?
    >

    [snip]

    Unless you're looking for a speakerphone built into the phone, I can
    recommend the Motorola plug-in speakerphone they call a 'Desktop
    Speakerphone'.
    http://commerce.motorola.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=24248
    9&prmenbr=126&accessories_cgrfnbr=22&zipcode=&phoneID=&search_string=238320&
    type=249149
    (sorry I don't know how to do a tinyurl)
    I have one for my V66 (I'm not with Verizon currently but thinking of
    changing) and it has good sound for a speakerphone. You simply plug it into
    the bottom of the phone and you can even plug in a charger on the bottom of
    the speakerphone. You can also plug in the desktop charger.
  6. Frank S

    Frank S Guest

    > DANGER - RF RADIATION HAZARD - STAND
    > BACK WHILE IN USE!
    >
    > Larry W4CSC
    >



    How 'bout... Do not look directly into laser with remaining eye!

    -Frank
  7. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    I wouldn't operate my bagphone around ordinance, either.....10 ft or
    100!


    Larry W4CSC

    NNNN
  8. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    Before I restored my 1973 Mercedes 220D, I used to have a 650W HF
    station (Yaesu FT-900, modified Tentec Hercules II 12V linear, 15'
    homebrew Texas bugcatcher with Henry Allen's 6" monster coil(s) and an
    8-spoke 36" capacitor hat made of stainless welding rods up 12' to
    pull the current lobe up the antenna. The whip above the hat was cut
    so it resonated in the middle of 20 meters with NO COILS at all......

    In the car was a laptop computer and Kantronics Kam Plus crossband TNC
    to a 50W 2-meter FM into a Diamond dual-band antenna, allowing the car
    to be a VHF to HF crossband packet node running serious power on
    14.105, even while parked at a hamfest far away from the people. 650
    watts of 20 meter RF WILL BLISTER YOUR HANDS (I had signs made up like
    Bill Engvall says, "I'M STUPID!", to hand out to anyone who couldn't
    read the DANGER RF RADIATION HAZARD signs ON THE ANTENNA and in the
    windows of the car. I even had to erect a barrier around the antenna
    so they couldn't get near it just parked in the lot.....(sigh)

    It was great fun sitting with the laptop, very tiny packet TNC and a
    1W walkie talkie inside a hamfest with the crowd watching me QSO on
    packet with some Japanese or Australian on 20m from my repeater in the
    parking lot.

    Power, by the way, came from 1200 AH worth of golf cart batteries
    mounted with the transceiver and linear in the Mercedes' taxi cab
    trunk.

    The cars only problem was all the dash lights glowed quite brightly
    from RF when you were on 75 meter SSB, and below 7 Mhz the loaded
    antenna had terrible coronas trailing behind the tips of the cap hat
    ends and whip top at full power. The corona problem got worse when
    you added a second coil on top of the first so it would resonate on
    160 meters, 650 watts MOBILE.....great fun traveling at night with
    amazing signals.

    "HEY, MISTER!! YOUR ANTENNA IS ON FIRE!!", they'd yell and point if
    you were on the air at night.....(c;

    Kinda makes you so proud. I'm proof RF isn't dangerous. Hell, I been
    burning myself since I was 11!


    Larry W4CSC

    NNNN
  9. Larry W4CSC <nospam@home.com> wrote:

    > DANGER - RF RADIATION HAZARD - STAND BACK WHILE IN USE!


    No kidding. Look what RF has done to Larry!

    *duck*
    *run*

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  10. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 18:55:25 GMT, Teddeli <nospam@nospam.com> posted
    in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 04:43:36 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:
    >>On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 23:25:49 GMT, "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> posted in
    >>alt.cellular.verizon:


    >>>No, I don't work for Verizon. I am an indirect agent that reps for them.
    >>>Only thing I know about the v60s is that its basically just the v60i with
    >>>speakerphone, 1x and E911 added on.


    >>Or is it a V60P without PTT? Or are they the same thing? (I don't
    >>know the V60i.)


    >I don't have a v60p but have seen and held them The battery and cover
    >on my v60i are thinner.


    Does the V60i have voice dialing and/or voice recording? (The
    difference in thickness is due to the speakerphone and, I believe, a
    heftier battery.)
  11. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 00:42:19 -0500, The Ghost of General Lee
    <ghost@general.lee> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 04:45:24 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:
    >>On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 20:43:06 -0500, The Ghost of General Lee
    >><ghost@general.lee> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:


    >>>The only study I heard of (which I regret I cannot provide a cite for)
    >>>said that while holding a phone posed more risk than using hands-free
    >>>mode, even using a phone in hands free mode posed more of a risk than
    >>>speaking with someone physically in the car with you.


    >>One study I read said that even using a speakerphone is more dangerous
    >>(you process less of what you see) than having a BAC of .08%.


    >For some people, I find that entirely believable, and proven on a
    >daily basis.


    "For some people" is the key. People have been using two-way radios
    while driving for decades with no increase in accidents. But some
    people go so far as to read while driving a moving vehicle. Scary,
    but not everyone behind the wheel is competent to drive.
  12. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 13 Dec 2003 07:32:35 -0800, mricflo@dr.com (MRichterFlournoy)
    posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >When is that Moto phone that works on Verizon and has a good
    >speakerphone and no PTT going to be released?


    The extra button on the side isn't the problem, Verizon's refusal to
    sell you the phone without signing you up for a PTT plan is the
    problem.
  13. N9WOS

    N9WOS Guest

    > I wouldn't operate my bagphone around ordinance, either.....10 ft or
    > 100!


    That is what bad translating gets you.

    The intended wording is.

    ............................
    Danger.

    Minimum separation
    from unsafe device
    10feet or 3 meters

    Minimum separation
    from anything susceptible.
    10 feet or 3 meters.
    ............................
    The backward sentence structure is what
    is see from Japanese and Chinese that are not very
    fluent in English.
    The Japanese sentence structure is the reverse of
    what the English sentence structure is.

    From what I know of Japanese and Chinese,
    the kanji that is used to denote "hero" and "danger"
    is the same, but it is the context that it is use in that
    will indicate the meaning.

    And the kanji that is used to denote something unsafe,
    is the same that is used to denote explosive ordnance
    or other unsafe stuff.
    So that can be a secondary translation, even though it is wrong.

    So the tag was a result of a Chinese person that isn't fluent in
    English, trying to write an English warning sticker.

    And the reason they had the second verse saying basically
    the same thing...........................
    lets just say that the Japanese and Chinese write very descriptive
    warning signs.
  14. Lew

    Lew Guest

    "Arcy" <lovebasenjis@yahoo.com> wrote > Unless you're looking for a
    speakerphone built into the phone, I can
    > recommend the Motorola plug-in speakerphone they call a 'Desktop
    > Speakerphone'.
    > http://commerce.motorola.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=24248
    > 9&prmenbr=126&accessories_cgrfnbr=22&zipcode=&phoneID=&search_string=238320&
    > type=249149
    > (sorry I don't know how to do a tinyurl)
    > I have one for my V66 (I'm not with Verizon currently but thinking of
    > changing) and it has good sound for a speakerphone. You simply plug it into
    > the bottom of the phone and you can even plug in a charger on the bottom of
    > the speakerphone. You can also plug in the desktop charger.


    Can you get something like this for other verizon phones like audiovox
    or lg?
  15. Teddeli

    Teddeli Guest

    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 01:34:24 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:

    >On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 18:55:25 GMT, Teddeli <nospam@nospam.com> posted
    >in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    >>On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 04:43:36 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:
    >>>On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 23:25:49 GMT, "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> posted in
    >>>alt.cellular.verizon:

    >
    >>>>No, I don't work for Verizon. I am an indirect agent that reps for them.
    >>>>Only thing I know about the v60s is that its basically just the v60i with
    >>>>speakerphone, 1x and E911 added on.

    >
    >>>Or is it a V60P without PTT? Or are they the same thing? (I don't
    >>>know the V60i.)

    >
    >>I don't have a v60p but have seen and held them The battery and cover
    >>on my v60i are thinner.

    >
    >Does the V60i have voice dialing and/or voice recording? (The
    >difference in thickness is due to the speakerphone and, I believe, a
    >heftier battery.)


    The v60i does have voice activated dialing. It also can record memos.

    The original battery was an extended thin battery that used the small
    back cover. It was Motorola 5704. The 5705 extended battery could be
    used as well but required the thicker battery cover. A thin non
    extended replacement battery was the 5717.

    I have seen posters on the Howard Chui formus talk of a new v60 non
    PTT non color but with a speakerphone coming out very soon. I wonder
    what the battery and cover will be like. If the speaker is anything
    like the Motorola 270c it will be very good.
  16. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 15:42:58 GMT, Teddeli <nospam@nospam.com> posted
    in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >I have seen posters on the Howard Chui formus talk of a new v60 non
    >PTT non color but with a speakerphone coming out very soon. I wonder
    >what the battery and cover will be like. If the speaker is anything
    >like the Motorola 270c it will be very good.


    If it's like the V60P it will be excellent.
  17. gyrobob

    gyrobob Guest

    This is the phone I am looking for!! I sure need to know when it is
    to be available, and with what companies.

    Thanks for any additional info.

    Teddeli <nospam@nospam.com> wrote >
    > I have seen posters on the Howard Chui formus talk of a new v60 non
    > PTT non color but with a speakerphone coming out very soon. I wonder
    > what the battery and cover will be like. If the speaker is anything
    > like the Motorola 270c it will be very good.

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