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New Phone - Recommendations?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Larry, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    I am approaching my 1 year anniversary and at that point, I'd like to
    get a new phone (since I'll be eligible for the discounted prices and my
    current VX-4400 is cracked).

    What do people think are the best phones that Verizon offers currently?
    What brands/models are people happy with? It seems to me that Samsung
    has several more now than they did a year ago, but LG is still strong
    also. Don't see much out of Motorola. How's Audiovox?

    Are analogue capabilities a thing of the past pretty much?

    I would like a flipphone with color screen, good battery life, and
    possibly a speakerphone (don't need a cameraphone) ... although would be
    willing to sacrifice that if a particular phone was so good that I had
    to forego a speakerphone.

    Looks like Samsung a310 is best on battery life, but also heaviest.
    Looks like a650 is next best. Comparing LG and Audiovox to Samsung seems
    to indicate better battery life on LG and Audiovox. LG 4500 and 4600
    seem to edge others out?

    Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?

    Larry
     



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  2. George

    George Guest

    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:fQjDc.7359$OT6.6216811@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > I am approaching my 1 year anniversary and at that point, I'd like to
    > get a new phone (since I'll be eligible for the discounted prices and my
    > current VX-4400 is cracked).
    >
    > What do people think are the best phones that Verizon offers currently?
    > What brands/models are people happy with? It seems to me that Samsung
    > has several more now than they did a year ago, but LG is still strong
    > also. Don't see much out of Motorola. How's Audiovox?
    >
    > Are analogue capabilities a thing of the past pretty much?
    >
    > I would like a flipphone with color screen, good battery life, and
    > possibly a speakerphone (don't need a cameraphone) ... although would be
    > willing to sacrifice that if a particular phone was so good that I had
    > to forego a speakerphone.
    >
    > Looks like Samsung a310 is best on battery life, but also heaviest.
    > Looks like a650 is next best. Comparing LG and Audiovox to Samsung seems
    > to indicate better battery life on LG and Audiovox. LG 4500 and 4600
    > seem to edge others out?
    >
    > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    >
    > Larry
    >


    I have 3 vx4500 phones on my plan for about 3 weeks. That seems to have been
    a good choice. Both RF performance and sound are good. I wanted a
    speakerphone and did not want a camera. I am impressed how well the
    speakerphone works.

    I was on the fence about digital only but there isn't very much value in
    having analog on a low powered hand held phone.
     
  3. George

    George Guest

    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:fQjDc.7359$OT6.6216811@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > I am approaching my 1 year anniversary and at that point, I'd like to
    > get a new phone (since I'll be eligible for the discounted prices and my
    > current VX-4400 is cracked).
    >
    > What do people think are the best phones that Verizon offers currently?
    > What brands/models are people happy with? It seems to me that Samsung
    > has several more now than they did a year ago, but LG is still strong
    > also. Don't see much out of Motorola. How's Audiovox?
    >
    > Are analogue capabilities a thing of the past pretty much?
    >
    > I would like a flipphone with color screen, good battery life, and
    > possibly a speakerphone (don't need a cameraphone) ... although would be
    > willing to sacrifice that if a particular phone was so good that I had
    > to forego a speakerphone.
    >
    > Looks like Samsung a310 is best on battery life, but also heaviest.
    > Looks like a650 is next best. Comparing LG and Audiovox to Samsung seems
    > to indicate better battery life on LG and Audiovox. LG 4500 and 4600
    > seem to edge others out?
    >
    > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    >
    > Larry
    >


    I have 3 vx4500 phones on my plan for about 3 weeks. That seems to have been
    a good choice. Both RF performance and sound are good. I wanted a
    speakerphone and did not want a camera. I am impressed how well the
    speakerphone works.

    I was on the fence about digital only but there isn't very much value in
    having analog on a low powered hand held phone.
     
  4. George

    George Guest

    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:fQjDc.7359$OT6.6216811@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > I am approaching my 1 year anniversary and at that point, I'd like to
    > get a new phone (since I'll be eligible for the discounted prices and my
    > current VX-4400 is cracked).
    >
    > What do people think are the best phones that Verizon offers currently?
    > What brands/models are people happy with? It seems to me that Samsung
    > has several more now than they did a year ago, but LG is still strong
    > also. Don't see much out of Motorola. How's Audiovox?
    >
    > Are analogue capabilities a thing of the past pretty much?
    >
    > I would like a flipphone with color screen, good battery life, and
    > possibly a speakerphone (don't need a cameraphone) ... although would be
    > willing to sacrifice that if a particular phone was so good that I had
    > to forego a speakerphone.
    >
    > Looks like Samsung a310 is best on battery life, but also heaviest.
    > Looks like a650 is next best. Comparing LG and Audiovox to Samsung seems
    > to indicate better battery life on LG and Audiovox. LG 4500 and 4600
    > seem to edge others out?
    >
    > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    >
    > Larry
    >


    I have 3 vx4500 phones on my plan for about 3 weeks. That seems to have been
    a good choice. Both RF performance and sound are good. I wanted a
    speakerphone and did not want a camera. I am impressed how well the
    speakerphone works.

    I was on the fence about digital only but there isn't very much value in
    having analog on a low powered hand held phone.
     
  5. George

    George Guest

    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:fQjDc.7359$OT6.6216811@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > I am approaching my 1 year anniversary and at that point, I'd like to
    > get a new phone (since I'll be eligible for the discounted prices and my
    > current VX-4400 is cracked).
    >
    > What do people think are the best phones that Verizon offers currently?
    > What brands/models are people happy with? It seems to me that Samsung
    > has several more now than they did a year ago, but LG is still strong
    > also. Don't see much out of Motorola. How's Audiovox?
    >
    > Are analogue capabilities a thing of the past pretty much?
    >
    > I would like a flipphone with color screen, good battery life, and
    > possibly a speakerphone (don't need a cameraphone) ... although would be
    > willing to sacrifice that if a particular phone was so good that I had
    > to forego a speakerphone.
    >
    > Looks like Samsung a310 is best on battery life, but also heaviest.
    > Looks like a650 is next best. Comparing LG and Audiovox to Samsung seems
    > to indicate better battery life on LG and Audiovox. LG 4500 and 4600
    > seem to edge others out?
    >
    > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    >
    > Larry
    >


    I have 3 vx4500 phones on my plan for about 3 weeks. That seems to have been
    a good choice. Both RF performance and sound are good. I wanted a
    speakerphone and did not want a camera. I am impressed how well the
    speakerphone works.

    I was on the fence about digital only but there isn't very much value in
    having analog on a low powered hand held phone.
     
  6. George

    George Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OMSdnTxrx7aRSkDdRVn-sw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    > >
    > > Larry
    > >

    I think Motorola has forgotten how to make stuff and are living on their
    past reputation. I already thought LG had a good product but Motorola made
    up my mind. I called Motorola to ask about a specific feature of a phone I
    wanted. I downloaded the manual but it did not clearly describe the feature.
    I called Motorola and got someone in India who I could barely understand who
    insisted she was helping me by repeating that the "phone has many powerful
    features..."

    I then called LG. The girl who answered the phone was knowledgeable, located
    in the US and spoke understandable English. She responded that she wasn't
    exactly sure about the feature but give her a minute and she would fire up
    that model and tell me what I wanted to know. She did and completely
    answered my questions.
     
  7. George

    George Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OMSdnTxrx7aRSkDdRVn-sw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    > >
    > > Larry
    > >

    I think Motorola has forgotten how to make stuff and are living on their
    past reputation. I already thought LG had a good product but Motorola made
    up my mind. I called Motorola to ask about a specific feature of a phone I
    wanted. I downloaded the manual but it did not clearly describe the feature.
    I called Motorola and got someone in India who I could barely understand who
    insisted she was helping me by repeating that the "phone has many powerful
    features..."

    I then called LG. The girl who answered the phone was knowledgeable, located
    in the US and spoke understandable English. She responded that she wasn't
    exactly sure about the feature but give her a minute and she would fire up
    that model and tell me what I wanted to know. She did and completely
    answered my questions.
     
  8. George

    George Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OMSdnTxrx7aRSkDdRVn-sw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    > >
    > > Larry
    > >

    I think Motorola has forgotten how to make stuff and are living on their
    past reputation. I already thought LG had a good product but Motorola made
    up my mind. I called Motorola to ask about a specific feature of a phone I
    wanted. I downloaded the manual but it did not clearly describe the feature.
    I called Motorola and got someone in India who I could barely understand who
    insisted she was helping me by repeating that the "phone has many powerful
    features..."

    I then called LG. The girl who answered the phone was knowledgeable, located
    in the US and spoke understandable English. She responded that she wasn't
    exactly sure about the feature but give her a minute and she would fire up
    that model and tell me what I wanted to know. She did and completely
    answered my questions.
     
  9. George

    George Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OMSdnTxrx7aRSkDdRVn-sw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > > Or are new phones imminent (Motorola) that I should wait for?
    > >
    > > Larry
    > >

    I think Motorola has forgotten how to make stuff and are living on their
    past reputation. I already thought LG had a good product but Motorola made
    up my mind. I called Motorola to ask about a specific feature of a phone I
    wanted. I downloaded the manual but it did not clearly describe the feature.
    I called Motorola and got someone in India who I could barely understand who
    insisted she was helping me by repeating that the "phone has many powerful
    features..."

    I then called LG. The girl who answered the phone was knowledgeable, located
    in the US and spoke understandable English. She responded that she wasn't
    exactly sure about the feature but give her a minute and she would fire up
    that model and tell me what I wanted to know. She did and completely
    answered my questions.
     

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