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Nokia 3589i, loose battery problems?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Asher Langton, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     



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  2. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  3. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  4. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  5. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  6. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  7. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  8. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  9. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  10. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  11. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  12. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  13. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  14. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  15. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  16. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  17. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  18. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  19. spurkbik201

    spurkbik201 Guest

    Asher,

    Have had the 3589i for little more than 2 months now and so far no
    loose battery problems, even after being dropped twice. Also
    previously owned the Nokia 3361 and 6590 (each several months to a
    year) and never had the loose battery problem with those phones
    either.

    For a basic phone, I recommend the Nokia 3589i. Good reception - last
    weekend it worked in the middle of the Everglades visiting whereas my
    friends phones with ATTWS and Nextel would not work (had very few no
    signal areas there with my phone). Even at a local national park, my
    VZW phone had signal, and my friends VZW phone of another manufacturer
    (not sure which) did not. Decent sound - even on 2 bars out of 7
    digital signal, 1 bar of seven usuable but not always clear, have not
    tried analog. Durable - accidentally dropped on concrete, other than
    a scatch or two (if that bothers you, replacement faceplates $15-20
    whereas with other manufacturer phones cannot replace yourself), still
    works fine for making and receiving calls. Many positive user
    comments at www.phonescoop.com.

    One perhaps small negative. Its best not to leave this phone on the
    humid bathroom vanity while taking your shower. Compared to other
    cell phones, its not as resistant for bathroom humidity (have heard
    this commented elsewhere). Did receive crackling noise on calls after
    few days doing this, but resolved by drying the internals of the phone
    out (what could be accessed by just removing the back phone cover and
    battery) with a computer keyboard air duster ($5-10). Now have the
    phone hanging on the outside bathroom door knob in a case so can still
    hear it if rings then.

    Other than that, this phone has the basics covered with very few fancy
    features.

    Scott

    "Asher Langton" <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message news:<i3sFc.276$HK.182@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    > battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    > turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    > eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    > I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    > leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    > though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    > More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    > Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    > durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Asher
     
  20. cnb_repair

    cnb_repair Guest

    On Sat, 03 Jul 2004 06:08:14 GMT, "Asher Langton"
    <langton.NO@SPAM.gmail.com> wrote:

    >Does anybody here know if the Nokia 3589i suffers from the same loose
    >battery problems that affected older Nokias? I have a 3285 right now that
    >turns itself off fairly often now; I think it's due to a loose battery. I'm
    >eligible for a "free" new phone with the New Every Two program, and since
    >I've been happy with my last few Nokias (besides this battery issue), I am
    >leaning torwards the 3589i. If the battery design is still a problem,
    >though, I may look at other phones.
    >
    >More generally, does anybody have an opinion as to the best basic phone for
    >Verizon? I just want a phone with good reception, decent sound, and
    >durability; I don't need all of the fancy stuff.
    >
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Asher
    >


    The 3589i uses an internal battery with a spring clip. It is not
    possible for the loose battery problem to occur. On the downside,
    changing batteries went from easy to much more of a pain.

    There is no other phone currently available from Verizon that can
    compare with the 3589i for signal quality. In some circumstances it
    outperforms my VX4400. If you like Nokia phones you can't go wrong
    with the 3589i.

    Yagi Bear

    remove spamproofing to e-mail
     

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