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phone recommendation

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by foodle, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. foodle

    foodle Guest

    Hello,

    I am considering switching to verizon and I'm looking for a phone to
    get. My priorities are as follows:
    1) Holds signal well
    2) AMPS
    3) Voice quality
    4) More than one phone number per name in phone book
    I prefer flip phones and a small size.

    I've heard good things about the lg 4400 but I'm impressed with the
    audiovox 8600's small size. Is that phone any good in terms of signal
    and voice quality?

    Are there any new phones coming out that support analog? I've heard of
    the lg 4500 but I don't think that has analog, right?

    Any other phones I should look at?


    Thank you.
     



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  2. Andrew White

    Andrew White Guest

    imdolor@yahoo.com (foodle) wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >I am considering switching to verizon and I'm looking for a phone to
    >get. My priorities are as follows:
    >1) Holds signal well
    >2) AMPS
    >3) Voice quality
    >4) More than one phone number per name in phone book
    >I prefer flip phones and a small size.
    >
    >I've heard good things about the lg 4400 but I'm impressed with the
    >audiovox 8600's small size. Is that phone any good in terms of signal
    >and voice quality?
    >
    >Are there any new phones coming out that support analog? I've heard of
    >the lg 4500 but I don't think that has analog, right?


    Yes, 4500 is all-digital. I'd like to warn you about the VX4400B
    though. While it does all the things on your list reasonably well, it
    has a miserable battery life. I'm charging the phone every other day,
    which is totally unacceptable in this day and age.

    And to add insult to the injury, it takes ridiculously long to charge
    the tiny battery that comes with the phone! The desktop charger takes
    3 hours, which is already 2 hours too long. But the car and travel
    chargers take 5 hours!!! The rapid charger for my previous phone -
    Nokia 8265 TDMA - took an hour to charge the battery and I didn't have
    to recharge it for more than 5 days.
     
  3. fish

    fish Guest

    foodle sez...

    > Hello,


    Hi and welcome to Verizon Wireless.

    > I am considering switching to verizon...


    You've made a wise choice. From what I've heard from others, we have a great
    network that is growing.

    > and I'm looking for a phone to
    > get. My priorities are as follows:
    > 1) Holds signal well


    Actually, as true as that is, it's the quality of the service you have that
    makes it all possible. Also, location. If you are in a department store, for
    example, you probably won't pick up a signal.

    > 2) AMPS


    Depends on your location. I prefer all digital, in fact, I will shut my
    phone off if I don't get a digital signal, so I opted for such a phone.
    > 3) Voice quality


    Test them. You can always return a phone you buy within 15 days of purchase.

    > 4) More than one phone number per name in phone book


    My phone has that...

    > I prefer flip phones and a small size.


    Okay, I have a flip phone, but it's a bit bigger in size (I like it actually
    because it has such a sure grip, I feel as if it won't accidently slip out
    of my hands like the other sleek phones).

    > I've heard good things about the
    > lg 4400 but I'm impressed with the
    > audiovox 8600's small size.


    Two words: Battery life.

    If you want to enjoy your phone, get one with above average battery life,
    seriously.

    > Are there any new phones coming
    > out that support analog?


    The Motorola's V60x series, but if you can tolerate echo (hearing your own
    voice as you speak), then go for it.

    > Any other phones I should look at?


    Seriously, the phone I bought last week is the best for me, but that's
    because I prefer a flip phone I can actually hold without it being too sleek
    and small. I like that sure grip. I like the shiny metallic look. The top
    flip swivels...

    ....Samsung SCH-a610 is the one I recommend 100% because it has it all.
    http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_detail.jsp?eUser=&prod_id=SCH-A610

    How cool is that?
    __________________
    =======fish=======
     
  4. "foodle" <imdolor@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:30f7dad3.0402191443.5498614e@posting.google.com...

    > Any other phones I should look at?


    My sister-in-law just got the LG 4400 and she hates it. Doesn't have as good
    reception as my Motorola 270C, and the screen is very hard to read in the
    daylight.

    I don't think any phone exists that meets your requirements. The V60S is
    probably the closest, but it lacks the phone book feature that you want. I
    just got a V60S, but haven't transferred service from my 270C yet. One of my
    criteria was a speakerphone, which is why I got the 270C originally, even
    though I preferred a flip phone; it just took two years for a decent flip
    phone with speakerphone to arrive.
     
  5. jdoe

    jdoe Guest

    The phone book does support what he's after on the 60s. You need to go into
    "Setup" and chage the view and sort preferences.
    Larry
    "Steven M. Scharf" <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote in message
    news:LmhZb.1259$aT1.1182@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > "foodle" <imdolor@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:30f7dad3.0402191443.5498614e@posting.google.com...
    >
    > > Any other phones I should look at?

    >
    > My sister-in-law just got the LG 4400 and she hates it. Doesn't have as

    good
    > reception as my Motorola 270C, and the screen is very hard to read in the
    > daylight.
    >
    > I don't think any phone exists that meets your requirements. The V60S is
    > probably the closest, but it lacks the phone book feature that you want. I
    > just got a V60S, but haven't transferred service from my 270C yet. One of

    my
    > criteria was a speakerphone, which is why I got the 270C originally, even
    > though I preferred a flip phone; it just took two years for a decent flip
    > phone with speakerphone to arrive.
    >
    >
     
  6. Ted Harris

    Ted Harris Guest

    As you no doubt know if you use a lot of internet newsgroups you will likely
    get as many different recommendations as Verizon has phones available.

    So here is my two cents worth. I am a long time Verizon customer and I
    recently got a new phone. Tried the Motorola 730 and didn't like it. Got the
    Audiovox 8900 and am very pleased with it. Voice quality is excellent as is
    reception. I tested it driving through several areas that were dead zones on
    my old phone and on my wife's motorola and I did not lose signal a single time.
    I have no problem with the battery life although some have complained.
    Definitely worth a look.
    Ted Harris
    Resource Strategy
    Henniker, New Hampshire
     
  7. foodle

    foodle Guest

    Is the color screen on that phone particularly bad? I thought that any
    color screen will not be as clear in the day as a plain backlit one.
    Do you have any ideas how it compares to other color screens?

    Unfortunately, the v60s is not available through my plan. I saw the
    v60p but that is just so bulky and I'm not intersted in ptt.




    "jdoe" <jdoe@msn.com> wrote in message news:<kIkZb.85937$uV3.548915@attbi_s51>...
    > The phone book does support what he's after on the 60s. You need to go into
    > "Setup" and chage the view and sort preferences.
    > Larry
    > "Steven M. Scharf" <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote in message
    > news:LmhZb.1259$aT1.1182@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > "foodle" <imdolor@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > > news:30f7dad3.0402191443.5498614e@posting.google.com...
    > >
    > > > Any other phones I should look at?

    > >
    > > My sister-in-law just got the LG 4400 and she hates it. Doesn't have as

    > good
    > > reception as my Motorola 270C, and the screen is very hard to read in the
    > > daylight.
    > >
    > > I don't think any phone exists that meets your requirements. The V60S is
    > > probably the closest, but it lacks the phone book feature that you want. I
    > > just got a V60S, but haven't transferred service from my 270C yet. One of

    > my
    > > criteria was a speakerphone, which is why I got the 270C originally, even
    > > though I preferred a flip phone; it just took two years for a decent flip
    > > phone with speakerphone to arrive.
    > >
    > >
     
  8. foodle

    foodle Guest

    That is a cool gadget. Thanks for the suggestion. But since its all
    digital, it won't work for me. I agree that its better to stick with
    digital when it available. But I spend time in parts that are not
    covered by digital so analog is useful to have. I'm just looking for a
    basic phone that works a close to "everywhere" as possible.





    "fish" <i.am.such.a.fish@atlantic.ocean> wrote in message news:<zOeZb.59490$IF1.51225@nwrdny03.gnilink.net>...
    > foodle sez...
    >
    > > Hello,

    >
    > Hi and welcome to Verizon Wireless.
    >
    > > I am considering switching to verizon...

    >
    > You've made a wise choice. From what I've heard from others, we have a great
    > network that is growing.
    >
    > > and I'm looking for a phone to
    > > get. My priorities are as follows:
    > > 1) Holds signal well

    >
    > Actually, as true as that is, it's the quality of the service you have that
    > makes it all possible. Also, location. If you are in a department store, for
    > example, you probably won't pick up a signal.
    >
    > > 2) AMPS

    >
    > Depends on your location. I prefer all digital, in fact, I will shut my
    > phone off if I don't get a digital signal, so I opted for such a phone.
    > > 3) Voice quality

    >
    > Test them. You can always return a phone you buy within 15 days of purchase.
    >
    > > 4) More than one phone number per name in phone book

    >
    > My phone has that...
    >
    > > I prefer flip phones and a small size.

    >
    > Okay, I have a flip phone, but it's a bit bigger in size (I like it actually
    > because it has such a sure grip, I feel as if it won't accidently slip out
    > of my hands like the other sleek phones).
    >
    > > I've heard good things about the
    > > lg 4400 but I'm impressed with the
    > > audiovox 8600's small size.

    >
    > Two words: Battery life.
    >
    > If you want to enjoy your phone, get one with above average battery life,
    > seriously.
    >
    > > Are there any new phones coming
    > > out that support analog?

    >
    > The Motorola's V60x series, but if you can tolerate echo (hearing your own
    > voice as you speak), then go for it.
    >
    > > Any other phones I should look at?

    >
    > Seriously, the phone I bought last week is the best for me, but that's
    > because I prefer a flip phone I can actually hold without it being too sleek
    > and small. I like that sure grip. I like the shiny metallic look. The top
    > flip swivels...
    >
    > ...Samsung SCH-a610 is the one I recommend 100% because it has it all.
    > http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_detail.jsp?eUser=&prod_id=SCH-A610
    >
    > How cool is that?
    > __________________
    > =======fish=======
     
  9. Everything but the small size = Kyocera 7135.

    --
    Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.
     
  10. "foodle" <imdolor@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:30f7dad3.0402201212.395ac468@posting.google.com...
    > Is the color screen on that phone particularly bad? I thought that any
    > color screen will not be as clear in the day as a plain backlit one.
    > Do you have any ideas how it compares to other color screens?


    I don't. Maybe all color screens are that bad. She went to exchange it and
    they adjusted the contrast which helped a tiny bit.

    We were both in Yosemite last weekend, and my Motorola 270C (a cousin of the
    V60s) had better AMPS reception than the LG phone. I think that the Korean
    phone makers are just not experienced in AMPS.

    > Unfortunately, the v60s is not available through my plan. I saw the
    > v60p but that is just so bulky and I'm not intersted in ptt.


    It's strange how the b2b discounted rate plans don't allow you to order the
    V60s. I just sent someone to one of the b2b websites, and was surprised that
    the V60s wasn't available. I think that it's an expensive phone for Verizon
    to offer, with little opportunity for extra revenue from web browsing or
    photos.

    Maybe try the Motorola T730.
     

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