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suggest a good used phone for Verizon?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Todd H., Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Todd H.

    Todd H. Guest

    From the "ability to laugh at oneself" files....

    Okay, okay, so my Motorola T720 found its way into the toilet one day
    and doesn't appear to be drying out well. Assuming I pooched it, I'll
    need a replacement for the Chicago Verizon market. I've called
    Verizon and well, don't want to pay full retail price for a new phone,
    or pay the stiff cancellation fee for the year that's left in my
    contract, so to the used market I go--likely ebay.

    What phone do you have that you like? What should I watch out for in
    the used phone ebay circles?

    Now the Motorola T720 had more bells and whistles on it than I every
    really cared about, and I found the reception, call drops, and voice
    quality pretty abyssmal (compared to friends with other phones on the
    same Verizon network in this area), so I'm very open to alternatives.

    I'd like something low cost, in a flip form factor, used, and as
    stable and high quality with voice as possible. I don't need color,
    or web, or even SMS. My cell phone is my only phone, so something
    with strong battery life would also be welcome. I don't really travel
    much, but do get out of town from time to time (i.e. do I need trimode?).

    Thanks in advance for any recommendations or advice (other than not
    dropping my phone into the toilet again :)!

    Best Regards,
    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
     



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  2. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 08 Nov 2003 18:33:01 -0600, other@toddh.net (Todd H.) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >I'd like something low cost, in a flip form factor, used, and as
    >stable and high quality with voice as possible. I don't need color,
    >or web, or even SMS. My cell phone is my only phone, so something
    >with strong battery life would also be welcome. I don't really travel
    >much, but do get out of town from time to time (i.e. do I need trimode?).


    StarTac 7868 with a spare battery. A pair of them did my wife and me
    very well for a few years. Tri-mode, 600mw on analog if you ever need
    it and great audio. Hold signals very well. SMS. No other bells or
    whistles. You might even be able to get one refurbed at Radio Shack
    for a reasonable price.
     
  3. Brian S.

    Brian S. Guest

    kyocera 3035.. i loved it and the speakerphone worked great i know have the
    4400 and love it but i miss the speakerphone..... can;t wait till they have
    one with a speakerphone.


    "Todd H." <other@toddh.net> wrote in message news:m0ekwipeiq.fsf@rcn.com...
    >
    > From the "ability to laugh at oneself" files....
    >
    > Okay, okay, so my Motorola T720 found its way into the toilet one day
    > and doesn't appear to be drying out well. Assuming I pooched it, I'll
    > need a replacement for the Chicago Verizon market. I've called
    > Verizon and well, don't want to pay full retail price for a new phone,
    > or pay the stiff cancellation fee for the year that's left in my
    > contract, so to the used market I go--likely ebay.
    >
    > What phone do you have that you like? What should I watch out for in
    > the used phone ebay circles?
    >
    > Now the Motorola T720 had more bells and whistles on it than I every
    > really cared about, and I found the reception, call drops, and voice
    > quality pretty abyssmal (compared to friends with other phones on the
    > same Verizon network in this area), so I'm very open to alternatives.
    >
    > I'd like something low cost, in a flip form factor, used, and as
    > stable and high quality with voice as possible. I don't need color,
    > or web, or even SMS. My cell phone is my only phone, so something
    > with strong battery life would also be welcome. I don't really travel
    > much, but do get out of town from time to time (i.e. do I need trimode?).
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any recommendations or advice (other than not
    > dropping my phone into the toilet again :)!
    >
    > Best Regards,
    > --
    > Todd H.
    > http://www.toddh.net/
     
  4. On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 01:25:58 -0500, "Brian S." <deadhead73@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    >kyocera 3035.. i loved it and the speakerphone worked great i know have the
    >4400 and love it but i miss the speakerphone..... can;t wait till they have
    >one with a speakerphone.


    Uh, he said he wanted a STABLE phone. You can't seriously call that
    thing stable with a straight face. I ought to know. I've owned one
    for almost 18 months, and in that time have run through more than a
    dozen of them. Besides, he wants a flip model, too.
     
  5. Brian S.

    Brian S. Guest

    i had one for almost 2 years and successfuly sold it on ebay to another
    person who is satisfied with it as well. maybe it is your area or something.
    as far as the flip part, i missed that in his post.


    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:hoorqvke8ebl482v07pft99taj1n22us8j@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 01:25:58 -0500, "Brian S." <deadhead73@comcast.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >kyocera 3035.. i loved it and the speakerphone worked great i know have

    the
    > >4400 and love it but i miss the speakerphone..... can;t wait till they

    have
    > >one with a speakerphone.

    >
    > Uh, he said he wanted a STABLE phone. You can't seriously call that
    > thing stable with a straight face. I ought to know. I've owned one
    > for almost 18 months, and in that time have run through more than a
    > dozen of them. Besides, he wants a flip model, too.
    >
     
  6. On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 02:24:38 -0500, "Brian S." <deadhead73@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    >i had one for almost 2 years and successfuly sold it on ebay to another
    >person who is satisfied with it as well. maybe it is your area or something.
    >as far as the flip part, i missed that in his post.


    I doubt my area has anything to do with the many software bugs that
    phone was released with, nor it's tendency to reboot while sitting on
    my desk (even a brand new one with new battery did this, so I know the
    contacts weren't at fault), or spontaneously shutting itself down when
    its on the A/C charger. Don't get me wrong, I like the features of
    the phone, and the speakerphone is a huge plus for me. But the 3035
    has to be the most bug laden phone Kyocera has ever released. That
    said, I'm still waiting for VZW to introduce some new Kyocera phones.
    They do have a great feature set. If the 2325 had speakerphone
    capability, I would have already ditched this PITA 3035.
     
  7. jdoe

    jdoe Guest

    V60i(s) are plentuiful and quite inexpensive on ebay. Hard to beat it good
    little product in my experience nearly the equal of the ST.
    Larry
    "Todd H." <other@toddh.net> wrote in message news:m0ekwipeiq.fsf@rcn.com...
    >
    > From the "ability to laugh at oneself" files....
    >
    > Okay, okay, so my Motorola T720 found its way into the toilet one day
    > and doesn't appear to be drying out well. Assuming I pooched it, I'll
    > need a replacement for the Chicago Verizon market. I've called
    > Verizon and well, don't want to pay full retail price for a new phone,
    > or pay the stiff cancellation fee for the year that's left in my
    > contract, so to the used market I go--likely ebay.
    >
    > What phone do you have that you like? What should I watch out for in
    > the used phone ebay circles?
    >
    > Now the Motorola T720 had more bells and whistles on it than I every
    > really cared about, and I found the reception, call drops, and voice
    > quality pretty abyssmal (compared to friends with other phones on the
    > same Verizon network in this area), so I'm very open to alternatives.
    >
    > I'd like something low cost, in a flip form factor, used, and as
    > stable and high quality with voice as possible. I don't need color,
    > or web, or even SMS. My cell phone is my only phone, so something
    > with strong battery life would also be welcome. I don't really travel
    > much, but do get out of town from time to time (i.e. do I need trimode?).
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any recommendations or advice (other than not
    > dropping my phone into the toilet again :)!
    >
    > Best Regards,
    > --
    > Todd H.
    > http://www.toddh.net/
     
  8. plane

    plane Guest

    "jdoe" <jdoe@msn.com> wrote in message news:<88prb.109072$mZ5.730988@attbi_s54>...
    > V60i(s) are plentuiful and quite inexpensive on ebay. Hard to beat it good
    > little product in my experience nearly the equal of the ST.
    > Larry
    > "Todd H." <other@toddh.net> wrote in message news:m0ekwipeiq.fsf@rcn.com...
    > >
    > > From the "ability to laugh at oneself" files....
    > >
    > > Okay, okay, so my Motorola T720 found its way into the toilet one day
    > > and doesn't appear to be drying out well. Assuming I pooched it, I'll
    > > need a replacement for the Chicago Verizon market. I've called
    > > Verizon and well, don't want to pay full retail price for a new phone,
    > > or pay the stiff cancellation fee for the year that's left in my
    > > contract, so to the used market I go--likely ebay.
    > >
    > > What phone do you have that you like? What should I watch out for in
    > > the used phone ebay circles?
    > >
    > > Now the Motorola T720 had more bells and whistles on it than I every
    > > really cared about, and I found the reception, call drops, and voice
    > > quality pretty abyssmal (compared to friends with other phones on the
    > > same Verizon network in this area), so I'm very open to alternatives.
    > >
    > > I'd like something low cost, in a flip form factor, used, and as
    > > stable and high quality with voice as possible. I don't need color,
    > > or web, or even SMS. My cell phone is my only phone, so something
    > > with strong battery life would also be welcome. I don't really travel
    > > much, but do get out of town from time to time (i.e. do I need trimode?).
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any recommendations or advice (other than not
    > > dropping my phone into the toilet again :)!
    > >
    > > Best Regards,
    > > --
    > > Todd H.
    > > http://www.toddh.net/


    I bought a used samsung t 300, with multiple spare batteries, charger
    cords,last fall, and still have found nothing I like better--battery
    life is very good, whuch the main thing I wanted,has 500 memories--I
    wish it had a speaker phone; i have the kyocera with speaker, which
    works fairly well, but I still prefer the samsung.

    The sams are avail on ebay for a song--be sure you get the one for
    verizon, also, OEM accessores are avail there too, at good discount
    off orginal cost. If this this is your workhorse phone, buy what ever
    phone, ( I bought two, they are cheap). buy a couple of spare
    batteries, charge cords, etc--give you reduncancy for virtually
    anyting

    I have seen the t300 reccommended by others here too.
     
  9. Todd H.

    Todd H. Guest

    other@toddh.net (Todd H.) writes:

    > From the "ability to laugh at oneself" files....
    >
    > Okay, okay, so my Motorola T720 found its way into the toilet one day
    > and doesn't appear to be drying out well. Assuming I pooched it, I'll
    > need a replacement for the Chicago Verizon market. I've called
    > Verizon and well, don't want to pay full retail price for a new phone,
    > or pay the stiff cancellation fee for the year that's left in my
    > contract, so to the used market I go--likely ebay.
    >
    > What phone do you have that you like? What should I watch out for in
    > the used phone ebay circles?


    Good news I'll post here for "how to replace a broken phone?"
    posterity...

    A friend (and Verizon customer) here in the area happened to have an
    old Startac ST768W (hard to read model # through sticker though--dual
    band, blue monochrome backlit screen) he'd retired and had in a
    drawer, and Verizon actually activated it at no charge since the
    original phone is dead from water damage.

    It sure sounds a HELL of a lot better than that T720 did, and the
    price was sure right!

    Thanks to all who responded.

    Best Regards,
    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
     
  10. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 11 Nov 2003 00:43:34 -0600, other@toddh.net (Todd H.) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Good news I'll post here for "how to replace a broken phone?"
    >posterity...


    >A friend (and Verizon customer) here in the area happened to have an
    >old Startac ST768W (hard to read model # through sticker though--dual
    >band, blue monochrome backlit screen) he'd retired and had in a
    >drawer, and Verizon actually activated it at no charge since the
    >original phone is dead from water damage.


    >It sure sounds a HELL of a lot better than that T720 did, and the
    >price was sure right!


    I've always said that the 7868 was one of the best phones ever made.
    Enjoy.
     

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