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Tired of Waiting for Bluetooth Phones

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Scott in Aztlan, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 04:44:26 GMT, Hagbard Celine <hceline@twmi.rr.com> wrote:

    >If you can't wait, switch to a company that makes them, or write
    >Verizon. Whining is pointless.


    Oh ye of low reading comprehension...

    --
    Proud to be a wreckless driver!



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  2. On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 04:55:17 GMT, "Paul Cote" <paulcote@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

    >I have never heard of that happening, with the refusal to activate.


    Happens all the time - USENET is full of the horror stories.

    It even happened to me once, when I purchased a "new" phone from Circuit Shitty,
    took it home, opened the box, and saw that the LCD protector was removed and the
    phone had phone numbers already programmed into the phone book. When I called to
    try to activate it, SprintPCS (my carrier at the time) refused because the
    previous owner had skipped out on paying his bill. Fortunately, I could take the
    phone back to Circuit Shitty for a refund - something that won't be possible
    with an eBay sale.

    --
    Proud to be a wreckless driver!
  3. On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 01:20:51 -0400, "John" <jrwilley@voicenet.com> wrote:

    >I, too, picked up a new Acura TL yesterday


    Congrats!

    >and am pretty annoyed that I
    >can't use what I consider to be a very excellent feature on the car-- which
    >of course is the built in bluetooth.


    And as time goes on, this feature will appear on more and more cars. I remember
    when the Acura TL was one of the first cars to come with a factory navigation
    system; now look at how many cars have the feature, and that's a $2000 option!
    Something cheap like adding a bluetooth chipset to the car stereo will spread
    even more quickly, especially when the aftermarket stereos begin to include the
    feature.

    Wake up, you Verizon luddites!

    >I'm even willing to try Cingular. Had AT&T, and T-Mobile-- lousy coverage
    >and drops here in the south jersey area.


    AT&T has a bad rep, but my friend has been using AT&T for years, and has no
    complaints. I see him taking calls all the time and don't see his conversations
    terminate abruptly due to call drops. <shrug> I guess he's just lucky? :)

    --
    Proud to be a wreckless driver!
  4. Scott in Aztlan wrote:
    > On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 04:44:26 GMT, Hagbard Celine <hceline@twmi.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>If you can't wait, switch to a company that makes them, or write
    >>Verizon. Whining is pointless.

    >
    >
    > Oh ye of low reading comprehension...
    >


    Eat shit, whining fucktard.
  5. Scott in Aztlan <slothkills@THEyahooOBVIOUS.com> wrote:

    >On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 01:20:51 -0400, "John" <jrwilley@voicenet.com> wrote:
    >>I'm even willing to try Cingular. Had AT&T, and T-Mobile-- lousy coverage
    >>and drops here in the south jersey area.

    >
    >AT&T has a bad rep, but my friend has been using AT&T for years, and has no
    >complaints. I see him taking calls all the time and don't see his conversations
    >terminate abruptly due to call drops. <shrug> I guess he's just lucky? :)


    Coverage depends on location (and sometimes choice of phone), not
    luck.

    --
    Marcio Watanabe
  6. Paul Cote

    Paul Cote Guest

    ....you can activate online if you have to.

    "Scott in Aztlan" <slothkills@THEyahooOBVIOUS.com> wrote in message
    news:dr95pv0fjvj9qf4rvkbbn1v8ko8fi1q1dg@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 04:55:17 GMT, "Paul Cote" <paulcote@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I have never heard of that happening, with the refusal to activate.

    >
    > Happens all the time - USENET is full of the horror stories.
    >
    > It even happened to me once, when I purchased a "new" phone from Circuit

    Shitty,
    > took it home, opened the box, and saw that the LCD protector was removed

    and the
    > phone had phone numbers already programmed into the phone book. When I

    called to
    > try to activate it, SprintPCS (my carrier at the time) refused because the
    > previous owner had skipped out on paying his bill. Fortunately, I could

    take the
    > phone back to Circuit Shitty for a refund - something that won't be

    possible
    > with an eBay sale.
    >
    > --
    > Proud to be a wreckless driver!
  7. In article <niMkb.7736$pT1.7034@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "Paul Cote" <paulcote@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

    > ...you can activate online if you have to.
    >
    > "Scott in Aztlan" <slothkills@THEyahooOBVIOUS.com> wrote in message
    > news:dr95pv0fjvj9qf4rvkbbn1v8ko8fi1q1dg@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 04:55:17 GMT, "Paul Cote" <paulcote@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > >I have never heard of that happening, with the refusal to activate.

    > >
    > > Happens all the time - USENET is full of the horror stories.
    > >
    > > It even happened to me once, when I purchased a "new" phone from Circuit

    > Shitty,
    > > took it home, opened the box, and saw that the LCD protector was removed

    > and the
    > > phone had phone numbers already programmed into the phone book. When I

    > called to
    > > try to activate it, SprintPCS (my carrier at the time) refused because the
    > > previous owner had skipped out on paying his bill. Fortunately, I could

    > take the
    > > phone back to Circuit Shitty for a refund - something that won't be

    > possible
    > > with an eBay sale.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Proud to be a wreckless driver!


    They have a couple of big Shrink wrap machines in every store, trying to
    make returned defective stuff look like new.
  8. Gil Paul

    Gil Paul Guest

    Hey Folks,

    I love my bluetooth toys. I am using my palm tungsten t with a
    sony/ericson phone and a jabra blue tooth headphone. I can look up
    numbers on my palm, hit the jog dial switch, and take the call on my
    headset while the phone itself stays in my briefcase above my head in
    the overhead carry of the train.

    I can check email on my palm and even do some web surfing even while a
    good bit slower than I am accustomed to at home with broadband.

    Bluetooth is very compelling and when it works, it is simply great.

    Now for the bad news... I was a very happy verizon customer but
    finally just got SOOOO PISSED OFF that they were not going with the
    technology. Finally, I dumped the V and went with ATT. Guess what...
    after a year of pulling my hair out with spotty coverage and too many
    dropped calls to count, I am going back to Verizon the day after the
    phone number portability becomes mandatory (some time towards end of
    Nov - 24 or 25 (?).

    I have really given a good amount of thought to the "pleasure" and
    convenience of bluetooth compared to the aggravation of frustration of
    trying to conduct business on the AT&T network and have concluded that
    its just not worth it.

    Dont get me wrong. Every few weeks, I will call verizon and ask for
    bluetooth. I will not get rid of my bluetooth stuff but will just hope
    that the V gets on the ball soon. Either way, at the end of the day,
    I need to be able to talk on the darn phone and at least in my area
    (NY/NJ) - Verizon is tops for signal quality and coverage.


    Good luck all.

    gil
  9. Palmer

    Palmer Guest

    "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:bmp0gf$par17$1@ID-192964.news.uni-berlin.de...
    >Cables are a REAL pain. They get tangled and they quit
    > working when you are on deadline. > Thomas M. Goethe
    >

    As opposed to bluetooth - it always works and never fails! NOT! You sound
    like someone with limited experience. After two years trying to keep 30
    sales staff equipped with wireless access between PPCs and their phones,
    most of them went back to their ancient, inefficient, all tangly, unusable
    cables. I guess they just didn't understand the utter convenience of
    Bluetooth (or maybe they had work they needed to get done). :D

    Palmer
  10. "Palmer" <palmer@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:Ky1lb.7053$Uz6.448@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >
    > "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    > news:bmp0gf$par17$1@ID-192964.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > >Cables are a REAL pain. They get tangled and they quit
    > > working when you are on deadline. > Thomas M. Goethe
    > >

    > As opposed to bluetooth - it always works and never fails! NOT! You

    sound
    > like someone with limited experience. After two years trying to keep 30
    > sales staff equipped with wireless access between PPCs and their phones,
    > most of them went back to their ancient, inefficient, all tangly, unusable
    > cables. I guess they just didn't understand the utter convenience of
    > Bluetooth (or maybe they had work they needed to get done). :D
    >


    Never said it works all the time, only that cables are a pain and that
    they break. If there were Bluetooth and it worked, wouldn't it be better
    than cables?


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe
  11. In the Carolinas Cingular would be your best bet. They sell the T616 which
    works great with my Palm. I am willing to bet Cingular will deploy and
    price right long before Verizon gets a clue about what people want in phone.

    "Scott in Aztlan" <slothkills@THEyahooOBVIOUS.com> wrote in message
    news:vppuovgkom7abon7q7c4hamukiimo64fag@4ax.com...
    > I'm tired of waiting for Verizon to offer a bluetooth-capable phone. Who's

    the
    > best non-luddite cellular service provider? AT&T?
    >
    > --
    > Proud to be a wreckless driver!
  12. Actually they are worse that you imagine.
    "alphageek" <no_email_please@uhdelfya.not> wrote in message
    news:Y6fkb.1589$CE2.1529447@news2.news.adelphia.net...
    >
    > "El Senor" <ilovebritishbeef@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:lO4kb.324$Fc5.77@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
    > > "Scott in Aztlan" wrote:
    > > > I'm tired of waiting for Verizon to offer a bluetooth-capable phone.

    > >
    > > I can't understand why Verizon has such nice wireless data plans but

    > offers
    > > no bluetooth phones to take advantage of them.
    > >
    > > -Mike
    > >
    > >

    >
    > They don't even 'pretend' to be interested in the technology. They surely
    > have considerable influence on the cdma phone manufacturers, yet they

    exert
    > no influence upon them to produce bluetooth phones. My 2 year pact with

    the
    > devil is up in March, and I'm going bluetooth with or without verizon. The
    > choice is theirs.
    >
    > CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
    >
    >
    >
  13. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Or a owner of a PDA that supports Bluetooth for wireless internet or
    transfering of contacts....

    I am getting to this point too...I spend over $100 a month on my plan and
    have been doing it for years....too long to wait for 1 feature...

    --
    -Dave

    Dave At 'anywherecool" dot "com'
    AIM: DavidinRI / MSN: ( MyE-mail address)
    ICQ: 10640235

    http://www.anywherecool.com


    "Scott in Aztlan" <slothkills@THEyahooOBVIOUS.com> wrote in message
    news:f5uvov47knffmb1hnipg2u5mqir58ellr0@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 04:02:25 GMT, Hagbard Celine <hceline@twmi.rr.com>

    wrote:
    >
    > >> I'm tired of waiting for Verizon to offer a bluetooth-capable phone.

    Who's the
    > >> best non-luddite cellular service provider? AT&T?

    > >
    > >Bluetooth was all hype. Give up already.

    >
    > I guess you've never driven a new Acura TL...
    >
    > --
    > Proud to be a wreckless driver!
    >

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