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Tri Mode - Dual Mode

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Anthony A. D. Talltree, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. >I currently have a V60, but was looking at some of the newer phones, such as
    >the LG 6000


    The battery on the 6000 I just got only lasts for about a day. I'm not
    impressed.


    >and the Samsung phone with windows compatability (forgot the
    >model number).


    The i600, I think. I try to avoid having to use M$ Windows on computers,
    can't imagine having to use a phone saddled with it.

    >I thought it was odd that the top of the line phones are not tri mode.


    I think the carriers want to discourage analog use so they can
    decomission their analog infrastructure.


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  2. FastLane

    FastLane Guest

    aad@dfw-admin.techops.verio.net (Anthony A. D. Talltree) wrote:

    >>I currently have a V60, but was looking at some of the newer phones, such as
    >>the LG 6000

    >
    >The battery on the 6000 I just got only lasts for about a day. I'm not
    >impressed.

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    I switched from a T720 to the Vx6000 and see my battery last about 2
    weeks (vs. 1-2 days for the T720).


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  3. David L

    David L Guest

    "JD" <mimmy@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message news:<pYEIb.101464$0P1.25005@twister.nyc.rr.com>...
    > I currently have a V60, but was looking at some of the newer phones, such as
    > the LG 6000 and the Samsung phone with windows compatability (forgot the
    > model number). Neither of these two phones are tri-mode (they won't pick up
    > analog signals).
    >
    > I thought it was odd that the top of the line phones are not tri mode.
    >
    > Is there still much of a need for the analog band? I live in thge NYC area.
    > I have America's choice coverage because I wanted long distance included,
    > and I travel from time to time.
    >
    > I'm just wondering why, if there is a need for analog, the manufacturers
    > aren't putting it in their top of the line phones anymore...



    Verizon always uses carrots and sticks to move customers in the
    direction which _they_ want. Get a small full featured phone---lose
    analog.

    Analog is indespensible out west, if one travels out of the city and
    major highways. Don't care so much about analog, but the coverage it
    provides, over thousands of square rural miles. If they replace it all
    with digital, that will be fine. I don't think many of Verizons analog
    roaming partners can afford to make the switch to digital.

    TI is going to be moving into complete CDMA chips. If I'm reading this
    correctly they will be analog/CDMA chips. That's somewhat reassuring.

    Read here the new Verizon Nokia trimode 3589i is using TI chips and
    that phone has got excellent reviews in the signal strength and
    network aquisition areas.


    http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?id=744

    TI, ST Announce CDMA Chipset
     
    Dec 5, 2003
    Source:   Texas Instruments
    "Texas Instruments (TI) and STMicroelectronics (ST) today announced
    their first complete CDMA chipset. The companies first announced their
    partnership and intent to offer the chipset in May. The 4-chip set
    includes a digital baseband chip from TI, ANALOG baseband and power
    chip from ST, and transmitter and receiver chips from TI. The chips
    provide phone makers with an alternative to those offered by CDMA
    powerhouse Qualcomm. Samples are available immediately."
     
  4. >>The battery on the 6000 I just got only lasts for about a day. I'm not
    >>impressed.

    >I switched from a T720 to the Vx6000 and see my battery last about 2
    >weeks (vs. 1-2 days for the T720).


    Turns out that the 6000 was doing that on me because I don't have coverage
    inside my house, and it appears to burn charge looking for it. My Nokia 6190
    didn't have this behavior, so I didn't have to be diligent about turning it
    off at home.


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  5. edsat

    edsat Guest

    "Anthony A. D. Talltree" <aad@dfw-admin.techops.verio.net> wrote in message
    news:xk3Lb.53766$vn.130052@sea-read.news.verio.net...
    > >>The battery on the 6000 I just got only lasts for about a day. I'm not
    > >>impressed.

    > >I switched from a T720 to the Vx6000 and see my battery last about 2
    > >weeks (vs. 1-2 days for the T720).

    >
    > Turns out that the 6000 was doing that on me because I don't have coverage
    > inside my house, and it appears to burn charge looking for it. My Nokia 6190
    > didn't have this behavior, so I didn't have to be diligent about turning it
    > off at home.
    >
    >
    > --

    I had a Nokia 6185 which experienced 1 day battery life too.
    It was because I stored it in a toolbox drawer when I was at work and it would use up the battery
    quickly while searching for the lost signal. ;-)
     

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