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Verizon's Poor Equipment Selection

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by JLP, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     



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  2. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  3. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  4. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  5. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  6. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  7. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  8. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  9. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  10. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  11. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  12. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  13. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  14. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  15. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  16. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  17. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  18. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  19. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.

    1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display from getting scratched and
    the keypad from accidental key presses.

    2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you open them. That's *NO*
    key strokes to answer.

    2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What I mean is testing shows that
    people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk into'. Being of 'flip' type
    design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.

    Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)


    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been struggling with this for a while and I've come to the
    > conclusion that Verizon just doesn't carry much in the way of
    > equipment. I'm probably the minority that really doesn't appreciate
    > flip phones or clam shells or whatever the kids are calling them these
    > days. I like the standard bar phones. Verizon has 3 of these. One is a
    > Motorola C343, another a Kyocera KX414 (good phone--I once had it),
    > and the last is the Nokia 3589i. Now I'm not really fond of motorola's
    > menu system so I have 2 options now. I just wish there were something
    > more that I could choose from. Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >
    > What is so special about flip phones that makes them apealing? I've
    > never liked the idea of having to open the phone up to talk on it. It
    > is just cumbersome. And to make calls it is 3-4 movements--this is a
    > lot of inconvience when you just wake up! I'm very coordinated--that's
    > not the issue, but the idea of convienence seems to allude me with
    > flip phones.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeremy
     
  20. Quick

    Quick Guest

    JLP wrote:
    > Can I buy a phone outright from e-bay or elsewhere and activitate it?


    Yes. In fact, you can activate it (switch ESNs) yourself on the website.
    Make sure the phone is not "locked" if buying elsewhere.

    -Quick
     

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