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Which phone holds the best signal

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by ritter197, May 17, 2006.

  1. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was thinking
    of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get most times
    even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the service is not
    there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call. The old Samsung
    does work though, even with 2 bars.

    Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold or
    capture the most signal?

    The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it is
    Sprint or Verizon or neither.



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  2. DonR.

    DonR. Guest

    I agree the LG5200 has terrible reception. Verizon's best reception phone is
    the Motorola E815.

    "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:sXQag.13943$Nw6.9704@trnddc03...
    >I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was thinking
    >of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get most times
    >even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the service is not
    >there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call. The old Samsung
    >does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >
    > Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold
    > or capture the most signal?
    >
    > The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it is
    > Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >
    >
    >
  3. I have a Moto E815 on Verizon. It has the best signal of any phone I've ever
    had, bar none. I will show 2 bars (FWIW) it places my other VZW phones can't
    even make a call.
    Paul

    "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:sXQag.13943$Nw6.9704@trnddc03...
    >I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was thinking
    >of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get most times
    >even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the service is not
    >there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call. The old Samsung
    >does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >
    > Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold
    > or capture the most signal?
    >
    > The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it is
    > Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >
    >
    >
  4. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and E815
    does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?

    "DonR." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:gsRag.422$SX5.317@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >I agree the LG5200 has terrible reception. Verizon's best reception phone
    >is the Motorola E815.
    >
    > "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:sXQag.13943$Nw6.9704@trnddc03...
    >>I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was thinking
    >>of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get most times
    >>even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the service is not
    >>there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call. The old Samsung
    >>does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >>
    >> Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold
    >> or capture the most signal?
    >>
    >> The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it
    >> is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
  5. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    I saw it today in the Verizon store but was surprised they want still a lot
    of money for it, a phone released 2 -3 years ago.
    With rebate by mail (unfortunately) it is still $80 and I need 2 for the
    family plan.


    "Paul in Redland" <paulinredland@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:LtGdnTwdr-qIe_bZRVn-jQ@web-ster.com...
    >I have a Moto E815 on Verizon. It has the best signal of any phone I've
    >ever had, bar none. I will show 2 bars (FWIW) it places my other VZW phones
    >can't even make a call.
    > Paul
    >
    > "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:sXQag.13943$Nw6.9704@trnddc03...
    >>I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was thinking
    >>of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get most times
    >>even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the service is not
    >>there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call. The old Samsung
    >>does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >>
    >> Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold
    >> or capture the most signal?
    >>
    >> The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it
    >> is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
  6. RichC

    RichC Guest

    "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:dORag.9935$UY6.3045@trnddc08...
    >I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and E815
    >does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?


    Is there a way to just download the pictures from the E815 directly into
    your computer?
  7. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On Thu, 18 May 2006 03:24:57 GMT, "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net>
    wrote:

    >I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and E815
    >does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?


    Do you want a newer phone or great reception? While not brand new it
    is a fairly current phone. I just upgraded to three of them on my
    family share plan.

    Depending on where you live or go analog may not be important any
    more. In 6 years with Verizon I have never had the need for it.
    If analog is important to you consider the less featured Motorola 325
    or 276. Both are also excellent for reception.
  8. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    Yes, I would think so. Why?

    "RichC" <rcacace@{REMOVE_TO_REPLY}swfla.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:CSZag.14157$LE4.7259@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
    >
    > "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:dORag.9935$UY6.3045@trnddc08...
    >>I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and E815
    >>does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?

    >
    > Is there a way to just download the pictures from the E815 directly into
    > your computer?
    >
    >
  9. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    I guess it depends where you live. I am in Gaithersburg, MD and the LG 5200
    is no good here to make calls from my house with Verizon.

    "Tikkun Olam" <meat@meatplow.local> wrote in message
    news:pan.2006.05.18.11.43.26.161000@nntp.sun-meatplow.local...
    > On Thu, 18 May 2006 02:26:32 +0000, ritter197 wrote:
    >
    >> I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was
    >> thinking
    >> of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get most
    >> times
    >> even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the service is not
    >> there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call. The old Samsung
    >> does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >>
    >> Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold
    >> or capture the most signal?
    >>
    >> The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it
    >> is
    >> Sprint or Verizon or neither.

    >
    > I had Sprint and Verizon at the same time using identical phones. This was
    > maybe 3 years ago and by far, Verizon was the best overall. Can't speak
    > about Sprint today but I get great coverage on my RAZR V3C. Maybe even
    > better than the 2 other LG phones I own.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
  10. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    Since the LG 5200 does not allow calls from my home most of the time with
    Verizon, my main concern is Signal grabbing and holding.

    Cameras I have 4 and do not need.

    IPOD neither nor ability to play tunes or access web sites or download
    ringtones. Just a good solid basic phone.

    "TeddeLI" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:59to62pg57k9l4lglvmlo02ua79u6bk4qg@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 18 May 2006 03:24:57 GMT, "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and E815
    >>does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?

    >
    > Do you want a newer phone or great reception? While not brand new it
    > is a fairly current phone. I just upgraded to three of them on my
    > family share plan.
    >
    > Depending on where you live or go analog may not be important any
    > more. In 6 years with Verizon I have never had the need for it.
    > If analog is important to you consider the less featured Motorola 325
    > or 276. Both are also excellent for reception.
  11. Paul in Redland wrote:
    > I have a Moto E815 on Verizon. It has the best signal of any phone I've ever
    > had, bar none. I will show 2 bars (FWIW) it places my other VZW phones can't
    > even make a call.
    > Paul


    I also have the E815. In the building where I work, most people have
    to stand outside to get reception. I can sit in my office and get
    perfect reception.
  12. al

    al Guest

    "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote:

    > I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was
    > thinking of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot
    > get most times even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or
    > the service is not there at all, or the signal fades and completes the
    > call. The old Samsung does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >
    > Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will
    > hold or capture the most signal?
    >
    > The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether
    > it is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >


    You should try the Moto model V325.

    --
  13. ritter197

    ritter197 Guest

    Is it better than the MOTO E815 as far as signal grabbing and holding on to
    it is concerned?


    "al" <me0069@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns97C78E0B91210me0069privacynet@216.196.97.136...
    > "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote:
    >
    >> I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was
    >> thinking of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot
    >> get most times even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or
    >> the service is not there at all, or the signal fades and completes the
    >> call. The old Samsung does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >>
    >> Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will
    >> hold or capture the most signal?
    >>
    >> The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether
    >> it is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >>

    >
    > You should try the Moto model V325.
    >
    > --
  14. ritter197 wrote:
    > I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and
    > E815 does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?


    For a cheap, basic tri-mode phone with very good reception, you might
    try the Nokia 6015i. Don't know if they're still sold new. I've had
    good luck buying replacement phones off Ebay (you're usually safe if you
    stick with sellers that have at least 50 feedbacks and a rating of >98%).

    Curious, why does it matter how long ago the phone was released as long
    as it does what you want?

    --
    Stop taking yourself so seriously. Humans share 88 percent of their
    genes with rodents.
  15. Raymond Arritt wrote:

    > ritter197 wrote:
    > > I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and
    > > E815 does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?

    >
    > For a cheap, basic tri-mode phone with very good reception, you might
    > try the Nokia 6015i. Don't know if they're still sold new. I've had
    > good luck buying replacement phones off Ebay (you're usually safe if you
    > stick with sellers that have at least 50 feedbacks and a rating of >98%).
    >
    > Curious, why does it matter how long ago the phone was released as long
    > as it does what you want?
    >
    > --
    > Stop taking yourself so seriously. Humans share 88 percent of their
    > genes with rodents.


    My son has one of those. 18 months old and only works on speaker phone now.

    Lou
  16. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On Thu, 18 May 2006 18:53:46 GMT, "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net>
    wrote:

    >Is it better than the MOTO E815 as far as signal grabbing and holding on to
    >it is concerned?
    >
    >
    >"al" <me0069@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >news:Xns97C78E0B91210me0069privacynet@216.196.97.136...
    >> "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was
    >>> thinking of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot
    >>> get most times even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or
    >>> the service is not there at all, or the signal fades and completes the
    >>> call. The old Samsung does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >>>
    >>> Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will
    >>> hold or capture the most signal?
    >>>
    >>> The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether
    >>> it is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >>>

    >>
    >> You should try the Moto model V325.
    >>
    >> --

    >

    Probably as good as. The 325 has received good reviews from users in
    the Howard forums.
  17. Lou@UnReal.invalid wrote:
    > Raymond Arritt wrote:
    >
    >> ritter197 wrote:
    >> > I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and
    >> > E815 does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?

    >>
    >> For a cheap, basic tri-mode phone with very good reception, you might
    >> try the Nokia 6015i. Don't know if they're still sold new. I've had
    >> good luck buying replacement phones off Ebay (you're usually safe if you
    >> stick with sellers that have at least 50 feedbacks and a rating of >98%).

    >
    > My son has one of those. 18 months old and only works on speaker phone now.
    >
    > Lou


    Pretty impressive that an 18-month-old boy can use a speakerphone.

    (sorry, I couldn't resist ;-)

    --
    Stop taking yourself so seriously. Humans share 88 percent of their
    genes with rodents.
  18. DonR.

    DonR. Guest

    It is only about a year old. You canstill find some new or excellent V710's
    on Ebay. It is tri-mode with incredible reception. The Mot V276 also is a
    tri-mode with excellent reception. Smaller size than the V710 and E815.

    "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:dORag.9935$UY6.3045@trnddc08...
    >I heard that about the E815. But Analog seems important sometimes and E815
    >does not have it. It is also a phone release years ago, right?
    >
    > "DonR." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:gsRag.422$SX5.317@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >>I agree the LG5200 has terrible reception. Verizon's best reception phone
    >>is the Motorola E815.
    >>
    >> "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:sXQag.13943$Nw6.9704@trnddc03...
    >>>I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was
    >>>thinking of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot get
    >>>most times even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or the
    >>>service is not there at all, or the signal fades and completes the call.
    >>>The old Samsung does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >>>
    >>> Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will hold
    >>> or capture the most signal?
    >>>
    >>> The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether it
    >>> is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
  19. Ed

    Ed Guest

    What about the old Motorola StarTAC? We used one on Verizon for years
    and it
    had excellent reception. It still works fine, but looks kind of clunky
    by today's standards.
    Wife wanted a new one, so got the Samsung SGH A630 which is a neat
    little phone,
    but haven't used it enough to know if the reception is as good as the
    StarTAC.
    BTW, you can by them on eBay for next to nothing.

    Ed





    "ritter197" <ritter197@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:sXQag.13943$Nw6.9704@trnddc03...
    >I have a 3 yr. old cellphone, Samsung SPH-A660 with Sprint. I was
    >thinking of maybe trying Verizon and tried their LG 5200, but cannot
    >get most times even 2 bars at my house. I can hardly make a call or
    >the service is not there at all, or the signal fades and completes
    >the call. The old Samsung does work though, even with 2 bars.
    >
    > Is there a good basic phone either with Sprint or Verizon that will
    > hold or capture the most signal?
    >
    > The is a mast 1.2 miles away from my house but I do not know whether
    > it is Sprint or Verizon or neither.
    >
    >
    >
    >
  20. On Fri, 19 May 2006 02:21:35 +0000, Ed wrote:

    > What about the old Motorola StarTAC? We used one on Verizon for years
    > and it had excellent reception. It still works fine, but looks kind of
    > clunky by today's standards. Wife wanted a new one, so got the Samsung
    > SGH A630 which is a neat little phone, but haven't used it enough to
    > know if the reception is as good as the StarTAC. BTW, you can by them
    > on eBay for next to nothing.


    That's because Verizon will no longer activate them, unfortunately.

    Reid

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