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What is the best plan for Samsung i600

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by justme, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. justme

    justme Guest

    I plan on using data and voice and was wondering what you may have found to
    be the best value in verizon service plans.

    jmf
     



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  2. justme wrote:
    > I plan on using data and voice and was wondering what you may have
    > found to be the best value in verizon service plans.
    >
    > jmf


    I have an i600 and have found that my American Choice 800min plan works
    great for me. I don't surf the net with the phone but I do send and receive
    email, and have used the phone as a modem twice just with in the last month.
    I use my phone as my main business line so I'm on it a lot.

    If you haven't done so, you should do some research on the i600 before you
    sink in that much cash. Personally I like it, but there are version one
    problems that you may not like. For example, the external LCD takes several
    rings to show caller ID info. There is a patch for this but what that patch
    does is disconnect the external LCD from the SmartPhone OS so all you get is
    the telephone number and not the contact name. The other big one is that
    when the phone is closed it goes into sleep mode and pop/imap mail is not
    able to get mail on a scheduled basis. Others have complained about lockups
    etc., but I haven't seen that as a problem. Not that it hasn't happened;
    just that it hasn't happened very often at all.

    HTH.


    --

    Rob
    Q: "What did the redneck say right before he died?"
    A: "Hey ya'all watch this!!"
     
  3. justme

    justme Guest

    Do you pay for your data separately or is it included in the plan?

    As to the caller ID problem, I believe there is a current update that cures
    that. In fact I though it was today that they offered a download to solve
    the problem.


    "Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:wsqdnSn8Pqq4e9nd4p2dnA@giganews.com...
    > justme wrote:
    > > I plan on using data and voice and was wondering what you may have
    > > found to be the best value in verizon service plans.
    > >
    > > jmf

    >
    > I have an i600 and have found that my American Choice 800min plan works
    > great for me. I don't surf the net with the phone but I do send and

    receive
    > email, and have used the phone as a modem twice just with in the last

    month.
    > I use my phone as my main business line so I'm on it a lot.
    >
    > If you haven't done so, you should do some research on the i600 before you
    > sink in that much cash. Personally I like it, but there are version one
    > problems that you may not like. For example, the external LCD takes

    several
    > rings to show caller ID info. There is a patch for this but what that

    patch
    > does is disconnect the external LCD from the SmartPhone OS so all you get

    is
    > the telephone number and not the contact name. The other big one is that
    > when the phone is closed it goes into sleep mode and pop/imap mail is not
    > able to get mail on a scheduled basis. Others have complained about

    lockups
    > etc., but I haven't seen that as a problem. Not that it hasn't happened;
    > just that it hasn't happened very often at all.
    >
    > HTH.
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Rob
    > Q: "What did the redneck say right before he died?"
    > A: "Hey ya'all watch this!!"
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. justme wrote:
    > Do you pay for your data separately or is it included in the plan?
    >
    > As to the caller ID problem, I believe there is a current update that
    > cures that. In fact I though it was today that they offered a
    > download to solve the problem.
    >
    >


    Data is calls are deducted from my 800 minutes.

    On the caller ID issue, as I said, there is a fix but the way that fix works
    it to disconnect the LCD screen from the SmartPhone OS so instead of
    displaying the contact name all you get is the number. Here is the support
    page from Samsung http://www.samsungtelecom.com/support/mit/

    Mind you, I still like my phone and I'm glad I bought it but I was fully
    prepared for the version one issues. Also keep in mind that rumor has it
    that an upgrade to SP2003 will be available but so far there is no
    confirmation on this. Last time I talked to an upper lever sales support
    person I was told that agreements had to be signed before the update was
    released. He wouldn't go into what agreements between who.

    --

    Rob
    Q: "What did the redneck say right before he died?"
    A: "Hey ya'all watch this!!"
     
  5. MJ

    MJ Guest

    On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 16:39:09 -0500, "Robert R Kircher, Jr."
    <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >justme wrote:
    >> Do you pay for your data separately or is it included in the plan?
    >>
    >> As to the caller ID problem, I believe there is a current update that
    >> cures that. In fact I though it was today that they offered a
    >> download to solve the problem.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Data is calls are deducted from my 800 minutes.
    >
    >On the caller ID issue, as I said, there is a fix but the way that fix works
    >it to disconnect the LCD screen from the SmartPhone OS so instead of
    >displaying the contact name all you get is the number. Here is the support
    >page from Samsung http://www.samsungtelecom.com/support/mit/
    >
    >Mind you, I still like my phone and I'm glad I bought it but I was fully
    >prepared for the version one issues. Also keep in mind that rumor has it
    >that an upgrade to SP2003 will be available but so far there is no
    >confirmation on this. Last time I talked to an upper lever sales support
    >person I was told that agreements had to be signed before the update was
    >released. He wouldn't go into what agreements between who.


    This is an old message but I'll tell you that the fixes have much
    improved the usability of this phone. It still has it's issues and the
    biggest one is VerizonWireless' stupid moves such as requiring all
    applications to have digital signatures from VW and that knocks out
    50%+ of available Smartphone applications, especially the critical
    ones that allow you to back up the entire phone and synchronize MS
    Outlook Notes.

    Verizon Wireless is stupid, stupid, stupid and has stunted the sale of
    their Smartphones while making virtually nothing from developers who
    will never pay their fees for a digital signature. It's not a revenue
    source and how many units would have to be sold when software sells
    for only 2-$30 at the very high end? Ridiculous.
     
  6. Quick

    Quick Guest

    MJ wrote:
    >
    > Verizon Wireless is stupid, stupid, stupid and has stunted the sale of
    > their Smartphones while making virtually nothing from developers who
    > will never pay their fees for a digital signature. It's not a revenue
    > source and how many units would have to be sold when software sells
    > for only 2-$30 at the very high end? Ridiculous.


    My guess is that it's a support issue. Put a poorly behaved 3rd party app
    on there, blow up your phone, and VZW is expected to replace it or
    figure out the problem.
    Happens all the time with the Kyocera 7135.

    -Quick
     
  7. On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:57:58 -0700, "Quick" <dhorwitz@NOSPAMcisco.com>
    wrote:

    >MJ wrote:
    >>
    >> Verizon Wireless is stupid, stupid, stupid and has stunted the sale of
    >> their Smartphones while making virtually nothing from developers who
    >> will never pay their fees for a digital signature. It's not a revenue
    >> source and how many units would have to be sold when software sells
    >> for only 2-$30 at the very high end? Ridiculous.

    >
    >My guess is that it's a support issue. Put a poorly behaved 3rd party app
    >on there, blow up your phone, and VZW is expected to replace it or
    >figure out the problem.
    >Happens all the time with the Kyocera 7135.


    Doesn't seem to be a problem for AT&T and VW had to swap out THREE
    i600s because the phone itself had problems and hung amongst other
    anomalies. And I wasn't alone. We aren't even talking about the lack
    of caller ID and the positively no excuse for being so inadequate
    software that comes with the phone. If VW doesn't give us a free
    update to SmartPhone 2003 I will never use them again.
     

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