These are the most recent forum messages posted by lanmansa:
I wonder what the propagation characteristics of this would be
I can't imagine these spectrums being useful for use inside buildings, anything above 5 GHz including wireless AC already has trouble penetrating walls and coverage is greatly diminished compared to 2.4 GHz. That high up the spectrum band would probably only be useful for the backhaul connections between towers as this would require a clear line of sight and significantly higher powered transmitters than what a phone can handle.
Re: Do yourself an even bigger favor
How did I know I would find you commenting on this phone :lol: This seems like an excellent option for those who need PTT, it would be really nice to see Sprint offer this phone, as well as AT&T as with the xp6. They should both offer the XP7 though. It sounds like you really like the ESChat app. I've never heard of that one, I'll have to give that a closer look. I've had Zello and Voxer installed side-by-side ...
Re: "Impact on the consumer will be small.."
17.2 percent increase is a heck of a lot more than $2 per year in taxes! Heck, since my bill is over $150 a month, I'm sure 17.2 percent of that will be a heck of a lot more than $2 a year, and more than $2 a month even. Not sure how they are calculating this.
We need to get ahold of a few of these I think. I just found this today. I guess Motorola still makes PTT phones, but not for the consumer part of their phone business. Pretty neat tech, I wish it would come to consumers. http://www.motorolasolutions.com/US-EN/Busine ss+Product+and+Services/LTE+User+Devices/LEX7 00
Re: Better Options for PTT Nowadays
How is Zello in comparison to Voxer? I have been using Voxer for a while mainly because I don't know anyone else on the other services so it just works. Is it pretty comparable speed and feature-wise? I came from Nextel then went to Sprint PTT for a year so I've tried both of those carrier services. Nothing can truly replace Nextel...unless you have an amateur radio license I suppose :D
Re: Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
I'll have to check out Prip I haven't heard of them before, but it looks like it would be awesome since it uses the same concept Motorola had for iDEN. I've been using Voxer for about a year now and it's been really solid. I'd check out that one as well. Free version, but there is a paid pro version about the same price.
Are you still on Sprint using the PTT service over 3G yet? There was a time when you and me would say nice things about Sprint, but sadly I think those days are over. I've given them enough time to get their crap together. It's not that I have terrible service, it's that their plans are crap now and everyone else is offering better service for less. Right now I'm thinking of switching over to Ting at the end of ...
I totally agree with this. What ever happened to just paying for a subsidized phone and signing a two year contract? I feel like no one does that anymore. I'd rather pay up front and have my monthly bill lower each month than paying $15-20 per phone per month!
Re: What about existing customers?
I really hate all these new monthly payment plans for buying devices. What happened to the days where you could just get a phone at a subsidized price and upgrade every two years? Not everyone needs a new phone every 6 months!
Re: What about existing customers?
I would, but it's too bad T-mobile doesn't have coverage at my house. Literally nothing. Last time my dad was at my place with his T-mobile phone he had 0 bars, searching for signal. Never had a problem with Sprint in the rural areas that I travel around, which is surprising after reading so many people's hatred towards Sprint.
What about existing customers?
So I have two lines with a family share 1500 minute plan I wonder if this would be cheaper than what I'm currently paying? My bill is about $160 a month. If I am even eligible, they didn't say anything about existing customers.
Re: LTE getting better where you are?
LOL ADHD is exactly what comes to mind when I think about their projects and new network upgrades, etc. I feel like they have some new initiative every week. Sprint's LTE has been pretty solid for me in my area. Even in very rural areas I can consistently see 15-20mbps down on Sprint LTE. My work phone is now on AT&T, and I only get LTE in the major cities, no outlying areas yet. Reading all the announcements from Sprint ...
I always say, choose what is best for your region and local area. For me, I could never get Verizon signal at my house but Sprint always had full 4G LTE signal in my house and I consistently get +15mbps download speeds. My AT&T work phone stays on HSPA most of the time and I average 5-7mbps. Even in large cities I've noticed this, at least in the midwest area.
I have first hand experience that Sprint LTE coverage is better coverage than AT&T's. I can compare the two by running OpenSignal on both my work phone and personal phone. Every once in a while AT&T bursts to 30mbps on LTE but is usually in the 7-8mbps range. Sprint consistently gets 15mbps even in rural areas where AT&T drops to edge for me, I am still on LTE with Sprint.
Sprint's LTE appears to be best in my region at least
My previous job I had a Verizon LTE phone and I wasn't that impressed. Peak download speeds were pretty good, but it would constantly switch between 4G and 3G, thus making my connection to streaming audio cut out constantly. My current job I have an AT&T LTE phone. The coverage just isn't that good, even in major cities. My personal phone is Sprint. For comparison, I run the OpenSignal app on both phones. Sprint consistently is connected to 4G 80 ...
Had HD Voice in midwest for months already
I have to say, the voice quality of Sprint's HD voice is awesome when talking to another Sprint phone. I've been able to enjoy this since about last October so far and the quality is excellent. It sounds like a VoIP call, much higher bandwidth call with better voice on both ends. Nice to see they rolled it out nationwide now. Now I just need AT&T to catch up with their network so my work phone can have that ...
Why not just get an S3?
I have to say I'm not a huge fan of this phone. It looks nice, it is a budget phone compared to the flagship devices, but with the poor call quality what is the point? That should be one of the most important aspects of a phone is how it performs with calls. When did you guys start adding the "Our Ratings" at the end of each phone review? I just noticed this so it must be a fairly new ...
Wow that probably explains a lot of your issues with SDC connection failures in your area is the low bandwidth you get on 3G. I just did a speed test on my phone and I consistently get around 500kbps - 800kbps down with 3 bars of 3G. The Madison area might have more towers to balance the load better than your area or the backhaul fiber network in your area might be lacking as well. Hopefully they can bring ...
Re: I'll miss IDEN
I will surely miss ye olde PTT on Nextel. She had a good run. You bring up a lot of excellent points, and I find myself commenting on a lot of the stuff that you post on here because I too am a fan of the iDEN technology. Although I don't find myself using it nearly as often as in the past it definitely has its place. I also supplement DC with Voxer PTT app. Not nearly as fluid ...
Re: It's amazing
I can see you replacing your i365 with this no? I know the original Sonim phone Sprint had to offer for DC was crap for audio quality, I wonder if this one is built any differently from the first one that will make it any better. If it is IS, one can assume it has better internals, different antenna design, different speaker and mic, etc.
Oh and Apple isn't?
So they are saying that Google needs to be broken up but not other mega corps like Apple that has 3 times the revenue of Google? On that premise they should just break up Microsoft too for having an all-encompassing ecosystem of apps, services, OS, and hardware products as well.
Re: Touché, Sprint.
It will certainly be nice to broaden the appeal of PTT services to those without ruggedized handsets such as those on the Samsung GSIII and Evo's and other smartphones. Business users now more than ever need email and internet and need to be connected to everything corporate all the time. I can see this being successful is Sprint can fix their PTT problems and properly market the product for use by everyone, not just business users. You are right, ...
Re: Finally a match for the old Moto iDEN phones?
With any luck they will have even better phone options by next summer for you as fast as this industry moves :D
Finally a match for the old Moto iDEN phones?
It sounds like this phone gets better reception and better audio quality and louder speaker than its predecessors. I know the first few Kyocera Sprint DC phones didn't have the greatest voice quality. Glad to see Sprint is upping their game for those die-hard iDEN users who won't give up their old Motorola bricks. I know I had a hard time giving up my i530! Looks like this would be a decent replacement. Especially now that the iDEN network ...
Can we expect a review
Since this is a replacement / improvement to the Duramax, can we expect to see a review of this in the future to see if the complaints of the previous generation phone have been addressed? Primarily voice quality and voice volume were issues with the Duramax. Would like to see if these are finally coming up to part with the Motorola iDEN phones and older Sanyo phones in terms of voice and call quality.
The end of an era
As a long time customer of Sprint, I will miss the Nextel iDEN network. It was great for its time (late 90's - 2000's) and had a lot of unique features and indestructible phones. I just recently gave up my old Motorola i530 that I held on to dearly forever and made the switch to a Motorola Admiral. I must say, I do like the Sprint PTT service just as well. Now if only Moto builds some decent phones ...
I'm actually surprised HTC and Verizon hasn't completely forgotten about this handset yet! On a side note, my Thunderbolt started doing an update the other day and I thought that it was for ICS already. As it turns out, it just rebooted the phone after a 65MB update, went to the bootloader and wasn't able to reboot until I pulled the battery a couple of times. Way to go Verizon.
Just what Sprint needs to keep DC alive
I have been thinking this to myself for years since Android phones were first available on Sprint. I have always used direct connect on my i530 and absolutely loved it with the few people remaining who still use DC. I recently upgraded to the Motorola Admiral, a Sprint Direct Connect Android phone, and DC works just as well on CDMA EVDO RevA as it did on iDEN network. The only problem with Direct Connect is that as people are moving ...
Re: DuraPlus sound
Yeah I believe you are correct about the 14 days. It used to be Sprint gave you 30 but they changed that recently. What you gonna do /;| Speakerphone is actually quite good on the Admiral. Voices sound a bit "tinny" and don't sound as full or as warm as on the i530, but the volume seems to be plenty loud for me. I usually never have to crank it up to max. At the highest volume setting ...
Re: Bad parking jobs?
Eric, great review of this phone! I would like to see your take on the Motorola Admiral as I just picked one up a few days ago to replace my aging (but still awesome) i530. I thought I remember you driving an Audi A4 before the BMW? You trade that in for this car?
Re: DuraPlus sound
Also, I second your request for Sprint to duplicate the i365 to CDMA. Like I said in my previous post, even the sound quality of the NEW Motorola Sprint DC phones have good sound quality. Thanks Eric for posting this review, you should see if you can get your hands on a Motorola Admiral for review as well! I would like to see phonescoop's take on it!
Re: DuraPlus sound
Kind of disappointed that the sound quality isn't as good as it should be. I'm really hoping Sprint fixes this with a firmware update of some kind. I actually just decided to FINALLY replace my old i530 (solid as a brick wall) with a new Motorola Admiral with Sprint DC PTT. I must say, the voice quality and signal quality of that phone is as good as any other Motorola, I get 3 bars in my basement! PTT quality is ...
Re: A knockoff of the Moto i365
I actually have high hopes for this new phone. To tell you the truth, I haven't had any experience with the new Kyocera phones, not since Kyocera bought out Sanyo's phone division. Back when Sprint sold Sanyo phones, pretty much all of those phones were rock solid and built like tanks. I'm hoping this phone comes straight out of the Sanyo division at Kyocera with the same build quality as the old Sanyos. Time will tell I guess. But you ...
Re: My phone has Snake...
I will miss my Nextel service when they kill off iDEN. I will miss my i530 brick. I'm really hoping Sprint executes this plan properly and rolls out a decent nationwide PTT network with 3G data speeds. Don't mess this up again Sprint! Make good use of that extra 800MHz spectrum!
Re: What happened to all the iDen Fan boyz?
Wouldn't necessarily call myself a fanboy, but their network is seriously the best in my area. And I mean the best, I have an AT&T Curve8900 and my friends on Verizon can't make calls at my house and Sprint CDMA network doesn't work either. I just like them because it actually works for its intended purposes. Data is pathetic though. See my rant in this thread. http://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm =m&ff=6871&fi=2565956
Am I the only one?
Am I the only one who is sad to see iDEN go? Let me explain myself. I have been a Sprint customer for about 5 years now and have used many different CDMA handsets through the years. Recently for some reason I have had many signal issues around my house and at work and Sprint has not fixed the issues I have complained about yet. They sent me an Airave, and that gave me signal, but it drops calls ...
Re: Hasn't Nextel done that for years?
Yep. This sounds EXACTLY like what Nextel has already offered for so long. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Agreed. I am unimpressed by this announcement. Its practically the same as the original Pre aside from higher res screen and camera and a bit faster processor. I was excited when the first Pre came out and when I got it a week after it came out. This one is just....meh...marginally better.
Re: My 6th Palm Pre is already a refurb
Don't get me wrong, I love WebOS I think its a great OS. I just had a lot of weird hardware issues. GPS never working, keys on the keyboard getting stuck and repeating constantly, sliding open keyboard would cause phone to reboot, and one replacement I got was not able to acquire any cellular signal. All the phones I've used have never been abused or used roughly. Just my luck I guess. My Blackberry I also have has been ...
My 6th Palm Pre is already a refurb
Don't think I'll notice the difference if I were to buy a refurb phone. Sprint keeps sending me refurb replacements for my Pre and as long as you have TEP on your plan you are safe with whatever phone you get if it breaks. Hell my last 5 phones were all refurbs! All Pre's. :roll:
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