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Nokia C3 and the small number keys
Jun 8, 2012, 11:27 PM
in the Nokia C3-00 forum

I ordered the Nokia C3 yesterday on the phone with Consumer Cellular and today it occurred to me that THE NUMBERS ARE VERY SMALL. I chose the C3 because of the QWERTY keyboard, but totally forgot that entering phone numbers will not be as easy as on, for example, the Doro 410. 8-( Anyone out there with experience with the Nokia C3? Lorna

Re: The iPhone as part of an Apple system for me
Aug 17, 2011, 2:05 PM
in the General forum

Dear Irish! I feel like an idiot. I have an iTouch and have been using it all this time only for reading my eBooks! I now realize that on my iTouch there is that Calendar application. I can learn how to use the Calendar on the iTouch! The good cell phone speakerphone then is something that can wait, but I probably would still get an iPhone since I am a Mac user all around. Thank you, Irish! ...

Re: The iPhone as part of an Apple system for me
Aug 17, 2011, 12:26 PM
in the General forum

Dear Irish -- Wow- quite an information packed reply to my query! I think that of all that you listed, I would probably be using the Calendar the most so that I can enter info into the phone and then have it sync to my computer calendar etc. I have to learn more about how this all meshes together. Thank you so much! -L

The iPhone as part of an Apple system for me
Aug 16, 2011, 7:31 PM
in the Apple forum

I am a Mac user (I have an iMac and an iPod Touch) and have read about the iPhone being a wifi connector. How many of you use your iPhone as a calendar/scheduler? I am curious because lately I have been having new thoughts about a cell phone. How many of you carry your iPhone around on you throughout the day? I would appreciate your thoughts. P.S. Right now I have a feature phone LG and am not happy with the ...

The iPhone as part of an Apple system for me
Aug 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
in the General forum

I am a Mac user (I have an iMac and an iPod Touch) and have read about the iPhone being a wifi connector. How many of you use your iPhone as a calendar/scheduler? I am curious because lately I have been having new thoughts about a cell phone. How many of you carry your iPhone around on you throughout the day? I would appreciate your thoughts. -L

Re: Controlled testing of cell phone reception
Aug 15, 2011, 7:23 PM
in the General forum

I have to add, though, that if I get a better phone, it will probably be the iPhone because I use a Mac and have mostly Apple applications and the iPhone would be very compatible with my cyber life. Still it would be good to know whether or not the iPhone has in fact very good reception, because if not, I would consider a different phone I always speak with the speakerphone, so that has to be excellent as well. ...

Re: Controlled testing of cell phone reception
Aug 15, 2011, 7:20 PM
in the General forum

Rich, that's happy news! Where can I go and look for the Verizon phones with the best reception in both the Feature Phone and the Smart Phone categories? How does PHone Scoop rate them? Also, I do realize that it matters where I myself make or take the calls. -Lorna

Controlled testing of cell phone reception
Aug 15, 2011, 1:01 AM
in the General forum

My top consideration is good phone sound quality, good reception. Are there any tests in which a person stands in one spot and sends and receives from a variety of phones? That way, all of the external conditions are equal, and the difference lies in the quality of the phone. Where are reviews like that? Those would be so much more useful. -Lorna

Sneaky ways carriers extend your contract?
Aug 15, 2011, 12:57 AM
in the General forum

I heard on KFI, The Tech Guy (Leo LaPort) that a carrier can sneakily make you sign up for two more years. He said that when you purchase a new cell phone or make any kinds of adjustments, you should read all the fine print because you could be automatically extending your contract. Please, could someone expand on this? I am consdering buying a better phone but do not like the idea that I could be roped into extending ...

Re: Get CDMA cell phones at Cell2Get (Is this a good thing?)
May 27, 2011, 3:33 PM
in the General forum

What do you mean that they do not do one year contracts? Are you saying that a person can pay month to month? So if I get an unlocked phone, I can keep paying month by month and not be encumbered by the purchase of a new Verizon phone? ...

Re: Get CDMA cell phones at Cell2Get (Is this a good thing?)
May 26, 2011, 8:44 PM
in the General forum

And what about this: http://www.onsalecell.com/ -L

Re: Get CDMA cell phones at Cell2Get (Is this a good thing?)
May 26, 2011, 8:42 PM
in the General forum

Now I am thinking that I actually asked the wrong question above. If a person with Verizon buys a CDMA phone, would Verizon allow the person to use it? And also: If a person (me) decides to go with a plan with no contract, would that person be able to use the cell phone purchased at Cell2Get? All of this is new to me. -Lorn

Get CDMA cell phones at Cell2Get (Is this a good thing?)
May 26, 2011, 8:38 PM
in the General forum

Is this legitimate? http://www.cell2get.com/info/cdm a_cell_phones.html I am still thinking about getting a no-contract plan and a good phone. I remember that Verizon had only junk tinny phones for just talking (feature phones.) I had to upgrade to the LG VX8300 to get a better phone. But the point is not my LG. It is the legitimacy of the site at the URL above. Thank you for any helpful comments. -Lorna

Re: Page Plus is the Best
May 9, 2011, 4:28 PM
in the General forum

Sorry to be bugging you......... 8-( -L

Re: "Straight Talk" plan
May 9, 2011, 3:09 PM
in the General forum

Somebody has a short fuse. Wow! -Lorna

Re: Page Plus is the Best
May 9, 2011, 3:08 PM
in the General forum

But.... what about all the others? And according to a list I saw, and some web pages, some of the plans are subsidiaries of TracFone. So I would assume they are targeting different audiences. What do U think of Straight Talk, for example? Why is TracFone superior to Straight Talk? -Lorna

Re: "Straight Talk" plan
May 9, 2011, 2:35 PM
in the General forum

Well, hold on.... clarify for me please. I thought that if one joins one of these pre-paid plans, one has to use their phones. I read somewhere that just having a GSM phone does not mean that the phone will work with X, Y, or Z pre-paid plan company because only the company's sim card will be accepted into the phone. Similarly somehow with CDMA. Please help me understand: Is it that some companies allow me to buy my ...

Re: Non-contract plans?
May 9, 2011, 2:33 PM
in the General forum

Dear Olderthandirt -- (Really?) I want a very clear sounding and loud enough phone with good reception and good, clear speakerphone. Is StraightTalk CDMA or GSM? Or is it that these places let you choose what kind of technology you want? I guess I would choose a CDMA, since that would mean it is covered by Verizon. -Lorna

Re: "Straight Talk" plan
May 8, 2011, 6:09 PM
in the General forum

OK. I am wondering about pre-paid Verizon plans. I will go and check now. Lorna

Re: "Straight Talk" plan
May 8, 2011, 5:52 PM
in the General forum

OK, then that means that I have to buy the phone from Straight Talk. I read TracFone's info and they say that you must get the phone that they sell. So if I were to get a GSM phone, it must be THEIR GSM phone, not an AT&T GSM phone, since the TracFone's cell phone accepts only the Trac Fone sim card. Same with CDMA. I WOULD have to buy my phone from the pre-paid company. Lorna

Re: "Straight Talk" plan
May 8, 2011, 5:49 PM
in the General forum

Hi again (hope you aren't getting weary of my questions) I found this site for pre-paid companies: http://www.prepaidreviews.com/bes trated.html It rates them all. -Lorna

"Straight Talk" plan
May 8, 2011, 5:32 PM
in the General forum

I looked at TracFone and then saw a branch of TracFone called Straight Talk. It says that with Straight Talk you get both CDMA and GSM coverage. I am not sure what this means. I know the difference between CDMA (Verizon) and GSM ( AT&T and T-Mobil). Is Straight Talk saying that I can buy either a CDMA or a GSM phone from them because their network covers both? Or is it that somehow one can buy the Straight Talk phone and ...

Re: Page Plus is the Best
May 8, 2011, 1:00 PM
in the General forum

Azeron -- but the issue for me is that I rarely use my cell phone and so the $45 I spend monthly is payment for almost no services rendered. My friend just emailed me that she uses Trac Phone. I want to stop paying for minutes I do not use. I never text and I prefer to use the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000A camera in my purse to the camera or video on a cell phone. ...

Non-contract plans?
May 8, 2011, 4:05 AM
in the General forum

After I finish up my Verizon contract I would like to try one of those non-contract deals. I don't mean non-contract with carriers like Verizon etc, but non-contract plans with other lesser known carriers. I am told that these carriers use the "power" of all of the carriers, depending on where the phone is when the person is using it. Where can I find a list of such companies or deals? And is it true that those non-contract plans offer only ...

Re: Who...
May 8, 2011, 4:02 AM
in the General forum

Azeron, your advice and replies are so helpful. I will now stop looking at iPhones, then, since all I want is a good, strong, clear talk and strong reception and a good speakerphone. --Lorna

Re: I can tell Verizon,
May 8, 2011, 3:59 AM
in the General forum

Thank you very much, Azeron. I have a new question but will post it as a new thread. -Lorna

Re: Verizon / new phone / affects my contract?
May 8, 2011, 3:25 AM
in the General forum

Thanks for replying, Azeron. Now to make sure I understand what you said above: Since I can't hit granny up for her Upgrade, I am stuck with doing it the old fashioned way of buying at the regular non-discounted price? I can tell Verizon, "I want to buy a phone but I do not want to extend my present contract." Correct? And if I buy a phone from Amazon.com, I can call Verizon and tell them to activate that phone but ...

Verizon / new phone / affects my contract?
May 8, 2011, 2:23 AM
in the General forum

I am still in my Verizon two year contract. If I buy a new phone to replace my LG VX etc etc, does that change my contract? Specifically, does me buying a new phone cause a new two year contract to begin? What about it I buy a phone from a site other than Verizon. Are they going to turn on my phone and also start me on a new two year contract? I am asking this because I am considering ...

Re: Best Buy amazing deal? Re: Searching for a clear, loud sound, good speakerphone call phone
May 8, 2011, 2:19 AM
in the General forum

WEll, on second thought, it would not be smart to be paying Verizon and Best Buy. I guess I could consider Best Buy and all those other sites when my contract is over. -Lorna

Best Buy amazing deal? Re: Searching for a clear, loud sound, good speakerphone call phone
May 8, 2011, 2:15 AM
in the General forum

I am adding more to my message above: I went researching around and found this site:http://www.bestbuymobile.com/device/sams ung-fascinate-verizon It says that if I buy a two year contract with them/Best Buy, the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon, which normally costs $600.00, is FREE. This sounds too good to be true, although I know nothing about this Samsung cell phone. What do you think of the Best Buy deals? And what do yo u think of the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon? -Lorna

Re: Searching for a clear, loud sound, good speakerphone call phone
May 8, 2011, 1:23 AM
in the General forum

I went through the PHone Search list and was presented with about 20 phones, but most of them say "Discontinued." Why show them if they are discontinued? Also, I went to one phone that was marked "Available," but when I went to check further, it said that it was available in other carriers but not with Verizon, which is my carrier. So that is leaving me with very few phones to choose from. -Lorna

Searching for a clear, loud sound, good speakerphone call phone
May 8, 2011, 12:57 AM
in the General forum

Well, it's good to know you're all still here, because I'm back. I have an LG VX something or other, and I want to get something that has better sound and a good, loud, clear speakerphone. I am going to attempt to start taking more calls on my cell phone rather than my land line. I used my cell today (rare) and it was not at all clear, and the speakerphone was bad so I had to revert to regular ...

LG VX-8360 and thre Display items
Jun 5, 2010, 3:57 PM
in the LG forum

Question about my new LG VX8360: With the previous piece of junk (LG Accolade)I had, I was able to reposition all of the items in the Menu: Tools, Media Center,MyPictures, V-Cast Music, Messaging, etc etc Since the selection always starts out in the center, I wanted to put the icon of the most used feature right in the middle of the display and put the Voicemail to the left and the Messages to the Right. This new 8360 does not seem to ...

LG VX-8360 eats up the battery very quickly
Jun 3, 2010, 3:25 PM
in the LG forum

My LG VX8360 came by FedEx yesterday and I have been spending time inputting my contacts and setting my preferences. My first observation was that the battery power went down 1/4 way just from me doing that -- I made either one or no phone calls. As a consequence, I have been keeping the charger plug stuck into the phone here at my desk while I work. Is this something common about this model? Is it an aberration? Should I consider ...

Re: quick note on Speakerphones
May 31, 2010, 9:40 PM
in the General forum

This is correct. I wanted/want a speakerphone which has good sound, is loud enough, and doesn't cut in and out. ' I realize that much of reception is part of the carrier, but I know that reception is also affected by how the phone is made. I know, for example, that those Razors had great reception with never a dropped call. Verizon is sending me via Fedex the new phone, an LG VX8360. Cross your fingers that this has a good speakerphone ...

Re: quick note on Speakerphones
May 31, 2010, 1:26 AM
in the General forum

Menno, I just now went to Wikipedia to read what Push to Talk is, and I realize that I would not get it because it has Half Duplex rather than Full Duplex speakerphone, which means that only one person can talk at a time. Sort of like Over And Out. ~Lorna

Re: quick note on Speakerphones
May 31, 2010, 1:23 AM
in the General forum

Menno, I don't know how a Push to Talk phone works. How do they work? I wish I had known what you said a few days ago or this morning. I might have looked at that kind of cell phone. lorna

Re: So I'm getting the LG VX8360. :-)
May 31, 2010, 1:15 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Menno, I am feeling like some wind got knocked out of me. I sure hope that my speakerphone won't be that bad. I do have a Bluetooth earbud from my first cell phone, a Nokia, but those earbuds are good for people who are constantly on the phone, unlike me. Thanks for sharing that information, even though it is somewhat discouraging. I appreciate your honesty with civility. Lorna

So I'm getting the LG VX8360. :-)
May 31, 2010, 12:23 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Menno....... Those android phones sound amazing, but my track record shows that I use the cellular for talking, and most of that talking is done on speakerphone. Thus, Verizon is sending a new LG VX-8360 to me and I will return the LG VX-5600 Accolade with the bad, bad speakerphone and the too-low volume. Cross your fingers for me while I hope that my conversations on the LG VX8360 speakerphone will be clear and loud enough. The other night I called ...

Re: Back to selecting a phone.
May 30, 2010, 11:53 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I will take a look at that Eris. About the GPS, yes, I know that it is handy and that I would use it, but the phone I now have actually has GPS. What I discovered last night was that someone called me and it never rang! I found out when checking for voice mail. $30 a month for a bunch of features that I will not use is a lot, though. And I would only use the GPS ...

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