These are the most recent forum messages posted by mellowpaul:
Samsung Gusto 2
Why the too small screen and the too low resolution?
Re: speaker phone duplex
Thanks Rich, I knew that. PTT is basically a walkie talkie, which is why people always say "OVER" when they have finished talking and are ready for the other person to talk. I have the first version of the CONVOY, which is sitting in my closet. I could not use it because pieces of the conversations were always getting chopped off, since it is definitely Half Duplex. Dollars to donuts the Convoy 2 is also ...
Re: Feature phones
The Samsung Convoy 2 has just come out for Verizon Wireless. I checked it out at my local VZW retail store. The representative there could not tell me whether the speakerphone was full duplex or only half duplex. Apparently, it is only half duplex, so it would be useless to me. Too bad. Otherwise, it would be a nice clamshell phone.
Samsung Convoy 2 Speaker Phone Defect ?
As much as I try to research the features on the Convoy 2, I cannot get a direct answer to the question, "Is the speaker phone on the Convoy 2 full duplex, or only half duplex?" If the answer is "full duplex," I will buy it. If the answer is "only half duplex," I shall not buy it. Is there any way to get an honest answer to my question?
Re: Big Time Major Snafu
Check out the CNET review. The Commando is a dog. Stay away.
I tried out the G'zOne Commando at my local VZW retail store. Using the Commando to make phone calls just does not work. When using the speaker phone, I was continually having parts of my conversation, and the conversation at the other end of the call, chopped off. No one should ever buy another cell phone with a half-duplex speaker phone. If everyone did this, the companies would not make them anymore. Good riddance ...
I would like to get the Commando. But the half-duplex speaker phone problem is still nagging at me. I have a cell phone with a half-duplex speaker phone (the Samsung Convoy) which I really liked except for the speaker phone problem, which is why it is now sitting in the closet; it also did not have good enough resolution (not enough pixels). The phone I use now is the LG Clout, which has a full-duplex speaker ...
Big Time Major Snafu
According to the specs listed on this Phone Scoop web site, the speaker phone is the old technology of only half-duplex. If this is accurate, the phone is virtually useless. You cannot carry on a conversation when you and the person on the other end are continually getting pieces of your conversation chopped off. The G'zOne Ravine is full-duplex. Is the G'zOne Commando a step backwards?
Something fishy is going on. There are contact points on the Ravine for a desktop charger, but no such animal exists. The desktop charger should come with the phone but it does not. VZW should sell them separately, but they do not. I can only conclude that the desktop charger does not exist. If it did, I would buy the Ravine and get a desktop charger for it. Since the desktop charger ...
Re: New smartphone
The Droid Incredible has only a Half-Duplex speaker, outmoded technology. Get a phone with a Full-Duplex speaker.
Re: phone volume changes
I have the LG Clout and do not have that problem. The main problem I have with the volume is that the Master Volume cannot be set high enough so that I can always hear when I receive a call.
I have tried everything trying to find the desktop cradle charger for the Casio Hitachi G'zOne Ravine with no success. I am at the point of thinking that it does not exist. I have even checked the Verizon Wireless web site. They have a listing for it but they say that it is out of stock (maybe it is out of stock because it does not exist); it is really a shame because I would like ...
I have a question. I would like to get the Casio G'zOne Ravine, but would not consider getting it unless I could also get the desktop cradle charger. The desktop cradle charger does not come in the box, the Verizon Wireless retail stores do not carry it, and it cannot even be ordered from Verizon Wireless (They say it is out of stock). What should I do?
Re: Speed Dial
I have a Clout and my speed dial works fine.
Re: 120 hours max. (5 days)
I would like to get the Ravine, but I do not understand the negative comments about the battery life. Has anyone made sure to fully charge the battery before turning on the phone for the first time, and not activating the PTT feature (which I would have not interest in)? These two actions should (hopefully) result in holding a charge for a long time, before the phone needs to be recharged.
Re: How is Everyone Liking This Phone?
Wow, Celway, I had no idea there were so many issues with the Clout. I got mine about a month ago from eBay and have not had any problems with it. Since the Clout is so new I would guess that the "like-new" one they are sending you is one that someone was having problems with. I upgraded from the Samsung Convoy, which is a great phone with a battery that holds a charge for an ...
Re: How is Everyone Liking This Phone?
Okay, here is the answer to your battery problem. You obviously let the personnel at the VZW store activate your phone at the time you bought it. This is what degraded your battery. I have had batteries degraded and destroyed in the same manner. What you are supposed to do is to fully charge your battery before turning on your phone (for the first time) with the battery in it. Your only solution now ...
Re: What can I say?
I like to have access to good ring tones. Can anyone tell me if the Clout can access the Sony Music Box to get ringtones?
Re: Awesome Phone!!!
Does the contact list have spaces to enter street addresses and notes? Is there a place to attach a wrist strap? These are deal makers or deal breakers.
Accolade Speaker Phone Does Not Work
Beware of the defective speaker phone on the Accolade. It is so bad that it is really useless. Too bad, because otherwise the Accolade is a nice phone.
Cannot Buy Because Of Battery Cover
I had been anticipating buying the Barrage, but the voluminous number of reports of the malfitting battery cover has led me to wait for the Samsung Convoy or the Casio Rock. I need a sturdy cell phone for my active lifestyle.
Re: Barrage temporarily pulled from inventory
Well, it is now NOvember 3, and I am ready to buy. Where is the Motorola Barrage?
Re: Verizon is out of these phones!
I was checking out the Alias 2 at my local Verizon Wireless store (Gaithersburg, Maryland) yesterday and they had them in stock there. I am just trying to decide if it is worthwhile to upgrade from my Samsung Renown, which is almost as good.
Re: About time!
The problem with all clamshell LG phones is that the speakerphone will not work with the the clamshell closed. Theirs is the only brand with that defect.
Re: How loud is it? And Ringtones?
Huh? All the VZW outlets in my area have them (Rockvile/Gaithersburg/Germantown, Maryland). I have had the Renown for about a month or more and it is the best clamshell VZW has now. The loudness varies according to how you set it. It is as loud as you want or as soft as you want. None of the VZW phones are open to saving your own ringtones anymore.
:( This is an excellent phone except for the one fatal flaw. The four-way toggle has pointed spikes whcih dig into the thumb of the user in each of the four directions. Whoever designed this took an otherwise great phone and threw in a deal-breaker... :(
Re: Review based on initial impressions
The UI is not as good as on Chocolate 3 because you can not go side to side but have to go back thru the master diagram. The keys are too small and hard to use and have sharp metal edges. Really not worth the wait. The Chocolate 3 is the best clamshell VZW has right now.
Re: the battery issue
My battery question is that when I try to recharge the battery with the phone turned OFF, nothing happens. I have to turn the phone ON in order to recharge the battery. This seems odd. Is it peculiar to Motorola cell phones?
YES, the LG VX-8700 DOES have ringer ID...you can take it to the bank........... :-)... :) :D :wink:
Re: more help... please..
The keyboard is awkwar to type with and if you do any amount of texting it is not pactical. Go with the 9900 if this is the case. Also, the speakerphone really suks, wich I find to be a problem when I try to use the phone while driving.
Re: Extended life Battery?
The extended life battery is big and heavy, and holds 1400 milliamphours instead of the 800 with the regular battery. The thing to do (which I did, and it works) is to buy a new regular battery and charge it fully before using it. They killed the battery you got with your phone by using it to activate your phone when you bought it.
Re: Ringers from sd card please help
That would be great....if only........
Re: Easier way to navigating thru screens?
Sure man, no sweat. Just hit the CLR button.
LONGER BATTERY LIFE
To make your battery last much longer, simply buy a new (replacement) battery and charge it fully before using it in the phone for the first time. VZW will not sell you a phone without activating it, so you will have to buy an extra battery, but it is well worth it.
Re: SPEAKER PHONE
Nope, just the problem with the speaker, but I knew that before I bought the phone. It seems impossible to get a perfect phone.
Re: Powering off - 8300 version
If you have had the phone for 15 days or less, VZW will take the phone back no questions asked and give you a full refund or let you exchange it for a different phone. I have done this after 14 days, exchanging the Casio GzOne for the LG VX8600 and a $200 dollar refund, since the Casio was that much more than the LG. If it has been more that 15 days since your purchase, ...
A number of people on this forum have complained about the reception through the earpiece being spotty. I have found that if you change the PRIVACY setting to OFF that the earpiece reception improves noticeably. Has anyone else had experience with this?
Re: Does anyone else have these small issues??? Please read!
Did you get this phone new out of the box from a VZW retail outlet?
Re: Battery Life
I tried it and it works. I also tried the extended battery (remembering to fully charge it first) and it lasts forever, but it is heavier and bulkier than the standard battery. I weighs 1.1 ounces as opposed to the 0.7 ounces of the standard battery, making the phone weigh 3.66 ounces instead of the original 3.26 ounces, too heavy to carry around comfortably on one's belt.
Re: Battery Life-has anyone
Yes, I have. I went back to my local VZW store and bought a new battery for my 8600 for $35.99. I brought it home and recharged it fully before using it in the phone, and I am now getting terrific performance from it in the way of going for much longer times between recharges.
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