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Why no analog?

al-huti

Nov 1, 2004, 11:55 AM
I'd be willing to spend money on this device if they just added analog to it. After all this is the primary reason why I still stick with Verizon. It really sucks not to have analog roaming when you need it.
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muchdrama

Nov 1, 2004, 1:28 PM
al-huti said:
I'd be willing to spend money on this device if they just added analog to it. After all this is the primary reason why I still stick with Verizon. It really sucks not to have analog roaming when you need it.
Let me guess...you live in New York, but you want analog for those times you're magically transported to the middle of Kansas?
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al-huti

Nov 1, 2004, 2:39 PM
Well, while living in New York, I still do get a chance to make an few analog calls, every few weeks. I don't know if this is caused by digital network congestion or maintenance or whatever, by it does come in useful. I do travel to southern New Jersey and upstate New York where I find my phone in analog mode quiet frequently. If not for that, I would probably go with a GSM carrier instead of Verizon.
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thatguy_overthere

Nov 1, 2004, 8:27 PM
Don't forget about us on the western half of the US. We still have TONS of analog only coverage here. Look at a map of AZ, NM, NV. I know that not many people live in those areas that are analog only, but many many people travel through there every day. My dad actually does most of his business in the fringe areas on a good day. He could really use this Treo, but it needs the analog. Maybe they will come out with another version that will go to analog
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stevelvl

Nov 3, 2004, 12:29 AM
if you really want a good analog pda phone go with the samsung i550

samsung makles a better product as well as a better design. and let us not for get grafetie even if i can't spell it i still love it
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Rich Brome

Nov 1, 2004, 8:04 PM
Which device are you talking about? Confused
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al-huti

Nov 2, 2004, 9:15 AM
The Treo 650, sorry, i guess i was so focused on the Treo it that i forgot to make it clear what device am i talking about.
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Rich Brome

Nov 2, 2004, 11:24 AM
Ah. Well, no analog is no different from the Treo 600... Not that I'm defending it - just saying...
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stevelvl

Nov 3, 2004, 12:26 AM
for treo it makes no since to have analog. the device is set up purely around data capabilites. customers are not buying this device as a phone but as a pda primarily. none of the data capabilites work on analog so it makes no since to have it, in addition to that it would further increase the cost for a feature wich would not make it sell any more than it is now. that is why very few manufacturers put the analog feature in there pda phones.

bottem line when the majority of customers are looking for a pda phone analog plays a very small role in there decision espetually with the remarkable abount of digital roam coverage they can not get.

also i would like to so say i work in kansas which is basically just one big ruel aria and i have...
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