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Call quality


May 20, 2009, 8:12 AM
I have my Alias 2 for a week now, and where I live I get only two to three bars also, but my experience with call quality is much different. I never dropped a call, and the voice quality is excellent. I hear the people talking crystal clear, and they say the same for me. A couple even said they couldn't tell I was on a cell phone. I guess it depends on where you live. I live in Orlando Florida, so that is far away from NJ from where the reviewer said they tried their phone, so that may have something to do with it. I suggest trying it in your area since Verizon has a 30 try it plan. As for the other issues that disappointed the review I personally like the way Verizon has their UI, and features, so again, I think it is a personal pref...

May 20, 2009, 3:32 PM
The Verizon UI is really horrible. I hate it with a passion and know matter which phone you buy it's never like getting a new phone, just another boring UI with locked down feature..they blocked OBEX on the Alias 2! It just sucks, but that's just my opnion...that's why i use a BB, and I've the Boulder too but that's just for when I'm hiking the Cascades...glad you like yours

May 23, 2009, 3:19 PM
So you've seen an unlocked version withe OBEX? or do you just say it is blocked because it "obviously" has to be since it's not there.

And I agree that the UI can be frustrating, but I can find at least one customer who loves the fact that they can switch from phones quickly for every person like you or I who wish they would just give the developers free reign with the UI (or at least allow you to get a different UI if you buy the phone retail)

But just because a verzion phone doesnt have a feature doesn't mean it's blocked. Yes, verizon could request a chip not be put in, but if the chips were actually on the device, you would see multiple ways to "hack" them.

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