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bad reception? you're kidding.

by skytrack    Jan 18, 2006, 6:55 PM

The w600, while buggy as hell, does do one thing right: signal strength. Using Cingular in socal, the w600 holds calls in places no other GSM phone i own can.

I work in a canyon area near thousand oaks where i can only get reception outdoors - and only if i'm using a phone with 800MHz GSM capabilities. But not only can the w600 make and recieve calls outdoors at my office, but it will hold onto a usable signal indoors. No other GSM phone i have tested can do this - including the razr and 6230b.

I will say, however, that the w600 is rather slow at regaining signal after it has been lost - possibly because it's quad-band.

Oh, and beware of the white screen of death (screen goes white - phone never works again). It's already happened to me once and i've NEVER dropped the phone. Possibly Cingular's firmware is to blame. I can feel a recall coming on though, similar to the z520a.

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