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Top message:  POS Where it Counts Most by CoreyTheGent   Aug 11, 2006, 2:01 PM

Replying to:  Re: POS Where it Counts Most by tuolumne   Aug 16, 2006, 4:31 PM

Re: POS Where it Counts Most

by JunkNugget    Sep 2, 2006, 8:34 PM

tuolumne said:
Oh really...

initial tester reports at HowardForums



OK, that's funny! HowardForums is just that . . . A forum for people to go talk and give their opinions. Just because Bob Smith says the Chocolate sucks, doesn't mean it does. For all we know, Bob Smith is either making things up or a total RAZR Fan Boy. Or, he's legit and giving his opinion.

The RAZR was in testing for Verizon for a VERY long time. Reception stunk. Issues with software. Verizon actually turned it down at one point. When a phone is in testing, it's doing just that . . . TESTING! To make sure it works. Not everything will be perfect right out of the gate. Phones test, find the flaws, then retest, find more flaws, then test again. Look at the RAZR and how many software upgrades it's already had. If that phone didn't sell like it did, Carriers would be bitching at Motorola like you wouldn't believe. 40% return rate, software upgrade after software upgrade do fix bugs which should have been fixed during testing. Thing is, phones in testing are there to be tested and worked on before the sheeples of the world use it.

The Chocolate actually tested on par with the VX9800, aka The V. The VX9800 is one of Verizon's best performing handsets, RF wise. It also goes along with the VX8000, another handset that also tested extremely well. Just to give you an idea, Verizon loved the VX8000 so much, they used it as their benchmarks for new handsets. And do not forget about the VX4400, VX8300 . . . and many more. Some may not be up to par with those and have issues (no one is perfect), but if EVERY LG handset has reception issues, why does Verizon push LG so much?

Yes, the Motorola E815 had great reception, but a lot of their other phones suck. The RAZR is one of the most returned handsets, EVER! Yet people love it and live by it. When it first came out with Verizon, I've heard so many people complain on how bad the reception was, it wasn't even funny. But people swear by it. Why?

Sometimes it's not the phones, but the network itself. Or the building you live in. Or the weather outside. Phones get better reception in the winter than in the summer. Why? Less trees. Also, how many people are on the network at one time? A tower is like a balloon, and can hold so much air at one time. A tower can only hold so many users at one time. But wait, Are you in a valley (line of sight)? Are you on a hill? So much goes into cellular service, calls will be dropped, signal will fluctuate. It's the nature of the game.

But to say that Bob Smith in a forums web site is the one to be trusted, is just stupid. No one in a forum should be trusted. They are all biased and have an agenda. Just like me.

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