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emenefer

Feb 5, 2004, 12:54 PM

who has best nationwide prepaid service

i was wondering who has the best coverage for prepaid througout the United States and the cheapest rates too.

i looked at simplefreedom from alltel and the go phone from at&t. is there something better than these out there?

thanks.
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socket

Feb 3, 2004, 1:55 PM

cellular phone manufacturing

Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for my inquiries, but from reading the posts here, everyone seems extremely helpful and friendly.

To the point, I just wanted to find out if any one here is interested in creating/designing and manufacturing their own cellular phones? Essentially, I would design and manufacture the phone to your specifications/needs.

If you or anyone you know might have an interest in manufacturing design specific phones, please reply or email me at mybtsocket@aol.com


Once again, I apologize if this is the wrong forum to post, and if any rules were broken it was unintentional.

Thank you.
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bigmack

Feb 2, 2004, 1:32 PM

Problems with Sprint Connection

I have 2 phones/service plans and cannot use them at home. I live in the outskirts of Raleigh, NC. I had Sprint a couple years back and there was a known hole where I live, so I dumped the service in favor of Alltel. Alltel was no better so I came back a year ago because (according to their charts of my area) I would get full coverage (known hole was filled in). I have no problem with the service in town. I work downtown inside a block building and get excellent coverage. At home, inside a wooden structure with plenty of windows, I get marginal at best service. I loose calls if I go into another room. I have called customer service which in turn gives me to tech support that puts in a Trouble Report. I have done this maybe 9 times in the las...
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wolfmstr97

Feb 5, 2004, 9:57 AM

MMS with Nokia 6600

Hey,
I'm new at this site so please bear with me if my question seems redundant... I have a nokia 6600 which works great except for sending and receiving MMS. What I mean by this is that it doesn't work if I send it via t-zones(t-mobile)... it works fine via bluetooth... infrared also works but only as text... I've called t-mobile several times but was unsuccessful in resolving the problem... I've also talked to nokia but they don't seem to have the answer either, except for the nokia 6620 (US version of 6600)... If anyone out there has the same problem, and you've found the solution, please don't hesitate to share... I'd greatly appreciate all the info and help..

Thanks, in advance Smile
3 replies
cellhound

Feb 5, 2004, 10:04 AM

S>>>

MAJOR SCAM:
Don't respond to Emails, phone calls, or web pages which tell you to call
an "809" area Phone Number.

This is a very important issue of Scam Busters because it alerts you to a
scam that is spreading *extremely* quickly, can easily cost you $2400 or
more, and is difficult to avoid unless you are aware of it.

We'd like to thank Verizon for bringing this scam to our attention.

This scam has also been identified by the National Fraud Information
Center and is costing victims a lots of money.

There are lot of different permutations of this scam.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

You will receive a message on your answering machine or your pager, which
asks you to call a number beginning with area cod...
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CDMA Guru

Jan 24, 2004, 11:42 AM

4 Rules to Buying Cellular Service

Hi I am new here but I am a customer service rep for Verizon WIRELESS. I just thought I would Introduce myself be giving my personal 4 Rules to Buying Cellular Service. In my experience I have developed a non-bias view of the Industry in saying that I came up with these rules to HELP my customer that call determine the best company for their needs not mine. They are in Priority and desending format.

1. COVERAGE AREA
2. ASK A FRIEND HOW THERE SERVICE WORKS.
(not what they think of the company)
3. READ THE CONTRACT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT.
(some companies have additional restrictions or privacy related issues that you may or may not like.)
4. LAST BUT NOT LEAST... CHOOSE A PLAN TO MEET YOUR NEEDS OF CELLULAR CALLING.
(everyone wants a good...
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Raheel

Feb 1, 2004, 1:50 PM

I hear theres a new Unlocking Law coming OUT :)

Some one was telling me in 2-3 months all phones from all providers will come fully unlocked due to gov't regulations or something, u know so people dont make monoplys and stuff, sort of like u dont pay $400 for a phone which is stuck on one network.. Kinda like the law they made your phone number universal. Laughing
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TMGuru

Feb 4, 2004, 6:41 PM

upgrade programs through customer care for different company's

I've noticed that a lot of people discussing on these forums are customer service reps for different companies. I currently work for T-Mobile.

I'm interested in finding out how the upgrade programs work for other companies. This has always been one of the most frustrating parts of my job, as we've been hard stretched to compete with new activations through websites such as amazon.com. Even regular new activations without huge rebates can sometimes get the same or better deals than long term customers.

I know there are several factors involved. New activations often include rebates, which skew the actual cost of the phone when compared to the advertised price of the phone.

Are the upgrade programs for other companies simliar? Do th...
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Mannydog

Feb 3, 2004, 8:06 PM

Phone dimensions/external anttennas

When Phonescoop (and manufacturers) list dimensions for length, does that include the external antenna? Or is it just for the body of the phone?
2 replies
Xerobridge

Feb 4, 2004, 10:38 PM

Hey

This is a test message
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LuckySprinter

Feb 4, 2004, 2:07 PM

Sprint contracts

Speaking of waterproof phones, I wish my Samsung A400 were waterproof. It died when water filled up the pocket of my raincoat.

I went to Radio Shack and got a Samsung V1660. I didn't like it, so I returned it within a week. Even though I already had a 1-year contract with Sprint, I had to sign up for 2-years more to qualify for a rebate on the phone. Even though I returned the phone, the Sprint rep I talked to said I'm stuck with the 2-year contract, and will have to pay their $150 fee to get out of it.

Can I undo this, or am I really stuck with my 2-year contract?


Sad
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duda

Feb 2, 2004, 9:46 PM

Does anyone make a waterproof phone?

Does anyone make a waterproof phone? I just purchased a LGVX4400B a week ago. I used it in the rain and now it has stop working. Was took I was just out of luck and would have to buy a new phone.
Does anyone make a phone that does not fail when it gets wet?
8 replies
cosmic

Feb 3, 2004, 3:27 PM

Inno 90 Phone......

i want to buy The " Inno 90 " (innostream)
does someone see this phone , is it worth the 300$ i'm gonna pay ? ?
CousinCarl

Feb 2, 2004, 10:42 PM

HELP with Samsung N400

I have been trying to locate a repair shop or depot for parts, the flip on my Samsung SPH-400 broke and the speaker no longer works. I can swap it myself but I need somewhere to buy the part or even a reputable repair shop I can send it to. Can anyone help me?????
1 reply
cai

Feb 2, 2004, 9:01 AM

AT&T Bidders

The newspapers say today that Vodafone is preparing to bid for AT&T. This should be interesting news for Verizon.
3 replies
mikagan

Feb 1, 2004, 5:13 PM

Bluetooth Phones

Anyone have any idea how many Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones are there already in the market? If somebody were to buy one now what is the chance that they'll meet someone else with one and will be able to play games or exchange information?

Michael
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Mlrub1

Jan 28, 2004, 11:45 PM

Verizon - Early termination fee...

Rolling Eyes

Can anybody tell me if there is a way that I can avoid paying the early termination fee, associated with verizon? - Is there anything that can be said, or done to circumvent this BS charge?? - Any help or guidence on the matter would be greatly appreciated...
5 replies
Starr06

Jan 30, 2004, 1:03 PM

Motorola V600 or Panasonic X70

I have been debating for a while which phone to purchase unlocked. Since you guys on here seem to be the experts, I would like to hear your thoughts.

Should I buy the Panasonic X70 now or wait for the Motorola V600 to eventually come to T-Mobile (or just wait for the unlocked version's price to go down later this year)?


Thanks.
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Mlrub1

Feb 1, 2004, 10:49 PM

Nextel I730...

Very Happy

I just bought the Nextel I730, and seem pretty happy so far. - But, can anyone tell me if there is a way to set the speaker volume independent of each other? - What I am trying to explain is this: - Say you set the speaker volume @ 3 or 4 as a result your earpiece volume is at that same level. - So if you raise up your earpiece voulme to a higher number - It also is raising your speaker volume. - Does anyone understand what I am getting at?? - Please respond!!! - I am experienceing a constant having to lower and raise the volume depending if I am using the phone or the speaker for direct connect. - Any suggestions???? - Thanks...
sprinthater

Feb 1, 2004, 3:17 PM

The VX4500

Rolling Eyes

Has anyone had any experience with this phone? If so what do you think?

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