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MATRIXMIKEY

Jan 17, 2004, 5:25 PM

Verizon VS T-Mobile

T-Mobile beats Verizon hands down.
We have better rate plans, more account flexibility, and a more unified billing system and network.

@ VZ Wireless, not all phones work in all territories, even in the home teritory of the usa!!! You can't even subscribe to the same rate plan in different areas of the US if you move!

@ TMO not only do all our phones work in all areas that T-Mobile has service, but most of our phones work outside of the country!!!
This is due to our advanced GSM/GPRS network - it IS the worldwide standard after all.

They claim they have more coverage, but most people I know only use their phones at their primary place of use, and at major cities.

I can go on and on, but the service @ T-Mobile speak...
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MATRIXMIKEY

Jan 8, 2004, 3:57 PM

Why does everyone expect a free phone?

I work in Mobile Phone sales and am astounded by how many people want free phones, accessories, rebates and discounts. If your Mobile company is giving you everything for free, how are they supposed to stay in business?

I'll give you an example:
I buy a typical mid-range phone at wholesale for about $200.00. I give you the phone and all accessories for free.
Let's itemize:
Phone $200.00
Car Charger $19.99 - this is the real deal, manufacturer version. The $10.00 ones are generic - break in a week.
Leather Case: $14.99.

So far that is $234.98
Let say you also get a additional $50 mail in rebate too. Now Me/Mobile Company is $284.98 in the red.

Lets say I am waiving the activation fee also, that another $35.00/$36.00 dollars gon...
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Big Poppa

Jan 14, 2004, 1:16 PM

Sony Ericsson T608 Rebate??

If anyone here has purchased the T608 from Sprint PCS and recived a rebate form for it, can you PLEEEEEEESE scan the rebate form if you have not already filled it out and sent it in, and email me the scan at big_poppa_tn@yahoo.com

I did not recive one with me order and would like to get the rebate as well.
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SKYLER

Jan 12, 2004, 3:49 PM

PULLIN TEETH IN JANUARY!

THIS IS MY SECOND JANUARY IN A ROW WHERE SALES HAVE PLUMMITED! ARE THERE ANY OTHER SALES REPS OUT THERE AGREE. BE HONEST. I DON'T FEEL LIKE HEARING RIDICULOUS CLAIMS LIKE IT IS THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR FOR SOMEONE. I SEE A TENDENCY, I WANT TO HEAR FEEDBACK. DO I HIT UP REFERRAL REQUESTS, INCREASE FLYER DROPS, ETC.. ANY SUGESTIONS. PLEASE ONLY POSITIVES OR RESONABLE FEEDBACK. Confused
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vcxzcxzv

Jan 20, 2004, 1:12 AM

Internet Speed w/ Samsung A660 &Sprint

I am getting really slow internet speeds using the above phone, barely breaking 10ks/s will the lucky jump to 22kb/s (rarely). I am using sprint connection software... anyone know how to speed it up to et atleasst closer to the advertised speeds?\

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Griffin

Jan 19, 2004, 7:28 PM

Rich Brome

Hey Rich You kknow what carries the wildseed is going to be on. Or if kyocera got some more phones planeed for Virgin mobile. Our anything new about kyocera virgin mobile and thw price of the wildseed phone
McG

Jan 19, 2004, 6:52 PM

Make Your Own Phone

Just wondering what everyone would put into their phone if they could make their own. Would it be a flip phone, internal/external antenna, color screen, camera, mp3's, GSM/CDMA/TDMA/Multi band, which carrier would you trust with it and most importantly price.
lungrunner

Jan 19, 2004, 12:02 AM

Motorola V600 and Mercedes

Does anyone know if this phone will be the car phone for Mercedes Benz replacing the V60?
plac45

Jan 17, 2004, 1:13 PM

existing att trying to upgrade phone

any one frustrated trying to upgrade without spending $150 and then being told i cant have gsm on my contract but that it all is to change in 6 months?
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Mlrub1

Jan 16, 2004, 7:41 PM

The Verizon V60S...

Very Happy

Does anyone have any thoughts or first hand experience with this phone & is this a good choice? - Thanks for any kind of input...
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jpg

Jan 12, 2004, 2:34 PM

VERIZON VERIZON VERIZON

IS THE BEST IS THE BEST IS THE BEST IS THE BEST
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stewartsb

Jan 12, 2004, 6:02 PM

solicit service via phone

Does anyone have any commentary regarding Cingular soliciting old customers by phone? I have Cingular service on a month to month basis since my contract expired and they consistently call me up at home trying to get me to sign a contract for 2 years. the latest attempt was for a free Siemens A56. I don't care much for buying equipment sight unseen.Any comments appreciated
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Big Poppa

Jan 14, 2004, 7:58 PM

Some good news from Verizon

From RCRNEWS.com

Verizon converts Phone Marts, enhances S.D. coverage

by Dan Meyer
Jan. 14, 2004 1:18 PM EST

Verizon Wireless reported customers can now pay their wireless bills and establish new or add advanced Verizon services at 76 Verizon Plus retail locations located in 16 states. The carrier noted the new locations are in addition to the 1,200 Verizon Wireless company-owned stores.

The Verizon Plus outlets, which were formally known as Phone Marts, include locations in California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Verizon Wireless also announced it had invested $27 million last year into its South D...
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Big Poppa

Jan 14, 2004, 7:47 PM

Bad new for customers of South Dakota

Taken from RCRNEWS.com

Breaking News

Verizon Wireless S.D. tax suit thrown out

Jan. 14, 2004 1:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON—A South Dakota judge granted a state request to throw out a suit filed by Verizon Wireless that challenged a new tax on mobile-phone companies.

Circuit Court Judge Lori Wilbur issued her ruling from the bench last Tuesday. The 4-percent tax on gross receipts, passed last March, is designed to help balance the state budget.

Verizon Wireless, the nation’s No. 1 mobile-phone operator, and other cell-phone operators are facing similar taxes as financially strapped states look for revenue to erase budget deficits.

Basically South Dakota is going to require a 4% tax on gross reciepts from ...
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Big Daddy

Jan 9, 2004, 8:44 AM

IF BUYING A PHONE READ THIS

I WORK FOR ATTWS, DO NOT BUY MOTOROLA
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cai

Jan 14, 2004, 6:47 PM

Bluetooth Operation Clarification

If I am to understand it correctly, if one uses a T3 with Bluetooth, together with a cell-Bluetooth telephone one can connect to the internet and then have the web pages appear in the T3 for viewing and manipulation. In other words, is the telephone providing the connection and the T3 the interface?

As I have not found an acceptable Palm/telephone, I may go this route, or wait a few long months to see if what I want comes out. I am not partial to the present crop of Palm/telephones. I do not like the clutter of a keyboard, and the Samsung 500 works only on Sprint, has old Palm software, and has no memory card slot. The others are too big. The Samsung 600 would be ideal, except that it has MS software, not Palm.
jad

Jan 14, 2004, 3:03 PM

Samsung A310

Can anybody tell me if the Samsung SCH-A310 is bluetooth capable? I have an Axim hand held that needs to get on the internet and thought the phone would be a good place to start.
Thanks
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JSNYDER

Jan 13, 2004, 6:20 PM

External antenna

Looking for a source for a residential roof mounted antenna to improve cell reception. Can anyone help?
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mmdstech2

Jan 13, 2004, 3:01 PM

MCI/WorldCom

I think it absolutely b.s that the U.S government is allowing MCI/WorldCom to bid on work for them. This is the same company that has devastated thousands of employees and investors. It seems unfair that a company can claim bankruptcy, get there debt wiped clean, then compete with companies that have not claimed bankruptcy with millions in debt. MCI should have been split up . The reason that the U.S govt. turns a blind eye is because MCI provides much of there data and phone service. The pentagon uses them almost exclusively. MCI 's biggest customer is the US govt. MCI/Worldcomm also operates Skytel which provides paging and a cellular phone service for military and government in Iraq.
hobanma

Jan 10, 2004, 2:20 PM

Phones that PC sync?

I need a phone that will sync with my MS Outlook and automatically alert me for appointments, meetings, etc. without my having to manually setup alerts.

Is there one out there that does this but isn't a $500 PDA? I don't need a full-blown PDA -just this one feature.

TIA

Mark
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