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... (continues)
Does anyone know how many text messages the Alias 2 can hold? I have the Alias 1, and it can only hold 50 inbox, 30 sent, and 20 drafts. The mailbox full notification starts to pop up at 40 messages. Is anyone aware of the breakdown for the Alias 2? I know it holds more -- which is great because I text a lot so the limits on my phone now are REALLY annoying. I'm thinking of getting it because I really like the concept of the phone. It just never made any sense to me to have a 50/30 limit on a phone DESIGNED for texting.
I wish people would stop complaining about the Verizon system, everyone has been comlpaining about it for 5 years now. It is their call, it is their company, and their phones. People are going to buy them regardless. It is just the way it is.
Since Verizon is ponying up the dough to Samsung and the other manufacturers and then subsidizing the cost of the handset to entice customers into signing contracts...I fail to see the issue here. Now, perhaps a customer paying full retail should be able to obtain a version of the phone without the UI...