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Jan 17, 2004, 8:52 PM


I want this phone, but I was wondering about contacts. With a motorola I had, you'd hit 'send' and it would show a list of the last 10 #'s you called, and quickly hit send again to call the last # or scroll down and hit send. The phone I have now you either hit send and it calls the last # or you have to go to menu, contacts, start entering a name or # (doesn't even show a list to scroll through). Other than voice dialing, how quick/conveniant is it to call contacts? Thanks!
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Jan 20, 2004, 12:26 PM

silver sanyo 5500 are out

here are the pics if anyone wants to see it... »

Jan 16, 2004, 12:48 PM

Great price, anyone in VA?

For anyone not minding a 2 year contract, offers the phone for $50 after rebates. $380 - a $150 sprint rebate for 2 year contract, and - $180 amazon rebate (1 or 2 year contract), making the phone only $50, and you sign up for a plan and other options there as well. I am seriously considering this option, but last time I had sprint pcs, about a year ago but with an older phone, service was horrible and i missed tons of calls. If anyone has service in Virginia, especially western Virginia, please contact me, I'd like to know if service has improved.
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Dec 16, 2003, 12:21 PM


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Dec 28, 2003, 2:10 AM


Just a quick heads up for everyone waiting for this. I'm surprised no one has posted it already. But I ordered the Silver 4500 on Thursday the 26th. They are very much in stock. Or they were. Give Sprint a call to see if they still have them or if they sold out. As far as stores are concerned, I don't really know, but everytime I speak to someone at a Sprint store they seem to be clueless that a silver version even exists. I am confident that the stores will get them, but some time after Sprint direct.

They told me shipping is $5 UPS and will arrive in 3 business days. That's all I have for you.
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Dec 15, 2003, 4:13 PM

Menu-Main screen

I have not as of yet been able to purchase my own Sanyo 5500, but I have been watching the success of this phone for some time...
I have used the phone at my local Sprint store and have one question for the current owners.. Is there anyway to change the main menu screen? Even through i already love everthing else about the phone. I have used the VGA1000 and the Menu/screen looks like Samsaug gave alot more consumer thought.
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Dec 22, 2003, 9:47 PM

What case?

What case are you all using for this phone?
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Dec 19, 2003, 10:16 PM

new phone

Just picked up the SCP-5500 today. Anyone know what this blue, green, yellow flashing light on the back LCD is every second while im making a call?
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Dec 14, 2003, 4:15 PM

There WILL BE a SILVE Sanyo 5500

There will be a silver Sany 5500. It was originally scheduled to be in Sprint's warehouses by mid-December, but just as with the different colored 8100 phones, it will be/has been delayed. Per Sanyo and Sprint, it will probably be out end of Dec. to the end of Jan. I work for Sprint in a technical capacity and I have also spoken personally with Sanyo about this, so you can take the information I am giving you on good authority. Believe me, no one is more disappointed by the lack of an available silver 5500 or more upset over the fact that Sanyo chose to market the "Blue" (mine as well be "black"), phone in it's place. This blue 5500 is flat out ugly!!! I just don't understand what Sanyo was thinking and I have told them so personally o...
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Nov 27, 2003, 7:18 AM

Download photos and custom ringtones?

Does anyone know if there's a website where I can upload my photos and custom ring tones to and then be able to download them into the SCP 5500 ? Cool
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Dec 10, 2003, 10:15 PM

READY LINK HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone that has ready link up and going please email me with your PCS number at so I can test mine out. Thanks.

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Dec 11, 2003, 10:48 AM

Sprint can't activate sanyo 5500 or give cost of plan.

I went to two sprint stores and called customer
service yesterday trying to find out how much the 2000 minute share a phone plan that includes free minutes starting after 7:00, free
sprint to sprint calls, with vision and readylink on both phones. Each place told me a differnt amount, but they were not sure and told me I would find out after signing a two year contract but I must wait a month to see what the charges will be on my bill. What kind of company operates like this?

I spent over two hours at a sprint store and the sales rep could not find out the price of the service or even activate the account after
calling his manager, two other stores and corporate headquarters. WOW!!!

In conclusion...Sprint service STINKS!!!!
If ...
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Dec 12, 2003, 4:23 PM

Got my first bill

Very Happy
It is a little over 119 hope that helps

Dec 11, 2003, 11:09 AM


This week I placed an order for a silver Sanyo 5500 from Sprint and a few days later i recieved a blue one in the mail.

Confused, I contacted Sprint, and was fortunate enough to speak with a enthusiastic specialist that contacted 3 supervisors in 3 different departments about the existence of a silver Sanyo 5500.

He put me on hold but after a few minutes he said that he would call me back because he was talking to so many different people and didn't want me to be on hold the whole time.

30 minutes later he called back with this news: Although there is a silver Sanyo 5500 shown on the phone's manual and on some websites, it does not exist, and will not be manufactured for Sprint.

He credited my account for the inconvenience and I ...
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Dec 11, 2003, 5:00 PM

Sprint free and clear 100

I have this pln it inclds unltd nights and w/e aftr 9 if u wnt aftr 7 that 5.oo its 2000 anytime mins unltd rd lnk unltd web it 5.00 more for untld pcs to pcs i know i pay. Oh and stop going to sprint stores thats always a no no i have had the phone since the friday b4 it came out because i calle dsprint i paid 413.18 this inclds the cost for nxt day airsaver. And sprint does sell the 5500 in silcer because whn i ordered it they cgave me a choice but y get the silver to easy to confuse with the rl2500 and silver w sprint phones r tooo commin i just came from a scp 5300. Hope this helps!
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Dec 10, 2003, 9:28 PM

To Use Ready Link!!!!!!!!

You must have either vision with ready link, or just ready link service activated to use this feature. this service uses a voice over ip service to connect meaning it uses internet connection. you should get 2 months of free ready link as well as 2 months of video mail when you activate if you didnt call them back up.

Dec 9, 2003, 7:11 AM

What's with the camera

I think the phone is great, but the camera needs improvement. Ihave both the 5500 and the 5300, the camera on the 5300 is much clearer and on the 5500 it is yellow with lines. Anyone having the same problem? Crying or Very sad
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Dec 10, 2003, 6:05 PM

i'm READY to test ready link :)

i just bought the phone today and am dieing to try out the ready link. if anyone wants to help me out just email me!!

Dec 10, 2003, 2:58 PM

trouble deciding?!?

i want to order the 5500 by saturday but i'm having trouble deciding between the blue and the silver. the main reason is because i havent seen the silver and i dont want to order it then not like how it looks so if any1 has a pic can u post it or email ot 2 me
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Dec 10, 2003, 1:38 AM

sprint have trouble ready link, network have trouble acces database.

hi i try to use my ready link, my phone display these message ready link is not avaible.please try again

i call tech support i spend 1 hour. after 1 hour in the phone the guy tell me, i can't do nothing for you today, call tomorrow o give more time to the network, i start with these problem 3 days ago, i call today and the guy from the sprint tech support tell me no worry the service is free for 2 months. please i need more help whith these problem some vary else have problems with the new sanyo 5500
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