Audiovox SMT 5600 / SPV C500 (HTC Typhoon)
I GOT MINE!!!
1) The size of the phone is just WONDERFUL! It's about the size of the older Nokia 8260. A little taller, a lot thinner, and about the same depth. For a more current phone for comparison, it is shorter and thinner than the Nokia 35xx series phones, but the same width. The form factor is just perfect! I cannot wait to ditch this huge 3650!
2) Screen size is wonderful! Clarity is very good. Large numbers when dialing local numbers with 7 digits, which will be good for my wife.
3) Scroll/navigation button. While the first reviewer seems to have an ...
Normal users, read before you buy!
I find this deplorable. I want this phone, because it's a cool phone. But I want it as a PHONE. I'm not a business user, so I'm paying my own phone bill, and there's no way I'm paying $100 a month to use this phone.
Maybe you business users won't be too disturbed by this, but I find it despicable.
What the AT&T Rep Said
Once transferred, I explained to the rep that I am a current customer (as opposed to a new customer) that already has service with AT&T and I am looking to upgrade my current phone to the new Audiovox SMT 5600.
This is the summary of what the "Expert" rep told me (in no particular order other than "as I remember it"):
1) The phone itself will cost me $200 after rebates (mail-in and instant).
2) Must have the $25/mo data plan ($24.99).
3) Must be on a qualifying voice plan.
4) My existing plan (at $100/mo) qualifies so I do not need a new voice plan (any voice plan ...
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Comparison 5600 vs MPX220?
Any links would be appreciated.
The Good, The Bad, and the (potentially) Ugly
My phone shipped from AT&T Wireless today. I've got a tracking number and everything! It will arrive Fedex tomorrow AM. I am looking forward to testing it.
Because of the specific plan I currently have, I could not just put the phone on my existing plan. I had to create a new line in order to evaluate the phone.
The (potentially) Ugly:
If I wind up liking the phone's transceiver, I will have to work AT&T Customer Service over pretty hard to get to keep the phone and cancel the new line of service and add a separate data plan to the phone and my existing line of service...or pick a new plan...or just take the phone to T-Mobile and bail on AT&T entirely.
These will be in this week
Voice dialing & bluetooth question...
http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&thread ... »
This is what he wrote about the Motorola MPx220:
BIG PROBLEM!! NO VOICEDIAL FROM A BLUETOOTH HEADSET SUPPORTED!!
MicroSoft say's that this will not be resolved with its bluetooth stack until Mobile 2004... I don't want to wait that long.... Motorola needs to address this somehow, it is just not acceptable with a phone of this type....
Since this phone has a Windows Mobile OS does that also mean it would not support voice dialing via a bluetooth headset, a la the same problem as the Moto MPx220......