Terrible Sound and Reception
I am very disapointed so far.
The signal strength is very poor compared to my vx4400.
the reception and voice quality is even worse.
I dont know what everyone is raving about with the reception and signal quality of the a890, but this is really bad.... and i thought the vx4400 was bad.
I cannot belive that the manuf. get away with making such crappy prods.
The outside screen is unreadable when no back light. No way to activate the front screen without opening and closing the phone.
Camera is awful.
If you dont hold the earpiece exactly in the right spot on your ear, you cannot hear anything.
Just for clarification, I am in Northern NJ..... just ou...
I tried it first thing.... no difference.
I should not have to do anything to read any display while in a well light office. There is no glare on the screen. It is just so dark that you have to push the button to see anything. The 4400 and VX-10 had very clear screens. The monochrome with indeglo background is perfect. There is no need for a full color screen that small... if it results in not being able to read it.
What do you think my other choices are?
I have been looking for over a month at all the phones available. All have problems and the a890 seemed to have the least problems. I dont want the vx8000 (feels much bigger than the a890),...
Then you have the problem of limiting yourself to like no brands to choose from. I used to have an Audiovox 8900 and it never dropped calls and I was always dropping it and it always made the calls and connected clearly. I then upgraded to Audiovox 9900 and I love that phone. I am currently using it. I have dropped that phone so many times I can't even keep track.
I wouldn't choose LG because they suck and don't have good long term reliability. Everyone I know who has a LG phone has had problems with it.
Motorola has a good ...
I did speak to tech support again yesterday. They told me that the phone is broken... that is why i cannot access mobile web, EvDo, or get it now (even though i was able to access the mobile web on sunday when i got the phone, and get it now up until tuesday afternoon). This is an issue "they just recently learned about on the a890". So bring it in and VZW tech support will replace the phone.
Since I wrote to the VZW CS Rep that I had been speaking to over the past few weeks, on Wednesday and have not heard anything from her, I went and got a line from sprint to try out. I got the i500 for $50 and am very happy with it so far. tons of features and the voice quality is excellent. Same number of bars as ...
That is surprising that the Verizon CS never got back to you. So much for their award winning customer service.
too bad too. i had the verizon and sprint phones all weekend on my trip between NJ and boston and both phones had the same signal strength.
I can say that I did have an evdo connection the whole way though on the verizon phone. too bad they didnt fix it all the times i tried before my trip.
will be switching to sprint.
thanks and good luck wth everyone else's a890
It didnt help the bad receptiopn, but it did fix the none functioning mobile web, get it now, and vcast.