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Some day, just not now.


Jun 9, 2004 by worldphone

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Verdict Isn't In Yet


Jun 10, 2004 by RitaZero

I wanted to push the numbers to dial out, but found you have to push the bar below. I'll get used to that I guess.

I too had to be on the line with Verizon for about an hour to get it set up to work properly. Then, after voicemail arrived, I couldn't access the mailbox and Verizon had to delete the messages to reset the mailbox. It is all working now, after much frustration. I hope it works in Asia....

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Jun 4, 2004 by KHURRAM

Got the phone today. Very nice. Size, weight, menus, camera its all great.

Some lacking features include speaker phone and ofcourse bluetooth (why cant they just put everything in)

Thanks to the VZ guys (you know who you are) that made this possible.

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I Got it


May 28, 2004 by taw

[...] A little bigger and more weight then I like. took 30 min on hold to get it working .
You have to re setup your Vmail and it has a bug, soon to be fixed I am told.

Ed. note: removed pricing info

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Lacks GSM capabilities


Oct 13, 2004 by Kekoa

Samsung created this particular model for Verizon that would suit GSM and CDMA. A majority of the features lean towards CDMA. Even though it has a camera, it won't support GSM and that is a problem if you are abroad as it won't work.

The phone is locked. You cannot slip another SIM card of a different carrier. If you've owned an unlocked GSM phone before and have switched SIM card while in another country; you already know the savings. The A790 is locked into Verizon and when you use it abroad you will be paying the minutes thru the nose. It is very expensive.

This phone is bulky and less battery time. On my recent travel to Asia, I couldn't use more then half of it's features. Luckily, I still had my unlocked Nokia 6200 and just popped in a SIM card and was ready to go.

If you are still thinking of getting this phone, you might want to wait until Samsung fixes all the glitches in this model. Hopefully they can come out with a better phone.

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