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Lurch papa

Dec 30, 2003, 1:06 PM

New Phones

First let me start by saying i am completely happy w/ the service Verizon provides.

My question is for any verizon or cell phone rep that has insight to my thoughts. My biggest concern w/ verizon is that they dont have the latest and greatest when it comes to their handsets. My question is why? Now i have to believe they have done research on what the consumers want and when they want it. I also have to believe they know there are many many people like me w/ this same dissatisfaction. So, i can only come up w/ two possible reasons verizon is behind the tech curve...

1. Do they have contracts w/ cell phone manufacturers (Audiovox, LG, etc.) that say they wont sell a similar product (camera phone for example) for a period of time...
3 replies

Dec 30, 2003, 11:57 AM

V60 does not work next to other phones.

My Motorola V60, that I've had for over a year, is not working at my desk. It shows full signal strength, but does not ring, or rings, than disconnects. My co-worker sits nex to me with his LG4400 (another with a StarTac) - both get perfect reception. I went to the local Verizon store, they updated the software - no changes.

Should I ask Verizon to exchange the phone? I am willing to bear the cost of new accesories, but I am not buying a new phone or resigning my contract.

Thanks in advance for your help.
6 replies

Dec 30, 2003, 2:47 AM

Verizons future?

I'm sort of looking into switching to Verizon, but a few questions lay in my mind.

-The main one being that, Verizon doesn't seem to ever have new phones. Its as if they don't want to support the newest technology, cant, or aim for a less-tech-crazed audience. I'm a power user and want the latest and greatest even if somewhat user unfriendly. Is this just not verizons strategy? Will they ever support more cutting edge hardware that other companies seem to excel in? (ex: TREO)
A related question is: do phones that use the same network technology as verizon (or other companies) WORK on their networks, even if they don't SUPPORT it?

-Why no J2ME @ Verizon? I'm going to learn it in school soon, want to use it, and it sounds more open sta...
9 replies

Dec 30, 2003, 11:58 AM

In response to Digdah...


I have personally used and tested the Samsung SPH-i700. I found this phone to be the closest thing that a corporate user will need, if using Verizon Wireless as the carrier, but still has some "family-oriented" features.

I prefer PalmONE devices for stability, but this Samsung uses Windows powered PocketPC. Some corporate users like Windows powered phones because they can store and sync documents from work to home and vice-versa.

Here is the procuct's webpage...

http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_p ... »

I do like this phone, but was overkill for what I needed. A lot of executives use it though.

Dec 30, 2003, 11:03 AM

Attn: Big Poppa - 8900 back on shelves when?

Wrong forum, I apologize.

Big Poppa, any idea when they'll be putting the 8900 back on the shelves. My local stores (Boston, MA) said not till mid-January, and the guy at the 800 number said even though the phone appears on the website with a Santa Barbara zip code, the transaction "probably wouldn't go through". He also said they had instructions not to sell any more of these phones under any circumstances until they hear otherwise.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Dec 23, 2003, 12:34 PM

lg vx6000 vs vx4400

I live in northern New Jersey and I travel into the lower part of southern New York state as well as Lake George NY. Do I need a tri-mode phone or will the vx6000 be ok.
1 reply

Dec 18, 2003, 11:02 PM

New PTT phone

Does anyone have any idea when another ptt phone will come out. This is the first thing that Verizon has done to approach Nextel in the work related area with the instant connect. I just don't like the V60 for many reasons. Any input would help. Thanks!
2 replies

Dec 22, 2003, 2:24 PM

Verizon and delayed voicemail

Our company recently switched our sales force over to Verizon from ATT. I have been getting complaints from them that they are not getting voicemails for hours even days (4days!) later. Thinking maybe it was something to do with the Samsung phones I called Verizon. The Verizon rep informed me that yes this is very possible with any phone and is due to going in and out of their network and delays of a few days are possible!!!!!! What!!! What is the point of having voicemail if you get it days after it was sent! Has anyone else experienced this? Is there any way around this? I find this to be totally unacceptable for business use if this is the case.

5 replies

Dec 30, 2003, 1:02 AM

Companies And Their Beginnings

Cingular Wireless...
Pretty much 5 companies within the SBC infrastructure.
Guess what? Using T-Mobile partner sites for GPRS and GSM Network)

Verizon Wireless...
Verizon Communications
(Partner contracts with Cingular and AT&T Wireless during Analog Mode)

Moobak, those are your facts.
Maybe hard to swallow, but are true

Dec 29, 2003, 12:48 AM

Audiovox CDM-8900

There is a new software version ALREADY out for the Audiovox CDM-8900 tri-band camera phone.

Some stores pulled the phones from their inventory and shelves, per Audiovox, UNTIL the phones were flashed with the software. If you purchased this phone, check with your local Verizon Wireless retail store (with a technician) and see if your phone needs updated.

I will post the new version number and what it fixes tomorrow.
8 replies

Dec 27, 2003, 8:58 PM

Vrz website, what's up?

I have been going over Vrz's website, and it seems to me that they are hurting for (new phones.)
I'm an ATTWS customer, and I wanted to sign up with Verizon, but their phones look so cheap!
They spend billions on their network, but they don't seem to have anything left for their phones.
Don't they know Nokia out sells motorola by a least 2 to 1.
(And by the way I have gone to their stores and I have held their phones, durability doesn't seem to be a big concern of theirs.)
5 replies

Dec 25, 2003, 9:26 PM

Audiovox 8900 Software Petition Support

6 replies

Dec 26, 2003, 11:34 PM

Anyone get the V60s yet ?

just looking to see how everyone likes the new V60s , any pros or cons on the phone so far.Was thinking about getting one
2 replies

Dec 27, 2003, 8:11 AM

Will V60S work on National Access?

I'm going to be signing up on a National Access 400 plan, that would allow me to use the time for either data or voice. Does anyone know if the V60S can be used as a modem for National Access (EN)? I really like my V60i so this would use all of my cables bateries etc.

1 reply

Dec 23, 2003, 1:00 PM

Motorola v60s or LG

Is it worth getting the v60s or keep the LG 3100?

3 replies

Dec 20, 2003, 12:43 PM

Att: Dorqus

Thanks for thr post , but you did'nt say if the v60s was the same size as the v60p or is it a smaller like the v60i
5 replies

Dec 15, 2003, 5:37 PM

Verizon and Slider Phones

Will Verizon ever come out with a Slider phone? I am very interested in the SL56 from AT&T but do not really want to switch service to get the phone. Is there any hope for me? Surprised
7 replies

Dec 24, 2003, 3:39 PM


What is the deal? Why is it that if a port is not done quickly people are acting like this crap is a suprise and its the old carriers fault. This is new to all carriers, suck it up and set the real expectations.Issue some damn credit and call it a day. And another thing. Bashing another company does not sound very good to customers. So many people call and ask to cancel a port because the unprofessional bashing made them change their mind. Rolling Eyes
10 replies

Dec 26, 2003, 10:57 AM

Got my v60s this morning - pictures

Got my v60s this morning, so far, so good Smile
It's smaller than my Startac, but a little thicker. So far phone seems to work well, nice and clear, seems loud.

Here's my post with pictures on howardforums.com:

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid ... »
Big Poppa

Dec 24, 2003, 6:42 PM

Verizon DID have a phone with bilutin Bluetooth.. read on

Verizon did carry a phone with Bluetooth built in.. it was the Motorola 270c Timeport. However the only drawback is, is that this phone is NOT Express Network capable, it was a 2G phone. So connection speed was limited to 14.4kbps... If you want this phone, you MAY be able to find it for sale on Ebay if your lucky.

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