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...
V60 does not work next to other phones.
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.
-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...
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.
Attn: Big Poppa - 8900 back on shelves when?
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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Moobak, those are your facts.
Maybe hard to swallow, but are true
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.
Vrz website, what's up?
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.)
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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 ... »
Verizon DID have a phone with bilutin Bluetooth.. read on