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I need help deciding on what to replace a A400 with... VI660, PM-6225, VI600 or VGA1000

spacescape

Apr 28, 2004, 7:34 AM
OK, it's two years old and I keep getting signal fades. I had a PRL yesterday and had them run the 10 minute test at my local sprint store and everything checked out good... Actually, after the PRL, it seems a little better, and I need to order a new antenna if I keep it (lost it a few weeks ago but I've been having problems since January).

Originally I was going to get the Sony Erickson Bluetooth Phone from Sprint. But after hearing various problems people had around here, even though they seem to be minor issues, I'm thinking I'll wait on the route until they release their next BT phone. But, for the time being, I'm thinking that it's time I part with my phone and get something a little more reliable and updated.

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jjenni08

Apr 28, 2004, 1:46 PM
Well, I work for SPrint PCS and I can honestly say, it all depends on what your looking for. Out of the ones you listed, I would go with the VI660 or the Nokia 6225. Outside these phones I recommend anything from Sanyo. They are fantastic.
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jikhead

Apr 28, 2004, 3:04 PM
Go with a Sanyo phone. Their quality and RF reception is far superior than others...as long as you take care of the phone. If you can afford $130, go get the new RL-8200. Sanyo's are known to get better reception and reps. know this and it's why they push Sanyo cause you can avoid customer phone problems down the road. Sprint sells so many Sanyo's, Sprint now required them to change the signal meter so that it's on par with the other brands. Only to make them appear equal. The newer Sanyo's may only show a bar or two, but will still actually have a very high signal strength.
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muchdrama

Apr 28, 2004, 10:56 PM
jikhead said:
Sprint sells so many Sanyo's, Sprint now required them to change the signal meter so that it's on par with the other brands. Only to make them appear equal. The newer Sanyo's may only show a bar or two, but will still actually have a very high signal strength.

I always wondered how a Sanyo could display 5 bars in a crowded movie theater and still drop calls like they were hot potatoes.
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jikhead

Apr 30, 2004, 11:39 AM
muchdrama said:
jikhead said:
Sprint sells so many Sanyo's, Sprint now required them to change the signal meter so that it's on par with the other brands. Only to make them appear equal. The newer Sanyo's may only show a bar or two, but will still actually have a very high signal strength.

I always wondered how a Sanyo could display 5 bars in a crowded movie theater and still drop calls like they were hot potatoes.


If that was a sarcastic remark, keep in mind you're probably in a thick concrete building...otherwise you may indeed have something wrong w/the phone.
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spacescape

May 3, 2004, 10:34 AM
Well I ended up getting a VI660. So far it's pretty nice. It works everywhere that my old Samsung stopped working. I have 12 more days to decide if I like it... I liked the VI600 by Sprint and the M-6225 by Nokia... But, I really wanted a good replacement for what I had and I didn't know what brand the Sprint phone was made by... and the Nokia, it was nice, but, I don't need FM or a camera.

I still have time to change my mind... I might go to the sprint store and try the Sanyo® 8100 one more time... But, so far, I like my decision... I'm thinking that if they come out with a decent Bluetooth phone in the next year, I might get that anyways.

Thanks for all your comments.

Bill
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dsmith5237

May 8, 2004, 9:46 PM
Go back and get an 8100, or 8200 if you think you'll use ready link in the next year. Forget about the camera on the 8100, just look at the outside display, the signal strength, the much greater battery life, and the sturdier construction than the VI660. Nothing Sprint has beats our Sanyo phones. The 8100 has the best signal strength since the 4900. In terms of pure value over the life of the phone, the 8100 tops the VI660 in almost any category.
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ricotatl

May 29, 2004, 2:57 PM
May want to check out the new Sanyo 4920, heard nothing but good things about the 4900, hopefully 4920 will beat expectations.
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towermonkey

Jun 7, 2004, 3:54 PM
Jebus, ANYTHING would be better than that POS. The Sanyo handsets are, almost without exception, solid & take loads of abuse, not to mention hold signal like a junkie holds onto his last syringe. The 4900 was awesome, no reason to think the 4920 would not be any worse.
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muchdrama

Jun 8, 2004, 3:32 PM
towermonkey said:
Jebus, ANYTHING would be better than that POS. The Sanyo handsets are, almost without exception, solid & take loads of abuse, not to mention hold signal like a junkie holds onto his last syringe. The 4900 was awesome, no reason to think the 4920 would not be any worse.
Since when was the a400 a piece of junk? It sure performed better than its successor, the a460. I always liked the a400.
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towermonkey

Jun 8, 2004, 5:43 PM
muchdrama said:
towermonkey said:
Jebus, ANYTHING would be better than that POS. The Sanyo handsets are, almost without exception, solid & take loads of abuse, not to mention hold signal like a junkie holds onto his last syringe. The 4900 was awesome, no reason to think the 4920 would not be any worse.
Since when was the a400 a piece of junk? It sure performed better than its successor, the a460. I always liked the a400.


Both were crappity crap crap, IMHO. The A460 WAS worse though. The A500 was a solid little phone.
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muchdrama

Jun 8, 2004, 8:25 PM
towermonkey said:
muchdrama said:
towermonkey said:
Jebus, ANYTHING would be better than that POS. The Sanyo handsets are, almost without exception, solid & take loads of abuse, not to mention hold signal like a junkie holds onto his last syringe. The 4900 was awesome, no reason to think the 4920 would not be any worse.
Since when was the a400 a piece of junk? It sure performed better than its successor, the a460. I always liked the a400.


Both were crappity crap crap, IMHO. The A460 WAS worse though. The A500 was a solid little phone.
But that's just it, the a400 wasn't a piece of crap. It as a sturdy, rugged little phone that outperformed its...
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towermonkey

Jun 9, 2004, 12:49 PM
muchdrama said:
towermonkey said:
muchdrama said:
towermonkey said:
Jebus, ANYTHING would be better than that POS. The Sanyo handsets are, almost without exception, solid & take loads of abuse, not to mention hold signal like a junkie holds onto his last syringe. The 4900 was awesome, no reason to think the 4920 would not be any worse.
Since when was the a400 a piece of junk? It sure performed better than its successor, the a460. I always liked the a400.


Both were crappity crap crap, IMHO. The A460 WAS worse though. The A500 was a solid little phone.
But that's just it, the a400 wasn't a piece of crap. It as a sturdy, rugge
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muchdrama

Jun 9, 2004, 2:59 PM
towermonkey said:
muchdrama said:
towermonkey said:
muchdrama said:
towermonkey said:
Jebus, ANYTHING would be better than that POS. The Sanyo handsets are, almost without exception, solid & take loads of abuse, not to mention hold signal like a junkie holds onto his last syringe. The 4900 was awesome, no reason to think the 4920 would not be any worse.
Since when was the a400 a piece of junk? It sure performed better than its successor, the a460. I always liked the a400.


Both were crappity crap crap, IMHO. The A460 WAS worse though. The A500 was a solid little phone.
But that's just it, the a400 wasn't
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