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ArmySF

Feb 1, 2006, 6:22 PM
why do all the verizon phones have the same interface? Is this new? If it is will we have the option now or in the future to have our phones flashed back to the manf specs? thanks
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Mary424

Feb 1, 2006, 7:01 PM
The new VERIZON UI will be on all future VERIZON phones and no option to have any different.
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ArmySF

Feb 1, 2006, 7:11 PM
thanks Mary, this is major BS in my opinion. why the fig would they do that. you cant customize this thing at all.
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xIsamuTM

Feb 1, 2006, 8:52 PM
really it's an attempt to "idiot-proof" things. More on the sales side, people tend to cry "I don't want to switch phones/manufacturers because I don't want to learn a new handset" even though most phones have the same basic functions (dial a number, press send/enter/"the green button"). With a standardized UI, everything is always in the same place (GIN, phonebook, general menu items) There is some personalizing that can be done to it.

The UI comes in 3 (that's right 3!) wonderful colours.
Communist Red,
Pu$$y Blue,
and WTF colour is this? (Kinda a lighter red)
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dave73

Feb 1, 2006, 9:58 PM
Makes us wonder if other wireless carriers will follow Verizon in a universal UI. My mother has the Newest Verizon UI on her Nokia 6256i. My sister got out of it when she got her Samsung a850. Somehow, she got an older phone with the Samsung UI on it. Since my upgrade is in July, I know I'll get a phone with the Verizon UI.
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xIsamuTM

Feb 1, 2006, 10:06 PM
if you want a good phone that doesn't have the UI, I suggest the Moto e815. expandable memory via transflash for listening to mp3's, mid's or for watching home-brewed vids on your phone (mines full of AMV's or family guy/futurama/anime etc)
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dave73

Feb 2, 2006, 9:52 PM
xIsamuTM said:
if you want a good phone that doesn't have the UI, I suggest the Moto e815. expandable memory via transflash for listening to mp3's, mid's or for watching home-brewed vids on your phone (mines full of AMV's or family guy/futurama/anime etc)

Sorry, but Motorola and I don't like each other. While reception is good in my area, Motorola phones in my area don't handle weak areas like my Samsung a650 and my mother's Nokia 6256i do. My brother has the Motorola V265 and he doesn't like Motorola phones either. I should mention a co-worker of mine has the Motorola e815 and wishes it held a signal better than it does. We would stand in the same sot at work, and his calls break up a lot, while mine he...
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Zoltar

Feb 2, 2006, 2:07 PM
dave73 said:
Makes us wonder if other wireless carriers will follow Verizon in a universal UI. My mother has the Newest Verizon UI on her Nokia 6256i. My sister got out of it when she got her Samsung a850. Somehow, she got an older phone with the Samsung UI on it. Since my upgrade is in July, I know I'll get a phone with the Verizon UI.


And when you get your new phone in July, your Mom will know how to work it. Study up on her Nokia 6256i and you'll be a pro at your new phone as soon as you take it out of the box.
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dave73

Feb 2, 2006, 10:05 PM
My mother is technologically impaired. She had a difficult time working her old Nokia 3589i phone, and she's constantly asking me for help with her Nokia 6256i. I seem to fix her problems with her phone better than she can. If she ever decides to get a bluetooth headset, she'll be asking me to set it up for her. But yes I'll have an idea how to use the Verizon UI when it comes time for my upgrade. The only reason I know I'm getting a phone with the Verizon UI on it is because all their newest phones have it, and I can't get away from it. Cingular is the only other carrier in my area that works well reception wise, but customer service is terrible with them, as I've come across family members & a few co-workers complain about customer s...
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laxsfm14

Feb 3, 2006, 6:20 PM
They wanted to make it easy when people called into customer service also. By having only one interface it would be easier to understand the problem, which will result in a faster solution with customer service. Keeping themselves at the top of the customer service ratings. It does not help the people that do not need to much tech help but those that just can get on by themselves its great for. 😲 All I can say is if you got some back ground just learn how to hack that phone. 😕
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Anxiovert

Feb 2, 2006, 12:04 PM
xIsamuTM said:
The UI comes in 3 (that's right 3!) wonderful colours.
Communist Red,
Pu$$y Blue,
and WTF colour is this? (Kinda a lighter red)


LMAO!
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n4aof

Feb 6, 2006, 3:12 PM
xIsamuTM said:
really it's an attempt to "idiot-proof" things.


It certainly is designed to help the idiots.

Unfortunately that has little or nothing to do with the customers -- the idiots it is designed to help are the ones doing the so-called support.

The idea is that if all the phones are the same and the customer can't tinker with the interface then "support" only needs one book of scripts with canned crap to feed anyone who looks for help.
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gunny

Feb 1, 2006, 10:26 PM
I agree the UI is my biggest complaint about verizon. The general public doesn’t care so verizon continues to do what they want, with little regard for the peeps who know a cell phone doesn’t have a dial tone. I’m surprised more folks don’t have a problem with it. I fu**ing hate it 👿 👿
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xIsamuTM

Feb 1, 2006, 11:11 PM
it's like i said, the rotten apples who cry about "confusing phones" spoiled it for us all. I like the moto UI (as seen on the 710, 265, v300) and I agree, the Standard UI looks gay on the RAZR.
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gunny

Feb 1, 2006, 11:15 PM
xIsamuTM said:
the Standard UI looks gay on the RAZR.



I agree, I couldn't even hang with it, went back to my Nokia 6256i
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xIsamuTM

Feb 1, 2006, 11:19 PM
add-on. who ever says "hey, look at my top-of the line UI? it's not like you still cant upload your nudie pics or your EMO or EGL rock band stuff for your wallpaper.
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crazyeaglefan236

Feb 4, 2006, 12:52 PM
Too bad the cellular carriers didn't mandate a standard UI early on then no one would know the difference. And I wouldn't have to retrain people everytime they changed phones. Remember, we who post on here know how to navigate the internet and cell phones. I get people that have a small understanding of what soft keys are...much less learning a new interface every time they buy a new phone...
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sowhatsowhat10

Feb 4, 2006, 1:13 PM
thats where options come into play. people should have a choice. like for example the razr sent from moto allows one to set the time in military format. the vzw ui doesnt. it wasn't to hard selling the razr but it is hard selling the idea to not return it because you cant set it military time.

agreed there are some folks that are lost when operating cell phones. but ALOT of people even though they hate it have gotten used to how the moto ui worked ans ALL of its options.

i've sold 2 razrs 2 a couple that had v60's they wanted the phone fors its thin style but also because they were familiar with the way the moto ui is set up. i had to sell them on how easy the new vzw ui is. needless to say no return but the guy did come back to say t...
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crazyeaglefan236

Feb 4, 2006, 1:26 PM
I suppose if you are more comfortable with a UI that makes things insanely difficult to figure out (Motorola) then a UI that is pretty much self explanatory...kudos to them.

What I am saying, is that the UI should have been uniform from the get go...then the transition now wouldn't be an issue and no one would complain because they wouldn't know the difference.
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sowhatsowhat10

Feb 4, 2006, 1:44 PM
if the ui was in transition from the get go then there would have never been any seperation between phones period. imagine five different bar phones by five different model makes with no special features since this is from the get go. how would one phone been different from the next? what would make the moto better or different from the samsung?

if thats the case verizion should create the phones themself because thats what they are trying to do.
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SystemShock

Feb 4, 2006, 2:28 PM
sowhatsowhat10 said:
how would one phone been different from the next? what would make the moto better or different from the samsung?

Really crappy build quality maybe?
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sowhatsowhat10

Feb 4, 2006, 3:00 PM
🤣 funny. what if they both look like each other and have the same build like the samsung 950 and lg8100? 😕
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phone-fan

Feb 6, 2006, 4:39 PM
The Verizon ui tends to say a lot for the future of the company.
In review:
1. Phones are usually out of date (i.e. Verizon “new” razr available over a year ago with other carriers)
2. Higher service fees than other carriers (i.e. 20.00 for ESN change)
3. Same branded UI on every phone

I’ve been a customer since before AirTouch (west cost), reception has stayed better than most in my area, but now fees, unknowledgeable telephone support staff (recently asked about data plans, and received three different answers in one phone call, finally called the Business Rep who was able to answer the question) as well as the above mentioned points, I get feeling that the “you are all sheep” attitude regarding Verizon customers is only going to...
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ArmySF

Feb 6, 2006, 4:44 PM
phone-fan said:
The Verizon ui tends to say a lot for the future of the company.
In review:
1. Phones are usually out of date (i.e. Verizon “new” razr available over a year ago with other carriers)
2. Higher service fees than other carriers (i.e. 20.00 for ESN change)
3. Same branded UI on every phone

I’ve been a customer since before AirTouch (west cost), reception has stayed better than most in my area, but now fees, unknowledgeable telephone support staff (recently asked about data plans, and received three different answers in one phone call, finally called the Business Rep who was able to answer the question) as well as the above mentioned points, I get feeling that the “you are all sheep” attitude regardin
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securitybreach

Feb 6, 2006, 4:45 PM
I hear Cingular sells phones and service as well!!! check it out www.cingular.com
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phone-fan

Feb 6, 2006, 4:49 PM
Well, I guess then i'd be able to use all of the Bluetooth features of my phone and not be forced to use getitnow.
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securitybreach

Feb 6, 2006, 4:51 PM
Yep C-Ya
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imgooderthanu

Feb 13, 2006, 6:02 PM
ok come on now what would be the point of wanting an old interface the new onw is awesome and pretty and all that stuff plus do oyu know how hard it is to talk an 85 year old lady who got talked into buying a moto e815 through a menu with a ****ty ui its horrible and i deal with it on a daily basis its got nothing to do with monopolization or all that good **** it simplization for old people and if it is confusing to you i think you need surgery
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