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May 18, 2004, 11:24 AM

Any More Info?

Anybody with more info on the release? Any VZW folks? Anyone...? Bueller? Bueller?
12 replies

May 17, 2004, 7:23 PM

Samsung Tight-Lipped

I'm thinking of this phone for its GSM capabilities. Called and emailed Samsung USA. Wow, are they tight with the info (as in none). The lady was very pleasant but wasn't about to say word one on this phone.

VZW rep did say its on their intranet site, as has been reported here I think, with the words, "Coming Soon!" Big deal.
3 replies

May 16, 2004, 6:53 PM

Cost of world service

Just trying to play devils advocate, because this phone seems incredible, however, does anyone know much the cost of service will actually run you should you venture into teritory outisde of the U.S. And if so, what type of cellular agreements is verizon going to provide, will it be pay as you go outside of the U.S. or will you have to change your contract entirely to take advantage of the world GSM component.
And lastly, anyone have somewhat of a definitive idea of where the world capabilities are going to be useful. Seems to be that Europe is the major adversary, but what about the Carribean such as in Jamaica, St. Thomas, etc...
Thanks, in advance
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May 14, 2004, 10:27 PM

no video huh?

too bad. video is so important and I guess we'll wait for the v710 or whichever video phone comes out first
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May 11, 2004, 1:11 PM

User Trial

Small user trial was done for this phone. One of the Best phones I've tested in all Catagories. Samsung covered everything a user could want with this phone and then some. Even though I don't travel oversees I'll be getting this phone when we release it.
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May 14, 2004, 7:20 PM


does anyone have any info on the dimensions of the a790?
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May 14, 2004, 6:28 PM

Phone out May 24th

This phone will be out May 24th.

May 13, 2004, 3:08 PM

on howardforums, several people say it will b released on

may 24 (couple weeks) BUT how good could this phone b if it doesnt sport video? We all want video. This is 2004.
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May 13, 2004, 8:18 PM

Release Date/Price

"Soft" launch 5/24
"Full" launch June


1yr 399.99
2yr 349.99
No Contract 499.99

Rebates: TBA

"Soft" Launch means it will not be available everywhere... may not even be available for Customer Service to place an order for you. You woul

Everyone should know what a full launch is 😁

Apr 14, 2004, 1:52 AM

where can i buy this phone???????

if any one has information on where i can buy this phone i would greatly preciate it. i saw a guy selling one on e-bay but i missed the bidding. so please let me know where i can purchase this phone as i'm deeply in need of it.
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Apr 1, 2004, 8:12 PM


Any ideas on price for this new and innovative item.
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Mar 28, 2004, 10:00 AM

CTIA Wireless Show

Samsung just "revealed" the line up they are pushing out at the CTIA wireless show. Check the news press on the homepage of phonescoop.

It says that it will be available Q2. It was possible to do it Q1, but this way they can take their sweet time. I project late May, early June.

Mar 14, 2004, 7:04 PM

SCH-A790/Text Messaging

This phone is going to be a big plus for Verizon Wireless customers who travel abroad. Can't wait to see what the final product will look like and what features it will offer. Hopefully it will have the capability to send and receive text messages while on GSM networks in other countries. I travel out of the U.S. every couple years and have noticed that text messaging is very popular overseas.

Mar 10, 2004, 4:36 PM


No Ringer Id!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? ???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!????????????????????!?!?!?!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!?????????????
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Mar 7, 2004, 11:29 PM

Release Info

New Verizon cellphone to be usable worldwide


Associated Press

NEW YORK - Verizon Wireless plans to begin selling this spring a cellphone for use by subscribers around the world as well as in the United States.

The phone will have chips for two kinds of wireless network systems: the CDMA standard used by Verizon in America and the GSM standard used in most of the rest of the world.

In most places, the GSM calls will be carried by Vodafone PLC, the British cellphone company that owns 45 percent of Verizon Wireless.

The phone is scheduled to debut in April.

Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Boyd Raney declined to disclose price or the phone's manufacturers.

She did say the phone was designed for wo...
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Mar 3, 2004, 5:15 PM

New Info

Is there any new information on this phone?
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Feb 15, 2004, 7:41 PM


THis phone has anything anyone could possibly want in a phone, and more. It comes with a TV tuner too, so you can watch TV, like you need that 😉 This is a Vodafone site, so I am guessing there is no possibility of it coming out in the US, and a slim possibility of it working on Verizon, but other GSM networks can use it, if the phone is unlocked. Check it out.

http://www.vodafone.jp/english/products/kisyu/v601n/ ... »

Feb 5, 2004, 9:41 PM

Release Date?

Anyone know when Verizon will have this in the stores? Thank you...
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Feb 2, 2004, 6:35 PM


does anyone know if this phone will be available for cingular wireless???
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Jan 19, 2004, 5:02 PM


Does anyone have a clue when this phone will be available? I was told by the local Verizon store that it should be out sometime this month but I've not seen anything to indicate that.
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