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This phone sucks....

larue26

Nov 3, 2007, 1:44 AM
I have had it with this damn phone and the sorry battery life. I called at&t warranty exchange and asked for a different model. The woman I spoke to had no idea about cell phones so I got put through to the escalation desk. You must get to the escalation desk to get a real cell phone person in the warranty exchange department. I asked for the sony ericsson w580i and they said ok. I received the phone and i must tell you that it blows the n75 away. Although the screen is small, the walkman is perfect, the internet is quicker than that sorry 3g crap. I am just happy now. Hopefully all of you will jump ship too. Also the w580i has 9 hours of battery life(no more carrying three batteries). Actually the menus are so damn fast on this pho...
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lemmiwinks

Nov 4, 2007, 10:36 PM
AGREED!!! I finally jumped ship too. After my sixth exchange, I decided to unload my n75 and switch to w580i. Kinda sad. I really loved that phone, but the constant bugs and terrible battery life did me in. I charged my phone fully at noon the other day. Was driving to atlanta from destin florida and made no calls, sent about twenty texts and checked some football scores a few times and the phone was dead when I got home at 6. So sad. Anyways, I'm switching forums, good luck with this book end.
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larue26

Nov 5, 2007, 4:31 AM
See you at the w580i forum! The w580i is a great phone. They told me at warranty exchange that i was downgrading by going with a w580i from a n75. I didn't care because battery life is more important than features at this point.
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serpentor

Nov 5, 2007, 2:31 PM
The funny thing is, you've been cheerleading this phone for months on this forum, even as recently as a couple weeks ago. Now all of a sudden it's trash?
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larue26

Nov 5, 2007, 3:31 PM
I know but enough is enough! That phone just doesn't cut it for me. I tried my hardest to keep the phone but the battery life just sucks. Also we had the wildfires in california and i needed to contact people and the phone kept dying. That is not cool. I will still check this forum and give advice to anyone who still needs help with the phone.
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huyphamus

Nov 6, 2007, 10:14 AM
I believe you unlocked and unbranded the N75, didn't you? Did AT&T give you any problems exchanging an unbranded phone?
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larue26

Nov 6, 2007, 10:57 PM
I am waiting to see. I have my fingers crossed. I will let you know asap.
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Bobbeh

Nov 7, 2007, 8:30 PM
I almost can't believe anyone complains about the battery life. I always have mine on, and I'm on it a lot (not blabbering away like a school girl, but still use it considerably), and I hardly ever see it display less than 6/7 better bars.
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alevin

Nov 8, 2007, 3:00 PM
I was one of the early adopters of this phone and it has been the best phone I have ever had. I have had only one time that the battery died and that was the first week I had it. Since than battery life has improved greatly.

If you leave the Bluetooth on all the time (like I do), use dual band (like I do), use a lot of data (like I do), leave the packet data on all the time (like I don't) and don't charge the phone every night (like I do), you are bound to run out of juice. Use some simple battery conservation and common sense to prolong the life.

This phone has kept me from spending a bunch on the N95-3. I love it.
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larue26

Nov 8, 2007, 10:43 PM
"use dual band", what do you exactly mean?
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alevin

Nov 8, 2007, 11:46 PM
On the unbranded sets, when you go into menu>tools>network you can set the band to dual, umts or gsm. Dual band means that it will switch from 3g to gsm when there is no 3g signal. If you are not using data I would switch the phone to gsm only. From what I have read if you switch the phone to gsm, you will get better battery life. 3g is reported to drain the battery quicker. I haven't had the need to force the phone to gsm, other than when I have ATT caused network problems.
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larue26

Nov 9, 2007, 2:42 AM
What type of problems? The reason I said this phone sucks is that you pay for 3G technology (actually UTMS) and you have to turn it off. Plus in order to actually enjoy this phone you have to get an unlock code and then debrand the phone, which is just time consuming. Plus this phone just drops calls and is not reliable. My new sony w580i is quicker over edge than the n75. Also java runs smoother and faster on the w580i. Not to knock the n75 to much because I really tried to like the n75, but at the end of the day it just was not a good phone.
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gadget_freak

Nov 9, 2007, 2:58 PM
You said "Plus this phone just drops calls and is not reliable."

I found that 3G is the problem with dropped calls - not the phone. Have you used any other 3G phones?

When I turn 3G off, I never have a dropped call, but with 3G on, I am guaranteed to loose my call in certain areas. It seems that Cingular, ehem, excuse me, AT&T has not perfected the technology.

I have the same problem with other 3G phones.

However, the data is much faster on the 3G phones than the phones without 3G such as the Sony or the iPhone. I ran speed tests and the speed was 5.4 x faster on 3G.
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larue26

Nov 9, 2007, 3:11 PM
When a buy a 3G phone it is suppossed to have 3G and not edge and not drop calls. If you are turning off your 3G then why don't you just buy an EDGE phone. It makes no sense that I have to manually change to EDGE to 3G and vice versa. Plus be honest the Nokia web browser shuts down and eats up ram often. Plus the gallery application kills the RAM as well. Also Java applications are slow as heck on the N75. The truth be told that this phone has great features but all of them are average. Furthermore try playing music and looking at pictures, and I guarantee this phone will just stop! One more thing, it seems you treat this phone like an EDGE user and not a power user.
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norcal

Nov 27, 2007, 11:49 PM
The N75 was the nicest phone I ever owned. I did not like the battery life, and always charged it when in the car. I sold it about a month ago on Craigs List and got the new Tilt. The tilt far exceeds anything I could want in a phone. It has a 1350 mil amp hrs battery, qwerty keyboard, wi-fi, 3G, GPS, A2DP, Windows media player, 3 mpxl auto focus camera, and will support up to 32 gig micro sd cards as they come available. Sandisk already released an 8 gig. I'm set for the next 2 yrs.
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larue26

Nov 28, 2007, 1:49 AM
W580i is a good phone as well!
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DJManiakal

Jan 28, 2008, 4:25 PM
The W580i is a good phone. It's got a good music player and nice screen and nobody will deny it's got one of the best batteries of any phone AT&T carries. Ultimately though, it just doesn't do everything the N75 does. I use my phone for a lot more than just calling and listening to music, which are the W580i's two strong points along with camera. I've considered getting a tilt or Blackjack II but just really don't have a need for a full keyboard much less touch screen. Not to mention that I love the Symbian OS.

I'll be the first to admit that the battery life on the N75 isn't the best I've ever had but, at the same time, for a phone that does almost everything I want it to (still considering unbranding it for the A2DP), in a fairly small,...
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mikehaff

Feb 6, 2008, 4:18 PM
Please elaborate. What does the N75 have that the W580i doesn't? It is difficult to tell by product specs alone.
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SupraN75

Feb 6, 2008, 7:54 PM
The N75 is as capable as any 'smart' phone, just without the full keyboard, and way more customizable. Although ATT didn't realize it's capabilities and loaded their crappy WAP browser and PDF and Office viewers, the Nokia MiniMap full HTML browser is still their, buried in the tools, and the viewers can be replaced with fully functioning office software if you need to edit these documents on the go instead of just read them. In fact, the Symbian operating system means you can load software to do about anything you need. The W580i is a great phone, and I recommend it if you just want a phone/mp3 player. But if you want something closer to a pocket laptop, are willing to accept that these features mean lower battery life, and our willing ...
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DJManiakal

Feb 7, 2008, 11:14 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself. 😁
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