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is it worth the wait?

xUVMphoneDUDE

Oct 18, 2004, 12:49 AM
Is this phone worth the wait or would the VX6100 be a better bet anyways?
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killa2712

Oct 18, 2004, 7:10 AM
have you ever heard a phone w/ stereo speakers? Do you enjoy hi rez screens inside and out? What about taking great pictures? The phone I'm sure does way more. If you answered yes to all of the abouve then this phone is worth the wait
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CDGIII

Oct 21, 2004, 2:49 PM
There are no stereo speakers on the 8000.
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killa2712

Oct 21, 2004, 9:54 PM
WTF you can't be serious. It has two grills on the face
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ak203

Oct 22, 2004, 9:36 AM
I love good pictures. So I have a digital camera. And I love good stereophonic speakers. So I have an iPod.

The question was, how is the phone? If anyone knows it would be nice to hear. But what is LG's problem with analog? I seee some nasty comments here about analog, but I live near NY City and it is still very helkpful, so I don't see LG's thinking on this. Glad to see they figured out the desirability of speakerphones though.
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phillipsc

Oct 22, 2004, 10:10 AM
😁 YES!!! This phone is deffinently worth waiting for. We had a vendor fair yesterday at the Verizon Wireless I work at. LG was here and they had the LG 8000 here. Awesome phone! Nice feel , great looks. f your used to LG phones then it will be easy to use. Picture quality is good. Although when your first aiming to take the picture, your view looks grainy but when you take the picture it comes out clear.

I asked the vendor when it should be out and he said in about two months. Only thing is that it they will not make a lot at first. It will go to some of the big companies first and will be pretty expensive. After that first batch it will be easier to find to buy and from the way he let on it will get a lot cheaper.

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PaulRivers

Oct 22, 2004, 12:32 PM
What you got, in your question concerning analog, was a typical "sales" answer. The sales person doesn't really know why the engineers/management made the decision not to include analog. And they can't change it. So they just tell you all the possible reasons why analog could possibly be not useful. They don't bother weighing in my you would want analog, because they're sales people.

They all say that there are very few places with analog, yet I've run into two different places here in Minnesota where I need analog to make a call. Also, I'm not paying all this extra money to Verizon Wireless for the fun of it, I'm doing it because I want my phone to work in the absolute largest number of places possible. So if I only use analog 5 times (I...
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CDGIII

Oct 22, 2004, 5:18 PM
The reason why no analog is that VZW's coverage is almost, and I stress almsot, entirely digital. There are only a few VZW towers that are analog only. So VZW does not require every phone to support AMPS, since it is being phased out in the next few years anyway. However, VZW does require that they have SOME phones that still support AMPS for those customers in remote areas that will wind up on roaming-agreed amps towers, but not every phone. And so, if VZW doesn't require it, why would you add that functionality?
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cp1973

Oct 22, 2004, 11:07 PM
CDGIII said:
The reason why no analog is that VZW's coverage is almost, and I stress almsot, entirely digital. There are only a few VZW towers that are analog only. So VZW does not require every phone to support AMPS, since it is being phased out in the next few years anyway. However, VZW does require that they have SOME phones that still support AMPS for those customers in remote areas that will wind up on roaming-agreed amps towers, but not every phone. And so, if VZW doesn't require it, why would you add that functionality?


"Almost" does not mean "All", so if the phone does not work at the time I need it, them it is USELESS. I don't uderstant why some of you guys can't get that through your thick heads!...
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VERSACE

Oct 22, 2004, 11:23 PM
Why not get Audiovox 9900 if you're so dying about having Analog mode as well? In my opinion, Audiovox phones look cooler than Kyocera ones.

All the best,
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cp1973

Oct 22, 2004, 11:32 PM
Audiovox 9900 is a VGA camera phone, not a 1.2 megapixal camera.!
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VERSACE

Oct 22, 2004, 11:45 PM
Damn, I wish VZW carried those Samsung phones with 5-Megapixel camera that are planned for availability. Now when you know it'll, eventually, be out, 1.2 or 1.3 sounds too little. 🤣 😢
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cp1973

Oct 23, 2004, 12:03 AM
True!!!!
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CDGIII

Oct 29, 2004, 11:48 AM
When am I going to get it through my thick head?? Cute.

Perhaps what you're not understanding is that your personal RF coverage represents a minority of VZW's customers. A phone like the VX8000 is being marketted for it's latest and greatest of digital technologies like EVDO. If a customer is in an area supported only by AMPS, why the hell would you spend all that money on a phone loaded with features you'd never be able to use? YOU may, in fact, be the only person (adverbs omitted) who'd buy a multi-hundred dollar phone when you live in an area where you can't use it's features!! If you want a camera, buy a camera! If you took a picture on the VX8000, what would you do with, sitting in your AMPS only coverage? You can't connect to either...
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greggmh123

Oct 25, 2004, 10:27 PM
You miss the fact that some areas are not covered by ANY Verizon towers, but there are other providers' analog towers in the area.

Verizon claims that they provide no service in Death Valley, CA, yet I can roam onto an analog system and make calls. This is one place you do NOT want to get into trouble without a way to communicate (which is why I also have a CB radio and a 144/440 amateur radio with me whenever I go there.
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CDGIII

Oct 29, 2004, 11:43 AM
How did I miss the point? I specifically stated that VZW still wants some phones that support AMPS in case there are some customers in areas not supported by VZW towers; they could roam onto a raoming-agreement AMPS tower. I didn't miss the point. It was in fact my exact point.
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cp1973

Oct 22, 2004, 11:19 PM
PaulRivers said:
What you got, in your question concerning analog, was a typical "sales" answer. The sales person doesn't really know why the engineers/management made the decision not to include analog. And they can't change it. So they just tell you all the possible reasons why analog could possibly be not useful. They don't bother weighing in my you would want analog, because they're sales people.

They all say that there are very few places with analog, yet I've run into two different places here in Minnesota where I need analog to make a call. Also, I'm not paying all this extra money to Verizon Wireless for the fun of it, I'm doing it because I want my phone to work in the absolute largest number of places possibl
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yeahright

Oct 23, 2004, 10:51 AM
I have owned an lg510(tri), mot730(tri), lg4400(tri)lg6000(all digital) and now have a lg700( all digital) I have received better service with the 6000 and the 7000 than i ever did with my tri mode phones. I live on a fringe area and my tri modes would keep switching to analog and dropping calls or not receive incoming calls. This was driving me nuts. In some of the stores i shop at around here my phone would also switch to analog causing me to drop and miss calls. When i got my lg 6000 I was worried that i would not even get service at my house. I was surprised to find that with only one bar i hardly ever dropped or miss calls, and i can use it in stores around me with no problems. That is why i will never go back to a tri mode phone. Inste...
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yeahright

Oct 23, 2004, 11:03 AM
Oh i almost forgot, a lot of the analog areas just east of me are roaming, but the pcs is extended area. With all of mr tri modes i would keep ending up in analog and getting roaming charges when i was in that area visiting friends. When I got the all digital lg6000 and the phone wouldn't read analog, it would stick on the pcs towers out there and i never had to worry about roaming because they where extended network sprint towers. I didn't loose any service in those areas by eliminating analog, well at least the areas i go. Once again this is only in my area and i realize it doesn't apply everywhere, but if analog could not be turned off or if it makes a already massive phone bigger, i would prefer they left it out. If you need try mode go ...
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cp1973

Oct 23, 2004, 11:09 AM
Thanks for your info, but the 710 is a piece of crap!

I'm going with the Kyocera Koi.
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yeahright

Oct 23, 2004, 1:10 PM
The kyocera would probably be a better pick! i think motorola makes crap phones, but some people still like them?
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NitinS

Oct 23, 2004, 4:30 PM
Yea...9/10 people i know say that motorola makes junk because the software is not that user friendly and the phones are not that great physically. I hate motorola as well...i bought the V710, camera was like crap...my 7000 is WAY better...and its very hard to use...external pic callerid was a joke too...so im sticking with LG and Samsung...
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cp1973

Oct 23, 2004, 11:06 AM
yeahright said:
I have owned an lg510(tri), mot730(tri), lg4400(tri)lg6000(all digital) and now have a lg700( all digital) I have received better service with the 6000 and the 7000 than i ever did with my tri mode phones. I live on a fringe area and my tri modes would keep switching to analog and dropping calls or not receive incoming calls. This was driving me nuts. In some of the stores i shop at around here my phone would also switch to analog causing me to drop and miss calls. When i got my lg 6000 I was worried that i would not even get service at my house. I was surprised to find that with only one bar i hardly ever dropped or miss calls, and i can use it in stores around me with no problems. That is why i will neve
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greggmh123

Oct 25, 2004, 10:31 PM
Question: does choosing "Home" mode instead of "Automatic B" prevent analog connections?

Gregg Hill
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CDGIII

Oct 22, 2004, 5:20 PM
So does the V60P and v65P that doesn't mean there are two speakers behind them. The reason they put two air ports is, in the case the user is blocking one set of the ports with his hand, the speaker tones will still be ported out the opposite side.

Sorry. No stereo speakers for the 8000.
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CDGIII

Oct 22, 2004, 5:21 PM
...but don't get me wrong. The audio quality is still very nice.
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CDGIII

Oct 22, 2004, 5:22 PM
Oops. Sorry, guys. January 5th.
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phillipsc

Oct 22, 2004, 10:19 AM
no...there is no stero speakers on the 8000 but LG says you can here the drums and everything in the mp3 very clearly.
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ringtone22

Oct 22, 2004, 11:28 PM
What do u mean there is no stereo speaker on this phone it says under info it has stereo sound im pretty sure LG knows what there talking abut since they made the phone. theres also two speakers on the front and yes i know other phones that have 2 speakers like my moto v710 have 2 speakers on the back but there close together to were as this phones speakers are at total opposite ends of the phone. just my 2 sense I hope it has stereo sound cuz thats why AI wanna get this phone if it doesn't then I guess I might just keep my moto cuz I have not had a prob with it. Guess will find out when it comes out!! 🙂
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