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Could we summarize the outstanding E815 issues here?

jetplanesky

Jul 12, 2005, 8:43 AM
If you've identified a known issue with this phone could you please list it here with details as known.

Please list ISSUES and not PREFERENCES (for example: don't like the styling vs not shipping with EVDO).

Great.


jetplanesky
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jetplanesky

Jul 12, 2005, 8:44 AM
This is probably the biggy and if you don't have it you should know by now.


Let's move on to #2.



jetplanesky
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billy_b_adass

Jul 12, 2005, 8:58 AM
My earpiece sounds horrible. Can't adjust within the volume limits. Anything above volume 3 sounds broken and there seems to be a vibration. Almost like the speaker is powered by an amp with too much power???
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PorkRind

Jul 12, 2005, 3:38 PM
billy_b_adass said:
My earpiece sounds horrible. Can't adjust within the volume limits. Anything above volume 3 sounds broken and there seems to be a vibration. Almost like the speaker is powered by an amp with too much power???

Not on mine. Sounds like a landline; better than any cell phone I've had previously (V60s, LG VX4400, TimePort 8767, StarTAC, MicroTAC, Moto Bag phone).
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billy_b_adass

Jul 12, 2005, 3:46 PM
Many people have the problem and some don't?

So, you are telling me that you can turn the volume up past 4 and you don't get the "vibrational cracking" in the ear piece. The high tones don't get distorted?
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PimpByBlood422

Jul 12, 2005, 7:08 PM
😁
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billy_b_adass

Jul 12, 2005, 7:21 PM
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PorkRind

Jul 12, 2005, 9:21 PM
I've had the volume all the way up and don't hear significant distortion. 4 is plenty loud enough for me, though.
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skorpyo31

Jul 13, 2005, 12:21 AM
PorkRind said:
I've had the volume all the way up and don't hear significant distortion. 4 is plenty loud enough for me, though.

Lucky you! Where did you buy your phone? Maybe I should buy it where you are! 🙄
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PorkRind

Jul 13, 2005, 7:45 AM
I bought it on-line . . . at

http://www.verizonwireless.com »
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MIRROR

Jul 12, 2005, 3:52 PM
Mine experiences the same distortions as mentioned by billy_b_adass.

I already cut the box to pull the UPC label for the MIR, but first chance i get going to get to a VZW store and do some comparisons.

The headset speaker on this one is horrible and now the Speakerphone is exhibiting issues i can do without.

Overall this IS a truly great feature-filled phone but someone's (Motorola?) quality control is highly suspect.
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billy_b_adass

Jul 12, 2005, 5:30 PM
Have you ever placed a handful of loose change near a stereo speaker? You know the vibrating sound that you sometimes hear when the change is arranged just right and the speaker hits the right note? That is how this speaker sounds at higher volume levels to me, it has that vibration/tinny sound to it!
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skorpyo31

Jul 12, 2005, 5:32 PM
I have the same problem, but have come to this conclusion. I can hear people fine at level 4. A verizon tech told me that perhaps the phone was designed with 7 levels for speakerphone or sounds, like MP3's. It sound good to me. Trust me, I was very discouraged, but now I feel better! 🙂
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ncumming

Jul 12, 2005, 8:25 PM
I get the same problem with my HS850 BT headset. I can't turn it up loud enough without getting distortion. Sounds to me like a blown speaker.
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rdsandjs

Jul 12, 2005, 10:08 AM
This may be an opinion and not necessarily a glitch. However, I upgraded to the e815 from a Moto V60. In comparison the speakerphone is horrible compared to the V60. Even my wife's new V265 has better speakerphone quality than my e815. My biggest gripe is that the volume is not loud enough.
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jetplanesky

Jul 12, 2005, 10:16 AM
Thanks for #3
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jbinnyc

Jul 12, 2005, 8:09 PM
Okay, I have the phone & LOVE IT!! However, one pet peve is the vibrate mode is too weak!! The only way you can feel it, if you are holding it! I keep my phone in my back pocket & can't feel a thing!
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skorpyo31

Jul 12, 2005, 8:18 PM
Hmmmmm. I wonder if there is a way to download a vibrate ringtone? 🤣
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bofis

Jul 12, 2005, 8:25 PM
whenever I use vibrate the phone's in it's holster pressed up against me on my belt so I can feel it...even with my original V60c which had a really strong vibrate I'd hear it more than feel it if it was in my pocket, so I like that the E815's vibrate is quieter cuz now it's much more stealth
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mark929

Jul 13, 2005, 7:43 AM
I don't like the weak vibrate either. Since I used this setting most of the time, I thought about returning the phone for this reason alone. Unfortunately, the rest of the phone is great, so I'm trying to live with it.

I set my "soft" alert to the "tada" ring tone, and set the volume low. The tada ring tone is very unintrusive So far, it's been a good work around. I guess nothing is perfect.
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mgasin

Jul 13, 2005, 9:09 AM
I purchased 2 E815 phones. 1 for me and 1 for my wife. I wear my phone on my belt, so I have no problems with the vibrate mode, but my wife carries the phone in her purse. She already complains about a very weak vibrate mode. She did not have any problems with her old LG phone.

Can something be done about it?
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billy_b_adass

Jul 13, 2005, 8:49 PM
If I remember correctly, didn't some batteries have the vibrator inside of them? Is this still going on, maybe a battery with a stronger vibration device would help. That is if those batteries are still available.

I know you can purchase the vibration devices at www.Jameco.com (I saw them in their last catalog) but as to how you would go about upgrading the one in the phone without a little electronic finess is beyond me. I could probably do it but don't recommend anybody else try it without a little/alot of skill in soldering. A cold fusion soldering iron will work wonders though...

http://www.jameco.com »
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