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ECHO??????????

Analyzer

Aug 13, 2005, 8:57 PM
I asked a similar question about a week ago. NOW, I need to know from as many of you as possible. I have a 6100 and it drops calls often. Tonight I was sitting on the sofa and it dropped me. Then I called the person back and it was fine for a full hour!!! (go figure) Anyway, I want to get the E815 but am worried about the ECHO that everyone is mentioning. My sister purchased the E815 and it has an echo on and off occasionally but nothing bothersome to her. Her battery life is EXCELLENT (it outlasted my 6100) .

Please please give comments asap. I need to make this decision SOON!
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jimspobox

Aug 13, 2005, 9:03 PM
Just read all the previous postings on this subject! 🙄

Some it is a big deal, others it isn't. You will not know if it affects you until you get the phone.

So.............? What are you waiting for? Be a big boy and go get the phone! 🙄
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Analyzer

Aug 13, 2005, 9:07 PM
Yes, I have read the recent responses. Thanks for your response though. I thought, that maybe someone new to the e815 might be around that could offer a NeW OPinion.

by the way....be a big boy?? nope...maybe a big girl though! 🙂
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bigmaddog

Aug 13, 2005, 10:45 PM
Analyzer 'chick',

Really, use it for a week, it either went away or you adapt, it's an awesome phone. Maybe like the people living next to Niagara Falls I adapted and don't hear it anymore or more likely I 'adjusted' and wasn't shouting into the mic and all is well. Callers say my speaker sounds crystal clear as well. Give it a try.
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jarizona

Aug 13, 2005, 9:08 PM
😁 I'm one of the happy with ones with no echo problem at all. Battery life is great and the phone's reception and volume are great. Only problem I've reported is the vibrate mode is VERY weak.

Your only question when you do get your E815 is "why did I wait so long?"
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ChocoTaco369

Aug 14, 2005, 1:46 AM
it's not an ECHO, per say. i don't know what the proper word to call the sound is. normally on a land line, you KNOW you're talking into the phone because it has a certain "fullness" into it. it's not an echo like if you were to yell into a cave and hear your voice bounce back at you. you just know you're talking. if you talk into a lindline phone with it off, it wouldn't make this sound. you KNOW when the phone is on because you hear this background noise.
most cell phones don't have that. cell phones have no background depth to them at all. when you're talking into them, you have no clue if what your saying is being picked up. it sounds the same as when you're talking into a phone that is on as if you're talking into a phone th...
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erik6408

Aug 15, 2005, 2:11 PM
I concur with your assessment of the problem. But the problems with this concept is that generally we can keep the noise in the house or landline down or low. With a cell phone however, you hear everything around you and it keeps you from hearing the person you are trying to have a conversation with. That is the problem with the E815.
It is a great phone but they need it to be like every other cell phone and take out the input feedback to the speaker handset.
I recommend everyone log into Motorola's email support and provide them this input.
http://motorola.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/motorola.cfg/ph ... »
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greggmh123

Aug 16, 2005, 11:11 PM
"it's NOT an ECHO."

I beg to differ. Too often, when I am speaking, I hear every word I say faintly echoed back at me. If I connect to a BT car kit, the person on the other end hears a SEVERE echo of every word they say. I have had four E815s and they all had the echo. I finally gave up and am trying to get used to it.

Just because YOU do not experience it does not mean the echo does not exist.

Gregg Hill
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erik6408

Aug 17, 2005, 5:17 AM
I totally agree with you. This "Hear yourself" problem does exist. Even the technicians E815 phone had the problem. I believe it is in the design of the phone and Motorola will address the problem in a software upgrade. It should not be hard for them to stop the mic's input into the ear-piece or turn it down. I still love the phone and will hope enough people write to Motorola at their email support to bring this problem to their attention.
Motorola Email Support:

http://motorola.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/motorola.cfg/ph ... »
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xanet

Aug 30, 2005, 9:40 AM
I contacted Moto via your link, and received the reply that they are not aware of such a problem and the phone should be evaluated. As you say, maybe they need a LOT of people to write in!

From Motorola:

Regarding your concern, we are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with the Motorola cellular telephone you have. Allow us to inform you that we have not been reported issues on the performance of the E815 cellular phone.

Additionally, we would like to inform you that there are no software upgrades available for the E815.

We recommend having your cellular phone evaluated at a Motorola authorized service center. The technician can determine if the difficulty you are experiencing can be corrected locally or ...
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jeffilm

Aug 19, 2006, 1:42 PM
Does anyone know if the new Motorola E816 will be on the Verizon Network? Will it work as a wireless modem on my Apple Laptop? What makes this different then the V710 & E815 phones?

Jeff.film007@mac.com
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sammy2

Aug 15, 2005, 12:31 PM
my exchanged e815 very rarely has an echo. It sounds great
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howardk111

Aug 15, 2005, 12:55 PM
My E-815 has no echo either. And now that the changeover to EVDO is complete in my area, my battery time has more than doubled.

The only qualm I still have about the phone is due to it's not being trimode. I've yet to take it into rural areas to see whether it loses a signal that my VX4400 would have received. One of these days, I'll find out.
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greggmh123

Aug 16, 2005, 11:13 PM
In the server room at one of my cleints, NO ONE had cell reception. This phone does receive in most spots in the server room. You may very well not need analog, unless you go somewhere that flat out has nothing but analog (Death Valley, CA, for example).

Gregg Hill
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