Outside screen issue thingy
So I went to the VZW store today to view the phones side by side. From my point of view, the 950 has three advantages over the 8100:
- the internal antenna,
- the phone is smaller, and
- the speakerphone can be used with the flip closed.
I adore these three things, but the whole thing is thrown out the window for me by the facts that (1) the outside ...
I have to say that the reception has been one of the most impressive things about this phone, and that is the bottom line with phones in the first place. Sound is clear as a bell, literally.
All of the things I read about so many people having problems with the sound going in and out swayed me away from the 8100. It just seems far too prevalent to risk.
can anyone answer me this?.....if the outside screen is not visible,how are you alerted to missed calls,new voice mail,etc?...the beauty of my 4500,was the outside display was visible(just not lit till you hit the button)....and at a glance you knew status....
Ill give you an answer, though you wont like it. When there is a missed call or text message, the screen will go black after 10 or so seconds after it was received. There is no way to make it like your 4500
this is a deal killer for me...(but I appreciate your help!!)
Thus, even with the external screen not always on, you'll still get a vibrate or notification alert as often as every two mins if you miss anything.
Also, you can change the setting to be different for each thing. For example, have a reminder set for every 15 mins for missed texts, while another set for every 2 mins for a missed call.
one thing though.....I didn't see a reminder set for missed calls....only text,voice mail,etc.....does the 950 have a missed call alert?....
thanks for the reply