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WARNING don't buy

Platypus

Jul 31, 2006, 9:41 AM
awful reception stay away, this thing reminds me of the lg 6100 reception wise. Buyer beware
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yeahright

Jul 31, 2006, 10:55 AM
have you even ever used one? You are a famous lg/verizon basher here so I will waite and see myself. You continually slam the 8300 which works better at my house than my wife's 815. Her moto doesn't always receive incoming calls and will not hold an evdo signal, but the lg is free of these issues.
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ricotatl

Jul 31, 2006, 11:15 PM
I think he works for samsung.
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astravitz

Aug 8, 2006, 12:12 AM
LG's do sound like crap generally, Samsungs are much clearer...that's just a statement of fact. Nothing personal to the LG people.
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the answer is 42

Aug 8, 2006, 1:25 AM
I have had the LG6100, LG8100, LG 9800 (V), Mot E815 and Samsung 950. I upgraded my daughter's 6100 to the Samsung 950 and she hated and demanded her 6200 back, it so I tried it out. I have to say, the LG6100 gets a phenomanally better signal than the Samsung does. I hated the E815, nice signal but I found it to be unreasonably complex. My V gets a better signal than the LG8100, but not by a lot. I have several friends with Razrs and have no desire to incurr the problems they have. Carrier doesn't seem to matter, it's a horrible little phone. I'm intrigued by the Chocolate. It's thin, it has a keyboard, and my daughter my like the iPod look. Of course I don't need to do any more to encourage her txt messaging habits.
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duckbutter

Aug 8, 2006, 1:56 PM
What keyboard?
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matrix2004

Aug 8, 2006, 7:48 PM
Samsungs sound like crap. I'v had Samsungs, LG, Moto. This is FACT. Nothing personal either. LG's are better quality and reception.
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Mary424

Aug 8, 2006, 9:26 PM
I agree.
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mindkilla

Aug 3, 2006, 12:55 PM
i know that ive seen you bashing almost every phone that goes through verizon. Is T-moblie or someone paying you to bash all these phones or what. I had a razor and now have the LG9800. LG makes a much higher quality phone than motorola and in my opinion its the best on the market. 😕
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angieina

Aug 8, 2006, 12:06 AM
i found that the chocolate has the reception that iv ever experienced. iv had this phone for a week. i work in a mall and almost no phones can keep a signal in a store but this phone is unbelievable, even when no bars are showing i can still hear perfectly along with the person on the other line!! so please BUY ! awesome phone!
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pamela80

Aug 9, 2006, 10:21 AM
Actually I had an lg 6100 and the reception was excellent. I have heard that certain phones work better in different states, for me samsungs are awful where i live but i've read that people from the midwest get great reception with them.
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scratch

Aug 15, 2006, 2:37 AM
yeahright
you seem to be a very well informed person and have helped me on another issue, so maybe you can answer a couple of ?'s for. Which phone do you prefer the Chocolate or the 8300. I'm happy with the 8300 but still really like the functionality and look of the chocolate. I have had both now and at first had many problems with the chocolate but it seems I'm the only one who has these problems. When syncing the phone it would freeze everything, wouldn't format my memory card, eject spring broke, I lost all battery power after 2 hrs. with a full charge and one thing I didn't like was that the power charger and ear phone jack are one in the same so you can't use your ear phones while charging your phone in the car(seemed to be resolved...
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yeahright

Aug 15, 2006, 4:13 PM
The 8300 is an excellent phone, great for most people. I just like the chocolate over the 8300 because it is so much different. I work for a store so day in and day out i am programing razr,8300,5200 so on so on. The chocolate is just different and that is the only reason i really choose it over the 8300. I had an 8100 and loved it, went to a razr and hated it but i choose to go with the chocolate instead of the 8300 just to have something different. The only thing the chocolate has over the 8300 is looks and size in my opinion. If you are happy with the 8300 then don't feel guilty it is an excellent phone. As far as the chocolate goes i really think you were just unlucky and got a few bad ones, it happens, especially on brand new models. So...
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scratch

Aug 15, 2006, 7:48 PM
Cool...thanks!
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scratch

Aug 16, 2006, 2:42 AM
Again thanks, but I have a couple more questions if you have a second. One do you know anything about the LG 8600? Is it coming out relatively early in Q4 and aside from it being a flip is it the same as the Chocolate. On the Chocolate tip, if I bought the extended battery for the Chocolate is it possible to charge the battery while it's not plugged into the phone so you can have a fully charge battery waiting? Thanks again in advance!
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yeahright

Aug 16, 2006, 9:20 AM
as far as the 8600 goes i don't know much besides it is supposed to be out by the end of the year. I personally hated my razor so this ultra thin craze really is not my thing so i will pass on that one, as far as functions my understanding is it should be the same as chocolate, but we will have to waite and see because nothing is official until it is here. Now the real gem will be the 9900. That will be the phone to watch for, out is september, much smaller than the 9800 and upgradeas camera to 2mp! As far as an extended battery and charging it seperately, I have not seen a charger available with that function so for now you must charge it when plugged in phone.
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scratch

Aug 16, 2006, 3:09 PM
Thanks again
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shleeban

Jul 31, 2006, 11:15 AM
WHAT?! the lg 6100 is the best reception phone ive ever owned?! i got full reception almost everywhere i went! thats just stupid that u would say the 6100 was the worst reception ever, even if u owned a 6100, which i doubt, and had bad reception like u said it was prolly a bunk phone, i work for verizon and that was our best selling phone/ least customer issues. ill never believe another word out of ur mouth
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Platypus

Jul 31, 2006, 11:23 AM
The 6100 has the worst reception of any LG phone ever, believe what you want you obviously are not well informed.
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cdma4life

Jul 31, 2006, 11:54 AM
I as well have the LG vx 6100 great phone, signal wise maybe better than "The V/vx 9800".
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got_it

Jul 31, 2006, 12:02 PM
I had the 6100 and the 9800 and they both got about the same reception for me.
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mitboi81

Aug 1, 2006, 11:22 PM
I have used the 6100 and have owned the 8200 and now the 9800. All have excellent reception, even better than the moto v710 I used before. I would think that the chocolate would be just as good.
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Ozbone

Aug 1, 2006, 6:42 AM
Reception on my almost-2-yr-old 6100 is just fine - no complaints at all.
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Platypus

Jul 31, 2006, 11:29 AM
https://www.phonescoop.com/carriers/forum.php?fm=m&f ... »


sorry guys its more of a toy then a good phone, hope it works out for you guys but I didn't care for the sub par reception.
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FoneFreq

Aug 2, 2006, 12:40 AM
From that link, it sounds like yeahright has the only objective insight.

I didn't see any real expertise in the other posts.
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industryspy

Jul 31, 2006, 12:14 PM
I've had this phone for a little bit and besides the lack of a speakerphone I couldn't be happer with it. Reception is good, touch sensitive buttons are easy to use once you get the hang of it, music player works great, whats not to like?!?!
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matrix2004

Jul 31, 2006, 9:52 PM
No stereo sound without using Stereo Bluetooth.
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redsoxsnation

Jul 31, 2006, 11:07 PM
how could they mess up such a nice phone!! I have this phone in korea and its a killer! I have chocolate 2 since its out in korea but not out in US or for GSM but HOW COULD VERIZON **** IT UP
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Vatothe0

Aug 2, 2006, 11:02 AM
What good is stereo sound when the speakers can only be 2 inches apart? Unless you sit with the phone right in front of you and you don't move, you'll never hear a difference.
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matrix2004

Aug 2, 2006, 7:41 PM
I disagree. I had the V710 which had just one speaker. Although it was loud, you could tell it wasn't stereo. My LG8300 sounds completely different and much louder and crisper sound. You don't have to hold the phone in front of you to tell the difference. I would compare the sound to the difference between listening to AM radio(v710)and FM radio(8300).Plus the 8300 has a 3D setting which gives it a bit of surround like sound.
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Vatothe0

Aug 2, 2006, 9:57 PM
The V710 wasn't ever intended to be used to listen to music though. Since it was a voice, coming from a mono source (mic on another phone) of course it sounds different.

The 8500 has a 3d setting as well I think and I've listened to the phone play some of the songs off of VCast music and they sound great.
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matrix2004

Aug 2, 2006, 10:33 PM
But have you heard the LG8300?
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Vatothe0

Aug 2, 2006, 10:36 PM
About 20% of the people in the call center I work in have one. I really could care less about the speaker quality for music though, I'd rather use headphones and not be an ass to the people around me
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matrix2004

Aug 2, 2006, 10:37 PM
The people that hear my 8300 are amazed how good and loud it sounds. 😁
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thagoat

Aug 2, 2006, 10:43 PM
thats great. tell the folks in the 8300 forum about it. also, ive rarely heard anyone bash their own phone(except when its on its last leg), so i take most of these comments with a grain of salt.
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yeahright

Aug 9, 2006, 12:03 PM
the sound on the chocolate is just as good when on 3d surround. Now it is not as loud, but clarity is excellent. If you crank it all the way up sometimes the speaker crackles a bit with the high volume. I have mine set to the next lowest one and I am very pleased with it. I owned an 8100 for 6 months and have used the 8300 many of times. Is the sound better on those others, i would say no, but they are a bit louder.
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Captainkazoo

Jul 31, 2006, 11:12 PM
I have been using the chocolate for the past week and have loved every minute of it! reception is fantastic and the features are everything that i have come to need in a all in one phone device!
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canelaandspice

Aug 10, 2006, 2:53 PM
maybe you are in a bad location, I have great reception
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orlandotommy

Aug 17, 2006, 12:01 PM
you idiot. i have the phone and its reception is perfect.
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jmac32here

Aug 18, 2006, 1:10 PM
I wouldn't say that this phone has reception issues. I am keeping my eye on it though.

Thinking about getting one..but I'm gonna wait about a year or so.

What I'm looking for is a defect that was on a similar one made for T-mo, the touch sensitive keys.

The defect, which can't be seen through short beta testing is after a while of usage, T-Mo's touch sensitive keys would suddenly stop working. Usually after 6-12 months of use.

(Recognized similar problems with touch activated lights. Might be heat sensitivity...)

If it don't show up here..I found my next phone. So far...I like what I see.
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yeahright

Aug 18, 2006, 3:39 PM
nobody is going to care about this phone in a year and the korean version didn't show similar issues, on top of that if it happens before 12months you have a waranty to cover that, If you like just do a one year, that is what i do. But in a year all the streaming video phones(media flow) will be out and the chocolate will be old news if still around.
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