sanyo phones = flimsy charging ports
The phone itself works fine BUT the charging ports in these Sanyo phones is cheap and flimsy! I have had 4 Sanyo phones, all with the same basic design:
PM-8200 (2 of these)
Every single one of these phones ended up with a bad charging port. The last two came with the wider plug, but once that port failed, my husband and I started using the old pin plugs in our phones, and now those ports are also messing up. I can still wiggle the cord and set it down just right, but eventually that won't work either. I know from experience!
So, I am preparing to get a new phone soon. I read the reviews on the SCP-8400, and the phone is very tempting but I'm afraid to try another Sanyo. I really like the features, quality and clearness of all the Sanyo phones I've owned. If only they'd fix this issue!
Has anyone else had this same problem? Surely it's not just me! And I'd like to say that I am very easy on my phones, and I don't abuse them in any way! I dont know why they keep messing up!
Purchased this phone in January 2006 with a new sprint package.
I also have the Ready Link feature-which lets you have the walkie-talkie option, the Ready Link is the Sprint version, also this feature works well.
But just recently I charged up the phone and used it 1 time and turned it off and then the phone refused to turn back on, I had to take it to my local Sprint store and they replaced free of charge, because of the 1 year warranty that comes with the phone, I also have the extra warranty for $6.99 a month.
Sanyo VI 2300 is great!
This is my 7th Sanyo phone. I am very impressed with the sound of the earpiece and especially the speakerphone. Signal strength capability is also impressive. It is close to my 4900 phone but is much more compact. Sanyo is great because the menu is very intuitive. Ring tones are actually OK. Since I use this phone for business, it is light weight, fully capable, and the I think most of you would like the product.
Pros: Speakerphone, signal retention, easy menu and keypad.
Cons: Somewhat small screen on inside and especially outside..
Happy with the product.
The Sanyo 2300 is a great phone! I've had it for about 5 days & cannot find a single significant flaw. I got it from Radio Shack for $30 when adding a new line of service to my Sprint account.
PROS: outstanding reception/signal strength. My place of work is - in essence - and underground bunker, in which my LG5350 got no signal at all. The 2300 gets a full bar (better than any other phone), and I can place clear calls while in the building. Outside the building, areas where I had one or maybe two bars on the LG, I get the full five w/the Sanyo.
Battery life also seems to be exceptional: after a full night of charging & a full day of use the battery indicator is full on Day 2.
Menu navigation is also quite easy & intuitive; moving from LG to the Sanyo was very easy.
The internal color display is also nice & bright, very clear & easy to see in all light conditions.
I also like the fact that this handset includes SMS capability & ReadyLink too (not to mention alarm clock, calculator, PIM, world clock) - all for $30 afer rebate!
the only con of this phone for some will be the absence of entertainment tools. There were no games included, which I only mildly miss. For those looking for tons of bells & whistles, there's no camera, nor the ability to access streaming media.
For me, these are not Cons at all. I require great reception, and want strong battery life. The only frills I really need are WAP access for occasional wireless web browing, and occasional text messaging. This handset delivers it all w/typical - yet extraordinary - Sanyo quality. I have yet to discover a weakness in this handset. For a mid-level phone w/out camera - which believe it or not some of us would never use - this handset is an unequivocal champ!
best free phone out there.
every function you would ever need. Speaker phone, ready link, and an outside display. the only drawback is no camera but the colors are awesome. also i got this phone for free when sighning on. the coverage is just as good as the other phones if not better. The sprint help was also very professional
I am in love!
I have been waiting for over 2 years to get a new phone. I am very picky when it comes to spending money on this kind of stuff. This phone was well worth the wait and the money! I love the fact that it is offered in so many colors, I decided on the graphite. I had to track it down because no one in my area really had it. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. It's light and compact. The speaker is very clear and I like the screen call and external LCD caller ID features. It comes with several ring tones if you're not into all the downloading. There is also an echo feature that you can turn on so that it talks when you press the buttons. The only thing is that the screen is a little small, but it is very clear. If you're not into all the fancy stuff and just want a nice phone, you can't go wrong with the 2300. Don't let me give it all away, go check it out for yourself. I plan on having it for a while.
Best Value of Any Sprint Phone
I am a salesman for Sprint, and I sale more of these than any other phone. As I tell the customers... "this is the best value of any phone in the store" and "this phone is $29 dollars, but there is a lot more than a $29 dollar difference between this phone and the free one." We never have to warranty this phone. It's a steal at $29.99 (or FREE) depending on your regions pricing. If you're not wanting a fancy phone, but want a functional one, I highly suggest this one.
SAMSUNG SUCKS, SANYO IS BETTER!!!
This is phone rocks, and looks like a rock, and is pretty good. The outside LCD SUCKS, but the rest of the phone is awesome, Sanyo ONCE AGAIN, did things right by putting speakers on the outside of there phones, and that my friends is awesome. The screen does seem a little "granulated", and that's the best way I can describe it. the ringers are AWESOME, especially the kungfu one. The calendar is awesome i use it to wake up every morning. I do wish that you could leave your phone off and the calendar would still work, BUT it doesn't OH WELL...
Good phone overall, but disappointing sound quality
Overall this is a decent phone for the price , but I have been disappointed by the sound quality.
PROS: Good reception, battery life, and better than expected speaker phone.
CONS: Though sound quality is somewhat subjective, to me the speaker sounds muffled (as if something were covering the receiver or the microphone on the caller's end). My friends also say it doesn't sound as clear on their end as my old phone (a Nokia 6360). I went to a Sprint store and tried a couple of different Sanyos and they had a similar sound quality; the Nokia and Samsung models I tried sounded better to my ear.
SUMMARY: Overall a good phone, but I recommend trying one before you buy it if you are picky about sound quality.
Samsung sucks, Sanyo rules!
I've tried 3 Samsung phones before I've got this one. All of them has some new "cool" noise reduction feature that cuts off half of words that people were saying to me.
Finally I've got Sanyo. I didn't like the design at first, now I'm getting used to it and actually like it.
Cons: not the greatest design and silly red outside screen.
Pros: great reception, great sound, battery lives forever.
I love this phone and strongly recommend it, especially if you are choosing between Samsung and Sanyo.