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Cell phone with good call quality

by sunnyfla / July 21, 2011 6:35 AM PDT

I am looking for a new cell phone. I have had several in the past. None with great call quality (sony ericsson, pantech, nokia, etc). The best phone that I ever had was a Motorola Karma - just a simple multi media phone. It had awesome reception and everything. No other brand compared. Is this a Motorola thing???? Or would that be a false statement???

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Clarification Request
which wireless provider????? (n/t)
by Pepe7 / July 21, 2011 6:42 AM PDT


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by sunnyfla / July 21, 2011 7:28 AM PDT


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Motorola is a good brand for sound quality
by Pepe7 / July 22, 2011 5:14 AM PDT
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But I'll be honest, I've picked up some more recent Samsung models (SGH A737) that did sound quite good as well on ATT's network.

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by Southern-Liberal / November 22, 2011 8:28 AM PST

Going way back, we all know the best thing about the invention of the telephone was so folks could SPEAK to one another and BE HEARD clearly.
Many good articles on the web address the fact that AUDIO QUALITY has been kicked to the curb by almost ever phone manufacturer and carrier/provider.
I for one have had too many business calls end with, "Can you call me back on another phone? You keep breaking up." Or, I can't hear you; can you call on a better phone?" I'm stuck with a SPRINT SANYO and it is like speaking a foreign language underwater.
Cell phone designers need to work on this ONE, SIMPLE thing before they add another app. Not all of us are using Facebook....BUT, we'd like to be able to CALL, HEAR, AND BE HEARD clearly by those who are.
Any suggestion are greatly appreciated!
Patricia Matthews

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I hear you on audio!
by Webgenie / November 22, 2011 8:57 AM PST

I agree that talk quality has gone way down, and it also has to do with the network. It can vary as far as signal. I use only prepaid phones, 2 on the Sprint network and 3 on Verizon. Prepaid may not work for you if you do a whole lot of talking, but the fact is that the older phones have much better call quality. My best call quality has been on the LG 225 (Sprint). Verizon used to be the best network in my home location, but it failed a few years ago and only recently came back up to par. I also got an LG Rumor (Sprint), which is horrible to talk on because of the phone itself - the person you are listening to fades because of how you hold the phone and the location of the speaker. It is a good texting phone. Now that Verizon is working better at home, I use an LG 8300 at home and a Droid Eris when out and about - the Droid drops calls at home, but the LG 8300 is very good for phone calls. The Droid gets a good signal elsewhere and has a fabulous camera and all the smartphone features. The LG Clout is what my husband uses, and it is an upgrade to the 8300. It works fine for him everywhere, and he does not do anything but talk on a cell phone. I actually used only the LG 225 for business calls at home until Verizon recovered. If you don't have to have the latest and greatest status phones (or even if you do, like an Android on Verizon), and you would want to try prepaid, you could shop eBay for no-contract Verizon phones and put one on PagePlus Cellular. Sprint prepaid can be had through STi Mobile, PlatinumTel and other resellers, but you have to get the phones from the resellers.

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