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Help! need to make a decision on Verizon phones!

by plutz / August 13, 2005 10:28 AM PDT

I am trying to decide among Verizon phones. I would like a flip phone w/ camera. I do not need too many advanced features, I would probably not use them too much. I am pretty much just looking for a basic camera flip phone.

However, I can't decide because I have no way of knowing how the different phone's reception is and that is my most important criteria. I live about 9 miles from a town with the nearest tower (Verizon). According to the Verizon coverage maps, there is coverage where I live, and out to about 8 miles past where I live going away from the tower, so I once thought a verizon phone would work here no problem, but I know with other people phones it sort of depends on how good the phone is if it works here.

Here are the phones I'm considering most now:
Motorola V276
LG VX6100
Audiovox CDM8910

Does anybody know which of these phones has the best reception or if any other phones have better reception? Also, if you own one of these phones, what do you think of it?

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Help! need to make a decision on Verizon phones!
by dave1973 / August 13, 2005 1:30 PM PDT

If the Motorola V276 is anything like my brother's Motorola V265, then you'll have problems with reception being that far away from the nearest tower. Where he lives at in Knox Indiana, the nearest tower is at least 5 miles away. His Motorola V265 barely handles calls at his house, plus his phone is boucing from digital to analog a lot, while my Samsung a650 (not a camera phone) works with little breakup, and holds a steady digital signal. I have heard some good reviews on the LG VX6100, though it wasn't out when I got my Samsung, but if you need tri-mode, I would look at the LG first. I wouldn't recommend Motorola at all, simply because their phones only seem to work if you're near a tower. I don't know about the Audiovox CDM8910, and that was also not available at the time I got my phone. I almost got the Audiovox CDM8900, just because of tri-mode, until I spotted the Samsung a650. I don't need a camera phone. Now if you mainly travel around major cities and avoid rural communities, then you could get by with an all-digital phone, and I would recommend anything by Samsung.

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LG VX6100??
by plutz / August 13, 2005 2:29 PM PDT

Thanks for the info. I have heard many bad thing about the audiovox, so I'm not really considering that anymore. If the Motorola won't work good away from the tower, that leaves the LG VX6100. Does anybody know how well that phone would do with reception? Also, a camera phone is not absolutely essential, so if you know of another phone that could get good reception out away from the tower, please post. Thanks

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by angelnana / August 15, 2005 3:02 PM PDT
In reply to: LG VX6100??

I am also in the market for a Verizon phone, but my daughter has the LG 6100 and she has already had several dropped calls -- talking to me! I have used a Motorola v60c for nearly four years with very few dropped calls and from many parts of the US. My experience with Motorola leaves me wishing for an upper grade model, also tri-mode, offered by Verizon. Please look at this forum to read more comments about the LG phone. That is what has helped me decide against it.

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