Becareful with Bluetooth technology. There is Bluesnarfing now (same as hackers). When this funtion is activated other Bluetooth compatible phones can get into your phone and steal your info or just mess it up without a trace back to them and you won't even know what hit you till it's too late. I know this is only in some models not all. I read a press release on a web-site for all wireless carriers. As for speaker phones that all depends on how good your hearing is. You might think a certain model with a speaker phone is too low where as someone with better hearing thinks it't just the greatest. Do your homework. Make sure you go to a Cingular owned store and not one that says Cingular but not actually owned by Cingular. There is a difference in customer service. Whenever I go into an actual Cingular store they always power up phones and just let me play with it for awhile so I can see for myself if I like it. Good Luck
Any opinions will be greatly helpful. I've had the same nokia for over 4 years and it's time for an upgrade. In my old car I had a custom hands-free kit hard-wired with an extra antenna and extra mounted speaker. I got reception (cingular) where no one else did.
Now I've got a new car and don't want to pay for the hard-wired system. I have some issues with Cingular but I've been told it's due to the age of my phone and if I buy a new phone I won't have the same problems. Of course they are coverage problems and I am the only one of my friends or family not with Verizon.
Here's the question. I am on the road quite a bit and need a phone that has a great speaker with solid coverage. I REFUSE to wear a stupid headset (never had to with my hard-wired system). Which phone is better: The Moto V551 with Bluetooth speaker or one of the newer LG's with Driving Mode? Cingular stores refuse to demo the bluetooth speaker for me. I'm not impressed with the selction of Verizon phones.