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Verizon phones -- performance

by cha / September 21, 2004 10:57 AM PDT

I am looking for a Verizon phone with really solid performance. Tired of dropped calls, not being able to use my phone inside my apartment, etc. Im not picky about design or other features. Less expensive is great. Any suggestions?

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Re: Verizon phones -- performance
by dave1973 / September 21, 2004 11:27 AM PDT

If Verizon doesn't have a tower near your apartment, then don't expect any phone to work in your apartment. I have Verizon Wireless in Gary Indiana and it works great here, and it works in my house since there's a 500ft tower near my home. I used to have a Motorola 120c and only worked if there was at least 3 bars on the phone. I now have the Samsung SCH-a650 flip phone and works in more areas that the Motorola 120c didn't and get fewer dropped calls. I used to also own a Kyocera 2235 and worked in more areas as well. Anything from Samsung and Kyocera are your best bets for a reliable phone. Motorola phones are garbage. They tend to drop calls more and not work in most buildings I'm in. If you travel a lot, tri-mode is the way to go and the Samsung SCH-a650 is the only tri-mode phone from Samsung in the current product lineup. Kyocera and Nokia are the other tri-mode phones.

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Re: Verizon phones -- performance
by dee/p / September 22, 2004 2:55 AM PDT

does the samsung have a timer to keep track of calls each month with a reset ability?

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Re: Verizon phones -- performance
by dave1973 / September 22, 2004 4:30 AM PDT

I went through the menu for the timer, and it only gives the length of the last call, total call time, and lifetime. It's different from my old Motorola 120c where the call log listed the time for each call made and received. My old Kyocera even had a time log for each call and total, but that phone didn't allow clearing out the log or reset the timer. At least my Samsung will allow me to reset the timer, but only the total, but not the lifetime timer. The call log can be cleared too. It would be nice if the call log listed the total time for each call. This phone is an adjustment on learning the new features, but at least I have a phone with great reception.

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Re: Verizon phones -- performance
by dave1973 / September 23, 2004 2:21 AM PDT

I need to make a correction on my old Motorola 120c phone. The timer only shows for last call made, total received called, total dialed calls, and total for the life of the phone. Only the lifetime total can't be cleared. The call log only lists phone numbers, name if the number is in the phone book, & the date and time the call was made, but not when the call ended.

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