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  1. #1
    Julian Vrieslander
    Guest
    I am currently using a V60i on VZW. It's battery is two years old, and
    cannot hold a charge for a whole day.

    My contract expired and I am trying to decide whether to plonk $40 for a
    new battery, or $50 for a new phone (with contract renewal). The $50
    could get me a V265 or V260.

    Are there any compelling reasons to upgrade to a V265/260?

    The V60i was my first cellphone, and I chose it because it was
    recommended as reliable with good reception quality. It works well for
    me, although it has the usual problems with the charger connector. I
    often have to insert it several times before it hooks up.

    The V265/260 does not look as durable as the V60i. Do the newer models
    have any advantages in reception, voice quality, or basic UI
    functionality? I use a cellphone only for calling, and I am not
    interested in cameras, games, or toy features.

    --
    Julian Vrieslander



    See More: V265/260 vs V60i




  2. #2
    DonR
    Guest

    Re: V265/260 vs V60i

    I have used the V60i and now use the V265. It is very study. Reception is
    incredible, audio is great. Display is difficult to see in direct sunlight
    unless you select a light colored wallpaper. Battery life is not very good.
    Speakerphone is very good. Over all, an excellent phone.

    "Julian Vrieslander" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message
    news:[email protected]nk.net...
    > I am currently using a V60i on VZW. It's battery is two years old, and
    > cannot hold a charge for a whole day.
    >
    > My contract expired and I am trying to decide whether to plonk $40 for a
    > new battery, or $50 for a new phone (with contract renewal). The $50
    > could get me a V265 or V260.
    >
    > Are there any compelling reasons to upgrade to a V265/260?
    >
    > The V60i was my first cellphone, and I chose it because it was
    > recommended as reliable with good reception quality. It works well for
    > me, although it has the usual problems with the charger connector. I
    > often have to insert it several times before it hooks up.
    >
    > The V265/260 does not look as durable as the V60i. Do the newer models
    > have any advantages in reception, voice quality, or basic UI
    > functionality? I use a cellphone only for calling, and I am not
    > interested in cameras, games, or toy features.
    >
    > --
    > Julian Vrieslander






  3. #3
    Hannes Birnbacher
    Guest

    Re: V265/260 vs V60i

    Antwort an Julian Vrieslander auf die Nachricht von Sun, 02 Jan
    2005 01:14:44 GMT


    > I am currently using a V60i on VZW. It's battery is two years
    > old, and cannot hold a charge for a whole day.
    >
    > My contract expired and I am trying to decide whether to plonk
    > $40 for a new battery, or $50 for a new phone


    Ever checked Ebay on those? Thousands of new batteries sell for
    2...6 Dollar plus shipping another 6 ...

    Watch out for quality features like machine-made soldering points
    and charging electronics. Vendors sometimes state them if they are
    there.



  4. #4
    Julian Vrieslander
    Guest

    Re: V265/260 vs V60i

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Hannes Birnbacher <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Antwort an Julian Vrieslander auf die Nachricht von Sun, 02 Jan
    > 2005 01:14:44 GMT
    >
    >
    > > I am currently using a V60i on VZW. It's battery is two years
    > > old, and cannot hold a charge for a whole day.
    > >
    > > My contract expired and I am trying to decide whether to plonk
    > > $40 for a new battery, or $50 for a new phone

    >
    > Ever checked Ebay on those? Thousands of new batteries sell for
    > 2...6 Dollar plus shipping another 6 ...


    I have had some bad experiences buying LiIon batteries from online
    vendors. These were batteries for laptops and cameras, and although
    they were advertised as new OEM products, they were junk. Example: A
    $100 battery for a Mac PowerBook that could not maintain more than 20
    minutes of runtime. My guess is that some vendors are selling batteries
    that are recycled, returned, or beyond the mfr-recommended shelf life.

    There may be honest vendors of bargain batteries out there, but I don't
    know which ones to trust.

    --
    Julian Vrieslander



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