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  1. #1
    mstrspy
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    Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    to say about the v551?
    M




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  2. #2
    Jer
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    Re: motorola 551 quality

    mstrspy wrote:
    > Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    > Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    > to say about the v551?
    > M
    >



    I like both of mine enough to have to charge one or the other every day.

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  3. #3
    Bill Kraski
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    Re: motorola 551 quality

    mstrspy wrote:

    > Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    > Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    > to say about the v551?


    My previous cellphones were an Ericsson lx19 (tdma), Panasonic Duramax
    (tdma), Motorola V180 (gsm). And I've lived in a cellular "blackhole" for
    a year & a half. Well, "greyhole" might be a better description -- both
    tdma & gsm require being in the right spots in the house or at least facing
    the right way, although gsm faired better in this respect. And reception
    at home seems to work better for incoming calls than outgoing. At work,
    until several coworkers switched to gsm, my Panasonic was the only phone
    that worked pretty much anywhere inside our building.

    Having said all that, my V551 gets better reception than any of my previous
    phones, has decent battery life (I generally recharge about once every 3
    days.), it seems to take a beating as well as my Panasonic did, and audio
    is good. I've read there was a batch (prior to the one I bought) that had
    all kinds of problems -- battery life, audio, etc. But I've been quite
    happy with mine. There are those who rave about Nokia as compared to
    Motorola, but I've had no reasons to complain.

    You didn't say who your carrier is, so I don't know what phone options you
    might have available. But you might want to check out the reviews on
    phonescoop.com. They seem to be closer to reality than places like amazon
    & epinions.

    Bill K



  4. #4
    cyberwasp
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    Re: motorola 551 quality

    mstrspy <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    > Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    > to say about the v551?
    > M
    >


    Have had one for about a month and find no problems other than hitting the
    media mall button by mistake. Sound is great and battery last about a week
    with an average of 3 calls per day, "charge overnight and run it till it
    dies 3 times to condition the battery." After that charge at your
    discretion



  5. #5
    John Navas
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    Re: motorola 551 quality

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    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 22 Nov 2005 03:57:49
    GMT, mstrspy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    >Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    >to say about the v551?


    It is in fact a very good phone, one of the best currently on the market.

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  6. #6
    BBH
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    Re: motorola 551 quality

    On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 03:57:49 GMT, mstrspy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    >Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    >to say about the v551?
    >M



    I've been using one for about a year. Must have been a lemon, because
    I've had absoluety no problem. Standbye for at least 5-6 days, good
    rf section, no connector issues. Only a broken outer lcd, and I did
    that by dropping it on the concrete about a week after getting it.
    Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >B




  7. #7
    Andre
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    Re: motorola 551 quality

    On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 04:33:11 GMT, BBH <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >>B


    I'm thinking of doing the same thing. How do you like the 635i? That's
    the one I think I want.



  8. #8
    BBH
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality

    On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:41:15 GMT, [email protected] (Andre) wrote:

    >On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 04:33:11 GMT, BBH <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >>>B

    >
    >I'm thinking of doing the same thing. How do you like the 635i? That's
    >the one I think I want.



    I've only had it for two weeks, so I can only give first impressions.
    Comfortable to hold, well balanced, a little bit harder on battery
    than the v551, but that may be because it's not yet 'broken in.'
    1.2M camera takes good pics, good video, rf section works every bit as
    well as my v551 did. Large outside LCD is very nice feature. Now
    that I've taken the cheesy silver covers off and had them powder
    coated same black as the phone face, it also looks extremely sharp
    The 512 Meg transflash and the ability to directly plug into a USB
    port now allows me to have a portable 512 Meg drive with me at all
    times. Small disadvantage, need to carry the cable, but, that's just
    a matter of putting it into my pocket. Becomes a habit, and then it's
    always with me.

    >B





  9. #9
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:41:15 GMT,
    [email protected] (Andre) wrote:

    >On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 04:33:11 GMT, BBH <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >>>B

    >
    >I'm thinking of doing the same thing. How do you like the 635i? That's
    >the one I think I want.


    Consider also:
    * V360
    * V3x

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  10. #10
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality


    In article <[email protected]>,
    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    >In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:41:15 GMT,
    >[email protected] (Andre) wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 04:33:11 GMT, BBH <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >>>>B

    >>
    >>I'm thinking of doing the same thing. How do you like the 635i? That's
    >>the one I think I want.

    >
    >Consider also:
    >* V360
    >* V3x


    The V3x is a 3G/UMTS phone which is designed for the European market. As
    it lacks GSM850, it would be of limited use for a Cingular USA customer.
    The phone to watch for is the V3i.




  11. #11
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 16:14:27 +0000 (UTC),
    [email protected] (Mike S.) wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    >John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:41:15 GMT,
    >>[email protected] (Andre) wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 04:33:11 GMT, BBH <[email protected]>
    >>>wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >>>>>B
    >>>
    >>>I'm thinking of doing the same thing. How do you like the 635i? That's
    >>>the one I think I want.

    >>
    >>Consider also:
    >>* V360
    >>* V3x

    >
    >The V3x is a 3G/UMTS phone which is designed for the European market. As
    >it lacks GSM850, it would be of limited use for a Cingular USA customer.
    >The phone to watch for is the V3i.


    Not necessarily:

    * It's widely rumored that the V3x will be released into the USA market, and
    Cingular is likely carrier (given that only Cingular has UMTS in the USA).

    * The V3x is quite a bit more capable than the V3i.

    Time will of course tell.

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  12. #12
    Steve
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality

    v551 is an excellent phone. Much more solid than a V220.
    Have had one for a year. Better than the V300, V400 and V600, its non-EDGE
    predecessors.



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    "mstrspy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Thinking about replacing my daughter's v220 with a V551. Accornding to
    > Amazon's reviews, the phone is junk. Anyone here have anything good
    > to say about the v551?
    > M
    >






  13. #13
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality


    In article <[email protected]>,
    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    >In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 16:14:27 +0000 (UTC),
    >[email protected] (Mike S.) wrote:
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]>,
    >>John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:41:15 GMT,
    >>>[email protected] (Andre) wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 04:33:11 GMT, BBH <[email protected]>
    >>>>wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Only gave it to my wife so I could upgrade to 635i.
    >>>>>>B
    >>>>
    >>>>I'm thinking of doing the same thing. How do you like the 635i? That's
    >>>>the one I think I want.
    >>>
    >>>Consider also:
    >>>* V360
    >>>* V3x

    >>
    >>The V3x is a 3G/UMTS phone which is designed for the European market. As
    >>it lacks GSM850, it would be of limited use for a Cingular USA customer.
    >>The phone to watch for is the V3i.

    >
    >Not necessarily:
    >
    >* It's widely rumored that the V3x will be released into the USA market, and
    >Cingular is likely carrier (given that only Cingular has UMTS in the USA).
    >
    >* The V3x is quite a bit more capable than the V3i.
    >
    >Time will of course tell.


    Sure. Specs do change, and carrier-customized versions can appear. For
    instance, I'm looking ahead to the L7 which, among other things, appears
    to have a TFT/TFD display which may do much better in sunlight than any of
    the folding Razr models. The deal breaker is the fact that it is
    officially spec'ed as GSM 900/1800/1900 which would make it kinda useless
    for Cingular. But quad-band prototypes of the L6 and L7 exist, so the
    final hardware may very well be capable of GSM850 even if not initially
    shipped that way to European carriers.





  14. #14
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: motorola 551 quality

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Sat, 3 Dec 2005 13:58:53 +0000 (UTC),
    [email protected] (Mike S.) wrote:

    >Sure. Specs do change, and carrier-customized versions can appear. For
    >instance, I'm looking ahead to the L7 which, among other things, appears
    >to have a TFT/TFD display which may do much better in sunlight than any of
    >the folding Razr models. The deal breaker is the fact that it is
    >officially spec'ed as GSM 900/1800/1900 which would make it kinda useless
    >for Cingular. But quad-band prototypes of the L6 and L7 exist, so the
    >final hardware may very well be capable of GSM850 even if not initially
    >shipped that way to European carriers.


    If tri-band, there may well be both 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900 versions,
    as is common.

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  15. #15
    djasi
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    Re: motorola 551 quality


    Graphics are also very TUNN!


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