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  1. #1
    Ajanta
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    I have decided to sign up with T-Mobile. As I have always had Nokia bar
    style phones, I am comfortable with them and have chargers set up
    everywhere, I was going to pick Nokia 6030.

    However, I just saw Consumer Reports which lists Motorola V360 as the
    best buy at T-M. While I am not used to flip style, it has twice the
    talk time of Nokia.

    Both Nokia 6030 and Mot V360 are free with contract. (Oddly enough, a
    lower priced Motorola V195s, which might have suited me better because
    I don't need the camera in V360, is actually more expensive after
    rebates.)

    If you are familiar with these phones, I would appreciate a few words
    of advice and comparison.



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  2. #2
    dafydd
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    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    While I cannot say I know much of the 6030 in particular, It has been
    my experience, as a former customer service rep with t-mobile, that the
    nokia phones in general have less things that go wrong with them.
    Maybe Motorola has finally worked the bugs out of the V360, it;'s
    predecessors the V300 and V600 were full of glitches, bugs and just
    plain poorly designed when they were 1st released to use by t-mobile
    and we had probably 25 complaints on those to every 1 on the nokias
    they sold. Again this is based on past experiences as someone taking
    the calls to help troubleshoot problems with the phones. I was not
    there long after the release of the V360, so I truly cannot speak to
    the quality of that phone specifically.


    Ajanta wrote:
    > I have decided to sign up with T-Mobile. As I have always had Nokia bar
    > style phones, I am comfortable with them and have chargers set up
    > everywhere, I was going to pick Nokia 6030.
    >
    > However, I just saw Consumer Reports which lists Motorola V360 as the
    > best buy at T-M. While I am not used to flip style, it has twice the
    > talk time of Nokia.
    >
    > Both Nokia 6030 and Mot V360 are free with contract. (Oddly enough, a
    > lower priced Motorola V195s, which might have suited me better because
    > I don't need the camera in V360, is actually more expensive after
    > rebates.)
    >
    > If you are familiar with these phones, I would appreciate a few words
    > of advice and comparison.





  3. #3
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    dafydd <[email protected]> wrote:

    : While I cannot say I know much of the 6030 in particular, It has been
    : my experience, as a former customer service rep with t-mobile, that the
    : nokia phones in general have less things that go wrong with them.
    : Maybe Motorola has finally worked the bugs out of the V360, it;'s
    : predecessors the V300 and V600 were full of glitches, bugs and just
    : plain poorly designed when they were 1st released to use by t-mobile
    : and we had probably 25 complaints on those to every 1 on the nokias
    : they sold. Again this is based on past experiences as someone taking
    : the calls to help troubleshoot problems with the phones. I was not
    : there long after the release of the V360, so I truly cannot speak to
    : the quality of that phone specifically.

    The following link compares them side by side:

    <http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/...864ff25a-5c42-
    448c-8450-4ebc256cbe2b,56409d76-2634-4bd8-b7a9-e9a913ed4b9e>



  4. #4
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?


    In article <111220062302189732%[email protected]>, Ajanta <Nobody> wrote:
    >I have decided to sign up with T-Mobile. As I have always had Nokia bar
    >style phones, I am comfortable with them and have chargers set up
    >everywhere, I was going to pick Nokia 6030.
    >
    >However, I just saw Consumer Reports which lists Motorola V360 as the
    >best buy at T-M. While I am not used to flip style, it has twice the
    >talk time of Nokia.
    >
    >Both Nokia 6030 and Mot V360 are free with contract. (Oddly enough, a
    >lower priced Motorola V195s, which might have suited me better because
    >I don't need the camera in V360, is actually more expensive after
    >rebates.)
    >
    >If you are familiar with these phones, I would appreciate a few words
    >of advice and comparison.


    It's odd that these should be compared side by side, as the 6030 is the
    low-end replacement for the 3595 and 6010; while the V360 is a mid-level
    flip phone descended from the V400. As such the Motorola has features
    (bluetooth, camera, etc) which the 6030 does not.

    That said, the 6030 is a small, well-performing low end phone with good
    audio and weak signal handling, and excellent battery life. The screen,
    like that on most low-end Nokias, is the pits; small and poosly visible in
    sunlight but otherwise useful.





  5. #5
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:

    : It's odd that these should be compared side by side, as the 6030 is the
    : low-end replacement for the 3595 and 6010; while the V360 is a mid-level
    : flip phone descended from the V400. As such the Motorola has features
    : (bluetooth, camera, etc) which the 6030 does not.

    The circumstances are peculiar and have brought these two as choices.

    They are free at t-mobile where I am signing up. Nokia 6030 is the only
    kind available that I am used to (bar style Nokia), so I was going to
    choose it. Then a Consumer Reports issue just came out in which they
    named Motorola V360 as best buy at t-mobile. I am not interested in its
    extra features but they don't bother me.

    : That said, the 6030 is a small, well-performing low end phone with
    : good audio and weak signal handling,

    Sorry, a bit of English confusion. Did you mean <"good audio" and "weak
    signal-handling"> or <good audio" and "good weak-signal handling">?

    : and excellent battery life. The screen, like that on most low-end Nokias,
    : is the pits; small and poorly visible in sunlight but otherwise useful.

    How does it compare with 6100, 6610 and the TDMA 6650? I am familiar
    with those.

    If I forget about getting a free phone when signing up, then of course
    I could go and buy any GSM phone I like. Which are the best values
    (voice and text only, no data/web/camera/video etc)?



  6. #6
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?


    In article <121220061337073453%[email protected]>, Ajanta <Nobody> wrote:
    >Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >: That said, the 6030 is a small, well-performing low end phone with
    >: good audio and weak signal handling,
    >
    >Sorry, a bit of English confusion. Did you mean <"good audio" and "weak
    >signal-handling"> or <good audio" and "good weak-signal handling">?


    Good audio.
    Good handling of weak signals.

    >: and excellent battery life. The screen, like that on most low-end Nokias,
    >: is the pits; small and poorly visible in sunlight but otherwise useful.
    >
    >How does it compare with 6100, 6610 and the TDMA 6650? I am familiar
    >with those.


    Newer design; smaller pixels, more colors.






  7. #7
    Brain_Dead
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    The V360 was discontinued quite some time ago. It is not part of the current
    T-Mobile phone line up. It is an old model.
    Aside from older technology, you may find it difficult to get accessories
    for it.
    The 6030 is a current model. Simple low tier dependable model.
    In my opinion, always go for the newer phone.

    Storm


    "Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > In article <121220061337073453%[email protected]>, Ajanta <Nobody> wrote:
    >>Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>: That said, the 6030 is a small, well-performing low end phone with
    >>: good audio and weak signal handling,
    >>
    >>Sorry, a bit of English confusion. Did you mean <"good audio" and "weak
    >>signal-handling"> or <good audio" and "good weak-signal handling">?

    >
    > Good audio.
    > Good handling of weak signals.
    >
    >>: and excellent battery life. The screen, like that on most low-end
    >>Nokias,
    >>: is the pits; small and poorly visible in sunlight but otherwise useful.
    >>
    >>How does it compare with 6100, 6610 and the TDMA 6650? I am familiar
    >>with those.

    >
    > Newer design; smaller pixels, more colors.
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    Brain_Dead <[email protected]> wrote:

    : The V360 was discontinued quite some time ago. It is not part of the current
    : T-Mobile phone line up.

    Go to t-mobile.com, click on phones and you'd see Motorola V360 right
    there, #3 from the top:

    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/



  9. #9
    Brain_Dead
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?


    "Ajanta" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:131220060211444133%[email protected]
    > Brain_Dead <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : The V360 was discontinued quite some time ago. It is not part of the
    > current
    > : T-Mobile phone line up.
    >
    > Go to t-mobile.com, click on phones and you'd see Motorola V360 right
    > there, #3 from the top:


    And lots of other old discontinued phones. Like other industries, when an
    item is discontinued, they will continue to offer it for sale until their
    current stock is sold out. They will not order more from the manufacturer.
    As an example, there is a car dealer in the area offering new 2006 models
    for sale at a great discount. They are obviously discontinued as are the
    V360.

    Storm

    >
    > http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/






  10. #10
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    Todd Allcock <[email protected]> wrote:

    : But discontinued models are often sold at a discount, which explains this
    : entire thread: why the OP is deciding between a low-end Nok 6030 and a
    : far more featured Moto 360 at the same price!

    Yes that is basically the point. Both are available to me at the same
    price (free w/contract) and I have to decide which ill be better for a
    few years' audio and text use only (I won't use camera, web, etc)



  11. #11
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6030 or Motorola V360 at T-Mobile?

    Sven Golly <[email protected]> wrote:

    : It's a fine phone. I have a few friends with them. Almost, but not
    : quite a smart phone. Good reception, bluetooth, MP3 player,
    : dial-by-voice, etc.,

    Do you have an opinion between Motorola V360 and Nokia 6030?
    Both are available to me at the same price (free w/contract) and I
    have to decide which ill be better for a few years' voice and text
    use only (I won't use camera, web, etc).



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