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  1. #1
    Ablang
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    I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    don't like Nokia phones?

    I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.

    1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    buttons)

    2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.


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  2. #2
    * * Chas
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    Re: Why flip-phones?


    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu +

    *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes

    people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.


    1.) They are easier to use for putting on makeup i.e.: lady's compact.

    2.) They take up less room in your purse.

    3.) There is less of an inappropriate bulge in your tight fitting
    pants.

    4.) They provide more opportunity to get in some finger/hand pilates
    by opening and closing the lid all day.

    5.) All of the above.

    I use over 4000 minutes a month. I place 15-30 calls a day and receive
    10-20 calls a day. I have multiple service providers and my Nokia
    phones are set for ANY KEY ANSWER. Flip phones are too much of a
    hassle for me!

    Besides, I don't wear any makeup, I prefer the natural look.

    Chas.





  3. #3
    eltan
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    No making outgoing calls when it stored inside pants pocket.


    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.
    >
    >
    > ===
    > "Until last October, Christ had a very limited involvement in my

    life. I believed in God; I just never had to prove I believed. Belief is
    an absence of proof."
    > -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling






  4. #4
    (Pete Cresswell)
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Per Ablang:
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    >1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    >buttons)

    That's me.

    >2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    >phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    >where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    >have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.

    That's me too. It's more ergonomic in the respect of getting the speaker close
    to the ear and the mike close to the mouth.

    Also, my Moto v180 is a smaller object in my pocket (where it has to share space
    with a Palm Pilot...) than a candy bar phone.



    On the flip (no pun intended) side, I have a Nokia 3290 (candy bar format) that
    I slip my SIM into when going out on the water bc the candy bar format can be
    dialed/answered while it is in a waterproof bag.
    --
    PeteCresswell



  5. #5
    Hunter
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Never liked clamshells. Unlike Tom Cruise, have never mastered closing them
    with one hand.

    Two screens and a hinge? All that extra weight when I'm cycling...

    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.
    >
    >
    > ===
    > "Until last October, Christ had a very limited involvement in my life.
    > I believed in God; I just never had to prove I believed. Belief is an
    > absence of proof."
    > -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling






  6. #6
    Harvey Van Sickle
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    On 04 May 2005, Ablang wrote

    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu
    > + * buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer
    > to where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes
    > people have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.


    Not everybody's hot on them....I dislike the need to use two hands to
    open them up, and have avoided them for that reason.

    --
    Cheers,
    Harvey



  7. #7
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Harvey Van Sickle
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Not everybody's hot on them....I dislike the need to use two hands to
    >open them up, and have avoided them for that reason.


    It depends on the size of your hands too, I can extend the antenna, pull
    mine off my belt, flip it open, answer it, hang up, put the antenna back
    and replace it on my belt with one hand.


    --
    #define QUESTION ((bb) || !(bb))
    -- Shakespeare



  8. #8
    sadler
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    On Wed, 11 May 2005 20:37:36 -0600, DevilsPGD <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In message <[email protected]> Harvey Van Sickle
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Not everybody's hot on them....I dislike the need to use two hands to
    >>open them up, and have avoided them for that reason.

    >
    >It depends on the size of your hands too, I can extend the antenna, pull
    >mine off my belt, flip it open, answer it, hang up, put the antenna back
    >and replace it on my belt with one hand.


    Check out Todd Browning's "Freaks" for a very ingeneous "no handed"
    scene. Too long ago to have cell phones, but he could probably
    "handle' it.




  9. #9
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Joseph
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >People may be more comfortable with clamshell/flips since talking on
    >them is a lot more similar to talking on a regular phone. I don't
    >believe voice quality is any better on Flip/clamshells than it is on
    >candybar types.


    To me it has the potential to be better sound, since the microphone is
    closer to my mouth.

    Whether it works that way in practice or not, I don't know.


    --
    It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to
    steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.



  10. #10
    (PeteCresswell)
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Per Joseph:
    >Nokia 3290 does not exist. It's probably either 3390 or 3590.


    Good catch. 3390.
    --
    PeteCresswell



  11. #11
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Joseph
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 15 May 2005 14:14:11 -0600, DevilsPGD <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>In message <[email protected]> Joseph
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>People may be more comfortable with clamshell/flips since talking on
    >>>them is a lot more similar to talking on a regular phone. I don't
    >>>believe voice quality is any better on Flip/clamshells than it is on
    >>>candybar types.

    >>
    >>To me it has the potential to be better sound, since the microphone is
    >>closer to my mouth.
    >>
    >>Whether it works that way in practice or not, I don't know.

    >
    >But you *don't* know do you?


    I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your reading
    skills. You successfully read and repeated what I wrote not more then
    one quoted line above.

    >Unless you've done study to see whether
    >that's the case it's just your own unfounded supposition. Have you
    >ever looked at mobile headsets? Most of them have a "boom" that only
    >comes down two or three inches from your ear. Somehow they give good
    >speach. Unless you have proof you're just making an unfounded
    >supposition.


    I have probably owned more headsets then anyone else in this group,
    including over a dozen prerelease units, some of which were scrapped and
    never made it to the market.

    I can tell you from experience that longer booms definitely do result in
    better sound (as measured by the number of "Did you get another new
    headset? That one sounds like crap, I can barely hear you!" comments I
    get whenever I try a short boom one)

    It's certainly not impossible to make a microphone designed to pick up
    on sound that is a few additional inches away, but you will almost
    always increase the likelyhood of picking up background noise when the
    caller isn't speaking unless the microphone is a parabolic design.


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    -- Smithers, Simpsons



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    <[email protected]> Joseph
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 15 May 2005 14:14:11 -0600, DevilsPGD <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>In message <[email protected]> Joseph
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>People may be more comfortable with clamshell/flips since talking on
    >>>them is a lot more similar to talking on a regular phone. I don't
    >>>believe voice quality is any better on Flip/clamshells than it is on
    >>>candybar types.
    >>
    >>To me it has the potential to be better sound, since the microphone is
    >>closer to my mouth.
    >>
    >>Whether it works that way in practice or not, I don't know.
    >
    >But you *don't* know do you?

    I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your reading
    skills. You successfully read and repeated what I wrote not more then
    one quoted line above.

    >Unless you've done study to see whether
    >that's the case it's just your own unfounded supposition. Have you
    >ever looked at mobile headsets? Most of them have a "boom" that only
    >comes down two or three inches from your ear. Somehow they give good
    >speach. Unless you have proof you're just making an unfounded
    >supposition.

    I have probably owned more headsets then anyone else in this group,
    including over a dozen prerelease units, some of which were scrapped and
    never made it to the market.

    I can tell you from experience that longer booms definitely do result in
    better sound (as measured by the number of "Did you get another new
    headset? That one sounds like crap, I can barely hear you!" comments I
    get whenever I try a short boom one)

    It's certainly not impossible to make a microphone designed to pick up
    on sound that is a few additional inches away, but you will almost
    always increase the likelyhood of picking up background noise when the
    caller isn't speaking unless the microphone is a parabolic design.
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