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  1. #1
    Mooch
    Guest
    I have the Sanyo 4900 and have been very pleased with it.
    One *minor* complaint: I accidently call people. Or worse, it will go
    into "Silence all" mode, again, inadvertantly.

    Naturally the answer is to Lock the kepad, but after *every* call?

    So, I'm thinking of getting a flip phone. I have an Olympus Digital
    Camera, that serves me well.

    My first choice would be a flip phone that is as good as the 4900,
    (with a speakerphone). But that's 'prolly vaporware:

    What I'm Looking for in a flip phone:

    Call quality. i.e. the phone has good sensitivity. i.e.the ability to
    detect *and hold onto* incoming and outgoing calls.

    Battery life. I could (and probably will) buy the stronger battery at
    the time of purchase, than the one that comes with the unit, so I get
    longer battery life but I do want the longest battery life in a flip
    phone.

    Thanks to all who reply, in advance.

    Mooch




    See More: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint




  2. #2
    Dan Pendragon
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mooch <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have the Sanyo 4900 and have been very pleased with it.
    > One *minor* complaint: I accidently call people. Or worse, it will go
    > into "Silence all" mode, again, inadvertantly.
    >
    > Naturally the answer is to Lock the kepad, but after *every* call?
    >
    > So, I'm thinking of getting a flip phone. I have an Olympus Digital
    > Camera, that serves me well.
    >
    > My first choice would be a flip phone that is as good as the 4900,
    > (with a speakerphone). But that's 'prolly vaporware:
    >
    > What I'm Looking for in a flip phone:
    >
    > Call quality. i.e. the phone has good sensitivity. i.e.the ability to
    > detect *and hold onto* incoming and outgoing calls.
    >
    > Battery life. I could (and probably will) buy the stronger battery at
    > the time of purchase, than the one that comes with the unit, so I get
    > longer battery life but I do want the longest battery life in a flip
    > phone.
    >
    > Thanks to all who reply, in advance.
    >
    > Mooch


    The Sanyo 5400

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=372

    Will be out in another week.



  3. #3
    Mooch
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint


    >
    >The Sanyo 5400
    >
    >http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=372
    >
    >Will be out in another week.


    But is it any good re sensetivity? Anyone hear anything?

    thanks

    Mooch



  4. #4
    Captain
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    the 5400 or the 5500 of sanyo will probably be great, but they will probably
    have bugs for a little while, the 5300 from sanyo is a very good phone as
    well, sanyos are probably the best flip phone makers around.
    "Mooch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > >
    > >The Sanyo 5400
    > >
    > >http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=372
    > >
    > >Will be out in another week.

    >
    > But is it any good re sensetivity? Anyone hear anything?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Mooch






  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint


    "Mooch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > >
    > >The Sanyo 5400
    > >
    > >http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=372
    > >
    > >Will be out in another week.

    >
    > But is it any good re sensetivity? Anyone hear anything?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Mooch


    Mooch, the phone hasn't been released yet. In saying that though, Sanyo has
    had an excellent reputation regarding their phones that they have released,
    in durability, sensitivity and coverage in fringe areas ...

    With regards to your problem you mentioned about accidentally calling
    people, how are you doing that? Is it the way you are carrying your phone?
    Maybe changing the way you hold your phone, i.e.: using a belt clip or
    holder, might be a way to stop that.

    Bob





  6. #6
    wldthng842
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    I have used the 5400 and found almost no errors in the phone. The speaker
    is amazing compared to other flip phones.

    --
    -Brandt
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *DON'T* speak for them

    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > the 5400 or the 5500 of sanyo will probably be great, but they will

    probably
    > have bugs for a little while, the 5300 from sanyo is a very good phone as
    > well, sanyos are probably the best flip phone makers around.
    > "Mooch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > >
    > > >The Sanyo 5400
    > > >
    > > >http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=372
    > > >
    > > >Will be out in another week.

    > >
    > > But is it any good re sensetivity? Anyone hear anything?
    > >
    > > thanks
    > >
    > > Mooch

    >
    >






  7. #7
    Mooch
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:05:21 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    Hiya Bob, and the group:

    I carry my 4900 in a case from a store whose name I can't remember.
    Anyway, I carry it on my belt on a non swivel clip. Then for extra
    protection, I run a chain through the back of the case, (a little
    steel loop attached in rear of case) in a slip knot to my belt.

    I've worn the swivel cases before. I've had an incident where as I sat
    down (this was with the old Nokia 5165 IIRC,) the pressure? pushed
    down on the release mechanism, and the next thing I knew, my phone was
    gone. It's for that reason, I've sworn off the swivel clips.

    Mooch

    >
    >Mooch, the phone hasn't been released yet. In saying that though, Sanyo has
    >had an excellent reputation regarding their phones that they have released,
    >in durability, sensitivity and coverage in fringe areas ...
    >
    >With regards to your problem you mentioned about accidentally calling
    >people, how are you doing that? Is it the way you are carrying your phone?
    >Maybe changing the way you hold your phone, i.e.: using a belt clip or
    >holder, might be a way to stop that.
    >
    >Bob
    >





  8. #8
    wldthng842
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    It is a known issue with all candy bar phones, not 4900 specific.

    --
    -Brandt
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *DON'T* speak for them

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Mooch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:05:21 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > Hiya Bob, and the group:
    > >
    > > I carry my 4900 in a case from a store whose name I can't remember.
    > > Anyway, I carry it on my belt on a non swivel clip. Then for extra
    > > protection, I run a chain through the back of the case, (a little
    > > steel loop attached in rear of case) in a slip knot to my belt.
    > >
    > > I've worn the swivel cases before. I've had an incident where as I sat
    > > down (this was with the old Nokia 5165 IIRC,) the pressure? pushed
    > > down on the release mechanism, and the next thing I knew, my phone was
    > > gone. It's for that reason, I've sworn off the swivel clips.
    > >
    > > Mooch

    >
    > Mooch,
    >
    > Don't have much to say, save that if you are experiencing making

    accidental
    > calls with the above set up, then it's that set up which is causing the
    > accidental dialing ... as accidental dialing is not a reported incident

    here
    > for the 4900 ... At least no other posts that I can remember seeing.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >






  9. #9
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    Right.
    Most people learn quickly to lock their keypads.
    Merely disabling speed dial still leaves them vulnerable to accidental =
    re-dial.
    That's my main reason for preferring flip phones.
    ---JRC---

    "wldthng842" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > It is a known issue with all candy bar phones, not 4900 specific.
    >=20
    > --
    > -Brandt
    >




  10. #10
    SAA
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    You can lock your keypad but that does not disable calling 911 when
    you hold and press the 9 key. I had the 4900 and loved it but traded
    it for the 8100 because I accidently dialed 911 three times in one
    month.


    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 20:19:33 GMT, "John R. Copeland"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Right.
    >Most people learn quickly to lock their keypads.
    >Merely disabling speed dial still leaves them vulnerable to accidental re-dial.
    >That's my main reason for preferring flip phones.
    >---JRC---
    >
    >"wldthng842" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >> It is a known issue with all candy bar phones, not 4900 specific.
    >>
    >> --
    >> -Brandt
    >>





  11. #11
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    "wldthng842" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > It is a known issue with all candy bar phones, not 4900 specific.
    >
    > --
    > -Brandt
    > I work for SprintPCS
    > I *DON'T* speak for them
    >
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Mooch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:05:21 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Hiya Bob, and the group:
    > > >
    > > > I carry my 4900 in a case from a store whose name I can't remember.
    > > > Anyway, I carry it on my belt on a non swivel clip. Then for extra
    > > > protection, I run a chain through the back of the case, (a little
    > > > steel loop attached in rear of case) in a slip knot to my belt.
    > > >
    > > > I've worn the swivel cases before. I've had an incident where as I sat
    > > > down (this was with the old Nokia 5165 IIRC,) the pressure? pushed
    > > > down on the release mechanism, and the next thing I knew, my phone was
    > > > gone. It's for that reason, I've sworn off the swivel clips.
    > > >
    > > > Mooch

    > >
    > > Mooch,
    > >
    > > Don't have much to say, save that if you are experiencing making

    > accidental
    > > calls with the above set up, then it's that set up which is causing the
    > > accidental dialing ... as accidental dialing is not a reported incident

    > here
    > > for the 4900 ... At least no other posts that I can remember seeing.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >
    > >


    Will the same sync cables fit the 5400 etc, as fits the 4900, and will
    it tether to a laptop like the 4900, 5300 etc. I use a 4900 becasue
    of the speaker phone, but like most of you , would prefer a clam
    shell/flip etc, its just smaller, etc. ARe there any features missing
    form the 5400 that are on the 5300, other than the useless camera?



  12. #12
    Mooch
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:04:39 -0800, SAA <[email protected]> wrote:

    >You can lock your keypad but that does not disable calling 911 when
    >you hold and press the 9 key. I had the 4900 and loved it but traded
    >it for the 8100 because I accidently dialed 911 three times in one
    >month.
    >
    >

    I thought the #9 key had to be assigned to call 911through an option
    in the software of the 4900. IIRC. I couldn't find confirmation of
    that in the *Sanyo* online User's Guide for the 4900.

    So what phone do you use now? How does it compare to the 4900? Can
    *any* flip phone compare to the 4900?

    Mooch






  13. #13
    Mooch
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:04:39 -0800, SAA <[email protected]> wrote:

    >You can lock your keypad but that does not disable calling 911 when
    >you hold and press the 9 key. I had the 4900 and loved it but traded
    >it for the 8100 because I accidently dialed 911 three times in one
    >month.
    >
    >

    Woops. Now that I re-read your post...I tried out the 8100 for size. I
    thoght it was too small for my hand. And no speakerphone. I'm waiting
    for the 5400.


    Mooch



  14. #14
    SAA
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint


    Now I use the 8100. It is a good phone, almost as good as the 4900.



    On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 03:10:53 GMT, Mooch <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:04:39 -0800, SAA <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>You can lock your keypad but that does not disable calling 911 when
    >>you hold and press the 9 key. I had the 4900 and loved it but traded
    >>it for the 8100 because I accidently dialed 911 three times in one
    >>month.
    >>
    >>

    >I thought the #9 key had to be assigned to call 911through an option
    >in the software of the 4900. IIRC. I couldn't find confirmation of
    >that in the *Sanyo* online User's Guide for the 4900.
    >
    >So what phone do you use now? How does it compare to the 4900? Can
    >*any* flip phone compare to the 4900?
    >
    >Mooch
    >
    >





  15. #15
    Robert Oliver
    Guest

    Re: Best Flip Phone made by Sprint

    Mooch <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I have the Sanyo 4900 and have been very pleased with it.
    > One *minor* complaint: I accidently call people. Or worse, it will go
    > into "Silence all" mode, again, inadvertantly.
    >
    > Naturally the answer is to Lock the kepad, but after *every* call?
    >
    > So, I'm thinking of getting a flip phone. I have an Olympus Digital
    > Camera, that serves me well.
    >
    > My first choice would be a flip phone that is as good as the 4900,
    > (with a speakerphone). But that's 'prolly vaporware:
    >
    > What I'm Looking for in a flip phone:
    >
    > Call quality. i.e. the phone has good sensitivity. i.e.the ability to
    > detect *and hold onto* incoming and outgoing calls.
    >
    > Battery life. I could (and probably will) buy the stronger battery at
    > the time of purchase, than the one that comes with the unit, so I get
    > longer battery life but I do want the longest battery life in a flip
    > phone.
    >
    > Thanks to all who reply, in advance.
    >
    > Mooch


    If you currently use a PDA and hate carrying both a PDA and a phone
    (and occasionally the number from the PDA into the phone), or you
    would like to start carrying a PDA to get organized, consider the
    Samsung SPH-i500. I love mine.

    The phone is not for everyone. It's expensive. It doesn't have a
    speakerphone or external caller ID display. But it's very small
    compared to all other combined PDA/phones out there. It is more of a
    phone/PDA (focus on phone) than a PDA/phone (like the Treo line). And
    of course it's a flip phone.

    It runs the Palm OS, which IMHO is the best PDA OS out there for now,
    but it's not a real OS (it occasionally locks up like Win3.x/95). Some
    day I'll have a Linux PDA phone, but not for awhile.

    If you have no need to spend the extra $$ for a combined PDA/phone,
    ignore this post!



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