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  1. #1
    Zypher
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    So I was in a bad position. Middle of a contract with an old phone.
    My wife had used a Qualcomm 2760 for three years, and over 12,000
    call-minutes. The original battery was dying.

    So we started at a Radio Shack. They introduced us to a quiet deal
    where you can get a new phone for the current discounted price (free
    to $150) if you commit to another two years. They had a display
    Samsung a500. This appeared to be a great phone. Color screen, lots
    of features, no camera. But, it's discontinued. Can't get one except
    on eBay.

    The Nokia i3588 is thicker than the old Qualcomm. The refurbished
    Samsung 460's were out of stock, and all the rest were expensive and
    bulky camera phones. I'm sorry but it's a phone. You talk on it. I
    don't have need for a 1/4 megapixel crappy camera, polyphonic ring
    tones, interchangable face plates or silly games. I just want a
    phone.

    On to the Sprint store. Same deal, same problems. Bulky over
    featured phones, the fat Nokia, and they're down to their last Samsung
    460 which the salesguy slams as problematic.

    Then from behind the counter comes the LG 1200 "well you could go with
    this". To him, it's full of compromises, doesn't support analog
    roaming, no color screen, no ringtones, and old technology. To us,
    it's tiny, perfect, just what we wanted, and free after rebate.

    Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?



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  2. #2
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    Zypher wrote:

    > Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?


    Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?

    Tom Veldhouse





  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked


    "Zypher" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > So I was in a bad position. Middle of a contract with an old phone.
    > My wife had used a Qualcomm 2760 for three years, and over 12,000
    > call-minutes. The original battery was dying.


    <snipped>

    > Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?


    Considering you don't like the current line of phones, and apparently liked
    the 2760, have you considered getting a new battery? SPCS is offering an
    extended battery for $60.

    You may find less expensive batteries, either slim or extended, doing a
    search on the net.

    You can also do a search through eBay on prior less featureless SPCS phones
    ....

    Bob





  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Zypher wrote:
    >
    > > Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?

    >
    > Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >

    Good point Tom.

    Bob





  5. #5
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Zypher wrote:
    > >
    > > > Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?

    > >
    > > Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    > >
    > > Tom Veldhouse
    > >

    > Good point Tom.
    >
    > Bob


    One thing more to add & say to Zypher. It's no big deal to get a Vision
    capable phone, and not sign on for that optional service. If you just want
    to use it as a phone, more power to you. As to Vision, SPCS is offering it
    free for two months to try out. If you don't like what it can offer you, you
    can cancel that option.

    Personally, once you start checking out the Vision features, you probably
    won't want to cancel the option.

    Bob





  6. #6
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > One thing more to add & say to Zypher. It's no big deal to get a
    > Vision capable phone, and not sign on for that optional service. If
    > you just want to use it as a phone, more power to you. As to Vision,
    > SPCS is offering it free for two months to try out. If you don't like
    > what it can offer you, you can cancel that option.
    >
    > Personally, once you start checking out the Vision features, you
    > probably won't want to cancel the option.
    >
    > Bob


    Sprint DOES require you switch to a Vision capable plan (it is still F&C
    from what I can see). You do not have to activate Vision however. It is
    required because they must provision the phone on the data network. This
    DOES reset your plan to a new one year agreement minimum.

    Tom Veldhouse





  7. #7
    John Richards
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    > Sprint DOES require you switch to a Vision capable plan (it is still F&C
    > from what I can see). You do not have to activate Vision however. It is
    > required because they must provision the phone on the data network. This
    > DOES reset your plan to a new one year agreement minimum.


    Two months ago, shortly after my advantage agreement ran out, I talked
    Retention into authorizing a $100 new phone rebate. Then I replaced
    my old non-Vision phone with a new Samsung VGA1000. My plan
    agreement expiration date was not reset. This may have been because the
    phone change was prior to the new provision making existing customers
    routinely eligible for rebates.

    --
    John Richards





  8. #8
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    It also does not support any data, neither WW or Vision.


    Zypher wrote:

    > So I was in a bad position. Middle of a contract with an old phone.
    > My wife had used a Qualcomm 2760 for three years, and over 12,000
    > call-minutes. The original battery was dying.
    >
    > So we started at a Radio Shack. They introduced us to a quiet deal
    > where you can get a new phone for the current discounted price (free
    > to $150) if you commit to another two years. They had a display
    > Samsung a500. This appeared to be a great phone. Color screen, lots
    > of features, no camera. But, it's discontinued. Can't get one except
    > on eBay.
    >
    > The Nokia i3588 is thicker than the old Qualcomm. The refurbished
    > Samsung 460's were out of stock, and all the rest were expensive and
    > bulky camera phones. I'm sorry but it's a phone. You talk on it. I
    > don't have need for a 1/4 megapixel crappy camera, polyphonic ring
    > tones, interchangable face plates or silly games. I just want a
    > phone.
    >
    > On to the Sprint store. Same deal, same problems. Bulky over
    > featured phones, the fat Nokia, and they're down to their last Samsung
    > 460 which the salesguy slams as problematic.
    >
    > Then from behind the counter comes the LG 1200 "well you could go with
    > this". To him, it's full of compromises, doesn't support analog
    > roaming, no color screen, no ringtones, and old technology. To us,
    > it's tiny, perfect, just what we wanted, and free after rebate.
    >
    > Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?





  9. #9
    Jesse
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Zypher wrote:
    >
    >> Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?

    >
    > Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >
    >


    Because color phones are cool and look nice.
    I have a color phone,never use 'vision',no camera and I like it that way.
    I like the big LCD clock - One helluva lot easier to read than the old
    ones.
    Also,it doubles as a low intensity flashlight when fumbling for keys ect.




  10. #10
    Zypher
    Guest

    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    > Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse


    I don't mind some useful features such as a calculator, enhanced
    phonebook or calendar. I like a big, bright screen like everyone
    else. I just found it odd that they are pushing Vision to the point
    of almost forcing it, hiding "regular" phones behind the counter for
    those of us that push the point rather than follow the crowd I guess.

    We kicked around getting a battery for the 2760, but just decided to
    go with something newer and smaller. Since this was free after rebate
    it was actually cheaper than a battery or a phone off eBay (I looked
    there too, and didn't want to hassle with "is the ESN clear?" issues)

    Along with computers, I support Sprint phones at work, including the
    new Samsung i600. The web browser, while handy, is still limited and
    I'm just not willing to pay for it.



  11. #11
    Michael L. Arends
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    In infinite wisdom Thomas T. Veldhouse answered:

    > Zypher wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?

    >
    >
    > Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >
    >

    Well, my 5150 is color and I don't have Vision 8-). I do have, and Use
    the old WW added however.

    Michael




  12. #12
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    Zypher wrote:

    > Along with computers, I support Sprint phones at work, including the
    > new Samsung i600. The web browser, while handy, is still limited and
    > I'm just not willing to pay for it.


    When will they start selling the i600? It looks interesting, (though it
    unfortunately doesn't do AMPs). How does it compare in overall feel to,
    say, the Sanyo RL 2500?


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  13. #13
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    Jesse wrote:

    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >
    >>Zypher wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?

    >>
    >>Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    >>
    >>Tom Veldhouse
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Because color phones are cool and look nice.


    But I thought you wanted a phone that was a phone, not something that
    went for the cool factor.

    Seriously though, it looks like the market for "just phones" has all but
    dried up. You may however, get lucky if you try eBay. There are still
    some older color screen phones, like the non-Vision Sanyo 5000's and
    5150's of yesteryear that are in good condition (some even claim to be
    in-box and unopened) that you could probably activate.

    Or you could just get a Vision phone and not activate Vision. Just
    because the feature is there doesn't mean you have to use it.



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    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.




  14. #14
    Zypher
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    Oops! Got ahead of myself, I meant i500. We've had i300, i330's and
    now the i500, which I think is the holy grail...a compact flip Palm
    phone.

    maw


    "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Zypher wrote:
    >
    > > Along with computers, I support Sprint phones at work, including the
    > > new Samsung i600. The web browser, while handy, is still limited and
    > > I'm just not willing to pay for it.

    >
    > When will they start selling the i600? It looks interesting, (though it
    > unfortunately doesn't do AMPs). How does it compare in overall feel to,
    > say, the Sanyo RL 2500?




  15. #15
    Jesse
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    Re: Couldn't find a single phone I liked

    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Jesse wrote:
    >
    >> "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Zypher wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Why can't Sprint offer at least one color non-vision, noncrap phone?
    >>>
    >>>Why would you want a color phone if you don't have Vision (or a camera)?
    >>>
    >>>Tom Veldhouse
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Because color phones are cool and look nice.

    >
    > But I thought you wanted a phone that was a phone, not something that
    > went for the cool factor.
    >
    > Seriously though, it looks like the market for "just phones" has all but
    > dried up. You may however, get lucky if you try eBay. There are still
    > some older color screen phones, like the non-Vision Sanyo 5000's and
    > 5150's of yesteryear that are in good condition (some even claim to be
    > in-box and unopened) that you could probably activate.
    >
    > Or you could just get a Vision phone and not activate Vision. Just
    > because the feature is there doesn't mean you have to use it.
    >

    I'm not the OP of this thread - I have a 4900 and am satisfied with that at
    the moment.
    I am a confirmed gadget fiend,and don't mind features at all,but when it
    comes to cell phones I am primarily concerned with its performance as a
    phone,and not as a cheesy camera, mini laptop or gaming platform.
    The only non phone feature I use often is the voice recorder.



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