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  1. #1
    John Salerno
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    would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just the
    hardware?

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  2. #2
    Joe Gill
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    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just the
    > hardware?
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    >
    > ---
    > John Salerno
    >
    >

    This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based on MY
    personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!
    I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with one
    hardware level. one with another)
    Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep call
    active...
    Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.

    Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    location disappeared!!

    I would however make sure your software level is current. This can only be
    updated at a Sprint store!
    Since you did not post the make/mode of phone you are using, I can only
    direct you to
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/
    and select "FIRMWARE TRACKER" in the left-hand column..





  3. #3
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?

    How does one determine which software is on the phone?
    And does this upgrade at the store involve a charge from Sprint?

    Thanks,


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just the
    > > hardware?
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > ---
    > > John Salerno
    > >
    > >

    > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based on

    MY
    > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!
    > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with one
    > hardware level. one with another)
    > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep

    call
    > active...
    > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    >
    > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > location disappeared!!
    >
    > I would however make sure your software level is current. This can only be
    > updated at a Sprint store!
    > Since you did not post the make/mode of phone you are using, I can only
    > direct you to
    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/
    > and select "FIRMWARE TRACKER" in the left-hand column..
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s53...
    > How does one determine which software is on the phone?
    > And does this upgrade at the store involve a charge from Sprint?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    >
    > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just the
    > > > hardware?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > ---
    > > > John Salerno
    > > >
    > > >

    > > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based on

    > MY
    > > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!
    > > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with

    one
    > > hardware level. one with another)
    > > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep

    > call
    > > active...
    > > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    > >
    > > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > > location disappeared!!
    > >
    > > I would however make sure your software level is current. This can only

    be
    > > updated at a Sprint store!
    > > Since you did not post the make/mode of phone you are using, I can only
    > > direct you to
    > > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/
    > > and select "FIRMWARE TRACKER" in the left-hand column..
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > How does one determine which software is on the phone?

    That depends on the phone!
    Each phone has a menu option for displaying that!

    > And does this upgrade at the store involve a charge from Sprint?

    I never heard of one! (I refrained from saying from I believe to be true
    "THERE ISN'T ONE", because maybe for some obscure model in the past there
    may at one time have been one!

    >
    > Thanks,






  5. #5
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "John Salerno" <johnjsa[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just the
    > > hardware?
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > ---
    > > John Salerno
    > >
    > >

    > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based on

    MY
    > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!


    well, i've definitely considered this, and i'm almost sure you are
    right...i've been considering getting a new phone because of this, and
    ironically it is the one that you say you bought as a replacement, a sanyo
    5300...it looks like a great phone, and i've heard sanyo holds signals well,
    even indoors....any advice on this phone? is it better compared to the 8100?
    my choice seems to be between these two, but i just like the look of the
    5300 better, so i'll probably go with that one....

    > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with one
    > hardware level. one with another)
    > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep

    call
    > active...
    > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    >
    > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > location disappeared!!







  6. #6
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just the
    > > > hardware?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > ---
    > > > John Salerno
    > > >
    > > >

    > > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based on

    > MY
    > > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!

    >
    > well, i've definitely considered this, and i'm almost sure you are
    > right...i've been considering getting a new phone because of this, and
    > ironically it is the one that you say you bought as a replacement, a sanyo
    > 5300...it looks like a great phone, and i've heard sanyo holds signals

    well,
    > even indoors....any advice on this phone? is it better compared to the

    8100?
    > my choice seems to be between these two, but i just like the look of the
    > 5300 better, so i'll probably go with that one....
    >
    > > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with

    one
    > > hardware level. one with another)
    > > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep

    > call
    > > active...
    > > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    > >
    > > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > > location disappeared!!

    >
    >
    >


    1) In 'fairness' run this GOOGLE search to get all hits for postings
    mentioning 5300 and 8100

    2) I 'fairness' 8100 is a 'newer' model...

    3) However... I love the 5300....

    4) Supposedly the 8100 was created to 'bring the cost down'... soooo you
    know what you've got don't you!

    5) But supposedly the 8100 browser is a little faster....

    6) You will see comments about 'volume' problems, just make sure you get the
    software level updated to 'current' when you but yours!

    7) My local SPRINT rep really also convinced me on 5300's

    8) Some other 'statements' on 5300 vs 8100's (I resist calling them FACTs,
    because they may have changed!)
    (from another person's posting!)
    5300 has a larger screen than the 8100.
    5300 has a more colorful screen than the 8100.
    5300 has a flash on the camera, 8100 does not.
    5300 camera is better quality than the 8100.
    8100 will allow you to attach short voice message clips to pictures,
    5300 does not.

    9) I feel 5300 is far more versatile for pictures, too

    10) Here is a site that did a comparison
    http://www.freecellphonesguy.com/fre...sanyo-5300.cfm

    11) Last but not least, please remember these 4 letters
    YMMV
    Your Mileage May Vary !!!
    Cell phone reception , unfortunately is not a predictable as we would like,
    and is dependant on a COMBINATION of device and service.






  7. #7
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?

    thanks for the info....i've suddenly become indecisive between these two!
    they are both the same price now, so that isn't the issue...the camera
    doesn't matter much to me, and i like the 5300, but if the 8100 is newer, i
    feel like maybe it is better....that's probably not a good assumption...



    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > >
    > > > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just

    the
    > > > > hardware?
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > ---
    > > > > John Salerno
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based

    on
    > > MY
    > > > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!

    > >
    > > well, i've definitely considered this, and i'm almost sure you are
    > > right...i've been considering getting a new phone because of this, and
    > > ironically it is the one that you say you bought as a replacement, a

    sanyo
    > > 5300...it looks like a great phone, and i've heard sanyo holds signals

    > well,
    > > even indoors....any advice on this phone? is it better compared to the

    > 8100?
    > > my choice seems to be between these two, but i just like the look of the
    > > 5300 better, so i'll probably go with that one....
    > >
    > > > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with

    > one
    > > > hardware level. one with another)
    > > > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep

    > > call
    > > > active...
    > > > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    > > >
    > > > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > > > location disappeared!!

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > 1) In 'fairness' run this GOOGLE search to get all hits for postings
    > mentioning 5300 and 8100
    >
    > 2) I 'fairness' 8100 is a 'newer' model...
    >
    > 3) However... I love the 5300....
    >
    > 4) Supposedly the 8100 was created to 'bring the cost down'... soooo you
    > know what you've got don't you!
    >
    > 5) But supposedly the 8100 browser is a little faster....
    >
    > 6) You will see comments about 'volume' problems, just make sure you get

    the
    > software level updated to 'current' when you but yours!
    >
    > 7) My local SPRINT rep really also convinced me on 5300's
    >
    > 8) Some other 'statements' on 5300 vs 8100's (I resist calling them FACTs,
    > because they may have changed!)
    > (from another person's posting!)
    > 5300 has a larger screen than the 8100.
    > 5300 has a more colorful screen than the 8100.
    > 5300 has a flash on the camera, 8100 does not.
    > 5300 camera is better quality than the 8100.
    > 8100 will allow you to attach short voice message clips to pictures,
    > 5300 does not.
    >
    > 9) I feel 5300 is far more versatile for pictures, too
    >
    > 10) Here is a site that did a comparison
    >

    http://www.freecellphonesguy.com/fre...sanyo-5300.cfm
    >
    > 11) Last but not least, please remember these 4 letters
    > YMMV
    > Your Mileage May Vary !!!
    > Cell phone reception , unfortunately is not a predictable as we would

    like,
    > and is dependant on a COMBINATION of device and service.
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?

    > 6) You will see comments about 'volume' problems, just make sure you get
    the
    > software level updated to 'current' when you but yours!


    for which one?





  9. #9
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?

    so is it safe to say that if the camera doesn't interest me too much, i
    should just pick the one that i think looks better? mostly what i'm
    concerned with is reception and holding a strong signal, and i'm guessing
    they both do that...of course, i'd also like an easy software layout and
    plenty of other little options like ringtones and stuff like that, but i'm
    guessing they are so similar that they pretty much have the same software?


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > >
    > > > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just

    the
    > > > > hardware?
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > ---
    > > > > John Salerno
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one based

    on
    > > MY
    > > > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!

    > >
    > > well, i've definitely considered this, and i'm almost sure you are
    > > right...i've been considering getting a new phone because of this, and
    > > ironically it is the one that you say you bought as a replacement, a

    sanyo
    > > 5300...it looks like a great phone, and i've heard sanyo holds signals

    > well,
    > > even indoors....any advice on this phone? is it better compared to the

    > 8100?
    > > my choice seems to be between these two, but i just like the look of the
    > > 5300 better, so i'll probably go with that one....
    > >
    > > > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2 with

    > one
    > > > hardware level. one with another)
    > > > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to keep

    > > call
    > > > active...
    > > > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    > > >
    > > > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > > > location disappeared!!

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > 1) In 'fairness' run this GOOGLE search to get all hits for postings
    > mentioning 5300 and 8100
    >
    > 2) I 'fairness' 8100 is a 'newer' model...
    >
    > 3) However... I love the 5300....
    >
    > 4) Supposedly the 8100 was created to 'bring the cost down'... soooo you
    > know what you've got don't you!
    >
    > 5) But supposedly the 8100 browser is a little faster....
    >
    > 6) You will see comments about 'volume' problems, just make sure you get

    the
    > software level updated to 'current' when you but yours!
    >
    > 7) My local SPRINT rep really also convinced me on 5300's
    >
    > 8) Some other 'statements' on 5300 vs 8100's (I resist calling them FACTs,
    > because they may have changed!)
    > (from another person's posting!)
    > 5300 has a larger screen than the 8100.
    > 5300 has a more colorful screen than the 8100.
    > 5300 has a flash on the camera, 8100 does not.
    > 5300 camera is better quality than the 8100.
    > 8100 will allow you to attach short voice message clips to pictures,
    > 5300 does not.
    >
    > 9) I feel 5300 is far more versatile for pictures, too
    >
    > 10) Here is a site that did a comparison
    >

    http://www.freecellphonesguy.com/fre...sanyo-5300.cfm
    >
    > 11) Last but not least, please remember these 4 letters
    > YMMV
    > Your Mileage May Vary !!!
    > Cell phone reception , unfortunately is not a predictable as we would

    like,
    > and is dependant on a COMBINATION of device and service.
    >
    >
    >






  10. #10
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s53...
    > How does one determine which software is on the phone?
    > And does this upgrade at the store involve a charge from Sprint?
    >
    > Thanks,


    Which phone do you have Michael? You can see what versions are loaded up on
    the phone in the menu. On my phone, it's under Phone Info - Version.

    Just find and compare your phone information with the info listed on the
    below link. And no, SPCS does not charge to upgrade your firmware / software
    or PRL.

    Bob

    >

    <snipped>

    > > Since you did not post the make/mode of phone you are using, I can only
    > > direct you to
    > > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/
    > > and select "FIRMWARE TRACKER" in the left-hand column..
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  11. #11
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > 6) You will see comments about 'volume' problems, just make sure you get

    > the
    > > software level updated to 'current' when you but yours!

    >
    > for which one?
    >
    >


    Volume problems were noted on the 5300, but fixed, at least for me, as for
    the 1.038SP firmware level...
    and I have not see negative posts after that level...

    (On the 5300, you get there by...MENU...Phone Info...Version)





  12. #12
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > so is it safe to say that if the camera doesn't interest me too much, i
    > should just pick the one that i think looks better? mostly what i'm
    > concerned with is reception and holding a strong signal, and i'm guessing
    > they both do that...of course, i'd also like an easy software layout and
    > plenty of other little options like ringtones and stuff like that, but i'm
    > guessing they are so similar that they pretty much have the same software?
    >
    >
    > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > >
    > > > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > >
    > > > > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > would updating anything on the phone help with this, or is it just

    > the
    > > > > > hardware?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > --
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > ---
    > > > > > John Salerno
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > This is NOT meant to be a flippant or cynical response, but one

    based
    > on
    > > > MY
    > > > > personal experience...IT MAY BE THE PHONE!
    > > >
    > > > well, i've definitely considered this, and i'm almost sure you are
    > > > right...i've been considering getting a new phone because of this, and
    > > > ironically it is the one that you say you bought as a replacement, a

    > sanyo
    > > > 5300...it looks like a great phone, and i've heard sanyo holds signals

    > > well,
    > > > even indoors....any advice on this phone? is it better compared to the

    > > 8100?
    > > > my choice seems to be between these two, but i just like the look of

    the
    > > > 5300 better, so i'll probably go with that one....
    > > >
    > > > > I had Sprint service for over 3 years with 3 SCH3500 phones... (2

    with
    > > one
    > > > > hardware level. one with another)
    > > > > Would always drop calls at home... Had to stand on front porch to

    keep
    > > > call
    > > > > active...
    > > > > Had phones checked multiple times. etc etc.
    > > > >
    > > > > Then recently replaced phones with Sanyo 5300's and problems at this
    > > > > location disappeared!!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > 1) In 'fairness' run this GOOGLE search to get all hits for postings
    > > mentioning 5300 and 8100
    > >
    > > 2) I 'fairness' 8100 is a 'newer' model...
    > >
    > > 3) However... I love the 5300....
    > >
    > > 4) Supposedly the 8100 was created to 'bring the cost down'... soooo you
    > > know what you've got don't you!
    > >
    > > 5) But supposedly the 8100 browser is a little faster....
    > >
    > > 6) You will see comments about 'volume' problems, just make sure you get

    > the
    > > software level updated to 'current' when you but yours!
    > >
    > > 7) My local SPRINT rep really also convinced me on 5300's
    > >
    > > 8) Some other 'statements' on 5300 vs 8100's (I resist calling them

    FACTs,
    > > because they may have changed!)
    > > (from another person's posting!)
    > > 5300 has a larger screen than the 8100.
    > > 5300 has a more colorful screen than the 8100.
    > > 5300 has a flash on the camera, 8100 does not.
    > > 5300 camera is better quality than the 8100.
    > > 8100 will allow you to attach short voice message clips to pictures,
    > > 5300 does not.
    > >
    > > 9) I feel 5300 is far more versatile for pictures, too
    > >
    > > 10) Here is a site that did a comparison
    > >

    >

    http://www.freecellphonesguy.com/fre...sanyo-5300.cfm
    > >
    > > 11) Last but not least, please remember these 4 letters
    > > YMMV
    > > Your Mileage May Vary !!!
    > > Cell phone reception , unfortunately is not a predictable as we would

    > like,
    > > and is dependant on a COMBINATION of device and service.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >


    Then I would ask the group if the (8100/5300) is the decision you really
    should be making based on the fact that the camera is not an issue!





  13. #13
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: way to fix indoor reception?


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected][email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    <snipped>

    > Then I would ask the group if the (8100/5300) is the decision you really
    > should be making based on the fact that the camera is not an issue!


    Well, despite either phone model having the capability to take pictures,
    they are both great phones ... as in making and receiving calls ...

    Bob





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