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  1. #1
    John Salerno
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    i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any comments about
    its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume, speed and such? this
    one has suddenly come into competition with the 8100 for me, just when i
    thought i had made a decision!



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    John Salerno





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  2. #2
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: 5500 reviews?

    John Salerno wrote:

    > i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any
    > comments about its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume,
    > speed and such? this one has suddenly come into competition with the
    > 8100 for me, just when i thought i had made a decision!


    Best Sprint phone yet. I don't use Readylink and the camera/video stuff
    are fluff add-ons as far as I'm concerned, but the phone rocks. Clarity
    & speakerphone is better than the 4900 it replaced. Reception is at
    least as good. Earpiece volume is fine for me (I adjust it as needed
    depending on who's calling). And it feels great. Looks good too.


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    da
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  3. #3
    RexYBlue
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    Re: 5500 reviews?

    On Sun, 4 Jan 2004 17:20:57 -0600, "John Salerno"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any comments about
    >its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume, speed and such? this
    >one has suddenly come into competition with the 8100 for me, just when i
    >thought i had made a decision!


    The Sanyo 5500 is very expensive, but most people think it's the best
    Sprint PCS phone _ever_. Go to www.phonescoop.com, click on the
    "Phones" link at the left, and you can get information and user
    reviews on almost everything available. I've handled the 5500 in the
    store and want one in the _worst_ way. The sound quality and handling
    are absolutely CDMA "Rolls Royce." Someday, maybe....



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  4. #4
    Stephen Waits
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    Re: 5500 reviews?

    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any comments about
    > its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume, speed and such? this
    > one has suddenly come into competition with the 8100 for me, just when i
    > thought i had made a decision!


    John,

    I cannot compare it to the 8100; however, I can relay my own
    experience with it after several weeks.

    Build quality is excellent. It feels very solid. Nice color. Could
    be a bit smaller + lighter, but then again, what couldn't?

    Reception; my experience with reception has been amazing. I can carry
    a call across the I-5 Camp Pendleton stretch which I couldn't do
    previously. Also talked through a few canyons near my house without
    missing a beat. Simply excellent. I'm very impressed with Sanyo in
    this regard.

    All volumes seem great to me. I must say, the speakerphone being
    simplex does kinda suck, but still, works as long as I'm a bit
    patient, use it in a quieter environment, and warn whoever I'm talking
    to.

    Speed, etc.; I have no complaints.

    Downsides? Biggest has to be the price. Also, the default camera
    settings are a bit whacky, and it tends to regress to these whacky
    defaults almost all of the time. Haven't gotten to play with its
    "true SMS" because Sprint's dragging ass; but, what's there appears to
    be very straightforward and nice. Of course anything is nicer than
    Short Mail.

    Great phone, highly recommend!

    --Steve



  5. #5
    Rick
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    Re: 5500 reviews?


    "Stephen Waits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any comments

    about
    > > its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume, speed and such?

    this
    > > one has suddenly come into competition with the 8100 for me, just when i
    > > thought i had made a decision!

    >
    > John,
    >
    > I cannot compare it to the 8100; however, I can relay my own
    > experience with it after several weeks.
    >
    > Build quality is excellent. It feels very solid. Nice color. Could
    > be a bit smaller + lighter, but then again, what couldn't?
    >
    > Reception; my experience with reception has been amazing. I can carry
    > a call across the I-5 Camp Pendleton stretch which I couldn't do
    > previously. Also talked through a few canyons near my house without
    > missing a beat. Simply excellent. I'm very impressed with Sanyo in
    > this regard.
    >
    > All volumes seem great to me. I must say, the speakerphone being
    > simplex does kinda suck, but still, works as long as I'm a bit
    > patient, use it in a quieter environment, and warn whoever I'm talking
    > to.
    >
    > Speed, etc.; I have no complaints.
    >
    > Downsides? Biggest has to be the price. Also, the default camera
    > settings are a bit whacky, and it tends to regress to these whacky
    > defaults almost all of the time. Haven't gotten to play with its
    > "true SMS" because Sprint's dragging ass; but, what's there appears to
    > be very straightforward and nice. Of course anything is nicer than
    > Short Mail.
    >
    > Great phone, highly recommend!
    >
    > --Steve



    Steve,

    What phone did you use previous to the 5500?

    Rick





  6. #6
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: 5500 reviews?

    On Sun, 4 Jan 2004 20:49:37 -0500, "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]>
    wrote:

    >John Salerno wrote:
    >
    >> i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any
    >> comments about its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume,
    >> speed and such? this one has suddenly come into competition with the
    >> 8100 for me, just when i thought i had made a decision!

    >
    >Best Sprint phone yet. I don't use Readylink and the camera/video stuff
    >are fluff add-ons as far as I'm concerned, but the phone rocks. Clarity
    >& speakerphone is better than the 4900 it replaced. Reception is at
    >least as good. Earpiece volume is fine for me (I adjust it as needed
    >depending on who's calling). And it feels great. Looks good too.


    How is the battery life? I understand that some readylink (or PTT
    with Verizon) phones constantly communicate with the tower, even
    without the option enabled, thus wasting the battery unnecessarily.



    Tom Veldhouse



  7. #7
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: 5500 reviews?


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any comments

    about
    > its quality? especially reception and earpiece volume, speed and such?

    this
    > one has suddenly come into competition with the 8100 for me, just when i
    > thought i had made a decision!


    is the 5500 recommended if the camera, video camera, and ready link aren't
    going to be used much or at all? even the speakerphone (if it's still the
    wait for the person to be done, then wait two seconds, then speak) is almost
    useless too....are those the main reasons why everyone likes this phone and
    that separate it from other sanyos?





  8. #8
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: 5500 reviews?

    John Salerno wrote:

    >> i can't find too much about this phone yet....anyone have any
    >> comments about its quality? especially reception and earpiece
    >> volume, speed and such? this one has suddenly come into competition
    >> with the 8100 for me, just when i thought i had made a decision!


    > is the 5500 recommended if the camera, video camera, and ready link
    > aren't going to be used much or at all?


    Yes.

    > even the speakerphone (if it's still the wait for the person to be
    > done, then wait two seconds, then speak) is almost useless too....


    I haven't found that to be the case the few times I've used it. It's
    *much* better than the speakerphone on the 4900.


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    da
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  9. #9
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: 5500 reviews?

    Stephen Waits wrote:

    > All volumes seem great to me. I must say, the speakerphone being
    > simplex does kinda suck, but still, works as long as I'm a bit
    > patient, use it in a quieter environment, and warn whoever I'm talking
    > to.


    Are you sure the speakerphone is simplex?

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    da
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    "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.





  10. #10
    John Mosacha
    Guest

    Re: 5500 reviews?

    On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 17:27:28 -0500, "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]>
    wrote:

    >Stephen Waits wrote:
    >
    >> All volumes seem great to me. I must say, the speakerphone being
    >> simplex does kinda suck, but still, works as long as I'm a bit
    >> patient, use it in a quieter environment, and warn whoever I'm talking
    >> to.

    >
    >Are you sure the speakerphone is simplex?



    I tried to look up the information on Sanyo's website but they just
    say Quality Speaker Phone. This usually means that it is a crappy
    speaker phone. I would like to know if it is simplex or otherwise.

    Here is the link

    http://www.sanyo.com/wireless/handsets/scp-5500.htm




  11. #11
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: 5500 reviews?

    John Mosacha wrote:

    >> Are you sure the speakerphone is simplex?


    > I tried to look up the information on Sanyo's website but they just
    > say Quality Speaker Phone. This usually means that it is a crappy
    > speaker phone. I would like to know if it is simplex or otherwise.


    Well, I call tell you it is *not* a crappy speakerphone. I've had
    numerous conversations on it and it's better than many if not most
    landline speakerphones I've used.

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    da
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    to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.





  12. #12
    tjjpar
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    Re: 5500 reviews?

    I have this phone also, and no one even knows I am on a speakerphone. I had
    the 5300 and I just wish it had had a speakerphone, which is why I bought
    this one. It is a great phone and pretty too. The video is fun to play with
    also, but I bought it for the speakerphone.





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