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  1. #1
    John Dimtsios
    Guest
    Hello All,

    Couple of dumb questions here for a current Sanyo 4700 user and
    definite cellular neophyte. I have been looking at the RL2500 because
    I need a new phone and I want speakerphone capabilities. The RL2500
    sounds good but I have a couple of questions:

    1) Is it true that the RL2500 does not support SMS text messaging?
    My boss wants to start using text messaging and if the RL2500 doesn't
    offer it then the RL2500 probably won't work out.

    2) I have heard that the 4900 only had a half duplex speakerphone.
    Does the RL2500 also only have a half duplex speakerphone? If so,
    does it really make a difference? Would a full-duplex perform much
    better?

    3) Does anybody have experience going from the 4700 to the RL2500?
    Is the reception any better. I live in an area with spotty coverage
    (Scottsdale, AZ)and I'm wondering if the RL2500 will improve it.

    Thanks in advance,

    John



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  2. #2
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo RL2500 SPC-5400 Phone

    John Dimtsios wrote:

    > 1) Is it true that the RL2500 does not support SMS text messaging?
    > My boss wants to start using text messaging and if the RL2500 doesn't
    > offer it then the RL2500 probably won't work out.


    No, but it's bigger brother, the Sanyo 5500 (also called the VM4500 by
    Sprint), does.

    > 2) I have heard that the 4900 only had a half duplex speakerphone.
    > Does the RL2500 also only have a half duplex speakerphone? If so,
    > does it really make a difference? Would a full-duplex perform much
    > better?


    Half-duplex is all that's available, I'm afraid. I initially thought
    the 5400 and 5500 had full-duplex speakerphones, but I was wrong.

    Yes, it makes a difference. If you're on the speakerphone, if both you
    and the other party are talking at the same time, he won't hear you.

    > 3) Does anybody have experience going from the 4700 to the RL2500?
    > Is the reception any better. I live in an area with spotty coverage
    > (Scottsdale, AZ)and I'm wondering if the RL2500 will improve it.


    I've found the reception on the 5500 to be about the same or slightly
    better than the 4900.


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  3. #3
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo RL2500 SPC-5400 Phone

    [email protected] (John Dimtsios) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hello All,
    >
    > Couple of dumb questions here for a current Sanyo 4700 user and
    > definite cellular neophyte. I have been looking at the RL2500 because
    > I need a new phone and I want speakerphone capabilities. The RL2500
    > sounds good but I have a couple of questions:
    >
    > 1) Is it true that the RL2500 does not support SMS text messaging?
    > My boss wants to start using text messaging and if the RL2500 doesn't
    > offer it then the RL2500 probably won't work out.
    >
    > 2) I have heard that the 4900 only had a half duplex speakerphone.
    > Does the RL2500 also only have a half duplex speakerphone? If so,
    > does it really make a difference? Would a full-duplex perform much
    > better?
    >
    > 3) Does anybody have experience going from the 4700 to the RL2500?
    > Is the reception any better. I live in an area with spotty coverage
    > (Scottsdale, AZ)and I'm wondering if the RL2500 will improve it.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > John


    cannot advise on the sms thing;

    On the other questions, I have had all of these phones, and except for
    a shorter talk time due to the small oem battery of the 5400 this
    phone is a slightly better performing phone than the 4700. The
    speaker works just like the 4700 for a regular phone call, but is half
    duplex with push to talk, by definition (duh)---both internal and
    external speakers are as loud or louder than both the 4700 and
    4900-----thre are of course variations in the species on all these, I
    by accident bought a used beat all to hexx 4900 which in a fringe area
    works better than any of them--

    I only wish I could get it in a color other than silver, which I
    understand will occur with the headvy duty model to be released later
    this spring.

    Hope this helps.



  4. #4
    w.g.
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo RL2500 SPC-5400 Phone

    Somewhere around 9 Feb 2004 07:32:03 -0800, John Dimtsios was brave
    enough to write:

    >Hello All,
    >


    >
    >1) Is it true that the RL2500 does not support SMS text messaging?
    >My boss wants to start using text messaging and if the RL2500 doesn't
    >offer it then the RL2500 probably won't work out.


    Not yet on sms but rumor has it that they are testing a firmware
    release that will allow sms. Shortmail still works in the mean time.



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  5. #5
    Rachel Breitenfeld
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo RL2500 SPC-5400 Phone

    I have an RL2500, and it does have full-duplex speakerphone (meaning you can
    both hear and speak through it) Not sure about your other 2 questions.
    "John Dimtsios" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello All,
    >
    > Couple of dumb questions here for a current Sanyo 4700 user and
    > definite cellular neophyte. I have been looking at the RL2500 because
    > I need a new phone and I want speakerphone capabilities. The RL2500
    > sounds good but I have a couple of questions:
    >
    > 1) Is it true that the RL2500 does not support SMS text messaging?
    > My boss wants to start using text messaging and if the RL2500 doesn't
    > offer it then the RL2500 probably won't work out.
    >
    > 2) I have heard that the 4900 only had a half duplex speakerphone.
    > Does the RL2500 also only have a half duplex speakerphone? If so,
    > does it really make a difference? Would a full-duplex perform much
    > better?
    >
    > 3) Does anybody have experience going from the 4700 to the RL2500?
    > Is the reception any better. I live in an area with spotty coverage
    > (Scottsdale, AZ)and I'm wondering if the RL2500 will improve it.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > John






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