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  1. #1
    boxermansr
    Guest
    Ok. I've had my Samsung a620 since November, and for the most part it was
    working fine, until recently when I moved to another side of town.

    I had the a620, my wife has the Sanyo 8100, and our neighbor has the 8100 as
    well. Inside our apartments our phones are all nearly USELESS. We have to go
    outside and walk close to 1/4 mile to USE the phone successfully.

    So... I called Sprint and complained and griped (I love the fact Sprint has
    7PM n/w unlim pcs2pcs and all of that -- but if I can't use my phone...)...

    So anyhow, they referred me to AlamosaPCS who provides coverage in the area.
    I contacted them, and they told me to bring the phones (my 620 and wife's
    8100) in for a test..

    Took them yesterday.. Both of the phones failed one of the 9 tests that were
    performed (cdma something or another, and the other one supposedly couldn't
    even get a channel to call out to 'do' the test) -- anyhow..

    They replaced my wife's 8100 with another brand new one, and offered me the
    Samsung a600 -- I didn't really want it, cuz I like to have caller-id on the
    outside (yes I know you can rotate the screen, but I wasn't real big on
    it)..

    Plus, I never (I used it one time) used the camera on my a620, so I asked if
    I could get the Sanyo 5400.. Of course Im going to loose my camera, and
    that's no big deal (I could have gotten the 4500 if I'd paid $100.00 towards
    it (difference in price from a620 I guess)..

    So basically.. Did I make a bad choice? So far, Im kind of still having
    problems with the service in and around my apartment and in areas in the
    middle of the city. The manager at the store told me that the area I live is
    not a known trouble area, and since I got the Sanyo I can say it's gotten
    about 20% better so it's possible my Sammy was screwed up..

    Anyhow, bottom line.. Is this Sanyo a good solid phone? Will I have any
    problems with? Should I go back and get the a600 or even pay the 100.00 and
    get the other Sanyo? Im not going to use ReadyLink (at least not right now)
    so that's not an issue for me either..

    Thanks for any input..





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Samsung vs Sanyo -- Opinions Please


    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    <snipped>
    > Anyhow, bottom line.. Is this Sanyo a good solid phone? Will I have any
    > problems with? Should I go back and get the a600 or even pay the 100.00

    and
    > get the other Sanyo? Im not going to use ReadyLink (at least not right

    now)
    > so that's not an issue for me either..
    >
    > Thanks for any input..



    As a matter of history on this newsgroup, Sanyo has always received higher
    praises than the Samsung line has...

    Bob





  3. #3
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: Samsung vs Sanyo -- Opinions Please


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    >
    > "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > <snipped>
    > > Anyhow, bottom line.. Is this Sanyo a good solid phone? Will I have any
    > > problems with? Should I go back and get the a600 or even pay the 100.00

    > and
    > > get the other Sanyo? Im not going to use ReadyLink (at least not right

    > now)
    > > so that's not an issue for me either..
    > >
    > > Thanks for any input..

    >
    >
    > As a matter of history on this newsgroup, Sanyo has always received higher
    > praises than the Samsung line has...
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >


    Use this Google search!
    http://tinyurl.com/2qbhm

    which is a short version of this
    http://groups.google.com/groups?num=...lr=&ie=UTF-8&o
    e=UTF-8&newwindow=1&scoring=d&q=Sanyo+Samsung+compare+group%
    3Aalt.cellular.sprintpcs&btnG=Google+Search

    which searches this group for the words Samsung Sanyo Compare
    and then sorts the results by date!


    (By the way I love my Sanyo 5300, which is a camera phone, which is still
    available at some Radio Shacks on a GREAT DEAL!!!)

    Had a Samsung (3500), multiple, for years, thought I had signal problems
    ....really had a PHONE problem





  4. #4
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Samsung vs Sanyo -- Opinions Please

    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > >
    > > "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news[email protected]
    > > <snipped>
    > > > Anyhow, bottom line.. Is this Sanyo a good solid phone? Will I have any
    > > > problems with? Should I go back and get the a600 or even pay the 100.00

    > and
    > > > get the other Sanyo? Im not going to use ReadyLink (at least not right

    > now)
    > > > so that's not an issue for me either..
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for any input..

    > >
    > >
    > > As a matter of history on this newsgroup, Sanyo has always received higher
    > > praises than the Samsung line has...
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Use this Google search!
    > http://tinyurl.com/2qbhm
    >
    > which is a short version of this
    > http://groups.google.com/groups?num=...lr=&ie=UTF-8&o
    > e=UTF-8&newwindow=1&scoring=d&q=Sanyo+Samsung+compare+group%
    > 3Aalt.cellular.sprintpcs&btnG=Google+Search
    >
    > which searches this group for the words Samsung Sanyo Compare
    > and then sorts the results by date!
    >
    >
    > (By the way I love my Sanyo 5300, which is a camera phone, which is still
    > available at some Radio Shacks on a GREAT DEAL!!!)
    >
    > Had a Samsung (3500), multiple, for years, thought I had signal problems
    > ...really had a PHONE problem



    There have been some posting either here or on howardforums about a
    local repeater/signal booster which have had some good results--if
    there are several users it might be worth it, with the other
    considerations---

    I have posted before, that I have had sevice in my house for quite a
    while, till last december for about a month---as you say, had to go
    outside, or to the top floor--must have been a tower problem, as it
    came back on after about 5 weeks---there were a couple of good things
    out of it---I called 2 or 3 times a week to *****, as I realized it
    must just be an antenna problem--it finally occured to me that if I
    called to cancel my service, they might give me something--they did;
    got the 750/$40 retention plan, and then they fixed the problem

    The service thing was frustrating, as the phone (s) (tried several)
    all had some signal--but wouldn't connect---by the way--if you leave
    your phones on, does the batteries run down real fast--mine did, as I
    discovered it was going crazy trying to find a signal---it was wierd,
    the phone would actually get warm from just hunting for a signal (
    sanyo 5400 )--till I read these forums, thought I had a bad phone--but
    not.



  5. #5
    RonInCal
    Guest

    Re: Samsung vs Sanyo -- Opinions Please

    Sanyo phones have always been solid performers (from my experience).


    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > Ok. I've had my Samsung a620 since November, and for the most part it was
    > working fine, until recently when I moved to another side of town.
    >
    > I had the a620, my wife has the Sanyo 8100, and our neighbor has the 8100

    as
    > well. Inside our apartments our phones are all nearly USELESS. We have to

    go
    > outside and walk close to 1/4 mile to USE the phone successfully.
    >
    > So... I called Sprint and complained and griped (I love the fact Sprint

    has
    > 7PM n/w unlim pcs2pcs and all of that -- but if I can't use my

    phone...)...
    >
    > So anyhow, they referred me to AlamosaPCS who provides coverage in the

    area.
    > I contacted them, and they told me to bring the phones (my 620 and wife's
    > 8100) in for a test..
    >
    > Took them yesterday.. Both of the phones failed one of the 9 tests that

    were
    > performed (cdma something or another, and the other one supposedly

    couldn't
    > even get a channel to call out to 'do' the test) -- anyhow..
    >
    > They replaced my wife's 8100 with another brand new one, and offered me

    the
    > Samsung a600 -- I didn't really want it, cuz I like to have caller-id on

    the
    > outside (yes I know you can rotate the screen, but I wasn't real big on
    > it)..
    >
    > Plus, I never (I used it one time) used the camera on my a620, so I asked

    if
    > I could get the Sanyo 5400.. Of course Im going to loose my camera, and
    > that's no big deal (I could have gotten the 4500 if I'd paid $100.00

    towards
    > it (difference in price from a620 I guess)..
    >
    > So basically.. Did I make a bad choice? So far, Im kind of still having
    > problems with the service in and around my apartment and in areas in the
    > middle of the city. The manager at the store told me that the area I live

    is
    > not a known trouble area, and since I got the Sanyo I can say it's gotten
    > about 20% better so it's possible my Sammy was screwed up..
    >
    > Anyhow, bottom line.. Is this Sanyo a good solid phone? Will I have any
    > problems with? Should I go back and get the a600 or even pay the 100.00

    and
    > get the other Sanyo? Im not going to use ReadyLink (at least not right

    now)
    > so that's not an issue for me either..
    >
    > Thanks for any input..
    >
    >






  6. #6
    RP
    Guest

    Re: Samsung vs Sanyo -- Opinions Please

    I have just upgraded to the Sanyo RL7300. I owned a Samsung phone ONCE. I
    will never make that mistake again. I had problems with it from day one. I
    have a Sanyo and my wife has a Sanyo. I have move most of my family to
    Sanyo phones. I do, however, sometimes have a problem with finding a good
    signal inside my house. But, overall, I wouldn't say that the phone is the
    problem. I would say that the apts and the roof on my house is the dilema.

    Robert
    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > Ok. I've had my Samsung a620 since November, and for the most part it was
    > working fine, until recently when I moved to another side of town.
    >
    > I had the a620, my wife has the Sanyo 8100, and our neighbor has the 8100

    as
    > well. Inside our apartments our phones are all nearly USELESS. We have to

    go
    > outside and walk close to 1/4 mile to USE the phone successfully.
    >
    > So... I called Sprint and complained and griped (I love the fact Sprint

    has
    > 7PM n/w unlim pcs2pcs and all of that -- but if I can't use my

    phone...)...
    >
    > So anyhow, they referred me to AlamosaPCS who provides coverage in the

    area.
    > I contacted them, and they told me to bring the phones (my 620 and wife's
    > 8100) in for a test..
    >
    > Took them yesterday.. Both of the phones failed one of the 9 tests that

    were
    > performed (cdma something or another, and the other one supposedly

    couldn't
    > even get a channel to call out to 'do' the test) -- anyhow..
    >
    > They replaced my wife's 8100 with another brand new one, and offered me

    the
    > Samsung a600 -- I didn't really want it, cuz I like to have caller-id on

    the
    > outside (yes I know you can rotate the screen, but I wasn't real big on
    > it)..
    >
    > Plus, I never (I used it one time) used the camera on my a620, so I asked

    if
    > I could get the Sanyo 5400.. Of course Im going to loose my camera, and
    > that's no big deal (I could have gotten the 4500 if I'd paid $100.00

    towards
    > it (difference in price from a620 I guess)..
    >
    > So basically.. Did I make a bad choice? So far, Im kind of still having
    > problems with the service in and around my apartment and in areas in the
    > middle of the city. The manager at the store told me that the area I live

    is
    > not a known trouble area, and since I got the Sanyo I can say it's gotten
    > about 20% better so it's possible my Sammy was screwed up..
    >
    > Anyhow, bottom line.. Is this Sanyo a good solid phone? Will I have any
    > problems with? Should I go back and get the a600 or even pay the 100.00

    and
    > get the other Sanyo? Im not going to use ReadyLink (at least not right

    now)
    > so that's not an issue for me either..
    >
    > Thanks for any input..
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Samsung vs Sanyo -- Opinions Please

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "RP" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have just upgraded to the Sanyo RL7300. I owned a Samsung phone ONCE. I
    > will never make that mistake again. I had problems with it from day one. I
    > have a Sanyo and my wife has a Sanyo. I have move most of my family to
    > Sanyo phones. I do, however, sometimes have a problem with finding a good
    > signal inside my house. But, overall, I wouldn't say that the phone is the
    > problem. I would say that the apts and the roof on my house is the dilema.


    That and the higher freqency 1900 MHz signal SprintPCS uses, which does
    less well at building penetration than lower frequencies (i.e. the 800
    MHz used by Verizon).



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