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  1. #1
    Captain
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    what is everyone's opinion on these two models?





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500


    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > what is everyone's opinion on these two models?
    >

    While you are waiting for folks to pipe in here, you might want to check the
    reviews provided on http://www.phonescoop.com/ . Just click the phone link,
    and then go to any of the models you might be interested in.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Robert M.
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

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

    > what is everyone's opinion on these two models?


    Do you mean the WM4500, aka Sanyo4500. It is similar to the
    RL 7300, but also has a camera, while the 7300 has a protective skin.

    Both are "ReadyLink" phones which while not as fast as Nextel walkie
    talkie works well for many people, and when turned off, leaves you with
    an excellent Speaker phone. When ReadyLink is enabled, battery life
    between charges is poor.

    And most Users think highly of the Sanyo's ability to receive a signal.



  4. #4
    tom ronson
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    as an owner of the 7300 I speak highly of it --- great 'feel' to it --- and
    as mentioned great reception and is ruggedized. The speaker is probably the
    best that Sanyo's had to date. Perhaps the best find of the phone is SMS
    capability ---- which is probably a good replacement for a lot of ready link
    (walkie-talkie type) functions.

    The battery is just too physically small to have the great standby / talk I
    enjoyed with my older Sanyo 4900 (also a great phone) ---- but with Ready
    Link off it's totally acceptable (3 to 5 days real life use). With RL on and
    in my fringe area (more power used) the battery lasts a day --- which ain't
    all that great. I'd think 2 days if you lived where there's a stronger
    signal.

    Sprint is offering a RL kit on the web site, for both fones, that has an
    extended battery / car charger / ear piece for the price of an extended
    battery -- $59.00.

    Not being used to it RL seems to be cumbersome to run ---- it's fast enough,
    once the connection is made, but its counter to normal conversation --- at
    least for me. (as a general note on RL --- the tone that notifies you of a
    RL call seems too quiet --- even with it turned up full blast. A minor nit,
    I guess).

    You'll love SMS (I think only on the 7300) --- and seems to be a fine
    replacement for RL.

    All this said, if you want a camera fone you'd need to get the other one
    (Sanyo 5500 / SPCS VM4500) <grin>

    --tr


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    > what is everyone's opinion on these two models?
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  5. #5
    Mike
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    Robert M. wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>what is everyone's opinion on these two models?

    >
    >
    > Do you mean the WM4500, aka Sanyo4500. It is similar to the
    > RL 7300, but also has a camera, while the 7300 has a protective skin.
    >


    The Sanyo 4500 is a long-discontinued 2g candy bar phone. Speaker phone,
    good reception, nice, loud ringers, pleasant interface. The VM4500 is
    the Sanyo 5500, IIRC. It's hell to keep the double names straight.




  6. #6
    fusQuanto
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    On Tue, 6 Apr 2004 15:46:44 -0500
    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > what is everyone's opinion on these two models?
    >
    >


    i just got a RL 2500, which is identical to the 7300 but not ruggedized. i
    didnt like the color scheme of the 7300, and the rubber made it difficult for
    the phone to slide into my pockets cleanly. its a great phone, and i hate
    camera phones, so i tworked out well.



  7. #7
    fusQuanto
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500


    > The battery is just too physically small to have the great standby / talk I
    > enjoyed with my older Sanyo 4900 (also a great phone) ---- but with Ready
    > Link off it's totally acceptable (3 to 5 days real life use). With RL on and
    > in my fringe area (more power used) the battery lasts a day --- which ain't
    > all that great. I'd think 2 days if you lived where there's a stronger
    > signal.



    ready link disabled from teh menu, or just simply not being used saves the
    battery?



  8. #8
    Robert M.
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    In article <[email protected]>,
    fusQuanto <[email protected]> wrote:

    > ready link disabled from teh menu, or just simply not being used saves the
    > battery?


    Disabled! Disable ReadyLink and the ReadyLink phones (including the
    RL2500) have acceptable battery life.

    With Ready Link enabled, the phone is in regular contact with the
    network to "announce" its availability for ReadyLink use. A necessary
    capability for ReadyLink functionality, but a major battery drain.



  9. #9
    tom ronson
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500


    "fusQuanto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > ready link disabled from teh menu, or just simply not being used saves the
    > battery?


    As Phyllis (aka Robert M --- and 60 other names) mentioned you need to
    disable it to see any increase in battery life ---- RL is a battery killer.

    Also, I also see you mentioned that the 2500 is functionally the same as the
    7300 ---- which I'm not sure is entirely true as I'm not so sure the 2500
    does SMS. Might be wrong ---- but that's what memory tells me.

    --tr





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  10. #10
    fusQuanto
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 08:56:36 -0400
    "tom ronson" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "fusQuanto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > > ready link disabled from teh menu, or just simply not being used saves the
    > > battery?

    >
    > As Phyllis (aka Robert M --- and 60 other names) mentioned you need to
    > disable it to see any increase in battery life ---- RL is a battery killer.
    >
    > Also, I also see you mentioned that the 2500 is functionally the same as the
    > 7300 ---- which I'm not sure is entirely true as I'm not so sure the 2500
    > does SMS. Might be wrong ---- but that's what memory tells me.
    >
    > --tr
    >
    >
    >


    my 2500 has "short mail" . that is sms right?



  11. #11
    Robert M.
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    In article <[email protected]>,
    fusQuanto <[email protected]> wrote:

    > my 2500 has "short mail" . that is sms right?


    Close but no cigar.



  12. #12
    fusQuanto
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 15:30:38 GMT
    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > fusQuanto <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > my 2500 has "short mail" . that is sms right?

    >
    > Close but no cigar.


    are you serious? i dont have sms? im takin this back adn getting the 7300!
    but are you absolutely sure, the sprintstore people todl me they are exactly the
    same.



  13. #13
    tom ronson
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500


    "fusQuanto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > are you serious? i dont have sms? im takin this back adn getting the

    7300!
    > but are you absolutely sure, the sprintstore people todl me they are

    exactly the
    > same.


    I'm pretty sure the 2500 doesn't support SMS ---- tho who knows, it might in
    the future with a firmware change. But according to rumor I'd not bank on
    it.

    And there's a world of difference between SMS and shortmail ---- one is
    usable in the real world (sms) and the other isn't (short mail). If they've
    got a 7300 at the store ask them to show you the differences between the two
    systems --- then hand them the 2500 and say "I'll take that one" to the
    7300.

    --tr





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  14. #14
    Robert M.
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    Re: rl 7300 or rl 5500

    In article <[email protected]>,
    fusQuanto <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > > my 2500 has "short mail" . that is sms right?

    > >
    > > Close but no cigar.

    >
    > are you serious? i dont have sms? im takin this back adn getting the 7300!
    > but are you absolutely sure, the sprintstore people todl me they are exactly
    > the
    > same.



    They lied. Wouldn't be the first time they lied to make a sale.



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