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  1. #1
    Jones
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    Hi,

    I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed.

    Thanks.



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  2. #2
    Mr Frostee
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    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

    In article <[email protected]>, dna0603
    @yahoo.com says...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    > the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    > rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    > what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    > problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >

    Any Sanyo phone.
    --
    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

    Philip K. Dick 1928-1982



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??


    "Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    > the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    > rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    > what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    > problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks.


    Hey Jones ... welcome to our circus. As SPCS offers a number of different
    models, with different features, you probably need to define which features
    (Camera, Vision SMS, or ReadyLink capable) might interest you, and whether
    you want a clam shell or a candy bar phone ...

    As to manufacturers, Sanyo and the new Nokias have received the most praises
    here. Some people like Samsungs better.

    I've had both Samsungs and Sanyos, and I prefer Sanyo handsets ...

    Bob





  4. #4
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

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    Jones <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    > the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    > rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    > what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    > problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks.


    Well, I found the Sanyo 8100 to be boring and overly optimistic on its
    reception indicator (meaning it showed more bars than other phones). It
    lost signal in the same areas as my other phones (Samsung A400, A460 and
    A500). So, I purchased an A680 today and will be selling my Sanyo 8100.
    Actually, the phone is very good and stable, but primarily, just boring.

    So .. if it wasn't alread obvious, I recommend the Samsung A680 if you
    don't need ready-link (push to talk equivalent). It has a neat video
    clip option where it can record up to 15 seconds, but it is more a
    novelty than useful. However, the camera is very good (and it has
    zoom) and the browswer is quite fast as opposed to any other phone that
    I have used.

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  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

    In article <[email protected]>, frostee66
    @fastmail.us says...
    > In article <[email protected]>, dna0603
    > @yahoo.com says...
    > > Hi,
    > >=20
    > > I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    > > the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    > > rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    > > what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    > > problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed.
    > >=20
    > > Thanks.
    > >=20

    > Any Sanyo phone.
    >=20


    Hmmm.... avoided? Or recommended?

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  6. #6
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

    (Thomas=A0T.=A0Veldhouse) wrote:
    > Well, I found the Sanyo 8100 to be boring and
    > overly optimistic on its reception indicator
    > (meaning it showed more bars than other
    > phones). It lost signal in the same areas as
    > my other phones (Samsung A400, A460 and
    > A500). So, I purchased an A680 today and
    > will be selling my Sanyo 8100. Actually, the
    > phone is very good and stable, but primarily,
    > just boring.


    The 8100 is a signal bar fluffer, as is many of the other sanyo models.
    But, the Sanyo phones are pretty reliable, and the 4900 in particular
    had really good voice quality in my experience, but semi-soft in the
    earpiece volume, even with the firmware update (and known sweet spot).

    If you are looking for a nice voice only phone, the Nokia 3588i would be
    a great choice. It would also be free after the $150 rebate. It
    doesn't have a camera nor does it have any Vision, but its quality is
    suberb, and it is true sms text messaging enabled.

    Eric




  7. #7
    Røbert M
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Eric) wrote:

    > (Thomas*T.*Veldhouse) wrote:
    > > Well, I found the Sanyo 8100 to be boring and
    > > overly optimistic on its reception indicator
    > > (meaning it showed more bars than other
    > > phones). It lost signal in the same areas as
    > > my other phones (Samsung A400, A460 and
    > > A500). So, I purchased an A680 today and
    > > will be selling my Sanyo 8100. Actually, the
    > > phone is very good and stable, but primarily,
    > > just boring.

    >
    > The 8100 is a signal bar fluffer, as is many of the other sanyo models.
    > But, the Sanyo phones are pretty reliable, and the 4900 in particular
    > had really good voice quality in my experience, but semi-soft in the
    > earpiece volume, even with the firmware update (and known sweet spot).
    >
    > If you are looking for a nice voice only phone, the Nokia 3588i would be
    > a great choice. It would also be free after the $150 rebate. It
    > doesn't have a camera nor does it have any Vision, but its quality is
    > suberb, and it is true sms text messaging enabled.


    In theory his $30 plan does not qualify for rebates these days. Thats
    why he may be better served talking to Retention.



  8. #8
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

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    Eric <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > The 8100 is a signal bar fluffer, as is many of the other sanyo models.
    > But, the Sanyo phones are pretty reliable, and the 4900 in particular
    > had really good voice quality in my experience, but semi-soft in the
    > earpiece volume, even with the firmware update (and known sweet spot).
    >
    > If you are looking for a nice voice only phone, the Nokia 3588i would be
    > a great choice. It would also be free after the $150 rebate. It
    > doesn't have a camera nor does it have any Vision, but its quality is
    > suberb, and it is true sms text messaging enabled.
    >


    BTW ... the Samsung A680 has true SMS as well

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  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

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    Phillip <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > In theory his $30 plan does not qualify for rebates these days. Thats
    > why he may be better served talking to Retention.


    Perhaps. But he asked for phone advice, so at least that should be
    answered.

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  10. #10
    Kovie
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

    I like my new Toshiba VM-4050. Came out to $100 at Costco after a $150
    rebate for a 2 year contract, and included a nice "kit" with leather
    holster, car charger, and earpiece. It has a camera with "flash" and can
    take 15 second videos, but I mostly like the overall design and feel. It
    seems very solid and well-built, and is very easy to use. And the color
    screen is excellent. As for plans, you might want to ask Sprint about
    retention plans. I ended up with a $100/2500 minute plan with a free 2nd
    line and free Vision, but they also offered $40/750 and $50/1000 plans. If
    you have a good track record with Sprint and have been with them a while,
    you should be able to get one of these if you ask, especially if you
    threaten to leave for another carrier. Good luck.

    --
    Kovie
    [email protected]zen


    "Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    > the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    > rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    > what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    > problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks.






  11. #11
    Mr Frostee
    Guest

    Re: Best Sprint PCS phone??

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected]=EEntpcs.com says...
    > In article <[email protected]>, frostee66
    > @fastmail.us says...
    > > In article <[email protected]>, dna0603
    > > @yahoo.com says...
    > > > Hi,
    > > >=20
    > > > I'm looking to get a phone with Sprint PCS and they've told me about
    > > > the 1 year contract ($100 rebate) or the 2 year contract ($150
    > > > rebate). I don't mind what the term contract is... but was wondering
    > > > what phones would be recommended? Which ones have a history of
    > > > problems or should be avoided? All comments and suggestions welcomed=

    ..
    > > >=20
    > > > Thanks.
    > > >=20

    > > Any Sanyo phone.
    > >=20

    >=20
    > Hmmm.... avoided? Or recommended?
    >=20
    >=20

    Recommended.
    --=20
    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

    Philip K. Dick 1928-1982



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