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  1. #1
    Scooterflex
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    I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that I'm
    breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo RL2000
    (7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're experiencing
    in NYC the past few days? It seems only when I'm outside or just come in
    from the cold that this happens. If there's something wrong with the phone I
    have no problem buying a new one but I just want to know before I do that
    this is the case. If so, I'll deal with it for the next few weeks (since
    winter is more than half over) until next year.






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  2. #2
    Central
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    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps

    On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 09:46:36 +0000, Scooterflex wrote:

    > I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that I'm
    > breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo RL2000
    > (7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're experiencing
    > in NYC the past few days? It seems only when I'm outside or just come in
    > from the cold that this happens. If there's something wrong with the phone I
    > have no problem buying a new one but I just want to know before I do that
    > this is the case. If so, I'll deal with it for the next few weeks (since
    > winter is more than half over) until next year.


    Never had a problem with my sanyo 4900 in cold weather, around -8C, other
    then the display's response rate dropping dramatically. The phone's
    reception and call quality didn't appear to change.




  3. #3
    Scooterflex
    Guest

    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps

    I didn't think it would either but it seems like a big cooincidence that
    it's been only happening in the cold or when coming right in from outside.
    I've used other devices in the cold and experienced what you have noted but
    never the issue I have now with the phone but this is the first time I've
    had this phone in weather like this.

    "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 09:46:36 +0000, Scooterflex wrote:
    >
    > > I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that

    I'm
    > > breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo

    RL2000
    > > (7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're

    experiencing
    > > in NYC the past few days? It seems only when I'm outside or just come in
    > > from the cold that this happens. If there's something wrong with the

    phone I
    > > have no problem buying a new one but I just want to know before I do

    that
    > > this is the case. If so, I'll deal with it for the next few weeks (since
    > > winter is more than half over) until next year.

    >
    > Never had a problem with my sanyo 4900 in cold weather, around -8C, other
    > then the display's response rate dropping dramatically. The phone's
    > reception and call quality didn't appear to change.
    >







  4. #4
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps


    "Scooterflex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that I'm
    > breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo

    RL2000
    > (7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're

    experiencing
    > in NYC the past few days? It seems only when I'm outside or just come in
    > from the cold that this happens. If there's something wrong with the phone

    I
    > have no problem buying a new one but I just want to know before I do that
    > this is the case. If so, I'll deal with it for the next few weeks (since
    > winter is more than half over) until next year.


    A couple of things I can think of. First off, your phone might need to get
    checked out by a tech at your local SPCS store. Secondly, are you holding
    the phone any differently outside, to where your hand is touching the
    antenna? If you are, then don't ...

    Bob





  5. #5
    Scooterflex
    Guest

    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps

    Not holding it dofferently but I was thinking of getting it checked out by
    the store. I think that's my next course of action. Thanks

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Scooterflex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that

    I'm
    > > breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo

    > RL2000
    > > (7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're

    > experiencing
    > > in NYC the past few days? It seems only when I'm outside or just come in
    > > from the cold that this happens. If there's something wrong with the

    phone
    > I
    > > have no problem buying a new one but I just want to know before I do

    that
    > > this is the case. If so, I'll deal with it for the next few weeks (since
    > > winter is more than half over) until next year.

    >
    > A couple of things I can think of. First off, your phone might need to get
    > checked out by a tech at your local SPCS store. Secondly, are you holding
    > the phone any differently outside, to where your hand is touching the
    > antenna? If you are, then don't ...
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >







  6. #6
    Central
    Guest

    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps

    On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:27:58 +0000, Scooterflex wrote:

    > I didn't think it would either but it seems like a big cooincidence that
    > it's been only happening in the cold or when coming right in from outside.
    > I've used other devices in the cold and experienced what you have noted but
    > never the issue I have now with the phone but this is the first time I've
    > had this phone in weather like this.
    >


    I would check the battery contacts to make sure they are clean. The phones
    today are pretty solid state devices with embedded electronics that should
    still operate down to -20c. The only thing that comes to mind is either
    that the cold is hurting your battery/power circuits causing the voltage
    to drop which can cause a lot of different issues or, and this depends on
    how the voice sounds on the other end, the cold is effecting the
    microphone's assembly. The main issue is that cell phones these days are
    so compact it may not be easy to determine what specifically is causing
    the problem. Your best bet would be to grab a cordless phone at your house
    then sit outside doing some test calls to see if you can
    reproduce/pin-down the problem.




  7. #7
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps

    On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 09:46:36 GMT, "Scooterflex"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that I'm
    >breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo RL2000
    >(7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're experiencing
    >in NYC the past few days?


    I'm in NYC and my wife insists that the battery drains quicker
    or fails to work properly on both her phone and her digital camera
    when the weather is this cold. Our phones are both Sanyo 4920's btw.

    I would tend to agree with the poster who wrote that solid
    state technology should not be affected by this cold (which, after
    all, isn't as bad as the cold in some parts of the country).

    However, solid state circuitry may not have anything to do
    with rechargeable battery chemistry, and she may have a point.

    I have not heard that I've been breaking up when speaking to
    people lately, nor have I had problems when my wife called me from
    outside on her 4920.

    My first thought, when I read your post, was that it's also
    been pretty windy the past few days. That could certainly cause audio
    break up. Just a thought.

    DGI





  8. #8
    Scooterflex
    Guest

    Re: Question on phone use in cold temps

    I haven't thought of the wind... thanks but on second thought.one time was
    when I first came in from outside, the phone and I both were still very cold
    and it still was breaking up. I could hear the people on the other end fine
    but they couldn't hear me. One person put it where it wasn't so muych
    breaking up... more like I was fading in and out.

    Thanks for the advice though.... any little bit helps.

    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 09:46:36 GMT, "Scooterflex"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I have noticed in the past few days that people I call are saying that

    I'm
    > >breaking up when I call them (or when they call me). I have the Sanyo

    RL2000
    > >(7200) Is it possible that this is due to the cold temps we're

    experiencing
    > >in NYC the past few days?

    >
    > I'm in NYC and my wife insists that the battery drains quicker
    > or fails to work properly on both her phone and her digital camera
    > when the weather is this cold. Our phones are both Sanyo 4920's btw.
    >
    > I would tend to agree with the poster who wrote that solid
    > state technology should not be affected by this cold (which, after
    > all, isn't as bad as the cold in some parts of the country).
    >
    > However, solid state circuitry may not have anything to do
    > with rechargeable battery chemistry, and she may have a point.
    >
    > I have not heard that I've been breaking up when speaking to
    > people lately, nor have I had problems when my wife called me from
    > outside on her 4920.
    >
    > My first thought, when I read your post, was that it's also
    > been pretty windy the past few days. That could certainly cause audio
    > break up. Just a thought.
    >
    > DGI
    >
    >







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