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  1. #1
    Steve Sobol
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    Alright... I'm tired of searching eBay for the right combination of price,
    features and performance.

    I mentioned a while ago that I managed to break my then-six-month-old Samsung
    VI-660. I don't want another one. The voice dial features rock, the UI is
    great, but the reception often sucks big wet hairy donkey nads, and I routinely
    drive through some areas on the edges of Sprint's local coverage where my
    wife's Hitachi P-300 can hold calls but my VI-660 couldn't.

    What I'm looking for:

    --Must be tri-mode. This is absolutely NOT negotiable.

    --Should be a Vision-capable phone, although if you can make enough of a case
    for me to buy your Nokia 3588, or even your Motorola v60, I'd consider it,
    since both of those phones should have excellent RF circuitry

    --Preferably should have Voice Digit Dialing. (any of the newer Samsungs, maybe
    one or two models from other manufacturers)

    --Absolutely needs to be able to hold calls in areas with poor signals. I won't
    bend on this either.

    --"real music" (CMX) ringtones would be cool but are by no means a necessity.
    The ability to download my own ringtones/apps/graphics via Vision is a big plus.

    --Real SMS messaging capability is also a huge plus.

    Phones I've been considering:
    --Samsung VGA-1000. I understand that this phone and the MM-740 have
    consistently good RF performance, unlike some of the other Samsung handsets.
    However, ain't no way I'm getting a 740 for the money I can afford to pay for a
    phone right now.

    --Hitachi P-300. My wife loves hers, but I couldn't find any on eBay this
    weekend. Looks like a slick little phone.

    --Sanyo RL4920. I figure it's been on the market long enough that I can get a
    used one for relatively cheap.

    --Samsung A500, but the reviews on Phonescoop differ widely as to how well the
    phone does with weak signals.

    --Sanyo 8100. I have to see if my mother-in-law has hers lying around; maybe I
    can buy it from her. (Her hubby bought her a Treo... must be nice!)

    Insurance replacements cost $50, but they opened a claim for the LG 5350 I am
    currently using on my account because my 660 is unusable. I most definitely do
    NOT want another LG 5350. I am only using it because I was able to get it from
    a family member who switched away from Sprint. The phone is a piece of crap.
    And although I could have gotten a new 660 and had the full 12-month warranty
    on it, and although I like an awful lot of things about the 660, the RF
    performance is a deal-breaker, and I'm not willing to consider another 660 either.

    Reply via email please.

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



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  2. #2
    John Richards
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    Re: Used Tri-mode Vision phone

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > Phones I've been considering:
    > --Samsung VGA-1000. I understand that this phone and the MM-740 have
    > consistently good RF performance, unlike some of the other Samsung handsets.


    My VGA-1000 has been great for the past 17 months, except for the lack of true SMS.

    --
    John Richards



  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Used Tri-mode Vision phone

    John Richards wrote:
    > "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> Phones I've been considering:
    >> --Samsung VGA-1000. I understand that this phone and the MM-740 have
    >> consistently good RF performance, unlike some of the other Samsung
    >> handsets.

    >
    >
    > My VGA-1000 has been great for the past 17 months, except for the lack
    > of true SMS.


    It's a tri-mode, right? And how much money are you willing to take in return
    for yours?

    On a more serious note, does the VGA-1000 have any firmware bugs? The 680 and
    660 do. The 740 is supposed to be much better.

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



  4. #4
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Used Tri-mode Vision phone

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > John Richards wrote:
    >> "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>> Phones I've been considering:
    >>> --Samsung VGA-1000. I understand that this phone and the MM-740 have
    >>> consistently good RF performance, unlike some of the other Samsung
    >>> handsets.

    >>
    >>
    >> My VGA-1000 has been great for the past 17 months, except for the lack
    >> of true SMS.

    >
    > It's a tri-mode, right? And how much money are you willing to take in return
    > for yours?


    Yes, tri-mode. My 18 month upgrade clock is up next month, at that time I
    will probably get the wife a Treo 650, and then eBay her VGA-1000. Not sure
    what they are going for.

    > On a more serious note, does the VGA-1000 have any firmware bugs?


    Not that I'm aware of, but I don't use the more advanced functions
    like calendar and alarms.

    --
    John Richards



  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Used Tri-mode Vision phone

    John Richards wrote:

    > Yes, tri-mode. My 18 month upgrade clock is up next month, at that time I
    > will probably get the wife a Treo 650, and then eBay her VGA-1000. Not sure
    > what they are going for.


    $100-$120 on eBay.

    Email me. I would like to discuss buying your VGA-1000. The email address I use
    to post is valid and unmunged.

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



  6. #6
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Used Tri-mode Vision phone

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > John Richards wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, tri-mode. My 18 month upgrade clock is up next month, at that time I
    >> will probably get the wife a Treo 650, and then eBay her VGA-1000. Not sure
    >> what they are going for.

    >
    > $100-$120 on eBay.
    >
    > Email me. I would like to discuss buying your VGA-1000. The email address I use
    > to post is valid and unmunged.


    I'll keep your offer in my suspense file. Depending on the state of my finances,
    I may postpone the upgrade purchase.

    --
    John Richards



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