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  1. #1
    C M
    Guest
    We had our current 2 phones for 6 years and now upgrading our plan to a
    family plan and adding a 3rd line. I understand that the 3rd phone gets
    the instant rebate just like a new customer. But this is what I was
    offered ( I think it is a fair deal)

    $70 for the Fair and Flexible 800 minutes.
    $10 for the 3rd line.
    Free nights and weekends starting at 7pm
    Free pcs to pcs
    $5 for Vision Picture Package for the 3rd line (includes 100 text messages)
    5% off my bill.

    If I opt for the Nokia 6016I the 2 phones will be FREE.
    If I opt for the Samsung A740 the rep. says that it will be $79.99
    (basically instant rebate for the phone upgrades) and $60 courtesy
    credit to make it same as the web offer

    I think the deal is a very fair offer. The only question is how good is
    the Samsung A740 phones. Anybody has experience with them? I went to
    phonescoop.com and there were very few reviews, probably 5.

    I like the Sanyo 8200 and have heard good things about that phone.
    Reviews are good on phonescoop.com (53 reviews). But if we opt for this
    phone, the rep. says I would have to wait for the mail in rebate and I
    lose the $60 courtesy credit, hence making the phones $79.99 each but I
    would have to fork out $229 and wait for the $150 rebate in the mail.

    Is the Sanyo 8200 really much better than the Samsung A740? Advise?



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  2. #2

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    You couldn't give me another Samsung. I've owned the N200 and N400.
    While Samsung generally has nice feature sets on their phones,... the
    problem I' and many other customers have complained about is the
    reception (radio) quality in border line signal strength situations.
    It appears to be sub par to that of Sanyo and other mfgs.




  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    [email protected] wrote:
    > You couldn't give me another Samsung. I've owned the N200 and N400.
    > While Samsung generally has nice feature sets on their phones,... the
    > problem I' and many other customers have complained about is the
    > reception (radio) quality in border line signal strength situations.
    > It appears to be sub par to that of Sanyo and other mfgs.


    Some are. However, my VGA-1000 is most definitely not (Google for my recent
    comments on that)... I can even hold a call by the cement plant out in northern
    Victorville where many other phones (regardless of carrier) drop calls. It's
    amazing. And the newest Samsung phones are supposed to do real well with RF too.

    Of the current phones, I can confirm that the 660 is a poor RF performer,
    having owned one. The 680 may not be (if it's even still around), but I
    understand it has some firmware bugs. The 740 and newer models are supposed to
    handle weak signals quite well.

    --
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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
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  4. #4
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    I've been happy with the Samsungs I've had, and the RF quality of my
    recent VGA-1000 and current A680 is very good - equal to or better than
    my wife's Sanyo 8100, which I've read is better than its replacement,
    the 8200.

    [email protected] wrote:
    > You couldn't give me another Samsung. I've owned the N200 and N400.
    > While Samsung generally has nice feature sets on their phones,... the
    > problem I' and many other customers have complained about is the
    > reception (radio) quality in border line signal strength situations.
    > It appears to be sub par to that of Sanyo and other mfgs.
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  5. #5
    C M
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone



    Frank Harris wrote:
    > I've been happy with the Samsungs I've had, and the RF quality of my
    > recent VGA-1000 and current A680 is very good - equal to or better than
    > my wife's Sanyo 8100, which I've read is better than its replacement,
    > the 8200.
    >



    Good to hear that Frank. I have had my Samsung sch 3500 since 1999 and
    it is still going strong. So if your A680(which I heard is comparable
    to the current A740) is comparable to your wife's 8100 or better (and
    that the 8100 is better than its replacement the 8200)I guess it makes
    perfect sense for me to go ahead with ordering three A740 especially if
    we are given more discounts and credits than ordering the Sanyo 8200.




  6. #6
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone


    "C M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > Frank Harris wrote:
    > > I've been happy with the Samsungs I've had, and the RF quality of my
    > > recent VGA-1000 and current A680 is very good - equal to or better than
    > > my wife's Sanyo 8100, which I've read is better than its replacement,
    > > the 8200.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Good to hear that Frank. I have had my Samsung sch 3500 since 1999 and
    > it is still going strong. So if your A680(which I heard is comparable
    > to the current A740) is comparable to your wife's 8100 or better (and
    > that the 8100 is better than its replacement the 8200)I guess it makes
    > perfect sense for me to go ahead with ordering three A740 especially if
    > we are given more discounts and credits than ordering the Sanyo 8200.


    That 3500 of yours CM ought to be donated to the Smithsonian Institute ...
    Just out of curiosity, how many batteries have you gone through so far?

    Bob ... who still has old 3500 in a charger ... which is still plugged in,
    but hasn't been used for 2 years ::





  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    Bob Smith wrote:

    > That 3500 of yours CM ought to be donated to the Smithsonian Institute ...


    You'd be surprised how many older, 2g phones are on eBay. Go look

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    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"



  8. #8
    C M
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    Yes, that is exactly what I told my spouse,that those 2 Samsung sch 3500
    are antiques. Maybe Samsung wants it for their museum like how Mercedes
    gets the old cars with over 300K miles for their advertisements. lol

    Btw, we still have our original batteries and original extended
    batteries that we bought when we purchased the phones. Therefore each
    one of us has 2 sets of batteries. Still the originals!!!!! The
    extended batteries are what we use on a daily basis. It can last for a
    week on standby. We have travelled up and down the Eastern seaboard and
    have no problem with our signal etc. except maybe in parts of Maine.

    Also as I had mentioned, we are changing our plan to the Family Fair and
    Flexible(was offered $80 for 800 minutes to be share between 3
    lines,Free pcs2pcs and free nt&wkend 7pm , nothing to sing about. New
    customers get that as well)to add a 3rd line. My husband just told me
    today that I can upgrade and get a new phone but he is happy with his
    Samsung sch 3500. There is nothing wrong with it and why should he pay
    more money for a new phone. Can someone please talk to him for me??????
    Geez we are going to sign a 2 year contract and he wants to keep his 6
    year old phone.

    So Bob how is the Samsung A740? Heard any good or bad things about that
    phone?


    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "C M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>
    >>Frank Harris wrote:
    >>
    >>>I've been happy with the Samsungs I've had, and the RF quality of my
    >>>recent VGA-1000 and current A680 is very good - equal to or better than
    >>>my wife's Sanyo 8100, which I've read is better than its replacement,
    >>>the 8200.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>Good to hear that Frank. I have had my Samsung sch 3500 since 1999 and
    >>it is still going strong. So if your A680(which I heard is comparable
    >>to the current A740) is comparable to your wife's 8100 or better (and
    >>that the 8100 is better than its replacement the 8200)I guess it makes
    >>perfect sense for me to go ahead with ordering three A740 especially if
    >>we are given more discounts and credits than ordering the Sanyo 8200.

    >
    >
    > That 3500 of yours CM ought to be donated to the Smithsonian Institute ...
    > Just out of curiosity, how many batteries have you gone through so far?
    >
    > Bob ... who still has old 3500 in a charger ... which is still plugged in,
    > but hasn't been used for 2 years ::
    >
    >




  9. #9
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone


    "C M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Yes, that is exactly what I told my spouse,that those 2 Samsung sch 3500
    > are antiques. Maybe Samsung wants it for their museum like how Mercedes
    > gets the old cars with over 300K miles for their advertisements. lol
    >
    > Btw, we still have our original batteries and original extended
    > batteries that we bought when we purchased the phones. Therefore each
    > one of us has 2 sets of batteries. Still the originals!!!!! The
    > extended batteries are what we use on a daily basis. It can last for a
    > week on standby. We have travelled up and down the Eastern seaboard and
    > have no problem with our signal etc. except maybe in parts of Maine.
    >
    > Also as I had mentioned, we are changing our plan to the Family Fair and
    > Flexible(was offered $80 for 800 minutes to be share between 3
    > lines,Free pcs2pcs and free nt&wkend 7pm , nothing to sing about. New
    > customers get that as well)to add a 3rd line. My husband just told me
    > today that I can upgrade and get a new phone but he is happy with his
    > Samsung sch 3500. There is nothing wrong with it and why should he pay
    > more money for a new phone. Can someone please talk to him for me??????
    > Geez we are going to sign a 2 year contract and he wants to keep his 6
    > year old phone.
    >
    > So Bob how is the Samsung A740? Heard any good or bad things about that
    > phone?


    Hey CM, I don't have a A740. I just jumped into this thread because you
    mentioned the 3500. I switched to Sanyo 4 yrs ago with a 4700. The wife has
    that phone, and I've been using a Sanyo 5300 for 30 months now.

    Bob





  10. #10
    Newsguy
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    You mention $5 vision picture package but about regular vision access? is
    vision not included?


    "C M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > We had our current 2 phones for 6 years and now upgrading our plan to a
    > family plan and adding a 3rd line. I understand that the 3rd phone gets
    > the instant rebate just like a new customer. But this is what I was
    > offered ( I think it is a fair deal)
    >
    > $70 for the Fair and Flexible 800 minutes.
    > $10 for the 3rd line.
    > Free nights and weekends starting at 7pm
    > Free pcs to pcs
    > $5 for Vision Picture Package for the 3rd line (includes 100 text
    > messages)
    > 5% off my bill.
    >
    > If I opt for the Nokia 6016I the 2 phones will be FREE.
    > If I opt for the Samsung A740 the rep. says that it will be $79.99
    > (basically instant rebate for the phone upgrades) and $60 courtesy credit
    > to make it same as the web offer
    >
    > I think the deal is a very fair offer. The only question is how good is
    > the Samsung A740 phones. Anybody has experience with them? I went to
    > phonescoop.com and there were very few reviews, probably 5.
    >
    > I like the Sanyo 8200 and have heard good things about that phone. Reviews
    > are good on phonescoop.com (53 reviews). But if we opt for this phone,
    > the rep. says I would have to wait for the mail in rebate and I lose the
    > $60 courtesy credit, hence making the phones $79.99 each but I would have
    > to fork out $229 and wait for the $150 rebate in the mail.
    >
    > Is the Sanyo 8200 really much better than the Samsung A740? Advise?






  11. #11
    C M
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    NOpe have to pay $5 depending on which phone we pick. If it has picture
    then the Vision Picture package. If not then just the Vision package
    that includes the 100 text messages.

    Newsguy wrote:
    > You mention $5 vision picture package but about regular vision access? is
    > vision not included?
    >
    >
    > "C M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>We had our current 2 phones for 6 years and now upgrading our plan to a
    >>family plan and adding a 3rd line. I understand that the 3rd phone gets
    >>the instant rebate just like a new customer. But this is what I was
    >>offered ( I think it is a fair deal)
    >>
    >>$70 for the Fair and Flexible 800 minutes.
    >>$10 for the 3rd line.
    >>Free nights and weekends starting at 7pm
    >>Free pcs to pcs
    >>$5 for Vision Picture Package for the 3rd line (includes 100 text
    >>messages)
    >>5% off my bill.
    >>
    >>If I opt for the Nokia 6016I the 2 phones will be FREE.
    >>If I opt for the Samsung A740 the rep. says that it will be $79.99
    >>(basically instant rebate for the phone upgrades) and $60 courtesy credit
    >>to make it same as the web offer
    >>
    >>I think the deal is a very fair offer. The only question is how good is
    >>the Samsung A740 phones. Anybody has experience with them? I went to
    >>phonescoop.com and there were very few reviews, probably 5.
    >>
    >>I like the Sanyo 8200 and have heard good things about that phone. Reviews
    >>are good on phonescoop.com (53 reviews). But if we opt for this phone,
    >>the rep. says I would have to wait for the mail in rebate and I lose the
    >>$60 courtesy credit, hence making the phones $79.99 each but I would have
    >>to fork out $229 and wait for the $150 rebate in the mail.
    >>
    >>Is the Sanyo 8200 really much better than the Samsung A740? Advise?

    >
    >
    >




  12. #12
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    C M wrote:
    >
    >
    > Frank Harris wrote:
    >
    >> I've been happy with the Samsungs I've had, and the RF quality of my
    >> recent VGA-1000 and current A680 is very good - equal to or better
    >> than my wife's Sanyo 8100, which I've read is better than its
    >> replacement, the 8200.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Good to hear that Frank. I have had my Samsung sch 3500 since 1999 and
    > it is still going strong. So if your A680(which I heard is comparable
    > to the current A740) is comparable to your wife's 8100 or better (and
    > that the 8100 is better than its replacement the 8200)I guess it makes
    > perfect sense for me to go ahead with ordering three A740 especially if
    > we are given more discounts and credits than ordering the Sanyo 8200.
    >


    Yep. I've been all-Samsung myself. 1000 (my first cell phone), 2000 (it
    seemed so small back then), 3500 (several), A460 (worst), VGA-1000
    (beautiful screen, best sound), A680 (best reception).

    Like Bob, I still have a 3500 charger plugged in, because I use an old,
    unactivated 3500 in Field Debug mode when I go on a serious cell site
    search. It's easier to hold and the display is much easier to read in
    daylight than my newer phones. Field Debug mode on a 3500 is
    Menu-9-0-040793-1. I know you can get to it on an A740 but I don't have
    the menus handy. Try Menu-Settings-Display-0-0404793-1.

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  13. #13
    PM
    Guest

    Re: Retention and Samsung A740 phone

    I never buy any Samsung products anymore, because whatever I have bought
    were junks.

    "C M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > We had our current 2 phones for 6 years and now upgrading our plan to a
    > family plan and adding a 3rd line. I understand that the 3rd phone gets
    > the instant rebate just like a new customer. But this is what I was
    > offered ( I think it is a fair deal)
    >
    > $70 for the Fair and Flexible 800 minutes.
    > $10 for the 3rd line.
    > Free nights and weekends starting at 7pm
    > Free pcs to pcs
    > $5 for Vision Picture Package for the 3rd line (includes 100 text
    > messages)
    > 5% off my bill.
    >
    > If I opt for the Nokia 6016I the 2 phones will be FREE.
    > If I opt for the Samsung A740 the rep. says that it will be $79.99
    > (basically instant rebate for the phone upgrades) and $60 courtesy credit
    > to make it same as the web offer
    >
    > I think the deal is a very fair offer. The only question is how good is
    > the Samsung A740 phones. Anybody has experience with them? I went to
    > phonescoop.com and there were very few reviews, probably 5.
    >
    > I like the Sanyo 8200 and have heard good things about that phone. Reviews
    > are good on phonescoop.com (53 reviews). But if we opt for this phone,
    > the rep. says I would have to wait for the mail in rebate and I lose the
    > $60 courtesy credit, hence making the phones $79.99 each but I would have
    > to fork out $229 and wait for the $150 rebate in the mail.
    >
    > Is the Sanyo 8200 really much better than the Samsung A740? Advise?






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