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  1. #1
    k
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    [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]
    4ax.com:

    > My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    > about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day. Perhaps,
    > there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception. Which Sprint
    > phone gets the best reception?
    >


    LG pm 325



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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    k wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]
    > 4ax.com:
    >
    >
    >>My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    >>about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day. Perhaps,
    >>there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception. Which Sprint
    >>phone gets the best reception?
    >>


    > LG pm 325


    Are you KIDDING? I know poeple who switched to the PM325 and regret it!
    They're getting horrible reception even in what were previously good
    signal areas.

    The Sanyos are still by and large the best phones for fringe reception.


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  3. #3
    Seumas Elphen
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    Isaiah Beard wrote:
    > k wrote:
    >
    >> [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]
    >> 4ax.com:
    >>
    >>
    >>> My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    >>> about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day.
    >>> Perhaps,
    >>> there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception. Which Sprint
    >>> phone gets the best reception?

    >
    >
    >> LG pm 325

    >
    >
    > Are you KIDDING? I know poeple who switched to the PM325 and regret it!
    > They're getting horrible reception even in what were previously good
    > signal areas.
    >
    > The Sanyos are still by and large the best phones for fringe reception.
    >
    >

    I think it's going to be YMMV.
    My VX3200 has better reception than my SCP-7300.
    An aftermarket extending antenna would improve ANY phone's reception
    over the stock internal or nub antenna. Simple physics of radio waves.
    (And no I'm not talking about the stupid antennas with the flashing lights)

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  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > k wrote:
    > > [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]
    > > 4ax.com:
    > >
    > >
    > >>My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    > >>about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day.

    Perhaps,
    > >>there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception. Which Sprint
    > >>phone gets the best reception?
    > >>

    >
    > > LG pm 325

    >
    > Are you KIDDING? I know poeple who switched to the PM325 and regret it!
    > They're getting horrible reception even in what were previously good
    > signal areas.
    >
    > The Sanyos are still by and large the best phones for fringe reception.


    I mostly agree with you, however my daughter replaced a Samsung A500 with an
    LG 325, and it's as good or better than my 5300 in the fringe areas in her
    coverage area in No. Charlotte.

    Bob





  5. #5
    k
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > k wrote:
    >> [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]
    >> 4ax.com:
    >>
    >>
    >>>My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got
    >>>reception about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one
    >>>day. Perhaps, there is another Sprint phone that gets better
    >>>reception. Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?
    >>>

    >
    >> LG pm 325

    >
    > Are you KIDDING? I know poeple who switched to the PM325 and regret
    > it!
    > They're getting horrible reception even in what were previously good
    > signal areas.
    >
    > The Sanyos are still by and large the best phones for fringe
    > reception.
    >

    I guess I got a faulty one. It beats the heck out of the Sanyo pm 8200 for
    re ception. I will return it



  6. #6
    pittdoglover
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    sanyo scp7300



    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    > about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day. Perhaps,
    > there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception. Which Sprint
    > phone gets the best reception?






  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
    > Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The Sanyos are still by and large the best phones for fringe reception.
    >>

    >
    >
    > I have a hard time with that statement. I dare say the later samsungs
    > are as good, if not better.


    I became a big Samsung fan after owning a VI-660 and a VGa-1000. The 660 has
    some weak-signal issues, though. But the VGA-1000 was great, and I
    understand newer Samsungs are too.

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  8. #8
    Nobody
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    On 2005-07-31 18:52:02 -0500, [email protected] said:

    > My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    > about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day.
    > Perhaps, there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception.
    > Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?


    I only have experience with two phones, so my 2 cents may be worth less
    than that. ;-)

    My wife has a Samsung A680, and I have a Sanyo VI2300 - two ends of the
    cost/feature spectrum, from what I can tell.

    The A680 is fine little phone, light, small, feature packed and
    comparatively expensive. But reception is often not very good, with a
    "warbling" quality to it. It also tends to cut out, which from what
    I've read might be due to Samsung's voice activation or some such. (I
    don't recall exactly.)

    On the other hand, my Sanyo 2300 sounds like a champ. It suffers none
    of the problems I've seen on the A680. It doesn't have a camera (I
    don't need one; I have cameras), the screen is a tad small (but very
    functional), and the menus/graphics could be better (just an opinion),
    but it's a great little phone so far.

    I've read good and bad about both, which causes me to wonder if it's a
    combination of place, phone and network hardware that make any single
    phone good or bad.

    I think I read where Sprint has a two-week return policy on new phones,
    so you might make a choice and give it a test drive. If it doesn't work
    out, swap it.

    Good luck!

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  9. #9
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    Nobody wrote:

    > The A680 is fine little phone, light, small, feature packed and
    > comparatively expensive. But reception is often not very good, with a
    > "warbling" quality to it. It also tends to cut out, which from what I've
    > read might be due to Samsung's voice activation or some such. (I don't
    > recall exactly.)


    I never had any such problem with the two Sprint Samsung phones I owned
    unless I was in an area with a weak signal - and in the case of my VGA-1000,
    it had to be really weak.


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  10. #10
    Nobody
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    On 2005-08-18 22:29:15 -0500, Steve Sobol <[email protected]> said:

    > Nobody wrote:
    >
    >> The A680 is fine little phone, light, small, feature packed and
    >> comparatively expensive. But reception is often not very good, with a
    >> "warbling" quality to it. It also tends to cut out, which from what
    >> I've read might be due to Samsung's voice activation or some such. (I
    >> don't recall exactly.)

    >
    > I never had any such problem with the two Sprint Samsung phones I owned
    > unless I was in an area with a weak signal - and in the case of my
    > VGA-1000, it had to be really weak.


    That's good to know. The Samsungs are nice phones, and I'd hate to
    discount them for future purchases based on the experience of just one
    phone.

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  11. #11
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    Nobody wrote:

    >> I never had any such problem with the two Sprint Samsung phones I
    >> owned unless I was in an area with a weak signal - and in the case of
    >> my VGA-1000, it had to be really weak.

    >
    > That's good to know. The Samsungs are nice phones, and I'd hate to
    > discount them for future purchases based on the experience of just one
    > phone.


    Don't. They're nice phones, the most recent models are supposed to be bug
    free (though the 660 isn't, the others are supposed to be pretty good), and
    they have lots of useful features.



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  12. #12
    HG
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    Re: Which Sprint phone gets the best reception?

    I have a sanyo 7300 and I don't find it's reception any better (or worse)
    than my wife's sanyo 8200. No formal testing though.

    I've been told by more than 1 Sprint tech rep that the phone with the best
    reception is/was the Sanyo 4900. Take it just as a data point.




    "pittdoglover" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > sanyo scp7300
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    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > My house is on the fringe of two Sprint towers and I only got reception
    > > about 80% of the time with a Sprint phone that I tried one day.

    Perhaps,
    > > there is another Sprint phone that gets better reception. Which Sprint
    > > phone gets the best reception?

    >
    >






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