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  1. #1
    C M
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    Sorry I am unable to help you with the phone selection since I
    personally just got the Samsung A740 recently and it is very small.

    But I have a question regarding shuffling. I was thinking exactly along
    those line when I upgraded recently , adding a new line of service for
    my son. And since that is a new line, it is eligible for the instant
    rebate. Mine being an upgrade would have to wait for the mail-in
    rebate. According to the tele CSR, it is possible to swap phones (mom's
    with kid's phone)but to do it only after 3 months. The store people ,
    however, were more negative regarding the swap and discouraging it.

    Any take on this? Since you can get the more expensive phone with the
    instant rebate for the new line and a cheaper phone for the upgrade then
    swap phones for the 2 lines.

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
    > I haven't been around this group much in the last year as other things
    > have taken my interest and priority, however, now I am in the market for
    > a new phone and need to catch up.
    >
    > It has been about 12 months since I bought a new phone. However, I have
    > only been moderately happy with my current phone, the Samsung A680.
    > Technically speaking, the phone has been great, however, the size is a
    > bit too small for my larger fingers to push the buttons. The case
    > [leather from Sprint PCS] does not fit well and it is always flipping
    > open when I bump something.
    >
    > So, I am looking for a new phone. I will be adding a new line of
    > service for my daughter and will be doing a phone shuffle with me
    > getting the new phone ;-)
    >
    > Features:
    > 1. Decent web browser
    > 2. Decent camera
    > 3. SMS capable!
    > 4. Decent battery performance
    > 5. Good to great RF performance
    > 6. Large enough for big fingers [6'3" tall and 220 pounnds ... get the
    > idea?].
    > 7. Good build quality.
    > 8. Flip preferred, but I might consider other options.
    >
    > Can anybody suggest a phone? The Sanyo 7400 caught my eye, but it seems
    > pricey and perhaps over featured. I have been happy with Samsung's in
    > the past, but they have become a little small.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >




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  2. #2
    John Richards
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    Re: Phone Recommendation?

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
    >
    > If you want, just call them up and do an ESN swap. My plan is to simply
    > buy the phone at Costco if I can get it their. Move my plan to it.
    > Move my Wife's to my old phone and give my Wife's phone to my daughter
    > .. putting a new line of service on that. I was told by the Sprint rep
    > at Costco that it was not a problem.


    Anyone know which phones Costco is offering, or does it vary too
    much from store to store. My nearest Costco is a 70-minute roundtrip.

    --
    John Richards






  3. #3

    phone recommendation?

    Hi,

    I am looking to return to sprint after a brief stay with T-Mobile. I
    looked at the phone page, but there are a lot of options there to
    choose from. I'm looking to buy where price point meets features. I
    don't need the latest thing out, but I like features. My last Spint
    phone was a Samsung and I like that interface. I don't want to use the
    Nextel service.

    Does anybody have any recommendations?

    Thanks!

    Dan




  4. #4
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am looking to return to sprint after a brief stay with T-Mobile. I
    > looked at the phone page, but there are a lot of options there to
    > choose from. I'm looking to buy where price point meets features. I
    > don't need the latest thing out, but I like features. My last Spint
    > phone was a Samsung and I like that interface. I don't want to use the
    > Nextel service.
    >
    > Does anybody have any recommendations?


    In an entire paragraph, you've said absolutely nothing.

    "... price point meets features."

    What price? What features? Etc.

    Notan



  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?


    "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I am looking to return to sprint after a brief stay with T-Mobile. I
    >> looked at the phone page, but there are a lot of options there to
    >> choose from. I'm looking to buy where price point meets features. I
    >> don't need the latest thing out, but I like features. My last Spint
    >> phone was a Samsung and I like that interface. I don't want to use the
    >> Nextel service.
    >>
    >> Does anybody have any recommendations?

    >
    > In an entire paragraph, you've said absolutely nothing.
    >
    > "... price point meets features."
    >
    > What price? What features? Etc.
    >
    > Notan


    Glad you piped in first Notan. I was going to say AHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGG! Oh ...
    wait a minute ... I just did. No price level mentioned, and no preferences
    on any features i.e.: speakerphone, taking pics, multimedia, limited
    bluetooth capability, SMS ... nothing.

    To the original OP, try to define what YOUR needs will be, and what price
    YOU want to pay for the phone. What options do YOU want on your plan, i.e.:
    Vision, just SMS, MM ... and then go from there.

    Bob

    Bob





  6. #6
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    Notan wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>I am looking to return to sprint after a brief stay with T-Mobile. I
    >>looked at the phone page, but there are a lot of options there to
    >>choose from. I'm looking to buy where price point meets features. I
    >>don't need the latest thing out, but I like features. My last Spint
    >>phone was a Samsung and I like that interface. I don't want to use the
    >>Nextel service.
    >>
    >>Does anybody have any recommendations?

    >
    >
    > In an entire paragraph, you've said absolutely nothing.
    >
    > "... price point meets features."


    Sounds like he's a "yes man" for some other coprorate entity.



    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  7. #7
    k
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    [email protected] wrote in news:1129040109.963993.11960
    @g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am looking to return to sprint after a brief stay with T-Mobile. I
    > looked at the phone page, but there are a lot of options there to
    > choose from. I'm looking to buy where price point meets features. I
    > don't need the latest thing out, but I like features. My last Spint
    > phone was a Samsung and I like that interface. I don't want to use the
    > Nextel service.
    >
    > Does anybody have any recommendations?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Dan


    I have the right to correct No One. My choice is the Sanyo mm8300 it does
    everything well



  8. #8

    Re: phone recommendation?

    Isaiah,

    If you don't have any useful input, kindly keep it to yourself.




  9. #9

    Re: phone recommendation?


    Sorry Notan,

    I should have provided more info.

    I'm looking for something that is Vision capable, and a camera.
    Speakerphone is a bonus. Price should be roughly $200.

    I guess what I was really asking in my original post was which phone
    has a reputation for being a solid phone? Cell features like camera
    and multimedia are somewhat ubiquitous now. When I was with sprint
    previously, I had the Samsung A500 which, for me, was a solid
    performer. I had friends with other models (forgive me I forget which)
    however who had nothing but problems.

    So, 1.) Are there any phone I should avoid based on the collective
    knowledge of alt.cellular.sprintpcs? ie, phones that are known to be
    problematic, break easily, etc..

    2.) Are there any phones that meet these basic criteria [camera,
    vision capable] that have reputations as being problem free that people
    really like?

    Dan




  10. #10
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Isaiah,
    >
    > If you don't have any useful input, kindly keep it to yourself.
    >

    A point of order here Dan. It was you that didn't provide any useful input
    in the first place. As you now have put in some parameters, I'm sure that
    some folks will pipe in. I won't, as I'm still using Sanyo phones which are
    no longer sold by SPCS, and wouldn't have any personal knowledge of the
    current models.

    I will say though that most Sanyo models have received excellent reps, now
    and in the past. Some folks have mentioned that a couple of the current
    Sanyos sold do not have the capability to tether to the laptop, but I don't
    know which models.

    Bob





  11. #11
    k
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    [email protected] wrote in news:1129124054.406945.91800
    @g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

    >
    > Sorry Notan,
    >
    > I should have provided more info.
    >
    > I'm looking for something that is Vision capable, and a camera.
    > Speakerphone is a bonus. Price should be roughly $200.
    >

    Sanyo 8200



  12. #12
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    After looking at the list on Sprint's website at the PM- and MM-
    numbered phones, you might then look up these models on
    www.phonescoop.com (enter the model number in the "Jump to a phone" box)
    and read the User Reviews.

    If you like Samsungs, the Samsung 840 looks like a good one right now.
    It replaces the 680 (mine) and the 740 (I have friends who like it).
    Also Sanyo 8300.

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Sorry Notan,
    >
    > I should have provided more info.
    >
    > I'm looking for something that is Vision capable, and a camera.
    > Speakerphone is a bonus. Price should be roughly $200.
    >
    > I guess what I was really asking in my original post was which phone
    > has a reputation for being a solid phone? Cell features like camera
    > and multimedia are somewhat ubiquitous now. When I was with sprint
    > previously, I had the Samsung A500 which, for me, was a solid
    > performer. I had friends with other models (forgive me I forget which)
    > however who had nothing but problems.
    >
    > So, 1.) Are there any phone I should avoid based on the collective
    > knowledge of alt.cellular.sprintpcs? ie, phones that are known to be
    > problematic, break easily, etc..
    >
    > 2.) Are there any phones that meet these basic criteria [camera,
    > vision capable] that have reputations as being problem free that people
    > really like?
    >
    > Dan
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  13. #13
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    Frank Harris wrote:
    >
    > After looking at the list on Sprint's website at the PM- and MM-
    > numbered phones, you might then look up these models on
    > www.phonescoop.com (enter the model number in the "Jump to a phone" box)
    > and read the User Reviews.
    >
    > If you like Samsungs, the Samsung 840 looks like a good one right now.
    > It replaces the 680 (mine) and the 740 (I have friends who like it).
    > Also Sanyo 8300.
    >
    > <snip>


    http://www.phonescoop.com is a great place to start.

    I'm currently using a Samsung A840, which replaces an A500.
    For me size is high on the priority list, with basic phone
    functions following. I don't need silly ringers, screen
    savers (Who the hell watches a cell phone screen saver,
    anyway? <g>), etc.

    Personally, I like Samsungs over Sanyos. While, by all counts,
    Sanyo makes an excellent phone, I'm not too fond of their speed
    dial system. Unlike Samsungs, Sanyos only give the user the
    option of speed dial locations of 1-9 (or 0-9).

    The *best* way to evaluate phones' pluses and minuses, is to
    go down to a Sprint store, play around with them for a while,
    then buy one. If, after getting it home, you decide that there
    are features that you don't like, aren't features that you do
    like, reception isn't good, etc., you've got 14 days to return
    it and try another. I did this a number of times, before
    deciding on the A840.

    Notan



  14. #14
    W. Wells
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    I was told by Sprint that the Sanyo was better. The software was made
    specifically for Sprint phones.
    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am looking to return to sprint after a brief stay with T-Mobile. I
    > looked at the phone page, but there are a lot of options there to
    > choose from. I'm looking to buy where price point meets features. I
    > don't need the latest thing out, but I like features. My last Spint
    > phone was a Samsung and I like that interface. I don't want to use the
    > Nextel service.
    >
    > Does anybody have any recommendations?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Dan
    >






  15. #15
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: phone recommendation?

    Smiling Wickedly, Bob Smith answered:
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Isaiah,
    >>
    >>If you don't have any useful input, kindly keep it to yourself.
    >>

    >
    > A point of order here Dan. It was you that didn't provide any useful input
    > in the first place. As you now have put in some parameters, I'm sure that
    > some folks will pipe in. I won't, as I'm still using Sanyo phones which are
    > no longer sold by SPCS, and wouldn't have any personal knowledge of the
    > current models.


    They're NOT? I thought I just SAW two fairly new models out from
    Sanyo? maybe I'm Misremembering. My Sanyo 8200 is showing it's age.
    Maybe I should go out and buy another? or a 8300 before they disappear?

    at least in MY neck of the woods, samsung models don't hold a signal
    NEARLY as well as the Sanyo Models do.
    --
    *.. ))
    . .))
    ((. .-::-((.(.(*. .*).)
    .. Michael .-::-






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