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  1. #1
    EOO
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    I hope I did not make a mistake. Verizon didn't work well in my house. I
    would have to go out in the back yard and I could move the phone (LG vx3100)
    3 feet and go from 1 bar to 4 in an instant.
    I am getting pretty much the same from my Sprint phone (Sanyo SCP 3100).
    What would be the best phone for reception that is hearing aid compatible?
    The sound quality of this phone is good with the T-coil. I just wish it
    wouldn't drop service in our basement. Upstairs is one bar maybe two.
    I guess I should have asked before I signed but I still have 10 days to back
    out.
    Thanks.





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  2. #2
    DonR.
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    Go back to Sprint and get a Motorola. The LG VX3100 has horrible reception.
    Motorola is much better.

    "EOO" <whereeverforever.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I hope I did not make a mistake. Verizon didn't work well in my house. I
    >would have to go out in the back yard and I could move the phone (LG
    >vx3100) 3 feet and go from 1 bar to 4 in an instant.
    > I am getting pretty much the same from my Sprint phone (Sanyo SCP 3100).
    > What would be the best phone for reception that is hearing aid compatible?
    > The sound quality of this phone is good with the T-coil. I just wish it
    > wouldn't drop service in our basement. Upstairs is one bar maybe two.
    > I guess I should have asked before I signed but I still have 10 days to
    > back out.
    > Thanks.
    >






  3. #3
    David G. Imber
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    On Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:56:08 GMT, "DonR."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Go back to Sprint and get a Motorola. The LG VX3100 has horrible reception.
    > Motorola is much better.


    I can't comment on Motorola phones, but OP had the LG on
    Verizon. With SPCS he's got the _Sanyo_ 3100. Reception should be
    about as good as it gets with this phone, I'd say.

    DGI




  4. #4
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:56:08 GMT, "DonR."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Go back to Sprint and get a Motorola. The LG VX3100 has horrible reception.
    >> Motorola is much better.

    >
    > I can't comment on Motorola phones, but OP had the LG on
    > Verizon. With SPCS he's got the _Sanyo_ 3100. Reception should be
    > about as good as it gets with this phone, I'd say.
    >


    I have seen people dis the Samsung phones for reception, but in my experience,
    they do just as well as any of the Sanyo phones that I have owned (7400, 6100,
    6200 and the 200 ... the latter shows a large number of bars but has no better
    reception than the others).

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  5. #5
    EOO
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint


    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:56:08 GMT, "DonR."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Go back to Sprint and get a Motorola. The LG VX3100 has horrible
    >>reception.
    >> Motorola is much better.

    >
    > I can't comment on Motorola phones, but OP had the LG on
    > Verizon. With SPCS he's got the _Sanyo_ 3100. Reception should be
    > about as good as it gets with this phone, I'd say.
    >
    > DGI
    >

    I am hoping you are right. I just want a phone that I can use with my
    hearing aid. The Sanyo is very easy to use in this aspect and sounds good
    to my tin ear. My wife took hers back and is going to try one of the LG's,
    she didn't like the Motorola at all.
    I think we are stuck with bad reception which is weird. The tower is about
    4000 feet from our house but there are a lot of trees between here and
    there. When I get east of the tower and in line of sight of the tower this
    thing hits the limit.

    Thanks all for the input.





  6. #6
    David G. Imber
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    On Thu, 06 Jul 2006 08:07:40 -0500, "Thomas T. Veldhouse"
    <[email protected]> wrote:



    >> I can't comment on Motorola phones, but OP had the LG on
    >> Verizon. With SPCS he's got the _Sanyo_ 3100. Reception should be
    >> about as good as it gets with this phone, I'd say.
    >>

    >
    >I have seen people dis the Samsung phones for reception, but in my experience,
    >they do just as well as any of the Sanyo phones that I have owned


    I have heard similar reports about Samsung phones, but have
    heard uniformly bad ones about LG phones, which is what the OP was
    using on Verizon.

    DGI




  7. #7
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > I have heard similar reports about Samsung phones, but have
    > heard uniformly bad ones about LG phones, which is what the OP was
    > using on Verizon.
    >


    Funny ... I have heard pretty good reports about LG phones on verizon,
    especially the venerable 4400.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  8. #8
    David G. Imber
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 11:45:54 -0400, "EOO" <whereeverforever.com> wrote:

    >
    >"David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> On Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:56:08 GMT, "DonR."
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Go back to Sprint and get a Motorola. The LG VX3100 has horrible
    >>>reception.
    >>> Motorola is much better.

    >>
    >> I can't comment on Motorola phones, but OP had the LG on
    >> Verizon. With SPCS he's got the _Sanyo_ 3100. Reception should be
    >> about as good as it gets with this phone, I'd say.
    >>
    >> DGI
    >>

    >I am hoping you are right. I just want a phone that I can use with my
    >hearing aid. The Sanyo is very easy to use in this aspect and sounds good
    >to my tin ear.


    That's good. I have been using a variety of Sanyo phones and
    been greatly satisfied for more than five years.

    There are two criticisms with Sanyo's concerning sound, and I
    can say that both are true in my experience.

    The older ones (4700 - 4900 series) had a sonic "sweet spot".
    In other words, you had to position the phone carefully on your ear or
    the sound was muffled completely. Newer models like the 3100 and my
    8300 seem to have largely corrected that.

    The other problem is one that persists, but is subtle. In an
    effort to produce (I suppose) a rich, deep sound, Sanyo seems to tweak
    it's phones slightly toward "boominess". This can cause some sounds to
    be poorly articulated or fuzzy, but I admit I have no other phones at
    the moment to compare it to.

    This latter characteristic may actually serve your advantage,
    or at least not be disadvantage, when the phone is used in
    conjunction with your hearing aid.

    Anyway, I can certainly vouch for Sanyo phones' ability to
    find and hold a signal, which is of primary importance to me.

    Good luck, DGI




  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:
    > The other problem is one that persists, but is subtle. In an
    > effort to produce (I suppose) a rich, deep sound, Sanyo seems to tweak
    > it's phones slightly toward "boominess". This can cause some sounds to
    > be poorly articulated or fuzzy, but I admit I have no other phones at
    > the moment to compare it to.
    >


    Hmm ... I can't say that I have noted this and I have used the 8100, 8200,
    7400 and the 200. I currently have the last three activated on my account
    right now. I have not noted any "boominess". Are you sure that you haven't
    simply grown older and suffered a bit of high frequency loss to your hearing?
    Probably a good time to give old Bill a call over at Starkey.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  10. #10
    DonR.
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    The VX4400 was great, but that was a long time ago. Most of the newer LG's
    are horrible.

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> I have heard similar reports about Samsung phones, but have
    >> heard uniformly bad ones about LG phones, which is what the OP was
    >> using on Verizon.
    >>

    >
    > Funny ... I have heard pretty good reports about LG phones on verizon,
    > especially the venerable 4400.
    >
    > --
    > Thomas T. Veldhouse
    > Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1
    >






  11. #11
    David G. Imber
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    On Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:04:02 -0500, "Thomas T. Veldhouse"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    > I have not noted any "boominess". Are you sure that you haven't
    >simply grown older and suffered a bit of high frequency loss to your hearing?


    Entirely possible (about my hearing that is, about aging I'm
    unfortunately quite certain).

    DGI




  12. #12
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    DonR. <[email protected]> wrote:
    > The VX4400 was great, but that was a long time ago. Most of the newer LG's
    > are horrible.
    >


    VX4700 is reviewed well.
    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/use....php?phone=527

    VX8300 is also reviewed well.
    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/use....php?phone=905

    Like I said, I have heard good things about LG in general [at least, on
    Verizon] and these reviews seem to support that reputation.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  13. #13
    42nd_st cowboy
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    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    Two phones? Two providers? You must live in the "country".

    "EOO" <whereeverforever.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I hope I did not make a mistake. Verizon didn't work well in my house. I
    >would have to go out in the back yard and I could move the phone (LG
    >vx3100) 3 feet and go from 1 bar to 4 in an instant.
    > I am getting pretty much the same from my Sprint phone (Sanyo SCP 3100).
    > What would be the best phone for reception that is hearing aid compatible?
    > The sound quality of this phone is good with the T-coil. I just wish it
    > wouldn't drop service in our basement. Upstairs is one bar maybe two.
    > I guess I should have asked before I signed but I still have 10 days to
    > back out.
    > Thanks.
    >





  14. #14
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint

    You cannot ever expect to get signal in the basement. Remember that the
    basement is below ground and the signal does not penetrate the ground very
    well. If you really want signal in the basement, you will need to install a
    cellular repeater in your home. (Google for cellular repeater). Be happy
    that you phone works when you are not in the basement.

    "42nd_st cowboy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Two phones? Two providers? You must live in the "country".
    >
    > "EOO" <whereeverforever.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I hope I did not make a mistake. Verizon didn't work well in my house. I
    >>would have to go out in the back yard and I could move the phone (LG
    >>vx3100) 3 feet and go from 1 bar to 4 in an instant.
    >> I am getting pretty much the same from my Sprint phone (Sanyo SCP 3100).
    >> What would be the best phone for reception that is hearing aid
    >> compatible? The sound quality of this phone is good with the T-coil. I
    >> just wish it wouldn't drop service in our basement. Upstairs is one bar
    >> maybe two.
    >> I guess I should have asked before I signed but I still have 10 days to
    >> back out.
    >> Thanks.
    >>

    >






  15. #15
    EOO
    Guest

    Re: Left Verizon for Sprint


    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > You cannot ever expect to get signal in the basement. Remember that the
    > basement is below ground and the signal does not penetrate the ground very
    > well. If you really want signal in the basement, you will need to install
    > a cellular repeater in your home. (Google for cellular repeater). Be happy
    > that you phone works when you are not in the basement.


    My neighbor's house is 80 feet away and he says his phone works fine,
    upstairs and downstairs.

    I can draw one bar on signal strength off and on but cannot count on it to
    sustain a phone call.

    This Sunday was a first. My wife looked at her phone and it was roaming. I
    looked at mine and it
    was going from digital to analog roaming then after a while, back on the
    network. This was upstairs.

    Overall, the service isn't much worse than what we had with Verizon, we were
    hoping for better. The
    plan is much better suited for her use and she got a substantial discount
    through her employer. In two
    years we can decide if we made a good move or not.

    Thanks for letting me in on the cellular repeater. I will look into it.
    This is why of love news groups. I learn more here than I can anywhere
    else.





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