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  1. #1
    boe
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    If anyone sees an actual i500 working model in a store in Los Angeles,
    please post where you saw it. I'd like to check it out in person.

    Thanks





    See More: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles




  2. #2
    boe
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    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    I'm very disappointed in Los Angeles Sprint stores. I thought LA was known
    for cell phones yet no one has it yet. One person even said he didn't know
    Samsung had any new phones coming out! Another said they won't get them
    until the end of AUGUST!!

    "boe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If anyone sees an actual i500 working model in a store in Los Angeles,
    > please post where you saw it. I'd like to check it out in person.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >






  3. #3
    xyzzy
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    boe wrote:

    > I'm very disappointed in Los Angeles Sprint stores. I thought LA was known
    > for cell phones yet no one has it yet. One person even said he didn't know
    > Samsung had any new phones coming out! Another said they won't get them
    > until the end of AUGUST!!


    Chill, do you really want to pay $500+ to be a beta tester for this
    phone? let it percolate in the market for a few months and get some
    bugs worked out before you take the plunge. JMO.




  4. #4
    O/Siris
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    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    boe wrote:
    > I'm very disappointed in Los Angeles Sprint stores. I thought LA was
    > known for cell phones yet no one has it yet. One person even said he
    > didn't know Samsung had any new phones coming out! Another said they
    > won't get them until the end of AUGUST!!


    :::sigh:::

    I have such pride in this network, and such shame for some those we use to
    represent it to people out there.

    There is a retail newsletter that goes out to them every week. I don't know
    what it says, because I can't subscribe to it in Customer Care. But I know
    that if they're telling *us* the I500 has been released, then that
    newsletter told at least then, if not sooner, that it was released.

    It should start showing up on shelves next week. So I'm told.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  5. #5
    boe
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    I wouldn't be so anxious if my phone didn't have a cracked screen - I can't
    read anything on it.

    "xyzzy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > boe wrote:
    >
    > > I'm very disappointed in Los Angeles Sprint stores. I thought LA was

    known
    > > for cell phones yet no one has it yet. One person even said he didn't

    know
    > > Samsung had any new phones coming out! Another said they won't get them
    > > until the end of AUGUST!!

    >
    > Chill, do you really want to pay $500+ to be a beta tester for this
    > phone? let it percolate in the market for a few months and get some
    > bugs worked out before you take the plunge. JMO.
    >






  6. #6
    boe
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    Thanks for keeping us posted. Since some of your coworkers seem to be the
    issue and this is common for new phones, it would be really nice if you
    could check availability of a phone at a store using your web page. This
    would avoid the long delay of waiting for them to answer the phone, say
    please hold, say which phone? say please hold again and then say we don't
    know.

    Considering that the data is all tracked instantaneously it would be an easy
    program to write.

    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > boe wrote:
    > > I'm very disappointed in Los Angeles Sprint stores. I thought LA was
    > > known for cell phones yet no one has it yet. One person even said he
    > > didn't know Samsung had any new phones coming out! Another said they
    > > won't get them until the end of AUGUST!!

    >
    > :::sigh:::
    >
    > I have such pride in this network, and such shame for some those we use to
    > represent it to people out there.
    >
    > There is a retail newsletter that goes out to them every week. I don't

    know
    > what it says, because I can't subscribe to it in Customer Care. But I

    know
    > that if they're telling *us* the I500 has been released, then that
    > newsletter told at least then, if not sooner, that it was released.
    >
    > It should start showing up on shelves next week. So I'm told.
    > --
    > -+-
    > R
    > O/Siris
    > I work for Sprint
    > I *don't* speak for them
    >
    >






  7. #7
    xyzzy
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    well that puts a whole different spin on it!

    boe wrote:

    > I wouldn't be so anxious if my phone didn't have a cracked screen - I can't
    > read anything on it.
    >
    > "xyzzy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>boe wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I'm very disappointed in Los Angeles Sprint stores. I thought LA was

    >
    > known
    >
    >>>for cell phones yet no one has it yet. One person even said he didn't

    >
    > know
    >
    >>>Samsung had any new phones coming out! Another said they won't get them
    >>>until the end of AUGUST!!

    >>
    >>Chill, do you really want to pay $500+ to be a beta tester for this
    >>phone? let it percolate in the market for a few months and get some
    >>bugs worked out before you take the plunge. JMO.
    >>

    >
    >
    >





  8. #8
    boe
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    The Sprint center in Santa Monica has one. I drove down there and they
    showed me the box. I asked if I could just see the screen and they said no.
    They would only sell the phone to someone who would buy it without seeing
    it. That would be a great strategy for BMW. You could drive down to their
    dealership and they'll show you a magazine advertisement with their car in
    it so you could decide if you wanted to buy one!

    AUUUGHHH!!

    "boe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If anyone sees an actual i500 working model in a store in Los Angeles,
    > please post where you saw it. I'd like to check it out in person.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >






  9. #9
    hatoncat
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles


    Buy it, then take it back the next day. Use that return policy!

    boe wrote:
    > *The Sprint center in Santa Monica has one. I drove down there and
    > they
    > showed me the box. I asked if I could just see the screen and they
    > said no.
    > They would only sell the phone to someone who would buy it without
    > seeing
    > it. That would be a great strategy for BMW. You could drive down to
    > their
    > dealership and they'll show you a magazine advertisement with their
    > car in
    > it so you could decide if you wanted to buy one!
    >
    > AUUUGHHH!!
    >
    > "boe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > If anyone sees an actual i500 working model in a store in Los

    > Angeles,
    > > please post where you saw it. I'd like to check it out in person.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > *


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  10. #10
    boe
    Guest

    Re: Samsung I500 in Los Angeles

    I finally saw the phone in person at the Torrance store. The people there
    were actually friendly!!! I was very impressed with the phone and the
    people at the Torrance store. They weren't any more knowledgeable about the
    products than other places I've been but they were so friendly and
    accomodating! This is a huge plus for Sprint in my opinion. I've been to a
    few locations but this is the first time every person I spoke to was
    friendly. This is the first time I was happy after going to a Sprint store.
    If you are in the Los Angeles area, I would highly recommend you visit this
    store for your Sprint phones. I would call first if you want the i500, I
    doubt it will last very long.

    I thought the phone was fantastic but missing a few key features for me to
    justify the $600 for the phone. I have no doubt Samsung will have most of
    those features with their next palm phone.

    Things I would like on the next model:
    1. OLED exterior display - I like to use my phone as a clock and I like to
    see the incoming number without opening the phone.

    2. wav/qcp ringer playback - I like to have my phone announce certain people
    are calling so I don't have to even look at the phone.

    3. sell the phone with a program like the pocket PC phones that lets you
    dial a phone number by saying the numbers of the person you want to dial in
    case they aren't in your phonebook already.

    4. replace the numeric keys with lighted rubber keys with clear separation -
    makes it easier for me to dial one handed. (Some people prefer the plastic
    keys so this is a matter of option but I think better separation would make
    dialing easier for all of us)

    5. include a better case - holster style.

    6. sell the dang thing with a car adapter - do they really think anyone
    won't want it? I think it would only be fair to include it considering the
    price of this phone (although I repeat it is a GREAT phone)

    7. I'd rather they made two different models of there next phone - one with
    a camera and one without. I know many people who like the camera and a lot
    more who don't. I don't see why a camera is included with so many phones but
    a car adapter isn't. If it is getting to the point where they are throwing
    in the kitchen sink just because they can, I'd rather have a GPS on my phone
    than a camera. I'm not upset that they offer phones with cameras, I think is
    a great option for people who want it but it seems no different than if
    McDonald's only offered cheeseburgers and hamburgers weren't an option or
    were the same price.


    I repeat this is a GREAT phone! VERY nice! But the first 3 features I listed
    are too important for me to consider upgrading to this phone at $600 for
    myself unless the company I worked for was paying for it. If having the
    first three items would have delayed them delivering the phone, I applaud
    Samsung for removing them to get the phone out the door. I think it was the
    right decision. I would love to see a phone very similar to the i500 with
    those additional features though. (Hopefully within 6 months)

    "boe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If anyone sees an actual i500 working model in a store in Los Angeles,
    > please post where you saw it. I'd like to check it out in person.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >






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