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    terceltundra
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    I had Motorola V120C phones on Verizon in the past and the reception sucked and then there was those crappy antennas...

    Then got Nokia 3589i phones and life was great because Ive only dropped about 2 calls in the last 8 months. Guy at verizon store said they got the best reception and he was right.

    Well Anyways I kept the Nokia 3589i. Guy at the store said all the flips get good reception. So, who can tell me what flip phone gets the best reception? Does nokia make a flipper? I love this one and always liked our 5185i in the past.


    Thanks!


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    Last edited by terceltundra; 12-06-2012 at 08:56 PM.




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    I really like the Samsung flip phones, I have the a670, I had the VX4400 before which was not a bad phone, but it felt like cheap plastic. The a670 has a solid feel to it and good RF. The Moto v265 also has good RF.



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    So far these phones have had the best RF that Verizon has offered: LG VX4400, Nokia 3589i, Nokia 6015i, and Motorola v265



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    i second the a670...if only it has a speakerphone...



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    The V265 and 710 have the best reception as far as flip phones. The battery is a little less then other VZW phones tho.



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    my motorola v265 gets really good reception. i usually always have all 5 bars. probably because its a triband phone.



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    agree with V265 also when the Nokia 6255/6256 phone comes out it will have great RF as well
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    v265 and v710 all the way (for reported RF capabilities), although my VX7000 has never dropped a call, and I've been to some fringe areas. Be wary with the moto's though...

    1. v265 - many users report drastic mic and earpiece degradation after 6-9 months... may be due to dust collection in those areas.

    2. v710 - crappy reputation when first released, but with newest firmware, getting great reviews. Just make sure you have the latest s/w version.
    VZW user for 8 years
    Primary: LG VX8500 Chocolate (v04) w/ HS850
    Back-up: Motorola v3c RAZR (v04)
    Plan: 2100 ACII FS w/ three lines



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    How do I know if my new 710 has the latest software. (I have prl version 50295 which the store says is the most recent)

    s/w: 8700_01.400R

    Also, vx6100 vs the v710. Outside the bluetooth on the v710 which can be added to the vx6100, which one is really better. I am told the 6100 is more durable?

    Thanks
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    BUmmedic
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    PRL does not equal software/firmware... 8700_01.400R is the firmware version, and this is what you need to check when asking for an upgrade. Only stores with a tech support section can upgrade this... it's not able to be downloaded over-the-air (OTA).

    The VX6100 is known for having reception issues... so if this is your #1 priority, then I'd look elsewhere. The v710, v265, Nokia 6015i, and Samsung A670 are known best for reception. IMHO, LG's are much more durable than phones from other carriers, but that's not to day that every other carrier's phone is not as durable. They are just considered overall to be of better build quality. I have a VX7000 right now, and it's probably the best flip that I've ever used (since my old v60i... which isn't even in the same tier without a camera and color screen).
    VZW user for 8 years
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    Back-up: Motorola v3c RAZR (v04)
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