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Need help deciding on phone

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by vicken, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. vicken

    vicken Junior Member
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    I am thinking about signing up with Verizon and need to know which phone to get. I want a flip phone with preferably no external antenna. I want a phone that is going to give me strong reception. Thanks
     
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    With Verizon, the phone with the strongest signal is the Motorola V325i. I had that phone when I first signed up with Verizon and it was excellent! The only thing is that it has an external antenna, but that's what gives it it's excellent reception. I returned it though within my first fifteen days because I wanted a phone with VCast, so I got the LG VX8600 which also has EXCELLENT reception, and has an internal antenna. If you want VCast and the internal antenna is really important to you, I would go with the LG VX8600. If you don't care for VCast and just want a simple phone with great reception, I would go with the Motorola V325i.
     
  3. vicken

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    What about the razr or krazr? Do these phones get really strong reception?
     
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    I'm not quite sure because when I used to have the RAZR, it was with a GSM company and it would always have a "buzz" in the earpiece and everyone could here it. Also, I have friends that have the RAZR and say they don't like it. I'm not too sure about the KRZR but I'm sure it's very similar to the RAZR. I know that Motorola's UI tends to be kinda slow, but they have Verizon's UI over top of them, so it may be better. If I were you, I would stick with that V325i or the LG VX8600 or something similar.
     
  5. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    ive test driven the Verizon RAZRS and they are pretty nice...........the T-Mobile and Cingular RAZRs arent all that great..........prone to things like freeze-ups and resets
     
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  6. mbodua

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    I have the RAZR, and my husband has the KRAZR. We just switched from Sprint, and we are so impressed with Verizon and the RAZRs. SUCH better reception!!!
     
  7. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    here in Reading, PA.........i think that the Sprint coverage is just as good if not better than Verizon
     
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    I own the Samsung SCH A930; I am pleased with the reception on it... I've taken a shine on the internal antenna. I love it. My next phone may not have an external antenna on it:D The phone may look clunky when compared with the RAZR/KRZR or the VX8600, but the phone is great for reception; I do agree with the other posters when it comes to the Moto V325/325i. I gave my mom the V325 and she somehow lost the antenna on it, impairing the reception. The phone still pulls in a good signal despite the missing antenna...
     
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  9. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    I've heard that from many CDMA Motos
     
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    razor v3m = great reception great call quality..........nice inside screen poor front LCD screen

    krazr- same but poor everything else.


    go wit a 8600 if you dont think speakerphones are important.
     
  11. Gamer03

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    Well I recently bought the LG VX8600.

    Within the past year, I have tried the Motorola E815 (one of the best phones that I have ever had but they have discontinued making them), Motorola Q (nice smartphone but a little bulky and the reception is not so great in fringe areas), LG enV (nice phone but the reception was not as strong as the 8600), and 8600 (strong reception).

    I would say to get the LG VX8600 and try it out. I have gotten reception in areas inside buildings where I did not get it with my enV. Remember that you have 15 days to try out the phone. You also have one "swap" during that time to switch to a new phone. Good luck.
     
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    If you can wait until next month the MOTORAZR Ve MAXX will be coming out.
     
  13. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    what features will the MAXX have that the RAZR doesn't have
     
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