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Nokia 3285

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by Guest, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    The Verizon rep.'s all steer me away from this phone, but every review I've read on the web raves about what a great phone it is? Does anyone have opinions of this phone?
     
  2. ComicalMoodyDan

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    I would avoid the phone if I was you. I have heard mixed things about it, the Verizon rep that I talked to in the Kingsport, TN office told me the phone was crap and it's the worst phone they currently sell right now for their network. However a Radio Shack employee told me it was a good phone and on the net I have read good reviews about it. A friend in Knoxville though told me the phone was crap too.

    Nokia does have a history of making poor CDMA phones go with another phone.
     
  3. Guest

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll definitely be looking into something else.
     
  4. Jack

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    The 3285 is supposed to have the bugs worked out of it

    Jack
     
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    I don't know about that Jack it has proabely only been a month or so since I talked to that Verizon Wireless employee and my Knoxville friend stated to me it was a bad phone just a few days ago.

    It could be a good phone though, if its such a bad phone I don't know why ALLTEL now carriers it also.
     
  6. Guest

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    the 3285 is nothing but a hyped up 5185, which is the worlds most over rated phone. get a V120 for the same price at the shack
     
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    Check out the Kyocera 2235 -- pretty decent phone and very user friendly. $60 at Radio Shack.
     
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    I talked to a ALLTEL rep today in Super Wal-Mart and he said the Nokia 3285 was a good phone and he hasn't had any complaints on it yet. I wonder why are the reviews so mixed about the Nokia 3285? Some say its good, others say its crap.
     
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    When the 3285 first came out it had some issues:

    One the displays had a defect... the LCD would quit working after a week or two of use, you could reflash the phones memory and it would work again, Nokia admitted there was a problem and fixed it. The initial release also had an optional vibrating battery instead of in the phone silent alert.

    The newest releases come with the vibrating feature built into the phone.

    It's not the most glamorous phone but it has excellent reception and voice quality.
     
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    Sorry, but I would have to disagree! My mom and I have a share plan and both of our 3285 phones are crap! When callers call they sound like they are far away and with the volume all the way up. We are planning on changing them for Motorola brand. You are better off with something else!

    Laterz!
     
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    sugarqube

    If you are having issues with the 3285 with call clarity and coverage, you should probably steer away from just about every CDMA motorola also... they are not the best phones on CDMA networks...which is disappointing because they do have some good designs.

    Give a Sanyo a try.
     
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    Okay....probably was bad form to push Sanyo's on the Nokia thread, but I have not had a chance to use a CDMA Nokia since July... and then I did like the 3285...I still have it if anyone wants to purchase...Radio Shack is going to have the new Nokia (first one in a long while) for Sprint PCS...The shack will have an exclusive on this phone over the holiday's. We'll see how it works out.
     
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