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Phone reception

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by muktuk, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. muktuk

    muktuk New Member

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    My current phone is the Sanyo 4900. I got it because the battery life is awesome and it has great reception. I have heard that the new Sanyo's are even better. But am currently deciding between the 9000 and the Samsung A920

    Some Sprint reps say that Sanyo phones have the best reception because they are made only for Sprint. Is this really true? How much of a difference does it really make? Has anyone had experience with both phones? It's hard to tell just by looking at them in the store.

    Once I buy a phone I keep it for a while (I guess you can tell since I still have the 4900!) so it's a hard decision. Thanks for the help. :)
     
  2. Tony E!

    Tony E! Retired Mod
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    Mutuk welcome to WA...

    Yes Sanyo phones do have great reception but i wouldn't leave Samsung behind, it all depends and what features in a phone you are looking at and if you're in an area with a good Sprint footprint either phone should be adequate for your needs.....good luck.
     
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  3. TProphet

    TProphet I *am* a mobile phone
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    Sanyo handsets are only made for Sprint? Better tell that to KDDI "Au," Telus, Bell Canada, and Telstra, then... :p

    P.S.: You can eat all the rancid raw whale fat you want... thanks for bringing back the memories of that Barrow stench with your nick!
     
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    Sanyo is considered the "luxury brand" for sprint as I was told when I worked at a store for a brief period of time.
     
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    Sanyo is a "luxury" LOL. In that case I could make a forutne selling Hyundais as "Luxury cars" Sure they make some nicer cars now, but they still don't compare to a caddy or a beamer...

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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Out of the current Sprint phones the LG models seem to have the best overall sound quality. Sanyo probably has the fewest software bugs out of them all. Samsungs look the best.
     
  7. AnthroMatt

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    I think my Sanyo looks just fine! ;)

    As far as reception, I doubt there is much difference.
     
  8. muktuk

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    Thank you for the replies.
    (I wonder why Sprint reps would claim this exclusivity for Sanyo models if it's not true.. maybe it's just specific models)

    Anyway, I still haven't decided. ;)
     
  9. AnthroMatt

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    Well, aside from Qwest (which simply sells Sprint service under their name) and perhaps another company or two with a similar agreement with Sprint, Sanyo is exclusive to Sprint in the U.S. if I'm not mistaken.
     
  10. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    You know a long time ago (4-5 years) I could have sworn I saw a Sanyo phone that was made for Verizon in a Radio Shack. Does anyone remember that?
     
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    I don't recall Verizon selling Sanyo, but it is possible.
     

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