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Review of my new PM-225

Discussion in 'LG Electronics' started by larry, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Tony E!

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    Dru just curious, are you considering Sprint anytime soon?
     
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    You know, it used to happen. But I did a price/usage index for my phone/usage patterns and discovered something intresting. Right now VZW is the cheapest service out there for me AND has the future phones that I want. With EVDO coming on and my M2M usage, Sprint would be more expensive by at least $20/month or more.

    Also, In my neighborhood or while on the train on the way home Sprint will go throught a 4-8 week period of instability, dropped calls, and lack of coverage every 6-8 months or so. For example right now when my train comes above ground with six stops left before my stop I can start a call as soon as it gets out and get all the way home aand into my room withought even a hint of low service. Were as the people I see with Sprint over the last few months in the same situation have not been able to hold a call through all that.

    Baically my VZW service is bullet proof were I need it to be and is cheaper than anything else I could get so why change.

    Plus my NE2 is Ocotber 6th (3 days before my birthday) so my next VZW phone will be Vcast and cheap.
     
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  3. Tony E!

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    Yes definitely, you have to go with what works for you, if Verzion is giving you good coverage and a good price on your calling plan why change a good thing.
     
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    Excatly. So, when are you picking up your PM-225 and joining Larry's Yahoo group? :D
     
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    Today or tomorrow, i'm looking into other options...
     
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  6. larry

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    Agreed, this phone is a more of a basic phone by today's standards. Just 2 years ago this would have been a top of the line phone costing about $400. Technology changes so fast. To me the most important factor in a phone is how well it sounds. That is why I was shocked when so many people went for the Sanyo 8200.

    No I haven't posted a review on phonescoop yet. But probably will soon.
     
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  7. NYCDru

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    You make a very good point Larry.

    Realistically with the feature set a phone can offfer increasing so quicly the absolutes are what mater. The deciding factors that really matter are:

    Incoming sound Quality
    Out going sound quality
    Reception.

    After that is when we can start picking and choosing.
     
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    I can't believe I forgot to include this on my review but this phone is also capable of OTA firmware updates. :) That means no more one hour waits at the Sprint store to have it done.
     
  9. NYCDru

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    Do you really trust that? Has it worked for anyone you know yet?
     
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    Yes many users with Sprint LG phones (Ie. 125, 325) have sucessfully updated their firmware over the air. I ran the function last night and it came back as "no updates available". So as soon as one is released I will get to try it.

    On a side note I don't believe Samsung phones are capable of this yet. LG is way ahead of the pack on this. :)
     
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    does that also inlcude PRLS?
     
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    No unfortunately not. No Sprint phone has the ability to download a PRL OTA without being flagged first by Sprint. But at least that's easier to do than to have to wait in line at a Sprint store for a frimware update.
     
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    Larry, now that you'd had your LG 225 for some days, can you give more info on it's RF? i keep reading on how LG 's on Sprint are not that great when it comes to the RF dept... can you confirm this?
     
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    RF has been fine. In fact I don't really notice any difference in RF among Sprint phones. I think a lot of what is posted on the net is just hype. But of course as they say, YMMV.

    I will add one more thing though. Typing on the LG keypad requires a little more effort than my old A680 did. Not a big deal though as no phone can be perfect in every way.
     
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    I guess the real question is were there any area's in which your a500 or a680 got poor or no service that have improved at all with the purchase of your LG? I am guessing no though.
     
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    No. Like I said I've never noticed any difference among Sprint phones. They all pretty much use the same Qualcomm chipset these days and perform very similarly.
     
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    Hello, I just bought this phone the other day. I feel like a goof, though, I changed the phone lock password from the standard, but I forgot what combination of numbers I used (wow, I know). My question is: Is there a way to bypass/reset this password back to the original? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thankyou.
     
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    I just got the phone today. Like it so far. Glad I am moving though because Sprint is horrible in my apartment. ;)
     
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    congrats to you on getting Sprint. I hope it works out well when you move to Tempe... Keep us informed when you get here...:D
     
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    Back with Sprint. :cool: :)

    I Like Wiggy said I hope it works well in AZ for you. At least Sprint's ETF isn't to high. The only time I ever waited my contract out was with T-Mobile. That $200 ETF was steep compared to the $20 plan I was on.
     
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    for a minute there i thought you were Larry with that avatar....:p
     
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