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WEST U.S. -- Seeking OLD Sanyo SCP 6000/6200/6400

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by Goblox, May 15, 2009.

  1. Goblox

    Goblox New Member

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    I'm looking for a Sanyo SCP 6400 or two. I have an iPhone for all of my PDA-type needs (unactivated of course, but it's unlocked and jailbroken). My treo just died the other day and I reall long for the old days of avery simple phone. I love the look and feel of the 6000 series from 98.

    I cannot find one of these anywhere except ebay. Both of those had 'invalid' dec numbers when I called sprint to check. Thusly i'm stuck!

    Anyone know where I can find them?

    ALSO are there any serious concerns about the old dual-band phones?? Should I be worried about coverage? My treo actually kinda sucked, almost all of my friends had stronger signal than me 90% of the time.

    Any help would be appreciated, I'm kind of fixated on this phone.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Big Meanie
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    Do these phones have the E911 capability? If not, none of them can be activated.

    I have seen a Sanyo 6200 listed on craigslist here in Phoenix for $10.
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    Looking into both facts...thanks for the lead(s).
     
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    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Actually, I still have a sanyo 6200! It's still such a neat, thin little phone. It should have E911 capabilities, as I used it around the same time as my Samsung a460, which had E911.

    However, this phone is 850AMPS/1900CDMA only, you will not have the 850 CDMA coverage of verizon and alltel for roaming.
     
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    Yeah, I used to own the 6400 and I thought it was E911. I just looked at the spec sheet at Sanyo's website and it uses tower triangulation for GPS and says it is E911 compliant.
     
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    Thanks guys. I found a 6200 on ebay finally, and ordered 2 of them. Guaranteed clear ESN #s and NIB condition so I can't lose!

    Thanks for the help. :)
     
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    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Enjoy it, but beware of it's limitations
     
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    Thanks, do you feel the dual-band limitation is going to really hurt me? I don't actually mind not having service every single place I go, I'm a bit of a loner in terms of that. ;)
     
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    So long as Sprint works fine where you need it to, you won't miss the 850 CDMA.

    I am going to be getting a hybrid Nextel/Sprint phone soon and they don't do CDMA roaming on 850MHz either, but like you, I don't really care. If someone can't reach me, they can just wait. :)
     
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    Well for me, it's not a matter of someone not being able to reach me, but me being able to call for help! Odds are that if I need verizon or alltel, its going to be somewhere where 1900 does not reach. I would never want to be trapped somewhere, needing help, where sprint is MIA, and there is a perfectly good 850 signal that I cannot use.
     
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    It's a valid point, but my iPhone will work for 911 regardless wouldn't it?
     
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    It will work for 911 so long as it has any signal.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Some of the older Sanyo phones were very good. I recently found a brand new Katana 2 for $100 and picked it up. Had never been opened. I think it's a much better quality phone than the new katana LX.
     
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    don't go down the hybrid road unless you absolutely have to. thinking about all of the billing and technical issues i had and the hours i spent on the phone with CS makes me cringe. granted, that was more than a year ago... maybe sprint worked out some of the kinks.

    my favorite suprise was:

    "Please note, for existing Sprint PCS customers activating the Sprint Nextel Hybrid Phone, the existing Sprint PCS service plan will be expired. A $200 termination fee will be applied, which cannot be waived at this time"


    these FAQ's are very helpful.
    Sprint - FAQs[FAQs]
    Sprint - FAQs[FAQs]
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    I made the switch today. It was simple and I was in and out of the store in 5 minutes. Switching between iDEN/CDMA/Hybrid is pretty seamless now. Or at least it is vastly improved over the process 10 months ago.

    No prorations/plan changes needed now, just code changes for the add-ons (data, SMS, etc.).
     
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    That's great to hear.
     

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