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  1. Buickman

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    I just want to be the first to welcome our buddy Erik back to the flock. After joining the dark side (Cingular) over the summer, he has finally seen the light and come back to us with a brand new Moto E815. Good to have you back, and Now my phone bills will drop too.:wink:
     
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    Gamer why did you decide to leave Cingular??
     
  3. WiggyFife

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    yeah!!! Enquiring Minds NEED to know!!! Do Tell, Gamer!!!:cool:

    Welcome back to the other Dark Side!!!:O
     
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    Welcome back to Verizon Wireless :)
     
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    Big mistake.
     
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    Better yet, why did you switch in a first place? But very good move coming back to Verizon.
     
  7. Jay2TheRescue

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    Never underestimate the power of the dark side. He has seen the power of the dark side. He will ba back.

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    It definitely doesn't work here in Europe :D
     
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  9. Etorres777

    Etorres777 Life is good for now..
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    :eek: What? Is this true?
     
  10. ShoresGuy

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    Which post are you asking about not being true?
     
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  11. Gamer03

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    Thanks Buickman.

    Since early December (before my college was out for Christmas break, the call quality has been degrading ever so slightly...see below).

    Lately, most of my calls are to Verizon customers. Both networks have identical coverage in the areas that I travel to and from. Plus, Cingular's call quality has been starting to degrade slightly (calls are starting to sound garbled on my campus :().

    I ported my Cingular number over and got the Motorola E815 with a 1 year contract. I got the 450 plan, unlimited IN messaging (with 50 additional messages to non-Verizon customers), and the unlimited VCast on my phone.

    I haven't ran into a garbled calls with Verizon. I think Cingular is starting to get a little bit worse is because most people that I have seen walking around talking on their phones have Cingular phones (the Cingular "tune").

    After Christmas money and gift cards (from Cingular), it will cost me approx. $68 to cancel (including my last bill vs. $208 without all of that).

    I am still going to test it (I have two weeks from this past Wednesday...so until January 25). But as of right now, I like the phone and service (it is getting signals in the areas where my parents 8000 couldn't).
     
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  12. Andy

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    Erik,

    So can you now get a native Verizon signal at your campus?

    In weak signal areas I have very often see Moto phones outperform LG phones by far.
     
  13. Gamer03

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    Well I receive a native Verizon signal outside before on our 8000 phone. But inside, it switches between extended (-95 to -101 db's) to no signal. But my E815 gets a Verizon signal inside the library and roams better inside buildings.
     
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  14. ShoresGuy

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    Well you should always use what works best for you......sometimes I would like it if GSM had an analog fallback option but there is no need for it here in Europe. Instead, the idea of maintaining such an option for the US in weak coverage areas couldn't hurt.
     
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  15. Gamer03

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    Yeah. But we haven't had an analog phone since January of 2005 (before we switched to Verizon). Since then, our phones have been all digital.
     
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  16. ShoresGuy

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    The AMPS fallback option for CDMA is a safer coverage option over GSM networks in the US. Each network standard has its own advantages.
     
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    Exactly what I said: Moto phones will do better in weak areas. :D

    Can you use DATA like Mobile Web while roaming in your area?
     
  18. Andy

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    It's not always that the AMPS fallback is what makes CDMA a better/safer option for some people. CDMA networks are just better built out in some areas, especially rural areas than GSM.
     
  19. Gamer03

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    No. I tried to get online on Alltel's network, but I couldn't. :(
     
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    I've always said that about Motorolas. I'm glad I'm not the only one here that seems to believe so. There have been some pretty vocal Nokia fans lately, but I've compared Motos to Nokias side by side and my experience is the Motorola is more likely to function in low service areas.

    -Jay
     
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  21. ShoresGuy

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    That's not surprising, in Europe and in Germany you can pretty much take it for granted that you get full bars in a lot of places. It occurs so often that you even forget what dead spots are like ;).
     
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    That's strange because a lot of people in other ALLTEL areas are reporting that they can access Mobile Web.
    I can't wait until CDMA DATA roaming is implemented.
     
  23. Andy

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    I most definitely believe that Moto phones are top notch when it comes to reception. There is no argument. Comparing my Nokias to my Motorolas they are about equal though I have to say. Forget comparing LG phones to Nokia/Moto phones in a really weak signal area.

    Shoresguy, I agree completely. In Europe, I am never concerned about getting a weak signal to where I'm going. Just within the last four years in areas outside of Ulm(farmcounty lol) service has gone from getting no lower than 3 bars anywhere to having full service throughout. It's simply amazing!
     
  24. Gamer03

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    Well, on my campus, when I am roaming on Alltel, it says something like the service is unavailable. I just switched to Alltel at home, and it says the following:

    Network unavailable, Retry Later.
     
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    So apparently data roaming on ALLTEL is not yet available in your area. Do you have ALLTEL programmed as NAM2??
    How are you like VZW/E815 so far?
     
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    Jay,

    First of all I am not trying to start a Nokia vs Motorola war in here. Having said that I think it depends on which Nokia is being compared to which Moto. I am a Nokia fan but I have had more Motos than I have had Nokias. My oldest and the most dependable phone is my V66, so I consider myself pretty unbiased between those 2 brands. :) .

    Late last year I had the opportunity to try a V600 and a 6230 side by side from all the same low signal areas and unquestionably the 6230 always had slightly better reception. As far as I know both those phones are rated high for reception.

    Don't misunderstand me, if I didn't live in a Cellular Black Hole, the V600 was an excellent choice .

    So my opinion would be if you want great recetion stick to a Nokia or Moto and sometimes the Nokia will have a slight edge in extemely poor signal condtions....:)
     
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    That's interesting, some say the same about LG' phones and i've used them and have had no problems in the RF department...

    I think that some do get a bit biased about the phones they use, i've used all three and can honestly say that all three have given me very reliable handsets, also lets not forget that the network also comes into play, you can have Motorola's best phone as well as Nokia's or LG's but if there's no signal where you are at believe me your phone will not make any miracles, i don't care what claims some make.
     
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    Gamer, by now you should be an expert on the differences in coverage between Cingular, Sprint and Verizon in your area, have you used T-Mobile yet or are they next? ;)
     
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    Tony, that brings up an interesting point LG phones on CDMA network. My 6K had excellent reception and so did yours, stupiud's and all the other people from this board that owned it. Unfortunately my 7K is no where near as good.

    On the GSM side my SE Z520i has fantastic reception in par with my Nokia.

    Not quite sure what the moral of the story is but maybe each phone kind of stands on it own and brands should not be generalized for being either good or bad?

    What do you thinK?
     
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    Tony,

    For the longest time I have thought that LG phones looked really cool, but was afraid to stray away from my comfortablity with Nokia and Moto's. My main concern has always been RF and Internet Speed. Do you have an objective opinion on those features for LG as compared to the Heavy Hitters?
     
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