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Old 08-14-08, 11:54 PM   #1
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Verizon phones

I recently switched to Verizon and got the GzOne Boulder phone. I hate the damn thing. Sound quality is horrible, and battery life is non existent. So I am looking for a new phone. I am debating between Motorola W755, W385 and Samsun SCH-U740 Alias, any suggestions or recommendations for other phones. The phone will be in the jersey pocket rain or shine, so needs to be somewhat durable. Speaker quality and reception quality are main things I am looking for. The rest is just gravy. Basically I want a phone with which I can make reliable calls, and actually understand what people on the other end are saying. Nice to have features are ICE (in case of emergency) and VZ navigator.

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I've had the Alias since before it was the Alias. Never had a problem.
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Isn't Verizon dumping their existing CDMA network, and switching to all GSM soonish?
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I have two original model G'zOnes, and except for somewhat less battery life now, like them. Perhaps you got a bum battery? Sprint offered some really durable Sanyo phones that are also quite good, but they switch models so often I am not sure what is current.
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Isn't Verizon dumping their existing CDMA network, and switching to all GSM soonish?
So far as I know, they are not. They will be using GSM for data, but keeping CDMA for voice.
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Verizon would be great...if only their data plans were actually affordable, and their phones weren't locked down enough to make NSA envious, and if CDMA were actually something of a global standard, and their CSRs weren't borderline stupid, and if nearly every girl in the face of the universe didn't own one (the other girls are on AT&T).
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This is a regional thing, perhaps, but when Tropical Storm Allison inundated low-lying parts of the Houston area in 2001, Verizon's systems maintained strong signals, whereas Sprint went down for over a week, even in the high areas. The other providers, IIRC, were somewhere in between.

Of course, now all the providers say they have fixed the problems, but we will see, when the next deluge happens. I still have my Sprint phone, but also Verizon.
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