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July 7, 2004 10:03:35 PM

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This is somewhat related to my earlier post...

During my discussion with CSR, we also discussed phones.
We are situated in a so-called rural area, and frequently people
who have anything other than Verizon have no service here.

Anyway, we currently have two phones on our existing Verizon
service, a StarTac and a Motorola V2260. The StarTac used
to be GREAT here, but over the past few months, we have
been roaming in places we didn't, and we are experiencing way
more dropped calls then we used to. Not so much on the V2260
though. We often find ourselves in analog mode also, when driving
through the back roads.

I tell the CSR all this, and he looks at me with a blank look on
his face, like I was nuts. What I was hoping to get from him was
some suggestions on what phones would be the best choice for
us. We will most likely upgrade both phones and acquire 2 additional
phones when we renew our contract in August.

One additional note, one of the phones needs to have a very visible
screen as the person using it has some problems with their eyesight.

Any ideas on what I should or should not be looking for in a phone?
In case this is relative, we are in zip 16412 which is Edinboro PA...

As usual, I appreciate any comments and/or suggestions you may have.

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Anonymous
July 8, 2004 2:36:50 AM

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On Wed, 7 Jul 2004 18:03:35 -0400, JustMe wrote:

> One additional note, one of the phones needs to have a very visible
> screen as the person using it has some problems with their eyesight.
>
> Any ideas on what I should or should not be looking for in a phone?
> In case this is relative, we are in zip 16412 which is Edinboro PA...

I travel up I79 regularly past Edinboro and have no problems. I suggest
you try updating your phone's PRL by dialing *228, then choose option 2.

FWIW, I have a Motorola T730c, which has a good large color screen, large
lit buttons, and is tri-mode as well if you ever do need analog. VZW just
stopped selling them in favor of the new all-digital camera phones, but some
dealers still have them in stock. Try Radio Shack as well.

Another good choice is the LG 4400B, also recently discontinued. It's
smaller than the T730c though. I personally found it harder to use.
July 8, 2004 2:20:02 PM

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Hello again-

In Edinboro proper - university, Wal-mart, in town in general -
things are usually okay. We live in the Washington Valley, and
like I said, Verizon is the only signal that comes through. We use
the back roads (usually 6N) to go to Warren, back roads to Meadville,
and US8 to Titusville. There are sometimes miles while the phone
is "searching for service".

I will update the PRL again, even though I just did that
about a month or so ago. Maybe that will make things better.

Thanks for the suggestions on the large display phone, that helps.


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"Traveling Man" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 7 Jul 2004 18:03:35 -0400, JustMe wrote:
>
> > One additional note, one of the phones needs to have a very visible
> > screen as the person using it has some problems with their eyesight.
> >
> > Any ideas on what I should or should not be looking for in a phone?
> > In case this is relative, we are in zip 16412 which is Edinboro PA...
>
> I travel up I79 regularly past Edinboro and have no problems. I suggest
> you try updating your phone's PRL by dialing *228, then choose option 2.
>
> FWIW, I have a Motorola T730c, which has a good large color screen, large
> lit buttons, and is tri-mode as well if you ever do need analog. VZW
just
> stopped selling them in favor of the new all-digital camera phones, but
some
> dealers still have them in stock. Try Radio Shack as well.
>
> Another good choice is the LG 4400B, also recently discontinued. It's
> smaller than the T730c though. I personally found it harder to use.
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