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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 2:11:21 PM

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My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls and
a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
Samsung 530 is fine.

Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does not
want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has better
reception?

Thanks in adavance for your help.

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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 5:22:46 PM

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i just called vzw yesterday complaining my 4500 dropped alot of calls. she
confirmed it by looking at all the repeated 1 minute phone calls to the same
number and that i couldnt complete a call to 611 because it dropped so i
have to take it to the verizon store and get it flashed etc..

brian s.

"BZ" <brianz@antistatic.com> wrote in message
news:809Mc.8$Me5.683@news.ntplx.net...
> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
and
> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> Samsung 530 is fine.
>
> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
not
> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has better
> reception?
>
> Thanks in adavance for your help.
>
>
July 23, 2004 5:57:37 PM

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I think the weak signal problem is typical of the VX4500. My house is
borderline "1-bar" signal territory. With my old ATTWS Nokia 6160, I could
rarely make a call at all without moving to the second floor window. I now
have a VZW Samsung SCH-a650 and it works fine at my house. A friend with a
VZW LG VX4500 was over the other day and had problems making calls and
dropped calls and ended up using the landline in frustration.

-- Paul



"BZ" <brianz@antistatic.com> wrote in message
news:809Mc.8$Me5.683@news.ntplx.net...
> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
and
> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> Samsung 530 is fine.
>
> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
not
> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has better
> reception?
>
> Thanks in adavance for your help.
>
>
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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 6:41:04 PM

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BZ wrote:
> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls and
> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> Samsung 530 is fine.
>
> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does not
> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has better
> reception?
>
> Thanks in adavance for your help.

The LG-VX4500 has had a number of complaints about its RF. It's not
terrible RF, but it seems to be weaker than other VZW phones and it does
drop calls when some other phones don't. (I had a Motorola V60p/s
before, and had better RF -- except when it dropped into analog.)

RF is improved if you have upgraded the 4500's firmware version to
T45VZV02, which can be done for free at most larger Verizon stores
(usually not at kiosks or smaller stores). To see if you still have the
older version of the firmware, you can check Menu(left softkey)-9-8-2.
I have noticed that Verizon does not always update the firmware even on
new phones. (If you don't know to check, they sometimes don't bother to
tell you that your new phone has outdated firmware. I have seen this
with several friends who purchased the 4500 at my recommendation recently.)

One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure without
enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment, like
that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by
using "standard" privacy. Since it does not have to encrypt/decrypt
transmissions in standard mode, this setting seems to help RF on the
4500. At least that is my experience.

The VX4500 is a good little phone with lots of great features, and the
RF issue is my only complaint. Since I live in a strong digital network
area, it's not much of a problem for me, but I still drop a call now and
again.

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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 7:10:08 PM

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I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about 20 days a month
throughout the entire United States and have relatively strong signals
almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched from
Sprint, availability of a strong signal.

Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you mentioned. I
also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I have had
a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the 1970s
and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000 to be the
best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say we
sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is to be
expected.

Bruce D. Brown

"No Reply" <noreply@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
news:4s9Mc.1251$q9.2020649@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> BZ wrote:
>> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
>> and
>> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
>> Samsung 530 is fine.
>>
>> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
>> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
>> not
>> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
>> better
>> reception?
>>
>> Thanks in adavance for your help.
>
> The LG-VX4500 has had a number of complaints about its RF. It's not
> terrible RF, but it seems to be weaker than other VZW phones and it does
> drop calls when some other phones don't. (I had a Motorola V60p/s before,
> and had better RF -- except when it dropped into analog.)
>
> RF is improved if you have upgraded the 4500's firmware version to
> T45VZV02, which can be done for free at most larger Verizon stores
> (usually not at kiosks or smaller stores). To see if you still have the
> older version of the firmware, you can check Menu(left softkey)-9-8-2. I
> have noticed that Verizon does not always update the firmware even on new
> phones. (If you don't know to check, they sometimes don't bother to tell
> you that your new phone has outdated firmware. I have seen this with
> several friends who purchased the 4500 at my recommendation recently.)
>
> One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
> Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
> softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure without
> enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment, like
> that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by using
> "standard" privacy. Since it does not have to encrypt/decrypt
> transmissions in standard mode, this setting seems to help RF on the 4500.
> At least that is my experience.
>
> The VX4500 is a good little phone with lots of great features, and the RF
> issue is my only complaint. Since I live in a strong digital network
> area, it's not much of a problem for me, but I still drop a call now and
> again.
>
> Reply to Group
>
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 7:25:49 PM

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Thanks for all of your input. I checked the phone earlier and the firmware
is the latest revision. I updated the PRL list and turned the encription to
standard. If this does not help, which I suspect it might not, are there any
other VZW phones with speakerphone and voice recognition that anybody would
recommend?


"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:10g2kh6fponp51d@news.supernews.com...
> I think the weak signal problem is typical of the VX4500. My house is
> borderline "1-bar" signal territory. With my old ATTWS Nokia 6160, I
could
> rarely make a call at all without moving to the second floor window. I
now
> have a VZW Samsung SCH-a650 and it works fine at my house. A friend with
a
> VZW LG VX4500 was over the other day and had problems making calls and
> dropped calls and ended up using the landline in frustration.
>
> -- Paul
>
>
>
> "BZ" <brianz@antistatic.com> wrote in message
> news:809Mc.8$Me5.683@news.ntplx.net...
> > My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
> and
> > a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> > Samsung 530 is fine.
> >
> > Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
> > that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
> not
> > want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
better
> > reception?
> >
> > Thanks in adavance for your help.
> >
> >
>
>
July 23, 2004 8:32:48 PM

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I would imagine that they are the best phoes that you ever had. So are cars
that were made this year compared to cars made in 1988

Bicycles, appliance....its all the same



"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kT9Mc.52650$ju5.41493@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about 20 days a month
> throughout the entire United States and have relatively strong signals
> almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched from
> Sprint, availability of a strong signal.
>
> Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you mentioned.
I
> also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I have
had
> a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the 1970s
> and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000 to be
the
> best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say we
> sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is to
be
> expected.
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
> "No Reply" <noreply@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:4s9Mc.1251$q9.2020649@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > BZ wrote:
> >> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped
calls
> >> and
> >> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> >> Samsung 530 is fine.
> >>
> >> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He
bought
> >> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
> >> not
> >> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
> >> better
> >> reception?
> >>
> >> Thanks in adavance for your help.
> >
> > The LG-VX4500 has had a number of complaints about its RF. It's not
> > terrible RF, but it seems to be weaker than other VZW phones and it does
> > drop calls when some other phones don't. (I had a Motorola V60p/s
before,
> > and had better RF -- except when it dropped into analog.)
> >
> > RF is improved if you have upgraded the 4500's firmware version to
> > T45VZV02, which can be done for free at most larger Verizon stores
> > (usually not at kiosks or smaller stores). To see if you still have the
> > older version of the firmware, you can check Menu(left softkey)-9-8-2. I
> > have noticed that Verizon does not always update the firmware even on
new
> > phones. (If you don't know to check, they sometimes don't bother to
tell
> > you that your new phone has outdated firmware. I have seen this with
> > several friends who purchased the 4500 at my recommendation recently.)
> >
> > One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
> > Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
> > softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure without
> > enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment, like
> > that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by
using
> > "standard" privacy. Since it does not have to encrypt/decrypt
> > transmissions in standard mode, this setting seems to help RF on the
4500.
> > At least that is my experience.
> >
> > The VX4500 is a good little phone with lots of great features, and the
RF
> > issue is my only complaint. Since I live in a strong digital network
> > area, it's not much of a problem for me, but I still drop a call now and
> > again.
> >
> > Reply to Group
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 10:25:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

In article <4s9Mc.1251$q9.2020649@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
No Reply <noreply@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
>Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
>softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure without
>enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment, like
>that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by
>using "standard" privacy.

The basic CDMA protocol essentially encrypts the phone-to-cell link
with the ESN (electronic serial number) of the phone. The effect is
that the link is very hard to even detect, let alone decode. From what
I understand, decoding it would be beyond local enforcement, and more
in the scope of the CIA, NSA, and such. It is much easier for law enforcement
to get a court order to tap the line in the wireless provider's network.
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 11:12:05 PM

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You really made an intelligent statement there. One that makes no sense.
Yes, I had a cell phone back in the 1970s and have had new phones once or
twice a year since. I have had Motorola phones, Samsung, Sony, Erickson,
Nokia, and now have two LG phones. I have had car phones, bag phones,
bricks, and small pocket sized phones. And I will repeat, in my opinion, I
find the LG phone to be better than any other phone that I have had. It has
more features and the sound quality is great.

Bruce D. Brown


"Alice" <AL@sdrrt.com> wrote in message
news:Q4bMc.1749$q9.2315315@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>I would imagine that they are the best phoes that you ever had. So are
>cars
> that were made this year compared to cars made in 1988
>
> Bicycles, appliance....its all the same
>
>
>
> "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:kT9Mc.52650$ju5.41493@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about 20 days a month
>> throughout the entire United States and have relatively strong signals
>> almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched from
>> Sprint, availability of a strong signal.
>>
>> Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you mentioned.
> I
>> also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I have
> had
>> a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the 1970s
>> and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000 to be
> the
>> best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say we
>> sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is to
> be
>> expected.
>>
>> Bruce D. Brown
>>
>> "No Reply" <noreply@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:4s9Mc.1251$q9.2020649@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>> > BZ wrote:
>> >> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped
> calls
>> >> and
>> >> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
>> >> Samsung 530 is fine.
>> >>
>> >> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He
> bought
>> >> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and
>> >> does
>> >> not
>> >> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
>> >> better
>> >> reception?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks in adavance for your help.
>> >
>> > The LG-VX4500 has had a number of complaints about its RF. It's not
>> > terrible RF, but it seems to be weaker than other VZW phones and it
>> > does
>> > drop calls when some other phones don't. (I had a Motorola V60p/s
> before,
>> > and had better RF -- except when it dropped into analog.)
>> >
>> > RF is improved if you have upgraded the 4500's firmware version to
>> > T45VZV02, which can be done for free at most larger Verizon stores
>> > (usually not at kiosks or smaller stores). To see if you still have
>> > the
>> > older version of the firmware, you can check Menu(left softkey)-9-8-2.
>> > I
>> > have noticed that Verizon does not always update the firmware even on
> new
>> > phones. (If you don't know to check, they sometimes don't bother to
> tell
>> > you that your new phone has outdated firmware. I have seen this with
>> > several friends who purchased the 4500 at my recommendation recently.)
>> >
>> > One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
>> > Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
>> > softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure without
>> > enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment, like
>> > that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by
> using
>> > "standard" privacy. Since it does not have to encrypt/decrypt
>> > transmissions in standard mode, this setting seems to help RF on the
> 4500.
>> > At least that is my experience.
>> >
>> > The VX4500 is a good little phone with lots of great features, and the
> RF
>> > issue is my only complaint. Since I live in a strong digital network
>> > area, it's not much of a problem for me, but I still drop a call now
>> > and
>> > again.
>> >
>> > Reply to Group
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
July 24, 2004 12:50:36 AM

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I also had a cellphone in the 1970s too. Are you saying that cars made in
the mid 1970s were better quality than that is made today? That the
televisions made on the 1970s performed better than the ones made today?
Have another


"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:9qdMc.2244$GB1.1702@twister.socal.rr.com...
> You really made an intelligent statement there. One that makes no sense.
> Yes, I had a cell phone back in the 1970s and have had new phones once or
> twice a year since. I have had Motorola phones, Samsung, Sony, Erickson,
> Nokia, and now have two LG phones. I have had car phones, bag phones,
> bricks, and small pocket sized phones. And I will repeat, in my opinion, I
> find the LG phone to be better than any other phone that I have had. It
has
> more features and the sound quality is great.
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
>
> "Alice" <AL@sdrrt.com> wrote in message
> news:Q4bMc.1749$q9.2315315@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> >I would imagine that they are the best phoes that you ever had. So are
> >cars
> > that were made this year compared to cars made in 1988
> >
> > Bicycles, appliance....its all the same
> >
> >
> >
> > "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:kT9Mc.52650$ju5.41493@twister.socal.rr.com...
> >> I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about 20 days a
month
> >> throughout the entire United States and have relatively strong signals
> >> almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched
from
> >> Sprint, availability of a strong signal.
> >>
> >> Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you
mentioned.
> > I
> >> also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I
have
> > had
> >> a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the
1970s
> >> and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000 to
be
> > the
> >> best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say we
> >> sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is
to
> > be
> >> expected.
> >>
> >> Bruce D. Brown
> >>
> >> "No Reply" <noreply@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
> >> news:4s9Mc.1251$q9.2020649@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> >> > BZ wrote:
> >> >> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped
> > calls
> >> >> and
> >> >> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but
my
> >> >> Samsung 530 is fine.
> >> >>
> >> >> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He
> > bought
> >> >> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and
> >> >> does
> >> >> not
> >> >> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
> >> >> better
> >> >> reception?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks in adavance for your help.
> >> >
> >> > The LG-VX4500 has had a number of complaints about its RF. It's not
> >> > terrible RF, but it seems to be weaker than other VZW phones and it
> >> > does
> >> > drop calls when some other phones don't. (I had a Motorola V60p/s
> > before,
> >> > and had better RF -- except when it dropped into analog.)
> >> >
> >> > RF is improved if you have upgraded the 4500's firmware version to
> >> > T45VZV02, which can be done for free at most larger Verizon stores
> >> > (usually not at kiosks or smaller stores). To see if you still have
> >> > the
> >> > older version of the firmware, you can check Menu(left
softkey)-9-8-2.
> >> > I
> >> > have noticed that Verizon does not always update the firmware even on
> > new
> >> > phones. (If you don't know to check, they sometimes don't bother to
> > tell
> >> > you that your new phone has outdated firmware. I have seen this with
> >> > several friends who purchased the 4500 at my recommendation
recently.)
> >> >
> >> > One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
> >> > Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
> >> > softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure
without
> >> > enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment,
like
> >> > that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by
> > using
> >> > "standard" privacy. Since it does not have to encrypt/decrypt
> >> > transmissions in standard mode, this setting seems to help RF on the
> > 4500.
> >> > At least that is my experience.
> >> >
> >> > The VX4500 is a good little phone with lots of great features, and
the
> > RF
> >> > issue is my only complaint. Since I live in a strong digital network
> >> > area, it's not much of a problem for me, but I still drop a call now
> >> > and
> >> > again.
> >> >
> >> > Reply to Group
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 1:23:30 AM

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On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:11:21 -0400, "BZ" <brianz@antistatic.com>
wrote:

>My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls and
>a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
>Samsung 530 is fine.
>
>Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
>that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does not
>want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has better
>reception?
>
>Thanks in adavance for your help.
>
I found the same problems with my new 4500. I exchanged it the next
day for an LX6000. The reception is better.
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 1:23:31 AM

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my 4500 is at verizon as we speak. they told me an hour so i am waiting to
go pick it up. the tech said it would resolve the problem. i shall see in a
few.

brian s.

"Teddeli" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:cc03g0p49k2roj4cnl0498ga09e0c1msv8@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:11:21 -0400, "BZ" <brianz@antistatic.com>
> wrote:
>
> >My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
and
> >a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> >Samsung 530 is fine.
> >
> >Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
> >that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
not
> >want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
better
> >reception?
> >
> >Thanks in adavance for your help.
> >
> I found the same problems with my new 4500. I exchanged it the next
> day for an LX6000. The reception is better.
Anonymous
July 24, 2004 3:40:32 AM

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It is amazing. You can read but you cannot understand. Let me talk a
little slower for your benefit. Maybe if I talk slower, you can listen a
little harder. Look back on my posts and this is exactly what I said. " I
have had a lot of phones sine the 1970s." I went on to say that as the
networks, ATT, CellOne, Sprint, and now Verizon matured throughout the
years, the service areas improved dramatically. Of course there still are
areas of very poor coverage, but the Verizon Network is currently the best
overall network in the nation. Remember, I said that there are specific
areas which are exceptions. I also said that with each on the new phones
that I purchased, I found new features and better sound quality. Yes, every
now and then one of the phones was a dog, but in general, each generation of
phone was an improvement over the last. I have a LG VX4500 and my wife has
a LG VX6000 and I personally think they are great. Remember, that is my
opinion.

You came back with a nonsense reply saying, "Are you saying that cars made
in the mid 1970s were better quality than that is made today? That the
televisions made on the 1970s performed better than the ones made today?

The answer is no. That is not what I was saying. Now, I hope you
understood what I said.

I think I have spent way too much of my time answering your replies.

Have a good day.

Bruce D. Brown

"Alice" <AL@sdrrt.com> wrote in message
news:wSeMc.1949$q9.3042772@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>I also had a cellphone in the 1970s too. Are you saying that cars made in
> the mid 1970s were better quality than that is made today? That the
> televisions made on the 1970s performed better than the ones made today?
> Have another
>
>
> "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:9qdMc.2244$GB1.1702@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> You really made an intelligent statement there. One that makes no sense.
>> Yes, I had a cell phone back in the 1970s and have had new phones once or
>> twice a year since. I have had Motorola phones, Samsung, Sony, Erickson,
>> Nokia, and now have two LG phones. I have had car phones, bag phones,
>> bricks, and small pocket sized phones. And I will repeat, in my opinion,
>> I
>> find the LG phone to be better than any other phone that I have had. It
> has
>> more features and the sound quality is great.
>>
>> Bruce D. Brown
>>
>>
>> "Alice" <AL@sdrrt.com> wrote in message
>> news:Q4bMc.1749$q9.2315315@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>> >I would imagine that they are the best phoes that you ever had. So are
>> >cars
>> > that were made this year compared to cars made in 1988
>> >
>> > Bicycles, appliance....its all the same
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:kT9Mc.52650$ju5.41493@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> >> I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about 20 days a
> month
>> >> throughout the entire United States and have relatively strong signals
>> >> almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched
> from
>> >> Sprint, availability of a strong signal.
>> >>
>> >> Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you
> mentioned.
>> > I
>> >> also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I
> have
>> > had
>> >> a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the
> 1970s
>> >> and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000 to
> be
>> > the
>> >> best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say we
>> >> sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is
> to
>> > be
>> >> expected.
>> >>
>> >> Bruce D. Brown
>> >>
>> >> "No Reply" <noreply@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
>> >> news:4s9Mc.1251$q9.2020649@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>> >> > BZ wrote:
>> >> >> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped
>> > calls
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but
> my
>> >> >> Samsung 530 is fine.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He
>> > bought
>> >> >> that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and
>> >> >> does
>> >> >> not
>> >> >> want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has
>> >> >> better
>> >> >> reception?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks in adavance for your help.
>> >> >
>> >> > The LG-VX4500 has had a number of complaints about its RF. It's not
>> >> > terrible RF, but it seems to be weaker than other VZW phones and it
>> >> > does
>> >> > drop calls when some other phones don't. (I had a Motorola V60p/s
>> > before,
>> >> > and had better RF -- except when it dropped into analog.)
>> >> >
>> >> > RF is improved if you have upgraded the 4500's firmware version to
>> >> > T45VZV02, which can be done for free at most larger Verizon stores
>> >> > (usually not at kiosks or smaller stores). To see if you still have
>> >> > the
>> >> > older version of the firmware, you can check Menu(left
> softkey)-9-8-2.
>> >> > I
>> >> > have noticed that Verizon does not always update the firmware even
>> >> > on
>> > new
>> >> > phones. (If you don't know to check, they sometimes don't bother to
>> > tell
>> >> > you that your new phone has outdated firmware. I have seen this
>> >> > with
>> >> > several friends who purchased the 4500 at my recommendation
> recently.)
>> >> >
>> >> > One other trick that can help to improve RF a little is to set Voice
>> >> > Privacy to "Standard" instead of "Enhanced" using Menu(left
>> >> > softkey)-9-5-5. CDMA splits a signal and is inherently secure
> without
>> >> > enhancement (except from very sophisticated monitoring equipment,
> like
>> >> > that used by law enforcement), so you really don't lose anything by
>> > using
>> >> > "standard" privacy. Since it does not have to encrypt/decrypt
>> >> > transmissions in standard mode, this setting seems to help RF on the
>> > 4500.
>> >> > At least that is my experience.
>> >> >
>> >> > The VX4500 is a good little phone with lots of great features, and
> the
>> > RF
>> >> > issue is my only complaint. Since I live in a strong digital
>> >> > network
>> >> > area, it's not much of a problem for me, but I still drop a call now
>> >> > and
>> >> > again.
>> >> >
>> >> > Reply to Group
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
July 24, 2004 5:22:43 AM

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Apparently English comprehension wasn't a strong issue in your early years.
Let me quote the entire two paragraph of your original message. Notice
where the capitalization is. Now read with your finger:



** QUOTE START** "I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about
20 days a month throughout the entire United States and have relatively
strong signals
almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched from
Sprint, availability of a strong signal.



Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you mentioned. I
also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I have had
a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the 1970s
and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000 to be the
best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say we
sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is to be
expected." ** QUOTE END**



THE BEST PHONE EVER.



You convientlly added the following to my reply, which WAS NOT IN YOUR
ORIGINAL MESSAGE. Sort of like changing the message to save your hive:

** QUOTE START** "I also said that with each on the new phones
that I purchased, I found new features and better sound quality. Yes,
every
now and then one of the phones was a dog, but in general, each generation
of
phone was an improvement over the last. "** QUOTE END **



Now where did this appear????? Not in your original above message. Care to
try again?





I ask you ,why would you doubt this the V4500 would be inferior to any past
phones you owned? Hmmmm??



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"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:QlhMc.2389$GB1.176@twister.socal.rr.com...
> It is amazing. You can read but you cannot understand. Let me talk a
> little slower for your benefit. Maybe if I talk slower, you can listen a
> little harder. Look back on my posts and this is exactly what I said. "
I
> have had a lot of phones sine the 1970s." I went on to say that as the
> networks, ATT, CellOne, Sprint, and now Verizon matured throughout the
> years, the service areas improved dramatically. Of course there still are
> areas of very poor coverage, but the Verizon Network is currently the best
> overall network in the nation. Remember, I said that there are specific
> areas which are exceptions. I also said that with each on the new phones
> that I purchased, I found new features and better sound quality. Yes,
every
> now and then one of the phones was a dog, but in general, each generation
of
> phone was an improvement over the last. I have a LG VX4500 and my wife
has
> a LG VX6000 and I personally think they are great. Remember, that is my
> opinion.
>
> You came back with a nonsense reply saying, "Are you saying that cars made
> in the mid 1970s were better quality than that is made today? That the
> televisions made on the 1970s performed better than the ones made today?
>
> The answer is no. That is not what I was saying. Now, I hope you
> understood what I said.
>
Anonymous
July 26, 2004 3:06:59 AM

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Well Ive had good luck with my vx4500 sense I got it in a insurance
replacemwnt for a troublesome vx4400 (yes I know the vx4400 was well
love by many but for me was pain in the arse). I generally get good
singal strength almost every where I go and rarely miss or drop a call.
Unlike my old wonkie vx4400.I like a specker phone features and yes they
vocie activation system sucx nuts, but over all I like better than my
old vx4400
Anonymous
July 26, 2004 6:18:19 AM

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i just got my 4500 flashed to version 2 software on friday and now it
reboots all the time by itself and often the screen goes blank. that or
people call me and tell me that my phone isnt on when it is. the tech told
me to take the battery off once in a while. nice solution for a tech to give
you... happy with the phone, better reception now but i never know when it
is going to reboot or not take calls..... cant wait for new models to come
out with same features.

brian s.

"Bob 1" <ThatWouldBeTelling@DrakeIsSix.com> wrote in message
news:FMCdnStYd8fnApnc4p2dnA@giganews.com...
> Well Ive had good luck with my vx4500 sense I got it in a insurance
> replacemwnt for a troublesome vx4400 (yes I know the vx4400 was well
> love by many but for me was pain in the arse). I generally get good
> singal strength almost every where I go and rarely miss or drop a call.
> Unlike my old wonkie vx4400.I like a specker phone features and yes they
> vocie activation system sucx nuts, but over all I like better than my
> old vx4400
July 26, 2004 12:29:59 PM

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"Bob 1" <ThatWouldBeTelling@DrakeIsSix.com> wrote in message
news:FMCdnStYd8fnApnc4p2dnA@giganews.com...
> Well Ive had good luck with my vx4500 sense I got it in a insurance
> replacemwnt for a troublesome vx4400 (yes I know the vx4400 was well
> love by many but for me was pain in the arse). I generally get good
> singal strength almost every where I go and rarely miss or drop a call.
> Unlike my old wonkie vx4400.I like a specker phone features and yes they
> vocie activation system sucx nuts, but over all I like better than my
> old vx4400

I have been using a vx4500 for over a month and also upgraded other phones
on my plan. I sometimes travel a 22 mile rural road in a mountainous area.
There are 2 locations where calls would always drop no matter what phone I
used (previously a vx4400). A friend who now has a v60s says it also drops
in the same area.

The first time I used the vx4500 on that road I noticed a little burble
where calls always dropped but the call did not drop. Nothing can be
concluded from that trip because equipment or conditions may have changed. I
travelled the same road a few more times and it still didn't drop.

Out of curiousity I used my vx4400 this weekend and made 2 trips on the same
road. The calls dropped in the same 2 locations.
Anonymous
July 27, 2004 12:56:17 AM

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BZ wrote:

> My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
> and a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
> Samsung 530 is fine.

Known problem with the 4500.
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 7:09:46 PM

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Hi Bruce,
Have your travels brought you to the L.A. area since owning your VX4500? If
the answer is yes, did your reception and/or signal strength seem sufficient
to you? I am blown away by the "useful" features present in the VX4500, but
would not want to purchase it without also enjoying good reception. I'm
coming from AT&T wireless, and my reception is noticeably inferior to my
friends and associates on Verizon Wireless, but these friends and associates
do not own LG VX4500 phones.

--
Regards,

Peter Sale
Santa Monica, CA USA
To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'

"Bruce D. Brown" wrote in message...
>I have the VX4500 and think it is great. I travel about 20 days a month
>throughout the entire United States and have relatively strong signals
>almost everywhere I go. That is the primary reason that I switched from
>Sprint, availability of a strong signal.
>
> Anyway, I checked on my firmware and I do have the upgrade you mentioned.
> I also upgrade the PRL on a regular basis because of my traveling. I have
> had a "cellular" phone since they first came out in Chicago back in the
> 1970s and find the LG phones, I have the V4500 and my wife has the V6000
> to be the best phones that either of us have ever had. That is not to say
> we sometimes don't lose a call, but with current technology that still is
> to be expected.
>
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 7:13:28 PM

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Yes, but does a LX6000 have a speakerphone?

--
Regards,

Peter Sale
Santa Monica, CA USA
To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'

"Teddeli" wrote ...
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:11:21 -0400, "BZ" <brianz@antistatic.com>
> wrote:
>
>>My father recently purchased a VX4500 and has trouble with dropped calls
>>and
>>a weak signal in areas where there the signal strength is low, but my
>>Samsung 530 is fine.
>>
>>Is this typical of the VX4500 or might his phone be defective. He bought
>>that phone because it has a speakerphone and voice recognition and does
>>not
>>want to switch. Is there another phone with these features that has better
>>reception?
>>
>>Thanks in adavance for your help.
>>
> I found the same problems with my new 4500. I exchanged it the next
> day for an LX6000. The reception is better.
!