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Anonymous
December 15, 2004 1:38:31 AM

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Anyone know if there is fix for the "volume bug" yet. This is a quirk
that when you answer a call, the voice of the caller is lower for about
2-3 seconds before it comes up to full volume.


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December 15, 2004 3:31:38 AM

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In article <HXJvd.125354$7i4.13109@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
rvparked-newsroup@yahoo.com says...
> Anyone know if there is fix for the "volume bug" yet. This is a quirk
> that when you answer a call, the voice of the caller is lower for about
> 2-3 seconds before it comes up to full volume.
>
>
>
I spoke to LG today about this and other issues. They know of the volume
bug and claim to have updated software coming out at the end of the
month to address it.

The real problem is that neither LG nor Verizon admit to the other
problems that are widely reported on this phone:

- Poor RF (fluctuations in signal strength, call drops, dumps to analog)
- Audio cuts out every so often so that the other party can't hear you
- Charging problem (plug in a charger when the low battery alarm sounds
and the phone dumps your call)
- Random volume on the both the speaker phone and regular earpiece
- Poor battery life

Check out forums on www.phonescoop.com for the details. Mine is going
back tonight as I'm not locking myself into 2 years with this handset in
its current state. Its a superb phone when it works. It looks great, but
its not such a good phone right now. Once these issues are fixed, I'd
buy it in a heartbeat - but only after they are fixed.

So much for the extensive handset testing by Verizon...
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 7:11:36 AM

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Your right on point. Before I bought this phone (bug and all) I emailed
most of those that reviewed this phone positively. They hardly noticed
the bug. For the week that I've had the phone, it's not a problem,
perhaps because I have the volume turned up to high to begin with.

But your so right. Verizon plays dumb and claims they never heard of the
problem. I called one Verizon store after an actual visit to the store
to speak to the manager. In person, I asked him about the problem and he
repeated the claim that that's the first he's heard of it. I then called
the store, and asked for him personally. When he came to the phone, I
again asked him about the bug ( he didn't associate me with the personal
visit) His response was "Gee, that's the first I heard that". The 2
contacts were within 24 hours.

Apparently, it's Verizon policy to deny problems for fear of having to
accept returns outside of the 15 day return policy.

Other than the bug, I'm pretty satisfied with the phone.


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"James" <not.real@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c2950613c4c27239896b1@news.verizon.net...
> In article
> <HXJvd.125354$7i4.13109@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
> rvparked-newsroup@yahoo.com says...
>> Anyone know if there is fix for the "volume bug" yet. This is a quirk
>> that when you answer a call, the voice of the caller is lower for
>> about
>> 2-3 seconds before it comes up to full volume.
>>
>>
>>
> I spoke to LG today about this and other issues. They know of the
> volume
> bug and claim to have updated software coming out at the end of the
> month to address it.
>
> The real problem is that neither LG nor Verizon admit to the other
> problems that are widely reported on this phone:
>
> - Poor RF (fluctuations in signal strength, call drops, dumps to
> analog)
> - Audio cuts out every so often so that the other party can't hear you
> - Charging problem (plug in a charger when the low battery alarm
> sounds
> and the phone dumps your call)
> - Random volume on the both the speaker phone and regular earpiece
> - Poor battery life
>
> Check out forums on www.phonescoop.com for the details. Mine is going
> back tonight as I'm not locking myself into 2 years with this handset
> in
> its current state. Its a superb phone when it works. It looks great,
> but
> its not such a good phone right now. Once these issues are fixed, I'd
> buy it in a heartbeat - but only after they are fixed.
>
> So much for the extensive handset testing by Verizon...
Anonymous
December 20, 2004 2:59:57 AM

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

I would like to provide another point of view on the LG 6100. I have had
one for over a month now and have been quite happy with it. Obviously your
milage may vary.

> - Poor RF (fluctuations in signal strength, call drops, dumps to analog)

My experience has been that the RF is about on par with an LG 4400 with it's
antenna not extended. Obviously it suffers slightly from the lack of
extendable antenna, but it *never* drops my calls (when used around the
Portland metro area). I don't care what the signal strength meter shows as
long as my calls are clear and don't drop. I do have it set to announce
audibly when my signal comes and goes and so once in a while I hear it beep
while in my pocket as it looses/regains service. I am wondering if my old
4400 did this as well and I just did not know because it did not have that
option...

> - Audio cuts out every so often so that the other party can't hear you

I have not experienced this myself. I have however experienced the first
couple second volume bug. While this is slightly annoying, it is not enough
for me to want to return the phone. I am confident this will be resolved
with a software update.

> - Charging problem (plug in a charger when the low battery alarm sounds
> and the phone dumps your call)

I never let mine get that low on juice and so I have never seen this problem
manifested... I guess it would be really annoying if that were part of my
phone usage paradigm.

> - Random volume on the both the speaker phone and regular earpiece

I have not experienced this. Perhaps a defect in your unit?

> - Poor battery life

I have actually been very happy/surprised with it's battery life. My 4400
needed charging pretty much every day to stay alive, however, the 6100 can
last several days before charging the way I use it. Granted it is not as
good as many GSM phones, but it is better than the 4400 and it is good
enough for me.

All of this said, my experience is based on myself living and working within
a couple miles of the closest Verizon tower (and not much further from three
others) in an area that Verizon uses 800mhz. Your experience may be totally
different if say you were 5 miles from the nearest tower and it was a
1900mhz system using some other manufacturer's base station gear and you
used your phone for four hours a day. All of the original posters comments
are based on their usage paradigm in their region. We may both be correct
in everything we have said...

I am happy enough with this phone that I am buying it as our corporate
standard as a replacement for the LG 4400. I needed a phone that has analog
support and awesome signal quality. The LG 6100 does have a couple minor
bugs, but overall is a strong performer. I have yet to find another phone
that Verizon sells that is a better fit to my needs.

-Eric

"James" <not.real@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c2950613c4c27239896b1@news.verizon.net...
> In article <HXJvd.125354$7i4.13109@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
> rvparked-newsroup@yahoo.com says...
>> Anyone know if there is fix for the "volume bug" yet. This is a quirk
>> that when you answer a call, the voice of the caller is lower for about
>> 2-3 seconds before it comes up to full volume.
>>
>>
>>
> I spoke to LG today about this and other issues. They know of the volume
> bug and claim to have updated software coming out at the end of the
> month to address it.
>
> The real problem is that neither LG nor Verizon admit to the other
> problems that are widely reported on this phone:
>
>
> Check out forums on www.phonescoop.com for the details. Mine is going
> back tonight as I'm not locking myself into 2 years with this handset in
> its current state. Its a superb phone when it works. It looks great, but
> its not such a good phone right now. Once these issues are fixed, I'd
> buy it in a heartbeat - but only after they are fixed.
>
> So much for the extensive handset testing by Verizon...
!