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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 1:25:18 PM

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I signed up for Cingular service a few days ago at Best Buy and chose the
V551 @ $49. While traveling out of town for the holidays, I noticed that the
phone would not last on a full charge for more than one day. Also, I kept
getting this blank white screen requiring me to power off and on the phone..

I stopped by another Best Buy to see what they could do to help me. The
answer was nothing. Not wanting to travel back without a phone, I activated
a new line and purchased another phone (mpx220) that had a $300 mail-in
rebate. I don't plan to keep the newly activated line now that I am home. I
really like the mpx220 though, and want to keep it in place of the V551.

I returned to my local Best Buy yesterday, told them the story, returned
the V551, and had its phone number switched to the mpx220. They said I would
still be eligible for the $300 mail-in rebate because I was within 30 days
of activating my service and Circular permits one phone exchange during the
first 30 days.

Can anyone confirm this? I can't afford to not get the rebate.

thanks,
Edward Lee

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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 8:26:40 PM

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In article <k5nqd.6292$xl1.2471@fe03.lga>, "Edward Lee" <elee@ulgm.org>
wrote:

> I signed up for Cingular service a few days ago at Best Buy and chose the
> V551 @ $49. While traveling out of town for the holidays, I noticed that the
> phone would not last on a full charge for more than one day. Also, I kept
> getting this blank white screen requiring me to power off and on the phone..
>
> I stopped by another Best Buy to see what they could do to help me. The
> answer was nothing. Not wanting to travel back without a phone, I activated
> a new line and purchased another phone (mpx220) that had a $300 mail-in
> rebate. I don't plan to keep the newly activated line now that I am home. I
> really like the mpx220 though, and want to keep it in place of the V551.
>
> I returned to my local Best Buy yesterday, told them the story, returned
> the V551, and had its phone number switched to the mpx220. They said I would
> still be eligible for the $300 mail-in rebate because I was within 30 days
> of activating my service and Circular permits one phone exchange during the
> first 30 days.
>
> Can anyone confirm this? I can't afford to not get the rebate.

That is true. I switched a Motorola v400 for a v600 on day 29, and got
the v600 rebate. Took 4 months, but it finally arrived. Xerox everything
you mail in.
November 28, 2004 8:26:41 PM

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Jack Zwick wrote:

> That is true. I switched a Motorola v400 for a v600 on day 29, and got
> the v600 rebate. Took 4 months, but it finally arrived. Xerox everything
> you mail in.


How is Xerox Corp. involved? Are they some sort of middle-ware company
between Cingular and Motorola?

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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 1:23:26 AM

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Thanks for the info.

--
Edward Lee


"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-190ACA.11263928112004@news1.east.earthlink.net...
> In article <k5nqd.6292$xl1.2471@fe03.lga>, "Edward Lee" <elee@ulgm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I signed up for Cingular service a few days ago at Best Buy and chose the
>> V551 @ $49. While traveling out of town for the holidays, I noticed that
>> the
>> phone would not last on a full charge for more than one day. Also, I kept
>> getting this blank white screen requiring me to power off and on the
>> phone..
>>
>> I stopped by another Best Buy to see what they could do to help me. The
>> answer was nothing. Not wanting to travel back without a phone, I
>> activated
>> a new line and purchased another phone (mpx220) that had a $300 mail-in
>> rebate. I don't plan to keep the newly activated line now that I am
>> home. I
>> really like the mpx220 though, and want to keep it in place of the V551.
>>
>> I returned to my local Best Buy yesterday, told them the story, returned
>> the V551, and had its phone number switched to the mpx220. They said I
>> would
>> still be eligible for the $300 mail-in rebate because I was within 30
>> days
>> of activating my service and Circular permits one phone exchange during
>> the
>> first 30 days.
>>
>> Can anyone confirm this? I can't afford to not get the rebate.
>
> That is true. I switched a Motorola v400 for a v600 on day 29, and got
> the v600 rebate. Took 4 months, but it finally arrived. Xerox everything
> you mail in.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 1:23:38 AM

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Thanks for the info.

--
Edward Lee


"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-190ACA.11263928112004@news1.east.earthlink.net...
> In article <k5nqd.6292$xl1.2471@fe03.lga>, "Edward Lee" <elee@ulgm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I signed up for Cingular service a few days ago at Best Buy and chose the
>> V551 @ $49. While traveling out of town for the holidays, I noticed that
>> the
>> phone would not last on a full charge for more than one day. Also, I kept
>> getting this blank white screen requiring me to power off and on the
>> phone..
>>
>> I stopped by another Best Buy to see what they could do to help me. The
>> answer was nothing. Not wanting to travel back without a phone, I
>> activated
>> a new line and purchased another phone (mpx220) that had a $300 mail-in
>> rebate. I don't plan to keep the newly activated line now that I am
>> home. I
>> really like the mpx220 though, and want to keep it in place of the V551.
>>
>> I returned to my local Best Buy yesterday, told them the story, returned
>> the V551, and had its phone number switched to the mpx220. They said I
>> would
>> still be eligible for the $300 mail-in rebate because I was within 30
>> days
>> of activating my service and Circular permits one phone exchange during
>> the
>> first 30 days.
>>
>> Can anyone confirm this? I can't afford to not get the rebate.
>
> That is true. I switched a Motorola v400 for a v600 on day 29, and got
> the v600 rebate. Took 4 months, but it finally arrived. Xerox everything
> you mail in.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 8:53:38 AM

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In <k5nqd.6292$xl1.2471@fe03.lga> on Sun, 28 Nov 2004 10:25:18 -0600, "Edward
Lee" <elee@ulgm.org> wrote:

>I signed up for Cingular service a few days ago at Best Buy and chose the
>V551 @ $49. While traveling out of town for the holidays, I noticed that the
>phone would not last on a full charge for more than one day.

V551 power management is poor, especially when using Bluetooth and/or
GPRS/EDGE.

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November 29, 2004 11:29:28 AM

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John Navas wrote:


>
> V551 power management is poor, especially when using Bluetooth and/or
> GPRS/EDGE.
>

I'm not certain I understand the context of your statement here John.
I've been looking at the V551 for a replacement and intend to be a heavy
user of a BT headset in the car, but the GPRS/EDGE side (and camera) is
inconsequential for me. Is your statement predicated on the battery
just not being robust enough for "normal" usage (whatever that is)?

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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 6:10:43 PM

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In <cofbph$r0k@library1.airnews.net> on Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:29:28 -0600, Jer
<gdunn@airmail.ten> wrote:

>John Navas wrote:
>
>> V551 power management is poor, especially when using Bluetooth and/or
>> GPRS/EDGE.
>
>I'm not certain I understand the context of your statement here John.
>I've been looking at the V551 for a replacement and intend to be a heavy
>user of a BT headset in the car, but the GPRS/EDGE side (and camera) is
>inconsequential for me. Is your statement predicated on the battery
>just not being robust enough for "normal" usage (whatever that is)?

No, it's simply my observation, based on actual experience, that use of
Bluetooth (and/or GPRS/EDGE) depletes the battery much more rapidly than
comparable phones (e.g., Sony Ericsson Z600).

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John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
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