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April 15, 2004 1:30:11 PM

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I was wondering ... with all of these new Vision and Ready Link phones
coming out... how many (if any) of you still use phones that came out
pre-2001? Anyone still use the older Nokias or Kyoceras? And how is
their performance holding up?

Eric

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Anonymous
April 15, 2004 8:54:30 PM

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On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 09:30:11 -0500, caperenewal@webtv.net (Eric) wrote:

>I was wondering ... with all of these new Vision and Ready Link phones
>coming out... how many (if any) of you still use phones that came out
>pre-2001? Anyone still use the older Nokias or Kyoceras? And how is
>their performance holding up?
>

Still have 20 of the dual-band, tri-mode Kyocera SPH-i300 PalmPhones in
service. Good phones, could have greater sensitivity. Batteries losing
longevity, but lots of them available when I search with froogle, at prices
much better than Sprint's. Since the battery takes five seconds to change,
and we bought spares going in, this is a non-problem.

This 2G data-capable phone is eBaying for $100 and less.


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Anonymous
April 15, 2004 9:25:55 PM

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In article <407ebdc0.92015234@news.individual.de>,
yeltrabnhoj@email.com wrote:

> Still have 20 of the dual-band, tri-mode Kyocera SPH-i300 PalmPhones in
> service. Good phones, could have greater sensitivity. Batteries losing
> longevity, but lots of them available when I search with froogle, at prices
> much better than Sprint's. Since the battery takes five seconds to change,
> and we bought spares going in, this is a non-problem.
>
> This 2G data-capable phone is eBaying for $100 and less.

Except its a Samsung Phone.
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April 16, 2004 6:41:36 PM

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caperenewal@webtv.net (Eric) wrote in news:13488-407E9C73-90@storefull-
3238.bay.webtv.net:

> I was wondering ... with all of these new Vision and Ready Link phones
> coming out... how many (if any) of you still use phones that came out
> pre-2001? Anyone still use the older Nokias or Kyoceras? And how is
> their performance holding up?
>
> Eric
>


I still use my Sprint [Denso] Dual-Band TouchPoint (also known as the dbTP
or the model 120). Works great, still reasonable battery life in digital
mode. I think that year of manufacture was ~1999.

I also have my Kyocera 6035 is perfect condition in a box, I powered it up
the other day to keep the PRL up to date and after 4 months storage the
battery was still at 50% (obviously in the box the battery is not attached
to the Palm unit which would have depleted it over time).
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 8:13:54 PM

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>In article <407ebdc0.92015234@news.individual.de>,
> yeltrabnhoj@email.com wrote:
>
>> Still have 20 of the dual-band, tri-mode
>> Kyocera
>> SPH-i300 PalmPhones in
>> service. Good phones, could have greater sensitivity. Batteries losing
>> longevity, but lots of them available when I search with froogle, at prices
>> much better than Sprint's. Since the battery takes five seconds to change,
>> and we bought spares going in, this is a non-problem.
>>
>> This 2G data-capable phone is eBaying for $100 and less.

On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:25:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote:
>Except its a Samsung Phone.


Absolutely right! Thank you for catching my blooper.

More info on the i300 at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/i300


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April 23, 2004 9:06:30 AM

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Although I don't remember exactly when I got it, I'm still using a Samsung
SCH-3500. Still works, but have to jiggle the flip hinge sometimes to get
the earpiece to work, and the battery is good for about a day at most.

I'm on the newsgroup at the moment because I'm actively shopping for a new
phone, looking for reviews.

Don't even ask about what kind of rate plan I'm still on either. It
originated before there was anything called "Nights and Weekends." But on
the other hand, Sprint doesn't have anything with this low a monthly cost
anymore.

-Eric




"Eric" <caperenewal@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:13488-407E9C73-90@storefull-3238.bay.webtv.net...
> I was wondering ... with all of these new Vision and Ready Link phones
> coming out... how many (if any) of you still use phones that came out
> pre-2001? Anyone still use the older Nokias or Kyoceras? And how is
> their performance holding up?
>
April 23, 2004 8:36:03 PM

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skyliner wrote:

> Although I don't remember exactly when I got it, I'm still using a Samsung
> SCH-3500. Still works, but have to jiggle the flip hinge sometimes to get
> the earpiece to work, and the battery is good for about a day at most.
>
> I'm on the newsgroup at the moment because I'm actively shopping for a new
> phone, looking for reviews.
>
> Don't even ask about what kind of rate plan I'm still on either. It
> originated before there was anything called "Nights and Weekends." But on
> the other hand, Sprint doesn't have anything with this low a monthly cost
> anymore.
>
> -Eric

There was that sweet $15 plan... :) 

Try Sprintusers.com. They have a nice reviews section.

Closest current handset to what you own would probably be a VI600.
Candybar phone with a browser. If you don't need internet, the 3588i has
a good track record with great RF performance. Samsung may be releasing
a new handset with their signature flip/candybar hybrid style, adding
much needed screen protection.
http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=363
Also look at the SCP-4900 from Sanyo. They can still be had in many
Sprint stores for a fairly reasonable price.
April 23, 2004 8:40:37 PM

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Eric wrote:

> I was wondering ... with all of these new Vision and Ready Link phones
> coming out... how many (if any) of you still use phones that came out
> pre-2001? Anyone still use the older Nokias or Kyoceras? And how is
> their performance holding up?
>
> Eric
>

Displeased with my VGA 1000, I nearly went back for my Z-Phone. I took a
drive through a challenging area with both phones. While the Z-Phone
has a PRL 119 or something (not in front of me) I was disappointed to
find my VGA 1000's RF performance was so vastly better that I couldn't
justify going back to the old Sony. Add to that my fear of messing up my
SMS grandfathered Vision code, and I'll not be activating the thing. I
miss the great sound that phone had. Very well positioned mic.
-mike
April 24, 2004 6:35:27 AM

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Hey, thanks for the info, that site is just what I was looking for.

Now that Sanyo 8200 is looking kind of tempting...but for some reason the
local Sprint Store doesn't carry it and "probably will not for quite some
time," according to the salesperson. Something about it's not a corporate
store, or something... Oh well, I guess its back to shopping on the 'net.

-Eric


>
> Try Sprintusers.com. They have a nice reviews section.
>
> Closest current handset to what you own would probably be a VI600.
> Candybar phone with a browser. If you don't need internet, the 3588i has
> a good track record with great RF performance. Samsung may be releasing
> a new handset with their signature flip/candybar hybrid style, adding
> much needed screen protection.
> http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=363
> Also look at the SCP-4900 from Sanyo. They can still be had in many
> Sprint stores for a fairly reasonable price.
>
April 24, 2004 7:16:05 AM

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skyliner wrote:
> Hey, thanks for the info, that site is just what I was looking for.
>
> Now that Sanyo 8200 is looking kind of tempting...but for some reason the
> local Sprint Store doesn't carry it and "probably will not for quite some
> time," according to the salesperson. Something about it's not a corporate
> store, or something... Oh well, I guess its back to shopping on the 'net.
>
> -Eric

I like my 8200. Check back often. This is going to be a high-volume
phone for sprint, just like the 8100 was in its time. Most stores are
giving liberal estimates so they don't get harassed, well, by people
like you. They'll probably have it sooner than they estimate.

You could also just call Telesales and order it over the phone. They
ship rather quickly.
-mike
Anonymous
April 24, 2004 5:10:17 PM

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In article <VZkic.9619$e4.7765@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:

> You could also just call Telesales and order it over the phone. They
> ship rather quickly.

Telesales is one of the bright-spots of SprintPCS. They are supposed to
check whether a phone is in stock in the warehouse before selling it,
and its not uncommon to then receive it on the next business day with
Free Shipping, although your account will be instantly charged for the
phone plus tax.

Accessories are another story, they'll charge you instantly for an
accessory and then (espcially with a new model phone) it'll be
back-ordered, and canceling the order and getting credited back is a
nitemare. On occasion they may "forget" to credit back the sales tax.
Anonymous
April 24, 2004 6:39:03 PM

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In article <Pnkic.22910$GR.3061327@attbi_s01>,
"skyliner" <skyliner@cloudmaster.com> wrote:

>
> Hey, thanks for the info, that site is just what I was looking for.
>
> Now that Sanyo 8200 is looking kind of tempting...but for some reason the
> local Sprint Store doesn't carry it and "probably will not for quite some
> time," according to the salesperson. Something about it's not a corporate
> store, or something... Oh well, I guess its back to shopping on the 'net.
>
> -Eric

Or maybe he's trying to steer you to buy something he his in the store.
April 24, 2004 6:45:00 PM

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Robert M. wrote:


> Telesales is one of the bright-spots of SprintPCS. They are supposed to
> check whether a phone is in stock in the warehouse before selling it,
> and its not uncommon to then receive it on the next business day with
> Free Shipping, although your account will be instantly charged for the
> phone plus tax.
>
> Accessories are another story, they'll charge you instantly for an
> accessory and then (espcially with a new model phone) it'll be
> back-ordered, and canceling the order and getting credited back is a
> nitemare. On occasion they may "forget" to credit back the sales tax.

You know, funny thing that. I've had my 8200 about nine days. That means
it's been about eleven days since I placed the order. I still show a
credit balance on my account.
Here's to hoping it stays that way!

-mike
Anonymous
April 24, 2004 7:52:28 PM

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In article <M3vic.10002$e4.2613@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:

> Robert M. wrote:
>
>
> > Telesales is one of the bright-spots of SprintPCS. They are supposed to
> > check whether a phone is in stock in the warehouse before selling it,
> > and its not uncommon to then receive it on the next business day with
> > Free Shipping, although your account will be instantly charged for the
> > phone plus tax.
> >
> > Accessories are another story, they'll charge you instantly for an
> > accessory and then (espcially with a new model phone) it'll be
> > back-ordered, and canceling the order and getting credited back is a
> > nitemare. On occasion they may "forget" to credit back the sales tax.
>
> You know, funny thing that. I've had my 8200 about nine days. That means
> it's been about eleven days since I placed the order. I still show a
> credit balance on my account.
> Here's to hoping it stays that way!

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