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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 1:34:14 AM

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Has anyone else been experiencing echos during voice calls? This started
just recently for me in the western PA area and I find it extremely
annoying.

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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 2:22:52 AM

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On Wed, 19 May 2004 21:34:14 GMT, "Bob K." <bob1030@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Has anyone else been experiencing echos during voice calls? This started
>just recently for me in the western PA area and I find it extremely
>annoying.

Do you have the latest firmware version? I recall that at
least one firmware version on my Sanyo 4900 was specifically meant to
address echo problems in certain areas.

DGI
Anonymous
May 20, 2004 6:01:38 AM

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Bob K. <bob1030@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone else been experiencing echos during voice calls? This started
> just recently for me in the western PA area and I find it extremely
> annoying.
>

This has been attributed to faulty echo cancellers at the tower, except
I have found this to vary by phone. I used to experience this a lot on
Motorolla phones when I used Verizon several years ago.

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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 12:05:47 PM

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Here's a little bit of information about Echo Cancellers

http://www.arcx.com/sites/EchoCancellers.htm

They're in the provider's switch, which serves a part of a metro area,
not in the individual cell sites.

Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
>
> This has been attributed to faulty echo cancellers at the tower, except
> I have found this to vary by phone. I used to experience this a lot on
> Motorolla phones when I used Verizon several years ago.

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Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620
May 20, 2004 5:08:41 PM

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The answer was posted earlier this year:

From: David G. Imber (imber@maniform.com)
Subject: Re: Sanyo 4900 firmware
Original FormatNewsgroups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs
Date: 2004-01-09 23:24:43 PST

On 8 Jan 2004 11:00:19 -0800, larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:

>David G. Imber <imber@maniform.com> wrote in message
news:<b6tpvvsa5p9tnp5sre1b9krtc6p37p81cv@4ax.com>...
>> On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 16:51:34 -0800, "LC" <lcoop96@nospamhotmail.com> wrote:
>>

..
>>
>> I'm on a friendly basis with my local SPCS store techs, who are
>> very competent. They'll simply say to me "you don't need this upgrade". One
>> recent upgrade addressed a problem with echo in certain areas. I didn't
>> need that one either. My 4900 is on 1.057 and my wife's is on 1.058.
>> Quality of operation is indistinguishable.
>>
>> DGI
>
>
>Interesting. I didn't think 1.058 ever exsisted.

Forgive me - I just checked. I'm on 1.056 and she's on 1.057. 1.057
was the one that purportedly addressed the echo, and I didn't upgrade
because I had no such problem. Hers is a refurb/replacement that came with
1.057 installed. And you're right, there was no 1.058. I had my numbers
mixed up. 1.059 is indeed the one that addressed roaming problems in
Virginia.
Anonymous
May 20, 2004 6:36:43 PM

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Phillip <Phillip@gte.net> wrote:
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> Forgive me - I just checked. I'm on 1.056 and she's on 1.057. 1.057
> was the one that purportedly addressed the echo, and I didn't upgrade
> because I had no such problem. Hers is a refurb/replacement that came with
> 1.057 installed. And you're right, there was no 1.058. I had my numbers
> mixed up. 1.059 is indeed the one that addressed roaming problems in
> Virginia.

I don't believe that phone software has anything to do with echo
cancellation, but then, what do I know.

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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 10:46:10 PM

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>This has been attributed to faulty echo cancellers at the tower, except
>I have found this to vary by phone. I used to experience this a lot on
>Motorolla phones when I used Verizon several years ago.
>

There are no echo cancelors at the tower site. Echo canceling is done at the
switch.

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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 11:24:51 PM

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Frank Harris <frankbhX@xcompuservex.com> wrote:
> Here's a little bit of information about Echo Cancellers
>
> http://www.arcx.com/sites/EchoCancellers.htm
>
> They're in the provider's switch, which serves a part of a metro area,
> not in the individual cell sites.
>

Thanks. That is a nice reference. What I was referring too actually,
was that echos are not generally caused by the handset. I was not aware
that echo cancelling was done at the switch rather than the tower
however, so that is very good to know indeed.

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May 20, 2004 11:59:10 PM

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veldy@visi.com wrote

> What I was referring too actually,
> was that echos are not generally caused by the
> handset.

In the case of the Sanyo 4900, you are 100% wrong as there was a firmware
update to mitigate that issue.
Anonymous
May 21, 2004 12:12:08 AM

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Phillip <Phillip@gte.net> wrote:
>
>> What I was referring too actually,
>> was that echos are not generally caused by the
>> handset.
>
> In the case of the Sanyo 4900, you are 100% wrong as there was a firmware
> update to mitigate that issue.

Hence the word "generally". Still, I can't find any reference to this
fact other than a suggestive implication by David G. Imber. Do you have
something better?

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Anonymous
May 21, 2004 3:24:50 AM

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I get this once in a while. oddly twice in the last week. makes the call
unusable. I have to hang up and call back.

I have never gotten it on an outgoing call. just incoming and its bad (sanyo
6400)

stopped now and has not returned but then again I do NOT use my phone that
much. i have 400 anytime minutes and I have to work hard to use them all up
:-) really hard :-)

Chris Taylor
http://www.zodiacreview.com/

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> Bob K. <bob1030@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone else been experiencing echos during voice calls? This
started
> > just recently for me in the western PA area and I find it extremely
> > annoying.
> >
>
> This has been attributed to faulty echo cancellers at the tower, except
> I have found this to vary by phone. I used to experience this a lot on
> Motorolla phones when I used Verizon several years ago.
>
> - --
>
> Thomas T. Veldhouse
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