Michelle Steiner wrote:
> This was posted today to a local email list here in the Phoenix area. I
> know the person who posted it.
> -- Michelle
> Begin Forwarded Message:
> I do not work for any phone service provider, but I do work in Tech Support
> for a major valley online company and my team handles calls all day long,
> every day, from clients who want to use their phones to access websites and
> trade stocks and use other online tools and features... all from their
> phones. I can tell you from first hand experience the sort of calls we get
> from clients on a daily basis with certain phones and specific carriers.
> DISCLAIMER: The following comments are based on my personal observations
> and opinions only, gathered from direct contact with the clients who use
> these phones, and not from any company or official study.
> All of the Motorola phones have built-in "issues"... and they need a
> car-sized manual to teach you how to use them, but they have Verizon
> service -- which is the most trouble-free and most reliable service out
> there. We rarely get trouble calls from our Verizon clients, and when we
> do, it's usually something wrong at the user's end, not with Verizon.
Most of the "issues" look like vapor to me and thin vapor at that. Mine
works! Over something like twelve years and three phones I don't recall
ever being unable to make or receive a call.
I'm on my third Motorola phone. My first was an analog phone, a StarTac
that I got ca. 1998. It resembled a malnourished gray brick but it
worked and worked well.
My second phone was a Motorola ST9868W purchased ca. 2004. My third is
a RAZR V3m purchased two and a half years ago.
The first two I replaced rather than replace a failing battery.
I no longer have the manuals for the first two. The manual for the
third runs to 92 pages for the English section. The version "en
Espanol" is about the same size. I wish the two had been separately
bound as my Espanol is nowhere near good enough to read it.