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Old 12-01-2006, 02:54 PM
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Default All Digital Phone for Tacoma/Seattle ARea-re LGVX8300

I have never had a totally Digital phone before but I am considering
the LG VX8300. Anyone who lives here do you have it and how is the
reception, where you have problems etc. Also anyone for yeahs or NOO's
on the phone please advise. Thinking about getting this for self and
spouse.


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Old 12-01-2006, 03:09 PM
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iwantthisname@gmail.com wrote:
> I have never had a totally Digital phone before but I am considering
> the LG VX8300. Anyone who lives here do you have it and how is the
> reception, where you have problems etc. Also anyone for yeahs or NOO's
> on the phone please advise. Thinking about getting this for self and
> spouse.
>


You can pretty much answer that yourself and it will be for the
locations you are using your phone. Have your ever had to use analog on
your existing phone? If not then you know the quality of the digital
network.

I am not in that market but have had a digital only phone for almost 3
years and had analog disabled on my previous phone and never had an issue.

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Old 12-01-2006, 05:52 PM
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> >

>
> You can pretty much answer that yourself and it will be for the
> locations you are using your phone. Have your ever had to use analog on
> your existing phone? If not then you know the quality of the digital
> network.
>
> I am not in that market but have had a digital only phone for almost 3
> years and had analog disabled on my previous phone and never had an issue.


Wow I never even thought of it that way, I will have to keep track of
what my phone is doing and when, I just use the dang thing I rarely
look at one mode it is in, thanks


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Old 12-01-2006, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: All Digital Phone for Tacoma/Seattle ARea-re LGVX8300

On 1 Dec 2006 07:54:54 -0800, iwantthisname@gmail.com wrote:

>I have never had a totally Digital phone before but I am considering
>the LG VX8300. Anyone who lives here do you have it and how is the
>reception, where you have problems etc. Also anyone for yeahs or NOO's
>on the phone please advise. Thinking about getting this for self and
>spouse.


When I visited Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens last year, I got a
signal and made test calls at their respective visitors centers (5600
feet and 4500 feet above sea level respectively).

Oh, it was ANALOG though! :-)

What does that mean? In far away places, you can still make a call
with analog. I would never get a digital only phone until they didn't
make any more tri-mode phones anymore. And even then I'd still keep
one as a backup until they turn analog off completely (a long time
from now. The FCC requirement goes away in a couple of years, but I'm
sure they'll keep the analog towers on for years to come).

Sure, in Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia, you can get away with all digital.
Probably most of western Washington you can. Partner carriers such as
US Cellular in Lewis county are digital CDMA.

But I'd want a tri-mode in eastern Washington if I were to travel
anywhere off of I-90 or I-82.

Dave


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Old 12-03-2006, 03:25 AM
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On Sat, 02 Dec 2006 15:03:13 -0800, Pegleg <Pegleg@usnavyret.mil> wrote:
: On 1 Dec 2006 07:54:54 -0800, iwantthisname@gmail.com wrote:
:
: >I have never had a totally Digital phone before but I am considering
: >the LG VX8300. Anyone who lives here do you have it and how is the
: >reception, where you have problems etc. Also anyone for yeahs or NOO's
: >on the phone please advise. Thinking about getting this for self and
: >spouse.
:
: Assume you have Verizon for a carrier...if you travel much an all
: digital phone sucks!

I think you'd have a hard time making that case. My impression is that Verizon
has converted almost entirely to digital. They supposedly have some pockets of
analog left in northern Vermont, but I spent a few days in Burlington last
year and never had a problem. This year I drove across Mississippi and spent a
weekend in Vicksburg. Verizon doesn't serve that area at all, but my
all-digital phone worked perfectly the whole time. I think Verizon has a
roaming agreement with Sprint, which, if I'm not mistaken, has been
all-digital for years.

BTW, if you're one of those people who worries about electromagnetic radiation
in the vicinity of your head, it's worth noting that digital phones operate at
a much lower power level than analog phones do.

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Old 12-03-2006, 01:34 PM
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Pegleg wrote:
> On 1 Dec 2006 07:54:54 -0800, iwantthisname@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> I have never had a totally Digital phone before but I am considering
>> the LG VX8300. Anyone who lives here do you have it and how is the
>> reception, where you have problems etc. Also anyone for yeahs or NOO's
>> on the phone please advise. Thinking about getting this for self and
>> spouse.

>
> Assume you have Verizon for a carrier...if you travel much an all
> digital phone sucks!


I suppose it depends on where you travel. I travel extensively in 5
states and occasionally others. I haven't had a need for analog in
probably 4 years.

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Old 12-04-2006, 02:57 PM
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iwantthisname@gmail.com wrote:
> I have never had a totally Digital phone before but I am considering
> the LG VX8300. Anyone who lives here do you have it and how is the
> reception, where you have problems etc. Also anyone for yeahs or NOO's
> on the phone please advise. Thinking about getting this for self and
> spouse.


Gosh I am still undecided see I am personally totally against all
digital phones, always wanting analog as well. 90% of the time I am
digital but that one 10% could make the difference, have to think this
through LOL


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