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Old 11-17-2006, 10:59 PM
KJB
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Default New Every 2 - Very Soon

Greetings all,

Within the next 30 days I will be eligible to upgrade my phone under the new
every 2 Verizon scam. I could probably do it now but "officially" in
mid-Dec.

I currently use the Moto V710 and for the most part am satisfied with it.
The camera feature pretty much stinks but voice and call quality and
stability seem to be fairly descent.

I'm not sure what I'll go with next but I am considering either the RAZR or
KRZR. I don't know much about either as I am just now thinking about
upgrading. Is one any better than the other? What about battery life? I have
an extended life battery for the v710. Is such a thing available for the
Razr or Krzr? Any other recommendations? My last 3 VZW phones have been
MOTO so that is the main reason for even mentioning the R and K.

Thanks in advance!



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Old 11-18-2006, 04:23 PM
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> I currently use the Moto V710 and for the most part am satisfied with it.
> The camera feature pretty much stinks but voice and call quality and
> stability seem to be fairly descent.
>
> I'm not sure what I'll go with next but I am considering either the RAZR
> or KRZR. I don't know much about either as I am just now thinking about
> upgrading. Is one any better than the other? What about battery life? I
> have an extended life battery for the v710. Is such a thing available for
> the Razr or Krzr? Any other recommendations? My last 3 VZW phones have
> been MOTO so that is the main reason for even mentioning the R and K.


I upgraded recently from an e815 to a RAZR V3m. The performance of the e815
has been excellent for me and I'm happy to say that the RAZR V3m has been
equally good RE signal strength and voice quality. The Bluetooth feature
works fine, too - no problems pairing my headset, using voice commands, etc.
The reason I upgraded was to get the VZ Navigator feature which
unfortunately is not supported by the e815. I can't comment on the KRZR's
performance, but it does look cool <g>. The V3m looks pretty good too. You
can try www.phonescoop.com for more info. Hope this helps.



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Old 11-19-2006, 01:31 AM
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VicTek wrote:
> I upgraded recently from an e815 to a RAZR V3m. The performance of the e815
> has been excellent for me and I'm happy to say that the RAZR V3m has been
> equally good RE signal strength and voice quality. The Bluetooth feature
> works fine, too - no problems pairing my headset, using voice commands, etc.
> The reason I upgraded was to get the VZ Navigator feature which
> unfortunately is not supported by the e815. I can't comment on the KRZR's
> performance, but it does look cool <g>. The V3m looks pretty good too. You
> can try www.phonescoop.com for more info. Hope this helps.


Vic,

Thanks for the reply. I stopped by the local VZW store today to look
around and see what's available. After visiting the store I'm not so
sure I'll go Moto this time. LOL The LG Chocolate was pretty
impressive as well as the Samsung SCH-a990. I really liked the Samsung
but it's very expensive even with the New Every Two discount - close to
$400! The sales rep said the price would probably drop substantially
during the Christmas shopping season. I hope so - I can wait.


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Old 11-19-2006, 02:26 AM
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On 18 Nov 2006 17:31:11 -0800, "KJB" <wwwebmail@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Thanks for the reply. I stopped by the local VZW store today to look
>around and see what's available. After visiting the store I'm not so
>sure I'll go Moto this time. LOL The LG Chocolate was pretty
>impressive as well as the Samsung SCH-a990. I really liked the Samsung
>but it's very expensive even with the New Every Two discount - close to
>$400! The sales rep said the price would probably drop substantially
>during the Christmas shopping season. I hope so - I can wait.


You have several months once your New Every Two comes up. Don't have
to do it right away.

Remember - if you're on a family plan, only the phone that's the on
the main account gets the NE2. The other phones are full price.

Dave


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Old 11-19-2006, 02:59 AM
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In article <1163899871.017504.325140@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups .com>,
wwwebmail@yahoo.com says...
>
> VicTek wrote:
> > I upgraded recently from an e815 to a RAZR V3m. The performance of the e815
> > has been excellent for me and I'm happy to say that the RAZR V3m has been
> > equally good RE signal strength and voice quality. The Bluetooth feature
> > works fine, too - no problems pairing my headset, using voice commands, etc.
> > The reason I upgraded was to get the VZ Navigator feature which
> > unfortunately is not supported by the e815. I can't comment on the KRZR's
> > performance, but it does look cool <g>. The V3m looks pretty good too. You
> > can try www.phonescoop.com for more info. Hope this helps.

>
> Vic,
>
> Thanks for the reply. I stopped by the local VZW store today to look
> around and see what's available. After visiting the store I'm not so
> sure I'll go Moto this time. LOL The LG Chocolate was pretty
> impressive as well as the Samsung SCH-a990. I really liked the Samsung
> but it's very expensive even with the New Every Two discount - close to
> $400! The sales rep said the price would probably drop substantially
> during the Christmas shopping season. I hope so - I can wait.
>
>

When I bought my LG9800 using my NE2 I went the online route with
Verizon because I got $100.00 discount PLUS my NE2 $100.00 discount.
Before I ordered I called Customer Service and was told the online
discount would be added back to my bill at checkout...it wasn't. I got
the phone for $200.00 off and it was shipped to my work in a couple of
days. In the local VZW store price was $250.00 more than I paid.

YMMV.

Drum--

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Old 11-19-2006, 12:51 PM
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There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. It
is a business persons dream. CDMA and analog, BT, IR, both cellular
and PCS bands. IDIOT ALERT: if the uninformed sales person calls it a
tri-mode phone they are referring to CDMA 1800-1900 Mhtz, CDMA 800-900
Mhtz and analog 800-900 Mhtz. It is really how your voice is coded in
two ways: CDMA or Analog and two sets of frequencies.

Phone also has a camera with flash. Nokia's desktop backup software
is great and will work either by BT or USB cable. Memory cards to 2GB
are supported for music. Works as great MP3 player or FM radio.

none



On 18 Nov 2006 17:31:11 -0800, "KJB" <wwwebmail@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
>VicTek wrote:
>> I upgraded recently from an e815 to a RAZR V3m. The performance of the e815
>> has been excellent for me and I'm happy to say that the RAZR V3m has been
>> equally good RE signal strength and voice quality. The Bluetooth feature
>> works fine, too - no problems pairing my headset, using voice commands, etc.
>> The reason I upgraded was to get the VZ Navigator feature which
>> unfortunately is not supported by the e815. I can't comment on the KRZR's
>> performance, but it does look cool <g>. The V3m looks pretty good too. You
>> can try www.phonescoop.com for more info. Hope this helps.

>
>Vic,
>
>Thanks for the reply. I stopped by the local VZW store today to look
>around and see what's available. After visiting the store I'm not so
>sure I'll go Moto this time. LOL The LG Chocolate was pretty
>impressive as well as the Samsung SCH-a990. I really liked the Samsung
>but it's very expensive even with the New Every Two discount - close to
>$400! The sales rep said the price would probably drop substantially
>during the Christmas shopping season. I hope so - I can wait.


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Old 11-19-2006, 02:18 PM
George
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none@none.net wrote:
> There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. It
> is a business persons dream. CDMA and analog, BT, IR, both cellular
> and PCS bands. IDIOT ALERT: if the uninformed sales person calls it a
> tri-mode phone they are referring to CDMA 1800-1900 Mhtz, CDMA 800-900
> Mhtz and analog 800-900 Mhtz. It is really how your voice is coded in
> two ways: CDMA or Analog and two sets of frequencies.
>
> Phone also has a camera with flash. Nokia's desktop backup software
> is great and will work either by BT or USB cable. Memory cards to 2GB
> are supported for music. Works as great MP3 player or FM radio.
>
> none
>

Is it any good? Nokia hasn't made a good CDMA phone in a lot of years.
From what I understand they circumvented the Qualcomm patents and ended
up with poor performance as a result.

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Old 11-19-2006, 05:04 PM
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On Sat, 18 Nov 2006 21:26:08 -0500, Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com>
wrote:
: On 18 Nov 2006 17:31:11 -0800, "KJB" <wwwebmail@yahoo.com> wrote:
:
: >Thanks for the reply. I stopped by the local VZW store today to look
: >around and see what's available. After visiting the store I'm not so
: >sure I'll go Moto this time. LOL The LG Chocolate was pretty
: >impressive as well as the Samsung SCH-a990. I really liked the Samsung
: >but it's very expensive even with the New Every Two discount - close to
: >$400! The sales rep said the price would probably drop substantially
: >during the Christmas shopping season. I hope so - I can wait.
:
: You have several months once your New Every Two comes up. Don't have
: to do it right away.
:
: Remember - if you're on a family plan, only the phone that's the on
: the main account gets the NE2. The other phones are full price.

Unless you happen to blunder onto a "twofer" deal, as I did two years ago.
Verizon was selling the LG7000 for about $150, but there was a $50
manufacturer's rebate. That lowered my cost to $100, which was covered by
new-every-2. But wait: Vz also had a 2-for-one deal on the 7000, so I got one
for my wife's line as well. Its $50 rebate cut my cost to $0. (Well, not
quite. I bought a car charger, which I never use, and a spare battery. Later
LG came up with an external charger, and I bought one of those. But otherwise,
both phones were free.) With my new-every-two coming up again, I wish I could
find another deal like that. ;^)

OTOH, I'm still pretty happy with my two 7000s. The only real reason for
ditching them is that they're two years old and out of warranty.

Bob

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Old 11-19-2006, 05:15 PM
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On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 07:51:08 -0500, none@none.net wrote:
: There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. It
: is a business persons dream. CDMA and analog, BT, IR, both cellular
: and PCS bands. IDIOT ALERT: if the uninformed sales person calls it a
: tri-mode phone they are referring to CDMA 1800-1900 Mhtz, CDMA 800-900
: Mhtz and analog 800-900 Mhtz. It is really how your voice is coded in
: two ways: CDMA or Analog and two sets of frequencies.

I'm a bit confused. Isn't that the traditional meaning of "tri-mode" (at least
in Verizon's world)? Or has it become fashionable to reserve that term for a
phone that's, say, analog/CDMA/GSM?

: Phone also has a camera with flash. Nokia's desktop backup software
: is great and will work either by BT or USB cable. Memory cards to 2GB
: are supported for music. Works as great MP3 player or FM radio.

Are you saying that Vz hasn't crippled the Nokia the way they're alleged to
have crippled many of the phones they sell?

Bob

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Old 11-19-2006, 07:53 PM
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"Robert Coe" <bob@1776.COM> wrote in message
news:8q31m2p35ro2ikrtr3fhufu27csok3jc62@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 07:51:08 -0500, none@none.net wrote:
> : There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. It
> : is a business persons dream. CDMA and analog, BT, IR, both cellular
> : and PCS bands. IDIOT ALERT: if the uninformed sales person calls it a
> : tri-mode phone they are referring to CDMA 1800-1900 Mhtz, CDMA 800-900
> : Mhtz and analog 800-900 Mhtz. It is really how your voice is coded in
> : two ways: CDMA or Analog and two sets of frequencies.
>
> I'm a bit confused. Isn't that the traditional meaning of "tri-mode" (at
> least
> in Verizon's world)? Or has it become fashionable to reserve that term for
> a
> phone that's, say, analog/CDMA/GSM?
>
> : Phone also has a camera with flash. Nokia's desktop backup software
> : is great and will work either by BT or USB cable. Memory cards to 2GB
> : are supported for music. Works as great MP3 player or FM radio.
>
> Are you saying that Vz hasn't crippled the Nokia the way they're alleged
> to
> have crippled many of the phones they sell?
>
> Bob


That is correct. Verizon has not crippled it.



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Old 11-19-2006, 07:56 PM
Don R.
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"George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
news:Jp-dnXWiKts4-v3YnZ2dnUVZ_sadnZ2d@adelphia.com...
> none@none.net wrote:
>> There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. It
>> is a business persons dream. CDMA and analog, BT, IR, both cellular
>> and PCS bands. IDIOT ALERT: if the uninformed sales person calls it a
>> tri-mode phone they are referring to CDMA 1800-1900 Mhtz, CDMA 800-900
>> Mhtz and analog 800-900 Mhtz. It is really how your voice is coded in
>> two ways: CDMA or Analog and two sets of frequencies. Phone also has a
>> camera with flash. Nokia's desktop backup software
>> is great and will work either by BT or USB cable. Memory cards to 2GB
>> are supported for music. Works as great MP3 player or FM radio.
>>
>> none
>>

> Is it any good? Nokia hasn't made a good CDMA phone in a lot of years.
> From what I understand they circumvented the Qualcomm patents and ended up
> with poor performance as a result.


Excellent performer. Good reception and sound qualities. All the bluetooth
functions work. But you can only get it from a Verizon authorized retailer
(not directly from Verizon) or on Ebay.



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Old 11-20-2006, 01:53 AM
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In article <F468h.3485$IW2.3402@trndny03>, EB <ebonak-a-@t-hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi there!
>
> KJB wrote:
> > Greetings all,
> >
> > Within the next 30 days I will be eligible to upgrade my phone under the
> > new
> > every 2 Verizon scam.

>
> Why scam? and new ? .. did Verizon make some changes recently
> regarding their new every 2 year plan I missed?
>
> (Not crazy about any of the wireless companies)


I was just going to write this when I saw ebonak did it first.

Where is the scam?

KJB - you don't like it? Who is making you take advantage of it?

If you feel scammed, why give your business to Verizon? Go somewhere
else, and then let us know the really good, honest, troublefree with no
catches service that you switched to.

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:04 AM
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In article <sF28h.805$1s6.120@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.ne t>,
"Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote:

> >> There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. <snip>
> >>

> > Is it any good? Nokia hasn't made a good CDMA phone in a lot of years.
> > From what I understand they circumvented the Qualcomm patents and ended up
> > with poor performance as a result.

>
> Excellent performer. Good reception and sound qualities. All the bluetooth
> functions work. But you can only get it from a Verizon authorized retailer
> (not directly from Verizon) or on Ebay.


I have had one for the past year and can vouch for the performance.
Better than the Samsung tri-mode and the LG VX4400 I've used
alongside it. Strangely, this phone seemed to escape the usual VZW
"makeover" and Nokia seems reticent to promote it for fear that VZW
will notice. I had a very hard time finding mine a year ago. I would
have to think eBoy would be your best bet at this point.

sd

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Old 11-24-2006, 02:15 PM
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In article <sd55117-869149.05042324112006@comcast.dca.giganews.com>,
sd <sd55117@yahoo.com> wrote:
>In article <sF28h.805$1s6.120@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.ne t>,
> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> >> There is a hidden Nokia out there too. Check out the Nokia 6256i. <snip>
>> >>
>> > Is it any good? Nokia hasn't made a good CDMA phone in a lot of years.
>> > From what I understand they circumvented the Qualcomm patents and ended up
>> > with poor performance as a result.

>>
>> Excellent performer. Good reception and sound qualities. All the bluetooth
>> functions work. But you can only get it from a Verizon authorized retailer
>> (not directly from Verizon) or on Ebay.

>
>I have had one for the past year and can vouch for the performance.
>Better than the Samsung tri-mode and the LG VX4400 I've used
>alongside it. Strangely, this phone seemed to escape the usual VZW
>"makeover" and Nokia seems reticent to promote it for fear that VZW
>will notice. I had a very hard time finding mine a year ago. I would
>have to think eBoy would be your best bet at this point.
>
>sd


I think the main reason this phone is not being promoted is that Nokia
reportedly did not disable any of the phone's bluetooth capabilities.

I've tried to bid on this on Ebay, but the price becomes too ridiculous
for my budget. I've also read rather mixed reviews of its construction
quality.

Scott

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Old 11-26-2006, 08:44 PM
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In article <4566fe84$0$570$b45e6eb0@senator-bedfellow.mit.edu>,
scott@mit.edu (Scott Ehrlich) wrote:

> I've tried to bid on this on Ebay, but the price becomes too ridiculous
> for my budget. I've also read rather mixed reviews of its construction
> quality.


I understand the earlier versions of this phone (and its sibling,
the 6255i) had problems developing cracks around the hinge, but
later users of this phone have not reported this that I've seen. My
6256i does feel more flexible in the hinge than my old phones (the
Samsung & LG mentioned previously). Then again, I find Toyota doors
kinda flimsy-feeling and they go for years, so ...

I actually was pricing used 6256is on eBay as well since mine took a
tumble and cracked the outside LCD. The price does get ridiculous
quickly. I think I'll just cover my display with some tape instead.

sd

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Old 12-03-2006, 12:03 AM
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On Sat, 02 Dec 2006 15:25:57 -0800, Pegleg <Pegleg@usnavyret.mil>
wrote:

>Not true...we are on a family plan with my wife's phone being the
>primary. She gets NE2 and I get $100 credit toward a new phone.


Which is pretty much NE2, correct?

NE2 is $100 credit towards a phone, at least the last time I checked.

Dave


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