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Old 11-23-2006, 07:23 PM
Frankster
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Default Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception. I
think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It seems
that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception. Can anyone
confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the 8300?

Thanks,

-Frank



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Old 11-23-2006, 07:35 PM
Don R.
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola E815.
Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color displays are
excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the Motorola's, even with
Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is very good by today's standards
for color display phones. I am very pleased with it, and I haven't liked an
LG since the VX4400.

"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception. I
>think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It seems
>that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception. Can anyone
>confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the 8300?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Frank
>




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Old 11-23-2006, 07:55 PM
Frankster
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on that?

I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can continue
to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though (although the 8600
is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page). I also use an external
antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that, not sure about the 8600. If
the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the 8300, I suppose I should get that. I
hate buying phones that get discontinued right after my purchase (happened
with my 8000). The 8600 looks okay on the VZW web page. Personally I like
LG. Over the years I have been through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still
have both of those).

-Frank

"Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola
> E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color
> displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the Motorola's,
> even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is very good by today's
> standards for color display phones. I am very pleased with it, and I
> haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>
> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception. I
>>think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It seems
>>that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception. Can anyone
>>confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the 8300?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -Frank
>>

>
>




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Old 11-24-2006, 05:31 AM
Don R.
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?


"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on that?
>
> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page). I
> also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that, not
> sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the 8300, I
> suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones that get discontinued
> right after my purchase (happened with my 8000). The 8600 looks okay on
> the VZW web page. Personally I like LG. Over the years I have been through
> VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have both of those).
>
> -Frank
>
> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola
>> E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color
>> displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the Motorola's,
>> even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is very good by
>> today's standards for color display phones. I am very pleased with it,
>> and I haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>>
>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception. I
>>>think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It
>>>seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception. Can
>>>anyone confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the 8300?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> -Frank
>>>

>>
>>

>
>

I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but looks
aren't everything.



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Old 11-24-2006, 06:10 PM
J Figueredo
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks before was
released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great reception,(I am in
South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim

My .02

Jose


"Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>
> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
>> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on that?
>>
>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page). I
>> also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that, not
>> sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the 8300, I
>> suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones that get discontinued
>> right after my purchase (happened with my 8000). The 8600 looks okay on
>> the VZW web page. Personally I like LG. Over the years I have been
>> through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>
>> -Frank
>>
>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola
>>> E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color
>>> displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the Motorola's,
>>> even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is very good by
>>> today's standards for color display phones. I am very pleased with it,
>>> and I haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>>>
>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception. I
>>>>think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It
>>>>seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception. Can
>>>>anyone confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the 8300?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> -Frank
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but looks
> aren't everything.
>




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Old 11-25-2006, 01:52 AM
Frankster
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the store. I
like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and Cable DUN can
be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the vibrator better than
the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my 8000 is so strong it can be
heard by everyone around me in a room. Kinda defeats the purpose...LOL.

Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on the
outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the speakerphone
feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a speaker phone, unlike
its 8500 brother).

-Frank

"J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks before
>was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great reception,(I am
>in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>
> My .02
>
> Jose
>
>
> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>
>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
>>> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on that?
>>>
>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page). I
>>> also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that, not
>>> sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the 8300, I
>>> suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones that get discontinued
>>> right after my purchase (happened with my 8000). The 8600 looks okay on
>>> the VZW web page. Personally I like LG. Over the years I have been
>>> through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>>
>>> -Frank
>>>
>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola
>>>> E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color
>>>> displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the
>>>> Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is very
>>>> good by today's standards for color display phones. I am very pleased
>>>> with it, and I haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>>>>
>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception. I
>>>>>think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It
>>>>>seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception. Can
>>>>>anyone confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the 8300?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but
>> looks aren't everything.
>>

>
>




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Old 11-25-2006, 02:29 AM
J Figueredo
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to enable
the speaker yet, that's next.....

So far it's a nice phone....

Jose


"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the store.
> I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and Cable DUN
> can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the vibrator
> better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my 8000 is so
> strong it can be heard by everyone around me in a room. Kinda defeats the
> purpose...LOL.
>
> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on the
> outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the speakerphone
> feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a speaker phone,
> unlike its 8500 brother).
>
> -Frank
>
> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks before
>>was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great reception,(I am
>>in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>
>> My .02
>>
>> Jose
>>
>>
>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>
>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
>>>> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on
>>>> that?
>>>>
>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page). I
>>>> also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that, not
>>>> sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the 8300, I
>>>> suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones that get discontinued
>>>> right after my purchase (happened with my 8000). The 8600 looks okay
>>>> on the VZW web page. Personally I like LG. Over the years I have been
>>>> through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>>>
>>>> -Frank
>>>>
>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola
>>>>> E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color
>>>>> displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the
>>>>> Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is very
>>>>> good by today's standards for color display phones. I am very pleased
>>>>> with it, and I haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>>>>>
>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception.
>>>>>>I think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300. It
>>>>>>seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in reception.
>>>>>>Can anyone confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view on the
>>>>>>8300?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but
>>> looks aren't everything.
>>>

>>
>>

>
>




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Old 11-25-2006, 02:49 AM
Frankster
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On my 8000 you enable the speakerphone by holding down the clear button for
two seconds or so. Try that. I didn't think of trying that while in the
store because the button wasn't marked with a speaker symbol, like on my
8000.

-Frank

"J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
news:sUN9h.4151$SV4.1778@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
> It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to
> enable the speaker yet, that's next.....
>
> So far it's a nice phone....
>
> Jose
>
>
> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
> news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the
>> store. I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and
>> Cable DUN can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the
>> vibrator better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my 8000
>> is so strong it can be heard by everyone around me in a room. Kinda
>> defeats the purpose...LOL.
>>
>> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on the
>> outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the speakerphone
>> feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a speaker phone,
>> unlike its 8500 brother).
>>
>> -Frank
>>
>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks before
>>>was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great reception,(I
>>>am in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>>
>>> My .02
>>>
>>> Jose
>>>
>>>
>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>
>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
>>>>> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on
>>>>> that?
>>>>>
>>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page).
>>>>> I also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that,
>>>>> not sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the
>>>>> 8300, I suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones that get
>>>>> discontinued right after my purchase (happened with my 8000). The
>>>>> 8600 looks okay on the VZW web page. Personally I like LG. Over the
>>>>> years I have been through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have
>>>>> both of those).
>>>>>
>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>
>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the Motorola
>>>>>> E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and light. Color
>>>>>> displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted than the
>>>>>> Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery life is
>>>>>> very good by today's standards for color display phones. I am very
>>>>>> pleased with it, and I haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the reception.
>>>>>>>I think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to a VX8300.
>>>>>>>It seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is better in
>>>>>>>reception. Can anyone confirm that? Anyone want to provide their view
>>>>>>>on the 8300?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but
>>>> looks aren't everything.
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>




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Old 11-25-2006, 03:45 PM
J Figueredo
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

After a call to CS, the speaker is activated by pressing the button on the
right side of the screen, it works great, I also like the MP3 player,
battery life is not bad either.

Jose


"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
news:RMidnRoTS5XZMvrYnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> On my 8000 you enable the speakerphone by holding down the clear button
> for two seconds or so. Try that. I didn't think of trying that while in
> the store because the button wasn't marked with a speaker symbol, like on
> my 8000.
>
> -Frank
>
> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
> news:sUN9h.4151$SV4.1778@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>> It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to
>> enable the speaker yet, that's next.....
>>
>> So far it's a nice phone....
>>
>> Jose
>>
>>
>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>> news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the
>>> store. I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and
>>> Cable DUN can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the
>>> vibrator better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my 8000
>>> is so strong it can be heard by everyone around me in a room. Kinda
>>> defeats the purpose...LOL.
>>>
>>> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on the
>>> outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the
>>> speakerphone feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a
>>> speaker phone, unlike its 8500 brother).
>>>
>>> -Frank
>>>
>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks before
>>>>was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great reception,(I
>>>>am in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>>>
>>>> My .02
>>>>
>>>> Jose
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>
>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
>>>>>> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on
>>>>>> that?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>>>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>>>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's page).
>>>>>> I also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300 has that,
>>>>>> not sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade from the
>>>>>> 8300, I suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones that get
>>>>>> discontinued right after my purchase (happened with my 8000). The
>>>>>> 8600 looks okay on the VZW web page. Personally I like LG. Over the
>>>>>> years I have been through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have
>>>>>> both of those).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the
>>>>>>> Motorola E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and
>>>>>>> light. Color displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted
>>>>>>> than the Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery
>>>>>>> life is very good by today's standards for color display phones. I
>>>>>>> am very pleased with it, and I haven't liked an LG since the VX4400.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the
>>>>>>>>reception. I think it could be better. I am considering upgrading to
>>>>>>>>a VX8300. It seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is better
>>>>>>>>in reception. Can anyone confirm that? Anyone want to provide their
>>>>>>>>view on the 8300?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but
>>>>> looks aren't everything.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:19 PM
Frankster
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

Thank you. Appreciate it.

Disappointedly, when using the compare feature on the VZW website, the 8600
is listed as "No" for Broadband Access as well as National Access. I have
National Access and Preffered Network on my exisiting plan - it may be
legacy. My 8000, the 8300, the MotoRzr and MotoKRzr all have Broadband and
National Access. Wonder why the 8600 doesn't. I did see DUN capability on
the phone. Wonder what's up with that?

I do use both BB and NA. EVDO will auto-fallback to RTT-1x when the EVDO
signal is not good enough). I do need that. Unfortunately, this is not an
area where the salesperson will probably know anything. Drats. Just when I
was getting excited.

-Frank

"J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
news:SyZ9h.22140$r6.11538@bignews1.bellsouth.net.. .
> After a call to CS, the speaker is activated by pressing the button on the
> right side of the screen, it works great, I also like the MP3 player,
> battery life is not bad either.
>
> Jose
>
>
> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
> news:RMidnRoTS5XZMvrYnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>> On my 8000 you enable the speakerphone by holding down the clear button
>> for two seconds or so. Try that. I didn't think of trying that while in
>> the store because the button wasn't marked with a speaker symbol, like on
>> my 8000.
>>
>> -Frank
>>
>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>> news:sUN9h.4151$SV4.1778@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>>> It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to
>>> enable the speaker yet, that's next.....
>>>
>>> So far it's a nice phone....
>>>
>>> Jose
>>>
>>>
>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>> news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the
>>>> store. I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and
>>>> Cable DUN can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the
>>>> vibrator better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my
>>>> 8000 is so strong it can be heard by everyone around me in a room.
>>>> Kinda defeats the purpose...LOL.
>>>>
>>>> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on the
>>>> outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the
>>>> speakerphone feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a
>>>> speaker phone, unlike its 8500 brother).
>>>>
>>>> -Frank
>>>>
>>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>>>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks
>>>>>before was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great
>>>>>reception,(I am in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>>>>
>>>>> My .02
>>>>>
>>>>> Jose
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this original
>>>>>>> message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any comments on
>>>>>>> that?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>>>>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>>>>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's
>>>>>>> page). I also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300
>>>>>>> has that, not sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade
>>>>>>> from the 8300, I suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones
>>>>>>> that get discontinued right after my purchase (happened with my
>>>>>>> 8000). The 8600 looks okay on the VZW web page. Personally I like
>>>>>>> LG. Over the years I have been through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and
>>>>>>> VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the
>>>>>>>> Motorola E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and
>>>>>>>> light. Color displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted
>>>>>>>> than the Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery
>>>>>>>> life is very good by today's standards for color display phones. I
>>>>>>>> am very pleased with it, and I haven't liked an LG since the
>>>>>>>> VX4400.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the
>>>>>>>>>reception. I think it could be better. I am considering upgrading
>>>>>>>>>to a VX8300. It seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is
>>>>>>>>>better in reception. Can anyone confirm that? Anyone want to
>>>>>>>>>provide their view on the 8300?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but
>>>>>> looks aren't everything.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:54 PM
Robert Coe
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 09:19:01 -0700, "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote:
: Disappointedly, when using the compare feature on the VZW website, the 8600
: is listed as "No" for Broadband Access as well as National Access. I have
: National Access and Preffered Network on my exisiting plan - it may be
: legacy. My 8000, the 8300, the MotoRzr and MotoKRzr all have Broadband and
: National Access. Wonder why the 8600 doesn't. I did see DUN capability on
: the phone. Wonder what's up with that?
:
: I do use both BB and NA. EVDO will auto-fallback to RTT-1x when the EVDO
: signal is not good enough). I do need that. Unfortunately, this is not an
: area where the salesperson will probably know anything. Drats. Just when I
: was getting excited.

Doesn't "National Access" just mean that the phone has analog capability?
Verizon and its roaming partners now appear to be so nearly all-digital that
it's hard to see lack of analog as a show stopper. I've had an all-digital VG
7000 for two years and haven't noticed the absence of analog, despite trips to
northwestern Vermont (where Verizon supposedly still has some digital towers)
and central Mississippi (where Verizon is largely absent).

Bob

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:13 PM
Frankster
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Default Re: Updrade VX8000 to VX8300?

National Access means dial-up-network data connection. NA is ~70kbps,
Broadband (via EVDO enabled phone) is ~700kbps. Nothing to do with analog. I
gave up on analog a long time ago.

-Frank

"Robert Coe" <bob@1776.COM> wrote in message
news:s5ehm2l62co17uqb6sli45itsief8bdt4f@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 09:19:01 -0700, "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com>
> wrote:
> : Disappointedly, when using the compare feature on the VZW website, the
> 8600
> : is listed as "No" for Broadband Access as well as National Access. I
> have
> : National Access and Preffered Network on my exisiting plan - it may be
> : legacy. My 8000, the 8300, the MotoRzr and MotoKRzr all have Broadband
> and
> : National Access. Wonder why the 8600 doesn't. I did see DUN capability
> on
> : the phone. Wonder what's up with that?
> :
> : I do use both BB and NA. EVDO will auto-fallback to RTT-1x when the EVDO
> : signal is not good enough). I do need that. Unfortunately, this is not
> an
> : area where the salesperson will probably know anything. Drats. Just when
> I
> : was getting excited.
>
> Doesn't "National Access" just mean that the phone has analog capability?
> Verizon and its roaming partners now appear to be so nearly all-digital
> that
> it's hard to see lack of analog as a show stopper. I've had an all-digital
> VG
> 7000 for two years and haven't noticed the absence of analog, despite
> trips to
> northwestern Vermont (where Verizon supposedly still has some digital
> towers)
> and central Mississippi (where Verizon is largely absent).
>
> Bob




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Old 11-26-2006, 03:04 PM
J Figueredo
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Hmmmmm...I am new to CDMA technology and CDMA, and I mainly use the phone
for voice and not data service, my company provides me with a broadband
card.......perhaps you could call Tech Support and they'll be able to guide
you...so far I find them very helpful.


"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
news:gdidnYYcN55q8fXYnZ2dnUVZ_tadnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> Thank you. Appreciate it.
>
> Disappointedly, when using the compare feature on the VZW website, the
> 8600 is listed as "No" for Broadband Access as well as National Access. I
> have National Access and Preffered Network on my exisiting plan - it may
> be legacy. My 8000, the 8300, the MotoRzr and MotoKRzr all have Broadband
> and National Access. Wonder why the 8600 doesn't. I did see DUN capability
> on the phone. Wonder what's up with that?
>
> I do use both BB and NA. EVDO will auto-fallback to RTT-1x when the EVDO
> signal is not good enough). I do need that. Unfortunately, this is not an
> area where the salesperson will probably know anything. Drats. Just when I
> was getting excited.
>
> -Frank
>
> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
> news:SyZ9h.22140$r6.11538@bignews1.bellsouth.net.. .
>> After a call to CS, the speaker is activated by pressing the button on
>> the right side of the screen, it works great, I also like the MP3 player,
>> battery life is not bad either.
>>
>> Jose
>>
>>
>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>> news:RMidnRoTS5XZMvrYnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>> On my 8000 you enable the speakerphone by holding down the clear button
>>> for two seconds or so. Try that. I didn't think of trying that while in
>>> the store because the button wasn't marked with a speaker symbol, like
>>> on my 8000.
>>>
>>> -Frank
>>>
>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>> news:sUN9h.4151$SV4.1778@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>>>> It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to
>>>> enable the speaker yet, that's next.....
>>>>
>>>> So far it's a nice phone....
>>>>
>>>> Jose
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the
>>>>> store. I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and
>>>>> Cable DUN can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the
>>>>> vibrator better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my
>>>>> 8000 is so strong it can be heard by everyone around me in a room.
>>>>> Kinda defeats the purpose...LOL.
>>>>>
>>>>> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on the
>>>>> outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the
>>>>> speakerphone feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a
>>>>> speaker phone, unlike its 8500 brother).
>>>>>
>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>
>>>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>>>>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks
>>>>>>before was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great
>>>>>>reception,(I am in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My .02
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jose
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this
>>>>>>>> original message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any
>>>>>>>> comments on that?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>>>>>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>>>>>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's
>>>>>>>> page). I also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300
>>>>>>>> has that, not sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade
>>>>>>>> from the 8300, I suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones
>>>>>>>> that get discontinued right after my purchase (happened with my
>>>>>>>> 8000). The 8600 looks okay on the VZW web page. Personally I like
>>>>>>>> LG. Over the years I have been through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and
>>>>>>>> VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the
>>>>>>>>> Motorola E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and
>>>>>>>>> light. Color displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted
>>>>>>>>> than the Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface. Battery
>>>>>>>>> life is very good by today's standards for color display phones. I
>>>>>>>>> am very pleased with it, and I haven't liked an LG since the
>>>>>>>>> VX4400.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the
>>>>>>>>>>reception. I think it could be better. I am considering upgrading
>>>>>>>>>>to a VX8300. It seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is
>>>>>>>>>>better in reception. Can anyone confirm that? Anyone want to
>>>>>>>>>>provide their view on the 8300?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice, but
>>>>>>> looks aren't everything.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>




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Old 11-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Frankster
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After further research I am reasonably sure this phone would work fine with
data. I already have some of the necessary paraphernalia (i.e. external
antenna) and I can obtain a USB cable and antenna adapter for around $20 (I
have no problem risking $20 - I have that stuff to fit my 8000 now). The
phone itself, if it doesn't meet my needs could be returned within 15 days
anyway. So... I think the 8600 will be my next phone. My NE2 takes affect
Jan 16th. So... I'll collect the necessary bits over the next 6 weeks and
give it a go.

BTW, another phone that I felt was in the running was the new MotoKRzr.
Oddly enough, after looking at it in the store and conferring with a
salesman, it was determined that the MotoKRzr does NOT have capability for
an external antenna! Hmm... very unusual for high-end phones today. That
probably knocks the Moto out of contention for me.

Although, I am also looking at possibly taking the jump from my present
external antenna setup to a wireless repeater system for my SOHO in my
house. If I jump, I won't need the external antenna. Total cost for the
repeater would be between $350-700, depending on how I do it.

I live in a steel siding house with only minimum signal outside. And... my
primary office is in a garden level room (half underground). Hence, external
antenna required. It works. Been using it for a couple of years. But I'd
love to turn it into wireless rather than wired.

Thanks for the input!

-Frank

"J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
news:i2iah.9812$Q7.7657@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
> Hmmmmm...I am new to CDMA technology and CDMA, and I mainly use the phone
> for voice and not data service, my company provides me with a broadband
> card.......perhaps you could call Tech Support and they'll be able to
> guide you...so far I find them very helpful.
>
>
> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
> news:gdidnYYcN55q8fXYnZ2dnUVZ_tadnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>> Thank you. Appreciate it.
>>
>> Disappointedly, when using the compare feature on the VZW website, the
>> 8600 is listed as "No" for Broadband Access as well as National Access. I
>> have National Access and Preffered Network on my exisiting plan - it may
>> be legacy. My 8000, the 8300, the MotoRzr and MotoKRzr all have Broadband
>> and National Access. Wonder why the 8600 doesn't. I did see DUN
>> capability on the phone. Wonder what's up with that?
>>
>> I do use both BB and NA. EVDO will auto-fallback to RTT-1x when the EVDO
>> signal is not good enough). I do need that. Unfortunately, this is not an
>> area where the salesperson will probably know anything. Drats. Just when
>> I was getting excited.
>>
>> -Frank
>>
>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>> news:SyZ9h.22140$r6.11538@bignews1.bellsouth.net.. .
>>> After a call to CS, the speaker is activated by pressing the button on
>>> the right side of the screen, it works great, I also like the MP3
>>> player, battery life is not bad either.
>>>
>>> Jose
>>>
>>>
>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>> news:RMidnRoTS5XZMvrYnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>> On my 8000 you enable the speakerphone by holding down the clear button
>>>> for two seconds or so. Try that. I didn't think of trying that while in
>>>> the store because the button wasn't marked with a speaker symbol, like
>>>> on my 8000.
>>>>
>>>> -Frank
>>>>
>>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:sUN9h.4151$SV4.1778@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>>>>> It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to
>>>>> enable the speaker yet, that's next.....
>>>>>
>>>>> So far it's a nice phone....
>>>>>
>>>>> Jose
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the
>>>>>> store. I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth and
>>>>>> Cable DUN can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I like the
>>>>>> vibrator better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The vib on my
>>>>>> 8000 is so strong it can be heard by everyone around me in a room.
>>>>>> Kinda defeats the purpose...LOL.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on
>>>>>> the outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the
>>>>>> speakerphone feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a
>>>>>> speaker phone, unlike its 8500 brother).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>>>>>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks
>>>>>>>before was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great
>>>>>>>reception,(I am in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My .02
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Jose
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this
>>>>>>>>> original message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any
>>>>>>>>> comments on that?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I can
>>>>>>>>> continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600 though
>>>>>>>>> (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on VZW's
>>>>>>>>> page). I also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know the 8300
>>>>>>>>> has that, not sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the VZWs upgrade
>>>>>>>>> from the 8300, I suppose I should get that. I hate buying phones
>>>>>>>>> that get discontinued right after my purchase (happened with my
>>>>>>>>> 8000). The 8600 looks okay on the VZW web page. Personally I like
>>>>>>>>> LG. Over the years I have been through VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and
>>>>>>>>> VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the
>>>>>>>>>> Motorola E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and
>>>>>>>>>> light. Color displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted
>>>>>>>>>> than the Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface.
>>>>>>>>>> Battery life is very good by today's standards for color display
>>>>>>>>>> phones. I am very pleased with it, and I haven't liked an LG
>>>>>>>>>> since the VX4400.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the
>>>>>>>>>>>reception. I think it could be better. I am considering upgrading
>>>>>>>>>>>to a VX8300. It seems that I remember reading that the 8300 is
>>>>>>>>>>>better in reception. Can anyone confirm that? Anyone want to
>>>>>>>>>>>provide their view on the 8300?
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice,
>>>>>>>> but looks aren't everything.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:42 AM
J Figueredo
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Frank,

I am glad to hear about the 8600, I am very happy with it, I also bought a 1
GB SD Micro card at Amazon.com (good price) and loaded some of my favorite
tunes, now I can have all in one phone and music on the go, I guess until
Apple comes out with the iPhone ....LOL.

Keep us posted on your experience with this phone.

Thanks,

Jose


"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
news:i4SdnWNfRYZzXfTYnZ2dnUVZ_ridnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> After further research I am reasonably sure this phone would work fine
> with data. I already have some of the necessary paraphernalia (i.e.
> external antenna) and I can obtain a USB cable and antenna adapter for
> around $20 (I have no problem risking $20 - I have that stuff to fit my
> 8000 now). The phone itself, if it doesn't meet my needs could be returned
> within 15 days anyway. So... I think the 8600 will be my next phone. My
> NE2 takes affect Jan 16th. So... I'll collect the necessary bits over the
> next 6 weeks and give it a go.
>
> BTW, another phone that I felt was in the running was the new MotoKRzr.
> Oddly enough, after looking at it in the store and conferring with a
> salesman, it was determined that the MotoKRzr does NOT have capability for
> an external antenna! Hmm... very unusual for high-end phones today. That
> probably knocks the Moto out of contention for me.
>
> Although, I am also looking at possibly taking the jump from my present
> external antenna setup to a wireless repeater system for my SOHO in my
> house. If I jump, I won't need the external antenna. Total cost for the
> repeater would be between $350-700, depending on how I do it.
>
> I live in a steel siding house with only minimum signal outside. And... my
> primary office is in a garden level room (half underground). Hence,
> external antenna required. It works. Been using it for a couple of years.
> But I'd love to turn it into wireless rather than wired.
>
> Thanks for the input!
>
> -Frank
>
> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
> news:i2iah.9812$Q7.7657@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>> Hmmmmm...I am new to CDMA technology and CDMA, and I mainly use the phone
>> for voice and not data service, my company provides me with a broadband
>> card.......perhaps you could call Tech Support and they'll be able to
>> guide you...so far I find them very helpful.
>>
>>
>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>> news:gdidnYYcN55q8fXYnZ2dnUVZ_tadnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>> Thank you. Appreciate it.
>>>
>>> Disappointedly, when using the compare feature on the VZW website, the
>>> 8600 is listed as "No" for Broadband Access as well as National Access.
>>> I have National Access and Preffered Network on my exisiting plan - it
>>> may be legacy. My 8000, the 8300, the MotoRzr and MotoKRzr all have
>>> Broadband and National Access. Wonder why the 8600 doesn't. I did see
>>> DUN capability on the phone. Wonder what's up with that?
>>>
>>> I do use both BB and NA. EVDO will auto-fallback to RTT-1x when the EVDO
>>> signal is not good enough). I do need that. Unfortunately, this is not
>>> an area where the salesperson will probably know anything. Drats. Just
>>> when I was getting excited.
>>>
>>> -Frank
>>>
>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>> news:SyZ9h.22140$r6.11538@bignews1.bellsouth.net.. .
>>>> After a call to CS, the speaker is activated by pressing the button on
>>>> the right side of the screen, it works great, I also like the MP3
>>>> player, battery life is not bad either.
>>>>
>>>> Jose
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:RMidnRoTS5XZMvrYnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>> On my 8000 you enable the speakerphone by holding down the clear
>>>>> button for two seconds or so. Try that. I didn't think of trying that
>>>>> while in the store because the button wasn't marked with a speaker
>>>>> symbol, like on my 8000.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>
>>>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:sUN9h.4151$SV4.1778@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>>>>>> It supports SD Micro storage up to 2 GB.....I have not being able to
>>>>>> enable the speaker yet, that's next.....
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So far it's a nice phone....
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jose
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:5eWdnQ08_9p0PPrYnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>> Thanks Jose, appreciate the info. I looked at the 8600 today in the
>>>>>>> store. I like it. Also, I saw in the service menu where BlueTooth
>>>>>>> and Cable DUN can be enabled (they were enabled by default!). I
>>>>>>> like the vibrator better than the 8000. It's a little quieter. The
>>>>>>> vib on my 8000 is so strong it can be heard by everyone around me in
>>>>>>> a room. Kinda defeats the purpose...LOL.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Couldn't figure out two things... What is the slide type switch on
>>>>>>> the outside right at the hinge area, and, how do you turn on the
>>>>>>> speakerphone feature (according to what I read the 8600 does have a
>>>>>>> speaker phone, unlike its 8500 brother).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "J Figueredo" <jfigueredo@NOSPAMexcite.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:eAG9h.21184$r6.7717@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>>>>>>>>I recently changed to VZW from T-mobile and bought a VX8600 weeks
>>>>>>>>before was released, I am very happy with the phone, it has great
>>>>>>>>reception,(I am in South Fl), a nice color screen and it's very slim
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> My .02
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Jose
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:Wsv9h.3285$1s6.2640@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:FIednftWWNU1YfjYnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks Don. Great input. I didn't know it when I wrote this
>>>>>>>>>> original message, but I now see that the VX8600 is out too. Any
>>>>>>>>>> comments on that?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I do use my current 8000 for DUN (with USB cable) and I know I
>>>>>>>>>> can continue to do that with the 8300, not sure about the 8600
>>>>>>>>>> though (although the 8600 is listed as BlueTooth DUN capable on
>>>>>>>>>> VZW's page). I also use an external antenna jack. Again, I know
>>>>>>>>>> the 8300 has that, not sure about the 8600. If the 8600 is the
>>>>>>>>>> VZWs upgrade from the 8300, I suppose I should get that. I hate
>>>>>>>>>> buying phones that get discontinued right after my purchase
>>>>>>>>>> (happened with my 8000). The 8600 looks okay on the VZW web
>>>>>>>>>> page. Personally I like LG. Over the years I have been through
>>>>>>>>>> VX1, VX4400, VX7000 and VX8000 (still have both of those).
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> "Don R." <drennardnospam@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>>> news:NJm9h.2401$sf5.2072@newsread4.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>>>>>>>>>>> Great phone. Reception has been excellent, comparable to the
>>>>>>>>>>> Motorola E815. Sound is excellent. Size and weight are small and
>>>>>>>>>>> light. Color displays are excellent. Seems to be less restricted
>>>>>>>>>>> than the Motorola's, even with Verizon's crappy interface.
>>>>>>>>>>> Battery life is very good by today's standards for color display
>>>>>>>>>>> phones. I am very pleased with it, and I haven't liked an LG
>>>>>>>>>>> since the VX4400.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>>>> news:kaidnRftwoC2aPjYnZ2dnUVZ_tKdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>>>>>>>>>>>>I have a VX8000 that I have been happy with except for the
>>>>>>>>>>>>reception. I think it could be better. I am considering
>>>>>>>>>>>>upgrading to a VX8300. It seems that I remember reading that the
>>>>>>>>>>>>8300 is better in reception. Can anyone confirm that? Anyone
>>>>>>>>>>>>want to provide their view on the 8300?
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> -Frank
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I have not tried the VX8600 yet, so I can't comment. Looks nice,
>>>>>>>>> but looks aren't everything.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
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