yeah so i had that phone for a year and a half on a 2 yr contract wif cingular and for the past couple of months it sounded very fady. well on sunday, it stopped working. couldnt send calls and the speaker (speakerphone and ear one) and mic quit. looked online and found out its a common problem. went to cingular store on mon and had to drop $129 on the cheapest phone they had to use the remaining 6 months left on my contract.
had an old att phone but of course even tho they merged they wouldnt unlock it and save me some money
gonna go to tmobile and get a bad arse fone when my contracts up!
Microphone failure sounds like a common problem with Motorola. I tend to avoid their phones as friends seem to have no end of problems with them.
Nokias these days seem bulletproof these days, so I'd go for one of them if you get a chance. The Sony Ericssons seem quite smart too. 2 years is a long time for a phone - I tend to change mine after a year.
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My Samsun (Verizon) is 2.5yrs old and still going. Battery only lasts 2 days, now, but otherwise OK. I've had a T-mobile Motorola, and it was pretty sketchy, or maybe it was just T-mobile's pathetic network. I think that for the whole year our company was bound to the T-mobile contract we never had an unbroken conversation more than 6 minutes long!
We're using Sprint now, with Sanyo phones and it's OK.
All of my company's work phones (which I get to "manage") are Nextel/Motorolla. Typically, we consider 2 years to be "a good run" for the use that they see. Thanks to PTT, Nextel phones see far more use than a standard phone (people make all sorts of unnecessary calls with PTT, IMO (including me)). The peculiarities I found is that at some point in the phone's life, it will go through a crisis where it will randomly restart or just turn off, often during calls or when attempting to make a call. The phone will do this for about a month or so. Once the phone passes this stage of life, it either completely dies, or it simply goes back to normal (!). We've yet to have a phone survive 2 of these mental breakdowns, as we typically order a replacement once it goes into the second death spiral. It's a frustration we've become quite used to as a Nextel subscriber. It would be impossible for us to change carriers--PTT is far too valuable in our profession. It's just a shame it comes to that.
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i've noticed that the V400 is just slugish.. its by far one of the worst phones i've had in terms of the menu speeds.. from what i've heard its something to do with the firmware.. with the usb cable you can remove your service tag.. (shown on the screen when you open the phone) and with a hex editor you can even make the phone say anything you want on the small external screen (instead of just motorola)
the screen looks nice compaired the the lower priced nokia's.. but on the nokia you never want to smash the phone because of the extreme delays every time you select something or click the send button..
around here the earpiece seems to be the major fault.. along with early ones automaticly dropping calls at 12 minuites exactly..
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