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Old 05-27-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area of NC
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My husband and I have Alltel and our contract ends in July. We are going with Verizon. Can anyone recommend a good phone through Verizon? I need a phone with a speaker phone, voice dialing, potential for email, camera phone (I have an Itouch that I love, unfortunately ATT service isn't good up in Huntersville, otherwise I would get an IPhone). Any ideas? I have a Motorola Razr than we have had good luck with. Veriozon said that the Razr has been discontinued.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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My husband and I have Alltel and our contract ends in July. We are going with Verizon. Can anyone recommend a good phone through Verizon? I need a phone with a speaker phone, voice dialing, potential for email, camera phone (I have an Itouch that I love, unfortunately ATT service isn't good up in Huntersville, otherwise I would get an IPhone). Any ideas? I have a Motorola Razr than we have had good luck with. Veriozon said that the Razr has been discontinued.
Look on CNET.com they have editor reviews and customer reviews for just about every cell phone on the market. (Sorted by carrier).
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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My husband and I have Alltel and our contract ends in July. We are going with Verizon. Can anyone recommend a good phone through Verizon? I need a phone with a speaker phone, voice dialing, potential for email, camera phone (I have an Itouch that I love, unfortunately ATT service isn't good up in Huntersville, otherwise I would get an IPhone). Any ideas? I have a Motorola Razr than we have had good luck with. Veriozon said that the Razr has been discontinued.
Phone Scoop

Phonescoop is also a good source for phone reviews.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My husband and I have Alltel and our contract ends in July. We are going with Verizon. Can anyone recommend a good phone through Verizon? I need a phone with a speaker phone, voice dialing, potential for email, camera phone (I have an Itouch that I love, unfortunately ATT service isn't good up in Huntersville, otherwise I would get an IPhone). Any ideas? I have a Motorola Razr than we have had good luck with. Veriozon said that the Razr has been discontinued.
I've been with Alltel since 2003. Now that Verizon bought them out, service stinks.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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I've been with Alltel since 2003. Now that Verizon bought them out, service stinks.
Have you updated your PRL (preferred roaming list) by dialing *228, listening to the recording, and selecting option 2?

Since the buyout many changes to the network have been implemented. If your phone doesn't have the latest PRL then service will be bad.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Have you updated your PRL (preferred roaming list) by dialing *228, listening to the recording, and selecting option 2?

Since the buyout many changes to the network have been implemented. If your phone doesn't have the latest PRL then service will be bad.
Thank you!!!! I updated this morning & hoping it helps.

How often does this need to be done?
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Thank you!!!! I updated this morning & hoping it helps.

How often does this need to be done?
Did it help?

I would update the PRL every couple of months.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Did it help?

I would update the PRL every couple of months.
I'm not sure yet.

I think there's dead space around my house that interferes with service/dropped calls that no amount of updating can fix. We have WiFi, box is right outside my room & I'm wondering if that would be an interferent.

Now, phone only seems to heat up when battery has two/one bars left (i.e. running down) vs. fully charged. What does that mean?

I'm hoping the heat issue will be solved when I get the new battery (motorolla is sending me one next week).
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Verizon seem to have the best service around the Charlotte area. We've always had the LG phones, tried others, but exchanged them within the 30 days. I was even told by one of the service reps that the LG is one of the better phones. We didn't like Samsung (which seems to be the one they are always pushing). We get new phones in September, I'm starting to search out my replacement, and these websites are great . Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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My husband and I have Alltel and our contract ends in July. We are going with Verizon. Can anyone recommend a good phone through Verizon? I need a phone with a speaker phone, voice dialing, potential for email, camera phone (I have an Itouch that I love, unfortunately ATT service isn't good up in Huntersville, otherwise I would get an IPhone). Any ideas? I have a Motorola Razr than we have had good luck with. Veriozon said that the Razr has been discontinued.
I have Verizon and have the LG Voyager Titanium. It does all that you're looking for and I love it. The only downside is it will freeze up if I get a text at the same time as an email alert. I have to take the battery out and reinsert, so it'll shut off. I don't know if this is a glitch in my phone or a glitch in all phones. It isn't enough to hinder my use of the phone, though. The websites listed above are great references, I actually bought this phone after watching the CNet video on it.
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