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    Best phone for weak Verizon signal?

    Which are the most reliable Verizon phones for picking up Verizon signals in fringe signal areas or in buildings? I don't do internet by phone or even use a phone camera. Just need a basic phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertal
    Which are the most reliable Verizon phones for picking up Verizon signals in fringe signal areas or in buildings? I don't do internet by phone or even use a phone camera. Just need a basic phone.
    v325i or if you can get it, an E815.
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    or a LG 8300

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    If LG 8300, make sure it has the new Version 04 firmware, allegedly that improves reception performance in low signal areas.

    Some older Nokias are also very good in low signal areas... phones like the 2128i, 3589, and 6256i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock2
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    Some older Nokias are also very good in low signal areas... phones like the 2128i, 3589, and 6256i.
    And the 6236i. All had great reception but be quick as they are discontinued.

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    Yeah, true dat. It's just so sad that Nokia and Verizon can't get along.

    Now all we get are Nokia-branded Pantechs, not the true Nokias anymore.

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    That's not because VZW and Nokia don't get along but rather because Nokia ceased to develop and manufacture CDMA handsets.

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    get the Motorola V325i while you still can. Some Verizon stores still have them and you can get them from indirects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyinLACA
    get the Motorola V325i while you still can. Some Verizon stores still have them and you can get them from indirects.
    listen to him^ they discontined the phone and keep what they have. once they sell out there out or if they dont sell at all there back to the warehouse.

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    Get an e815 off of eBay. It continues to be VZW's all-time best for reception. Nothing fancy. But, it works great for basic phone service.

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    Either the Motorola W385 or LG 8300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF
    That's not because VZW and Nokia don't get along but rather because Nokia ceased to develop and manufacture CDMA handsets.
    Chicken and the egg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF
    That's not because VZW and Nokia don't get along but rather because Nokia ceased to develop and manufacture CDMA handsets.
    Its more like Nokia didnt understand the US market at all, shipped stuff way to late that was desirable to few, didnt sell well, rebranded some awful Korean phones, and THEN, ceased CDMA production.

    Nokia has only themselves to blame for failing in the US CDMA market.


    Quote Originally Posted by GuyinLACA
    get the Motorola V325i while you still can. Some Verizon stores still have them and you can get them from indirects.
    I liked the V325I, ALOT, but I wouldn't take any of them that are still left out there. Towards the end of its run the quality control on that model went to hell. We went from a 2% return rate up to almost 25%. Go for a W385 instead.

    I have to voice my opnion of the E815 as well. This phone had the best RF of any phone Verizon has sold. That being said, the construction and design of everything else was absolute and total garbage. A housing design that can only be explained that it was designed by a crazy person, a flex cable that will eventually fail, leaving you with no screen backlight or no screen at all, and that awful, charging system. Any of them you find now, WILL be out of warranty, and WILL fail you rather quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB
    I have to voice my opinion of the E815 as well. This phone had the best RF of any phone Verizon has sold. That being said, the construction and design of everything else was absolute and total garbage. A housing design that can only be explained that it was designed by a crazy person, a flex cable that will eventually fail, leaving you with no screen backlight or no screen at all, and that awful, charging system. Any of them you find now, WILL be out of warranty, and WILL fail you rather quickly.
    I've had two e815's for over 2 years. Both are used everyday and both are doing fine! All of the above may well be true. However, I haven't had any of these issues yet. But, all phones fail eventually. I'll trade the great RF for the "risk" any day.

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