Moving to proper sub-forum.
Getting ready to come to Sprint. Looking at the v950 Moto. Don't really care about the nextel push to talk just like the rugged design , camera and look. How is the talk time? Does it work well in roaming ect? Signal strength ?
I'm very happy with my v950. Only had it a couple of days, so can only say so far the signal strength and batt seem perfectly normal. No better or worse then what they indicate.
Also have no use for the DC aspect, and was able to get the phone activated on a non DC plan... eventually. But if you want to have a back up phone, one you could easily go and do an esn swap with, and then not have hassles when you swap back, it would probably be a good idea to have a plan with DC and a backup phone with DC.
Essentially, sprints plans are kindof tailored around certain aspects of the phone, makes perfect sense. But if you have say a "power vision" plan, and then want to activate a "vision" phone on it, it will direct you to a different plan, for "vision" phones.
Above all of that though, I luv the v950. It's really a fantastic phone, a guy phone, no bling bling. But lots of great features. Great display, no lag time in the software. 2.0 megapixel camera with flash. Bluetooth 2.0, usb connectivity to a pc (and the external card) to offload pics, vid, etc.
Haven't found any bugs with anything yet, sound is awesome, be it the speaker phone or not. Opera mini just freakin zooms, gmail works great too.
The keypad at first felt pretty stiff, but it's loosened up for sure. I've only had it 2 days but have already ordered extra batt / stand alone charger stuff, because it's definitely a keeper.
I plan on getting DC added to my plan, when it becomes available in a month or so in my area, only to be able to have another DC phone as a backup. Basically because these phones seem very durable and reliable. Cause honestly, a phone ain't worth crap to me if it doesn't work...
I personally would not just mess around with an ESN swap online with a QCHAT device...that just seems to be asking for trouble...
"This above all, to thine own self be true..."
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To add to the reviews, battery life is not great and seeing as I was dying to get DC that works great after the initial call. Seemed like the 1st time with a new contact they could hear me but I couldn't hear them, it fixed itself afterwards. No group or international DC either
About the battery. Do most get 2 days from it or less than one. Wonder what is meant by not great. I know froends with razr's who can't make it a day. Two days with some talk and a few texts would be great for me. Will it do at least that?
You would have to ask someone w/o DC, Can't get thru a day and that's with about 6 text and calls mixed in
No DC here,Originally Posted by pepster2
Have talked on mine for 1.45 hrs to sprint (ugh), another 1/2 hr with other calls, on standby all day, web surfing and text's also, before low batt indication.
keep in mind the battery supposedly isn't at full capacity until after 3 or so full charges. Mine had only been charged once, it's now on the second full charge.
Did buy another battery and stand alone charger already, should be here soon, will be able to do 3 proper cycle's and after a week or so and will let you know then how it's working.
I might talk 30 minutes a day and perhaps 2 or 3 texts. I guess I would get at least 2 days then.
OK. Cat's out of the bag. On Sunday, I Skyped my friend in Chicago. 'Sound was crystal clear. 'Perfect.
I was of course talking through a chat headphone plugged into my laptop.
I have a V950 with PAM. I tethered my Win XP laptop to the V950 over USB. Rev A rocks!
Battery life with this phone (moderate voice usage, frequent tethering) is only slightly below that of my last phone (a SLVR L7C). I can get through a day without recharging.
As a phone, it sounds pretty damned clear. 'Works great through my carkit. I don't do headsets. And I don't use DC.
I'm a little concerned I might not be able to fit all my contacts into this phone. On paper it's smaller (600) than what the V3M phones hold (1000). But I haven't loaded the contacts in yet.
what plan did you get when you used the PAM? As they shipped out the phone to me and i'm on the simply everything plan and I been using my instinct off that plan and do the NAI settings to use pam. I guess i'll see if they do for me like they did for my ic902Originally Posted by rlowell
Free & Clear 1000
You paying xtra for PAM???
Originally Posted by rlowell
Yes. I pay $40/month for PAM.
I don't have any other data packages in my contract.
I use my phone for business. 'Can't really afford to do things like NAI disable.
My son and I both bought v950's today. Mine was returned within an hour. Reason? It could not function with the bluetooth built in to my car's radio (it's a 2007 Jeep with uConnect.)
I had no trouble pairing it, but it kept connecting/disconnecting repeatedly. The same thing happened to my son's v950, but he was able to use it with his BT earpiece, so it wasn't an issue for him, so he kept his. Anyone know why I might have this problem? My ic902 works great with the car's BT.
Also, my son's direct connect has yet to work. The store told him it might take a couple of hours to start working, but after waiting for a few, he called support. He spent almost 2 hours on the phone with support, only to finally be told that DC on the Sprint network was down nationwide, and that they were working on it! Anyone else having DC problems tonight?