+1Originally Posted by GuyinLACA
If so.....good for Motorola.Originally Posted by GuyinLACA
I looked at the current list of "3G Multimedia Phones" on the Verizon site and only the Entice and Rival say "Data pkg $9.99 or higher optional". All the rest are "Requires data pkg $9.99 or higher".
But the Brigade is "Data package of $9.99 or higher required, or a $5 Push to Talk feature".
For the VX8360/VX8370 to require a data plan is basically having you pay for something your will not use much of.
The only phones that I think Verizon should "force" a data plan on is for smartphones, as they are always using data.
But most other enhanced phones, even the enV Touch (with HTML browser) doesn't use as much data as a smartphone.
+1Originally Posted by GuyinLACA
I don't know how accurate she was, but yesterday a Verizon customer service rep told me this phone is coming out on May 18th. She had no further info or specs. I would like something with the quality of my old VX8100.
I actually take a fair amount of pictures and the 8100 did a decent job, all things considered. Subsequent models didn't have a flash for the camera and I suspected this was part of the reason for the lesser quality photos. Does anyone know if the 8370 will have a flash and the MP rating of the camera? 1.3, 2.0? Is it just my imagination or is a flash rare on flip phones these days?
Well I guess we will see if tomorrow is the day this phone comes out.........Originally Posted by breather
I don't think those phones should require it because although it has an HTML browser that doesn't necessarily mean people use it, like me. I just wanted a phone with a touchscreen and a keyboard and apparently that's too much to ask for without requiring additional charges, at least if I bought it after the data requirement implementation.Originally Posted by GuyinLACA
Morals: Highly subjective and completely overrated.
Well, the 18th came and went. I even called back Verizon customer service and they couldn't figure it out. He said the phone listed as being out on May 18th but it obviously wasn't out and it's not even in the equipment guides of the csr's.Originally Posted by atwageman
Maybe they are testing it ... again, for the second time. I would love a quality flip - with no data plan - but we all know that's too much to ask.
It seems that Verizon's data requirement has something to do with the delay of the Clout's launch. Either that or there are too many LG 8360's in stock. They are "free" now. Hopefully that is a sign. The Clout was supposed to be released months ago.
I agree, 3am, I would like a good, solid flip. LG and VZW have disappointed many with the 8350 and 8360. They need a home run and the Clout could do that for them. There are thousands of us who prefer this form factor.
Any Verizon employees on here who can tell us anything about the Clout's release date, if at all?
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A phone is only fun when you can modify it anyway you please.
The Verizon UI....unhackable? I think not
One would think since the VX8350 and VX8360 have received such bad reviews (even on the Verizon website) they would want to release the much-anticipated VX8370 to pick up lost business. Apparently Verizon could care less about us flip phone folk.
You should see the junk flip phones AT&T and T-Mobile presently carry... Flip phones are largely a North American hit, whereas Europe and Asia have been partial to sliders and bar style phones. Therefore, the flips that are released are made ultra simple for Americans on a low budget.
If you want something to replace your LG VX-8300's and 8350's, just go with the Motorola Barrage or Samsung Convoy. They may be a bit pricey compared to the LG flips, but both phones are solid, don't require a data plan, have ultra loud speakerphones, and offer a nice boost in customization/features.
A relative of mine loved his LG VX-8300, but after 2 years, the earpiece died, and he was forced to pick a new phone. The 8360 was the most similar choice, but the speakerphone quality is nowhere near what it was on the 8300. He ended up with the Barrage, and has been very pleased with the speakerphone, larger/brighter screen, and the fact that you can customize everything.
Phone just popped on a distributor's ordering site. Says its in stock. I only ordered one because if it requires a data plan, which no one can confirm nor deny yet as Verizon isn't even close to offering it apparently, it will not sell, period. And then and I wont stock it.
Hi there. I'm the guy on the other side of the counter. If you're a jerk to me, guess how hard I'm going to try to help you?
Peter ..... can you pass along the website you saw it on? I'd like to see a better photo of the Clout than the one that's been floating around the Internet since February.