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    Old Verizon Phones & memories

    I saw a thread on the AT&T forum talking about old phones so I thought we should have one too.

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    My first phone on Verizon was the LG Env, I got it back in 2006 for Christmas that year. Loved that phone, it was amazing for texting and I would play Tetris in class on it. Great phone in the day, even had V-Cast video/music

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    My first Verizon phone was the Motorola W315.
    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=952

    My boyfriend at the time was on Verizon and bought me this phone.

    It was pretty nice at the time.
    Used it for 19 months.

    Sent from my Wonderful LG Phoenix 2
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    My second phone was a LG Dare, I wanted a iPhone but Verizon didn't have them back in 2008 years Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1498785220.316489.jpg
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    My first phone on Verizon network formerly known as "Airtouch Cellular," here in the SoCal area was the Analog Nokia 252

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    My first Digital capable phone on the same Vodafone Airtouch aka Verizon Wireless (Cellco Partnership) network was the Motorola 3160. Terrible phone. Fat, heavy and was always overheating. This thing spent more time "searching for a signal," than ever having one. I hated Digital service back then because it was so unreliable compared to Analog.

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    I remember the old discussions way back when: https://forums.wirelessadvisor.com/t...ut-there.4779/
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    I never had an analog phone, I always hear that the reception was better on them

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    Back in the TDMA/CDMA/Analog days, I bought a cheap used Panasonic Analog-only bag phone at a tag sale. I wanted to see what the reception would be like in a rural area (3 Watts O/P). I was in the mountains of VT, and dialed 611, to test it (it was not registered for service). I expected to get some recorded error message, but a Unicel operator answered!

    I apologized for taking-up her time and said I was just testing the phone, but was impressed with their network. That call was crystal-clear, out in the boonies!

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    I am still rocking an Alltel branded Motorola StarTAC 7868w. Still on Page Plus tied into Google Voice and rings along with all my other phones... including a 500 set rotatory Bell telephone. Phone calls are kind of an awesome retro monophonic and retro, retro bell ringer event!

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    Why not? It can receive and send SMS too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drueburgendy View Post
    I never had an analog phone, I always hear that the reception was better on them
    When you had perfect signal... and nobody else was on the network.... and there was no wind... and you weren't driving.... it sounded fine.

    But back in the day when CDMA was new many people relied on Analog backup since CDMA voice wasn't as widespread.

    The best digital networks in SoCal back around 2001 (IMHO) were PacBell's GSM 1900 MHz network on the freeway's and AT&T's TDMA 850 MHz for more rural folks.

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    My first cell phone was an analog AT&T 3025 "Bag" phone, on Bell Atlantic Mobile. At the time, AT&T had no interest in running a cell phone network, and left it up to their RBOC's.

    I kind-of liked it. At the time, there was great concern over high-powered analog phones frying your brain, but with a bag phone, the antenna was with the bag, not on the headset.

    I have a feeling that the 3025 model was short lived. Even with Google/Bing, all I can find are pictures of the 3015 and the 3035.
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    I remember my dad having a Analog Microtac on NYNEX as a kid

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    Motrola T720, RZR, iPhone.

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    I remember the razr having a custom UI on Verizon. My friend on Cingular had the regular Motorola UI

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    Quote Originally Posted by drueburgendy View Post
    I remember the razr having a custom UI on Verizon. My friend on Cingular had the regular Motorola UI
    I remember buying Altel (I think that was the pre-paid carrier) Razrs (V3m), and re-flash them so we can use them on Verizon's network. Of course, they had the "required" Verizon UI afterward.

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    LG VX5600 flip phone. Was on VZ, now on Page Plus. Small, no butt dialing, answers/dials out every time. Unlike my smartphone which I miss 1 out of 5 calls because of some error on my part or whatever.
    Bought my GF a flip phone on H2O/ATT. Works every time she can find it in her purse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drueburgendy View Post
    I remember the razr having a custom UI on Verizon. My friend on Cingular had the regular Motorola UI
    The Verizon Razr sure did have that custom Verizon UI on it & it was downright horrible. It was super laggy & the look & function of it was a joke compared to the Motorola UI. I could never understand how Motorola & all the phone manufacturers from that point forward allowed Verizon to put that awful UI on their dumb phones.

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