Are you referring to the Nokia 6185? Last time I checked, Telus still offered this phone.
Anyways, there really isn't much news about Telus releasing any new models. The only models that will be released in the meantime by Telus will be the Sanyo 6000, which should be scheduled to be here in a few weeks.
At this point in time, they really need tri-mode phones in BC (or dual mode in 800 Mhz CDMA and analog)or otherwise people like me will be banging on the table. That is why I didn't buy the Sanyo SCP 5000. The CDMA 1900 Mhz coverage is just too small in BC which means coverage problems is worse than Fido's if you have a dual mode handset in 1900 Mhz CDMA and analog.
I wouldn't be too worried about dual mode only handsets since they are still reliable in urban to urban fringe areas. I really doubt that a large bulk of Telus/Clearnet customers in urban areas actually use their handsets outside the 1900MHz coverage area. However, even with that in mind, I definitely support more trimode handsets. Although I don't think I would (as well as others) get out of the 1900MHz map too much to become a problem, I would prefer a trimode handset so I get DIGITAL coverage in areas in BC like up in Whistler
Mind you, Telus' newly updated 1900MHz coverage area should soon be very similar to Clearnet's old 1900MHz network. Former Clearnet customers should not notice too big of a difference and in my optimistic view, I think the Telus 1900MHz will be better and less spotty than Clearnets
Bonka, do you know that Telus's 1900 Mhz CDMA in BC only covers Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and parts of N.Vancouver (this informationw as obtained about two months ago)? What if you live in Delta, Surrey or Coquitlam? These places aren't that far from City of Vancouver. I would call this small or problematic coverage.
Originally posted by Bimmer Bonka, do you know that Telus's 1900 Mhz CDMA in BC only covers Vancouver, Rihcmond, Burnaby and parts of N.Vancouver (this informationw as obtained about two months ago)? hmmm.....what if I live in Delta, Surrey or Port Coquitlam? These laces aren't too far from downtown Vancouver.
Oh yes. I don't want to stereotype everything but it seems adequate enough for a good portion of clients in those areas and around. I DO acknowledge that many clients also need more than what the 1900MHz coverage area can cover. Sounds like you're one of them. Guess there are 2 sides, on one side, 1900MHz is enough for people drifting through the city center, and the other side, they need as much as they can get. But as of this current moment, for some reason, it feels like Telus' 1900 network seems good. Damn, I need to increase my usage
Since I live in North Delta, the 4500 is useless to me, as it is 1900 and analog.
My father in-law finally received his Nokia 6188 phone, to downgrade his Clearnet Sony. I never told him of any of the problems I have been having with my two phones to see if I it was just my phones. Within two days he was ready to throw the phone out of his car window. Everyday after work on his way home he would call his wife. On his Sony he never had any problems, as it would sound like he was on a landline for the whole 25 minute drive, but now with his 6188 he loses the call, the line clicks and fades, and he is not too impressed to say the least.
This is now three Sony phones that have been downgraded from two different regions, with the same poor results. How stupid does Telus think it’s customers are?
I agree that the Telus CDMA 1900 Mhz is so small that it can hardly said to be adequate. After all, N.Delta is consider to be in Greater Vancouver or Lower mainland. It comes down to the point that it is hard to justify the purchase of the Sanyo SCP 5000 in BC. I never used the 6188 so I really don't know whether or not it is a good phone. However, my impression has always been positive for that phone.
I think the Nokia made 6188 with cool features first, then they decided they better figure out how to make it work as a cell phone
The Clearnet Sony was large, lacked features, but it had great sound quality, and range plus the awesome jog wheel on the side. I am not sure if the problems I am experiencing are because of the network or not. Is my 6188 running off the Telus network now? If not and it is still running off the Clearnet network, the 6188 sucks. If the 6188 sucks because the phone is running off the Telus network, then I am not so sure. I would have to wonder how the Sony would have performed on the Telus network...