Well I would also like the secondary display to show the signal strength and would also like an option for digital only because the sound is excellent. With the volume problem, I have not noticed that it's too low, the only times I did need more volume is when I was talking to a friend who was on a cheap telephone (walmart special) and another I was talking to a person who has a very soft voice.
The analogue is also better than all the other phones telus offers, better signal strength and less distortion.
Originally posted by Psiphere
I am just reposting this because I wanted peoples feed back on if they have the same problems as me. More specifically the sound volume level and non-locking antenna.
I'm on Telus and I got a v60 two days ago. I used a Timeport before it and I confirm this problem on the Telus network. The phone does seem to swtch to analog slightly sooner than the timeport would.
But... it seems to me that, well... when I had the timeport, even though it would switch between digital and analog really well sometimes when you were on a digital fringe signal it would hold the signal a little too long and the call would be dropped. This didn't happen often and I use my phone quite a bit but it did happen sometimes. I would assume that since this one doesn't try to hold a fringe signal as much it may drop even less calls. If this is the case the I don't mind at all that it switches to analog a bit earlier.
Other things I don't like about that v60 though are the phonebook is gay. It's retarded how you have to store every number as a separate entry, they aren't linked. When you add a number it just copies the name and makes a new entry and you have to had a speed dial for every number, no matter what.
The belt clip is crap. It doesn't swivel and it's much harder to place the phone in it quickly since you have to position it more accuratly or it will not go in right and may fall out. When it is in properly though it's really solid which is good.
And also, could anyone who had a Timeport confirm this with me. I think the sound on the v60 (not the RF, just the sound level) at max vol is not as loud as max vol on a timeport?
Anyways, despite the things I don't like about the phone, it's similar enough to the timeport for me to like it for quality reasons plus it has all sorts of features that the timeport didn't have. And it looks WAY WAY better and I love how it's smaller. It isn't perfect, I have yet to find the perfect phone but it's better than any other phone I've had. The only one I can compare it to is the Timeport and the Timeport was the best phone for quality and reception that I've ever used. Sucked for features though. So anyway, I've glad there is finally a good quality phone with some decent features. I've only had it for two days but I think I'm keeping it. It's much much MUCH better than the Sanyo 5000 which I bought when it first came out and returned after about 10 days.
Oh yeah, one last thing I really don't like about the v60. The antenna is massive, oh and can someone confirm this with me as well, does your antenna stay down? Like when you push it down half way it kinda clicks and locks at halfway right but then when you push it all the way down, it doesn't lock and if you just pull it really gently it will come out a bit. I just wanted to make sure my antenna wasn't defective and if it's supposed to lock down. If not that's gay because it comes up a bit while in my pocket. Higher chance of it breaking off.
Anyway. Nice phone. Oh... remember how I said one last thing... well... one more. I wish the external display showed the battery strength and the signal strength because the Sanyo 5000 had that and I loved it. I hope they can put that in in a software upgrade, there totally looks like enough room (width wise).
I think this phone's a keeper despite the things mentioned above. It works very good, is very clear and when it does have a digital signal it seems to be slightly stronger (4 bars at my house as compaired to NEVER going over 3 with my timeport) even though it goes to analog slightly earlier.... I'll stop now. Buy the phone, it's nice.