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Anonymous
August 5, 2004 8:30:08 PM

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I have read that some individuals have been able to buy the new Motorola
V710 at Radio Shack. I am sure that the new phones will be in very short
supply but is it true that they are available currently at Radio Shack. Has
anyone been able to get one from there or for that matter anywhere (other
than ebay at a very inflated price). Speaking of price, what is the retail
price of the new phone.

I would really be interested in any feedback on the phone, (voice quality,
battery life, Bluetooth, etc.)

Thanks for any meaningful replies.

Bruce D. Brown

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Anonymous
August 5, 2004 8:30:09 PM

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In article <kgtQc.31$Qa4.15@twister.socal.rr.com>,
"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote:

> I have read that some individuals have been able to buy the new
> Motorola V710 at Radio Shack. I am sure that the new phones will be
> in very short supply but is it true that they are available currently
> at Radio Shack.

Yes; I saw and handled one there. But I'm not eligible for an update
until September 1st, so I didn't buy it.

And I probably won't buy it until they fix it to let me upload the
address book to my car.

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August 5, 2004 8:30:10 PM

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I hope you meant that the price was $320. Not $520.
August 5, 2004 8:42:03 PM

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On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 13:30:11 -0700, "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za>
wrote:

>I hope you meant that the price was $320. Not $520.

Retail at Radio Shack on the V710 is $519. I think the
2-year-contract price ends up being $249 after that rebate, which
would make the initial price $319.

Problem solved.

Mike
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 10:10:51 PM

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On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 16:42:03 -0400, Mike <inundated9@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Retail at Radio Shack on the V710 is $519. I think the
>2-year-contract price ends up being $249 after that rebate, which
>would make the initial price $319.

Would it have been cheaper to buy it at a VZW corporate store rather
than at Rat Shack?

Dave
August 5, 2004 10:48:48 PM

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On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 18:10:51 -0400, Diamond Dave
<dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Would it have been cheaper to buy it at a VZW corporate store rather
>than at Rat Shack?

No idea. It isn't in the VZW corporate stores yet...Radio Shack
apparently had an exclusive window or something.

It could be in the VZW stores as soon as tomorrow, or possibly by the
11th, from what I'm reading.

Mike
August 6, 2004 1:05:07 AM

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OMG - this phone looks kick ass! i have to get one! thanks for posting
this message cause i've been struggling ver which phone to get and haven't
liked any of them. but the V710 looks awesome!!!


"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kgtQc.31$Qa4.15@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I have read that some individuals have been able to buy the new Motorola
> V710 at Radio Shack. I am sure that the new phones will be in very short
> supply but is it true that they are available currently at Radio Shack.
Has
> anyone been able to get one from there or for that matter anywhere (other
> than ebay at a very inflated price). Speaking of price, what is the
retail
> price of the new phone.
>
> I would really be interested in any feedback on the phone, (voice quality,
> battery life, Bluetooth, etc.)
>
> Thanks for any meaningful replies.
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
>
August 6, 2004 1:37:36 AM

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i just talked to verizon and this phone will be in their stores next
thursday, august 12th.


"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kgtQc.31$Qa4.15@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I have read that some individuals have been able to buy the new Motorola
> V710 at Radio Shack. I am sure that the new phones will be in very short
> supply but is it true that they are available currently at Radio Shack.
Has
> anyone been able to get one from there or for that matter anywhere (other
> than ebay at a very inflated price). Speaking of price, what is the
retail
> price of the new phone.
>
> I would really be interested in any feedback on the phone, (voice quality,
> battery life, Bluetooth, etc.)
>
> Thanks for any meaningful replies.
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
>
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 2:56:52 AM

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In article <42c5h01t701ooqnbs6ao42lqjmsoc0elnt@4ax.com>,
Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Would it have been cheaper to buy it at a VZW corporate store rather
> than at Rat Shack?

If you're eligible for the "New every two" program, then it would cost
$100 less at the VZW store; otherwise, it's the same.

--
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Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:16:43 AM

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The price is the same from Verzion, at least their currently online store.
If you go to http://www.vzwshop.com/motorola as someone else previously
posted and step through the system, it shows the price at $249.99 and that
price 'reflects $70 savings'.

I can't wait for this to hit the Verizon stores! I've been wanting
anywhere-Internet access via my PDA for years...

Carlin

Mike <inundated9@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 18:10:51 -0400, Diamond Dave
> <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:

>>Would it have been cheaper to buy it at a VZW corporate store rather
>>than at Rat Shack?

> No idea. It isn't in the VZW corporate stores yet...Radio Shack
> apparently had an exclusive window or something.

> It could be in the VZW stores as soon as tomorrow, or possibly by the
> 11th, from what I'm reading.

> Mike
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:16:44 AM

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Carlin wrote:

> The price is the same from Verzion, at least their currently online store.
> If you go to http://www.vzwshop.com/motorola as someone else previously
> posted and step through the system, it shows the price at $249.99 and that
> price 'reflects $70 savings'.
>
> I can't wait for this to hit the Verizon stores! I've been wanting
> anywhere-Internet access via my PDA for years...
>
> Carlin
>
>

Good grief...for $50 you can get a terrific cell phone, and for a few
hundred dollars you can get a good quality digital camera with a first
class lens.

I wish the cell phone manufacturers would concentrate some of their
efforts on improving the telephone functions of cell phones.


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Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me -
you can't get fooled again." -George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept.
17, 2002
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:16:45 AM

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On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 19:55:45 -0400, Harry Krause
<piedtypecase@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Good grief...for $50 you can get a terrific cell phone, and for a few
>hundred dollars you can get a good quality digital camera with a first
>class lens.
>
>I wish the cell phone manufacturers would concentrate some of their
>efforts on improving the telephone functions of cell phones.

Supposedly everyone (not me of course) wants Bluetooth enabled phones
and this is the first one that Verizon is offering.

Dave
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:16:45 AM

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In article <2nfvqdFiae4U2@uni-berlin.de>,
Harry Krause <piedtypecase@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Good grief...for $50 you can get a terrific cell phone, and for a few
> hundred dollars you can get a good quality digital camera with a
> first class lens.

I would love to have a cell phone with bluetooth that I can use with my
car. I don't need the camera, data connectivity, games, downloads, etc.

But right now, the only phones with bluetooth are the high-end ones,
with all those bells and whistles.

I just wish that the 710's bluetooth capabilities weren't so
crippled--there's no way to upload the address book to the car.

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Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:16:46 AM

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Diamond Dave wrote:

> On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 19:55:45 -0400, Harry Krause
> <piedtypecase@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>Good grief...for $50 you can get a terrific cell phone, and for a few
>>hundred dollars you can get a good quality digital camera with a first
>>class lens.
>>
>>I wish the cell phone manufacturers would concentrate some of their
>>efforts on improving the telephone functions of cell phones.
>
> Supposedly everyone (not me of course) wants Bluetooth enabled phones
> and this is the first one that Verizon is offering.
>
> Dave
>

Another silly gimmick. Give me a phone with super transceiver circuitry,
a good built in phone book, lotsa volume and decent battery life...and
leave the gimmicks who think life resembles cellphone features.

--
"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in
Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me -
you can't get fooled again." -George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept.
17, 2002
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 6:35:32 AM

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Harry,

I agree with you about what I want in a phone but Bluetooth is the one
feature that I have wanted in a phone. I do not need or want a built-in
camera. I do not want to download ringtones. I do not want to download
pictures. I want good sound, good battery life, voice dialing and now
Bluetooth.

Bruce D. Brown

"Harry Krause" <piedtypecase@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:2ng87nFj9ueU4@uni-berlin.de...
> Diamond Dave wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 19:55:45 -0400, Harry Krause
>> <piedtypecase@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Good grief...for $50 you can get a terrific cell phone, and for a few
>>>hundred dollars you can get a good quality digital camera with a first
>>>class lens.
>>>
>>>I wish the cell phone manufacturers would concentrate some of their
>>>efforts on improving the telephone functions of cell phones.
>>
>> Supposedly everyone (not me of course) wants Bluetooth enabled phones
>> and this is the first one that Verizon is offering.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>
> Another silly gimmick. Give me a phone with super transceiver circuitry,
> a good built in phone book, lotsa volume and decent battery life...and
> leave the gimmicks who think life resembles cellphone features.
>
> --
> "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in
> Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me -
> you can't get fooled again." -George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept.
> 17, 2002
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 12:58:29 AM

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In article <snYQc.212$aB1.190@twister.socal.rr.com>,
"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote:

> I don't want to wait for months to get a reduced price from ebay. In
> fact I will not buy anything from ebay. I wanted a Bluetooth phone
> today and surprise, surprise, I have not found any bugs.

Here are some bugs:

It will not let you upload the phone book via blue tooth.

It suppresses the ring in the car's phone system, and in itself, when
connected by bluetooth to the car.

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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 8:50:05 PM

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On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 20:58:29 -0700, Michelle Steiner
<michelle@michelle.org> wrote:

>Here are some bugs:
>
>It will not let you upload the phone book via blue tooth.

It's hard to call something a bug when the designers made it that way,
on purpose. A shortcoming, sure. Not a bug.

>It suppresses the ring in the car's phone system, and in itself, when
>connected by bluetooth to the car.

Then how do you know you have a call?
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 8:50:06 PM

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In article <svfah0drvcs5kgbioan6bf24i22a7ck2lo@4ax.com>,
Dirk McGurk <er9jf09r3c9rcu@XR4TU.BITNET> wrote:

> >Here are some bugs:
> >
> >It will not let you upload the phone book via blue tooth.
>
> It's hard to call something a bug when the designers made it that
> way, on purpose. A shortcoming, sure. Not a bug.

Call it a bug, a shortcoming, a failure, whatever; the bottom line is
that a function that should work doesn't work.

> >It suppresses the ring in the car's phone system, and in itself,
> >when connected by bluetooth to the car.
>
> Then how do you know you have a call?

If the audio system is on, it is muted; further, the display screen say
"Incoming phone call." The problem is that if the audio system isn't
on, and you're not looking at the car's display screen, you won't know
you have a call.

I'm referring specifically to the bluetooth system in the Toyota Prius.
I don't know whether this problem exists with other bluetooth-equipped
autos. I do know (from reports, not from personal experience) that you
can get a ring with other bluetooth phones and this car.

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August 8, 2004 5:56:55 AM

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I got mine today. Great phone, just a few minor things I don't like. for
the screen that shows when the phone is closed, it has this stupid looking
background behind the clock and caller id etc. -- this 60s-like psychedelic
thing. I really want to get rid of it, but can't figure out how. Nothing in
the book about it. Any ideas?

The other down side is the antennae. Kind of big - I can see it snapping
off in my pocket. Solid, but longer than the one on my T-Mobile Motorola
V300. Not much I can do about that.

Anyway, otherwise, the phone seems pretty good, but its just day one




"Michelle Steiner" <michelle@michelle.org> wrote in message
news:michelle-5CA6E2.14372907082004@news.west.cox.net...
> In article <svfah0drvcs5kgbioan6bf24i22a7ck2lo@4ax.com>,
> Dirk McGurk <er9jf09r3c9rcu@XR4TU.BITNET> wrote:
>
> > >Here are some bugs:
> > >
> > >It will not let you upload the phone book via blue tooth.
> >
> > It's hard to call something a bug when the designers made it that
> > way, on purpose. A shortcoming, sure. Not a bug.
>
> Call it a bug, a shortcoming, a failure, whatever; the bottom line is
> that a function that should work doesn't work.
>
> > >It suppresses the ring in the car's phone system, and in itself,
> > >when connected by bluetooth to the car.
> >
> > Then how do you know you have a call?
>
> If the audio system is on, it is muted; further, the display screen say
> "Incoming phone call." The problem is that if the audio system isn't
> on, and you're not looking at the car's display screen, you won't know
> you have a call.
>
> I'm referring specifically to the bluetooth system in the Toyota Prius.
> I don't know whether this problem exists with other bluetooth-equipped
> autos. I do know (from reports, not from personal experience) that you
> can get a ring with other bluetooth phones and this car.
>
> --
> Stop Mad Cowboy Disease: Vote for John Kerry.
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 10:35:13 AM

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"JD" <jdaly3@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:HLfRc.50708$oW6.10856936@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> I got mine today. Great phone, just a few minor things I don't like.
for
> the screen that shows when the phone is closed, it has this stupid looking
> background behind the clock and caller id etc. -- this 60s-like
psychedelic
> thing. I really want to get rid of it, but can't figure out how. Nothing
in
> the book about it. Any ideas?
>
> The other down side is the antennae. Kind of big - I can see it snapping
> off in my pocket. Solid, but longer than the one on my T-Mobile Motorola
> V300. Not much I can do about that.
>
> Anyway, otherwise, the phone seems pretty good, but its just day one
>
>

I have now had mine for about a week. Its the best phone I have had easily.
Couple minor quirks. I agree with you above I would also like to change
this but also have not found how.

Other thing is the phonebook. I really would like to have the name shown
and then when you click them it would have a list of all #'s and e-mail but
no it store's a separate name for every one. I assume this is so the voice
dialing works. To much scolling to find what who want when you a lott of
entrys. Am I missing something?

I have the Logitech bluetooth system and keyboard mouse combo. Synced up
with no issues but find limited abilties. I can hear the callers over
computer speakers and can talk back with mic. Took a little bit to set
levels. Would really like to be able to store phonebook and be able to up
and download picture's and and mp3's.

The memory card is kinda hard to find. Can see that I will have to order
this online as noone around here seems to stock this type memory card.

How do you send a picture. Mine trys then fails. Not sure why yet. I can
browse the web and send text messages fine. Anyone have any ideas.

I also got the ear bud (hs820) and it works great. Volume is quite good and
is fits well. Little weird talking around ppl as there are no wires or
anything so ppl tend to think I am talking to myself.

Overall I think its great and have no regrets. I think its maybe too early
to get a final feeling on it.
I really think Verizon cripple's too many feature's in order to make GIN
profitable. I can see the reason's behind it but would like to be able to
make my own choices to maybe use the phone as the manufactuer intended.
Anonymous
August 11, 2004 5:04:17 AM

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"Bit-Man" <Bit-Man@home.com> wrote in message
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>
> "JD" <jdaly3@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:HLfRc.50708$oW6.10856936@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> > I got mine today. Great phone, just a few minor things I don't like.
> for
> > the screen that shows when the phone is closed, it has this stupid
looking
> > background behind the clock and caller id etc. -- this 60s-like
> psychedelic
> > thing. I really want to get rid of it, but can't figure out how.
Nothing
> in
> > the book about it. Any ideas?
> >
> > The other down side is the antennae. Kind of big - I can see it
snapping
> > off in my pocket. Solid, but longer than the one on my T-Mobile
Motorola
> > V300. Not much I can do about that.
> >
> > Anyway, otherwise, the phone seems pretty good, but its just day one
> >
> >
>
> I have now had mine for about a week. Its the best phone I have had
easily.
> Couple minor quirks. I agree with you above I would also like to change
> this but also have not found how.
>
> Other thing is the phonebook. I really would like to have the name shown
> and then when you click them it would have a list of all #'s and e-mail
but
> no it store's a separate name for every one. I assume this is so the voice
> dialing works. To much scolling to find what who want when you a lott of
> entrys. Am I missing something?
>
> I have the Logitech bluetooth system and keyboard mouse combo. Synced up
> with no issues but find limited abilties. I can hear the callers over
> computer speakers and can talk back with mic. Took a little bit to set
> levels. Would really like to be able to store phonebook and be able to up
> and download picture's and and mp3's.
>
> The memory card is kinda hard to find. Can see that I will have to order
> this online as noone around here seems to stock this type memory card.
>
> How do you send a picture. Mine trys then fails. Not sure why yet. I can
> browse the web and send text messages fine. Anyone have any ideas.
>

I will reply to my own message here: Called Verizon and found that there is
a bug in the setup on Verizon system. She changed something on my account
and it has worked fine since. She says that it is a know problem. I would
think at a .25 cents a pic that they would fix this as They are the ones who
are losing money by not fixing this.




> I also got the ear bud (hs820) and it works great. Volume is quite good
and
> is fits well. Little weird talking around ppl as there are no wires or
> anything so ppl tend to think I am talking to myself.
>
> Overall I think its great and have no regrets. I think its maybe too
early
> to get a final feeling on it.
> I really think Verizon cripple's too many feature's in order to make GIN
> profitable. I can see the reason's behind it but would like to be able to
> make my own choices to maybe use the phone as the manufactuer intended.
>
>

Its now been close to 2 weeks and still love it.........
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