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time to buy a new cell phone?

 
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I no longer have a land line. I use my cell for any phone stuff I do. It's a few years old. Using the verizon CDMA stuff. Black and white screen.

The big thing about it is that I would like it to just work better. I've poked around with hooking antennas up to it. Granted, the antennas work better if the antenna is mounted outside. I wonder if a new phone would work any better than this one, or about the same.

If a newer phone won't improve the signal quality, then I suppose it's time to just buy a new battery for this phone.

Anybody know about signal quality on newer vs. older CDMA phones?
 
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You should probably aim for something at the top of the range, like this:

 
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I have a friend who last year updated her Verizon CDMA phone to a newer one. Even though her phone was well over 5 years old, she didn�t complain about signal quality. Instead, she complained about voice quality. So as I earlier mentioned, she purchased a newer Verizon CDMA phone last year. The new phone also have her superb signal quality. It now also gave her excellent voice quality as well.

This year, my T-mobile phone nor my brother-in-law�s Cingular phone, could obtain a signal in Devil�s Lake Wisconsin. I had to literally hike to the top of a hill to obtain a signal. Yet my friend�s Verizon phone worked like a charm throughout Devil�s Lake park.

I guess it might not be so much the phone that you should worry about, but the service provider. For instance, I know of places where T-mobile provides excellent coverage but Cingular doesn�t. Purchasing a new phone might not necessarily give you better signal quality. Ask friends who have different service providers in your area to determine who offers the best service.

Hope that helps and good luck,
 
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Anyone have the Nokia 3600 or similar model? (there are like 5 just like it).



I've had the fone for two years and want to get rid of it *but* it has an excellent speaker fone so I keep putting it off.
 
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You could ask the Verizon people if they've made any big technological advances in the last several years. One time I went in complaining about my phone dropping calls and such and it turned out that they had gone from a dual phase to a triple phase in their transmitters (I probably have some of the details wrong, but this is from an old memory). When I upgraded the phone (free for a two year contract), the reception got better.
 
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