Originally Posted by rarexxx
I've compared the two and the 8100 has MUCH better call quality and is loud. I normally have it one or two notches below max even in noisy enviroments. Low volume has always been a major gripe of mine from every phone I've had except the Pearl. Its the best sounding and loudest phone I've ever had. The best thing to do is go to a T-Mobile store and call the same number (like a voice recording) from both phones and directly compare. You'll definitely notice the difference.
yeah i would do the same, i work for T-Mobile, most of the stores have a live version of the phone with an inactive sim in it so you cant call out but you can still call 611 which is our customer service line and test the quality. I'm recieving mine tomorrow but ive been playing with our demo pearl and the voice quality is wonderful compared to the 7100 and to many other phones we offer.