12-30-2004, 03:00 AM
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I got this 7100t 15 days ago and wanted to exchange for a new one due to some problems today, but was told all I could get is a refurbished one since the 14 days had passed. So, if you want to do anything with the phone, do so in the 14 days window, or you will regret you did not do it. :o
For the noise problem, I can share some of my experiences with you. I had TMO about two years ago. The phone was a Samsung R225. The background noise was very strong whenever I was driving and talking at the same time. Later on had another Sony Ericsson T610 phone, same problem.
This new 7100t still has the same problem. However, I also have a Motorola V300 with TMO service and this phone does NOT produce the problem. So, you are definitely not alone and I think the problem is caused by the TMO network and the phone you are using (according to my experience).
Another thing I want to point out is that this background noise problem typically is associated with GSM phones, not with CDMA. I have Verizon CDMA phone and never had such a problem. It seems that a GSM phone will have the problem regardless of the carrier.
I am in the Los Angeles area. But I had the same problem in San Francisco, Vegas, etc.
Whatever you want to do, the first 14 days is the best time to do it.