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Old 06-10-2006, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got my choice of the 7105t or the 7290... Which one would you go with and why???
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think i would go with the 7105. It is smaller more like a phone. It has a nicer screen and is faster then the 7290. It has the suretype technology, it does take some getting use to but it is good once you have it. I have had both, and the 7290 is nice also.
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Anybody else use the 7290 and prefer it??? I currently have a 7105 but the problem im having with it is everybody i talk to on it can''t hear me. They say it sounds like im in a wind tunnel. I've been told by several people if i get a headset it will take care of that but to tell you the truth i really don't want to have to rely on a headset to be able to use my phone. My friend has one of the 7290 style phones and he never sounds bad on his so im thinking about switching. I just wondered if there were any downsides to having the 7290 other than size.
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I'm guessing the 8700g is not an option for you then?

the 7290 is a bit sturdier built in my opinion, but the screen is not as bright as the 7100 series
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the 7290 is a bit sturdier built in my opinion, but the screen is not as bright as the 7100 series
I agree 100%, the 7290 is more solid, and the screen on the 7105 is much nicer. The big difference between then 7100 and 7105 is the screen, better for outside light.
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i think you have to tell us what you plan on using it for the most. I have had both phones and definately prefer the 7290. if you are an email junkie - then the suretype might get on your nerves (it got on my mine). But if your on your phone all day long and only use email/SMS briefly or for short messages, then the better screen and phone options (such as speaker phone and phone-like design) will suit you best.

Personally, I like the full keyboard of the 7290, although I miss the 7100 screen some. The other benefit of the 7290 is that you can program speed dialing for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet (m for Mom, v for voicemail, etc, etc) and I think that is an awesome feature that's often overlooked.
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Anybody else use the 7290 and prefer it??? I currently have a 7105 but the problem im having with it is everybody i talk to on it can''t hear me. They say it sounds like im in a wind tunnel. I've been told by several people if i get a headset it will take care of that but to tell you the truth i really don't want to have to rely on a headset to be able to use my phone. My friend has one of the 7290 style phones and he never sounds bad on his so im thinking about switching. I just wondered if there were any downsides to having the 7290 other than size.
There are several posts here regarding the poor quality of the 7100/7105 (the 7130 hasn't been around long enough?). I personally just ditched a 7100 because no one could understand me at all.
If it's still under warranty, you should probably see if it can be replaced or upgraded.


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The 7105t always felt cheap to me, but it is slightly faster. Id get the 7290, but only because I am a freak when it comes to build quality.


I like my 8700g though.
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After about a year I just got tired of feeling like a telegraph operator every time I wanted to type out a word on the 7100t. I just got the 7290 last week and....aiee! chihuaha! what a difference!The 7290 is much much better starting with fitting sleekly into my pocket rather than carrying around the bulging 7100t. And I can hear callers without **having** to use the speaker phone or bluetooth. The speaker on the 7100 is a whisper at full volume.
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