Originally Posted by Kat1962
After several stressful weeks of dropped signals on my refurbished 7230, I decided to risk buying a used 7100g. Great choice. I am very happy with the device and can now use the 7230 as a paperweight.
The 7230 does not have the good-quality GSM850 band.
If you want a device that looks like 7230 but has better reception, get the 7280 or 7290. (latter is better). While 8700 and 8800 are more interesting devices, it bears worth noting that 7230 has poor reception because the missing 850Mhz frequency band, and that other 72XX devices such as 7280 and 7290, solves this issue just as well.