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Old 04-02-2007, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey 8700 and 8703 users out there...I just got my unit a week ago and notice a lot of hissing and what sounds like feedback in the speaker phone is this normal or should it be crystal clear? I came from using a nextel/mike phone which had a great speakerphone.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a 7520 then went to a Sprint 8703e. Speaker sucks on this unit, Nextel had better speaker.
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I have no problems with my 8700g speaker
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use the speakerphone on the 8700g often with no problems.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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works great here...should get it checked out if its persistent
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 8700C has some vibration noise because of the construction of the door. Basically, as far as I can guess, the back door basically vibrates when the speaker is in use and it creates a "tinny" sound. So, I have come up with a technologically advanced method of dealing with it. I opened the door and stuck a small rectangular piece of paper towel right on top of the battery. and put back the lid. You would have to experiment with yours - based on brand of paper towel and size. I basically tried to achieve a snug feel as I put the door back on. See - I told you it was very advanced. I wonder if I should have been an engineer???
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I use mine all the time and its crystal clear......
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I've been thru 4 8703's already (don't ask) and the speakphone volume has been poor on all of them. My expectations must be too high, because I hear so many people say 'Mine's fine'. If there were batches of bad ones, I figure I would have stumbled across a good one with all of the replacements I've gotten
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My 8703e is clear, but not loud enough...
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Just used it today for a conference call and it worked like a charm...you may need to adjust the volume a little to cut back on feedback.
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Clarity is fine ....volume is low ..... ability to use is a moving car or room with background noice is nill -- for all practically purposes this is useless on the 8703
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No problems here with my 8700G T-Mobile!!!!!!

Guess all units are not created equal!!!
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Clarity is fine ....volume is low ..... ability to use is a moving car or room with background noice is nill -- for all practically purposes this is useless on the 8703

I agree 100%. The only way I can use it in the car is if I hold the speaker upto my ear, which completely defeats the purpose.

They only way I'd be able to do a conference call on speaker would be if I had acoustic tiling installed in my office, closed the door and hid under my desk!

I really don't get how some people can say that the volume on their 8703e is 'fine'.

Just my $0.02
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My 8700c was pretty bad until I upgraded to the latest OS. Then I noticed a marked improvement.
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mine seems fine, although i do prefer to use a headset
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I've used an 8703e (verizon) and now an 8700c (cingular). The 8703e had an awful speaker phone. I could barely hear it. The 8700c is much louder and clearer. Very happy with it. Maybe it's a gsm thing?
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8700c with paper added to the battery door
loud and clear.
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I use speaker phone option of my 8700g in the car cradle and clarity is very clear. Volume is sufficient too.
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My 8703e is clear, but could be louder. In the car, it's practically inaudible. Also, when I turn it to 100%, it vibrates the plastic.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ericshmerick
My 8703e is clear, but could be louder. In the car, it's practically inaudible. Also, when I turn it to 100%, it vibrates the plastic.
Please see my post above to help with the vibration.
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