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Old 08-15-2007, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Moto Q and in general the phone quality is excellent. I am pleased with the quality of my calls vs. the Treo 650 I had before and the BT works well. However, as many of you may know, integration of the phone and WM is not always that great. Call quality is great when I can receive and/or actually make a call. I also need better email capability - particularly the keyboard. I don't like typing that much on the Q. However #2, this is also my primary line - and my only business line, so I need a quality phone.

For those who had a PDA (Q, Treo, 6700/6800) before you got the 8830, how is the phone/reception quality comparatively?

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Old 08-15-2007, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Verizon's 8830 has super call quality and reception. This is one of the reasons why I still have mine.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Phone quality is great.
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The Sprint 8830 is very clear and loud. My 7520 used to be turned up all the way, all the time. The 8830 is at about 50%.

Also, my son and I were talking to my wife via the 8830 speaker phone. She finally asked why I kept passing the phone back and forth. She had no idea we were on a speaker phone. So yes - call quality is pretty darn good.

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Phone quality is excellent.
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Agree with the others. I tried a Treo for a few days and preferred the BB phone quality. And the 8830 is, IMO, better than my old 8703e.
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Quality is perfect. Its my only phone, and I have no issues.
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the phone is solid, Bluetooth works great compared with treo, sound is great.
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Thanks everyone - I think I need to move away from WM for more reliability. It is fun to play around, tweak and customize a WM device, but after a month or so I just need it to work! Now, if I can just look past that $40/mo Sprint data plan (I currently have free PV).
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Thanks everyone - I think I need to move away from WM for more reliability. It is fun to play around, tweak and customize a WM device, but after a month or so I just need it to work! Now, if I can just look past that $40/mo Sprint data plan (I currently have free PV).
Since you are going from free to $40, call up customer service and see if they will do anything to help soften the blow. I have heard of customers getting discounts in the forms of monthly credits or percentage discounts off their monthly bill.
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I just made the switch from the sprint Q to the Sprint 8830.

I generally live in a bad service area, and got zero bars with the Q. I have 1-2 bars with the 8830. Call quality is slightly more clear, although I can't complain much about the call quality of the Q either (that was pretty much the only thing that WASN'T an issue with the Q).
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I just made the switch from the sprint Q to the Sprint 8830.

I generally live in a bad service area, and got zero bars with the Q. I have 1-2 bars with the 8830. Call quality is slightly more clear, although I can't complain much about the call quality of the Q either (that was pretty much the only thing that WASN'T an issue with the Q).

Agreed - the Q's phone is actually pretty darn good, but it is a Moto, so it should be, right?
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Since you are going from free to $40, call up customer service and see if they will do anything to help soften the blow. I have heard of customers getting discounts in the forms of monthly credits or percentage discounts off their monthly bill.
Yes, I have read this too elsewhere - and I will definitely ask. I have been a customer for over 8 years and have 3 lines, extras, etc. and spend abotu $125/mo now. I figure Retentions will give me "something" - they have already offered me a Mogul at the new line price with a new line of service - but they are going to credit out the new line price. So, we'll see what they can do!
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