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Old 11-28-2005, 09:35 PM   #41
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Regarding the 8700 speakerphone in the car: I was quite impressed with its performance, based on the recording I heard on your website.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:39 PM   #42
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The main issue I have is listening to the other party, my voice quality is fine. Something is definitely not right.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:40 PM   #43
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I bought mine at a Cingular store. Do they have to swap it if I claim defective?
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:42 PM   #44
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Quote:
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I bought mine at a Cingular store. Do they have to swap it if I claim defective?
you shouldn't have a problem as you are within 30 days of purchase.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:37 PM   #45
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I have found that Cingular phones- in general- have very low earpiece volume. I know this is a very general statement. However, my hearing is not the best and I'm always in a noisy environment. I like to be able to have the window open while driving and still hear while I am on the phone. I have a habit of trying all the live phones when I go into a cell phone shop and play with all the volume levels on all the phones that are live- I have noticed that CDMA (especially Sprint phones) offer the loudest earpiece volume- not all of them but most of them. From what I am reading here I should not even consider the 8700. I just don't understand why manufactures / carriers don't boost the volume so it suits everyone- it's that why they have adjustments!
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:59 AM   #46
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I agree with BarJohn, this BB has, by far, the best voice quality. I have had many BB's, most recently the 7100g. There is no comparison, the 8700 rocks.

Also, as a side note, it doesn't have the dreaded bluetooth volume issues of past......
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:29 AM   #47
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Cingular has these devices in store? I haven't been to a store since the 28th, so I don't know.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:56 AM   #48
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Cingular has these devices in store? I haven't been to a store since the 28th, so I don't know.
Well in St. Louis there are ZERO 8700s in the Cingular retail stores.

"By Dec. 1st" is the latest line.
This replaced "By Nov. 25".

I will patiently wait for TMobile's version myself.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:48 PM   #49
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Gages, I have a similar problem. The sound quality on both ends using the normal microphone (no speakerphone, no earpiece) is significantly worse than my old 7280.

Here's a stupid question, I have been using my old Blue Sim card, since Cingular is having trouble activating my Orange card. Can the Sim card have an impact on the Network quality? It says I'm on the Edge network.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:20 PM   #50
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Please state if you are using ATT sim or Cing sim and if your phone quality is good or bad. I am getting the clipping of words from time to time.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:43 PM   #51
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:00 PM   #52
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Please state if you are using ATT sim or Cing sim and if your phone quality is good or bad. I am getting the clipping of words from time to time.

I thought the 8700c was locked to Cingular Orange? Or am I incorrect?
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:30 PM   #53
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No it works with ATT to just not tmobile etc
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:11 PM   #54
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The only time I have seen any sign of the clipping is in a high noise environment and that is due to the noise cancelling algorithm. I am using an Orange SIM on a Blue account.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:01 AM   #55
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Not good sound. Lot of hissing and cutting out. My 7100t with OS 3.8 is better.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:10 AM   #56
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No problems at all way better than the 7100g. AT&T sim
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:17 AM   #57
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No comparison to the 7100t. It was awful compared to the 8700.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:57 PM   #58
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I do get choppyness etc often and have 5 bars inside. I made tests to 611, My bofa account etc. Still does not compare to my RAZR at all but I still think it's doable. Otherwise it's a great device. I don't think it is deffective but I will compare it to the free one I am supposed to get sometime next year for going to the 8700c launch party.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:36 AM   #59
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I find it choppy too. Firmware update might fix it.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:34 AM   #60
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speakerphone performance is awesome.. tested in a busy restaurant and also in the car while driving. not so much trying to talk on speakerphone, but listenening to the speakerphone on MUTE like I would do if I were sitting in on a conference call.

as for regular phone use - i notice it IS DEFINATELY louder than the 7290 and actually seems more like a regular cellphone now.

i read someone said earlier that this device doesn't seem as sturdy as the 7290 did.. like it was more fragile. the only thing to me that looks more fragile is the screen - it's too pretty to stay that way for long on the 7290, the screen was recessed with a small border that put it just underneath of flush with the rest of the face of the device. on the 8700, the screen is completely flush with the front of the device.

outside of that, it seems completely sturdy to me.
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