spring for v551 or settle for a free phone?

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  1. vokuro

    vokuro Active Member

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    im about to be added to our family plan and havent decided on what phone to get. would the 100$ difference between the v551 and Samsung X427M be worth it? id hate to get locked in their 21 month upgrade bullshit and not have a decent phone :hs:
     
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    that samsung is a pos. think of it this way. its something you're going to use everyday for the next two years, isn't it worth it to spend a little?
     
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    i absolutely love my v551, i've even used the video feature a lot and i never thought i would
     
  4. Chris

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    v551 is a good phone for the money, espically if you use the bluetooth :bigthumb:
     
  5. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    V551 is a decent phone. check out the Nokia 6230 too.
     
  6. bilmind

    bilmind Licka' Licka' High

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    It's a decent phone, the v551 that is. But the BT has bugs. I went through 4 phones.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    odd. i haven't seen any bluetooth problems. only had whitescreen problems with my first V551 (early software version). since the warranty exchange peeps swapped it out for me, i haven't had any issues.
     
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    bilmind Licka' Licka' High

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    You never get the bluetooth module not attached error?
     
  9. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    never had a problem with BT on my v551 either
     
  10. BlackWRX02

    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    Go for the 6230. Better battery, better camera quality, expandable memory, and best of all its not motorola software.

    v551's are prone to very poor battery life and lockups.

    Free phones work like free phones......
     
  11. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    that's a negative.
     
  12. bilmind

    bilmind Licka' Licka' High

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    I have had the experience with 4 v551's and a lot of people also on HF...
     
  13. Chris

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    mines been probably the best feature of the phone
     
  14. Digital_High

    Digital_High New Member

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    Does this phone have a video camcorder function? I thought it was just camera?
     
  15. L05

    L05 Hello

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    I agree, but there is supposed to be a 6230i coming out in the future ( cingular :dunno: ) that has a 1.3mp camera and a better screen
     
  16. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    the V551 and 6230 do (though it's pretty jumpy on the V551). which phone were you refering to?
     
  17. BlackWRX02

    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    6230 camera > any other cingular phone except the S710 (and I have not been really that imprsesed by its camera, as much as its advertised)

    551 camera is average at best. About half the551's i see have the bluetooth module issue (mostly the earlier ones) but half also have the very poor battery life (less than a day from a full charge, brand new battery). Whatever moto did to fix the whitescreen issue has murdered the battery life on some of these things.

    6230 has GOT to be the most overlooked phone we sell, simply because it doesn't flip :ugh:
     
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    I was referring to the 551, I think I might get that if I can't find a d500 soon :hs:
     

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