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Phone: Audiovox CDM-8500


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Total ratings: 5
Network AMPS 850CDMA 850 / CDMA 1
Dimensions 3.3" x 1.6" x 0.9" (84
Weight 3.2 o
Camera Resolution: 2+ megapixelnight mode, self-timer, multi-shot, panorama functions / brightnes
Memory 25 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)
Screen Type: ?

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testike posted 70 months ago

At first it was a great phone. I accepted that the ringer was very quiet and that the phone i *just* bought needed a software upgrade. However I found the signal indicator to be going up and down like a yo-yo. Sometimes calls never made it to my phone. My carrier used cdma technology yet there was problems with calls so often that I stopped using my cellphone. ( I live 2 blocks from a tower ). The caller often sounded tinny. If I used the phone for more then 15 mins, it started to burn my cheek - this shouldnt happen!
I *LOVE* to text message. I think i send over 50 a day. This phone cant even txt m essage properly... I refuse to use T9 entry, so I set it to Alpha mode... often enough when i would enter jkl 2 times to get k, i got j twice or id get jk. Often if i chose to reply to a txt, the phone would send it to someone who sent me a message and was in the inbox. (This should never happen).
Dialing was another problem. I was dialing a 1-800 number when suddenly it started to speed dial.
Oh and the phone didnt even know how to use the battery properly. Id hang up the phone and suddenly it would beep and warn the battery was low, ( the level was at 2 bars), then it wud just turn off. when i power it back up, it had 3 or 4 bars (and it was freshly charged).
I refuse to ever buy an Idiotvox phone again, and I tell everyone what a crap-phone it is. I now have a Samsung sph-a600 and i love it ( for now ). We'll give this new phone some time before i review it.
One thing i do feel the need to say in Audiovox's defense about people who whine this phone doesnt have a cam.. its a *PHONE* Not an mp3 player, or a theatre system, or a palm pilot, a toaster or a camera. If you want such a device, then *buy* one!!! It's a phone, and thats all it is so don't get mad that your phone is just a phone.



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