T730 vs. V60s

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Hi,
I am considering these 2 phones. Does anyone have any specific
recommendations about either one? I've read a lot of posts and it
seems that they are both pretty good?

Thanks for your help.
 
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I personally have the v60s.

Good points:

1) No color (for me, I could care or less about color)
2) Nice solid flip phone
3) Does NOT have those BREW applications (aka Get It Now) Again, I
could care or less.
4) Good volume, both on regular calls and on the speakerphone
5) Pretty good digital reception

So-so and not so good points:

1) Poor analog reception (though this isn't much of an issue these
days)
2) *SOME* people say that sometimes their phone does not ring when a
call comes in from a number that is in its phone book. I have *NOT*
experienced this problem. (I assume I have a recent firmware update)
3) Battery life is so-so. I previously had the v120c and v120e, both
of which had better battery life (but, they do have a bigger battery
so that's a good reason why)
4) The screen is somewhat small, but you can change the settings to
make the font bigger.

Overall I'd give the phone 4.5 out of 5.

Nice solid phone, I like it and would recommend it.

However, I hear that VZW may be discontinuing the phone soon in some
markets. Better buy it soon if you want it.

Dave

On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 00:33:45 GMT, farmboy03 <farmboy03@attbi.com>
wrote:

>Hi,
>I am considering these 2 phones. Does anyone have any specific
>recommendations about either one? I've read a lot of posts and it
>seems that they are both pretty good?
>
>Thanks for your help.
 
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On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 00:33:45 GMT, farmboy03 wrote:

> Hi,
> I am considering these 2 phones. Does anyone have any specific
> recommendations about either one? I've read a lot of posts and it
> seems that they are both pretty good?
>
> Thanks for your help.

I have a T730.

Good points:
1. Large color display that's easier for me to read than a b/w one.
2. Buttons are large and fully lit ( I have big fingers and some phones are
hard for me to use).
3. Joystick button is configurable the way you want it.
4. Performance has been excellant for me on both digital and analog.
5. BREW, allthough I don't use it.
6. Works great as a notebook PC modem on the 1XRTT network (EN/MUO).
7. Ringtones are loud, and can be polyphonic.
8. Ringtones and wallpaper can be added with the right software and cable.

Poor points:
1. Larger than many flip phones, but about the same size as the V60s (I
carry mine in a V60 horizontal belt holster).
2. Supplied battery is inadequate. Buy the extended Moto battery off the
web ($30-40).
3. No speakerphone built in (Moto has a plug-in unit that works fine).
4. Phonebook takes a second to load if you have a lot of entries.

All in all, I'm very pleased with mine, and would buy it again.
 
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In article <14xxv1zp3fycs$.1wlw398a5olqy.dlg@40tude.net>, Strongbox <> wrote:
>He grouped the 720 with the 730. The 730 is a solid phone.

Exactly what are the hardware differences between the two? There is
a different faceplate, and I understand that they tweaked how the
display is wired to its circuit board to deal with problems with it
coming loose. Anything else? They are functionally equivalent, running
the same software bits.

I'm not claiming that there are no other differences; I'm just wondering
what problems people have with T720 with current software (1.2.22.44.5P)
that is fixed on the T730 running the same software.

I have a T720 running the T730 software, and don't have any problems
but obviously, YMMV.
 
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On 14 Jul 2004 17:50:35 GMT, CharlesH wrote:

> In article <14xxv1zp3fycs$.1wlw398a5olqy.dlg@40tude.net>, Strongbox <> wrote:
>>He grouped the 720 with the 730. The 730 is a solid phone.
>
> Exactly what are the hardware differences between the two? There is
> a different faceplate, and I understand that they tweaked how the
> display is wired to its circuit board to deal with problems with it
> coming loose. Anything else? They are functionally equivalent, running
> the same software bits.
>
> I'm not claiming that there are no other differences; I'm just wondering
> what problems people have with T720 with current software (1.2.22.44.5P)
> that is fixed on the T730 running the same software.
>
> I have a T720 running the T730 software, and don't have any problems
> but obviously, YMMV.

The 730 has some hardware fixes, like a better connection to the display
which eliminates the "dead screen" problem some 720's experienced.

The 730 also allows Get It Now to use the National Access (a.k.a. Express
Network, 1xRTT) data network, and has the extended messaging service (EMS),
which allow icons and fonts in text messages.

It also has a newer version of the BREW (Get It Now) runtime, which allows
it to run more applications.

I'm not sure if a 720 running the 730 software includes all these features
or not.
 
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In article <1003rpd2dmlah.cmwi68isor3m.dlg@40tude.net>, Strongbox <> wrote:
>The 730 has some hardware fixes, like a better connection to the display
>which eliminates the "dead screen" problem some 720's experienced.
>
>The 730 also allows Get It Now to use the National Access (a.k.a. Express
>Network, 1xRTT) data network, and has the extended messaging service (EMS),
>which allow icons and fonts in text messages.
>
>It also has a newer version of the BREW (Get It Now) runtime, which allows
>it to run more applications.
>
>I'm not sure if a 720 running the 730 software includes all these features
>or not.

My T720-with-T730-software has all of the above functional enhancements
(National Access for GetItNow, EMS, and the newer version of BREW).
 
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On 16 Jul 2004 01:34:59 GMT, CharlesH wrote:

> In article <1003rpd2dmlah.cmwi68isor3m.dlg@40tude.net>, Strongbox <> wrote:
>>The 730 has some hardware fixes, like a better connection to the display
>>which eliminates the "dead screen" problem some 720's experienced.
>>
>>The 730 also allows Get It Now to use the National Access (a.k.a. Express
>>Network, 1xRTT) data network, and has the extended messaging service (EMS),
>>which allow icons and fonts in text messages.
>>
>>It also has a newer version of the BREW (Get It Now) runtime, which allows
>>it to run more applications.
>>
>>I'm not sure if a 720 running the 730 software includes all these features
>>or not.
>
> My T720-with-T730-software has all of the above functional enhancements
> (National Access for GetItNow, EMS, and the newer version of BREW).

Then congratulations! You have a 730 almost-clone!
 

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