CDMA Phones

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:26
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Just to throw another cat amongst the preverbial pidgeon. What is the best quality CDMA phone going around at the moment. Just like asking how long a piece of string is eh!! Any one have any dramas with any particular brands?
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Reply By: Member - Peter [SA] - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:41

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:41
macca,
I have the Kyocera QCP 3035, no probs, very good phone.
Cheers Peter
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Follow Up By: William - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:09

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:09
I have a basic Kyocera 1135 no problems easy to drive on the menus. We bought a batch for work and no failures
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Reply By: Simon C - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 21:01

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 21:01
Our company has tried the QCP3035 (Kyocera) and nothing but problems. Have gone back to the Nokia Digital.

Sorry but not a winner here. I have a brand new Car Kit going cheap. Still in the box.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter [SA] - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:08

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:08
what type of problems please?
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Follow Up By: macca - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 10:19

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 10:19
if your serious about the car kit email me at amac@bigpond.net.au
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Reply By: Lyds - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 21:30

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 21:30
I was talking to someone at a Telstra resellers and he said the Nokia's have been a problem, and spoke well of the others. Haven't heard that anywhere else though.Cheers,
Stuart
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Follow Up By: Member - Motley - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:14

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:14
I have been using a Nokia 6385 because it sits in the same car kit as my Nokia 6310i GSM. I haven't had any problems to date but will be more dependent upon it in a trip in a couple of moths.

Did the Telstra resellers elaborate on what sort of problems they have had with Nokia?
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 23:59

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 23:59
All he said was that they were being brought back in.

I was looking at the Nokia 6385 for the same reason; but I was under the impression CDMA uses a different antenna to GSM.Cheers,
Stuart
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Follow Up By: Member - Motley - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 08:49

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 08:49
I just swapped the 6310i and 6385, depending uipon which was getting better coverage. The car kit uses a standard through the glass aerial.

Travelled from Melbourne to Qld up Newell and surrounding countryside and down coast. CDMA coverage was best inland and the aerial seemed fine.

Will install a new aerial before nexttrip because I understand that a proper CDMA aerial is definitely better.
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Follow Up By: chopper - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 16:18

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 16:18
When i changed over to CDMA for my primary phone i didn't change the aeials over for a while. I believe that there was no difference in recpetion strength with the GSM aerial on the CDMA phone.

I bought a 6385 two months ago. It seems to have a signal (almost) all the time but sometimes with three bars, you can't make/recieve a call, while at other times (rarely) you can with 1 bar.

I have to say that i am not yet impressed with this phone.

I have always used ericsson GSM, but since the merge with sony, their phones now feature games and ring tones but no external aerial socket, so there you go... progress.
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 07:51

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 07:51
I now recall that one of the things the guy mentioned about the Nokia was poor reception.Cheers,
Stuart
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Follow Up By: phil - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:05

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:05
It is only with the higher gain aerials that there is a difference between CDMA and GSM. A glass aerial or 3db whip is not a problem, in fact they only sell one type generally for both bands.
Phil
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:56

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:56
Ive got a Nokia 6385 and havent had any problems.Coverage around Tassie is heaps better.Also found you can make calls down to one bar(as long as you stand still) and have sent messages with no bars showing just Telstra CDMA showing on screen.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 19:35

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 19:35
My wife has CDMA, my daughter and I digital. Wife gets service in lots of places we don't. Problem is we are talking about a few steps in either direction only!

Had several brands. No difference noticeable.

Royce www.funshow.com.au
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