+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-12-2004
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    42

    Is the 66XX your main phone?

    How many people use the 66xx as there main phone? How do you get around the issue when your device is capturing data anyone who calls you goes straight to voice mail? Has it been a problem? Whats the work around?

  2. #2
    Registered User bfaber's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-19-2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    506

    Re: Is the 66XX your main phone?

    Originally posted by yitzchakis
    How many people use the 66xx as there main phone? How do you get around the issue when your device is capturing data anyone who calls you goes straight to voice mail? Has it been a problem? Whats the work around?
    My only phone is a Sprintpcs 6601. I use data moderately, but not excessively like some. Ultimately, if you're using data excessively there's no way around the calls going to voice mail.

    The voice mail/calls issue isn't an issue for me, given that the data-connection is so often down. If its up and the call goes to voice mail, I just call back as I usually get the voicemail notifcation as soon as the data connection goes idle.

    btf

  3. #3
    Over Converged TonyH's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-21-2005
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    778
    I can't rely on a PPC6601 or SX66 to be my primary phone. The low volumes and poor bluetooth headset performance prevent me from using it as my primary phone. I missed too many calls, dropped too many while using BT headsets, and I keep losing the BT pairing (this is my 3rd BT headset. So it can't be the headset problem).

    My SX66 is my primary data source away from home. It is great at web browsing and emailing, especiually when using WiFi, the vastly faster connection.

  4. #4
    Registered User bfaber's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-19-2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    506
    Originally posted by TonyH
    I can't rely on a PPC6601 or SX66 to be my primary phone. The low volumes and poor bluetooth headset performance prevent me from using it as my primary phone. I missed too many calls, dropped too many while using BT headsets, and I keep losing the BT pairing (this is my 3rd BT headset. So it can't be the headset problem).

    My SX66 is my primary data source away from home. It is great at web browsing and emailing, especiually when using WiFi, the vastly faster connection.
    Have you updated your firmware? I don't have any bluetooth problems with the latest 6601 rom patch.

    btf

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-22-2004
    Location
    N. NJ
    Posts
    904
    My xv6600 is my only phone. I don't even have a home phone. W/ EVDO, calls still come through (I think), but I'm not one to get or make alot of phone calls, or spend a lot of time on the phone, either personally or for business (currently), so it's fine for me.
    -Lee
    Samsung i730
    Ridata 1GB SD Card, Transcend 4GB SD card, PPC Tech Audio Adapter

  6. #6
    Registered User bfaber's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-19-2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    506
    Originally posted by lmychajluk
    My xv6600 is my only phone. I don't even have a home phone. W/ EVDO, calls still come through (I think), but I'm not one to get or make alot of phone calls, or spend a lot of time on the phone, either personally or for business (currently), so it's fine for me.
    As an side.. even with EVDO, calls don't come through when data is actively being transferred, its just that its so much faster it goes back to idle much quicker.

    This was brought up in some other threads, and its a common myth it appears.

    fyi,
    btf

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-08-2004
    Location
    McAllen, TX
    Posts
    49
    My SX66 is so reliable it has replaced my landline. If a call goes to voicemail, so be it. If it's important the caller will leave a message and I will get notified as soon as my data goes idle (usually not very long). BTW, my bt headset works perfectly since I updated to the 3500 version.

  8. #8
    Supercharged XV6600 larryganz's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-07-2003
    Posts
    765
    The XV6600 is my primary cell phone, I have a LGVX8000 as a second line to use when my XV6600 is tied up syncing on on the web (or to give the kids if we leave them at a practice or something).

    Occasionally I will forward the XV6600 phone calls to the LG8000 if I need to carry one small thing or will be doing a lot of data (I have a PDA watch as backup for my phone book). If I can't have a camera phone with me, then the XV6600 fits the bill and I can leave the LG behind and forward calls the other way.

    The LG8000 is the one I can turn off when I don't want to be bothered, but the XV6600 is the only way for my medical practive to reach me after hours - via voice calls, text message or email.

    Well still have a regular line for home, and my wife has her own cell phone as well (a moto V60i which she always goes back to after trying new phones and not liking them, including a LG6000 and Treo 600).
    Larry Ganz
    http://www.jesusreigns.org
    John 3:16

  9. #9
    Supercharged XV6600 larryganz's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-07-2003
    Posts
    765
    PS: With our family plan $59.99/mo for 2 lines, the LG8000 only costs an extra $9.99 for the 3rd line, so it is an affordable spare.
    Larry Ganz
    http://www.jesusreigns.org
    John 3:16

  10. #10
    Over Converged TonyH's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-21-2005
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    778
    Originally posted by jlczl
    My SX66 is so reliable it has replaced my landline. If a call goes to voicemail, so be it. If it's important the caller will leave a message and I will get notified as soon as my data goes idle (usually not very long). BTW, my bt headset works perfectly since I updated to the 3500 version.
    I'm curious:

    1. What BT headset do you use?
    2. Which BT3500? The Siemens Firmware update? or the Broadcom CAB?

    My BT problems began right after the Siemens update.

  11. #11
    Registered User bfaber's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-19-2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    506
    Originally posted by TonyH
    I'm curious:

    1. What BT headset do you use?
    2. Which BT3500? The Siemens Firmware update? or the Broadcom CAB?

    My BT problems began right after the Siemens update.
    Odd. With the Sprint 6601, all my bluetooth problems went away with the rom update. Its running BT3500, plus a 3601 btcecore.dll or some such.

    btf

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    01-18-2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    21
    I'm using this as my primary phone with good success. Yes, rings can be somewhat quiet, but that's easliy overcome with updated ringtone files and add on apps for alerts (show me a smart/pda phone that does everything you want without add-ons). My bluetooth has been working great since the update with my HBH-660 and the data/email capabilities work great while I'm away from my desk.

    I do have a vonage line as well that I use for a second areacode / aux line when my 6600 is tied up, but definitely my 6600 is my primary.
    Treo 750W

  13. #13
    Sickwidit
    Join Date
    06-09-2004
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    503
    My 6600 is my 2nd phone. I'm really heavy on data and with calls rolling into vm when using data I couldn't do it. I really don't mind though cause many times I need to be on the phone while using data on the 6600 for things like resetting users passwords and other network issues.
    Eric Hicks, Microsoft MVP, Mobile-Devices
    My Devices
    Four PPC6600's, One PPC6700, Three PPC6800's,One Treo 700w,One Jas Jar,One Pantec Duo,One T-mobile Dash...Do I have too many devices?

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-23-2004
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    273
    The 6600 is my main phone. With EVDO it rings through just fine if I am doing data which I do all day at work. I am not a big talker.

    On the weekends when I am running around a lot my Sammy A650 or my v60S are better companions. I use them on a seperate line.

  15. #15
    Registered User gameboy213's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-01-2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    880
    Only have my 6601 not even a home phone.
    No problem here and I am on the phone or using data all day.
    Some issues but over all it's great!
    LAK
    Sprint 6800/Mogul
    6700, 6600

  16. #16
    Registered User aarong's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-14-2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    247
    Verizon XV6600 is my primary and only phone. I still have my Treo 600 as I slowly migrate over and get my XV6600 stabilized (the ROM upgrade went a long way). I am a very heavy data user / light phone user. The phone quirks can get annoying; but so far it hasn't let me down in a jam.

    Once I get an Exchange server setup here, the phone will be heaven (true push email service)

  17. #17
    Registered User drmorley's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-02-2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    27

    Exchange + 6600 = Heaven

    This phone works great with Exchange and is truly a fantastic extension of my office. When I'm on the road the thing does everything I need.

  18. #18
    Registered User gameboy213's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-01-2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    880
    I have to get the exchange server setup too. Don't have one and never have. But it is the key thing I think will make this device the ultimate tool.
    LAK
    Sprint 6800/Mogul
    6700, 6600

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts