come on with the boulder already. Glad to see the 5$ a month only. Soon as the boulder comes out I'm porting from AT&T
The Boulder flunked testing due to software issues. It should be out in a few weeks.
Verizon's website says that stand-by time is just 83 hours. What's with that?!?! Is that a misprint? Most other phones have a stand-by time of over 300 hrs.
Maybe they're actually being honest about it for a change. No phone I have ever had has come close to 100 hrs of standby time, despite their specs claiming >400 hrs.
who pays attention to those battery numbers. They're all crap anyway
Push to talk is a dead technology. Why waste millions to re-introduce this awful product.
NEW TECHNOLOGY LEARN HOW TO READ WITH Q CHAT PTT WILL BE JUST AS GOOD AS DIRECT CONNECT. ASK ANY CONTRACTOR OR CONSTRUCTION WORKER AND I GUARANTEE THAT PTT IS ESSESNTIAL. NOT AN AWEFUL PRODUCT QUITE USEFUL ACTUALLY THE OLD PLATFORM IS A DEAD TECHNOLOGY. INFORM YOURSELF BEFORE YOU MAKE STUPID COMMENTS!!!!!!!
almost any industry can use ptt we have sold tons of small business contracts already
Battery life is bad because the way VZW's PTT works, the phone is constantly pinging the network to let users know of availabilty status...
can you shut off the push to talk "pinging" and feature in general?
You can easily shut off the phone's PTT capability in the Settings n Tools menu.
That's good to know. I would like to get this phone but I don't want the PTT service.
thanks-- is it water resistent like the casio gzones or just shock dust resisent?
It is water resistant per the mil-spec std for "driving rain". However, it is not rated for submersion (like Gzones were & Boulder will be)
Oddly enough, it is "resistant" to "Salt Fog" ( as listed in the company specs ). Will someone PLEASE tell me what the hell SALT FOG is? I'm just assuming it's water vapor from the sea. Someone please confirms this for me.
Has anyone gotten this phone yet and if you have are you a ptt sub, do you like it (phone and ptt) and would you recommend it to others
I just tried to upgrade to it, but the online site force is forcing me to purchase the $5/mo PTT service - anyone else getting this too?
Had the same problem. Called Verizon, they said buy the phone, then cancel PTT. I did that, called two days after activating the phone to cancel PTT, they said I wasn't being charged for it. Will keep watching. But the point is - buy the phone, then cancel PTT, if necessary. The phone's great.
an update to my previous comment at Jul 23rd 2008 04:31 pm...I just had this session with a Verizon Sales Rep
Michele.: They are telling me with this new phone the 5.00 charge is a have to option online but can be immediately canceled if you do not want it.
Michele.: Does this help?
You: so you have to get the option, then call in to cancel? seems like a pain in the neck
You: would it be better for me to call in and order w/out ever getting that option?
Michele.: Yes I agree but that is the way for some reason they have set it up.
You: ok - so you are positive I can cancel it? I am still a bit apprehensive about this...
Michele.: I understand and yes I ask a supervisor you can cancel it.
Michele.: I do understand the apprehension.
You: ok - thanks
Michele.: You are welcome.
got the phone today... not waterproof and probably not water resistant either--- looking at the design i would not get it even close to rain... probably can drop it though... I sent it back and will get the boulder-- being relesed on the 28th they said...
ypu have to buy the phone with the $5ptt monthly charge then activate the phone and cancel the ptt feature ovder the phone with verizn
You don't have to pay for PPT when you ordering the phone. I ordered as a 2-year upgrade over the phone. I called 888-924-7934 Ext: 8221 and spoke with Sophia Rivas. She was very nice and understanding. Got a phone without any need to order PTT feature.
Just got the new phone - but pretty disappointed in the USB interface. The plug for it is not the same as my old Maxx VE so now I will have to buy specific chargers and USB interface cables - Part of the reason I wanted to upgrade was to give my wife the old Motorola so we will both be using the same chargers and interfaces. Otherwise a nice phone - great feel, oh well - this thing is going back to Verizon. Bad move Motorola, this phone is garbage to me.
update about the usb interface - looks like there are cheap adapters available -
The v750 has a MicroUSB interface, not MiniUSB like most motorola phones currently have.
Get a w755 if looking for a new motorola with MiniUSB.
Will the Boulder be a Verizon phone?
Re #4: Why waste money making PTT over rev.a ??? Try telling that to the over 18 million i-den subscribers on the shitty ass nextel network. Business contractors and people in construction need PTT. Almost every nextel user says the hate the network they are on but need direct connect in less than a second. Verizon's PTT over rev.a and Sprint's Q-chat gives them that. Verizon is smart and is going after those 18 million subscribers and giving them a second option. It's a win win situation for every consumer if they have a choice on who they do business with.
The PTT evdo works really well, just as good as nextels PTT service. Had it for a few hours with a live demo with two 750s. Along with online contact management and the ability to push contacts to PTT phones, its a great service if its something you are looking for and only $5 more on a voice plan. Or there is PTT only plans available.
That price beats S/N's on fam plans at least, the individual messaging and everything plans have it included but the fams have to pay ten per line.