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Hands-on with the Verizon Wireless XV6900

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Apr 2008, 12:36

A few days ago, Verizon Wireless released the XV6900, which is its White-colored variant of the Touch phone, offered with both Sprint and Alltel. Although it has the same hardware and software it ...

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posted on 12 May 2008, 13:42

73. nikki_836 (unregistered)

I work for Verizon, and there is no way to activate another carriers phone (such as GSM network phones) on verizons CDMA network. They haven't and won't be opening up the network in such a way. Verizon takes pride in their CDMA technology and wouldn't want to demote it to the GSM network. So for those of you looking forward to getting your Iphone or Sprint Touch, don't plan on being able to have the reliable service that Verizon offers.

posted on 15 May 2008, 01:52

78. (unregistered)

I cant wait for an open network so i can make my toaster a phone on verizon................people are so god damn stupid.............I cant wait till god makes and open network so I can have a baby like a woman...what that won't work...ha ha oh sorry i was picking my nose while me head was up my ass so i was not paying attention.

posted on 20 Jun 2008, 19:21

88. (unregistered)

Hey....I work for Verizon Wireless in technical support and yes as of January 2008 you are able to activate devies from others carriers to the vzw network the catch is you have to take your device to the store to a technican to ensure that device has been added to the slim list of devices that are able to be activated fro other carriers...I can tell you the iphone is not on the list and more than likely never will being that it is an apple product and the technical support process of the device...

posted on 20 Apr 2008, 10:43

16. (unregistered)

@ elgee02...drag (as in physical resistance,) not lag

posted on 20 Apr 2008, 10:45

17. somebody smarter than you (unregistered)

sammo it's their job to not tell you the device is coming out, who cares what an internet board tells you, until that device is on the shelf it can ALWAYS be pushed back. this has happened before with different companies launching devices. peopled called in, reps said "yep it's the XYZ date" that date came...and went, and no device. the fans got pissed, the company said they never intended to launch then. that company was sprint, EVERY company has learned from that experience to play dumb till the day it hits shelves. as to the GPS, there is not ONE GPS enabled windows mobile phone in the Verizon lineup. come to think of it...is there a GPS enabled windows mobile CDMA device in other carrier's lineup? not just the touch...but like...at all? the answer is NO and there is a reason for that, but that is for another day, and when Verizon/sprint announce it...I bet there will be some losers here complaining about it then as well. The beauty of Phone arena is that any idiot with a keyboard can post here...as perfectly shown in a LOT of these kinds of posts.

posted on 01 May 2008, 02:28

57. cac90277 (unregistered)


posted on 20 Apr 2008, 13:21

18. ed (unregistered)

Sprint Windows Mobile Q9C and HTC Mogul Have GPS...and The Mogul has Rev A evdo data..

posted on 22 May 2008, 12:46

81. (unregistered)

Its hard enoough to make a call on Sprints network, why would I even try to use GPS. They (Sprint) better hope T-Mobile buys them!

posted on 20 Apr 2008, 22:46

19. somebody smarter than you (unregistered)

Sprint...you are using sprint as an example. you mean the company hemorrhaging cash like it is no big deal. the company slashing price plans and closing stores because they are not capitalizing on how to make money? Good example. That aside, the Q9c is a windows mobile for smart phones device, and for some time have been able to lock those down. the mogul is not locked down though, and sprint is losing out on potential earning because they are idiots. But absolutely, those are AMAZING examples of bad choices, and why Verizon has not fully unlocked GPS on windows mobile devices. Less you simple minded myopic children remember, this is a business...and they are out there to make money. shocker...I know, especially if you are a sprint backer. And no, I don't work for verizon,I do work for another carrier, but not verizon.

posted on 20 Apr 2008, 23:43

20. (unregistered)

Uhhh, you asked "is there a GPS enabled windows mobile CDMA device in other carrier's lineup?" and you get an answer that Sprint has two...and then you dimiss Sprint as an example? Sprint? The ONLY OTHER major CDMA carrier in the US besides Verizon? Who exactly do you want to use as a US CDMA example then? Alltel? Brilliant argument you got there man, just brilliant. You sure you "work" for a carrier and not just "interning"?

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 07:49

21. dON (unregistered)

There is one simple reason why there is no GPS. Any guesses? you hackers know why don't you? It is the same thing they have run into with other previous offerings. If they put GPS in it, it only takes a simple registry hack to unlock it for free. If you have a data plan therei s no way for them to know if they are getting cheated. So to all those out there wining about it, get over it. No freebe for you this time.

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 07:52

22. The Zune Lune (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

After suffering through 2 years of horrible reception with my Treo 700w, the only question I have is, "How is the call quality?"

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 08:59

23. somebody smarter than you (unregistered)

I said that was a fine example, a fine example of why you would want to lock down GPS on a windows smartphone since you can't regulate it. sprint shells out millions of dollars every year paying for GPS they don't get a penny of. following the bread crumbs yet?

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 12:47

24. (unregistered)

why do people always make it seem as though Verizon is the manufacturer of these devices...if you think teh device is lacking or that its "cheap" then take that up with HTC

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 13:01

25. Speedy (unregistered)

Why are you guys defending corporations as if its something worth getting angry about? I am pretty sure there is better things in life to get angry about don't you? Also why get angry about this phone and any phone that is getting released by Verizon and just wait until the go open network then wait for that beloved phone you think is perfect for you....until then calm down people jeez your arguing about pieces of plastic and metal....

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 14:04

26. robbie (unregistered)

it doesn't really matter who's better and whose not what does matter is price and vzw is crazy to think that 15.36 a mb for a month is ok. At sprint i pay 15.00 a month for true unlimted ( no caps) but i guess when your in it to make money thats what you do uh?

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 16:48

27. greg (unregistered)

i bought this phone but i cannot find a full size keyboard. there is one showed on the review, but i guess that is only on sprint. i wnat a full qwerty keyboard that allow you to view more than one line of text at a time. please advise!!!

posted on 15 Jun 2008, 20:36

86. (unregistered)


posted on 21 Apr 2008, 17:06

28. (unregistered)

thats great...15 a month unlimited data!!!! wow that unbeatable, wait i forgot sprint's coverage sucks. that 15mo charge is fine if you dont mind have crappy coverage

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 17:10

29. (unregistered)

actually the 6900 is approved for the 30/mo unlimited data plan

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 18:16

30. EW (unregistered)

The reason the HTC Touch is listed as the Verizon Wireless XV6900 is because VZW's distributor for CDMA devices is UTSTARCOM, which is sub-licensed by HTC. So its not VZW who "cheaps out" or whatever you guys are B*tching about it is the SAME DEVICE as SPRINT, minus the Multimedia stuff....

posted on 11 May 2008, 22:27

72. (unregistered)

What multimedia stuff?

posted on 21 Apr 2008, 20:16

31. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

I have the XV6900 and have talked to a few Verizon managers. As of now, the new $29 smartphone data plan CAN NOT be used with the XV6900. They are hoping that the system will allow it in a few weeks.

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 04:57

32. (unregistered)

Two words to describe American Networks: 1. Pathetic 2. Capitalism $16 for 1MB is a horrendous charge. In UK, you can get an unlimited data plan for 35 pounds. In the Philippines, data is charged by the time ($0.50 per 30 mins; that's $12 for the entire day). Pathetic...

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 14:07

33. (unregistered)

umm seriously...the philippines? the UK...wow those are great countries...with cutting edge technology and GREAT medicine practices!!! hahah please gove me a break. id rather live in the US and pay more for a luxury feature then live in those hell holes

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 19:22

34. anonymous (unregistered)

Whats going on with the LG xv9700(Dare)??? phoneareana.com still says April, other sites online are saying May and even maybe June. Anyone know any new news on this phone at all? I know its coming but when

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 20:49

35. netrainger (unregistered)

if u like the sprint version better u can activate any cdma phone on vzw network since jan or feb , all of you idiots complain about vzw but all of you know the network is the best , u can also get cdma phones and get them unlocked for verizon from verizon , so stfu and get the cdma phone of ur choice and quit crying

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 20:54

36. netrainger (unregistered)

uh mr 32 , 32 pounds for unlimited data thats about 70 bucks a month lol

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 21:29

37. Sprint who? (unregistered)

You talk Sprint up so much yet there fourth quarter was terrible, the reason Sprint is dismissed as an example is because they aren't, lets all go to a carrier that loses more customers then they bring in.

posted on 22 Apr 2008, 23:20

38. Joey (unregistered)

The 29.99 plan is available on the device...... The 5Gb cap is only on Aircards and Brodband Access Connect (using the phone as a modem). So you do get unlimited data on the PDA pack (both 29.99 and 44.99)!

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