How is it as a plain old telephone?

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  1. dweezle

    dweezle Member

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    I am still using a Motorola E815. Why? Because I am often in the middle of nowhere and signals are weak, if present at all. The E815 is a legend for it's excellent ability to grab and send signal. I am enough of a tech addict that I have put an antenna amp on the E815 and tethered when necessary, while traveling The Droid has obvious appeal, but I have read nothing about it's ability as a telephone. You know, the thing that you speak into, and then someone, at a great distance, can hear your words. Anyone here from rural Utah or Montana that can tell me about how the Droid sends and receives voice comm? Thanks
     
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    I'm in Utah...............but not rural Utah. Cottonwood heights area. I have not had any issues with it grabbing phone signals.............but again, I'm not that rural.
     
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    I'm in rural NW Illinois and Eastern Iowa and and the phone sounds great. Better then my old Moto Krazer and definitely better then my Storm 1, which was horrible as a phone. The phone is very clear, but then again I may only use 60 minutes a month. Verbal communication seems so archaic.
     
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    I live in northern minnesota far from any real civilization and my droid works great as a phone the speaker phone is so clear that no one can tell that they are on speaker phone and I get great signal in places that my friends with other VZ phones get nothing and not to mention all the other options I have to make calls over the net without any signal from verizon witch doesn't happen that often I say GET The DROID
     
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    yup just go with the droid, while im on campus in some buildings ill barely have one bar with 1X but the call quality is still qute amazing.
     
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    With all my previous phones, getting a signal inside my house back home was always near impossible (stupid lead paint, copper wiring and asbestos... :biggrin:). I would often have to go outside in order to not lose a call. Got my Droid and used it at home for about 2 weeks before coming back to my apartment... no problems. Got and received calls fine, had full 3G, not 1 single issue. I was sold.
     
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    i run a small pest control company, so my job takes me places that no one gets a signal. the droid has done great. 3g in most every place i have went. the only 2 places that i actually lost signal i could pretty much hear banjo music playin :icon_eek: (paddle faster).

    It does great as a phone. i shalt sing the praises of da droid. In east TN atleast
     
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    Another vote for rock solid here. Had mine since early November, and have yet to lose service in rural Iowa.I've had it drop down to 1X a few times, but never lost service completely.
     
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    no matter where you are, it will always be better than AT&T!
     
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    i live in a small college town in the middle of nowhere louisiana and i laugh ruthlessly at all the hacks with iphones constantly whining how they cant ever get a signal anywhere on campus when im sitting in class with 5 bars of 3g... ok it might be slower but at least i dont have to go to the roof to use it... and as for the call quality on droid... friggen amazing and the speaker phone is loud.. only dropped a call twice and that was in my house and this is the first phone ive had that has been able to pick up a signal in my house
     
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    I had the same phone (E815) a few years ago. It was the first phone I ever had that worked decent up at the cottage in northern WI. I will tell you the Droid reception is even better up there than the old Motorola.