I know that many of you prefer GSM phones because of the ability to simply swap the SIM card. However, 7-11 in the U.S. recently introduced a new service that uses "sprint" via a sanyo PLS-2400 (CDMA) phone.
I actually chose this phone because of the added features that the new service offers. "Press & Talk" and "Wireless Web". Unfortunately, I have yet to get the WEB working on the phone. I hope the brochure and phone box were not misleading.
I think GSM is great, but this new phone and extended service is great! If the GSM phones offered the WEB, I would not have switched.
If anyone else is using this phone and you have the web access working, please post here!
Well, there ISN'T a deal in the U.S. right now at all. The last deal was in December, and it wasn't all that exciting. With every phone purchased (at full price) you got an extra $25 free. For the sanyo phones, that would push the total "start" time to $50 per phone. But the phones are selling for $79 each... if you can even find them anymore.
I think 7-11 down here is gearing up for a big summer deal with new phones.
I sincerly hope they offer WEB ACCESS (like they promised in the brochure via false advertising) and change the horrible .50 cent PER DAY, EVERY DAY cost of the "press and talk" feature (to a PER DAY/PER USE cost).
They should also offer a better GSM "flip phone" instead of the junk they currently offer.
I'm thinking of going with Boost or Virgin so I can get the internet features that I want. At least Boost only charges for the "press and talk" (boost walkie-talkie) when you USE it.
In my opinion, the big December sale for speak-out wireless here in the U.S. was a total failure. The Sanyo phones were too expensive, and they didn't have -ALL- the features that the brochure used to SELL you on the sprint plan.
I'm hoping for a good summer deal, and maybe, FINALLY, "WEB" access.
I'm thinking about just buying a decent used GSM flip phone and putting my old SIM in it. As it stands, there was no reason for me to "upgrade" to the sanyo/CDMA phones.