Originally Posted by willwren
They're popular for a reason. The Motorola V501/551/557 series are VERY good phones with excellent reception in 'limited' areas. I live in a GOOD coverage area. Yet when I spoke with jr's3800 earlier tonight, he commented that the call was MUCH clearer than the call earlier today.
For an internal antenna, this thing really gets out.
Have cellphones become so much of a status symbol now that people actually get DEFENSIVE when you get a new one?
I got the phone because I get a bigger discount than the corporate discount from my provider, and it was only $10 more than a new battery for my V551. And it'* rated as a better phone. Not because it'* some kind of symbol or popular phone. I could care less how many people have them. I like it, it'* better for my use and purposes than what I had, and I got a smoking deal on it. I can take out my older Siemens CF62 and get laughed at - but like you, I don't care, the phone works great in terms of what I need it for.
Who else has one, and how do you compare it to what you had before it?
Who'* defensive? I hope you didn't take my post the wrong way, Bill... I do think the RAZR is a nice phone, it'* just that I made the observation here, in Toronto, last week, that every third teenager had one when I was Boxing Day shopping (equivalalent to the Americans on day after Thanksgiving). These kids are the kind who have no idea about half the stuff the RAZR features, they just have it cause it'* pretty, the iPod of phones, if you will (ie: purchasing an iPod without considering potentially cheaper and potentially superior alternatives)
It'* unfortunate, but doesn't detract from the fact that it'* still a cool phone.