"Nice phone, but will never be great until it is on the Sprint network!"2.5 starson by cornerofnonwhere
Pros: Motorola phone, new CDMA RAZR.
Cons: On Verizon's network.
Summary: There is a lot of talk on here on the A900 and RAZR. I just want to add my own input here. The only RAZR that is on the level of the A900 is with Verizon. Verizon limits everything you can download and use on your phone. You have to download BREW programs from (ONLY)Verizon for use on your Verizon phone.You can not download a BREW program from anywhere else! You also can not use JAVA! So all of the programs made by companies from all over the world are useless to you are your Verizon phone. And since Verizon holds all of the cards, they can also limit what sites you may goto. Ask any Verizon customer that uses the web and let them tell you the their annoying stories.
Also, Verizon does not allow you to take your MP3's & photos and use them on your phone. No! ONLY VERIZON CONTENT!
Sprint on the other hand lets you use any of your custom ring tones, video ring tones, streaming video, wallpapers on your Sprint phone. Sprint does not limit what sites you can access. Sprint lets you use ANY Java programs on your phone. Sprint has the peace of mind to know that their customers are not little children and lets them have their privacy.
Verizon's VCast is really limited. Very few things can be customized and added. Sprint lets you choose from, and customize your content. Verizon has some pretty pricey plans. Sprint has Free Incoming and the Fair & Flexible America plans. Free PCS-to-PCS & PCS-to-Nextel calling. On top of roaming on the entire Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, and Many other networks for free. Nights starting at 7:00PM and 6:00PM! Sprint has way more plan features then any other carrier.
So this whole fight between the A900 and RAZR is so pointless. Both phones are great, but the networks are completely different. And when you look at the facts, Sprint has the better offer. So I choose my A900 because it is with Sprint. If Sprint had the RAZR, then I would have chosen that instead. But Sprint has the better offering, so I stay with them no matter what phones come out.Updated
I posted this review because I have used both Verizon Wireless and now Sprint. I currently own the Samsung A900 and have a friend of a friend that owns the RAZR. His phone still has the same old basic Verizon GUI, basic MSN mobile home page, and lack of BREW content.
So I wanted to let others know this before they make a choice to buy the Verizon RAZR.
1:Is it not true if the RAZR was on Sprint's network it would have Sprint's Vision home page, not just MSN mobile?
2:Is it not true the RAZR would have full access to Java applications, not just be forced to buy a carriers BREW content?
3:Is it not true that Sprint gives full access to all web sites, not just the ones it wants you to see?
4:Is it not true Verizon charges $44.99 a month for PDA access, while Sprint's is only $10 and $15?
5:Is it not true that the Treo 700 will need the $44.99 a month plan, while Sprint's PDA EV-DO access is only $15?
6:Is it not true Verizon's insurance protection plan only covers phones purchased from Verizon, while Sprint's covers any phone new or uses?
7:Is it not true that Verizon's VCast as much less content then Sprint's Power Visions TV, Radio, Satellite radio, MP3 download, ect?
People need to know both sides and I am just sick of people coming into the A900 forums posted garbage just because they use the Verizon RAZR.
Say what you want, but Sprint offers more then Verizon does. You can claim al day that Verizon has better voice coverage, but you can't compare Sprint's and Verizon's data packages.Updated
I tried replying to your question but it won't go through. So here is what I was trying to say.
But if you go from let's say a Treo 650 to the Treo 700, you will most likely have to upgrade to the $15 Unlimited EV-DO Power Visions access. Because the Treo 650 uses Sprint's 1X network while the 700 would be using the EV-DO. Just keep in mind if you go from an EV-DO coverage area to a 1X area, your Power Visions will still work but just at a slower speed. I was averaging between 90kbs to 100kbs with my 1X phones. Now I average around 1mbs with my A900.
someone posted an article on Sprintuers.com I think, or maybe Sprintpcsinfo.com that said Sprint's data speeds are faster because they use the 1900mhz band and they need more towers to cover an area. So you get faster speeds because you are closer to the towers.