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post #1 of 3 Old 04-23-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there guys (and gals),

Well, I finally decided to make the jump on getting a cell phone. I know this sounds ridiculous, as they have been around for some time now. My work had provided me with one, but due to increasing restrictions and federal laws for taxable benefit... I decided that it was better to get my own for my wife and myself. don't get me wrong... cell phones have their place... but I guess I had some antiquated views. My wife has since corrected me.

I had thought about buying a Zumo... but was put off by the price. I was still looking to have to purchase a blue tooth phone... or adapter. Work wasn't interested in financing my hobbies. As far as music goes... I have gotten used to the sound of the motor to keep me interested. I like the track advance feature (rolling on the throttle) that makes the scenery pass by quicker.

Long story short... I purchased a LG vx-9900 (enV). I anted up for the unlimited messaging, web, email, and VZNavigator. While there may be many opinions on weather or not it is worth it... I would like to say that it is easy to be swayed when it is in your hand... and you are actually enjoying the use of it.

I am looking at the Camos 600 stereo blue tooth for helmet integration. I will get the hang of it... and hopefully update as I go along. If you have any questions... I will try to answer if I am able.

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Long story short... I purchased a LG vx-9900 (enV). I anted up for the unlimited messaging, web, email, and VZNavigator. While there may be many opinions on weather or not it is worth it... I would like to say that it is easy to be swayed when it is in your hand... and you are actually enjoying the use of it.
I, too, have this phone. It's a huge upgrade (for me, anyway) from my prior Motorola RAZR v3. The enV I like 'cause of the keyboard, reminds me of my work Crackberry. Even if it's tough for fat-finger types.

Cruces Strom, the Zumo is pretty slick. It pairs up to the enV easily and let's you make or receive phone calls. There's been times when touring and GPS shows a place to stay for the night - with the Zumo you can click on the listing and it will dial the number. "Hello, do you have any rooms available tonight?"

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-01-2008, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, it's been a week now, and the "new" smell has been rubbed off. It's been a busy week for me... getting used to it and being distracted by all of the features. Verizon rolled out a new upgrade for the VZ Navigator yesterday. It is on version 4 now. There are some cool features that are worth mentioning.

3d view: Hey I have found out the hard way that it only works with my phone (vx9900) while it is open. With the phone in closed position, the nav still works, but the front display is limited on the information that it is able to provide. Figuring out how to mount the phone securely while open may be an option... but is only an idea now.

Place messaging: hey this is really cool. you can send a gps location to another person (email, text, or another VZ Navigator user). I just used it today when my wife texted me to find out where I had decided to eat lunch. (I was with a co worker in another city.) It was easy to send gps location. if there were a need, she could even generate directions to navigate to my location (or just see me on a map).

Gas station/gas prices: come on... self explanatory. search for the closest gas stations and get pricing.

I'm still waiting for my micro sd memory card. this will allow evaluation of the music portion... but honestly... i have gotten used to the sound of the motor and would probably miss it.

well if i didn't mention the disclaimer... YMMV. I'm not knocking the Zumo by any means. i had considered it previously, but after serious consideration, i did not feel that it was the best choice for me.

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