Best of class for RECEPTION!!
Reviewed on Friday November 11, 2005 by Fred, Vancouver, BC
I have overviewed all the Bell phones extensively, and have found that the a860 really does the best for reception, in general. With the factors that affect reception, such as topography, traffic, set aside, this phone's performace is top notch. With 1.9GHz channel, distance from cell sites is never an issue. I travel extensively thru Surrey, B.C., where serivce is known to be weak, but this phone never fails to please! Clearly, in comparison to other models at the same pricing range (curr. approx. $200), this is the winner. It skips on the camera, but makes up for it in reception quality. Again, personal usage factors can affect signal strength, like how you hold the phone, battery level, etc., but on a per-case rating, this really is the best for reception. If you want to spend more, however, the Motorola e815 is slightly better. Again, all of this is very personal, so test out a friend's line if you can, so you can actually experience the excellence of the a860!