How do you know the Motorola H700 that you had just purchased is original brand new Motorola Headset?
The common 'symptoms' of the counterfeit or refurbished H700 are pieces from the headset are dropping off, get very short range causing the call drops if you move away from your phone, the last redial button does not work, heavy static when in use, you hear humming sound even when not in use, the battery dies after 10 minutes of conversation and the other party cannot hear you.
If you read reviews for the H700, you are most certainly confused. Half the time you read of good reviews. With the other half you read of complaints and complaints of the 'symptoms' we just mentioned earlier. The H700 B or C version is one of the better headsets that Motorola makes and the counterfeits are doing the injustice. After you finish reading this guide and found out that you got a fake H700, do the right thing by not giving it a bad review. If you had already written a bad review, retract it or comment on the review. The bad review/feedback should go to the seller who sell you the headset. You should inform the seller that they sent you a counterfeit. Try to send it back and ask for your money back, all of it. If they do not take care of it, let E-BAY and Motorola know!
The tell tell signs you got a counterfeit H700 are:
First, the way it's delivered. If it does NOT come in sealed retail blister packaging, its probably counterfeit or refurbished headset. The hot seal are on the curved sides of the blister. Original Motorola H700 does not have sticker on the headsets. If you find weird stickers with alpha characters on it, they are fake. We were told the counterfeit manufacturers had a tough time distinguishing their own products from their counterfeit competitors that they need to label them! The many defective returns they are getting back which were not theirs are hurting them so much that they put a sticker on it so they know which are theirs as they are being returned.
Second its cometic features. Pictures paint a thousand words so please view the following images while reading the notations accompaning it.
A. The earpiece that facing your ear should contain a clear coat soft touch finish.When you touch it, you should get a coat feel as to the plastic feel on the other part of the headset. If you guide your finger around it and other part of the headset, and they all feel the same you got a counterfeit.
B. The Motorola 'M' logo should be aligned and attached permanently. Try pushing it around a little. If it moves, then it was glued on. Another sign that it is counterfeit.
C. The texture on the volume buttons should be textured as opposite to smooth. When you push it up and down you should get a tight retractable mechanic feel as to that something is loose and moving sideward..
D. The cometic line on the ear loop is wider when breaking into the 2 colors on the counterfeit. The original blend seamlessly.
E. The texture on the phone icon, which is the also the On-off button, should be textured as opposed to smooth. Some counterfeits are textured but then the phone image is rather big and not neatly embossed. The finishing on the counterfeit is not as smooth at the Artenis as a result of poor mold creation.
Third, the price you paid. If you are paying anything less than $30 for the Motorola H700, it almost sure it's counterfeit or you got a refurbished unit that comes in a poly bag with a used charger with no manual etc. Unless of course the vendor is doing a going out of business sale. If you continue seeing a vendor selling the H700 for less than $30, this vendor will soon be out of business if what they are selling are original H700. Beware of sellers that put up .99 cents start bid auctions and almost all his/her H700 listings are not fetching anything above $30 yet you see the seller continue listing them. Also note that. Motorola does not make any pink color H700. According to our sources, the fake/counterfeit H700 are trading at about the $20-25 range in the reseller market. Beware of Hong Kong EBAY's sellers that sells US retail version H700 headsets with 2 blades US chargers. For one, Hong Kong does not use the 2 blades US charger so why are these US version H700 being shipped from Hong Kong? As far as we know Asian version come in paper packaging wrap around a plastic shell not in plastic blister packaging.
If you are going to spent money on Motorola H700 suggest you ask if vendor is selling the A B or C cversion. Do not be fooled by the claimed 'its A but flashed to B version'. It either the A or B. The B and C version will give you 30 feet range and will work with CDMA technology. Carriers like Sprint and Verizon Wireless use CDMA technology. Near the charging port of the headset there is a part number. Should read SYN1311C or SYN1311B instead of SYN1311A.
Good luck. If you encounter any vendor selling, you think are, Motorola counterfeit products, report to Motorola directly.
Motorola Bluetooth Buying Guide:
Motorola Bluetooth Headsets Models using the P2K charging connectors are HS810, HS820 and HS850
Motorola Bluetooth Headset Models using the EMU (mini USB) connector are RAZR H3, H350, H500, H670 and H700
Motorola Bluetooth Headset Models using the micro USB connector are H710, H715, H720, H730 and more
Motorola Car Kit models are 98500, HF850 and IHF1000
Motorola Stereo Headset is HT820
Motorola Personal Computer Adapter is PC850
Motorola Home Stereo Adapter is DC800
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