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Changing pricing on G5 for 2017?

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I have had my G5 for 3 weeks now (bought mine though Ray’s Pagers – excellent service!). The G5 is an incredible device for P25 simulcast monitoring or scanning. It’s not a typical consumer scanning receiver, but so powerful under the hood. The programming software can be a little daunting at first (but watch the YouTube training video and you should be fine). This is a very rugged, durable, well thought out device.

Can’t wait for P25 phase2 upgrade later this year. There are also many other cool suggestions on this forum that seem feasible for Unication to consider for future design upgrades.

…..and now with the lower price (call a dealer – low to mid-$600 depending on model!), I might need to buy another one for VHF.

Thanks for everyone's detailed discussions on this forum. Very helpful to me in learning the tricks and limitations of this unit and software.
 

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This is just a guess, I think you'll see a new model before you see PII for the current models. It's just a hunch, but why the sudden drop in price? I paid $850 for mine last April. $600 is just about the same price for a Uniden or Whistler. Hope I am proven wrong.
 

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Some beach, SOB, I just bought two more before "the sale" ended on 1/15/2017. I guess I should have waited. Oh well, I still love em over my crappy Unidens and Whistlers.
 

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Changing Pricing On G5 For 2017?

Thank you very much for posting this. I, too, bought one last year. Sure, I would have loved to have been able to purchase at this new, lower price. Now that it is here, however, I am somewhat tempted to get my work to buy a few of these for us. We have two Uniden BCD996Ts and two Uniden BCD996XTs. As many here already know, they don't work that great on a simulcast system.
 

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Some beach, SOB, I just bought two more before "the sale" ended on 1/15/2017. I guess I should have waited. Oh well, I still love em over my crappy Unidens and Whistlers.
Yet your shack photo shows nothing but Uniden scanners :confused: Time for a photo update?:D
 

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Yeah, that photo is pretty old, pre P25 simulcast. It certainly doesn't mean that I'm satisfied with the Unidens :). I had to add a bunch of yagi antennas in another room to make them work. I like the Unications so much I bought two more thinking I'd leave one at home, one at work, and one with me. I just received the latest 2, and am still working on getting them programmed. Who knows, maybe I'll buy a couple more after I sell off some of the Unidens and Whistlers.

Yet your shack photo shows nothing but Uniden scanners :confused: Time for a photo update?:D
 

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Lol if u bought it within this week probably could get some partials refund if it was a dealer that sold it after the change price and didnt tell you, i got mines thursday
 

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I love how small but clear and powerful the speaker is, and programming was a breeze after a couple of hrs tinkering with it lol ready for phase 2 , i heard thru the grape vine it should be about 105.00
 

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What exactly is this G5 ? it is advertised as a pager , but does it work like a scanner ? would someone mind enlightening me ?
 

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I have mines working like a scanner just manually turning the knob and press8ng a button for zones
 

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What exactly is this G5 ? it is advertised as a pager , but does it work like a scanner ? would someone mind enlightening me ?
There are plenty of threads for the Unication G4 and G5 that discuss its capabilities and other stuff.
Search the forums.
 

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I love how small but clear and powerful the speaker is, and programming was a breeze after a couple of hrs tinkering with it lol ready for phase 2 , i heard thru the grape vine it should be about 105.00
Phase 2 upgrade will cost $105?
 

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I talked on the phone last week with Unication David, and he is assured me that there are no plans to add a new model, their plans are to add phase 2 to the existing models and there would be a charge for it.
I plan on selling 2 unidens and 2 whistlers when the phase 2 upgrade happens and getting a second G5 and a base charger which will work fine for all my monitoring needs, As a suggestion to posters, we might want to lay low on posts concerning new models from Unication (based on the above phone conversation) so we don't start a "speculation frenzy" on the forum. Just my humble opinion,,,,mac
 

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Bummer. I really hate when companies do this.
Sell a product, claim features are coming, dont mention any associated cost with a future feature, then charge for it.
Im ok with paying for it. But i want more clarity. Unit is phase 2 capable with firmware upgrade (for additional fee) All of these electronic devices have firmware dates and firmware upgrades sure. But telling me a unit is capable with an update and never mentioning a possible charge sucks.
UnicationDavid has mentioned they are working on the update. So we know its coming. But only users on the forum not associated with Unication have mentioned there is a cost for it.
 

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I think that is a bad move for Unication to charge for Phase 2, especially for early adopters who bought before anything was said of an upgrade charge. If anything, grandfather those in and make it clear moving forward that any new G4/G5s bought will have a fee associated with an upgrade.
I love my G5, but I'm still not happy if I have to pay for Phase 2.
 

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I love how small but clear and powerful the speaker is, and programming was a breeze after a couple of hrs tinkering with it lol ready for phase 2 , i heard thru the grape vine it should be about 105.00
PII has been promised a free upgrade at least back when I bought mine. This must be something new.
 
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