CELLPHONE UPDATE TIME: What do you have and why?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    OK buds, I have AT&T for my cell service and I'm thinking about upgrading to a better phone. I currently have one of the freebie phones (it's a Nokia, but very basic.. too basic). My old phone when I was a Verizon customer is better than this one. I'm eligible for a new phone. Being the "analyst" I have to review all and make sure I'm clued in before rendering a decison.

    I got the salespitch about a refurbed blackberry. I've heard data packages on your cell phone can be helpful, but I've never had it (and of course it is more per month). Just curious about what you all use and why you use it.

    I know I'm going to get comments from some of you about "the latest and greatest" and that isn't important to me. I want a good phone, maybe with a data package, but one that is functional based strictly on my needs. I do use it for work, part of the reason the data package is even a consideration.

    You also might tell me what you paid for the phone in the first place if you remember. Thanks!
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    I finally upgraded from an LG Dare to to an iPhone 4 a couple of months ago. I have to admit I got it primarily because it's a shiny new toy and wanted to play with the apps.
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    Feb 02, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    I have a couple of AT&T phones. I like my iPhone4 for all the features it has, plus it is a decent phone. But for a real workhorse I like my Samsung Rugby II. Not too big, but it is a real sturdy phone. Has large buttons and an extremely loud ring. I've had so many other phones that would not ring loud enough outside leading me to miss calls in noisy environments (my hearing is fine). Not with the Rigby II. One of the few phones I've had with the ring volume not at its max. Also good speaker phone.
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    Feb 02, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    I have this one: http://www.realjock.com/fullphoto/739766?preview=1 (18+ NSFW) icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidI have a couple of AT&T phones. I like my iPhone4 for all the features it has, plus it is a decent phone. But for a real workhorse I like my Samsung Rugby II. Not too big, but it is a real sturdy phone. Has large buttons and an extremely loud ring.


    I appreciate that... I take it you'd consider the Samsung pretty basic.
    Can you remember what you paid and if a data package accompanies?
    Thanks.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI have this one: http://www.realjock.com/fullphoto/739766?preview=1 (18+ NSFW) icon_biggrin.gif


    Um, cough, cough... LOL... Paul, I don't think I could even look at the phone in that picture...I think I'm staring elsewhere.... LOL
  • mizu5

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    Feb 02, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    Ahaha I have a ghetto ass old blackberry curve it's liek 4 years old. BUT it was never used, still in box, and my ex kindly gave it to me in september. IT's failing now though.


    SOthis thread might help me makea choice.

    I'm with rogerssss
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    Feb 03, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Since I'm on verizon, hate sprint, and would rather be sodomized by an iphone than purchase one, I went with the Motorola Droid X. I have unlimited everything, and pay an extra 30/month for the data pack.

    It's a great phone and does everything I need and then some. There's an app for damn near everything and the coverage and call quality is great.

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    Feb 03, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidI have a couple of AT&T phones. I like my iPhone4 for all the features it has, plus it is a decent phone. But for a real workhorse I like my Samsung Rugby II. Not too big, but it is a real sturdy phone. Has large buttons and an extremely loud ring.


    I appreciate that... I take it you'd consider the Samsung pretty basic.
    Can you remember what you paid and if a data package accompanies?
    Thanks.

    The Rugby II is not a smartphone, so in that sense it is basic, but it has 3G data capability, bluetooth, speaker phone, vibrate, etc - so I wouldn't consider it stripped down.

    "This refresh of the Rugby steps up to a better main display, better camera and overseas 3G data, all while losing over an ounce of weight. Other features are similar, including a ruggedized body, PTT, GPS navigation, video sharing, 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, and 3G data."

    If you go to:

    http://www.phonescoop.com/ you can search for the specific phone

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder.php here you can find all phones that meet your requirements

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=2614 Rugby II

    I bought the phone from AT&T. This model was not available from any other store. I had a Nokia that broke down before I was eligible to upgrade for the lowest cost. Instead of paying more and restarting the 2 year contract, I ended up paying even more and not extending the contract. Forget what I paid, but you can get this phone from AT&T for 119.99. I did not get a data plan with it because I use the iPhone4 for data.



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    Feb 03, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    HTC EVO - absolutely love it!! I've had windows phones before and they all sucked. I at least flashed them to get rid of all the crap software that was pre installed. The EVO is an android and it does everything a phone needs to do plus all the other features are limitless. I'm talking about an AP for everything and most are FREE. If I never had another phone this is the one I want to keep forever! The ONLY drawback was having to switch to Sprint. Luckily I haven't had to deal with customer service yet but I know lots of people that have and all have had a real bad experience. Sprint is certainly NOT spending the necessary time, training, and money necessary for good customer service.
  • somedaytoo

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    Feb 03, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Samsung Focus (Windows Phonw 7). Slick Interface, Bing, Xbox, Great office integration.
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    Feb 03, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    I have a practically antiquated iPhone 3G. It's a company phone so free unlimited texting and data..yaaaaay
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    Feb 03, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    I just got the Samsung Fascinate (the Galaxy S for Verizon), used to have a Blackberry on AT&T... and I am in love!!! It was only $40 on Amazon, partly because it is Amazon, and partly because it came out over 6 months ago, but it is still an amazing phone. Android is the way to go, in my opinion...
  • needleninja

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    Feb 03, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    Droid X, cause its awesome. :3
  • motivated

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    Feb 03, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Samsung Fascinate....love it!!
  • LJay

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    Feb 03, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    I have a $70 Nokia and pay for the minutes as I need them with T Mobile. The arrangement works well for me because I do not need fancy at all. It also means that I pay about $50 to $75 per year for having a cell phone.

    If I were to upgrade, it would be to a better ring=more easily heard-and a less tiny keyboard, along with better audibility. Nevertheless, what I have works.
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    Feb 03, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    I have AT&T and happily downgraded to a basic Nokia from an LG Neon and I love it! My Nokia is small, easy to use, and seemingly indestructible. And I paid $30 for it.

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    Feb 03, 2011 2:21 AM GMT
    I am able to order my Verizon I-phone (finally) tomorrow!
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    Feb 03, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    iPhone 4, previously an iPhone 3GS. The AT&T service in the Fort Lauderdale area is fine, no dropped calls. I have no plans to switch, unless to a future upgrade should it become available.
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    Feb 03, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    Verizon storm because Im cheap and dont have time to figure out more forms of technology.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 03, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Thanks guys, some good information here to consider!
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    Feb 03, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    A Samsung galaxy for T-Mobile. ...kinda regret it now, should if gone with a Droid phone *sigh*
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    Feb 03, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    love my iPhone4. LOVE the tight integration with iTunes and so do my 3000 songs. even better, no babysitting required... and it doesn't feel like it was designed by a committee of mad scientists like... well, you know.

    it's a work perq, so it's free :-)
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    Feb 03, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    I <3 my Iphone 4
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    Feb 03, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I have the new Blackberry Torch and absolutely love it! Its the best of both worlds with the touch screen and full keyboard. The new Blackberry OS is amazing. Web browsing is now just as good as on the iphone.

    I have just always been a Blackberry fan and this has been my favorite Blackberry so far! I have always found at least one thing I don't like about my phones, but I haven't found one on this one yet. Its amazing.