I need a Verizon cell phone advice

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    Jan 30, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    I'm looking to get a new phone, but just can't find one i like. I've put up 1 yr with my chocolate, gosh, the worst phone ever. It's heat sensitive touch panel, and every time i breath on it, it would send my half finish txt or do crazy stuff. I actually have WARM the phone up with my body before I use it, and hold my breath! So i'm tired of hatching this phone and ready for a new one.

    I don't use pda nor web cast. All their phone looks so ugly and I hate to stuck with another lousy one like my current one. I'd go for iphone if not because At&t sucks around here. So what phone have you use that you are happy with? HELP!
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    Jan 30, 2008 6:55 AM GMT
    I just passed out RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130's to my stateside execs.

    Very nice phone, well built, versatile, very user friendly.

    Runs the Blackberry OS. Nice voice and call management features; decent camera; 3G support.

    A little expensive if you don't use it for Bus.

    I have an Iridium 9505a that I love, but I have a seperate PDA, and most people probably don't have the need.

    Though somehow I think you were looking for something a little more... entry level?

  • Jan 30, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    I have an iphone lol the signal sucks but it works for me . icon_lol.gif
  • fitnfunmich

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    Jan 30, 2008 6:04 PM GMT
    luv my phone! it flips two ways (gotta luv a device that's truly versatile...): flips up to talk, or flips sideways to text with a full keyboard. can't beat it.

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  • asupas

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    Jan 30, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    I've used Verizon's LG VX8300 for about a year and it's honestly the best phone I've ever owned. The next generation of this phone is supposed to be awesome as well.

    When I shop for a new phone I always check out the reviews on C-Net before I make any purchases. They have good text and video reviews of the current models of phones.

    but yah - chocolates suck. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 30, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    LGs rule. I had 3 different LGs and they worked well.

    Love my Nokia 6315i but it doesn't hold up well. I just got my fifth replacement today.

    My Kzrs is nice, but, I like the Nokia better.
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    Jan 30, 2008 6:30 PM GMT
    I will never EVER leave Verizon. They have never let me down. I have an 8300 and a enV and love them both. The service kicks all the other services ass. The 8300 is so solid...see if you can get your hands on one of them.

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    Jan 30, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    VZW is pricey, but, generally, works just about everywhere. I've always been with VZW.

    Here in Dallas, ATT inherited both the Primeco and Sprint stuff, so their network in Dallas is real good, but, I've heard some major horror stories about them.
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    Jan 30, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    mmh, i am happy with my Nokia( don't know wich type) I started out with a Motorola( type refridzge) about 16 years ago, was my best ever, great sound, good battery, what more do i want from a phone, had another( don't even know what brand) and now i have my Nokia, my third mobile in 16 years.....

    It is not a way to express youreself. it is a cellphone, you don't need another because the people that make phones wanna sell some more.... I have my cell to call in case of emergency's and so people can call me in case of emergency's..... And send some textmessages to my BF. Why do you wanna use internet on youre cell? If you wanna use internet buy a comp. Why you wanna take pics with youre cell? Buy a cam. Wanna listen to music? Get a stereo. Wanna play? Get a BF or a Nintendo.

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    Jan 30, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    I have everything on my cell phone.

    I have:
    Mobile Web - I check my email. Respond to email, read the news, check weather, radar, etc.

    I have Mobile IM: I chat while I'm bored.

    I have VCAST:
    I watch news and video while I do cardio.

    I have FLIX, PIX, TEXT messaging:

    Like so:
    [url][/url]

    I have VX Navigator / GPS:
    "You are not near a known road." Yeah, right, are you telling me I'm lost?

    I have Superpages Mobile so I don't have to pay the absurd directory assistance fees. Works great.

    I have a 1G card in my phone for movies and music.

    Basically, everything hits my cell phone at some point. It's awesome.
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    Feb 01, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    Thank you guys! I'm not looking for a phone that can do it all, cause i'm tired of paying the service I harldy use. I hardly use my phone, I just need it to have long battery and be reliable. But I'll look at the phones you guys commanded. Thanks!
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    Feb 13, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    ebl333 saidThank you guys! I'm not looking for a phone that can do it all, cause i'm tired of paying the service I harldy use. I hardly use my phone, I just need it to have long battery and be reliable. But I'll look at the phones you guys commanded. Thanks!


    We use to have a simple Motorola phone a few years ago. We haven't had cell phones in over five years. I know, I know... you are twisting your head to one side like a dog when they don't understand a strange sound. We just haven't really needed one. I could have used one this weekend when I was the victim of some really bad road rage from another driver. icon_eek.gif I could have called 911. We had Cingular before and now they are AT&T. I guess I will check the prices on the AT&T plans. Maybe even get a couple of free phones??
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    Feb 13, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    I have the new touch screen voyager and it's great. Especially if you text a lot!
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    Feb 13, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    Make a list of every feature on your current phone that you like and include everything that you'd like it to do.
    Add a section of things that you don't like if there's no specific correlation to the 'like' list.

    Go to the Verizon Store and with your list start to try out every phone you see that you like and through process of elimination, hone it down.

    You should find two or three that you like and then you can ask a salesperson (Important: who you've asked to leave you alone until now) to address the intangible issues, like specials, upgrades, signal strength, warranties, etc.

    No one ever thinks to do this. Since your particular likes could be opposite the person recommending the phone, trying them out in a prepared way will eliminate a lot of bad choices.
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    Feb 27, 2008 8:27 AM GMT
    Bear321 said We haven't had cell phones in over five years. We just haven't really needed one. I could have used one this weekend when I was the victim of some really bad road rage from another driver. I could have called 911.

    To BEAR321 You don't have to have an activated cell phone account to call 911 on a CDMA cellphone. Verizon, Sprint, and Alltel use CDMA.
    You will not be able to call 911 on an unactivated cellphone that uses GSM. That would be AT&T,Cingular, T-mobile.
    Plenty of people have old cell phones that are out of fashion, but will still work for a 911 call. Ask around to see if someone will give you one of their old ones.

    If you rarely have need of a cellphone, why not consider a prepaid phone. I reccommend Net 10 Wireless a division of Tracfone http://www.net10wireless.com It's 10 cents per minute, unused minutes carry over, and you have to feed it $30 every 60 days. That's $15 a month, with no contract or penalty.
    The phone uses the AT&T system in most areas, and works great. The phone can be activated ANONAMOUSLY online. When you call someone, their caller ID will show your number but not your name, and will simply read "wireless call".
    The phones and refill cards are available all over, and at stores such as Walmart, K-mart, etc.