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I am thinking about upgrading my cell

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 12:01 pm
I have a very basic cell phone without internet access and use T-Mobile. I was thinking of upgrading and signing on to a new 2 year contract. T-Mobile offers a free Garmin-Asus Garminfone which has GPS and internet accessibility. I'd have to bump up my $40+ plan by $10-15 to add internet.

More interested in:
calls, text, email, alarm clock, GPS

Less interested in:
movies, photos, games

Or, should I consider a different user (my landline and dsl are verizon)? A different phone?

Link to a review of the garmin: http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/18/garmin-asus-garminfone-review/
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Tue 22 Feb, 2011 02:32 pm
I don't think that choice would be the best value on offer. The Android operating system is now 2.3 so that phone is behind the times.

I would suggest a trip to Best Buy and pickup any 4G capable model which will guarantee it's up to date, such as; HTC's Thunderbolt, Samsung's Infuse, LG's Revolution and since last month's CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada quite a few more. There is also the iPhone 4.

One of them at least it will give you a WOW factor for your bucks.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 22 Feb, 2011 02:46 pm
@littlek,
How many minutes a month do you use?

Virgin Mobile (www.virginmobileusa.com) has a $25/month plan with unlimited Internet/texting and 300 minutes/month.

The LG Optimus V is looking very nice....
littlek
 
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Reply Wed 23 Feb, 2011 09:14 pm
@DrewDad,
I use my phone very little!
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 23 Feb, 2011 09:55 pm
@littlek,
I have an Android now, but loved the LG - it was so easy to use and I didn't
have to charge my phone constantly, it lasted almost a week on one charge.
I'll get an iPhone though with my next upgrade... (with Verizon).

Verizon is good, if you have already your land line and internet with it
I'd bundle and see if they have a good deal for you, littlek.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2011 08:41 am
@littlek,
We calculated that switching to Virgin Mobile will save us $450 over two years.... well worth paying for the phone up front.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2011 09:49 am
@DrewDad,
Yes, but how is the reception? I was with a smaller provider before and
my calls were dropped so many times, it was not worth the savings.
Verizon seems to have the least dropped calls
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20016054-94.html
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2011 10:34 pm
@CalamityJane,
Virgin Mobile uses Sprint Nextel, I think (is that right?). They're rated better than my current T-Mobile for call quality according to CJane's survey site.
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