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post #31 of 99
Get a small flip phone that fits in your front pocket invisibly.

iphones and the like are geeky and anti-social, they're more a distraction than a tool.
post #32 of 99
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
See my post above.

You guys have convinced me ( you should be in sales ).

The HTC EVO is for me.

Only question I have is do I buy it with the subsidized price and tie myself down to a 2 year Sprint contract?

Or do a buy it for full pop MSRP without a contract?

What are peoples opinion's of Sprint? Especially versus T-mobile.

It really depends on your area. Personally though I believe Sprint network > T-Mobile. Out of the 4 major carriers I think T-Mobile is the worst, but then again it could just be the area I am in. As far as going with a contract or not, that is up to you. I would look into seeing if Sprint offers a 1 year contract, I know that Verizon does. This way you still get a reduced price on the phone but you aren't locked in a contract for 2 years.
post #33 of 99
Have you tried the Moto Razr?
post #34 of 99
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Have you tried the Moto Razr?

it was a decent phone. I dropped mine probably 50 times during the few years I had it and it trudged on like a tank. My vote is still on the iPhone, as I easily post this reply on it while taking the bus to work. It's such an intuitive and awesome phone.
post #35 of 99
I would consider getting an iphone, if it wasn't only offered on at&t. Their network can't handle the volume of customers using the iphone. Plus they just signed another year contract with apple for the iphone exclusive. I still think the Evo 4g will be a better product.
post #36 of 99
I think I'm going to get the HTC Evo when it comes out. My only bit of reluctance is that it would be my first contract phone and I really don't like the idea of being sucked into a 2 year contract. The main thing that really sells it for me is the price of the plan seeing it's way less than Verizon, AT&T, etc.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for phones? I was looking at the Nokia concept phone the Aeon and that is my ideal kind of phone, very simple and compact, but alas it is only a concept and years away from reality. If anyone has any suggestions for phones, smartphone or not, I'd love to hear about them.
post #37 of 99
Are you Americans really forced to get contracts? Can't you just buy the phone unlocked and go with whichever carrier offers the best rate?
post #38 of 99
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Are you Americans really forced to get contracts? Can't you just buy the phone unlocked and go with whichever carrier offers the best rate?

Indeed they can, but most people dont want to drop 400-600$ on a phone upfront. That and there are still 2 big CDMA carriers here, so, unlike GSM, setting up an unlocked phone is a bitch.
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post #40 of 99
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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Are you Americans really forced to get contracts? Can't you just buy the phone unlocked and go with whichever carrier offers the best rate?

You can buy unlocked phones but then you run into network compatibility problems so it becomes kind of pointless to do it.

T-Mobile and AT&T are on GSM while Sprint and Verizon are CDMA.

Then, even between the carriers they use different frequencies for data so, while you may get voice service, you may have to rely on slower data i.e. Edge instead of 3G.
post #41 of 99
Man, that is awful. Canada is in the same shit situation, but ever since the country's only GSM carrier got exclusive access to the iphone, I hear the two others have both converted their networks to be GSM compatible (they were formerly CDMA).

Anyway, North America doesn't compare to Europe for compatibility, but prices in France are atrocious (and manipulated).
post #42 of 99
Pre-ordered the HTC Evo today at Radioshack. You get a $20 gift card, although you have to put down a $50 deposit. Was told phone runs at $200 with new 2 yr contract.

Can't wait till June 4th!
post #43 of 99
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What's the best smartphone that has real buttons/keyboard? I can't handle texting with a touchscreen.
post #44 of 99
Right now, I am gonna say Moto Droid/Milestone, though the second gen is gonna come out later this year
post #45 of 99
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What's the best smartphone that has real buttons/keyboard? I can't handle texting with a touchscreen.

just got the HTC snap and love it
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