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Cell phone: Samsung A900 or Motorola Razr?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by imageWIS, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. DNW

    DNW Stylish Dinosaur

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    Doesn't text messaging have a fee?

    Yeah, usually a few pennies each. There is an unlimited plan you can get as well, for around 5 bucks.
     


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    I'm glad I ran across this thread. I'm about to upgrade my phone and never know what to pick. It sounds like the RAZR isn't terribly popular. Maybe someone can give their advice. For reference, I currently have an LG and have been happy with it. My needs: a phone, occassional text-messaging, speaker phone, flip-phone (prefered) or keypad lock. Not needs but I may find it fun: camera Don't need: pda capabilities, international use, etc. I like to get the most expensive one I can for free and my best choice seems to be the Samsung SCH-a930. Does anyone have any thoughts on this phone? Or experience with it? bob
    Check out Amazon for phones and reviews. They actually pay you now to get a Razr! BTW, I got my Razr when it was still selling for $200+ at phone stores. My contract had expired and I called T-Mobile to tell them that I'd leave or they give me a new phone. I ended up paying about $40 for a phone that was going for $300 on eBay. So, those of you needing to upgrade, you might want to give that a try. Oh, the CSR people are useless, you need to talk to the customer retention people.
     


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    Check out Amazon for phones and reviews. They actually pay you now to get a Razr!

    BTW, I got my Razr when it was still selling for $200+ at phone stores. My contract had expired and I called T-Mobile to tell them that I'd leave or they give me a new phone. I ended up paying about $40 for a phone that was going for $300 on eBay. So, those of you needing to upgrade, you might want to give that a try. Oh, the CSR people are useless, you need to talk to the customer retention people.


    I concur. I got a Nokia 6610 a few years ago for around that much (it was going for about $200 at that point). T-Mobile offers equipment upgrade discounts - plus look in forums like fatwallet.com for latest deals on these.
     


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    imagewis: I checked out reviews of the various phones and the Samsung I bought (A920?) came out very high. Higher than the Razr. In general, I found Samsungs rated higher than most. I bought two (one for my wife) and got Sprint and two free phones (recently sent in the rebate). They both work great! Very nice phones.
     


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    Letstalk.com is a good site.
     


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    the razr is a piece of crap for large phonebooks. you have to individually scroll through all the Rs to get the Richard, 30 names down. Yes, i know there are groups or things you can put for it, but it doesnt matter because all i want to do is spell out R I C and get there, like on any other phone
     


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    eBay has a big selection of mobile phones. If you will be using it overseas get one that is "unlocked". Otherwise you have to ask the US provider to do it and they have different requirements re length of contract etc.
     


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    I have the Razr v3c through Verizon. I've had problems with it. Some friends who've bought the v3c have also had problems with it.

    I have an unlocked GSM Razr which I used while in Europe. I was there for a while and never had any trouble with the phone. Since I'm using Verizon(CDMA) and won't need a GSM phone in the immediate future I'm looking to sell my GSM Razr in the Sales Forum
     


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    Walter Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal tested and RAZR and the A900 and the A900 won, especially in the software department. Think it was in 2005.

    If you go here you will get a BB post with spurces of uncloked GSM phones http://forums.cingular.com/cng/board...ssage.id=19768 You have to join the Cingular custiomer forum to get access but you don't have to be a C customer.

    eBay also sells GSM phiones that are unlocked (usebale in the US and overseas).
     


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    Nokia 8800...one of the best in style. Battery is not really good, but the second one in the package makes things better...
     


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    Nokia 8800...one of the best in style. Battery is not really good, but the second one in the package makes things better...

    Diff price point, plus IMHO its way too much money.

    Jon.
     


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    If it works for you, STICK WITH SPRINT!!

    Well, unless you travel a lot and really need the SIM cards.

    2 reasons:
    1. the Blade is a MUCH better phone. The Razr feels flimsy because it is flimsy. The Blade is thin yet very sturdy. You can look into the Sanyo Katana as well if you like slim phones.

    2. Most importantly, if you get service with sprint, stick with it! Sprint generally has worse signal range but when you get signal, talking is crystal clear. There's a reason why a lot of businesses use it over all the other services.
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    If it works for you, STICK WITH SPRINT!!

    Well, unless you travel a lot and really need the SIM cards.

    2 reasons:
    1. the Blade is a MUCH better phone. The Razr feels flimsy because it is flimsy. The Blade is thin yet very sturdy. You can look into the Sanyo Katana as well if you like slim phones.

    2. Most importantly, if you get service with sprint, stick with it! Sprint generally has worse signal range but when you get signal, talking is crystal clear. There's a reason why a lot of businesses use it over all the other services.


    This is why I'm waiting for the new Razr V3i, which is REALLY improved over the old Razr V3, especially the camera, UI and the new voice-recognition / dialing software.

    Jon.
     


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    I met a guy who worked for Motorola, and he showed me a few phones he picked up in China (he makes it his business to test the competition's phones). There is an LG phone that looks exactly like an iPod Nano (but with buttons instead of a clickwheel) and is about the same size. Also a Samsung which is similar but slightly larger, and with a 3.0 megapixel camera.

    Moral of the story, get a foreign phone cause they're way cooler.
     


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