N1 still a viable option for AT&T at this point?


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  1. amheck

    amheck Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Been using the iPhone for the past 2 years. I tried out the iphone 4, but it literally dropped almost all of my calls, so now I'm back on my iphone 2g and really seem to be itching to try android.

    I'm available for an upgrade phone via AT&T, but something about the Captivate worries me and while the Dell Streak looks interesting, I'm not sure if it'd be too big or not.

    I've been reading up on the Nexus One and while I think I'd prefer the screen to be a little better, they seem to be coming down a little on the used market. Is the Nexus One still worth getting while I wait for AT&T to come out with something else? Or is the Captivate (assuming the GPS issue get fixed) a far better phone? Is the N1 a good first android phone at this point in time?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    N1 is my first Android phone, I think it was a great choice.
     
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    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Coming from the iPhone 2G just about any phone would be better! The N1 is still a good phone, but I wouldn't discount the Captivate. I am not the biggest fan of Samsung but those Galaxy S phones really do move, plus the touch screen is really nice on them.

    As for as waiting on something to come out better on AT&T, I just don't know how I feel about that. At&t hasn't really been the biggest support of Android. They seem to be pretty occupied with the iPhone.

    If you can pick up a cheapish N1 ($200-$300) then I would, not being on a contract is a pretty good thing. Plus that would allow you try out Android without committing to it for two years. BTW I brought the N1 because my iPhone 3G broke and I need something to hold me over until the iPhone 4 came out and also because I wanted to try out android. Four months later I still have no desire to go back to the iPhone.
     
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    amheck Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I think the Captivate is probably a real nice phone. If I hear they get the GPS issue worked out, it might make the decision easier. I'm going to keep my eye on craigslist and see if any N1's come up. A rooted one with 2.2 just sold for $300. Seems to be below the average, so I wish I would have seen that yesterday.

    My fear is that I buy the samsumg and then I'm locked into it for a few years. I don't particularly make a habit of buying phone non-subsidized, but we'll see...

    Guy at the local AT&T store said he's expecting a few others by the end of the year - Streak, the Galaxy Tab and one other one. But of course I take that with a grain of salt.
     
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    The Nexus One is my first modern smart phone. I'm on ATT.

    Love my phone, it's awesome. I don't have a reason to upgrade to any of the newer phones, especially since any of the things they offer either don't interest me, or they come with a tradeoff that I am unwilling to accept.

    But.......... I will say this much....My network speed for internet download was CRAZY fast when I first got the phone. I distinctly remember the day my phone download started going down the tubes, or very commonly not working at all.

    It was the day the iphone 4 launched. It was so sudden that I'm convinced this was effectively intentional on ATT's part.

    The second I need a new phone, and there's another phone that doesn't have stupid limitations or restrictions imposed upon it by the carrier or the manufacturer, I'm jumping ship.

    Call quality and reliability is great, but data connectivity SUCKS.
     
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    The phone is amazing in connectivity though. I'm running it on Bell in Canada, and have had no issues with data at all. my friend on rogers has had problems so it is most likely the network. its being dragged down by all those data hungry iPhones

     
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    amheck Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    People must still be looking for these things pretty feverishly. I have emailed on two on craigslist a day after they were posted and both were already sold. Seems like you have to hawk the forum for anything new to pop up and be ready to jump. This one was $370 with a ding in the upper corner, so I think the prices are still good for the sellers, too.
     
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    amheck Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hey guys, what did these sell for when new? Were they $599? Also, is there a separate T-Mobile and AT&T version that I need to be aware of when purchasing used? Or will any N1 work with my AT&T service.

    I found a NIB one for $400.
     
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    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    $530 new. Yes there is two different versions. While either version will work on the others 2G network only the At&t model will work with At&t's 3G service.
     
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    amheck Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks!
     
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    lsutigers03 Well-Known Member

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    If I was able to find a used N1 would I have to change my data plan or would I be able to just stick my sim card in it? I currently have an iPhone.
     
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    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    You could just stick your sim card into the phone. I did it for a while when I changed from my iPhone 3G to my N1. I believe the data plans are pretty much the same if you have an iPhone or any other smartphone.
     

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