Why a Behold II?

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  1. remixulus

    remixulus Active Member

    Hey guys, just wondering what INSPIRED you to purchase your BHII.

    I purchased it knowing I wouldn't be getting the 2.1 update. See, I'm on the AT&T network, and about a year and a half ago, was talked into buying a BB Curve 8310 (what a piece of crap btw). A year later, being so fed up with the phone, I bought a used BHII from a friend who got T-Mob to send him a MyTouch3G because of the whole 2.1 upgrade BS.

    Despite the phone not being the best around, I must say that I love it more than any other phone I've ever owned.

    So, what's your BHII story?

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  2. darryl zero

    darryl zero Active Member

    Wanted an android phone on T-Mobile. Didn't like the MyTouch 3G (namely the feel of the trackball), and the BH2 was the best phone going hardware-wise.

    I won't pay cash for a Samsung again after this experience. HTC from here on in...
  3. famished

    famished Well-Known Member

    Well, at first, it was the fact I could use my $4.99 unlimited data plan. Now, because of some restructuring ,it's the $10 data plan :)
  4. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Well-Known Member

    In other words you're cheap.
  5. psychoace

    psychoace Well-Known Member

    Won it.
  6. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member


    There was no way i would've paid for this phone. I came from the original Behold prior to winning the BII.
  7. eugenile

    eugenile Well-Known Member

    Only reason I purchased and still on the BH2 because it is the only tmobile branded android smart phone that has wifi, gps, camera with led flash that allows the use of tmobile's unlimited data web2go $10 plan and even the $5.99 tzone plans and access 3G on tmo's network

    I would get the nexus as it is the only other like that (although not tmo brandeD), but it does cost more.

    if i didnt mind paying $30 a month for data I would've left the BH2 long ago for the mytouch slide (which i did have but sold when I found out $10 data doesnt work), or the upcoming G2

    I use to be on ATT also, they raped me with their prices and crap network. I even had corporate discount and when switching to tmo, im still saving without any type of discount applied yet.
  8. famished

    famished Well-Known Member

  9. TheKrell

    TheKrell Well-Known Member

    I upgraded for "free" with a new 2yr commitment just to try out an Android phone. I've been very impressed with it, except when using it as a phone. (I easily hit the wrong button and cut people off.)
  10. Oyeve

    Oyeve New Member

    Same reason for me. Free upgrade and I wanted to play with Andorid. Didnt care about the 1.6 only as it was free. I use a vibrant now but still use my BH2 for rooting and playing around. Loved the camera capabilities on it.
  11. burrito

    burrito Member

    I needed a new phone, and on the day that I checked Craigslist, the BH2 for $100 was the best deal. I barely did any research on it and I had no idea about the update/battery/interface problems.

    After the first few days, I was so frustrated with the phone that I didn't even consider it usable. But then I started installing some custom ROMs, and that pretty much fixed everything. The interface is way better, and my battery life went from less than 1 day to over 3 days. Now I feel like I got a really good deal for $100.
  12. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Well-Known Member

    $100 is still a bargain. It is still the best android camera on T-mobile IMO.
  13. famished

    famished Well-Known Member

    The panoramic function is pretty spiffy- if it doesn't force quit or corrupt the photo.
  14. trav2001

    trav2001 Well-Known Member

    at the time i bought mine it was because it was the only one i could afford lol. But I do like it.
  15. retteee

    retteee New Member

    What Rom are you using now?
  16. DynamitePress

    DynamitePress Well-Known Member

    it was extremely affordable. and even if it's poorly supported, it's still a smartphone, and still does a lot of cool things. I'm not interested in a data plan (WIFI. DUH.) and didn't want to renew a contract, so ebay was the way to go, and I'm just not willing to pay $500 (or even $300) for a phone. the BHII was a good fit, and still is. it does what I need it to do, and I like it.
  17. burrito

    burrito Member

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