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Moving to the US - New high-end Android phone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Archer2338, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Archer2338

    Archer2338 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 25, 2010
    Hey, first post here; looks like this is the place to ask my question and get some help!

    So I'm moving to the US (Connecticut, somewhat rural area) from Korea, so I'll be basically starting out fresh with no family plan to attach to, no phone to port over to another carrier, etc.

    I was looking at a high-end android phone, and seems all four carriers have them. Sprint has the Evo and the Epic 4G, but the 4G capability will probably go to waste in my area (I doubt it has 4G coverage), and I assume it adds additional costs.

    I'll be making a lot of international calls/texts, probably with a phone card. I'd be using wireless for most of the time, but 3G coverage would be nice, and some clarification on what counts towards the data limit or not for a carrier would be nice...

    Any phone+carrier combinations you guys recommend? High-end androids in particular. I'm looking at the Galaxy S line (Vibrant, Captivate, Epic 4G, Fascinate), but any other high ends would suffice as well (I'd like a nice big screen, but not needed). I'll be keeping this for a long time, so I need a phone that can last at least 3-4 years. Constant updates for the phone are nice (so...no motorola?), as I'd like to stay updated through the years.

    And no monthly $99 for two years and just paying instantly for the whole phone, then getting any plan would be awesome, but eh, if I can't go with paying for the phone outright, then yeah, I have to go the 2 year contract way I guess.

    Any insights into this matter? Haven't been to the US for a long time, so I'm out of touch with which carrier has the cheapest plans, etc.


  2. darklide

    darklide Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    As you will likely be phoning back to Korea I suggest you try Skype, I use it all the time and it works great.
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator

    May 11, 2010
    Systems Administrator
    Northern Ky
    Well in my opinion you can't go wrong with Verizon. I'm sporting the Incredible myself and i absolutely LOVE it!! Big 3.7" amoled screen is beautiful (though not as big as the Droid X or Evo) And Htc Sense in superior to moto or anything else. My advice is to go with the Evo or Incredible. All depends on who gets better service IN YOUR area. You never know who that will be.
  4. Ind1

    Ind1 Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    Cant provide answers to all your questions, cos I am from UK.

    With regards to big screen, I am using Dell Streak – whopping 5inh screen – really cool. Currently have some issues with android 1.6 os, however due to be upgraded to 2.2 “soon”.


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