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Old school phone user looking 4 modern phone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mary Slessor, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Mary Slessor

    Mary Slessor Member
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    Hi all! I posted this in the newb section, and I need help. Im an old school cell user looking to switch phone, I've got T-MOBILE and wish to remain with them however I would like to switch to a modern cell for the primary reason of surfing the net with wifi, simillar to itouch, but I dont want to get an itouch. I want a phone with such capabilities that I wont need to pay extra for the data & web packages, also would like to have some sort of text document program for on the fly.....

    as you can tell from my post I am a noob, been using my old school phone for a while, any suggestions please?
     

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  2. grainysand

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    All Android phones will fulfill your prerequisites. So, narrowing that down to T-Mobile, you've got the following options:

    Nexus One
    myTouch 3G
    Samsung Behold II
    Motorola Cliq

    The N1 is the most powerful of the lot, no question asked--and one of the most powerful smartphones available right now, period, with its hardware. It's also, out of this lot, got the biggest screen (if that's a factor for you). Being a Google phone, it will receive OS updates the fastest, weeks or even months before every other device.

    If you're not a power user and don't require the latest and greatest I don't have much to say about the Cliq as I'm unfamiliar with it, but the myTouch 3G is a very solid phone that's good at what it does.
     
  3. Mary Slessor

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    thanks for the reply, I went with your suggestions and contacted t-mobile but they said the phones would require some data package to go with it....guess im stuck with the i-touch or any other MID or media tablet device....any cheap suggestions?
     
  4. HadouGhost

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    get the phone and then a week down the road, call up t-mobile's customer service number and cancel the internet.

    T-mobile stores and possibly customer service will tell you that the phone will not function properly without it. I can safely tell you that it is complete bull. It will be just fine.

    If customer service tells you that you cannot turn it off, tell them you are getting a motorola razor from a buddy that youre going to use and you dont need the data plan.

    Furthermore, dont call from the cellphone itsself. they can tell what phone youre using by the call.

    The best option is to just call from a house phone and tell them you no longer need the mobile web. Its what i did.
     
  5. adamlovesu

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    if you cant get a nexus one wait till march and get an htc hd2
     
  6. grainysand

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    Ah yes, because if she's interested in Android, the most useful advice is telling her to get a WinMo phone. (Edited by Mod)
     
  7. IOWA

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    incorrect. android phones are so data intensive with cloud sync and all that, a data plan is required. if he did pay per byte, it would end up costing a bundle. all carriers now have this requirement with data intensive phones. without data, smartphones are basically useless.
     
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    Equally incorrect. I spend most of my time at home or at work, both locations where I have WiFi. I only use 2G/3G very infrequently, it wouldn't be worth my while having a data plan. My important apps all run offline, or I use them rarely enough that they don't use much data.

    However, having said that, I know exactly what I'm doing and am confident about turning on and off the data as I need it. If I didn't know what I was doing, it would be very possible to run up bills going into hundreds of dollars. It's basically completely dependent on the users' requirements and capabilities
     
  9. HadouGhost

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    i had my G1 with no data plan for over two months. it ran fine. i turned on wifi when i needed it. otherwise, its fine.

    Also, turning off the data plan, your phone wont connect to the internet at all. it doesnt do bit by bit. its either data plan on or off.
     
  10. Mary Slessor

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    thanks all for the replies, highly informative, I think I might either go for the htc touch pro 2 or wait for the HD
     

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