Need a New Phone

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by irain, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. irain macrumors regular

    irain

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    Yup... it happeend; my Sidekick broke the other day. And I now need a new phone. But I'm not sure what to get. Can someone give me a phone/plan suggestion? Here are my requirements:

    Phone:
    QWERTY keyboad
    Fully-functional web browsing
    Bluetooth
    and possibly the ability to be used as a modem for my MacBook

    Plan:
    T-Mobile or Cingular
    UNLIMITED INSTANT MESSENGING
    Basic E-Mail
    Basic Phone-capabilities
    A plan that doesn't charge by how much data your phone is requesting
    (i.e. you go to a site with 1,000 pictures on one page and get charged $15,000)
    No plan that adds up anything over $60

    I've been thinking either a blackberry, treo maybe the Sidekick 3 or something along those lines.

    Any ideas would be appreciated, even if they don't meet the aforementioned criteria. Thanks.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If you have the money use a cheap phone for now and then upgrade to the iPhone when it ships.
     
  3. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Go with T-MOBILE & a Sidekick 3...
    Sounds like what you need it for.
     
  4. irain thread starter macrumors regular

    irain

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    Do you know if the iPhone will have an iChat-like instant messenger through which you can connect with an AOL screen name?
     
  5. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

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    It probably will.
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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  7. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    Irain, I am actually looking to sell a Nokia 9300 communicator, which is a pretty cool phone and sounds like it is right in line with what you are looking for. It is brand new, never even opened. It is going for around $250-$350 last time I checked online. it's a great phone, but I just have no use for it now that I my work provides me all the phone gadgets I could ever want. I am looking to sell it for around $195, but am pretty open to talking about options, though that is pretty close to the lowest I would go. If you are interested let me know.
     
  8. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I would go for the Sidekick 3. I love mine. The interface is somewhat improved, the EDGE makes it faster, and you can now save your address book to your SIM (but it's manual, so it takes a while.)

    Some great phones are coming to T-Mobile like the BB8800 (which I believe theirs will have a camera) and a stripped-down Sidekick, although nobody knows what it will feature.

    SK is best for you. Unlimited web + text + email + IM = $20.00.
    Blackberry: Unlimited web + email = $20.00.
    Windows Mobile Devices (MDA, SDA, Dash): Unlimited web + email = $30.00. :eek:
     

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