recommend phone for email

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by job, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. job macrumors 68040

    job

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    It sounds stupid, but I need a phone to:

    1. Make 1.5 hour+ calls nearly everynight.
    2. Check multiple email accounts.
    3. Have a decent battery life.
    4. Have a decent screen - primarily for viewing emails.
    5. Be quad-band. (850/900/1800/1900)
    6. Be around $250 or less (unlocked.)

    I am currently with T-Mobile and am also using their T-MobileWeb service, so I can check my emails currently but my phone does not run on the 850 network.

    The reason for this is that this summer I will be in Middlebury VT with limited access to a computer and landline phone. This phone will be my main communication tool. Quad band is needed because T-Mobile only offers 850 roaming in VT, otherwise coverage is spotty at best.

    [edit: i don't really like Moto's UI, so I'd prefer a different brand...but I'll consider any suggestions at this point.]
     
  2. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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  3. job thread starter macrumors 68040

    job

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    That's what I was thinking too, but can I get those anywhere under or around $250? And unlocked?

    I don't have that large of a budget here...haha I wish I did.
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    if any of your e-mails is ms exchange your options become more limited.
     
  5. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    The blackberry is much easier to type emails on because the keys are bigger. So if email and phone is your main use than the blackberry is perfect. The treo is a much better device in my opinion. Bigger screen, camera, stylish, etc. Depends if that stuff matters to you. But, the Blackberry is cheaper. Also, buying an unlocked phone will not let you keep the price down so If you can I would buy through the carrier.
     

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