February 23, 2008 at 4:13 am #28380
After having my Motorola Pebl for 2 years now, I think it's time for a change to something newer. I have my service with T-Mobile and they've made me a pretty good offer to upgrade to a new phone at very very cheap prices. The list of phones they offer are here. Like I said the prices don't apply the way they are on that page. The main features I'm looking for, a lot of phones have: Bluetooth, Instant Messaging, Speakerphone, Camera & Video.
Any Suggestions?February 23, 2008 at 6:58 am #167430BrianMember
How about Sidekick Slide? They are made by Motorola.
You get unlimited SMS, picture messaging, Instant messaging, bluetooth, Internet, etc.
I have Sidekick 3 (made by Sharp) with T-Mobile for almost two years now. I'm pretty happy with my Sidekick 3 (soon to be discontinued.) I was going to get Sidekick LX (also made by Sharp,) but I wasn't really impressed by its bulkness.
I have heard of rumours about T-Mobile rolling out 3G nationwide sometime this year (probably by Summer.) You might want to consider holding on to your Pebl (or get an inexpensive one) until they get more 3G-enabled phones on the market.February 23, 2008 at 11:35 am #167431sarahtownyMember
Personally I like the Nokia N series, so that's what I ended up with. Have to say am very happy with it, and it ticks all the boxes you wanted on your new mobile.February 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm #167426
T-Mobile carries the older version of the Blackberry Pearl, I wouldn't touch it — although the Blackberry Curves are SOO sexy!February 23, 2008 at 5:20 pm #167425Jeff HesterKeymaster
If you want a standard phone, I like Nokia and Samsung phones. Good features and well built. I've owned about four different Nokias and they were all solid performers.
My Samsung was a clamshell design and had really impressive features. As a company, Samsung is like the old Sony of the '80s — good products with great features and innovation.
Your shopping list is pretty standard, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a phone that does all that. One thing that I really like, however, is Yahoo! Go. It's a really impressive set of mobile apps from Yahoo that is only supported on specific phones. I'm using an iPhone now, but if I were looking for a “standard” phone, I'd definitely look for one that was compatible with Yahoo Go! It's really well designed and works beautifully.February 23, 2008 at 7:31 pm #167427
Yahoo Go is preety sweet, Jeff! I'm adding this to my must have apps for Blackberry!February 23, 2008 at 11:48 pm #167435Doris KenneyParticipant
I love my Samsung Blackjack. It has all the features you're looking for. Plus with the Laptop data plan it can be tethered to a laptop as a modem. The plans at AT & T are a bit pricey tho.
-Doris-February 24, 2008 at 12:30 am #167433
First off I'd like to say THANKS to everyone who responded, I got more answers than I expected to get and that's great! 🙂
Brian: You really got me thinking with this. A sidekick seems great as you put it, and the waiting thing well that sounds like a reasonable thing too, if they really are coming out with a 3G series. Plus Motorola has never done me wrong in the past. You made it move to the top of my list!
sarahtowny: I've only had one Nokia phone in the past and I had no complaints except the plainess of it. (Of course this was way back when phones were only meant for phone calls and text messaging!) I'll check some of the newer versions out.
detn8r: A Blackberry did come into mind and my main concern was the issue I brought up about people telling me it freezes up oftenly, which you informed me you haven't run into that issue. Also if you tell me to stay away from the old T-Mobile versions of it, I shall listen.
Jeff: I've never had a Samsung phone before, so I'll read more into those. But thanks for the Yahoo! Go link, definately something I'd want on a phone, considering I do use Yahoo! on my mobile a lot.
patndoris: I can definately agree about the AT&T thing which is the main reason I've always been with T-Mobile. Yeah, AT&T does have the whole roll over thing, but for me it was always, “What's the point of roll over minutes, if you have so little minutes and use them all up so have none to really roll over!” (But that doesn't apply to everyone.) Although if I did have AT&T I'd definately go for an iPhone, something about touch screen just makes it so great to me. lol
Once again thanks for the great answers, I'mma keep looking into these phones now with new information in mind and hopefully come to a conclusion soon! Will definately update you guys if I make a choice.March 7, 2008 at 11:10 pm #167438Ahren55Participant
A couple of my friends have the new sidekick slider and it's really nice.
I would go to a T mobile store near you and check out the different phones they provide instead of just picking one over the net.March 7, 2008 at 11:22 pm #167436Doris KenneyParticipant
I got my son the Virgin Mobile Wild Card. It was about $99 and has camera, mp3, dual screens and full swivel out keyboard (albiet small) + bluetooth. You pay as you go for the plans and how well they compare really depends on how much you use the phone and for what.
But – I must say he absolutely loves it, and it really is a cute little phone. I guess it depends on your usage whether the Virgin Mobile plans are worthwhile or not, but I thought I'd toss it out here in case anyone might find it helpful.March 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm #167437March 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm #167439Sharon1Member
Can always be tricky..March 26, 2008 at 4:29 pm #167428Sharon1;228153 wrote:Can always be tricky..
Hmm? what can be tricky?August 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm #167434
Well I bought a new phone….. I got the Motorola ROKR E8 – I like how it has the appearance of being touch-screen since it looks like a blank phone when it isn't being used. I think this is the closest T-Mobile will get close to a touch-screen phone for a couple more years (T-Mobile is big on plans but not as big on new phones – in my opinion).
I'm very happy with this phone. 🙂
Here is a great description of the phone on YouTube. Basically the keys change to whatever mode you have the phone in.August 3, 2008 at 10:55 pm #167429Nessa;231840 wrote:Well I bought a new phone….. I got the Motorola ROKR E8 – I like how it has the appearance of being touch-screen since it looks like a blank phone when it isn't being used. I think this is the closest T-Mobile will get close to a touch-screen phone for a couple more years (T-Mobile is big on plans but not as big on new phones – in my opinion).
I'm very happy with this phone. 🙂
Here is a great description of the phone on YouTube. Basically the keys change to whatever mode you have the phone in.
At least you didn't fall for an iPhone :p But the ROKER E8 is pretty smexy though 😉
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