help, I need a new cell phone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by LoneRanger, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    so I got a Nokia 5300 about 6 weeks ago, small slide thing to open it, good speaker phone, plays music (its like an MP3 player)


    its toast-


    I need something else- I do like to text message, so a key board of some kind would be nice.



    I was looking at the sidekick phones, as they appear to be pretty "neat" but dont know anything about them- a friend has one and she says its great.

    I'd like to stay less than 250.00




    here is an e-bay auction for the sidekick http://cgi.ebay.com/T-Mobile-Sideki...143536844QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item180143536844





    ideas?


    L.R. ::)
     
  2. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    What service? Do you want a data plan in addition to text?
     

  3. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    i use t-mobile, and what the heck does a "data" plan do?


    L.R.
     
  4. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Data plan would allow you to surf websites from your phone and probably allow you to use it as a modem for your PC or laptop. I usually get 255 Kb/sec when I have good reception. This is what allows me to check the forums from anywhere. I just pull them up in Internet Explorer on the phone.

    I would go with a fully enabled Windows mobile OS (operating system). The model they have listed on their website is the T-mobile Wing. There is a website dedicated to those who like to customize (read: hack) these phones and use them to their full potential. Its www.ppcgeeks.com. They have a specific Wing section on the forum you can explore.
     
  5. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    so what doees the T-mobile "wing" cost? ::)



    L.R. :cool:
     
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