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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:12 pm

Contract is expired, one of two chargers is kaput, phone is kinda beat up...time for a change.

Have the LG "Shine" 8700. Fairly happy with the phone and service to date.

Works good as a phone...which is 90% of what I do with it. Not into texting and web services.

What do you guys use? Must work good as a phone...only limitation. Would like some of those nifty apps to play with though....like chairgun. :wink:

Wife has iphone 3G...piece of crap...lousy as a phone in "low reception areas"...which is where we live.

Anyone have an Android? 4G? Blackberry? Others???

How's the battery life...wife charges daily or more...I'm every 4-5 days.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:29 pm

Currently using a Nokia X3 as a phone/mp3 player, quite happy with it but when it dies I'm getting me one of these :D
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:41 pm

I now have a Sony Ericsson w810i, it's surviving for four years now.
It has some light scratching one the screen, from falling off my bicycle at 30 mph :roll:

I can recommend sonims, I once used one as a underwater microphone :D
...it survived it, btw.
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:44 pm

My Casio 731 Rock just passed away.....15 days out of warrantee. I've had enough of expensive phones. I'm ready for an Oatmeal box and string....lots of string!

EDIT:
Not into texting and web services.


Gippeto, Same here. IMO, Texting seems like a throwback to the days of the telegraph.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:06 pm

Slighty off topic. a dead cell phone, an air cannon, and an old laundry appliance.. :D I may have damage pics by tomorrow.
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Unread postAuthor: Heimo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:18 pm

I have a android phone, and if you are not computer inclined it will cause you frustration, I love my android, but I am studying software development so I understand the android OS. I have probably already helped 5-6 people who don't understand how to use a android phone properly, so my advice is if you are not up to something that should be considered a small computer rater than a phone, then stay away. Best would be to ask someone who owns a android phone if you can play around with it for a couple of minutes then you can decide if it is for you or not, I of coarse like it because I am learning to code my own apps for it, but I doubt that is a selling point for you..
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:32 pm

I have a droid 3 and it's pretty good. There's some bugs and missing features, but there are apps that add them very transparently.

Verizon had a ruggedized android phone, but the general consensus is that its not so great.
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:03 pm

Depending on who your carrier is, its different for all. I would get a android phone, the android o s is great. I currently am using a motorola droid 2 global, and have had little or few problems. Whatever you do, stay away from the I phone. Its a wast of money and a shittty phone!!
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:19 pm

I´m using a LG GT505, got it cheap, but good. I´m a student and this phone is enough, has a 5M camera, wi-fi(I have wi-fi at school os it´s very useful, right now half or more of my posts are made there). The camera is useful, good quality compare to a decent camera. It has video call too, some times pretty handy when I need to discus plans with my friends. Iphnoe is good use it correctly you will feel satisfied, but expensive compare to the LG and samsung, witch is just as good.
Remember if you buy a android, you can use this :P
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=322951#322951
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:35 pm

I personally, dont like apple and would get android, probably a droid 3.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:11 pm

This isn't a phone suggestion but I use this site to compare specs of phones with one another so it might be useful:
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:59 pm

Unlimited talk and text until it turns brown and mushy



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Right now I have a tracfone. It's just a phone, but it serves the purpose well. I've probably used the calc and unit converter more than anything else. I really don't have a use for fancy stuff on daily runs here and there. If I need something mobile I always have a laptop available. It's not like they're bulky these days.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:43 pm

I have a Iphone 3g, its been close to 4 years and still going strong and i don't even look after it. I don't have problems with the but then again i live suburban Australia.
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:45 pm

I personally use Android, for ease of use and reliability I'd recommend Samsung, I've had a good experience with them.

I'm not an Apple fan at all, but I won't get into that.

As an aside, has anyone got a Samsung Galaxy S, there's a decent plan going at the moment.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:56 pm

Zeus wrote:As an aside, has anyone got a Samsung Galaxy S, there's a decent plan going at the moment.


the one that you get a free Galaxy tab with it? my bro got that one.

that tabs are cool but pretty useless, and the phone gets slower every update lol
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