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recommendations for a cell phone? Answered

Hey everyone, I'm going to be getting a cell phone this week, but its my first one and I have no clue whats good out there. I already know that I'll be using Verizon, so I wanted to see what everyone would recommend thats available on there network. I would like a flip phone with a decent camera and text/pic messaging capabilities, but beyond that I'm not too concerned about extra features. And I refuse to get the Razr, so don't even suggest it.

Here is a list of verizon's phones:
Verizon

Thanks!

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

13 years ago

i have the SONY ERICSSON W810 and it has 4 gig mp3 player...its not a flip but the camera is amazing!!!i can record videos and edit them on my phone..i can add music to clips and shorten clips and add them together and even add effects!!!! on rogers its $200 with a 3 year contract

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Andrew546
Andrew546

13 years ago

Thanks for the help everyone, I went ahead and got the SCH-a930. So far, it seems pretty nice.

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Andrew546
Andrew546

13 years ago

I've been looking around and reading some reviews, and the Samsung SCH-a930 looks pretty nice. Does anyone have any thoughts on it?

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

Personally, I like Samsung's newer phones. I've got a Samsung SPH-A640 myself. Not quite the SCH-A930, but I like it.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

13 years ago

I go for the phones with the least amount of features ;) Less features, less disappointment when that feature stops working :P It's been my experience that cell phones are designed with the idea that the service life is 18-24 months. This kinda keeps you on the two year renewal contracts :/ If I want wireless internet - I'll bring my laptop :P If I want GPS - I'll plug the receiver into my laptop :P Our of curiosity - why don't you want a razr? My parents and my sister just got the second gen razr and haven't had any problems since they got it a few months ago.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

13 years ago

If you want to save money, download the program BitPim and look at the list of supported phones from Verizon. This utility will allow you to transfer your address book(s), calanders, pictures and ringer sounds directly from your computer with the appropriate serial cable for the phone.

Not all phones are compatible and would require a subscription service from your provider to access that data on the phone. This can get very expensive! Verison charges $0.25 for every photo emailed.

Also, bluetooth is great, but only if you have a computer with bluetooth or intend to use a headset.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

Oh... Sorry. That cable is actually USB, specific to the particular phone model or brand and can usually be picked up on Ebay for under $15US, with shipping.

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Andrew546
Andrew546

Reply 13 years ago

Thanks for the heads up. bitpim looks very useful. :)