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  1. #1
    My contract on my service will be up soon and Im
    wanting to upgrade to a new cell phone.

    I currently have the one piece Nokia 6360....and altho
    I like it OK.... I HATE the green display!! Very hard
    to read. Most of the new phones have BRIGHT colored
    LCD displays now days and that's what I want.

    However.... some questions.... what abt the flip style
    phones? Many of the new Sanyo and Samsung phones are
    of the flip style. Is this a hassle to flip and un
    flip them every time you use them? Is it also a
    potential mechanical weak point?

    Also.... what abt the phones with picture taking
    features..... or Palm features? Worth having or just
    more to go wrong?

    And advice or thoughts or opinions? What do YOU have?



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  2. #2
    Kevin
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    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?

    Nokia 6360 questions have what to do with Sprint PCS?

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My contract on my service will be up soon and Im
    > wanting to upgrade to a new cell phone.
    >
    > I currently have the one piece Nokia 6360....and altho
    > I like it OK.... I HATE the green display!! Very hard
    > to read. Most of the new phones have BRIGHT colored
    > LCD displays now days and that's what I want.
    >
    > However.... some questions.... what abt the flip style
    > phones? Many of the new Sanyo and Samsung phones are
    > of the flip style. Is this a hassle to flip and un
    > flip them every time you use them? Is it also a
    > potential mechanical weak point?
    >
    > Also.... what abt the phones with picture taking
    > features..... or Palm features? Worth having or just
    > more to go wrong?
    >
    > And advice or thoughts or opinions? What do YOU have?






  3. #3

    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?

    >Nokia 6360 questions have what to do with Sprint PCS?

    Never said it did.... but Sprint is one service Im
    thinking of switching to...... and if you rad again I
    asked abt sanyo and Samsung phones as well.



  4. #4
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] wrote:

    > My contract on my service will be up soon and Im
    > wanting to upgrade to a new cell phone.


    Call up Retention/Cancellation, I just got a $100 credit to stay
    for another year.

    >
    > I currently have the one piece Nokia 6360....and altho
    > I like it OK.... I HATE the green display!! Very hard
    > to read. Most of the new phones have BRIGHT colored
    > LCD displays now days and that's what I want.


    Makes for shorter battery life. Makes for
    greater expensive if screen is busted from dropping phone.

    >
    > However.... some questions.... what abt the flip style
    > phones? Many of the new Sanyo and Samsung phones are
    > of the flip style. Is this a hassle to flip and un
    > flip them every time you use them? Is it also a
    > potential mechanical weak point?


    Protects screen if phone is dropped. Makes them easier
    to carry in pocket or purse. Most (try one out) can be worked one
    handedly.

    >
    > Also.... what abt the phones with picture taking
    > features..... or Palm features? Worth having or just
    > more to go wrong?


    Yes, and yes. If you take dozens of pictures a week, or heavily
    utilize a Palm Pilot, they are useful. Pam Pilots are great for folks
    with multiple meetings every day where one or more is often changed at
    last minute


    >
    > And advice or thoughts or opinions? What do YOU have?



    Go to store and check them out for yourself. Thats why they make so many
    different models. What one person likes, another may not.



  5. #5
    RexyBlue
    Guest

    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?

    I find the flip (clamshell style) phones preferable to use vs. locking
    and unlocking the keypad on a block style phone to avoid inadvertent
    calls. I've owned many and never had a clamshell phone break. Almost
    all of them now have external displays so you can see who's calling
    before you open the phone (that is, unless you need reading glasses
    and are not wearing them).

    Pictures... the only good photos I've seen taken on some of these
    phones are the advertising shots, with bright saturated colors and
    sharp detail. Forget that. They're below average quality snapshots,
    IMO. But some people do love it and like picture messaging. It is kind
    of fun to assign picture id's to folks on your phone list.

    I can highly recommend the Sanyo 8100 in virtually all areas, whether
    you use the camera or not. My partner has a Samsung A500 and likes it
    as well.

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:31:56 -0500, [email protected] wrote:
    >However.... some questions.... what abt the flip style
    >phones? Many of the new Sanyo and Samsung phones are
    >of the flip style. Is this a hassle to flip and un
    >flip them every time you use them? Is it also a
    >potential mechanical weak point?
    >
    >Also.... what abt the phones with picture taking
    >features..... or Palm features? Worth having or just
    >more to go wrong?
    >
    >And advice or thoughts or opinions? What do YOU have?





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    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?

    >I find the flip (clamshell style) phones preferable to use vs. locking
    >and unlocking the keypad on a block style phone to avoid inadvertent
    >calls. I've owned many and never had a clamshell phone break.


    OK...... point taken.

    >Pictures... the only good photos I've seen taken on some of these
    >phones are the advertising shots, with bright saturated colors and
    >sharp detail. Forget that.


    OK.... I will forget the picture aspects..... just get
    a real dig cam for that

    However...... how abt the combo phones and PDA units?
    Does that make a good marriage of devices and features?



  7. #7
    David
    Guest

    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 12:31:56 -0700, [email protected] wrote
    (in message <[email protected]>):

    > My contract on my service will be up soon and Im
    > wanting to upgrade to a new cell phone.
    >
    > I currently have the one piece Nokia 6360....and altho
    > I like it OK.... I HATE the green display!! Very hard
    > to read. Most of the new phones have BRIGHT colored
    > LCD displays now days and that's what I want.


    The color displays are cool and everything but do you need it? They tend to
    be a large drain on battery life, and may not have the same visibility as a
    monochrome display... (esp. in direct sunlight) unless you are surfing the
    web etc on your phone, you may not really need a color display...

    >
    > However.... some questions.... what abt the flip style
    > phones? Many of the new Sanyo and Samsung phones are
    > of the flip style. Is this a hassle to flip and un
    > flip them every time you use them? Is it also a
    > potential mechanical weak point?


    I have had several different flip phones over the years and have never broken
    one. I dont find the "flip" feature to be a hassel, I feel like its the best
    way to protect the screen and keys. I didn't like the exposed keyboard of my
    old Nokia phone, (kept hitting buttons inadvertently while phone was in my
    pocket) and didn't like the "keyguard" feature.
    >
    > Also.... what abt the phones with picture taking
    > features..... or Palm features? Worth having or just
    > more to go wrong?
    >
    > And advice or thoughts or opinions? What do YOU have?



    As far as what I have - I just purchased the Samsung i500 and am very
    pleased! I was an AT&T customer for years and had their analog, then digital
    then GSM service. I finally gave up on them 6 months ago due to their poor
    coverage and frequent dropped calls. I'm much happier with sprint, I can't
    remember my last dropped call; my service is so good, it really is the only
    phone I use.

    My main complaint about sprint was the cell phone selection. Sprint just
    didn't seem to have the same selection/features of other cell phone carriers.
    This complaint has been erased by the Samsung i500. I'd been waiting for
    the Handspring Treo 600, but once I saw the Samsung, I bought it. If you
    are not familiar with it, its a flip phone with built in Palm functionality.
    I've carried both a cell phone and a PDA for years, and the samsung lets me
    maintain the same functionality in a device which is actually smaller than my
    old cell phone! I couln't be happier with it. Its a bit pricy, especially
    since it lacks certain features of other "smart" phones (like external memory
    cards), but it is functional, small, light, and a beautifully designed phone.
    I wouln't buy the phone if you're looking for a new phone and just want to
    try out palm functionality, but if you need a phone and you are a palm user,
    its great!

    David



















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    Re: Help me buy new cell phone?


    >The color displays are cool and everything but do you need it?


    No...... I guess I don't really need color at all. I
    guess what Im wanting is ANYTHING mono that is better
    than what I have with my Nokia 6360 right now. The
    display on the 6360 is a dull green. Gets washed out
    easy. Terrible!!

    Plus I also want to get a CDMA phone..... get rid of
    this TDMA.

    >I have had several different flip phones over the years and have never broken
    >one.


    OK.....point taken on flip phones. I wont be "scared"
    of them. lol

    >As far as what I have - I just purchased the Samsung i500 and am very
    >pleased!


    Yes..... I may very well get a combo phone PDA unit
    next time. Do you feel the Palm OS is best? Does
    anyone make a combo phone and hand held PDA that uses
    Windows CE?

    BTW.... thanks for your help David!!



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