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    boogajamooga
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    sup all...ummm im a senior who jus graduated from high school and i need a new phone for college...my dad's company luckily said they could hook us up for free with any phone model from the following companies:

    nokia
    LG
    motorola
    sony ericsson
    samsung
    panasonic.....

    anybody have any suggestions?...btw im looking for a phone that has a decent to long battery life, looks nice (but not the most important thing of all and is compramisable), sleek is preferred, not tooo big, doesnt break down easily as in system freeze etc., reliable, camera would be nice...but if not thas ok, and price range that the company will give is anything below 500...thx everybody for any help!

    so far this is my list:

    motorola razr
    motorola slvr (leaning towards this one, but ive heard its battery sucks and its operating system often freezes/is slow...is that true?)


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    Re: need help on buying a cell phone!!!...any suggestions???

    What cellular carrier are we talking about? They won't be able to activate "any" phone from that list of manufacturers because in the USA there are primarily 3 different cellular technologies being used by the major providers, and for example, the Razr or Slvr would never work on Sprint because they are GSM phones and Sprint uses CDMA. Before anyone tries to correct me, yes Verizon has a version of the Razr (V3c - the "c" stands for CDMA) but it's only compatible with Verizon because US CDMA providers don't generally activate each other's phones.

    If you're talking about a GSM provider (Cingular, T-Mobile) then yes, they could activate ANY GSM phone as long as it has the 850mhz and 1900mhz bands. Well, they could activate it without those bands but it wouldn't work very well (if at all) in the US. If you're talking about (the big 3 CDMA providers) Sprint, Alltel, or Verizon, they will only activate phones already branded with their logo.

    Again, before someone tries to start a debate, I have heard rumors of people getting Verizon or Alltel to activate other company's phones, but it's a big no-no and the rep who agrees to do it can get in trouble, so if you call them and ask they will almost always say NO, so if you spend money on the phone and can't get them to activate it you're out a phone.

    So, let us know which company you're talking about first, and otherwise I hope the rest of my rambling has helped you learn something about the world of cell phones.

    Oh yeah, before I forget... Welcome to the forums!
    Last edited by Brad729; 07-18-2006 at 12:50 PM.



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    Re: need help on buying a cell phone!!!...any suggestions???

    oh yea sry my bad..forgot to mention the carriers the company has...they have cingular, t-mobile, and verizon...based on this info...any suggestions? thx for any help



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    Re: need help on buying a cell phone!!!...any suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by boogajamooga
    oh yea sry my bad..forgot to mention the carriers the company has...they have cingular, t-mobile, and verizon...based on this info...any suggestions? thx for any help

    i'd get the slvr on cingular, but thats just me...



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    Re: need help on buying a cell phone!!!...any suggestions???

    ic thx...any other suggestions?



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