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Old 11-28-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default Breaking Down & Getting A Phone...But Not By Choice!

Yep, the day has come that I finally have to dive into the murky waters of the mobile market. My new job will require me to have a phone and of course, being the tech head that I am, the exhaustive search has begun but I think it has reached its conclusion fairly quickly with the discovery of this...

Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G

Fairly powerful, more features than a mobile hold out like me will ever need or even want and $0 down with a free WiFi digital camera.

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Old 11-28-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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Grrr! That's what I get for trying to be fancy!

http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/s...4g/index.shtml

Oh, and my new job will pay up to $70 per month on my cell bill, which should come in at $67 and change including tax. Jam!
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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It never ceases to impress me what sorts of scam artists these mobile companies are - but all is kosher as far as the government is concerned. Carriers basically force you into a three year plan given if you don't oblige to one, you're out $400+. And then they continue to charge that on phones that have been out for a while. Digusts me to no end.

That aside, that phone looks good overall. I am not sure it will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich, but I doubt that matters to you. Since you only need a phone for simple e-mail and things like that, any smartphone is going to fit the bill.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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That's pretty much what I figured but I had read (somewhere) that the Sammich upgrade was coming next year although you have to do it from a computer using Samsung's software.

My requirements for the phone are pretty minimal. Email, WiFi and maybe YouTube to keep my son from having a melt down in a restaurant
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #7
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I have an LG Optimus V from Virgin Mobile. VM is a pre-paid network that runs off of Sprint's network. I bought this phone for $200 when it came out (it's $120 now, and for Cyber Monday it's $65). The price may make you cringe, but it's due to the fact I have no contract. I also only pay about $43/month for 1200 minutes/unlimited text & web, and the phone is awesome.

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-...us-v-phone.jsp
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #8
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Your post just made me clue in that there are other providers out there such as Virgin Mobile here in Canada or Koodoo...or whatever the hell it is. Time to check those sites.

Going to have a hard time beating the free WiFi camera and the fact that I'm not paying for it. Ha!
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Need I mention that their full unlimited plan is $55/month?

Ok I'm looking at VM Canada's site and I'm jealous. They have WAY better phones than the US version.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #10
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I'll be working from home so the phone will be connected via WiFi during that time so unless I'm traveling I can't see me going over anything, even my 200 minutes since most of what we do is likely to handled through email.

VM does have a pretty good selection though.
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Were on Boost Mobile, they are awesome. We have Prevails on Gingerbread and pay $50 a month right now for UNLIMITED everything. Now here is the catch, every 6 payments it drops $5 down to a minimum of $35 a month
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That's pretty good actually. Too bad Boost doesn't have good signal where I live...and they use the SAME TOWERS that VM uses. -_-
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Hmmm weird, I am on a Sprint PRL and my fiance is on a Boost PRL and I seem to have better signal (sometimes I guess, not too sure really since sprint coverage in the area is fairly crap anyways) :S dunno will have to try switching hers and checking for a change.
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...and the winner is...

http://www.google.com/phone/detail/nexus-s
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Should have got the Galaxy Nexus!

Either way, at least this gets ICS.
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