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Elite cell phone peeps
« on: April 09, 2010, 10:35:44 AM »
I know we have a lot of them on this board.  I need some help.  What is the best service provider from an overall standpoint?  Coverage, price, features, quality, best phone selection, etc.

I need a new phone and I want to know who I should go with.  Please, no fighting about Apple and stuff.  Tia


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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 10:37:49 AM »
Right now i'd say Sprint and Verizon have the upper hand.  (this coming from an iPhone user)
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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 10:38:44 AM »
just get the coolest phone

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 10:49:25 AM »
Saul- that's where I'm torn.  Not sure if there's a clear cut best option. 

MC- any suggestions?  I mostly use my phone for email, text, web stuff.  Don't talk much.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 10:50:17 AM »
the best coverage depends upon where you live.  different carriers are better than others in different areas.  
the best value is with sprint.  the 'any mobile any time' plan for $69.99 includes unlimited internet, data, texts and is the best value in the industry.

the best phones depends on what kind of phone you want.  outside of the iphone, i think that sprint has the best phone line up b/c they have something for everyone and have several free phones.


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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 10:50:25 AM »
MC- any suggestions?  I mostly use my phone for email, text, web stuff.  Don't talk much.

wait for evo 4g on sprint

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 11:03:16 AM »
Clams- thanks for the info.  That Sprint plan sounds like what I need.  As far as coverage, it would be mostly the KC and surrounding area.

MC- when does it come out?

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 11:10:45 AM »
Clams- thanks for the info.  That Sprint plan sounds like what I need.  As far as coverage, it would be mostly the KC and surrounding area.

MC- when does it come out?

Early June, supposedly.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 11:11:11 AM »
Clams- thanks for the info.  That Sprint plan sounds like what I need.  As far as coverage, it would be mostly the KC and surrounding area.

MC- when does it come out?

The EVO 4G comes out this summer, and if you need convincing that it'll be the best phone in existence to date, read this.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 12:32:01 PM »
MC- any suggestions?  I mostly use my phone for email, text, web stuff.  Don't talk much.

wait for evo 4g on sprint

Will this be a sprint only phone? or will it be released to others later?
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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010, 12:33:04 PM »
Rick Daris, what did you edit in my above post? :confused:

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010, 12:35:00 PM »
MC- any suggestions?  I mostly use my phone for email, text, web stuff.  Don't talk much.

wait for evo 4g on sprint

Will this be a sprint only phone? or will it be released to others later?

Only Sprint. It's a Wimax 4G phone. Nobody else is using that I believe.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2010, 12:35:27 PM »
Rick Daris, what did you edit in my above post? :confused:

i didn't. i meant to hit quote and ask you a question about the phone but accidently hit edit. i didn't change anything. i was going to ask how much you thought the phone would be.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2010, 12:37:26 PM »
Rick Daris, what did you edit in my above post? :confused:

i didn't. i meant to hit quote and ask you a question about the phone but accidently hit edit. i didn't change anything. i was going to ask how much you thought the phone would be.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2010, 12:38:36 PM »
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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2010, 12:44:23 PM »
MC- any suggestions?  I mostly use my phone for email, text, web stuff.  Don't talk much.

wait for evo 4g on sprint

Will this be a sprint only phone? or will it be released to others later?

Only Sprint. It's a Wimax 4G phone. Nobody else is using that I believe.
no one else in north america is wimax, the rest of the world has it in a lot of places but the phone won't work there. 


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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010, 12:45:31 PM »
MC- any suggestions?  I mostly use my phone for email, text, web stuff.  Don't talk much.

wait for evo 4g on sprint

Will this be a sprint only phone? or will it be released to others later?

Only Sprint. It's a Wimax 4G phone. Nobody else is using that I believe.

Hmm...might have to switch to Sprint in a year or so...or maybe another phone will come out that is comparable.
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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2010, 12:48:19 PM »
Rick Daris, what did you edit in my above post? :confused:

i didn't. i meant to hit quote and ask you a question about the phone but accidently hit edit. i didn't change anything. i was going to ask how much you thought the phone would be.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2010, 12:51:34 PM »
Not sure if there's a clear cut best option. 

Yeah, those companies all compete with each other.  They all have about the same options for phones and plans. 

The benefit of 4G is better than 3G quality streaming video anywhere in the (very limited for now) network lacking a WiFi connection.  Very cool but very far from necessary.

Take that, Sprint people.

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2010, 12:55:17 PM »
Rick Daris, what did you edit in my above post? :confused:

i didn't. i meant to hit quote and ask you a question about the phone but accidently hit edit. i didn't change anything. i was going to ask how much you thought the phone would be.

Ah. We don't know yet (well, at least I don't...).

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 01:21:21 PM »
i do but i'm not saying. 


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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2010, 01:23:13 PM »
My guess:  $450 - $200 rebate.

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Re: Elite cell phone peeps
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2010, 01:32:48 PM »
My guess:  $450 - $200 rebate.

that sounds about right chum1. too bad nobody with insider info knows. hopefully kougar24 will let us all know when he finds out.

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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2010, 02:25:50 PM »
My guess:  $450 - $200 rebate.

that sounds about right chum1. too bad nobody with insider info knows. hopefully kougar24 will let us all know when he finds out.

Looks like you should be prodding pissclams, not me. With prices, I don't know until everyone knows, usually. Sorry bros.

But, it's not that hard to guess, looking at past smartphone launches. Chum probably isn't far off.

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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2010, 02:35:33 PM »
My guess:  $450 - $200 rebate.

that sounds about right chum1. too bad nobody with insider info knows. hopefully kougar24 will let us all know when he finds out.

Looks like you should be prodding pissclams, not me. With prices, I don't know until everyone knows, usually. Sorry bros.

But, it's not that hard to guess, looking at past smartphone launches. Chum probably isn't far off.

no. clams obviously doesn't know anything. he's just trying to act to cool for the school. the problem is that he does not even know the directions to the school more/less the homework assignment. typical dropout probably working at a fast food restaurant somewhere w/ three kids hoping to make shift manager.  :blah: :blah: