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Old 04-26-2007, 08:28 AM   #11
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We have a tracphone, also. We use it mostly on trips, very seldom locally. Good to have for possible emergencies, but neither one of us has to be so connected as to have one of those things at our ear constantly.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:43 AM   #12
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I have an EnV. Besides calls, I need an easy to navigate and enter calendar and alarm feature. I enter more appointments in my phone than make calls with it. Grocery lists, too. It's supposed to have a good camera, 2.0 mp, but I notice the pics are grainier than with a regular digital camera. Still, it's nice to have a camera handy sometimes.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:22 AM   #13
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What is the Apple iphone?
You can check out the Apple iPhone here. It's a combination wi-fi device, cell phone, ipod and PDA all in one. Coming out in June. Cingular/AT&T is supposed to be the carrier. Only a few buttons, all touchscreen technology. Very cool.

What can I say, I'm a gadget geek.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:34 AM   #14
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Thanks for the link...

as someone who hates having to have gadgets I find keeping up exhausting. So presumably its a normal contract or prepay type deal? Seeing as I already have 2 ipods (neither of which I've ever got to work :() and a camera I just want free or cheap calls. I don't think the iphone is for me!
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:46 AM   #15
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My family uses Virgin Mobile which is pay as you go. $15 about every 2 months. You pay for each call instead of for a month. It works well for us. For 4 phones I guess it works out to about $25-$30 a month. I have oder kids out driving at night(they must have one) and I drive 45 mins to college 2 nights a week alone and my DH drives 1 hour to teach one night a week. With everyone driving around so much I feel better knowing there is a phone handy for everyone.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:59 AM   #16
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I have recently got a mobile for the first time. I think coming into the game so late means that lots of things have passed me by. Now everyone is supposed to know what these phones are about, the instruction booklets are full of jargon which a mobile newby like me has no chance of working out.

So, to be brief, it's a Sony Ericsson something-or-other that is capable of doing far more things than I can! (Mind you, I have worked out that closing the thing terminates the call.)
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:51 PM   #17
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I don't know what phone I have. All I know is it's a samsung.
And Sprint sucks !!!!!!! My calls get dropped everytime I'm
talking to someone that I want to talk to.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:22 PM   #18
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A Motorola Razor phone. Don't like it!
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:26 AM   #19
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Boy did you hit a sore spot. I've never desired a cell phone, but went to Florida (I live in IL) because my mom was very, very sick. The hospital was a long distance call from my parents' house so I gave in and got a cell phone (the cheapest motorola they sold) and the Cingular "go phone" program. The sales guy talked me into going one up from the fewest minutes I could buy. I told him I'd have very limited use of it once I got home, and was just planning on buying minutes as I need them, when I need them. Gave them my home address and phone #. Now this was the area manager, because the employee who was working the kiosk was brand-new on the job and he was talking her through the sale, so inexperience is no excuse. The phone worked in Daytona and Edgewater, then in Atlanta. I got here and didn't use it for about a month (I still have 2 mos before the minutes expire). THen I needed it while tracking down my lost dog ... and zilch. I called and after two one-hour session on the phone (obviously, my land line) I'm told there is no coverage in Galena. The nearest tower is in Dubuque and it doesn't reach this far. SCREAM. They took my home address, and at no time did they even remotely hint that there wasn't complete nation-wide service. Heck, everyone around here has a cell phone, and isn't AT&T the largest phone service in the country? (insert swear words here)
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:07 PM   #20
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Hello and welcome to DC. I have a Sprint Cellphone and I am very happy with it. I don't have a long distant carrier on my home phone so I make all my long distant calls on it.

It is made by Samsung and I am really happy with it.
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