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Help me choose a new phone, please!

  1. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    I have a Env3 with Verizon and I am ready to upgrade.  My knowledge about Smartphones and all the capabilities is very limited.

    I really want an iPhone but I'm really not sure I want to leave Verizon for ATT.

    My sister has an iPhone and she uses it to scedule all her to-do's and appointments and the screen shows everything nicely with daily and weekly views - I like that.

    I would love to be able to use my phone for all my scheduling and be able to get rid of my paper planner.

    I would love to be able to access the internet also for occasional surfing or looking up stuff and definitely for checking and sending email.

    I also would love to be able to use "apps" like the iPhone has.

    I'm thinking about a Blackberry or Droid or ??? What is Android, anyway?  and HTC??

    I could go on and on...would appreciate any feedback...I don't want to get stuck with a phone I hate and a two-year contract I can't get out of...

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      go with at and t and get what you want

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      Tech Updates>>posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Apple iPhone 4 (AT&T): With the iPhone 4, Apple again shows that it is a powerful player in the smartphone wars. It won't be for everyone, the call quality and reception vary if you don't use a case, and AT&T's network remains a sticking point, but the handset's striking design, loaded feature set, and generally agreeable performance make it the best iPhone yet.
      Price: $299.00 - $699.99

      HTC Droid Incredible (Verizon Wireless): With its polished design and user interface and blazing fast speeds, the HTC Droid Incredible takes pole position as Verizon's top smartphone and is now the Android device to beat.
      Price: $764.09

      HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint)
      The HTC Evo 4G is easily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's top Android devices. It also shows the promise of 4G, which will grow as Sprint's WiMax network expands, but until there's broader 4G coverage, it's hard to agree with the mandatory premium data add-on fee.
      Price: $149.99 - $599.99

      Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint): The Samsung Epic 4G is a multimedia powerhouse with features the other Galaxy S phones don't have. Unfortunately, it comes with a big price tag.
      Price: $99.99 - $649.99

      T-Mobile G2: Some minor issues aside, the T-Mobile G2 is one of the carrier's top Android smartphones, offering an excellent QWERTY keyboard, speed, and plenty of features.
      Price: $129.99 - $599.99

      Lets check for upcoming phones: http://hubpages.com/t/1bc12a

    3. jaebi profile image61
      jaebiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Not sure if you're still in the market for a smartphone, but I highly recommend the G2 as it offers a nice mix of both worlds in productivity vs. multimedia fun.

    4. Toni Miller profile image60
      Toni Millerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Android is the way to go.

  2. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Rumors have it that the iPhone will come to Verizon very soon.

  3. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago
  4. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    I've heard those rumors - some said this past summer, others say this coming March - I have no idea what to believe and who really knows and I'm not sure how long I can wait.  Any idea when it may actually be announced if it will happen or not?  The rumors don't seem to have any credibility to them...

  5. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    Sorry - we overlapped!  I'll check that out right now...

    .....hmmmm.....well maybe I can wait until January and see if this article is correct, although reading many of the comments under that article, I may want to consider a Verizon Android phone, although I have no idea what Android is!

  6. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    Okay, so I did a little more looking and it actually seems that many people think that the Droid, or Android, phones are far superior to the iPhone.

    Anyone have any words of advice? Please?

    1. jobister profile image61
      jobisterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Android phones are more customizable, the iPhone is not because apple doesn't want you to customize the phone they are selling. If you are looking for games to play on your phone then iPhone would be better because it as a bigger catalog for games, but if you are using it to make just phone calls and play with apps here and there then go with an android phone. Also when you do go for the upgrade, try looking at amazon.com before you go with the carrier's website to upgrade. Majority of the time the phones sold on amazon are free or third of the price the carriers are selling them at.

  7. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Android is a linux based operating system for mobile devices.  It has APP capabilities...  I have a Samsung Intercept Android version 2.1.  My phone has all the scheduling capabilities you could ever need.  I can readily surf... I do go onto HP with it, too.  Trouble is, you can't get get that with Verizon.  My only gripe is it can be a bit sluggish. 

    HTC is a hardware manufacturer, they make the device itself.  Droids are mostly Motorola, although not all.

    I had a Blackberry and hated it.  It doesn't have a touch screen, has a small screen (ick), limited applications, and I hated the keyboard and navigation buttons.  But, that's just me.

    Verizon has a boatload of Android phones though.  Of course, there are the Droids, my hubby used one for work for a long time and really liked it.  Some Droids have keyboards and some don't.  I'd definitely want a keyboard myself, call me old fashioned...

    You could get a good Samsung with Verizon, though.  Go to engadget reviews online, search for "engadget mobile".  It's a great site.  Hopefully I didn't just spam!  yikes

    The Droid 2 has a keyboard, but the Droid X does not.  Droid X is rated slightly better.  Take advantage of the engadget reviews,you will learn all you want about the various Droids there.  One recommendation would be The Incredible (if you can get past the name roll ).  It's an HTC Droid.  It doesn't have a physical keyboard though...  But, as I said, that's just an individual preference.

  8. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the great info, WS!  I'm going to check out that site right now...

    Update:  Now I am even more confused!!  Great site, though ..... going back to read some more!

    1. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh NO!  I'm sorry you are more confused...  Trust me, I went through this very same thing recently.  Perhaps you could make a list of your top, must-have criteria and go from there.  See what "matches", what doesn't, then make a list.  I had to come to terms with the fact there wasn't necessarily a perfect phone, especially in terms of what I was willing to pay.  So, I shot for one that fit as many of the criterion as possible.  I'm very pleased with the Android, though.

  9. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    Well, I went to Costco today for a laminator and I left with a Samsung Fascinate!

    I had been leaning to this one for whatever reason and I passed the cell phone kiosk at Costco and saw their price was $40 less than at the Verizon store, PLUS the phone comes with a holder and a car charger (at least a $45-$50 value I'm guessing) so I went for it! 

    I do need to let it completely charge tonight but I tried to use it some and boy do I have a lot to learn!

    The salesman at the Verizon store the other day told me that they actually have Smartphone classes there - I think I may sign up for one and let someone else show me what I need to know rather than going crazy trying to figure it all out myself...

    1. Enni82 profile image83
      Enni82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good choice. I went through the same process a few months back, I decided to go with the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint. At first, I was set on the iPhone but the only thing that kept me from purchasing one was AT&T. I don't have first hand experience with them but I have heard horror stories from all my co-workers about  terrible reception and customer service. I decided to go with Android, and haven't thought about the iPhone since...

      Check out the new Google Maps upgrade if you haven't yet. You can read my review here.
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Google-Maps-50- … nd-Tablets

  10. gsburgess profile image61
    gsburgessposted 6 years ago

    If you have any really specific questions, feel free to message me!  I've had a lot of experience with SmartPhones, and I've owned the majority of Verizon phones at one point or another, and have a sibling who has an iPhone.

    I really like the Droid - many people seem to claim that the Droid Market is sub-par to the App Store, but if it is, it's not by that much.  The commercials are correct when they say it's "ever-expanding".  The droids have great customization options as well.

    The Samsung Fascinate is a great phone, the only problem I had with it was the battery life, a personal pet peeve.

  11. kelsean profile image60
    kelseanposted 6 years ago
  12. jossecarr profile image59
    jossecarrposted 5 years ago

    love iphone because of its business phone app.

  13. alertswiftreview profile image59
    alertswiftreviewposted 5 years ago

    I think you must go for Blackberry as it has all latest features and it supports all business applications. So this is the best phone in the latest mobile gadgets.

  14. brandonakelly profile image59
    brandonakellyposted 5 years ago

    I've been doing reviews on a few smart phones here lately, one of my favs is the Samsung Galaxy S, check it out! It has a lot of cool features, my favorite being the HD screen, it's really an awesome phone in my opinion.

  15. MoneyCreator24 profile image58
    MoneyCreator24posted 5 years ago

    I can recommend Blackberry. I traveled the world and saw the most business use a BB. Even the military uses it. It has prevailed. It is very functional, versatile, and significantly cheaper than iPhone.

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    zita=justina<3posted 5 years ago

    why do u want us to check it out?

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    Helpful Hannaposted 5 years ago

    I don't think many phones have come close to the iPhone.  If that's what you really want, get it.  It does everything.

    1. Sekharg profile image77
      Sekhargposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Buy iPhone.

      You don't regret your choice.

  18. PFrutuosa profile image61
    PFrutuosaposted 5 years ago

    Take a look here...
    I suggest Apple Iphone4

    1. othic profile image60
      othicposted 5 years ago

      I might be able to help you if you need to know more about those phones.

    2. sa3o profile image61
      sa3oposted 5 years ago

      I'll pick Samsung Galaxy S or Samsung Omnia 735 absolutely...

    3. eimproveit profile image78
      eimproveitposted 5 years ago

      take a quick look at a few things to consider before purchasing a new smartphone.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Smart-Tips-For- … martPhones

      Hope that helps you out.

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      tina1234posted 5 years ago

      Well, here are two hubs about android smartphone review:
      http://hubpages.com/hub/huawei-u8150-th … one-review

      hope this helps!