Best Cell Phones?

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  1. cepheus
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    So I am looking to upgrade my current motorola rizr as its battery life is getting shorter and shorter.

    I know about most of the phones available in north america but I was wondering what phones are hot around the world. Any suggestions?

    I was looking at this one (price seems too low LOL)

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16141



    any advice will be appreciated TY!!!
     
  2. Licardo7

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    do you mean phones that you buy at a regular t-mobile store or like in DX, phones that are made by third-party company?
     
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    preferably third-party since most regular store phones are readily available at the local phone store.
     
  4. DarkLG

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    I like the T-mobile wing or the Instinct.
     
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    I have the iPhone 3G and it has given me the worst out of the box experience ever (no features beyong playing music and videos) and it requires a ton of hacking before you can do even mundane things like DOWNLOADING FILES OFF THE INTERNET!

    Right now the iPhone 3G has stopped receiving the occasional incoming call and I'm taking it back to the store tomorrow...iPhone sucks. And I bought into the hype.
     
  6. DarkLG

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    Ya don't buy the iphone or the G1 phone they suck.
     
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    anyone have experience with HTC Diamonds? or the fake ones like on DX?
     
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    I can tell you one thing -- fakes usually suck compared to the real thing.
     
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    The real HTC Diamond is approximately $600 unlocked...these fake diamonds are $99.99 unlocked.

    Just like real diamonds to cubic zirconias...you get what you pay for.
    They will work as phones...but they won't do anything else that well.

    BTW...I just noticed you are in Canada...Rogers operates on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE on the 850 and 1900 MHz bands (Also known as 2G GSM, or 2.5G in the case of EDGE). This particular phone only operates on the 900/1800MHz networks...meaning that it works on China and probably Europe only.

    (I work at Bell, I know these general things)
     
  10. Salamantis

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    A little off topic, but please tell me you don't work in the internet section. Since Bell is basically a bunch of scammers on internet (don't know about phone tho since I've never had a cellphone plan from them).
     
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    any suggestions for phones that work in canada?

    I really like touch phones just not the iphone or its clones hehe.
     
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    Screw iPhone if you want elite phone buy NOKIA N-something
    if u want i phone buy samsung omnia (i think thats the name) has everything iphone has
    +5megapixel camera and much more stuff
    if you want a good budget phone go for sony ericsson
     
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    I do work for Bell Internet...in specific...Bell Residential Services but I'm on the hardware team dealing with the modems and routers. The internet cap thing...yes that is a problem...and unfortunately I don't see any end to the problem. As for support...it is all contracted out to India. We are looking to change that but I don't know when.

    Fun fact: the top internet consumer moved 10 terabytes of data last month.
     
  14. Trulen

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    I prefer the free ones when you go and renew your contract.


    Get a phone to use as a phone (and possibly an mp3 player) and a camera to use as a camera.


    I've got myself a Samsung Sync. It's alright.
     
  15. epicelite

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    When is Verizon going to get a phone that meets my standards.

    -Outside black/white LCD that displays time with large numbers and doesn't require a backlight to see.
    -Decent camera 2.0MP or better, flash that also acts as flashlight.
    -Clamshell or "flip" style.
    -Built to take some serous sh*t.
    -Good reception/call quality.
    -MicroSD slot.

    I know about the "boulder" but I hear such mixed review of it, one person claims it is the greatest phone EVER. The next says the battery lasts less then a day on a full charge and it has horrid reception!?
     
  16. UltraMagnus

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    T-mobile G1 looks good IMO, especially as it is not locked down
     
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    LG Dare? copy of Iphone but who cares =)
     
  18. MystikEkoez

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    Get an iPhone without a contract.
    That's the best phone ever. Don't even try to deny it unless you've had one, jailbroken it, and used it to its full potential.
     
  19. Salamantis

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    Ah okay so at least you don't scam people [​IMG]

    I had such a horrible time with Bell Internet... was with them for a year then I got a call from someone from Bell which offered me a much better speed, smaller price but with a 30GB cap (Total Performace Internet). I thought I'll just try not to use much GBs per month and I went with them... speed went from 4Mbps down to 1.5Mbps (supposed to be 7).
    After month of conversations with CSRs that didn't know anything (from India), nothing was resolved except my speed rising to 3Mbps (still far from 7).

    My contract ended a couple months ago and I'm a happy TekSavvy user now (except for the fact that they use Bell's lines, but in my area there's nothing but Bell).

    @ontopic: I agree with poster above. Contractless iPhone all the way. (might be a tad expensive tho).
     
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