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by jvalha / December 16, 2003 12:33 AM PST

Thanks in advance for any responses here. I currently have a Sidekick and T-Mobile service. The email feature rocks, but the phone is terrible. I need to get a new cell phone quick. Price is no object. I don't want a camera, don't want to play MP3s or games. I just want a really good phone. Is this more a function of the network than the phone? Verizon, AT & T, Sprint, etc. I am tired of constantly dropping calls, getting poor coverage, etc. Who has found something that works and works well?

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Re:Need an expert recommendation
by murph518 / December 17, 2003 2:08 PM PST

I have heard that T-Mobile does not have clear service. Same for AT&T. If money is no object try changing to Verizon, Sprint or Nextel. Nextel's plan are a little pricy. Verizon's plans I do not know about, but their service claims to be the best by some. I have Sprint which is clear and perfect for me, since I do not get Verizon service at home. As far as dropped calls are concerned, that happens with all carriers. I just purchased a Sanyo VM4500 which is unbelievable. I don't know what you are looking for your phone to do, but short of PDA this one does it.
Good Luck!

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Re:Need an expert recommendation
by TitansArmada / February 8, 2004 9:28 PM PST


The motorola v300 is a good phone.. it does have a camera in it, but it's a nice phone. I have the Cingular v400 which is pretty much the same phone. Samsung phones are pretty nice as well. but I would say go for the v300. it's got MP3 ringtones, so you know the sound quality is good. The OS of the phone seems stable way way better then the t720's. and Changable faceplates. I say go for the v300. Or, if you find a phone thats on a different carrier like. Cingular, AT&T you can always unlock it to work on T mobile's network Happy
Good Luck Happy



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Re:Need an expert recommendation
by limeyprat / February 27, 2004 1:02 AM PST

All depends on where you live and if you travel. If you travel hands down Verizon is the best. It's the older/larger network but is a little more expensive. Ask your friends what they use and what parts of the city it does and does not work in and see how that works for you. My Nextel worked great except at freeway interchanges (not sure why), and in a few cities in the L.A. area. Oh, and Cingular and T-mobile a very similar they even share some cell towers. It's all GSM. Remember every time your contract is up ask around I use to recommend AT&T a lot more before they switched from TDMA to GSM. But give it time they'll finish the switch over the network will be better and prices will go up a bit after they entice everyone to switch.

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