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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NateTheGreat, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. NateTheGreat

    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

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    So, who has, or perhaps a better question is who doesn't have a cell phone here?

    I for one have never owned a cell phone. I have an iPod, laptop (PowerBook G4), Xbox, and PS2, so I'm not a techno-phobic.:D I personally don't get all the different plans and I hate all the charges. Anyway, now I realize I really want a cell phone. All my friends and family (yes, my grandma has a cell phone and I don't) have one and I'm tired of being out of the loop.

    Does anyone have suggestions on phones and/or plans that I should look into and what phones/plans does everyone have?

    Right now, I'm looking to score a really geeky and somewhat weak phone: the Samsung n270, a.k.a. The Matrix Reloaded phone! There are some pics of it below. It has web browsing, text messaging, and voice recognition and that's all! No camera, no mp3 playback, etc.....but damn it's sexy!!:lol:

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    So, what do you guys have to say?
     
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    I has basic moblie phone
    nokia 3100
    not big on talk
     
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    I have a LG VX-6100 for about 2 years now. I has web-browsing, text messaging, voice recognition, a camera, pix messaging, and you could e-mail stuff to your computer, if you get verizon wireless it has get it now which is a service where you could download games and other types of programs for your cell phone. Its very durable too, i dropped it hundreds of times and it never broke. It has a bunch of scratches on it. Here are pictures:
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    Verizon Wireless is my Carrier and I have the 450 minute plan (450 minutes every month, I don't even use all of it). After 2 years you start another plan and you get a free cell phone)
     
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    Alright, thanks Supermariomp3. I may check that one out. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of the clam-shell style phone (I like sliders and candy-bar styles, but I don't know why) but it's probably cheap or free around where I live.

    How much do you pay per month or per minute or whatever?
     
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    39.99 per month for 450 minutes
    :)
     
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    lol havent put credit on mine for mounths (pay as you go)
     
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    So you can only talk for like 7.5 hours a month? Or does it just run out after you've talked for 450min and then they start charging you per minute?

    Ugh, I HATE cell phones because of these damn cell phone companies that make their plans so convoluted, you get ripped off.

    Sorry, for that rant.:D

    Can you explain your plan a little bit more to me?:confused:
     
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    And Darkprinny, what do you pay? I was sort of looking into a Go Phone because my credit isn't the best. I don't talk that much, so would it be a good idea?
     
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    No I pay for cred to go on my card
    £5 £10 £15 £20 £50
     
  10. Supermariomp3

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    I don't know cuz I never used all the minutes, but since you only pay 39.99 a month for those 450 minutes i guess if you use more than 450 minutes its gona be more than 39.99. But no one really uses all the minutes. Plus its free to call on weekends and after 9:00 PM during the weekdays. Oh yeah text messaging and pix messaging is 25 cents a message but if you want UNLIMITED TEXT AND PIX MESSAGING its 5 more dollars to the monthly bill.
    I guess that sums it up. Sorry for the long post.
     
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    So, you only pay for the Go card and that's it? It has a limit right like 100min for £10, for example? Then, when that runs out, it charges you per minute doesn't it? I've also heard you get charged like £1 for every day you use your phone?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I'm really having trouble with this cell phone stuff.:(
     
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    Thanks, Supermariomp3. But, how do you not talk for more than 450 minutes (which is 7.5 hours per month)? Or, do you get 450 new minutes every day? Then, I would understand. Also, do you get charged for incoming calls?
     
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    no it doesnt if it runs out the call ends
     
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    Oh man, that's rough! But, I could always buy a couple at a time so that wouldn't happen.

    So, is that the full cost; just the cost of the Go card and maybe the phone? I'm not intrested in sending text messages, videos, web surfing, just talking pretty much although I might take some pics if the phone had a camera.
     
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    I use this phone, but anyway... it broke down :p
     
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    i dont have phone but will probably get one when i go overseas, the costly cool one i reckon are the sony ericson w500i and w800i, theres also a sick symbain phone called panasonicx700. My friends dont really like those sony ericson ones but like the sony ericson k700i and k750i, (my dad has k700i), My sis has Panasonic VS2, its more of a feminine phone in my opinion by design but has sonic the hedghog game :)
     
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    Darn! That's one I was considering buying!:( How did it break? Is this something that happens to these phones a lot?

    Yeah, Sony seems to make some really nice looking phones. What's so special about the panasonicx700? I mean, I don't really know anything about it and what does "symbian" mean?:confused:
     
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    Don't have one, hopefully, never will. I hate them and have bad feelings about them...
     
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    I have one, never use it, waste of time in my opinion
     
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    No, no I broke it cause it falled very bad from my hand... I fixed... but anyway is a good phone... but there are betters now... why dont u buy the sony ericcson walkman?
     

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