iPhone 3G vs Samsung Behold vs blackberry curve

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  1. galaxus

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    Ok. So my T-Mobile contract ran out. Here are my options:

    1) buy a Samsung Behold for $60 and stay with TM for another 2 years.

    2) buy a BB Curve for $100 and stay with TM for another 2 years.

    3) buy an iPhone 3G for $100 and go with AT&T for 2 years.

    Now I'm not really phone savy. I really just want a phone so I can talk and message. The first cell phone I got in my life was a very basic phone, and that was 2 years ago. EVERYONE tells me to get AT&T too.

    I got TM because it was cheaper but I can afford either plan. The only thing that I don't like about TM is that I don't get service in quite a few areas in East Lansing and Flint. But I always just dealt with it. I heard AT&T is a bit more expensive but you get what you pay for.

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    I have heard bad things about iPhones and after all the palaver I'm going through with my iPod I'm avoiding anything "i" like the plague.
     
  3. Industrialsize

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    I LOVE my Iphone, but if all you want to do is make calls and message I'm sure you'd be better off going with something cheaper.
     
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    Minds well get something besides the phones you listed.. anybody with an iPhone is gonna use a boatload of data

    All those phones require a data plan.
     
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    If you end up making the jump to a smartphone, go straight for the iPhone and don't look back.

    Yeah, all the apps written for it can make it do a lot of non-phone things, but the kicker is when you want it to do basic stuff, like look up someone else's phone number during a call. My parents can't figure out how to do it on their older, "basic" phone, but on the iPhone, there's a Contacts button that appears onscreen during a call.

    I didn't get my first mobile phone until 2001, which was a Samsung 8500 flip phone -- no camera, small black & white screen. Moved on to another Samsung, then a Sanyo, then something else (I think), then a Blackberry Pearl. As I was going into each switch, I wanted another feature set; I'd think, "It sure would be nice if I could do this-and-this with my next phone..." My iPhone replaced my Pearl, and I couldn't be happier.

    As far getting a basic phone... hmm. One of my coworkers has a Motorola F3, a small, thin phone that has an e-ink display like you'd see on an Amazon Kindle e-book reader. It's small, light, and the I totally dig the display technology, but, oddly enough, it'll take more time to figure out than an iPhone.
     
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