Thinking about buying the T610 or T616,,,,, Need some answers.
1) Can someone tell me if one is "better" than the other?
The weird thing is that the T610's GSM is 900 (you would naturally think that a higher number is better). If 900 is better, then why is the T616 (a suspose upgrade to the T610) using only 850???????
2) When trying to find who I should purchase my new phone from, I have basicly two choices:
1st choice is to walk into my nearest Cingular dealer and purchase it for $200.00 (and then receive a $100.00 rebate). So after its all said ...
ANYONE else with a bit more info on either of these phones?
Both good and bad comments will help me....
As already pointed out, the T616 is not an upgrade, it is simply a different version of the same phone (one that works in 850, one in 900). As far as most end users are concerned, there is nothing inherently superior about one frequency versus another. It is certainly not true that 'higher is better'. The difference in frequecy become issues of signal deflection, bandwidth, and couple of others, but these are largely transparent to end users (this is a drastic simplification). It does matter, however, as to what frequecies your carrier provides service on, for instance AT&T has implemented GSM 850 + 1900, the T616 does both of these frequencies, however the T610 does only 1900. So if you are in a part of ATT ...