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new phone suggestions? at&t cutomer

ellenfl

Nov 30, 2010, 8:33 PM
i want to upgrade my motorola v190 (and my bf's sony-ericsson z500a) to a side slider with a qwerty keyboard. i do not want 3g because i do not want to be forced to buy a data plan. i wouldn't mind having wi-fi though.

i'm looking at the samsung b3410 (even though no wi-fi). will i be able to use this phone by just inserting my sim card?

any other side slider phone suggestions?

i got stung once buying a motorola v180 on ebay and it was in chinese. don't wanna go through that again.

tia
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Fredd

Dec 1, 2010, 11:04 AM
Having a 3G phone does not require a data plan, having a Smartphone does.
Non-smartphone sliders currently available are:
LG Vu Plus
Pantech Impact
Pantech Pursuit
Pantech Ease
Pantech Laser
Samsung Flight
Sharp FX

Several other options are available, go to http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-servic e/cell-phones/ and filter for Quick Messaging phones.
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slolearner

Dec 1, 2010, 1:05 PM
I'm going to amend your list.

Pantech Link
Pantech Impact
Pantech Pursuit
Pantech Ease*
Pantech Laser*
Samsung Evergreen
Samsung Flight II*
Samsung Solstice II*

I would avoid LG phones, and the FX. The two new LGs screens go out in 3-6 months, and the FX does not survive drops well.

*The Flight II and the Solstice II have newer Samsung capacitive displays that are much more responsive than traditional resistive displays. If you like a simple phone, check out the Pantech Ease. Finally, the Pantech Laser has one of the nicer cameras in the bunch, and is very slim.
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Fredd

Dec 1, 2010, 3:43 PM
Thanks for adding in! Also good to hear some opinions on the devices.
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ellenfl

Dec 1, 2010, 9:37 PM
any suggestions for older phones? i want to buy a phone without a contract so i am looking for inexpensive older versions.

as for the data plans, how can i know that at&t won't charge me if a phone that i purchase states that it supports 3g?

also, as i understand it, as long as the phone is gsm (quad), it is usable in the u.s. but possibly not supported by at&t. is that right? i would guess my v190 was not supported by at&t but i never had to ask them for support.

again, i'm leaning toward the samsung b3410w ch@t, which seems to be a european model. is it fair to assume that all manufacturers have gone international and their phones will work anywhere in the world?

tia
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Fredd

Dec 2, 2010, 12:50 PM
Just make sure it is not a smartphone.
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slolearner

Dec 5, 2010, 2:05 PM
ellenfl said:
any suggestions for older phones? i want to buy a phone without a contract so i am looking for inexpensive older versions.

As I understand it, you want an older slider? There isn't much out there that held up to the test of time, especially among the slide/touch phones. A personal favorite is the original Samsung Flight. It is semi-compact and the screen won't go out on you after six months.

https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=2308 »

If I may ask, what is your aversion to extending your contract?

ellenfl said:
as for the data plans, how can i know that at&t won't charge me if a phone that i purchase states that it supports 3g?

Don't use the 3...
(continues)
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Hombre07

Dec 1, 2010, 12:00 PM
Tia-

Purchasing a 3G phone will not make you get a data plan. Data plans are required with any smartphone such as a Blackberry, iPhone, or Android phone. Any QMD (quick messaging device) will only require a messaging package.

That phone appears like it will work on AT&T. The frequencies are there. As long as it's unlocked.

Have you considering upgrading and signing another 2 year contract? If your using a V190 you've been out for several years. You could get a new AT&T phone with a warranty on a subsidized price. Would recommend the Samsung Flight II or the Pantech Laser. Both good messaging phones.

Hope I've helped.

Jeremy
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