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Getting new phone? what should it be?

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by Billiard Mech, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Billiard Mech

    Billiard Mech New Member

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    I'm getting a new phone very soon. I've been using the first instinct for the past couple years and i can't stand it anymore. I'm looking for some advice from people on what phone to get. What i'm most concerned about is the service it gets for recieving and making calls. It is my business line i own a service co. and its the phone that people call to inquire about work. So getting the calls is most important. Everything else is secondary though i do use the internet alot on the instinct and email. Price is no object. What would you suggest?
     
  2. Telekom

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    Not to be snarky, but have you thought about looking for mobile reviews?

    You're also sort of vague on what kind of phone you want. Do you want a smartphone or a "dumb" phone?

    Do you have a preference for a manufacturer e.g. Samsung, LG, etc.? You really need to give a bit of what you really want since everyone has different things that they require or prefer in a handset.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I would avoid the Hero and Moment as I've known too many people who had problems with them. If you're looking for the latest and greatest consider the HTC EVO and Samsung Epic. If you're looking for a higher end dumbphone then I would recommend the Rumor Touch.
     
  4. AnthroMatt

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    I agree with what Larry has said. Also, the BlackBerry Bold is a reliable, if not fancy, smartphone.

    Also, since you say price is no object, if you should choose the EVO or Epic, I would recommend purchasing a second battery or making sure you have a charger at home and the office and in your car.
     
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    Until the OP tells us what they really need it's kind of hard to make a good recommendation. It's still not clear if the OP wants a smartphone or not. And reception seems to be the most important parameter.
     
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    Well since the OP said price is not a concern and that they use a lot of Internet and email, I suppose a smartphone is the obvious choice. The EVO and Epic seem to get good reception based upon reviews I have read and the Bold does get good reception. If the OP doesn't want a smartphone, Larry's suggestion of the Rumor Touch is as good as any from Sprint's current lineup of regular phones.

    Since the OP has an Instinct, they are already on Sprint's Everything plan, so upgrading to a smartphone wouldn't cause any increase in the cost of their plan unless they went with a 4G device, in which case they'd have to pay an extra $10/mo.
     

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