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Phone for gf

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Vic Winters, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters New Member

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    After my recent run in with eBay, I now know better about making sure the phone works on the correct frequency for your provider. So now that I know what bands it has to have, I need to pick out a decent phone. Since its Christmas, I figured this would be the best time to get my girlfriend a new phone since her's is always cutting out and disconnecting. It was one of those free LG's you get when you sign a new contract. Anyways, I've been looking around and was curious about these phones:

    Motorolla v220
    Motorolla v400
    Motorolla v600
    NEC 535
    Samsung SGH-X495

    A wide range, I know. I'm looking for performance/reliability first, features a distant second. The calling area is anywhere between Erie, PA and Western NY. Any help is always appreciated.
     
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    The Motorola V400 would be a great value, but the V600 is a nicer phone. The v600's have been pretty pricey (IMHO). I'm assuming her carrier is Cingular (or maybe T-Mobile?) you should pick up a Razr V3 for $99 from Cingular. Its a nice, durable phone with lots of features at a fantastic price. Functionally it is very similar to the V600.

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    I've never seen a V3 for that cheap. Unless you sign up for the 2 year service agreement with Cingular.
     
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    That's why I said $99 from cingular. Wal-Mart has them for $68 with Cingular service.
     
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    She already has Cingular service. Her 2 year aagreement isn't up until sometime next year. She just needs a new phone since her LG has been giving her a hard time with reception, dropping calls and various other problems.

    I checked out Phone Scoop, and got these rankings.

    x-497 (3.5/5)
    v400 (3.46/5)
    v600 (3.34/5)
    535m (N/A) - Not yet released--????

    Then I tried cNet, and got these.

    x495 - (6.6/10 Editor) (7/10 User)
    v400 - (7.6/10 Editor) (6.8/10 User)
    v600 - (7.6/10 Editor) (5.7/10 User)
    535m - (7.3/10 Editor) (7.9/10 User)

    Does anyone know about the 535m? Besides being on the larger size, it seems to be a pretty decent phone.

    Like I stated earlier, my main focus is a phone that will get good reception, and not drop calls all the time.
     
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    Ok, I wasn't aware she was not eligible for an upgrade.
     
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    I've narrowed it down to the v600, the x495 and the 535m. The 535m and x495 are new in box, while the v600 has been slightly used. Any input?
     
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    The v600 would be a fun phone for your g/f, being that you can change the color of the faceplate and battery cover to something she likes...
     
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    I'd pick the V600 as well from those choices.
     
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