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i think my cell phone is starting to give up the ghost. once in awhile i'll pick it up and discover it completely silent. calls have come in but apparently it was on lunch break and did not want to bother me with such trivial matters. keypad suffers the same fate. tried calling voicemail as a test: no sound from the receiver, either. it's a quick fix; turn it off, turn it on, all is well and away we go. but that's getting old quickly. no one told me i'd have to be restarting my phone just like my crappy old gateway.
and i suppose this should tell me to go with a new brand, but... this one just looks so pretty. shiny.
we'll see what i actually end up with, and when. anyone have recommendations -- good, bad or otherwise -- on cell phone brands/models using sprint pcs service?
Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 12:43PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments7 Comments

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I don't have Sprint. I have Cingular (bastards). So I don't know what models/brands are available for Sprint. But I would say to stay away from Motorola.

I had little piece of crap Nokias for years, and they never gave me one bit of problem. Then I *upgraded* to a Motorola camera phone. No battery life to speak of. The screen does this funky thing where the light flickers. Not particularly thrilled with the functionality. Then I lost my first Motorola (first cell I've lost ever in like five years of having them, which is REALLY good for me). So I got it replaced. Well, I've had the replacement for three frickin months, and Friday night it decided to die and now it won't turn back on. And it's not the battery or the charger. It's the phone and there's nothing they can do.

So now I have to go to Cingular (bastards) on my lunch break and pony up for a new phone. And I will be telling them: "NO MOTOROLAS!"
Mar 13, 2006 at 09:40AM | Unregistered Commentermeegs
I have Sprint and I like my LG (yeah, a model number on the outside would be nice) blue slideing-keypad phone. The camera sucks, but I gather you don't care about that and neither do I. But it's lots of fun to slide the keypad up and down.

However, if I bought a new phone, I'd get the crazy cool model Bruce has with the digital video camera, still camera and streaming video downloads built in. I think it's one of the "Power Vision" phones, but I'm not sure which one. Of course, then you end up paying out the nose for Vision to use all of those cool things that you'll probably only use for a week. But hey, this is America darn it! We fought hard for our freedom to pay out the nose for a cell phone that will replace our cameras, televisions, dvds players, laptops, sofas and espresso machines.
Mar 13, 2006 at 09:44AM | Unregistered Commenterjared
I use a 8 year old Samsung (I'm Sprint too). No bells or whistles, but it has been a great phone and I've never had any problems with it. Flip phones are too thick for my taste. I will be watching these responses as, alas, I too might need to step into the new world...
Mar 13, 2006 at 11:54AM | Unregistered Commenterblogging paul
yeah, i can't bring myself to actually pay for the vision stuff so basically i have a really cool screen saver creator. woohoo. *yawn* and i haven't seen bruce's phone, but my god. really, why must we have all this stuff? land of the free! home of the dumb!

paul, i had thought yours was a samsung. that makes me feel better, but then again, i've had two samsungs and i've only been in the wireless world for three and a half years. hmmm. maybe third time will be a charm?
Mar 13, 2006 at 12:31PM | Registered Commentermdog
I used to have a Samsung too. It never died; I just got bored with it. I had a Motorola once and it had all kinds of problems.
Mar 13, 2006 at 01:24PM | Unregistered Commenterjared
perhaps someone should warn digi, as motorola's not exactly getting rave reviews around here. although i may be mistaken. he may have gotten an lg.
Mar 13, 2006 at 01:40PM | Registered Commentermdog
have the phone you have pictured. perhaps it needs a software update but it likes to periodically freeze up or shut off on its own. sometimes it too does not like to ring and i have had to tell all my friends to leave me voicemails always in case their missed call does not show up. i do like that there is no antenna though. my friend has the red LG flip without the antenna. she loves it. i like her phone better. just my two cents :)
Mar 14, 2006 at 04:21PM | Unregistered Commenteramanda

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