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My mom's looking to upgrade her phone. She had an LG phone (Vu maybe?) and it finally died. She liked it alright. The then got an old used iPhone 3G as a hold over phone and hates it. It's got a broken screen and a busted mute switch (meaning it randomly mutes itself), so she won't be keeping that. Any ideas what she should get? I'm thinking either:


Both $20, anyone have anything good/bad to say about these? Other suggestions? Local stores have crap selection, so the purchase will probably be online.
    
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What about getting a T-Mobile smartphone and unlock it for AT&T? I did this to my old Motorola Cliq to avoid getting charged for data (no IMEI record of the phone) without settling for a non-Android OS.
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Even a crappy smartphone is going to cost a lot, especially off contract. She isn't all that interested in a smartphone anyway.
    
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She may like the Samsung Infuse 4G from AT&T, it's just a shade bit slower than the Samsung Galaxy S 2. It is faster than the iPhone 4 about even with the Motorola Atrix.

Found this site while doing research... http://www.smartphoneenvy.com/category/reviews/

If you plan on rooting it at all i think the Samsung will be the better choice since from what I have been hearing both here on OCN and reading throughout the web the Atrix is a ***** to root.

As for Data plans, I was just in at AT&T 2 days ago and again today (changing my corporate discount since I changed employers). The Rep there suggested I change my plan around which would save me some cash from the 1400m Family talk with Unlimited Data for BB, (if most calls are to other people with a cell phone) to 700m Family Talk, Messaging Unlimited for families, and the Data Unlimited. It would save me about $25/month bringing my total monthly with discount and taxes about $130/month for 2 phones.

Regardless I would suggest talk with a Rep to get you the best deal, get the numbers, then go home and work them over to check if it is a better deal or fits within budget. Only after then would I go change the plan.


EDIT
If the Samsung Galaxy S2 was out and available at the store tonight I would have finally put my BB Curve to the grave.
Edited by bratas - 5/24/11 at 5:39pm
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