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I want to hear some opinions on good phones. Im trying to look for a phone 110 and under, without having to get one of those data plans. But Mainly I want to know your guy's opinions on what are good phones for ATT.

1: Under 110
2: No Data plans

Of course this is with a 2 year contract.

Thanks.
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The thing is, any smartphone on att will set you back at least $15 a month. You would just be able to get 'quick messaging' phones.

Of the offered on att, I would go with a samsung or lg phone.
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Seeing you're looking into AT&T, and considering a 2 year contract: I'd recommend getting something with a data plan... There's really no other way to get a smartphone. If you don't get a required data plan then you'll be stuck with a fake Smartphone - one that thinks and advertises itself as "smart" but instead it's probably running on some proprietary OS with little to no functionality as that of an actual Smartphone.

My wife & I made that mistake over two years ago with the Samsung Impression from AT&T. The phones both died 6 months and 1 year after in our possession.

I now own the Motorola Atrix 4G a true Smartphone, and she owns the Blackberry 9800 Torch (Red) which is also a true Smartphone. I love my Atrix, I want to make babies with it - and she likes her Blackberry too (she better just want more of MY babies...)

I'm just speaking out of personal experience, best of luck
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As far as actual smartphones that I would recommend, in order from Most Preferred to Least Preferred.

$99.99 - Motorola Atrix 4G w/ AndroidOS
$99.99 - HTC Inspire 4G w/ AndroidOS
$0.01 - Motorola Flipside w/ AndroidOS (This phone has a slide out Qwerty Keyboard)
$49.99 - Motorola Atrix 4G Refurb w/ AndroidOS
$99.99 - Apple iPhone 4 16gb Refurb w/ Apple iOS

I would have put the Atrix Refurb higher... But I look at this in other people's eyes not my own and see that Refurbished items may not be the most attractive and they probably want something brand new.
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No Data plans
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ATT
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Basically impossible, unless you buy your own unlocked smartphone, which will set you back at least double or triple the amount you want to spend.
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Basically impossible, unless you buy your own unlocked smartphone, which will set you back at least double or triple the amount you want to spend.
I realized that after looking at all the smartphones. I figured a few shouldnt have to require data plans, but they do.
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What's more important to you: Productivity on the phone itself, or the plan associated with it?

If productivity, please let us know what you'd like to be able to do on the phone and I'm sure myself and others of OCN can help to point you in the right direction.

And finally, do you have to go with AT&T?
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What's more important to you: Productivity on the phone itself, or the plan associated with it?

If productivity, please let us know what you'd like to be able to do on the phone and I'm sure myself and others of OCN can help to point you in the right direction.

And finally, do you have to go with AT&T?
Productivity, Basicly I want to use the ACTUAL PHONE. I only talk and text, Mainly talk for I dont text all to much. That is all I would do with the plan, The rest would be games I download using my Home wireless, Music, and videos.

And yes I dont control what Service provider I use, Im only 15. My dad controls what Service provider I use and he's always busy with work so talking to him or asking him to do this and that is out of the question.

I've come up with a decision just to forget about it and get a cheap phone. Thanks for your answers anyway.
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I want to hear some opinions on good phones. Im trying to look for a phone 110 and under, without having to get one of those data plans. But Mainly I want to know your guy's opinions on what are good phones for ATT.

1: Under 110
2: No Data plans

Of course this is with a 2 year contract.

Thanks.
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HTC Desire, and a dataplan is EXTREMELY recommended.
    
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