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Alright, I lost my cell phone the other day and I see that I'm eligible for a discounted upgrade with AT&T. I was just going to pick up a $20 go-phone, but I see that some of the discounts bring the final cost of some very nice phones to $0.

I know nothing about phones, I have a basic talk and text plan, and have no interest in a data plan until I start my new job in January. I'm almost always around a wireless network, though, so no real point in a data plan for me. Here are the phones I'm elegible for for very cheap ($20 or less out of pocket):

1. HTC Inspire 4G (Refurb) - $19.99

2. Samsung Captivate (Refurb) - $0.01

3. iPhone 3GS - 8GB Black - $0.00

Which should I pick?
    
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I'm going to recommend the HTC Inspire 4G... or 3GS if you want access to more indie phone games.
 
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HTC Inspire 4G i have one of them, and i like it. havt used the other sso can't comment on them.

also all ATT smartphones require atleats the $15 data plan (200mb month)
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The captivate is nice, I have one and it's quite good. The Inspire is better. The 3GS is a pass. However, wait a few days. The iPhone 4 8Gb goes on sale for the same price as the current iPhone 3GS 8gb in a few days, unless they've already dropped the price. I can't tell, because apple seems to have taken the iPhone 4 off their website...

Is the 3GS $100 without your discounts? If it is, than I would assume the discounts apply to the iPhone 4 on the 14th. Then you have a good choice between that and the Inspire.
    
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The 3GS is a pass. However, wait a few days. The iPhone 4 8Gb goes on sale for the same price as the current iPhone 3GS 8gb in a few days, unless they've already dropped the price. I can't tell, because apple seems to have taken the iPhone 4 off their website...

Is the 3GS $100 without your discounts? If it is, than I would assume the discounts apply to the iPhone 4 on the 14th. Then you have a good choice between that and the Inspire.
The iPhone 3GS 8GB is free now. They changed pricing immediately after the Let's Talk event on October 4.
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The HTC Inspire seems to be much faster than the Samsung, but I've noticed lots of complaints about battery life with the HTC Inspire.
    
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post #7 of 8
Take it from me. I see people come back all the time with the inspire for some problem or other. Get a different phone. The infuse or atrix are both good choices. The galaxy II would be the best though.

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Just got back from AT&T. The salesman there talked me into an Atrix 4G for $99. I completely took his word for it, so I'm happy to see it recommended here.

I'm a computer guy, definitely not a phone guy - but I definitely liked the size compared to the HTC and I figured you can't go wrong with a dual core processor.
Edited by cmeeks - 10/9/11 at 2:20pm
    
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