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As title says, I smashed my phone a few days ago and it was just some crappy phone I've had for 2+ years and I've been using it until whenever. Now I'm at the point of needing a new phone, and looking for a smartphone.

I'm open to any carrier and any phone recommendations, would just like reasons why on both things. I'm a fan of Sprints unlimited everything plan because idk how my usage will go once I have a smartphone but then again if a better phone is out there for different carriers or I don't really have to worry about going over then I'm all ears.

I'll be using it for some work related things, email and ability to check on work tickets but for the most part it is just for me to use and enjoy.

I don't care if the phone is 4g capable or not, I'm not in a 4g area unless I went down to Chicago and I won't be getting a phone just for that random once a year trip plus I believe you have to pay extra just to have the capability.

I like the Android phones, I've played on my buddies Evo and my gf's Optimus (which was alright) and honestly I've never wanted to own an Apple product so if I can stay away from the iPhone 4...but if it is the best phone out there then I'm in.
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Personally you should really decide on a carrier first, phone second. So depending on where you live and how much you're willing to pay for the service will really determine your phone options. Without doing so you might have a fantastic phone, but poor cell signal where you are.
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I've had multiple carriers before, but this was all years ago when I had Verizon or AT&T so I'm going to think they've improved. My friends with Sprint never have complained about their service other than basement reception which isn't a deal breaker for me. Our US Cellular service (what I currently am on) is great for phone calls but I've heard for data they weren't a top competitor. TBH I don't care much about reception as I don't make calls so I'm not worried about getting calls dropped, I just text so I'm not too concerned if I can't send a text message out the second I get one if for whatever reason reception was bad for an instant.

Right now I have my eyes on the Galaxy SII Epic, wondering if anyone has opinions on this phone?
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I really wanted to get the Google Nexus whatever it is being called but idk when the heck this thing will finally release and I don't really want to be without a phone for weeks
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I have an iphone and a droid tablet. iOS 5 is more stable with more apps. It is way more limited but what it does do it does flawlessly. Android does more things flash, better website compatibility but it does nothing perfectly.

If I had to do it again I would get an android phone but more out of principle.

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