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post #11 of 21
Why not just buy a cheap flip phone and get an iPod touch if you never go outside and only use wireless?
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Why not just buy a cheap flip phone and get an iPod touch if you never go outside and only use wireless?

Or you could spend around the same amount and small 7" tablet. Either way would work well.
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I was completely against data plans then all of the decent phones on Verizon required them.. I am not saying that I couldn't live without it but it is defiantly good for browsing Facebook OCN and other stuff when you are bored, also really convenient when you need to google a telephone number on the road or an address.
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it is defiantly good for browsing Facebook OCN and other stuff when you are bored

Especially now that OCN has the mobile version of the site!!
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I know that Denmark has a slightly different relationship with our service providers, but it's pretty much unthinkable not to have data by now.
I went to the Czech Republic last week and I was almost handicapped without a data connection. Looking up addresses, finding currency exchange rates, translating, checking Facebook, reading my mail, comparing Czech prices to Danish prices, all were impossible once we left the safe haven of our WiFi connection in the apartment we had. My Windows Phone also has Transit that can help you navigate to other places using public transport. The thing would've been a godsend had I actually had an internet connection. It's really efficient, I often use it at home.
Thank god for offline navigation, downloading the maps before the trip was the smartest decision I made.

In short, yes.
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post #16 of 21
I am on Virgin Mobile and it's only $35/month for 300 minutes and unlimited data. Watching YouTube vids etc is pretty slow, but its doable and definitely worth it to have.
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What if I am looking for a phone for someone who isn't good with technology like my mom. I do like Android and want her a full fledge control on customization and ton of apps but at the same time I afraid she'll get lost. If I choose Windows, I feel kind of bad for her to have a limited resources. Not saying it is bad just quite limited.
Is Android better or Windows?
I can't choose iOS because T-Mobile doesn't support it.
     
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What if I am looking for a phone for someone who isn't good with technology like my mom. I do like Android and want her a full fledge control on customization and ton of apps but at the same time I afraid she'll get lost. If I choose Windows, I feel kind of bad for her to have a limited resources. Not saying it is bad just quite limited.
Is Android better or Windows?
I can't choose iOS because T-Mobile doesn't support it.

Does she have any friends or colleagues with smartphones? Best thing would be to get her something similar to what the people around her use.
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Does she have any friends or colleagues with smartphones? Best thing would be to get her something similar to what the people around her use.

They do, but it is probably either android or iOS.
I forgot to mention she mostly play games, call and watch videos.
     
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Any phone will do. Phones are as complex as you make them. Most people only have issues when switching to a different OS.
There will be a learning curve but Android, Win, and iOS are intuitive. The basic use-ability can be learned quickly.


Android only becomes complex when you start running custom Roms on it.

The suggestion to pick a phone that others are using is a good one, as any questions will be quickly answered.
Phones are more visual learning than anything else.
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