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post #1 of 47
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Really appriciate all the help everyone has given, looking for some insight into the best way to upgrade my cellphone/plan. I'm hesitant to go to the dealer with no idea, especially since their selection of phones might be horrid.

Has anyone gone through newegg to do a upgraded cell phone plan???

http://www.cellstores.com/mobile/at&...ame=AT-T-Deals
Edited by [\/]Paris - 1/2/11 at 6:43pm
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Number 1 thing about my Droid Eris= Root Access. Since its rooted I can: make my phone a wireless hotspot (for no extra monthly charge), wired tethering, custom roms of every new every android version, and overclocking (woot!).
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I use my smartphone for looking up prices of products at other stores since you can scan barcodes and search for the cheapest prices. If I make a purchase online but find the same product in the store, I can go on my phone and just cancel the order online right in the store and then buy the cheaper version in store. I also have my phone rooted and it has wireless tethering built in so if I'm not in a place with wifi, I can just turn that on and not have to worry about trying to find internet (only really works if you have an unlimited plan, as I do through T-Mobile). It also has a lot of cool things that it can do if you are caught waiting in a long line or something as well.
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love the camera on mine,and capacity (nokia N97)though im well overdue for an update as i have had this for nearly 2 years
EDIT
the built in satnav has got me out of trouble quite a few times too!
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post #5 of 47
Most useful part of it? Email access.

Close second: Google Maps/Directions built-in

Frankly they are making people even lazier, and I sometime regret owning one. But it's the way everything is going at this point, and now it's hard to imagine not having this access in the future.
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My phone's not really a smart phone per say (LG Rumor Touch on Virgin Mobile), but I can access and browse the internet, watch youtube videos, email, google maps/basic gps and I only pay $25/mo. More than enough for my light usage and at a fantastic price.
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Google maps + widgets that allow me to see messages/emails from my home screen and quick reply to them. Bluetooth is a plus as well.
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Originally Posted by technodanvan View Post
Most useful part of it? Email access.

Close second: Google Maps/Directions built-in

Frankly they are making people even lazier, and I sometime regret owning one. But it's the way everything is going at this point, and now it's hard to imagine not having this access in the future.
I wouldn't say that smartphones are making people lazier. For me I feel like I am more productive because I'm able to keep up with things that I know are important to me and make sure that I am up-to-date on all of my tasks. That's just the way that I work however; I know most people don't use their phones the way that I do.
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post #9 of 47
I love the apps on my iphone.

I basically use it as a phone/portable games

Plus the social apps are pretty cool
post #10 of 47
It may sound corny but one of the most important things for me is instant access to google. There are always times where I want to know something and I just reach in my pocket and pull my phone out and google it.

Other than that, Gmail, GoogleMaps, music, multiple chat clients, and sometimes I even make a call or two.

I my Evo 4G

There are times I wish I didn't have a smartphone. It usually happens when I pay my bill every month.
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