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Help me decide. Xperia (AT&T) or R2D2 (Verizon).

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Ok so I need to get a new phone and plan (if you know of one that's cheaper than either, let me know).

I've narrowed it down to two phones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or the Motorola R2D2.

The R2D2 will cost me ~$100 more out of pocket, the plan is ~$10/mo. more. But, it is Verizon, so I know that their network rocks and the data plan is unlimited.

The Xperia looks pretty sweet too, but AT&T's plan is cheaper and has rollover talk minutes (no rollover with Verizon). AT&T's data plan is limited to 2GB...is that enough?

Both have wifi so that's a plus.

So I'm stuck and can't decide. HELP!!!

PS: If you know of another plan/phone that's better, definitely let me know.
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I am personally biased with AT&T since I've had them for so long and they have yet to give me a problem or be a network issue for me.

Check out the area you live in with the maps they have online. Check to see where you most frequent in traveling/commuting etc as well.
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I also like AT&T as if you have 3G coverage by them there network owns Verizon in terms of speeds, however I don't recommend the Xperia at all, if I may ask why the Xperia?
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I also like AT&T as if you have 3G coverage by them there network owns Verizon in terms of speeds, however I don't recommend the Xperia at all, if I may ask why the Xperia?
Mainly because it's on promo. What would be a better phone to get?

Pro's/cons of iPhone and Droid? (I'm new to the smartphone market).
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If you want user customization, then Android. If you want locked down, iOS.
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ive had att for 4 years and their service is going down hill, id go with verison
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Well I said screw it and got the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S).

Thanks for the help guys.
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post #8 of 21
Did you get it from AT&T with contract? If so, you should have gotten the HTC Inspire 4G. Much better phone for around the same price. Even though I do have a Samsung Captivate on it's way to my house.
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Good choice. The captivate is almost the same price (or was) as the xperia and it performs better.
    
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post #10 of 21
try out amazonwireless for a good deal.

also, att has gone down the drain in service here.

cant even get a decent reception here at UCLA in dorms/apartments.

they have like 3 towers here and they cant do jack compared to verizon's one, yes, ONE, tower which gives everyone 5 bars EVERYWHERE.

bah. /rant

i got the inspire 4g. keep in mind, you arent getting 4g speeds...yet. even if the phone is saying you are.
    
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