Getting A New Cell Phone - Need Input!

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    I am getting a new cell phone - the 2-year contract with Verizon is up, and it's time to go again.

    I had wanted to get an iPhone, but that would mean switching to AT&T, and I'm not sure I want to do that. I hear the iPhone drops calls and also that their calling area is not as large as Verizon's. A pal of mine has the Droid and was demonstrating it. Apparently, it does everything the iPhone does - just has a slightly different appearance.

    I would appreciate comments from folks who have either the iPhone or the Droid. What are the good points about these new phones?

    More importantly, what are the negative points? Those are what I really want to hear about.
     
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    I think you can jail break the iPhone and get Verizon...But don't quote me on that.

    In any case, I only get a lower-end phone and only use it for voice and the occasional inbound text message, so I'm totally useless in recommending any of the tricorder models.
     
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    The Evo is better than the iPhone. Larger screen, better resolution on both cameras, and works on the new 4G network. The only reason to buy an iPhone is if you want to make Steve Jobs richer and really enjoy having him control your entire mobile experience.

    You can buy a new iPhone and jailbreak it, but you would have to pay the early termination fees to AT&T in addition to the extra cost of the iPhone.
     
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    Getting A New Cell Phone - Need Input!

    You forgot to add 'Stephanie' on the end.
    Upgrading you onboard communications there Johnny 5?
     
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    I was looking at the Driod the other day... I like em.

    Just say no to the iphone. I've heard its a POS

     
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    Before you switch providers consider coverage. A cool phone is not worth crap if it does not perform right.

    and yes ATT covers America, but not all of it is G3 or better.
    And iPhone has reception issues or so MR apple says.
     
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    find a kid...17ish should work...ask that kid....

    they know the in and outs of cell phones
     
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    Think like a lawyer George. The iphones keep all data even if you think you have deleted it. ;)
     
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    I forgot about that.

    iPhones track everything and store it all. Anyone who gets their hands on one can read all your text messages, emails, and see everything you ever do online. I see no reason any sane person would use one, especially a lawyer.

    Cops love iPhone data trail :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State
     
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    EVO on Sprint. I'm using it to post this. It's a hoot. Too fucking sensitive, but it will do anything...has a camcorder...a shitload of free apps...a lithium (no memory) battery...sync with any number of email accounts...GPS...maps...

    You won't regret it.
     

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