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    Posted: 12 September 2006 at 9:36pm
Well, it's finally time,I've broken down, I have to get a cell phone. After years of claiming wildly that I'd never own one, and I would only have a landline with no answering machine.

And I am overwhelmed by the sexy.

But seriously, I have some particular needs in choosing a phone.
-I do not care about mp3 playback, that's what my Ipod is for.
-Games, web browsing, etc. Not important, because really, who wants to do that on a tiny, cramped keypad?
-Design is a big factor, I like my gadgets to be damn sexy! I also really enjoy slider style phones, and abhor most flip phones, bricks are ok.
-I will be using this phone in North America (Oregon to be exact), and on the Cingular netowork, to mesh with the rest of my family's plan.
-Cost, Well, not expensive.        The cheaper the better, within reason.

Though it seems to be out of my price range, I do enjoy the design of the K800i.
I dislike Razr's, but if worst comes to worst, Cingular is constantly having deals on them...

EDIT: there is currently a deal for a free Motorola L2 with activation + 2 years

Edited by BARREL BREAK - 12 September 2006 at 9:43pm
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Chocolate?  It's sort of a slider, and I think Cingular is the only company with them right now.
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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Chocolate?  It's sort of a slider, and I think Cingular is the only company with them right now.
That'd be Verizon.

Edit:It's such a pain in the ass to get ahold of somebody without a cell phone..


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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Chocolate? It's sort of a slider, and I think Cingular is the only company with them right now.


Verizon has the Chocolate. made by LG
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Yeah, I really like the [ad campaign] for the chocolate, it was very well done. the phone itself, The reviews are all the same - Meh.
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Razr?

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no dont go with the razr, they are VERY delicate.  i had a customer the other day walk in front on my register and drop it from waist height (she was rather short) and it broke in three.  i also personally know 3 people who have had one and it lasted no more then 7 months
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I have a RAZR, its not a bad phone. It works well for me and was very cheap. I have a case for it and it is pretty durable. All cell phones are fragile, just don't drop them.
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You can get a GSM version of the "Chocolate." It's called the KG800.
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Motorola L2
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Cingular 2125

The first one seems like a pretty simple phone. It has all the basic features and bluetooth. The second is more like a PDA/phone, but still cool.
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i got my L2 yesterday in the mail

it feels realy durable

the backplate is aluminum instead of plastic

and its pretty easy to use

get it

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I would just stick with whatever is free. The way phone technology is evolving these days getting a expensive fone is a waste cause in a month its outta date.

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Originally posted by Da Hui Da Hui wrote:

I would just stick with whatever is free. The way phone technology is evolving these days getting a expensive fone is a waste cause in a month its outta date.


Edited for spelling.

Ugh, well, the l2 is free with a plan, but the standard flip phones that they normally have as freebies disgust me.

Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/8801/0,7747,,00.html
Uber sexy, but $600+ ?

Originally posted by STOcocker STOcocker wrote:

Motorola L2orCingular 2125The first one seems like a pretty simple phone. It has all the basic features and bluetooth. The second is more like a PDA/phone, but still cool.
That second one is pretty cool looking, I shall look into it.
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Originally posted by Da Hui Da Hui wrote:

I would just stick with whatever is free. The way phone technology is evolving these days getting a expensive fone is a waste cause in a month its outta date.


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Ugh, well, the l2 is free with a plan, but the standard flip phones that they normally have as freebies disgust me.

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If you could deal with not liking the free phone for a year you could just upgrade it. Most carriers give you plentiful discounts on upgrading your phone, but your contract will be renewed.

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Motorla L2 can get it free from cingular! Thats what i did got ride my flip and went for that. Love it so much better..
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not to jack this thread or anything but does anybody have any software so i can put pics on my phone [motorola L2] through the cable?? becuz i have the cabe just noo software
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