For those thinking about an iPhone.....
When the 3G model first came out in July(ish) last year, you had to sign up to an 18month contract. Those are ending any time now (mine is about to go) and a lot of users will go with the "stay with us and get a free upgrade to the 3GS model" deal (me included). i.e. There are going to be a fair few going on eBay over the next few months. Might be worth looking at?
I've had a further thought about munk's request to post the thread here, instead of on MSE.
Disadvantage - far fewer visitors to this site.
Advantages - more experienced contributors, more serious MBers, heavier users of phones for MBing.
Hmm. How would it be if I replicated the thread here, to save people having to click through? I could keep the database up to date with contributions from both places, if people found that useful.
Thought I'd ask, because as a humble relatively new member I thought it was a bit cheeky just to start a new thread!
No don't worry about it now, there's no need to cross post, just keep it in one place or the other, thanks anyway.
Originally Posted by cornoinglese
One of the main advantages of posting it somewhere like here is that we have a smaller but more close knit community and there tends to be less ... ... over here.
I keep on changing my mind! However, I'm as close as I have been to making a decision & my current fave (unexpectedly) is the Nokia 5800, £200 on PAYG from Three:
- Not sure how it works with bookies but all Nokias seem to work well & I strongly expect this to be fine (would like to confirm that though). Web browsing is apparently excellent. Supports Java. Supports Flash.
- Built-in A-GPS (important to me) plus free Nokia maps. This is a good feature on a £200 phone.
- Wifi (surprisingly not on all phones in this price bracket).
- Excellent for music & has a 3.5mm headphone socket (not present on some phones that cost much more....)
- Respectable camera (3.2MB with dual LED flash). Much better than the iPhone. Video recording too, unlike all but the more recent iPhones.
- Battery life excellent, unlike some of the top-of-the-range smartphones.
- Provided with stylus that slots invisibly down the side of the phone. Unbelievably this is not the case even with some top-of-the range smartphones, which expect you to carry the stylus separately or dangle it via a little looped thread (ugh).
The Three PAYG offering suits me down to the ground too: topup £10 every 3 months & you get 150MB of download plus free calls to any other 3 phone. I don't usually call or txt often so I like that setup (esp since my g/f will probably transfer onto Three too).
Personally I also like the look of this phone, smaller & neater than some of the latest smartphones. It ticks every box I care about so this is probably gonna be my choice.
Edit: One more tick in the box for the 5800: apparently it supports tethering. The iPhone can do this from a technical perspective, however there's a heinously expensive additional monthly fee for that privilege.
G/F is buying me one of these for my birthday & it's already been ordered
Will report back here on how it is, am well looking forward to it.
Mobile Phone Advice
I know it has been disscussed somewhere before on this forum but can anyone reccommend a mobile phone mainly for MBing.
Has anyone got any thoughts on a good one to get as I only have an old PAYG orange one at the moment.
Is it better to stay on PAYG or go onto a contract or are there some good cashback deals at the moment.
I've merged your thread with this one, hopefully you'll find some useful info above.
got a hd2 and have used coral, will hill, laddies & bf fine.
Anyone tried the new googlephone, available now on Voda, yet? I am considering this......
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