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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    cell phone buying... help!

    Well, I've got +/- 200$ to spend on a cell phone, but I'm not sure exactly what to get, or what provider to go with.

    I know it's weird cause I'm in Toronto, Canada, and most people here aren't but if anyone has any advice on what phones are good and what aren't I'd much appreciate it

    I'm looking @ this one: http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/serie...,4511,,00.html

    With a NiHi battery, leather case, hands free set, charger, travel charger and face plate... Total cost is 300$...

    Any tips/advice?
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    SitePoint Wizard Ian Glass's Avatar
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    $300 for a cell phone! Those must me in Canadian peso...uh...dollars, right? :-p

    Nice looking phone, though. :-)

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    Nokia, always buy Nokia!

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    I like silver electronics, that's a nice one Jer. This Sanyo is REALLY nice and it's going for a good price at Future Shop. I think you might ditch the Nokia when you see it's mega coolness.
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    I think that the 3300 Series is really cool. I can't seem to find any prices...
    Last edited by Adam P.; Dec 16, 2001 at 17:36.
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    You're right swimm! Gotta' love it when companies hide the prices of products until you've gone through and spent a significant amount of time playing around with what you want. Bleh. It's especially satisfying when you've spent 20 minutes customizing only to realize the price is over your limit.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Bought a Motorola 120c Really really good deal
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    There can be only one:

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    Not a post-script error?!! guysmy's Avatar
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    Killer, lemme guess...$1,000??

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Well, I got my phone, really light weight, 3 months unlimited local calling anytime, belt clip, handsfree, charger, voice mail, call display, voice-activated dialing, voice memo, etc.

    For 200$.
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    Originally posted by Nicky
    Nokia, always buy Nokia!
    Of course, when you have a brain tumour from their products you'll wish you hadn't...

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    mmmm... I've got a nokia 3310

    it's very nice, and has snake (a game) to play when i'm bored

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    Originally posted by Saltire


    Of course, when you have a brain tumour from their products you'll wish you hadn't...
    Hey! That's a rumor, no need to spread it.

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    I hate pitching products but...

    I just designed a site for a company that sells a cell phone wireless car kit.

    The url is http://www.miracleeraser.com/audiocall/

    Might want to check it out. It works well with my phone. You just have to watch out when your sterio volumn is turned all the way up. Sounds like God himself is talking to you.


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    I love my nokia 8210 - just like me it's slim and blue
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    Originally posted by TheOriginalH
    There can be only one:
    Then this must be the one:
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    I don't own a cell phone.
    I don't want to own a cell phone.
    (Too many people waste my time as it is!)
    I didn't know you still had to pay for them.
    I thought they were free...

    When you upgrade your cell phone, please consider donating your old cell phone to your local Women's Shelter. Here in the States at least, you don't have to have cell service to dial 911. Many women who have decided they don't deserve to be abused have benefited from carrying donated cell phones.

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    Great advice, Herbster! Leaving an abuser is very difficult and very dangerous for a battered spouse/significant other. Having a way to contact the police helps make that danger a little more manageable.

    You also don't need cell service to call *HP and a few other numbers in the US.

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    Yupp, the cute lil Motorolas are great. All the women will love you ;-)

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    1. I do
    2. I do
    (don't they all?)
    4. You can get free ones, if you do the math on a monthly service plan I got mine for free
    5. See above

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    The short answer is yes... Herbster's Avatar
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    Jeremy -

    Even though you started the thread, it wasn't my intention to single you out.
    It was/is an open suggestion.

    FWIW, if it meant money in my pocket, I'd armour myself in the damn things!

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    jerey, the phone you suggested has been out here for atleast 3 years (america is way behind in mobile phones for some reason) a better phone is the http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/serie...,4527,,00.html
    or the
    http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/serie...,4527,,00.html
    really gets me as to why nokia change the number of the phone for the US, ie:3390 = 3310, 8210 = 8290 its stupid!! if you can find one of these then get that... mind you tho all these are probably a little out of the $200 price range you set out...

    the 61 whatever that you mentioned is a good phone, i had one when they first came out here, only real complaint is the slightly faulty screens wich is inherint of most older nokia mobiles..


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