partnerdanceonline.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 23, 2014, 08:43:26 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
A lot of people are visiting Smiley Smiley
Undecided Undecided but not many are posting....
please say hi Cheesy
116187 Posts in 1853 Topics by 221 Members
Latest Member: cleverpete
* Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
+  partnerdanceonline.com
|-+  Whats on your mind?
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  Computer Tech stuff (Moderators: cornutt, ZPomeroy)
| | | |-+  help me buy a cell phone/PDA
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 Print
Author Topic: help me buy a cell phone/PDA  (Read 5967 times)
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 34896


ee


« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009, 04:48:36 AM »

it seems something may be wrong with the laws when competition does not drive down price...
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
Medira
Administrator
Open Bronze
*****
Posts: 957


Photo thanks to http://www.marcialeeder.com


WWW
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2009, 10:13:18 AM »

it seems something may be wrong with the laws when competition does not drive down price...
The thing is though, there really isn't any competition.  You have Bell and Rogers and that's it.
Logged

People can be divided into three classes: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what has happened - Warren Miller's "Off The Grid"
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 34896


ee


« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2009, 10:39:21 AM »

yes, and who knows what goes on in their board rooms.
in the states there are laws against collusion - are there in canada?
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
LucyDiamond
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 530


New Jersey


WWW
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 12:32:22 PM »

yes, and who knows what goes on in their board rooms.
in the states there are laws against collusion - are there in canada?
Ahh, but Corporate America is always looking for ways around the laws. I'll bet it's no different with Corporate Canada.
Logged

"I believe that we are never more truly and profoundly human than when we dance” - José Limón
-------------------------------------
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." ~Anonymous
standarddancer
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 590



WWW
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2009, 11:30:42 PM »

I have Blackberry curve and very satisfied with it. text messaging is good, but to open an internet browser link is slow. some of my friends have iphone, it's much faster to open browser on iphone but if you have nails, it's touch to use touch screen to email or text, that's the only drawback for iphone.
Logged

Selling my amazingly beautiful dresses! NEW ADDITIONS!!!
http://public.fotki.com/standart/ballgown-for-sale/
Blue Tango
Bronze
*
Posts: 356



« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2009, 07:58:39 PM »

I have a Storm and I'm on Telus.  Telus is not bad as a provider but not quite as fast as Rogers.  I would have bought an iPhone but I hate Rogers so that was out for me.  I've had the Storm for half a year and it's still reliable, but I might need to get it flashed soon.  This would not likely be an issue for you since I was hot to get them off the press... I think the newest software is more reliable.  I love the fact that I can use my Outlook on my desktop and synch with the phone right out of the box.  I did a lot of asking around (I am in the gov so there's tons of crackberries around) and people say that once you get used to the tactile feel of actual buttons a touch screen is no fun, but I was a newbie so I didn't have that preconception.  It's starting to get some good apps so that iPhone feature isn't as telling, but if you just want the phone for hello and text then that's not an issue.  Sound quality is pretty good, I think better than Apple as a phone but not perfect.  iPhone users used to their touch screen get a bit freaked out with the click touch screen.  I haven't picked up the Storm and found it accidentally doing something I didn't want it to but that could be because RIM cases have a feature that automatically puts the phone in a kind of sleep mode.  I have full internet capability, and the Telus deal is better than Rogers.  Problem with having a smart phone is that I have everything in it;  losing the phone would be horrible.  On the other hand the synch feature means that I have most of the info on the desktop.
Logged
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 34896


ee


« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2009, 08:17:24 PM »

wow, quite an account - thanks.  still have not taken the plunge - there is a new one out that has a screen and keyboard as long as the phone - since most of what I will do is phone and internet it is worth taking a look at...

actually finding it hard to keep up!
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
emeralddancer
Intermediate Gold
**
Posts: 2978

Nottingham, MD (by way of NJ)


« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2009, 11:04:52 AM »

I love my Samsung Blackjack.

i loved mine til it was stolen. I now have a samsung rant. love it. but recommend the black berry
Logged

It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers.~Marcia Haydee
emeralddancer
Intermediate Gold
**
Posts: 2978

Nottingham, MD (by way of NJ)


« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2009, 11:06:52 AM »

my rant is great. look it up. it has a slide key board. internet connection is not bad. sound is great. it has the bells and whistles. just do a search. comes with memory card etc ....love it. but miss my black jack bad.
Logged

It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers.~Marcia Haydee
mummsie
Bronze
*
Posts: 317



« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2009, 11:15:04 PM »

just read this thread - I am the person who buys all the mobile phones for the University I work for.  For ease I recommend the Iphone although it is a little larger.  My work mobile is an Iphone, my personal phone is a Samsung F480 I think is the model.  Slightly smaller than the Iphone but is just as easy to use and quite a bit cheaper.  Depends if your phone company has them for the plan you want.  If you want a good 'normal' phone with a qwerty keyboard the Nokia E75 is beautiful.  Not too large and has a nice feel.  We don't buy blackberrys as they won't synch in with our University Mail program (Lotus).  Out of all the phones I buy for people and that is a lot, the least problems I have are with the Iphones.  - mummsie
Logged
Ginger
Bronze
*
Posts: 497

I see what you did there.


« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2009, 12:08:43 AM »

I'm a text and email fiend, so whatever I get has to be amenable to that. I WANTED an iPhone, but I didn't like that it's memory wasn't expandable/upgradable, and I didn't like that all of it's parts and software had to be 'iSpecific'. I like the Blackberry Storm because it's a lot LIKE an iPhone, but has all the features I wanted.

Damned if I can find an affordable one though.
Logged
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 34896


ee


« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2009, 05:07:30 AM »

Tongue:D
Some people don't like the touch screens because you have to look at them to use them - once you get proficient you can type on a real key board while doing something else Wink
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
emeralddancer
Intermediate Gold
**
Posts: 2978

Nottingham, MD (by way of NJ)


« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2009, 10:07:06 AM »

btw the blackberry storm is across almost all providers.

I was with at&t (now sprint - just so much more cheaper for the same service I had with at&t ie: like 1/2)

Anyway ...blackberry storm is thru at&t, verizon, sprint, etc ...

I agree with unlocked phones. (though can be difficult to get.)

I love the iphone ... but was a bit disturbed with the consistent recharge in order to talk, text, browse web etc ...

really though if you want to just talk and text ... many of the phones out there are great for it.

so unless you want more capabilities no real sense in iphone or blackberries.

Logged

It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers.~Marcia Haydee
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 34896


ee


« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2009, 06:45:55 PM »

but how many BBRY users would go back to a regular phone Wink
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
Ginger
Bronze
*
Posts: 497

I see what you did there.


« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2009, 03:39:10 AM »

A bug DaddyJ's iPhone has is that it won't receive calls. No ring, no notification, nothing. He can talk/text/anything else from it though!
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!