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Old 02-05-10, 07:48 PM
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looking for a good cell phone for texting

i need a good phone for texting and wanted to see if there is a good option for me.

a) do NOT want a pda (if possible)
b) want it to hold as many texts as possible
c) want it to thread the texts (organize by person so it reads like a conversation)
d) cheaper the better - (ie, dont want to spend 100s of dollars)
e) i am with at&t

any good options out there?
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Refurb iPhone? Is $49 for the cheapo one
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

thought of that but i really dont want to have to pay the $30 media usage fee because i wont be using any of the online features (internet, email, etc).
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

LG Neon - Free at ATT.com right now.

No 3G but since you will not be using the Interwebs, it doesn't matter.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

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LG Neon - Free at ATT.com right now.

No 3G but since you will not be using the Interwebs, it doesn't matter.
ill check it out.

thanks.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Something like the Samsung Eternity might work. That's what I have. Although to be honest, I don't use it for texting so I can't really comment on that. It's a touchscreen phone, but the typing isn't bad. The newer model is called the Solstice and can be had free with a contract from Amazon.

If you want real buttons for text that slide out, check out the Impression.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Something like the Samsung Eternity might work. That's what I have. Although to be honest, I don't use it for texting so I can't really comment on that. It's a touchscreen phone, but the typing isn't bad. The newer model is called the Solstice and can be had free with a contract from Amazon.

If you want real buttons for text that slide out, check out the Impression.
thanks.

anyone know if these phones organize the text messages by person?
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

The Neon I mentioned has the threaded text messaging feature.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

I know someone that bought a blackberry 8900 just for texting
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by emachine12 View Post
The Neon I mentioned has the threaded text messaging feature.
excellent. thanks.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
I know someone that bought a blackberry 8900 just for texting
are they forced to pay the $30 per month for internet/media?
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Not sure, it was on t-mo. Cheapest texting plans are on sprint or t-mo
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by atari2600 View Post
are they forced to pay the $30 per month for internet/media?
These days new Blackberrys and most Smartphones require a data plan from their carriers, at least if you're renewing through them.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

If you can get an iPhone really cheap on craiglist or ebay, you can always try to jailbreak it, and then you can disable everything and use it just for texting. I did that for my wife, I gave her my 2G iPhone and he only used wifi and texting. And I guess you can do the same with a BB or even a Sidekick.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

how easy/hard is it to jailbreak an iphone?
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

I have friends with a blackberry curve and no data (just unlimited texting) (on Verizon). They are also able to use the BB messanger w/o charge. They have had the phones for less than a year, but I don't know if you can still get them w/o data.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by atari2600 View Post
how easy/hard is it to jailbreak an iphone?
I'm sure we're not allowed to talk about it here but it is very easy.

Although if I were you I'd pick up a cheaper, new phone... one that has threaded SMS and a full keyboard (easy to find) and then if/when you want to do a full data plan you can buy the newest iPhone.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Not with iPhone os 3.1.3 on it
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
I did that for my wife, I gave her my 2G iPhone and he only used wifi and texting.
The truth comes out!
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
Not with iPhone os 3.1.3 on it
I'm running 3.1.2 and it was very easy for me. Took about 5 minutes.
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

3.1.3 apple fixed some security holes that the iPhone dev team used
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Re: looking for a good cell phone for texting

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
The truth comes out!
I'm in California remember?

Oh and at least he's the wife, if you know what I mean.

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Yeah, it was a typo.

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