Esprix (esprix) wrote,
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I hate shopping for cell phones

As I mentioned previously, my cute little Nokia 6590i phone died, likely beyond worthy of repairing (a new battery costs more than a brand new phone, after all). Having been cell-less for almost 4 days sucks (much of the communication between me and Q is text messages, and I miss that - A LOT). So this afternoon I popped over to the two Cingular kiosks to look over my options.

I'd really like to stick with Nokia - I'm already familiar with them, I've got the little chip in my current phone with all my phone numbers in it, I have accessories I can continue to use, etc. - but they don't carry my phone anymore, which sucks, 'cause it was cute with its little champagne color and the Mozart ringtone I bought for it and everything. {mope} So since that seems out of the question (although the Nokia website says Cingular stores still carry it), I looked at all my other choices, and I have quite a few - Motorola, Seimens, etc. And I must admit that I'd always figured if I needed to get a new phone I'd get a flip phone - which, of course, means Nokia doesn't make one yet. Bah.

The sales people (one pushy, one not) shoved a few phones under my nose, but I'm ambivalent. So, I'll let you guys give me some ideas:

Poll #311808 What kind of new cell phone should I buy?

Brand loyalty?

Stick with Nokia!
3(100.0%)
Ditch Nokia!
0(0.0%)

Sexy gadgets?

Get a flip phone!
2(66.7%)
Forget the flip phone!
1(33.3%)

Which phone?

Look harder to find a new Nokia 6590i
1(100.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
Other (answer next question)
0(0.0%)

here is the list of phones Cingular is currently offering up. Which one?

Sony Ericsson T226
0(0.0%)
Sony Ericsson T616 Camera Phone
0(0.0%)
Nokia 1100
0(0.0%)
Nokia 3300
0(0.0%)
Nokia 3595
0(0.0%)
Samsung X427
0(0.0%)
Nokia 6200
1(100.0%)
Sony Ericsson T637 Camera Phone
0(0.0%)
LG L1200 Camera Phone
0(0.0%)
Samsung P107 Camera Phone
0(0.0%)
Motorola V400 Camera Phone
0(0.0%)
BlackBerry 6280
0(0.0%)
Motorola V600 Camera Phone
0(0.0%)
BlackBerry 7280
0(0.0%)
Handspring Treo 600
0(0.0%)

Why should I buy the phone you're telling me to?

Give me your own recommendations and cell phone comments/stories (or leave a comment to this entry)

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