But I still bought the BB Curve 300 bucks poorer
It's funny though, even before doing the credit check the guy told me that it won't accept you lol Anybody else here in the same boat?
Dec 22nd, 2010 9:20 pm
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Obviously I'm not comparing it to iPhone 4g. It's supposed to be a cheaper alternative to the iPhone 3g, I just find it lacks in all the areas the iPhone excels at. The capabilities of the phone for the price is good like you said though, so I guess that's where the trade-off came.Busybuyer888 wrote: ↑Who claimed the Nokia 5230 was comparable to an iPhone? How is a $98 phone going to compare favourably to one of the BEST smartphones around worth $600+?
It is a nice cellphone with basic smartphone features. It is very useable, but you cannot expect performance/functionality like a Galaxy S or iPhone.
I had really LOW expectations given its $98 price. I was pleasantly surprised by it's capabilities. It has a real voice turn-by-turn GPS navigation application. I have d/l Need for Speed onto it and played it a bit. We can send/receive emails. We can browse web sites. Voice quality is excellent, speaker phone is excellent.
I've been able to live with it as a cellphone, email reader, texting for the past week. Taken a few pictures, d/l my Outlook address book from the PC, connected to the bluetooth to my car deck, even able to transfer my address book to the car deck. Its turn-by-turn navigation got me through a horrible rush hour traffic jam by Pearson Airport last week. Checked stock prices via cnbc.com frequently. (Yes, it has some issues ... but pretty good value for $98.)
If we are coming from a good smartphone, we need to get a Galaxy S/Nexus S (or similar Android unit). We should treat the Nokia as an interim phone until we can source one of the great Android phones. (Then the Nokia becomes a backup/emergency phone.)
Dec 22nd, 2010 9:43 pm
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My fingers were cramping up from using the 5230 while entering contacts, which is probably why I'm hating it more than I should right now. I'm only going to be using it a short amount of time, so I should be able to tolerate it for a bit.gromitlad wrote: ↑If you don't care about the GPS you could maybe go exchange it for the $78 Samsung Gravity 2. It's a nice slider phone that seems like it would be great for texting, but it doesn't have the 5230's GPS functionality.
If I keep this Wind Plan I'm definitely going to upgrade to the Nexus S as soon as I can.
Dec 22nd, 2010 10:13 pm
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djino wrote: ↑WindTAB is only for new activations (as to be placed at the time of activation). And if in January if the Holiday Miracle plan is no longer offered, you won't be able to get the Tab on the plan (you'd have to choose a plan that's currently available at the time) and close off your current account.
hahahha, so much for my idea then
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This is good news. I'm hesitant to port my number over to Wind just yet because I had concerns about the coverage in Barrhaven and don't want to lose my current Rogers plan just quite yet. Curious, how far south did you go into Barrhaven? Did you go past Strandherd?theshowman wrote: ↑I get 3-5 bars on my Nokia 5230 (it is funny that my friend's 600 dollar Nexus gets only 0-1 bars) along with reasonable data speeds in Barrhaven. I almost did a full tour of the city (Ottawa/Barrhaven/Nepean/Kanata) and so far, everywhere the coverage has been great. I will soon do upload to the coveragamapper.com.
I was told that Barrhaven coverage was on the plans, but as far as I can tell, it is fully functional. I also tried mobilicity and my coverage was dismal (0-1).
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