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I'm looking at a new Sprint phone:



Anyone have the Samsung Instinct? Good or no?
How does it compare to the iPhone and other similar?
Any other suggestions? I would like to keep my phone number.
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I wouldnt compare it to the Iphone. The technology is way behind compared to the Iphone. I played around with it and felt the browser felt laggy. Also, the phone cant do java...so there are many websites that will not work.

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Anyone have the Samsung Instinct? Good or no?
How does it compare to the iPhone and other similar?
Any other suggestions? I would like to keep my phone number.
I don't have one, but a co-worker does and is really happy with it.

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I wouldnt compare it to the Iphone. The technology is way behind compared to the Iphone. I played around with it and felt the browser felt laggy. Also, the phone cant do java...so there are many websites that will not work.
Is the iPhone tops in this model type?
Is it easy to type or would you recommend Blackberry or sim?
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You can go to any carrier and use any phone and keep your phone number. it's called number porting.
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Is the iPhone tops in this model type?
Is it easy to type or would you recommend Blackberry or sim?
yup... iPhone in my opinion is top of the line. I have a Blackberry pearl and like the phone but I do not use it for internet or email. Just use it as a phone.

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You can go to any carrier and use any phone and keep your phone number. it's called number porting.
I've heard that some companies make that dificult, no?
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I've heard that some companies make that dificult, no?
They have to let you... Now if your number is in say your wife's name and you try and port it into your name, it may be a bit more difficult.

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If I change from Sprint to get the iPhone, what company would you recommend or is there only one?
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I've heard that some companies make that dificult, no?
At the very start of the program (federally mandated) there were some issues because a lot of the carrier's systems would not "talk" to one another's. But all of that has been solved.
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If I change from Sprint to get the iPhone, what company would you recommend or is there only one?
AT&T is it.
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at&t I have a iphone and I love it!

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If I change from Sprint to get the iPhone, what company would you recommend or is there only one?
As of yesterday, AT&T had some refurbed iPhones instock for a decent price

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I had the instinct for 5 months, just sold it and went back to blackberry. The blackberry does pretty much everything the instinct does except being a touch screen.

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I got an iPhone in early November. Unlike past smartphones that I've owned, I actually use all of the features on this one. I can even establish a VPN connection back to my home office and RDP to my WinXP box if I need to.

Surprisingly, AT&T service has actually turned out to be pretty good. I get 2 to 5 bars in the house (past AT&T phones have gotten no bars in my house). I can also make skype calls over my wifi if I lose access to my AT&T service.

It only costs me $5 a month since I get a 26% discount (because I'm an HP employee) and my company reimburses me up to $75. Win Win all around for me..

The only thing that sucks is that they charge $20 a month for SMS and there is no option for MMS unless you jailbrake the phone.

Other annoyances: You can't type in landscape mode for Mail, SMS, and some other functions. You have to get a 3rd party app if you want to type that way, which is much easier.. Typing in general takes a little getting used to but it works great.

IMO the only phone that is comparable is the Blackberry Storm. However that phone is a Verizon exclusive for now and Verizon has disabled wifi on that phone..

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AT&T is it.
I wronged myself on this one... I forgot about this - http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/17/w...-more-than-99/
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I thought the instinct was gonna be an awesome phone until I had the pleasure of playing with one. Its not all that its cracked up to be
Ive currently got the Mogul and its ok but Im fixing to buy the new HTC Touch Diamond Pro. Very nice phone there

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Doesnt the Instinct require a Simply Everything plan?

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not sure if you have to have the everything plan but you do have to get a data package of some sort
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Has anyone else noticed that lack of decent smartphones for sprint? I mean, I am still on the original PPC 6700 because everything else that has come out (aside from the 6800/Mogul) has just sucked.

I want the Nokia N97 or a Blackberry Storm or any of these other phones that are coming out for T-Mobile/AT&T...what gives with Sprint?




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Has anyone else noticed that lack of decent smartphones for sprint? I mean, I am still on the original PPC 6700 because everything else that has come out (aside from the 6800/Mogul) has just sucked.

I want the Nokia N97 or a Blackberry Storm or any of these other phones that are coming out for T-Mobile/AT&T...what gives with Sprint?
How would you compare the iPhone with the Storm?
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How would you compare the iPhone with the Storm?
If I am understanding your questions correctly, I would say they compare the same in terms of appearance and some features. Same touch screen only interface, large big screens to watch videos on, music storage (as shown in their commercials) sms capability.

I honestly wish the iPhone was available for other networks because I would buy one, but alas it is not.




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You can go to any carrier and use any phone and keep your phone number. it's called number porting.
You can take your number, but you cannot take any phone to any carrier.

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i heard the instinct is pretty good!
couple of my friends boss had em.
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i have the instinct right now and its ok. i expected more out if it. the internet isnt all great. thats really the only thing i dont like about it. but its nothing compared to the iphone. Im thinking of switching to AT&T in feb. when my contract expires to get the iphone but not sure yet. been with sprint for about 8 yrs not too many complaints.
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Has anyone else noticed that lack of decent smartphones for sprint? I mean, I am still on the original PPC 6700 because everything else that has come out (aside from the 6800/Mogul) has just sucked.

I want the Nokia N97 or a Blackberry Storm or any of these other phones that are coming out for T-Mobile/AT&T...what gives with Sprint?

Touch pro. I love mine. I went from the 6700 to it. I hated the 6800.



And if you want an iphone, just wait till the 28th. Walmart is selling them, http://tinyurl.com/53cb9n

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I just heard today that sprint is coming out with a new phone. Suppost to be better than the Iphone. We shall see.

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I just heard today that sprint is coming out with a new phone. Suppost to be better than the Iphone. We shall see.
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Touch pro. I love mine. I went from the 6700 to it. I hated the 6800.



And if you want an iphone, just wait till the 28th. Walmart is selling them, http://tinyurl.com/53cb9n
HTC touch pro here too, lovin it, my friend has an iphone and my other friend has the Espresso with Tmobile, we compared them and my browser loads faster, you get a full qwerty keyboard, tons of features, you're gonna have to take a look at it online to see all the features but no way in hell I'd give it up for an iphone.

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I'm going to investigate it a little more.

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I just heard today that sprint is coming out with a new phone. Suppost to be better than the Iphone. We shall see.


Its been out. Called the Touch Pro.

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HTC touch pro here too, lovin it, my friend has an iphone and my other friend has the Espresso with Tmobile, we compared them and my browser loads faster, you get a full qwerty keyboard, tons of features, you're gonna have to take a look at it online to see all the features but no way in hell I'd give it up for an iphone.
Have you done custom roms yet? They released a new pagepool increase which makes shit 2x faster.

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Its been out. Called the Touch Pro.
Nope its called the Palm Pre

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