I settled relunctantly on T-Mobile, since my wife already has a phone with them, after I gave up on Verizon, which has served me well but seems sadly stuck in the last century. It is a pity I cannot give my money to the carrier I really want. I wish Motorola had more BlueTooth options, but since they do not, I have to choose someone else, and another company loses my money. Even though we are both in Chicago, Motorola, I cannot buy local and it looks like my money is going overseas.
I have a selection of 11 phones in my T-Mobile service area (Chicago), but only two, these final two, show up on Apples iSync device list. They both have BlueTooth, and they both have a lot of add-on services designed to suck the money right out of my checking accounting. Even though I do not want to send video email from my phone, once I have a phone that does it, I might be really annoying to my friends and family who have already seen enough out-of-focus pictures of my cats.
Although T-Mobile does not list the Sony Ericsson P800 SmartPhone, a couple of people have told me I can buy it and take it into their store for programming. I think I would have to pay full price for the phone, in that case, whereas the ones T-Mobile lists have generous rebates. Besides, the notion of a SmartPhone scares me—its only with some trepidation that I am even venturing beyond technology that does caller ID, the most fancy feature on my last phone.
Maybe this is a good thing—I am being forced to try something new and outside my gadget and brand loyalty comfort limits.
Would you choose the Nokia 3650 or the SOny Ericsson T610?