A more reliable version of the LG Xenon?
June 2, 2010 12:24 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for an AT&T cell phone like the LG Xenon only more reliable please.
posted by ifjuly to shopping (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So it looks like AT&T has finally listened to the angry swarms of customers and discontinued the LG Xenon. Naturally I only discovered this today as I was preparing to head over to a walk-in shop to try to replace mine as it has become gradually completely useless the past few months--the touch screen frequently freezing and needing a hard reset, my alarm going off like a possessed demon, the battery charge (which was never very good to begin with) getting progressively worse until the phone can barely hold one at all for more than an hour. The final straw was that now despite having network bars it will not connect properly to the network, so it's a brick to me--people call and it's as if my phone is permanently off, I cannot text or call or even get to my voicemail.
This is all a headache of course, right? And yet, crazy as it sounds, I freakin' loved the potential behind the phone--it was by far the best of every world for me when it was working. I really, really want to keep having a full slide-out QWERTY keypad. The touch screen was also wonderful, but I'd give that up in a heartbeat if forced to to keep said keypad; I can't stand typing on iPhone-type screens.
I know I should Google, and I did, but it's so overwhelming, plus you don't get unbiased firsthand accounts from satisfied users. What phone, available under AT&T, has a physical design like the Xenon, preferably with a camera too, that doesn't require a data plan and is actually reliably good (won't break within a couple months or drop signal constantly, etc.)? (Bluetooth-capable is also very very much desired, but if impossible with that keyboard I might be convinced to give that up.) I'd also love either a big ass text box and/or a way to get texts off my phone onto my computer (as in, Bluetooth); the Xenon was woefully piss poor at the saving texts thing (bizarre since it's clearly designed for texting). I don't need internet/email capability, so quibbles about software of that nature on a phone won't bother me.
I have unlimited texting and family minutes for talking, and that's all I need or want. I guess in a perfect world what I want is a Xenon that works and doesn't force me into a hefty ongoing additional data plan. What's the closest equivalent? Thanks guys.