I want an old T-Mobile smartphone
October 8, 2010 7:21 AM Subscribe
I want an outdated
T-Mobile smartphone, preferably Android-based. I don't even know where to start.
posted by griphus to Technology (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've decided to get a smartphone. I'm locked into a T-Mobile family plan until 12/2011, at which point I will switch the family over to AT&T and get myself an iPhone. But for now I need a T-Mobile phone.
I can't really afford anything current as all the current phones require either re-contracting or dropping ~$350 and I don't need the thing that badly. So I've decided to go with a refurbished/used phone.
I'm not sure where to start. I've never been a big gadget/phone guy. I'm using a 5-year-old flip phone which still serves me perfectly well, but Adult Life is creeping in and I really need more functionality.
Easy typing. (Seriously, that's the single biggest thing.)
Slim form factor.
Not a BlackBerry.
So, what are your picks for older-gen T-Mobile smartphones that won't cost me an arm and a leg? Where can I buy one and not get ripped off? What's the pricing look like? I know where to find reliable reviews, but there's just so much so much stuff out there I need someone to hold my hand for the first few steps.
(NB: I don't want to hack or jailbreak anything. I am aware it is not particularly difficult.)