Getting it all in a single cheap cell phone, with a single cheap cell phone plan. Possible?
November 22, 2010 1:26 PM Subscribe
I have an old cell phone. I have a old digital camera. I have a simple mp3 player. I want GPS
. I currently pay $60/month for unlimited calling (but no data) on my Tmobile plan. Can I get all or most of these things on one cell phone without spending much (or anything) on a new phone, and without paying anymore a month?
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-- I’m thinking about all of this for both day-to-day living and travel. I use the phone (it’s my only phone, so I want to retain the phone number, too) and mp3 player a lot.
-- I also get lost a whole lot, so I can’t provide myself with GPS any too soon.
-- The camera I only tend to use when I travel, so it's the least important element.
-- Since each new device has its own connectivity wires, tiny little case, and so on, it would be far easier on me to combine some of these functions. This is why I’m a little leery of just getting a stand-alone Garmin Nuvi, although that seems the most obvious cheapie way of getting GPS.
-- My current cell phone is about 5 years old, and I’ve been with Tmobile all that time, so my contract’s long since run out. I’ve more or less been happy with them. I also like the fact that my current phone is Euro-compatible (I forgot what they call this), and would like this feature in any future phone I get.
-- I also want to retain the unlimited calling plan.
-- I don’t text practically at all, so I’ve never needed/wanted a data plan before. I also have no need/desire of Web access from my phone, though I would suppose getting GPS through your phone automatically means Web access.
* Is it worth it to combine some of these functions—or does the quality of the camera, mp3 player, etc. lessen if it’s all in one device?
* Do you think I’m in a position to bargain with Tmobile? (If so, scripts are welcome; I have no natural talent with negotiating.)
* Is there another (reliable) provider I could get this sort of plan with?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!