My T-Mobile contract expires in a couple months, and I'm considering ditching smartphones entirely and getting a tablet, instead. Anyone have any experience with this? Especially VoIP experience.
I have a few months to see what happens, but right now it looks like I might get a Dell Streak
, no voice plan, and the $50 unlimited data plan (which is a non-contract plan).
(I know the Streak isn't as fancy as, say, the Xoom... or the G-Slate
that can shoot 3D movies!?!? but it is small enough to fit in my pocket, and they are not).
My primary question is whether I'll miss the voice plan. Currently I just call, you know, pizza delivery folks and my mother once a week (awwww!) so I don't use it often. However, if I switched over to Skype or Google Voice or something, would the pizza guy still be able to get in touch reliably? Would my dear mother get an earful of static?
Oh, and is there a VoiP solution for text messaging? I'd hate to miss out on that...
Let me know if there are other obvious problems with this idea, as well--it really hadn't occurred to me until I saw the tablet in the store today.
(Other unknowns--there's no reason why the Streak shouldn't update to Honeycomb... but I guess it might not. And, of course, I'd be dealing with AT&T, so there's that, although I wouldn't have a contract).