Ninjas, hack my phone life!
October 21, 2011 11:24 AM Subscribe
Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me?
posted by enzymatic to technology (8 answers total)
I'm looking for the optimal phone + plan.
I currently have an old, but trusty LG VX8300. It's been a good phone-- sturdy and reliable, but it's very old and lately has been behaving badly (weirdly shutting off for no reason, etc.).
I've been with Verizon for about ten years, but I'm getting disgusted with the overage charges, and the fact that there seems to be no text "alert" option to let me know when I'm nearing my maximum minutes or text usage. (Or is there?). It irks me that Verizon WANTS me to go over my plan, and wants to NOT help me prevent this. Perhaps this is a universal among wireless providers.
Plan Needs: When I had Verizon's 450 mins/month, unlimited mobile-to-mobile plan, I'd routinely go over by a hundred minutes or so, and get screwed. When I switched to the 900 mins/month, I didn't use nearly that number. I send and receive about 400 texts/pix per month.
(Oh, I'll also be in California for the upcoming months.)
Phone Needs: I'm concerned about SAR, and radiation levels in general. (All you skeptics, let's talk in 20 years.) I'm open to any kind of phone-- smart, dumb, iPhone, whatever. I'd like to spend the minimum dollars for maximum utility, lowest possible SAR.