[rescue] Danger Color Sidekick -or- Nokia 3300 ?
brooke at gravitt.org
Wed Jan 14 14:47:49 CST 2004
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Dan Duncan wrote:
> I got my P800 new in box for $375 shipped, no contract. I was
> installing new apps that very night until I filled up the included and
> REMOVABLE 16MB memorystick duo. (Like Sony is going to use anything
> else) I now have a 128MB MSD and loads of useful apps.
Where did you get it? Which networks will it work on? I'm assuming only
AT&T and Cingular.
> My B&W sidekick cost me something like $300 when I got it over a
> year ago and it looks like a color sidekick for my wife is going
> to cost $200 after rebate with a 1 year contract.
I'm looking at $99 (After rebates) from LetsTalk with a contract.
> AT&T wants a pile of money for their GPRS data plans.
FSCK! I like the fact that with the SideKick, unlimited data is $20.
> You can't use the sidekick as a modem. You can't connect it to
> anything except Danger. The USB port and infrared port are disabled in
> the OS.
That's a pity. Dave has a good opinion on it, though, and that means that
it can't blow completely.
> As for T-Mobile's customer service: It blows. Lots. The tower
> near my house has this recurring problem where it stops offering GPRS
Well, Sprint has a similar issue near my house. I can't get service in
In conclusion: Wireless sucks. I can't get the phone I want, with the
features I want, on the network I want.
Is it too much to ask to get a BlueTooth phone, with unlimited Internet,
and a reasonable amount of minutes? The folks at AT&T won't sell me more
family minutes than 1600. I asked if I could pay extra for more minutes.
I can't use the Nokia 3300 on T-Mobile, only Cingular & AT&T. The N-Gage
is ONLY available with an 80-minutes per month plan, and ONLY on AT&T.
WHY? I would gladly PAY to have 1600 minutes, and even SIGN A CONRACT to
get that phone. They just won't take my money.
Feh. Maybe I don't need a cell phone at all. LAst year, I tried to get a
reasonable plan with Sprint's CF2031 compact flash voice/data card. NO ONE
would sell me a voice plan with it.
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