Currently, I am the not-so-proud (or pleased) owner of a Nextel i730 cellphone. I have owned said phone since February (or maybe March, I know that it was winter) of 2005. Thanks to the Nextel service plan, this phone has been replaced two or three times and fixed approximately a dozen times, free of charge to me, other than my regular fix-it monthly expense. For the last year, I have been in the market for a new cellphone, but lately it is becoming unbearable to own a phone that does not even work properly (J.R. and I own only cellphones, no house phone for us). J.R. would dearly love to upgrade us both to iPhones, or some similar smart phone. I however, am a little nervous about turning myself loose with such an expensive phone after all that I have put my current phone through.*
Does anyone out there have a recommendation for a great phone for me? I almost got the Rumour from Sprint earlier this year, and I think that the phone would have been just fine for me. I am interested in phones that are on the Sprint/Nextel or AT&T networks in particular, but we are not tied to any contract, so we are willing to search out the best phones to fit our needs on pretty much any network. I am not too picky, but the options that I would like to have on my next phone are: 1. a camera, and 2. a keyboard.
Thanks in advance!
* I have lost my phone several times in the past few months alone (I no longer have a phone clip for it, and it is falling out of my pockets without me noticing). As I write this, my cellphone is MIA. It could be in my truck. It could be at my parent’s house, or maybe my in-law’s house. Or, *shudder* it could be in a snow bank outside of one of their houses, which means that this matter has become exponentially more crucial to me.