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    What Phone are you using - and what do you wish you had?

    I'm trying to figure out what to get. I'm currently on Cingular but I'm not in a contract any more. Here's what I'm thinking:

    Required: bluetooth, data-capable.

    Obviously, I'm planning to use this in the car. I wnat the phone both to be able to act as the headset (sound through speakers, voice through a usb mic) and to provide internet access when I'm not getting 802 wifi. Higher speed data protocols are clearly preferred. btw, I'm using roadrunner and will be using phoco (hence posting in this forum) Any phone that requires me to take it out of my pocket when I get in the car to get that functionality is out.

    Prefer that it not have too many features I don't need. If I'm out and about I'm rarely too far from either my car (which has a vastly superior computer and connectivity) or my home or office. So I don't need to watch video on it. A camera would be nice, but not essential. Don't need to listen to mp3s. Don't particularly need a PDA, don't need email, etc. I also want something stylish. Basically, I'd want a freaking Razr if it would work sensibly with Phoco. Performance is the more important aspect, so I'd be willing to pay for as little or as much of the extra crap as I'd need to take to get the stuff I want.

    I'd also appreciate advice on which plan to get.

    For what it's worth, I can get the following discounts from work:
    Sprint 25% off rate plans
    Nextel 18% off national & corporate plans
    Verizon National, Regional, & Local Plans greater than $34.99., 21% disct., greater than $59.99, 22% disct.
    Cingular 23% off rate plans

    Thanks in advance for your input. And yes, I've read the phoco forums here and on zorro's site, I've looked at howardforums and I've run the phone finder at phonescoop. I'm looking for some real users' experience and insight. From the phonefinder, I'm looking at the Sony Ericsson W600i or the Nokia 6682. I'm avoiding the Sammy's because of reported compatibility problems I've read about here and on zorro's forum. I'm avoiding Moto's because of this apparent "only one bt connection" issue. If either assumption is wrong, please let me know
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    A few options I'm considering at Cingular with the work discount:

    Cingular 2125 is $200 if I don't go through work, or $170 with $39.99 or Higher Voice Plan and Unlimited Data Plan

    Cingular 8100 and 8125 are $315 (but out of stock) (Anyone know why the same phone with a camera doesn't cost more?)

    Nokia 6682 is $150

    Sony Ericsson W600i is $100


    MEdia Net Unlimited is still $19.99 but the rest of the plans are discounted at a decent clip (e.g, nation 450 is $30.79 and there's no activation)
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    I just got the W600i (switched from a Nokia 6600) and I have to say its a really nice phone. I really like the ear buds that come with it. I plan on trying the bluetooth connectivity this weekend.
    2 cons, No memory card (it has about 300 MB built in), and the opening of the phone is a little odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McFreak
    I just got the W600i (switched from a Nokia 6600) and I have to say its a really nice phone. I really like the ear buds that come with it. I plan on trying the bluetooth connectivity this weekend.
    2 cons, No memory card (it has about 300 MB built in), and the opening of the phone is a little odd.
    I assume you can just transfer the files right off the builtin memory over usb or bt, though, right? If so, I doubt I'd need a memory card anyway... 300mb is plenty if I'm only away from the car for 8 hours or whatever... does it just show up like a thumbdrive or ipod or something in explorer? that's fine for me... only thing I don't like about that phone is it's so f'ing orange

    were you able to try the bt this weekend? how did it work? are you using it with phoco?
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