I have one I bought for testing with my MVNO. It's pretty good for that price though. Decent build, camera is like from circa 2008, uSD slot. No ROMs I really saw. I'd much rather a used Nexus One tho for not much more money like the ones I got for $83 shipped. But if you need the $50 card it's not a horrible idea to get one.
I think anyone looking in this range for a phone to use on T-Mobile might want to consider this unlocked Pantech Crossover for $68 shipped. I bought one and am astouded at its usefulness, especially because I have difficulty dealing with touch qwerty jeyboards and this one has a pullout qwerty keyboard that's better than I'd ever seen. It really is a bybrid of an Android and a feature phone. I'm using it on AT&T with data shut off and AT&T is not charging me automatically for a smartphone data plan. If you're a little older and want a phone with WiFi capability, GPS built-in and access to AT&T hotspots at places like McDonald's this is your phone.
GreenTrash said: I think anyone looking in this range for a phone to use on T-Mobile might want to consider this unlocked Pantech Crossover for $68 shipped. I bought one and am astouded at its usefulness, especially because I have difficulty dealing with touch qwerty jeyboards and this one has a pullout qwerty keyboard that's better than I'd ever seen. It really is a bybrid of an Android and a feature phone. I'm using it on AT&T with data shut off and AT&T is not charging me automatically for a smartphone data plan. If you're a little older and want a phone with WiFi capability, GPS built-in and access to AT&T hotspots at places like McDonald's this is your phone.
I am probably going to get the Mytouch Q which is a 4g smartphone with slide out keyboard for $199 with the $50 card. I went to a TM store today to see it in person and it is really nice. They will give you the $199 price if you activate with a $60 monthly plan, no gift card but he offered me 2 half price accessories and one free. The TM website also gives free shipping and I think you'll get some FW Cash Back. I was going to buy this phone used, and even a beat up one goes for about $100, good condition up to $200. Good to find out from the salesman that there were 3 versions of this phone: HTC first, excellent; LG second, awful; Huwaei now which is good.
They don't like me, I just tried the website and it refused to do online, I called customer service. Don't worry didn't mention FW ! The sales rep, rebuilt my order, but my CC was rejected, we tried 3 of them. Very strange as they are all good and paid off each month.
Funny when it happens, it makes one feel like an irresponsible individual with maxed out CC, or at least you know the other person thinks that
Gringgo said: The wife needed a new phone, so I am in for one. She knows the difference between Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, just not the Android types! Gonna get the $30 plan with 1500 mins/texts and 30MB.
PagePlus is an option as well. 1200 minutes, 3000 text and 250 MB of data for $29.95.
I tried today, and their website improved the error message, so I call customer service and placed the order through them, and they sent me an email stating its been received.... Lets see if I actually get it
Ha, I got an email its been cancelled, and the cancel email only stated the $50 card in the order, somehow lost track of the phone, their system sucks royally.
PS - Newegg had NO trouble taking another order from me with the same CC.
Their rep phoned me tonight, and tried to re-enter the order, but it still failed. So she suggested I get someone else to buy the phone for me, doesn't that defeat the purpose of their intense verification ? Good thing its not a gun, as she was suggesting I use a straw purchaser
Here's my take of the reviews: The good: Telephone calls. GPS receiver with voice and maps. The bad: Game response, Can't root OS, May quit working and need factory reset or warranty replacement after about 6 months. The ugly: Camera quality My justification for buying: I have T-moble pay-as-you-go plans on three phones shared by family members. I'll need to put at least $10 on two of them by April in order to carry over my remaining minutes for another year. I plan to take the SIM card from one of the phones (WindowsCE), put it in the Concord (Android) and apply the $50 card. That way I'll have a back-up spare phone and a GPS unit to take on travel.
I had someone else buy the phone for me, its my first smart phone so its quite a step up for me. I like that I can use it with wifi and make free calls with Skype (downloaded the app). I have not put in the sim yet, as still using minutes on my old phone.
Funny thing is, the person who bought it for me, liked it after seeing it, but when placing an order for another one, the T-Mobile system screwed up AGAIN, and rejected the order!! Maybe I'll have to give that person back the phone
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