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Question: Scouting new mobile service

Posted by Tue, 26 Sep 2006 04:57:00 GMT

During my recent trip to London, I plugged my mobile phone charger into my UK power adapter and it blew the charger… leaving me across the world with no charger for my phone. It didn’t matter much because I couldn’t get coverage with my service with Verizon Wireless. My second two-year contract with them came up a few months ago… so I am now considering leaving them for something else. After four years… I would grade them a B+. I’ve always liked their web tools and since all of my close family and girlfriends family has used Verizon… the in-network calls have always been free. The coverage is generally good within the states… however, lack of international plans doesn’t work out well with my recent and upcoming travel plans for work. Also, I need to sneak my way over to the Nokia phones as one of our projects requires that it work with opera mini and the mobile version of mozilla. So… I’d like to test the application first hand. ;-)

Since you have all been so helpful in the past with open questions… who do you have mobile service through?

I would like to get the following:

  • java-enabled for mini opera, ssh client!, etc…
  • camera-not-so-important but useful
  • bluetooth for getting an internet connection and sharing to my laptop while on the road
  • lots of text messaging/email (server notices…)
  • ability to use phone internationally
  • wifi?

Who do you use and why do you like them (or not)?

Thanks!

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