Re: [SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations r3d91ll at
Tue Jul 19 16:03:06 CDT 2011

I would recommend that you buy your small form factor computing device (no sense in calling them phones anymore) out right.  After I figured the cost of the contract over its lifetime with Tmoble compared to the cost of owning the phone outright and paying month to month I saved almost $300.  Not only that but when att takes over tmoble I can walk away at no cost to a new provider.


Sent from myTouch 4G

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From: "Alan Lesmerises" <alesmerises at>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at>
Subject: [SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations
Date: Sun, Jul 17, 2011 10:41 pm

On 7/17/2011 3:59 PM, Kyle Chrisman wrote:
> Not to start a pride war amongst snobs or anything but I would actually like to know why you are throwing the iPhone baby out with the bath water.
> I didn't buy an Iphone so I could hack it or because of some twisted hatred of a carrier.  I bought one because AT&T dropped the price to what a phone should cost... $50. The iphone is also really easy to use.  So easy in fact my wife could use it.
> All carriers have problems.  Seems like when you boil it down, the 3 most important factors are is it easy to use, does it do what you want, and is the price reasonable.
> Everything else just seems like a big pissing contest.
> I really would like to know what the big hang up is with the iPhone.  Seems to me that it is exactly what your wife would be comfortable using... And you don't have to hack it to make it work right.
> As far as I'm aware the Devil doesn't live in an iPhone.
> Only thing I personally can concur with in this conversation is stay away from Verizon.  They will nickel and dime you to death and over charge for everything by like a factor of 2 or 3.
> Sent from my iPhone... Because that's what my phone is.  Please excuse any typos.

I don't recall anyone saying anything negative about the iPhone.   Everyone was just responding to my original post inquiring about _Android_ phones (see subject line, too).  I had already decided to go with an Android when I finally step up to a smart phone.  Period.

That being said, one major reason I decided to go with Android is that I don't want to be locked-in to the Apple way of doing things (e.g., the App store, etc.), just like I don't like being locked-in by Microsoft.

Al Lesmerises

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