Are you trying to simplify your life? Me too.
That’s the way I’m getting a cell phone. I need to be reachable and to make phone calls on the go. I also want better access to my email, and a few other online apps.
But after living without one for 3 years, jumping back into the connected world is intimidating. What carrier do I go with? What type of phone do I get? What services do I need?
Then I realized that most of you probably have cell phones. So now I’m asking you:
How do you connect?
The biggest debate I’m having is between a standard cell phone vs. a Blackberry. I had a Blackberry last summer at my law firms, and I liked the connectivity. But I don’t want to be addicted to one. A regular cell phone could still tap into web apps when needed, but definitely isn’t as convenient for a couple emails.
Then there’s the carrier question. I’ve only had Cingular phones in the past, but their Blackberry and data plans are expensive. However, T-Mobile has a family plan (need one for my wife too) and you can add unlimited Blackberry service for $19.99/month. That sounds pretty reasonable to me.
What do you think?
I’m really eager to have your thoughts on this subject. I don’t want to be one of “those people” who are glued to their phones. And I definitely don’t want to be using a Blackberry 24/7, especially during meetings. But I do want to be connected and reachable.
Do you have a favorite cellular carrier? Do you hate having a Blackberry? Should I fork over the dough for a Treo instead? Or should I go uber-simple and just get a basic phone?
[tags]cell phone, blackberry, treo, cingular, t-mobile[/tags]
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