Hey there. I am officially looking for a new phone. I've had the "T-Mo Dash" for some time now and I must say that it has served me well. I don't need much flare. Just something that can get my Emails while I check out ESPN or Cracked.com. It was horrible at taking video and you can forget about any flash applications. But you know what? It was alright. I didn't need those things, but now... the phone is not even doing the simple functions anymore. I can't make calls, the phone resets by itself, I love text messages, and it's constantly freezing on my when I go online. It's extremely frustrating and it's time to for this phone to go.
I got my wife a G1 one too long ago and I must admit that I was impressed by it. It has flash, the browsing is great, and I like the fact that you have a wide array of applications that you can download. The problem that I have is that YOU MUST get the internet plan in order to get full use of the phone. I refuse to do it. I'm running on an unlimited data plan with the Dash and it's served me well since I am able to text, Email, and surf all I want for something like $5 a month. The internet plan alone is somewhere around $20 a month. I already subscribe to it because it's a must have for my wife but I don't feel it's right for a company to deck us for another $20 to have the same service on a second phone. I don't think it's worth it.
So while my phone is on it's last legs, I feel that I'm in between a rock and a hard place. I don't want to pay more to use a newer phone, but I need to get a new phone because this one is ready to be smashed up against a wall. Maybe I'll call T Mobile and complain about it. If I'm lucky, I may be able to get a discount on the phone AND get them to reduce the price of the plan. Wish me luck! Later.