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Postby Wesociety on Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:34 pm

"PhonePod" lol.
I want this phone... The interface photos on engagdet look amazing. I hope it works as well as it looks. Only on Cingular REALLY sucks though...
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:50 pm

Wesociety wrote:"PhonePod" lol.
I want this phone... The interface photos on engagdet look amazing. I hope it works as well as it looks. Only on Cingular REALLY sucks though...

Not to worry, Wes.

Cingular is going to be AT&T. :P

Again.

I was AT&T several years ago.
Then when I went down to get an updated phone,
I was told that it was all Cingular now and I would have to get a Cingular phone anyway as the AT&T phones (non GSM) would be phased out.

Now, I'll be AT&T again. :o
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Postby smartin4 on Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:46 pm

This article brings up some valid points:

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Postby MediumRare on Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:05 pm

Just to confuse things a bit, my internet provider also has an iPhone. :o

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Postby ruderacer on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:06 pm

Well, that article brings up good points. I too think that this phone will cost a large chunk of change even with a 2 year contract. Then what ever Cingular, soon to be AT&T, will charge for the data plan. Just recently I bought the Blackjack and was happy with the phone. It did do everything I needed. However, I was not happy with the fact that I was stuck with a 39.99 data plan and 4.99 text messages package plus my plan. At least for me, I was not happy paying 45 extra dollars to get Internet access, hell, I pay less than that for DSL Elite. Especially when they have a Media Plan for less and does the same as the above separate plans. Another thing, the insurance was not available. They do not give you the option for insurance. Not good if something happens after the first 30 days or if you lose or damage it. And I don't think that Cingular will sell this phone at a decent price or insure it. Just my two cents.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:21 pm

CowboySlim wrote:How close is that Wiz?


Whoops! I saw this earlier but didn't have time to reply, and then forgot about it!

That's less than 2 miles from my house, so about 5 minutes or so, and even closer to my work. Less than a mile from my high school as well.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:10 pm

CowboySlim wrote:Not to worry, Wes.

Cingular is going to be AT&T. :P

Again.

I was AT&T several years ago.
Then when I went down to get an updated phone,
I was told that it was all Cingular now and I would have to get a Cingular phone anyway as the AT&T phones (non GSM) would be phased out.

Now, I'll be AT&T again. :o

Umm, are you sure?
From what I understand, Cingular (GSM) bought AT&T wireless (TDMA & GSM) and merged it into one big Cingular. AT&T TDMA was already on a phase out path before Cingular acquired them.

Then later on... AT&T purchased Cingular. There were rumors that the name would change BACK to AT&T wireless, but THEN another announcement was made later that AT&T had decided to stick to the Cingular name and brand.

Has it changed again?
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:27 pm

All that is that which I've read, about the aquisitions.
However, I hadn't heard about the decision to retain the AT&T name after all.

I'm a big NASCAR fan, of which the top series is now the NEXTEL Cup Series, formerly Winston Cup.
When NEXTEL came in, all current sponsorships, Sprint, Cingular, and Alltel, were grandfathered, but no further cellphone sponsorships would be permitted.
So I read recently that the team that has run a car with Cingular sponsorship the last few years will have to find a new sponsor as it was a Cingular/AT&T decision to change and therefore the grandfathering no longer applies.

Well, we'll see........

Maybe I'll go to my Cingular wireless account and see what it says.

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Postby Wesociety on Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:55 am

Ok... Last night I saw a commercial on a major TV station. The commercial detailed that "Cingular is now the new AT&T".

I had to laugh...
These guys have bounced back and forth so many times on their brand name that it is just ridiculous now.
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Postby ItalianJob on Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:24 am

"But it's also a hard to use cellphone..." :lol:

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Postby Wesociety on Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:47 pm

Thanks ItalianJob, that video is pretty funny. :lol:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:33 pm

That iPhone thing was awesome ItalianJob, it kept me laughing the whole way through.
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Postby ruderacer on Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:33 pm

Funny video. I wonder if one can use it as microwave oven? ItalianJob thanks for the laughs.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:59 am

Wesociety wrote:Ok... Last night I saw a commercial on a major TV station. The commercial detailed that "Cingular is now the new AT&T".

I had to laugh...
These guys have bounced back and forth so many times on their brand name that it is just ridiculous now.


Check this.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:46 am

Humorous... Sounds like the Nextel peeps are not willing to cut CingulAT&T a break...
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Postby RJW on Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:38 am

Looks like a chinese companny might allready have there interpretation of Iphone.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:39 pm

Looks like I'll have to get that now that Cingular is going to AT&T. :D

Three years ago, I was an AT&T Wireless customer.
When Cingular bought them, the Cingular told me that I'd be better off in the long run with a new phone. So I downsized.

Now that AT&T has bought me back, I expect they'll tell me that I need a new phone and that the real old AT&T phone won't work nowadays anyway. :(

Outside of that, I am a customer well served. [-o<
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