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I may be in the market for a cell phone in the near future... thing is I'd really like to have internet access as well. I would pretty much have to get a 3G connection (my town is covered on pretty much every companies 3G area), and since it'd be 3G of course I'd want the web browser to be as close to a real one as possible.

 

So do you guys know of any cellphones with a true web browser, or which one has the closest thing? I would like a phone that is also has all PDA if possible, I'm not a small guy, I can handle a bigger "phone" if it has enough capabilities to make it worth it.

 

I was trying to do some of my own research on this, but I'm so late in the game, help from you guys would be great.

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DarthTemplar

Most cellphones today have their own internet to download ringtones and everything. So I think a PDA would be your best bet

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Well most cell phones, including the iPhone (which I won't get because it's made by Apple, I'll just leave it at that), have a dumbed down internet browser. I'm sure it's still decent, but in the iPhone's case, if I'm spending $400+ on a phone, I'd want a true or damn close web browser.

 

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What do you mean? Like $30 every downloaded MB of data??

 

Anyways, I was looking around and it looks like HSPDA is the best wireless service, getting up to 14.4mbps. And AT&T is the only one who offers that, so they'd probably be who I'd go with... but, I'd need a phone that has a good browser of course.

Are you able to mix and match some phones and phone services? Or is it usually only phones they offer that work with their network?

 

I was looking at AT&T's phones, but I can't see what, if any, kind of browsers they're PDA's come with...

 

edit: Well after some more looking around it looks like Opera's Mini is the best mobile web broswer, and it works on the Cingular 8525, which is on the AT&T network. So I guess I solved my own problem here...

 

But what's this $30/mb you're talking about Otter??

I've never had a cell before, no clue how these plans work... gotta talk to all the youngsters at work about it I guess.

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Data plans are massively expensive, just a warning. Yea $30 per megabyte sound normal, I think my non-data plan costs around 5c per 10 kilobytes with the regular 3G data protocol (EDGE I think) The faster ones will be even more expensive.

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AT&T's service for their Blackberry says

 

"Rate Plan Details

 

Included Data Unlimited

Additional data $0/KB

Canadian Data $0.015/KB

International Data $0.02/KB"

 

What does that all mean? Is Canadian and international Data when you're out of the US? I would assume so, the only other thing I could think it means is accessing sites on line from other sites, but that doesn't make much sense.

 

They plan is the cheapest personal one, at $35.00/month. Which I don't think is that bad. But I'm guessing that doesn't include phone services, right? If I could get unlimited internet and add on the smallest phone service (I barely use the phone, obviously, as I don't even have a phone yet) for like 15-20, I don't think it'd be that bad. $50 or so would be worth it, imo.

 

edit: Ahh, looks like their minimum individual plan is friggin $40 per month... putting it at $75/month. And that's only 450 minutes/month, which isn't very much I would assume...

edit2: I see I can add the unlimited internet for an additional $30 on top of the $40... still $70, but somewhat better, I guess... still quite a damn bit.

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