New Phone


I have been wanting a new cellphone for quite a while. Since my daughter & son-in-law were generous with a Visa gift card, I figured now was the time to buy.
But what should I get?
I’m a loyal Sprint customer, so an iPhone is out. Plus, I don’t need the headaches. A co-worker has one and all I hear out of him are complaints!
The HTC EVO looks great with a larger than 4″ screen and the latest version of Android – what more could a girl want? A slide out keyboard. Another co-worker let me use his phone so I could test out the touchscreen keyboard. I hated it. It was hard to hit the right key and I’m a touch typist, so I need more response under my fingers.
That brings me to the Samsung Epic. Slide out keyboard, large screen – and very expensive. Not only was it $249 up front, but it would cost an extra $10.00 per month for the special 4G data plan. I’m okay with paying extra for 4G – except we don’t have 4G coverage in southeastern WI & I don’t want to pay for it when I’m not getting to use it.
That left two Android phones with slide out keyboards: the Samsung Transform and the Samsung Intercept. The Transform was out of stock, so I purchased the Intercep and, yes, I did buy the pink one.
I don’t think I’m a power user when it comes to phones. I just want to be able to check email – all accounts; including work – check facebook – write my blog – listen to music – play games… Wait, maybe I am a power user!
The Intercept can do all of that and even more. I can actually view documents. I might be able to work on them, but I haven’t tried it.
So, if you’re in the market for a new phone – I recommend the Intercept. Two thing – the battery drained fast, but it wasn’t fully charged when I started using it and it can get a little slow if you don’t reboot it at least once per day.
In case you’re wondering, I wrote this whole post on the phone.

3 thoughts on “New Phone

  1. Funny enough I have the Intercept. Great minds eh? I’ve had it a while and really like it. You are right on the money on the slowness and the battery drain. I’ve had it get a bit buggy and super slow, but the last few months it has actually improved a lot. The big issue I still have is the short battery life if I use it much. I have a cahrger in my car, work and home to combat it. The biggest source of my battery drain is all the cool droid apps
    especially the game bubble burst. I curse the day I downloaded it. Anyway, enjoy your phone.

  2. See, I knew there was a reason I liked you. I’m guessing that you didn’t get the pink one, but with all them women in your house, who knows? I have to ask!

    It isn’t overly slow, but I did try making changes to a word doc that isn’t very large – just 95k – and it was very slow to load and to type. So, that’s a little annoying. However; I can see me using this phone for the next 18 months without complaining too much. I hate spending a lot of money not to like something.

    Are you a Sprint person, too?

  3. No, I did not get the pink version, mine is dark blue. I do however have a pink camera because it was an open box at Best Buy and it was half price. 🙂 Yes, I’m a sprinty person. I think iPhones are great devices but I hate AT&T and can never cross over to the dark side. Partially because I think the AT&T netwrok is flawed and 10 years working for MCI. AT&T were our sworn enemy. Sadly neither company exists the way they used to. Enjoy the phone, I love mine despite the rare lock-ups.

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