cingular 2125

April 28, 2006 | 17 Comments

cingular 2125Our phone contracts with T-Mobile are just about to expire, and I’m heavily considering switching Sherri and I over to a shared Cingular plan with rollover minutes. I think we might be able to save $30/month this way.

I’m pretty fascinated with the Cingular 2125. If anyone has any experience with this phone, or any Window Mobile Smartphone, I’d love to hear it. From what I’ve seen, it might be ideal for me.

I carry my PocketPC less and less because I almost always have my laptop with me these days. When I do use my PocketPC, it’s for looking up contact info, using the Bible software, reading email, or handwriting a few notes. Going to a Smartphone is going to make it much easier to sync contacts with my phone, so that’s an upgrade. The Bible software isn’t quite as full featured for the SmartPhone, but it can still get the job done. Because it can connect to our Exchange server from anywhere, the smartphone will be a big upgrade for checking email. So, this will get me down to just one gadget, plus a small moleskine for scratching notes. Sounds good to me.

  • Mark

    ok… be honest with me… how many cell phones have you had in the last 3 years. I know you are saying “simplicity”, but all i’m hearing is “new gadget!”. 🙂

  • two my friend, two — the one that I had in AZ that was literally falling apart, and the one that I got with a new service plan when moving up here 🙂

  • i think you should get rid of your cell phone altogether and only communicate through your podcast.

  • Donna

    I have no advice for you on the phone, but I researched carriers when I bought a new phone last year. Verizon was the top rated with Consumer Reports. I just checked again, and their January 2006 update still puts Verizon at the top. In the Seattle market they scored a 75 compared to Cingular’s 60.

  • Verizon… that’s all I have to say!

  • Donna and Cyndee – practical people (like ourselves) would go Verizon. However, Verizon does not have the fancy new techy phones that our good friend here so longs for.

  • Actually, Verizon has a great Smartphone, but it is a lot more money, much like Verizon’s service plans. Nothing practical about it as far as I’m concerned.

  • I have had the same t-mobile phone for over three years. It even got stolen once and I got it back and it still works. This looks like a good buy john. Go for it.

  • Verizon = service
    Cingular = hmmm… I’m not sure, I can’t hear you very well… oops, I guess I lost you…

    You do the math…

    tee hee…

  • I agree with Cyndee, if Cingular has anything left from the ATT years you don’t want any part of it. Take my advice and run, spend the extra money with Verizon, it will pay for itself in the long run.

  • Oh, one more thing, get one that will announce when ADT is calling. So that maybe you will know to answer it when my home alarm is going off.

  • for those of you with verizon service, you might want to read this:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-05-10-nsa_x.htm

  • Donna

    They’re welcome to my records. I never call Osama on my cell phone. I always use a payphone. 😉

  • Hopefully all the other tens of millions of Americans who call Osama use your same method.

  • i normally just call him collect.