DH needs a phone than can ... resist a lot (he works on cars and the phone "flies" a lot)... so he put a rubber case aorund the phone.
My DH too. He has gotten a phone call while working on an engine and laid it down in the engine bay and then drove the car......oops!
We have Verizon and as far as I understand they have stopped offering unlimited data plans. That being said a friend was grandfathered in somehow. They said I might be able to as well since technically I have unlimited date but don't use it. That is the only way I will start the data thing again. We pay for 4 phones, (ours, my dad and his mom's). Don't need more expense in the phone department!
I like my friends Iphone-3g and he is on Verizon. He said his only complaint was the battery life was too short and he had to travel with a car charger. He uses so many of the bells and whistles though that it might not be something I have to worry about. He also said that now I would be using a 4g network.
To be honest 75% of the stuff you guys have mentioned sounds Greek to me. Forgive my ignorance with my next questions.....
I won't be reading books or downloading music for my phone. I am in my car TOO MUCH (radio) and when I have time to read it is in a quiet spot with a real live hardback!
I know a lot of apps are free BUT to download one don't I have to have a data plan and then pay for the time for the data to be downloaded to my phone (or included within the allowed minutes)?
I don't want to sync anything to my home computer minus pictures/videos if I felt the need. I don't want to check e-mail or post to FB from my phone. I am home and near my computer more often than I need now. When I am not working away from home I am working at the computer for work. I don't want my phone to become an extension to WORK more! Answering phone calls related to work are more than enough "phone time".
I guess I am going to just see what the phones look like and then make a decision from there and then of course I will have a thousand questions!
Technology is great *sometimes* but when it just confuses me more than helps then I would rather just crawl off to yesterday.