Cassidy and I have been out of contract on our T-mobile phones for half a year. We were waiting for the right time to extend our contract. Cassidy has also been wanting an iPhone which of course T-mobile does not offer. Earlier we were waiting to see if we could stay with T-mobile and maybe wait for AT&T to buy T-mobile and make iPhones available.
This weekend I picked up 3 new phones and extended Cassidy, David and my contract for 2 years. The time was right because T-mobile was offering all their phones free with a 2-year committment. T-mobile makes you jump through some hoops, however, asking for the cost of the phones up front and requiring you to send in rebate forms for each phone. Rebates are such a cheezy business practice! Anybody that uses them I automatically think less of. As much as Cassidy wanted an iPhone I convinced her to give the HTC Android a try. I’m hoping the speed of 4G and all the cool features of this phone will make her forget the iPhone. She has an iPod Touch and an iPad! And Jane has an iPhone.
We didn’t get the highest end Samsung Galaxy S II or HTC Maze 4G (normally each $230 with 2-yr) because they required the most expensive plans which we didn’t need. We settled on the HTC Sensation (normally $199) which is a beautiful phone.
So far, we are all very pleased with the phone.
There wasn’t a specific driver to get my laptop to recognize the phone for Android development; I had to download the HTC sync software. I got it Here
Just discovered a killer app that I’ve missed on the iPhone. Maps street view! It’s a free plugin on the Android!