MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

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Which one should I choose?

MyTouch Slide for $255 & $60/month talk/text/data plan
2
67%
iPod Touch 4G
1
33%
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zeth006
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MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby zeth006 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:15 am

Hey all,

I bought a used MyTouch Slide smartphone for $250 on eBay but am now having second thoughts. The talk/text/data plan will come out to $60/month with no 2-year contract obligations. I'm starting to wonder whether it's really worth it to have a smartphone when I can still use Google Calendar on an iPod Touch with my school's wifi network reaching really far. I'm realizing I won't need to use Google's GPS maps feature as much as I would've liked to in the beginning when I first moved into my apartment.

I'm currently on T-Mobile's prepaid plan and I typically buy $100 refill cards pay 8.5 cents for text messages and minutes, so my total bill comes out to roughly $25-30/month with them.


Any thoughts?
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Re: MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:16 am

zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

I bought a used MyTouch Slide smartphone for $250 on eBay but am now having second thoughts. The talk/text/data plan will come out to $60/month with no 2-year contract obligations. I'm starting to wonder whether it's really worth it to have a smartphone when I can still use Google Calendar on an iPod Touch with my school's wifi network reaching really far. I'm realizing I won't need to use Google's GPS maps feature as much as I would've liked to in the beginning when I first moved into my apartment.

I'm currently on T-Mobile's prepaid plan and I typically buy $100 refill cards pay 8.5 cents for text messages and minutes, so my total bill comes out to roughly $25-30/month with them.


Any thoughts?


Droid X :mrgreen:. sorry, I had to :P.

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Re: MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby zeth006 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:26 am

Knockglock wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

I bought a used MyTouch Slide smartphone for $250 on eBay but am now having second thoughts. The talk/text/data plan will come out to $60/month with no 2-year contract obligations. I'm starting to wonder whether it's really worth it to have a smartphone when I can still use Google Calendar on an iPod Touch with my school's wifi network reaching really far. I'm realizing I won't need to use Google's GPS maps feature as much as I would've liked to in the beginning when I first moved into my apartment.

I'm currently on T-Mobile's prepaid plan and I typically buy $100 refill cards pay 8.5 cents for text messages and minutes, so my total bill comes out to roughly $25-30/month with them.


Any thoughts?


Droid X :mrgreen:. sorry, I had to :P.



Hah, sorry. T-Mobile's no-obligation Even More Plus plans are just too tempting to go with Verizon. I haven't had a single dropped call that I can remember. Only issue is I'm now pretty damn familiar with my area and I don't plan to go out too often. Even though I only have 4 classes, I get the feeling I'll be pretty damn busy. My school's wifi network reaches pretty far.



That aside, is it possible to have Google Calendar work in offline mode? I don't mind if I'm unable to update it while I'm at Safeway, but it'd be nice if I could still have the option of adding/deleting events when I'm back home or at the library.

EDIT: Question answered. http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/v ... fline.html

Looks like I'll have to think about this a little more carefully..

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Re: MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby 2lstudent » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:43 am

I love my ipod touch (2nd gen). My phone only really makes calls (no internet), so I rely on my ipod for everything. Most places have free wifi now---coffee shops, mcdonalds, libraries, everywhere. I'd save the case and go with the ipod. BTW I'm pretty sure I've updated the google calendar app outside of wifi.

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Re: MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby zeth006 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:11 pm

2lstudent wrote:I love my ipod touch (2nd gen). My phone only really makes calls (no internet), so I rely on my ipod for everything. Most places have free wifi now---coffee shops, mcdonalds, libraries, everywhere. I'd save the case and go with the ipod. BTW I'm pretty sure I've updated the google calendar app outside of wifi.



I'm guessing wifi is just needed to synchronize any of your offline updates with whatever Google Calendar events you have stored online.


That's probably the route I'm going. Now it's just down to thinking about whether I want to be always carrying around a phone AND a touchscreen device when I can just carry around one smartphone with a prepaid plan.

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Re: MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby superflush » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:56 pm

zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

I bought a used MyTouch Slide smartphone for $250 on eBay but am now having second thoughts. The talk/text/data plan will come out to $60/month with no 2-year contract obligations. I'm starting to wonder whether it's really worth it to have a smartphone when I can still use Google Calendar on an iPod Touch with my school's wifi network reaching really far. I'm realizing I won't need to use Google's GPS maps feature as much as I would've liked to in the beginning when I first moved into my apartment.

I'm currently on T-Mobile's prepaid plan and I typically buy $100 refill cards pay 8.5 cents for text messages and minutes, so my total bill comes out to roughly $25-30/month with them.

Any thoughts?


I was on the same T-Mobile prepaid setup for about 5 years. I'm now on the $60 plan you mentioned. I have a Nexus One and I definitely like having the data plan.
If you can, do both. the 4th-gen iPod Touch should have FaceTime and some nice features (I may sell my 3rd-gen to upgrade) ... but it is no substitute for a data plan.
Also, I'm not sure how snappy the Slide (Espresso) is (the processor isn't that fast), but it should still be good. You should have at least 2.1 on there, so you can use Google Nav (which I find to be very nice).
Another point for me would be that Gmail on Android is much better than Gmail on iOS. I'm a stickler for this point, but I realize that most people may not be.

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Re: MyTouch 3G or iPod Touch 4th Generation(Sep release)?

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:50 am

superflush wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

I bought a used MyTouch Slide smartphone for $250 on eBay but am now having second thoughts. The talk/text/data plan will come out to $60/month with no 2-year contract obligations. I'm starting to wonder whether it's really worth it to have a smartphone when I can still use Google Calendar on an iPod Touch with my school's wifi network reaching really far. I'm realizing I won't need to use Google's GPS maps feature as much as I would've liked to in the beginning when I first moved into my apartment.

I'm currently on T-Mobile's prepaid plan and I typically buy $100 refill cards pay 8.5 cents for text messages and minutes, so my total bill comes out to roughly $25-30/month with them.

Any thoughts?


I was on the same T-Mobile prepaid setup for about 5 years. I'm now on the $60 plan you mentioned. I have a Nexus One and I definitely like having the data plan.
If you can, do both. the 4th-gen iPod Touch should have FaceTime and some nice features (I may sell my 3rd-gen to upgrade) ... but it is no substitute for a data plan.
Also, I'm not sure how snappy the Slide (Espresso) is (the processor isn't that fast), but it should still be good. You should have at least 2.1 on there, so you can use Google Nav (which I find to be very nice).
Another point for me would be that Gmail on Android is much better than Gmail on iOS. I'm a stickler for this point, but I realize that most people may not be.

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