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More comfortable than a Jawbone

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Okay, so when I first got my Jawbone, I thought it was great.  But after I had it on for more than 15 minutes, it started hurting my ear...needless to say, it ended up spending way more time in my glove compartment than it did on my ear.  Since then, I've gotten to use the Plantronics 925 a bit.  It's much more comfortable than the Jawbone just because it's a straight ear bud rather than an ear...hook.  And amazingly enough, once you get the hang of putting it in your ear, it's pretty stable.  I think the sound quality is quite good.  It doesn't have the same tingy sound of the Jawbone.

Made drowning my phone not so bad

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Pros: Works just fine

Cons: Apparently it's not super cheap to replace batteries and apparently batteries don't hold up well when they get wet

So a few weeks ago, I had a bit of an accident with my phone.  It involved a slightly open bottle of Vitamin Water...yeah, it was traumatic.  In any case, my little LG Shine was mildly damaged and the battery took the worst of it.  It just wasn't holding its charge very well...it would kick off after about 11 hours (or 9 if I used the phone at all).  Well, I couldn't have that, so I ordered a new battery. This one is working just fine.  It holds its charge reasonably well.  I can unplug it in the morning (full charged), get through a day of work (using it as usual), and still have two-thirds of my battery by the time I get home around 8pm.  I can't say it's the king of all batteries, but...
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Solid carrier

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Pros: Decent phone selection, better coverage than Sprint, SIM cards let you switch phones

Cons: Always a million people at the stores

I switched to AT&T from Sprint in January 2008 and I've been really happy with the decision. AT&T has better coverage, hands down. I was pretty amazed when I could call my brother in the middle of a ski slope in Tahoe to see where we were going to go have lunch (it was a dream to even get roaming coverage with Sprint). I also really like the fact that AT&T phones use SIM cards so you can store all your data and switch phones easily (I even had a friend once borrow my phone for five minutes with her SIM card when her battery ran out). The phone selection is pretty decent too. The only thing that annoys me about AT&T is that the stores in the SF Bay Area are always...
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Dropped calls irritate me to no end

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Pros: Good little wireless cards, okay phone selection, pretty good rates

Cons: Spotty service depending on building construction/location

I was a Sprint customer for about 6 years (at the beginning of 2008, I switched over to AT&T). It certainly wasn't terrible but it wasn't great. My biggest complaint was that I consistently had dropped calls - it seemed like the type of building I was in or where I was in a building had a pretty big influence on signal strength (examples: leaning out of my dorm window in Rhode Island I had pretty good service but in the halls, it was miserable; outside of my dad's house in the SF Bay Area, I had great reception but inside my room, it tended to cut out at least twice per call). It would also go on analog roam quite a bit even when it really shouldn't have been...
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Not stellar, but pretty cheap

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Pros: Decent audio quality, cheap

Cons: Not very comfortable, buttons can be a little sticky

So to be fair, I didn't use this headset for very long (just shy of a month) because it had a bit of an accident (I put it in my lap, forgot about it when I got out of my car, fell onto the pavement, got stepped on). But for the month that I did use it....it really wasn't very comfortable - in fact, it would actually start hurting my ear after a while. I thought maybe I just wasn't used to it...but no. It just hurt. The audio quality on my end was okay but I found that sometimes I had to speak really loudly if I wanted the person I had called to be able to hear me/understand me. And of course, it doesn't filter out any background noise so when driving, I always...
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Oh so pretty

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Pros: Nice screen, good sound quality, charges quickly

Cons: Pictures come out a little fuzzy if you don't have a great light source

Let me tell you....I had to WORK to get this phone. I had just switched over to AT&T and the LG Shine was the one I really wanted. I didn't want to settle for a phone I wasn't excited about. But it was just after Christmas or so, and not a single AT&T in the SF Bay Area had a Shine for me (I think the biggest con about the phone is that it was so popular and AT&T doesn't have an integrated stock check so I had to call all of the stores separately to check if they had any). Well...to make a long story short, I had to stick it out with my last phone for a little while until the got the Shines back in stock. But I am sure glad I did. I love my phone. It'...
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Fantastic headset

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Pros: good fit, nice looking, filters out background noise so the folks on the other end hear you (and just you)

Cons: sometimes sounds a bit tingy on your end

Over the last six months, I've had three different Bluetooth headsets. The first two were pretty cheap and had just okay sound quality. But the worst things about them were that: a) people couldn't always understand what I was saying; b) the voice recognition didn't work very well and I'd end up having to go through my phone book manually to get the right person; c) even when I got the right person with the voice recognition, no matter how loudly or clearly I spoke, sometimes the damn things wouldn't understand "yes" or "no" to actually place the call; and d) the person on the other end could hear all the background noise as if they were...
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Not exactly pocket sized but it does the trick

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Pros: Not bigger than any other phone charger, light weight

I had to laugh a little when I saw "conveniently pocket-sized" in the description for this charger. Maybe it is if you have pretty big pockets! Or if you wear cargo pants.... I digress. This charger is just fine. It's not particularly large (maybe I just have small pocket). I actually use it all the time, whether I'm at home, at work, or on a trip. It's nice and light weight. The cord doesn't get tangled too easily. The connection to my phone hasn't gotten messed up at all so it charges like a dream (if you dream of charging cell phones) - unlike one of my old Samsung chargers which would cut out sometimes, leaving my phone to just run out of...
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