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Cell phone advice

Virgin LG Bliss 700I don’t need a smartphone and until last year, I barely used my cell phone.  A combination of my staff all having smartphones or text phones persuaded me to get first a Samsung Link and then a LG Bliss.  I later bought Wendy a Samsung Link and she loves it.  While the LG Bliss has been good (after finally fixing all of it’s really odd default settings), I want something that does push email.

What do I want to do?  Now I looked at the Samsung Elevate and the reviews are mixed, most frustratingly different sites say different things about how it gets email.  Some say they offer push email, others say you get email on the web.  I was also looking at a LG Rumor 2 and of course was asking about e-mail access.  When I bought the Samsung Link, the reviews raved about the Virgin Mobile email app that allows you to access up to five different email accounts.  The email app is horrible and you can’t install the Gmail app on it which means that it sucks for email.  Email was also mentioned in some reviews for the LG Bliss and its inbox is only for text messaging.  I asked the sales staff at Best Buy today and they were clueless about what each phone could do.  They told me that I could easily go onto the web with 3G speed despite the fact that LG Rumor 2’s web browser isn’t compliant, doesn’t support 3G or even EVDO.  Virgin’s network in Saskatchewan is still CDMA and doesn’t support 3G either.  On top of that, ever since I added my new cell phone to the network, they have had problems with it.  Tonight I spent three different phone calls to Virgin trying to get my account fixed and they didn’t reimburse me for the charges I occurred because of their network issues. 

The entire process made me consider moving to Koodo and upgrade to a INQ Chat.  I get access to Twitter and push email as well as 3G coverage in Saskatchewan.  Any thoughts on a phone?  I don’t need apps and don’t want to pay extra for a Blackberry data plan so take that into consideration.  Also anyone have any thoughts on Koodo?