Because of my job I get to review a lot of phones. The last two I've been using were the Nokia E63 and the Sony Ericsson W995.
Both are camera phones with Internet features. The Sony Ericsson is also a Walkman, meaning you can put your own music and even movies inside.
I started with the Nokia which I really loved I wrote about it here. I even got Globe Duo to lower my bill and wrote about it here.
And then I joined Twitter for a period of about two weeks, during the time Michael Jackson died. My phone bill which was usually Php 3500/month became double.
I figured it must be the twittering, so I quit. I switched to the Sony Ericsson W995 and my phone bill went back to normal (about Php 3,000).
I used the Sony Ericsson for a long time, but because it doesn't have a lanyard thingy, I was constantly losing the phone in my bag. It became a problem, especially during the supertyphoons, when even my camera disappeared.
I had to switch back to the Nokia before my trip to Japan, because I don't want to get stressed looking for my phone.
Now here comes the biggie. I went to Tokyo with Alex recently and Alex talked on the phone a LOT, as in I was afraid for his phone bill.
I never even used the phone. I was constantly texting and Skyping Jeroen. We were there for only three nights.
What I did was use the Internet on my phone a few times, especially when there was free Wifi in the hotel.
So someone please tell me why Alex's bill is Php 2,500 and mine is Php 30,000??
I am really flabbergasted. I'm gonna call up Globe and ask them what happened.
On the two phones, here are the pros and cons:
Texting is easier with the Nokia because of its QWERTY keyboard, though it's easy to adapt to the Sony Ericsson from a Nokia because it has similar texting features.
Sony Ericsson has a nice conversation feature just like the iPhone where you can backtrack texting conversations that transpired. This is the feature I like most.
Sony Ericsson has plenty of these, cute ones, while Nokia has none, so you have to type this :) if you want to convey a smiley face.
Internet is very slow for Sony Ericsson so I never used it, which is well and good cause the Nokia internet works and it was bloody expensive. Just when you think you're using free Wifi, you're really not!
I need a lanyard attachment because I tend to misplace my cellphones, or they get lost inside my bag.
Nokia has this; Sony Ericsson does not have.
Nokia takes better photos.
Bottom line: If I could take the Nokia's QWERTY keyboard, lanyard attachment, and camera and pair them with Sony Ericsson's conversation feature, we might have perfect phone.
But please no more Internet. Ayoko na. I really have to call Globe about this. There must be some mistake that can be fixed.
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