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Mike Temporale
02-20-2006, 04:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobilitysite.com/articles/link.php?id=324' target='_blank'>http://www.mobilitysite.com/articles/link.php?id=324</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The 2125 WM5 Smartphone by Cingular is their first private label device that definitely hits the target. Picking up where the Audiovox SMT5600 left off, Cingular has upgraded the OS to Window Mobile 5.0 and to a snappy 1.3 mega-pixel camera. Even though my initial reaction was not that good about the 2125, spending a week with it has definitely changed my mind. With the 2125ís EDGE High Speed Data capabilities and Cingularís unlimited data plan ($19.99 a month), I found that internet browsing was surprisingly fast, including video streaming. I especially enjoyed getting my emails no matter where I was at. Even though I cannot wait to get my hands on the 8125, I still think I will miss the 2125ís great screen quality and form factor. I definitely would recommend this phone to the person wanting to stay connected and better organized, but that does not need to input a lot of data frequently."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20060220-Cing2125ReviewMobility.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Have you read enough reviews on the Cingular 2125 yet? Well, here's another one. Doug, over at Mobility Site, gives the 2125 a 81 out of 100. The 2125 seems to be getting a lot of positive press around the Internet. Which leads me to think all the fuss about the hump hasn't turned anyone off this phone.

randalllewis
02-20-2006, 04:59 PM
Which leads me to think all the fuss about the hump hasn't turned anyone off this phone.

Not when the hump appears to be of significant value to this phone. I am now well into my second month with the 2125 and I continue to be amazed at the reception I get. Thanks to the longer antenna in that beautiful hump! I've talked on this phone in elevators in the middle of office towers, in the basement of the state capitol building, and in windowless below grade meeting rooms. I've been down to one bar in some of these locations, but still the phone is useable in more places than I have ever experienced before. That is what a phone is supposed to do, so I am really getting excited over behavior that should be the norm. But as we all know in the wireless world, it isn't.

Long live the hump!

By the way....the reviewer, Doug, goes on a bit about the 2125 power button. He mentions it several times in fact. I think I'd rate a phone on its sound quality, ability to find and hold signals, convenience features, OS and software and included accessories long before I'd fuss over the power button. Yes, the button works in a manner different than you might expect. Once you figure it out, it works just fine. I ding the 2125 for lack of a printed user guide before I fuss about the power button.

Jerry Raia
02-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Like I have been saying, it's all about the hump. :mrgreen:

Webnasty
02-21-2006, 03:10 PM
"Cingularís unlimited data plan ($19.99 a month)"

How do you get this? I can't find it on their web site. On their site they have 5MB for $19.99 a month. I used to use T-Mobile because of their unlimited data for $19.99, but had to switch to Cingular due to poor coverage.

Thanks,
Web

Jerry Raia
02-21-2006, 04:54 PM
The 19.99 unlimited data plan seems to come and go and Cingular. Are you sure it's only 5mb now? That seems a bit low.

Webnasty
02-21-2006, 05:30 PM
Here is the link:

http://onlinestorez.cingular.com/cell-phone-service/wireless-phone-plans/cell-phone-plans.jsp?WT.svl=2206800007&amp;q_catid=2206800007

Jerry Raia
02-21-2006, 05:38 PM
Here is the link:

http://onlinestorez.cingular.com/cell-phone-service/wireless-phone-plans/cell-phone-plans.jsp?WT.svl=2206800007&amp;q_catid=2206800007

That took me too laptop connect plans. Those are for using your phone as a modem. The plans for just accessing the internet and email on your phone itself are different. I would call them on the phone and see what they are offering.

Webnasty
02-21-2006, 06:07 PM
Jerry, thank you so much! I called up Cingular and it turns out I was on the $19.99 Media Works plan, which is 5 MB plus a ton of picture sending and text messaging. I don't send pictures or texts, but I do upload a lot of email, some with big attachments. So they put me on the Media Net plan for the $19.99 unlimited data. Thanks for the help!!

-Web

Jerry Raia
02-21-2006, 06:12 PM
Happy to help! Welcome to the site. :)

Webnasty
02-21-2006, 07:00 PM
Thanks! I've been a forever lurker, even back when Jason first started pocketpcthoughts.com