After I lost my trusty Nokia E63, I thought what the heck, this could be the time to get an iPhone! But alas, the darn thing cost an arm and a leg, and after my horrendous experience with Globe Telecoms, there is no way I am getting an iPhone with a postpaid subscription.
For one, postpaid subscriptions are great for heavy mobile users. Not me. Right now, I can go as much as P500 only per month on prepaid loads. When I ran out of load, I use my Skype credit since its quite cheap with Skype. Secondly, I hate thinking of the exclusive tie up that goes with postpaid subscriptions. 2 year tie up is way too much, too long, and in the long run– expensive.
Since Globe is the exclusive distributor of iPhone, well, I needed to let go of my crazy I love everything about Apple mentality. Another choice is hitting Smart. They have the Blackberry. Not as hot as the iPhone, but I have heard alot of raves about it.
Anywhooo, I needed to consider cost as well. 🙁 Sad to say, mobile phones is not in the budget. So I needed to check out other mobile phones, and making a shortlist was not hard at all. Nokia or Sony Ericsson. Had both mobile in the past, both lasted years! So it all came down to budget. Heck I refuse to spend more than 20k for a mobile phone…
So, I ended up buying another Nokia– this time, a Nokia E72. Looks like my E63, but better… its faster, and it look snazzier than the 63. Not bad at all. Let’s hope this thing will last for at least 2 years!