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    Hi! I have to "upgrade" my cell phone which died a long over due death. Have had it well over 7 years. Anyway...my provider is "giving me a free upgrade." One is a blackberry and the other is a Samsung product. I am sure that they are not the latest model and that is fine. I am in no way techy and would prob. just use it as an actual phone and the odd text. I would not see myself using it for a "data plan" for the 'net but would like the option if things changed. Which should I consider. I lean towards the blackberry....Canadian and all, but with their recent troubles am not sure if that is the best choice. Would love a techy's opinion. Thank you so much.
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    Simonne,

    Believe it or not, once you do get a phone that is like a min-computer, you will find yourself using it more and more. It is always a better idea to go for a phone that offers more than what you think you will need.

    I suggest the Samsung due to integrity of construction, and the fact that I believe it will be supported for longer. I am not sure how much longer Blackberry will be alive, but each of their products is at least 3 years behind anything else sitting on the shelf at the cell phone store. A few people I know would have gladly handed theirs back for a different phone.

    A few things to look for:
    - Ask them the price of the adapter. If you want a car charger a home charger...etc, you don't want to be dishing out $50 for each one.
    - Look at cases, see if one is available for the model they offer. If you are going to be carrying it for a few years ,you want it protected.
    - Let me know the models that they offer, and I can let you know which ones are better/worse.
    - Make sure it is not discontinued, or it will become a pain in the arse whenever you try to do anything.

    Hope that helps!
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