Donna Townsl…, Real Estate Pro in Henderson, NV

Help! I need a new phone. What's the best phone for agents that can access internet explorer and the MLS?

Asked by Donna Townsley, Henderson, NV Tue Jul 5, 2011

I currently have a Palm Treo (ancient!) but I like having the keyboard so I can type one-handed. Have checked out what Sprint and AT T have, but didn't care for their windows-based phones. Any suggestions?

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HTC by t-mobile. It has a Google OS and a keyboard. I love it.
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I recently purchased the Droid 2 by Verizon after my old phone went for a swim in the kitchen sink. Not sure if you are only in the market for Sprint or ATT, but it may be worth making a switch. At first I didn't think I needed all the options of a phone on the Android OS, but now I'm not so sure how I ever lived without it. It is wonderful to have all the instant email alerts (yes, my old phone was rather outdated) and I really feel it keeps me in touch on the go. Endless information at my fingertips. MLS can be easily accessed in addition to just about any other website or app you could possibly imagine. The Droid 2 also comes with a slide out keyboard which I just love- I wasn't ready to be limited to touch screen only. The only downside is these phones tend to have a shorter battery life, but I keep my charger in the car and an extra in my bag at all times. Again, I do recommend looking into an Android phone. I like the phone options offered by Verizon and have always been satisfied with their service.
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I have a T Mobile G2 with Google. it runs on the android platform. It has a full touch screen and a full slide out keyboard. Love it.
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IPhone and Android OS are both great options.
However, I am going the same direction as Kathy. See "I'm trading in my blackberry.." published by Kathy Weber. There are so many features and choices that one must distill the issues to more basic issues. My fundamental list turned out to be:
1. Cost control. Select a carrier that does not have a cable conflict.
2. Hot Spot
3. Display must be sufficiently large to be read by older eyes.

My needs are simple.
Web Reference:
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Question #1: Why on earth would you purposefully want IE on your phone?
Question #2: Why on earth would you want Windows on your phone?

Either get an iPhone running IOS or an Android phone of your choice.
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