I live in Vermont in an area serviced pretty well by US cellular. I have been with the company for more than ten years with ordinary cellular service. The folks at USC are nice enough but the phones keep getting drastically worse. The latest replacement phone is so bad I switched back to my 3 yr old phone until it's final months that required it be on charge constantly . My bill has now risen to $220.00/mo for two phones that are really a joke.
If you go with another carrier around here you get nothing for reception unless you purchase a special antenna (or several).
Since my hearing is going anyway, I was thinking of getting a handheld device with a decent keypad that I could text or email at a decent speed (with big machinist fingers) as well as a whoop-ass camera so I had one less device to carry (I carry a small digital all the time as well as a cell )
I became interested in the Motorola MotoX and went to the website because I support US manufacturing and to try to learn something. What I think I learned is that I am required to purchase the device with a cellular service. I really don't want pay for cellular service when I already purchase internet from comcast and don't need voice service on a regular basis (though a voip app would be good). I have been resisting google but I am ready to fold.
I would really appreciate some advice and guidance. Perhaps I am missing something obvious but why is there cellular service at all when wireless seems to be everywhere? I had a Samsung galaxy for about a month (before it was lost/stolen) and it it seemed to do fine on the internet alone. And yes, I live in a cave.
I would like to funnel cellular calls, emails, faxes, txt, to a device that could run bikecad and a browser and has a great camera. I want a keypad and some durability I would like to leave some of the money for this purchase in the 'states even if it costs a few$. I don't care what color the device is.
Feel free to provide too much information. Thanks!