The N95 is an unlocked smartphone and in order to get on the Internet or use it as a cell phone, I needed to select a provider and plan. Since my whole motivation for purchasing the N95 was to use for mobile video blogging and photo blogging, all I needed was a data plan.
The question now is what provider, what plan?
I had identified about four people who were using the N95 for mobile video blogging and contacted Steve Garfield, Laura Fitton, Jonny Goldstein, and Chris P/Mobile Diner on Twitter to find out what data plan they were using. They don't use the n95 as their phone. I need to get a 3G Simm card and They all pointed me to the unlimited data plan through AT&T. So that's what I signed up for -- $39.99 unlimited data plan per month. I am not obligated to get a contract or pay a penalty if I cancel.
Both Chris and Laura mentioned that T-Mobile has a plan, but Steve said AT&T. Chris reported that the wifi is spotty, but the g network is pretty good. We shall see.
I am definitely not yet ready to turn to switch my web/cell/text
activity to the N95 so I'm keeping my Treo. The next piece to switch
or drop will be the data plan on my treo, depending how I can adapt to
the keyboard on the N95. The big thing will be my typing habits. The Treo has a qwerty keyboard and over the years, I've gotten pretty fast using it. The N95 has a phone keyboard - so you have press the key a few times to get the letter and I have to learn the navigation for special characters, moving to numbers, backspaces, etc. The treo has a lot of touch screen options and the N95 does not.
I purchased the phone on Amazon so I had to bring it to an AT&T store and they inserted the Simm Card and activated my plan.