Cell Phone Stores West Des Moines IA

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Verizon Wireless
(515) 267-0404
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy # 12430
West Des Moines, IA

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AT&T Mobility
(515) 267-1820
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA

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Air Time
(515) 331-1118
8052 Douglas Ave
Urbandale, IA

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Cellular Advantage Inc
(515) 331-0000
3829 100th St
Urbandale, IA

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AT&T Mobility
(515) 331-1625
3800 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA

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Verizon Wireless
(515) 321-0190
9901 University Ave # 300
Des Moines, IA

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Sprint
(515) 327-3900
4520 University Ave Ste 120
West Des Moines, IA

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I Wireless
(515) 258-7000
4135 NW Urbandale Dr
Urbandale, IA

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Cellular Advantage
(515) 727-6200
3800 Merle Hay Rd Ste K10
Des Moines, IA
 
Radioshack
(515) 278-8156
3800 Merle Hay Rd Ste 321
Des Moines, IA
 
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What to consider when choosing your phone

What to consider when choosing your phone

The Verizon PN-820 and Motorola i920 (Sprint) are
the only flip-style Windows Mobile smartphones that
are currently available from major wireless carriers.

Bottom line: With tiny screens and small numeric keypads, flip-style smartphones are built primarily for their phone capabilities. If you want something that looks and functions like a traditional cell phone, and occasionally want to use some of the other features found in a Windows Mobile device, a flip-style smartphone might be for you. If you plan on doing a substantial amount of e-mailing, Web browsing, and file viewing, you should look at the other form factors.



2: CDMA vs. GSM, locked vs. unlocked


After you have figured out the type of smartphone you want, you need to find out if it's available for the network you want to use. Two cellular network technologies are in use in the U.S.—CDMA and GSM.

  • CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) technology is used primarily in the U.S. and Canada and is incorporated into the wireless networks operated by Sprint, Verizon, and other regional carriers. CDMA phones are less versatile than GSM phones since they cannot be used overseas. In addition, CDMA phones must be programmed by the carrier when purchased and cannot be easily switched to another CDMA network. CDMA phones will not work with GSM networks.
  • GSM (Global System for Mo...

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