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Best Cell Phone for Pharmacy School

Students often ask, “what is the best cell phone to have in pharmacy school?” Having a smartphone definitely has its advantages whether you are on rotation using drug applications or responding immediately to sign up lists for health fairs/first come first serve scholarships (I am glad that I had a Blackberry Bold because I was able to sign up for these sort of things first). Personally, I would recommend the Blackberry Bold 9000/9700 or the Apple Iphone for pharmacy students. The Blackberry Bold has better/faster email functionality while the Iphone has a wider selection of applications. During my health care delivery class, I used my Blackberry Bold to look up government organization acronyms and healthcare laws that I was unfamiliar with as my professor was lecturing. Lastly, some smartphones offer WIFI, which lets you browse in areas with low reception (like my lecture hall) and in some cases, you can cancel your data plan after one month and just use WIFI (this is what I am doing).

If you in the market for a new phone, definitely check out Amazon’s Wireless Website as the pricing on phones is much better than at a store. For example the Blackberry Bold 9700 is a PENNY ($.01) from Amazon, while it is $200 on the AT&T site. Check for yourself:

1. Motorola BACKFLIP Android Phone (AT&T)
(30 customer reviews)
List Price: $349.99
Price: $0.01

2. BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone (AT&T)
(27 customer reviews)
List Price: $499.99
Price From: $0.01

3. HTC Tilt 2 Windows Phone (AT&T)
(20 customer reviews)
List Price: $499.99
Price From: $0.01

4. Motorola DROID A855 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
(183 customer reviews)
List Price: $559.99
Price From: $19.99

5. BlackBerry Bold 9000 Phone, White (AT&T)
(0 customer reviews)
List Price: $499.99
Price: $0.01

6. HTC HD2 Windows Phone (T-Mobile)
(18 customer reviews)
List Price: $549.99
Price: Add to cart to see price

7. BlackBerry Bold 9000 Phone, Black (AT&T)
(92 customer reviews)
List Price: $499.99
Price: $0.01

8. Samsung Mythic a897 Phone (AT&T)
(22 customer reviews)
List Price: $299.99
Price From: $0.01

9. Samsung Convoy U640 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
(7 customer reviews)
List Price: $399.99
Price: $0.01

10. LG Shine II GD710 Phone (AT&T)
(2 customer reviews)
List Price: $299.99
Price: $0.01

These prices were copied off the Amazon Wireless Website on 6/1/10, and prices may change. Also, these prices are applied only with a new contract. If your current contract has expired, definitely check out that website. Although Amazon doesn’t have the HTC Incredible nor the Iphone, they may add it to their wireless shop later on.