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Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7574804
05/02/22 05:43 AM
05/02/22 05:43 AM
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new york
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Flip phone for $30 from Consumer Cellular. Bill only $25/month.

Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7574860
05/02/22 07:42 AM
05/02/22 07:42 AM
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Illinois
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I like Samsung. I've got Straight Talk through Wal Mart 2 lines cost me $90 a month


Good Luck
Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7574863
05/02/22 07:49 AM
05/02/22 07:49 AM
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Posts: 8,813
Maine, Aroostook
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Samsung Galaxy for less affluent folk like me. First smartphone I ever owned is the one I'm posting with. Been a good experience. Us Cellular @ around $90 a month.

Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7574889
05/02/22 08:35 AM
05/02/22 08:35 AM
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Posts: 1,824
S/W Mich.
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Samsung / Android here.
Like stated previously, new but couple of generations back from current.
Does everything I've needed so far


(((((( Lets Go Brandon !! ))))))



Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7575024
05/02/22 12:25 PM
05/02/22 12:25 PM
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Posts: 1,924
Oklahoma
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I use Samsung. I like the smart phones for making videos. I'm about to trade in my old note 8 for a S22 from at&t

I pay about 65$ a month. Not bad for no contract and unlimited data but once I trade in my phone I'll need to be in contact I think it's closer to 90$ a month than what I pay now


Matthew 7:6 KJV
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine....
-OFBA, NTA, FTA, TTFHA-
Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7575045
05/02/22 01:07 PM
05/02/22 01:07 PM
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Posts: 1,186
Nebraska
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I have both. Work provides an apple phone. My personal phone is a android product. I personally like the android products but that's what I'm use to and it seems more user friendly.

Another thing to consider is reception. Find a smart phone that has a excellent antenna product. You will get better reception in rural areas. I get reception in places my apple product won't. I have motorola/android smart phone. Motorola use to be known for their quality antenna system. I'm not sure if they are still a leader in that category but when you talk to a sales representative let them know you're looking for a product with a quality antenna, especially if you live or work in rural areas.

Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7575213
05/02/22 05:50 PM
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I ran a Blackberry for years, as in two of them lasted me fifteen years. When my last one went bad I went to a Unihertz Titan. I like the phone, the battery lasts about five days, it is waterproof, and has a physical keyboard. But. . . service on it sucks, I'm with Verizon but a majority of the local towers in rural areas are a small local cell company and still 1x service. This phone is supposed to get 1x and it shows it has service, but will never work on 1x or 3G only on 4G. I intentionally got a 4G phone because all the 5G LTE phones don't get the 1x service. But it didn't do me any good. According to the Verizon rep (who I don't completely trust) the reason it won't work on the local companies towers is because they have been fighting with Verizon, wanting more money for tower rental and Verizon isn't willing to pay it; so any old phones that were already working on their towers continue to work, but any new phones will not work until/unless they come to an agreement. I know a couple people who have upgraded their phones through Verizon and also had this problem once they upgraded, so I think the rep may be telling me the truth. But I have also been a couple places where others with Verizon have 4G or 5G service and my phone does not, come to find out it recieves on a bunch of different frequencies, some ran by Verizon and some ran by other companies, but it does not recieve on all the frequencies Verizon uses. Not sure where you would find out what frequencies are used by what towers (Verizon was completely unhelpful on this) but if you could find out what frequencies towers in the area you were going to be in most frequently, broadcast on, you could crosscheck that against frequencies recieved by whatever phone you were interested in.

Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7575720
05/03/22 09:19 AM
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Thanks everyone for your input.

Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7575735
05/03/22 09:48 AM
05/03/22 09:48 AM
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One other thing to consider, What does your friends and family use? Our family went exclusively to Iphones so that we could all Facetime. There are things are not cross-compatible.

Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7576091
05/03/22 08:31 PM
05/03/22 08:31 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Central Pennsylvania
No phone.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: New cell phone [Re: Nittany Lion] #7576119
05/03/22 08:58 PM
05/03/22 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
No phone.


Same here. People spend too much time on the dang things.


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.... but what do I know, I'm just a dumb farmer.~My Dad
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Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7576520
05/04/22 12:02 PM
05/04/22 12:02 PM
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michigan,USA
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LG Android. Used for calling people. Thats it.

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Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7576579
05/04/22 01:20 PM
05/04/22 01:20 PM
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
I like my iPhone. I’ve had an iPhone 8 since they came out cause that’s when my iPhone 5 totally crapped out. I got the insurance on it, used it once to get a refurbished one when the screen shattered. The new ones have super good cameras, if that matters to you. If it doesn’t, get a refurbished one.


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7576594
05/04/22 01:53 PM
05/04/22 01:53 PM
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Finally run aground in TN
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Apple ..... mainly because everything around it is Apple as well. Laptop, I pad admirals laptop and I pad .. so we both use apple phones as well and it has been pretty trouble free.


I do all my own stunts ... but never intentionally ... Let's go Brandon

"Shall not comply" with morons who don't understand "shall not infringe."
Re: New cell phone [Re: merganser] #7576907
05/04/22 08:06 PM
05/04/22 08:06 PM
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Newark, Ohio 81 years
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Yep... my carrier TracPhone is making me get a new phone... I'm not sure what I am going to do... I only use the phone for emergencies... I DON'T use email or the internet on it, but I do use the camera a lot. I do text 5 or 6 family members to keep in touch with them.

The phone I have now is a Samsung S6 4G and they are closing down using the 4G say I have to get a 5G. I still have been buying the annual membership or whatever they call and have doing so since the year 2000. I get to carry my minutes, data and text over if I purchase before the year expires. I now have 30,409 minutes, 3092 SIMS which I guess is text and have run out of data and with 4 months left on the contract.

I am thinking I will just throw the phone in the lake and buy a camera.

Garry-


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Have been trapping 75 years … Looking forward to next season...
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