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#1 2014-07-28 19:01:17

Dave6
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2014-05-25
Posts: 101

What phones do #!ers use?

I hate to say this, but I've had a Nokia Lumia 520 for the past 12months... shock horror, a Windows Phone!!!

To be honest, as a phone, it's awesome.  The battery lasts a few days, and does what a phone should do.

My previous phone was a HTC Desire HD which I got shortly after release, swiftly rooted and loaded with CyanogenMod, think it was 7 at the time.

I was thinking of resurrecting the DHD, but remembered that the volume rocker button doesn't work.

So I started thinking of getting a new one, no real need, other than wanting to play Family Guy on the move (I have an Nexus 10, also rooted).

Then I wondered what you guys were using, so, over to you....

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#2 2014-07-28 19:25:40

linuxreign
#! Junkie
From: Panama
Registered: 2011-09-05
Posts: 254

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Samsung S3 here...for the last 2 years, no contracts, prepaid service


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#3 2014-07-28 19:38:32

CSCoder4ever
BL Keyboard Troll
From: /dev/zero
Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 2,256

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Generic little Tracfone, Lost it atm lol

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#4 2014-07-28 20:47:40

Wilton14
Member
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 31
Website

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

@CSCoder4ever I'm so getting one of those soon, or something Lol.

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#5 2014-07-28 20:58:20

Alad
Software Satan
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

20$ dumbphone.

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#6 2014-07-28 21:03:55

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Alad wrote:

20$ dumbphone.

+1

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#7 2014-07-28 21:04:54

Anaconda
crypto-anarchist
From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 437

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Alad wrote:

20$ dumbphone.

Same here. I don't need my phone to be a computer or a camera, I have an actual computer and camera for those tasks and they do it better than any phone can. I undersatnd that some people want these multi purpose devices but I'll take a dedicated device with the horsepower to do the job right every time.


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#8 2014-07-28 21:10:57

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Some generic $10 corded phone on a land line. ]:D

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#9 2014-07-28 21:15:01

Anaconda
crypto-anarchist
From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 437

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

^ now that's hardcore!


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#10 2014-07-28 21:15:10

ratcheer
#! Junkie
From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I bet I'm the only one using a Samsung A-717. :8

Tim

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#11 2014-07-28 21:26:54

Rocky
#! Member
From: Ireland
Registered: 2014-06-03
Posts: 56

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Alad wrote:

20$ dumbphone.

Anybody got a good recommendation for a "good" dumbphone ? Very hard nowadays to get a dumbphone in phone shops.

I have been using a smartphone for about 2 years (Samsung/Sony)- in most things I regard myself as a "techie" but I simply cannot get used to "poking" at the screen / screensaver kicking in at the very wrong instant / can't easily end call ...... .  I want a proper phone with buttons 8.(

Agree with the sentiments above about a phone not being a computer ( screen is far too small web). A phone is for "phoning and texting"  ( I know  - showing my age :8 ) - somebody needs to tell the Emperor that he has no clothes  wink


"All that glisters is not gold"

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#12 2014-07-28 21:44:58

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I have a Nokia 515 (I need a camera), it is very nicely built and much better to use (as a phone) than any smartphone I have tried.

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#13 2014-07-28 22:59:25

MartinRF
#! Junkie
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 451
Website

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Nokia 700 running Nokia Belle (read last version of Symbian). It works really well as dumb phone for just placing calls and it is so easy to switch to 3G-mode its default status is 2G (GSM) and the battery can last a week. It is small and sits comfortably in any pocket. If I need it to be a smart phone it does that but the small form factor is somewhat limiting. That was the choice I made: Living easily in any pocket rather than maximized surfing performance. If I want that I have a 24" screen hooked up to my computer... So the screen is small by today's standards but it works surprisingly well even in bright daylight.

I would like it to be a little less slippery -- too easy to drop.

Bonus points for good off-line maps. Not that I really need them. I have always found my way around without GPS assistance and people somehow know this. I am frequently approached by strangers, including locals, asking for directions -- anywhere in the world! I have plenty of anecdotes -- some other time...

/Martin

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#14 2014-07-28 22:59:37

olegabrielz
#! Junkie
From: Norway
Registered: 2014-06-14
Posts: 442

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I'm using samsung galaxy s3..
hoping one day #! will be on it  big_smile

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#15 2014-07-28 23:21:21

gutterslob
#! Resident Bum
Registered: 2009-11-03
Posts: 3,207

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

iPhone 5


Point & Squirt

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#16 2014-07-29 00:31:41

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

A Consumer Celluar Doro (dumbphone) and a conventional land line. Both allow me to call anywhere in the world. I can even text with the dumb phone, but would rather e-mail from either the lap- or desktop. Geezers don't NEED "smart phones".  ]:D


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#17 2014-07-29 01:45:03

zbreaker
#! CrunchBanger
From: Beyond
Registered: 2012-02-09
Posts: 119

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Just came off contract from a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. Moved to the new LG G3.
Very nice so far.


H-ohcg

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#18 2014-07-29 04:58:35

anonymous
The Mystery Member
From: Arch Linux Forums
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

My current and first smartphone is an LG Optimus L9. I love Android but this phone is crap. 2GB of user accessible storage and 768MB of RAM. Sometimes I think having a good dumbphone is better than a cheap smartphone. If only the Moto G had existed when I got this phone.

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#19 2014-07-29 07:38:19

Iranon
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-03-10
Posts: 259

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Still using an iPhone 3GS, waiting for it to break down.


LEGO won't be ready for the average user until it comes pre-assembled, in a single  unified look, and glued together so it doesn't come apart.

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#20 2014-07-29 08:23:01

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Anaconda wrote:

^ now that's hardcore!

Aw, heheh, shucks.
(Don't worry, it's not a pony. tongue )

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#21 2014-07-29 11:02:01

twoion
Emerald Caffeine
From: 星界
Registered: 2012-05-11
Posts: 1,648

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Samsung GT-i8730

Baught for cheap below market price. I'll also never buy Samsung again. Piece of shit (mostly the battery).


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#22 2014-07-29 16:26:46

jeffreyC
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2010-09-02
Posts: 596

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

LG Volt LS740 (no contract)
I have been very impressed by the durability and value for price of LG phones.

This is the second phone that I have owned which exceeds the computer capability of my first desktop computer.


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#23 2014-07-30 08:33:14

nore
>2^9
From: Lakeland
Registered: 2009-11-28
Posts: 740

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

For those interested in this topic, there is also the forgotten Share your phone home screen thread.

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#24 2014-07-30 08:44:17

tty-tourist
#! CrunchBangian
From: within the swirl
Registered: 2013-05-26
Posts: 281

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Nokia 113 ftw.

10 days of battery + all the time in the world to read books when I commute ...

Last edited by tty-tourist (2014-07-30 08:44:37)


"You're just a tourist with a typewriter." - Charlie Meadows, Barton Fink

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#25 2014-07-30 10:29:51

th3pun15h3r
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 571

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

zbreaker wrote:

Just came off contract from a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. Moved to the new LG G3.
Very nice so far.

That phone looks pretty sweet.  I had a droid razr hd which kept slowing down as i used it it seemed.  Got my money back on it in a trade and went back to my iphone 4.  Dumb idea after i found out about puffin mobile web browser.  Wish i still had that phone now, i hate the new icon look of the iphone and this phone is showing major age.  Also itunes...need i say more.  Cant wait till my contract ends in may so i can go hack to droid again.  Dont like the new design of the iphone 5s looks like a knock off with that silver ring button.  Wish i could just buy a moto g straight up for now to use till my contract ends but prepaid only.  Otherwise moto x looked interesting or a nexus 5 ( dont know if available for verizon cdma) and your phone you got.  +1 for a #! Phone.

Ps. Sorry for rant

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