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#26 2014-08-04 19:23:13

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

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Today I've been thinking about getting a 4s...

I'm getting fed up of carrying my phone and my iPod around...

I think there might be something wrong with me... haha!

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#27 2014-08-04 20:27:27

Ak_0
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Registered: 2011-05-14
Posts: 83

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

EI just got the ZTE Open C with Firefox OS. It is based on Android. Can switch to Android anytime, even dualboot.

Last edited by Ak_0 (2014-08-19 13:54:27)


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Всё гениальное просто. - Genius is simplicity.

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#28 2015-09-01 02:00:30

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

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

After surviving for a few years with a dumb phone, I finally bought a smart phone--a Samsung Galaxy DuoS 2 which I bought because I can install two sim cards, one for the US and one for overseas. I also bought it because I like the size; I don't care for the larger cell phones that seem to be de rigeur these days. The more I use it, the more I like it, but it will never replace my desk- and laptop for many tasks. I confess that it's handy and addictive, but I often shut it off if I'm not using it.  wink

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#29 2015-09-01 03:57:26

paxmark1
#! Junkie
From: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Registered: 2009-07-08
Posts: 263

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Dumb phone  rugged Samsung rugby.  3 y.o.


Jean Vanier wrote "Being Human" and "A Short History of Progress" by Ronald Wright.  Gotta love the Massey Lectures.

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#30 2015-09-01 07:58:22

ohnonot
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Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

^there's at least 2 distinctly different rugby models.
i guess you mean the really non-smart rugby, not the rugby pro.
i looked it up, because some youngsters think that every gadget that is 3 years old is dumb.

i am using a nokia 701.
no internet.
here in my country you can buy a used smartphone for a fraction of its new price, and i was about to do that about 10 times, but somehow i like this nokia model.
it's one of the very last real nokia models (not microsoft), and it's really sturdy, the camera makes good pictures, and all speakers are loud and clear. that's important - many phones are a bit weak there, and i hate having to press my ear against the phone real hard, although all settings are at 100%.

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#31 2015-09-01 13:43:41

Rocky
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2014-06-03
Posts: 56

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I agree about using a smartphone for Internet - can't understand why anyone thinks it is a good experience. For me a phone is for voice/text. Internet / email etc tablet or preferably laptop/desktop.

Problem is it is very difficult to buy a non-smart phone these days.


"All that glisters is not gold"

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#32 2015-09-01 14:00:00

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

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I finally got a(n old) smartphone -- a Galaxy SIII 9300i -- but I only use to check my emails and watch the MotoGP and World Superbikes on {BT,Euro}Sport (damn you pipelight!).

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#33 2015-09-01 17:27:54

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

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

^ Don't put it too close to your face now. Screen will fog up like Jorge's visor.


Point & Squirt

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#34 2015-09-01 21:21:00

brontosaurusrex
#! Red Menace
Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,643

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

My 2nd (and last) htc - desire 500, the smart features are used less and less over time,
- i do snap a photo from time to time (mostly locations research related), quality is catastrophic.
- also used as a waking alarm.
- sometimes used as a 2nd device for text proofing (via git, so internet is used for like 3 seconds)
- car/boat navigation device

- if it was faster/bigger I would probably use it as a "smart" youtube remote in pair with my tv.

p.s. It has a surprisingly exact clock (to second), so I suppose something else than net must be used for this.

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2015-09-02 11:01:38)

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#35 2015-09-01 21:31:33

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

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

If it weren't for mobile email, foreign language input and navigation I wouldn't own a smartphone.

Email has unfortunately become a requirement. Navigation: It's simply the most useful map and public transport timetable. Öffi - this app is actually the single reason why I a) bought an Android and b) bought a smartphone in the first place.


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#36 2015-09-01 22:12:41

LabRat
#! CrunchBanger
From: Tornadoville, USA
Registered: 2015-04-20
Posts: 153

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

If I didn't need a cell phone, quite honestly.. I wouldn't have one. PERIOD... The world was just fine without them.

However, it's not a perfect world. When I was required to travel, I had AT&T w/ Samsung G5. Now and since my traveling days are over, I have an LG Sunset w/ a Straight Talk account. Same AT&T coverage locally with a much lower price. This LG phone is smaller and quicker than my old G5 with unlimited usage and no contract. If more of us did likewise, the price would come down and coverage would increase. smile

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#37 2015-09-02 16:47:40

vlax
#! CrunchBanger
From: Alcatraz
Registered: 2012-12-25
Posts: 101
Website

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Anaconda wrote:
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...

+1


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#38 2015-09-02 16:56:58

vlax
#! CrunchBanger
From: Alcatraz
Registered: 2012-12-25
Posts: 101
Website

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

Rocky wrote:
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 this for more than 3 years without any problem -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_6070

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#39 2015-09-02 18:13:05

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

brontosaurusrex wrote:

- also used as a waking alarm.

i completely forgot that!
it's one of the big reasons i still use my nokia 701.
i can swich it off completely (*) and it still wakes me up in the morning.
"real" smart phone users have ogled me various times when i mentioned that, even belittling me (well, when it's off, it's off, isn't it?)

(*) by that i mean just like i would switch it off without the need for an alarm. i am fully aware that there must be some sort of electronic activity for the alarm to go off; i once researched into that, it seems to be on a bios level, so almost built into the hardware.
yep, they don't make 'em like that anymore.

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#40 2015-09-05 10:18:40

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I have a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4. Rooted and running Rapture ROM 5 (Lollipop 5.0.1). Quad core, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage and 32GB Samsung EVO Micro SD card. I love this phone. Very powerful, and with the S-Pen I can take meeting notes, sketchdown idea's, draw up diagrams for customers, and so on. It's a pocket computer that also makes phone calls, has multiple microphones for recording meetings, and more. It is the best smart phone I have ever used. Prior to that I had an S3 which I also enjoyed very much.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4-6434.php

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#41 2015-09-10 12:24:20

arcum
#! Junkie
From: Belgium
Registered: 2013-06-11
Posts: 279
Website

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

OnePlus One - huzzah for flashing roms & stuff... big_smile

obligatory edit:: the device's codename = bacon - so... yah...

Last edited by arcum (2015-09-10 12:25:38)


playtime's over - shit just got real

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#42 2015-09-10 13:24:18

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

Re: What phones do #!ers use?

I think I will get my first smart phone, soon. An iPhone 6S Plus.

Tim

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