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#4056571 - 12/27/14 06:16 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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I've checked prices with other co-workers and it doesn't matter if they're on Verizon or T-Mobile ..... they're in the same ball park prices here in Houston.


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#4056574 - 12/27/14 06:36 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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Then you did not check Family Mobile. It is through Walmart and is on a T-Mobile network.
The 1st line is $35. Additional lines are $20 each. So, for you that would be a total of $115 per month.
Haggart...$115 < $218. Sheesh you are stubborn.

#4056587 - 12/27/14 07:10 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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Yeah Hag....I still have a flip phone, no smart phone here.

The only thing I would need is radar on the road.
Can't see paying that price for just that one use.

Might not be much money for some....but it is for me.
I'll get by, just checking the radar before I leave the house. wink


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#4056594 - 12/27/14 07:35 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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I'd hate to go without a smartphone at this point.

However next time around I'm going to strongly consider getting a ruggedized one {like the Sonim XP7} or a ruggedized regular phone and a mini tablet if I could only find a decent provider.

#4056613 - 12/27/14 08:43 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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Murphy I too have a flip phone - that 218.00 price is for all 5 lines (1 of them is a Smartphone). I just checked also with Virgin Mobile and their prices are also high.

brownbag I'll check with Walmart's "Family Mobile" in a few minutes

Crane two of our regular phones are Samsung Rugby II or III phones ....very rugged phones !


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#4057447 - 12/29/14 11:15 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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Whatever happened to that modular phone ?


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#4057450 - 12/29/14 11:23 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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My wife and I have smartphones and go through less than 500mb (normally around 100mb combined) of total data a month. If your kid is going through 5-7gigs then you need to sit them down and have a discussion about data usage. They dont need to be downloading that much stuff outside of a wifi signal under any circumstance.

My guess is they are streaming video while just sitting around somewhere with no wifi signal. I'd come down hard on that bad habbit if I was you else make them pay for their own bandwidth.

We get 1gig of data and then it is 5 bucks for another 500mb. SO a 7gig bill for us would be another 60 bucks a month in data fees. :/

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#4057457 - 12/29/14 11:41 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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last month he only used 1 gig (they installed WiFi in the dorms) so we're good and I'm going to try and convince my wife to try out the Walmart Family plan - if she's happy with it then it would be safe for me to switch


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#4057474 - 12/30/14 12:36 AM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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I have to have unlimited, two of my kids did 35 gb just on christmas day alone.


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#4057478 - 12/30/14 12:42 AM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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#4057492 - 12/30/14 01:19 AM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted By: Ajay
I have to have unlimited, two of my kids did 35 gb just on christmas day alone.


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#4057651 - 12/30/14 03:19 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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man oh man, I couldn't go without my smart phone. I was a late texter, but when you have young kids you want the texting capability so they can let you know when they're home after school or what not with sports. With a smart phone they can text both me and his mom at the same time. Not sure if you can do that on a flip plan.

I've been with AT&T for years and have unlimited data, and for the "I already have a camera" people. I also have camera's, but it's so easy to shoot a pano with an iphone than stitch one together with your camera.

One of the best apps I have is a sunrise/sunset app which tells me where and when the sun will line up with certain objects. 8 different weather apps.


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#4057687 - 12/30/14 04:43 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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I use my iphone for reading SimHQ and listening to heavy metal from my streaming provider. To me that's worth a lot. I'm thinking about getting a backup phone which handles the cold a bit better though. The iPhone is a joke in the cold.

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#4057693 - 12/30/14 04:59 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Haggart]  
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I'm not much of a phone conversationalist. Most of my phone calls serve a strictly utilitarian purpose and hence the vast majority of use with my iPhone is browsing the net, listening to music and email.


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#4057694 - 12/30/14 05:00 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted By: Ajay
I have to have unlimited, two of my kids did 35 gb just on christmas day alone.


Were they downloading full movies in HD or something?


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#4057721 - 12/30/14 06:13 PM Re: Forget Smartphones - I Still Have a Plain, Old Flip Fhone [Re: Charlie_SB]  
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Originally Posted By: Charlie_SB
I use my iphone for reading SimHQ and listening to heavy metal from my streaming provider. To me that's worth a lot.
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agreed, I bought a new stereo for my car that allows BT so I can stream my music or answer the phone through my car

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