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Phones

Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by DAKA, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. RedSneaker

    RedSneaker Very Tilted

    I got mine for emergencies at a DV center. It could be used for 911 only.
     
  2. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I'm going call some of the shelters. It'd be nice to see our bag-of-old-phones put to good use.
     
  3. spindles

    spindles Very Tilted

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia

    I think the offset loss of screen real estate really kills the blackberries for me. The touch screen keyboards are so good now.
     
  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Time for a bump.

    Are any iPhone users here going pass on the new iPhone 7 models because of
    No Headphone Jack, Must Buy The Apple Wireless System?
     
  5. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Not sure when I'll upgrade, but probably will at some point in the next 6-9 months. It won't really impact me. When I picked up some Bluetooth ear phones I stopped having a use for the jack. Can't remember he last time I used it anyway (did on my iPad pre-Bluetooth for watching vids).
     
  6. Lindy

    Lindy Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Dredging up this old thread because I'm giving up my flip-fone. Maybe. I'm thinking of the convenience of always having a camera on me. I love that my flipper (for my limited use -- a few calls and texts each week) usually costs me under $10 per month. I'm afraid that will probably change.:(

    A friend has offered to sell me an iPhone5 that looks like brand new for $30. H says it needs a battery soon, if not now, and will have it "unlocked" whatever that means. I don't mind not having the latest and greatest, just something with a decent camera.

    Any opinions?

    I'll probably still just use it mostly as a phone or texts. Watching video on a postage-stamp size screen screen just because I can -- that has no appeal to me.
    Music maybe, I forgot to look for an audio output jack.
     
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  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Check the cost of a new battery. Also check offers on cell phone plans because you might be able to get a perfectly fine smart phone--which is leftover/new old stock, considered outdated (which it really isn't)--for free. Or you could end up with a free tablet. I used to think tablets were a waste, until I finally hooked-up a wireless router for WiFi.
     
  8. DAKA

    DAKA Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Flip phone is great....but...after MANY years of "abuse" by EVERYONE, I finally went to an I phone...a 6 no less.
    As you said the camera is great, and replying to texts is good, but the damn thing is big, makes calls by itself and is a general PIA
    But, it seems that you gotta' move forward.... (I guess)
     
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  9. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    my biggest issue is that I never have any battery because I'm always futzing with something like Facebook, TFP, or a game. When I want to make a call... no battery LOL
     
  10. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    Portable chargers are the bomb. We use them to boost while futzing.
     
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  11. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Portable chargers are a necessity when sitting in a tree stand for 8-10 hours....
     
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  12. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    Or walking around the city for hours. And when travelling. Or when every plug in your office is utilized by essentials.
     
  13. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Usually I am pretty good about having a fully charged phone to start the day, and grabbing a few minutes here and there to top it off any time I have a chance. Unfortunately I haven't found any outlets in a tree yet. :p