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📱🖥 What Do U Like/Dislike About YOUR Cell/WiFi PROVIDER? What DEVICE(s) Are U Using?
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(1) Getting very COMPETITIVE out there = PROMISES from THEM to us (affordable plans). 🙄
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Nicole 📱🖥 (Technology Forum)
Ouch & @ what cost.... my flip phone (Alcatel A406DL) that is supposevely smart was $19.99 back in January... so yes I had to get a new phone this year the hinge went bad on the LG at the end of the year (lasted just less than 2 years). As it tries to be a "smart" phone, the Software is wonky on it & sometimes painful to navigate, I don't use it that much though, much rather use my home phone.
1 comment (Thursday 6/1/23)
📋How To SAVE Money on Cell Phone Service.
Any comments? 🤔
(1) Switch to a New Cell Phone Carrier.
(2) Know How Much Data You Need.
(3) Add Lines or Join a Family Plan.
(4) Sign Up for Autopay.
(5) Ask About Additional Discounts.
(7) Don’t Upgrade Your Phone.
(8) Drop the Cell Phone Insurance.
🗣MY COMMENT: I am on my daughter's T-Mobile cell plan and ONLY "upgrade" when I have to. I already feel bad about her paying my bill - she insists.
Communications utilities (cable, phones.. etc.) tend to be the biggest ripoff, & folks just rationalize they can't be without these things now. I'm likely going to lose my current pay as you go plan toward the end of this year. This works wonders for me since I don't use it much. I don't see where #3 would work (adding lines?). Autopay with communications, they're the only utilities I didn't allow "Carte Blanche" with my checking account, as I never knew when they were going to slip something in unknowingly.
10 comments (Monday 5/29/23)
I just READ this on Google News! Any comments? 🤔
📋Why Gen Zers are gobbling up flip phones and rejecting smartphones | Fox News.
🗣Published May 28, 2023 12:08pm EDT.
I prefer a "flip" phone, BUT luv many "features" on my android. Lol, IF I could get a "flip" with ALL of what my android has - I would be SO HAPPY! 💃🥳
I occasionally watch some Korean shows on Netflix and I see a lot of what appears to be flip phones, but they really look like modern phones with foldable screens. Some of them have dual displays so that you can see who's calling without opening the phone. I have to imagine that, those are the flip phones that will become popular if they aren't already. I can't imagine giving up a handheld computer for one of the old style flip phones. Plus, I don't think the old 3G technology is well supported anymore so they probably don't work with the modern cell providers .
Where can you actually put one of those large clunky monolithic devices? They are really too big to put in a pocket, in the back pocket you can sit on them. I've even had my flip fall out of my shirt pocket. Women are at an advantage with a purse.
You are correct, the US carriers are phasing out 3G, though 3G is still used in Asia & other areas of the world. They do make 4G & 5G flip phones (limited models), though now they are incorporating the smart phone "apps" within which I think is a big mistake. The cameras, & video capabilities are great, though I no longer need these accessories (about 20-30 years too late) I wanted something simple to just make & receive a call.
The ones you are seeing in the movies are the folding screens & are $1K & up. I had a LG Flip I got a little over 2 years back that I grew to actually like, but the hinge contacts went south on it about 6 months back. .
4 comments (5/30/23) Hi Dirk @DirkB349973 , and probably will be way more EXPENSIVE than the "flip" I had with T-Mobile I bet.
Had to get the "android" I NOW have (since 2018) because they said they NO longer "supported" the "flip" 🙄
Lol, NOW need to UPGRADE this "android"....
Hmmm, would be AWESOME if they OFFER these NEW "flip" set ups. Lol, tired of my phone DIALING my contacts when it feels like it. 😂😂
Thanks for taking time out of your "busy" day/night to comment.
I haven’t butt dialed any phone since the 90’s, a phone so memorable that I can’t even remember its model # or maker. I tried to gift it to military and they didn’t even want it.
My Samsung SGH-707 sync they took semi-dumb flip phone.
If you really want a flip phone Alcatel/Nokia makes them, can’t remember model #, but most cell providers have them for sale at maybe $10.
Android does have flip phones that are smart but, pricey at around $1000 , I think they’re model #z.I dislike for hinge failure and screen cracks.Theoretically fixed🤣.
I’m lucky don’t require a purse, my phone fits in my Carpenter Jeans pocket in armored case, it can survive dropping into lake, off roof, or into a 5’foot snowbank.
Which if I recall correctly is why you should always create user ID for your device, whether Android or apple.
How my ex turned off her tracphone and turned it back on to locate when she returned to it’s location by tracking after the snowbank had melted.
Reason I use armored cases for semi-water proof phones.My iphone has been run over by 13,000 lb. Truck and dropped In lake, dropped 20 feet off roof, etc. Have yet to kill them. But, they don’t fold!
2 comments (5/31/23)
Lol Froze @Frozenoem 🤣😂
I am on my daughter's T-Mobile Plan and I pay ZERO. 🥳💃
So whatever they have, I am stuck with.
NOT a phone person, so would NOT miss it IF I didnot have one.
But good to have for "possible" emergencies. 😱
Good hearing from you,
That’s very good than, apparently the model mentioned is top tier Android and I misspoke the MSRP is $1999.
But, if you look around on zdnet, afraid you’ll need to google it, I read on an app. Android will be selling a $2-300? 1 lb. Weighing tablet that’s ruggedized, meaning you can drop it (kinda), Doogee S-100 Pro.
Just don’t drop it on screen and try to only drop on sides.
You’ll need to check it out at your provider or daughters cellphone providers store, if truly stuck in Android land.
*you are allowed to do that if daughter is footing the bill* or Google ,”Doogie S100 Pro”.
Not recommending it. It just popped up in my feeds as I why typing previous post.
My cell provider is Visible (Verizon subsidiary). My Visible+ plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data. I believe calling to and from Mexico and Canada is included. I pay $35/month and it runs on the Verizon network. You can drop the service at any time. Support can be challenging if you encounter issues changing phones or using eSims. If you need a lot of support, this may not be the service for you.
@Tempest332 , if I recall correctly, you can skip the payment method during the set-up process. They ask you "as a convenience" in case you want to buy apps or paid services, but it's not a requirement to register or use your iPad. I never give my payment options during set-ups. I think Androids are the same way.
@MsStretch I was told this as well (you can go to the "app store" & not the "Apple Store"), I thought it also wanted me to or required me to set up an account with Apple & create an Apple ID. I'm about all "user ID" & "Passworded" out! One was telling me to keep scrolling down to the bottom of the screen to skip all this but it never worked for me, unless this changed since.
@Tempest332 , yes, you do have to create an Apple ID and password to identify the iPad as belonging to you and it's a very important security measure to help prevent 'unlawful entry' and malicious hacking by unknown parties using your device to access your information or use it for nefarious motives. You do not want to skip this step, so no, it is probably not an option.
I use a password keeper I can sync for iPhone and PC (and also used to use on my old Android tablet). Or Apple devices have their own password saver -- the iCloud Keychain. I literally have hundreds of passwords and there is no way I can remember all of them.
@MsStretch So I have to create an Apple ID? & I thought it was insistent on using a G-Mail address, which I created & already forgot how to access it. (I have an engineering degree, & this stuff really dumbfounds & annoys me), I often see sights that want me to "continue" with my G-Mail. Really do we want these passwords floating around in the clouds? I'm kind of half way through the setup process I gave up & the iPad is sitting, ... for about 5 years now.
I just now tend to avoid anything that requires me to make up another user name, password or something I have to scan out a QR code with a smart phone (which of course I don't have), the first thing I do with any device with a camera is cut a black circle & place it over the lense.
@Tempest332 , you can use your Gmail as your Apple ID. I do. However, if you can't access your Gmail, that is not a good thing. It is all about security and protecting your info. A PITA, but absolutely necessary. I hate setting up new devices, but I would hate getting hacked or my identity stolen even more.
But if something becomes an inconvenience and hassle, I agree, time to kick it to the curb. Maybe you can sell your iPad. 😁
@MsStretch Agree a PITA, I bought the iPad, just to browse the internet, it actually has a nice screen for it's size. I did not get it to purchase or buy online. I got a $50 rebate from apple when I bought it & bought a Fire (slightly smaller screen) used my old credentials with an expired dead CC & never had an issue. I haven't bought from Amazon in well over a decade. 🙂
I also use Straight Talk(Verizon) with my iPhone (brought my own). Have for years with various phones including Android and never had any problems or complaints. With their recent merger with Verizon, I got a free month of service to do the switch, but nothing has changed on my end... yet. I definitely prefer the no-contract thing with unlimited use.
FIOS for internet/TV but it's included in my rent. I have a wifi extender since the modem is in the main residence and I am in a separate structure. I have a desktop which is hard-wired, but for phone, smart TVs, printer, etc., the extender works well no matter where I'm using the wifi. I stream to a TV downstairs seamlessly at a point furthest away from the extender which is upstairs.
2 comments (Monday 5/22/23)
Lol, I am so glad I am OLD and now KNOW "technology" has its moments!! 🙄
When I had signed up for this site LAST November (2022) - my iPad "refused" to cooperate with this site.
So plan B - "tiny" screen on my VERY OLD Android.
Party Time!!!! Was already wearing "glasses" and was seriously thinking of adding a "magnifying" glass when viewing this site on Android./lol 🤣😂
So how do you set up an iPad without a Payment method? I bought one about 5 years (or more) back & never got past the registration, it has become a $300 paperweight. Was told just go buy a $5 Apple gift card. I do not want to purchase anything just use it for for browsing the net.
These devices have become "Consumption Devices".
User name and password in apple land are free and necessary same as you would do in Microsoft for Windows.
If you have Wifi or Bluetooth just join it to your network. Settings>Wifi> enter password.
If I understand the question?
And please don’t forget to update your iPad OS.
Settings>General> Software Update> I think.
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