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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2016, 05:25:51 PM »
How so? They can block apps and the app store. The only thing that needs to be open is Google Calendar and contacts.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2016, 05:31:43 PM »
How so? They can block apps and the app store. The only thing that needs to be open is Google Calendar and contacts.
Trust him there are many ways to get around an app block
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2016, 01:18:33 PM »
Is anyone aware of a keyboard for Android flip that will allow T9 typing with the numeric keypad?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2016, 02:04:01 PM »
Is anyone aware of a keyboard for Android flip that will allow T9 typing with the numeric keypad?

https://www.geckoandfly.com/8529/smart-keyboard-pro-t9-keyboard-for-google-android/
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2016, 02:14:36 PM »
Is anyone aware of a keyboard for Android flip that will allow T9 typing with the numeric keypad?
Which android flip phone? The "TracFone - ZTE Cymbal T" comes with such a keyboard (T12, not T9) preinstalled. It is TouchPal Keyboard but not sure if they have a special version for their phone.

https://www.geckoandfly.com/8529/smart-keyboard-pro-t9-keyboard-for-google-android/
I think he looks for a T9 on the physical keyboard, bot just this layout on the touchscreen.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2016, 02:31:02 PM »
Which android flip phone? The "TracFone - ZTE Cymbal T" comes with such a keyboard (T12, not T9) preinstalled. It is TouchPal Keyboard but not sure if they have a special version for their phone.
I think he looks for a T9 on the physical keyboard, bot just this layout on the touchscreen.
Correct, smart keyboard pro will not help I tried it when using physical keypad it will only enter numbers

I have the LG wine smart
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2016, 02:35:45 PM »
Correct, smart keyboard pro will not help I tried it when using physical keypad it will only enter numbers

I have the LG wine smart
So try TouchPal and see if it does work for the Wine too.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2016, 02:51:06 PM »
Same thing with TouchPal
BTW is there a T-Mobile variant of the cymbal-T?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2016, 03:04:44 PM »
Same thing with TouchPal
BTW is there a T-Mobile variant of the cymbal-T?
The Wine should have itself a T9 option (see here and here talks about it) I just don't know the right setting or key you need to use to turn it on. Try looking in Language & Input settings, also try if the # or * key do not change the keyboard to be T9 (obviously all those only if LG Keyboard is selected to be the default keyboard.)

The cymbal-T is Tracfone only.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2017, 06:17:52 PM »
Got it working with traditional T9 keyboard
Anyone figured how to install cwm or twrp on LG wine smart?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2017, 09:24:52 PM »
Do we have hope?
http://www.droid-life.com/2017/06/15/verizon-just-started-selling-lte-lg-flip-phone/
Hope indeed!

Now if only it can sync with Google contacts (and calendar) I might switch.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #57 on: August 04, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
I've finally taken the plunge and switched to an LG Exalt LTE.

After less than 24 hours with the device, there are some immediate pros and cons that I see. Hopefully we can work through some of the cons.

First the cons:

1. No outside screen. Need to flip the phone open to check time or see who's calling.
2. Lack of Hebrew input.
3. No Whatsapp or Telegram (that I'm aware of yet).
4. No (obvious, or possibly none at all) way to send voice notes.
5. No Jewish texts easily available (though I'm sure I will find a solution to this, at the very least, add them as notes to the notepad app).


And some of the Pros:
1. PHYSICAL DIALPAD!
2. No touchscreen.
3. Actually displays Hebrew in contacts and text messages - this was one thing I was afraid I would lose.
4. No urge to go online, as it isn't very practical.
5. Ability to go online when needed, and basic email access.
6. Light.
7. Flip phone - won't dial numbers by mistake while in my pocket.
8. Unlocked global phone (while LTE bands seem to be limited to Verizon bands, it seems to have support for 3G bands that will work almost anywhere).
9. Wifi hotspot capability.
10. Much better for שלום בית!
11. PHYSICAL DIALPAD!


From playing around with the phone, it seems to me like the phone firmware is some highly customized version of Android, which actually gives me hope of the ability to eventually get some of the cons I listed resolved.

Anyone else got this phone, any software solutions/upgrades?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #58 on: August 04, 2017, 11:46:20 AM »
9. Wifi hotspot capability.

This makes it a deal for me
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2017, 11:48:20 AM »
This makes it a deal for me
It's one of the things that made me decide before I ordered that I can live with any cons, as I can always connect with a tablet/smartphone over wifi if needed. Though the lack of outside screen is really stupid IMHO, especially since the default setting is to answer calls by flipping phone open.