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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #255 on: November 18, 2018, 10:39:46 PM »
lg exalt or Kyocera cadence from verizon? anyone have any experience with either one or how they compare?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #256 on: November 25, 2018, 03:47:54 AM »
There's the Cymbal LTE and the Cymbal-T, 2 completely different devices. The first is a Verizon feature phone based on Android, the 2nd one is a Tracfone full Android filp-phone.

There is the Cymbal LTE:


And this is the Cymbal-T:

So I got the Cymbal-T.

It's indeed running on the 4G network, but there's no option as far as I can tell to activate VoLTE.

In this case does it mean that in regards to phone calls, the phone will run on the 3G network? (which sucks...)
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #257 on: November 25, 2018, 08:52:24 AM »
I tried activating cymbal t too on Verizon. Only outbound voice worked. But inbound didn't work.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #258 on: November 25, 2018, 08:53:22 AM »
So I got the Cymbal-T.

It's indeed running on the 4G network, but there's no option as far as I can tell to activate VoLTE.

In this case does it mean that in regards to phone calls, the phone will run on the 3G network? (which sucks...)
were you able to get inbound voice over 3g to work?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #259 on: November 25, 2018, 10:29:45 AM »
were you able to get inbound voice over 3g to work?
I activated it over total wireless.

Have you activated it on this phone or you just took a working sim from other Verizon phone and inserted it into this phone?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #260 on: November 25, 2018, 11:39:52 AM »
The later.
I tried giving vz the imei, they rejected it. So I just popped in the Sim...

What kind of plan do you have wiith total wireless?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #261 on: November 25, 2018, 01:23:39 PM »
The later.
I tried giving vz the imei, they rejected it. So I just popped in the Sim...

What kind of plan do you have wiith total wireless?
unlimited talk and text. 5gb data
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #262 on: November 25, 2018, 02:52:49 PM »
Price?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #263 on: November 25, 2018, 05:38:34 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #264 on: December 12, 2018, 11:42:29 AM »
@ilherman - what's your feedback on the cymbal-t and with straight talk service?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #265 on: December 13, 2018, 03:59:18 PM »
$33+ tax
If you buy the refill from Walmart you get 6gb for $35

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #266 on: December 14, 2018, 12:43:55 AM »
@ilherman - what's your feedback on the cymbal-t and with straight talk service?
Not great. Seems like regular 3g.

You need VoLTE to get good service. So far I am not aware of any smart flip phone with VoLTE.

Waiting...
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #267 on: January 17, 2019, 01:32:06 PM »
Has anyone been able to get any smart flip phones to work with Verizon? (Galaxy Folder, LG Wine, ZTE Cymbal-T and so on)
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #268 on: January 18, 2019, 09:38:49 AM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/return-of-the-razrwith-a-foldable-screen-and-1-500-price-11547643601?mod=e2twd

Not at all what I would like to see, but I guess there's a market for this.

There are a few elements to the flip phone that are desirable, not all are important to everyone

1. The clamshell form factor.
2. Physical keys.
3. Long life, durability and simplicity.

That being said, there are certain elements of today's smartphones that are hard to give up:

a. Contact synchronization.
b. Whatsapp communications.
c. Banking and financial transactions.
d. Multilingual support.
e. Maps and navigation.

Where do we strike a good balance?

KaiOS?
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