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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #390 on: December 28, 2019, 11:35:50 PM »
For lack of better option (i thought) i got the alcatel go/smart flip but it was terrible and i am returning it after 3 weeks of use. I would like to right a review so no one has to deal with it.  I didn't notice any pros, the good parts were when it wasn't acting up. The cons were many, 1) there are more steps than necessary in doing many tasks 2) searching for contacts is impossible, when you search for contact starting with the letter M it doesn't do that, rather it brings up the first contact that has an M (eg instead of bringing up Max it will bring up Adam), which is beyond frustrating 3) there is no general contact history so you cannot see the last time someone called you except by scrolling through the call log 4) when typing using T9 the system constantly sticks in random numbers 5) if you dont restart it once a day everything will work much slower or malfunction (eg doesn't pick up calls when you flip it open). These were my biggest frustrations but there were more, overall it is not a good phone and i would not recommend it even for a purely talk phone.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #391 on: December 29, 2019, 03:25:16 AM »
Any idea about the quality of the sprint Coolpad snap?

I have it on the Tello network. Works great!

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #392 on: January 22, 2020, 05:47:11 PM »
I just had someone stop by my office who has the Light Phone II.

Pretty remarkable piece. His reasoning for getting it was the only 4g non-smartphone with a full qwerty (on-screen) keyboard.

https://www.thelightphone.com/
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #393 on: January 22, 2020, 07:06:50 PM »
I just had someone stop by my office who has the Light Phone II.

Pretty remarkable piece. His reasoning for getting it was the only 4g non-smartphone with a full qwerty (on-screen) keyboard.

https://www.thelightphone.com/
Hopefully the phone works better than their website. Website not loading on my phone.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #394 on: January 22, 2020, 07:42:24 PM »
I just had someone stop by my office who has the Light Phone II.

Pretty remarkable piece. His reasoning for getting it was the only 4g non-smartphone with a full qwerty (on-screen) keyboard.

https://www.thelightphone.com/
Can have apps? Whats app?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #395 on: January 22, 2020, 08:27:33 PM »
Can have apps? Whats app?

No, only what they provide. They say it will never have any social media. Does that mean it will never have Whatsapp? Possibly.

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What are the features?
Out of the box, the Light Phone II's core functionality includes calls, messages as well as an alarm and hotspot.

There is a customizable toolbox menu for the phone in which you can add/remove various additional features to your Light Phone II. These tools are in development and will be released ongoing as they become available. We're working closely with our early adopters to design these tools.

While considering additional functionality for the Light Phone II, it's important to remember all of the features it will never have. The Light Phone II will never have social media, email, news, or ads. Our tools are intentional, and there is a clear objective in opening the tool. There will never be an infinite feed. The device itself, with a small black and white screen, reflects this philosphy and inherently limits the phone's functionality.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #396 on: January 22, 2020, 08:28:03 PM »
waze?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #397 on: January 22, 2020, 08:28:49 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #398 on: January 22, 2020, 08:36:39 PM »
On an e-ink screen?  ::)
I know people who want smartphones just to have waze
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #399 on: January 22, 2020, 09:37:09 PM »
I know people who want smartphones just to have waze
So they want a smartphone, not a light phone.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #400 on: January 22, 2020, 10:10:23 PM »
I know people who want smartphones just to have waze
Itís being sold in Lakewood and Brooklyn

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #401 on: January 23, 2020, 07:18:57 AM »
I just had someone stop by my office who has the Light Phone II.

Pretty remarkable piece. His reasoning for getting it was the only 4g non-smartphone with a full qwerty (on-screen) keyboard.

https://www.thelightphone.com/
$350!

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #402 on: January 23, 2020, 07:21:08 AM »
I'm looking for a gsm unlocked (compatible with Israeli carriers) basic phone, with hotspot capability for my laptop

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #403 on: January 23, 2020, 07:33:35 AM »
After a little google search seems like Nokia 3310 may be ideal, anyone have it?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #404 on: January 23, 2020, 07:33:50 AM »
$350!

It's a Brooklyn based company. They have to pay Brooklyn rent and wages!
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