[SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations
othniel at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 10:51:50 CDT 2011
My wife worked for AT&T for many years. So we had AT&T cell phones when
we got married. Then we switched to Pocket. We were paying $160 a month
with AT&T before switching carriers. Since switching from AT&T we've been
very happy with the unlimited talk and text services and now that it was
bought by Cricket
we also have nationwide service without roaming charges. That's 2 phones
for $65 per month. The phones we received have hands free calling to anyone
in your contacts list via voice recognition. Not a smartphone but free.
Besides internet on a phone is not satisfying.
Raise your hand if you would trade your 1280x800 screen (or larger) laptop
internet enabled smartphone on the market.
On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Geoff Edmonson <w5omr at att.net> wrote:
> On 07/16/2011 09:54 AM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>> The only real issue I have with enabling Blue Tooth is the potential for
>> someone gaining access to the device without your knowledge. Maybe I'm just
>> being paranoid ...
> If you're not around other people with bluetooth devices, there's not much
> to worry about.
> If anything, I want to keep from getting something with too many gewgaws,
>> specifically for my wife's sake (she a little technologically challenged).
>> And if I get the same thing, it's easier to help her with hers since I know
>> how to work it.
> There are so many devices to choose from, Alan the possibilities are
> I would suggest a phone with the Android operating system on it. Start
> checking on those and see where that takes you.
> It's been suggested that Sprint is good, as far as Networks are concerned.
> I'd have to agree. Have a friend who's got an iPhone on AT&T and we
> regularly loose contact while we both have full signal, but mine is not the
> one that says "signal faded, call lost".
> 4G is fast, but it's a battery drainer while it's searching for a signal.
> I keep mine off unless I'm in an area where it's strong, and I need to
> browse the net for some reason.
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