[SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations

Othniel Graichen 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.

That's smart.

Besides internet on a phone is not satisfying.

Raise your hand if you would trade your 1280x800 screen (or larger) laptop
for any
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
> endless.
> 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.
> Regards,
> -Geoff
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