1. Guytronic's Avatar
    Hey my good friends!

    Anyone here using a feature/dumb phone for back up, throw away or secondary use.
    Any recommendations from you folks?

    I was looking at one to use with a SIM I have that has thousands of prepaid (T-Mobile legacy no data) minutes on it.
    This would be for those situations where I wouldn't like to expose an expensive phone to risk.
    Looks like tons of options out there, so many it becomes rather confusing.

    Thank you in advance for your thoughts!
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    12-28-2016 05:06 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Sorry, I haven't used one since 2005.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    12-28-2016 05:37 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Sorry, I haven't used one since 2005.
    Been a long time for me too.
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    12-28-2016 05:40 PM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    I have 7yr old Nokia 6303... A small cute but solidly built phone. Even has a steel back battery cover!! Charge it once, and it can last up to six months... Of course I only use it for my morning alarm clock. It stays switched off otherwise.

    ...!!
    12-28-2016 06:24 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Sorry, I haven't used one since 2005.
    This but change it to 2010.
    I like the idea of the cutesy ones but actually having one, nah. I would rather just get another smartphone. If I want to be super low profile, could just get a low end Windows Phone.

    I didn't say Android phone because I think the sluggishness would probably drive me nuts.
    12-28-2016 07:37 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Mmmm...

    Them CAT and LandRover phones are looking kind of cool for ruggedness in low tech fashion!
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    12-28-2016 11:36 PM
  7. Kot Prada's Avatar
    Mmmm...

    Them CAT and LandRover phones are looking kind of cool for ruggedness in low tech fashion!
    My friend had CAT and destroyed it in a half of year by simply using it. It's not that "offroad" actually. Just another buggy Android clone.
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    12-29-2016 06:34 AM
  8. aximtreo's Avatar
    Let's see. Dumb phone in today's market and looking for a needle in a hay stack. Yup, sounds about right. LOL

    Good luck Mr. Guy. My backup is a Lumia 650. Cheap but not sure it would run on T-Mubbile.
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    12-29-2016 06:42 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Let's see. Dumb phone in today's market and looking for a needle in a hay stack. Yup, sounds about right. LOL

    Good luck Mr. Guy. My backup is a Lumia 650. Cheap but not sure it would run on T-Mubbile.
    Wait, why wouldn't it be able to? Are you saying that because it's carrier locked or because of bands?

    I have a cricket sim unlocked 650 that works on T-Mo just fine, actually I would argue to say that it probably works better than the factory unlocked one because it has band 12.
    12-29-2016 10:40 AM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    It's not that "offroad" actually. Just another buggy Android clone.
    Hmm...
    I'm not sure the CAT B100 is an android phone.
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    12-29-2016 12:19 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    This thread has made me notice that B&H Photo sells some. Mostly ones from blu, but they aren't bad looking. They even have different colors!

    Of course I find the green one to be the most interesting lol. I think I'll look it up for fun.
    www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1270233-REG/blu_t390x_black_diva_flip_32mb_feature.html
    12-29-2016 12:48 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    This thread has made me notice that B&H Photo sells some.
    Uh-oh...Lol ...
    I looked there too.
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    12-29-2016 12:56 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Uh-oh...Lol ...
    I looked there too.
    Haha. I don't know how often they change out the phones but I don't remember seeing these ones. Now you got me all curious because they looked better than I expected!
    12-29-2016 01:05 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    12-29-2016 01:10 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    There's this one on Amazon.
    Looks like a beast!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M320QFN...pUvbUpU3610295
    Wow, you're right! That one is super rugged. It looks like it has a lot of features too. Seriously impressed.
    12-29-2016 01:12 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    These things are interesting.
    I was into 2m radio for a while these phones kind of remind me of that without all the hassle.
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    12-29-2016 01:14 PM
  17. RaRa85's Avatar
    Rocking a cheap but in mint condition Nokia Lumia 1020 for backup phone after the V10 bootloop curse earlier this year. And able to use it as an actual phone via SIM adapter which I didn't know was a thing until about three months ago.
    12-29-2016 02:53 PM
  18. Kot Prada's Avatar
    There's this one on Amazon.
    Looks like a beast!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M320QFN...pUvbUpU3610592
    Bear Grylls holding it in photoshoped twice bigger hand...
    Laura Knotek and Guytronic like this.
    12-30-2016 07:09 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    I picked up a cheap Samsung A157 for ATT a couple months ago and it's just a flip phone. Biggest criteria for me is that it be 3G capable in light of ATT's 2G network shutdown that's happening today or so.
    12-31-2016 11:23 AM

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