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Old January 4th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for, gasp, a new dumbphone!

I'm looking for a dumbphone as a possible second phone line or even substitution for my main line. :shock: It is impossible to find what's really good on the internet; everything seems to be "What was your favorite dumbphone growing up?".


What I want-
-preferably bar instead of flip
-grippy instead of slick
-T9 only, no qwerty
-micro USB charger for compatibility with my other stuff
-Bluetooth for syncing with tablet, primarily for contacts
-long battery life, easy to use, solid build,...
-GSM
-calendar, calculator, alarm clock

What I'd like-
-decent music player
-decent camera (not so important as the above)
-GPS without data?
-somewhat modifiable (deleting games, changing order, key assignments,...)

What I don't need and would almost rather not have-
-any sort of internet capabilities
-flashlight!!



Any suggestions? I bought a 20 dollar Nokia from T-Mobile as a beach work phone but it's a little flimsier than I'd like. I've seen a few phones that come close but are off on a key point.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LG 800G is a bar style that has all of that, and looks like a BlackBerry
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Here's 115 options:
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Can't say I can speak to any of them. I'd just ensure it's a quality brand like Samsung, LG, Moto, HTC etc.
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sorry for bringing up an old thread.

but i'm looking for a dumbphone with just one requirement... it uses a micro SIM card. and this kind of "feature" is something that is not listed on phones.

i know there's micro SIM > regular SIM adapters out there, but i would rather not deal with that.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think the classic dumb-phones with 12 button keypads are pretty much extinct now. The principal manufacturers like Nokia, Motorola, LG, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Sony, etc, non of them seem to be making them any more. There's still a few cheap off-brand Chinese ones, but they all use standard SIMs AFAIK.
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I think the classic dumb-phones with 12 button keypads are pretty much extinct now. The principal manufacturers like Nokia, Motorola, LG, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Sony, etc, non of them seem to be making them any more. There's still a few cheap off-brand Chinese ones, but they all use standard SIMs AFAIK.
I beg to differ, mike my friend. Verizon still touts 12 key goodies.. some flip some bar, some old some new. I'm sure other carriers do, as well.

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It's not like they're competing with Jitterbug.. but ... well, maybe.
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you can find pre-paid dumbphones still. i'm just wanting one with micro SIM card usage.
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