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Who doesn't have a smart phone?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Gonzoso, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Gonzoso

    Gonzoso

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    How many people here don't have a smart phone, and why?

    I've been using the Casio G'zone ruggedized phones for a few years now as I'm active outdoors and need a tough waterproof phone.

    Personally all I need to do is text, send pictures and once in a while talk on the phone.

    I pay very little per month as I don't have a data plan. As a frugal person I don't want or need a smart phone now, I'd rather spend that money elsewhere. I know plenty of people making less money than I do that have super new iphones and stuff with big data plans and such that are always whining about being poor.

    How many other cheap people out there like me?
     
  2. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    My phone is closely related to a soup can and a string. It's company issued or I wouldn't have one. I'm not cheap, I just don't like cell phones.
     

  3. md2lgyk

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    I don't have a smart phone. If my wife hadn't gotten me one for Christmas, I wouldn't have a cell phone at all. It's a $29 flip phone with a pay-as-you-go talk only plan.

    I'm plenty tech savvy, but the need for texting escapes me and surfing the web on a phone is just nuts.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I don't have a smart phone either. I use my phone to make calls or do some very simple texts, that's it. I can get a smart phone from my company, but I don't want one. I'm not all that into electronic gadgets.
     
  5. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    No smart phone for me. I'm too cheap. :tongueout:

    Now if I could just buy a used iPhone and hack it to run off my Tracfone account I would be happy. :rofl:

    Until then I will carry my Tracfone and iPod touch. :wavey:
     
  6. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    I don't. I have no need for one and I pretty much detest phones. Can't tell you why but I just hate the damn things all around. The only reason I even have a cell phone is it's required and provided by my job. Otherwise I wouldn't have one.
     
  7. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I just the other day bought an Iphone 4S after holding out as long as I could, I will miss my Razr but it was time.
     
  8. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    I have an old Motorola that has outlasted about a hundred smartphones owned by the wife and daughters.

    I got it so they can call me in an emergency (and it better be an emergency...)

    My observation of their 'smart' phones is that they are all POS's with problems continually, up til they get replaced with a new POS.

    If it weren't for the insurance plans, it would get expensive. I feel that the industry should make a phone that works, and lasts.

    I guess the reason is, women tolerate that crap, and like 'new' bling. If I ran the industry, the phones would be as durable as an anvil and work !


    Sent from my steam-powered, coal-fired cellphone, using hunt n peck

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  9. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I dont have a smartphone either. All I need my phone to do is call and text.
     
  10. Dirk Pitt

    Dirk Pitt Millennium Member

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    Not me, my company gave me a cell phone and that is what I use. I can't beat zero for a payment plan. And I have no desire / ambition to get one even if I did not have a company furnished phone.

    NO thanks
     
  11. devildog2067

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    I could not do my job without a smart phone. Been carrying one (actually, two) since 2007.
     
  12. Lone Wolf8634

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    No smart phone.

    Do not need.

    Do not want.
     
  13. itstime

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    Are we talking the original Razr here? Dang.
     
  14. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Purchased a new flip-phone a couple months ago..
    "Smart phones" are too large, with limited battery-life for me.
    My Samsung "Gusto" only needs charging every 3-4 days or so and is small and lightweight.
     
  15. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    To quote my amigo,

    No smart phone.

    Do not need.

    Do not want.
     
  16. Unlocked

    Unlocked 4 8 15 16 23 42 CLM

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    I have a dumb phone....

    It makes phone calls and the occasional text message....Good enough. ;)
     
  17. SFCSMITH(RET)

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    Motorola Tundra here..

    But I have to admit a small bit of lust for the Samsung Rugby Smart.. would be quite handy when under a car, or someplaces and I want to google.. I don't know.. emergency brake cable routing options or something.. and I could see right there on stangnet how people were doing it to work around under body changes and such.. like if you swapped out a 6 speed into your 351W powered '95.. with full racecraft suspension... easier than dragging this laptop out there I bet..
     
  18. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    I had one. It pissed me off. I gave it to my wife. She broke it. End of story. :supergrin:
     
  19. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Mine is a water/drop/vibration resistant type 3 years old. Not a smart phone but does what I need. I do not need or want all the stuff that comes with or is available for smart phones. :supergrin:
     
  20. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    Same reasons as the OP. I like Tracfone's double-minutes flip phones.

    Was using the $20 Motorola for 5+ years before accidentally laundering it.
    Replaced it with a $10 LG that does everything (and more than) I need.

    2 days later the Moto started working again. Tough lil bugger.