[NTLK] OT: Cell phones was: Hello to all:...Can someone please refresh my memo...

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sat Dec 30 15:25:41 EST 2017

Hmm, I never had a problem with the exception of moving time from one
phone to another (took 3 calls but they did it eventually).  Otherwise
they have been great.  I will admit that some phones are worse than
others.  They do have a few "no name" brands in their store that are
questionable.  Stick with a known brand (or bring your own, they allow
for that) should be fine.

As for the models, I was just there a few weeks ago and they had two
flip phones still available.  But perhaps that model sold out with the
Christmas rush.

One thing about smart phones, turn off the 3g/4g/etc off and wow your
battery life goes through the roof.  Back to what a old flip phone use
to get (a week instead of a day).  I have mine off most of the time
unless I need to check something specific.  I also admit that buttons
are preferable, but if you turn off all the "extras" it is close (well
as close as you can get to buttons vs a screen).

Anyway, glad you found a model that will work for you.  Years ago I had
looked at Jitterbug, but there was something I didn't like about the
phone that led me to get something else.  Glad they are still around.


On 12/30/2017 2:35 PM, Dennis Swaney wrote:
> Interesting. I checked out the Tracfone and it came up short in the reviews
> plus the phone they had closest to the Jitterbug seems to be an Android
> phone. The Jitterbug Flip is NOT a smartphone, though it is more
> complicated than the Jitterbug Dial we already have. Fortunately we can
> decline some of the extra "fluff" to keep the price down. Anyway an Android
> or iOS phone was not desired and I could not find a more simpler phone than
> the Jitterbug: If you already have it turned on, when you open it you get a
> standard dial tone and can either just dial the number or use the phonebook
> to call up and dial the number. Adding entries to the phonebook can be done
> three-ways: manually, via your Jitterbug account (if you are computer
> savvy), or dial the Jitterbug operator and ask to have the number added to
> your phonebook.
> But for others, the Tracfone sounds like a reasonable way to go. As always,

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