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    Quote Originally Posted by HansCT View Post
    Oh well, it's just money if you want it that bad just give up on something else for a while and you can indulge your passion. Use eBay sniping tools, set up an automated search at a lower price point, a bit of time and energy you should be able to get a decent deal.
    I like it but not that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyWhite View Post
    I like it but not that much.

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    LOL... I was thinking the same. I have too much to do IRL to set up all of that to scout out the lowest deal on a 3+ year old phone! Cool that some people are able to, though, I guess. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stessT View Post
    LOL... I was thinking the same. I have too much to do IRL to set up all of that to scout out the lowest deal on a 3+ year old phone! Cool that some people are able to, though, I guess. :-)
    Definitely.

    And when that phone was on my hot phone list I didn't have my absolute favorite dream phone.
    I'd never give up my Nokia Lumia 1020. I love that phone.

    That was the nicest best surprize I ever had.


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    I miss my baby Nokia Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1451762443.201367.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by vartanarsen View Post
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    I have that one in blue.

    $1 at a garage sale.
    Worked great.
    It was a Voicestream phone and worked with my T-Mobile SIM card

    Sent from my dainty little Moto E

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    Will basic phones every be popular again?

    I have considered carrying a basic phone and an iPad mini with cellular connectivity.

    I've always hated flip phones though. Would have to be a bar phone or perhaps a slider with a qwerty keyboard.

    The thing that will probably keep me from ever going that route is my use of more secure calling/texting apps like Signal and Silent Circle that rely on having iOS or Android. Calling is kind of awkward on an iPad.
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    I bought a refurbished Kyocera Dura XT for $36.99 (from Amazon, including tax and shipping) and really like it. The idea of a dedicated phone line that hardly does anything else is appealing. I'm very tempted to sign up for unlimited talk/text for $15 a month on my Sprint business line. I haven't done it yet, though. I'm just waiting for Ring Plus to say good bye again.

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    Look for the Kyocera DuraXE on AT&T in a few days. This is the first LTE flip phone for the USA market that I am aware of.

    http://www.kyoceramobile.com/duraxe/

    Probably a few hundred bucks, though. Hope the concept catches on and prices come down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sun728 View Post
    Look for the Kyocera DuraXE on AT&T in a few days. This is the first LTE flip phone for the USA market that I am aware of.

    http://www.kyoceramobile.com/duraxe/

    Probably a few hundred bucks, though. Hope the concept catches on and prices come down.
    It's a good future proof flip phone for people that dont want a big smartphone, I kind of want to buy one of these for my brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vartanarsen View Post
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    Too bad 2G is getting shut down.

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    A feature phone that can hotspot LTE would be very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansCT View Post
    A feature phone that can hotspot LTE would be very nice
    Agreed, this is all I'm looking for so I can jump back to basic phones.
    Nothing special...

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    Quote Originally Posted by budmanbr View Post
    Agreed, this is all I'm looking for so I can jump back to basic phones.
    From its specifications, I'm guessing the DuraXE is an Android phone squeezed into a flip phone case so a hotspot may indeed be possible. "Proprietary non-touch" operating system. I'm trying to imagine using Android without a touch screen. Hopefully it will have classic flip phone battery life, isn't a data guzzler, and fits in a front pocket (1 inch thick!) We'll see when they finally have it for sale and the reviews come out.

    Years ago I used Motorola Phone Tools on my laptop to connect to my T-Mobile (Five Faves!) Moto V195S flip via bluetooth as a modem during a long ice storm cable outage. 19.2 Kbps GPRS, I think. I'd be happy to be able to do the same on a modern phone with HSPA speeds.

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    Why not LTE while we're at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sun728 View Post
    From its specifications, I'm guessing the DuraXE is an Android phone squeezed into a flip phone case so a hotspot may indeed be possible. "Proprietary non-touch" operating system. I'm trying to imagine using Android without a touch screen. Hopefully it will have classic flip phone battery life, isn't a data guzzler, and fits in a front pocket (1 inch thick!) We'll see when they finally have it for sale and the reviews come out..
    Curious what gives you the idea that it's an Android phone? "Proprietary non-touch" to me means Kyocera's own basic flip phone software. You'd think if it were Android, they'd be very keen to point that out.

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