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    Good cheap phones during Black Fri sales?

    Need to replace my backup phone, samsung s7 (android 8.0 and no upgrade to 8.1).
    i can no longer xfer data (pics) off the sd card via usb cable to my laptop. (tried with 2 different usb cables).

    i'll change to the pics directory and it'll say empty directory.
    then when i hit f5 for refresh, it'll show something but when i click on the pics, it'll say unknown file format even though it ends in .jpg.

    when i pull the sd card from the phone and put it directly into my laptop, i can see all the pics fine on the 1st try.
    it's just a pain to remove the case, and find a sim extraction tool to remove the sim tray.
    then after i'm done and placed it back into the phone, i have to put back the phone case.

    basically, removing and putting the phone case back on is the pain part.
    it just started happening last week. nothing has changed that i know of.

    Anyway, my main phone is an android 10 'Motorola one action'.
    i guess if i buy a phone this year, that'll be my main phone and the One action will be my backup phone.

    I just use my phone for phone calls, txt, whatsapp, and taking pics.
    ie: nothing fancy

    Any good sub $75 phones for Black Fri so far?

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    How cheap is cheap to you? I just picked up a Moto G 5G off HSN on some Black Friday special.

    https://www.hsn.com/products/moto-g-...textd/20752022

    Used coupon code HSN2022 to take $20 off of it too. Overall good phone and fast for the basics. Battery life is solid like most Motorolas I've had in the last few years.

    If you don't want to use TracFone and the airtime it comes with, it can be unlocked after 60 days. And there's other phones on HSN that cost less too.

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    I think it's going to be difficult to find a decent factory unlocked phone for $75.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VisionsDivine View Post
    How cheap is cheap to you? I just picked up a Moto G 5G off HSN on some Black Friday special.

    https://www.hsn.com/products/moto-g-...textd/20752022

    Used coupon code HSN2022 to take $20 off of it too. Overall good phone and fast for the basics. Battery life is solid like most Motorolas I've had in the last few years.

    If you don't want to use TracFone and the airtime it comes with, it can be unlocked after 60 days. And there's other phones on HSN that cost less too.
    hm.. Motorola Moto G Power II 6.5" HD+ Tracfone with 1500 Min/Text/Data for $80-20 = $60
    https://www.hsn.com/products/motorol...minte/20492399

    what do you think about this phone as main phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstuff View Post
    hm.. Motorola Moto G Power II 6.5" HD+ Tracfone with 1500 Min/Text/Data for $80-20 = $60
    https://www.hsn.com/products/motorol...minte/20492399

    what do you think about this phone as main phone?
    I've had several Moto G Powers in the past. They're all fine for the basics. Battery life is great. Video playback does get choppy, but if you're not going to play videos on a phone, then that's a good buy. You may want to check to be sure an unlocked TracFone will work on whichever carrier you want to use it on if you wait out the 60 days to unlock it.

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    I’m on the lookout for a $20 flip phone that works with the free GSMT FP plan
    Mourning the loss of my Nextel i325

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    Quote Originally Posted by VisionsDivine View Post
    I've had several Moto G Powers in the past. They're all fine for the basics. Battery life is great. Video playback does get choppy, but if you're not going to play videos on a phone, then that's a good buy. You may want to check to be sure an unlocked TracFone will work on whichever carrier you want to use it on if you wait out the 60 days to unlock it.
    it'll be mint mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunterm View Post
    I’m on the lookout for a $20 flip phone that works with the free GSMT FP plan
    The TF TCL Alcatel My Flip 2 with 1200/1200/1200/1 year was $20 a little over a month ago, and can be unlocked after 60 days. Maybe it will go back on sale for $20?

    https://www.hsn.com/products/tcl-alc...ntext/20492423

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    Target Black Friday, starts Sunday in stores and online:
    Buy one prepaid airtime PIN and get 10% off a second one.
    Total by Verizon Moto G Power $49.99 (reg $99.99)
    Tracfone Samsung A03s $34.99 (reg $59.99)

    Walmart Black Friday sale, starts Monday online, Friday in stores:
    Straight Talk A03s $35.
    Samsung A13 5G $79.
    Straight Talk iPhone SE 2020 $99.
    Straight Talk iPhone 11 $199.
    Total by Verizon iPhone SE 2020 $99.
    Total by Verizon iPhone 11 $199.
    Motorola One 5G Ace UW $129.

    This is shaping up to be the worst Black Friday ever.
    Last edited by Yeswap; 11-19-2022 at 02:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    Target Black Friday, starts Sunday in stores and online:
    Buy one prepaid airtime PIN and get 10% off a second one.
    Total by Verizon Moto G Power $49.99 (reg $99.99)
    Tracfone Samsung A03s $34.99 (reg $59.99)

    Walmart Black Friday sale, starts Monday online, Friday in stores:
    Straight Talk A03s $35.
    Samsung A13 5G $79.
    Straight Talk iPhone SE 2020 $99.
    Straight Talk iPhone 11 $199.
    Total by Verizon iPhone SE 2020 $99.
    Total by Verizon iPhone 11 $199.
    Motorola One 5G Ace UW $129.

    This is shaping up to be the worst Black Friday ever.
    Any difference in unlocking policy between Straight Talk & Total? Or are the both the same 60 day for all TF brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    Total by Verizon iPhone 11 $199.
    This would make an excellent upgrade for my wife's aging 6S+ originally on Total Wireless, now Total by Verizon. (And free me from Christmas shopping for her .) Is there any reason why she coulnd't just take out the SIM card from the 6S+ and put it in this iPhone 11, transfer apps and start using it?
    Now that most text messages are composed of emojis, are we returning to hieroglyphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relztrah View Post
    This would make an excellent upgrade for my wife's aging 6S+ originally on Total Wireless, now Total by Verizon. (And free me from Christmas shopping for her .) Is there any reason why she coulnd't just take out the SIM card from the 6S+ and put it in this iPhone 11, transfer apps and start using it?
    I think with Total you have to activate the new device on the line:

    https://www.totalbyverizon.com/activation

    But that's not a big deal. The iphone to iphone transfer of data will be handled during the startup up the new Apple device. Very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrycl View Post
    Any difference in unlocking policy between Straight Talk & Total? Or are the both the same 60 day for all TF brands?
    The same. If on Verizon network, 60 days. Else year.
    iPhone 12 Pro is my current phone I carry.

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    Here's an intriguing 4g phone on sale for black Friday. $152 is almost approaching throw away territory.

    Reviewers say it will/may work with Verizon probably if sim swapped. Probably not on AT&T whitelist though. But should work with T-mobile. Seems to have most bands including 66/71. Dual sim with 8 gb of ram.

    UMIDIGI F3 (8GB+128GB) Unlocked Cell Phone, NFC, Android11, 6.7inch HD Full Screen, 5150mAh Battery, Smartphone with Sony 48MP AI Triple Camera, 18W Fast Charging, Dual SIM https://a.co/d/j0fk6tJ

    Sent from my motorola one 5G UW ace using HoFo mobile app
    Last edited by ShredFred; 11-25-2022 at 09:39 AM. Reason: It's not the 5g version....

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    Here's a 5g phone on sale for $207

    UMIDIGI A13 Pro 5G Cell Phone Unlocked (8GB+128GB), 6.5 inch, Android 12, Dual SIM 5G Mobile Phone, 5150mAh Large Battery, 48MP+24MP+5MP Camera, 5G Dual SIM GSM Volte Unlocked Smartphone, 18W, NFC https://a.co/d/aEzgGZN

    Sent from my motorola one 5G UW ace using HoFo mobile app

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