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r81984
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Re: I don't use 2gb.

ATT does the same thing for any qwerty phone. They make you pay $15 for a data plan.

I buy china android phones w/ wifi to get around the data plan. If your phone has a certain imei number they will just start charging you for data.
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plencnerb
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I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian


r81984
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said by plencnerb:

I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian

You cant possibly be this dense. You must be trolling me.
Who said I only wanted to make voice calls???
1. qwerty phones are needed for text messages, no one is going to try and txt using a number pad. That is stupid.
2. smart phones work with wifi (if you can wifi where you want to use your phone, why pay for a data plan?)
3. GPS works just fine with no data plan.
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amarryat
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said by plencnerb:

I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian

The calendar.


aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to r81984
said by r81984:

said by plencnerb:

I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian

..............2. smart phones work with wifi (if you can wifi where you want to use your phone, why pay for a data plan?)
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because public Wi-Fi is too slow. Heck 3G is too slow.


plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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reply to r81984
said by r81984:

said by plencnerb:

I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian

You cant possibly be this dense. You must be trolling me.
Who said I only wanted to make voice calls???
1. qwerty phones are needed for text messages, no one is going to try and txt using a number pad. That is stupid.
2. smart phones work with wifi (if you can wifi where you want to use your phone, why pay for a data plan?)
3. GPS works just fine with no data plan.

I'm not trolling, just replying to your question with another question. IF you were someone who only needed to make voice calls, then why have a phone that did other things. I did not want to imply or give the impression that you said you only needed to make voice only calls. But, that was one way to avoid having a data charge.

I agree that if you don't have a querty phone, texting on a number pad sucks. Of course, before smartphones, that is what everyone did, which is why all those funny 3 letter words (LOL, TXT, BRB) and so on came to be. No one liked to text on a number pad. However, I am someone who does not like to text, and I tell my friends that if they want to get a hold of me to call my cell phone.

Yes, most smartphones have a built-in GPS, something you don't get with a non smartphone. However, if you already own a GPS (which, in my case I do, a Garmin Nuvi), why have 2 GPS's?

--Brian
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plencnerb
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said by amarryat:

said by plencnerb:

I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian

The calendar.

I took a look at my LG Phone (model# LG325G), and it has a calendar in it, and my phone is not a smart phone. So, if you do some research, you can get a non-smartphone with a calendar in it. I know I'll never use it, but it looks like I can add appointments, birthdays, events, and so on. Seems like it does everything a calendar should do. It probably has a way to give an alert too when an event comes up to help remind you about it.

--Brian
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--Brian Plencner

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r81984
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said by plencnerb:

I agree that if you don't have a querty phone, texting on a number pad sucks. Of course, before smartphones, that is what everyone did, which is why all those funny 3 letter words (LOL, TXT, BRB) and so on came to be. No one liked to text on a number pad. However, I am someone who does not like to text, and I tell my friends that if they want to get a hold of me to call my cell phone.

Yes, most smartphones have a built-in GPS, something you don't get with a non smartphone. However, if you already own a GPS (which, in my case I do, a Garmin Nuvi), why have 2 GPS's?

Actually I never text'd with a number pad phone as the thought was stupid to me from day 1.
I had the nokia 6800 qwerty keypad phone.
That came out in 2002.
The nokia 6800 has to be the best designed qwerty phone of all time. Nothing has the same level of comfort and speed for typing. It is sad they stopped making phones to that design.

I usually tell people to text me than call. If I cant answer I would rather have a text than a VM. And calling me for something quick to say, it is quicker just to text.
It helps now using google voice for VM that transcribes my VM in an txt message.

I have a TomTom GPS, but it always comes in handy to have GPS with anywhere you need it. If you are going to carry a phone, might as well have one that can do many things even if you only need to do that thing rarely.
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chamberc
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Irving, TX
reply to amarryat
said by amarryat:

said by plencnerb:

I would think the other option to avoid the data plan fee is get a phone that is not a smartphone. Why have a smartphone if all you want is to make voice calls anyway?

--Brian

The calendar.

Nokia and Motorola phones have had calendars in them for more than a decade.