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Old 06-28-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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We have ATT and are locked into a contract for another 18 months. Both my girlfriend and I have the iPhone right now and pay about $160/month.

Not only am I sick of the price, but something is wrong with my battery and I have to keep it tethered to a charging cable almost all the time. I'm sick of it. Tried to take it to Apple 2x without resolution.

I'm willing to go down to a "dumb" phone, but does anyone know of a phone that can sync calendars and hold music?

I've reached my tolerance limit with my phone and am looking for ways to solve this cruddy situation.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Consider getting a smartphone OTHER than apple - one with easy replaceable batteries. I bought three rechargeable batteries and a wall charger for $15. So easy, quick and cheap.
Also, consider refurbished to save money. Samsung or something.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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OP, keep in mind that you can switch to a different phone that is compatible with the At&t network at any time without penalty. A simple, feature phone does not require a data plan which can save you $$. If you are too unhappy with At&t, you could either cancel service and pay the related ETF (Early Termination Fee) or transfer your phone #'s to a friend or family member at no cost to you and switch to a prepaid cellular service.

You do have choices.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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^^ I know I was hoping in writing this someone may know of a phone that doesn't require data & has a shareable calendar. Hey, I dream big.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Samsung galaxy s4 has a replaceable batt my droid m didn't have a replaceable batt. I don't know how many phones have replaceable batts anymore seems like everyones moving to a sealed system
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Samsung galaxy s4 has a replaceable batt my droid m didn't have a replaceable batt. I don't know how many phones have replaceable batts anymore seems like everyones moving to a sealed system
How will that help the OP, when he trying to avoid a required data plan ?? Even purchased at full retail price, it still requires a data plan.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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To actually answer your question, I really doubt there is any dumb or feature phone out there that would allow you to share a calendar. Maybe if you got a feature phone that had a useable browser you could use a shared calendar that way.... but most browsers on feature phones aren't great.
How old is your phone? Which iPhone is it? I have a hard time believing an iPhone battery is near dead after just 6 months. It is under warranty for 12 months, at the very least VZW/ATT/Sprint/Tmobile WILL send you a replacement phone. Stop dicking around with Apple....
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Any smartphone that uses Google/Android can sync with Google Calendar. There are lots to choose some. Many are cheap (or free) with a contract, and many have batteries that can be replaced easily. Most of these phone include music players pre-installed. You can always download a music player app on the Play Store too.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: 92037
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We have ATT and are locked into a contract for another 18 months. Both my girlfriend and I have the iPhone right now and pay about $160/month.

Not only am I sick of the price, but something is wrong with my battery and I have to keep it tethered to a charging cable almost all the time. I'm sick of it. Tried to take it to Apple 2x without resolution.

I'm willing to go down to a "dumb" phone, but does anyone know of a phone that can sync calendars and hold music?

I've reached my tolerance limit with my phone and am looking for ways to solve this cruddy situation.
Yes there are dumb phones (actually in the industry we call them feature phones) but the trick here is that the calendar features they use might not be compatible with what you need it for.

For example, before iPhones really blew up, most phones were these feature type phones. Take for example LG or Samsung phones from around 2007 on any major carrier. They all had 'sort of' smartphone features but were still essentially dumb phones.
Many had calendar or management features. You needed to have a Suite for your PC typically from the device maker to sync these calendar events or contacts.
Its likely these days you cant even get support for these PC Suites anymore.

A part from that, something is wrong with your iPhone. There is no way you should be draining power like that from a normal performing device. Did you buy it new?

Unfortunately the solution you are looking for has become somewhat of a dinosaur.
Here is a device that LG makes and along the lines to what I was referring to about having a PC Suite to connect your phone to for calendar and contacts management. I am 99% certain you can export an iCal file to import into your Google Calendar if this is what you are looking to do.

LG Encore GT550: Touch Screen Cell Phone | LG USA
LG GT350GO Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG USA
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:31 AM
 
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How will that help the OP, when he trying to avoid a required data plan ?? Even purchased at full retail price, it still requires a data plan.
. that won't help the op. but he can buy a phone at full retail price from att or off e bay buyer beware. or he can do a transfer the account into someone elese name and let them take over the contract without penality to the op
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