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Old 01-22-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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What do you think of this article? This guy is considering going back to his cheaper flip phone since his ipad takes care of his internet needs.

Is It Time to Go Back to My Flip Phone? | MIT Technology Review
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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What do you think of this article? This guy is considering going back to his cheaper flip phone since his ipad takes care of his internet needs.

Is It Time to Go Back to My Flip Phone? | MIT Technology Review
I was going to do that, but decided no to this time. Maybe next year I might do this. The iPad, or other tablet with LTE does most of what the phone does, except for the phone itself. So, why not?
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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So, why not?
'Cuz not everyone wants to lug around a tablet everywhere they go.

I saw the thread title and thought it should be reversed: Do you really need an iPad if you have a smartphone?
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:28 PM
 
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I'm with swagger. Carrying around an iPad won't be feasible at all times.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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'Cuz not everyone wants to lug around a tablet everywhere they go.
What about the iPad mini?
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:30 AM
 
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I guess what that guy is mainly saying is that if you have an iPAD that you use for the internet then you should consider getting a less expensive cell phone over the more expensive ones. So you don't have to necessarily go with a flip phone.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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I saw the thread title and thought it should be reversed: Do you really need an iPad if you have a smartphone?
Yup, that's the better option, no way I'd carry a tablet around with me, why carry 2 devices instead of one? My tablet (Nexus 7) stays home, my phone (Nexus 4) stays with me.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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When will cellular technology allow me to use either a phablet or a phone on the same phone line?
That is the real solution.
I suppose modularity in design will be the development that will deliver that. Plug the radio module into the desired device, and off you go.

Until then, I'm the guy with the 6" smart phone and the 10" tablet.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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When will cellular technology allow me to use either a phablet or a phone on the same phone line?
You can do it with Google Voice. I use it for my landline and can also make calls with it on my tablet and phone. I get voice mesages on my home answering machine and on my devices.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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I suppose modularity in design will be the development that will deliver that. Plug the radio module into the desired device, and off you go.
GSM already allows for this without a radio module switch. Just switch the SIM card.
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