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Old 05-21-2017, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My wife had a smart phone for a year. Wow the package was really expensive. Glad we got rid of that thing. Now we both use cheap flip-phones.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Four-year-old feature phone as a rider on my husband's employer-reimbursed phone contract with Verizon. It costs all of $10/month.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I have a Sprint prepaid phone, one of the more basic Galaxy phones. I got it on clearance at the grocery store for $20. We pay $105/month for three phones with unlimited talk and text and 3 gb data. I haven't had a home phone in more than a decade.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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iPhone 6s Plus. I use it for everything. I think I paid $400. Expensive but worth every penny.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Moto Droid Z Force, on Verizon service. Backup is a Moto Droid Turbo.

Verizon is a must out here in the west; not so much where I live, all providers but T-mobile will work, but I like to head out into the mountains and then it is only Verizon or a Satellite phone.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I have a tracphone samsung luna, It cost me 99 bucks. I use it for all telephone communications which total less than 4 hours per month. I don't bother with data on it other than using wi-fi. I would guess that it costs me around 120 dollars per year.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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T-Mobile smartphone, one of the Samsung Galaxies. I always purchase a model that's a few generations old to save $. I'm not a gadget *****, so something that's a version or two old is fine by me.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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IPhone 6s+. I had been using an iPhone 4 with Virgin, but it died, I was frustrated with the Sprint lack-of-network around here, and AT&T was running a buy one, get one free promotion if you added a line. So we added me to the mister's existing AT&T account, and even though we financed the phones, our bill actually went down a few dollars a month compared to him with AT&T and me with Virgin like we'd been doing.

The better frugal moment was dropping the landline last year- discovered it wasn't necessary any more when the line to the house got taken out by lightning and it took us a week to notice the lack of political and charity phone calls in our life, and it was like 'life is slightly better without that'.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Asus Zenfone. I like it except I wanted a really good camera and this camera isn't very good. You have to get a really expensive phone to get a good camera. We still have a landline because cell service out here is "iffy."
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I use Tracfone service which costs me about $100/year for the service.

I have 3 cheap Android phones that I can use with my Tracfone SIM card.
So I always have a backup phone on hand:
Tracfone Samsung Galaxy Core Prime bought from Tracfone website for $25.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy J1 bought on sale for $30.
Net 10 Samsung Galaxy Sky J3 bought on a mismark sale price for $10.75. It's a $140 phone. (Yes, it works with a Tracfone SIM card.)

I use the phones a lot for wifi, camera, GPS, ebooks, etc.

I also have a Tracfone flip phone that my boyfriend uses sometimes (he doesn't care about cell phones much). Costs about $60-$70/yr to keep it going.

For a "landline" phone we use a Google Voice number and an Obi100 box hooked up to the modem at home to make free calls over the internet. This has worked great for us for about 4 years now.
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