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Old 03-10-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Oh, that's funny. I guess we'd dial zero to get Operator?

Some people want smart phones, some people want dumb phones, some people are happy with just a land line. For my purposes, a dumb phone is fine. The smart phones keep changing all the time and I think I'd get sick and tired of having to learn it over and over. I have no need for one anyway.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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Wife loves her smart phone and uses it constantly; replacing a lot of computer use. I just use mine for calls when away. But then I use a lot of same features on MyLink in my truck by voice command. I want to see weather map I just ask for it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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My husband and I use our smartphones extensively, he has an Apple 5s and I have a Samsung Galaxy s4. Most of our friends have similar phones and I have yet to meet anyone our ages who feels challenged by a smartphone (I'm 68, my husband is 71)
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Funny! But I'll keep my iPhone 6, it's my most cherished material possession. I don't know how I ever got along without it.

And I'm with 2sleepy in that my peers (friends and relatives my age) are all adept smartphone users, I don't actually know anyone my age who isn't. The technology is extremely user friendly.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:52 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I just traded up to an iPhone from a flip-phone because the iPhone has an app that assists with my new hearing aids and the phone works (hands free) through my ear pieces. I miss the flip-phone because it was so easy to use but I'm slowly coming to like the iPhone. I don't have a land line and only make 4 or 5 calls a week - or less - so I hardly need a phone at all. I have an android tablet that does most or all of the non-phone functions that the iPhone does and is easier to use but the iPhone is small and convenient.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The battery on my 4-year-old dumb phone was finally going out, a few weeks ago, so I went to Sprint to buy a new battery. "Sorry, we don't make those anymore! Your phone is too old! You'll be much happier with a Smartphone! Here, let me show you......................................

Only one dumb phone available for sale! No, thank-you, not ready to enter the 21st century!

Next stop, Wireless Toyz, as per the instructions of the salesman at Sprint. Nope! No battery! Can I interest you in a Smartphone? Nope! Then try Batteries Plus!

Off to Batteries Plus I go, and yes, they had the battery to keep my dumb phone, hopefully, running another 4 years!
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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The battery on my 4-year-old dumb phone was finally going out, a few weeks ago, so I went to Sprint to buy a new battery. "Sorry, we don't make those anymore! Your phone is too old! You'll be much happier with a Smartphone! Here, let me show you......................................

Only one dumb phone available for sale! No, thank-you, not ready to enter the 21st century!

Next stop, Wireless Toyz, as per the instructions of the salesman at Sprint. Nope! No battery! Can I interest you in a Smartphone? Nope! Then try Batteries Plus!

Off to Batteries Plus I go, and yes, they had the battery to keep my dumb phone, hopefully, running another 4 years!
Sign zeeee paperrrrrs olt maaahhhn! ....

And then, the monthly bill doubles or triples, sorry we don't have a plan like THAT for smart phones. Oh, and forget about rolling all your existing minutes over to the new plan.



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Old 03-11-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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My husband and I use our smartphones extensively, he has an Apple 5s and I have a Samsung Galaxy s4. Most of our friends have similar phones and I have yet to meet anyone our ages who feels challenged by a smartphone (I'm 68, my husband is 71)
Not challenged, but completely bored by all of the useless functionality...except for Angry Bird.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Yeah, I will have that problem too when my clamshell dumb phone dies. I doesn't take pictures and it usually can't get on the Internet because the signal isn't strong enough but I don't need it to. I pay $26.00 for 200 minutes and I use it so seldom that I have thousands of roll over minutes saved up.

If I needed something more, I would buy it but I don't. That's the thing. I don't want to have to buy what I don't need. There aren't many great inventions helping humanity these days. Inventors seem to be inventing items we really really don't need while marketers spend millions convincing us we do. Sometimes, though, they miss. Google Glass, anyone?

I get people love their Smart Phones. But I like the one the OP describes except with buttons because being left handed, dial phones used to drive me crazy. Come to think of it, that phone looks a lot like the one I already have. Except for the dial.
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