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Old 09-10-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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I am looking for an unlocked phone compatible with T-Mobil to use for solavei service. I want a cheap one because my husband worries too much about it getting broken. Hopefully if it's cheap he'll relax.

I found a couple options online, but I'm wondering if there's any store that actually sells these phones. Best Buy has a few unlocked phones, but not cheap ones.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Walmart has unlocked phones, Target has some too, as does Newegg
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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I am looking for an unlocked phone compatible with T-Mobil to use for solavei service. I want a cheap one because my husband worries too much about it getting broken. Hopefully if it's cheap he'll relax.

I found a couple options online, but I'm wondering if there's any store that actually sells these phones. Best Buy has a few unlocked phones, but not cheap ones.
The Solavei service sells phones starting at $69. That is pretty low for a phone that 4GLTE capable
SKY 4.0 Smartphone
Online price: $69.00

That price is comparable with Newegg, but if you buy it through Solavei then it will have to work.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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The Unlocked Motorola E 2nd Gen is $120, doesn't get any cheaper than that for a smartphone. Or even better the unlocked Moto G 2015 that recently came out is $180 with great specs.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Here is what I recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-Nokia...ia+635+tmobile
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone. I really don't want a smartphone - I need the smaller, less fragile phone to slip in my pocket while I'm working at the barn or riding my horse.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks, everyone. I really don't want a smartphone - I need the smaller, less fragile phone to slip in my pocket while I'm working at the barn or riding my horse.
Are you near a Frys electronics? They sell some non smart phones. You can also order from their website.

Fry's Electronics |
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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Are you near a Frys electronics? They sell some non smart phones. You can also order from their website.

Fry's Electronics |
No, not near Fry's.

I think I'll get an LG 450. It should work with solavei and also with the bluetooth in my car. It's $60 (I was hoping for 30-40), but it looks like what I want.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Thanks, everyone. I really don't want a smartphone - I need the smaller, less fragile phone to slip in my pocket while I'm working at the barn or riding my horse.
Here is the one I bought for $15 in similar situation. (Low usage, small, not flip or touchscreen)

T-Mobile Kyocera Rally Prepaid Cell Phone, Graphite Gray - Walmart.com

I was replacing an 8 year old, non-Bluetooth Nokia on T-Mobile Pay-as-you-go account

Had tried another low cost brand (Blu), but Bluetooth would not pair up to car.

The Rally paired up on first try. Came with smaller SIM card. Had to manually transfer Contacts.
Called 800# at T-Mo, they transferred service from old Nokia to new Rally, no problem.

Had it about 6 weeks now, does what I need it to do.
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