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Old 11-28-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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As an older person, I have never had a smart phone. But my dumb phone is dying and I also want a phone with a good camera. So I have been researching simple smart phones that are cheap and can operate without a contract. I use T-Mobile now with prepaid minutes and want to stay with them. I absolutely cannot afford a phone that's much over $100 and cannot afford a contract. I will barely ever use it in smart phone mode.

There's a phone called HTC Desire 626s A22 that seems like what I want. The dumb question is: if it operates on a different system, can I download my photos to my windows laptop? Maybe I am asking if the two operating systems will be compatible. I don't do anything very complicated. I hardly ever watch videos and I never play games. I just use facebook, ebay, other buying and selling venues, email, Ancestry.com, etc. It seems that with T-Mobile I can keep it as a cheap dumb phone that I hardly ever use but if I want it to be a smart phone for a day or a week, I can buy the minutes and I've got it. I'll have GPS and internet access--I only want these occasionally, such as when I am on a road trip or visiting someone overnight. I'll have the 8 mp camera and regular phone and texting all the time. So is this HTC Desire a good phone to go with a Windows laptop? Or doesn't it matter.
/dumb question.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Android phone play well with computers and windows. You should be able to just plug it into your phones USB port and grab the photos and put them on your computer. It's very easy.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:43 AM
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What Mr_Geek said. Plug it in and it should show up and let you move files between your computer and phone.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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Thank you. Guess I'm ready to go shopping now.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I would avoid the HTC Desire line entirely.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Here's what I recommend for a nice starter smart phone for light use:

Moto E (2nd Gen.) - Android Smartphone - Motorola

and cheaper here

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Gener...moto+e+2nd+gen
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