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Old 10-22-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Totally thinking of getting a flip phone if it means less data. Anyone know? I'm looking into this:

https://www.consumercellular.com/Info/PhoneDetails/571

Anyone else doing the same?
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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There is STILL a Cell phone forum (as was told in one of your MANY posts about cell phones)
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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He would rather start multiple threads here about the same thing over and over... and over.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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There is STILL a Cell phone forum (as was told in one of your MANY posts about cell phones)
This pertains to frugal living. So here's my contribution.

Cosumer Cellular

$35 phone to buy would be step 1
Step #2 is the bill per month which is $25

Email will take 1 or 2 mb to log onto to it
Sending an email is 1 mb
Doesn't use MB for sending texts
Voicemail uses minutes when you can it
Facebook is possible but very slow
Data based on what you're doing, doesn't matter how long you're on something. Checking email couple times a day, 150 mb data plan $5 a month = $25 a month bill

Not bad.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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All depends on how much/month your budget will realistically allow; and next in line are your preferences.

Since I don't talk much on the phone, I have a Tracfone flip phone that runs me approximately $7/mo. Again, this works for me.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:06 PM
 
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All depends on how much/month your budget will realistically allow; and next in line are your preferences.

Since I don't talk much on the phone, I have a Tracfone flip phone that runs me approximately $7/mo. Again, this works for me.
Hm, my question would be then, I can get 250mb of data on a flip phone for $25.

With Tracfone, you don't keep it long, correct? There's a limit on how long you can have it for?

I'd like to find a flip phone where I can check email and maybe sometimes Facebook if possible.

Consumer Cellular seems to be best from what I know with good service.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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If you are going to do any "data" ie: Email FaceBook,

I would got for some sort of smart phone, I could not see doing "Web" activity on a flip phone.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:19 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Asked for and received a tablet as a holiday gift. I'm hardly ever anywhere without wifi, so I got rid of my smartphone. I don't miss it.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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Hm, my question would be then, I can get 250mb of data on a flip phone for $25.

With Tracfone, you don't keep it long, correct? There's a limit on how long you can have it for?

I'd like to find a flip phone where I can check email and maybe sometimes Facebook if possible.

Consumer Cellular seems to be best from what I know with good service.
You can keep a Tracfone for as long as the phone the phone functions. I have had some of my Tracfone phones for 3 years or so. Then when you want to move to a different Tracfone phone model it is very easy to move your number and service to the new phone on the Tracfone website.

The Tracfone LG 440g flip phone has AT&T 3G service and you can browse the web on it if you really want to. I have one of these phones that I keep going for my bf to use (he doesn't care about cell phones much) but the screen is so tiny that I would never bother to use the web browser.

The $7/mo figure that most Tracfone users say they pay, gives you about 60-100 minutes of talk time. If using a Tracfone smartphone, it also gives abut 60-100 texts (sent & received), and 60-100mb data. So the best prices for service from Tracfone are for very light, very disciplined, users. Any of those minutes/text/data that is not used in that time rolls over forever. So you can accumulate a lot of units if you don't use them all much.

You could use a cell service like this if you find other free ways to communicate. Like using wifi instead of data. I only use the data on my phone to check weather radar when I'm out hiking, or to make a quick check of my email while I'm out all day. I use less than 100mb of data per month. Otherwise I use wifi.

Alternately you could get a cheap flip phone for calls and texts, and then use a unactivated smartphone for wifi (like a tiny tablet). You could also use the tablet/smartphone and a wifi calling app to make free phone calls over wifi.

Successful frugal living requires thinking way way outside the box sometimes.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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He would rather start multiple threads here about the same thing over and over... and over.
I kind of think this poster wants to be frugal with out the work and without giving anything up.
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