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okie
12-21-2012, 11:04
Who here still has and uses a flip phone? I have a Motorola Tundra which they will have to pry from my cold dead hands:supergrin:

TK-421
12-21-2012, 11:12
I've got a Nokia 6350, mainly because they didn't give me a whole lot of choice when I upgraded my contract two years ago. It was either fork over an extra $30/month for a smart phone, or go with the Nokia. So I went with the Nokia.

sheriff733
12-21-2012, 11:15
"Flip phone users unite."

-Said no one ever.

:supergrin:

jfost11
12-21-2012, 11:16
Casio G'zOne Ravine 2. I refuse to pay more money for a data plan.

DustyJacket
12-21-2012, 11:17
Motorola i576 - no camera, no apps, ......

http://www.mobilekarma.com/images/product/large/10276_1_.jpg

FullClip
12-21-2012, 11:18
RIGHT ON MAYOR!!


I carry a Casio GZone at home in Maine and still nursing a Motorola Razr here in Latvia. I like a phone that I can put in my shirt pocket (right side) and button the flap. I use the phone to talk and one in a while short text.

I"d trash or lose a "smart phone" in a week for sure. I use the computer to e-mail or play around on stuff like Glock Talk.

Guess I'm old fashioned.:supergrin:

okie
12-21-2012, 11:20
Motorola i576 - no camera, no apps, ......

http://www.mobilekarma.com/images/product/large/10276_1_.jpg

That's a nice lookin phone my friend, which carrier are you with:headscratch:

jfost11
12-21-2012, 11:21
I've got a Nokia 6350, mainly because they didn't give me a whole lot of choice when I upgraded my contract two years ago. It was either fork over an extra $30 for a smart phone, or go with the Nokia. So I went with the Nokia.

Verizon wanted $149 for my phone yet I could get a smart phone for free AND $100 for "upgrading" just so they get that extra $300/yr in data fees.

okie
12-21-2012, 11:21
Guess I'm old fashioned.:supergrin:Well we must both be old fashioned.:supergrin:

Dragoon44
12-21-2012, 11:21
Who here still has and uses a flip phone? I have a Motorola Tundra which they will have to pry from my cold dead hands:supergrin:

Fortunately they won't have a hard time catching you in your horse and buggy.

:tongueout::supergrin:

okie
12-21-2012, 11:27
Fortunately they won't have a hard time catching you in your horse and buggy.

:tongueout::supergrin:

I'll give'em a good run for their money my friend:rofl::rofl:

Atlas
12-21-2012, 11:28
Same here..
I refuse to carry something huge and heavy in my pocket just so I can be connected to the 'net 24/7.

Would I appreciate being able to surf GT and google x,y, or z anytime, anywhere? Sure would, but it isn't worth the bulk and weight for something I carry almost everywhere.


It's slightly amusing that prior to "smart phones" the fad and fashion was to have the latest tiny, featherweight phone on the market.

Dragoon44
12-21-2012, 11:30
It's slightly amusing that prior to "smart phones" the fad and fashion was to have the latest tiny, featherweight phone on the market.

Yeah, the ones with the keyboard so small it was almost impossible to dial a number on it.

okie
12-21-2012, 11:30
It's slightly amusing that prior to "smart phones" the fad and fashion was to have the latest tiny, featherweight phone on the market.

I remember those days my friend, and they sucked bad:alex::faint:

Atlas
12-21-2012, 11:31
Motorola i576 - no camera, no apps, ......

When I needed to replace my last phone a year ago I couldn't find one without a camera.

This past summer I worked on a project for a defense contractor.. no cameras are allowed in the offices at all for security reasons.

I had to use a Dremel with a tiny wire brush to ruin the camera lens on my Samsung flip phone, then blacken it with a Sharpie pen in order to carry my phone in the office. I could demonstrate to the head of security that if I pressed the camera button on my phone all you could see on the screen was something resembling a ghost.

TK-421
12-21-2012, 11:34
Verizon wanted $149 for my phone yet I could get a smart phone for free AND $100 for "upgrading" just so they get that extra $300/yr in data fees.

Meant to say an extra $30/month, not just an extra $30. Once I become rich and famous and actually have tons of spare money to blow, I can see myself getting a smart phone, they're handy and fun, but nowhere near a necessity. My Nokia can do everything I want to do. A smart phone is just for fun. It can be handy if you're a business person who needs constant access to e-mail or other online stuff. But I'm fine with being able to talk and text.

Paul_J
12-21-2012, 11:47
I now have a very old Motorola Razor flip phone a co-worker gave me because he could no longer bare to see me using my pathetic Nokia flip phone that was literally taped together.

jfost11
12-21-2012, 11:49
...But I'm fine with being able to talk and text.

The sales lady looked at me like I was a leper when I said that's all I want to do.

http://www.mobilekarma.com/images/product/large/10276_1_.jpg[/QUOTE]

When the Motorola Razr was in fashion, my grandfather got his first cell phone. It was the military ruggedized Motorola made for Alltel. It wasn't a flip phone and was at least as tall as this one is when it's opened. The cordless house phones on the market now are actually smaller than that phone.

Atlas
12-21-2012, 11:59
The sales lady looked at me like I was a leper when I said that's all I want to do.
...

Those phone salesmen take themselves pretty seriously, so I like to mess with their minds a little...
I start out telling them that my first priority is a good alarm clock.

Dan_ntx
12-21-2012, 12:00
It's kind of a point of pride in my office...our work phones are old and crappy, and a few guys still have the flip phones issued 3-4 years back. They won't trade them in for the updated clam shell crappy phones with a keyboard as a kind of protest.

Everyone has personal smart phones anyway, so the work phone is really not necessary but we can't talk them into doing away with them or letting us upgrade to smartphones with Internet access. It's hard to believe I don't work for the .gov...

Bruce M
12-21-2012, 12:00
I just replaced my Motorola IC 902
http://image.ffmobile.com/product/photo/41/173/10086192.12c8d9e52d78c17a50c04d2a52edab41.jpg

with the Kyocera Dura XT for the new IP Direct Connect

http://mbontot.com/wp-content/uploads/Sprint-launches-the-Kyocera-DuraXT-sturdy-flip-phone.jpg

TK-421
12-21-2012, 12:03
The sales lady looked at me like I was a leper when I said that's all I want to do.



Those phone salesmen take themselves pretty seriously, so I like to mes with their minds a little...
I start out telling them that my first priority is a good alarm clock.

:animlol:

I'm gonna have to try that alarm clock one, since my contract is up for renewal soon and my phone is falling apart.

Atlas
12-21-2012, 12:06
:animlol:

I'm gonna have to try that alarm clock one, since my contract is up for renewal soon and my phone is falling apart.

Ask them to demonstrate the alarm clock function for you..
They won't know how in most cases and they are always so up to date on using the latest text, etc features. It tends to freak them out a bit.

427
12-21-2012, 12:06
I've used a motorola V171 for years.

http://www.mobile-review.com/review/image/motorola/v171/pic1.jpg

okie
12-21-2012, 12:07
Here's the Tundra:thumbsup:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/reviews-of-motorola-tundra_zps0effd2cb.jpg

BigDeeeeeeee
12-21-2012, 12:07
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/bigdeeeeeeee/casio-gzone-boulder-1-1.jpg

It's about due to be replaced though.

M2 Carbine
12-21-2012, 12:09
Flip phone users unite.
For sure.

For years I've used a plain as dirt Samsung SGH-a167. I don't know if they even make it any more.


Lately I have been looking for another simple, under $40, "unlocked" phone to replace this one because it's getting a little beat up.

Cleburne
12-21-2012, 12:20
I carry the Tundra, dang good phone.

okie
12-21-2012, 12:25
I carry the Tundra, dang good phone.

You can say that again my friend:supergrin:

Bruce M
12-21-2012, 12:26
...

When the Motorola Razr was in fashion, my grandfather got his first cell phone. It was the military ruggedized Motorola made for Alltel. It wasn't a flip phone and was at least as tall as this one is when it's opened. The cordless house phones on the market now are actually smaller than that phone.


Looked sorta like this? http://www.buymytronics.com/products/2540_300.jpg

byf43
12-21-2012, 12:55
Yeah, the ones with the keyboard so small it was almost impossible to dial a number on it.

Impossible to type a message, too.

When I put my fingers on the home keys, the whole darned keyboard is coverd.

QWERTY keyboard, my rear-end!


(I carry a Casio G'ZOne Ravine, btw!)

CitizenOfDreams
12-21-2012, 13:14
Proud Krazor owner here, not giving it up any time soon.

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/krazor1.jpg

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/krazor2.jpg

Dragoon44
12-21-2012, 13:18
All you fellerss with your advanced tech!

real men still use smoke signals!

:tongueout::supergrin:

okie
12-21-2012, 13:20
All you fellerss with your advanced tech!

real men still use smoke signals!

:tongueout::supergrin:
:rofl::rofl:

TK-421
12-21-2012, 14:13
All you fellerss with your advanced tech!

real men who are too old to see their phone's screen still use smoke signals!

:tongueout::supergrin:


:tongueout:

Foxterriermom
12-21-2012, 14:35
This is my phone that I have had for 4+ years and it does everything I need/want it to do:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=1282549

gwalchmai
12-21-2012, 14:43
Nokia 6530 here.

Bucknasty
12-21-2012, 14:45
Hey ignorance is bliss. As far as weight goes, most new smart phones are lighter and a hell of a lot thinner than the bricks you carry around now.

Jay9928
12-21-2012, 14:51
Those phone salesmen take themselves pretty seriously, so I like to mess with their minds a little...
I start out telling them that my first priority is a good alarm clock.


There's an app for that :supergrin:

HollowHead
12-21-2012, 15:05
All you fellerss with your advanced tech!

real men still use smoke signals!

:tongueout::supergrin:

What did you do before the advent of fire? HH

JohnBT
12-21-2012, 15:51
I'm on my 2nd phone ever - a Samsung A560 (3.3 oz.) with no camera. But it has a color screen and it's $29/mo. My first one had a black/green screen.

I have a pic of it with my Rohrbaugh somewhere. Nuts, can't find it.

John

jfost11
12-21-2012, 15:55
Those phone salesmen take themselves pretty seriously, so I like to mess with their minds a little...
I start out telling them that my first priority is a good alarm clock.

:rofl:
You're absolutely right! Number two for me would be the flashlight function.

ruffhunter
12-21-2012, 16:05
I got the Convoy from Verizon. Military approved! No "I" crap for me

jfost11
12-21-2012, 16:05
Hey ignorance is bliss. As far as weight goes, most new smart phones are lighter and a hell of a lot thinner than the bricks you carry around now.

Uhh...no. The wife has a Galaxy Nexus in an Incipio case. I won't go into the Otterbox. Thinner? Yes, but certainly not lighter and way to wide and long for me to comfortably carry in a pants pocket.

G17Jake
12-21-2012, 16:10
I liked the flip phone I had.

Open to answer a call. Close to hang up. No buttons to find.

With my current phone I can slide it open to answer, but I have to press a button to end a call.

I do appreciate the qwerty keypad for texting that my phone now has. The flip phone was one button for three letters....

Jay9928
12-21-2012, 16:14
My first flip was the Motorola StarTac. I think it still holds the record for the lightest phone.... I think.

hpracing007
12-21-2012, 16:15
Motorola Razr here, works great!

jfost11
12-21-2012, 16:16
Looked sorta like this? http://www.buymytronics.com/products/2540_300.jpg

Yep! That would be the one. I don't know how he could stand hat thing in his shirt pocket all day. I'm certain you could run that thing over and it would still work.

KCCAD
12-21-2012, 16:29
Razr V3 that I've had for years, no text plan. Love that phone.

I waited decades for a phone to come out that makes me feel like Captain Kirk when I answer it. The only way they'll get it back is when an Orion slave girl can pry it from my cold, dead hands.:cool:

KCCAD
12-21-2012, 16:45
My first flip was the Motorola StarTac. I think it still holds the record for the lightest phone.... I think.

Same here. Had to change to a newer phone when I was informed that it wouldn't work on the network the carriers were changing to at the time. It was quite a remarkable phone at the time. I switched to it after using one of the bigger Motorola flip phones that had 30 minutes of battery and 50 minutes a month off-peak (had to make phone calls short and sweet to save money). I remember how glad I was to finally be able to put a phone in my shirt pocket without it sagging down to my belt.

I still have that old StarTac around here somewhere. I may have to look for it and show it to my son. The mid-90's Motorola flip got smashed with a hammer similar to the scene in office space. Man, I hated that phone. Heavy...crappy battery....always turning off in the middle of a call.

Bucknasty
12-21-2012, 16:59
Uhh...no. The wife has a Galaxy Nexus in an Incipio case. I won't go into the Otterbox. Thinner? Yes, but certainly not lighter and way to wide and long for me to comfortably carry in a pants pocket.

That's her fault for buying a giant phone. And yeas put a large case on something and it gets bigger. But slip a iPhone 5 in your pocket without a case and you won't even know its there. No matter how obviously skin tight your jeans are.

Bullman
12-21-2012, 17:02
I did until the last upgrade go around. I went with a slide open phone so it is easier to text.

BradD
12-21-2012, 17:06
Count me in. I had a DroidX for a year, ditched it, and have had an LG flip phone for about a year. For me, the phones so far just don't quite do enough to be worth the data package. Close perhaps, but not quite.

I never did get to the point that I could type well enough, even to quickly write a post like this one. I could type, but was irritated enough to consider ditching. Voice recognition didn't work worth anything. When I tried to watch videos, listen to pandora, etc., it'd work "ok," but slow and unreliable enough to irritate me. Screen is too small to do any meaningful editing or viewing of pdf, excel, or word documents. Oh, and I forgot: my DroidX needed charged every few hours. When I was traveling a lot, I'd be one of those guys trying to find an empty power outlet in the terminal LOL. I charge my LG flip phone about twice a week, if that.

My wife has a 4G something-or-another, and it's definitely faster. I've played with it, and the typing and battery issues are still there, though.

I'll probably wait a couple of years and try the newer smartphones at that point.

deputy tom
12-21-2012, 17:09
I use a flip-phone. tom.:supergrin:

DWavs
12-21-2012, 17:11
You guys still using 14.4 modems also??

BEANCOUNTER
12-21-2012, 17:36
You guys still using 14.4 modems also??

Somewhere around here I've still got a Hayes Smartmodem 1200, impressive silver case with the blinking red lights. What ever you do, don't tell Dragoon44 - he'd want to upgrade from his 300.

DWavs
12-21-2012, 17:37
Somewhere around here I've still got a Hayes Smartmodem 1200, impressive silver case with the blinking red lights. What ever you do, don't tell Dragoon44 - he'd want to upgrade from his 300.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

shadow_dog
12-21-2012, 17:50
Still have my old casio Boulder. I use it for an alarm clock and an emergency phone. Just can't bring myself to get it disconnected. I have the new razor but am thinking of just going back to my Boulder when my razor contract runs out.

racer11
12-21-2012, 18:01
I carry the Tundra, dang good phone.

I love my tundra,,,when it breaks I don't think I can replace it. :crying:

wlkjr
12-21-2012, 18:01
Still have my old casio Boulder. I use it for an alarm clock and an emergency phone. Just can't bring myself to get it disconnected. I have the new razor but am thinking of just going back to my Boulder when my razor contract runs out.
Had my Boulder for over 3 years and still good as the day I got it. Don't need anything else.

dsm007
12-21-2012, 18:17
My first cellphone,Audiovox 8500,was only 3.2 ounces.

jfost11
12-21-2012, 18:25
That's her fault for buying a giant phone. And yeas put a large case on something and it gets bigger. But slip a iPhone 5 in your pocket without a case and you won't even know its there. No matter how obviously skin tight your jeans are.

I thought I left my phone at home the other morning while it was actually in my pocket. I have seen and known plenty of people with the I3, 4,and 5. There's nothing wrong with them but my wife doesn't like them, and neither do I. If you want a phone to get on the internet with, you may as well get one with a screen you can see something on. As far as no case, people drop things in the real world. I've seen a few at work get trashed.

BTW, I don't wear jeans. I rock jeggings, and I make them look gooooooood!

jfost11
12-21-2012, 18:30
Had my Boulder for over 3 years and still good as the day I got it. Don't need anything else.

I had mine for over 5. It still worked fine but it was a bit beaten up and there was no way I would trust it's water resistance anymore.

Hamilton Burger
12-21-2012, 18:31
I used to have that Audiovox; was a good phone, but got no service up here.

I've killed 2 Motos, and am now on the LG flipper. It does more than I need.

okie
12-21-2012, 19:07
You guys still using 14.4 modems also??

I have a cable modem, don't know what number it is though:supergrin:

Dragoon44
12-21-2012, 19:47
Somewhere around here I've still got a Hayes Smartmodem 1200, impressive silver case with the blinking red lights. What ever you do, don't tell Dragoon44 - he'd want to upgrade from his 300.

What, they have a 300 now??? damn it why am I always the last to find these things out?

:tongueout::supergrin::wavey:

DustyJacket
12-21-2012, 22:51
When I needed to replace my last phone a year ago I couldn't find one without a camera.

This past summer I worked on a project for a defense contractor.. no cameras are allowed in the offices at all for security reasons..

That Motorola I pictured above (i576) was made for government contracts. This is the second generation that I have been given. Both were rubber coated, no cameras, and run on Nextel.

I don't pay for it. it is a "company" phone, that they gave me when I gave up my personal phone andd refused to keep paying cell phone bills.

TSAX
12-21-2012, 22:55
I still have and prefer my flip for 5 years, wifey loves the iPhone.





:50cal:

okie
12-21-2012, 23:19
I love my tundra,,,when it breaks I don't think I can replace it. :crying:

You can still get new Tundras but they are expencive:shocked::faint:

NEOH212
12-21-2012, 23:45
Who here still has and uses a flip phone? I have a Motorola Tundra which they will have to pry from my cold dead hands:supergrin:

I still use a flip phone. For me, my phone is.....well......


Just a phone!

:wavey:

Magnus2131
12-21-2012, 23:50
I prefer a flip phone.

okie
12-22-2012, 00:19
I still use a flip phone. For me, my phone is.....well......


Just a phone!

:wavey:Mine is also:supergrin:

LL6
12-22-2012, 07:27
Still using an old Moto flip.

3rdgen40
12-22-2012, 08:08
Here's the Tundra:thumbsup:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/reviews-of-motorola-tundra_zps0effd2cb.jpg
I thought a "Tundra" was a pick up truck?:dunno: OH, btw...I used to have a flip phone, back in 1992.:rofl:

Patchman
12-22-2012, 08:14
For work, I have a Motorola flip phone. For personal use, I have the Pantech Breeze II, which has big fonts, large buttons and rings loud!

No data plan/all texts blocked by the service provider.

robertoh
12-22-2012, 08:33
We use Tracfone and recently replaced one that had a very small keyboard with a LG 430G with a larger keyboard and camera,video recorder,voice recorder,and other bells a whistles.Nice flippper,and you don't have to try and dial several times because your thumb covers two or three numbers at a time.

Cubdriver
12-22-2012, 08:36
Likewise. I started with a Star Tac in the late 90s, then a Motorola something-or-other when the network changed and I could no longer use the Star Tac (which was a bummer - it was a nice tiny phone with a clearly visible LCD and easy to open with only one hand). The something-or-other was a POS - color display with crappy contrast and very difficult to read and thicker than the Star Tac, so I got rid of that one ASAP and went to a Samsung flip with a similar form factor to the KRAZR.

I now have my wife's old KRAZR (this one's blue) and am very happy with it. I just want my phone to be a phone.

-Pat

Proud Krazor owner here, not giving it up any time soon.

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/krazor1.jpg

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/krazor2.jpg

NMG26
12-22-2012, 08:45
I'm in!

I pay for 5 phones in my family and mine is still the old reliable flip phone.

Cybercowboy
12-22-2012, 08:48
You guys boot your PC from a DOS 1.1 5-1/4" floppy, then use the "com" command line directive to set your baud rate and and parity bits so you can bring up your BBS software from the floppy in the B: drive, log on to the BBS, and post pictures of your flip phones?

:D

okie
12-22-2012, 09:38
I thought a "Tundra" was a pick up truck?:dunno: OH, btw...I used to have a flip phone, back in 1992.:rofl:

It's both my friend:supergrin: