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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2018, 05:42:34 AM »
Thank you very much for your help and insights over the years Daley, it's been much appreciated. :)

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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2018, 07:52:38 AM »
I've said it before - you rule. Thanks for the countless hours over the years guiding the community on this one bit of our financial lives.

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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2018, 07:58:53 AM »
I appreciate the kind words everyone. It is my sincerest hope that where and when possible, a greater wisdom than "how to save money" may have still shone through... even despite myself and my hypocrisy.

What is your next adventure, if youíre willing to share?

I really don't know, exactly. But that's part of the faith - just trust that He will continue to keep His promises and that He has you if you're willing to shema (hear, listen and do) and come to Him through Yeshua.

It would do my heart great joy to see a return of the Acts 2 church in my lifetime. I'd like to be a part of that if it did.
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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2018, 10:25:06 AM »
Hi, I've got a cell phone question (I realize IP Daley is resigning but maybe others can help?).

I've had Republic for a few years (paying about $13-$15/month) and been happy with the service.  I have a couple year old Moto E 2nd gen that Ive been happy with until recently.

I mainly use my phone--in order of importance--for podcasts, navigating with offline maps (both driving and hiking), and texting/calling.

My phone's had a broken screen for a few months, the gps has become much more sluggish to locate where I am (it sometimes fails completely, in both google maps and OSMandroid, I assume this is the phone but I'm not sure, the OSM app I bought is no longer supported and they've moved to subscriptions service I haven't signed up for yet), and the phone in general seems to be slowing down.  None of these are huge problems.

However, a problem that just started and has been quite frustrating, is that the headphone jack seems to be wearing out. Podcasts frequently stop playing (because it thinks I've unplugged the headphones...this will happen when I put the phone in my pocket, or take a step, or move--anything that jiggles the jack).

The headphone jack seems clear that it wore out from use.  The other issues I'm unsure if it's just from the phone "deteriorating" or because the phone is an older model.  I was hoping to get some suggestions to replace it.

It seems I can get a moto e 2nd gen for about $50 (XT1529 from B&H).  But I'm unsure if I shouldn't buy a newer phone so that it won't become quickly obsolete or unsupported.  Moto E4's seem to be about 3x as much which seems like more than I'd want to pay.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

PS:  My girlfriend doesn't have a smartphone, and wouldn't pay for one--for frugality and ethical reasons, but would probably appreciated having my old Moto to use for the offline maps and navigating.
PPS: sorry for the long first post.

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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2018, 03:07:15 PM »
Get Bluetooth accessories. Every phone Iíve ever had has had the headphone jack break on it.
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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
I'd suggest that there might be compacted lint and fluff in the headphone port that's preventing the headphones from being fully plugged in. Maybe try and pick out some lint (using something preferably not metal) and see if that helps :)

Worst case, maybe you can DIY a headphone port replacement.

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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2018, 05:40:06 AM »
Thank you @Daley for all your help, I have learned so much from you. And thank you for being willing to share your knowledge and your timely responses to almost every question asked of you, that couldn't have been easy with everything else going on in real life :-). You will be missed, good luck with your future endeavors!!

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Re: Communications & Tech Discussion Thread #2
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2018, 04:39:22 PM »
Motorola, why you no sell unlocked Moto E5s???

If the price of E4s drops enough I might get one of those instead too...