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Portis

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Buying a cellphone
« on: May 28, 2019, 07:14:55 AM »
Anyone have recommendations for where or what cellphone to buy? I like andriods

The things that are important to me are battery life and durability.

Id prefer to get a cheap used cellphone, but from a trustworthy source

Thanks!
Thanks!

GuitarStv

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 07:43:34 AM »
Why do you need a cell phone?

TheGadfly

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 08:33:46 AM »
Check out the Moto 5g Plus. I bought mine new a few years ago for about $250 and it's probably much cheaper now. Excellent battery life and very durable.

Portis

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 11:29:17 AM »
I need a cell phone for my work.  Its not something they'd reimburse my for. 

The moto 5g plus looks like a good recommendation, thanks

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 11:33:05 AM »
I need a cell phone for my work.  Its not something they'd reimburse my for. 

The moto 5g plus looks like a good recommendation, thanks

What other office equipment does your employer expect you to buy for them?

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 11:44:48 AM »
I'd second the Moto 5g (plus).
Buying a used cell phone, be prepared to also purchase a new battery for it.

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 02:23:57 PM »
Why do you need a cell phone?
Is this really a question that needs to be asked in 2019? 

GuitarStv

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 02:29:14 PM »
Why do you need a cell phone?
Is this really a question that needs to be asked in 2019?

Yes.

I don't need a cell phone.  I've got a phone in my office at work, and a phone at home.  Don't buy shit you don't need.

BobbyTables

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 06:28:48 AM »
I also bought the G5 plus (refurbished) a few months ago. It's great and quite cheap now (I paid 140$ CAD) but keep in mind that there's no security updates provided by Motorola anymore for this model.

I'll probably install an open source Android on it a bit later to get security patches.

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 07:57:58 AM »
How I've bought my last 3 or 4 cell phones;
Google search "best value cell phone {last yr}"
I read a few of the results to find a phone that has the features I want & need - like a replaceable battery & FM radio.
Then google  "site:www/amazon.com {phone model name} refurbished"

As for who needs a cell phone these days...  anyone that is paying for a home landline / phone is a $ucker.  Cheap and free cellphone plans abound.
I ported my home/landline # to  RedPocket  for $11($12?) for 3 mo's on an old phone.
I really like having a separate # to give business' etc.   The phone never leaves my computer desk.   I almost never answer calls to it.   Many Co's (like Drs) are texting now.
When the phone actually dies, I'll port the # to FreedomPop for $0/mo.

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Re: Buying a cellphone
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 10:45:09 AM »
Why do you need a cell phone?
Is this really a question that needs to be asked in 2019?

I don't need and don't have a cell phone.