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Windows 7: anyone here not have a smart phone?

02 Jun 2013   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't have a smart phone or a dumb phone.
I have a phone at home (land line) that works fine when and if I plug it into the wall socket. Because I have the phone for my convenience I have no answering machine and plug it in when I want to use it.
A lot less noise that way.
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29 Jun 2013   #22
hitman47

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

I have a micromax m2 costing just Rs 1700 ($29)
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29 Jun 2013   #23
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

My husband doesn't have a smartphone, he's just got one of those big button phones that just send and receive calls, it can text but he can't so that doesn't get used. He just got it for emergencies when out in the car. I can't even remember the last time I put credit onto it, it's a pay as you go, he could probably get away with just putting 10 a year on and probably have credit left over.

I have a smartphone even though I don't actually need a mobile, started when my son sent me an LG GT540, I then got myself an HTC Wildfire S, these were all pay as you go, and now I've just been upgraded for a couple of pounds a month more than I was paying on PAYG I got a free Nokia Lumia 520 Windows phone.

Only been playing with it and setting it up since Wednesday but I love it.
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29 Jun 2013   #24
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I don't have a phone at all. Don't need one. My wife has one & it's a basic model. Good enough for us...
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29 Jun 2013   #25
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You guys that don't have smartphones are definitely spending less money per month but I have no regrets from spending the money for a phone that can make calls but also do much more. There are so many really useful apps out there (lots of frivolous ones too) that make my smartphone indispensable. It's like a Swiss Army knife you carry around in your pocket. It's a phone, music and video player, GPS, camera, flashlight, game console and portable computer. It's also a portable wifi hotspot that lets me provide a fast (to me) internet connection for my laptop, netbook and even my Smart TVs. I have gotten up to 20Mb download speeds from it which is much faster than my home ISP gives me. In fact, when I want to download a large file (like an ISO) I use the phone because a file that would take 5hrs to download via my home connection takes maybe an hour using the phone.

I personally resisted getting a cell phone for a long time but finally gave in and haven't been without one since. The same with my smartphone, I resisted for a long time then finally bought one. I didn't like it at first and seriously considered taking it back but persevered and now wouldn't be without it. I actually feel naked if I leave the house and discover I don't have my phone with me.
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29 Jun 2013   #26
Bluesan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I was probably one of the first on my block to have a smart phone - a Motorola Droid.

Unfortunately, I needed to carry a laptop on business trips to have access to client files. My routine was to answer emails in the evenings, since many came with attachments, and needed the same in return.

So, it wasn't long before I realized that the Droid was redundant, and for me, just entertainment in airports waiting for planes, playing Angry Birds.

Then, when shopping one weekend, the phone rang, I fumbled with it going up an escalator, it slipped out of my hands, bounced down the escalator, slid across a marble floor under a railing, and fell down smack dab in the middle of the fragrance department on the first floor.

As god is my witness, I had no idea there were that many moving parts inside of a smart phone. It exploded like a grenade when it hit the floor.

I replaced it with a LG Cosmos, with an extended battery (easier to hang on to), and a QWERTY keyboard for texting, and I never looked back. After the several years I've had it, it still works fine.
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29 Jun 2013   #27
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

That "explosion" might have been caused by the battery going off (ther than the simple shock of hitting the ground). Lithium batteries are susceptible to such serious shocks and do have a very slight destructive power.
Smartphones have no moving parts, btw.
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29 Jun 2013   #28
CLATJAIN

WINDOWS 7 32 bit
 
 

I have a JAVA phone.. It can make calls.. It can receive calls.. It can send and receive text msg ..It can browse internet.. My phone can read common files like JPEG MP3 MP4 GIF etc.. It has a vga camera (with video recording ) ...
COST-- 3000INR OR 50 USD.....
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29 Jun 2013   #29
Bluesan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
That explosion might have been caused by the battery going off (ther than the simple shock of hitting the ground). Lithium batteries are susceptible to such serious shocks and do have a very slight destructive power.
Smartphones have no moving parts, btw.
Yes, I know they have no moving parts, and the "explosion" was just the phone breaking into many pieces. Apparently some of the humor of the situation, and my description of the events, were lost in the translation to Italian. Sorry.

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29 Jun 2013   #30
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have one of those old fashioned phones. The only thing it will do is make or receive calls.
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