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I don't usually look/care about smartphones as I generally stick to regular desktops/laptops, but as my contract is ending this summer, it might be time I catch up with the times and get a phone that doesn't lag while texting.

My current phone is some old LG phone from 4 years ago that slides open with a QWERTY keyboard. It lags on normal usage and cannot load any conversations with 80+ messages in under 5 seconds. Instead of keeping this phone for another 2 year contract, I've decided to search for a new one.

I hope you guys can recommend me some options (as there seems to be a great deal of models going around).

My Requirements:
  • Small screen. I don't want 5" screens. I think I'd be okay with anything less than or equal to 4.5"
  • No Apple/iPhone.
  • Good battery life/capable of getting good battery life. I don't mind turning services off to the minimum. I don't use my phone at work, so phone should be able to idle for a good bit. I'm open to phones with upgradeable battery.
  • I will not be getting data.
  • Decent typing capabilities. (So no flip phones)

I don't mind getting a phone that is not the lastest and greatest.

Thanks!
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Who is your service provider?
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Originally Posted by black7hought View Post

Who is your service provider?

Right now, its AT&T. I've been told I should stick with AT&T or T-Mobile because having a phone that accepts SIM cards is more flexible for after the plan ends. As someone who isn't a phone power user, I think that is the kind of phone I will get.

Does it matter which service provider I use, though? I thought all the phones were the same (except for the SIM card thing).
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