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Originally Posted by Domino View Post

My supplier offers the Note 8.0 with LTE. They also have specific "hot spot wifi" devices too.

Sure they do. ATT offers hotspotting or LTE USB or wifi hotspots too, but why pay extra for something you already have? (i.e. a device capable of acting as a hotspot and a data plan you practially won't be using once you get a 4G/LTE capable tablet?).

Btw, Samsung, the Note 8 is a let-down. mad.gif
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post #112 of 156
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Originally Posted by bhav View Post

Havnt people ever heard of Sony Ericsson before?

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Or what about LG?

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how do these things even exist in this day and age? they aren't even texting phones.
post #113 of 156
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post

Based on how tough their old dumbphones were, this is probably going to have to be registered as a lethal weapon with national governments. tongue.gif

A friend of mine many years ago had gotten a new phone and wanted to see how indestructible his nokia really was.

Threw it on the ground, threw it at brick walls, threw it at a big metal pole, even spilled coffee on it (that one was accidental).. it refused to break.

Imagine doing that with a glass smartphone tongue.gif
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post #114 of 156
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most phones are capable of this. they are simply locked by carriers. sprint got sued and lost on this issue, yet nothing has changed. love america's corporate regulatory environment. apparently you pay for data, but then they can arbitrarily lock your device and make you pay extra to simply unlock it

I have yet to find one that will do that, locked or unlocked.
post #115 of 156
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Not the same. I can already do that on my GS3. I'm looking for a small, TOUGH, phone that is a phone FIRST and just has a WiFi hotspot. Our people already are lugging around tablets and laptops, they need a small, rugged, phone that can act as a WiFi hotspot ... not another 8" tablet.

Would something like the Casio G'zOne Commando be what your looking for? Though it has crap specs and runs Gingerbread and lacks 4G...
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post #116 of 156
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I have yet to find one that will do that, locked or unlocked.

mine can. i have an evo 3d. i don't know whether it is common or not. but i never bothered to root anyway. so meh
post #117 of 156
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Would something like the Casio G'zOne Commando be what your looking for? Though it has crap specs and runs Gingerbread and lacks 4G...

Close. Looked at it months ago, but because it doesn't do 4G LTE, it's no better than the Ruby's that they already have. But yeah, something like a Commando or Rugy with 4G LTE and can be used as a WiFi hot spot is what I want (and apparently others as well).
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mine can. i have an evo 3d. i don't know whether it is common or not. but i never bothered to root anyway. so meh

I'm almost 99% sure that the HTC EVO 3D isn't 4G LTE. It is only compatible with 3G/WiMax 4G. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is, but then again, it isn't very durable (not like the Rugby) and you are basically using a big pile of glass "smart phone" again, which defeats the whole point.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/3/13 at 11:03am
post #118 of 156

IMO open key phones arent 100% "dumb proof" if you get what im saying

 

if this was a flip phone...... grandparents/parents/non tech savvy will be all over it 

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IMO open key phones arent 100% "dumb proof" if you get what im saying

if this was a flip phone...... grandparents/parents/non tech savvy will be all over it 

How so? I am all over this though. Such a shame it has no wifi. I do like sturdy metal enclosures.
post #120 of 156
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how do these things even exist in this day and age? they aren't even texting phones.

Cmon now, you can't really be that out of touch. There are other people in the world besides spoiled teenagers and tech savy 20-somethings. Even in America only like 50% of people own smart phones. Heck, my grandparents just got rid of DIAL UP internet last week. A lot of old people can barely see the screen, let alone work the buttons to send a text message. I can't imagine getting them a phone with a keyboard.
    
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