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post #1 of 20
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Well it's about that time for me to upgrade.

Had my Curve 8310 for a few years and my SIM card is absolutely ancient (~2003) and both are starting to fail.
Got it used from a buddy so I've been off the grid with it so to speak - no data plan - and I'm fine with that btw; talk/text are really all I need.

Anyway as I've had a Blackberry (and liked it) for so long, I'm wondering what would be some good unlocked phones to look at in the $150-200 range.
Also want to make sure that upgrading my SIM card (it's an ancient Cingular one from 2003) won't be an issue (see updated post below).
Edited by candy_van - 4/5/11 at 8:33am
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LG Neon 2?
 
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Nokia has the best dumb phones, any one will do really.
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in all honesty, the only differences between most of them is the brand.
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post #5 of 20
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Yea pretty much. This HTC Freestyle doesn't look too bad.
It's like faux smart phone

Doesn't have an accelerometer for the keyboard which kinda sucks, but I suppose I could deal with it.
Reviewer mentioned no wi-fi...I didn't think there were any non-smartphones with that (are there)?
Edited by candy_van - 4/3/11 at 9:38pm
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post #6 of 20
There are non-smartphones that have wifi.
Might have to do a little research over at gsm arena tho.
I'm pretty sure that the T-mo Nokia Nuron has wi-fi. Could possibly find an unlocked one.
You can also get pretty much any unlocked phone and use it on att without data plan/wifi only.
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Several good dumb phones I can think of off the top of my head are the nokia N95/N96 and one of sony's various older phones. They will all fit your needs, and off memory they all have WiFi too. As for the HTC, your venturing into low end smartphone land which isn't a good place to be
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Several good dumb phones I can think of off the top of my head are the nokia N95/N96 and one of sony's various older phones. They will all fit your needs, and off memory they all have WiFi too. As for the HTC, your venturing into low end smartphone land which isn't a good place to be
In the original post, says he prefers qwerty keyboard.
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In the original post, says he prefers qwerty keyboard.
N97 or hiptop slide then? Any further and you're going into smart phone territory which defeats the point of asking for a dumb phone...
post #10 of 20
Just stay away from the Tilt 2 from HTC. Worst phone ever!
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