Re: What is a good flip phone to buy?


Gerald Levy
 


The clock I use that you refer to is small enough to fit in a pajama top pocket and has spoken prompts for all menu functions, so it is very easy to set.  The speech and alarm sounds are pretty loud, but what sets this little clock apart is that it has a selectable vibrating alarm, so if you are a deep sleeper and even the explosion of an atomic bomb wouldn't be loud enough to wake you up, the vibrating alarm certainly will. It sells for $19 on Speak to Me:


http://www.speaktomecatalog.com/individual.php?item=CLKVTRV


I also have another talking clock that I purchased on EBay for $7.  It is cube shaped and announces the time and temperature at the touch of the top button, which also causes the time to be projected in large numerals on the wall or ceiling which is useful if you still have some remaining vision.  But the alarm is not especially loud, and I would not recommend it for a heavy sleeper or someone who is hearing impaired.


Gerald


 

On 2/22/2020 4:01 PM, Gene wrote:
If the phone is that much, then the question is, how are you going to use the phone and does it make sense to buy that one and save about a hundred dollars over something like the Shell phone, or does it make sense to get a phone like mine and save from about 100 to 150 dollars more?  That's a lot of money for a feature phone and if all you want to do is call, text and use the MP3 player, for example, I think it is better to put up with the accessibility limitations on the phone I have for those limited uses. 
 
And, for an alarm that doesn't have the bugs I spoke of yesterday, that's a lot to spend.  It might make a lot more sense to buy the small, evidently very convenient to carry clock Gerald has spoken of.  I don't know how loud the alarm is on that clock but its only something like seven dollars.
 
Unless the need is urgent, it might make sense to wait for my presentation, so you will have a good sense of my phone before making a decision.
 
Gene
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It's probably pretty good, if it is that much.

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynette
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I am not Bob but did check and on Verizon, the retail is
$264 or $11 for 24 months. So it is indeed expensive for a
feature phone, but I want to do some more checking on
usability.


-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:24 AM
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Hi Bob,
Do you know how much your phone cost without a contract, or
with?
Thanks

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
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I have the Kyocera Dura and like it. It isn't cheap but it
is very accessible and full featured.

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:45 AM
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Subject: [TechTalk] What is a good flip phone to buy?

I'm going to have to replace my flip phone at the end of the
year because of
3 g going away. Could someone recommend a inexpensive phone
that I can buy?
Would appreciate the help. All the information that you can
give to me about the phone would be appreciated.















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