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Old 11-26-2014, 10:06 AM   #101
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alright, I'm in a similar boat as rleete; had a flip phone for the last decade, I'm finally caving and looking into smartphones. From the research I've done, I want:
-at least 4G capable
-Ting compatible
-$200ish price point
-Large enough phone that I won't be finger ******* the screen while trying to type. The wife's iPhone4 drives me insane trying to txt on it

I spend 90% of my time at work or home, both have solid wifi. Phone suggestions welcome
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #102
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Wife has a Samsung Galaxy Victory. We bought the phone, case and screen protector on eBay. Less then $90 for everything.

She loves it, but rarely uses data. Hooks up to wifi at the school (she teaches) and at home. Cost, because she texts and rarely calls is minimal.

BTW, I am still on Virgin, still using the old HTC Evo3D. Never bothered to upgrade. Maybe next year.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #103
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Calteg, what do you want 4g for? I use 3g primarily ($25/mo unlimited call and text and up to 5GB 3G data). It's plenty fast for basic google searches and navigation and such. Web browsing is fine but a little slow. Music streaming is fine. Videos... Not so much.

Any of Republic's phones would work for you.

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Old 11-26-2014, 02:13 PM   #104
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A big part of my business involves making quick decisions while at auction. I won't use data for video or audio streaming, but when I do need to use it, I'll need data transfer almost immediately.

The wife's iphone 4 seems painfully slow to load web content. Don't know if shes on 3G or 4G.
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I got the new note4 the other day and I love this Damn thing so far... If you can handle having a huge phone I highly recommend it!

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Old 11-26-2014, 02:18 PM   #106
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I see. Makes sense.
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