I need a simple phone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Jets737, May 20, 2017.

  1. Jets737 macrumors member

    Jets737

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    I need a simple additional phone. All I need to do is call and text. I'm on the Verizon network, and all they have are these: https://www.verizonwireless.com/featured/shop-phones-devices/

    Is there a phone out there that has the look and feel of an iPhone, without the need to get all the bells and whistles AND not have to get a smart phone data plan.

    Thanks.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    What you're asking seems to be contradictory. All you need is a phone that can call or text. Yet the look and feel of an iPhone means a touchscreen and crazy good build quality with expensive materials.

    I'd suggest the new 3310. Cheap, works, reliable, and no need for a data plan: https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-3310
     
  3. willmtaylor, May 20, 2017
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    What you are asking for is contradictory. iPhones ARE smartphones which are simple to use. Otherwise, you pretty much have two choices: a flip phone with no data plan or another smartphone with a data plan.

    Verizon doesn't allow smartphones without data plans. However, you could use a shared data plan and disable the LTE on the secondary iPhone, essentially using it as a call/texting device with wifi. You'd simply be paying a line access fee.
     
  4. bufffilm Suspended

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    What's your budget? First and most important question.

    Then look at prices on Craiglist, Swappa, etc.

    As for whether it's a iPhone or Android...that is all up to you.
     
  5. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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