I need a simple phone

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

  1. Jets737 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    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.

  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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
    Last edited: May 20, 2017

    willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    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


    May 3, 2011
    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

    Nov 12, 2012

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