Which phone should I use while waiting for iPhone 5?

Anthony T

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I want to sell my 4S now, but I want a reliable phone to use in between selling my 4S and waiting for the new iPhone to be released.

It doesn't have to be a smartphone or anything special. Just something reliable, that is easy to text on. I want something I can get for cheap, whether it's used or new.
 

nostresshere

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Dec 30, 2010
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I want to sell my 4S now, but I want a reliable phone to use in between selling my 4S and waiting for the new iPhone to be released.

It doesn't have to be a smartphone or anything special. Just something reliable, that is easy to text on. I want something I can get for cheap, whether it's used or new.
To me, only a smartphone would work for texting. But that is me.

I know people that text just fine on the basic cell phone. Cost? About $10
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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Unless you plan on buying a cheap phone ~$50, why not just wait? The price you pay for a new phone will probably just balance out.
 

cambookpro

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Just go down to any phone store and pick one you want. When O2 was repairing my iPhone (long before the days of Apple Stores that were near to me!), I got a Sony Ericsson for £2.99. It did the job.
 

rever3nce

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Apr 6, 2011
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I went back to my cracked iPhone 3Gs, not as bad as I thought it would be, but its better than having any other basic phone. Plus using this for about a month until new iPhone will make it feel like I got a huge upgrade lol
 

boomhower

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What carrier are you on? It should be simple enough to hit up craigslist to find something cheap and local. I'd pick up an older Android phone to get a taste of the OS if you've never used it.