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Posted: 09/09/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I currently have a Samsung s6 active and am thinking about upgrading to a better phone. Like the Android OS and Samsung seems quality. Don't need the latest and greatest. Can't afford it for one reason.
Looking to buy a pre-owned/reconditioned one. Don't want to spend more than a couple hundred at the TOPS!
Insight to me: my phone plan is 100 minutes, 500mg data & 100 texts at a whopping $5.00 a month. So you can see I don't need nor want all the gizmos, add-ons or a ton of memory. Take some photos. Mainly talk a little, text more than I'd like, always adding time, and rarely check email.
Looking for something good & reasonable.

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Have you looked on ebay?
Go to your providers website to see what some of their phones are. Then go to ebay for your provider and see what is there in manufacture's reconditioned.


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I just bought a new, cheap LG phone from Amazon ($100). No way was I getting stuck in a contract or paying $500+ for a phone. They have many, many options.

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I think the Galaxy line is up to S-20 (with 5G technology)

You mentioned liking the Android line (Same here) I can not believe all the folks in another place I frequent with all the I-phone problems.. NOT one Android user has those problems. NOT ONE. (hotspot issues)


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Bought this one a few months ago - Like it a lot, you can also go to phone store and get a discount sometimes, and they will hook you up. We have two lines, and T-mobile unlimited text, phone, and hotspot for $69 if you are a senior. Other plans available - and no contract.


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Posted: 09/09/20 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garmp wrote:

I currently have a Samsung s6 active and am thinking about upgrading to a better phone. Like the Android OS and Samsung seems quality. Don't need the latest and greatest. Can't afford it for one reason.
Looking to buy a pre-owned/reconditioned one. Don't want to spend more than a couple hundred at the TOPS!
Insight to me: my phone plan is 100 minutes, 500mg data & 100 texts at a whopping $5.00 a month. So you can see I don't need nor want all the gizmos, add-ons or a ton of memory. Take some photos. Mainly talk a little, text more than I'd like, always adding time, and rarely check email.
Looking for something good & reasonable.

thanks
We have the Samsun S7 and are just curious why you are unhappy with the S6.


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garmp wrote:

I currently have a Samsung s6 active and am thinking about upgrading to a better phone. Like the Android OS and Samsung seems quality.


You already have an Android OS phone.


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We've used Ting for our cell phone service for almost 5 years. You only pay for what you use and they do sell phones, including cheap ones.
Our bill for 2 smartphones is usually about $33/month total. Our daughter's is usually about $17/month.

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Two things outside of outright processor or battery failure kill cellphones. 1. No more manufacturer support, 2. The endless operating system updates that eventually fill the onboard storage, and those updates don't get loaded on removable storage like a Micro SD card.

Consider A Samsung or Motorola Droid that's only a version or 2 old. Also know that most newer cell phones no longer have removable batteries.

Wouldn't worry about 5G, more money than you want to spend and the service is nowhere near widespread nationwide yet.

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wa8yxm wrote:

I think the Galaxy line is up to S-20 (with 5G technology)

You mentioned liking the Android line (Same here) I can not believe all the folks in another place I frequent with all the I-phone problems.. NOT one Android user has those problems. NOT ONE. (hotspot issues)

There are different levels of Galaxy phones too. I have a Samsung Galaxy A51 that cost less than half what the S models cost


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