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Posted: 09/10/20 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fwiw
I would never buy used phone unless you can replace the battery.
Not sure if any like that exists nowadays
Plenty of cheap new phones available

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garmp I have had Samsung phones but have moved on to less expensive and better phones for my need. Lessons I have learned:

  • Don't buy a phone from your carrier
  • Buy an unlocked phone
  • First unlocked phone I bought was a Motorola Moto phone that was cheap and very functional
  • I moved up to Google pixel phones that are more expensive but still you can get really good buys if you buy one that has just been superseded by their latest model.

The problem with Samsung phones for me is that since I am a Google app user on all my devices (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, etc.) I don't need or want all the Samsung stuff that they put on their phones but they cannot be deleted.

Here is an example of an inexpensive Motorola Moto phone that would easily meet your needs: Motorola Moto g phone

My wife who is technically illiterate first inherited my Moto phone and then later a Pixel phone and she loved them both after moving from a Samsung phone.

Carriers will provide a sim card to connect any customer's unlocked phone to their network.


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Thanks all. Getting ready to head north to the UP for a couple of weeks. Will start again looking when we return. Appreciate all the thoughts.


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We needed to replace a battery in our s7 phone. Cost was $75, done in an hr

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I went from Samsung 8 to iPhone 11 and HATE IT. The apple koolaid is poison. Don't do it. Loved my 8, had a broken screen (user fault), and a literally failing battery (age issue). Should have stayed with samsung, or repaired the prior unit.

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I went from a Samsung Galaxy Note IV to an iPhone XR. I was very worried about the change. But honestly the experience with the iPhone has been so much better. I don't have the phone dying all the time. Gone are the software hangups and crashes. I don't even remember the last time I had a frozen screen that required a phone reboot - an all too common occurrence with the iPhone.

But the NUMBER 1 best thing about the iPhone is the Lightning jack port. I HATED teh stupid mini-HDMI of the Samsung. The stupid mini-HDMI connector would get loose and lose communication/charging ability after a few months. I went through so many new mini-HDMI cords. With the Lightning jack of the iPhone, I get a solid connection EVERY single time. I bought one 10 foot cable for the iPhone when I first got it, and the connection is still like NEW.


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