Do you own a Flip Phone?

Nautilus

Member
I have NO cell phone. Ran a business my whole life without one. Don't need one...never have.
 

chic

SF VIP
Location
U.S.
Me too. I have a flip phone - although Verizon tells me that at the end of 2020, it will no longer be supported. Guess I should look into getting an old-fashioned land line again. :cool:
T Mobile still sells cheap flip phones with pay as you go service. My mom has one for emergencies and it's a good idea.
 

Grampa Don

Yep, that's me
I guess we're old fashioned, but to us a phone is something to talk to people with. So, we each carry a flip phone when we go out in case we want to do that. For playing games or using the internet, we have a couple computers with nice big screens that work just fine. If we're going someplace where we might have sit and wait, like a medical appointment, we have Kindles with easy on the eyes 6 inch screens. We somehow manage to get by without tweeting or texting.

Don
 

Packerjohn

Packerjohn
Location
Canada
Yes, I have a flip phone. We only use it very rarely & do not give the number out to anyone. We still have the landline at home. Got turned off smart/stupid phones watching hoards of young people starring at them in malls or seniors coming to social events & showing picture of "those wonderful, cleaver, beautiful, talented, amazing grandchildren. LOL
 

SeaBreeze

Endlessly Groovin'
Location
USA
I had a Tracfone for years, until this year when I got my first smartphone, just an inexpensive Motorola android. I use the smartphone much like the Tracfone, never got into texting, don't do any online business on it or email anyone from it. When I get home, I shut it off and put it in the drawer. I still have my landline as my main phone.

The smartphone is nice if you have to look up something on a map when you're out, location, directions, etc. It also comes in handy with some apps, to listen to the radio or mileage information on hikes that shows the land map in detail unless you're in an area with no cell reception. Plan for our two phones is $50. month, 3GB data. I really don't stream anything or keep any photos or documents on the phone, nice to have that ability if I ever need it.
 

SeaBreeze

Endlessly Groovin'
Location
USA
I go shopping for groceries every Monday. What I find annoying is all those women (yes, it is women in grocery stores) standing around, looking at their phones & getting in my way. I get into the store, do all my shopping without any phone & I am out of there. What I leave behind is all those women still standing there starring at their phones. What are they doing? Comparing the price of Corn Flakes with other grocery stores. They certainly don't seem to have a simple life. They should go home & stare at their phones & let me pass to get my shopping done ASAP.
I know what you mean about people using their phones while blocking the aisles. I see a lot of men on their cellphones in the supermarkets, most seem to be asking their wives which product to buy, etc. I never used the phone enough to be comfortable using it in public, when I do, I usually am aware of everyone around me and I try to stand off to the side somewhere so I don't get in anyone's way. I never have felt connected to my phone, but I do see people who can't even take a walk in the dog park without yacking on their phone (or texting), they don't watch what their dog is doing and definitely aren't enjoying the peace of Mother Nature.
 

Lvstotrvl

Member
I never thought I’d say this but after my husband died my cell phone has become my life line. I don’t drive so I use Uber for transportation, I also use Instacart for food delivery when I don’t want to bother my girls, without those apps I would really be stuck. As far as the women in the grocery store looking at the phones a lot of them are reading their grocery list....Lol....but it would be nice if they would move over to the side so ppl could get by. 😊
 

Packerjohn

Packerjohn
Location
Canada
I know what you mean about people using their phones while blocking the aisles. I see a lot of men on their cellphones in the supermarkets, most seem to be asking their wives which product to buy, etc. I never used the phone enough to be comfortable using it in public, when I do, I usually am aware of everyone around me and I try to stand off to the side somewhere so I don't get in anyone's way. I never have felt connected to my phone, but I do see people who can't even take a walk in the dog park without yacking on their phone (or texting), they don't watch what their dog is doing and definitely aren't enjoying the peace of Mother Nature.
Also very, very sad to see are little kids trying to get a young mother's attention while she is starring at & playing with her stupid phone. This tells me what is more important to that young mother; her phone but not her kids. Furthermore, if people want to check their phones in the grocery stores, it would be ok with me but why stand in the middle of the aisle? Another problem is some person checking their receit standing at the exit door. I have seen this many, many times over many, many years.
 


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