Smartphone for St-upid People?
I have been a tracphone user for years..
I need to find the most simple "smart phone"..I can find..Starting to have some vision issues when texting with my older tracphone….Price isn’t really an issue but I have had good luck with tracphone..I don’t use it much so my minutes just keep building..
Have asked a couple of these questions before..So I’m sorry..
1) do you need purchase security?
2) I do not have wireless anything in my house..Do I have to have wireless in the house to use the phone to call or text?..I’m not concerned with data,really..
3) with android phones do I need to keep updating anything?
4) how is the battery life?
5) will these phones work in below "0"degree temps..
6) do any of them have goriila glass?
7) how many "units" are used on calls and texts?..Or is each phone different?
May sound like "du-mb" questions to most..
Any help is appreciated..Again I need a phone for st-upid people..Like me!
Aww, you’re not stupid. It’s stupid if you don’t ask questions.
To add to massha’s answers:
1 – You don’t need to purchase security. There are free apps, like Mobile Security, that you can download from the Google Play Store. You can explore the Google play store from your home computer rather than using your data units, and then use your phone to download the app you want to try.
2 – You don’t ever need wireless. If you don’t have access to wireless, the phone will use the service that you’re paying for and deduct phone/text/data minutes as appropriate.
4 – Also varies on how you use the phone. I have the LG Fuel tracfone and am happy with it. If you don’t use it a lot for web browsing or playing games, it should last for days. The User Guide has tips for optimizing battery usage, like turning off wi-fi so it doesn’t keep searching for one, reducing the brightness, etc.
6 – Tracfones probably don’t have gorilla glass, but you can separately buy phone cases and screen protectors for just a couple of dollars on amazon.
7 – tracfone usage deducts 1 minute for each 1 minute (and probably partial minutes) of phone use. Data is deducted in MBytes. Text deducts 1 per each text sent or received, I think.
If you’re happy with tracfone and have a lot of minutes built up, you may want to just stick with it. Go to the tracfone site and see what they have. The advantage of buying from HSN is that the phones usually come with a year of service, so you essentially get the phone for free.
1 – No. If you want to add security it’s free. Personally, I don’t use any.
2 – No
3 – Yes, you should.
4 – The battery life on my current phone, 410-394, is outstanding. My last phone was just OK, but also had charging issues. Battery life depends a lot on your settings and how you use your phone.
5 – Extended exposure to below freezing temperatures can negatively affect just about any smartphone battery. But normal day-to-day exposure shouldn’t be a problem.
6 – I don’t know what kind of glass my phone has. But I did buy a tempered glass screen protector for extra protection.
7 – I don’t use Tracfone. Maybe that question is answered on their site?
A smartphone is basically a little tablet, that you can also use as a phone and for texting. I don’t know what would make one smartphone any easier to use than another. Being resourceful helps a lot.
I will answer some questions because I do not know answer to all.
1) -do not know what it is
2) NO. you only need wireless to use your phone for email, web surfing, etc.
3) yes. Set all to automatic updates to minimize the hassle. It will let you know when it wants to update something where you need to click on something or other.
4)varies from phone to phone
5) not sure… perhaps… do you spend lots of time in temps like that?
6) no clue.
7) do not know what you are trying to ask. what are "units"?
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
06.26.15 7:12 PM