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Old 03-03-2016, 06:58 PM   #41
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My monthly bill is $48 CDN.
This month I have used 31 of 400 MB allowed. Used 26 of unlimited messages and 25 of 300 minutes airtime.

If I yakked on my phone, it wouldn't matter if it was a smart phone or not. The charge is for airtime; not for being smart.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:07 PM   #42
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I have a Tracfone account. I think it's a good deal for someone who doesn't talk on the phone that much. It's a "pay as you go" service, and my total cellphone service cost last year was $156.25.

In January I bought a Samsung Galaxy Stardust smartphone to use with the Tracfone service. Target had it on sale for $50. It is an Android phone that works on Verizon's network. Besides the phones they offer like the Stardust, Tracfone will now also let you "bring your own phone" to use with their service, but you have to do some research to see which phones are allowed.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:22 PM   #43
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Guess we are in that 1/3 then because we both have flip phones and really don't want a smart phone and the charges. (snip) Pat
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I have a Tracfone account. I think it's a good deal for someone who doesn't talk on the phone that much. It's a "pay as you go" service, and my total cellphone service cost last year was $156.25. (snip)
My dad has a Tracphone account and he pays about the same per minute that I do. However, he doesn't like anyone calling him on that phone as it costs him minutes (and money), so it's kind of a pain when he's not home and being a snowbird in AZ.

Pat, we pay $100 a year for 1000 minutes through T-Mobile. If you don't use them all up in a year, they will roll over as long as you pay for it before your year is up. If you miss it by one day, you lose those minutes. And, of course, they never tell you when your year is up, so it's up to you to keep track of it. We did buy our phones through them and I don't know if they support all types of phones. Outside my area of expertise.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:25 PM   #44
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I would be totally lost without my smartphone. Both for work, and for my personal use.

With it I not only phone, but messaging is a huge thing for me, whether text, email or Facebook messenger.

I also;
- Keep To Do lists
- Keep track of beer and wine purchases
- Use Google maps a lot
- Find homes for sale on Realtor.ca
- It is my construction calculator, the single best app I ever bought
- It is a flashlight
- I try to keep up on Facebook and some forums
- I check the weather forecasts, at home and where I intend to go
- I play silly games, mostly Scrabble type with friends, and a few card games too
- I take pictures, though mostly at work. Very valuable thing to have for that.
- It is a flashlight
- I keep track of all appointments and other happenings
- I surf the internet, searching and researching
- I do purchase orders for work
- I use Soundhound to figure out what song I am hearing, and save it to my list of songs
- I access files stored in the cloud for personal and work use
- I monitor my favourite sports teams
- I use GasBuddy to find good fuel prices
- I read local newspapers
- I look works up in the Dictionary
- I use it as a mobile hotspot for my laptop
- It is my clock in the trailer
- I shop Kijiji
- I tune my guitar
- I have a bunch of different health apps I use
- I use Microsoft apps, like Word and Excel
- I use it to scan documents to PDF
- I have a horde of great RV and camping type apps
- I use Audubon Birds to ID ones I don't know
- It makes a great level
- And on, and on, and on........
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #45
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My dad has a Tracphone account and he pays about the same per minute that I do. However, he doesn't like anyone calling him on that phone as it costs him minutes (and money), so it's kind of a pain when he's not home and being a snowbird in AZ.

Pat, we pay $100 a year for 1000 minutes through T-Mobile. If you don't use them all up in a year, they will roll over as long as you pay for it before your year is up. If you miss it by one day, you lose those minutes. And, of course, they never tell you when your year is up, so it's up to you to keep track of it. We did buy our phones through them and I don't know if they support all types of phones. Outside my area of expertise.
Thanks for the info . Think we need to keep some kind of Att because of the mobile to mobile with kids in Washington . The Verizon could go though . Forgot on my I-pad have a free grandfathered in magic jack which comes in handy calling Canada . But I think they have a 800 number now which is a free call too. Will look into something else for replacing Verizon . Pat
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:36 PM   #46
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- I look works up in the Dictionary
I like the way it knows what I'm thinking.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:37 PM   #47
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I would be totally lost without my smartphone. Both for work, and for my personal use.

With it I not only phone, but messaging is a huge thing for me, whether text, email or Facebook messenger.

I also;
- Keep To Do lists
- Keep track of beer and wine purchases
- Use Google maps a lot
- Find homes for sale on Realtor.ca
- It is my construction calculator, the single best app I ever bought
- It is a flashlight
- I try to keep up on Facebook and some forums
- I check the weather forecasts, at home and where I intend to go
- I play silly games, mostly Scrabble type with friends, and a few card games too
- I take pictures, though mostly at work. Very valuable thing to have for that.
- It is a flashlight
- I keep track of all appointments and other happenings
- I surf the internet, searching and researching
- I do purchase orders for work
- I use Soundhound to figure out what song I am hearing, and save it to my list of songs
- I access files stored in the cloud for personal and work use
- I monitor my favourite sports teams
- I use GasBuddy to find good fuel prices
- I read local newspapers
- I look works up in the Dictionary
- I use it as a mobile hotspot for my laptop
- It is my clock in the trailer
- I shop Kijiji
- I tune my guitar
- I have a bunch of different health apps I use
- I use Microsoft apps, like Word and Excel
- I use it to scan documents to PDF
- I have a horde of great RV and camping type apps
- I use Audubon Birds to ID ones I don't know
- It makes a great level
- And on, and on, and on........
Jim just about everything you have on here I use my I-pad for . Love to still write things down and have a quitar tuner . Got to admit I use this I- pad a lot . Still only want phone as a phone even though I could hook up to Internet with it , if I was willing to pay more for the phone usage . Do have wifi because have a Roku on TV , but have found I also can have freeTV with a antenna on roof . Without Sat for 5 years now and don't miss it a bit . Pat
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Jim do you use Zomato to check out restaurants, it's pretty good.

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Old 03-03-2016, 08:35 PM   #49
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Jim just about everything you have on here I use my I-pad for . Love to still write things down and have a quitar tuner . Got to admit I use this I- pad a lot . Still only want phone as a phone even though I could hook up to Internet with it , if I was willing to pay more for the phone usage . Do have wifi because have a Roku on TV , but have found I also can have freeTV with a antenna on roof . Without Sat for 5 years now and don't miss it a bit . Pat
I don't have a tablet, thus the use of my phone. What do you use for connectivity with your tablet when on the road, and without wifi? Or do you find wifi a lot. I know though available at lots of places now, it never seems to be where I am with my laptop.
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Jim do you use Zomato to check out restaurants, it's pretty good.

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No I haven't. Except for this past extended weekend in Vancouver, we don't eat out a lot, though I imagine we might once we start travelling more. I will have a look at Zomato, I have heard about it.
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I like the way it knows what I'm thinking.
Oh yeah, my phone uses autocorrect a lot too.
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