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Need help picking reliable basic smartphone

Been out of phone market a long time - not an avid user.
I say smartphone, because it may be the only way to get 3G AND easy to type on keyboard for stiff hands.

Looking for relatively inexpensive, but known reliable 3G phone. The $50 ones - afraid that's "TOO cheap?" Thinking $100 - 150. Maybe more, if great reliability justified it. A reliable 4G would price me out.

Didn't have a data plan (may now have some access thru family member's new AT&T plan).
2G service is ending - my Motorola flip reception isn't reliable .
Though I need meds after creating text msgs on it - tedious.

Primary concerns:
1. Most important: Good reception / signal strength - few dropped calls. "Great resolution for vids" is meaningless if only gets 2 b...

Feb 6, 2016, 10:28 AM

signal problem Vodafone Smart IIΙ (Alcatel v975)

Hi. I have the above mobile but has a problem with the signal, which sometimes lost. I sent it to the service but they want 65 euros for repair (they did not say what part they would repair). Does anyone know what part could cause the problem so may I can fix it by myself? Thanks.

Jan 25, 2016, 3:34 AM

Text messaging

Can anyone please help me with this, thankyou.

A friend of mine just recently told me she's not getting my texts. We can call each other just fine and I get her texts also.

It makes me wonder because I requested a delivery report recently for each text I try and sent.
It says received by her number and shows sent on my end. Is she most likely playing games or ?

Jan 24, 2016, 9:45 PM

Tips for Leo privacy guard application using

Tips for Leo privacy guard application using

1- To keep others from going by your Leo Privacy Guard APP voluntarily or perusing your data add watchword security for APP.
2- On the off chance that your telephone is introduced with 5.1 Android System or above, please consider the LEO Privacy Guard relating authorizations (APP Lock >-Question mark at upper right corner >-Go to settings).
3- When you are utilizing the gesture unlocking function, please make sure that every dab is associated when you run your finger over.
4- To ensure security, encourage operations and avoid unwanted unlocking opening inconveniences you can set diverse relevant modes to contextual involve guest mode, home mode and other custom mode...

Nov 16, 2015, 6:19 PM

Oh great guru (Eric)

I feel like a person for whom music died a few years ago. Can you recommend me some bands/albums/songs to listen to?
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Jan 3, 2016, 10:14 AM

external antenna port

I live in a rural area and use a yagi antenna to connect to my cell phone external antenna port. I have a list of phones and carriers that have antenna ports, but the list is severely OUTDATED. None of the phones on the list are available NEW. Can anyone suggest a new at&t phone with a external port. I need to use at&t as they provide better coverage in a rural area. thx

Dec 28, 2015, 12:12 PM

mobile phone hangers while charging

Do anyone know this one: me=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
or could suggest any other?
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Dec 14, 2015, 5:43 AM

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Dec 13, 2015, 6:59 PM

Spere ~ The Mobile Comparison Search Engine

Hey guys, if you are looking for a website that allows you to match up the phone you're looking for against others, then Spere is the perfect website for you. Spere allows you to compare both phones and tablets based off of the lowest prices on Amazon and Ebay. There is also a review compressor where the website is able to index over 50 reviews and compress them into 10 short easy-to-understand points. Additionally, it makes it clear which phone is technologically superior by giving a side-by-side and graph comparison of the technical specs. Definitely a really cool site!
There's also an official Twitter that frequently posts comparisons and news articles: »
Along with a YouTube vi...

Nov 27, 2015, 4:33 AM

HUGE Black Friday Giveaway (International)

The youtuber Larry Dickerson has a ton of cool stuff as give away for Black Friday to anyone in the world.
Give away including:smartphone,headphone ,solar lantern,portable car jumpstarter etc....

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Note :ends in 10/12/2015
abdullah sohan

Nov 14, 2015, 9:40 AM

Hi guys

What is going on and I am new to here

Oct 20, 2015, 4:54 PM

US Cellular Customers

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If you cannot attend, but can refer someone you know, we'll give $20 for each qualifying referral. If you're interested please call 312-757-2435.

Thank you!

Oct 13, 2015, 1:00 AM

sony Xperia z5 premium 4k display

Have you ever imagine a 4k display with 806 pixel per inch? Sony xperia z5 premium got this and created new dimension to the flagship smartphone. How sharp a mobile display needs for your eye? Sony xperia z5 premium has all the features a real flagship mobile needs to have and an iPhone doesn't have this specification. Check more about sony Xperia z5 premium here -z5-premium-specification-price-bangladesh/
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Aug 24, 2015, 2:58 AM

do you expect Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with 256GB storage?

the 1949deal shows hat Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition will come with 256GB storage.

As to the specs, Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe SE will feather a phablet-sized 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and beneath the glass you%u2019ll find a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 clocked at 2.5GHz. And you will get 4GB of RAM to go along with the massive 256GB of storage on the Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, which makes it the best handset around. The camera combo clocks in at 13MP/5MP and all the usual connectivity options are present along with dual-SIM connectivity and 4G LTE. The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe SE has a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android 5.0 out of the box.

However, Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition was announced at...

Jul 24, 2015, 10:23 PM

wifi error LG Optimus

my LG Optimus wifi is stuck on emergency calls only. I get error ERO1 Invalid Certificate. Please help. If I'm in the wrong section, to ask for help with my problem, please steer me in the right direction..thank you

Jul 24, 2015, 9:55 PM

If you're interested...

Hi guys, I've been lurking on this site for a while, and I've got to say, this is an AMAZING community. It has inspired me to create my own YouTube Channel!

If you're interested in learning new ways to repair phones, discovering tips and tricks, seeing the coolest DIY projects and everything in between, you should check out my new YouTube channel! It's going to be updated frequently with everything about electronics, from repair to modifications to teardowns to other projects. I guarantee you'll learn something new in each video, and enjoy the heck out of it.

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Jul 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Sony z3v android upgrade?

Any idea when the z3v is getting android upgrade? HD voice?

Jul 21, 2015, 2:39 PM

Pathetic Internet speed

I have a Metro PC Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 phone. I just ran a test to test my phones Internet speed and it came back a pathetic 0.05 Mbps, and it is never much higher than that. Is there a no-contract provider that I could switch to that can provide faster Internet speed?

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Jul 18, 2015, 3:57 PM

reception difficulties for a newly purchased BOOST phone

I purchased two BOOST phones on 07/17/2015 from ONE Wireless located at 1950 Broadway in Lorain, Ohio. Both phones were paid for in full, activated, and the service was paid for each phone for the next six months.

The issue is that I specifically asked the sales persons about the quality of this particular device's reception. The answer was that it was 'very good'. Since using my phone and my friend also using his phone over the last 24 hours, we have experienced poor, fading, reception. We tested the reception in several geographic locations and are very disappointed with the unsatisfactory quality of reception. My friend went to speak with the people at the store and they were rude and unwilling to offer a solution.

I surrende...

Jun 17, 2015, 11:33 PM

Looking for US Cellular Customers who want to travel

Looking for deserving US cellular Customers who have not had the opportunity to travel much in their lives. This is affiliated with Travel Channel. Please email
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