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AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone

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May 23, 2016, 8:20 AM
no LTE

There needs to be a great little flip available to the market, I believe there is enough desire to warrant putting one out there but it can't be just some POS like this.

May 23, 2016, 9:22 AM
I know you or me wouldn't buy this phone, but I'm telling you there is a market for just simple mobile service, something like this or similar sells better then we both think. Maybe newer phone's will have LTE, and use VOLTE, but to be honest, the people who buy a simple flip phone only care if they can make a call, nothing else.

May 23, 2016, 11:14 PM
Not saying I disagree with you; however, release any phone, of any type, without LTE now is just pointless. People who buy these types of phones don't upgrade or change phones often and in a couple years AT&T along with the other big companies will start shutting down 3G to farm it out to LTE and beyond.

May 25, 2016, 5:13 AM
Yes, ANY phone being produced nowadays needs LTE capabilities for the reason you've described. Moreover, Android is capable of powering basic phones as well; why not use that OS rather than one with rigid limitations? Even though basic phone buyers typically don't care about features, some people will have them because an employer purchased them for business use.

May 25, 2016, 6:41 AM
Yes I'd agree releasing any phone w/o LTE is kinda crazy. Even a lowend feature phone like this one. But I don't agree wuth companies ditching 3G anytime soon. 3G is still perfectly capable of streaming media and downloading large files in a reasonable amount of time. And it's a great fallback when LTE service are overloaded or down. So I think 3G will be around for at least another 7-10 years.

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