When I spun for the barn when the fire started my old flip phone was still in my hand. Basically flung it into the concrete floor when it slipped out of my hand. It has survived many drops but apparently winging it into concrete is out of bounds. Little pieces of copper or gold falling out are some indication that a reset isn't gonna get it this time! The main screen is toast and it calls whomever it is inclined to call regardless of what numbers I press.
I have an old I-phone but ATT gets whiney because I don't want a data plan. They said they will charge me for a data package if I use that phone, ever connect with it or not.
I'm looking for a phone that can't connect to the web that is easy to text with. People that like to text make me crazy since I'm punching three or four times for a letter and have never really learned how to punctuate or capitalize with the flip phone. I liked it because it was compact and didn't need a case, it did survive a long time of my abuse.
Some have a slide out keyboard. I don't think one of those is a good idea for several reasons, mainly it doesn't look like it would bounce well and my track record in that area isn't too good. Plus it is very tiny and my fingers ain't.
So something easy to text with, "dumb", not too tiny for somebody with hands like boat paddles and arthritis, and under two hundred dollars, way way under preferred! Had to pay $115 for my old flip phone with no plan many years ago and it hurts my heart to think of all the necessities I could buy like a new gouge or grinding jig for the price of a phone. If it hits the price of a new CBN wheel for my grinder I'll really be in pain! Fortunately I'm not drinking anymore because if I calculated the cost of the phone in my traditional manner, cases of beer, the cost would be totally preposterous!
Oh yeah, if anyone has a cheep cheep like a little birdie plan to recommend that works in the sticks I'm all ears too. Lots of cheap plans, all with gotchas that make them not cheap here. I got down to four cents a minute on a buy in advance yearly plan, sounded great until I saw "roaming" was twenty-nine cents a minute. Where I am at I am always considered to be roaming. What a deal! I'm on a dime a minute prepaid with rollover from AT&T, seems as good as any.
Thanks for any ideas, thoughts, and suggestions,