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BTW my cell is my home phone. I just transferred the number. I bought a Tracfone for a friend it is an android and she very reluctant to use it. She had an Lg flip and it finally quit and she bought another flip cheap and it was useless so I gave her my personal work phone when I quit working. Then I gave her the number I was using at work and since it is on my account, so when she gets low on minutes or data I add more un-be-known to her. ohwell


Ron, The Computer Greek
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Mine was the brick, or as we called it "tha Shoe Phone". Still have one on a shelf in the shop, used to have two. A couple years ago in a cleaning spree, I threw one away. Then a few days later read they are actually worth money. Who knew. Luckly the one I still have was hiding at the time.

I miss my old bag phones, those old analog phones I think had 5 watts output. Smart phones max output is in the 2 watt range.

RonR


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My first phone was one of those Motorola brick phones. I still got it laying around some place.


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Crackberry. Issued at work.


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Our first cell phone was one of those bag phones. We were able to get it through the fire department. Our local museum has a large telephone display and it has a bag phone in it.
My cell phone is a flip phone. I don't carry it to often and don't want anything more advanced. It works fine for me.
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I also use a flip phone. It's an LG brand from Tracfone. $20 every 3 months for 90 days of service and120 minutes, most of which I never use. It has almost 4200 minutes built up on it. I mostly take it with me when I go somewhere just in case I need to call someone. Only a handful of people have the number, and even most of them don't call me on it, which is fine by me. A few people send me text messages, but those are a PITA on this phone also. About 3 weeks ago it stopped receiving group texts, but individual texts still work just fine. I suppose an upgrade is in my future but I don't really want to.


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My first cell phone started to dial a close friend many times a day so I used a low tech solution to the problem---one round from a 10 gauge "Goose Gun". I have a seldom used flip phone and tell all the guys in the shop if their phones are so darn smart why can't they learn how to swim.

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Rich, I have an LG stylo 4 and I use it to find my way around when I go out of town. They now have a Stylo 5 not sure if it is any better. They are mini-computers, I even print from them. It is amusing that the trend is to go back to flips. What goes around comes around. ohwell


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I had to websearch bag phones... never heard of those!
My parents got onboard in the late 90s with those chunky nokia phones and I got my first ~2007 upon high school graduation.
One of those 'free' flip phones that came with the family plan.


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Originally Posted by Ott3r
I had to websearch bag phones... never heard of those!
My parents got onboard in the late 90s with those chunky nokia phones and I got my first ~2007 upon high school graduation.
One of those 'free' flip phones that came with the family plan.


Kids! smile

Back in about 88/89 or so (whenever bag phones were a thing) I'd just got mine and a good buddy in the company decided it'd be a good thing to carry it fishing one Monday (his office was about 2 hours away). So about 10 that morning Dennis and I were in his boat chunking for bass. The phone rings, I answer, it's my VP boss. I single Dennis to shush, he replies "what" Tate, my boss, "Rhodes, are you and McBride together? We are. Are you fishing? (and I was thinking these phones would revolutionize our world). Me, would you like some fillets.

It all turned out fine, Tate did take a mess of largemouth bass fillets and a promise we'd call next trip. We did get in a few extra fishing trips due to having a bag phone though.

RonR

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