Are dumb phones still a thing?

Westwood

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I've been using my wife's old S5. Its...ok. But the past few weeks its been on I guess its called "bootloop"? Just restarts over and over again nonstop. I've about had it. Phone barely fits in my pocket. There really aren't any aps I use. Spotify mostly. But I can use this phone only as a music player and GPS if I have. I did that for a few years with a lousy Kyocera.

I think I want to go back to a dumb phone. Text and call. That's all I need. I used a Cosmos2 up until a few years ago. I may just go back to that. Unless are there any newer, updated dumb phones? I don't need cameras or social media. Just call and text. None of that 111 222 333 text either. Slide phone is perfectly fine.
 

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Not sure what carrier you have, but a lot of carriers are shutting down their service prior to 4G. So unless your dumb phone is 4G capable, it might not work in the near future.
 

Westwood

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Not sure what carrier you have, but a lot of carriers are shutting down their service prior to 4G. So unless your dumb phone is 4G capable, it might not work in the near future.
Yea, I'm reading about that now. So, 4G with QWERTY keyboard. Not finding much.
 

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Yea, I'm reading about that now. So, 4G with QWERTY keyboard. Not finding much.

Double check the shut off dates for things like Verizon CDMA. They keep extending the dates. I'm sure AT&T, etc. are similar. There are a lot of random things that still run on older towers.
 

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https://www.verizon.com/basic-phones/

So, are those the only phones I can use then?

Those are the only ones that Verizon sells direct as NIB phones right now. I mean you can find other phones from the more recent past that has LTE capability (more specifically VoLTE as that's what they are moving to for all their phone calls). I mean there are old Blackberry's out there for Verizon that run LTE and have physical keyboards.
 

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Those are the only ones that Verizon sells direct as NIB phones right now. I mean you can find other phones from the more recent past that has LTE capability (more specifically VoLTE as that's what they are moving to for all their phone calls). I mean there are old Blackberry's out there for Verizon that run LTE and have physical keyboards.
Noted. Big help.

The texting will be a step back, but I'm eying out an XP5s.
 
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