@reclaimercube yep. That was my vote. Having the thing last 2 weeks on a charge. My mother moved from a flip phone to an iPhone several years ago and is still miffed that she has to charge daily. In fact, 90% of the time, it’s dead because she forgets to charge it. She leaves it in her car with a charger for emergencies. I don’t even bother calling her on it anymore lol
I miss slamming that clamshell shut when pissed off at someone. You know they could hear that “snap”! Now, with a smartphone, all I can do is angrily mash the “end” button, hoping they can hear the rage through the finger tap. I miss the good times.
@DrWorm When you need to be on the phone when you’re driving, it’s too distracting to open the phone. I should have said that. I’m in IT and I’ve had a phone since forever and I was expected to answer the phone 24/7 for many years.
I still have one as an emergency backup. It fits in the watch pocket of my jeans and only needs a recharge every few months if I don’t use it much. I just pay Tracfone about $100 for a year of service, and I have enough minutes rolled over that I could converse for days straight. I also have a Smart Brick Phone which is great at not fitting into pockets and slithers out of anything I carry it in unless I tether it firmly.
Several things. I was great to flip open and closed especially if you were making a point when hanging up. Not feeling the need to constantly look at it. They were all different. Now you only have two choices really - iOS or Android.
Never had an actual flip phone, just candy bars. Always thought the hinge would be a point of failure.
That said, I do remember my old Nokia 8xxx candy bar (forget the exact model) fondly. It was a version with block keys that were more solid than the round ones on other models. It lasted over a week on a charge and fit in any pocket.
That said, anyone who gets too nostalgic about simple phones might be forgetting I can order a ride/meal to my place, get real-time turn-by-turn directions to almost anywhere, use whatever chat/communication app I want, pay my friends/merchants, and do hundreds of other very useful things with a smartphone. I’m happy to charge the battery every night for all that functionality.
snake was only my nokia brick phone. after that i had a razr and i loved how easily it fit in my pocket! i have an iphone SE so i still use something small as far as smartphones go and i always think it’s funny how once phones got really small then people started wanting them REALLY BIG again haha. (i know, i know, watching video wasn’t exactly a prime feature of a razr ;))
i suppose in the end it doesn’t matter anyway since it’s not like i’m wearing tiny jeans with tiny pockets anymore…hahasob #rip