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Old March 27th 15, 05:33 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
tlvp[_2_]
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I welcome pointers to acceptable economical "smart" handsets compatible
(without redoing firmware) with Page Plus service. Not "best" -- just
reasonable in cost and function. Thanks. Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old March 29th 15, 03:42 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:37:03 -0700, The Other Guy wrote:

On Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:33:50 -0400, tlvp
wrote:

I welcome pointers to acceptable economical "smart" handsets compatible
(without redoing firmware) with Page Plus service. Not "best" -- just
reasonable in cost and function. Thanks. Cheers, -- tlvp


I'm pretty happy with my Droid X2 bought used off Amazon for $50 about a
year ago. Probably cheaper now.


Thanks for the idea. Looks like, so long as the battery's still OK, the
phone should do just fine, despite early 2.3.5 vintage Android. Or?

Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old March 29th 15, 12:52 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On 3/27/15 1:33 AM, tlvp wrote:
I welcome pointers to acceptable economical "smart" handsets compatible
(without redoing firmware) with Page Plus service. Not "best" -- just
reasonable in cost and function. Thanks. Cheers, -- tlvp


I use an iPhone 4S which is 3G only on the standard plan. Sells for
around $100 on Ebay.

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Old April 4th 15, 05:32 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:37:03 -0700, The Other Guy wrote with ...

... pointers to acceptable economical "smart" handsets compatible
(without redoing firmware) with Page Plus service. Not "best" -- just
reasonable in cost and function. ...


I'm pretty happy with my Droid X2 bought used off Amazon for $50 about a
year ago. Probably cheaper now.


Indeed. Today's mail brought one from an Amazon vendor, a refurb with a new
(but stale -- produced in 2011) battery, a cosmetically blemished case, and
charger not specifying whether it accepts 117 VAC only, or 220 VAC as well,
for $23 postpaid. (A suitable accessory microSD card is coming separately.)

Camera, wifi, browser, and voice circuits seem to work fine. Battery,
though fully charged, seems good for barely 2.5 hours of wifi web browsing.
(Is that par for Droid X2 w/ Android v. 2.3.5? Or do I need a new battery?)

Is there any earthly reason at all to want to keep apps called "NFS Shift"?
"Lets Golf 2"? "NFL Mobile"?

And what else should I be making it a point to test out now, upon receipt?

Thanks again for steering me at this device: it looks to be well worth it.
Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old April 4th 15, 01:03 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
Tim J.
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On Sat, 4 Apr 2015 00:32:26 -0400, tlvp
wrote:

On Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:37:03 -0700, The Other Guy wrote with ...

... pointers to acceptable economical "smart" handsets compatible
(without redoing firmware) with Page Plus service. Not "best" -- just
reasonable in cost and function. ...


I'm pretty happy with my Droid X2 bought used off Amazon for $50 about a
year ago. Probably cheaper now.


Indeed. Today's mail brought one from an Amazon vendor, a refurb with a new
(but stale -- produced in 2011) battery, a cosmetically blemished case, and
charger not specifying whether it accepts 117 VAC only, or 220 VAC as well,
for $23 postpaid. (A suitable accessory microSD card is coming separately.)

Camera, wifi, browser, and voice circuits seem to work fine. Battery,
though fully charged, seems good for barely 2.5 hours of wifi web browsing.
(Is that par for Droid X2 w/ Android v. 2.3.5? Or do I need a new battery?)

Is there any earthly reason at all to want to keep apps called "NFS Shift"?
"Lets Golf 2"? "NFL Mobile"?

And what else should I be making it a point to test out now, upon receipt?

Thanks again for steering me at this device: it looks to be well worth it.
Cheers, -- tlvp


I have this phone. Watch out for the camera. It will sometimes
"take" pictures only to not be there when you look later. My daughter
had the same phone when it first came out and said she had the same
problem, too. Other than that, it's been a good phone.

But it sounds like a new battery may be in order. I got mine from a
local PP dealer last September and I get better battery life, although
I keep cell data turned off until I actually need it. I keep it in my
daily driver hooked up to the CLA charger so I can take calls hands
free via Bluetooth. So it's always fully charged when I take it out
of the car.
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Old April 4th 15, 09:59 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00:58:06 -0700, The Other Guy wrote:

... I ... use mine ... mostly ... as an alarm clock
and for GPS stuff.


Which sort of GPS? "Navigation"? "Maps"? "Rich Location"? "Latitude"?
"Places"? "VZ Navigator"? other (such as OSMand, etc.)?

For GPS and playing MP3s, I get at least 6-8 hours use.


I'll bear that in mind ... though I'm not an MP3 listener. Perhaps I was
just over-driving the battery before it was quite fully broken in :-) .
Certainly in standby it's staying 85-95% fully charged a goodly time.

Extra batteries are cheap, I picked up 2 when I bought this handset.


I may have to do likewise, though I'd much rather find it'll go all my
waking day, being content to recharge overnight while I sleep.

Is there any earthly reason at all to want to keep apps called "NFS Shift"?
"Lets Golf 2"? "NFL Mobile"?


I did a factory reset, and cleared everything, easier that way.


Do I take it that means "No, no reason at all"? What else did that reset
clear out? Will I need to re-register with Page Plus after a factory reset?

Glad you're happy, mine has certainly satisfied me, ...


Happy so far, yes. Just let me ask again:

: ... what else should I be making it a point to test out now, upon receipt?

Thanks again. Cheers, and Happy Easter, -- tlvp
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Old April 4th 15, 10:53 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:03:01 -0400, Tim J. wrote:

... Watch out for the camera. It will sometimes
"take" pictures only to not be there when you look later. My daughter
had the same phone ... and ... had the same
problem, too. Other than that, it's been a good phone.


The few test pictures I took, still and video both, seemed still to "be
there" later. What I don't see is how to include one in an MMS message.
(Attaching one to a proper webmail-UI generated email I *can* do.)

But it sounds like a new battery may be in order.


Maybe. I'll just monitor it a while longer, though; I hate keeping track of
-- remembering to recharge, not losing, etc. -- spare batteries.

Thanks, though, for the camera warning :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old April 10th 15, 05:06 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sat, 4 Apr 2015 17:53:45 -0400, responding to Tim J., tlvp wrote:

But it sounds like a new battery may be in order.


Maybe. I'll just monitor it a while longer,


Looks like browsing the web on wi-fi eats battery like nobody's business,
but reading ebooks on the Android Kindle it comes with, you can read for
days on end with practically no drain at all. So that battery's OK :-) .

Cheers, -- tlvp
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