are there any 'dumbphone' (feature phone) users here on the fediverse? which phone do you use and why? whats your preferred phone? how'd you make the switch?
it's not that great - keypad is not like the original 3310 and it's really hard to hear on phone calls. I realise now that smartphones must be doing a lot of filtering.
I just switched cold turkey. the only real inconvenience is having to ensure that bank accounts have money in them before I leave home, and that I know directions.
@eris I use a normal iPhone 11 but - it might be worth looking into Japanese phones. They still use flip phone there.
@changbai yup they do! sadly, the flipphones there are mostly android ones - android has a lot of non-features for me, sadly
their flipphones are just smartphones of a different form factor, which is not really what I'm after ^^'
@eris dang I didn't know that, that's unfortunate. So do they act like smart phone in the sense that they also have access to an app store filled with non-essential apps?
@eris boosting this to get more answers, I've been thinking about switching to a feature phone for ages now and it's great to see how others are handling it.
@eris it was looking promising until google bought it and added voice assistant and a while bunch of other gimmicks. I just like the idea of my family still being able to contact me through instant messaging instead of just using SMS
@kevin a few feature phones have IM support, like the Sunbeam F1 and Schok Classic(for american markets). i think the punkt mp02 has signal?
here's the dumbphone finder's results for whatsapp https://josebriones.org/dumbphones/?wpf=tags&wpf_cols=3&wpf_categories=dumbphone&wpf_pa_whatsapp=yes
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