Re: tracfone


I don't know anything about Tracfone. 

My impression, and its an impression, is that often, Flip Phones you purchase through a phone company are considerably more expensive than phones without speech but others who know the situation may comment.


On 9/28/2022 11:44 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 12:33 PM, Gene wrote:
If really all you want to do is make calls, you don't need speech and you may save a lot of money when buying a phone.

I have to argue this, and I'm not going to go out and research all carriers, I'll stick with Tracfone.

All of their available flip phones, save one, are $19.99, and the exception model is $39.99.

The low end smartphones start at $29.99, the next one up is $39.99, and there are others under $50.  All of those are brand new.  If you're willing to go with refurbished, and Tracfone offers these devices (probably returns that are reboxed), you can get prices on the lower end smartphones that are less than a brand new flip phone, and some low-mid-range/high-lower-range devices for barely more than a new flip phone.

Flip phones are cheap, absolutely speaking, but not relatively speaking, because they have become a niche market.  Cheap smartphones for very basic needs are still very inexpensive, and have gotten more so over time (like most computer technology, and lets face it, a smartphone is a true microcomputer that has a phone feature).

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