1. morrisbuttermaker's Avatar
    I wasn't quite sure where to put this question. How long does everyone foresee basic phones being around ?
    05-23-2014 06:50 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    If basic phones to you mean anything other than Smartphones like flip or candy bar phones when was the last time you have seen one? I think other than the ones tou say for retirees and the elderly you see the commercials about to be simplistic and inexpensive for them they have pretty much already have been phased out and gone.
    05-23-2014 07:10 PM
  3. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I know quite a few people that have basic dumb phones still. My girlfriend would still be using her old Nokia dumb phone if I had not persuaded her to take my old Samsung Galaxy S2.

    The phones are still being made and sold at a vastly reduced price. I can buy a dumb phone burner in a shop for about 10 and the guy I spoke to in a phone shop that sold them said they sell quite a few to people that just want a phone that makes calls and receives texts without any fuss (admittedly, usually the older generation).
    05-24-2014 07:15 AM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    I think they'll be around for a very long time. Some like a dedicated device for phone calls and may use a basic phone as a sort of home phone or just as a spare phone when traveling
    05-24-2014 08:23 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think they'll be around for as long as there is a demand for them.
    05-24-2014 03:25 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    IMO they will be around for a very long time- Not everyone wants/needs or could afford a smart phone-
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    05-24-2014 03:27 PM
  7. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    For the next 6 more years to come IMO

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    05-24-2014 03:42 PM
  8. david9962000's Avatar
    I use to carry one with an at&t iPad. Great set up.
    05-24-2014 10:03 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    I think they'll be around longer than you may think. There are some people that's all they need. My wife is one I've told her she's getting an iPhone this fall.
    05-25-2014 09:31 PM
  10. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    What are these contraptions you guys refer to as basic phones!?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    05-26-2014 12:58 AM
  11. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    They'll always be around. I have one that just has a number attached to it. It's only purpose is to have another number available to me.

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    05-26-2014 01:25 AM

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