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Need a non data phone, great battery life, and a cheap (prepaid?) plan

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Need a non data phone, great battery life, and a cheap (prepaid?) plan

Suggestions?
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Careful -- the old Nokias might not work anymore due to repurposed spectrum. Sadly I have many of those that became bricks this year. Was using these old phones on 7-11 Speakout/Rogers.
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Get a blackberry 10 device. Semi-smart phone, and works flawlessly with our Canadian networks for now.
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Make sure whichever phone you get will be able to receive 3G or higher service otherwise sim may not work with your provider....4G would be better as will work for longer time as providers eliminate the slower services.
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pererac wrote: Get a blackberry 10 device. Semi-smart phone, and works flawlessly with our Canadian networks for now.
+2!!

Can pick up a BB Classic or Z30 for cheeeeepppzzzzzzzz!!

FS: Nothing at the moment
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ji2o0k wrote: +2!!

Can pick up a BB Classic or Z30 for cheeeeepppzzzzzzzz!!
Me and my staff use them exclusively for email 'protection'.

Meaning, if you accidentally or intentionally open up a malicious attachment or click a bogus link on your blackberry 10 device - nothing happens! Your email contacts, computer, etc are all safe and won't get infected.

Also, I love the qwerty experience!

Grab them cheap on kijiji, or wait a couple of months via aliexpress/ebay ONLY via PayPal so you have assurance incase the phone arrives messed up or password locked.

Gold/white Q10, blue or white classics, and Porsche Design blackberry's are all sexy devices.
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pererac wrote: Me and my staff use them exclusively for email 'protection'.

Meaning, if you accidentally or intentionally open up a malicious attachment or click a bogus link on your blackberry 10 device - nothing happens! Your email contacts, computer, etc are all safe and won't get infected.

Also, I love the qwerty experience!

Grab them cheap on kijiji, or wait a couple of months via aliexpress/ebay ONLY via PayPal so you have assurance incase the phone arrives messed up or password locked.

Gold/white Q10, blue or white classics, and Porsche Design blackberry's are all sexy devices.
dang, I've found my kindred spirit!!!

I love the BB10 devices - esp. the BB passport (which I still rock a Red one for my daily driver!!). I also only prefer the QWERTY PKB - nothing feels better than clacking away on the keyboard!

The BB10 hub is awesome - wayyy better than the fake hub on BB Android.....

I do give a nod to the Z30 with its legendary Paratek antenna & awesome dualie speakers...........thing is great for hotspotting or going up to some remote area with low reception!

Another source for cheapie old Blackberry devices is ebay but only buy from reputable sellers!

FS: Nothing at the moment
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