>That kid in your circle of friends who still owns a dumbphone
Are you actually judging a person based on their phone, regardless of justification?
What a loser.
>That kid in your circle of friends doesn't use botnet
>mfw i'm in the dumbphone + 4g tablet masterrace
>last winter we're driving through upstate newyork after a week in NYC
>everyone's phone is dead but my glorious dumbphone with 14 days work of charge
>hit a deer, swerve in to ditch
>after 4 months of getting bitched at for not having a smartphone only i can call AAA
>tell them i don't have any signal
>begin walking towards where we had service
>call cab from college town about 20 minutes away
>leave them to die with their precious iphones and droids
>i have the power now
>return to the dorms knowing they don't have long to live in the froze tundra of st lawrence county
>raid their rooms for supplies
>take their computers and pillows
>build kick ass gayming machine
Had one of these bricks all through high school and first year of college. Felt good paying ~$5 a month for texting, because I thought that was all I needed.
Ended up getting a "smart" phone, and my whole world changed. Friends and I tried our best to break the old phone, but couldnt.
I wonder how long a smartphone could last if it only had the functionality of a dumbphone that everyone used. Contacts, calling, texting, Opera Mini browser, no WiFi. Make the OS lightweight (Linux, like Android, but without the virtual machine and sandboxing bullshit because there are no apps to babysit). I bet it could last even longer than a dumbphone considering Samsung's power saving mode can last a week.
>it's not even a good one
is that a 3 inch thick dumbphone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me
The best QB in the NFL uses a flip phone.
well say you are completely naked in a room with your phone and a spider appears and start walking toward you? wouldn't it be nice that you could kill it with your phone without breaking it?
Might soon be me. I'm thinking of moving to an imported Nokia 515 dual-SIM. Smartphones are nifty, but I'm tired of having the illusion of privacy when I use it. No amount of crypto can save me if my PGP secret keys are accessible by the cell baseband and anyone with backdoor access thereto.