Sunday, October 2, 2022


What kind of cell phone do you have?

Remember when cell phones did not exist? Remember when you’d play outside and your mother would yell, “Come back for dinner!” and you’d be gone for hours and hours, your parents (or nobody) knowing where you were? Things have sure changed, haven’t they?

We can’t think of anyone we know without a cell phone. And landlines are disappearing by the second — who has one of those anymore? i

So many of our readers read our newsletters and articles on their cell phone and/or tablets. Less than half are reading this right now on a desktop computer or laptop, so, considering those statistics, we’re guessing you have some sort of smartphone. Will you tell us in the poll below which type you have?


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Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

I like to keep things simple and inexpensive. A basic Tracfone with a built in flashlight worksforme. $20 every three months. I just use it when I’m traveling/camping. Have a landline at home.

Montgomery D. Bonner
2 years ago

For those who don’t have cell phone. The day may come, when you need help, waaaaaay out in the back woods or something, your mate is sick, you hurt yourself. At least carry a prepaid one, for those cases. You can never be to careful.

2 years ago

Can be nice, but.
I never leave my Data On. It’s Costly.
I only use it when I need too. Up/Down load information.
I never use for mapping.
Android handles that with out a fee on my phone.

2 years ago

My fip-PHONE does what I need. Will not get rid of the land-line. It is cheap insurance. All I have to do is dial 911 and they know exactly where to show up, no matter the shape I may be in at the time.

Arvis Copley
2 years ago

Apple iPhone XR

2 years ago

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7. I really like it; does everything I want it to do. However, I have only 2 GB of data. I use my computer for all internet related things; other than using maps when traveling. I will probably upgrade to a new version one of these days.

2 years ago

My first cell phone was the almost the size of a shoe box. It needed a 12 volt power source and sometimes you’d have to hold the antenna up in a raised arm. We sure thought it was cool though!

2 years ago
Reply to  Jim

I remember having a “bag phone” in my car. And my first GPS was a device that hooked to my clunky laptop and an antenna that stuck out of the window.

Jim Collins
2 years ago

I read this on my Kindle fire, never on my phone. My phone is for phone calls only.

2 years ago

We both have Google Pixel 2 XL, they are great except the battery doesn’t last very long now as it’s about 3 years old and we seem to do everything on it from google maps to our banking! If and when we get new phones they more than likely will not be Google phones.

Diane M
2 years ago

I have a little old flip phone (Tracfone) and buy $20.00 worth of minutes every 90 days. I rarely use all those minutes. It’s all I need. I don’t like to talk on the phone, I rarely text, I use a digital camera for photos, and I use my PC for everything else.

Ron H.
2 years ago
Reply to  Diane M

I have an older Kyocera phone (Verizon). I’m not a cell phone user either. I do most things on my laptop. I always get my wife’s old hand-me-down phone when she upgrades, but all I do with it is make phone calls (duh), take a few pictures and do a text message when necessary. I’ll admit that I can’t keep up with technology but am comfortable with things as they are, as long as they work well.

Glenda Alexander
2 years ago
Reply to  Diane M

I’m with you, Diane. I also use a TracFone but I usually buy 3,000 minutes at a time and they last me for about 2 1/2 years! I much prefer to use my little Sony digital camera, which takes great photos. Using a laptop to access the Internet is so much easier and faster because I like to do touch typing. Like Jim (above) my first mobile phone, which I bought in 1992, was in a bag and I had a whopping 30 minutes PER MONTH in my plan. How things have changed!!

Richard & Janell
2 years ago

Very happy with our iPhones.

2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy 10+

Kathy Porter
2 years ago

I use a Samsung Galaxy 10s with TMobile’s 55+ Magenta plan. Does everything I want and 2 lines for 70 bucks. I just heard I can put Netflix on it for free and stream that. I like the TV for that but am wondering if I can use the Hotspot feature and watch it on the TV screen. Worth a try! Free is good.

2 years ago
Reply to  Kathy Porter

Swipe down from the top of your screen and select ‘Smartview’. That will allow you to cast directly from your phone to your smart TV as long as both are on the same wifi network.

2 years ago

I read the Daily Tips on an LG phone (Life’s Good) now. Used to read them on a Note 2. Trouble is, either LG changed their OS or Daily Tips did because I no longer get the poll!!

Ed J
2 years ago

Unfortunately since Microsoft quit the Phone business, I had to switch to an iPhone X. Compared to my old windows phone, it sucks.

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed J

Just get any Android phone and you’re good to go.

2 years ago
Reply to  Ed J

I just heard on a recent tech podcast that Microsoft does have a new phone with duel screens coming out. It got good reviews but time will tell.

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