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Unread 12-18-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Need to buy/upgrade her phone

I am clueless with phones and need help buying a new one for the lady.

She has an older samsung smart phone that is dumb and small. It's slow as ***** and will not break no matter how hard we try. It also has memory issues. It needs replaced.

I don't have alot of cash but I don't want anything stupid cheap. I also want pre-paid, none of that contract crap.

She does the following:
text
facebook
pictures
games (sometimes)
instagram (whatever the hell that is)
gps
browse internet

She does not:
call or talk on the phone (deaf)
need anything related to talking to the phone (i've seen people talk to a phone but not talking to someone, kinda freaky)


Any recommendations?

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Unread 12-18-2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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I would recommend getting another Samsung.. She will be accustomed to the interface. S5 is probably the best bang for the buck. (get a case though I've seen lots of newer Samsungs with cracked screens)

Personally I prefer Motorola phones.
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Unread 12-19-2015, 09:07 PM   #3
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Nexus 5x (new), Nexus 5 (used) or Motorola G.

All are unlocked. Nexus 5 doesn't like Verizon (I think).
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Unread 12-19-2015, 09:13 PM   #4
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Do you have to use an unlocked phone to use the prepaid cards they have at walmart and other stores?
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Unread 12-20-2015, 08:17 AM   #5
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Can't really go wrong sticking with Motorola, Samsung or a Nexus device.
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Unread 12-21-2015, 06:37 PM   #6
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Since she is deaf and thus does not talk on the phone, have you thought about a small tablet?
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Unread 12-24-2015, 03:38 PM   #7
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I highly recommend the LG line. If you read the reviews, it's similar to the Samsung, but without the price. My wife and I have the LG3's and my future son inlaw has the LG4. He was an HTC convert.
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Unread 12-24-2015, 07:36 PM   #8
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Well I decided to go with a samsung galaxy s4. I got a super deal on it and only pay $45 a month for unlimited everything. I gave it to her early and she LOVES it. It's 11 billion times faster and better than the old phone.
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