A dumbphone with email access?
May 29, 2012 2:51 PM Subscribe
Not-so-smart-phone filter: I'm looking for a Sprint-compatible cellphone with a full keyboard and the ability to read/send email. The catch is, I don't need (and actively don't want
) more internet access than this; I'm already too connected as it is! Does a phone like this exist? Or is there a way I can juryrig one, as someone who's only half tech-savvy? Am I doomed to a flip-phone and a separate pocket email-reader thingy?
posted by tapir-whorf to Technology (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For what it's worth, I'm happy to buy a used phone on ebay or get an old flip phone from a thrift store; I'm downgrading from a much-smarter-phone & it's email access that I'm most attached to. Idea #1: get an old BlackBerry with very slow internet and a tiny display, & I won't use it anymore. Idea #2: could I just have Sprint block all internet connectivity except a gmail app/some kind of email reader, etc, on my existing smartphone? Idea #3, which I'm less excited about: get an email reader-thing like this now-archaic Peek thing
. Idea #4: root existing phone, an HTC EVO, and somehow figure out how to restrict it (I'm least happy about this idea, mostly because I'm not super-savvy re how to do this, and really don't like this level of connectivity regardless).
I'd love suggestions of specific phones (old and new), email-reading gadgets, and anything else that springs to mind.