I am looking for a simple, non-smart phone with the following features:
* Long battery life
* Bluetooth (to connect to a Parrot in the car)
* Good speaker and microphone for hands-free
* Low SARS rating
This last point has been the hardest for me to find. For some reason, it seems that new smart phones have much lower SARS rating.
I don't really care that it has a keyboard.
I should also mention that I am in Europe so it needs to be 2G/3G/4G which I think is different from the States.
Appreciate any help! I've been looking on CNET, Google and across the web without much luck...
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on Jul 23, 2013 -
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on Sep 21, 2012 -
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on Dec 17, 2010 -
Help me choose a legit new cellphone that's on the market now that can meet all of my 21st century needs and demands. [more inside]
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on Oct 7, 2009 -
I've noticed that mobile phones have a much easier time talking to each other than to most laptops/PCs. Is there any software out there that can make a PC behave like a mobile phone? For some reason I'm expecting mostly open-source, but anything is welcome.
posted by d7415
on May 14, 2009 -
Can anyone tell me if a blue tooth headset or a handsfree kit will help lessen the frying of my brain? This corded handset
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posted by surenoproblem
on Dec 17, 2008 -
No landline. My house is full of cell phone dead zones. I'm thinking about leaving my cell phone in a place where it gets reception, then using a Bluetooth headset for using the phone while I walk around the house. Is this doable? [more inside]
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on Oct 7, 2008 -
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on Aug 17, 2008 -
ARGH! My phone is driving me nuts. Please help me find a Bluetooth cell phone headset that won't ass-dial people! [more inside]
posted by vorfeed
on Mar 10, 2008 -
I often make calls that I need to take notes during, and have up until now been using the speakerphone function on my cell so I can type. A good friend told me that it sounded unprofessional, it picked up too much other sounds around me, I should consider getting a bluetooth headset for my phone.
I did, getting the Jabra BT500, which was the top recommendation in Consumer Reports. It's a stylish behind the ear one. I really liked the looks, the intuitive use of it, that you could get it on your head quickly (I don't want/need to wear it all the time) and that it felt like it would stay on your head. However, in talking with that same straight shooting friend, they said, after two calls, that it was picking up the external sounds even more so, and often even more then my own voice! They suggested looking for one with good noise filtering abilities.
That's where you come in. I'd like to know some of your favorites, that you've used for more then a day. [more inside]
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on Jan 7, 2008 -
Help me take advantage of my first high-tech phone! I have some questions about the LG Chocolate, Bluetooth, and mac connectivity. [more inside]
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on Nov 17, 2007 -
I need a prepaid US cellphone for use in Western Pennsylvania that I can use to get online perhaps via bluetooth. Any recommendations? Thanks.
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on Oct 30, 2007 -
I have a voicemail message on my mobile that I'd like to keep -- how can I get it on to my Mac for posterity? [more inside]
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on Oct 9, 2007 -
My Secret Santa has a mobile phone that she's continually missing calls/texts on because she leaves it in her bag, and it drives her daft. Is there any sort of small wireless ringer/buzzer/light that will go off when the phone does? Small enough for a keychain, ideally.
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on Nov 21, 2006 -
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on Jun 13, 2006 -
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on May 26, 2006 -
CellPhoneFilter: I would like to get a PDA style phone that is able to function as a phone well while also giving me good access to web-features (email, txt, browser, even potentially messenger). Bluetooth would be required if the phone isn't easy to use held up to my face. Any carrier is cool. Does anyone have a glowing recomendation or a warning against certain devices? [more inside]
posted by aburd
on Dec 28, 2005 -
Wanted: Phone for T-Mobile.
Must be GSM triband (for international roaming), have Bluetooth, long battery life, unlockable and * Simple Quick operation * [more inside]
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on Dec 6, 2005 -
I've just bought a new cell phone with bluetooth and I want to connect it to my PC. [more inside] [more inside]
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on Sep 30, 2004 -