Any Non-Smartphone Feature Phones Coming Out Soon?

Any Non-Smartphone Feature Phones Coming Out Soon?

Does anyone have know of any upcoming mid range, high end feature phones coming to AT&T?  I don't want to change my current texting and data plan by upgrading to a smart phone. I really don't need all the bells and whistles of a smart phone. I was hoping someone ( Samsung-HTC-LG ) would release one of their own OS phones within the the next few months.

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Re: Any Non-Smartphone Feature Phones Coming Out Soon?

No one reply covers these, they just appear. Also, they probably won't be any better than current feature phones
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That is a very, very good question. I don't know of any that have been rumored as of lately.

With the way technology is constantly advancing, pretty soon the only types of phones that will be available will be smartphones only. And you know what that means - the carriers get even more money when they charge for a data plan.

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Yes you are right higher bills and more charges. I would bet in the next two years every phone at AT&T will be a smartphone. Hopefully they adjust their pricing for their data plans. The only upper end feature phone with a nice few bells and whistles for AT&T the last few years was the HTC Freestyle and that phone crashed and burned quick with consumers.

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You are completely right 100%. I couldn't agree more.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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I wish they would classify all phones that don't use at least a 1 GHz processor as a non smartphone/quick messaging feature phone.

 

I would hope maybe Samsung would import a version of their Wave 3 phone to the United States.

 

HTC-Samsung-LG one of them needs to step up the plate and offer something to the big audience of non smartphone users AT&T has.

 

It seems like those companies only love to give nice non smartphones to the prepaid market (boost-cricket) cell phone providers.

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I have an LG Incite (ct810) that I must replace soon. My plan is a pay as you go (reg3001knw), off contract. If I move to a Galaxy S i897, will I be able to keep my existing plan if I buy this 'unlocked" from a 3rd party vendor?

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jaytmoon wrote:

I have an LG Incite (ct810) that I must replace soon. My plan is a pay as you go (reg3001knw), off contract. If I move to a Galaxy S i897, will I be able to keep my existing plan if I buy this 'unlocked" from a 3rd party vendor?


Most definitely! Go for it!

I currently use two phones on my pay as you go account, one of which is also a Samsung Captivate Galaxy S i897.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Ok a question. Say you have a feature phone with unlimited text, multimedia and data with the non smart phone data plan. An you go to an unlocked smartphone. Won't AT&T see that and change your features and billing? AT&T better start offering some decent feature phone soon.

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Yes, AT&T reserves the right to add a data plan to your account under their authorization. They will not tolerate people thinking that they outsmarted them by "secretly" using the phone temporarily without a data plan. Even unlocked smartphone require data plans under the terms of service.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Ah ok thanks for the info.

 

I just hope AT&T has some decent feature phones being released soon.

 

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i curently use a htc inspire 4g and do not have a data plan i am 15 and cant afford it i have been doing this for about 2 years know the phone bwefore was a blackberry bold 9700 there is a way around it trust me and they have the right to but i thinck it is unfair i didnt buy this phone from att so why sould they have the right to charge me smartphones are amazing wfi apps texting phone call quilitty ect so why cant people who cant afford data plans have the right to use samrt phone without data plans it would cost 99 plus $360 to own this phone and oh wait they  just ypped the data plan again so 480 for 2 years of data plan so i am not going to buy a data plan until i get a job that i can keep year around to buy there over priced servive i miss cinguler

 

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Yup. I feel your pain, and, ironically, I'm in the same situation as you described...

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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A friend of mine is going to sell me his used Atrix 2 for $50.

 

I am going to try and just put the sim card and and wait until the at&t data police audit my account and send me that nasty text message about changing my plan.

 

Hopefully since I have the unlimited data, text and multimedia package (for a non smartphone) I can slide under the radar for awhile.

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$50 for an Atrix 2?! That's a deal!

Good luck...but you will eventually be caught and will have to pay an additional $15 minimum every month when AT&T catches you... Smiley Indifferent

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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