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briannagodess

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2015, 01:58:13 PM »
I do miss the old phones like Nokia and Ericsson. Though phones today are way high tech and can never be compared to old phones, they just have this nostalgia upon them that makes you smile. I have an old style phone still, where it can be flipped and it has no wifi connectivity or gps. But I love it and I use it for texting. Most people who see it love it and adore it's compact size. It looks like a pressed powder lol. It's the Alcatel Glam 810D.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2015, 02:29:38 PM »
Well, I miss the fact that I can throw them at someone without worrying about it getting broken! Hahaha :D.

But seriously, that's the only thing I miss about the old phones - durability, and probably longer battery life. You can have old phones not charged for like, 3 days. These days, practically a power bank is necessary.  But then again, that's the price we pay for... awesome features.

briannagodess

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 12:51:41 PM »
Well, I miss the fact that I can throw them at someone without worrying about it getting broken! Hahaha :D.

But seriously, that's the only thing I miss about the old phones - durability, and probably longer battery life. You can have old phones not charged for like, 3 days. These days, practically a power bank is necessary.  But then again, that's the price we pay for... awesome features.

Lol, I remember those days where even if the phone fell from my bed (at that time, I'm in the top bunk), I wouldn't even worry about it breaking or being ruined. Nokia was such a frontrunner at that time. Almost all my classmates have that brand of phone. I also had the Nokia 3310 which was strong as a rock.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2015, 07:17:13 PM »
Do I miss the days of terrible reception, aerial antennas, buttons, and other moving parts that break? No way! Do I miss the limited functionality and choice? Not at all.

As for operating systems; Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows, Ubuntu and others are all choices to be made. Sure iOS and android are the two most common but they aren't the only game in town.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2015, 03:02:34 AM »
I sometimes do get nostalgic for the old phones.  It creeps up on me when I break my new 500 dollar phone because I've dropped it for the hundredth time. I hate that every year there's a new upgraded version. How are you supposed to keep up really?  Still, if we had to go back, after knowing how far phones have come, it would be a complete nightmare. I'll stick with what's to come in the future.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2015, 06:05:30 PM »
Ok, so actually I have two phones. A really phon(e)-y haha! blackberry, with actual buttons and good texting surface. And a brand new android device, I used to have a sim card in it, but I moved to a new country so now I just use it a simple device, not a phone. It's a perfect solution for me because I always missed my old traditional phones.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2015, 11:05:48 PM »
I did love the flip phones. You could close it and protect the screen. However I love the smart phones because of the apps and internet and everything being right on your phone. I love having all the features of a smart phone. I also miss how long the old phones would stay charged. My smart phone will only stay charge 3 or 4 hours if I am using it a lot. The old ones would stay charged for days.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2015, 07:15:23 PM »
Older phones only had a longer charge because of their very limited functionality. The batteries were actually of lower quality and less capable then what we have now.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2015, 06:21:20 AM »
I really do miss a certain old phone of mine. It was that phone that held so many memories of me and my first love. It isn't really the phone's design and specs that I am missing right now, but the sentimental value of it.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2015, 01:25:02 AM »
I think people that miss old phones have a nostalgia filter on. From a durability and functionality perspective minus the nostalgia filter there isn't much reason to pine for older cellular phones.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2015, 01:50:29 PM »
I do miss some aspects of the phones from yesteryear. A big one is physical keyboards. I really miss having an actual keyboard to type on. That, to me, was much more efficient than the on-screen keyboards we're forced to use today. I also miss flip phones. It seems that these non-flip phones are kind of fragile and I'm always scared of messing up the screen from one thing or another. I didn't have to worry about that with flip phones. You could just flip it closed, throw it in your pocket and forget about it.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2015, 01:59:30 PM »
Unless you are referring to the cheaper low end smart phones out there a touch screen phone is actually going to be much more durable than a flip phone ever was. Mechanical parts are less durable, not more durable.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2015, 07:47:44 AM »
You are absolutely right about the deign. All of them look the same.  It is a trend and as long as it sells we will not see any changes. I personally do not appreciate these kind of dependency on a single device. It is quite scary if think about it. I like to limit my smart phone and use it when i really need it. Features like GPS, mapping, etc.. It is so nice to have all these in your pocket, i admit, but it is taking a toll, and i am not judging, i am not a hypocrite, but when you look around all you can see is young and old people walking around without even looking where they are going. When i go to see my friends on a drink or something, they look in their phones and smile like insane persons, they take pictures of food we eat or drinks we are having. I believe it is too much and it's not healthy. We should make the best use of it but this is not it. I miss my Siemens A35 :)

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2016, 09:21:43 PM »
I had my first cellphone when I was around 12 years old. It was a Nokia 3210. And yes, I do miss it. Although I already have a smartphone now, I still use my basic Samsung phone. I prefer simplicity most of the time.

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Re: Do you miss old phones?
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2016, 09:56:45 PM »
Oh the good old days back in the 90s when I got my first Motorola flip phone that looked more like a huge walkie talkie! But hey, I had one and was cool rocking it! There was no texting  on that big monster, no burning up internet data either. But boy was it built to last. I probably dropped that thing a couple dozen times, even had it roll off the back of my car and still didn't shatter the screen!

 

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