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amother




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Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 8:52 pm
So my rav is very against technology use. I know most women in the community have smartphones. (OOT litvish ) but maybe we are starting to trend the other way? Anyway my phone is breaking after many years of use and I’m thinking maybe I should switch to a flip phone? I do need WhatsApp for communication so I know when the womens shiurim are happening and can find babysitters. But I don’t need all the other stuff like instagram or Facebook. I do communicate with my doctor via app but I could do that on a laptop if I needed to. I guess I’m just asking did anyone here go from an iPhone to a flip phone and how do you feel about it? Does it make things much more difficult? I’m mostly worried about health things.
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kiti




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 8:57 pm
I use a flip phone, and I have Whatsapp on my work computer (through a software called BlueStacks, which emulates an Android phone but it's on your computer)

It's a bit more tricky, but life is very possible without an iPhone. I like to think of it as using technology like if I were in the early 2000's. I don't plan on getting an iPhone anytime soon
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amother




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Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 9:32 pm
Is blue stacks connected to ur cell number or something diff?
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kiti




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 9:46 pm
amother Whitesmoke wrote:
Is blue stacks connected to ur cell number or something diff?


It's connected only through my computer, is accessed through it, and runs completely separate from my phone
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amother




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Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 9:49 pm
I switched over from smart phone to dumb phone.
It was really really really hard. Like learning a new language. But... I learned the language. It took time and some more time and now it's great. I honestly wouldn't switch back if you pay me.
The hardest to learn was texting. Not all flip phones were created equal. I have the kyocera now and find it easier to text with then the other flip phone I had. So ask when you buy which one has the best word bank and easiest to text with.
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amother




Eggplant
 

Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 9:52 pm
Would you consider a kosher smartphone?
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 9:52 pm
I'll be honest - after they stopped supporting the flip phone with the pull-out keyboard, I got a smartphone. I took it to TAG and I have barely anything on it - no browser, no internet, and I happen to not be on whatsapp either. I kept google maps and that's about it - I just find it easier to text that way. I'm pretty comfortable with my choice, which is basically a dumb smartphone.
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amother




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Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 10:00 pm
Chayalle wrote:
I'll be honest - after they stopped supporting the flip phone with the pull-out keyboard, I got a smartphone. I took it to TAG and I have barely anything on it - no browser, no internet, and I happen to not be on whatsapp either. I kept google maps and that's about it - I just find it easier to text that way. I'm pretty comfortable with my choice, which is basically a dumb smartphone.


Can you go on imamother from your phone? Are people able to with a filtered phone? Can you go to your local grocery’s website to place an order? How about amazon or Walmart? Can you check your bank account info or make a credit card payment?
I’m asking all this because I’m really interested in switching to a kosher smartphone from a regular iPhone but don’t want to feel like I’m very limited.
Op if you have constant access to a computer you probably wouldn’t need all this.
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ChumHen




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 10:32 pm
to the poster who wanted to know if you can have some options on your tagged phone, so as not to be that limited, I did similar. It's kidai to visit tag and discuss their MB smart filter options. I did similar to the poster of dumbed down their smartphone to mamash the basics.
One has to determine what one really needs, versus what's distracting.
Some have 2 devices, for this reason. MB smart does offer a white list option also with zero browser.

Hatzlacha!!
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mizle10




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 28 2022, 10:54 pm
amother Eggplant wrote:
Can you go on imamother from your phone? Are people able to with a filtered phone? Can you go to your local grocery’s website to place an order? How about amazon or Walmart? Can you check your bank account info or make a credit card payment?
I’m asking all this because I’m really interested in switching to a kosher smartphone from a regular iPhone but don’t want to feel like I’m very limited.
Op if you have constant access to a computer you probably wouldn’t need all this.


I also have a "dumb" smartphone. The only one of these I access to is banking.
I have no browser, meaning no internet app. I can't google anything. No imamother, groceries, amazon, walmart.
The only apps I have are whatsapp, banking, weather, uber, and waze.

But that was my choice, it's not a filtered smartphone, there's nothing on it.
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Odelyah




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Sep 29 2022, 12:26 am
I got a Sunbeam Orchid flip phone to replace my obsolete slider keyboard phone, and I've been very happy with it. It has a touch screen keyboard, voice texting, no internet, no apps, except it does have a built in gps!! (and weather!) 2 of my older kids got one too and they both really like it as well.
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