R.I.P. Cat mobile phone. 2013 - 2021

SpokeyDokey

65 - made it!
No landline now we have B4RN and Voda Wi-Fi link.

No 'including phone' contract just a £190 Huawei on £8.60pm Voda Sim only - with unlimited data/calls/texts.

Wouldn't be without a mobile tbh as I am frequently hiking in the mountains etc on my own and it is a safety aid - also connects to my Garmin watch and Mrs SD can see my various routes unfold on her phone/laptop. If she sees me stop for an excessive period she can check with me and if no response she can pinpoint my location and knows what to do. Invaluable.

Also I use it as a Spotify/Playfi controller, OS Maps route follower, and a good number of other Apps for various things, etc.
 
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raleighnut

Legendary Member
I have a spare old Motorola on BT and it costs £5 per month since I am already on Bt for broadband. I prefer to have a phone with me everywhere in case I fall over out of public view. This has happened with no injury but gave me a bit of a fright.
It gets used for routine calls to my local surgery just to make sure it still works.
previously on Orange £5 credit would have lasted me at least 2yrs possibly 3
 

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
How are you going to use Strava when cycling then? You can't be the only serious cyclist not using Strava or the gods of cycling will make sure it rains heavily on you when you go out for ride. ^_^
He's not the only one not using strava, there's a large group of us, hello and welcome brother.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

Chris S

Legendary Member
Location
Sparkhill
previously on Orange £5 credit would have lasted me at least 2yrs possibly 3
Yes - I had the same. I don't think it had an expiry date. All that changed when they stopped using their own network.

My Nokia 1100 is locked to it. Various attempts to unlock it failed but I still use it as an alarm clock. The dimpled keypad is really easy to use in the dark.
 

ColinJ

Puzzle game procrastinator!
How are you going to use Strava when cycling then? You can't be the only serious cyclist not using Strava or the gods of cycling will make sure it rains heavily on you when you go out for ride. ^_^
I don't have a Strava.
He's not the only one not using strava, there's a large group of us, hello and welcome brother.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
My very fit and Strava-mad cousin insisted that I should be on Strava and signed me up. I used it for the few days that he was here but haven't logged in to it since!
 

Biker man

Well-Known Member
My elderly non smart phone switches on, but audio quality is so bad that I sound like im going over Niagara Falls in a biscuit tin full of broken crockery, and it has reached the point where it has become unusable. The dustmen (sorry, enviro--recycling reclamation specialists) take electric gear if bagged up separately, so off it goes to be stripped of its precious plastics to live on as the autopilot on a Tesla.

So unless you count the one built into my car, I no longer have a mobile phone and won't be bothering with another. Yep, I will be one of the few percent with no government mandated tracking device, no glass hypno box to keep me zombie-like (or more zombie like than normal) in the street. My eyesight will return to normal and the arthritis in my thumbs will magically clear up, and the hunch in my posture will quickly improve until I am soon proudly erect.

Anyone else mobile phoneless?
 
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