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Best Smart Phone? (by Baman [AL]) Jul 10, 2018 6:10 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by AllyM [NJ]) Jul 10, 2018 7:42 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Tony [NJ]) Jul 10, 2018 7:54 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Deanna [TX]) Jul 10, 2018 7:54 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Jul 10, 2018 8:16 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by S i d [MO]) Jul 10, 2018 10:44 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 10, 2018 11:58 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by hollis [MA]) Jul 10, 2018 12:04 PM
       Best Smart Phone? (by cjo'h [CT]) Jul 10, 2018 12:12 PM
       Best Smart Phone? (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jul 10, 2018 1:31 PM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Sisco [MO]) Jul 10, 2018 4:22 PM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Chris [VA]) Jul 10, 2018 6:46 PM
       Best Smart Phone? (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jul 11, 2018 4:42 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Chris [CT]) Jul 11, 2018 10:33 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Taps [GA]) Jul 11, 2018 10:45 AM
       Best Smart Phone? (by Gwen [NY]) Jul 13, 2018 3:16 PM
       Best Smart Phone? (by cjo'h [CT]) Jul 14, 2018 11:41 AM

Best Smart Phone? (by Baman [AL]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 6:10 AM

Hello Everyone,

It is time to get a new phone. What are your suggestions for a smart phone that is great for landlording? Thanks and have a great day.....

Best Smart Phone? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 7:42 AM

The service is just as important. I have Sprint and got a new Samsung. Half the time it won't open up when I swipe it. It's a 200 dollar one not a more expensive one. It's a second phone for personal use. My business phone is not smart and is a Samsung Rugby which is flip phone and can be dropped multiple times without breaking.

Best Smart Phone? (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 7:54 AM

I've seen multiple articles about how both android and apple record our phone conversations and track the living daylights out of us. But apple does it less and I don't think they are selling data like androids (google) do. I keep hearing the argument "they all do it" but one does it more than the other. I avoid google whenever possible. Also don't use facebook.

Best Smart Phone? (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 7:54 AM

I like my Blackberry KeyOne. It's a Blackberry that runs on an Android OS. I preferred my Blackberry OS, but I admit it's nice having access to Android apps. The camera is decent for stills and video (12 megapixels), and I like the physical keyboard for productivity.

Best Smart Phone? (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 8:16 AM

I am a "techtard" but I really like my unlocked Samsung S7 I bought at Best Buy. It was about $200. I use it with a cheapie cell phone plan, It has a big, easy to see screen. I am doing more by email, and this phone is easy to switch between each email address I have for each business. The Airbnb app runs well on it, you can run the entire business on it. And it is great for checking Mr. Landlord forum posts every time you get a free minute. Great battery life.

If I were open to a new business number, I would look at the Go Daddy business line where you can have two numbers going to a single cell.

Best Smart Phone? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 10:44 AM

"Best" depends on what you're trying to do.

What's "best" for me is a straight-forward smart phone that allows me to use Google Maps, G-mail, Google Voice, take reasonably good videos and pictures, and check the County Assessor's web page. I don't need or want social media junk and silly games (i.e. Candy Crunch) clogging it up. Nor do I intend to watch movies on it.

I have a Samsung J3. It's their stripped down version of the regular Galaxy line, and a pretty impressive phone for the price. I paid $150 brand new and have had it for almost 2 years. It's a robust device that does everything I need it to and several things that are just "kinda cool".

I've been pretty brutal to it by accident several times and it's still kicking. Got a nice case for about $7 where I can chuck it over my shoulder onto a hard surface and it just bounces and is still fine. Don't try this too often, though, as the screen can still crack if it hits a corner or sharp edge face-on. I haven't had this happen, but my wife dropped hers on the edge of her mom's drive way at an angle and it cracked the screen. Still usable, if a little ugly.

Best Smart Phone? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 11:58 AM

I use iPhones. Mine is normal size and Wifey's is the larger PLUS. She likes the larger size because she keeps it in her purse. I prefer the "normal" size because I keep mine in my pocket.

I shifted to Apple to avoid the Googlie eyes on my every step.

Most of the smart phones are very similar - the gap is gone. The biggest difference will be size of storage.

I stay with iPhone because they connect to my digital hearing devices - I hear the phone call thru my $6000 ears. AWESOME!!!

I also use the Apple watch (Amazon, used) because it will vibrate on my wrist telling me I have a call becasue I leave the phone on silent all the time, and text messages show on the watch. The iWatch is not great and sometimes very frustrating.

Samsung watches do similar (good) things.

I use the iPhone 6S because it's a great camera and my wide angle lens for taking house pics fits that model. You can buy an adapter for iPhone X.

Consider the grip. My iPhone is slippery, hard to hold, and lays perfectly flat on a table. Nothing to get my fingers under to pick it up so I MUST have a case to pick it up off a table. Some brands have an edge to meet your fingers and a built in rubber coating for grip. Test it by laying it flat on a table.

Battery length is SUPER important!

iPhoneX does some cool stuff but it's $1000 and if you crack the back that's a $500 repair.

Look up reviews and realize phones are temporary. Use for a year or two and swap it out.

I just bought an upgrade on , also check Amazon. It's used but just fine and reasonably priced. We popped the SIM card out of my old phone and popped it into the new phone. Done in minutes. Everything transferred to the new phone.

So many choices!


Best Smart Phone? (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 12:04 PM

The wife has a smart phone,.she also has it in a bag that she totes around,..not me,,I have what my secretary says is a "old flippy phone",...Its a dumb phone and I think its run by steam. All those fancy phones are too big for my pocket, and if I could put in, I would probably break the face of it in a short time.

It does what I want,..send and receive phone calls, actually very few people have my number,..I call the office to see if I have any calls that need me,..

Best Smart Phone? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 12:12 PM

Barman,BonJourna, I've a Nocia supported by Verizon,costing me a pile of money,and pushing me to the poor house,its a lot smarter than I am.Looking into Consumer Cellular,supposed to be more reasonable than most others,they all use the hook,and when you're on the line,they just pull on it..the same old story......charlie...................................................

Best Smart Phone? (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 1:31 PM

I use iPhones. It is more secure than Android but the main reason is the consistency of the IOS. You don't have to re-learn the entire os everytime they provide updates or release a new version.

I also don't like the Android ecosystem. You can buy a new $800 phone and it will be running an outdated os which can't be changed. And because of the way manufacturers tweak their phones Google can't update the software. --71.75.xx.xx

Best Smart Phone? (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 4:22 PM

I currently use an iPhone 8plus. It has a fantastic camera, and since nearly all communication is via text/email the big screen helps with old eyes.

Best Smart Phone? (by Chris [VA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 6:46 PM

I have an unlocked HTC One M8. I use it on WiFi most of the time with google voice, and pay $7/month for service with TracFone ($14/month for our two phones).

You can also get TracFone service for an unlocked iPhone. (My TracFone uses Verizon service.)

Unused minutes, texts, and data roll over, so we both have huge amounts of them. Google Voice / Hangouts on WiFi means we use few minutes and few texts.

Best Smart Phone? (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 4:42 AM

All Apple products here - Ipad, iphone and Mac mini. TO do list, pictures, etc, automatically transfers to all of them

I have what I need at all time across all devices

Best Smart Phone? (by Chris [CT]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 10:33 AM

I have an Iphone X with Verizon, I get a new one every year.

I find after 1-2 years they don't work so well, also I have their insurance so if it breaks they give me a new one. I pay Apple $1 a month threw icloud to back it up once a day so no lost data.

Phones are a consumable and if your in business these days you really need a good one.

Best Smart Phone? (by Taps [GA]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 10:45 AM

I switched from iPhone to OnePlus 5 running on Android. They get regular updates even on older phones and are a fraction of the cost of iPhone/Samsung etc (newest Oneplus 6 is less than $600).

I also use the Microsoft Launcher app giving me a similar UI to my iPad. Excellent photos and video for documentation purposes.

Best Smart Phone? (by Gwen [NY]) Posted on: Jul 13, 2018 3:16 PM

For Android, look for one that supports project treble for timely OS updates. --74.70.xx.xx

Best Smart Phone? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 14, 2018 11:41 AM

I'm waiting for one for about $5.00 a month just to be able to make a phone call .the one I have tells the time,true it's cheaper than buying a watch............charlie........................ ........................................well almost..........................

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