Switching Back to a Flip Phone.
I lost my Samsung Note over the weekend. I scoured the house and couldn’t find it anywhere. Problem is, I couldn’t phone it because the thing has a 6 hour battery life and it was definitely going to be dead.
I’ve been looking at quitting the smart phone trend for months now. It was a year ago when I got my Samsung Note as a replacement for my Blackberry. After the first week, the love was lost.
I carry a phone for two simple reasons:
- be available to customers and the office.
- quickly make calls.
All the smart phone apps and “efficiencies” are nice but imho, fluff. When I really really need an app, I pull out my tablet or laptop.
I’ve been using my Doro PhoneEasy for a couple of days now and absolutely love it. (http://www.dorocanada.com/products/Cell-phones-and-accessories/Doro-PhoneEasy-612/)
Reasons I love my new Doro PhoneEasy
- Long battery life. I didn’t charge my phone last night. I’ve been using it all day today and still have over half battery life. Whenever I wanted to use my Samsung Note, it seemed like I was getting a low battery warning. It gave me 3 hours unplugged time and 6 hours after I did a factory reset.
- The ringer is super LOUD. It doesn’t matter how noisy the room is, I hear the ringer
- No unlock screen. Most smartphone have some sort of unlock you need to do before you can do anything. With my Doro, its just flip and dial
- The keyboard is instantaneous. I joke that it must have an incredibly fast processor because as soon as I open it, the keyboard is already there. My Samsung Note would frustrate me every time I would it because of 1-4 seconds response time. This might not seem like a lot but as any user interface designers knows, this is an extreme delay.
- Dedicated speed dial buttons. The Doro has 4 dedicated speed dial buttons that I can use to program my family and office numbers. If you’re a Rogers My 5 user, this makes phone use just a little bit easier by dialing your big callers with a single button.
- It comes with a lanyard. This might seem tacky but we all misplace our little devices. The lanyard keeps it from being lost in my bag. When I have full hands, I can hang it around my neck. When I go home for the day, I can hang it from a door knob.
The Doro comes with text messaging, a camera, FM Radio, Bluetooth and other common features. What I like best is the pick-up and go, absolutely intuitive use. This is the best phone for a busy person. For everything else, get yourself a small tablet
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