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Carey Needs a Temp Phone

Carey needs a phone that will accept a SIM card (for Cellular One). We don't want to extend our contract. She needs a simple phone with an address book - she really never uses the camera or other features (Bluetooth, MP3 ringtones, etc.). The other two phones we have were, uhhh, "mistreated" by the same individual currently in need of a new phone, while my two-year-old RAZR looks virtually new. 🙂

Does anyone have any suggestions? We'd like to keep it to under $100.

5 Responses to "Carey Needs a Temp Phone"

  1. Go to eBay or craiglists and get a cheap, old Nokia for $20. You can find free software or web sites to unlock it if it's tied to another provider.

  2. I think I have an old phone from T-Mobile, would that work?

  3. I was going to suggest eBay as well.

    @Heinrich: If it's unlocked, then probably.

  4. I actually have an unlocked phone you can have (Tri-Band GSM). I have to check at home (I'm still at work) but assuming I can find it you can have it :), send me a mail and we can work stuff out.

  5. Pickup a Nokia 6010. They're like $35 at Walmart (though setup for t-mobile) and you can call the provider to have it unlocked. I've beaten the heck out of a the phone and it still keeps working.