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[#] Sun May 09 2021 19:32:16 EDT from TheDave

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My Samsung Galaxy S7 is over 4 years old and the battery life is starting to wane, so I'm not in dire need of a new phone but I'm starting to get interested in a replacement.  What recommendations do people have?



[#] Tue May 11 2021 14:27:29 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm a Samsung guy. I'd get the new Note+. But - I love the feature set of the Note. It isn't for everyone - and unfortunately, it is too big for the wireless charger in my car. 

My wife's regular note fits, though - of course. 

 



[#] Wed May 12 2021 15:41:05 EDT from smashbot <smashbot@www.chat2all.com>

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Sun May 09 2021 19:32:16 EDT from TheDave

My Samsung Galaxy S7 is over 4 years old and the battery life is starting to wane, so I'm not in dire need of a new phone but I'm starting to get interested in a replacement.  What recommendations do people have?



I routinely carry 2 phones, an s9 and a s21 ultra. The s21 is mega expensive and its just as easy to break the screen on it as it is on an s7/8/9etc. The battery lasts longer on the 21 but that's the only thing that I notice being vastly different. Also my s9 is stereo on board and I THOUGHT the 21 was also but it sure sounds monaural to me.



[#] Wed May 12 2021 15:44:00 EDT from smashbot <smashbot@www.chat2all.com>

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I have had iphones in the past. I have found phones are great as long as you don't like using apps, sending messages or having phone conversations.



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[#] Thu May 13 2021 18:51:39 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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😂😂
My Note 10+ is one of the more powerful machines I have. I'm not sure what I really use it for. Turning devices on and off, mostly. Passing time on the toilet. Being annoyed with SPAM calls and messages. 

 

Wed May 12 2021 15:44:00 EDT from smashbot <smashbot@www.chat2all.com>

I have had iphones in the past. I have found phones are great as long as you don't like using apps, sending messages or having phone conversations.



 



[#] Sun May 16 2021 12:00:01 EDT from TheDave

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Apple is the devil and I will never give them money.  Google is also the devil but at least they're a useful devil.  



[#] Mon May 17 2021 02:07:01 EDT from smashbot

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Sun May 16 2021 12:00:01 EDT from TheDave

Apple is the devil and I will never give them money.  Google is also the devil but at least they're a useful devil.  



Google is a devil but one that snuck on me. I have not yet developed effective weapons.

 



[#] Tue May 18 2021 01:03:42 EDT from smashbot

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This has nothing to do with telephones.



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[#] Wed May 19 2021 00:54:46 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Congratulations. You're now a Citadel Sysop! :D 

Um... I try not to give Apple money... I generally buy things used - and at a price that basically ensures that Apple is *losing* money because I'm not paying their overpriced premium on new equipment and I'm one less Apple machine in the e-cycling waste bin. 

I'd like to cut Google out, too. Microsoft also. Firefox and a bunch of FOSS things as well - and Amazon. That would be a good start. 

But good luck. 

 

Tue May 18 2021 01:03:42 EDT from smashbot

This has nothing to do with telephones.



 



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[#] Tue Jun 01 2021 19:22:41 EDT from Greg Nesbitt

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I do a lot of telephony stuff at work. It started out mainly T1/E1 digital trunks and the occasional analog device, now it's almost exclusively VOIP.
Conferencing systems mainly but occasionally I get wrapped around other gizmos: gateways, SBCs, asterisk, carrier junk.
Best carrier for playing around with VOIP: voip.ms. I like it for home experiments because I can put $20 or $30 on the account and if something runs away and eats all my dollars, they just shut off the service. No overages or surprises.
I don't have much to say about mobile phones except that they all suck.

[#] Tue Jun 01 2021 21:06:48 EDT from smashbot

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I have an adtran ta-924e in my house. It is connected to a 3CX instance (I am 3cx advanced certified) and I have a bunch of grandstrean ht802s connecting my old analog 500 sets. There are 16 working phones in my 900 square foot home.

I use sip.us as the primary and Flowroute as a secondary route. Costs me about $40 a month in sip provider service but I suppose I could have more costly habits/hobbies.

 



[#] Tue Jun 01 2021 22:36:09 EDT from ASCII Express

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I've used flowroute in the past with good results. I'll check out the others should the need arise. A POTS line in America saved my ass while traveling abroad. It came in handy to place a call from within America over the net.

[#] Fri Jan 28 2022 23:17:03 EST from lux

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I have been using the Motorola Z4 with a JBL Motomod speaker/battery. Its not like a bluetooth speaker it magnets on and has a hard connection to the phone Pretty great you can charge it at the same time as the phone and it works for all functions flawlessly. Sound is a little underpowered for what I like. Another pro is that if you have the volume high your not killing your phones battery to power the drivers. Its got its own pwr for it. Also great for speaker phone I have never had a clearer speakerphone experience.
They come in a few flavors 2 major differences one has a metal cover (good for me since I bash though work with it.) and the other has a cloth cover. Not as sturdy but apparently an increase in quality. and an EQ!