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iPhone + Flip Phone

After having lunch with my brother and sister-in-law this afternoon we decided to go to the Verizon store and look for a Palm Pixi, I haven’t seen one yet and wasn’t convinced the screen was as small as my brother claimed. So we head into the store and my brother guides me through the store, showing me his favorite phones, and why he likes them. Then we get some help and find they don’t have a Palm Pixi, but they have the Pre+, so the guy helping us gets one out of the back and let’s me check it out. It’s actually a really nice device, but, I digress…

The iPod Touch 3G

Something my brother said while he was talking to the salesman really got me thinking. He said “You know what would be perfect, an iPod Touch with 3G, and no phone.” When I heard that I thought to myself “That’s a screwy idea.” Wait, no wait, that’s NOT such a screwy idea. Think about this for a couple of minutes. What if you could have an iPhone/iPod Touch with 3G and no phone and have a cheap flip phone for all your voice communication, on the same phone number? That would be awesome. Why? Well here’s the thing. The iPhone sucks battery, and face it, most of the time you don’t use it for talking. It’s mostly about e-mail, texting, Twitter, and Facebook isn’t it? Yes, that’s what I thought. Here’s my brothers, and my, logic. One of the best cell phones I ever had was a cheap “free” Samsung flip phone. No bells and whistles, just a simple voice phone. The thing worked. The sound quality was great and the best thing about it? I had to charge it about once a week.

That’s just crazy talk

Yeah, well, maybe it is. I’ll give you that, but in my brain it makes sense, especially if I can have them both on the same number. Allow voice and text on the cheap phone and use the iPod Touch 3G for all your social adventures, and texting of course. The big advantage is battery life, and from my experience, a better pure phone. This may not be the case for most folks. It would seem that most people text way more that they actually talk, but for me it works.

Then again maybe Apple can just get to work on a battery that’ll last a week on a charge, even under heavy use.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer

5 replies on “iPhone + Flip Phone”

What your describing is a iPhone without a phone dialer. The 3G connectivity would still be provided via the radio that is what your considering a phone. Just like when your using a cellular 3G modem (like I’m using right now) I have a dialer app that can use it as a phone. There is no separating the 3G without the radio.

I do get what your saying about battery life though that’s why I keep my Blackberry as a backup, it only needs to be charged once a week.

BTW I despise the color scheme of your new site. All your missing is the babyshit green to round it out.

Brady, you crack me up.

I like brown and orange, and the site isn’t finished. The comment bubbles will change to some brown and orange combination. I’ve hacked on the CSS as much as I can, I need to get someone to help me round it out.

Oh, and you’ll love my comment bubble. It’s yellow. That really rounds our your poop color combinations.

Glad to see I’m appreciated, I think I’ll stick to hazing on twitter, these colors hurt my eyes and give me the urge to use the restroom.

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