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smart phone vs tablet?

by jdthhhi / December 7, 2012 3:36 AM PST

I am a Sr. citizen. I have a desktop Mac (wired) through my phone company, and an inexpensive no contract cell phone used mostly for emergencies when I'm out, which I only use 3-4 times a month.

I want to upgrade but can't decide what would best meet my needs. I don't want to pay for services I seldom use. I am an "information junkie" and like to shop and would be checking e-mails and Facebook, weather etc. I want something lightweight and portable but would probably use it mostly in my living room. I am thinking a tablet (mini-ipad or Kindle Fire HD?) might meet my needs but I would still need a phone for emergencies.

There is so much information out there. Please steer me in the right direction.

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Do you have good Sprint coverage?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 4:06 AM PST
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We have a Tracfone in the car.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2012 1:06 AM PST

It works. That phone is always in the car, in the center box on it's charger. Car goes on and it charges and it's there for the usual reasons. That's cheap!
Bob

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smart phone vs tablet?
by Carlton102 / May 4, 2013 4:01 AM PDT

Buy a smartphone for its portability. You're not going to want to lug a tablet around all the time, and if you don't have a device with you, you can't use it. A smartphone can still be used to run apps, view videos, and browse the web -- the display just is not as large. There are many unplanned times when you want to check email or browse the web when you're mobile -- a smartphone that's always with you is great for these purposes.

Buy a tablet for its larger display. For around the house and office, the mobility over a desktop or laptop is liberating. Also, for planned trips away when you know you'll have have time to use it, a tablet works well. You're just not going to want to have to have it with 100% of the time like you would a smartphone.

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tracfone LG840g
by joangolfing / December 8, 2012 11:43 PM PST
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I just bought an LG840g tracfone with triple minutes for life. It is a touch screen smart phone like the iphone. I buy a discounted $89 yearly card with 400 minutes that become 1200 min. It lasts me over a year since I don't call any more than you do.

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two in one
by Josefzeman / December 9, 2012 9:09 PM PST
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maybe you should look better for Samsung GALAXY Note2. it combines both the gadget the tablet and you can make calls. in most of the positive reviews they are very easy to find on the Internet

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