Cingular Flip Phone Review: Can You Go Back to a ‘Dumb’ Phone?

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Cleaning off my desk before we head out to MWC, I came across this interesting little device. A brand new flip phone in an age of ultra cheap smartphones? Can you go back to a “dumb phone”? Let’s take a look!

Minor correction, we stated this phone is offered through the GoPhone Pre-Paid service when it’s actually offered directly through AT&T. Apologies for any confusion.


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J.D. Vision says:

Great for punishing teens.

Death Star 3105 says:

I'm getting a flip phone this weekend YAY!!!!

700Apache says:

the game he was playing at the end reminded me how much I loved playing video games on those phones, those cell phone games were really fun. I even remember people saying "who needs a Gameboy if you have a cell phone", ahh the good old days.

David Dickerson says:

I enjoyed my LG Voyager from years ago most and if I could go back that would be my choice.

Leo Hamilton says:

Why is it the Cingular flip? Cingular switched to AT&T back in 2007

Plancha de PIEDRA says:

maybe a dumbphone that acted as a router. giving wifi to my smartwatch my laptop and tablet. always on my pocket ready to make phonecalls and with long life battery.

Di Marz says:

Try sell it in indonesia for <$50. I'm sure it works. Symbian 60 v3 and BlackBerry os still good in feature phone contact/sms management. Flipphone +flashlight? It'd great! I wish xiaomi made it. With Good slim design flip phone ,large batt, great os management, it 'll sell. Most indonesia people use 2 phone. 1 smartphone and 1 feature phone which is: samsung caramel flip phone or nokia 2 or 1 series with flash light. Period.

The Pessimistic Jets Fan says:

I went through a "dumb phone" in middle school, way better than my first Android phone. Still, my current HTC One M9 is probably more useful now.

Las Oliva says:

Next flip phone could be a foldable touch screen bezel less phone

Shawn Mendes says:

Dumb phone? Hey, remember that the 3310 was also in this phone factor, just inna different design, but still, the 3310 is slightly less capable than the phone in the video, but did anyone consider the 3310 a "dumb phone?" There's no such thing as "dumb phone" in the world. That kind of phone is the trend before QWERTY keyboard phones are made

chizusyo silwamba says:

Magic sushi

Nyoman Candra says:

Dumb phone O_O
thats a Legend Phone 😀

DanStatus • Studio Work says:

I could go back to a Dumbphone, just to make and receive phone calls. I don't like texting, and most of the people who call me I really don't like talking too anyway, lol.

Misodi says:

I tried switching to a flip phone a couple weeks back at att and the guy told me that they didnt have 3g service anymore or something like that. I have no idea what he meant and was wondering if someone can explain why i couldnt do the switch to the LG Lollipop?

jr4chargers says:

If I had to go back to a dumb phone, I would probably get the Sidekick. 🙂

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Con Tra says:

But does this have Bluetooth?

Mahfuz Shaon says:

This thing has a very bad chinese mtk os . The nokia dumbphones had much better oses

Ali Raza says:

It's beautiful.

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