I do not know what the "smartphone" stuff
is, never having used the things at
A smartphone is a tablet computer with mobile phone capabilities.
Runs [for instance] Android (developed by Google, Linux based) with Apps (Java based).
A smartphone will use mobile broadband while out, and wifi while in the house.
Most phones sold now are smartphones, and if you don't need those capabilities
it's wise to stay well away from it as the magic obviously chews battery.
all I need is something I can use to call for a taxi
(there are 2 local
companies serving the area), it does cost around $50 or so, its still though
the cheapest option and its unlikely to be needed to often.
Righty, so just a phone. That's what I thought which is why I suggested something
like the Nokie 3310.
You want it to just do a phonecall without surrounding fuss, and you want a battery that
lasts so you don't have to worry about recharging it all the time.
Access to a signal is not an issue here, There is good
coverage from Telstra and
Optus. I have Mobile broadband at home using GVtelco (Optus 4G), They a have a
1 gig a month plan $11.50 a month. I assume I need a phone thats not locked to
a particular network (thats a problem with 3/4G broadband modem dongles) .
Hmm JB Hifi has the Nokia 3310 for only $89.
Ya sounds about right.
Perhaps you can get a good deal from Optus for a mobile SIM card for the phone (or even a
plan with Phone+SIM), given you already have another monthly gig with them.