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Please suggest a cellphone with NO internet

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by dougjwray, Oct 26, 2018.


  1. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    I need to find a cellphone for my teenage son which has NO connectivity to the internet. Pre-paid is OK, but I need absolutely no wi-fi or data capability. Calling and texting only. And no modifications possible. (He's an expert at that.)
    He's had his own iPhone taken away because of his potentially dangerous behavior using it.
    These things seem to be impossible to find.
    Any suggestions??
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Dangerous in what way(s)?
     
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  3. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Nokia 150?
     
  4. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The Jitterbug.
     
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  5. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Doug, are you tied to a particular carrier?
     
  6. rendevouz

    rendevouz

    Jan 8, 2013
    Get him a Motorola DynaTac, he may not be able to text but the good thing is that it also doubles as a weapon:woot:
    Also checking wikipedia I found that what you're looking for is actually called a feature phone:thumbsup:
     
  7. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Basic flip phone.

    GUEST_66f9e230-6468-443e-8c03-c5afb9d255ab.
     
  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I still happily use my flip phone. I had smartphones for work years ago and I hated them. That being said, it does still have the internet, just in a limited capacity.
     
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  10. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Those generally have a browser. A terrible one, but it's there. The Jitterbug is for elderly people and only calls 911 and preset contacts.
     
  11. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
  12. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    I've had one for several years; if it has a browser, that's news to me. I know I don't pay for anything other than calling minutes. It does text, although I do not.
     
  13. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Montreal, QC
    If the "potentially dangerous behavior" is anything like what I suspect, I'd find a phone with no camera as well as no internet. Most basic flip phones have a camera that can send pics via text. If finding one with no camera isn't an option, I'd disable it or scratch/paint the lens so it's unusable.
     
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  14. Is there not an app for this? I've heard of software that wont let you access porn. Would think you could find a program for any human behavior to be honest. Can't recommend anything but Google it and I bet you find an answer. Or go to Ebay for a piece of crap he can use to call home etc.
     
  15. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's not that complicated. The Jitterbug or some other similar device is what the OP needs.
     
  16. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Will a Gongkai phone work in the US?
     
  17. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Samsung Convoy first model. Zero internet or data, no camera. Milspec ruggedized. However, most carriers do offer a basic phone of some sort.
     
  18. 2-cans.
     
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  19. Figure out which carrier you want to use. TracFone should be cheapest for this sort of service.
    Ask them directly if they can place a internet restriction on the phone. I do believe that they can.

    You can buy a cheap TracFone at Best Buy or even Walmart.
     

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