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  1. #1
    Ablang
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    I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    don't like Nokia phones?

    I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.

    1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    buttons)

    2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.


    ===
    "Until last October, Christ had a very limited involvement in my life. I believed in God; I just never had to prove I believed. Belief is an absence of proof."
    -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling



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  2. #2
    Mij Adway
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Because they are a smaller form factor.

    Because they protect the main display and keypad when closed.

    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.
    >
    >
    > ===
    > "Until last October, Christ had a very limited involvement in my life.
    > I believed in God; I just never had to prove I believed. Belief is an
    > absence of proof."
    > -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling






  3. #3
    * * Chas
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?


    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu +

    *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes

    people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.


    1.) They are easier to use for putting on makeup i.e.: lady's compact.

    2.) They take up less room in your purse.

    3.) There is less of an inappropriate bulge in your tight fitting
    pants.

    4.) They provide more opportunity to get in some finger/hand pilates
    by opening and closing the lid all day.

    5.) All of the above.

    I use over 4000 minutes a month. I place 15-30 calls a day and receive
    10-20 calls a day. I have multiple service providers and my Nokia
    phones are set for ANY KEY ANSWER. Flip phones are too much of a
    hassle for me!

    Besides, I don't wear any makeup, I prefer the natural look.

    Chas.





  4. #4
    eltan
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    No making outgoing calls when it stored inside pants pocket.


    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.
    >
    >
    > ===
    > "Until last October, Christ had a very limited involvement in my

    life. I believed in God; I just never had to prove I believed. Belief is
    an absence of proof."
    > -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling






  5. #5
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    When I had a non flip phone, not a nokia, I did not lock/unlock it. It
    had a door over the keypad. I could make and receive calls with the
    door closed using voice dial. But I usually just flipped the door open
    and dialed from the phone book or keypad.



  6. #6
    Cranky Dude
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    On Tue, 03 May 2005 20:02:23 -0700, Ablang
    <Hi[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    >prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    >don't like Nokia phones?
    >


    1. Don't want to have to unlock the thing to use it then lock it
    again and don't want to have it dialing numbers in my pocket.

    2. Flip phones are smaller and fit in my pocket better.

    3. The screen doesn't get all scratched up after a short while.

    4. Personal preference. This is the main reason people use any one
    type of phone. It is frequently irrational.

    CD




  7. #7
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Cranky Dude
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 03 May 2005 20:02:23 -0700, Ablang
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    >>prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    >>don't like Nokia phones?
    >>

    >
    >1. Don't want to have to unlock the thing to use it then lock it
    >again and don't want to have it dialing numbers in my pocket.


    Is that any different then opening the flip?

    >2. Flip phones are smaller and fit in my pocket better.


    I've found the other way around -- I use a candybar phone when I'm
    carrying it in my pocket, I use a flip when I'm using a belt clip.

    >3. The screen doesn't get all scratched up after a short while.


    This is the main reason why I carry a flip.

    >4. Personal preference. This is the main reason people use any one
    >type of phone. It is frequently irrational.


    Yes indeed.


    --
    I've given up on sigs. I just couldn't think of anything clever to say.



  8. #8
    Cranky Dude
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    On Wed, 04 May 2005 14:06:51 -0600, DevilsPGD <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In message <[email protected]> Cranky Dude
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 03 May 2005 20:02:23 -0700, Ablang
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    >>>prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    >>>don't like Nokia phones?
    >>>

    >>
    >>1. Don't want to have to unlock the thing to use it then lock it
    >>again and don't want to have it dialing numbers in my pocket.

    >
    >Is that any different then opening the flip?
    >


    I just got a Nokia for someone. He has to press two keys to unlock
    and then a third key to answer the phone. What a pain! I flip my
    phone and it's answered.

    See my real answer to your question below.

    >>4. Personal preference. This is the main reason people use any one
    >>type of phone. It is frequently irrational.

    >


    CD





  9. #9
    (Pete Cresswell)
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Per Ablang:
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    >1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    >buttons)

    That's me.

    >2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    >phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    >where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    >have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.

    That's me too. It's more ergonomic in the respect of getting the speaker close
    to the ear and the mike close to the mouth.

    Also, my Moto v180 is a smaller object in my pocket (where it has to share space
    with a Palm Pilot...) than a candy bar phone.



    On the flip (no pun intended) side, I have a Nokia 3290 (candy bar format) that
    I slip my SIM into when going out on the water bc the candy bar format can be
    dialed/answered while it is in a waterproof bag.
    --
    PeteCresswell



  10. #10
    Hunter
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Never liked clamshells. Unlike Tom Cruise, have never mastered closing them
    with one hand.

    Two screens and a hinge? All that extra weight when I'm cycling...

    "Ablang" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu + *
    > buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer to
    > where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes people
    > have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.
    >
    >
    > ===
    > "Until last October, Christ had a very limited involvement in my life.
    > I believed in God; I just never had to prove I believed. Belief is an
    > absence of proof."
    > -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling






  11. #11
    Harvey Van Sickle
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    On 04 May 2005, Ablang wrote

    > I'm just wondering why it is that people in general seem to
    > prefer flip-phones over anything else, hence maybe why some people
    > don't like Nokia phones?
    >
    > I have two theories on why the flip-phones preference.
    >
    > 1. People don't like to lock & unlock their phones (pressing menu
    > + * buttons)
    >
    > 2. People feel that they are better heard and spoken with the flip
    > phone because the mouth piece & ear pieces are apparently closer
    > to where they are supposed to be, whereas my Nokia phone sometimes
    > people have a hard time hearing me & vice versa.


    Not everybody's hot on them....I dislike the need to use two hands to
    open them up, and have avoided them for that reason.

    --
    Cheers,
    Harvey



  12. #12
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Harvey Van Sickle
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Not everybody's hot on them....I dislike the need to use two hands to
    >open them up, and have avoided them for that reason.


    It depends on the size of your hands too, I can extend the antenna, pull
    mine off my belt, flip it open, answer it, hang up, put the antenna back
    and replace it on my belt with one hand.


    --
    #define QUESTION ((bb) || !(bb))
    -- Shakespeare



  13. #13
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Joseph
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >People may be more comfortable with clamshell/flips since talking on
    >them is a lot more similar to talking on a regular phone. I don't
    >believe voice quality is any better on Flip/clamshells than it is on
    >candybar types.


    To me it has the potential to be better sound, since the microphone is
    closer to my mouth.

    Whether it works that way in practice or not, I don't know.


    --
    It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to
    steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.



  14. #14
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    In message <[email protected]> Joseph
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 04 May 2005 20:27:15 GMT, Cranky Dude
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I just got a Nokia for someone. He has to press two keys to unlock
    >>and then a third key to answer the phone. What a pain! I flip my
    >>phone and it's answered.

    >
    >Absolutely *not* so. If your keypad is locked you can answer just by
    >pressing the "talk" key and the phone can be answered. Less action is
    >needed to answer a locked candybar than a flip! Just take the phone
    >and press talk!! You don't need to unlock it to answer it!!!! Also,
    >it does help to read the directions that come with your phone. It
    >will make it all that much easier to use!! Also, many candybar phones
    >now come with auto keypaid lock if desired.


    Actually, my dad had a candybar that needed to be unlocked to be
    answered. It might have been configurable, we never looked.

    What was not configurable was the retarded noises it made when you
    turned it on or turned it off. The only way to turn it off without it
    playing music was to remove the battery.

    As a result it went back to the dealer and he selected another brand.


    --
    It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to
    steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.



  15. #15
    (PeteCresswell)
    Guest

    Re: Why flip-phones?

    Per Joseph:
    >Nokia 3290 does not exist. It's probably either 3390 or 3590.


    Good catch. 3390.
    --
    PeteCresswell



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