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Those Mobiwire (and other brands too) 'basic' phones - which support tethering ?

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As title! slight_smile I was actually looking at a few of the Mobiwire 'dumb' phones. Well partly dumb:

 

I was curious about this. Some do support tethering (USB tether, not wifi) but some don't.

 

The "Dakota" and "Oneida" appear to have it but the cheaper models don't , or its not listed. Difficult ot find specs for these, ended up looking at a foriegn phone company site in the end, not ideal as specs might be different in other countries, suppose if one has it at all it can be flashed in though.

 

I do need another 'basic' phone and these half seem ideal maybe. My requirements are -very- simple for the second phone

 

1. Phone calls

2. Text messages ( SMS is fine no need for MMS or anything more than 'basic plain text' )

3. USB tethering, -must- be USB not wifi tether only , that means it must be 3G capable at least, 3G is enough probably. I noted really 'bare bones' 2G phones don't have tethering. Having once forced a phone into 2G to see how it was, it was not a pleasant experience tethered, barely faster than the ancient ISDN lines we used to have.

4. Touch screen etc not needed, prefer a small keypad.

5. Browser. A basic one would be useful but I can manage without. Opera Mini or something

6. A flashlight/torch would be nice but I'm not bothered

7. Camera = Don't care either way, same as flashlight/torch.

8. That's about it really.

 

Oh the simple reason about USB wired rather than wifi hotspot is as I don't like the latter and it would also mean I'd have to buy two or three PCI or USB wifi adaptors, whereas with USB I can simply plug it into whatever I'm sat at.

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Thanks. slight_smile

 

I'd not heard of that brand before actually, but I'm not that clued up on different makes.

 

Only downside is it looks potentially expensive even used, but I'll do a comparison with other models.

 

I did think about the basic Nokia's but aside from the 'reborn' models, its quite difficult to find out what does/does not have.

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Old Skool 6310i is a good choice (best phone ever made imho).

Nokia 6310 Mobile Phone - Brand New, Original, Unlocked Cell Phone

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I did have one of those many years ago, up to about 2012 or so I think. It was in a bad condition though, I ended up gluing the screen back in grin , but point being it was near indestructible grin , green screen model obviously.

 

Might of been the 6210 not sure, it looked like the one above. Before that I had one that looked vaguely similar but had a half inch or so external antenna 'lump' on the top. Seem to recall even earlier models would take standard 'AA' type battery cells too if needed. 😮 grin

 

 

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