It seems that flip phones making a comeback & mini flip music phone. Manufacturers are producing them, and they are selling quickly. News about the sale of flip phones (or dumbphones) is going up. Last year’s number showed that over 24.2 million so-called smartphones were shipped in the United States, almost 2 million from the year previous. And those numbers are going down.
Cost and trend
Part of the reason flip phones are coming back is that they save you money, as well as the trend, seems to be that flip phones are becoming cool again.
The bottom-line question is the cost of a flip phone. BestBuy is selling a z222 flip phone for $6.99 without a contract. The standby time is 10 days. Not hours, days. And a Straight Talk prepaid plan cost $30 per month for 1,500 talk minutes with unlimited texting.
If you buy an iPhone it can cost from $600 on up. If you add an unlimited talk, text, and data plan from Straight Talk and that is $45 per month. Over a two years period, the z222 will costs approximately $725 while the iPhone will cost a user $1,680. This means that those who can’t afford a mobile phone probably can with the flip phone.
Those who know about celebrities and what is hot with them say that many celebrities are using flip phones again for their private and closest contacts. The reason is the flip phones are not as hackable as some smartphones are. Data breach and privacy breach is minimized which is important to the “in” group.
Experts on security advise that flip phones just don’t have as many access points so are harder to be hacked.
So, if you want to be in the “in” group or really don’t need all the features of a smartphone, you might be considering a flip phone. They are cheap enough to make good Christmas gifts and the holiday shopping season has already started.
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