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5 months 3 weeks ago #31674 by Frasier1
Some people collect stamps, I seem to collect cell phones. And I want all my phones activated so they can be used if needed. That's why I use CellNuvo, FreedomPop, FreeUP, Tello, Truphone and RedPocket to achieve real working phones at very low prices. So here is the main stash:

1. Pixel = Red Pocket (paid by CellNuvo)
2. Samsung S7 edge on FreedomPop
3. Nexus 4 on Truphone (free incoming talk and text)
4. Iphone 4s FreedomPop
5. Iphone 4 FreedomPop data only
6. Iphone 5c on Tello
7. Sprint Boost on Tello (pay go)


Then I use an Obi 202 and google voice for free home phone with Voip.ms as the 911 provider and CallCentric as a backup DID
I also have an Ooma (that I won in a contest for the title of Mr. Thrifty) that I currently don't have activated.

Have I fallen off the deep end? Do I need an intervention? I hope not because I sure do enjoy all of it!
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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #31676 by Chelle
Replied by Chelle on topic How Many is too Many?
Rookie.

I've got more than double that number. :)

In fact, now that I add them up-- I've got triple that number. And they're all active.
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5 months 3 weeks ago #31677 by Isamorph
Replied by Isamorph on topic How Many is too Many?
@Frasier
Intervention: probably not. I'm certain that there are others who have a stash of phones far exceeding your amount. But if someone does want to intervene on your behalf, they have many ways to contact you.
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5 months 3 weeks ago #31682 by lexusl21
Replied by lexusl21 on topic How Many is too Many?

Frasier1 wrote: Some people collect stamps, I seem to collect cell phones. And I want all my phones activated so they can be used if needed. That's why I use CellNuvo, FreedomPop, FreeUP, Tello, Truphone and RedPocket to achieve real working phones at very low prices. So here is the main stash:

1. Pixel = Red Pocket (paid by CellNuvo)
2. Samsung S7 edge on FreedomPop
3. Nexus 4 on Truphone (free incoming talk and text)
4. Iphone 4s FreedomPop
5. Iphone 4 FreedomPop data only
6. Iphone 5c on Tello
7. Sprint Boost on Tello (pay go)


Then I use an Obi 202 and google voice for free home phone with Voip.ms as the 911 provider and CallCentric as a backup DID
I also have an Ooma (that I won in a contest for the title of Mr. Thrifty) that I currently don't have activated.

Have I fallen off the deep end? Do I need an intervention? I hope not because I sure do enjoy all of it!


I will take a Galaxy S7 in exchange for a Galaxy s3 supper phone
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5 months 3 weeks ago #31689 by ceka
Replied by ceka on topic How Many is too Many?
I'm definitely in the club! Have to show this thread to my wife, so she can see that there is some more weird people out there :)
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5 months 3 weeks ago #31691 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Maybe better than having an entire basement filled with model train stuff ?!?

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5 months 3 weeks ago #31692 by Nunodat
Replied by Nunodat on topic How Many is too Many?

Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Maybe better than having an entire basement filled with model train stuff ?!?


Those trains may be worth more than your investment in the future. Cellphones? Doubtful.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #31693 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Could be - I have neither, and:
My personal measure for usefulness regards what actually gets used vs. what does not.
This comes of having known way too many hoarders (and currently living with one).

So:
A basement full of model train stuff (IMO) is highly useful if it provides its owner with happiness to be had from its actual usages - as opposed to simply being yet another place for dust to pile up.

VS.:
Having piles and piles of collected stuff that doesn't even get touched, let alone actually used.
(My partner literally has tonnage of unused, untouched krap & will acquire more at any opportunity; Sadly, I am a neatnik & prefer to give stuff away that remains unused...opposites attract ?? Bleah.)

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5 months 3 weeks ago #31697 by mmfacemm
Replied by mmfacemm on topic How Many is too Many?
Just 7 phones Fraiser1? You are a lightweight.
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5 months 3 weeks ago #31698 by Chosen
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"My name is Chosen, and I'm a phone-oholic".....twelve phones, all active. Nice to know that I'm not alone!
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