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!
@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.
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).
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.
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.)
Sorry guys that I dont post much on here currently,
But I use to collect alot of phones when RingPlus was still active, because the free plans were amazing. Many thanks to you guys though, I am down to just an amazing dual sim smartphone and a mobley hotspot. Couldnt be happier!