Wifey and I have been using both Samsung T-259 and LG-450; both do fairly well with the software goodies built in. When the connection between phone to phone is aok, one can hear really well and the other can hear you really well. Phones do not really compensate for most "external" problems. The learning curve is not bad at all. While the T-259 will take a sd-micro memory card, the LG-450 [**] that we have will not take a sd-micro memory card. Make sure you buy what you want.
[**] You will have to Bluetooth any and all still and moving shots you took over to a computer.
I don't do much with the camera really - is that all the memory card is for - pictures and files? Somewhat off-topic but anyway: ever wonder how many hours are spent on average posting Selfies on Facebook?. Maybe the answer depends on whether you are the father of young daughters?
I have a sim card from my current phone I hope will fit into the new one.
I have a good quality set of headphones that I could use on the phone I had before the current one, I don't remember what kind it was. Anyway just by plugging them in I could use them during conversations to hear and speak. But those headphones won't work on my current phone because the headphones have a round plug which the phone does not have. I hope those will work on the new phone.
I also have a set of blue tooth headphones and they will work on the current phone however its a bit more hassle to use them because they have to be charged or they won't work and an extra step when a call comes in. I don't use them for short calls but if its going to be a long call like to a government agency like IRS or Social Security where I don't want to miss any detailed info. Or if its on a call where there's a problem not with volume but with clarity which seems to me to happen only on certain phone numbers and not on others.
I need a reliable phone first and foremost which is one reason I don't want a smartphone - just more things to malfunction. Plus I don't do well with a touch screen. I'm not that old but I'm too old I guess to pick up on all this stuff. I live in an area where house break-ins are a frequent occurence and I don't want to find myself needing to call 911 and then have trouble with my phone.
I guess I missed it somehow that you have both these phones?
Edited by JayJax, 22 November 2016 - 07:38 PM.