Smart phone vs flip phone (1 Viewer)

Tekamthi

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just to clarify, you only need data for loading maps, not the GPS itself. you can also load up maps while on wifi and use them (with GPS) without a data plan. i just reposted and article about this here.

doing the above is a true travel superpower... takes a little tech-literacy maybe, a small budget for extravagance, and some care in the field not to smash your device, but well worth the trouble
 
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watson

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not going to lie here, for the past 2 years ive been trying to find reasons to ditch my smart phone and just use a flip phone.. i still to this day cant come up with a reason not to use a smart phone as a traveler... the gps is too good. the power to google something, come to STP, view pdfs' railmaps etc. is just unmatched. i think next time i settle down and get myself together ill end up dropping the smart phone getting a flip phone and just reading books instead of binging on tv and video games.
 

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