I’m a cellphone holdout - I don’t like them, and I don’t really want one!
However, I’m shortly going on an international wander for an unspecified period and with the vaguest of itineraries, so I figure I should get one for emergencies. I know what I want, more or less, it’s finding one that fits that’s the problem.
What I’m looking for is a GSM 900/1800/1900 tri-band cellphone, unlocked or easily unlockable. It should have a dual-voltage charger, be tough enough to roam wild and free in a cluttered rucksack, and not turn itself on while doing so. A sturdy flip cover, or some other feature that protects the keypad, would be an advantage.
I’m indifferent as to whether it has a camera, blue teeth, can send or receive pictures, or interface with a computer. I’m outright hostile to it functioning as a radio, TV, MP3 player, spotlight, web browser or fashion accessory, unless these features somehow fail to increment the price.
So far I’m having real trouble tracking down such a beastie - the closest so far is the Siemens A70, and it’s hard to get hold of. Suggestions and recommendations are welcome!