Backup/emergency cell phone
« on: November 09, 2016, 03:10:18 PM »
I think I'd like to add a backup/emergency cell phone to my car bag.
I have an old Pantech Breeze flip phone, but the battery is dead. It'd cost about $15 for a 2-pack of batteries for it. That'd give a battery in the phone and a spare. A slight downside is the proprietary charge connector, requiring that I bring charge cords specifically for it.
Alternately, I could maybe get a SpareOne Plus, an emergency phone that runs on a single AA. Cost should be about $35.
I'm also open to other suggestions, particularly an inexpensive model of phone with readily available battery type that uses Micro USB charge port.
As this is specifically for emergency calls, ALL cell phones are supposed to be able to dial 911 without a service plan, so plans don't really matter much. Also, I already have emergency power bank for my existing phone. This would be in the event my main phone was damaged or lost.
Anyone have thoughts on this?
Oh, and ... Hi! I still exist!
Sorry I haven't been very active here lately.