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I am tired of smart phones. Can I sync my gmail contacts with a regular verizon flip phone?

Asked by mowens (8285 points ) July 14th, 2011

I have had a smartphone since before most people even knew what they were. Since 2002 I have been using a blackberry or a treo, and more recently a droid.

I am done. I am sick of the battery life, I am sick of the higher bills, I am sick of everything.

I decided the only reason I still use an android is because it backs up my texts to gmail, and it syncs my contacts with gmail.So if I should break my phone and need a new one, (happens all the time) I will be able to get the contacts easily.

I am with Verizon, and I am satisfied with the service. However, I just want an old fashond flip phone.

Is there a way to sync my contacts with gmail? I want the sync to be over the air.

If I can back my texts up, that would be awesome, but it is not a deal breaker.

Plus, I have decided that texting has ruined my love life. I dont want it to be easy to send texts.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Go to Verizon Wireless web site. Go to “your Account” set-up “back-up”. There will be a copy of your contacts on the web.

obvek's avatar

It’s not what you’re asking for, but BitPim is free software that puts your cell’s data on your desktop. May be worth a look.

nikipedia's avatar

I have no answer to your question, but I am interested in hearing about how texting ruined your love life.

mowens's avatar

@nikipedia That was half a joke. But, I tend to text too much inbetween dates.

mowens's avatar

@obvek So, my droid syncs my contacts to my gmail contacts. If Iadd a contact in gmail, it goes to my phone and vis versa.

tedd's avatar

Which droid phone are you using mike? Have you considered a high capacity battery?

Other than that, I’m not sure which flip phones do that. I’m not sure if any honestly. Your best bet would probably be to find a smart phone capable of that, that just has a high battery life and ignore the “smart” features performance since you wouldn’t be using it.

mowens's avatar

@tedd I’m also ove rthem randomly calling people.

tedd's avatar

@mowens lol ....well that just sound like you don’t know how to use it…...

mowens's avatar

@tedd WESTY… I teach you shit,

tedd's avatar

@mowens well now i know not to ask you about smart phones, lol

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