1. webosnationTEC's Avatar
    I need a backup 3G phone that will work on Page Plus. I can buy a used Droid 3 or a new Moto E 3G for about the same price, <$20. I like the keyboard feature of the D3 but am wondering how much difference the Android OS is going to matter. The D3 comes with Gingerbread and the Moto comes with KitKat.

    The phone will be used to play MP3's, some light texting/voice service, maybe an occasional photo but no games and not much internet.

    Any thoughts to help with the decision would be appreciated.
    02-16-2017 04:20 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Get the Moto E. Google Play Services has dropped support for Gingerbread: It&#039;s the end for Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Google Play Services 10.2
    sfoLAX likes this.
    02-17-2017 02:05 AM
  3. webosnationTEC's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I don't know how much this will effect the few apps that I would use but better to let GB go. There are a few things I don't like about the Moto E (non-removable battery, no LED flash, 4gb internal storage) but it was the only one in my price range that was KK. If anyone knows of another KK, 3G only phone in the $20 price range, please let me know. Forgot to add that it must be CDMA.
    02-17-2017 06:25 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does it have to be KitKat only, or are you asking for KitKat and above? Also, does it have to be 3G only, or is an LTE-capable phone ok? Groupon Goods has the LG Tribute for $49, which has Marshmallow and is LTE-capable. It's the Boost version, and I'm not sure if it's a pain to unlock it -- see Boost's policy: https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/suppo...ocking-policy/
    02-17-2017 10:44 PM
  5. webosnationTEC's Avatar
    My understanding is that it cannot be LTE, must be 3G and unlocked phones will not work. My Page Plus plan is tied to Verizon CDMA. So far I have not found an Android phone meeting these restrictions that is newer than KK. So it looks like I will settle on the Moto E 3G or possibly the Moto G XT1028. Neither one is ideal but since it will not be my main phone so I can live with the shortcomings.

    Thank you for your time an input.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-18-2017 12:23 AM

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