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GPS Flip Phone on Fido Network?

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Hi Fido Community!


I want to curb my smartphone  addiction by switching to a « dumb phone » that will allow me to talk, text and have a very reliable (up to date) GPS for driving (preferably Google Maps if possible!) 


Does this sort of device already exist?


I don’t want to be able to download apps. Checking email would be fine but is not necessary.


Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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Hello KTQ,


  Welcome to the community!


@KTQ wrote:...Does this sort of device already exist?..

  Well, there certainly still flip phones available (I miss my flip phone 🙁), most of which have GPS. In fact, Fido offers the Alcatel Go Flip. You can view here for some other options. Since that article seems to be US-based, you'll have to make sure the phone is compatible with the networks. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here

  However, I'm not sure how up-to-date their GPS navigation would be. Most flip phones would not use Google Maps as that would require the ability to download and run the app.


**edit** If up-to-date navigation is important, you might consider getting an older smartphone and dumbing it down. Only install Google Maps and restrict the download of any other apps. Just a thought...**


Hope this helps 😀