Sneaking onto the scene in 2012, they quietly started offering a more-or-less Unlimited Everything smartphone plan for per month while most of us were still forking over to 0 for our service.I joined their beta program as soon as they would let me in and I’ve been a happy customer ever since.Note that my hands are on the XL side, so it might be a two-hands phone for less lanky readers.
But if you’re connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network, it routes all your calls and text seamlessly through the Internet instead.
You don’t have to know what is going on in the background, but it means the phone needs some special capabilities and software to let this happen.
As of November 2017, the best option is a used Nexus 5x from e Bay ($150 or less), or the new Motorola x4 from the Google store ($400 new, for now). All phones are equidistant from the camera, so the Nexus is indeed way bigger.
But Look how many icons and fancy things I can fit on my homescreen now!
I like my phone functional, but minimalist and tough.