Bagger46 wrote:I have never owned a mobile phone, never needed one, but with various banks (UK and EU) seriously messing me around with so called increased security) might have to soon.
Can't the Surface Pro take a SIM card? May be able to receive SMS messages, even if it can't make phone calls.
Mine is not the latest version, it can't. Looking back we should have got the iPad model which can, so it would have made that device 'earn its keep', but at the time, a few years ago, it did not seem to matter.
So I will probably get a 'cheap' smart sim free mobile(there is a newish Moto with a stylus I might go for, it has a good screen size which I would need, won't have too much unwanted software which I would hate....the grandkids won't approve with their iphones or latest Samsungs of course. Also I know zilch about Andoid, so it might be interesting to pick up something new to chew on in my very near 80s), but to be honest I am very fed up with this farce of so called increased 'finance' security which is going the rounds. One of the many accounts we have(most business related), this one with a French bank, is proving really annoying on this 'security' front, and of course Brexit might make things worse.
There are other things happening which might force us to get a proper smart mobile anyway, as it is increasingly assumed by society that we own one in so many ways nowadays. I have always prized the fact that I 'can't be reached' at certain times, so having to own a mobile I don't see as that desirable.
PS There is a 15 odd year old pay as you go Nokia 'steam driven totally unsmart' which sits in the car, my wife tells me it still does the job for the odd emergency. I have never used it, don't plan to. Could become a collectors piece, incredible battery hold in all weathers.