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Old 07-15-2019, 07:46 AM   #1
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My husband is seriously thinking about getting a smartphone. Somehow we've been getting by with a flip phone from 2007, no data. It's time for us to cave. His concern relates to how to carry it - many of his pant pockets are shallow, and he certainly doesn't want to have to worry about the 5"- 6" phone falling out. What do men do in this case? Thanks.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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I have an iPhone SE which fits in my pocket.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:01 AM   #3
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Virtually all my trousers and shorts have 1 or 2 extra pockets that have a zip or other fastener such as velcro.
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I'm about to buy a belt smartphone holder. Within the last month I have accidentally dialed 911 when carrying in my shorts. Ha.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:03 AM   #5
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Use a belt clip from Otter box. It also has a very durable case for the phone. Cost is about $20.
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Don’t get one of the big smartphones. I have an iPhone 6s and it fits in my pants pockets. According to the specs it’s 5-1/2 inches by a little over 2-1/2 inches. I think most brands have a similar size option.
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I've been without a cellphone for quite sometime. My daughter gave me a Tracphone recently.

I still forget to pick it up as I go out the door. While working, I was on the phone 9 hrs. a day. Since retiring, voice communications is unimportant. Out of sight, out of mind.

I'd certainly hate to think I had to keep up with a $600-$1000 cellphone.
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My Iphone 5S fits well in my front pocket - not as well as my longtime favorite workhorse Nokia 3310 but it hasn't broken in half like I expected. Now leaning toward grudgingly stepping up to an Iphone 6S, which is larger yet. I have pants with pockets that lose contents like car key or penknife, but the phone seems to stay put. BIL has a phone holster he wears at the small of his back - that level of conspicuous phone connection just doesn't appeal. My best solution involves having the gal nearby so her phone's utility is available while I can leave my phone in the car and enjoy not having that loud little societal tether clinging to me.
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I've tried belt mounted "holsters", but they have all broken due to getting caught on something. Maybe if I didn't wear my phone while working in the yard, but I use it for pictures, calculations and the occasional SMS, so I like to have it one me. My previous phone was always in my front right pants pocket, screen in. This phone has a fingerprint sensor which is triggered if the screen is in, so I carry it screen out in that pocket trouser pocket.
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I have an iPhone 8 and it fits in all my pants/shorts. I never had it fall out.
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i put it in my purse
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Cargo pants long and short) are always in style--for a reason.
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I'm about to buy a belt smartphone holder. Within the last month I have accidentally dialed 911 when carrying in my shorts. Ha.
Maybe carry it your back pocket - that should prevent you accidentally poking the keypad with something.
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My phone is pretty big (Pixel XL0 and it fits in either a front pocket or a back pocket (subject to pulling it out when I sit down - sometimes I forget and sit on it - never did any damage but thinking that the stress of sitting on it might break something).
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I noticed many of the young-uns carrying them in their back pockets so I followed suit. Works for me and my iPhone 6+. Never had a problem with it bending if I sat on it, despite the fact the internet went bonkers over “bendgate” several years ago.
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Sorry but can't go with the belt clip idea. However if you have a degree in engineering, computer science or math you can have a waiver.

Otherwise I agree that an IPhone SE that's at least an IPhone 6 would be easy to carry.

When I am wearing gym shorts out and about I have an athletic backpack with rope shoulder straps. That could be construed as a "murse" so that can be discussed in a later thread.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:09 AM   #18
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When the larger phones were first introduced, the universal comment from males was "But it won't fit in my pocket." The obvious, useful answer is a crossbody vertically-oriented bag, where you can also put your glasses, keys, wallet, and a water bottle. Disregard all the shrieks of horror at "man-purse" and go with the practical and efficient. Restricting yourself to a mini-phone because it must go into a pocket only means you need a second, larger phone or tablet. :-)
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I tried the belt clip "holster" for a few years, but my experience was like sengsational's--they eventually get snagged on something and break.


Now I keep it in a front pocket, it has a very thin rubberized case and a screen protector. It never falls out and I've never broken it. The downside--I keep nothing else in that pocket, so now my keys, wallet, coins, pens, etc are in the other front pocket. It's crowded in there. I don't like keeping much in the back pockets--a comb, some notes, etc.
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Cargo pants long and short are always in style--for a reason.
Cargo pants, eh? I hear these days they are called "purse pants"

They are very helpful for carrying...well, almost anything.
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