OK - here's the problem. When I took early retirement last year, I found myself in the position of having to buy my own mobile for the first time (and, also for the first time, pay my own mobile bills). I really don't use the thing much and it is almost more of a comfort blanket than anything else. I happened to buy a sim free Nokia in Damascus duty free a couple of years ago for about £15 and that coupled with a Lebara Sim Card actually suits me down to the ground - the battery lasts forever between charges, it's got bluetooth for the car, I spend very little on calls (Lebara PAYG Credits do not time expire) and I really don't need it to do anything else. However, the appearance of good budget smart phones is now making me rethink. I have had my eyes on a 16GB Motorola Moto G and wanted to ask a couple of questions of you clever people on this site - from other posts, I know that at least a couple of you have used the same phone:
1. Can I just pop my current 'calls only' Lebara sim card into the Motorola after it has been cut down to 'mini sim' size and use it as I do at the moment in the Nokia (ie. for calls only)? The advantage is that I can then keep the same number?
2. If the answer is yes, can I then use the Motorola GPS facility as a stand alone with offline maps etc. as I currently do with my Nexus 7 tablet?
If those things can be done, the phone would be an ideal travel companion and save me having to carry both a phone and tablet and perhaps even an iPod.
Any advice much appreciated.