Last updated April 12, 2019
The SpareOne is a rather unique cell phone for several reasons. Chief among them is the fact that it is not designed to be linked to a single network such as Verizon or T-Mobile. Instead, the SpareOne is specifically engineered to be an ‘emergency phone’ that you might not use for several years. In the meantime, you are not paying for service to be delivered to it. When the day or night comes that you need a cell phone and your usual one has gone on the blink, you provide it with a SIM card. The phone is even set up to be able to borrow a SIM card from an alternate phone.
Features of the SpareOne
Unlike most cell phones, the SpareOne is best described in terms of the features it lacks rather than the ones it has. This is a phone that lacks any sort of charging port; it is designed to run on one double-A battery. If the phone remains unused, this battery should remain active for up to 15 years. Once put into use, the battery will provide up to 10 hours of talk time.
The SpareOne also lacks a screen. It is not set up for texting but rather for voice calling only. This perfectly suits its dedicated purpose, which is to help you out in the event of an emergency. If your regular phone fails and you urgently need to reach someone, the SpareOne you have had stashed in a drawer for years might be just the ticket. The makers of the SpareOne also see it as essential during natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies.
SpareOne users can replace the battery and the SIM card as needed without needing to send the phone in for service.