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Who here doesnt have a smartphone?

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Re: Who here doesnt have a smartphone?

Post by Plate Cap » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:35 pm

zzand wrote:.....time to upgrade now as a matter of fact. Did away with land line 8 years ago.
My Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge arrives tomorrow.....Ooh! Ooh! Can't wait! Might stay up all night waiting!

:D


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Re: Who here doesnt have a smartphone?

Post by moldyoldie » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:16 am

The linked story below wrote:In a New York Review of Books article, Jacob Weisberg explained that folks who don't have a cellphone these days are either eccentric, aged or socially marginalized.
Why the CTA Cellphone Jammer Is My New Hero

Hmmm -- eccentric, aged, or socially marginalized -- I would think having two of these three qualities would still keep one solidly in the mainstream of modern society, but the first and third qualities may be a direct result of the second. Would merely carrying a cellphone "alleviate" said qualities? Doubt it.


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Re: Who here doesnt have a smartphone?

Post by Plate Cap » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:39 am

moldyoldie wrote: Would merely carrying a cellphone "alleviate" said qualities? Doubt it.
It's not a cause of those 'qualities', it's an effect of them.

I'm sure there are exceptions, but in my experience, those that are still in the mainstream of life (i.e. driving around, shopping, having some sort of job or at least family life that requires reasonable e-mail response time, etc.) that don't have such a device are more about making a point than simply a decision.

How many people do you know that DON'T have a smartphone don't spend a inordinate amount of time preaching about not having one?

In a similar vein, I have an acquaintance who doesn't have a TV. He and his wife spend more time telling people about the fact that don't have a TV than I spend watching mine. It's some sort of a badge of honor to them.


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Re: Who here doesnt have a smartphone?

Post by 1027BrianFM » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:59 am

I forgot I started this thread. Ok, I still use a dumb phone and have never had a smart phone. When it comes to technology I am a total dumbass. Honestly, I don't feel the need to have one. I see as one more thing to break, cost me money, complicate my life, and I spend too much time online at home to begin with. I have a laptop for my internet, so I'm good. I just don't want a 100$ a month phone bill.

I do warehouse work so I am not dependent on a phone for work. I am not against others having one, I mean why would I be? Sounds weird but for me its kind of liberating.


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Re: Who here doesnt have a smartphone?

Post by bmw » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:56 pm

I've had a cell since about 2004, but never a Smart phone. Had an old Nokia from about 2004 to 2008; since then I've had a flip phone Tracfone, I pay about $7/month for service.

If I want to do something on the internet, I'll sit down in front of my desktop computer.



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