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How do you use your cell phone?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 09:58 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

Nobody needs to be in touch with me that urgently. I don't normally have the phone turned on unless there is an arrangement that someone is going to call me (dogs are ready at groomers etc).

That's how I feel generally but instead of off, I always have my phone on silent/vibration and since I can't stand having it in my pocket, I keep it in my book bag so on the rare rare cases of getting a text or phone call, I generally miss them.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:02 am
@mm25075,
mm25075 wrote:

Occasionally, I have used the texting options to create a distraction. Like one time, I was in bar solo and this creepy sort of guy kept trying to kiss me! (ugh he didn't even know me) so I was pretty blatant about taking out my phone and texting someone. "I'll be heading home soon honey" so the guy could see. The guy friend that I texted thought it was hilarious and texted me back. "Love you darling see you soon." (He lives over 3000+ miles away from me) Creepy guy backed off quick. Haha!

Great deterrent! You should commission a computer programmer to make an app for the iPhone or the iPad that facilitates this deterrent to unwanted bar advances. You'll make a killing in royalties! Very Happy
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:07 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

mm25...
Questions:
Doesn't it take a lot longer to type out a message than to talk to someone?

If you text someone, how do you know they are going to even read your text right away?
I mean, if they aren't answering their phone to talk to you, why would they read and answer your text?


Texting is a far more simpler version of email where if someone is in a place (work, doctor's appointment, etc...) where they aren't supposed to answer their phone or it's impolite to break away from a present person to person conversation to answer the phone then a quickly jotted down message will suffice.

Plus from a technical standpoint? Texting uses less bandwidth and is more reliable and will more likely a better format to get a quick point across then a possible phone call that might be dropped seconds into the connection.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:09 am
@Victor Murphy,
Victor Murphy wrote:

I dont like sending text messages either, but when I do I do it by email!

http://i39.tinypic.com/140zo76.jpg

This is quite useful. Thanks for letting us know this option. I never knew it existed. Smile
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 10:11 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

No games though... can't be bothered.

Blasphemer!!
Mad
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husker
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:13 pm
would you believe I have a blackberry with no internet capability
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 09:58 am
@chai2,
I'm one of those very rare people that do not have a cell phone.

Yes, there are a few of us still around! Shocked Laughing

Anyone that wants to get a hold of me can leave a message on our answering machine, and I'll get back to them.....if I want to.....in my own speed.
TTH
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 10:56 am
@chai2,
I have a cell phone and I use it for emergencies and to bother the police Laughing

There is no cell phone reception at my house unless I stand on the roof!
I don't text, it doesn't have internet capability or can even take pictures. I have 2 landlines. One is personal and one is business.


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mm25075
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:11 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

mm25075 wrote:

Occasionally, I have used the texting options to create a distraction. Like one time, I was in bar solo and this creepy sort of guy kept trying to kiss me! (ugh he didn't even know me) so I was pretty blatant about taking out my phone and texting someone. "I'll be heading home soon honey" so the guy could see. The guy friend that I texted thought it was hilarious and texted me back. "Love you darling see you soon." (He lives over 3000+ miles away from me) Creepy guy backed off quick. Haha!

Great deterrent! You should commission a computer programmer to make an app for the iPhone or the iPad that facilitates this deterrent to unwanted bar advances. You'll make a killing in royalties! Very Happy


No doubt! Smile I could call it the "The Wingman"
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:15 am
@Reyn,
Reyn wrote:

I'm one of those very rare people that do not have a cell phone.

Yes, there are a few of us still around! Shocked Laughing

Anyone that wants to get a hold of me can leave a message on our answering machine, and I'll get back to them.....if I want to.....in my own speed.

Hmmm? Do you have any Smoke Signal or Semaphore accounts? What user name do you go by?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:18 am
I have a blackberry and do it all, but not as much as many. Still, it is with me 24/7. Cell phones, the the affordability of having every member of the family with their own cell phone, is one of the great advances in civilization that technology has provided. I am the opposite of a helicopter parent, but being able to get a hold of my kids at any time (even in school) is great.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:20 am
@tsarstepan,
chai2 wrote:

mm25...
Questions:
Doesn't it take a lot longer to type out a message than to talk to someone?

If you text someone, how do you know they are going to even read your text right away?
I mean, if they aren't answering their phone to talk to you, why would they read and answer your text?


I have phone that I call a BlueBerry. It looks like a BlackBerry although I don't link it to my e-mail and it has a slide out qwerty keyboard. I type a lot at work so it's really very quick to send the text. It has a camera that I have used infrequently. They come out blurry though. It doesn't have any games or special stuff but it could if I downloaded them.

As far as knowing if my reeceiver is gong to get my message....in the particular case I mentioned, the guy I I texted has an iphone (he works for At&t) so I knew he was quite likely to have it nearby. It was a time when I was normally at home talking with him via IM's as well, so I knew he would be awake as well.

I could have called him I suppose but since the bar was pretty noisy it would not have been clear to unwantedkisser what I was saying unless he was right in my ear. (i.e. too close)


Oh and I just have to add....there are some odd things I use it for.....

The clock - I no longer wear a watch.

The alarm clock - It has a M-F feature so it makes it smarter than my bedside clock that annoyed the heck out me when it went off. Now I have a special "laughing" ring tone that wakes me up in the AM. Much better. When I travel it's always with me.

Light - It's face lights up quite nicely so I have used it in a pinch when I need to see down a dark hallway (black cats) or unlock my front door.
husker
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 07:15 pm
@mm25075,
you have to hold it still to not get a blurry picture..... chuckles
mm25075
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 09:56 pm
@husker,
husker wrote:

you have to hold it still to not get a blurry picture..... chuckles


I know I know, just can't seem to keep still enough. Razz

Anyway I use my good digital cam if I want great pics Smile
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Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 17 May, 2010 03:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Hmmm? Do you have any Smoke Signal or Semaphore accounts? What user name do you go by?

Laughing Just a landline, that's it. Oh, I do have a digital answering machine, though! Wink

Nobody wants to talk to me anyways.
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