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And it's been kinda nice. I didn't realize how little I use the thing. Granted I have Gmail and Google Voice, so I can get my texts and voicemails, but I just have to respond saying I lost my phone and can't call.
I broke down and ordered another one, though. How long have you gone?
A day at the most, last time I was without one, I went to Chicago, got a little bit too drunk. Got back to the hotel after going to the Cubs game and then to the bar, had no clue where my phone was. Woke up to head to the airport the next morning and realized it was gone. So at the airport, I called and had that phone shut off. When I got home, I had an old one activated.
since i have had a smartphone, i may every now and then leave my phone at home if i am just running errands nearby...otherwise i usually have it with me at all times.
there is a small part of me that just wants to revert back to a basic phone with a texting keyboard when my contract is up....i doubt that will happen however.
I have been on a basic phone for a few months now and I think I might just keep it that way.
I thought about going that route, but gave into another smartphone. I use probably 10% of the function of the thing, but they're fun to play around with.
yeah, between the GPS being handy when you need it, having the camera, mp3 player and phone in an all in one gadget, it is really one of those things where when you need it, you are glad you have it.
That and sitting in a waiting room at the doctor or something, it's nice to have something to read besides a Cosmo magazine.
Yes or in the patient room waiting for the doctor for 30 minutes after the nurse leaves. I probably will go back to a smartphone the more I think about it.
I never understood why people would pay so much for a smart phone. I guess they have money to and that's fine. But I have an itouch that is pretty much the same thing minus the phone and I can get free wifi most anywhere I go. Seems silly to pay for internet you occasionally use.
Who said smart phones are expensive? They are cheap as hell now. Only reason I got one, that and the basic phones blow balls now
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
GTFO Debbie downer. I use almost 90% of my data each month
the cost is one of the reasons I consider going back to a basic phone. at the very least when my contract is up i am gonna stick with the phone i have for a while rather than get a new one and stick myself in another contract.
i am guessing he is talking about the monthly data costs (which add up quick if you have more than one smartphone on your account).....and not the cost of the phone.
I dont pay much for it either, I guess she is a teacher and gets a decent % off. But we don't pay that much for data either.
Yeah and what % of that could you be using as free wifi if you wanted to? Edit= Aren't a railroad dude or something? Guessing you actually use yours then.
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I use wifi when I'm at home. I also farm so I use a lot I data out in the field
I dont use a ton of data really, almost any place I go has wifi
our cell phone bill for a month for the two phones destroys our directv and internet bill (and we aren't on a promotional rate with those either.)
I linked my CenturyLink with Verizon and get a nice discount
Wish I could do the same, but with this job, you have to have your phone on you all the time. But I can see why it'd be appealing to not be bothered all the time.
Which makes me wonder, what percentage would you say recruits text vs. call you? It's so rare these days to see high school kids with a phone actually up to their ear.
It depends on what's going on, where they are, what we need to talk about, etc. When recruits initiate contact with me (for example, to tell me something relatively major that happened), it's probably via text the majority of the time. When I initiate contact with them, I usually call them. But it really does vary from recruit to recruit and what's going on.
I only have a flip phone currently, I charge it about once a week. Part of that is good battery life, but mostly I hardly use it. I could go without a phone for quite awhile as long I have internet and email.
I really need to have my smart phone for work. I can access all of my accounts in an app that I have. I use the GPS to get to meetings, I use my calendar to schedule things, I do company research on my phone, etc... I can't always whip my computer out to do these things so having the phone is really handy. It is a bit expensive though. Wife and I pay $180 a month. It's ridiculous.
My wife and I both have flip phones and pay $70-75/month. My wife uses her phone for our business, but I probably make/take less than 10 calls per month, and maybe that many texts. I think I'm saying I'm a huge loser.
Anyway, I'd like a smartphone, but I just can't justify the cost. I know it'd be convenient, but working at home on a computer all day, it's actually a nice break from email access and such.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
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